Bible Discussion PAGE 217

  • Forever Changed - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Father, thank you for your goodness and your mercies that are new every morning. Thank you that all your promises are yea and amen. According to your Word, by the stripes of Jesus we were healed thru your finished work on the cross. Show your amazing power as you did when Jesus walked this earth healing ALL that came to Him. He was the perfect image of you. Father your Word says You never change. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever. Bless your Holy Name. I release my faith in behalf of this person who is in trouble and I expect the things that ONLY YOU can do. I've seen you do them time and time again because you love all of us. We give you ALL THE GLORY AND HONOR FOREVER. In Jesus name. Amen.
  • Pam on Psalms 91
    To Chris, I just want to thank you for reaching out to Doris. I have just went thru a very hard time an I just want you to know that written words sometimes seem to help me more than verbal words. My mom had Alzheimer's for years and it was rough to say the least. May God bless you both. God is so good!
  • Scott Marino on John 5:4
    Hello. This verse has been brought to my attention when considering how certain text is to be examined. A type of textual analysis. In John 5 :4 This verse is not included in older, original manuscripts discovered and known as the Dead Sea scrolls. The King James translation was produced many years later, and can be considered an editors note included into the story, and then copied into its place.
  • Kenneth Ray on 1 John 2:23
    I needed this verse in Psalms 141:3, and am glad that i could find it here. I made a comment to a brother one time about him being the man, not realizing really what I had said; well it turned out not so good. The spirit of man did take over and I saw the works of the flesh, satan had taken advantage of those word and used my brother to put all the attention on him and not on Jesus. It broke the anointing. I felt like there was a band around my forehead , Now I know that I must be careful what and how I place my words.
  • Fred scanlan on Matthew 4
    How honored to be asked to be fishers of men. Little did these men understand the adventure God was about to lead them in.#1 prerequisite for fishing is patience, waiting for that moment, when they come! Waiting ,while watching intently. This is what Christ wants from us. He wants us watching and waiting for Him. Your lord is coming for you , He wants you to have your lights burning, your loins wrapped tight. The trip you will be making is into eternal life, a heaven made without hands reserved in heaven for you! It will never fade away, waiting and prepared for u in the cosmos. Everlasting ,no sin no more death, only life a life without end. The days are short , remember what He said, that He will come in a hour that you think not.
  • Charles Hallam - in Reply on Acts 22
    Jessie, you err seriously. The Bible does NOT tell husbands to submit to their wives. That's a total lie. Show the scriptures that says that. You won't find any.

    Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. As a woman should submit herself onto the Lord, she should do likewise to her husband. Husbands are to rule their homes, not the wife. Here's the lowdown on who women should teach (and not in the church)

    The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

    4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

    5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
  • Charles Hallam - in Reply on Acts 22
    Jesse, she says Years of teaching Sunday morning and afternoon and evening had me perplexed by seeming contradictions. Most people go to church on Sunday mornings and evenings. Where else would she be teaching. The role of teaching was given to men, not to women, hence Paul not allowing a woman to teach. By doing this, she IS usurping authority. Would ya say robbing a bank was ok, as long as it was for a good cause? No.

    Women are allowed to teach children in a Sunday school setting. WRONG

    Paul say a woman should not teach in church period. How can a woman teach in Sunday School if "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

    And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak.

    Or at home if the man is not fulfilling that role. A woman should teach their children about the Lord AT Home. That is scriptural.
  • Charles Hallam - in Reply on Acts 22
    Mishael:If the husband will not be the priest of the household, the women have to do it.

    Prove that using only scriptures ! That's a satanic lie. There was NEVER a woman priest in the Old Testament or the New Testament. I am helping the woman by edifying her with the scriptures to not teach. Women are to LEARN at home and to use this information to live godly lives and to not be an embarassment to their husbands.

