Bible Discussion PAGE 53

  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 3
    Hi Wanda, yes, it's always good to learn what the Bible says to us & to be able to discuss its Truths & learn from them. In reading Genesis 3, I do believe that both Adam & Eve were present during Satan's approach to them, to tempt them to sin. And yes, both of them knew that the fruit of that particular tree was forbidden by God for them to eat. Not that the fruit was bad & could cause them harm, but it was God's test of their obedience to their Creator.

    And of course, the old Serpent was not far away to entice these sinless souls to committing sin so that now the sinless became the sinner, & so sin passed onto the rest of their descendants (us) through the flesh so tainted (Romans 5:12). Satan was also around in this manner (as you may remember), when Jesus, God's sinless Son, was also tempted (Matthew 4:1-11). Jesus was tempted on all points as we are (Hebrews 4:15): "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life". (1 John 2:16), but unlike Adam & Eve, He resisted Satan's thrusts & relied on God's Word, the Sword of the Spirit, to thwart Satan's offerings to Him. So now, all who believe on Jesus & trust Him for their salvation, are made new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17) who still have the body of sin, but now a new enlivened spirit touched by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:9).
  • Chris - in Reply on Zechariah 6
    Your observation is correct, in that there is no further mention of the red horses after 6:2.

    However, in Zechariah 1:8-10, mention is made of "a man riding on a red horse". Now whether this horse has any bearing on the one seen in 6:2, is not certain, though in both references, the riders are identified as from God "and who walk to & fro through the Earth" (1:11 & 6:7).
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 11
    Etta, you've raised a valid point, that there are many around us, even amongst believers, who remain fearful & perplexed as to the present pandemic & to what will happen in their 'future' & in the world. True, we can either sit in a corner & fret, or we can be encouraged from God's Word & His Spirit, to us being in the centre of His Will, in His Love & in His Care, no matter what transpires from all this.

    And of course, to those without Christ & without hope, what an opportunity to share the news of salvation & to demonstrate our confidence & hope in the Promises of our King. The unbeliever looks at this turmoil in the world & their lives as devastating without any good coming out of it (except for cleaner air & nature returning back to normality), but for us, this time is precious as we take stock of our own faith & real focus in life and the opportunity that God gives to others, to hear His Message of Salvation that gives true Hope in the midst of their crumbling world.
  • Art - in Reply on Romans 9:13
    What God is telling us here is that we don't really have a free will. We come predestined - our lives determined in advance by divine will or fate.
  • Annett - in Reply on 2 Timothy 3:2
    All men(kind), people outside of Christ.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 11
    Kathy, not sure what you're looking for, but if it has to do with any other Scripture that has resemblance to Psalms 23 in showing God's care for His people, then have a look at: Isaiah 40:9-11; Jeremiah 31:10,11; Ezekiel 34:11-16; John 10:11-17; 1 Peter 2:25. There are of course, many other references to the duty of shepherds & the many shepherds in Israel, not of flocks, but of God's people, who have not done according to what God required of them & therefore received some stern warnings.

    Jesus Christ is for believers now, their Great Shepherd, Who not only gave His Life for His sheep, but will one day come to gather them in a special way, into His fold to save them from the Anger of God that is coming upon the world, & to relocate them to a new "sheep pen", i.e. unto Himself in the New Jerusalem where we will be with Him & the Father forever.
  • Hans Peter - in Reply on Matthew 18
    Thanks for the reply!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ezekiel 36
    King Tut,

    Your comment seems rather offensive!
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 11:15
    To dress in moderate apparel comes from what the women were doing in the church. They would put their hair up in what we used to call a "bee-hive" and they would decorate their hair with flashy beads and jewelry in order to be seen. And they would also wear revealing clothing. This was causing a distraction in the church. Basically what it boils down to for the women is that they should not be dressed in a way that would draw attention to themselves and cause a distraction while in the church.
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 11:15
    Paul was addressing a corrupt church in Corinth. He starts at Verse 3 giving the proper order of the church, being God, Christ, man, and woman.

