Bible Discussion PAGE 429

  • Peter on Leviticus 21:14
    Should not be taken out of context, of course, Read the whole chapter to see what it refers to. 4

    Buthe shall not defile himself,beinga chief man among his people, to profane himself.
  • Judy on Acts 11
    This is a very significant portion of scripture..It is talking about the door finally being opened to anyone who was not Jew, having opportunity for salvation, through the Apostolic doctrine of Acts 2:38. Peter knew that they had recieved the Holy Spirot because as he preached, the Holy Ghost fell upon them like in Acts 2, and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance signifying Spirit baptism, which led him to direct them all to Water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins. Neither of these baptisms are optional, but necessary for salvation. The book of the Acts of the Apostles is where the church began, and where we can observe how they applied what Jesus taught them.
  • Mishael in 1 Peter 57 - in Reply on Philemon 1
    LYNN: when I trusted Jesus it was the worst and the best day of my life. I didn't learn much in church when I was young. I heard about God and Jesus, but they didn't speak about the Holy Spirit. After a years of pain and loneliness the day of Salvation came. I received Jesus. The next morning everything looked the same but different. I did things without knowing why. Later I would find out it was the Holy Spirit. He comforted me while showing me how to be free of all the emotional pain I had lived. I started reading the Bible and haven't laid it down since. I have never known a love so deep and wide as God's love. Song of Solomon 2:16, 6:3, 7:10, I was smitten with the deepest feeling of belonging and being loved no matter what! If I made mistakes I was so afraid He'd stop loving me. It was day by day, and learning how to depend on someone to love me no matter what. Receive Jesus and his gift, Holy Spirit. You'll never walk alone again. Open the door of your heart. God cares.
  • Peter on Genesis 2
    5, 6, 7 9 15 16 17 18 20 21 24 25 so difficult and fun to pick my favourite verses but I think

    Probably 6, 9, 16, 24, one of them, but I am not sure which, Incidentally, I would say that we can see God's purpose in this chapter.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 6:17
    Apologies, the 1 Corinthian reference should read, 1 Cor 5:9-11.
  • Chris - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    (third comment): So those early sacrifices were only a shadow of the Perfect, Sinless, Lamb of God (Jesus Christ); i.e. an animal's death could never fully atone as a substitutionary payment for sin - it was only temporary till God's provision of HIS Lamb. (see Hebrews 9:6-28 for this). So Jesus, the Lamb of God (God's Word) became our substitution in death & our separation from God for all eternity. If Jesus had not come we would all go to hell & deserving of it. But "in due time" (Romans 5:6), He came to give His Life on our behalf, so for ALL WHO BELIEVE, they would not perish in hell but have everlasting life (John 3:16). But if Jesus remained dead in the tomb, then we would have no worthwhile sacrifice & we would still be guilty of our sins. But we know, that Jesus rose from the dead showing His Victory over the power of death & Satan, & God accepted His payment for our sins & so justified us (Romans 4:25). Justification = Just as if we had never sinned. This only can come through Jesus.
  • Chris - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    (from previous comment No 1). You may know that in the Old Testament, God's people, the Israelites (Jews), had to perform various sacrifices, along with observance of days & various other instructions (see Book of Exodus & Leviticus). Normally, payment for our sin (any sin) against God is death, but in His Mercy, God instituted these sacrifices and given to remind the people that for their sin, they had to make offerings by sacrificing an unblemished animal (lambs, bulls, sheep, doves, etc.) to God. The priests did this on behalf of the people. God accepted their sacrifice but we know that this system was temporal until the appearing of God's Gift of His Word made human (John 1:14). (see next comment No 3).
  • Peter - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I don't know if He dangled the fruit or if the sin is Adam or Adam and eve; but God is the head of man and man the woman, and the man needs the woman as it is not right to live alone; she was made for him, and we must treat her right; which we have often failed to do; but i do know that God had a purpose; and He made man for that purpose, I would say; and it went, I say, as it should have to fulfill that purpose; and I would say, that maybe, it is being fulfilled today and every day as we make our decisions on scripture. It is your decision just as it is mine; and the other thing that i am sure of, is that I love the comments. Great stuff

