Bible Discussion

  • Mark D Young PE on Proverbs 13:11
    "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21 {KJV} Something to ponder about...
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Philippians 2
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
  • Sherrie - in Reply on Matthew 5:9

    I'm praying for you sweetie. I'm praying that the LOVE of God will so envelope you, that you won't be able to do anything other than submit to truth.

    The truth of the matter is that, nothing you've done can separate you from His LOVE.

    Adam told you the truth, yet in all of that and in all that my brothers and sisters have shared with you the main thing is.....God loves you and desires your heart! As long as you have breathe in your body, you can run back to him!

    Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and NONE of us can come to God except by him.

    My heart connects with what you are expressing about your friend. I too lost a close friend dealing with some of those same issues. I made the decision not to rekindle the friendship although I still love and care about her.We are both Christians. Life happens to us all,stuff happens to us all.

    When you're dealing with a deep wound like that, it just takes time. We have to sometimes repent all day long for what we're feeling and what were saying about it but you can continually ask God to help you with your feelings and emotions. He's faithful and He loves you. All of us continue to fall short and Jesus is still at the right hand of God, making intercession for us.

    Whetever you are dealing with, sexual orientation or whatever it can still go to God. He knew before the foundation of the world that YOU would have these issues.He understands and He's made a way, through the Blood of Jesus.

    Each one of us will give account for what we decided to do with Jesus. I encourage you to run to God again and talk with Him about it ALL my friend.

    Your heart is precious to Him and your life is priceless to Him.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 34
    Deuteronomy 34:5-7: "So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated."
  • Debra Rogers on John 3:4
    Is it a sin to drink?
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on John 9
    Now- we are living in the end times - Duration - only God knows

    Next - the revealing of the Antichrist

    Next is - The rapture. Could be instantaneous, could take a while -God only knows

    Next is - The tribulation - first 3.5 yrs only. Antichrist will rule in Jerusalem in this period

    Then comes - Jesus second coming

    Next is - The millenial reign - 1000 yrs.

    Next comes - The final 3.5 year tribulation when Satan will be loosed again

    Lastly - The perfect age which lasts for eternity
  • Suzanne - in Reply on Matthew 5:9
    Hi Adam ,im really very soryy as it seems i have annoyed u with my words and that was not my intention at all ,the word 'however' if its annoyed u i am very sorry ,im sorry 4 sounding instructional and judgemental ,i dont think that i disreguarded or condoned sin but if u think i did then others must think that also and im very sorry 4 that ,im guessing that a lot of people that look at this site r just like me ,not highly educated and i write the way i speak ,from my heart ,not always wise i know ,its a dangerous thing sometimes 2 say what u think and then put it out there into the whole world and im new at it as i dont normally have anything 2 do with the internet or any social media ,i came on here looking 4 some spiritual food but i seem 2 have put my foot right in it ,thankyou 4 helping me 2 make up my mind not 2 post anything else in case i offend or mislead any one ,keep up the good work and may God bless you .
  • Michael Quinn on Exodus 12
    What is the time table for the end of days?
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Philippians 2
    The anti==Christ has made himself into an image of Light! He wishes to control all things, but if you watch closely, you will see that God is the one who has the final say in all things! Christ has determined what can live in the heart of Man. The Anti -Christ wishes He could take the heart and soul of a man! As long as the spirit of Christ lives, the anti Christ days are already determined! He shall never succeed! Christ is KING! watch AND pray!
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    So I think I understand you: that God was alone in Heaven in eternity & it was Him & the cherubim that were involved in the creative work. And then when it came time for Jesus' appearance, you said "God manifested as a man name Jesus in New Testament; God as the Holy Spirit in Resurrection - all of these titles only belongs to Jesus."

    So to the first point & to my first response to you on this matter: how do you understand Colossians 1:16,17 & John 1:1-3 & following verses?

    To your second point: if God is now manifested as Jesus, & I assume you say that there is presently no God in Heaven except Jesus Who now God, then what do you make of Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69, Acts 7:56, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 10:12, 1 Peter 3:22, & others. I'm confused.

    I suppose the Trinity issue doesn't come up until these points are dealt with first. Thank you.
  • Robert Malit - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    Cris - in Genesis 1:26 pronoun "us & our" were used, because there were cherubim present. You left out Genesis 1:27 which says this: Notice used of singular pronoun (he & his)= Verse 27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." the reason for the change in pronouns is because God is the only that created man, and all things. The cherubim were there as messengers of God.

    In the Old Testament, only Titles were used for God whose name was kept secret.

    God, Spirit, LORD, Word, Redeemer of Israel, Holy One of Israel, Adonai, Yahweh, El Shaddai, Creator, Deliverer, Elohim, I AM,

    Prophesy of Prophet Isaiah:

    Isaiah 7:14 14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

    God is a Spirit - without blood, water, flesh, bones, is invisible to the naked eye. God humbled himself, manifested himself in the flesh a man name Jesus, who suffered, shed blood on the cross to cleanse man from sins, died on the cross, buried then rose from the dead on 3rd day, ascended into heaven, sent the Holy Spirit to indwell in our hearts = gifted us eternal life or salvation.

