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  • ThaddousG on Proverbs 12:11
    Be sensible and work your job. It's okay to have a dream but don't leave your sure thing to follow after fleeting pleasures; in the which most are built upon vain fantasies that may or may not come true. Good reference scripture for this verse is 1 Timothy 8-10 and Proverbs 23:4. Also I think the other translations for this scripture are great in conjunction with this one!
  • Lex - in Reply
    I had some doubts as to whether I believed because that is what I was taught growing up and I was baptised at 15. I have prayed for salvation many times in my life but have also had doubts as to whether I fully believed and was convinced. I also questioned the authenticity and validity of the bible. In trying to research good reasons to convince myself I became discouraged and had a point in time when I was not confident in the Gospel. Yet I thought that losing faith or having any measure of doubt or unbelief would be falling away. I later apologized to God and am not sure if I have ruined any chance of being forgiven. I thought the Holy Spirit would confirm in my heart that I am still a child of God and that Jesus is my Saviour but it has just been sad and uncomfortable. I reached out to family and to a church. The church my family attends never responded to me. The other church I reached out to informed me that "Mark 9:24 shows that belief and unbelief can co-exist in the same mind and heart." I have been searching for the truth and just want to know if God will forgive me.
  • Peter Stone on Daniel 11:32
    "Putin lavishes post-summit praise on Biden, says media have U.S. leader wrong"

    Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
  • Mona on 1 John 1
    In I John 1:1, what is the difference in the Greek between, "which we have seen with our eyes" and "which we have looked upon" OR is John just repeating himself for emphasis???
  • Estella Smallwood - in Reply
    When god created Man That was Eve was told not to sin but she and Adam the forbidden fruit from the fruit of which was tree of life a serpent from told her eat the foreboding fruit that's when sin came into the world was condemned into sin
  • David on Mark 14
    Powerful passage, reveals the omniscience of the Lord knowing all that will come to pass.

    v 51 shows us in our spiritual state when we are clothed in our own selves and not in Christ Jesus. We are "naked" and have no power against the flesh. We have no testimony no witness for His sake. Even Peter follows afar off. V54

    Have you anointed Jesus in your heart as the woman did. She did it in a public forum, before all. I need to pray continually for the grace of God that I stand fast and not deny Him in my daily living amongst men.

    It is very easy to praise the Lord and worship Him amongst the believers in church and fellowship, but I need to be faithful even amongst the unbelievers and deniers of the faith.

    Though there are many areas of the faith, doctrines, that we may not agree on; let us pray for each other and lift each other up to the throne of grace. Let us pray even for the people God has placed over us in positions of authority. (Romans 13: 1-5, 1 Tim 2:1-6; 2 Peter 3:9)

    Let's lift up the current administration, President Biden, in Christ Name. Those who sit on the bench of the supreme court and of course our 100 senators and 441 (or so) house representatives. (435 stated elected, and 6 from the territories and common wealth of the USA). Sorry for the civics lesson. Pray for your own local state leaders.

    God bless all. And lest we forget, pray for the peace in Jerusalem. May we be found faithful as we await the coming of the Lord Jesus in the clouds. 1 These 4: 11- 18
  • Bonarskagmailcom on Ruth 2:7
    Thank you. DEAR GOD, for AL. Bless us, dear FATHER. For all. Hold Mariana and mr safely in thy loving arms. GOD bless us all.!!!!
  • David on Mark 13
    Key word here is to "Watch." V33, v35, v37. Many things will come to pass. We are to be diligent and study, make disciples, pray, and worship. Know that the coming of the Lord is nigh. Study and know the Lord according to Scripture. Jesus is teaching His disciples many things regarding His 2nd coming. This is not the rapture. Two different events.

    v26

    "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory."

    Study the whole counsel of God not just parts of His Word. If you do not believe in a "rapture" that's ok. If you are pre, mid, or post trib believer; that is ok too. Just rec' and trust the Lord Jesus as your Savior. You'll just be happy that The Lord God knows His Bible and is faithful to His promises. Know Jesus, know life everlasting. No Jesus, No life everlasting.

