Bible Discussion PAGE 276

  • D W L on James 2
    James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

    25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

    26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

    John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
  • Alex on Romans 11
    Comments about the Godhead which is Father Son and GRANSON that is gonna result in an Israel of God a heavenly nation that is gonna be born in US. A lil one is gonna become a 1000 AND A SMALL ONE A STRONG NATION I the LORD will hasten it in its Time,Thats y jesus refers to the H.G AS THE PROMISE he is truly the Granson the beginning of an Israel of God The result of that good seed the Word the seed of God, our new heart and new spirit our new innerman which is the H.G.Being born again of an incorruptible seed etc even by the word of God,Just as Solomon came out of the loins of David,Solomon means Comforter in hebrew. Bathsheba was comforted at the birth of Solomon. In the spirit the H.G. comes out of Christ loins ( his Word was his breath ) the good seed that PRODUCES A BIRTH OF CHRIST IN US the new birth. The H.G. can only come via his seed the Word.At pentacost the H.G fell on them that heard his Word initiating a birth of Christ in them.Thus the H.G is truly the granson an Israel of God simply b/c Christ is the sower of that good seed the Word which makes Christ the FATHER OF THE H.G.Thats y isaiah calls Christ everlasting father he is the father of the H.G. A BABY Christ remember what jesus said unless you receive the Kingdom as a lil child you will in no wise enter there in.Isaiah says there shall come a rod a (child) outta of the stem of Jesse/ David, CHRIST JESUS was that Child that came outta of God Almighty AND THE H.G is the Branch that comes out of Christ LOINS HIS WORDS ETC HIS BREATH .Remember Jesse David and Solomon was father son and grandson. Also Abraham Issac and Jacob was father son and granson the begining of the nation of natural ISRAEL and GOD tells Moses that his name was Abraham Issac and Jacob that is my name FOREVER and my memorial to ALL GENERATIONS God could not say that if his Kingdom were not a trinity of Father Son and Granson AN Israel of GOD that is coming soon when the woman gives birth to the manchild which is the H.G. Gods Israel
  • Mr famous ogierioba on 2 Chronicles 25:9
    Dear Sir i subjest the book of Chronicles 25:6 out of propurtions, whereby a means a provictions stargnate such a commercial in what acticles meeting gate entry" and what left after the exit that included Jesus mission at the entry by the gate, Thank You.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 2 Samuel 13:20
    I already responded to your question. Did you check your email?
  • Mishael on Fools - in Reply on Mark 7
    I think the word you wrote is misspelled.

    The Bible has much to say about fools. The word fool today usually means "a senseless fellow, a bad character. The biblical definition has the added dimension of "someone who disregards God's Word."

    The Bible lists many characteristics of such a person, often contrasting him with one who is wise. Ecclesiastes 10:2 says, "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the FOOL to the left."

    A fool is one whose wayward heart turns continually toward foolishness. "Fools speak foolishness and make evil plans" (Isaiah 32:6).

    Proverbs 26:11 says, "As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly."

    Fools do not learn their lessons from the mistakes they make. They continue doing the same foolish things over and over again, to their own destruction (Proverbs 18:7).

    The following is a partial list of some characteristics of a fool from the BOOK OF

    PROVERBS:

    A fool hates knowledge (1:22)

    Takes no pleasure in understanding (18:2)

    Enjoys wicked schemes (Proverbs 10:23)

    Proclaims folly (Proverbs 12:23)

    Spurns a parent's discipline (15:5)

    Speaks perversity (19:1), is quick-tempered (12:16), gets himself in trouble with his proud speech (14:3) mocks at sin (14:9), is deceitful (14:8)

    Despises his mother (15:20). A foolish child brings grief to his or her parents (17:25; 19:13)

    A foolish man commits sexual immorality (6:32; 7:7-12)

    A foolish woman tears down her own house (14:1).

    (The worst of all). Psalms 14:1

    The fool hath said in his heart, THERE IS NO GOD. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works; there is none that does good.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Thanks for the info. I'm going to look that up.

    I preach against abortion frequently. I tried to appeal to our greedy sides: that America is aborting FUTURE taxpayers that would be alive, educated, earning income and paying taxes; so that those of us that bought into that silly dream; could retire and eat.

    It might have worked except people are having their futures scraped out. Many years ago a friend admitted she had 6 previous abortions and asked me to give her a ride to get #7 !! I begged her to let me adopt her child! She refused me, so I refused her. Broke my heart. I wept before the Lord till I ran dry. I asked Him when He would stop the murders? I'm crying again.

    He said He would take care of it. I'm looking...but people don't seem to care.

    No legislation passes Congress. They will have to give an account for it someday.

    I preached that all those little babies are in heaven NOW. Anyone who ever had an abortion, will see their child with their Heavenly Father. It's the only peace I have concerning this.

