Bible Discussion PAGE 263

  • Hogan - in Reply on Song of Solomon 3
    Outline of Biblical Usage for Fornication

    #1 illicit sexual intercourse (Illicit not permitted : UNLAWFUL)

    KJV 1Co 7:36 - But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

    1Co 7:2-Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    Hebrews 13:4-Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

    Bible definition of honourable: timios-as of great price, precious, held in honour, esteemed, especially dear,

    Bible definition amiantos: undefiled-not defiled, unsoiled, pure, free from that by which the nature of a thing is deformed and debased, or its force and vigour impaired

    Bible definition for whoremonger: prnos -indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, debauchee

    debauched- someone who is debauched is considered to be immoral, because their way of life involves a lot of sex

    #2 adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.

    #3 sexual intercourse with close relatives; Leviticus 18

    #4 sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mark 10:11-12

    #5 metaph. the worship of idols of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols

    Matthew 5:28-But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    Bible Dictionary epithyme- lust after...covet, desire, would fain, lust (after),of sexual desire

    Macmillan Dictionary Lust-a strong feeling of wanting to have sex

    pornea-harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry:-fornication.

    Fornication- sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
  • Nicholas on Acts 18:17
    So, I take it that this is an endorsement of violence towards non believer's? Someone please advise, thank you.
  • Obbie Beal on Revelation 11
    11 and after three days and an half the 'Spirit Of Life' from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

    Note: Again!! JEHOVAH /GOD proves HIS POWER over death, as we see in verse 11 where the Spirit Of Life from GOD.....therefore all in 2020 that rightly apply John 3:16-21 or similar verses can be assured the same Spirit Of GOD SHALL 'raise & reward' as stated in verse 18.
  • Victoria on John 7:1

    Why do we Christians worship on Sundays instead of Saturdays. Please this a question I faced while on a evangelism. Thank you for quick response.
  • Mishael on Ephesians 1 chapter 3 - in Reply on Matthew 24:8
    Ephesians chapter 3

    9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ

    10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

    11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord

    12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

    God wants us to see the mystery that has either been under explained, or over explained by people.

    God purposed

    Jesus created

    (Holy Spirit performed it)

    God wants us to have faith to understand The mystery. Everything we've seen or known reflects what The Godhead has done for man/woman to discover in Gods Word (the Bible). Jesus, is the Word of God. Three persons; One God. They talk amongst themselves. (See verses that start off saying, LET US.)

    A brief comment for a large mystery.
  • Mishael to Bob H - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Are you like this all the time? Do you know what it's like to live with someone who counters everything you say or do with 19 scriptures to explain Bob's take on it?

    I used to be annoying too because I study all manner of things, like geology, meteorology, archeology, space, earthquakes, active volcanos, weird art.

    I'm like a big sponge. I have an outlet for it, tho. My kid knows I do this and he studies stuff too. Lol. We have lively discussions.

    I've been a lot happier since I really noticed how Jesus handled crowds, his disciples, his parents, Pharisees. I studied his every move and manner; how he drew on experiences of the crowd to tell his parables. He was righteous inside, but his heart was Mercy. Pharisees and scribes were complete opposite and didn't understand what Jesus was saying or doing, because their minds were rock hard about their "office" or profession. Jesus cares very much about simpler people; teachable people; children.

    I was taught in church that people who say BUT a lot are really goats because they were always butting heads with others. Not open to anything not in their file box.

    I saw Him or a vision for seconds. What I saw 35 years ago, has never faded. He erased all my knowledge and some memories. When I realized it, I never missed it one bit. All I want to know is Jesus, the Son of God. He has plans for our lives and often we weave in and out of that. If people coming in here, could really grasp who Jesus is; It would totally change their lives. Son of Man. All GOD and all human. He knows the person who lives inside of our soul; mind. We can't hide nothing.

