Bible Discussion PAGE 269

  • Dianne - in Reply on John 1
    S Spencer I know your a stickler for what the word says and I respect that show me in those verses where it says the devil. He Was perfect the day he was created Lucifer then he changed he wasn't created that way. another question how can a God that's all love and light and heals produce a being his opposite. Now I'm gracefully ending this God bless.'
  • Kevin39 on James 1
    James chapter one like to understand it more
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Davy Hi a good example of this is in the Gospel of Luke 2:26-35 it is speaking by inspiration from Gods spirit and the spirit told him or revealed to Him he would not see death until he had seen the Lords Christ talk about being blessed, then look at what he says about the child. 1 Samuel 19 is an example of the same thing speaking by inspiration by spirit of God. God Bless
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Richard Hi no one knows how old the earth is in Genesis 1:1 it says in the beginning so take your pick 20 million, 80 million no matter what they choose it doesn't change what God said it is still in the beginning. Another point the statement replenish the earth in the context was stated to man and woman, so I don't know what was there before but something was and got changed. Something to think about.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on John 1
    Hi Nana,

    Yes God created the devil.

    Read Ezekiel 28:12-19. take note of verses 14 and 15.

    " Ezekiel 28:14-15. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast "CREATED", till iniquity was found in thee."

    Psalms 148:2-5. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

    Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

    Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

    " Let THEM praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were CREATED."

    Colossians 1:16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    God bless.
  • Dianne - in Reply on John 1
    Nana Just as adam has stated Everything God created was given freedom of will to obey Him or not including angels, the true God is not a control freak and does not make or control people to do things. If He was he could have stopped Adam and Eve. Even Jesus Christ in the Garden of gethsemane ask is there any other way. he was not forced to go to the cross he out of love for us gave Himself. Gods desire or will is for people to love him by there freedom of will that is a process of thought based on scripture. Hence the word of God Is the Will of God. So the more scripture in your head it can work in your believing Heart and be seen in your daily walk and talk. God Bless
  • Donna
    If God gives men free will so men can love him by their own free will; but God hates sin. All man has to do is not sin, by their free will. To me either man does't have free will or man loves sin more than God.
  • Mishael - in Reply
    I will do that today. I had to buy a new Bible, because the one I search in is so marked up. There's 5 Bibles in the same condition in my bookcase. They're like old friends and I cannot bear to let them go.

    I've been helping someone to clear out a house of a disabled parent who died, and it's difficult to see what happens to 70+ years of accumulated belongings. It makes you think about heaven and the sheer joy of being unencumbered.
  • William Westenberger on 2 Samuel 10
    How long was David King before he was ousted by his son?
  • Adam - in Reply on John 1
    Hello, God created everything, but He doesn't create our own choices. He loved us enough to give us freewill. We can use it for good or evil. The fact that satan was an angel in heaven and chose evil shows that even angels in heaven have freewill. So, heaven isn't filled with a bunch of obedient robots, but God-loving beings who choose love. Because most people choose evil, most people won't go to heaven.

    God doesn't want people to sin. Sin is disobedience to God and immorality.

    Those who are upset about evil existing often complain about freewill that others have to do evil (but not themselves). But if you're a parent and have a choice of forcing your child into compliance to say they love you, or hearing 'I love you' under their own choosing, which would be more genuine and meaningful to you?

    God bless...
  • Shamari on Genesis 1
    it was great! Thanks for sending me! allprases!!!! to the most high!
  • Linda Derrick - in Reply
    Thank you, yes that was it. Acts 19:1-5

    Have a great day!
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Hi Sister.

    That Is wonderful, God bless you for your dedication to serve.

    Brother Chris has been a blessing to us all, and your dedication is inspiring also.

