Bible Questions Page 19

  • Why sin hurts on Acts 7:56
    1 Corinthians 6:12

    All things are lawful unto me, but all things are NOT expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

    1 Corinthians 10:23

    All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify NOT.

    Comment: We're free to go out drinking, but we might total our car.

    You can smoke but you may reap cancer.

    Doesn't it make better sense to cherish the Holy Spirits fellowship? Why grieve Him?

    Or quench the Holy Spirit?

    If we are born again..He comes to dwell within us.

    Mishael
  • Philip Gardner on Psalms 23
    In the KJV Bible, in Psalms 23, there is differentiation between "I shall" and "I will." Is there anything about either the Hebrew or English usage four centuries ago that hints at the reason for this differentiation?
  • Caleb on Mark 1
    Hey could you send me some verse of encouragement please? I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks.
  • Adam - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Lynn, beware of making assumptions about me or the Bible.

    Romans 6 doesn't say what you've been saying. It's not a hall pass to commit and enjoy unlimited intentional sinning. Have you read the whole chapter? The first 2 verses contradicts the idea of you can't sin. It clearly says do NOT continue in sin in verse 1, and verse 23 is another warning to avoid sin. Freedom from sin doesn't mean unlimited sinning with no consequence, verse 15. V16: obey. V18 "servants of righteousness"

    I've have never met anyone who claims they are without sin and that sin doesn't apply and that God is fine with you sinning, because "it's not sin". That's a distortion of the gospel. He didn't die for you so you could take advantage of him and enjoy sin and do evil all you want. That's not Christianity. The definition of a Christian is a Christ-follower and if someone isn't following and trying to emulate Jesus Christ then they aren't a Christian. Jesus called us to a ridiculously high standard that none can achieve. Only Jesus was perfect on earth, not you. You are a sinner just like everyone else and you still do sin, but if you genuinely follow Jesus and are genuinely trying to obey his commands then you're covered by grace for all our sins. It's not a hall pass so you can act wicked in the world and can commit all kinds of evil. Do you understand the difference?

    Most people will go to hell. Narrow is the gate that leads to heaven. That means if 2/3 of the world believes in God that only a portion of those who call themselves Christians will go to heaven. Matthew 7:23. It's not about being 'good' or 'earning it', but about genuinely following Jesus. If you genuinely follow Jesus you would be serious about obeying him and avoiding sin. If you don't then you don't love Jesus. John 14:15. If someone doesn't love Jesus, in my opinion they are probably going to hell. This is a serious situation. People who consider themselves Christians will go there and should be afraid. Luke 12:5.
  • Someone asked is God a physical being, or a state of consciousness
  • Betty Campbell on Genesis 1
    I need scripture to answer a question presented to me , who decides which words are bad words and how do they decide, is it just somebody's opinion or is it scripture?
  • Lynn C Friend - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hello Chris, I have no idea if you live in America or somewhere else, however, as an American citizen I know the Constitution is set up to separate religious law from gov't law. We have the right to worship under any religion we so choose or not choose when it comes to worshiping God.

    Since my complete understanding of the cross and what it did and has done for me, I no longer belong to any religion because I worship God in Spirit and in Truth. That means I know that God dwells within ALL His creation and that Christ dwells in me and me in Christ. Christ is sinless therefore IF I were to believe I could still sin, it would be putting the cross of Jesus to shame..

    It appears to me that your religion has taught you to believe that you are still a sinner no matter what Jesus did for you at the cross. Is that correct? If so you would have to have an understanding of that religious doctrine in order to see if it agrees with the doctrine of Christ.

    Long story short on Jesus being led up to be crucified. Jesus had never done anything worthy of death under the Jews Covenant Law and neither was he worthy of death under Roman Law He was put to death because they traded him for a murderer and the murderer was set free in his place

    This was in answer to your Part 1 Lynn
  • Lynn C Friend - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hello Adam, Here is the rest of the response I sent that appeared not to completely show up in the other post..

