Bible Questions Page 144

  • Mild Bill on Psalms 21
    When we see the King on the cross, where is his strength?Despite pain and anguish

    he has a desire in his heart.His days were never numbered and he was purposed to

    accomplish God's will.A gladness of unsurpassed measure was his because he

    knew the facial expression,countenance, of the Lord.Yet, it was mercy of the Father

    that sustained him in his explicit trust in the Father.A trust that grows within believers,

    rooted in the trust of our Lord Jesus,the author and finisher of our faith.Hebrews12:2
  • Mishael to Bob - in Reply on Revelation 1
    The first church is mentioned in Acts 2:47


    "And THE LORD added to the CHURCH daily such as should be saved."

    People build big buildings with great beauty, art; sculptures, but they can be dead as a door nail without Jesus in it by the Holy Spirit.

    Get a grip. The people are out in the streets now. No apathy. Everyone's turned on to a cause. The Church needs to be out in the street too! Hand out some tracts. How do we know this isn't a move of God going on right now?! We're all banished from going to church so we're hiding out in the house.

    You just want to hash for days how much you can expound on churches of the past.

    Guess what? It was in the news how all the ancient churches have been sold to pay Taxes, so now they are reborn as event centers, restaurants with real art. Google it! Maybe we should consider what Peter said: it's all going to burn.

    Is the hourglass full or empty?
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Marie, Romans 9:10? Or, did you mean Romans 10:9?

    Do you also have a supporting Scripture that the Gift of Tongues is a 'Heavenly language known only to God'? The Acts 2:4 account of Pentecost Day seems to indicate that the Tongues spoken was not Heavenly but Earthly & Paul's teaching on this in 1 Cor 14 was specifically to show that Tongues was an unknown (unlearned) language to the speaker but may be known to another present or to be used when one gifted with its Interpretation was present. Without an interpretation, the (unlearned) Tongue was not to be used however it could be used in prayer to God only, where "my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful" (v 14). This seems to me that apart from its use in prayer, the Tongue should only be used when someone who understands/interprets it is present.

    I would be interested to learn what Scripture you know that can support what you've said.
  • Edna L39herault on Matthew 5
    Yes what is the righteousness of the Scribes and the Pharisees? Please explain. Thank you,. Edna L'herault
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Cris, your statement: "Jesus came only for the lost sheep of Isreal not the whole world", indicates to us that you hold little or no regard to the rest of the New Testament. Am I right? If so, I can't offer further comment.

    But if I'm wrong & you do believe in the NT as well, then please consider these few verses (to which matter there are many more verses): of Paul, Galatians 1:15,16; Acts 9:15,16; Romans 15:15-18; etc. Why was Paul sent by Christ to minister to the Gentiles? Apparently, so that they too could hear the Gospel & be saved (1 Thes 2:8-16, especially verses 14-16), therefore fulfilling the Lord's Word that He had 'other sheep' that still had to come into His fold (John 10:14-17).

    You might be "for my people 12 tribes of israel" & that is wonderful, but since Israel was cut out from the olive tree because of their 'blindness to the Messiah' (Romans 11, especially verses 18-25), they are in desperate need for the "fullness of the Gentiles" to be accomplished before they will one day be saved. It's not possible to rule out clear & abundant Scripture showing that Christ came for all people, Jew & Gentile alike, rather we ought to be concerned for the many who are going into a Christ-less eternity having never heard the Gospel & opportunity to be saved (I speak here not of God's election but man's concern & responsibility).
  • Adam - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Jesus said otherwise in the Bible. Luke 19:10, Acts 17:26, John 12:46 - he came to save the lost of all people, not just who you claim are your 'own people'. Why do you care about skin color so much? Why not eye color? Why not height or weight? We're all individuals of equal value, not members of fictional political tribes. Satan is deceiving people into believing they are unequal and trying to divide everyone and some are believing the lie.

