Bible Discussion PAGE 168

  • Alex on Luke 11:8
    Comments by Alex on the great Promise. Galatians 3 v 16 Now unto Abraham and his seed was the Promise made but he said not unto seeds plural but unto 1 seed which is Christ. Thus its Christ that is gonna be multiplied as the stars of heaven and thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in Humanity that he might be multiplied in us sinners via his seed the Word . The words of the new covenant that God said he wd put in our hearts and minds after THOSE DAYS indicative of a certain 2 day-2000 yr period that has to be fulfilled ( the times of restitution scrip. speaks of ) God swore by himself when he made this PROMISE of multiplication meaning he himself was gonna be multiplied in humanity the world Thats y jesus is saying to whom the WORD came it made them Gods Which is the H.G. THAT CHILD OF PROMISE JESUS MENTIONS . which IS EMANUEL GOD with us the H.G. another COMFORTER IN ESSENCE another Solomon that is gona build the great Temple with in US. the temple of God is with MAN simply b/c of that great Promise of multiplication i will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven thus the babes and the sucklings that can Praise him perfectly the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN TY JESUS. Smite the shephard and the sheep will be scattered THEN I WILL TURN MY HAND TO THE LITTLE ONES ( MULTIPLCATION ) B/C OF HIS DEATH. When a seed dies it multipliies, he told the Greeks unless a seed dies it abides alone but if it dies it will bring forth much fruit,The Greeks wanted to see him as the whole world wants to see him. Thus the whole world will see him simply b/c of his death which will result in Christ in all of US, many as the stars of heaven,so shall thy Seed be. Thats y he refers to the H.G as the Promise the H.G IS THE MULTIPLICATION OF CHRIST in US via his seed. Without that Promise SEED we cd not be bornagain of an incorruptiile seed even by the Words of God as Peter says THAT LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER IMPLING the Living WORDS . gbu
  • Gina on Psalms 4
    Psalms 5

    offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the lord

    I love this particular word because even in the times of David clearly we are shown that sacrifice of righteousness is part of your walk with Christ

    but what are these sacrifices?

    obedience to the word and guidelines that the word gives us of how to have a righteous and blameless life
  • Ron on Genesis 11
    R4Love The us in Genesis 1v26 is the word Elohim ,or angles doing Gods work.Read also Gen11v7. Cheers.
  • James William Ampofo on Leviticus 18:21
    1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

    1. What does it mean "to let one (son) pass through fire" as indicated in Leviticus chap 18?

    2. Did Jesus Christ speak against polygamy?

    3. How do you explain evidence from fossils records which show that the world has been in existence for millions of years as against the Biblical account which points to the fact that our world, our human history, has existed for about 7,000 years?

    4. The origin of Man: How do we explain historic records of prehistoric man as against the account of Man in the Bible?

    5. It appears some aspect of Evolution has evidence in some groups of people living currently in the world: There are some tribes in the world in modern world whose physical appearance appear to suggest that Man has evolved over the years from other species of creatures.

    I am an African. I have respect for the human race. I believe that God created Man in His image. But I have been wondering why the physical appearance, especially the facial features, of some groups of people have some close semblance to other creatures. Please, do not get offended, I genuinely want answers: Consider also the Australian Aborigenes, the Red Indians, Mogolians, Greenlandics, people from Siberia, etc. Please, I do not intend to disrespect anyone. I am speaking from my naive observation and would like to have explanations, if possible.

    I am a Lay Minister of the Gospel in the city of Accra, Ghana.

    Thank you.
  • Venantius moore on Ephesians 3:15
    who are the whole family in heaven and earth is named
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 3
    Children are being taught from both home & school that published 'historical' facts are far more reliable than any faith-based understanding of the world we live in. Even the apostles had to combat this intrusion into the early Church where this gnostic influence & teaching was creeping in, which amongst its many teachings, taught that man's knowledge & ability to acquire it was of far greater worth than virtue. This suggested that it was fine to be morally upright, but the acquisition of knowledge was of greater value, & through knowledge one could better himself & delve deeper into one's subconscious to find the divine.

    Is it any wonder that the Bible is no longer required but one can depend on what scientists, philosophers & sages have discovered over the ages & this becomes the truth on which we must establish ourselves & proceed from. So, if children are taught that their ancestors were actually apes & through a pictorial description show that evolution over time proves that humanoids developed from them, then if the matter of faith in the biblical account is brought to them, it becomes a strange unbelievable teaching lacking any substance. And so it would, if everything that is taught to them is so-called 'fact based', even though those 'facts' may well be full of errors. But what do they care, as long as they progress in education & matters of 'religion' are left out for those so inclined.

