Bible Discussion PAGE 379

  • Jesse - in Reply on James 1
    I'm not sure that Jesus changed their names at all. Certainly not because they became apostles, otherwise He would have changed the names of the other apostles too.

    Paul was born with the name Saul. He was from Tarsus. We see in the book of Acts that his name goes from being called Saul, to all of a sudden he is now called Paul for the remainder of Acts, and throughout the 13 epistles he wrote.

    His Hebrew or Jewish name was Saul, and his Roman or Greek name was Paul, or Paulos. They are both the same name, one being Jewish, and one being Greek. Peter was called Simon Peter. Simon, or Simeon was his Hebrew name. He was also called Cephus, and Petros by Jesus, both meaning stone, Cephus being Aramaic, and Petros being Greek.
  • Judy - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 14:39
    God protected Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom so no one else would get it. After the seven years of punishment God gave it back to Nebuchadnezzar, we know this by the band of iron and copper that was put around the stump. You can find this at Daniel 4:18-37.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Part 4) Last one, I promise!

    If anyone chooses not to eat pork, I will never argue with them about it. And if I'm out someplace for dinner with a brother or sister in Christ, and they feel it's wrong to eat something, guess what? I'm not going to eat it either. I have that freedom in Christ. True freedom is when we are free not only to do things, but to not do things. That's true freedom!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Part 3) Peter is saying that it's an unlawful thing, according to the "Rabbi's Rules," for a man that is a Jew, to keep company, or to come into one of another nation; anybody that's not a Jew, but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. It's the same thing God showed him about the animals. Now Peter is putting two and two together, because he didn't understand the vision that was given to him.

    The section I mentioned, Acts 10:9-16, is referring to animals. It's clear to me that Matthew 15:11 is saying it's not what a person eats that defiles that person. And yes, it's what comes out of the mouth, the evil words that come from a man's heart. That's what defiles the man, not what he eats.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Part 2) Well, here's what the Rabbi's Rules came to. For instance, it was against God's law for a Jew to eat a pig. And so the Rabbi's said "Since it is against God's law for you to eat Gentile food, especially a pig, then we will make up a rule that it is not lawful for you to interact with a Gentile, because if you don't interact with the Gentile, you will not eat Gentile food, especially pig.

    So they made the rule up. You see, that was their reasoning. It wasn't because of what God said, but because of man in his rules and regulations, the "Rabbi's Rule's" as they're called.

    They said a Gentile is unclean and off limits. God never said that, the Jews did. I find no place in scripture where God ever said that a Gentile is unclean. All of this between the Jews and the Gentiles is all because the Jews decided themselves that the Gentiles were unclean. God never said that!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Jesse Greetings, Yes Rabbi's rules Jesus called them the commandments of men aka tradition of the elders and condemned them for it. Good point. Christ blasted them for this. Like the Noahide laws today.

    Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Hi Bob, thanks for sharing that. I will need to break this up in order to respond.

    I understand where you are coming from. I did not mention Acts 10:28, but I did take a closer look at it and this is my conclusion. Peter said, you know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come in unto one of another nation;

    I see Peter is referring to Gentiles, and he says it is unlawful for a Jew to keep company with a Gentile because the Jews considered them to be "unclean." Gentiles were even referred to as dogs.

    Here is something that is important for me in understanding this section of scripture. The word "unlawful" used in Verse 28 has nothing to do with the Torah, the Law given by God to the Jews. It has to do with going against Jewish customs.

    It's what is called "The Rabbi's Rules." I love The Rabbi's Rules! They came up with their own laws in light of God's laws. You might say isn't that kind of adding?
  • Javier Urena - in Reply on Mark 4
    If it is possible, I'll tell you when I get there :). (Hoping, that is if I make it). Learning and still learning. I believe that is has become simple to say if you believe in Jesus and believe He died for your sins one is forgiven (don't be mistaken, that is true). Paul, one of His messenger's also wrote that he died daily to gain Jesus. Rebuking his *what he believed was true, or his deception* way of living for Him.

    Yes it reads deception and not perception.