    Lamentations 4:7 - you know Jesus was from Nazareth, right? This says they're white so that counterbalances the assumption that because someone's hair is like wool it must be black. Other races can have wool-like hair too. There's plenty of hair variety within the races.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 15
    D.J., if that were the case of Genesis 1:26-28 referencing another creation of people simultaneously to Adam & Eve, then the question of the beginning of sin & its transmission comes up.

    Romans 5:12, in my understanding, tells me that sin was first committed by Adam & Eve, resulting in both spiritual & physical death to them, & so this death sentence (in & from A & E) passed upon all men. Given your understanding of the creation of man (not mankind in Genesis 1:26-28), how did this transmission of the sin nature (or, even original sin) pass upon all men? Or, maybe this 'other creation of mankind' were likewise tempted to sin, with resulting death, which would make Paul's understanding erroneous by believing that the inception & transmission of sin was only through Adam.

    I realize that this matter has been raised earlier, but felt to just bring this out, as there needs to be a fuller justification of our understanding of the Word to those who read about this. No mischief intended - just scriptural proof for our positions for this very basic, important teaching.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Bible book Song of Solomon 5:10 - My beloved is WHITE white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

    Bible book Lamentations 4:7 - Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were WHITER whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire: (Ruddy means reddish as in blush)

    Revelation 1:14 - His (Jesus) HEAD head and his hairs were WHITE white like wool, as WHITE white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass,

    (Brass is made of copper which is REDDISH GOLDEN BROWN) as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. The world hates white Christians especially it seems today.

    Who printed the Bibles and built the churches? Europe and the USA or Africa and asia?
  • James Otto Yahnke on 2 Esdras 11
    Hi James,

    The number of short feathers on the left wing is 2 (for President Kennedy and President Nixon). How is President Carter and President George Herbert Walker Bush treated. They both served 1 term of 4 years. Are they considered short feathers?


    P.S. A fantastic presentation!
  • Belinda on Matthew 12:31
    Where in the Bible it says that whoever is doing voodoo witchcraft communing with the dead telepathy Satan worshippers will have to automatically go to hell?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Exodus 15
    Greetings Joan, where did Cain get his wife?

    I believe the answer to that lies in a careful reading of the book of Ezekiel 31.

    Does one build a city with just a husband and a wife as Cain did Genesis 3:17
  • Robert Marino on Genesis 10
    Hi Chris,

    I have been real busy. You sound kind of post-trib or pre-wrath to me when you mentioned God's wrath in your comment. There is no reason to put a gap in 1st Thess. 4:13-18 just because harpazo and parousia are in verses 15 and 17. The Bible doesn't do that so we shouldn't do that. It seems to me that the rapture is THAT particular resurrection whether you want to believe in more than one. Yes, there is no gap in that passage just like there is no gap in Genesis 1:1 and verse 2 thta some scholars magically put in there ignoring grammar, context and the word yom.

    I believe it is this way.

    1. Satan pours out his wrath for 3 1/2 years based on Revelation stating a 3 1/2 year time period, not a 7 year that supposedly wasn't fulfilled in Daniel 9:24 - 27 because the Bible clearly states that Jesus died in the middle of the 70th week if you follow the antecedent of 'he' in verse 27 as it points to Matthew, 23's curse. This is why verse 27 in Daniel 9 doesn't say abomination but plural abominationS. This verse has nothing to do with a future antichrist but is Jesus Himself as that is what the passage is about and fulfills all the warnings of Matthew 20, 21, 22, and 23.The abominationS is the return to animal sacrifice for 40 years after Jesus died.

    2. God pours out his wrath with plagues for an indeterminate amount of time. We know ONE plague lasts 5 months alone so my guess is at least a few years to ten or more. The Bible doesn't state either way. My question for you here is since this is typology of the time God brought Israel out of Egypt, 1. where were the children of Israel at the time of the plagues?, Answer: still in Egypt and Egypt is a type of the world.

