Bible Discussion PAGE 321

  • Paul - in Reply on Psalms 83
    The last sentence does not appear in earlier translations.
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 22
    David, I think it depends on how you view equality. If through the eyes of the present, then yes, both the Quran & the Bible are out of step with gender equality. Having ministered in an Islamic country, I can state that the Islam does treat women equally, BUT on THEIR terms & understanding of their scriptures. I don't agree with it naturally (from a Christian viewpoint), but they need to abide by its requirements until such time they find their freedom in Christ. For the Christian woman, again if the matter is considered on purely a cultural basis, also the head covering issue, then they can appear offensive. What about a male covering his head? But our Scriptures do give a clear reason & it is not to belittle women in any way: it starts in 1 Cor 11:3; 14:34,35 (specifically): relating the spiritual significance & order of creation. True, many today pay little regard to such verses, but then the question: which parts of the Bible do I choose to practise & which parts are optional?
  • Cassandra ware - in Reply on Psalms 70
    Ask God for what you want and believe that it is done. Don't give up on your marriage. Watch Fire proof and believe!!!
  • Vern on Daniel 10
    Michael is an Arch Angel, Chief Angel, Prince, or Messenger of God. He could not be Jesus the Christ. The book of Hebrews clearly explains the Deity of Christ and gives the reasons why Michael and Jesus are Not the same. Read the beginning Chapters of Hebrew. This will clear up any confusion. The Lord Jesus and God our Heavenly Father are not about confusion. We must read and search the entire Bible to be sure and to show ourselves approved.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 11
    Thank you for your comments, David. This piqued my interest in a part of history that is not easily available to us; at least after my spending much time doing research. My research showed Constantine's rise to power & his 'conversion' & subsequent favour to the persecuted & impoverished Christians living in Rome. On his death bed he was baptized for the security of his soul. But, nothing about what you had written. I then found (in Wikipedia) the following: "In 331 AD, Constantine commissioned Eusebius to deliver 50 Bibles to the Church of Constantinople. Athanasius recorded that about 340 Alexandrian scribes prepared Bibles for Constans. It was speculated that this provided motivation for canon lists & (certain codices) are examples of these Bibles. Together with another codex, these are the earliest extant Christian Bibles". Is this then what you are referring to? If not, then I would be interested to read your source material.
  • David Orren - in Reply on Acts 22
    Hi Dalanie,

    No offense taken, thanks for getting back to me.

    History is a study of the past based on rigorous examination of the recorded evidence. When the people wrote the bible passages two thousand years ago, they did not have the tools we have today. Hence people's ability to write history was somewhat limited an anny attempt to record history fell into the category of mythology, usually written with very limited field of vision, and based around a very limited culture. For example, the Bible has no knowledge of the ice cap, the arctic, the rain forest, of Mars, or the deep ocean. Its written by people with very limited perspective.

    Fortunately, today we can travel, we can examine the earth's crust, we can run tests on rocks and bones. We can do amazing things. Or we an close our eyes and repeat what we were told to believe when we were just kids.

    The great thing is we have choice, and with choice, we can read and learn outside of what we ha been told is the

    Be well

  • David Orren - in Reply on Acts 22
    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for that. I guess this is where Christianity meets Islam. I understand that Muslims are also against women being equal. They try to make it look OK by saying that women are equal 'just in another way'. Is that how Christians see it as well? And in the Jewish religion? Maybe that has something to do with the region and time in history where these three religions succeeded one another?

    In my case my mother, sister and daughter are all better educated and sure are much smarter than me! I guess if we had a church it would be them leading the discussion.

    Do you think maybe Paul was talking about how things were then in the Middle East, 2,000 years ago? Do we ever ask why? Would keeping women down work well today in London or NYC? Could that lead a a lot of very unhappy women? Even unhappy men? Seems unnecessary and I cannot think of a good reason for it..

  • S - in Reply on Genesis 1
    The first sin was disobedience. Genesis chapter 2 God told man what he can do and what he can not do and the consequences. Genesis 3 man disobeys God.

    Watch Clint Walkers near death experience.

