Bible Discussion PAGE 414

  • William - in Reply on Malachi 3
    Well said !;
  • Stella gunter on Matthew 24:41
    of the evil from the good what one will be left
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Luke 7:23
    Actually Jesus was calling her a puppy (kynarion) under the table, not so much to demean her, but to develop an object lesson. The Jews, by reason of the covenant and their works of the law, considered themselves to be "in" with God and all others to be outsiders. Jesus upended this construct by demonstrating that the exercise of genuine faith in Jesus Christ is what actually pleases God.
  • Ron allens on Numbers 24
    Why do people claim a day of rest on a pagan calendar? Saturday is the day for he god Saturn just as Sunday is the day for the sun god. Why not use the 7th day of the week on the calendar GOD created ?
  • S Benton - in Reply on Genesis 10
    Oh, thank you! That is wonderful to know the Greek in that scripture! God bless you!
  • SUBMISSION IN MARRIAGE - in Reply on Luke 7:23
    There is more peace in the home if the husband follows Christ; the wife should be able follow her husband's leadership if he does.

    1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

    1 Timothy 3:11

    Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

    Ephesians 5:25

    Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

    Deuteronomy 17:17

    Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away:

    Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

    Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

    Colossians Chapter 3

    18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

    19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

    James 4:7

    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

    1 Peter 3:1

    Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be WON by the conversation of the wives;


    1 Corinthians chapter 7 deals with Marriage.

    Submission works both ways.

    Shared household duties makes for more Romance.

    Shared accounting duties enlightens partnership and goals. Read Proverbs for money advise.

    Shared Parenting produces happier, balanced kids. Media is a privilege: not a 1st Amendment right.
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on 1 Corinthians 14:33
    "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints". As Paul begins to draw his letter to a close, he issues an important reminder about the character of God: for God is not a God of disorder but a God of peace. He is not the author of confusion, but is a God of order and harmony - and all His children, within the Church, should reflect this godly characteristic.
  • Josef - in Reply on Exodus 20:23
    Hi Conchita,

    The 10 Commandments are different in Protestant and Catholic theology.

    Here is the difference based on Exodus 20 which both list the commandments:

    Exodus 20 In Protestant theology:

    Commandment 1: 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    Commandment 2: 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image

    Commandment 3: 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

    Commandment 4: 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    Commandment 5: 12 Honour thy father and thy mother

    Commandment 6: 13 Thou shalt not kill.

    Commandment 7: 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    Commandment 8: 15 Thou shalt not steal.

    Commandment 9: 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

    Commandment 10: 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

    Exodus 20 In Cathoic theology:

    Commandment 1: 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image

    Commandment 2: 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

    Commandment 3: 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    Commandment 4: 12 Honour thy father and thy mother

    Commandment 5: 13 Thou shalt not kill.

    Commandment 6: 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    Commandment 7: 15 Thou shalt not steal.

    Commandment 8: 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

    Commandment 9: 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

    Commandment 10: 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

    The 10 Commandments are also listed in Deuteronomy 5.
  • Scriptures on Grace and Mercy on Psalms 103
    Good Samaritan Luke 10:30-47

    The Poor and Needy; Matthew 25:35-40

    For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat:

    I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:

    I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

    Naked, and ye clothed me:

    I was sick, and ye visited me:

    I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

    Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

    When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

    Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, YE HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME.
  • Paul Robinson - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 10:2

    Answer: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
  • UN-MERITED FAVOR OF GOD - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    I believe, Matthew 25:35-40

    describes grace ( un-merited favor). Jesus is explaining difference between sheep and goats. Also the parable of the Good Samaritan, comes to mind; for examples.

    His ministry to people involved teaching, feeding, healing etc. He sent his disciples out, to do the same.

    If you mix practical, with the God kind of faith, you will produce grace and mercy.

  • Greg - in Reply on James 1

    Is Christmas always on a Sunday? No

    Is your birthday on the same day every year? No

    Why is Saturday always the 7th day? Because we are told so.

    The Gregorian Calendar that we follow does not allow for Saturday to consistently be the 7th day.
  • Will G on Jeremiah 8
    Read July 18 2020 - Eye opening concerning present times.
  • Dwayne Richardson on Galatians 6:7
    Working on your own Soul's Salvation With Fear and Trembling . The wrath of God is like a consuming fire
  • Alan on Luke 7:23
    What is the difference between the King James Bible (1611) and the Geneva Bible (1560) in terms of the first chapter:Genesis? And why the difference can be important?
  • Ervin clarke - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Michael, is grace from God different from grace from man?
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 7:23
    Jason, this chapter in Ecclesiastes shows us that those in power & authority over us, are not always honourable & worthy to be in that position. They may have got there through various means, whether by blood-line, wealth, deception, creating fear, etc. However they are placed there, that position doesn't necessarily make them suitable or give them the needed wisdom to govern. We can sometimes see this in the workplace: how often we notice that a person is really not suitable for the job given him, or the manager of a team, shows no ability towards that position but was elevated to it because of some great need or even because of favouritism.

