Bible Questions Page 13

  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Peter 5:13
    Herman, there is no specific reference, whether biblical or secular, that Peter visited Rome. The only mention of Babylon in 1 Pet 5:13, which is sometimes interpreted as alluding to Rome, is somewhat weak.

    However, the question you ask, is often asked by those who attempt to disprove the papal line from Peter (i.e. since Peter wasn't in Rome, how could the papacy be established & proceed from there?). If that is your thought as well, I quickly refer to Matthew 16:18, which RCs will used to support Jesus direct instruction to Peter that he would be the foundation that His Church would be built upon.

    However, as you may know, that Jesus was using the meaning of Peter's name (Cephas/Petros = a rock), that he would in time be a solid, unshakeable witness for Jesus. Yet, Jesus said, that upon This Rock, he would build His Church. Was it on Peter? No. Jesus was speaking about Peter's great testimony, "And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Matthew 16:16. Upon this Truth that Christ is indeed the Son of God (along with the Truths that follow such a declaration) & His Church will be distinct from any other so-called church, just based on this fact. There are 'churches' that deny the Deity of Christ & so their further teachings develop into false theology/christology, but the true Church will be based on this Rock of Truth & not on the papal line.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    Robert,

    Are you saying that believing in a Pre-Tribulation rapture can lead to a true genuine born again believer to lose their faith and their soul? These "Souls that were lost," were these saved people?
  • Themis Koutras on Matthew 24:38
    4. Peter told Jesus he would lay down his life for Him but Jesus told him he would do what three times?

    Leave him

    Hate him

    Die with him

    Deny him < Your Choice < Correct Answer

    Explanation: Jesus tells Peter that before a cock crows, Peter will deny Him three times.

    Reference: John 13:38

    CORRECT!

    my comment

    here we find a interesting statement that peter said he will even die for the LORD he said this sometime before the above scripture Jesus SAID I tell you the truth before the cock Crows you would deny me 3 times but peter insisted that he will even die for him thus peter is not lying according to his knowledge JESUS HRIST did not say he is lying he is just pointing out that he is not ready to do that yet BECAUSE OF FEAR as we know in the bible Peter did love the lord more then all as we see peters journey latter he repents And JESUS strengthened him so as then later JESUS CHRIST gets him ready by many ways finally he says to him today you become a rock so on later on in history books concerning the saints PETER was now ready and actually was Crusified up side down for JESUS CHRIST and the Church because of his love for JESUS CHRIST now that he was strengthen by JESUS CHRIST to actually do what he said before not back then but latter on when he would be ready to do so as he was and did do what he said
  • Mishael on Genesis 1
    Friday there was a large earthquake in Nevada. Hundreds of aftershocks.

    A month ago, large quake in Idaho. Still having aftershocks.

    Yellowstone volcano is producing a ring of carbon monoxide.
  • Carol on Psalms 148:2
    Yes please can you tell me what this may mean? My brother died last year at a early age my mom died a month later I was so very sad. When they died I found two white feathers at my house. One actually stuck too my glasses a year later my only aunt died and I found a feather on my leather couch . I found another feather today on my bedroom floor and a month ago when I woke up one was on my dresser . Could this mean angels are near? I never got feathers in my house before I do not know how to explain this. He says he will cover you with his feathers in the bible . Can you tell me what this means please? I am a little confused about this can you help me please.

    Blessings,

    Carol
  • Jesse - in Reply on Isaiah 66
    No, Paul is not guilty of lying. Everything Paul taught lines up with the teachings of Christ. There is no contradiction between Paul's teachings and the teachings of Christ. If you take John 16:10 by itself, I can see how you would come to your conclusion. Jesus said in Verse 10, I go to my Father, and you see me no more. But you can't stop there and use that as your basis of claiming Paul is lying! Jesus was telling them that He would be leaving (His ascension into heaven, shortly after His resurrection), and they would no longer see Him here physically.

    But then you go down to Verse 16, and Jesus says, "A little while and ye shall not see me: and the term "a little while" means a short time of space. Jesus says, and again, a little while, and (ye shall see me), because I go to the Father. So what is He talking about there? A little while you won't see me, but then a little while after that you will see me? How do explain that one, because they're probably thinking "That doesn't make sense! We understand a little while you will not see me. You've been telling us that for three years. But now you are saying, in a little while and (you will see me) because I'm going to the Father. Well, if you are going away, how are we about ready to see you again?"

