Bible Discussion PAGE 33

  • Robert Butts on Matthew 28:20
    What are "all things whatsoever I have commanded you" in Matthew 28:20?
  • Elise Hill on 2 Peter 1
    Amen and Glory to God for His Word.
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
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    I agree that our Bible study would be more useful when we are given the opportunity to contribute. Me & my friend have already suggested that, & they didn't take the hint. This is why we plan to look for another church after the Covid 19 pandemic. I have never heard of the buzz words "cell groups", but it sounds like a good way to make the Bible study less boring, but I doubt the pastor would go for anything like that either.

    I know that repetitions in prayer are not good because I have read it in the Bible. I do set aside time in the morning & at night to say my prayers & I do also say the Lord's Prayer in one of my prayers. In most of my prayers I would quote a scripture from the Bible. Example. 'Heavenly Father, Have mercy on me a sinner, It says in your word Matthew 5.44 But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray from them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (& then I'd say) Lord, Please help me to love my enemies, to bless them that curse me, to do good to them that hate me, and to pray from them which despitefully use me, and persecute me, that I may be a future daughter of your kingdom. Thank you Father, In Jesus name I pray. Amen'. Praying doesn't come naturally to me because I only ever heard the teachers pray in assemblies because I don't come from a Christian background, so nobody around me prayed. I only started to pray in the last year or so, though I have been going to church for almost 3 years because I felt like an idiot at first & I don't feel God's presence around me, so this can be discouraging at times. I find it difficult to pray because I don't feel a connection. I do talk to the Lord sometimes as I go about my daily activities, but I don't feel like I get any answers. I told the pastor this & he said that I'm not going hear an audible voice. I've heard an audible voice in the past, but unsure if it was from God, so I just ignored it.
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 8
    If you look carefully you will see there is a subtle play of words in what Alex is saying. The lie in the garden is proven in the admissions of Alex and Earl assuming deity. Be warned everyone, their teaching is heresy on display and spiritual blindness on their part. A little truth will never cover a great lie.

    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    Do men validate the lie of Satan in the garden and call it truth? Yes.
  • Grace on Revelation 12
    I don't have a prayer request, I just wanted to thank you for this site. Every morning before starting my day I read a chapter or two going through the Bible. The Bible verse you choose, have been a answer to pray, many times. As you don't have any knowledge of my life, but God is always there for me. Keep serving our LORD!
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Chris,

    Page 1.

    Thanks for your reply. I also think that it's important to encourage one another in the Bible & in dealing with issues in life from a biblical perspective, though it is limiting on here. I don't think this should replace the enjoyment of personal Bible study, prayer & corporate fellowship with others either & feel like it would be detrimental for me to just rely on this site. I believe that we should seek out a Fellowship & believers that will help us in our walk & for us to be a blessing to others. One of my friends from my old church that now goes to a different church has asked me to go walking with members of another church a few times in the past, but the weather wasn't that great and it got cancelled, so I'll do that when it's not raining.

    We don't have a large congregations, there's only about 30 members, but more recently it's been more like 20. The impression I get from him is that he is very proud of himself, loves the own sound of his own voice & can even be overbearing at times. A few people haven even nodded of in his services, including me and the associate pastor because he can be a bit boring. He's not very good with social interaction, except when he's receiving compliments. He said to the younger pastor that he enjoys the privileges from wearing the collar even when he's not in church. Our younger pastor is more down to earth & just wears a shirt, tie & pants. I get the impression that most people don't read their bible & seem very worldly to me. I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment because I've only just come to the end of my recovery period for depression & anxiety, but with the Covid 19 pandemic, I haven't resumed to normal activities as I still need to be reassessed before doing so. I grew up singing Christian songs at my school, like 'Who put the colours in the rainbow', 'He's got the whole world in his hands', & 'All things bright & beautiful', so that's probably why I prefer more modern Christian songs.
  • Bigfoot on Wisdom of Solomon 2
    It is very true. Man was created to live for ever with God. And that, is the Immortality that Jesus The Christ promises all those who imitate Him;