    Some to think about. May God bless many to have eyes to see that they may perceive and a heart to understand

    God bless:-)
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    John 9: 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. Jesus performed many many miracles in front of the Pharisee Jews to verify his ministry, including raising the dead and healing the disabled. He gave sight to a man born blind who saw both physically and spiritually who Jesus was and acknowledged him. Even the blind man knew the miracles of Jesus came from above.

    Pharisee Jews saw the miracles and instead of believing in the ministry of Jesus, they choose to discredit him claiming his miracles were from the devil. Physically they could see, spiritually they were blind.

    John 10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

    Because the Pharisees had sight they were sinners already

    Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. All men are guilty of this?
  • Fred Scanlan on Acts 2
    Peter and others who were chosen,saw Christ before the day of Pentecost.Peter somehow has settled it in His heart that Christ has forgiven him for his denial,Christ giving Him authority to feed His sheep.Peter was certainly more than humbled by it all!The Jews are relentless towards him and his brothers in Christ. Claiming after they received the holy Ghost they were full of wine.Remember Peter has a temper.The first thing Peter does is convict them of their sin. He proclaims King Davids confession and its fulfillment!The very King David these Jews professed ,who's words have been fulfilled.Peter comes at them not with a sword,but with the word, they realize and confess their sin!The power in Peters words proved that indeed they had received the holy ghost.If your not convicted of sin and u don't have a need for confession, you are in the wrong church!The holy spirit moves and works in us through the word of God , moving us to confess ours sins one to another! Repent and be baptized!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1:1
    Matthew Chapter 12: 46 While he (Jesus) yet talked to the people, behold, [his] mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

    47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

    48 But he (Jesus) answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

    49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 14:39
    I am not sure but a good guess would be his son Belshazzar in Daniel 5: 20 But when his (Nebuchadnezzar) heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

    21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

    22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;

    23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them;

    That would be my guess
  • Jesse - in Reply on Hebrews 12
    She has nothing to fear as far as her salvation goes. In the human sense, a bastard is someone who has been born to parents out of wedlock. She is not at fault. The Jewish leaders even considered Jesus to be a bastard child because Mary was pregnant before the marriage became official. If you remember, Jesus told the religious leaders that "You are of your father the devil." Their response was "we be not born of fornication." You see, they considered Jesus to be an illegitimate child, or bastard. But we know better.

    As far as salvation goes, your granddaughter is safe. Spiritually, we cannot be bastard children, because we are born of God's Spirit. We are legitimate children of God, and He does not see us as bastards. We are God's children. He has given us to His Son. And Jesus promised us that all whom the Father has given to Him, He will not lose one, not a single one. That's Christ's promise to us. Your granddaughter needs to know that she is safe in His powerful grip. God bless!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    Clementine on ECCL.3 Your question on a time to love; a time to hate. If you will start in chapter one and highlight the word HATE to chapter 3, You'll have your answer. Hate has its own season and it teaches us patience really.

    I have a testimony about that but I'll keep silence. There's so much hate in our world these days. Your testimony is love, peace, & centeredness. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Hebrews 12
    The the Bible meaning and modern meaning of bastard are not the same. Looking into the context will usually clear up the explanation and meaning of the term.

    Zechariah Chapter 9:4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

    5 Ashkelon shall see [it], and fear; Gaza also [shall see it], and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

    6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    Goliath the giant that David faced was a Philistine and was considered a bastard.

    may I suggest the booklet The Angels That Sinned: Author Clifton L. Fowler

    He founded the Denver Bible college
  • DENISE MASON on Psalms 1
    Look there is a chapter that says psalms chapter 1 verse50 look for it
  • Mishael - in Reply on Galatians 3:13
    Carol: when you are born again; Jesus took all that generational curses (Deuteronomy 28) on himself. It's part of the first Covenant. We have a new and better covenant. Jesus as the lamb of God performed the 'walking through the blood' part of a new covenant'.

    He shows us in Matthew 12 that it is not sinful to perform work to eat a meal or to stop off on your way to church to get your goat out of ditch.

    We are no longer under the law. The law is a school master to teach us what it is/was.

