Bible Discussion

  • Carleton - in Reply on Colossians 1:15
    ...and the third part of the Godhead is the Holy Spirit who is the Witness and Comforter that God and Jesus Christ are true and everlasting.

    :)
  • Sarah on Isaiah 56
    Praise the Lord. I absolutely love the book of Isaiah. Although the book of Hebrews is probably my fav book.

    God bless. Amen
  • AARON DEVAPRIYAM on Matthew 27:54
    In Leviticus 23:17, why God says to bring 2 loaves of bread with LEAVEN? for the First fruits offering?Before it was unleavened bread ? So no leaven to be present to God.
  • Jesus is the image of the invisible God . God is spirit and can not be seen , so Jesus is Gods representative in flesh , the same as God because Jesus is Gods son . Yet in flesh and an image of God .

    Yet God remains who he always was and is invisible and Spirit .

    So we have 2 identities. Both identical as God but one is father and the other is son . One in God but 2 in identities. God was never in flesh until Jesus . It's really simple but so much confusion on it .

    It's a father and son .
  • Destiny Farr - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Thank you so much! You don't know how much this means!
  • Love the word of God on Matthew 16:18
    Jesus will build his church , out of all the chaos and confusion, the devil has sowed nothing can stop Jesus from delivering up the kingdom to God a perfect and spotless church .

    Not false teachers , falling away or even the anti christ himself. The back of the book also says we win .

    Take heart beloved Jesus is Shepard over his flock , he paid for it with his blood and will keep it with his power at the fathers right hand far above all powers . Awesome !
  • RLF on Romans 9
    what is the importance of being baptized? Does this have to occur as an infant? I was a Catholic in my youth and was baptized, communion, and confirmation. Is baptism a necessity?



    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2: 8-9.
  • Michael homan on Proverbs 7
    This is in response to Debbies question,and to All

    In addition,to other Appropriate comments.

    God said 'If any man lie with another man,They shall surely die'

    He's not talkin about natural death,but Hell death.

    the book of Leviticus is another,that shows God's decree's of this subject matter



    just a reminder/suggestion,type in subject matter in this sights Search engine box.

    It will bring up anywhere in the Bible that has those words.....

    its the Best thing a computer can do
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on 2 Kings 15
    Eric,

    Before Jesus came, God dwelt with the people first in a Tabernacle (tent) and then in the Temple. The Temple was God's house on earth.

    2Ch 7:1-3 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house. (2) And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house. (3) And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

    Because it was God's house, He demanded that worship could only take place there. Worshiping in "high places" was the first act of rebellion against God after the Temple was built. They started out worshiping the one true God in the little temples they as constructed in the high places but soon converted them to worshiping other gods.

    The temple was a picture of Jesus Christ. There is only one way today to worship God, and that is through Jesus Christ.

    Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Ecclesiasticus 19:29
    Olatunji,

    The chapter and verses you are looking for are part of the Apocrypha. You can read more about it here:

    Link
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Prentice,

    I can find nothing in the Bible concerning the "people who run the streets all night long." What you do at "night" is what concerns God, not what time of day it is. Many wonderful things happened during the night according to the Bible. But, we all know form either experience or observation, that people use the night to hide their sins. The question you should be asking is; "what sins am I hiding in the darkness?"
  • Chris - in Reply on John 11
    That Scripture only speaks of Lazarus arising from death & no one else. And the same would be for Jairus' daughter (Luke 8:41-56). These are accounts of individual resurrections, as well as others as seen in the Book of Acts but none of these ascended into Heaven as Jesus did after He was dead for three days in the sepulchre.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    Violet,

    In the Old Testament, homosexuality was condemned by God with the punishment of death.

    Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    This same thought is supported in the New Testament.

    Rom 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Indeed it is Earl, and we have entered into His rest as we see in Hebrews 4:10, "For he that is entered into His rest, has also ceased from his own works, just as God did from His.

    So the writer of Hebrews is going back to creation. He's saying if you surrender to Christ, you will be doing just what God did. You will cease from your own works, your own efforts, at your own salvation. You will cease from your own works, and you will enter into God's rest.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Uju,

    That quotation does not appear in the Bible. Jesus is very clear that we are to follow His example and none other.

    As for the requirements to be a leader (pastor) in the church, we have 1 Timothy.

    1Ti 3:1-7 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. (2) A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; (3) Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; (4) One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (5) (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) (6) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (7) Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

    A "bishop" here is a pastor.
  • Mary lyn - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 4
    The Bible from Romans - Jude are written to the people /churches that came from the book of Acts. These are those that are saved, baptized & Holy Ghost filled.
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Dear Bro Barney,

    The verses you read refer to genuine Christians who are following (and obeying) Christ.

    If you put those verses in context with all the other verses like John 14:15, then you realize obeying is pretty important. Christianity is about following Christ, not a get out of hell free card or an unlimited license to sin. It assumes someone is a genuine Christian who avoids sin and obeys God. Obedience doesn't mean there's no grace either. We're still saved by grace, but we're genuinely trying to avoid sin. Whereas someone deliberately sinning and claiming they're saved and can do whatever they want is in danger. Many will cry out, Lord, Lord, and Jesus will not know them, which includes faux Christians.

    Luke 12:10 this verse alone debunks the once saved always saved belief, because it clearly says this sin will not be forgiven. Also, no one is 'saved' until they are judged after this life. Those who genuinely follow Jesus can have assurance in salvation, but the Word also says to fear God. Luke 12:4.