    Verse 17 would show you that they didn't understand what Jesus was telling them. They were discussing amongst themselves what this meant, and Jesus knew that, as we're told in Verse 19. And then you go down to Verse 22, and Jesus says And ye now, therefore, have sorrow: but (I will see you again), and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

    Jesus is talking about His coming to them in the person of the Holy Spirit that He has been talking to them about since Chapter 14, where He says the Comforter will come to you, I will come to you, the Father and I will come to you, and we all will make our dwelling in you!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Isaiah 66
    Galatians 1:1 says,

    Paul an apostle (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

    See ACTS chapter 9

    After Paul hit the ground; he said, Who art thou, LORD?

    The men traveling with Paul, heard an audible voice, but saw no man.

    Saul stands up, but now he is blind. He is blind 3 days and does not eat or drink.

    Keep reading; by verse 20 Paul is preaching Christ in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.

    By verse 23, the Jews are plotting to kill Saul.

    We need the full account of Bible events without JUDGING them. Read the full account first; even the whole chapter.

    Paul was struck blind but he and some other guys ALL HEARD with their ears, the VOICE of the risen Christ. Paul was a chosen vessel. Verse 15-16 (written in the red ink)
  • Neville A Stewart on Genesis 1
    Judas - victim or vilain?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    Robert: you are a much better historian than I am. Basically I just sit with the Holy Spirit and read for hours; read all the reference notes and flip back and forth.

    Jesus was preaching to farmers, shepherds, fishermen, tax collectors, businessmen, religious people ... the communities. He used parables to identify them to Him.

    He taught by parables (stories with teaching); He dropped names From all through the Old Testament (Torah?)

    Things they were familiar with. Then he presented the Gospel to them.

    That's what I do mostly if I am speaking evangelically. Some things some of you say will go right over an unsaved persons, or a baby Christians heads. I once had a older brother in the Lord shout at me: quit messing with college material and get back on the milk of the Word!! That hit me in the gut. I was shot down and doubting. I had a dream that night of the Lords table. LOTS of people at that table! Foods of all kinds, anything you want. Jesus was on my right arm. I was head down and grabbing everything. I couldn't get enough! Then I hear Jesus bust out laughing. He wasn't mocking; He was approving. All the hurt left me. I was assured my appetite was good.

    Our learning will equal our appetites. If you just eat junk "food" there's an emptiness in it. Eat the real stuff. What is God like??

    We're running a race to finish it. The race is ahead of us; not so much behind.

    Write down when and what the Holy Spirit has you reading. What is He teaching today? I feel like if we gorge ourselves on the Word of God... satan doesn't have a chance to tempt us with food.

    Who are you going to live with ETERNALLY ? Jesus laughs. He loves us! He encourages us! He is pleased with your efforts. Love Him back. That's all I can say.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Hebrews 12:14
    Kinda echos to Romans 12:18

    If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 66
    Page 2.

    You said, "so you don't need to be a Jew to follow the commandments". In one sense, you are correct, if you mean that God's Laws are good & very useful to all people (as even now some of those laws are incorporated in modern societies). But, we are talking here about, not just about doing the 'right things before God', but does God accept us (Jew & Gentile alike) if we try to maintain strict adherence to His Laws?

    So if keeping of the Laws couldn't make us right before God, then He had to send Jesus, His Son, Who came as the complete fulfilment of all those Laws (He was the Word of God come in the flesh & without sin, to be the only acceptable Sacrifice that would be acceptable to God). So, if a person is now acceptable to God through Jesus' Sacrifice for their sins, where does the significance of the Law appear? A person cannot keep the Law & also come by faith in Jesus' Sacrifice to be acceptable to God: these two oppose each other, as self-effort & trust don't mix, as oil & water don't. So if we come by the Law, God judges us by it; if coming in faith, God accepts us because His Judgement was completed at the Cross of Jesus.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 66
    Page 1.

    Yasser, your example of Abraham circumcising his Gentile servants is correct, as that was what was required to be done to become part of his household & observe any ceremonies. But it remains that the Law of God was not given to the non-Jew; the Law was one of the marks (circumcision, the other) signifying God choosing this particular people to be His Own to the exclusion of everyone else.

    Then if you believe that a Gentile still needed to come under (obey) these Laws to be accepted by God, then of course, they would be judged by God under the same conditions the Jew was. So where does it leave those Gentiles? They would still have to obey them to the letter even to the performance of the sacrifices, etc. which they & the Jew could never do. The Law, at best, could only show them that they were incapable of total obedience to it & that God couldn't accept them on that basis, as even the breaking of one law, meant that they were guilty of all.

    So the Law was given as a temporary measure until the perfect Sacrifice would be given by God Himself, that would only be fully acceptable to Him. "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us".