    The question then is, have Christians failed their societies by remaining quiet when devilish teaching went on, subjecting our young ones to lies? Would the tide of wickedness be stemmed somewhat, had Christians overtly resisted Satan? How many have arisen to withstand this onslaught? Very few, while we remain smug in our Churches ensuring that at least in those hallowed halls, our people & children are taught God's Word. We might have a lot to answer for in our suppression of God's Word to all.
  • Andoria on 1 Kings 20
    God provides...In season and out of season. Although the circumstance may change, He does not and He will not. We must trust in Him and lean not to our own understanding BUT in all our ways acknowledge Him and He will direct our path. Trust in the Lord. He is in control. The ALMIGHTY God in the mountain top is the same God in the valley low. He is with His people. He will provide for His own. He alone is worthy to be praised! Amen.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Samuel 12:19
    If you go back to 1 Sam chapter 8, you will see that since prophet Samuel was getting old & his sons were a useless, evil pair, the people cried out to have a king rule over them, just the heathen nations had over them. Samuel warned them about this after consulting with God but the people wouldn't listen. And this displeased God as it showed that His people no longer wanted to put their trust in Him for their blessings & battles, but to have a human king to reign over them. And you've read about this in chapter 12 when Samuel rehearsed with them how God blessed His people when they followed Him but when they turned away, they suffered badly.

    So, to prove to them that God was angry at them in asking for a king, Samuel asked God to show His Anger by sending thunder & rain during their wheat harvest, at a time when that type of weather would destroy their crops. After the rain came, they feared God & realized their foolish request for a king. Sometimes, God has to do this to us too, when we're too stubborn to do what He wants us to do, we feel the pain from His Hand. So Israel quickly changed their prayer for a king to a prayer that they themselves wouldn't be destroyed. But they did get Saul as king, but he was not God's chosen - you can read about that in the following chapters.
  • Eugene - in Reply on 1 John 3
    Thank you , I understand. I appreciate the clarity.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3
    Eugene, Rereward is an old English word taken from the French word (from my search - I don't speak French): arriere-garde. And this means, rear-guard. So in Isaiah 58:8, 52:12; Joshua 6:9,13; Numbers 10:25 & 1 Sam 29:2, the thought is of someone or something coming behind you for protection or safety.

    If an army troop or any foot patrol went through a possible hidden enemy presence, the formation always had a couple of scouts way ahead to check out the forward position of the main body of men, & a rear-guard (affectionately called, Tail-end Charlie) who constantly looked behind him for enemy presence following them. These positions assisted the main body to check their flanks & in the trees, confidently putting their trust in Tail-end Charlie to keep their backs secure. One slip up by him & they could be all dead. Even on the sports field, no man plays the game on his own - he's part of the team, dependent on others to secure a win.

    And so in Isaiah too, it is God's Glory that would follow Israel, as He was the reason for Israel's existence, her confidence & security, & He would be their Rear-Guard if only they would abide by His requirements upon them. Yet, how often they failed Him even with the Promises of God their blessed possession.
  • Child-like Faith by Mishael - in Reply on Acts 5
    Did you see the comment AFTER that?

    Go to God and complain. He'll have to deal with me. I spoke of having a deepening relationship with the Godhead.

    Tomorrow, I'll do a study on debates, strivings, disputes. Lots of scripture on that!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 3
    volution is a false religion.

    Archaeology, geology& other sciences prove the earth is billions of years old.

    Science has proved the Bible is accurate.

    Nothing evolves; it adapts to change; environment.

    Between Genesis chapter one, verse 1 and 2, maybe billions of years passed. HOWEVER, God did not Create TIME recording until Genesis 1:1: "In Beginning"

    In the Hebrew that verse does not say: In THE beginning. God set TIME in motion before he began creating.

    IF you have a Bible with the center of each page, references to other scriptures that backup, explain or reference to even more scriptures: you'll get a glimpse of the pre-Creation things that God made.

    Scientists have found whole skeletons of dinosaurs and other creatures, and say they did not die by fire or asteroids. They died rapidly: as if frozen fast. I've seen many scriptures that refer to ice, hoar frost; Job refers to Gods storehouses of snow, hail, etc. All planets show evidence of once having water; but not anymore. Except earth. The Bible says God SHOOK the earth and turned it UPSIDE DOWN.

    If it's necessary for you to be born again after all this is proved; then get after it. There are no more debates. Let God be true, and every man a liar. God cannot lie.

    Don't delay being born again. Time is almost done for this Age.

    I do not dispute with science. I do dispute with evolution.
  • Thabang Manonyane on Proverbs 31:18
    For me to perceive that your merchandise is good, is learning more toward how she knows her value, she knows she is beautiful and she is high quality without being told, and she also appreciate the gift of a husband Go gives her and recognizes the value of that merchandise as well, she is satisfied, she perceiveth that her merchandise is good.
  • Eugene on 1 John 3
    IN Isaiah: 58: vs 8 it read," thy rereward." What does this really mean in context?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 7:2
    Proverbs 8 is what you are looking for. There are 6 things that God hates; but I advise reading the whole chapter.