    Some may disagree with me but I think if you have to work weekends then you can attend church on a Wednesday. We are told not to forsake ASSEMBLING together. If you attend on a Wednesday, God knows where you are and you are available to encourage other believers.

    People are not always agreeable with this thought. If I'm wrong I will apologize.
  • Paul white on 1 Corinthians 14:39
    Who was king when Neduchadnezzar when he was a beast?
  • KennanRose on Psalms 1:3
    Don't ask what others have done for you, but ask what you have done for others
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:8
    This is my take from King David. Psalms Chapter 139: 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

    20 For they speak against thee wickedly, [and] thine enemies take [thy name] in vain.

    21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

    22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

    David hated them who hated the Lord. Has anything changed?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Jesse Christ was not talking about the food, rather the men who ate the unclean food as in this scriture.

    Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any MAN man common or unclean.

    avoiding unclean food is a health thing, not a salvation issue. You would not believe how many diseases pork can transmit to mankind. The diet laws are actually scientifically sound advice and the creator knew what he was doing.

    Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

    Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Galatians 3:13
    Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    Deuteronomy 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
  • Jesse - in Reply on Genesis 1:1

    Jesus said in John 6:40, "And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Everybody that the Father draws to Christ will come. And everybody that comes to the Son and receives Him, Jesus will not lose a single one.

    2 Peter 3:9 says that the Lord is not willing that any should perish.

    For those who receive Christ, what He expects from us is faithfulness. We are to humble ourselves before Him, submit to His will in our lives, and be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Jesus gave us the command deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him. (James 4:7-10, Romans 12:2, Matthew 16:24). Submitting ourselves to God's transformation process, and allowing Him to renew our minds through a continuous study of His word, is the acceptable, and perfect will of God for us. (Romans 12:2).
  • Madeline r bentley on Hebrews 12
    my granddaughter which I adopted is trying to understand the meaning of bastard in the kjv her bilogical mother and father were never married. so she wants to know if she is a bastard. Then in Deuternomy 23:2 and Hebrews 12:8 she wants to understand what they mean. She has been saved and baptisted and is very much a good christian. Can you help me explain these things to her
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Revelation 21
    In Romans chapters 5 and 6, 1st Corinthians 15 and then in 2nd Corinthians chapter 5, among other passages, we can see that our old sinful nature will be done away with and that we will fully experience our new nature as the born again in Jesus Christ. This new nature (Christ in us) is sinless, free of corruption. We being crucified with Christ have all our sins forgiven, nailed to the cross. Romans chapters 7 and 8 detail the struggle between our old nature and our new nature; we can and still do commit sin on occasion. The victory is in Christ Jesus. The second death has power over those who have rejected Jesus Christ and remain in their unforgiven sins.
  • Carol moran on Galatians 3:13
    So there is no such thing as generational curses
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Christians are not bound by the Jewish dietary laws listed in Leviticus Chapter 11. In Acts 10:9-16, Peter was given a vision, and animals of every kind were shown to him, and a voice from heaven saying rise, kill, and eat. Peter thought it was a trick because he believed he still had to abide by the Jewish law, and he couldn't eat anything "unclean." But the voice in Verse 15 says "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common."

    Now if you stop right there, it gives us a hint as to what this message is all about.

    If God calls something clean, we don't call it unclean! He is not undoing the dietary laws. He's not even talking about animals here. But please know this, what God has cleansed, we do not call common. Believers are not bound by any of the Jewish Laws. We have been set free by Christ.

    However, we have to be careful with that freedom. True freedom is when we are not only free to do things, but free not to do them, if it causes a brother/sister in Christ to stumble.
  • Roberta - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    it was created for his pleasure
  • Roberta - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    God was not embraced that we would mess things up. He knew that we would actually
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 6
    I agree with Bob, it wasn't Herod.

    I would just add that Jesus was brought before Caiaphas to be prosecuted. And once the sentence was passed, He was sent to Pontius Pilate.

    Pilate was the Roman governor and head of the entire area for the Roman government. The Roman government was the only official agency that could pronounce the death sentence on someone.

    The Jews were not allowed to pass the death sentence, especially crucifixion. So they brought Jesus to Pilate so that Pilate could give the death sentence.

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