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  • Chris - in Reply on Mark 8:1
    Mark 8:35-37: "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Sandra,

    "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10:4

    Which law spells out forgiveness? Had I a choice to only break one of the ten in my lifetime, no matter which I choose, forgiveness isn't there. Righteousness by the law was fulfilled by only one person, the Lord Jesus. That righteousness is what is imputed to those who believe, therefore, those who believe are under no obligation to do, what only Jesus did. However, once the love of God is received it shows in the life of a believer, perhaps not always perfectly, but it grows in their earthly lifetime.

    It is the pride of the flesh to think that before the law a person lacks nothing.Matthew 19:30

    "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." Galatians 3:24

    "To demonstrate our love for God and His Son, Jesus Christ, is to conduct our lives in harmony with the Ten Commandments." It is pride that attaches eternal life to the letter of the law. "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." 1John 1:17 The law is in the sphere of the work of the Holy Spirit, John 16:8, "And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment". Believers testify of Christ's, grace and truth. I have no doubt the Holy Spirit within a believer will not lead them to violate any of the ten commandments, because the righteousness of Christ exceeds the letter of the law.

    Sandra, Are all your sins forgiven?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 21
    I think you might be referring to the time of the Rapture of the Saints to be with the Lord before the Wrath of God is poured upon the unbelieving World. If so, then your reference is to the Anti-Christ, who is Satan incarnate, filled with all the evil that Satan desires to express. One could say, that he tries to establish his 'messiahship' on Earth deceiving many, replicating what Jesus did by His Coming from God many centuries ago as the true Messiah of all people.

    2 Thessalonians chapter 2 gives one of the fullest accounts of that time & of Anti-Christ. Just to highlight the points:

    a. the Day of the Lord (the time when God's Judgement begins to fall) will commence by a falling away from Christ. In other words, the true Church will be seen after the fake 'Christians' turn away from the Lord.

    b. Anti-Christ will be revealed, coming as a peace-maker, but ultimately taking position in the Jewish Temple proclaiming that He is God. He produces many great signs & wonders that will deceive most people.

    c. But the day is coming when God will destroy both him & the spirit controlling him (Satan) casting them into the Lake of Fire.

    d. Finally, Paul iterates that he knows his readers better than how the world behaves, & he gives thanks for them. Why was he full of joy & confidence in them? Because they were chosen of God, from the beginning to not only be heirs of salvation but also called to salvation from the evil times ahead. In his previous letter (1 Thessalonians 5:9), Paul also wrote there: "God had not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ".

    So those left on the Earth may not easily discern the evil in the Anti-Christ, since their own deeds are evil continually, but when Jesus returns to reign on the Earth, all people will see the Glory of God & the destruction He brings on the wicked remnant.
  • Theophil Ritchil on Romans 1
    Thoughts of contradictions chapter & verse in the bible and answers.
  • Carol on Revelation 21
    Question - The 12 tribes, are they the followers of each of the 12 Apostles? If the Angels are as large as a "titan" how large would new Jerusalem be?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Thank you Sandra for your detailed explanation of your understanding of the Law & the Book of Ordinances. I do agree with much of what you've written. However, still the Scripture, Romans 8:1-4 niggles at us, to which you've not referred to directly.

    How do you reconcile that Scripture with what you believe? In other words, what is Paul referring to here in Romans 8: the Law contained in the Commandments, or the Book of Ordinances, or both?
  • Richard Groom - in Reply on Matthew 24:29
    Proof of the post tribulation rapture in this verse, I find it absolutely amazing that people will read this verse and still argue about what it clearly says, AFTER the tribulation of those days, how do you miss that's?
  • Khevent jhon on Genesis 21:5
    how old is issaac?
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 7
    I very much agree with you Steven. The marriage that God had designed for the union of man & woman on Earth is indeed the clear reflection of the intimate union of God with His people, first Israel & now those under Christ's Blood. When we examine the two (the spiritual & the physical sides of marriage), we do see so many similarities of intimacy, of belonging, dependency, openness, heartache when one is absent, to name a few. And the Spirit of God's Passion is to ensure that the marriage bond remains strong, vibrant & spontaneous, giving special meaning to our call: "Our Father Who art in Heaven". He is more than a Creator Who oversees our lives & activities yet estranged from us by distance - God is our Father Who longs that we look to Him & respond to Him as His very own, enjoying the same intimacy that His Son had with Him while on Earth.