    "I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever;

    and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.'" John 6:51-51

    "In all truth I tell you, whoever keeps my word will never see death." John 8:51-51

    "Let anyone who can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches: for those who prove

    victorious will come to no harm from the second death." Revelation 2:11-11
  • Chris - in Reply on Song of Solomon 4
    I think that folk have abundantly supplied you with Scriptures showing the divinity of Christ. What you might be better doing is to give some analysis of those Scriptures rather than sharing the ones that we all believe in, viz. that Jesus is God's Son with the Scriptures you've cited.

    So, if you could give some exposition of say, John 1:1-14 for starters, we would have something to work on & discuss.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Genesis 1:2, 3: "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."

    In these verses, we already see the Triune God at work. 1. We have God the Creator & Sustainer of all things. 2. We also see His Spirit "moving upon the face of the waters": that part of the Godhead that went out to do a work (we are not told). 3. Then we have God speak for the creation of light: "And God said..". This is His Word that is part of Who God is. Thus we see God, as He has revealed Himself to us, as a Triune God, and if any part of that divinity was missing, He would cease to be God.

    You are a trinity: a body, a soul & a spirit. If one part of your trinity was missing, you would either cease to be human, or maybe a sub-human.

    God chose to send out His Word to His people Israel: "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:1-3).

    Did you catch it? God sent out His Word to Israel, then sent out His Word to us through His Son (Who also shared in His Glory, in His Image & involved in the creative Work (also see Colossians 1:15-17)). This Word was made flesh for our sakes, He gave us God's Message & then laid down His Life for us. This is God's Word declared to you - if you choose to believe what you do, then you have to deny the Truth of His Word & make your appeal to some other source.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    John 20:27-29: "Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, MY LORD AND MY GOD. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."

    Thomas should have been chastised severely for referring to Jesus as his Lord and his God. But He wasn't, rather Jesus accepted his declaration. We should go above & beyond the doubts that Thomas had over the Lord's deity & accept Jesus for Who He is: the Word of the Father made flesh to become the Son of the Father.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 22:30
    Resurrection means, a person who has died has his body (or, remains) physically raised from the grave without any human contribution, i.e. the body rises up & comes to life by God's Power.

    In that passage you've quoted, Jesus was speaking with the Sadducees (a religious sect of the Jews) who didn't believe in the resurrection. They wanted to test Jesus about the after life as to which wife of the many a man had married, would be his wife when they all rose from the dead. Jesus told them that human marriage is an earthly union & such marriages don't figure in Heaven. Of those who were resurrected, we of course have Jesus Himself Who rose up from the dead & ascended back to God proving that His Sacrifice for mankind's sins were completed & fully acceptable to God Who had planned for this to happen. Then after Jesus' resurrection, many of those righteous people who had died earlier also arose from their graves & walked among the people (see Matthew 27:51-53).

    The Bible tells us that the next occasion of a resurrection will be in the future when Jesus comes to take away His people including raising up His people who have died (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) & note the word 'sleep' is a euphemism for those who've already died. And again, after the Great Tribulation (a horrible time of the outpouring of God's Anger upon the world) there will be another general resurrection (read Revelation chapter 20).

    There are also instances where someone has died & they have come to life in the Old Testament: 1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 2 Kings 13:21 and we have instances in the New Testament of people being brought back to life by Jesus or His disciples.
  • Anonymous on Genesis 35:5
    Thank you for this everything.

    But translation to Korean needs to be consulted to KKJB (Korean King James bible) by Word of God Preservation Society. ( P.O.Box, Kang Seo, Seoul, Korea. Printed in Korea)

    I study intensive reading of English as 2nd language. I choose this KJB. But there are some misunderstandings as Korean translation version.