    I have a feeling these verses won't change anyone's mind once you've made up your mind what you want to believe, but perhaps at least pray about it before suggesting to others that they're saved even if they commit horrific sins and live in the Word and turn their back on Jesus to follow the devil as some Christians sometimes do. Hitler grew up attending church and if you believe OSAS maybe some think Hitler and everyone will be in heaven too along with all other mass murderers. But I don't believe that, I believe satan is trying to convince people they don't need to obey God anymore. God bless.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Titus 1
    Alia,

    Look for a church that seeks to glorify God by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ignore denominations and ask questions. The first question I ask of any pastor is "do you believe in eternal salvation" or "do you believe once saved always saved." If they answer yes to this, then they understand the work and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jesus is life and gives it freely to any that seek Him.

    Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Sherry, these verses and many more confirm that salvation, once given, is eternal.

    Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

    Joh 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

    Joh 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

    Joh 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

    Do not get standing and relationship confused. Once a person is truly saved, they are made a child of God. This is your standing and you cannot lose it. However, if a person continues in their sin, they can lose their relationship with God. Just like a rebellious child damages their relationship with their parents.

    As for repentance, this is only a recognition of a persons sins and a persons decision to turn away from it. God honors that decision even if we are unable to. Salvation is totally the work of God. He draws us to Jesus who paid the price and if we accept the price, we become His, "is passed from death unto life."
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Richard,

    I do see the parallel in the Parable of the Sower. I love that parable and how the soil represents the heart. The seed that falls into stony places, the Greek text seems to indicate that this is not rocks mixed in with dirt, but an actual cement slab. There's just enough dirt on top of the slab to catch the seed, but not enough for the seed to take root. I notice that out of the four types of soil (Heart conditions) that this seed falls on, only one out of the four describes salvation, and that is the seed that falls on good ground, as you mentioned. That is the only one out of the four that bears fruit. Only a saved person bears fruit.

    And yes, we are His sheep and He knows us (Present Tense). A saved believer, when they stand before the Lord at their appointed time, they will never hear the words "Depart from me, I never knew you."

    I have to admit, I thought I might have received a more negative response because I was a little unsure where you stood on the permanency of salvation. I do enjoy reading your posts and I think we are in agreement with each other on a lot of things.

    Blessings, in Christ Jesus!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 2 Kings 13
    Hi Eric.

    Stay with it Eric sometimes we find out answers when we are least expecting it, and often in another book of the Bible, your diligence will be rewarded.

    Have a blessed day and stay in contact.
  • Jenny on John 11
    When Jesus called Lazarus to come forth; did other corpses rise from the dead; at the same time or was it only Lazarus.
  • Lou on Psalms 93
    It is the will of Sovereign God to receive immense glory from His creation and how great is that glory given to Christ when he saves us from our unrighteousness. That glory far exceeds the glory Christ would receive only from a righteous creation.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Thank you brother Jesse! My flesh must be your relation!

    :)
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    God bless you brother Richard!

    Made it home, hydrating! Not that the day went exceptionally smooth but it was a good day!

    Grateful and thankful!

    :)
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Brother Carleton,

    Thank you so much for the clarification. I'm sorry I didn't pick up that you were keying in on repentance. I think I'm following you now. I can be a dummy sometimes so please bear with me!

    As I'm reading through your post, there is so much of the Greek coming to my mind and I'm trying not to jumble things up. I do understand God's grace (CHARIS). As far as faith goes, there are two types of faith, human faith, and the faith the Bible speaks about. We all have human faith, but not everyone has the faith that the bible speaks about. That faith only comes from God's Spirit. He is the source. In fact, the Greek word for faith in the bible means persuasion. It's when God's Spirit persuades us to do something.

    And that's what makes sense when you say "Grace to have faith and confess Him and grace to repent in Him, and that God leads us by grace to repentance at the cross." That word faith literally means persuasion. God persuades us and shows us our need for repentance.



    I agree that we are eternally saved at the cross. That's why the bible says we were crucified with Christ. You are at a place where you have found peace at the foot of the cross. Jesus Christ bore all of our sins at the cross, and in Him, all who have received Him are at peace.

    I fully understand what you are saying about the flesh thing. The flesh will never submit to the things of the Lord. Here's something I would like to share with you about the flesh. In my daily life, I find that most of my struggle is not with Satan. Most of my struggle is with Christ because my flesh is continuously trying to get down off that cross.

    But praise God that he is a God of grace and mercy. And He has His ways of dealing with me when I decide to go in a different direction from where He is leading me. And as you know, sometimes it can be harsh. That's how we know we belong to Him. It's when He disciplines us or chastises us when we get out of line!

    God Bless!!!
  • Christian fremgen on John 8:10
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  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Sherry,

    I also would like to share this with you and anyone else in this thread about the cost of a Jewish person denouncing Judaism and receiving Christ. A pastor had shared a true story with me about a Jewish man who left Judaism and received Jesus Christ.

    This man lived in NY City. When he gave up on Judaism to follow Christ, his family denounced him. They even held a funeral for him even though he was still alive because they considered him dead.

    And then one day as this man was walking down the street in NY City, he saw his father approaching from the opposite direction. The man waved and called out to him and said "Hey, dad." The dad just stared at him with a blank look. The man said, "Dad, it's me, your son." And he replied back and said, "You can't be my son, my son is dead!"

    That's how serious it is for a Jew to surrender their life to Jesus Christ.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Jesse, the SPIRIT has graced you with HIS truth in your answer to Richard; this is THE SABBATH REST.

    Hebrews 3:1-19

    Hebrews 4:1-16
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Don't overwork yourself brother Carleton. Stay hydrated.

    Many Blessings and peace be upon you.


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