    So here in Eccl 10, we see the writer (likely, Solomon) giving his observations, as a wise man. In verse 7, he is saying that some leaders should not be so because of incompetence. That is why there are some lowly folk who show more wisdom than the leaders whom they serve (servants now ride the horses which the famous 'wise' leaders should have been seen on), and the leaders are now humbled & "walk as the lowly servants walk". Wisdom in life, i.e. not just knowing about the world but to know live carefully & honourably before God & king, is the key in this chapter. And this thought fills much of the book of Proverbs also.
  • Carolyn on Luke 7:23
    In Matthew 15 verse 26, I don't know the right words to explain what "It is not meet to take the children's bread, and cast it to the dogs

    A muslim was arguing with me at first that Jesus had called the woman a dog and I proved he didn't then he wanted me to explain what the above passage means, I am new in Christ so would like to ask someone with a little more knowledge to explain it to me so I can do Jesus justice.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    I'll write tomorrow. My phone has to be charged.

    Meanwhile read Ephesians 6.

    If you have youtube: watch some Charles Capps video's on Authority of the Believer.

    Go through your house and remove anything that can be considered an Idol.

    (Exodus 20). You can't get rid of Demons if they can come back in because of an idol or something that offends the Holy Spirit of God. Books, magazines, weird art, crystals or talismans. It's all gotta be destroyed in Jesus name.
  • LaVerne on Luke 21:11
    Has anyone considered "last" meaning literally "final"? This world, "system" has been here since the beginning when God created it. Our main focus should not be to figure out the length of "time on earth" left, but living to the fullness of potential and purpose that's pleasing to our heavenly Father. Jesus brought the Kingdom of God back to us to make it final. This is the true meaning of last.
  • Elsie Ekpenyong on Matthew 27
    Jesus because of what you went through for me and have done for me - I can fly through the air, I can walk on water, I can run faster than the wind, I can jump higher than Mount Everest. Oh my wonderful Jesus you have made me to walk upon the high places of the earth and I am feeding on the heritage of my father Jacob. There are no words to describe your greatness. I bless you LORD.
    Psalms 132:12

    If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

    Psalms 34:11

    Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will TEACH you the fear of the LORD.

    Judges 3:2

    Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to TEACH them war (prayer), at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;

    Leviticus 10:11

    And that ye may TEACH the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

    Deuteronomy 31:19

    Now therefore write ye this song for you, and TEACH IT the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

    Titus 2:4

    That they may TEACH the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children (and TEACH THEM TO PRAY)

    Daniel 1:4

    Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning

    Deuteronomy 4:10

    Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may TEACH THEIR CHILDREN.

    It is time to do the work of an evangelist in your household; to your children; no matter age.

    You can back out of this room and click on the Community Link: Become a Christian

    The age of accountability varies among kids. It's when they know the difference between a lie and the truth: that lying is wrong.

    Remember: YouTube is NOT a babysitter.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    It's handy to see G R A C E as an acronym: G od's R iches A t C hrist's E xpense.

    Though this definition does tend to limit a full understanding (if we can even hope to have) of God's great Grace, it does serve to show us that it is because of what Christ has done for us, as undeserving as we are (and is doing for us now in Heaven), that we enjoy His Favour each day right into eternity.

    Our God is God of Mercy (Mercy to all people) - and that Mercy translates into Grace (as an expression of God's Mercy). And that Grace is received by us, those who have responded to His Gift of Salvation.
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1

    You: "why would people think that the 7th day or the 1st day or whatever day they follow would not change also?"

    I suppose that we're aware of this fact but has little effect to any observance of the day. Sabbath is not an issue for me as I don't recognize it, & for those that do then it would be a case of "The sabbath being made for man, and not man for the sabbath" in respect of its meaning & observance rather than aiming for the actual day which may not be possible for all. But if you're able to adjust your weekly cycle for it, then it certainly makes it easier for you.

    You: "From all that I know and read concerning the DSS, they only reinforce (and in some cases shed new light on) the various Books of the Bible."