    God's word is spirit and life Read John 6:63
  • S - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Micah 6:8

    "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

    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."
  • JJ - in Reply on Luke 17:34
    This is the rapture when Jesus comes and takes the one that believes he died for there sins the one that is saved goes up to be with Jesus the one that is left is going to have to die for Christ during Tribulations and be saved or they will take the mark of the beast and will be in hell with Satan. It's there choice. There is only one way to heaven asking Jesus to come into your heart and forgive you for your sins and save you. You must believe he died for your sins. I hope this helps.
  • JJ - in Reply on Luke 17:34
    No you are wrong they are very much alive. Read all of it.
  • Peter - in Reply on Acts 22
    to David Orren i was just wondering, were the Missing Links on the idea of evolution ever solved. It was discussed in the 1960. The idea was that there is such a big difference in the humans and apes and other animal in for example what we could do compared with other animals, how could the brain of other animals account for that? There is no comparison with animals even if there is just a slight difference in the DNA. Our brains are much bigger, i think; and of course, we have a Mind. I think that all that they have done for the last 4 generation is just teach that it is so. Education is turning out identical clones, everyone thinking the same, U never hear anyone mention the missing links.
  • Erma on Acts 22
    Did the father jephthah in the book of Judges 11 chapter really kill his daughter adah?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 22
    Thanks Chris,

    I copied it to a word document and sent it to my phone so I can read on the go. I have not been to that website in at least 10 years. I had forgotten all about it. From what I remember, there's some good information there. Thanks for sharing that. I will read it soon, Lord willing!
  • Adam - in Reply on Acts 22
    It appears you're looking at the same evidence and coming up with a different conclusion. Science isn't opposed to the Bible. Science and the Bible are in agreement. What isn't in agreement is anti-God biased people who draw false conclusions about reality based on their own religious biases and call that 'science'. There is no evidence of evolution. Not one person in history has ever witnessed an actual species transform into another species, therefore it violates the scientific method to draw a conclusion without ever witnessing what is hypothesized. Many after already deciding what they want to believe without evidence try to find scraps to support it using confirmation bias, just like claiming DNA supports evolution, even though it actually supports intelligent creation. It's important to seek and pray to God for wisdom and truth so that we aren't blinded by the world's deception and foolishness.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    You make a great point Bob. There are people who think since I am saved and I cannot lose my salvation, I can sin all I want because I'm covered. It's sad that people think that way, but they do. It should never be like that, ever. I don't understand how anyone who professes to be a believer, professes to follow Christ, and professes to love God would want to go out and sin anyways. Those who believe that way make me wonder if they're even saved at all.

    Revelation 3:5 is a verse that has been such a blessing to me. When I read the phrase "He that overcomes" from the original language, I see it is a Present Participle, meaning the one (who is) overcoming. So, if I have Christ living inside of me, I am overcoming, and I will overcome, because He overcame, and He promises not to blot me out of the book of the Lamb, His book. I believe there are two books, the book of life which has listed in it everybody that has received human life. And then the book of the Lamb, those who belong to Christ.
  • Linda on Ezekiel 38
    Where is China on all of this Biblically? Right now they seem to be attacking us physically and financially, on purpose. I've been searching and so far have very little about China in the Last Days.
  • Neil MacEwan on Matthew 24
    There was a news item in Israel this past week( of April 23 ,2020) that caught my eye, which stated that the Sea of Galilee was FULL!

    So what, I said

    But also the Great Lakes of Canada/US are all above seasonal averages...

    That's a lot of water....and the snow melt in Canada is not yet at its peak!

    Re Jesus' return...." As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be prior to Jesus' return

    Do you draw the same conclusion I'm drawing?

    IN HIM, THE BEST PLACE TO BE, THE " Secret Place" OF PS91?

    Neil, in BC CANADA
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 22
    David, I believe that Paul was referring to women speaking in the Church, not in the home, school, elsewhere.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 5
    If anyone has a legitimate cause to accuse you of doing harm to them, it is far better to work it out with them and settle the matter before they bring you to court. In old times you would be imprisoned until your debts were paid up. Likewise we need to agree with God about our sin and reconcile with him on the basis of Jesus Christ dying on the cross to pay the full redemption price for us. If we had to pay that price ourselves, it would take more than forever to get out of Hell. Also we would be wise to do our best to avoid having any unresolved conflict with others when we finally appear before the LORD.
  • Neil MacEwan on Matthew 24
    Re Matt24:5

    "For many will come in my name saying they are Christ; and will deceive many" is the current interpretation

    but the above is NOTwhat Jesus said!