    And just where in the OT or NT does the scriptures tell anyone to do "family" prayers? That's not what Jesus, the Founder of Christianity, taught. This is what Jesus says about prayer.

    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6

    Y'a gotta think outside that little box of who does what.

    No, when ya put aside the Scriptures, that's PRIDE and doing what is right in your own eyes. God wants HIS will to be done, not yours
  • Helena on Ezekiel 1
    Why don't Christians cast out demons? Jesus said too do this Mark 16:17
  • JoAnnH - in Reply on Isaiah 59
    Georgia-Isaiah 59

    My heart breaks with you and I know from scripture, we are punished for our sin against GOD because he is a holy God; however, If we seek God's wisdom, James 1:7, we will know HIM, and understand what is happening all around us. God's word is your source for Truth, Direction, Love, and just understanding life in general. When I read Isaiah 59 (as I am studying this book now), I immediately saw the year 2020. We have denied God for so long and Satan is revealing himself in a powerful way, yet true believers know Satan is fighting because he knows his time is short.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ruth 4
    From a little research I've done, I understand that whenever a sale of property, or some type of transaction was made in those days (this was later discontinued), the custom (not law) was that the seller of the land took off his shoe & gave it to the buyer to indicate that he fully relinquished any further right to that property. The shoe signifying the feet that walked on that property would no longer walk (& own) it. Later, it became customary to use a veil or handkerchief instead; & my thoughts: because there would have been a lot of grumpy men getting about town with only one shoe on, & either being a spectacle of laughter or jealousy as money was just made on a sale. Then there is Deuteronomy 25:5-10, where this custom gets even uglier, where a man is also spat upon, on top of losing his shoe. I'll let you read about it.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    Nancy, the apostle Paul in 1 Cor 7, is speaking to the Church on marriage & in the event that the marriage goes sour, how should the Christian wife or husband behave. To state, the Lord doesn't recognize or approve of divorce, but Paul says that, sometimes the spouses need to split (maybe because one rejects or abuses the other, or is unfaithful). And of course, they then need to remain unmarried for the rest of their lives. However, if the husband is pleased to keep the marriage going & the wife is happy with that arrangement, then vv 13,14: "the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the (believing) wife (& vice versa)". So what Paul is intimating here, is that the believing spouse in the marriage will be a testimony to the other spouse of godly things, will be able to pray for him/her, or make the Word of God real to him/her in practical ways. So the children from that wedlock may also be taught in the faith. So we see, that marriage is a holy union & all options used to save it.
  • Rei - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    Why are you mentioning Covid-19?. Those words never were typed by me. And I NEVER took words out of context. Your cognitive abilities are too low to understand the very FIRST thing I put which means YOU TAKE THINGS OUT OF CONTEXT THAT I NEVER EVEN SAID. I was addressing the fact that a person here saying that basically children will be vindicated if they were raped or murdered and I was saying NO, they will not, that person was saying that evil people's deeds will evenyually go punished when God basically gets ahold of them (hell). And I was basically say "So" what is THAT going to do? A person who gets punished in the hereafter is NOT going to change the fact that a particular child was raped or murdered. God itself should protect little children. It should not be "don't you worry little one, you being raped and murdered will only last a little while and you will die but I your God will punish them when they eventually die." Wow. Stop talking about Covid 19 when I wasn't
  • Atuman yakubu on John 8:47
    bible exposition and commentary on John 8;47, the desire to hear from God
  • Felix Nkansag Baidoo - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Who is Christ?
  • Felix Nkansah Baidoo - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Thank you Chris
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 22
    Jesse, I agree with your position & understanding of the Scripture. Except, I believe that it is: "husbands love your wives" & not "submit". Well, that's okay, even my wife thinks it is: "husbands submit to your wives, in the Lord".
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 91
    I'm so grateful that you wrote to her too. It was hectic here with my 7 yr old grandson.