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  • Charles Etuk on Matthew 21:46
    They and their ancestors have been killing prohets. Why were they afraid? Comment*
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 9:3
    God gave us animals to eat. Most societies make us get permits to hunt on state or federal lands. Find out the laws or ordinances in your area.
  • Judy Hospedales on Wisdom of Solomon 14:7
    What does vs 7 of chapter mean?
  • Cindy - in Reply on Colossians 3
    You can't stop sinning either. If you say you are without sin you call God a liar and the truth is not in you. Just because you don't get drunk or murder or commit fornication does not mean you don't sin. We live in a sinful flesh body. We are saved by what Jesus did for us not what we do for him. We are not good but he is. Keep trying to work to earn your salvation. You will never obtain it. The only way to be saved is by trusting the Gospel. We are saved by Grace through Faith in the work of Jesus. Not by "being good" that is an acursed gospel. I can't believe you can read the King James Bible and believe in works. I believe in the works of Christ and God counts it to me for righteousness. Our works are filthy rags to God. They were never good enough to save us . If so then why the need for a Savior? If our works were not good enough to save us they are sure not good enough to keep us saved. The Holy Ghost is our seal. He preserves us. God saved us by his power and he keeps us by the same power. When you are born again and the Holy Spirit moves in your desires change. You don't want to sin. Anyone born again would know that. It's not a license to sin it it trusting God to save you to the uttermost. The sabbath was a shadow of our rest in Christ. It was a lesson that when God says to stop working stop working. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly. His faith is counted for righteousness. You gotta stop working and start trusting that what Christ did was enough. Religious people kill me. They look righteous on the outside but are dead men's bones on the inside.
  • Neil on Genesis 1
    For Donna re Mark 1:15

    Colossians 1:13 says

    The Father "who hath delivered us from the power of darkness , and hath translated ( us )into the kingdom of his dear Son"

    Note the past tense in " hath "

    This says to me that all believers are NOW in Jesus' kingdom

    Jesus says elsewhere

    " The kingdom of heaven is at hand"

    The kingdom is within you Luke 17:21

    So yes the kingdom is at hand within you, the kingdom of light that the evil ones hate, and will avoid, because light drives out darkness

    So we need to proclaim it, so they can hear it

    AND FAITH COMES BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD

    proclamation allows our ears to hear God's Word, thus increasing our faith?

    We need to hear it as well!
  • Neil on Genesis 1
    Q...What does the KJV Greek word "perfect" mean?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    I heard a prophetic word that stated IF the Body of Christ would stand together corporately, their faith would rid the virus's effects. I didn't get a witness in my spirit about it.

    We need to do deep down all out spiritual warfare; armor of God in place; sword of God in our mouthes. (Word of God)

    Protect our families, Church, Community, Nation, President, Planet: speak it out!

    Holy anger is useful to make demons flee. A whole Nation of people on fire with Holy, righteous anger, spewing scripture like lightning bolts, would work. Right now our faith is violated. Quivering on the ground. People are afraid.

    I had to do some spiritual warfare at 4 am. Demons do not want the people to follow Jesus, get free and fight back. I did a whole Bible search on Bible wars: victories and defeats, as a new Christian, 32 yr ago. God is with us in our prayers. We DONT have to take this! Jesus said, LEAVE him, to a demon infested man, and those demons scattered!!

    If you add "It is Written" to your scripture, demons will leave. Sometimes they come back to see if you really meant it?

    You don't have to drive across town to pray for someone. If you can get some other prayer warriors to join you corporately ? The Lord will use you mightily.

    I had a vision 2 years ago about the White House. It was in a conference room. There was a podium on my left arm. No one was on it. Right arm, many people, reporters. Ahead of me, a Very Dark corridor along a wall of windows. I stared at it and began to sense the pure evil in those shadows. I knew people were in there. I couldn't see their faces; but I could see their Fruit. Like a deep pool of evil. Later I was sure of one face but I will not say it. God will reveal it.

    We are close to the end of earthly things. Make your comment room useful. Dare I say it? Evangelize. Not to stampede. By the Holy Spirits compelling. Come, let us reason together.

    I am not connected to prophet groups

    Only the Holy Spirit. I don't know why
  • Mishael - in Reply on Isaiah 66
    I would only ask you to explain the whole of 1 Corinthians chapter 12.

    All New Testament (Covenant). Given to men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Christ Jesus?