    Click on the link
  • FALSE GENUINE Conversions by Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 3
    They didn't. God formed Adam from the dust. Later He did surgery on Adam and created Eve from Adams rib bone.

    The only created pre-Adam beings were satan and the 1/3 evil-turned angels that were thrown down to earth. At that time they had bodies. Satans body had been changed to a serpent. They co-habituated with descendants of Adam and Giants were born. The Bible calls them inhabitants.

    Noah built the Ark and people not on the Ark were DROWNED. The evil angels had no bodies again. But their Invisible demonic spirits were able to Enter into evil sinful people who may or may not have known they were possessed. That's how they get around. They can get into creatures and animals. Example: when Jesus cast them into pigs that leaped off a cliff and died. No bodies again.

    The only way to be free from that cycle is to be saved and born again with the Holy Spirit of God living on the inside of you.

    That's why so many people are afflicted with illness, sicknesses, depression, mental and emotional afflictions. Drug abuse is a demonic invasion of the spirit of Death. Which can influence the afflicted person to end their life. The Holy Spirit will eject all those spirits in an instant: but the accepting of Jesus has to be genuine. God isn't a quick fix for a demonic problem; like an aspirin for headache.

    No one who is born again can call God accursed. No one can call Him Lord.

    You must be born again. Believe. Repent of sins past and present. Receive Jesus as Lord. If you get saved and go back into sin as before; you will be worse off than you were before. If you Blaspheme the Holy Spirit, you'll be doomed to hell as before. You can't fake out God. He sees the intent of your heart.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Exodus 22:18
    Today is the day - I am pleased to see someone who gets it. many thousands of children are kidnapped every years with most around the satanic sacrificial days. They infiltrate churches and poison families. The Lord told us what to do with them and the lukewarm ignore his command.

    Soon they shall find out there is a severe penalty for disobedience as a curse if you will. Christians tolerate openly satanic "churches" who will soon not tolerate them. Thing is church goers are so sure they shall escape those wicked things they tolerated that the Lord hated. The wicked shall surely repay the tolerant church goers for their unfaithfulness.

    We are to love OUR enemies, are we to love the enemies of the Lord?
  • Christian on Matthew 24:9
    i prayed and asked for guidance and truth about the rapture-- it will be a pretribulation rapture, it is close
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Kings 15
    Daniel, this age-old question can find no answers amongst mankind. Simply because for us to correctly answer any question, we must have sufficient knowledge stored in our brains to be able to process that information & give out some answer (whether correctly or not). And since we are 'mere' humans with great limitations, there is no way we can fathom God's eternal Being in our minds simply because we have reached the limits of our knowledge & understanding. All we can ever know in this life, is that God exists, always had & always will and even with this knowledge, we have to confess that we cannot know any more than this. This is why atheists maintain their belief in the non-existence of God: simply because they have tried to figure Him out & since they can't find answers, the belief that there is no God must be the correct answer. We cannot trust our human minds at all on such matters - it's better for us to stick to the knowledge that has been given to us over the ages & work through them only.
  • Ann E Anglin on Song of Solomon 6
    SOS.....To Nevermore and All the rest of great comments and contributions towards SOS(make it much easier n clearer to understand

    We're so Blessed, we feed off each other. It such a blessing to not just read but to have The chapters broke down vs by vs sometimes word by word to n for

    those that needs more understanding such as I

    Thank youAll I have enjoyed reading this book with more understanding each time around

    May God Bless us All and keep us in The Palm of His Hands
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Mennonites, like the Amish community, generally refrain from being photographed as they believe that the photograph might be considered a graven image which could also lead to vanity as they might look at it in other ways than for purer reasons. Therefore, no pictures are found in their homes & some select few, also forbid the use of mirrors, for the same reason. Of course, we know the meaning of the First Commandment applied to the Israelites, that they not create any images to represent God to worship it. But this commandment is carried over incorrectly to a personal application. Vanity & pride are spoken of in the Bible as sins, but dealing with it in the mind is more important than representation in a photograph.

