Bible Discussion PAGE 34

  • James Robinson on Matthew 3
    Matthew 3 is a conscious altering dialogue, which speaks to the total of the Gospel.

    The Chapter begins with the appearance of John, in the wilderness and introduces Jesus, in need of Baptism. The doctrine of John preached was that of repentance. It could be said that repentance calls for a reversal and correction of social and spiritual behaviors. Though preaching John was able to reach the hearer of the Word, in the wilderness of Judea. John concludes, "Repent ye, the Kingdom of God is at hand. John states to Jesus, " I have need to be baptized unto thee and comest thou to me?." Jesus responded, " suffer it be so now for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
  • Robert Malit on Revelation 13
    Reply to Claire

    Hello Claire. I can relate to you in your search for a church of Lord Jesus. I was born Catholic and married to a Catholic lady - had a successful married life. We have a son and daughter successful in their careers, married with kids. I was blessed as a Registered Nurse, entrepreneur and investor, financially well of, my wife was a school teacher I asked to quite her job just so we have time together. In 2008, she asked to retired and travel enjoy life. Unfortunately before leaving for our plan to travel, she was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, had surgery and went to rounds of Chemotherapy but without success. I witnessed her slowly get weak and dying, was given 3 months to live. So I asked her if she believe what the doctor said, she said no only God knows. I said I also believe only God knows, so we refused any further treatment and have faith in God. God lead us to a homeopathic doctor in Mesa Arizona who is a believer in God. Our doctor changed our diet to Vegan, lots of fresh green veggies other ingredient of green juice and reading the Bible. On the 11th month of doing this, she was free of cancer, I was healed of all my diseases as well.

    However, her damaged immune system didn't protect her from pneumonia a few weeks later, the cancer came back, I b died 09/09/09. This all happened during the financial crisis, my real estate investment and stocks holdings suffered devastating loss.

    I told her we pray to God to get me first instead of her, but she rebuked me, said it's God's will and she is happy about it. Before she passed she gave 3 advices: get married, stop chasing money, instead serve God by helping others. After she passed, God confirmed this in my dream. I stopped chasing money. I asked God to give tolls to help me help others and God did. So I prayed day and night to God to give me a Christian wife and God did.

    My Bible Study with you in Facebook "What Does It Mean To Be Born Again Christian"

    Thank you,,,

    Robert Malit
  • Larry on Revelation 17:2
    The Mystery Babylon IS the Main Stream Media
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your reply. No worries about the mix up about the church being the believers & not a building.

    Regarding The Way Prepared. 'Our Greatest Hindrance'. I'm just searching for the truth as to which day is the true Sabbath Day, so that I don't continue to break any of the ten commandments. I don't really enjoy going to church at all personally. I'm not a fan of hymns & prefer Christian songs, Everyone uses vain repetitions in their long prayers. (I do this myself at home because I'm unsure of the right way to pray ?) Are we suppose to just say the Lord's prayer because God knows our hearts & what we need before we even ask ? Our bible study consists on one of the pastors reading about 5 verses from the new or old testament & then them giving their opinion for about 30 mins & we're just expected to take it as gospel & not question it. (the main pastor loves to go round shaking people's hands after the service looking for complements on the sermon) I rarely agree & make a sharp exit were possible, so I don't feel obliged to shake his hand. I know that women aren't suppose to speak in church & are supposed to ask our husbands about things, but seeing that I'm not married, this isn't an option for me. Another thing that bothers me is whether I'm doing the right thing going to church ? I'm the only Christian among my friends & family, so if I don't go to church I'm feel I'm more likely to go backwards on my walk, rather than move forwards. Is fellowship with people online enough for me to grow in the faith ? I honestly don't know.

    Regarding 'What are the Ten Commandments'. I haven't read the article. I think we should follow the ten commandments & the new commandments that Jesus gave us. 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.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

    Claire
  • Sara J. - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Amen. God bless.
  • David W Black - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Chris and others, consider this on remaining sinful or becoming free from sin after salvation.

    Matthew 5:14-16 says about being the light, a city set on a hill, not to be hid. Those that are saved are to be seen and recognized for what God has done. We are to show through salvation from sin the example of what man should be. If your light is the same as those that are lost, how can it be seen? Through God's power I have become a saint, one that does not sin by salvation from sin and sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 2 separate acts that fully save a person. As said before, 1 John 3:8-9 says those in sin are of the devil or born of God sinless. I used to be under Satan's control. I used to sin because it was in my heart to do those sinful acts. Sanctification changes that sinful desire, it's rooted out, replaced with the Holy Ghost. It is a second separate act. The heart of man can't be left empty or you have the condition mentioned of in Matthew 12:43-45.