    God bless you.
  • Davy
    Meaning of "to prophesy". As in the case of Sauls messengers in 1 Samuel 19:20-24.
  • Nana AKERs - in Reply on John 1
    so does that mean that god created the devil
  • Dianne - in Reply on 2 Samuel 12:31
    Drake Last but not least Psalm 103:1-14 especially look at 10-12, 12 as far as the east is from the west so far hath he removed our transgressions from us, north and south are poles if you go south you'll eventually go north and vise versa east and west never meet if you go west your always going west and vise versa, really something to think about. God Bless
  • Dianne - in Reply on 2 Samuel 12:31
    Drake Some things to think about your heart for God is evident, 1 John 3:20+21 also Romans 8:28-39 thats in the context of walking by the spirit i.e. Gods word. Nobody is worthy of this, we have been made the righteousness of God in Christ, all sins are paid in full God looks at us as his family. Look at the logic an earthly father when a mistake is made instructs and teaches so that the error gets corrected. Our heavenly Father God gave us everything through Jesus Christ who is our greatest example. In 2 Timothy3:16+17 is the purpose of Gods word verse 17 That the man of God may be perfect throughly furnished unto all good works. The word throughly is not in error its there because we have been made clean by the accomplished work of Jesus Christ. i never think about what I was I endeavor to think about 2 Corinthians 5: 17-21. This is Gods Heart for His Kids us. God Bless
  • Richard Guardado
    Genesis 1-28 King James says replenish the world. Indicating it had been done before which would help explain why some scientists and archeologists say Earth is much older than is indicated by the Bible??
  • Lauren On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    I guess this is a hot topic for me, because I keep having more to say.... But even after I was saved, I fell into

    using "I AM" as a kind of mantra, desperately wanting to know (with my mind) that Jesus was within me.

    All I had to do was quietly repeat, "I am....." and meditate. But there is a huge difference between desperately

    wanting to know THAT Christ is within us, and desperately wanting to know CHRIST ..... When the Lord Jesus Christ is present, and you look into His face, you feel every sin wiped away, you feel cleansed and completely freed. You are a soul in love..... When you look into face of "I AM" or "God Consciousness," you meet an idea. Sin has not been dealt with. You remain in your sin. You may not know intellectually but you feel it. Someone put it well: your feet remain firmly planted in mid-air.
  • Fred
    The fireplace is the alter of God, unapproachable ,yet if we find ourselves their we will never leave the same. Refined, cleansed , by a fire that none may know. The same fire that Moses removed his shoes for! This law of God it will bring you to a place of refining, a place of mercy, indeed a mercy seat! It truly is our schoolmaster! This is the will of the Father to bring all men unto Himself. God the Father in His love, now has done something much different! He has given us a new way! A way unto Him , without the fires of sacrifice, without the remembrance and sacrifice that could never make us perfect!

    This mighty One has given His Only begotten Son! The new alter found at the foot of the cross! No more vail, the doors now open for all to see and come. Who may kneel freely, and find the love of the father through the Son! Both Jew and Gentile, bond and free, rich or poor. All men, women ,and children. Come and see who this is, the savior of the world! Jesus the Christ.
  • On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    And the friend I wrote about earlier, who did not like the idea of "blood sacrifice" or that Jesus died for his sins,

    he is very much a believer of this "Universal Christ' and this "Light of God" being in all beings..... a very Hindu idea.

    To someone who has not met the Lord, not been born again, the idea of God being a "Person" seems very constricting,

    very narrow, hence the great appeal of the unsaved flocking to the "Universal Christ.'
  • On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    I fell "prey" to it..... the computer spell check automatically changed my spelling to "pray" ! I love it :)
  • On the I AM - in Reply on Joel 2
    there is a wonderful interview of Steven Bacarz (former new age megastar, converted to Christ) being interviewed by Alisa Chambers, on the new age "Universal Christ," a book written by Richard Rohr. I fell pray to the Universal Christ too, just praying, "I AM" believing I Am to be Christ.... ("know ye not, ye are gods?") I AM became a mantra. there was no need of any gospel, no need of any Blood of the Lamb. It is a huge movement in the New Age, Richard Rohrs book has influenced many, many people. It is really Hindu philosophy, meditating on "I AM" to lead you to Unity Consciousness, or God Consciousness. Everybody can say, "I AM" and so everybody has Christ.... When I lived in the Zen Buddhist center in my 20's, we all had a "mantra," a word you say over an over again, later on I tried "I AM" as a mantra. What I got was more stuck in my mind, fallen prey to another delusion. The Lord is a Person. The fallen self cannot keep saying the name of the Lord and become a god, as I found out. Mishael, I wonder if you could make a comment on this Universal Christ movement so prevalent among New Agers.... Did you ever come upon in in evangelizing?
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Samuel 12:31
    Hello Drake. The anguish you feel is mirrored in so many of us. The Apostle Paul suffered under the same spiritual cloud when he looked at the conflict in himself, between sin & his spirit. Romans 7:14-23 shows that conflict. But after his agonizing over it, he could find that victory lay not within him, but in the Person of Jesus Christ.