    Anyway I appreciate you again.
  • Gracelyn Fletcher - in Reply on Psalms 51:12
    Please read the entire holy bible ,especially spending time in the book of Genesis chp 1 in response to your comment.

  • Gracelyn Fletcher - in Reply on Psalms 51
    Just wanted in Jesus name to thank Carleton for the blessing of Christ's holy word and his hand in the prosperity of those bringing it forth. Thanks
  • Rob on Ephesians 3
    This chapter is future , the ages to come , world without end , all through Christ by Gods eternal plan . We have a lot to look forward to those of us in Christ !

    I can imagine the Hallelujah chorus being 1000 times more amazing!
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 3
    In Greek, the word for 'ought' is 'tis', which can mean 'anyone, someone, or something'. Given the context of Mark 11:25, it appears that Jesus is referring to 'some matter, grievance or sin' committed against someone - to forgive first then start praying for God's forgiveness is what's needed. I assume the sinful heart, including hypocrisy, are prohibitive for God to act.
  • Michael homan on Jeremiah 5
    What will ye do in the comes to all on earth
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
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    The matter you wrote about: "I don't think we can get to heaven just by following the commandments or just trusting in the blood of Jesus. I think we need to do both", might be a simple reasonable understanding for our Christian walk, but theologically speaking, incorrect. The Laws of God are very important but when considered in the light of the New Covenant of Grace, they are no more considered as the Jews do, by which they measure their relationship to God. But those laws are now written upon our hearts, & many more directions of the Spirit to us, that give not only a larger number of precepts to obey, but also the power to know them & do them to God's Glory. The old Law only showed us our sin & brought death - the Law of the Spirit enables us to fully obey God above & beyond the limitations of the old Law. This was very brief that I've written. I would rather direct you to: spurgeon dot org and then search His Library, Sermons, and the topic: The Law written on the heart. C.H. Spurgeon was a great English preacher & he gave this sermon in October 1882, so his expressions are a little 'old' & message lengthy - but stay with it if you can - much can be learned from him as well.

    Blessings to you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
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    A Bible Study can be as you're experiencing, or more useful when the opportunity is given to also contribute towards it; i.e. the teacher can share the message but he needs to also generate questions that help in putting what is learnt into one's personal life. Discussion would also be a good thing & in a house Bible study, the blessing of praying for each other & support would be invaluable. We used to use the buzz words "cell groups" in my day, based on the Greek, koinonia = having close fellowship, which essentially was for the purpose I've outlined.

    Repetitions in prayer are not useful to oneself or before God. Prayer is essentially one's intimate conversation with their Heavenly Father - it is the expression from a heart of love & devotion to a God of Love & Grace. There is no special time to pray or how to pray, but setting aside time, 'a quiet time' is special as one sits quietly with the Lord. We can use the Lord's Prayer as a model or even add to it, but just personal prayer with predominantly worship & thanks to your Father & enjoying His Presence rather than the 'give me this & that' which many make as the major part of their prayer time. Pray from your heart, pray as you read the Word, talk to the Lord as you go about your daily business. His Spirit is always there to minister to you, even at times when you're agitated, confused, lonely or lacking direction - in faith ask His help & go on living trusting Him for His answers.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts & feelings, Claire. It is important that we encourage one another in matters from the Bible & in dealing with issues in life from a biblical perspective. Even though using a written medium like this can be very limiting, it is useful if one is unable to receive personal interaction with others; but I don't think this should replace the enjoyment of personal Bible study, prayer & corporate fellowship with others in the Body. Too many young people are relying on their phones as their primary means of communication & I feel, may be detrimental in the long run, but for believers, we should earnestly seek out a Fellowship & believers that will help us in our walk & of course you too can be a blessing to others as well, as you learn lessons from the Spirit's ministry to you.