    Petr
  • Chris - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Felix, so I've given you the meaning of Jesus Christ's Name & His incarnation (i.e. Word of God coming to Earth as a man to give God's Message & to give His Life for man's sins). You ask for more info, but you don't mention specifics. So I'll write further: Many people of different religions understand that Christians believe in three gods because they don't understand (& we ourselves can't fully comprehend the mystery of Almighty God). But in the Bible, God has shown us Himself throughout the ages as only One God (Isaiah 43-45 often mentions God speaking as being only One). But God has revealed that He brings forth Commands & Words for His people, & He also sends out His Spirit to do His bidding on Earth (e.g. empower the prophets to prophesy, to direct worship to God, to work miracles, etc). So this is ONE God, but revealed to us in His Fullness: God, His Word & His Spirit. If one aspect of God is missing, then God wouldn't be God. (see next comment).
  • Peter - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    What lovely comments. I love them

    They do my heart good

    petr
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24
    The word 'Rapture' is not a biblical word. It is an extra-biblical word to denote a 'snatching away' of the Bride of Christ. So this event, unheard of in the Old Testament, was mainly spoken of by the apostle Paul (1 Thes 4:13-17; 1 Cor 15:51-53; 2 Thes 2:2 (Day of Christ as opposed to the Day of the Lord); & the Lord spoke of His Coming during His Ministry on Earth, but those mostly referred to His 2nd Coming at the end of the Great Tribulation and dawn of His reign on Earth: Matthew 24:30-31; Mark 13:24-37; Luke 17:34-37. To also state, many Christians also understand the Rapture to possibly take place mid way through Anti-Christ's reign, & others, that we will go through the Tribulation & raptured at the end. However, 2 Thes 2:7,8 speaks of the 'one' who prevents the Anti-Christ from appearing now. There is speculation on who/what this 'one' is. I hold that it speaks of the Holy Spirit in believers; that if He, Who restrains the anti-Christ, leaves, then the believers go at that time.
  • Mishael in Genesis 1 - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    Peter, you're doing well in Genesis. I thought I knew it well too until someone showed me that Adam had dominion over everything except other humans that would be born.

    I was shown how "racism" got its start. Probably Satan trying to bring down some joy of Gods creation. It's a hot subject when we aren't dealing with something like covid19. I'm bad about asking God why this, why that. I learned to read slower lol.
  • CAROL on Luke 1:29
    What does it mean to constantly see letter S?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 11:8
    Glenda, the reference to Jerusalem ("street of that great City": Revelation 11:8) is also made to the wicked city of Sodom (Genesis 13:13) & wicked country of Egypt (Ezekiel 23:3; Exodus 3:7 ff). This was the state of Jerusalem, for their wickedness not only by the Jewish leaders, but also in the sufferings & death of the Blessed Saviour. Then in John 19:17, the reference to Golgotha (place of a skull). Golgotha was in the vicinity of Jerusalem at a skull shaped hill; the Bible also calls this place, Calvary (Luke 23:33). So there is no difference in these portions of Scripture - it is just the different names given to it & also figuratively refers to Sodom & Egypt.
  • Benjamin on Romans 4:3
    who are the witnesses peter referred to in Acts 2:32 - the apostles (including Matthias) or the early church?
  • Ronald Hunte on Romans 10:9
    What does it mean faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 12
    What a great testimony, Robert. God's Spirit has truly revived & refreshed you through your difficult time & will be your delight & portion in the days ahead. 2 Cor 1:2-4: may the Grace you have received through your trials be the means whereby others may also be comforted & restored.
  • Chris - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Hi Lynn, I'm glad that you affirm to the existence of God Almighty; so many don't & wonder why so many distresses come upon them. I don't know your concerns or your spiritual state (when I say that, I mean whether you have repented of sins, turned to God's Son who gave His Life for you & me to bring us salvation, & received His Spirit in what the Bible calls, Re-birth (Read the Gospel of John chapter 3). God does care for each of us intimately but as is often the case, we want to receive good things from Him & not respond to Him as He wants us to (in other words, most people expect God to be like a Santa Claus, a benevolent person: cheerful & giving out gifts). Your 'feelings' could include so many things; but if I could share a thought: if one really desired someone or something or may be carrying emotional pain, to Christians we firstly ask, "what is God telling me in this? To trust Him, to wait, to take the first step, to forgive or reconcile & so on? He does care for you Lynn.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 6
    Deason, I would have to say that the devils, more accurately translated demons, they do believe in Jesus. They know exactly who He is. In Matthew 8:28-34 when Jesus healed the two demonics, notice the confession of the demons: They said what do we have to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time.

