Bible Discussion PAGE 195

  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 7:9
    Richard,

    Yes, there will be an opportunity for salvation during the Tribulation Period. Just like Mishael says, there will be evangelizing during that time. God's mercy and grace will extend during this period. And there will also be an opportunity for salvation during the 1,000-year millennial reign of Christ. That's how far God's grace extends.

    During the first 3-1/2 years of the Tribulation Period, there will be two witnesses walking the streets of Jerusalem preaching the gospel. Many believe, as do I, that these two are Moses and Elijah. There will also be 144,000 Jews, 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel who will be preaching the gospel. Also, there will be an angel flying mid-heaven non-stop for 3-1/2 years warning people not to take the mark. So the whole world will be reached during that time. Those left behind will be without excuse. They will not be able to stand before God and say "we didn't know." However, they will have a chance for salvation.

    If there were no chance for salvation during the Tribulation, why would God's plan be to send two witnesses, 144,000 Jews evangelizing, and an angel flying in mid-heaven warning people? If people cannot be saved during that time, what would be the purpose of preaching the gospel? It would serve no purpose. I mean, why preach a gospel message of salvation if it's impossible for people to be saved?
  • Curiosone - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Sure, the Bible defines itself, not my words but GODS words - What is Grace - Titus 2:11, 12 - For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

    12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
  • Gwen on 2 Timothy 3
    I truly believe we are living in the last days and times. People of lovers of themselves- selfies. Days and nights are full of fear- Anxiety and depression. People have been given over to a reprobate mind in man woman relationships. Children have turned against parents even with striking and cursing them. Everyone wants to be their own boss no one wants to be told what to do on jobs. Form of godliness all the different religions and spirituality that excludes our true God and his son Jesus. I am a mental health professional and my prayers are for our families and this earth.
  • Bro Gereshom on Isaiah 13:10
    Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Do you mind explaining please the use of "my hurt" and "mine hurt" in Psalms 35 vv 4, 27

    Bless you,
  • Christy on Isaiah 13:10
    What does GOD say about a man that commits suicide? Can you still go to Heaven?
  • Greg - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2
    Eric,

    Well-spoken concerning LAW of God NOT being abolished!

    Specific ordinances from the Law were fulfilled and no longer needed, not the entire Law (Hebrews ch. 9, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14).

    It was only certain ordinances that were taken out of the way (1 Corinthians 11:2).

    The Law of BLOOD SACRIFICE (circumcision, Passover lamb, goat of atonement, etc.) has been taken out of the way, and the right to worship in the Temple in Jerusalem has been replaced by we who make up the body of Christ. We are His Temple.

    I don't understand how people say that the Law is no longer needed.

    We are all under the 10 Commandments.

    Everyone that sins needs the Lawthat's everybody, every day.

    Acts ch. 15 did simplify the requirements for the Gentiles. BUT, that was for NEW Gentile converts and was the BASICS of what they were to follow. The more they understood, the more they could handle.

    Acts 15:19-20 "WE TROUBLE NOT THEM, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood."

    The basics, until they come up to speed.

    Everybody that uses Colossians 2:16-17 as their belief that the Law is abolished should understand that this also concerned those that were newly converted GENTILES.

    That is why Paul says "Let no man therefore judge you"

    We are not the judge.
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on John 6:38
    Jesus gave a detailed discourse about the Bread of Life to the same multitude who had just partaken of the five barley loaves and two small fishes. Throughout His ministry, Jesus was teaching the people that He had been sent from God to carry out the will of the Father. He taught that He alone is able to satisfy the hungry soul and provide for our bodily needs. He was proclaiming to be the promised Messiah, Who had come in fulfilment of Scripture. Jesus wanted to show... that just as He was able to heal all their sicknesses and provide for their physical needs, He is also the One Who could heal the broken soul, release them from the slave-market of sin, bind up their emotional distresses, bring inner peace and joy to their heart. Jesus alone is the One that can supply the spiritual food, every one of us so desperately needs. Jesus often used the natural to illustrate a spiritual truth, and the feeding of their bodies with food, was used as a demonstration of what He could do for them in the spiritual realm. Jesus referred to Himself as 'the Bread of Life' to emphasise the lesson He wanted them to learn. 'I am the bread of life", He told them. "No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever thirst again.

    Jesus told this crowd the truth, when He called Himself 'the Bread of Life'.. for in Him was Life. In Him was Life everlasting. He was the Giver of Life, and He is the Sustainer of Life. When He referred to Himself as 'the Bread of Life', He was meaning spiritual Life - eternal Life. He came to bring hope for the lost, joy for the sorrowing, strength for the weak and encouragement for the downhearted. And He came to supply spiritual food for the hungry soul. Jesus came down to earth from heaven, to breathe new life into those who were dead in their sin and estranged from God.

