Bible Discussion PAGE 239

  • Mishael - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    Clementine on ECCL.3 Your question on a time to love; a time to hate. If you will start in chapter one and highlight the word HATE to chapter 3, You'll have your answer. Hate has its own season and it teaches us patience really.

    I have a testimony about that but I'll keep silence. There's so much hate in our world these days. Your testimony is love, peace, & centeredness. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Hebrews 12
    The the Bible meaning and modern meaning of bastard are not the same. Looking into the context will usually clear up the explanation and meaning of the term.

    Zechariah Chapter 9:4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

    5 Ashkelon shall see [it], and fear; Gaza also [shall see it], and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

    6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    Goliath the giant that David faced was a Philistine and was considered a bastard.

    may I suggest the booklet The Angels That Sinned: Author Clifton L. Fowler

    He founded the Denver Bible college
  • DENISE MASON on Psalms 1
    Look there is a chapter that says psalms chapter 1 verse50 look for it
  • Mishael - in Reply on Galatians 3:13
    Carol: when you are born again; Jesus took all that generational curses (Deuteronomy 28) on himself. It's part of the first Covenant. We have a new and better covenant. Jesus as the lamb of God performed the 'walking through the blood' part of a new covenant'.

    He shows us in Matthew 12 that it is not sinful to perform work to eat a meal or to stop off on your way to church to get your goat out of ditch.

    We are no longer under the law. The law is a school master to teach us what it is/was.

    Some may disagree with me but I think if you have to work weekends then you can attend church on a Wednesday. We are told not to forsake ASSEMBLING together. If you attend on a Wednesday, God knows where you are and you are available to encourage other believers.

    People are not always agreeable with this thought. If I'm wrong I will apologize.
  • Paul white on 1 Corinthians 14:39
    Who was king when Neduchadnezzar when he was a beast?
  • KennanRose on Psalms 1:3
    Don't ask what others have done for you, but ask what you have done for others
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    This is my take from King David. Psalms Chapter 139: 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

    20 For they speak against thee wickedly, [and] thine enemies take [thy name] in vain.

    21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

    22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

    David hated them who hated the Lord. Has anything changed?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Jesse Christ was not talking about the food, rather the men who ate the unclean food as in this scriture.

    Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any MAN man common or unclean.

    avoiding unclean food is a health thing, not a salvation issue. You would not believe how many diseases pork can transmit to mankind. The diet laws are actually scientifically sound advice and the creator knew what he was doing.

    Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

    Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Galatians 3:13
    Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    Deuteronomy 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
  • Jesse - in Reply on Genesis 1:1

    Jesus said in John 6:40, "And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Everybody that the Father draws to Christ will come. And everybody that comes to the Son and receives Him, Jesus will not lose a single one.

    2 Peter 3:9 says that the Lord is not willing that any should perish.

    For those who receive Christ, what He expects from us is faithfulness. We are to humble ourselves before Him, submit to His will in our lives, and be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Jesus gave us the command deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him. (James 4:7-10, Romans 12:2, Matthew 16:24). Submitting ourselves to God's transformation process, and allowing Him to renew our minds through a continuous study of His word, is the acceptable, and perfect will of God for us. (Romans 12:2).
  • Madeline r bentley on Hebrews 12
    my granddaughter which I adopted is trying to understand the meaning of bastard in the kjv her bilogical mother and father were never married. so she wants to know if she is a bastard. Then in Deuternomy 23:2 and Hebrews 12:8 she wants to understand what they mean. She has been saved and baptisted and is very much a good christian. Can you help me explain these things to her
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Revelation 21
    In Romans chapters 5 and 6, 1st Corinthians 15 and then in 2nd Corinthians chapter 5, among other passages, we can see that our old sinful nature will be done away with and that we will fully experience our new nature as the born again in Jesus Christ. This new nature (Christ in us) is sinless, free of corruption. We being crucified with Christ have all our sins forgiven, nailed to the cross. Romans chapters 7 and 8 detail the struggle between our old nature and our new nature; we can and still do commit sin on occasion. The victory is in Christ Jesus. The second death has power over those who have rejected Jesus Christ and remain in their unforgiven sins.
  • Carol moran on Galatians 3:13
    So there is no such thing as generational curses
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Christians are not bound by the Jewish dietary laws listed in Leviticus Chapter 11. In Acts 10:9-16, Peter was given a vision, and animals of every kind were shown to him, and a voice from heaven saying rise, kill, and eat. Peter thought it was a trick because he believed he still had to abide by the Jewish law, and he couldn't eat anything "unclean." But the voice in Verse 15 says "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common."

    Now if you stop right there, it gives us a hint as to what this message is all about.

    If God calls something clean, we don't call it unclean! He is not undoing the dietary laws. He's not even talking about animals here. But please know this, what God has cleansed, we do not call common. Believers are not bound by any of the Jewish Laws. We have been set free by Christ.

    However, we have to be careful with that freedom. True freedom is when we are not only free to do things, but free not to do them, if it causes a brother/sister in Christ to stumble.
  • Roberta - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    it was created for his pleasure
  • Roberta - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    God was not embraced that we would mess things up. He knew that we would actually
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 6
    I agree with Bob, it wasn't Herod.