    It appears to me that you have not believed with all your heart, mind, and soul that Jesus died for the sin of mankind on the cross. In other words according to what you have written, you believe you are still a sinner. So exactly what did Jesus's death do for you? Lynn
  • Lynn C Friend - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hello Adam,

    I did give scripture references in a separate message but for some reason it was not posting on the site.. It had said, Thank you for the comment, but never evidently never showed up. Here again is what I had sent..

    This is a copy of the Covenant Law that defines sin according to God's Covenant Law that He gave to Moses to give to the Israelites. Under this Covenant Law, yes, all the things you mention would be sin if this Law was transgressed by the person that believes this Covenant Law applies to them.

    I had to delete the copy of the entire Covenant Law because the discussion site said external links were not allowed.. I was hoping that would be the quickest and easiest way to explain the Covenant Law versus the Law of the land in which one lives



    Here one small section of Romans where Paul preached freedom from this Covenant Law for all those that believe it applies to them.

    Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

    6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

    6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

    6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

    6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

    6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

    6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    It appears to me that you have not believed with all your heart, mind, and soul that Jesus died for the sin of mankind on the cross. In other words according to what you have written, you believe you
  • Carlyn McKee on Jeremiah 19
    Can you help me understand Jeremiah 19:9-13?

    I just opened a family bible I inherited and it is the only passage highlighted. It's a bit grim... and I would love to hear more about it in context from a scholar.

    Thank you.
  • Ronnie J Story on Numbers 6:24
    What is the Blessing from Numbers 6:24 called?
  • Chung Lam - in Reply on Jeremiah 2
    1. I do believe the Corona Virus was made by mankind, and then gotten released by the Chinese Communist Party leaders and there is no honest reporting in how the corona Virus was released accidental. The matter was released, covered from the world, and even the World Health Organization covered for the C.C.P. leaders. Where did this Corona Virus come from, what countries had the Corona Virus, was this Corona Virus part of Bio-chemical Research Warfare or released to find or do a cure research? The rich and Pharmacy Market are going to profit by getting a successful cure. The C.C.P. had this type of Corona Virus secretly, and in due time it was accidental released with no official civil or legal consequences. This Corona Virus spread world wide, millions have died by a accidental release, the Globalist must be happy the world's population has gone down somewhat. Maybe the Globalist will use Biochemical to depopulate systematic. There are yet 7 vials, bowls or judgements or plagues to come upon this earth ending in Rev..16:17-21; 2. It is written brethren can only be righteous still or holy still in Revelation 22:11; I have never met a holy Christian that claim he or she was perfect, and did not sin anymore. I have heard some Christian talk about love a lot, but they do not love in word or deed. They claim to love God, but they do not obey God. You would think someone that sinned much would love or obey God more.-read Luke 7:40-47; They love to sing songs of love, but they also sing foolish songs or songs that make no sense. Like the words in the song, Friend of Jesus or Friendship with Jesus. People meet in church, in a darken room, with dim lights, shaken their heads with their hair following their head shaken in the same direction. It is like you are in a dim light rock and roll concert, people moving to the flow of the fast music.
  • The very first of the morning and the evening sacrifice? From the laying of the wood, placement of that very first morning offering. What was the routine? Whence came the fire? Did it descend from heaven? Was the Priest required to keep the fire stoked so as to receive the evening sacrifice??
  • Greg Beetham on Matthew 27
    I've tried to search for an answer but no luck so far. It isn't complicated, I'm interested for the moment in the dates at the bottom of the page directly below the centre margin with all the reference notes in my KJ version 1839 reprinted in 1949 (with helps).

    Are the dates shown in the New Testament e.g. such as 4 B.C. or 32 A.D. an approximation or is there verification somewhere about how they were authenticated?
  • Stanjett on Romans 7
    ? I understand not. To do or not to do. That is the question. Kind of like that famous quote: to be or not to be, that is the question.
  • Danny Hundley on Revelation 2
    About how many people are going the heaven and hell
  • Mishael PART 2 - in Reply on Revelation 12
    1. I now address you, Jezebel in the spiritual realm, and I declare that I recognize that cord of occultic powers between you and your seat in (person's name)

    I now take the Sword of the Spirit and I sever this cord of OCCULTIC POWERS in the Almighty name of Jesus Christ!