    We must accept that God as Creator could have set the rules for salvation to whatever He wanted. He requires us to repent to be forgiven. He needed us to be saved from sin or He can't fellowship as with Adam in the beginning. Sin always separates man from God. Is. 59:1-2 Sin keeps God from hearing your prayers except 1 of repentance. Being saved from sin is a way to see that person as different than others.

    How many religions are there? Many. Are all right. No. God has one Church. It is listed in the Bible. Matthew 16:18 Jesus said He'd build His Church, gates of Hell shall not prevail. Sin is not in His Church. Acts 20:28 1 Co 1:2 10:32 11:22 15:9 2 Co 1:1 Galatians 1:13 1 Tim 3:5 1 Co 11:16 1 Th 2:14 2 Th 1:4 Church of God is named in the Bible, churches of God as there are more than 1 congregation but still the same standard in all. 1 Co 1:10 all speak the same. Same standard, doctrine for all God's congregations. Why the confusion of doctrine? Only 1 is right. Is your church named in the Bible? No then come out of Babylon Revelation 18:4.
  • Theo - in Reply on Genesis 1
    God bless you and have a wonderful day!
  • Richard in Christ on Genesis 1
    God Bless you all my brothers and sisters! Have a wonderful day in the Lord! Thank our Father constantly! Stay humble.

    You are all in my prayers. Jesus Christ is Lord! The way the truth and the life!
  • Ss on Genesis 3:24
    Genesis 3:24

    "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

    King James Bible1 Peter 1:23

    Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever

    Psalms 33:6

    "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth."
  • Theo - in Reply on Genesis 1
    It's written "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.." in Genesis 1:26.

    We can know there's 'us' when God created man, as God said 'Let us make man in our image.'

    They are spiritual group affiliation belong to God (Revelation 4). God creates the affiliation on earth like as it is in heaven.
  • Carolyn J Bennett - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Thank you Helene!
  • Helene Flood - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Carolyn,

    I have lifted up your son, Joey's name in prayer for both healing and salvation.

    May God bless you both.

    Helene
  • Walking With The Master Builder on Psalms 10
    1 Corinthians 3

    10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

    11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, Wood, Hay, Stubble.

    13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day (Bema Seat) shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

    14 If any man's work abide (doesn't burn up) which he hath built on, he shall receive a reward.

    15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved;

    2 Corinthians 5:10-11

    For we must all appear before the Bema judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

    Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

    Revelation 3:11-12

    I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown. 12 The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God that comes down out of heaven, and my new name as well.

    COMMENT:

    We should serve the Lord out of love and for God's glory, and understanding the nature of rewards will help us do that. God gives us salvation. It is a gift through faith, but He rewards us for good works. God graciously supplies the means by which we may serve Him. He works in us both to WILL and to DO, as we willingly receive His grace, but the decision to serve, and the diligence used in doing so, are our responsibility and our contribution and God sees this as rewardable.

    Mishael
  • Carolyn J Bennett - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Please pray for my son Joey today

    Pray for healing from COVID

    Thank you
  • CHANICE on Psalms 34
    I love this Psalms 34 I read it everyday god bless
  • Carolyn J Bennett - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Thank you for prayers
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Daniel, you bring up some good points in this account of Lot & his family. Unfortunately, the whole story of Lot's life is not given to us (& this is not a cop out to excuse him or even to suggest something that's not written). So we can only guess what might have happened. We do know that the Apostle Peter (2 Peter 2:6-8) speaks of the righteous aspect of Lot, in that he was vexed by the wickedness of Sodom & Gomorrah, which might have meant that he did, in some small way, try to influence the people to turn from wickedness - he had some authority there in Sodom as he "sat at the gate of Sodom". Yet, Peter doesn't refer to what he did that we regard as sinful behaviour.

    It's noteworthy, that in eastern cultures, certainly in times of the Old Testament, that when a guest comes to your house, he is regarded with the highest honour possible, both in receiving the best you have to offer as well as full protection. The only right thing for Lot to do when confronted by those depraved men at his door was to offer his daughters so that his guests would not be humiliated or hurt. I did wonder why Lot didn't offer himself - it would have been the more noble thing to do. I realize that this type of behaviour is a difficult concept for us to grasp & should not be used as an excuse for such sin, but that's how it was.