    Can we then, with the eye of anticipation & longing, even imagine what the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will be like? Both the Bridegroom & Bride longing for that day, & that waiting & watching by faith finally realized, when faith becomes sight. So what a witness the world has of a Christian marriage: one devised & sustained by God alone; & how important that we present Christ, not only by the Gospel, but also by our lives/our marriages/our God-fearing children, or else, all sense of the knowledge & consciousness of God will be gone.
  • Jake H. - in Reply on Revelation 21
    When all elect are saved and in heaven the remainder will be in hell.
  • Paul on Zephaniah 1
    Did god send his self to be the son of the living god as Jesus
  • Wayfaring Stranger - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    About you saying that the bible says not to worship Jesus... uhm Jesus Christ is God.

    He says in John 14:1 (KJV)

    "John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."

    Another scripture

    Hebrews 1:1-6

    "[1] God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, [2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; [3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; [4] Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. [5] For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? [6] And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. "

    Colossians 1:15-20 (KJV)

    "[15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: [16] For by him 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: [17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. [18] And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. [19] For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; [20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."

    Trying to have a blind faith isn't good, what we really have to do is to search the scriptures (study it !).
  • Oscar Gonzalez on Zephaniah 1
    What bibble verse calls on Christians to pray for government leaders
  • David F Chen on Hebrews 11
    Often we see the phrase of : "of the glory of God" as in Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." To me, it could mean the time to be with my Lord in Heaven home? The final stop?
  • Earl Turner on Genesis 1:8
    To all you people arguing about length of days and whatnot I say WHO CARES! Is that the type of stuff you think is important when reading the Bible?? If so you need to check yourself and start over people.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Micah 6:8
    Here is how Fornication is defined in the Greek pulled from the Gospel of Mark 7:21. :

    Transliteration: porneia

    Pronunciation: por-ni'-ah

    Definition: From G4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively idolatry: - fornication.

    KJV Usage: fornication(26x).

    Occurs: 26

    In verses: 25.

    Here is how Fornication is defined in the Hebrew in Isaiah 23:17.Hebrew:

    Transliteration: znh

    Pronunciation: zaw-naw'

    Definition: A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the {female} and less often of simple {forniciation} rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah): - (cause to) commit {fornication} X {continually} X {great} (be {an} play the) {harlot} (cause to {be} play the) {whore} ({commit} fall to) {whoredom} (cause to) go {a-whoring} whorish.

    KJV Usage: ...harlot(36x), go a whoring(19x), ...whoredom(15x), whore(11x), commit fornication(3x), whorish(3x), harlot(withH802)(2x), commit(1x), continually(1x), great(1x), whore's(withH802)(1x).

    Occurs: 94

    In verses: 82.

    THESE ARE PULLED FROM THE STRONGS!!

    IT APPEARS YOU HAVE DOCTORED THE DEFINITION TO PROMOTE YOUR VIEWS. I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WAS WAITING AND HOPING FOR TRUTH??
  • Chet Laskoski on Mark 8:1
    Text from bible with the words what does it gain a main if gets the whole world and suffers the loss of his soul
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hi Elison, The way you addressed you question you have the order of creation correct. God started with Adam and Eve. If they had other people on earth whats the point in forming Adam from the dust of the ground?

    ( Genesis 2:7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. ) And why go through the trouble of taking a rib from Adam to make woman?

    In this next verse you see Adam is all alone.

    Genesis 2:18. ( And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.)

    In this next verse he makes woman!!

    Genesis 2:21-22. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

    And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    And then he commanded them to populate the earth.

    ( Genesis 1:28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: ) notice this next verse, Eve is the mother of ""ALL"" living.

    Genesis 3:20. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

    So we come to their Children.

