Bible Questions Page 112

  • Mishael on 1 Corinthians 7 - in Reply on John 11
    In 1962 in America, one old lady athiest won her case to ban the Bible and the 10 Commandments out of public schools.

    Why? people were fascinated with the space program and the upcoming moon walk.

    You grew up without any reaffirmation of any public kind, Or from unchurched parents or schools. It was put upon the Church to teach 10 commandments but they were afraid of having tax exempt status taken away.

    This is Gods way to have a successful life and marriage. 1 Corinthians chapter 7

    1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

    2 Nevertheless, to avoid FORNICATION let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence (marital relations) and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

    4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. (Don't use sex to get your own way)

    5 Defraud ye not (Withhold sex) one from the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

    6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

    7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God (celibacy) one after this manner, and another after that. (Marriage)

    8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. (Abstaining)

    9 But if they cannot contain (not having sexual relations) let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

    In society, fornication has been made acceptable. Problem is the two become one, and after experimentation and breakups, we have all these old soul ties to other lovers, that weaken a marriage at the start. It takes prayer by the new couple to sever those ties to the past. Mutual respect keeps marriage strong.
  • Chris - in Reply on Judges 13
    Robert, okay I see your approach in writing this & I fully agree with what you've said. And to highlight the importance of the message, is indeed very important, though I find that one still needs to deal with the 'trees & leaves' for better understanding of that message. And this is probably where our divergent opinions become more pronounced as we grapple with those specific words; and I'm not referring to Bible translations, which you mentioned, here.

    For example, I think of the endless debate on the Lord's Second Coming: indeed, it is a matter of great interest & expectation for most of us, but we all have our opinions on, for example, the 'last trump' & are convinced that what we believe is what is going to happen. I feel it is the right thing to want exposition of that phrase, but we generally won't admit that there is a possibility that we're wrong & just have to leave the matter until more Light comes our way. Yesterday, I was listening to a study on this aspect, where the teacher spoke of the Feast of Trumpets relating to the 'last trump'. He had taken pains to go through each of the Jewish Feasts, seeing each one fulfilled in Christ & the Church. So, I thought that was interesting, but should I accept that view in the light of the other interpretations offered? There must be a time when we need to step back & remain open without having guilt for not following a particular view. Blessings to you too as we together hunger more of God's Word.
  • BROTHER RICHARD on Luke 21
    All ya here these days is the lord our god is good all the time. and god love's everybody if that is true why is there a hell for those that did not believe? where the worm dieth not and the fire is unquenchable. jesus said there are gonna be many on that judgment day saying lord i did this and that and i will say unto them depart from me i never knew you!! and there shall be gnashing of teeth and whaling. now when the lord says that watch them curse him out!!!
  • Marie on Matthew 24:12
    Iniquity shall abound!!!! apathy illuminati flash card anyone!!!!? it said new world order at the top of the card apathy!! many peoples hearts will grow cold,people are becoming more apathetic -less affectionate ? ?,can it be also.. because of political correctness (illuminati card - from illuminati game),people being offended by everything....
  • BROTHER RICHARD - in Reply on Luke 21
    Dear friend jesus said beware of false prophecy that those false prophets shall deceive many. think about it, if you are gone how can you be delivered to the unbelievable if you are gone!! john the baptist didn't get raptured out! there is not a man born among women greater that john the baptist says jesus. they crucified jesus...god didn't rapture him before he suffered. do you think that we are better than they?
  • Amy on John 11
    The Bible says not to live together before marriage. Why? My friends are living with their bfs and plan on getting married and doing fine. Why shouldn't I if they seem to be just fine?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 13
    Yes, Bob, that is correct. Jesus died for you. He died also for me. Guess who else He died for? He died for those Jews that Paul mentions in 1 Thess. Chapter 2. I am not going to place any blame on the Jews. You seem as though you have a strong dislike for the Jews for killing Jesus. This is just something I sense, but I could be wrong. It was no surprise to Jesus that He was going to die on the cross. It was no surprise to Him that the Jews would do what they did.

