Bible Discussion PAGE 54

  • Shannon - in Reply on Exodus 20:4
    Does your son still not agree with pictures?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 21
    DWL, Revelation 21:8 does indeed speak of such sinners being deserving of the second death. But these are not Christians, washed in Christ's Blood & forgiven from the old carnal life of sin & disobedience, but speaks of those who are without Christ & have lived carelessly given wholly over to a life of unabated sin.

    Does this new position we have in Christ give us licence to behave as those in verse 8? Romans 6:1,2: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" It is impossible for a Spirit-filled person to pursue such a lifestyle, or else if he so chooses to do, he would need to examine him/herself & get back to the foot of the Cross. And yes, it is possible (indeed, probable), that a Christian will trip up & commit sin, as we still exist in this body of sin & thus continue to be an open gateway for Satan to tempt us. But our response & recourse is instantaneous & sure, as we seek forgiveness & resolve in His Strength to avoid sin's pull & our grieving the Lord.
  • Carlos Ramirez Trevino - in Reply on Matthew 24:29

    In the 7th Seal, the Trumpets are introduced. This Seal signifies the last days of the Great Tribulation of Matthew 24. The Trumpets sound at the very last hour of the Tribulation. Then the Bowls of the Wrath of God are found in the last Trumpet. It is that last hour that is referred to as The Day of The Lord or Day of His Wrath. See 14:7.

    In any case, Genesis 37:9 is a reference to people, more specifically, Joseph's brothers. Now, although the reference in Judges 5:20 appears to be to Angels, it is more specifically a reference to earthly Kings at war.

    In Revelation 22:16, Jesus refers to Himself as The Bright and Morning Star.

    Joel 2:10 seems to be speaking of more than just stars. It is speaks of the powerful and influential, whose luster, whose brightness, whose power, appeal and influence are diminished by the army of God. But who is that army? It is an army of people.

    Again, who is the star in Revelation 9:1?

    I hope this answers your question. But keep in mind that in everyday speak and historically, we sometimes refer to prominent people as stars, too.

    Thanks for asking. It would be good to hear your opinion on this also.

    Carlos Ramirez Trevio
  • Carlos Ramirez Trevino - in Reply on Matthew 24:29
    Hi, Jesse. I am by no means an authority on these things, but a cursory review of the use of stars in the Bible show their use can be literal or symbolic. In Isaiah 13:10, the meaning appears to be literal. Yet in Revelation it is figurative.

    In Genesis, for example, God created the stars. These are the astronomical bodies we observe at night. However, sometimes things said in the Bible have a double meaning. A star can represent an actual star, while at the same time, there is an underlying allusion to Angels, people in positions of leadership or authority.

    In Revelation 12:4, we see a reference to Angels, while in 12:1 the stars represent something else. Some commentators agree that 12:1 is a symbolic reference to the 12 Apostles. Here we have a reference to Christ and the devil. Genesis tells us, in keeping with this passage, that Satan and his angels were cast to earth. Daniel 8 is also supportive of this interpretation.

    In Revelation 8:10-12 we see how stars may take on other meanings. Is the star an angel, a meteor, an earthly leader or what some might call an environmental catastrophe, the result of pollution and adverse weather conditions?

    Keep in mind, while reading Revelation, that what is written is not outlined in chronological sequence. There is a back and forth in time, that may make understanding particularly difficult. So, what Revelation 8 or 12 or other Chapters reveal, are not necessarily sequential events. The same is true for the rest of the book.

    But if you notice, in the 6th Seal, in Chapter 6:13, the stars are cast down. And everyone is afraid and all hide. The symbolism of the stars here, while many mistake them for literal stars, is about governments, powers, authorities and war.

    In the 7th Seal, the Trumpets are introduced. This Seal signifies the last days of the Great Tribulation of Matthew 24. The Trumpets sound at the very last hour of the Tribulation. Then the Bowls of the Wrath of God are found in the last Trumpet.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 8
    Carol, I hear you. So let's take the 10 Commandments, which according to you, we have to obey in its entirety. As well, when I see God's Laws, I see ALL of them that require obedience, not just the '10', but the whole deal. You say that the sacrificial part of those Laws were done away with through Christ's Sacrifice: how very true, but why are those laws negated and the 10 Commandments somehow excluded? You did say that they reflect "God's Character", & this too is true as they also show man's responsibility & behaviour. But, to those under the Law (Jews), "if he shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all" (Js 2:10); telling us that the breaking of one Law makes us (read: the Jews) guilty of all God's Laws.