    Watch and be prepared, expecting the Lord's return at any time.
  • Chris - in Reply
    Hello Debra. Here's a few for you to look up, both commands & illustrations against deviant behaviour:

    Genesis 19:1-8

    Leviticus 18:22

    Leviticus 20:13

    Deuteronomy 23:17

    Judges 19:16-25

    Romans 1:24-27

    1 Corinthians 6:9,10

    1 Timothy 1:9,10

    Jude 7
  • Sacha
    Very many years ago ,when i was a child ,one of the first Bibles i read had this notation in the margin about Matthew ch27 v52&53 , its said "not original " i have no idea which Bible it was ,it might have been a Gideons as my mum worked in a hotel and she stole a Bible for me ! Does any one know anything to back my memory up or am i daydreaming again ? Thanks .
  • Sacha
    The R.V. doesnt change the text of the A.V. its the notations that change ,for example ,Luke ch3 v23 : And Je'sus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Jo'seph, which was the son of Heli ,

    the son is in itallics which means it was added and intetpreted as the son by the translators ,its still as such but the margin highlights it and says ,son-in-law.Hope ive explained this ok .
  • JR - in Reply on Proverbs 16
    Thank you for this insightful reply. I will read the scriptures you referenced. Please pray God's Will to be done concerning my marriage.
  • Charles Vapier - in Reply
    Fred Scanlan - in Reply

    I knew that you knew the answer, and this was a teachable moment.

    For the balance, someday maybe I'll remember to forget.
  • Sacha
    For any one interested ,the Oxford University Press and the Cambridge University Press do excellent Bibles ,they also publish the Revised Version which i can recommend ,they can be a bit expensive brand new ,they promise that if you find a typo in their Bible, they will pay you money to tell them about it . The R.V. is the only official amended version of the King James A.V. It clears up one or two inconsistencies in the A.V. such as Marys geneology etc .
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 16
    The Scripture that makes the matter of divorce clear, is Jesus' Own Words in Matthew 19:3-8, where He stated that divorce was never in God's Plan in the union of man & woman but was only permitted on the grounds of fornication; i.e. where the marriage bed was defiled because of the infidelity of one partner who broke the holy union of the "two becoming one flesh".

    And since an illegal divorce opens the way for both parties to consider re-marriage, then this too results in breaking God's Commandment concerning an adulterous relationship. So we turn to the Apostle Paul who, in 1 Corinthians 7:3-5, gives a further comment for believers. They ought to remember that Christian couples now equally share in each other's lives & that a proper response of "benevolence" (love, respect, kindness) to be shown to each other.

    Verse 5: Paul instructed those who had marriage problems to "not defraud (deprive) each other (of this benevolence)". But in a state of hopelessness, they could separate for a time, being in prayer & fasting, seeking help & healing of their matters from the Lord. The whole point of this was to prevent the marriage from being dissolved & that all steps should be taken for both to stay together & have their differences healed & their love & respect return.

    You write of one being emotionally abused. I would say that the offender needs to be made aware of his/her callous actions. If no consideration is given or change seen, then professional counselling would be next (from the Pastor or another counsellor). If this attitude still persists, then seek a separation for a time using it to consider the damage being done to the other & gain help & guidance from the Lord. If all fails, I would say that a final separation or a divorce is in order as ongoing verbal abuse is just one step short of physical abuse, though realizing that after this, neither spouse can re-marry again, at least from the biblical instructions we learn on this matter. The Lord be with you.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Genesis 17
    Hi Chris , i have only ever read the 1611 A.V. and the R.V. the R.V. is pretty good ,it does things like clarify that one of the geneologies is actually Mary's and helps with a few other minor discrepancies ,its always olde english for me ,its very easy to get used to . Broadman and Holman of Nashville Tenesee do a lovely King James R.V.
  • Mountain Preacher on 1 Corinthians 10
    I find verses1-7 very confusing and almost contradictory.
  • Rosemary Nmeregini on Matthew 5
    The helm of Christian believers is to make Heaven, let us keep on obeying the word of Our Lord Jesus Christ, inorder to make that Heaven, He promise us. AMEN
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply
    Now I remember, Samson and Dalilah! You talk about a guy on a hair trigger! He proclaimed the word and fulfilled at one time! Surrounded by His enemy, no fear at all! We need more priests in the church like Him!
  • Paunch Stanley - in Reply
    Daniel klaber,

    Jesus was about 33.5 years old when crucified.
  • Chris - in Reply
    Dear Lex. You've shared a couple of things that are very concerning. You wrote that you were, "not faithful when trying to research and prove to yourself that Christianity is true." Though not knowing what was going through your heart & mind, I believe that if a person is a Christian, he has already confirmed in his heart of the reality of his sinfulness, his need of a Saviour, of Christ's full & complete Work on the Cross for him, & that by accepting & believing that Truth in repentance, he has not only proven the reality of Jesus, but also of the inward change in him.

    Christians can have all types of intrusions into their lives as Satan creates fears, doubts, temptations to sin, etc. All these things God forgives on the basis of His Son's death as we come in repentance for our folly & sin. But you have stated that you might not be fully convinced that "Christianity is true". So, I would ask you, with great care: 'have you truly repented of your sins, been born again & have God's Spirit in you?' And secondly, 'if you have come the Way of the Cross, then what is troubling you about your faith or God's Word?'