    Please keep letting people know what their babies bodies were used for.
  • Portia Kirkland on Leviticus 21
    MY COMPLETION ON LEITICVUS: This was the way that God sanctified or separated His people making them holy people, for He is Holy. This would continue to make a distinction between them and the world, at that time, and above all to give Him glory. Everyone knew them because of God's grace and mercy He gave to the Israelites. In their obedience, which they had t6o be, would bring them blessings. They were to remain unspotted from the world, as we should, today. This is why it is written, for our admonition/learning. Of course, these things changed after Jesus came on the scene and gave His life for us. AS Psalms 118,8 says, "It is better to trust God than to put your confidence in man.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 12:2
    Adeleye, we generally understand that Paul was referring to himself when he described this vision & revelation given to him. The reason that he speaks this way was probably because of the sights & sounds that were open to him & what he shared in his letter might cause his readers to think of him as more superior to others (vv 5,6). So to counteract that sense of superiority, he's diverting their attention off himself & speaking in the 'third' person. In fact, just so that he wouldn't sense any personal superiority & fall into sin, the Lord had given him a 'thorn in the flesh' to keep him humble (v7).

    The "third Heaven" being referred to is Heaven, the place of God's abode. The first heaven being the sky & the second being the universe of planets & stars. So Paul is saying that the Lord gave him the privilege of looking into God's Abode with all the angelic host & what he heard & saw was unutterable to mankind because of its glory & splendour.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Exodus 7
    After all the plagues you would think he'd know Moses's God was doing it.

    He was raised Egyptian and he only worshipped Egyptian gods. His gods couldn't bring his son back to life.

    First thing God Created was Time. He set a clock in motion for people, animals, everything. God lives outside of time and inside of time.

    He's the Alpha and the Omega: the beginning, and the end.

    He doesn't chart our lives or our choices. He gave us a free will regarding choices.

    As you can see with the plagues presented to Pharaoh; God was at work in Pharaohs will to help him change his mind. But he was greedy and wanted free labor forever.

    God knew which way Pharaoh was going to choose.

    He knows which way we're all going to choose. Look up reprobate. Some people just will not choose To seek God: no matter how many times God reaches out to them within their wills.

    Satan is the bigshot I WILL in the world. That's his speech for everything.

    So do we sometimes: I will do what I wanna do no matter who I hurt!! Ever heard that fly out of your mouth? I hope not.

    God wants us to choose Jesus. It's out there. The good news. Question is... are we going to accept the free Gift of God?

    Have you?
  • Portia Kirkland on Leviticus 21
    Ther is so much that can be expounded upon. it would take over the number of characters, so I will try to make it simple. All of what we have read are God's laws, judgments, ordinances, statutes, and commandments for the Israelites in those days. Altogether, these terms, being used interchangeably, were for the people of God to be obedient in keeping them. These things were a type of rituals to be performed as God had instructed them, including the strangers among them. The cleansings were not baths like what we do today to be lean. Nor were any of His ordinances or statues were to be taken literally. They were ceremonial and definitely spiritual, and holy. See my next completion.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Romans 11
    If you are not Jewish, scripture describes everybody else as Gentile.

    A lot of exciting scriptures surrounding the Gentiles. Use the search engine here, to read those in a group.

    Click on New Testament only, to pare down the list.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 2 Samuel 13:20
    People have made charts of Jesus's genealogy through Mary

    And Joseph too even though he was a step father. No blood connection. He was however a descendant of King David.

    A baby always has its fathers blood type.

    The only connection to the mother is for sustenance.

    That's how Jesus's blood was SINLESS. That's why His blood is so Powerful.

    Check those charts out on Google.
  • Cesar Turcios - in Reply on Exodus 7
    Amen. My question now is did Pharaoh know of the one true God or was he accustomed to pagan idols all his life and didn't know any better?
  • Mishael on Pharaohs Hard Heart - in Reply on Exodus 7
    You need to read more slow, Exodus 1 through to chapter 11 & 12.

    The children of Israel were slaves to Egypt for 400 years: subject to starvation often and body breaking work to build Pharaohs cities, monuments, etc.

    Pharaoh had all male newborns killed to control Jewish numbers. Was that fair?

    They finally seriously started crying out to God to deliver them! Don't feel sorry for Pharaoh. The story inExodus is different from Hollywood's Version.

    God knew Pharaoh was not going to let them go, so He alerted Moses to prepare for Passover, and spread lambs blood over the door mantles and celebrate the first Passover meal.

    The last plague was When God sent the Destroyer through Egypt and all firstborn of Egyptians fell dead; even Pharaohs son.

    There was no more haggling about herds and cows for sacrifices; Pharaoh told Moses to take everything and get out!

    The children of Israel leave, but then Pharaoh chases them to the Red Sea to slaughter them.