    My Dad died from Alzheimer's. I came back to Tulsa after vacation with family. As soon as I got back home the Lord said your father is dying. I quizzed my mom & she told me everything. She was running their business and trying to take care of him too. So I moved there to take care of him. I loved him as much as my son. The night he died he had been aspirating food..and he drowned. I was holding him and I felt something Invisible walk in the room. It said Leave. I'm going to take your father now. I was gone 4 minutes and he had passed. His face was so peaceful. I would've fought an army to keep my Dad.

    It was so kind what you said. Very Christ-like. Merciful.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Well done Bob for quickly picking up this New Age teaching which of course has its roots in Hinduism. The sadder part is when folk start to fuse other religions or philosophies with the teachings of God's Holy Word. My forefathers were Hindu; my great grandfather was a priest with multiple wives. At his conversion (I don't know his story), he rejected & cast away everything tainted with idolatry. He knew that you 'cannot serve two masters' - one cannot embrace Jesus Christ & still have a foot in the temple's door. He could still have maintained his priestly position & dignity in society & quietly believed in Jesus, but at what cost? To the damnation of his soul. Syncretism is clearly Satan's chief ploy to divert sometimes earnest, well-meaning people, into a false belief that this new understanding/new light shed upon them is God's great plan & purpose for them & the world. How we need to stay true to the Word of Truth so that lies are what they are: LIES.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Doris, I can't think of any other Scripture than Psalms 91 that provides such assurance & comfort when one is going through deep & dark valleys. I have a dear elderly friend, also Doris by name, so I feel compelled to write, who is now confined in a nursing home, going blind & with alzheimers. She loves the Lord dearly, as you do, and hangs onto Him so tightly, that her present sufferings, though very real, are but just a passing aberration. As apostle Paul said, "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18) and Peter (1 Peter 4:13). So be assured that the serious medical issue you're going through is not just known by those about you, but by the God of Love & Healing. He is Yahweh-Ropheka: I AM the LORD Who Heals (Exodus 15:26). Keep your gaze upon Him, soak yourself in His Love, enjoy His Glorious Presence through the Word & prayer. He is mindful of you & we will lift you up before His Throne.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Peter 2:1
    Eliot, you've raised a lot of issues here. In essence, I see you judging yourself too harshly. Maybe, you're a little like me - being too introspective & harsh on oneself. You've given some great truths there but it may be a lack of understanding, your prayer life & walking each day in the power & joy of the Spirit, that keeps you in a place of frustration, confusion & self deprecation. And of course, our Enemy, Satan, is always prowling about us (1 Peter 5:8) to bring us to sin, particularly in areas of weakness. If we are aware of our weaknesses & failings but also aware of the One Who loves us & guards us, we are better equipped to deal with whatever hits us between the eyes. Your setting up a fruit/veg garden for the future of your kids is a wonderful idea & not a lack of trust in God. God gives us a myriad of bodily faculties & brain power. He gives us doctors, lawyers, govt. services to avail of. If anything is contrary to His Mind, then we have a reason to shun it & let Him speak.
  • Drew on 1 Samuel 17:4
    This passage is based on the Masoretic texts which lists his height as nearly nine feet nine inches , Masoretic is the foundation of the English King James bible, however according to the Dead Sea scrolls his height was closer to 6'9, the dead sea scrolls being much older than the Masoretic texts suggest Goliath's height was changed to make David's feat much greater!
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    Our God is an Omniscient God, i.e. He knows all things. He knew that Adam & Eve would sin & that this sin would be passed throughout all humanity. He knew that it wouldn't be by the giving of the Law through Moses, that the sin issue would be dealt with (the law was only a schoolmaster (Galatians 3:24,25)) to show Israel & us that we are not able to get right with God by obeying His Laws, simply because we just can't do it. God knew that one day, He would have to send of Himself (His Word, His Son: John 1:1-12) so that the full & only price could be paid for sin, so that man may only just believe in His Sacrifice to be saved & not anything else (Ephesians 2:1-10). So, if God knew all this from the beginning till now, why were Adam & Eve punished, since it was already known by God? It then is a question of obedience. They were not created robotic. God did tell them to not eat of the fruit of that particular tree (Genesis 2:16,17). They had a choice to obey their Creator or not. They chose wrongly!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Wolfen244 Chakra has to do with India and the Hindu religion and yoga. Some call it new age, but it is very old. This ties in with kundalini spirit where the serpent climbs your spine and ends up opening the 3rd eye. Yes I know about it as I left this new age junk over 30 years ago. This stuff has nothing to do with biblical Christianity. Throw away your old books and learn from the King James Bible. Jesus was God in the flesh, not a yogi or guru, who came to redeem us from sin and spiritual death.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 22:21