    It is written in 2 Sam 22:32-37: "For Who is God but the Lord? And Who is a Rock except our God? God is my strong Fortress; He guides the blameless in His way and sets him free. He makes my feet like the hinds'; He sets me secure and confident upon the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your condescension and gentleness have made me great. You have enlarged my steps under me, so that my feet have not slipped."

    I now take the Sword of the Spirit and I sever this cord of COMPROMISE in the Almighty name of Jesus!

    It is written in Acts 24:14: "But this I confess to you, however, that in accordance with the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, still persuaded of the truth of and believing in and placing full confidence in everything laid down in the Law of Moses or written in the prophets."

    "And He replied to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." (Matthew 22:37)

    3. I now address you, Jezebel in the spiritual realm, and I declare that I recognize that cord of IMMORALITY - IDOLATRY - between you and your seat in (person's name)

    I now take the Sword of the Spirit and I sever this cord of immorality in the Almighty name of Jesus! It is written in:

    Revelation 19:7: "Let us rejoice and shout for joy! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honour, for the marriage of the Lamb at last has come, and His bride has prepared herself."

    4. I now address you, Jezebel in the spiritual realm, and I declare that I recognize that cord of DOMINATION, INTIMIDATION and MANIPULATION between >
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Call the police and see if you and your daughter can get a restraining order. Does her Dad have to sign it too?

    Maybe she can move back with you. And the you get a restraining order. Keep the police on speed dial and have the Case number by the phone.

    I'm presuming she's not saved, so you will have to ask God if he would send angels to be with her until things can be resolved.

    God cares for us, so keep your mother radar turned up on high alert. It would be helpful if a neighbor near their house would call you when she sees boyfriends car in the driveway.

    If you need help with that restraining order, contact Legal Aid in your area.

    Keep praying for her to receive Jesus. You may have to pray with her.

    Find the link in the area where you click to come in here. Look for: Become A Christian.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Page 3.

    Therefore, I believe we can & do commit crimes against the laws of the Land & we have to pay for it, but I also am certain that believers, whose sins have been nailed to the Cross, are still well able to sin against God unable or not wishing to fully crucify the flesh, which Paul urged us to do. Isn't that why the apostle Paul himself was in spiritual & mental anguish when he exclaimed: "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin." And of course he said this as he talked about his sin nature (the flesh), that was ever existent that urged him to sin (all of Romans 7). We can never negate the presence of sin, of its appearance in our lives, & our need to confess them & turn from it. The Word is replete with Scriptures for us under the New Covenant to not let "sin have dominion over us".
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Page 2.

    So the above clearly shows that it wasn't crimes against Roman law that saw Jesus in front of Herod & Pilate, but from false accusations from the Sanhedrin. Of course, Pilate was culpable also by giving in to their demands & believing that he could absolve himself from this evil act (v24). On the other hand, should Jesus have conspired against Rome by inciting its citizens against their govt., then of course, Rome had every right to accuse Jesus of a crime & to face its consequences. And that 'crime' would have broken Covenant Law as well (probably the 6th Commandment) as the agitated & frenzied citizens would have reason to slaughter their Roman leaders.

    And one more thing, if I may: "Everyone that has been freed (from) the Covenant Law, which is the Law of Sin and Death, has been freed via their belief that they were freed at the cross and that "sin" no longer applies to them...". I heartily agree with your statement that believers are no longer bound to the Covenant Law which only revealed sin & brought resulting death (as I've shared elsewhere on this Site & received strong rebuttals), but has this freedom, through the Cross, meant that "sin no applies to them"? Again, as much as I appreciate a good presentation, I beg to differ. I realize that your statement hinges on Covenant Law being inferior to the Law of the Spirit of Life. And so it is, for that was God's Intention. However, as much as the Cross of Christ has now "made us free from the Law of Sin & Death" (Romans 8:2), it is freedom from the hopelessness of forgiveness, of any restitution or recovery from that Old Law, that Christ's Sacrifice fully accomplished at the Cross. The Old Law was perfect in every way, as given by the LORD, but in finding full, eternal redemption it could never do, thus the need of a better sacrifice (Hebrews 9:23; 7:19,22; 8:6).
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Page 1.