    I think Pharaoh had every chance to change his mind.

    God is at work within human wills to see the sheer miracle of earths creation to understand that none of this crawled out of the water onto land and walked until it evolved into humans. Romans 1 says clearly that we are able to understand that Someone made all of this! It says we are without excuse if we don't see it. Then we become: WITHOUT EXCUSE. Like Pharaoh we are left alone with our decision to oppose ourselves, and God.

    Some people just aren't going to be saved.

    Only people who can see God in his Creation, and accept the Creator of that creation; will respond to His Word, The Holy Bible, and the people who carry the Good News that Jesus Christ was born, lived a sinless life; was crucified for the sins of all mankind; was in the tomb 3 days and was Resurrected on that 3rd day, Victorious over

    Death, Hell and the Grave!!

    We can trust Jesus in all things pertaining to Life.
  • Gracelyn Fletcher - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    The entire bible is the word of God. One of Jesus many names is The word of God. Therefore all of the word is equally important and worthy of studying.
  • Ben on Psalms 38
    I love The first of God's chosen Kings; a righteous king who bowed himself under the weight of his sinful shame and disgrace to submit to His God's Majesty. He is my father indeed. Thanks for the example, king David the greatest. Your descendants shall be innumerable in this glorious end time.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Ness, it's true that the apostle Paul was called to preach the Gospel & teach the Gentiles (Romans 11:13, 1 Timothy 1:7, 2 Timothy 1:11).

    To "rightly divide the Word" essentially means that when we consider a verse, or a portion of Scripture, we should examine it further to make sure that our initial understanding of it aligns with what the other relevant Scriptures in the Bible also tell us about it. There are of course other aspects to the meaning of this phrase, but basically God requires us to handle His Word correctly, & that can only come by the Holy Spirit's guidance & knowledge of the Word. That is why a believer needs to read the whole Word of God & not just 'favourite' Books of the Bible.

    True, a lot of the Old Testament was written about matters affecting the Jewish heritage & their position before God, but they are not to be avoided by Christians for "ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16,17). We get immense benefit in knowing & understanding the whole Old Testament for that is how we learn of Israel's history & more importantly, about the God Whom we serve. And after all, when we love someone, don't we want to know as much about that person as we can? So it should be our constant desire to know God our Father, Jesus His Son & His Spirit as much as we are able from the Scriptures & what He reveals to us in our daily experiences that causes us to love Him more & grow in our faith.
  • Mishael on the Holy Spirit and Tongues - in Reply on Mark 16:15
    When you enter this website, use the search box on top and type in TONGUES. The engine will pull up ALL scriptures pertaining to tongues. I would click on the New Testament only, for this word.

    The Holy Spirit is your Teacher. He helps us understand Biblical truths.

    The gift of speaking in tongues that continues throughout church history and is so widespread today is the Holy Spirit-prompted ability to pray and praise God in a heavenly dialect, possibly even an angelic language that is not related to anything spoken on earth such as German or Swahili or Mandarin or English. The Holy Spirit personally crafts or creates a special and unique language that enables a Christian to speak to God in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. This gift is not a human language that one might encounter in some foreign country, but a Spirit-empowered capacity to speak meaningful words that are only understood by the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (unless, of course, God provides the interpretation through the one speaking or through another believer.

    The more you learn about the Holy Spirit's ministry to you, the more you will desire all that He has purposed for you. 1 Corinthians 12, teaches about all the gifts

    (for believers). He knows where you are in your walk with God, and He will wait until you understand and desire His gifts. You should talk to Him and ask Him any questions about what you are learning through scripture. He responds to us through OUR inner spirit, where He indwells. His is the still small voice.

    If you ever hear something that frightens you; that's the devil trying to prevent you from following Jesus. Just say: I rebuke you, satan, in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Get thee hence.

    If you'll scroll under the Search Box you'll see the Commentary Box; of Bible Teachers commentaries on that verse. Use the back arrow to get back to the Search box area.

    Hope this helps.
  • Alexandra Phoebe Hoggatt - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Okay i will.
  • Adeleye Elijah on 2 Corinthians 12:2
    Pls,who is this man Paul was talking about here and what is the meaning of third heaven?
  • Alex on 2 Samuel 13:20
    Dear Brother or Sister in Christ,

    I am still not satisfied with the answers given for Jesus' lineage. It is critical that Jesus be a descendant of David to fulfill the prophesy that David's son will be the ruler of the kingdom. If we use the lineage given in Matthew it connects David by blood down to Joseph which has nothing to do with Jesus' bloodline. At best Joseph is Jesus' step father, a non-blood. There is no mention that Joseph legally adopted Jesus as his son. Jesus has no blood relation or legal relation (recorded) to Joseph. And, after the story of Jesus disappearing for 3-4 days at the age of 12, after the festival of Passover in Jerusalem, Joseph is never mentioned again. He is a truly insignificant figure in Jesus' life. Whereas, his mother Mary is mentioned a number of times even at his crucifixion in John 19:26. Unfortunately, the lineage in Luke is "assumed" to be that of Mary's but not stated. For Jesus to be a blood relative of David it is important to know not assume this to be the case. In the past years, this has not been important but has become so since this is a key prophecy and fulfillment of God's covenant. The best I can come to is Jesus was a man/God and was a Spiritual son/Lord of David and of God, the Almighty.