    In all honesty, even though He died on the cross, I don't think anyone could have killed Him. Jesus gave Himself freely to the cross for which He came for. They couldn't have taken Him no matter how many people with clubs and swords came to do it. We see that in scripture when the huge crowd armed with swords and clubs came to take Him, and with just His voice, Jesus blew them all over, twice!

    My whole point is that Jesus came here for a reason. He came to die our death because of your sin, my sin, and the sins of the entire world, including the Jews! So to try and place the blame solely on the Jews for killing Him, I can't do that when I am just as guilty of sin, and just as guilty of His death as they were. That's why I say I also killed Him. Maybe you won't agree with me when I say this, but I also died with Him!

    Pilate did release Jesus. He just released the wrong Jesus!
  • B COLE on Revelation 9
    Who was given the key to the bottomless pit
  • Robert - in Reply on Judges 13
    Thanks for your input Chris.

    I was definitely not disputing the validity of God or Jesus. What I was attempting to point out is the attempt of people to claim this is a manifestation of God or Jesus when the Bible does not say one way or another.

    As for the intention of translations, I was attempting to point out that people seem to lose sight of the forest looking at the trees. It doesn't matter what a single verse says (tree); much less a word (leaf or branch). What matters is the message or context.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Each path to Discipleship is between the Holy Spirit and the person. In the end we all will be judged on our personal beliefs and choices (free will).

    As the Israelites, we all need to question, Are we worshipping God His way, or our way? In my opinion, the Bible should translate and interpret itself.

    Also prayer, conversation, study, devotionals, history, reflection and always keeping the scriptures in your mind assist you on your journey with the creator.

    Blessings.
  • Vickie - in Reply on Revelation 7:9
    Renee,

    If you are studying and following God's Word don't be surprised when the devil fights. 1 Peter 4:12 says "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you."

    If you're children are grown you cannot change them but you can pray for them and try to counsel them using Scripture. If they're still in the home get in the Word together and deal with the issues that you are facing. Finally, I would ask you a question that I ask myself daily. What are you focused on? If you're focused on worldly things (a husband, money, career, etc) that God doesn't want you focused on it will make things hard. If you focus on him then you'll be able to rejoice no matter what.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:3
    Mike, after you read Genesis 1:3, have a look at verses 4, 5, 14-18. Do you think that these other verses have any bearing on verse 3? Though, your NT references were lovely to read & meditate on.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 23:18
    Steve, I've never imagined that Deuteronomy 23:18 referred to the trafficking of dogs for profit. Did they even do such a thing in those days? What would have been the demand for dogs at that time? I've always thought of this verse to apply to the preceding verse, in reference to the Sodomites, where both the harlot & male prostitute were great abominations to the Lord. But I do agree, that our furry friends can be the most loving & faithful companions around.
  • Chris - in Reply on Judges 13
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    King of kings & Lord of lords are of course terms given generally to Jesus to signify that there is none greater than any earthly king, whether real or imagined. And a clear claim to His Deity is also seen in these words.

    I couldn't get your intention with "translations of I Am or Jehovah". Is there a dispute with this?
  • Chris - in Reply on Judges 13
    Page 1.

    Robert, I agree, that these occurrences in the Bible can be a little perplexing, as generally we understand that God's Throne is in Heaven, Jesus (post resurrection) is at the Father's right Hand (Hebrews 10:12) & the Holy Spirit has come to Earth in Jesus' stead (John 14:26, 16:7-11).

    Yet, you state: "I am often puzzled by the need of the last few generations to make all angels Jesus." I think you are referring to a 'Theophany', as in Genesis 18:1-3, 32:24ff, or a 'Christophany', as in Judges 6:11-24, 2 Kings 19:35. There are of course, many other references to such manifestations. As well, one has to also understand the nature & work of Angels. My own sense is that if a person cannot in all good conscience discern the evidence for God or the Word, (Jesus, pre-incarnate) manifesting Themselves to man, or whether they were in fact Angels representing the God-Head, then no wrong judgement has been committed. The evidence one way or the other is not entirely clear & one cannot raise qualified objections to someone's different opinion. The fact that God did speak to men in such a manner is clear, but how & why He chose to bring His Word or His Presence to the view of man, remains unclear.