    They know who Jesus is. They recognize Him, and they confess who He is, Thou Son of God.

    Also, you say you don't need to believe the whole bible to be saved. I agree. You don't have to believe any of the bible to be saved. The bible does not save you, Jesus Christ does. A person can still be saved without any knowledge of the bible. What sins are you referring to that a person does not need to repent of?
  • Felix Nkansah Baidoo - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Need more info on that subject you are talking about
  • Peter on Genesis 1:1
    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    I think that i love that verse more than any other in Genesis 1 except maybe ver 29, as that tells us, I think, what the healthy foods are. We also done a poor job looking after the rest
  • Adam - in Reply on Romans 6
    Hi Deason, it appears that Jesus and the Bible disagrees with that belief. Previously cited scriptures among others are proof- you still didn't address those. Jesus directly said you need to repent and He said you need to obey Him. It sounds like you're trying to disagree with Jesus. No one is going to win an argument against Jesus. May God bless you.
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 70
    Hello, there's a link that says Become a Christian at the bottom of this site:

    Link

    May God bless you!
  • James brooks - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Hey Travis;peace be unto you.Again about tithing;Preachers should never read anything into the Bible,but read from the Bible.What the Bible says not what they want it to say.Tithing was for the Jews not for us believers in Christ.You see GOD divides the whole human race into three distinct groups--the Jews,the Gentiles and the Church of GOD.WE are the church,both Jew and Gentile,who by faith have received the LORD JESUS CHRIST and been born from above.The Jews;not us are the only ones who were ever commanded to pay tithes.As far as Malachi 3:10 goes I suggest you read John Gill,s commentary on that passage,you will get clarification.Now quickly;When GOD said if I will not open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing,that there shall not be room enough to receive it.He was talking about opening up the Heavens and send rain for the crops.The preacher using the curse threat;GOD don,t curse what He has already blessed.Ephesians !:3 says that we are blessed with all spiritual bles
  • Lynn on Philemon 1
    I know that there is a God but sometimes I feel that he doesn't care about my feelings
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 6:17
    Gregory, I hope you get other views. My understanding is that we do indeed need to separate ourselves (by involvement) from those who are engaged in things that are opposed to God's Holy requirements for us & godly living. However, 1 Cor:9-11, says that we are "not to keep company (separate) with fornicators, etc. of this world (grave sinners), yet, not altogether..., for then ye must needs go out of the world". So I see, a separation (no union or fellowship) with evil, but still to be in touch (contact) with them, or else where is our witness to them - how will they see the difference between godliness & worldliness? The Church has failed miserably today in presenting a strong witness of the Righteousness of God & call to Repentance. We send out missionaries to distant lands who do great work in the Power of the Spirit, but we remain noticeably quiet when we should stand up against the wickedness of our Govts' satanic policies, & the works of evil running rampant around us.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 37
    R Rev: A beautiful Psalm for our assurance & confidence both now & into the future. I'm glad that you have received it from the LORD as a special application & encouragement in your life. May He bless you & reveal more of Himself to you in the coming days.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 5:4
    Michael...if you have a Word from the Lord on these pressing questions, then say on. I would be intrigued by your answers & hopefully references to them. Thank you - I wait expectantly.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 6
    Hello again Deason. It looks like we have a different understanding of the salvation process. Scripture tells me that the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost/Spirit of God/and Spirit of Christ are all the same Spirit. You say that when we are saved, the Spirit of God quickens in us, gives us life, teaches us the truth, seals us, etc. To that, I say amen!

    You then say without the Holy Ghost you cannot receive Christ. How does that work? If you have the Holy Ghost, who has sealed you, wouldn't you have Christ also? It's His Spirit. Are you saying that receiving Christ comes after salvation?

    When we receive Christ, He gives us His Spirit/Holy Ghost. Would you say that a man can believe the truth of the everlasting gospel, but still refuse to surrender their life to Christ? I would say yes. The person who refuses to surrender their life to Christ will never be saved, no matter what truth they believe. Belief is important, but if it doesn't cause us to surrender to Christ, there is no salvation.
  • Alice moore - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    The body of Christ is the church, many who confess Christ think that the church is the place where they go a worship. The church is in the person heart, for the believer are the bodies of Christ. That is why it is important that we study the word of God each day and ask the Lord for understanding of His word.


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