    Why not tell people about what Bob knows intimately, about Jesus. Your personal relationship with your Savior. And how they can have it to. Can you explain the Majesty of the Godhead to simple people? Who need Light so they can find Jesus in a dark world that's getting darker? Just think on it. I love you Bob, in Jesus.
  • Arturo Buot Canga on 1 Peter 2
    Lord, please protect me and my wife Consuelo, my brothers and sister, their children and grandchildren, my mother in law Gloria, and the people I love, from COV virus. Thank you Lord. GOD is great, GOD is good, GOD is love. Amen.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:8
    That His original Design displayed in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1 & 2) would once again be restored in the future. What Satan had done to the Earth & to mankind, causing us to spurn God's Love & Fellowship, would no longer occur again as he, with all unbelievers, would be relegated to the Lake of Fire forever. (Revelation 20 & 22).

    So God gives each one of us the opportunity now to turn away from sin & hell (2 Peter 3:9) & to be blessed with the joy of forgiveness, with new life now & also in the world to come.
  • Satish sampat jagdhane on Proverbs 6
    Parvat chapter 3 this good words understanding wisdom and knowledge
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 70
    We are very sad to read of the loss of your dear wife, a wonderful Christian lady. Indeed, your earthly loss is Heaven's gain as she would have received an abundant entrance into Heaven: 2 Pet 1:11 "For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

    It is only according to God's Plan of Love that we were brought into the world & it is the same Plan that sent Jesus, His Son to the Cross for us & yet, that very Plan that will receive His children back into His Presence. Often we forget that each of our lives were thought of & designed before we were physically formed in the womb, and so, if God specifically did that for us & to bring us back to Himself through Jesus, then He will surely fulfil His Plan & Promise to take us back HOME to be with Him forever. This is the assurance & comfort we have from God because He only sees us through His Son. Without Jesus, God can only see unforgiven sinners - with His Son at His Right Hand, each of one us, His blood-bought, are seen as His very own family (Ephesians 3:14-16). Please be assured Gregory, that your wife, who put her faith & love in her Saviour, is presently enjoying the beauty & glory of the One Whom she loved. As even the apostle Paul longed to be in Christ's presence: "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better" & "if he was absent in the body, he said that he was present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:6-8).

    The apostle John wrote much of Eternal Life. I'll give you a few verses that you can go through (the focus is on the assurance we have for eternal life): John 3:16,17; John 10:27-29; John 11:25,26; John 17:2,3; 1 John 2:24,25; 1 John 5:11-13. My prayer is for your comfort & assurance by the Holy Spirit & through meditation upon His Word. May His Presence fill your heart & your life that you will never feel alone but enjoy the sweet fellowship of the Triune God Who will minister to your life.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 4
    Arissa, the reference to Isaac's persecution is in Genesis 21:9: "And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking." We're not told what happened here, though it would no doubt have included about Ishmael's older age to Isaac (Ishmael was in his teens when Isaac was born) & his rights as the firstborn, & that Abraham celebrated Isaac's birth (v 8), whereas Ishmael's birth was a 'non-event'. However, Ishmael was not the son of Promise & was cast away, yet he would become a great nation yet still the enmity goes on between these 'brothers'.

    Of course, Muslims with their own interpretation & for their convenience, make Ishmael as the dominant son from Abraham, even to the point of Abraham taking him up to be sacrificed instead of Isaac. So we have many long-standing conflicts that cannot be easily resolved & no doubt it will have a greater bearing as the Anti-Christ comes to the fore.
  • NuckNuck - in Reply on Acts 5
    Mishae-I agree with you 100%
  • Anthony on Matthew 24:8
    what is gods purpose for earth ?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Darby's family, that great "Christian", pre trib scholar owned Leap castle in Ireland reported to be the most haunted castle in the land. Birds of a feather.

    Scofield who popularized the rapture in the USA cheated his mother in law out of her life savings and never repaid her. Supposedly he got "saved" in prison.