    Verse 4, Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. Who's his head? That's Christ!

    In Verse 5, he says, But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaved.

    Paul gives a command in Verse 6. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

    In Corinth, the prostitutes who worked the temple area, you could tell who they were because of their shaved heads. So Paul is talking about a covering for women being a symbol or a representation of the fact that she is in submission to her head who is the husband. The covering was to show your submission to God's order. Paul says if you don't want to do that, you might as well shave your head and be like the rebel prostitutes that are outside.

    Verse 7, he appeals to the church. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. That is from Genesis 2:7.

    In Verse 14, the word shame means dishonor. It doesn't say he sins. There are people in the church that have long hair and they are told to get it cut because "the bible says it's a sin." No, it doesn't say it's a sin. It says it's a dishonor.

    Verse 15, But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her. And notice this, this is the key: for her hair is given to her for a covering.

    What covers a woman's head that symbolizes her submission is her hair in Corinth! God gave her hair for a covering. Paul tells the women in Corinth, either shave your head and be like the rebels, or have long hair in Corinth and symbolize your submission to God's order.

    He's says that it's a shame for a man to look like a woman and for a woman to look like a man.
  • Patti Friar on Mark 9
    Why in Mark 9 verse 4, we read about Elias and Moses, but Elias its Elijah, I know Elias may mean Elias but in the question the answer is Elijah.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 18
    You are on the right track. Jesus often used earthly examples to illustrate heavenly truth in a form that our minds can more easily grasp. The lord in the story was a man that employed the servant that owed more than he could ever pay. This pictures that each one of us owes God a debt we can never pay, but he has compassion and forgives us freely in Jesus Christ. The wicked servant proved he was insincere and ungrateful about his own deliverance from bondage when he went out and accosted his fellow servant. If we really appreciate the forgiveness Jesus obtained for us when he died on the cross and was raised from the dead, we should be willing to forgive our brothers and sisters that request it from us. If we refuse to forgive as God has forgiven us, we may be proving that we are pretenders to salvation or disobedient, tormented prisoners of our own bitterness.
  • Kathy on Revelation 11
    Another reference for the 23rd Psalms
  • Bernard on Luke 21
    Are aloud to test a man or judge a man's faith
  • Process of love on Ecclesiastes 1:2
    I think that all Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. Means all the world goods is vanity. "Nothing". We can't take nothing with us when we die. We are here today and gone tomorrow. Surely we need GOD here on earth and forever. All the things on the earth is vanity when time has past and gone. We work , eat, sleep, raise our children.

    Truly We need GOD , the son of GOD,

    JESUS CHRIST our LORD and Savior. Believing in him , we live forever. Every thing else is vanity.

    We live , we love, and we die. Our members ce is gone. We fly away as a dove in the sky. The life we live is remembered by our live ones, friends. We are written of in books. Taught of in schools , and family our strength , and courage and love. But we leave this world, and fly away with GOD, our FATHER. The ONE that made us, HE takes back what he made. All is vanity in this world.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 11
    I have never had any visions of end-time events. All I have is what was given to John in the book of Revelation. Plus we have Matthew Chapters 25 and 25. In the book of Revelation, John got to see the whole thing happen while it was happening. We don't understand that because we haven't gotten there yet. We live in a time/space factor, and everything goes according to the clock and calendar for us. But it is not that way for God, and John got caught up in spirit to see the whole thing happen while it was taking place. We haven't been there yet. One thing is for certain, it will happen exactly how John described it because he literally witnessed it happening while it happened.

    I think we have to be careful about how we approach end-time events. When dealing with end-time prophecy, we have to always keep in mind that all prophecies concerning the last days are based upon Daniel 9:24-27, which presents the 70th week of Daniel. Plus, all end-time prophecies are centered on the Jewish people. If a prophecy is ever presented as centered on the United States of America, you know it is going to be off.