    Jesus is the name above all names, all the titles used in the Old Testament and New Testament belongs to Jesus only. So Jesus is God and God is Jesus - no other God. Those who preach the Trinity are misleading people, preaching a gospel that contradict the true gospel of Jesus during his earthly ministry with his 12 apostles.

    In summary = God in creation Old Testament; God manifested as a man name Jesus in New Testament; God as the Holy Spirit in Resurrection - all of these titles only belongs to Jesus.

    In the New Testament, these titles were used;

    God the Father, Son of God, Son of man, Christ, Holy Spirit, Savior, Messiah, First and Last,

    In Hebrews 9:22 - 22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 13:13
    Thank you for sharing so intimately Suzanne. I know, life get's quite difficult & complicated when we have to experience hurdles or sadnesses that might cause us to lose our grip on it. In your case, after the passing away of your Aunt & then an Uncle, you began to console yourself somewhat by needlessly buying things. While it's true that we respond differently to situations, it's more important that we realize that we are no longer in control of ourselves & doing what is right for our lives, & seek to stop our actions, committing ourselves to the Lord for help.

    We have a lady friend, a good Christian, who grew up in a very poor family, barely having any comforts in life apart from a bed & other essentials. Also being abused as a youngster, added to her sadness & poor outlook on life. After her marriage to a fine Christian man & both having good jobs, she all of a sudden came 'into money' which she never had before. Not having the privilege of learning about administering finances, she started to buy things (e.g. if she liked a pair of shoes in one colour, she had to have it in all the colours available in the store so she would have a matching pair for her (many) clothes). Her husband despairs, but understands where she's coming from & to some extent allows her. But what we see is a reaction, however abnormal & absurd, to a life of poverty earlier.

    Even though you have bought cheaply over the internet, it's still money that has not been wisely spent - it helps to think that we could put aside that spare cash to give to someone in need - it may become more satisfying to you to see the expression of appreciation on someone's face than of a build up of silver objects in the drawer. And of course, the Lord would be pleased by your acts of love to your 'neighbour' & denying yourself. Commit this specific weakness (certainly not a major sin) to the Lord - ask Him what you can do for others or provide for another's needs, that can help you overcome this weakness.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
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    d. shield of Faith: when the enemy's arrows of fear & doubt come at us, our faith fully established in the One Who is altogether Faithful & True, will be our shield to bounce those arrows off.

    e. helmet (for the head) of salvation: a direct hit here would kill us in an instant - but Christ's salvation has saved us & will continue to save us in our battle for our hearts & minds.

    f. sword of the Spirit: our only offensive weapon which we use adeptly sending out our thrusts of God's Word against the enemy (as Jesus did & withstood Satan saying, "It is written").

    g. praying always in the Spirit: unlike the warrior who hopes he will come out alive from the battle, our victory is always certain as we always seek the Lord when the conflict rages, engaging Heaven's host when the going gets a little tough. The Spirit of God is never far away & comes when we call for help, in faith.

    Those are just some of my thoughts to guide you William. Remember, if the enemy does get through your armour that means that you've not put it on or you have left yourself exposed in some way to his attack. If you're fully dressed, nothing of Satan can harm you. You may stumble - you may squirm at an arrow of temptation hitting you, but you cast it off & march on. To this advance, Satan trembles. But don't relax - he's lurking in the darkness awaiting another opportunity.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
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    Reading & understanding the whole Bible may help you to better understand the ways of God & the Devil & learn from it, but to use the armour of God as given in Ephesians 6:10-18 is your outline for full spiritual combat & defence that the Spirit of God equips every soldier engaged in Christian warfare.

    The Apostle Paul, had a good look at a Roman soldier's outfit as they probably often marched through public places. Paul being the astute man that he was, saw the clear similarities of the soldier's armour so prepared to engage a visible enemy, to what the Christian should also wear as he battles the invisible enemy. And indeed, "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (man-made) but mighty through God (God-given) to the pulling down of strong holds" (2 Corinthians 10:4).

    So Paul tells us to put on the WHOLE armour of God - any piece missing gives an opportunity to the enemy to score a strike. This armour suggests a close combat situation, unlike modern warfare where little of this is seen as battles are conducted over great distance. So we're reminded that the spiritual forces against us are nearby & ever ready to engage us in an instant.

    a. loins (the waist area) strapped with Truth: Truth holds our body armour in place; we must keep Truth tightly fastened, cherish it & let it be our defence as we face the taunts & lies of the enemy.

    b. breastplate (covering the chest) of Righteousness: we are made righteous only through Jesus Christ & so clothed with His Righteousness, our hearts are protected & kept secure in His Love.

    c. footwear of Peace: not just the foot but also the leg are protected. Where Satan would love to cause us to stumble or render us lame in our warfare, our feet are so shod with the Peace & Joy of Christ's salvation that our forward march is both careful & considered as we approach an enemy full of anger & rushing about as a roaring devouring lion. We are a different enemy, where peace & joy rule our hearts & so we approach him.
  • Lamech on 1 Samuel 14
    Why modern western eat steak with the blood to sin against the Lord.God wilt curse you all.
  • Juan on Luke 23
    What happend to pointus pilate
  • Jonashan on 1 Samuel 14
    Why God regard it's a sin to eat oxen,sheep,or calf with the blood?
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    Robert. Just to clarify: Genesis 1:26a, "And God said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness". With your added reference to Ezekiel 10:19, I gather you're stating that it wasn't Jesus (the Word) in "us", but God is speaking of the cherubim. So God used these heavenly beings to assist in the creation of mankind. Interesting.