    3. Grapes of WRATH. THE RETURN OF JESUS. This wrath really is the beginning of judgment where the wicked are taken first as in the days of Noah.

    God Bless!
  • Mike on Genesis 1:11
    The "dry" land is the meek heart dried up the waters of evil speaking. Happy are the "poor in spirit"that is, poor in breath as they will be swift to hear His opened mouth teaching and slow to speak.poor in words.

    Matthew 5:2-3 KJV

    (2) And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

    (3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    The good ground.the honest and good heartshall hear the Word and keep it and bring forth the fruit of righteousness towards His teaching of the Word of God.

    Luke 8:15-16 KJV

    (15) But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

    The earth shall bring forth "grass"that is, peace within the heart. The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. They will act in the wisdom that descends from above and not in that earthly, devilish wisdom that is from below the Heaven.

    James 3:18 KJV

    (18) And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

    The herb yielding seed after his kind is faith in what they hear Him saying. There are different degrees of faith. The fruit tree yielding fruit whose seed is in itself is the kingdom of God within us that can grow into a great tree. We are to be His planting of the trees of His righteousness.

    Luke 13:18-19 KJV

    (18) Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

    (19) It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

    The seed within us is able to save our souls but we must be "dry" within the heart of all superfluity of naughtiness that overflows the heart in words. We must be doers of His Word.

    James 1:21 KJV

    (21) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
  • Patty Tozi on Matthew 1
    Where is God when my family runs away from the truth of who l really am in God? I exposed what the truth of what l went through, since l have an illness now that has hovered over me 2 years, as l worked non stop helping others. Always the worlds way. Now for the last 6 months l have turned all evilness of the world and the people who carry it inside to only God. Because of that, l can expose everyone for who they are, and how in God's light l can help. The corvid 19 l see taking over as a silent killer and more and more of mans control. Revelation has started. The enemy is now going after all the negatives you still hold to get you away from your Heavenly Father. The Christian's will have to fight as warriors to have an eternal life in Heaven. Become a warrior in the word of truth--God's Book the Bible, and on your knees keep God close as you battle. I cannot warn you more then this-- for in my dreams God shows me truth. Do not straddle the fence any more. Now is the day to chose the side you want. Talk with your kids. Do not let them suffer...l now pray for all that is reading this in The Blood of Jesus-- stay true to your Heavenly Father to the ending of your life. And Fight not only for yourself but for others God puts in front of you. Put yourself in His Hands Daily. And Fight for "The Good Life of Eternity" to the End.
  • Mike on Genesis 1:9
    Genesis 1:9 KJV(9) And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    The Word of God spoken in truth causes people to either resist in their wrath what is being said with the "superfluity of naughtiness" or they "dry" up the waters of strife upon their hearts and humble themselves to the hearing of it. The meek shall inherit the earth as God called the "dry" Earth

    The "waters" of people under the Heaven are the unbelievers of His Word as they gather together against it. They will rage/roar against it as the churning of the angry seas. While the "dry" heart will be swift to hear His Word and will be slow to speak and slow to wrath.

    James 1:19-21 KJV

    (19) Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

    (20) For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

    The "dry" is the meekness of the heart that has put away the waters of strife towards what they hear. The "dry" appears.

    (21) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

    The "sea" and all that is in them are the people who rage and are gathered together against His Christ as illustrated in Acts 4. He has made Heaven and earth and the sea and all that is in them:

    Acts 4:24-27 KJV

    (24) And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

    (25) Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

    (26) The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

    (27) For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
  • Joan on Exodus 15
    If Adam and Eve were.the first 2 persons created by God; where did Cain find a wife to marry?
  • Isaac Darko on Mark 7:7
    What does Romans 8:28 means?
  • Mishael on Bema Seat Judgment of Christ Jesus on 2 Corinthians 4:13
    1 Corinthians 3:9-15

    According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

    For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    Every man's work shall be made manifest: for THE DAY shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

    If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a REWARD.