    The 70th week of Daniel is a 7 year period, which will be the 7 year Tribulation Period. Right now, we are living in what is called the time of the Gentiles. The time of the Gentiles began on April 6th, 32 A.D. when Christ died and will end when Christ comes for His church. That will be the rapture. And from that point, there will be a 7 year period of tribulation before Christ returns at His second coming. And by the way, we come back with Him! What a blessed day that will be! So by now, you've probably figured out that I am a Pre-Tribber. I firmly believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture. I know there are different views on when the rapture will take place (Pre/Mid/Post), but I stand pretty firm on my position of a Pre-Tribulation rapture.
  • KING TEE - in Reply on Ezekiel 36
    WRONG Interpretation my friend, Most high God as not casted away "true Israel" , He has a remnant of an actual people, and not who you think they are! Paul speaks of the true natural vine, and those grafted in. That is New Testament, by grace of Yeshua, those that believe are grafted in with the real Hebrews. You know, those casted to the four corners of the earth, by way of ships. That's only one group of people on this planet. The so called " Negro" The awakening has begun!!!!!!

    Romans CH 11 1:3

    I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

    2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

    3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
  • June Forrester - in Reply on Psalms 70
    thank you Carl. Have a blest day.
  • June Forrester - in Reply on Psalms 70
    thank you for that scripture Mishael. I will read up more on it.

    Have a blest day.
  • June Forrester - in Reply on Psalms 70
    thank you Carl. Have a blest day.
  • Alex on James 1
    comment by ALEX ON Matthew 13 That Day of rest now under the new covenant is a 1000 yr day not a 24 hr day.When Jesus will reign on the earth ( his 1000 yr reign on this earth ) Thats the day of Rest that Paul is speaking of when his kingdom is gonna be with in us via that good seed the Word the seed of the kingdom Jesus mentions in Matthew 13.Remember he said the field was the world where that good seed wd be sown in our hearts etc. Thus we will birth our king th Son of MAN in our hearts via that heavenly seed as we have borne the image of th earthy we must also bear th image of the Heavenly via the good seed th WORD. Thats y the good seed is the pearl of great price its the very seed of God ( th H.G.) and the H.G IS THE KINGDOM.A baby Christ is gonna be formed in us, Unless ya receive the kingdom as a lil child etc impling a heavenly birth with N us.When isaiah saw the kingdom coming he said unto us a child is born unto us a son is given which is our new innerman th H.G. ( OUR NEW HEART AND NEW SPIRIT ) Whosoever receives one such CHILD in my NAME receives me.In my NAME implies he is the father of the Child SIMPLY B/C THE CHILD IS FORMED IN US VIA HIS SEED HIS BREATH, HE BREATH ON THEM AND THEY RECEIVED THE H.G. My lil children of whom i travail in birth till Christ is formed in you/us. These things are hid from the wise and prudent ( PREACHERS ) but revealed unto babes,the babes are spirits as that which is born of the spirit is SPIRIT WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU ( th H.G. ) THE KINGDOM.
  • Mebrown on Zechariah 6
    I must have missed where the red horses went. Someone please explain.
  • AOJ on Luke 23
    Thank God that He can see our hearts and know what we stand in need of.
  • Patty Tozi on James 1
    In the early morning l sit in my car watching all God's creations come alive.The sun rises brightly as the Light of God once again ascends to start my day. I Love my God and He knows it. Many- Many times He helped me. Gave me Blessings when l prayed. Many Many hard knocks l faced alone with Him. Always writing from my heart what l saw and suffered for. I would go far from others to be alone with my God. Wait and seek the Strength once more by the sightings of His creations, and knowing He was close. Heaven is real. I was there thru a bad situation. My songs helped the less fortunate know Him to the point the Evilness of others would knock me down everytime. But our Lord would watch me climb back up. Start over l did many times. Always helping others. Even doing without. Many times He would send messengers to me when l did not know where to turn. They would explain what l saw was real. I was not going out of my mind. Then never to be seen again. Like a puzzle l became aware of everything to the point l stand as a rock for others and myself. All l knew my whole life was work and being alone. Helped natives alot so that at one point of my life l ended up knowing 2 medicine men from the old ways in South Dakota. Never got there to meet them. Even was invited. Received something from 2 areas of the states that no white person should of got. All miracles. Sent me many protections one said l would need when l fully developed my gift l was given from the mighty one. Said one, that he had a vision what l would be able to do. For a season got involved with their spiritualness. Then working l would always go. Job after job. Alone. Watching. Now the world is nearing the end. I wrote in 1998 and 1999 same months things started happening now what was to be. God gave me many insights why l suffered and how to handle it. Always with Him. He will not only take care of me- but people that l help. So far am just coasting in His valley as He leads me. So beware now. Stay close to God:
  • Etta - in Reply on Revelation 11
    Mishael, I'm new to this discussion board, but I was drawn to your comment because God began to speak to my spirit saying, "this is the place,' you can sink your teeth, when you feel disconnected from your church.'