    In regards to God dealing with Lot - we just don't know. Did God severely chastise him & judge him & ultimately relegated him to the abyss? Or, did Lot realize his great folly & cry out to God in repentance, having also been witness to his Uncle Abraham's sins of the past & possible repentance at the altar he made (Genesis 12:12-20; 13:1-5)? We can only speculate, rather than condemn Lot & his daughters entirely. 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.
  • Patty Tozi on 1 Timothy 2:12
    In our last days God has warned us about in the writings of His words spoken thru the Bible. What have you done with your Life? All the outcome will hit you right in the face when you realize how many times God gave you Blessings and you threw them away on this sinful world of me -myself- and l will do what l want...when l want- and thru others telling you to do different. The evilness coming out to destroy God's gift to you. No one but you exposed your life. Just think how it will look in the Book of Life as it starts being read to you. You will be on your knees begging God for another chance. But how long did you have a chance to change your life on Earth. How many times have you helped others less fortunate. Didn't Jesus give of Himself to others never thinking of Himself. Didn't He bring the wisdom of His Father to others. He was always reaching out to the needs of others. No one knows how strong His Love and His Father's Love is until you walk into it. I did more then once. You can not describe it. The world knows nothing of this compassionate Love that can move a mountain. Not only does it come from the heart but the energy of His whole being. That is why no matter how bad you are He stands near waiting for His Last sheep to return. Knocking always until you do. The Light is so caring it will blind you at first. Love that comes from the inside out always looking inside the person. Never the outside. Pure Love!!!! Are you going to let that go when you are able to meet Him? Time is coming faster and faster. Get wise now! Beware now.. Start climbing the stairs to Heaven by doing good thru His Words. Don't let Satan drag you to the pit of Hell! Wise up now!!! Heed my warnings now!!! Another chance you will never get!!! Stay clear of the wickedness of this world...Repent..the time of His coming is very near!!! Ask for forgiveness...Save yourself in this hell bent world!!! I saw the sufferings that will become soon to all the Earth...Wake up before it comes:
  • Lester Chambers on Proverbs 3
    what does the word ought in Mark 11: 25 mean in the Greek and Hebrew?
  • Wenmar - in Reply on Exodus 20:4
    Conchita, I too was raised RC and was practicing until I was 33 years old. When I made the same discovery about the commandments as you have, I made my first step away from the Roman church. They changed the commandments so they can keep their idols and images. Ask yourself...why do you need two commandments for coveting? I am appalled when I think of how they made me worship idols. But praise God for His mercy in forgiveness and praise Him for deliverance from the pagan church!!!

    If you took the name Jesus Christ out of catholicism, you would still have the mass, the pope, cardinals, priests, nuns, The "hail Mary" and the rosary, all the many rituals, and their "sacraments"...get the picture?
  • Fred Scanlan on Hebrews 1
    Patti, How blessed we are to know the love of Christ. Coming to this knowledge in a thankless world can only come from above. The power of the holy spirit in our lives is his grace towards us found in the shed blood of Him you speak of! God bless you in in your journey,while always keeping your eyes and hearing in the cross!
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Luke 6
    Patti, How blessed we are to know the love of Christ. Coming to this knowledge in a thankless world can only come from above. The power of the holy spirit in our lives is his grace towards us found in the shed blood of Him you speak of! God bless you in in your journey,while always keeping your eyes and hearing in the cross!
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:11
    The Bible declares that divorce is a sin as it breaks the special lasting bond that a husband & wife can enjoy: the two shall be one flesh. So Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:16, "know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh." So any sexual union outside of marriage is considered an act of adultery.

    When you say "when the partner cannot understand each other any longer", is it that misunderstandings & arguments are so frequent that the marriage is no longer loving & committed? At times, a couple can come to 'loggerheads' or the marriage becomes so stale or difficult that divorce seems the only release from that situation. However, in a Christian marriage, divorce is not an option, but there is room for a separation (1 Corinthians 7:11) with a view to take time away from each other to consider the matter & for eventual reconciliation. Yet, if even this isn't possible, then a permanent separation may be needed, but both parties remain unmarried.

    This sounds difficult, especially if the suffering becomes unbearable in marriage, even if everything is done, including both praying & waiting on the Lord, seeking counselling & giving the marriage another shot by making some changes in those areas of conflict. If there's still no hope, then only a separation is permitted. If they still want to divorce & re-marry, then they come under the Hand of God for their outcome. But as I say, everything must be done to save the marriage, which is holy before God.
  • what is the spiritual implication/meaning of myrrh, frankincense, gold and aloes for the first three were the gifts the wise men gave to Jesus at birth
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Claire, I think I misunderstood Ss' reply to you concerning the Church. Re-reading it shows that Ss also believed that the Church is the body of believers & not a building. Apologies.

    Re: The Way Prepared. At their subject, 'Our Greatest Hindrance', the major part of that was highlighting that the Sabbath Day should still be the day that believers meet for worship. I'm unsure where you stand on this matter, but I think you are happy to go to your Fellowship on a Sunday or do you insist it be a Saturday?