    Respectfully,

    Alex
  • Gene on Luke 17:28
    law of God
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Romans 11
    Just curious why you believe the antichrists are Israel?

    Revelation 3:9 "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."

    1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (ALL Jews deny Jesus and that makes them antichrist, if they believed in Jesus then they would be CHRISTIANS. IF you do not believe me call any Synagogue and ask the Rabbi or them if Jesus is the Messiah.)

    1 John 2:23 - Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    If Jews do not accept Jesus as messiah, then who is their messiah?

    1 Corinthians 16:22 - If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema (CURSED) Maranatha.

    DO JEWS LOVE JESUS OR ARE THEY CURSED?

    Please explain how these get saved without Jesus? I am curious

    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Romans 11
    John l Part 2

    1 Kings 21:1 ....had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the PALACE of Ahab KING of SAMARIA.

    Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

    this verse says a new covenant with both Israel AND Judah. So how can they be the same?

    Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

    Romans 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

    Galatians 3:29. - And if ye be Christ's, then ARE ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Romans 11
    John L - I believe that is true that all who are in Christ ARE the seed of Abraham as Paul states in Galations 3:29

    Galatians 3:29 "And if ye be Christ's, then ARE are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

    I do not see anything about "becoming" or "spiritual seed"

    and if Christians are divorced Israel of Jeremiah 3:8 that means they shall be the object of the wrath of Satan in the Tribulation.

    Jeremiah 3:8 "And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of DIVORCE divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also."

    God divorced Israel with the promise of remarriage

    Jeremiah 31:31 "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:"

    Jesus in Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    God promised Abraham he would be the Father of MANY NATIONS.

    Genesis 17:5 - Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of MANY many nations have I made thee.

    If the "Jews" are all of Abraham, where are all these MANY "jewish nations"...?

    There is only one and it was created by the antichrist United Nations and one is not many.

    Either God lied (impossible) or the Jews are not all of Israel.

    Where are the MANY JEWISH NATIONS of Abraham?

    Judah and Israel were not the same people. God divorced Israel and not Judah. One tribe is not many

    The Lord DIVORCED ISRAEL

    Israel and judah had wars and different kings as well as different capitols. Jerusalem capitol of Judah.

    Samaria capitol of Israel.

    2 Kings 8:16 ...Joram the son of Ahab KING of ISRAEL, Jehoshaphat being then KING of JUDAH, ...
  • Albina on Matthew 2
    This is a testimony by Mathew regarding the basic events that occur when our Savior was born. Without adding anything from anywhere else we can conclude that the birth of Jesus was prophesied way before He was born. This chapter does not state that the wise men were saints. In Russian translation they are called volkhv (which are somebody like sorcerer or magician). Somehow it was open to them that there will be a birth of the King of Jews. God can use anybody in order to achieve His plans, and here he used wise men. Whether wise men knew about the real significance of this event, we do not know, however perhaps they knew something very important about was happening by reading stars.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Peter 4
    Tim, I believe you're correct in your understanding. The fact that believers will partake at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:8-9) & also stand at the Judgement Seat of Christ is proof enough that their sins were fully dealt with while on Earth & they have been 'accepted in the beloved', being found spotless & holy to stand before His Presence.

    Yet, it is incumbent on every believer to confess & turn away from every known sin while on Earth, not with lip service, but from a heart constrained by the Spirit & from one who longs to please his Lord in every area of his life. There are many 'Christians' going into confessionals as a routine or believing that God overlooks their continual sin by virtue of Christ's death, who sadly are impostors & are ignorant of the Truth & do despite to Christ's sacrifice.

    The question is: what are the 'works' that are judged when we stand before Him in eternity? What have we built upon that foundation of Christ? Will it only be the works of visible ministry & the preaching of the Gospel amongst the unreached, or will it also include the unseen labours that have blessed humanity with Christ's Love or even shaken Heaven's Gates with their fervent prayers? But for those whose works will be burned, whose lives have produced nothing of worth, they will still be saved "yet so as by fire".
  • Adam - in Reply on Acts 7:55
    Yes it is.
  • Nicholas R Greiner on Acts 7:55
    Sabbath on Saturday?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Write it down. This is spiritual warfare and sometimes you gotta fight it out till your faith gets involved.


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