    And so, Paul became (appeared) "as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are UNDER THE LAW, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law" (1 Corinthians 9:20). But, "to them that are WITHOUT LAW (us Gentiles), as without law, (being not without law to God, but UNDER THE LAW TO CHRIST,) that I might gain them that are without law" (1 Corinthians 9:21). So, if we Gentiles are not under the Law, but now under Grace (Romans 6:15), then the whole Law (for the Jew) has been nailed to the Cross: "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross" (Colossians 2:14). So, in truth, those under Grace, are not bound by any of God's Laws (to the Jews, or else not only keeping the Sabbath, but also of circumcision are binding), but all (both Jews & Gentiles), whether previously under the Law or not, are now released from its obligations & punishment, BY CHRIST'S Sacrifice alone. Therefore, e.g. "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13) now becomes Matthew 5:21,22: anger without cause becomes murder. God's Laws showed man his sin but couldn't cleanse him - the Law of Christ takes us way beyond that, as we fully obey Him through the His Spirit (Romans 7:6).
  • Neal Lord on Luke 16
    good part of the bible it teaches us to do good things and gives others a helping hand :)
  • Tom Harrison - in Reply on Matthew 24:29
    Does the OT commandment from God to not eat certain animals still apply today?
  • Nathaniel on Matthew 5
    Halleluagh amen for everyone
  • Nathaniel on Matthew 5
    What means blessed are for they the merciful:for they shall obtain mercy
  • Mishael on abortion gay rights on Revelation 14
    In reference to abortion: many scriptures on the unborn. You shall know the Truth and the truth will set you free.

    Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

    If humanity doesn't go right into pre-Revelation events, then we are in trouble on many fronts. This generation Aborted their future. Social security, Medicare, etc. will probably go belly up because those future tax payers and voters, were aborted. Already college tuitions are sky high because your fellow class mates were aborted. Now we have a stock market gone flatline or quivering.

    People storm the streets and State capitals to demand that the killing continue. Clueless about how they are going to finance their old age.

    What does a Holy God do about this?

    Gays, Homosexual, transgenders are really clueless about Gods response to that. They don't care...or maybe they do?

    All I know is that in Genesis, He created them male and female, and called it Very Good. There wasn't a maybe in the chapter; or a mistake. Whatever is on your birth certificate is what you are.

    Genesis 2;24-25 is the first recorded marriage between Adam & Eve. See Psalms 45:10 also.

    Genesis 6:4 the evil angels with Satan, married human women and made Giants.

    Genesis 6:6,12, people had managed to corrupt humankind.

    Genesis 6:7 God decides to destroy all his previous creation. He saved a God fearing remnant composed of Noah, his family, and animals on the Ark.

    Genesis 11:Nimrod decides to build the Tower of Babel so he can have his house next door to God so he can flaunt his sin right in Gods face.

    Genesis 11:7. The LET US (triune Godhead), confused the one language into many! Lol

    People moved away to other countries so they could speak only their language. Easy fix for God.

    It's the rock headed people who are sure they can overwhelm God unto giving up.

    I don't think so. God's going to rapture born again people off this rock; and let this rock BURN. 2 Peter 3:10

    Get born again NOW! Repent
  • Nathaniel - in Reply on Matthew 24:29
    yes their angels
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 24:29

    I agree with you that Matthew 24 is speaking about end time events. Both Chapters 24 and 25 give us the details. You've shared some good information here. The only thing I would see differently is that Jesus is giving us the specific details of a future event, but not giving us the specific time. We don't know the time, only the events that are coming.

    Also, from your last statement, it looks like you are saying that believers will go through the Great Tribulation? Well, if we are still alive on this earth when that time comes, I want wish you luck. I plan on being raptured well before that time when God's wrath will be poured out in judgement on a non-believing world.
  • Mishael to Michael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 14:34
    If people will read Genesis very slowly; note chronological events that match; it will make more sense. It takes more work on your part; and this generation is the NOW generation. I want it now and I don't want to work for it.

    Also: the center columns are references to the alphabet or numbers that are within the verses. They expand the understanding of those verses.

    At the entrance to this website is a search box. Bring up the verse you want answers to: then scroll down to the Commentary box. Lots of info in that.

    Study to show yourself approved. So many subjects will be opened up to you, you'll really be blessed by your discoveries. You'll want to share them right away.

    Sometimes you'll have to use google to find a verse you can't remember the words to.

    Better yet, ask the Holy Spirit to help you study :D
  • Dave on Revelation 14
    How old was Jesus when Joseph and Mary were told by the angel to flee with Him to Egypt?
  • D W L - in Reply on Revelation 21
    (I believe we all lie and some of us fall under the other things listed. So, because we all lie, doesn't that mean we are all going to experience the first or second death?)

    So that says you don't believe! No one has authority to take from or add to --

    Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
  • Charles D Anderson on Psalms 91:2
    Why is life for people of color so hard; is this God's will that suffering and sorrow