    In order to do what God commanded, it's reasonable to believe Adam and Eve had daughters and they populated the earth through their children. I don't understand why people see that's a problem with God!! We do know the world we live in now started with just 8 souls. I hope that helps
  • Sandra Mosley on Genesis 1
    I like the ways this bible state it." Find a good spouse, you find a good life - and even more: the favor of God". I'm not a young woman but my daughter is. And I want God do this for us sent good men in our life.(smile) I'm selling some land but my neighbor is making matter very hard for me. The selling of the land would increase our homes value but I can't made her understand this. I want God to let her and her children see this very soon. Because I'm going to sell the land. My son is a very hard worker so it my daughter and I am too. I have two grandchildren too. I want God to give us our heart desire. I love this saying "Do your best, prepare for the worst-then trust God to bring victory. Praise God and Jesus Christ and the Spirit. Thank you for praying for us.
  • Sacha on 1 John 4:19
    Can any one help me with this please ? If Christians go to heaven after death why does Jesus say the meek shall inherit the earth ? Any ideas any one ? Thankyou .
  • MARILYN TAPLIN - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    Chris you wanted more scriptures about marriage.

    1 Cor 5:9."I wrote unto you in an epistle (1) not to company with fornicators." The cross reference "not to company with fornicators" sends me to (1) 2 Corinthians 6:14: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?" Do not marry a fornicator.

    Husbands

    Ephesians 5:25, 26." Husbands love your wives, even as Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he (JESUS) might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word."

    Jesus will sanctify and cleanse the church when he comes. Before he does this, the churches are profane/unholy and unclean. Today Christianity looks like S&G. Jesus will sanctify the church. He will remove fornication from our present day Christianity.

    How do you sanctify a person or a church? It is the same for both a person and a church.

    "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification that ye should abstain from fornication" 1 Thes. 4:3."

    Notice that Jesus will tell husbands to love their wives the same way as he will love the church. Jesus will remove fornication from the church and make the church holy. He is telling husbands to do the same for marriage. Remove fornication from marriage. Your wives were not given to you to abuse in the unholy manner of fornication. There is no fornication in holy matrimony. Holy people do not commit acts of oral or anal sex.
  • James Futch on 1 John 4:19
    Where did the sprinkling for baptism come from in the bible?
  • Kathleen on Revelation 21
    When revelation comes how will we know the devil from God after all saved souls have gone to heaven?
  • Connie Blackmon - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 11:24
    Can you name all virtues of a worthy Christian, bf he partakes in Holy Communion?
  • Phillip Steward on Revelation 21
    Paying tiths 100 gears before Arrow or moses went up mount sini????
  • S Spencer on spiritual fornication on Matthew 7
    Thank you Chris on those great verses on fornication you gave. You presented it as a broken relationship between "two" it made me think of a key word in marriage, "Joined". (To be yoked together). That brings me to also think of spiritual fornication, If fornication was any other way than the way you described it, we wouldn't understand the meaning of spiritual fornication. I believe God gives us marriage not just for barring children, but to communicate Christ relationship to the church, and Gods relationship to Israel. Not to mention how would we understand the book of Hosea? We see often in the old testament God called Israel his wife and he was a husband to them. Here is one of many:

    Isaiah 54:4-5. Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

    For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Here is one of many verses Israel committing fornication, Jeremiah 3:8. And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

    For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. Fornication defined properly is essential to understanding scripture.
  • Rev Jack C Gutknecht on Matthew 24
    Isn't this hymn, LORD, HER WATCH THY CHURCH IS KEEPING, lovely?

    Lord almighty, give the word!

    Give the word! in every nation

    Let the Gospel trumpet sound,

    Witnessing a world's salvation,

    To the earth's remotest bound.

    Then the end! Thy Church completed,

    All Thy chosen gathered in, ...

    Henry Downton, 1866.

    "This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:14

    Then the end! Thy Church completed,

    All Thy chosen gathered in,

    With their King in glory seated,

    Satan bound, and banished sing
  • Richmond Reid on Revelation 21
    Did Jesus ever wore a tallit/the tallit kotan.
  • Shawn Bennett on Revelation 21
    Which book states they hoard from thier wealth and giveth not
  • Rev Jack C Gutknecht on Hebrews 2:4
    I love Hebrews 2:14 in the King James Bible, but I also love the 2 verses beginning in Hebrews 2:14 (The Message).

    The Message (MSG)

    14-15 Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it's logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil's hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death.

    Especially verse 15! Don't you?


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