    Can you please share where in scripture I can find that every Jew had to be saved before they could take the message to the nations. I do not know of any place where Paul taught that. Are you referring only to those who were sent out, or every Jew?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 22
    Sir, I both agree and disagree with what you're saying. First, I do not see anything in Patricia's post stating that she is pastoring a church, or usurping authority over a man. I agree with 1 Timothy 2:12, but that is speaking of a woman being in authority over a man in the church, or pastoring a church, not that a woman cannot teach at all. Women are allowed to teach children in a Sunday school setting, or at home if the man is not fulfilling that role. Women are also allowed to teach other women. However, women are not to hold a position of authority over the men in the church. In other words, women are not allowed to pastor the church. This is not to say that women are inferior to men, and there are plenty of women who would be much better teachers than some of the men out there. But God's order in the church is God, Christ, Man, Woman. As far as submission goes, it always involves a third person, Wives submit to their husbands, husbands submit to their wives, in the Lord!
  • Chris - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 7:26
    This chapter written by Solomon is to give counsel in view of man's wickedness. He gives a series of proverbial sayings concerning wisdom & foolishness. Verse 26 probably refers to a loose woman (harlot). Solomon also refers to her in his Proverbs 6:24-29. Sadly, he uses the female gender to demonstrate his point of seduction, when both genders are equally responsible in the decisions they make. Solomon says that this is "more bitter than death": the seduction into sin's traps. However, he says, both righteous men & women are a rare find (vv 27,28). Not a nice picture at all, but again showing us that our hearts are "deceitful above all things & desperately wicked...." (Jeremiah 17:9).
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 6
    In all honesty, believers are not supposed to try and interpret dreams, so I don't believe anyone here can truly tell you what your dream means. There are people out there that make their living interpreting dreams, but as believers, we're not to go there either. If you feel the Lord is trying to give you a message, you might want to go to Him in prayer and ask. By the description of your dream, I don't think this is any message from the Lord. When He wants us to know something, He will make it very clear as to what He wants us to know. The best answer I can give you is that you just dreamt of a green alligator in muddy water. That's it!
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 24:23
    I think you're enquiring about Isaiah 24:23. If so, then this whole chapter deals with Gods' message to Judah through his servant Isaiah, about the future Great Tribulation to come upon Israel (& the whole world). You should read also chapters 25-27. Isaiah writes specifically to his people & how they will be affected. Jesus also spoke of this time (Matthew 24) & particularly in reference to Isaiah 24:23, Jesus says in Matthew 24:29,30, that "the sun & moon will be darkened & the stars fall & then shall He (the Son of Man) appear in the clouds in great power & glory". We understand that this time will be when Jesus, the King of kings will come from Heaven (where He is now at the Father's Right Hand), to reign on the Earth for a thousand years & sin & Satan will be bound. His children will reign with him for a thousand years in Jerusalem. When we consider all that lies ahead & especially the horrors for those who refuse Jesus, we can but rejoice in the gift of Salvation from God.
  • Nancy on 1 Corinthians 7
    What does Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 7,4 if 1 of the parents is Holly than the other partner is Holly and also their children?

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