    Before you can even concern yourself with Hebrews 6:4-6 (which was a specific warning to those who were wanting to revert back into Judaism) & about apostatizing, I feel you need to attend to the other matter to find out why you are having doubts about 'your faith' & to prove the truth of 'Christianity'. However, if you truly believe you're saved, then it could be that you're not spending much time in God's Word, in prayer & receiving wholesome teaching in a Fellowship. Maybe, you need to ask questions (even here on this Site), seeking answers that will clear up your doubts & fears. And remember, when God's Word assures us or gives us an answer, we can fully trust it & use it against any doubts or fears we may have. Every Christian must daily put on God's Armour in readiness (Ephesians 6:10-18). May the Lord lead you especially in your matters of concern.
  • Wesley Masterson
    S. Spencer,

    Jesus returns to prevent antichrists fractured army from sinking the planet. The entire world is knocked off it's axis, hanging on in the universe by a thread, dark 1/3rd the day from wobbling. Isaiah 24 is no joke. Repairs have to be accomplished on earth before the new phase in the new age can be ushered in. Babylon will not be inhabited for four hundred years (curse of Egypt), people will block their noses when passing by.

    "I believe the battle mentioned in Ezekiel and the battle in Revelation is two separate events because of location and the players involved". Can you be more specific?.

    When satan is released, there won't be a battle against born again saints. The last battle to end all battles was when Christ defeated antichrist at the last trumpet, when the mystery was over.
  • Wesley Masterson
    Ronald L Whittemore - The 1000 Year Kingdom will be on the earth, not in heaven, (Revelation 11:15)

    I am proud of you. You are sharpening your skills rather well, knowing what happens in line. It's as good an answer given the glimpses we squint at.
  • Prater - in Reply
    Bill Shepard on Psalms 110

    Jesus' bride are the saints redeemed from the great tribulation, from the 12 tribes of Israel.
  • Daniel klaber
    how old was jesus when he was put on the cross
  • Debra Mcfalls
    Scripture that backs up that it's wrong to be gay.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 17
    Hello Daniel. I think you might be referring to the type of language used in the KJV as opposed to the NKJV. The content is essentially the same - it's just that some changes have been made by using more modern words that are more familiar for today's readers.

    Even we today who read from the KJV are not reading from the original 1611 version as instituted by King James, as if you read from that one, you will see some major differences in the area of spelling as written in those days. This Site gives you that 1611 version (under the Tab "More") if you wish to try & read in that 'olde English'.
  • Chris - in Reply
    Hi brother Norman. God has never stopped revealing Himself to mankind - it's just the manner of His revelations.

    In the Old Testament days, God spoke & showed Himself in more visible ways: in choosing certain people to fulfil His Will & Program, in choosing a people (Israel) to be called His very Own, & to declare His Word to His people through the prophets He sent.

    And then in these "last days" (when God's Promises to His people (under the Old Covenant) would end (= fulfilled) by the introduction of the New Covenant, through His Son: Hebrews 11:1,2), God has chosen to reveal Himself & of Kingdom living in new way. No longer is the requirement of the physical Mercy Seat in the Tabernacle or the Altar for burnt sacrifices. No longer is the need for God's audible Voice to His prophets. All this has been fully met in the Person of His Son: He is the reason for God's continuing Mercy on us, a miserable, unregenerate, sinful people. Jesus is the Living Word to bring God's final Word of warning to us, indeed, to ultimately lay down His Life so that we might still have this Age of Grace to live in & live for Him.

    So, to all who would believe on Jesus for their salvation, repenting of their sins & confessing His Name, God's Testimony & Word has not diminished. He sent forth His Spirit into our hearts, crying "Abba, Father" (Galatians 4:6). The same God Who hid His Face from His Son in the agony of the crucifixion, did so, so that His Face might now be fully revealed to us His sons & daughters by His Spirit. The Word that the prophets & saints of old heard audibly, we do also now by His Spirit. His manifestations seen in the powers of Heaven & on Earth in those days, are now seen in His Power in us & in the miracles He does for each of us, some seen, some unseen. Nothing has changed - God's revelation to His people (both to the saved Jew & Gentile) are still the same, & I would say, even of greater magnitude as His Spirit reveals more, does more, says more, to us now.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Isaiah 46:11
    Hi Shaarei.

    Here's another you might like.

    Isaiah 55:10-11. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

    So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    God bless
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Mark 15
    Hi Melvin,

    Just to add to the truths that others shared, God is Holy and can't be in the presence of sin, Those was our sins that caused the Father to forsake him.

    God takes sin seriously, Even though it was his son he couldn't turn back judgment,

    God hates sin.

    Isaiah 53:10-11. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

    He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

    God bless


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