    Required to walk with Jesus?
  • Patrick M Cooper on 1 Corinthians 9:22
    Is that referring to the Age of Grace
  • Joshua on John 1:3
    '..the Word(Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us'. This whole chapter, and the entire Bible became so much more amazing to me once God showed me that the 'Word' spoken of in John chapter 1 is Jesus Christ. Verse 1: 'In the beginning was the Word(Jesus), and the Word(Jesus) was WITH GOD, AND THE WORD(Jesus) WAS GOD.'
  • Joshua on John 1:14
    "..the Word(Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us".
  • Revelation Patmos - in Reply on Genesis 10
    To Confused. I think looking at it that Adam sinned therefore we are all sinners it can lead to laying blame on someone else Adam for our sins which is not the intent of the Scriptures I think the intent is more that through Adam and Eve sin entered the world and is now present and because of that we now have a choice to do Good or evil. remember all was Good in the garden. So we are now in a fallen state and have choices to make to sin or not to sin and we all choose to sin one way or another through out our lives. Thank fully GOD has provided a way for us to be reconciled to HIM through HIS SON JESUS who is without sin precious is HIS name who took upon HIMSELF the sins of the whole world upon that cruel cross so we would all have an opportunity to repent and ask Forgiveness for our sins that we did will fully on our own accord. So we are not sinners because of Adam, Eve or anyone else but by our own choices. I hope and pray this is helpful for you GOD Bless on your journey.
  • Adam - in Reply on Genesis 2:5
    Yes, but there was still irrigation. It says there was a mist from the earth that watered the ground in Genesis 2:6. It may have been like a biosphere / biodome and perhaps humid and fertile for plant life.
  • Michael Reidy on 1 Corinthians 14:34
    Unfortunately, we have professing Christians who dont trust what Paul is writing came from God. They say those words are for differnt times in history. "Surely God knows, letting a woman speak in Church will be lovely and intertaining t the heart and pleasing to the eyes. Surely God must be confused about this?

    Is God confused about Gay marriage too or/same sex marriage?

    Is God confused about Abortion as well or is he only confused about what Paul said about woman? you see the stupity in man / woman?
  • Peter - in Reply on Genesis 2:5
    Genesis 7:4

    Genesis 7:12

    Genesis 8:2

    you seem to be and I would say that you are right on; but I don't know how long that was after Adam as I have never read the verses between Adam and that flood; and it probably does not list every generation and maybe only the relevant ones. very interesting
  • Peter - in Reply on Genesis 2:5
    a good question
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 24:29
    Hi Carlos,

    Are these stars maybe referencing angels and not people? In the book of Revelation, the stars are making reference to angels, spirit beings. It is interesting that Jesus had a star, and it was a special star. In Matthew Chapter 2, it was called "His star."

    I am wondering, and I have no scriptural evidence of this, but I am just wondering if that was the same star (Angel) that ministered to Jesus while He was out in the wilderness for 40 days? Honestly, I do not know the answer to that. It's just a thought!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 9:13

    I don't think Romans 9:13 has anything to do with predestination or salvation. God doesn't determine ahead of time who will or will not be saved. He knows who will receive Him and who will reject Him. Predestination is never associated with salvation in the bible. You will always see the word associated with those who are already saved. It's what has been predestined or chosen for us as part of our inheritance. Predestination in the bible never has anything to do with predestinating people for Heaven or Hell. It's never used that way.

    Every time the word predestinated is used in the scriptures; it always makes reference to part of our inheritance in Christ. If He did not choose me and predestine me to be holy and without blame before Him in His love, I'd never be able to stand before Him. But I've received Christ as part of my inheritance.

    Christ died for everybody. He knows ahead of time who will receive Him. He never forces anybody to receive Him or reject Him. Because I am in Christ, I have been predestined by God to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren, that is, the head of the body of Christ, as He is.

    As far as free will goes, you're going to upset a lot of "free-willies" here if you are telling them that they don't have a free will. Everyone has free will, and as long as they live in a body of flesh, they will always have that free will. But what is free will attached to, your flesh or your spirit?

    It is the flesh that has free will. But God could care less about our flesh. He didn't save our flesh. He saved our spirit, our soul. Our flesh will NEVER submit to the things of the Lord because it will always be in opposition to Him. But our spirit, our soul, as Paul says, we are slaves to Jesus Christ. No free will when it comes to our soul. Our soul is saved forever if Christ is in us. He does not give us eternal life. He gives us Himself, and He is eternal life. That's why we have eternal life!
  • Carol - in Reply on Psalms 8
    "To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them". Isiah 8:20 When Jesus was nailed to the cross the Mosaic Laws was also nailed to the cross. We no longer had to sacrifice animals for forgiveness, Jesus was the Lamb that was slain. His blood covers our sins. The Ten Commandments is God's character. His Ten Commandments still stand. If they do not, then it is okay to lie, steal, murder, covet etc. We can't pick and choose what commandments we keep. If you offend in one you offend in all. Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ"

    Matthew 5:17, 18 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled". Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments , that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city".

    I do believe in keeping the Sabbath, but keeping the Sabbath is only one of God's commandments. We have to obey all of God's Commandments. Jesus died so that we may be saved.
  • Etta on Luke 23
    A simple prayer:

    Abba Father, bless everyone here today, meet every need. If some are sick, heal them, discouraged and downhearted, lift them up and help us to be all that You created us to be, whole in You, and united in Christ, and full of the Holy Spirit in all knowledge of You, and strengthen us in these evil days to stand tall, fully equip for You have called us to do, in Jesus Name I pray amen.
  • PROPHET DANIEL ADDO on Genesis 1:1
    I need studied bibles pls
  • Marivic on 2 Chronicles 30
    What was the proclamation of Hezekiah? And how we apply in our christian life?

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