    Their whole focus on Christian living is based on 'simplicity' without any of the 'modern' paraphernalia that would cause our minds to become distracted from God's intended lifestyle for us. There is merit in a lot of that when we look at the manner of living of many these days with our penchant for material goods & display of our bodies.
  • A RACERS on 1 Samuel 12:19
    what do it mean
  • Laura on Matthew 7:2
    Name all the deadly sins I believe there are seven
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    The Bible doesn't address that and I think most people know that. The interesting thing about this question is why is it being asked, and does the answer change anything? First, no one knows the answer. Second, even if you knew the answer it shouldn't change anything and if it did, then there's a big problem. Let's say you're invited to go to be in live in eternity with your loved ones in absolute paradise with total unconditional love beyond your comprehension and a level of fun that is high beyond your wildest imagination. Imagine your best day on earth and multiply that by a billion. Then let's say while you're here on earth someone shares an opinion that dogs won't be in heaven, will that then change whether you believe and follow Jesus Christ? Would someone seriously be willing to throw their eternity and salvation away based on someone's unsubstantiated opinion on something? What if your love of your pet was a 10/10 on earth, but in heaven it's considered 1/1,000,000 level of love and that something a million times greater was prepared just for you. Would that be rational? These are just questions. If someone follows Jesus as a Christian they will find the answer out for themselves after this life.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    William, as much as we would like to think that our loving faithful pets will also be with us in Heaven, the understanding of God's creative Work, His Designs & Plans & Scripture itself, suggests that just won't happen.

    Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 tells us that even though mankind & animals both return to dust from whence they came, it is only humans whose spirit is preserved that return to God Who gave it (Eccl 12:7). It is true, that all creatures have been given life (breath = spirit) from God, but to mankind, God has given a spirit that transcends anything given to any other creature.

    Here are some other verses that lend support to this:

    a. Genesis 1:27: we're specially made, created in God's Image unlike animals.

    b. 1 Thes 5:23: man is comprised of spirit, soul & body, unlike animals, & all three parts of the human makeup will be required by God at their specific times.

    c. Matthew 6:23: only man can commune with his Creator & has the ability to know, worship & serve Him.

    d. Genesis 3:4-6: humans have the power of using free will, discernment & choice (all attributes of God) whereas animals exist by instinct without the power to reason, calculate, effectively communicate, create, culturally develop, etc.

    e. Romans 3:23: only mankind had the ability to sin against his Creator (re: his the special spirit given him). And that life of gross violation to God's Holy Standards & Character, prompted Him to pursue man to the point of offering up of Himself for man's redemption & restoration.

    Animals simply don't fall into the same category as God's specific & special Work of creating man: we were created to love Him, serve Him, to enjoy His blessings & to one day return to Him. Why? Because we were specially created for Him to one day join the Heavenly throng in everlasting worship. Unfortunately, animals (& our beloved pets) don't become a part of this in-gathering after their death as they weren't created to this end - Heaven is not filled with beasts but holy beings.
  • Tiyi - in Reply on John 14

    I so appreciate your list of hymns!

    I have chill bumps. The Holy Spirit lifted my soul. I know every song on your list. It is the hymns we sang in our youth, hidden in our hearts. Sing each often. God Be With Us, Always.
  • Daniel on 2 Kings 15
    How does God live for ever with no beginig and no ending. It hurts my Brane
  • Deacon Roger Lemm on Genesis 3
    Question : Why are so many college age young adults accepting Evolution in place of Creation ? Bible clearly shows a Young Earth of 6000 yrs from Now to Peter it says Not be Stupid / Ignorant in this One area....The Area of TIME..Total Time is 7000 yrs of This Present Creation with Jesus Ruling the World during the Last 1000 yrs of Time...Yet We dont bother it seems to Study and Show This World Proofs of a Young Earth showing BIBLE is Factual in ALL it Declares...Evolution is pure Atheism and Its King is Satan...
  • Today is the Day on Exodus 22:18
    As for the killing of witches. Have you ever encountered one? Has one ever been truthful with you and disclosed what they really do? If you were told the truth, you would find that witches cover bad deeds with foolish spells. A witches deeds can be anything from, breaking in and putting"potions" in your food to sprinkling anthrax in your undergarments.

    If a scientist would break down those drops he would find a myriad of poisons. This is just one example of a witch. The Lord refers to it as of the sin of rebellion. The sin of witchcraft is as of the sin of rebellion. That sin of rebellion in the above example would be: That witch that walked through your door did not regard the law as pertaining to them, with that vile of poison, when committed over a long period of time, can kill you. A long and slow death. Of which they watch as ritual, a person dying directly of that deed. Did they know there is a law that regards unlawful illegal entry as breaking and entering, now with poison, is an intent to kill? And how many times was that act committed against an unwitting person? And the higher a witch gets into politics, the more above the law the more the deed is covered by other members of the community, law enforcement, etc. It becomes an object of fascination, which leads to more acts of the same kind, against more unwitting participants.

    If you found that your heart attacks were not natural events, but as an act of poisoning what would be your reactions. Or that cancer, leukemia, stroke, lung diseases, crippling "arthritis" because that witch had their way with you. The Lord protects. But witchcraft is of the sin of rebellion. Meaning, defiance. Many have defied the Lord. So, to rephrase it, witchcraft is defiance of all laws, Gods, Mans, and against the unspoken bonds of trust. A child, a family pet, your Mother, Son, etc. Now, if you were watching a loved one dying a torturous death, knowing, would you want to kill? God gives permission.

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