    The Lord Jesus did not simply come to sustain their physical life but to give eternal life, and this was the vital message. And so be it.
  • Cheryl on Hebrews 11
    verse 35 explain Wasn't Jesus the only one that was raised from the dead?
  • Rick Colombe on Acts 19:2
    To Albert, my, my, my.... It certainly sounds like you have seen it all Albert. I have one question for you to answer. When and where did you see all these "healings and exorcisms?" It sounds as though you have been to a Benny Hinn gathering.
  • THELMA LAINEZ on 2 Esdras 12:34
    Need an explanation for 2 Esdras chapter 12
  • Olayinka lawal on Ezekiel 22
    So much to say here, it was just so amazing that God doesn't take pleasure in the death of a sinner. He called all men to repent. You can see the love of God in the two last verses of chapter 22, despite the anger of God upon their evil works.

    In verse 30. God still looked for a man that can stand in gap for them just as Abraham did in the book of Genesis for his nephew Lot and his household against distruction of Sodom. But God couldn't find anyone. The bible says in verse 31 they consumed their wrath upon themself.

    The lesson for us: We are not supposed to be condemning the situation of others rather we are to be standing in gap for them peradventure the Lord will shew them mercy. SHALOM
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 103
    Are the souls after death really having no conscious thoughts?

    Revelation Chapter 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the SOULS souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: (souls under the altar of God)

    10 And THEY CRIED they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (For being dead the souls are crying out for vengeance.)

    When it says the dead know nothing, maybe it is referring to their knowledge of what is happening on the earth?
  • Wayne bentley on John 17:14
    God loves with infinite love. Jesus is not worried about Himself or His disciples. This hate works for eternal blessings. It's

    Nessacary for us to share in the love of the Trinity.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    Romans 1:26-27 (tap on this link)

    The whole Book of Romans describes our present day realities of what we see happening all around us.

    To choose to deny Gods existence shows that people are reprobate in their minds and hearts. Homosexuals where it says, "it's not meet", points to illness of their bodies.
  • Eric - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2
    If you read Acts 15, the disciples actually simplified the requirements of the Gentile converts. Paul himself upheld the Law of God, the 10 commandments. The decalogue was and will never change, they were written by God himself and He never changes. Without Law there is no sin. Without sin Christ died in vain

    Christ preached the gospel of Grace. Even though I am a sinner, through Christ's death I am declared righteous. The death of a lamb signified the death of Christ, Colossians 2:16,17. And that is why when Christ died, being the ultimate sacrifice, there was no need of another. Mosaic laws dictated that if you sin a lamb had to be sacrificed and this is what Christ nailed on the cross Colossians 2:14
  • Jewell Dean Cobb on Psalms 103
    the dead is unconscious and knows nothing
  • Carleton - in Reply on Revelation 7:9
    My ammo is the Love of God. The Lamb could have defended himself but for love he chose to give Life, even his own.

    :)
  • IwG on Genesis 2
    Luke 23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry

    1 Peter 2:3

    As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby

    If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious

    Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,

    Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ

    Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded



    15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

    Psalms 1:3

    And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    Isaiah 61:3

    "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."
  • Iwg on Genesis 1:14
    The Lord said be fruitful and multiply that was physically. Now he says bear much fruit(spiritual fruit) without him (Jesus)we can't do nothing.
  • NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE mishael - in Reply on Revelation 7:9
    The Holy Spirit will not be as active. There will be evangelizing by other people who missed the rapture.

    The problem is the Antichrist getting his one world money system going; the Beast,

    One world church and one world Leader: him. It's going to lead to receiving a Mark in your hand or forehead; to access buying power with your funds. I'd read Forbes. They are the ones pushing this one world calendar that's been in the news. Google that.

    Bibles will be outlawed. Guns, I don't know. You'll have to Buy ammo now.

    If you think all the current rioting is bad now; multiply that by 1000.

    It was reported that in Israel someone re-did all the Palestinians names on maps, renamed to Israel properties. Genesis has the recorded deeds to the land. It is theirs.

    No one has taken responsibility for that. It could be Russia & Syria that did that to further turn the world against Israel. Read JerusalemPost newspaper online; daily.

    Prophesy teaches that USA will do something that will anger the whole world. That near the end, that Russia will be obliterated by God. China is working with Russia, Syria, Iran. Iran wants to take over Iraq. China is acting like they're the Antichrist but that's not true. Antichrist will most likely have Palestinian ancestry but deny it. He may not be married; doesn't have time for women?