    Okay, here we go. A) Revelation 11 talks about the two witnesses, B) I have visions too, I'm also called into intercession praying for our great country and it breaks my heart to see how we in this great land are treating one another, especially during this crisis, when we've been given so much, but we can sit here and fret or we can get busy for God's kingdom, because time is short.

    With social distancing, we're pretty relegated to social media, text messages and phone calls, but God will continue to empower His people to do what He's called us to do, if we're willing.

    Thank you for your comment, may God continue to empower you to do His work in the fullness of His might and power,
  • Fred scanlan on Romans 8:24
    We are creatures here on earth,subject unto those things outside of the spirit of God who created us! Paul refers this as vanity. With all this we have to do with, can be described as the inner workings of a person in this world. "the kingdom of heaven within us".When we learn the truths of God, there is a transformation that takes place a renewing of the mind and spirit. A transfiguring developed through growth in the gospel message. This love is the love He has towards us in Jesus who calls all people unto himself! Our predestination is given through this saving faith in the knowledge of Him who calls us. Christ , is the way the truth and the life. Pray without ceasing, Remember that you are reading Gods word.Not mans.
  • Calvin - in Reply on Matthew 24
    At the time Christ said only the Father knows but read revelation chapter 1 and verse 1

    Christ knows now
  • Patty Tozi on James 1
    In the early morning l sit in my car watching all God's creations come alive.The sun rises brightly as the Light of God once again ascends to start our da
  • Wanda wilson on Genesis 3
    I truly enjoy your Bible study. This is my first time on. Thank you.

    Thank you for this Bible study. just downloaded it today looking for an answer. Did Adam know that he was eating from the forbidden tree? And was he there with Eve when she chatted with the serpent
  • Geoff - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Rose, I'm only guessing you read Matthew Henry's commentary: "The day and time when he had this vision was the Lord's day, the Christian sabbath, the first day of the week, observed in remembrance of the resurrection of Christ. " It would be the Christian sabbath not Jewish. That's part of the deviation of Christianity from Jewish traditions or laws. You may know or remember some of the conflict where Jewish Christians were trying to hold onto Jewish laws such as circumcision or not eating pork. And, Paul contested against that. As, the Gentile Christians were being "shamed." We do that today, which type of church is more "right?" Were often reminded that we can disagree on the little things but to agree on the major thing that Jesus is our saviour and God our Father and Creator. The example of one of the disciples who who questioned the Samaritan who taught of Jesus but was not "one" of them. And, Jesus said he who speaks favorably of Him is for Him. Sorry for the tangent. I think people contend against calling Sunday the Sabbath because that's seen as Jewish terminology. Hope some of that was helpful.


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