    For all you Scofield lovers - get out your zionist Scofield Bible and read

    1 John 5:7 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

    Scofield footnote "O" says this verse has no real Biblical authority - in other words it does not belong in the Bible....

    He was a charlatan and pseudo Bible scholar and you trust his pre trib rapture notes and dispensational theology?

    He never paid a penny of support to his kids? both daughters said that and the Bible says in the mouths of 2 or 3 witnesses let everything be established.

    He went to jail for swindling his mother in law of her life savings and NEVER paid her back

    even when he made big money with the bible sales. WHY did he never repay them?

    Why did he leave his DIVORCED wife and kids penniless?

    Scofield's daughter and wife begged him to help them and he did nothing. Scofield made big money off his fake bible and did nothing for his kids.

    1 Timothy 5:8But if any provide not for his own [family], and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. The Bible says Scofield was an infidel.

    No, it was UNGODLY people too lazy to study the bible who ignored his sins and filled those "churches" .

    that is why harry potter outsells the "bible" today

    When Hollywood makes movies about "LEFT BEHIND" you better check your theology.

    Read Jesus in Matthew 13:30 when he said in the parable of the wheat that the tares or weeds get TAKEN FIRST.

    So did Jesus get mistaken about the rapture timing?
  • James Rogers on Revelation 13
    Can anyone explain what's going on now in our country, where does this all fall in revelations, also explain mystery Babylon
  • Chris - in Reply on John 3
    Jo jo, if you are referring to John 3:21, then we see Jesus talking about light, that He had come as the Light of the World (v 19). However, since evil people rather prefer the darkness or else their evil deeds will be revealed by the light, Jesus uses this metaphor to show that those who are righteous (i.e. come to the Light), do so, so that their good lives will be manifest. And this good lifestyle will be seen as not of man but of God. So the word 'wrought' is this Scripture, means that ones good living & works are performed through God & for God, unlike those doing evil, who do it through the promptings & power of Satan.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Esdras 6:9
    You're correct that the naming of the days in the week does not necessarily equate to the numbered days of creation. In fact, I doubt if any one in any era, when calendars, stellar observances & other calculations were first employed, could correctly identify & assign those original days. With the many calendars that are around, we have to conclude that trying to figure out that question by searching in their roots, will be an impossible task without any evidence to appeal to.
    I will like to know more about the last days?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 5
    It's a cheap shot to undermine the work of Christian Ministries. FYI I haven't had cable or streaming for the past 15 years! Satan owns cable.

    You explain things from history. If you want to see some history in the making, go on Jerusalem post today: history of modern Jewish wars With the neighbors, Russia, China, Syria, Iran and 2 others.

    People who argue the "Trib" theories are making bets in the dark.

    The right one, is be ready TODAY. You are in danger. You've committed to a Trib theory; but you also convince others that it's the right one. If we chose wrong; we go through the Tribulation and those who believed you. God gives us the freewill to make Choices: just like Adam & Eve.

    Everyone is held accountable for their choices!

    People that visit this room: you make your own choice! Don't follow after others. Read the Bible and ASK the HOLY SPIRIT to teach you to understand it. Quit depending on others to choose for you. Choose Jesus. GO WITH HIM. He said be ready NOW.

    Choose life with Jesus!

    Bob: I asked God to make it rain if Pretrib was truth, and guess what? It's raining!
  • Rick Colombe on Matthew 22
    To Mickey and others who have embraced the "rapture theory". I gave an incorrect date of 1844. The "rapture theory" was actually "invented" in 1830 by John Nelson Darby and was embraced by Margaret MacDonald from Scotland. Do your research and you'll find the "rapture" is a false doctrine. May God bless you and keep you true to His Word.
  • Jon on Revelation 1
    Ok thank you Jesse GOD bless you love to everyone x
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 1

    I am going to assume that by you saying you really want to be saved that you are not saved now? I don't know if that is a correct assumption or not, but if you have not yet called upon the Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy, and ask for Him to come into your heart and save you, you need to do so if you truly are seeking salvation. Anyone can say the words "Jesus is Lord" with their mouth, but calling out to Christ to save you needs to come from the heart.