    "What would be the purpose of 10 thousand angels if all they did was sing songs?" I don't believe that the entire host in Heaven are only there to 'sing songs'. Of course, there appears to be constant worship to God & singing of His Praises, but there are also a multitude of tasks that angels perform: Hebrews 1:13,14, "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" So, they are also sent out to minister in a myriad of ways. You can find them in the Bible, ministering to physical needs, for protection, for encouragement, in regards to children, giving of the Law, directing lives, at the Second Coming of Christ, etc. So, they are busy about the Lord's business & not idling away their time.
  • Keun - in Reply on Luke 12
    Do you think some of us take this book a little too seriously?
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Peter 2
    Sandra, your Grandson May be demon oppressed or, possessed. Specifically by a spirit of death, a lying demon, suicide; an unclean spirit. He has opened himself to their entrance by his lifestyle. Has anyone else in your family tree had this same thing?

    I would like you to go on YouTube, type in 'Derek Prince on demon possession' in the search mode. You need to be informed before you go further to help him.

    I hope you are in a church that ministers in this way. You're going need your Pastors help and maybe pastors wife or a deacon.

    First I want you to get some knowledge in you before you go further. Don't be afraid. I'll contact you again soon.
  • Joan Holland on Genesis 21:9
    When Paul talked about doing the things he didn't want to and not doing the things he wanted to

    He said oh wretched man that I am. Who can set me free? Then thanked for Jesus, the one that can. I have prayed daily for this and ponder and wonder why i am still in bondage knowing it is not His will.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Genesis 1:3
    John,

    The tribulation period is a seven year period. To be more technical, the entire seven year period is known as the tribulation period, and the last 3 1/2 years is known as the Great Tribulation.

    This last 3 1/2 years would be the time of Jacob's trouble as spoken of in Jeremiah 30:7. We see at the end of Verse 7 that it says "but he shall be saved out of it." This is referring to Judah and Israel. They will be spared from those last 3 1/2 years. These will be the 144,000 Jews who are told to flee into the mountains, probably the rock city of Petra. God will keep them from being harmed.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 13
    Bob,

    Out of curiosity, I looked up this Tomas Torquemada that you told me about. I guess what drew my curiosity was how he was born of a Jewish family with the last name Torquemada.

    What I found was that he was born in Castile Spain, and his parents names were Pedro Fernandez de Torquemada, and Mencia Ortega.

    Those names don't sound Jewish so I was hoping you might be able to share with me the names of the Jewish family you say he was born of. Thank you for your time.
  • Mishael on Mathew chapter 24 - in Reply on John 14
    Matthew chapter 24, verses 3-8

    And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the SIGN of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

    For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

    And ye shall hear of WARS and rumors of WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences (like Co-vid) and earthquakes, in divers (sinful) places.

    All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    If your Bible has center columns on each page: you see little alphabet letter or numbers. Those refer you to other books or old prophesies). This way you will know what's coming our way. Knowledge is good.

    You'll need a good newspaper or be Google friendly. YouTube has news too.
  • Robert on Judges 13
    I am often puzzled by the need of the last few generations to make all angels Jesus.

    What would be the purpose of 10 thousand angels if all they did was sing songs?

    What would be the meaning of "King of Kings" or sitting at the right of God?

    Like the man of authority said, I speak and they do. Jesus sits on the right hand of God and commands. If He had to keep coming to Earth, why?

    And that brings up the second objection of translations of a particular word (ie: I am or Jehovah). The Bible is to be taken in faith. Not absolutes. The answers to all questions are not included. However, do you choose to follow God (in faith); or believe in other forms of worship is (Satan, delusions, false prophets, traditions, etc.)

    I am not trying to be offensive or claim I know better than anyone else. I seek God's will and to become a Disciple of Christ through the Holy Spirit. I am just trying to test all things and prove them.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 13
    I did not know about Tomas Torquemada but thank you for sharing that. I'll take your word on that one since you've read the Jewish encyclopedia. It's not "If the bible is right," because the bible is right. It's our human understanding that is flawed. We study the same bible Bob, but when we come to a different understanding of the text, it's always the other person that is in error. Why is that? Can you please answer that one?