    Whatever happens it will happen quickly like it is now. Genesis 6:3, Luke 19:42, Galatians 6;16-17, 1 Peter 3:20; Psalms 78:39 to end. Read all that Bob.

    Why would any of you neglect to be born again and risk going to hell, you and your family?? Can you watch yours or someone else's child be beheaded? If you don't take the Mark, you'll be beheaded. If you do take it, God will have to send you to hell.

    What are you thinking? Can anyone hide from God and Antichrist? All this you see is going to be BURNED. 2 Peter 3:10-11. It'll make global warming look like a marshmallow roast. Super quakes, Wormwood Asteroid/star, super volcanoes!

    Get Saved
  • Ruby F Mathis on Leviticus 20:13
    Is there a verse in the Bible that says, a man who lays with another man sickens me?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 7:9
    Hey Richard look at this

    Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

    These died refusing to worship the beast and take the Mark 666. They are with Christ and will live with him for the thousand year intro to the kingdom.

    I would find another church if the pastor is that ignorant of scripture.
  • Joe on James 1
    Instrumental music in worship .trying to answer a question from someone. I found a few verses trying to find more. Ephesians 5:16 Colossians 3:19
  • Kags - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2
    That is what Jesus told them to do. But other then those 2 or 3 examples of going to the gentiles, the disciples stayed within the nation of Israel still preaching the gospel of the Kingdom to the Jewish people. The few that did go around to where Paul was in gentile nations, they went in their and was telling Paul's converts that they had to follow the law still.

    The disciples were still preaching the gospel of the Kingdom. And Paul was preaching the gospel of Grace. 2 different gospels in time. Cause up until Christ came and died on the cross for all of us, it was the gospel of the Kingdom. But after His resurrection, it was the gospel of Grace.
  • Michael Walker on Isaiah 13:10
    In 1 Corinthians 6:16 and 6:19 and 11:22 and 14:36

    Paul said What? asking A Question do you fill he was scolding them.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 63:1
    Maribell, I believe that the Devil created evil by his first action to oppose God. Jesus said in John 8:44: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." This verse tells us that from the very beginning the Devil's sinful condition & existence was evident.

    Also read Ezekiel 28:12-19 & particularly verse 15, "Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." Though this discourse is directed to the King of Tyrus, it clearly has a strong reference to the wicked spirit within the heart of the King (read from verse 2) that has its root in the Devil (formerly an anointed cherub in Heaven).

    We don't understand the mechanics of the actual start of evil since something pure (e.g. a glass of clean water) doesn't magically become dirty unless something dirty is added to it. But we believe that in spite of the Cherub's purity in his creation by God, something entered his 'heart' to want oppose his Creator, to be like God (pride), to be disobedient & to start his own following of angels that sinned with him. And aren't these the very reasons for Adam & Eve's downfall & all of mankind? We are disobedient & want to believe that we are 'demi gods' who are equipped with God's Wisdom & Power & can do anything we want, even in opposition to God's Will & Design. Yet, we soon find that we fall woefully short of perfection & the Devil himself knows that he can never be like God & will one day have to pay eternally for his wickedness & leading so many people into Hell with him. That's why God in His great Love sent His pure Son to save us & forever defeat the works of the Devil in us.
  • Praise Hydrop Williams on 2 Kings 4
    Thank you for the web and the comments it's really eye opening
  • Richard on Revelation 7:9
    Will people be saved during the great tribulation? I heard a minister say that anyone left on earth after the rapture are finished.

    Thanks
  • Kay - in Reply on Luke 7:23
    From my reading of the word, with the Holy Spirit's help, there seems to me to be nothing that says we will be taken out of here before Christ's return. The question of two being together and one taken away is answered by Christ with his saying that the one taken is taken to where the eagles gather and where the eagles are, there the slain are. Also Job 39:40 talks about that place of the eagles being where the slain are. Ephesians 1:20 says when we are saved, immediately we are seated in

    Christ in the Heavens (the New Heavens ) where we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in high places. Although we don't feel it right now, we're already there. We are Christ's bride. Revelation 21:2. We ARE the New Jerusalem so when Christ returns, there we are with him. Revelation 21:10. He comes here to earth WITH the New Jerusalem, gathers up to us those who are remaining here on the earth and CONTINUES to come down to the earth where we will rule with him here on the earth and kings and judges for 1000 years. Nowhere does it say he comes down and then returns back up, but rather proceeds to come down here TO RULE for 1000 years. This is the truth as I have read it from the Word of God, Jesus Christ. He IS the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, and he is alive, the living Word.


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