    Is it just Paul the Apostle of Jesus you are having a problem with?
  • Opoipirwoth Macmillan on Daniel 7
    Please I need help on the book of Daniel in 7, pls may some one help explain the prophesy? what does the prophet meant about the sea, the beast with the four wings and four heads? does he mean what has already happened, or what's gonna happen?
  • Motsu - in Reply on Genesis 9:3
    Is killing animal a sin
  • CARLOS RAMIREZ TREVINO - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    Here I am, at the Church Parking Lot. It is empty. I am here because God impressed on me that as Christians, our greatest duty is to come together to Worship God, to share in His benefits, to Hear and Learn His Word. To Worship Jesus. But what have we done? We have sheltered in place over a Virus. We have hidden from the Commandment. Where have we gone to seek shelter from the storm? To whom have we turned for protection? We have stopped going to Church, willingly, to shelter in place at home and the local supermarkets. Costco, Walmart, Publix, Fresco, Walgreens, CVS are packed. Lines circle the block, in some cases, to get in. We will wait an hour for a can of Baked Beans. But our Churches are closed. No one in sight. No one waiting to get in. Have we missed the significance of Church? Of why we gather?

    Of all things in life, Church should be the most important for Believers. It is there we find Healing for out souls. Strength in time of need. But we have abandoned it for our personal safety. Where do we go to taste the fruit of the Lord, if not in Church? What shall it profit a man if he gain the world, but loses his soul?

    Suicides, domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, frustration, desperation, hopelessness are all on the rise. But the only place where they can get help for their needs, the Hospital of the Soul, is closed. The Church is not accepting any more patients, till further notice. Initially I thought the Pastor in Florida was wrong to open the Church for Services. But God showed me today I was the one that was wrong. What will we do when times of persecution come? When things get really rough? Will we shelter in place? Will we hide in Walmart? Or will we stand firm to Proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus, come hell or high water? Will we cower or Stand in the Strength of the Spirit?

    There isn't a venue more important than Church during this Pandemic. But we have all taken a vacation. Jesus died on a Cross and we fear a virus?
  • Robert Marino - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    If you are familiar with The Great Revolt of 70 AD, many false prophets arose in Jerusalem that convinced the unsaved Jews that God was with them. They were killing each other inside the walls while Rome was on the outside. These men were known as The Zealots. They even burned up a bunch of the food surplus to force the rest of the Jews to fight against the Roman army. This was disastrous and about 50% of the world population of the Jewish people died in that war and 90,000 or so sold into slavery. If you go by per capita, it was much worse than the holocaust. Some were eating their children for food. It is important what we teach. There are consequences to false teaching. Evolution is a big one- Eugenics and abortion evolved out of that false science. Billions have been killed over just this ONE false idea.

    Doctrine is very important and if it, like pre-trib, has a track record of ruining lives something is wrong.

    How many Christians in the 1970's, and 1980's did little with their lives because they were told Jesus would return by 1988? I can go on and on with this stuff. They could have born more fruit for the kingdom had they left it in God's hands.

    Hey, I love you in Jesus. Don't doubt that. If I am hard on something like false doctrine, bare with me if I come off in comments as a hard person. It is more like righteous anger. If you met me in person, I would bless you.
  • Herman L Ploucher on 1 Peter 5:13
    What is the best evidence that Peter was ever in Rome
  • David - in Reply on Hebrews 12:14
    However, this scripture has nothing to do with heaven...we often wrap our minds around the word "holiness" as if it pertains to works or things we must do to gain life eternal...which aren't listed here because it doesn't refer to it, but what about the first part of the text..."Follow peace with ALL men" ?
  • Robert Marino - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    YOU SAID: "So you don't like me? We're commanded to love one another, by Jesus.

    Your objections are with My Advocate. He will decide this."

    ME: Of course I like and love you if you are a brother in the Lord and IF YOU ARE MY ENEMY. It doesn't stop with loving just brothers and sisters in Christ. Why wouldn't I? What makes you say that? I think you may have misunderstood something I said. Please give me the chance to explain myself in case I did say something wrongly. If I am wrong, I will repent.

    Unless you are a pastor and teaching the pre-trib doctrine AS TRUTH and not a theory when it was never taught until 1830 and based on a 15 year old girl's vision and prophetic utterance, that is something you will have to deal with the Lord on and I would call you to repentance then. Why did you say that? I like all people, all races, all colors, all ethnicities. I DON'T like people teaching false doctrine because souls are lost from it.

    Souls were lost in 1844 at The Great Disappointment when many lost their faith because of the pre-trib rapture doctrine.

    Souls were lost in the 1930's because brother began to betray brother in China because they were taught pre-trib rapture doctrine and communism became their politics over there.

    These are facts.

    50 to 100 cults arose out of the pre-trib rapture doctrine. I will name a few. House of Yahweh, 7th Day ADventism, Jehovah Witnesses, Branch Davidians.