    "Many will come in my name saying I ( insert ) am Christ, and will deceive many"

    Are there any denominational leaders who claim Jesus is the Messiah, and who deceive many of their followers by their theology ?

    I can name two possibilities ( my opinion)

    What say you?

    Neil, in British Columbia, Canada
  • David Orren - in Reply on Acts 22
    Hi Adam,

    Good question. We all share a deep curiosity to know more about where we came from. Many people study the bible. and others study science. I am curious to understand how my fellow human beings think, and I read and study both, and I learn something new every day.

    You say the assumption that humans are 99% the same as an ape has flawed logic. You ask, just because the same metal from cars can be found in buildings, does that mean cars evolved into buildings? No. it means that both cars and buildings evolved are built by people with metal.

    Our DNA is 60% similar to a banana. Does that mean we came from a banana? No, it means we both evolved originally from the same living DNA.

    Our DNA is 84% similar to a dog. We are both mammals, more recently related than a banana. Ditto the cat. Our DNA is 90%-96% same as monkeys, apes. We are MUCH more recent relatives. And our DNA is 99.9% similar to other people because 200,000 years is a blink in the timeline of natural evolution.
  • Maryann - in Reply on Revelation 2:10
    Thank You so much ... God Bless You!
  • DaLanie Armstrong - in Reply on Acts 22
    No offense dude but I am going to have to disagree with you it clearly states in the bible that this world was created by God along with all things living on it, I was just simply curious because people are trying to rewrite history. And I was just confused.
  • Robert J DeHaan on Isaiah 5
    Technology and Science work hand in hand to replace the Creator, the Almighty One is He. The prince of the air is only the prince of the air, and nothing else. Our Lord reigns over all that is good and all that is evil. The Bible prophecies of old tell us today what the Lord has had planned for the church of today. The Christian church would be an apostate church, full of religion and tradition. But the Apostate church is devoid of the Power of the Holy Spirit drawing sinners to know that they need a Savior to save them from their sins. It does not teach or preach truth, but entertains the lost unrepentant sinner. It is full of nice stories and nice entertaining music, but the Spirit of the Lord that CONVICTS SINNERS is MISSING! May the sinner reading this today know that God can convict you of your sins, right here and right now as you read this. He is calling the BACKSLIDER back to the cross reminding you that Jesus washed away all our sins at Calvary! Hear the Spirit calling!
  • Kayla on Hebrews 11
    Rahab didn't have to help the spys but she did
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    The rapture is taught in the Bible in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4. It's just a matter of semantics on the word Rapture. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 says concerning the rapture: Then we who are living and remaining shall be caught up together with them in the clouds for a meeting of the Lord in the air.

    The phrase "shall be caught up" is translated from the Greek word HARPADZO, which means to be caught up, to be snatched, to be seized. The Latin translation of the same Greek word is RAPTUS, which is where we get the word rapture from. So whether people call it the rapture, or the HARPADZO, or say shall be caught up, it is all talking about the same thing.

    It is a time when Christ comes and removes His church from this earth before His judgement comes upon it.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    (Last Part)

    But probably one of the most powerful Scriptures of God's keeping power is Romans 8:38-39: "For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor powers, nor any thing which has come, nor things coming, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    The only way a person can be saved is by a spiritual birth from God; and the only way a person can keep his salvation is through the keeping power of God.

    That is my position. I don't believe I can lose it because I am trusting in the power of the one who has saved me, sealed me, and has promised not to lose me. I'm sitting there at the "will call" waiting for the one who purchased me to come pick up His possession.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 5
    The meek are those that wait on the LORD, enduring affliction without asserting their own ambitions or growing hostile. Psalms 37 is a wonderful exposition on Jesus' promise to set things straight in his coming kingdom.

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