    Sometimes, pastors with large congregations, only get the opportunity to meet his congregation after the service, not often at the door as he might be ministering to someone or attending to some business. Whether he seeks to be complimented or to get feedback from his message, you can discern. I know our pastor looks forward to Monday mornings when he gets 'feedback' through email as some find that he hasn't 'crossed his T's or dotted his i's'. It is a great & grave responsibility that they have & I still feel that biblical accuracy from the pulpit, sans the preacher's weaknesses, should be our focus. I grew up with singing Hymns, so I'm the opposite, preferring them to modern day songs. These too aren't necessarily wrong, but my worship experience is made special & meaningful from well selected hymns.
  • Rob - in Reply on Genesis 1
    In Genesis when God said let there by light and there was light !

    That's actually Jesus ?

    Sounds really crazy to me , not a hint of Jesus a little thought required.
  • Wayne - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    when god made rules about slavery for his people to follow that's condoning it , answer if you can why didn't he condemn it and state do not own another human being .its a tough question I know.
  • Matthew on Revelation 13:3
    Revelation 13:1-10 Discusses the Beast of the Sea. This is the Papacy of Rome, and they have great influence in the World still. Revelation 13:11-17 is the Beast of the Earth and that is America.
  • Can any one identify when God gave witness to His Son Jesus ?

    Read 1 John ch 5 v. 9 , 10 , 11 ,12 to see the importance of it .

    At Jesus Baptism and the transfiguration, what did God say ?

    And many other scriptures recorded by the writers in the New Testament.

    Can you answer why God did not say this is me Jesus ? But rather this is my Son .
  • Daniel Raymond Gibbs - in Reply on Revelation 12
    "And we know that God never overlooks sin & judgement remains for those who spurn His Love by sinning. Yet His Mercy extends to all sinners & His Grace to fully forgive the penitent". So, this would be the answer for Lot's sin, I read Apostle Peter (2 Peter 2:6-8), the major sins of today, which are many, will face judgment in the future. Only the person's who believe in God will not face Nuclear fire in the end. This will the end for many in the as addressed in Revelations.

    Thank you

    Good Day
  • Lauren Meyers on Matthew 22:30
    what does th word resurrections mean
  • Rob - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Yes Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament and was Born of God as no other man ever and because He had sinless flesh and in complete obedience to the fathers will , not his own he was tried God manifested in the flesh . But He never said IAM God that's totally contrary to the Bible .
  • Rob - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Adam was Made a living soul

    Jesus is the son of man a Quickening spirit .

    Never was anyone born by God and called his Son as Jesus was in Bethlehem.

    I hope that helps .
  • Yolanda on Ecclesiasticus 21:2
    What does Ecclesiatius chapter 21 to 23 mean please.
  • Fred Scanlan on Luke 1
    The Priests office and the person in that office. How is it that Zacharias, in the midst of his ministry has failed to believe the angel sent from God? Zacharias prayer was that he would have a son, most probably to take his place in serving the people in the temple. Angels, normally do not identify themselves as messengers of God. He see's this angel and is troubled and in fear. Imagine! this is not an ordinary angel! this is Gabriel! Here (stands) Gods mighty messenger, and says to Zacharias "I AM Gabriel!" He is standing, standing, before this man, in the midst of the very temple that God met Zacharias in daily worship, in every sermon , every prayer, every commandment, every sacrament , all his duties as a servant of God, are coming to physical light! Gabriel, while standing, wastes no time. He says, Zacharias, your prayers are heard, you will have a son, and you will call him John! As a priest we would never expect him to question these things, we would expect him to fall on his knees in thanksgiving! Instead he has made a dreadful mistake, and questions Gabriel! The priesthood requires more than fulfilling duties , it requires a faithful and ready heart. God dealt with Zacharias. He made him dumb. Despite Zacharias unfaithfulness, John the forerunner of Christ was born! Saying "prepare ye the way of the Lord, make your paths strait!" Our new high priest, the Christ is come! Peter says: "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." We are become the priesthood, who serve the Christ the son of God. His temple is within you, His holy spirit, His word, the messenger, like Gabriel!

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