    If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself SHALL BE SAVED, yet so as by fire.


    Question we ask ourselves honestly: what are we building with?

    Are we building up the Body of Christ?

    Jesus: we are to be imitating; doing. If we can't Go Ye, then maybe equip those that are? Commit to pray for the workers of the Harvest? Luke 10:2

    Isaiah 61:1-3, Psalms 147:1-3, Luke 4:18-21

    Matthew 25: 31-46
  • Chris - in Reply on Job 38
    Eric, I'm not sure whether you are in agreement with Peter Grant or myself, by quoting his quote: "Does a spinning ball earth rocketing wildly through ( so called space) have have foundations? If he were alive his answer would have to be no!". Your question is a little open-ended.

    He believes in a flat Earth around which revolves the Sun & Moon. I submit to the more conventional view. So, I'm sorry, I don't know the intent of your question.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 4:30
    Page 2.

    And it is the reality of the Holy Spirit's indwelling in our lives that enables us in bringing forth all the Fruit, all of the Graces of Christ, in us for the blessing of many. This indwelling is not just to give us a 'nice feeling' of being loved & blessed by God, but also to give us the power to live a victorious life, of endurance & even to martyrdom. And so when Matthew 10:22, Revelation 3:5 & others, speak of endurance & overcoming to the end, we know that this is the final test of the worth of our salvation experience. All who were martyred: the apostles (except John), Polycarp, Wycliffe, Huss, Tyndale, Bonhoeffer, Elliott & his four friends with him, & countless more through the ages, all demonstrated the reality of their salvation & the cost to love the Lord to the end. When I read that many of them who were put to the burning stake, recited Psalms 51 for focus & strength during that walk to their death, I'm deeply moved by their singular thought to confess any known sin that would impede their abundant entrance into the Lord's presence rather than to the torment that awaited them. And so I ask myself: Would I be able to do the same? I believe that the answer to that is found in the Word: YES, we who are saved will have the Spirit's fortitude to stand confidently. (Acts 7:55.56) shows us Stephen's vision that strengthened him to accept death courageously. (onto Page 3).
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 4:30
    Page 1.

    Ed. From my reading of the Scriptures on this matter, I believe that a Christian cannot lose his/her salvation. However, rather than enter debate over this, I always ask the simple question: what is a Christian according to the Bible? This question on the surface may not require too much thought as one could quite simply say, that a Christian is one who has demonstrated faith in the finished Work of Christ on the Cross & has been forgiven on that basis. This statement alone sets him apart from any other religion or philosophy.

    Yet, that person & those around him will generally accept this person as a Christian, but we see that there are checks on the road we travel on, to examine the authenticity of that salvation. So, what I see is that how we look at a claim to be a Christian is not necessarily how God looks at it. We see only as a man sees: a baptism, a changed life, hunger for God & the Word, ministry, evidence of apparent spiritual fruit/gifts, etc. & we praise God for such a life & we are then convinced. Or is being a Christian more than this? Something that most of us have never been tested on are: the matter of endurance, finishing the race, overcoming Satan & possibly martyrdom. These may not be observable traits to us now, but these (& taking the mark of the beast, as Bob pointed out), are what make up the full requirements for being a true follower of Christ. And please note that I'm not adding anything extra to our salvation, but to show that our 'true' salvation also encompasses these other aspects that may only be provable at our journey's end. (onto Page 2).
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ephesians 4:30

    Yes there is. No person who has the Holy Spirit in dwelling, can call Jesus accursed.

    They cannot call him Lord either. You have to choose now, whom you will believe.

    Mark 3:29

    But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

    James 2:7

    Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

    Ephesians 4:3

    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    1 Timothy 1:20

    Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

    Revelation 13:6

    And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

    Mark 3:28

    Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
  • Mishael on 1 Corinthians chapter 7 - in Reply on Matthew 12:31
    You need to speak to your Pastor, your pastors wife; or a Christian counsellor if you seek privacy.