    I would just add that Jesus was brought before Caiaphas to be prosecuted. And once the sentence was passed, He was sent to Pontius Pilate.

    Pilate was the Roman governor and head of the entire area for the Roman government. The Roman government was the only official agency that could pronounce the death sentence on someone.

    The Jews were not allowed to pass the death sentence, especially crucifixion. So they brought Jesus to Pilate so that Pilate could give the death sentence.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Leviticus 23
    Hebrews 4:10 says "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His." The writer is going back to creation, and he's saying if you surrender to Christ, you will be doing just what God did. You will cease from your own works, and you will enter into God's rest. In 6 days, God created all things. And on the 7th day, He entered into His rest and finished His work. We are still in that 7th day right now called the Time of the Gentiles. What is interesting in the creation account, it says "and it was evening and morning," for each day except the 7th day. But in Genesis Chapter 2, it never says the 7th day ended. It's because it's still today! Many people don't notice that in Genesis Chapter 2, at the end of the 7th day, it doesn't say evening and morning on the 7th day. It's because the Sabbath rest, in creation, parallels and gives the gospel message that Jesus Christ is our Sabbath rest, spiritually. We enter into His rest at our salvation!
  • Sicelo - in Reply on 2 Kings 7:3
    Indeed God has made a way for each of us to prosper despite our condition/s.
  • Shari Martin on James 1
    Why did Jesus change the names of some (Paul and Peter) because they became apostles?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    The Pharisees asked "Are we blind also?" They're expecting a no. They said we are not spiritually blind, we can see. Jesus said, therefore your sin remains because you are blind just like everybody else. Jesus came to give spiritual sight to the spiritual blind. A person who has not received Christ is spiritually blind and spiritually poor! Jesus said "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven." No matter what physical or material condition we are in, a person without Christ is in spiritual poverty. Our spirit is dead in trespasses and sin. That's why when a person is born of the Spirit of Christ, their spirit is made alive, and they are raised from the spiritual dead and are no longer spiritually blind. Jesus is saying that because you say you can see, and that you do not need to be healed, you're still in your sin. But if you can see that you are spiritually blind, and that your sin has cut you off from a relationship with God, Jesus said He can heal that!
  • Jeju 20 - in Reply on Isaiah 1:3
    I only knew it when the church doors closed and our worship stopped and Our daily routine changed

    How grateful the Lord is..

    Only after everything stopped

    looking back on our lives....

    The Church, God's home, is full of darkness

    Trying to fill our own belly

    The proud and those who seek to rise stand

    on the pulpit and proclaim the word of God. ,

    These above words from Jeju, unknown person
  • Adam - in Reply on Leviticus 23
    The 7th day of the week, or Saturday, is which is when God rested and when Sabbath is. In many languages Sunday - Friday are named after planets, but Saturday is named after the Sabbath, so Italian, Spanish, etc call it Sabado which literally means the Sabbath.
  • David Hamilton on Isaiah 49
    Definitely referring to Christians. It's addressed to the whole world, not Israel specifically as Isaiah 48 is addressed. God gives many promises to the gentiles in this passage, to the point that Zion (a reference to Israel) cries out, "You've forgotten us!" God uses comforting language after Zion's concern is expressed. It reminds me of the prodigal son's brother who can't believe how well his father is treating the prodigal; but the father comforts and reminds him that he still has an inheritance. I read that this is the regathering of Israel in a commentary, but I don't see that anywhere in this passage. A parallel passage is in Revelation 7:15-16; and it's clear that this is a reference to people of all nations, tribes, tongues, people, etc...
  • Nadine thedford on 1 Corinthians 1:1
    is Jesus our brother
  • Brianna vs 15 on Isaiah 29:12
    Vs. 15 shows that nothing can be hid from God. Thinking back on so many people that have had plans schemed against them, it is comforting to know that God can bring justice. Justice doesn't always come by human sources. People who scheme evil in the dark should know that what comes around goes around.
  • Brianna vs 7 on Hebrews 5
    Jesus set the pattern for us in learning how to endure. In vs. 7 Jesus relied on his heavenly father " with strong crying & tears" to help him endure his death on a torture stake. Jesus never broke his integrity to his father Jehovah, and the results" He was heard". So many of us are experiencing many trials right now as a result of the global pandemic 2020. It may feel like we are enduring a torture stake of our own. However, let us call out to God as Jesus did, in prayer. With tears and supplication if need be. If we remain loyal to God in word and deed, he will hear our cries for help just as he heard Jesus. Stay strong everybody!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Laura per the Bible Herod did not have Jesus killed. Pilate tried to release Jesus.

    John 19:12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. (Pilate was threatened with treason if he let Jesus go free)

    Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:14 -16 - For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, EVEN AS THEY HAVE OF THE JEWS: WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: FOR THE WRATH IS COME UPON THEM TO THE UTTERMOST.
  • Phillip Sweet on Leviticus 23
    According to the bible what is the true day of rest and work to be done
  • Brooke - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Please, you took the time to share some knowledge with me, I am grateful.. mistakes are ok as we are all students of life ..

    Very kind of you to share your time and I thank you..

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