    The other subject I looked at on that Site, was 'What are the Ten Commandments'. In the most part, the instruction was correct, though with the emphasis to keep the Commandments as a duty in the Christian walk was not properly addressed & balanced. The material failed to take in, to whom the Commandments were specifically given, why they were given, & the Apostle Paul's discourses on the cessation of the commandments upon the advent of the New Covenant through Jesus' Blood. We can indeed be taught about God's requirements for Holy living from the commandments & other instructions to us, but to rest on them for our salvation & entrance to the New Jerusalem, I find erroneous. I can't go into detail here about this as it would require many pages, though, if you search on this Site, you might see some of the discussions we've had on it - both for & against.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:12
    I grew the most as a Christian, just reading the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Paying close attention to everything Jesus said or did, or revealed. How did he act?

    I read it real slow so I wouldn't skim by and miss something. I learned who he is; I saw how he reacted. He doesn't get explosive on people. He's patient, kind, righteous: he likes to tell stories; so do I.

    If no one would listen, he moved on to the next place. He won people's hearts by telling them of Gods heart. He has a deep love for kids.

    I went to the same church with a guy named, CARMAN. He's lived his life doing concerts at Churches, for kids and their families. He's a very kind, funny at times and loves to sing about Jesus. Check out some of his videos on YouTube. Type in YO KIDZ. My favorite song is The Champion.

    Happy Birthday :D

    May the Lord of all keep his Hand on You and bless you with Wisdom, Understanding and Knowlege of the mysteries of the Bible. May the Holy Spirit Keep you near to his heart. I pray the Lord would bless you with angels to keep you safe; and all of your family. May all of you find favor with the Lord. Ask for what you Need.

    Love Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    No contradiction: when we sin or when God disciplines us, we will suffer at His Hand. I'm not talking about a God of evil or God Who creates evil as has been discussed. I'm talking here about when we do wrong & we suffer at God's Hand. Is this the work of an evil God? Is a parent evil for disciplining his child, or the Law in punishing the wrong-doer? No evil created but we suffer 'evil' at their hands.

    Giving "me permission to kill someone" is a strange example, but yes, if you could give me 'permission' & I took 'advantage' of that, then I don't see how you would be blamed, though your mental state could be brought into question. The blame & punishment rests upon me who committed the crime. But if you compelled me to kill, indeed threatened me with death if I refused you, then you would bear the greater responsibility - and God doesn't force or compel us to do wrong (or, evil).
  • SLAVERY - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    I'm not replying with scriptures, ok? I think Nimrod was the first ruler to implement the use of "slaves", to build a tower just so he could satisfy his desire to shoot arrows at God,

    The Godhead in their mercy, confused the languages. People drifted off to other regions to build their own cities where they settled. I don't remember Nimrod stopping them?

    I consider myself to be a willing slave to Jesus: because He first loved me. I had to learn of that love, and to receive it. Gratitude and worship of Who He is, is where I choose to be. I desire to embrace all that He desires me to be. Free of self imposed hindrances that this flesh struggles against the desire of the spirit: which wants to worship God alone. We do groan inwardly to be free.

    Belonging to Jesus is my one great happiness. Family and other things are blessings, but I don't set them above the love of God.

    We all make our own way towards Him, the easiest way we will come. I fall over rocks at times, but I get up and continue the journey.

    That carnality in our self is the biggest rock. It opposes progress to the freedom that is only found in Christ.

    That's why it's my thought that true slavery already existed within ourselves. It wars against the freedom that is in Christ. But our deepest heart wants to be free.

    People are captured by the flesh and taken captive (enslaved to bondage) by ever present, Satan. Who watches, studies our weakest cracks: drugs, porn, overeating, reading a horoscope instead of reading the Bible for an encouraging word for our day.

    Spending plastic money instead of saving so we can pay cash. Envying other people's homes, wives, cars.

    It takes change within, to set us free from what the flesh wants. People want freedom! They just don't see the Bible as a means to be free. They try everything (they see on tv) trying to get free. The worldly voice just wants your money! Even your Soul.

    Only Jesus heals. He can cure us. Change us. Free us slaves.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    David, you've given some great Scriptures about sickness, prayer & healing for the believer. I can't fault the Truth therein & its reality. The problem arises with the understanding of the sanctifying work of the Spirit. We've discussed this at length & I do understand your position on this, but I've yet to clearly see that the Spirit's Work in the believer includes the removal of sin & the sin nature.

    As well, I don't share your belief that sin is only a spiritual illness. That sin, which finds its home in the carnal nature in man, has as its products, sickness, disease & death. No sin nature = no sin, sickness or death. But I stop here as we've beaten this matter to death though it has served to show me how other believers regard scriptural Truths. Thank you for your time, David, you are one of the few who have stayed the distance.
  • Judy on Genesis 1
    What city is the great harlot


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