    Hi Lynn, I've been following your various comments & they have been very interesting, yet different - and the one you've shared here is no exception.

    You said, "Jesus could not be crucified according to the Covenant Law because he had done nothing worthy of sin so the Jews had him crucified under Roman Law". I agree that Covenant Law was kept perfectly by Jesus proving His sinlessness, but wasn't the Sanhedrin's accusations against Jesus based on that Covenant Law, even though they themselves were misguided by not looking 'deeply' into & understanding God's Holy Requirements? All they saw in Jesus & His ministry was a 'breaking' or departure from God's Law so that they could justify their accusations against Him & keep their own positions & power over the people secure.

    They accused Him of violating the Sabbath Law (by healing on the Sabbath), threatening to destroy the Jewish Temple, of sorcery, exorcising people by the power of demons, & claiming to be both the Messiah and the Son of God, etc. The Roman govt. thought these charges against Him were of little consequence to them & just violations of Jewish customs: "And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him." Luke 23:13-15.
  • Adam - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hi Lynn,

    I noticed you didn't cite any Bible verses to back up your belief, so where does this belief come from? Did a church pastor tell you this or how did you come to such a conclusion that "If a person kills/murders another deliberately, that is a crime, not a sin... "

    Is God ok with ALL sin then? Fornication or adultery is not illegal, so if someone wants to commit that tonight, are you saying that God is ok with that and it isn't a sin? If so, where in the Bible does it support this idea?

    As you may know, Satan is the father of lies. He deceives people, including Christians to get people to justify sin and turn from Jesus. So, one of us is incorrect, because truth is not relative. There's only 1 truth. So, if Satan deceived one of us, which is more likely, that satan would deceive a Christian into being more obedient to God than he needs to (how awful), or that satan deceives a Christian into believing that sin is ok, and good, and there's nothing wrong with following the world and committing evil, because it's already forgiven. Which of those 2 things is most likely satan's choice to deceive a Christian?

    I have prayed about this and 100% disagree with what you said, have a mountain of scripture to back it up, and have prayed and asked God to know the truth and I believe with all my heart that murder is a sin, fornication is sin, adultery is a sin, cursing is sin. The 2 greatest commandments from Jesus you claimed that 'replaced' the moral law did replace it, but added to it and made it even MORE restrictive and HARDER to follow. Example Matthew 5:28.Let me ask this- are you 100% following Jesus's 2 commands? How do you know if you're truly loving God with all your heart, soul and mind? Wouldn't obeying God's law and avoiding sin be a part of loving Him? 1 John 1:8, John 8:34. How about loving your neighbor as yourself. Have you done this 100% perfectly all your life? If you are without sin then are you better than Jesus? 1 John 4:20, Romans 3:23.
  • Richard Scurry on Romans 3:10
    The text mentioned here Romans 3:10 is misquoting the Hebrew scriptures. In fact paul is removing words from the Hebrew scriptures and adding his own words.

    Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

    Psalms 14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

    2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

    3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

    there is no mention of a "righteous" person in the first 3 verses of Psalms 14. IF you were to read this in its CONTEXT you will see that this chapter is talking about "FOOLISH PEOPLE". Its NOT stating that there are no righteous people on earth, for I can give you close to 100 passages that show there are, but that there is no good in the FOOL that has said in his heart, "There is no GOD".

    read it like this,

    Psalms 14:1 "The fool" hath said in his heart, There is no God. They "The fool" are corrupt, they "The fool" have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."The fool"

    2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men "The fool", to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

    3 They "The fool" are all gone aside, they "The fool" are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. "The fool"

    IF there were no righteous men why did the writer write the words of verse 5?

    Psalms 14:5 There were they "the fool" in great fear: for God is in >>>the generation of the righteous.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 9:11
    Sheila, the passage about the Seventh Seal (Revelation 8:1) involves the Seven Angels with the Seven Trumpets sounding. As you know, all this is a description of the time when God's Wrath (the Great Tribulation) is to come upon the unbelieving world. In Revelation 9:1, it's the turn of the Fifth Angel of the Seven, to sound his trumpet & a part of this outpouring of God's Anger, unbelievers are to physically suffer a most horrible agony as when a scorpion strikes a man (v5).