    There is no magic formula that I can share with you on how to be saved other than telling you to call out to Christ. You need to receive Him. He has promised to save anyone who comes to Him asking for forgiveness and mercy (Romans 10:13). As for the drug issue, there are professional agencies probably where you live that can help you with this issue, but you need to seek the help. However, the main concern is for your spiritual welfare. That must come first. Please call out to Jesus Christ to come into your life. Cast all your cares on Him. Everything else will work itself out in His timing. We serve a very powerful Savior who is able to take on all of our troubles, no matter how big or small.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 5

    Are you referring to all pre-tribbers? If so, then you are completely off on your description of what I believe. There are many people who will die during the tribulation, who will be beheaded. These are not saved believers. These are those who refuse to worship the beast and take his mark.

    There will be two witnesses, the 144,000 Jews who will be evangelizing, and also an angel flying in mid-heaven for the first 3-1/2 years warning people not to take the mark or worship the beast. The witnesses are not witnessing to believers. And the people who are being warned during the tribulation period are the ones who are going to have to make a decision. The church (All believers) already made their choice.

    You say that "Every time we show plain scriptures of those dying in tribulation in revelation for the faith, it is explained away as apply to the "Jews" during that time."

    Well, I would never try and explain it away as applying to just the Jews. It will apply to everyone on this planet, Jew and Gentile both, every single person, no matter who they are. These will all be non-believers who will have to go through this time of judgment. They are the ones who will have to make the choice to take the mark or not take it.

    I do agree with you that many believers throughout the centuries have died for their faith, but we're talking about a whole different period of time, not the future 7-year period that is to come. I am one of those believers that knows full well that I can and should suffer for my faith. Jesus said we would suffer for our faith. But He never said I will suffer during the judgment that is to come on all those who reject Him. And like Paul, I would count it all joy to suffer for Christ's sake. However, my suffering is now, not alongside of a world that has rejected Christ and will suffer the consequence for it later.
  • Mike on Genesis 1:3
    Genesis 1:3 KJV

    (3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

    What God is really saying in Genesis 1:3 that He IS (Hebrew: hayah) Light instead of "let there be light". The "I AM" is light "I AM" light.

    This is the first message to the earth that had become without form (with the form of His righteousness) and void of the knowledge of God and the heart of mankind became darkened. Mankind needs to have the knowledge of God declared unto him.

    This is the message which we have heard of Him and is declared unto us: that God is lightand this message is found from the beginning in Genesis 1:3.

    1 John 1:5 KJV

    (5) This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

    The message was from the beginning in Genesis 1:3 that was heard..the Word of life. This Word or Saying of life is that "God is light" and in Him is no darkness at all.

    1 John 1:1 KJV

    (1) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

    This light shines within our very own hearts when we hear the voice of Jesus who comes to open up the Scriptures to our ears. It is the witness of God within us about His Son whose voice we are to hear. It shines in a dark place (the heart). The bright and morning star arises within our hearts when we hear the voice of the Son interpreting the Scriptures.

    2 Peter 1:19-20 KJV

    (19) We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

    "And there was light"as we are to become children of light when we have that light within us. While we have the light, we are to believe in the light so that we may be children of light.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Acts 5
    Mishael, the trouble with pre tribbers is they do not understand the difference between the wrath of God and judgment.

    10 of the 12 apostles died for their faith. Stephen died for his faith. Paul died for his faith.

    Millions of Christians, in the last 100 years, died for their faith in communist Russia.

    Yet pre tribbers do not feel they would ever have to suffer the same fate?

    The wrath of the devil and the wrath of God is not the same, sadly this point is lost on most it seems.