    I've been divorced 36 years. Born again 35 years. I have no desire to be married again. Divorce seriously harms children emotionally; which should be held uppermost in our Mind; before diving into another marriage. I speak from experience.

    Scripture says do not be unequally yoked with an unbeliever. A pony and a Clydesdale horse cannot pull a wagon out of the barn. Did your husband know you are a Christian? Did he allow you to go to church?

    This why you would do well to speak to your pastor/ Counselor; before telling kids anything.

    I pray the Lord would show you what to do.

    Read 1 Corinthians chapter 7
  • Charnelle Andrews on Matthew 12:31
    Can I share the gospel and bring someone to God?? Is there a bible verse about this?
  • Bob Hilt on Job 38:4
    Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

    circle of the earth, circle of the earth, circle of the earth.

    a pancake?
  • Richard P DiDomenico - in Reply on Matthew 1
    That is really stretching it. No one Loves Jesus more than I; I even have the cross on the wallpaper of my phone. I am also a student of the Bible, but it is what it is. Don't you realize the Jesus is the son of God? Why do you think he is called as being of the family of God? Half of his life is do to the Holy Spirit, which is of God the Creator.

    God bless and take care.
  • Eric Hebbeln - in Reply on Job 38
    Does it say a spinning ball hurtling through space?? No it doesn't.
  • Chris - in Reply on James 2:26
    Alan, from the reading of Scripture, I would say that the early Church & the present Bible believing Church viewed Christ's salvation, its operation & its application in the very same way. However, there were those in that early Church, Gnostics included, that wanted to corrupt its meaning, to which Paul was pained to address that important issue. And specifically, some would have the keeping of the Law, circumcision & traditions as part & parcel of this new faith. Galatians chapter 2 gives a clear demonstration of Peter's hypocrisy in this matter, to which Paul had to take him 'over the coals', as what Peter was requiring of the Gentiles was in direct conflict with the meaning of the Gospel of Salvation, i.e. that the Cross has set us free from the bindings & consequences of the Law. If then, from your question, "the early Church did not view salvation as the western Church does" is your belief, then if you could provide some evidence of this please?

    As well, I did not understand your other question: "where did the doctrine of original sin come from?" If it's not from the Bible (Romans 5:12-21; 1 Cor 15:21,22), then I don't know from where else.
  • Mike on Genesis 1:7
    Genesis 1:7 KJV

    (7) And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

    God divided the waters (people) which were under the firmament (the unbelievers) from the waters (people) which were above the firmament (the believers).

    Jesus said He was from above while those who did not believe Him were from beneath.

    John 8:23-24 KJV

    (23) And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

    (24) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    As God divided the waters, we also must not be unequally yoked together (those who are above with those from under the firmament) with the unbelievers of the Word of Truth that we hear spoken from above. The firmament or expanse is the opening up of our ears to the hearing of the knowledge of God spoken from Heaven. Belief/faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God.

    2 Corinthians 6:14-15 KJV

    (14) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

    (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

    The waters were divided as God calls us to come out from among the unbelievers of the Word of Truth and be separate from them. What communion does light have with those of are of the darkness?

    2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJV

    (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

    (18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 4:30
    Ed - I know we can not "lose" our salvation like you lose your car keys or a wallet.

    However can we throw away our salvation?

    Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

    (Seems our names can be BLOTTED out of the book of life)

    Exodus Chapter 32:31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

    32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

    33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

    Jesus in Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. (Why would Jesus say we must endure to the end?)

    Jesus in Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

    Revelation Chapter 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

    10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    I do not care what sinners prayer anyone says, if they take the mark I believe their are doomed.

    Sadly Millions of Church goers do not believe they will ever have to make this choice to refuse it.

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