    What would you do with Colossians 1:16,17: "For by him (Jesus is spoken of here as we see before & after these verses) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." How does this fit in with the cherub activity in creation?

    John 1:1-3. I don't understand your point. What are the changes in the Bible versions (NKJV & ESV) you see? Is it the use of the words, "by" & "through", as in "All things were made by Him, or through Him". I can see the difference in meaning, but the intent is the same: that it was the Word of God that participated in creation with God (whether the creating work was from the Word or through the Word) and this Word was subsequently made human & His Glory was seen, as One come out of God (v 14). I await your clarification.
  • Michael Vesosky - in Reply on Genesis 1:1

    Jesus prayed to the Father and asked him to sanctify them though the truth. Thy word is truth . To know who Jesus is you must trust the scriptures for the answers. You cant even trust your own thoughts because God tells us that his thoughts are not our thoughts.

    John:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. [ Who made the world? ]

    v11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. These verses are are a reference to Jesus Christ.

    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. In red letters Jesus said He is the Almighty

    I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

    The Almighty was dead when he took my place on the cross !

    I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

    Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

    And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

    Hope this helps
  • Gloria on Isaiah 53:1
    Does the Bible say that we as Christians can feel others physical pain
  • Michael Vesosky - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Thanks Rick,

    I know its not the sun, moon or stars . If by spiritual light you mean understanding I don't believe that fits for two reasons . for one understanding was with Jesus Christ when he created the heavens and earth. And the second being that you were told that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth which is physical not spiritual . The closest thing to creating something spiritual would be man and even Adam was formed from the dust of the ground. I don't know what the light was or if it still exists but my guess would be it is some form of cosmic light.
  • Rod - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    I would suggest reading the NT for a better understanding, but Ephesians chapter 6 tells us about putting on the whole armour of God, I hope this is what your looking for.

    Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

    Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
  • M - in Reply on James 1:8
    If someone is torn between two ways of life, then they'll be changing their ways based on how they feel at the moment, so his ways are unstable since they are constantly changing. This person ends up getting the worst of both worlds; the guilt coming from a desire to be righteous, and the pain coming from a life of sin.
  • Bob on Proverbs 26:4
    There 'IS' a time to answer a fool as the very next verse says in Proverbs 26:5, "..lest he become puffed up (or wise) in his conceit/deceit.." Amen? Amen!

    by so doing we truly become Christ like or 'Christian'. Search the scriptures (John 5:39) and see how Jesus responded to his accusers. Meek is strength (in The Lord) & not weak!

    Kol tuv i.e. be well :-)
  • M - in Reply on James 2
    Are you wondering about James 2:3? The way I understand it is you shouldn't judge people based on their outer appearance, but by who they are on the inside.
  • M - in Reply on John 1
    To the best of my understanding, it seems to be that God can be understood as 3 entities(God the Father, God the Son, The Holy Spirit) who are 1 in heart, so they are the same in the sense that they would make the same decisions, and feel the same way. I find it difficult to fully grasp as well, but I suppose we won't fully grasp it until we go to heaven, but maybe someone can do a better job explaining it than I did.
  • M - in Reply on 2 Timothy 3
    Most people who don't believe in God believe science holds all the answers people seek, and that people came up with the ideas of gods or God to help explain things that they didn't understand.

    Also, it would be very inconvenient for them if they suddenly came to realize God is real, and that they've been doing things that are very wrong.

    All their friends believe all that spiritual stuff is a stone age myth, and they wouldn't want to be the odd man out.

    2Thessalonians 2:10-13

    2Timothy 2:25-26

    2Timothy 4:4

    Romans 1:25
  • M - in Reply on John 3:4
    Through focus and prayer, you can obtain understanding. Ask God to help you understand.
  • M - in Reply on Luke 12:10
    It seems to mean the one unforgivable sin is not having the Holy Spirit, because those without the Holy Spirit people don't have their debts paid by the blood of the Lamb. So rejecting God and Jesus's sacrifice in their place is unforgivable because forgiveness is through the blood.

    Once someone accepts Jesus's sacrifice in their place, and puts their faith in Him, that condition no longer exists, and all can be forgiven.
  • Claudia McCall - in Reply on Matthew 5:9
    Thank you,Chris,you are very kind. I will meditate on what you have said!

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