    Yes, Pilate tried to release Jesus. In fact, he tried to release two people named Jesus at the same time. If you are questioning whether or not I believe the bible is true, I can assure you that I do. A study of church history would show that the papacy (Vatican) was responsible for putting to death many Christians, so I am not placing blame where blame is not due.

    Yes, the man of sin will rule from the temple in Jerusalem once he takes over and demands that people worship him, but we're not told where he comes from. Not all Jews deny Jesus as you claim. That is false.



    One thing is for certain, in the end when all the armies gather in the Valley of Megiddo to wipe out the nation of Israel, Christ Himself who will come with His armies, His bride, the church, He will destroy those armies. Israel is under God's powerful protection.

    Yeshua was used as a title for Jesus long before the King James Bible was written. Jesus is an English transliteration that comes from Yeshua. So whether He is called Yeshua or Jesus, they both have the same meaning, the Lord is salvation. So if someone says Yeshua, they are not denying the King James at all. If I make an absurd claim like "Mary being impregnated by a Roman soldier," by all means, please do correct me!

    You say "Maybe we should be happy to be corrected with the Bible?" I agree with that. You've said some things in the past that have contradicted scripture, but I don't sense that you would be too "happy to be corrected" if I were to point those things out to you so I'll just leave it at that!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 13
    Jesse Yes Rome did murder many believers. Did you know the Vatican's head inquisitioner in Spain was Tomas Torquemada who was born of a Jewish family. He was responsible for many deaths of believers. Same group who killed Jesus and the apostles. The Jewish encyclopedia documents this fact.

    Well if the Bible is right and others teach things that is against what is in the Bible, I am happy to correct them.

    How about the lie that Rome killed Jesus? Pilate tried to release Jesus. Yet the lie continues.

    John 19:12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release (Jesus) him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

    That is of course if we believe the Bible. I am no fan of the Vatican, but I shall not blame the Vatican for something she did not do.

    Truth is not antisemitic. While everyone is looking at Rome, the man of sin aka son of perdition shall rule from Jerusalem.

    Judaism is antichrist and a heresy that denies the virgin birth, the atonement and resurrection of Jesus.

    1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (ALL Jews deny Jesus and that makes them antichrist, if they believed in Jesus then they would be CHRISTIANS. IF you do not believe me call any Synagogue and ask them if Jesus is the Messiah.)

    1 John 2:23 - Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    If Jews do not accept Jesus as messiah, then who is their messiah?

    Those "Messianic Jews" who use Yeshua are also denying the name of Jesus given to Mary by Gabriel in the Greek New Testament, basically denying my King James Bible.

    I find it offensive that a certain group claims Mary got pregnant having relations with Pantera, a roman soldier who paid her in silver coins. Maybe we should be happy to be corrected with the Bible?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 13
    Thanks for correcting my error, Bob. You seem to be very good at correcting other people's errors. I read most of your posts and you spend a lot of time correcting others. I think I agree with what Mishael had to say. She makes a great point about sharing our relationship with Christ to others. That would be much better than constantly tearing apart what other people share here. I am not saying that we should not correct a blatant error, especially if it impacts a person's salvation, but if all we do is spend our time correcting what we perceive as "error," what are we doing? Tearing apart everything people share does not do anything for building up the church as we should be doing.

    In all sincerity, I do thank you for pointing out my error on the seven hills. I just looked it up and you are correct. There are others. Good job! But none of those cities match the description of the seven hill city in Revelation Chapters 17 and 18. We see that this city will be utterly destroyed. You can't tell me that is Jerusalem. There is no place in scripture that tells us that in the end times Jerusalem will be completely destroyed. Quite the opposite! Rome will be destroyed.

    You ask me "Who killed the saints and the Lord?" Here's my answer to that. Yes, the Jews were responsible for persecuting those who followed Christ. But so was Rome. You cannot deny that Rome slaughtered and tortured millions of Christians for many centuries.