    So to have all this happen, the key to the bottomless pit is used to release these demons that are directed to give extreme pain & suffering to those who are not sealed by God. I don't believe that a demon is given the key to open the pit & release the demons, but an angel from God. And Abaddon/Apollyon is the 'king' angel from the Pit (i.e. a satanic angel) who may be instrumental in leading out the legions of demons to accomplish their devastating task on the Earth. So he & they are evil, but God can & does use evil spirits, people, & kingdoms to accomplish His Purposes.

    Yet, it's noteworthy that those with the 'seal of God on their foreheads' are to be spared (v4). Christians are not here at this time, as they have been removed to Heaven long before; and Christians are sealed, not on their foreheads, but in their spirits by the Holy Spirit: "ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." So who are these left on the Earth that have God's Seal on their foreheads? They could be the Elect from Israel who never turned to Christ for their salvation but yet are to be saved through recognizing their Saviour when He returns again & figure in the Millennium reign of Christ on the Earth.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    What "matters of the flesh" are you thinking of? All 'animal' species intrinsically know what it takes to reproduce its own kind, so maybe you're thinking of some other matter.
  • Warren R Frank on Matthew 10:28
    I want to know why man has changed the meaning of the fear of the Lord to be in awe of Him, to reverence Him, to respect Him, to honor Him?

    We are to choose the fear of the Lord which keeps us quiet from the fear of evil

    Proverbs 1:29-33.

    We must seek the Lord so that we shall come to understand the fear of the Lord....and the knowledge of God

    Proverbs 2:5-11

    How can we trust in the Lord with all our heart without leaning unto our own understanding if we do not seek Him?

    How can we depart from evil except by the fear of the Lord.

    Proverbs 3:5-7

    Many speak as though they have never feared the Lord.

    1 John 4:18

    Therefore, did they ever choose the fear of the Lord? NO they did not choose the fear of the Lord.

    Do men depart from evil by being in awe of Him, by reverence; honor; respect?

    And if all those things were the true meaning of the fear of the Lord, they should no longer be in awe of Him, or reverence Him, or honor Him, or respect Him. All these things would be cast out by perfect love.

    The fear of the Lord is clean and endures forever.

    Psalms 19:9
  • Adam - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hi Lynn, I've never heard anyone say it's ok to kill people, especially from a Bible-reader, that its not immoral and not a sin, so this is a first. So, if this were true that civil law is the only thing making killing wrong then it would be totally fine to kill outside of a country's borders and laws? So its 100% fine for a Christian to harm others as long as there's no civil law where you are, such as in open waters, or on a remote island, or in space? Even most atheists and satan worshippers believe killing is immoral. The Bible does not support this idea and one would have to ignore a mountain of scripture to cherry pick something and massively distort it to even come remotely close to justifying this, however, I'm open to seeing your supporting scripture for this idea, because Jesus directly said he didn't destroy the law in Matthew 5:17. Paul still wrestled with sin and tried very hard to avoid it and this was after Jesus's resurrection, if there was no such thing as sin then Paul wouldn't have said all that in Romans 7. God bless.
  • Joe on Romans 13
    I have a Question:Is Romans Chpt13 vas.1-7 talking about our leaders of our country or what is meant by the higher powers?
  • Robert Stoltz on Song of Solomon 4
    Can any explain verse seven, how it relates to a Christians walk? How about the entire paragraph in this context?
  • Shenika Perry on Proverbs 22:6
    i give all to Jesus fully, and this is what i desire for all of my grandchildren in their lives i am raising five of my grandchildren they are all boys, and sometimes it seems, so hard because he will be 18 November 13, 2020. For some reason I can see poor judgement on his behalf. His friends is not the type of friends that God, and I approve. The other four boys is watching him, and they desire to follow him. They really looks up to him, but we pray together, talk, together, read together but he want the world. Sometimes it looks like he wants all that it have to offer. Sometimes he can get in a distance, and stay locked up in his room, because i moved him away from the big fast city life from around his friends, but they want leave him along, and he has no desire for them to leave him along. He keep pushing to get back over there. What do you do when you no this is not for this child?


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