    Can you show me ONE piece of good fruit from this doctrinal tree? I can show hundreds of bad fruit because I learned it's history, the things pastors and teachers all across America hid from me and millions of others. Jesus said a bad tree cannot bring forth good fruit. Even TEN cults coming out of an ideology or theory is enough bad fruit.

    Love you bro. Please make this right before God, you and me.
  • CARLOS RAMIREZ TREVINO - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    Mishael and everyone else.

    Archeological records do show pre-historic people were religious. Religion has existed from the beginning, not just because God created us with a desire for Him, but because Satan and his horde used it to draw people away from God. The earliest writings are religious; Gilgamesh and Sanskrit. Just as God used to walk in the Garden with Adam and Eve, Satan and fallen angels made their presence known. Was association with these fallen angels and pursuit of idolatrous religious beliefs that excluded God, what the Fruit consisted of? Of course, we don't know. But everything in the Bible points to it. From the day Adam Sinned, to the present. The earliest cave drawings show rituals God would not approve of. Why have men been drawn to spiritual worship that excludes God? Why have they believed everything except the Truth? Out of 7 Billion people on the Earth, there are only 2 Billion that bear the name of Christ.

    Think about this. Why is it Christ only showed Himself to a select group, after His Resurrection? Why not go public? Why didn't anyone recognize Him? They sat with Him, talked, fished and ate with Him, and they didn't recognize Him. Why? Because God has a Plan, a design. God created with a Purpose. Why did God speak in Parables and not plainly? Because if He had, they would believe. Didn't He want everyone to believe? The answer is a resounding No.

    Men have been drawn away from God from the very beginning. Why? Satan. Satan enticed Adam and Eve by appealing to their curiosity about things they didn't know about God and the universe. He preyed on their innocence and the desire God placed in us for Him. God told them not to follow those things, but like Songs 2, they were enticed. They disobeyed. Genesis 6:5, Revelation 2:20, 2 Kings 9:22, 17:16-18, Jude 1:11. 1Sam15:23: For rebellion is like the sin of divination,

    and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you. Sound like Adam?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Jayden, I always look at the Bible as a whole: yes, even in its time span of thousand of years, with people with almost unpronounceable names, living in parts of the world that we hardly can place now. You know what I see in all this? I see myself. I see that those people in those olden times had the same feelings & difficulties in life that I go through. They still had laws to follow & they still had to live with the dictates of their own conscience. Some were rich, others in dire poverty. Some were very religious worshipping God, others made their own gods (idols). Some tried to do good for others, but then some accused them of doing evil & tried to hurt them. So, I see the Bible as not only the history of the world (which often you can't read about from books in the library), but also a mirror which shows me, my life, my struggles, my needs and of course, how far I had gone away from the God Who made me and loved me.

    If you are wondering whether to open this Book from God & do what He says, I urge you to begin reading (maybe start with Genesis to learn about the Creator God & his chosen people, Israel. In Genesis, you will find how the first man & woman disobeyed God & became sinners. That sin nature we now all have which was passed down to us. God could have wiped us out forever, but His Love for us prevented Him doing this. He saw that man couldn't obey His Law perfectly to get right with Him, so He came Himself to this Earth, in the person of Jesus Christ, His Son, to give His Life on our behalf as payment for our sins. This was such great love, that God would save us & satisfy His Anger to sin, to promise us eternal life (John 3:16). To those who hear His Message & repent of their sins through Jesus Christ, are promised to receive His Spirit & new life. How do we respond? We love Him more for what He has done & want to please Him in our lives.

    So to read the Bible & do what God says is what every child of God wants to do. So it is very important for you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:38
    Carlos, I'm glad you enjoyed that story - I think I missed my calling. Yes, in hindsight, that Insurance Policy would have led to fraudulent behaviour on my part - I will have to cancel it now.

    Since you initially offered the illustration of the mansion as it relates to my building it in the location that the enemy has access to, I ran with it. Therefore to your next question:

    "wouldn't it be wiser to just build the house where the enemy couldn't get to it? Or was that an impossibility? Was it an absolute necessity to build the house right smack in the middle of Satan's kingdom?"

    That would be an impossibility, as this enemy of mine is so filled with hate & relentless in his pursuit of me, that wherever I go he is lurking around the corner (with his bulldozer of course). And as far as his kingdom is concerned, he seems to have the property deeds to everywhere I go (I would despairingly think, that he actually owns & controls the 'world'): almost like being a god of this world. Wherever I go, he's there, so I figure, just stay where I am & enjoy my mansion by the river & deal with my enemy as he thrusts against me with the weapons that God has given, as this is the only ones that work.


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