    For the second part of your question, "Who killed the Lord?" You killed him, Bob. You killed Him, I killed Him, and every sinner who has been born into this world killed Him. You can't blame this on the Jews. Jesus Christ came for the sole purpose of dying on the cross. Why did He do this? He did it for you, He did it for me, and He did it for every sinner that has ever been born. We killed Him, Bob. Technically, He freely gave Himself up to death. Had it not of been for our sin, He would not have had to come and die. So yes, you and I killed Him!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 13
    No Jessue you are error since there are many cities built on 7 hills and Jerusalem is one of them.

    Jerusalem's seven hills are the following Mount Scopus, Mount Olivet (Mount of Olives) and the Mount of Corruption (all three are peaks in a mountain ridge that lies east of the old city), Mount Ophel, the original Mount Zion, the New Mount Zion and the hill on which the Antonia Fortress was built, you know the wailing wall where the jews pray at.

    Rome was never sent prophets of the Lord. who killed the saints and the Lord?

    King James Bible book of John 5:16 - And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

    John 5:18 - Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.



    John 7:1 - After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

    Acts 9:23 - And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him

    Acts 23:12 - And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

    Acts 26:21 - For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.

    Do you see Rome in there anywhere?

    Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:14, 16 - For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, EVEN AS THEY HAVE OF THE JEWS: WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and their own PROPHETS, and have persecuted us; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: FOR THE WRATH IS COME UPON THEM TO THE UTTERMOST.

    Revelation 18:24 says Babylon killed the prophets.
  • John L on Genesis 1:3
    QUESTION

    Is the time of the Tribulation a 7 year period of time (from Daniel)?

    I have heard the time of the Tribulation to be the time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7)
  • D.J. - in Reply on John 7:1
    Victoria,

    Concerning the 7th day of the week and the 1st day of the week

    The Hebrew definition of the word "week," or "weeks," simply means "sevened."

    The Greek definition of the word "week" is defined as "Sabbath," i.e. the 7th day (of a seven day period); the day of rest.

    The 7th day was established for ALL of mankind back on the 7th Day of Creation (Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-11, Exodus 34:21, etc. etc.) and was never abolished.

    (Mark 2:27-28) "And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath."

    If we believe in the Father and His only begotten Son, then we have Christ in us every day, not just one day per week.

    This new understanding is an enhancement of the 7th day, not the abolishing of it. It was made to last forever. This is a day that God BLESSED and SANCTIFIED! Christ always honored the Sabbath. The Apostles kept the Sabbath; look at Acts 13:14, 27, 42, 44, Acts 16:13, etc.

    Pentecost is a holy SABBATH day; i.e. a day of rest.

    Many use the "first day of the week" spoken of in Acts 20:7, to change the Law of God, but this verse concerns the first Sabbath in reckoning the seven Sabbaths until Pentecost. (i.e. the first day of the Sabbath. Week = Sabbath.

    In Acts 17:2 and Acts 18:4, Paul is continually feeding the people Scripture on the SABBATH.

    Christ never abolished the Sabbath; neither did Paul.

    God never said anything concerning that fact, and if He wanted that day changed, He would have made it abundantly clear.

    Have you considered looking at the Dead Sea Scrolls?

    The Book of Enoch, in particular, reveals a 364 day solar priestly calendar.

    52 (weeks) x 7 = 364

    Look at the first book of Enoch; specifically, ch. 72, and ch. 82 (column 27) are words concerning the ancient solar calendar.
  • Arletha Detrick on John 14
    Isn't there a Bible verse about there always being war on earth, and not peace until Jesus comes back?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 13
    Babylon killed the prophets so when you know who killed the prophets you know the identity of mystery Babylon.

    .....Revelation 18:24 - And in her (Babylon) was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. babylon was responsible for the BLOOD of PROPHETS.

    Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

    Revelation 17:6 - And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

    Mystery Babylon killed the prophets

    Jesus speaking Luke 13:33 - Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

    Jesus - Matthew 23:37 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, This is Jesus speaking and telling us who killed the prophets.

    When did the Lord send prophets to the USA, Mecca or Rome?

    Well apostle Paul went to Rome and he was a prophet.
  • Nicholas on Acts 18:17
    So, I take it that this is an endorsement of violence towards non believer's? Someone please advise, thank you.


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