    Every time we show plain scriptures of those dying in tribulation in revelation for the faith, it is explained away as apply to the "Jews" during that time.

    As if the Lord would never allow his church to suffer.

    The Lord protected Noah IN the flood, the three Hebrew children IN the furnace of fire, Daniel IN the lions den. Yet Stephen died for his faith in Christ as did many millions of others, some in Communist Russia under Stalin in the last 100 years. Where was the rapture for them?

    Acts 12:1 - Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

    Acts 12:3 - And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

    It is the wicked who kill those who have the testimony of Jesus.

    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.

    Maybe watch TBN and the 700 club less and read the history of Christians under communism in Russia.
  • Jon on Revelation 1
    Thanks Jesse that helped I'm also having trouble with drug use I abide by the ten commandments but lie occasionally when I take coke I pray for help with this but can't seem to stop anything you can suggest please as I believe we are in the end times and really want to be saved I love GOD with all my heart I believe our lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is lord I don't know what else to do and any advice would be much appreciated PLEASE

    all praise to GOD

    GOD bless all of you thanks
  • Mishael on Acts 5
    Bob Hilt:

    Do really believe that Jesus is going to suffer His Bride; the Bride of Christ;

    To go all the way through the Tribulation for the 7th Trumpet?

    To be tempted to take Antichrist's Mark of the Beast?

    To bow down and Worship the Antichrist?

    To be hunted like an animal by Antichrist's evil agents and taken to either take The Mark or be beheaded for the Testimony of Jesus ?

    To suffer screaming hunger and thirst because she has no way to get either?

    All believers who have been born again throughout human history?

    There is no scripture for what you preach.

    Your love of your own point of view endangers others.
  • Jo jo on John 3
    What does the word wrought mean in Luke 3 verse 21?
  • Adam - in Reply on Song of Solomon 3
    Hi John,

    >"The churches also change God's plan for marriage."

    What do you mean by 'churches' change God's plan for marriage? How? Which churches? Ones you attend or do you assume all are a certain way because of some you visited or a few people within the church you spoke to? Aren't the people who attend church just reading what the Bible says? In the decades I've attended churches- hundreds of them, not once have I seen anyone 'change' God's plan for marriage.

    In your previous comment you claimed that premarital sex is not sinful which is not what the Bible says, and now you're claiming to know God's plan for marriage? How do we know what you're saying isn't the devil's plan? And why assume that a cultural difference in popular marital age is God's plan? Paul said to stay single if you can and that's in the Bible, so I don't know how you assume God thinks everyone must get married by a certain age or that its ok to sin. If you put your hope and trust in God and learn about Him from the Bible and consider that an authority then what are your Bible references to back up this claim?
  • Arissa Nolastname on Galatians 4
    Where in the Old Testament does it say that Ishmael persecuted Isaac? Galatians 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

    I believe this section 4:22-31 among many in the Bible has been tampered with to stir contention in the middle east, and divide the Muslim tribes from the Jews, and now too with a divisive wall between all 3.

    I am in Christ, but have never experienced true freedom, not because of the Ishmaelites, Muslims, but because of white supremacists who have been persecuting the Muslims, Jews, & Christians for a VERY LONG TIME.

    These white supremacists have used occultic practices to control minds, hearts and turn brother against brother.

    It's time for the true Christians to get up off their hind quarters and pray for the household of Abraham- for healing, reconciliation, peace and unity.

    The white supremacists don't want a house united because a house united means power that the white supremacists cannot dominate. Their army will be destroyed very quickly, so now they use surveillance and lethal drones which is a very cowardly thing to do. They feel powerful when they are armed with their hi-tech weapons, and only aim to kill people they provoke to lash out, just so they have a reason to arrest, blow up, bomb innocent children, and use the excuse that it was an accident.

    Enough perversion of the Scripture as white supremacists have done for years to keep people enslaved, ignorant, and even in separating them from their children.

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