    I'm sure there would be much value in considering the DSS, but as with anything relating to the Word, I rather err on the side of caution, & just focus on the Bible for my requirements. In any case, in our evangelical circles, to use extra-biblical references in ministry or in debate, would generally generate some serious questioning to one's Christian beliefs & capabilities & being a prime candidate for apostasy: I hope I'm not being too dramatic, as even our Pastor receives some flak, whether verbally or by email, after his Sunday messages when someone picks up on 'error'. So how would one survive using anything extra-biblical! And I can't change Fellowships - they are hard to find. But I thank you for all that extra information, and I've now learned a new word as well: midrash.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Grace is unmerited favor from God. We don't earn it or deserve it; but God chooses to bless us with it.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 10
    There is a scripture that says our days are written down. I'll look for that tomorrow.

    Stephen was being stoned on Sauls orders, and it is written that Stephen saw heaven opened and Jesus standing up; which means that Jesus was going to intervene. I believe he took Stephen up right then, by an Angel.

    I think it happens. I can not make an assumption without knowing if this child had ever attended Church, or had been taught about right , wrong , sin, righteousness; Jesus.

    People I know and pray for, still refuse to come to Christ. I still pray for them, but I cannot violate their right of free will.

    The Bible says ALL of our tears are saved in a bottle. In heaven He will wipe the tears away personally. There will be no memories of tears or loss.

    My nephew died in a fiery 18-wheeler accident; same age as my son. It didn't make me feel any better to know he died instantly. But I knew he was a Christian.

    Take Jesus's Life and give Him yours. Just hang on and let Him have that ache in your heart; the anger and all the loss. Someday you will know the truth of that tragedy.

    Alot of us are waiting for that day. I will lift you in prayer tonight.
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 15
    Amen Robert. We are the ones that are mentioned in Revelation chapter 19 who will be clothed in white (Wedding Garments), and we do come back with Him. I hope everyone likes white horses! Christ comes for His bride (Rapture) and this wedding takes place in heaven while the tribulation here on earth is still going on. And then Christ returns with us. I believe we are the armies that are mentioned in Chapter 19 that he brings with Him at His second coming.
  • Brian Sadler - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 7:10
    In the beginning ... God created Heaven and Earth.

    Could this also mean that the earth is millions or even billions of years old?

    Then we see the creation of 6 days and He rested on the 7th. day.

    Could this also be the creation of Paradise in which still exists today, but not on this wicked planet in which Satan is the god of? Because an Angel was station at the entrance to prevent anyone from entering. After the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the veil was torn open and we now have access to the throne of God and Paradise is now open for the saints and for those who hath been redeemed. The TREE OF LIFE is still in the midst.

    Is it possible that the first man Adam failed because of deception and the second man Jesus Christ was tempted just like Adam... but he defeated the accuser.

    I say this because Jesus said to the man on the cross.. today... you will be with me in Paradise.

    Then the graves were open and the saints who had died were now resurrected into Paradise.

    I hope and pray that someone could help me or prove me wrong.

    Because if Cain killed his brother Abel and he was to leave home, He went to the land of Nod, where he met his wife. This was after Adam and Eve were removed from Paradise and brought down to this OLD EARTH. Could there be 2 earths... One that is billions of years old and the other in which God created in 6 days.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Grace is the expression of God's character.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Genesis 10
    Yes indeed,

    This is where the Greek text gives clarification to the word good. In Matthew 19:16-17, it says And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

    Now the word good in this verse is the Greek word AGATHOS. AGATHOS in English means good. But there are different Greek words for the term good.

    This particular word AGATHOS is the good of God. It's the good that the Holy Spirit produces. When Jesus went about doing good, He didn't do KALOS, which is humanitarian good. He went around doing AGATHOS. That is, He was touching people's souls, their spirits.

    When this man comes up to Jesus, he says, Good teacher. He didn't say KALOS, like we would use today if we were to say he or she is a good teacher.

    This man is saying AGATHOS, good. What AGATHOS, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

    And He said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

    So, in Verse 17, the first thing Jesus says to him is, why did you call me AGATHOS? There is none AGATHOS but one, and that is, God.

    So Jesus is saying, do you realize you just called me God? Do you know why you called me that?

    We see the word good in English and it means one thing to us which causes confusion because we know there are good people. However, in the Greek text, the word Agathos was used which can only be applied to the good of God. Human good is Kalos. But this man called Jesus Agathos. What I notice is that Jesus didn't correct this man and say you can't call me that. Why? Because Jesus is God. Jesus said there is none Agathos but God, and you just called me Agathos. This man knew exactly who Jesus was. What a great confession!

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