    Even the Psalmist in Psalm 73:21-26, despaired of his unworthiness before God (was seen as a beast before Him & with a body & heart that failed God in life & in death). Yet, even he could raise himself up & proclaim that inspite of this, God was still his Strength, that His Presence hadn't left him & he would be guided in this life & into the next.

    All God ever expects of His children is to humble themselves before Him, acknowledging that there "dwelleth no good thing" as far as our flesh is concerned. When we bring our sins & shortcomings before Him & our desire is not to the sin but only to the Saviour, He sees the heart that is inclined towards Him: a heart of faith, of hope, of expectation in our final redemption from this Earth. "He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust", but He also knows where the blood of His Son has been applied, and that not one of His sheep will be lost or plucked from His Hand.

    We can confidently rest on such Scriptures, but if sin overtakes us, we look up & reach out for our Father & receive assurance of forgiveness & restoration. You've shared a mighty testimony declaring your love for the Lord; this cannot come from a heart succumbed to a sinful life, but of one engaged in the earthly battle in the spiritual realm, trusting the Lord for that extra measure of faith & strength. "This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." Faith in Christ alone who has gotten us the victory through His Cross. Stay strong brother - keep looking up in faith & looking down into His Word for you.
  • Lauren - in Reply
    Chris, what a joy these words bring! Bless you! I love when someone's comment leads me straight to loving God....
  • Eluid on Mark 13
    Mark 13, verse 24-25 Jesus telling the apostle of a war which is the second coalition war and that date is April 11, 2003,

    The smoke from the oil wells burning darkened the sky, the sun nor the moon's light will not shine through, a regime will fall (an American puppet), which will cause a vacuum and catch America by surprise.

    Mark 13 verse 26 is the Abrahams Accord, dated august 13, 2020.
  • Eluid on Revelation 13
    The sea is the people, the Beast id the presidency, Seven Heads Ten Horns is description of U.S. currency, i.e., half penny, penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, silver dollar, Ten Horns is the same, but in paper currency. Crown is is date, by the amount of different denomination of currency in circulation. Seven Heads Ten Horns Ten Crowns means U.S. 1981, so Rev 13:1 is metaphoric and reads as follows

    As I stood at the back edge of a massive crowd, I saw the president (Ronald Wilson Reagan) elected by the people, from the United State, 1981, and the currency said :In GOD we trust.

    President Reagan lived by his speeches and motivating the people, one can say that was his sword, there was an other sword called Alzheimer's which took his speech, motivation, and eventually his life. One can say Reagan lived by the sword and died by the sword,

    The 666 is six letters of alphabets in the first name , six in the middle name, and six in the last name. That is what Revelation 13 description is of the Reagan and bush presidential era.
  • Chris - in Reply
    Dear Sister. My apologies, I must be more careful in such assumptions. It was so good to read of the profitable time you had with your friend; for his/her spiritual benefit & prayerfully leading to salvation, and for you, increased joy in your heart & confidence in sharing the Word by God's Spirit. Remember, the enormous power that is in God's Word, which is God-breathed. If at the sound of the Word, demons tremble & flee, how much more will an enquiring soul become troubled as spiritual conflict takes place. Even as you being Christ's representative there, His Light is already beaming through you - be joyful, confident & speak as 'thus & thus saith the Lord. Every blessing to you.
  • English sacha - in Reply
    Hi Dianne , I get really annoyed by negative sermons also , there are a group of Christians who regularly preach in my local town centre and all they talk about is the devil and sin and he'll ,they are in fact slightly abusive to people , it's as if they are deliberately pushing people away rather than trying to draw them in with bands of love , I would have much more respect for them if they kept their mouths shut and just gave away free Bibles to anyone who wants one , even occasionally in my congregation we get a preacher who will pick one of the slightly less reputable characters in the Bible and spend 45 minutes just ripping that person apart , firstly they are just pandering to our vanity by implying that none of us would have behaved in that way if we were in that situation , I'm sorry but I am definitely a sinner and might have done even worse ! Secondly it's just dull . I want to here preachers fishing and using love and truth and peace and joy and amazing awesome promises about a fantastic future as bait , not hate and condemnation and fear and a holier than thou attitude .
  • English sacha - in Reply
    Please don't be offended , I'm not trying to be rude , when you say that your Biblical references are obscure that's fine by me , I've read it all very many times ,so please can you give me the references that back up your original comment , I'm annoyed with myself if I have missed them .


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