Bible Questions Page 2

  • Neil Morrill
    I know that Jesus cared not for money nor possessions yet, what became of the riches presented by the wise men? I highly doubt that they, bringing tribute to a king, presented a gold piece, a joss stick and a stick of Old Spice. Could these gifts possibly have helped support his ministry as he traveled or do you have other theories. I do not picture Mary and Joseph being destitute nor even poor after their visit.
  • Jones Keter
    Which is the sabbath day?
  • Glenna Dennison on Jeremiah 49
    What are the four corners of heaven?
  • Conflict Between King David and Joab - in Reply on 2 Samuel 20
    2 Samuel 19:13. Benson Commentary

    And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

    2 Samuel 19:13. Say to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, &c. - That is, nearly related to me, being my sister's son. God do so to me, and more also, &c. - He solemnly promises to prefer him to the highest command in the kingdom; for he now thought it a fit time to depress Joab, who was grown insufferably insolent and imperious, and who, through his credit with the army, had protected himself in the commission of the greatest crimes. He had slain Abner most perfidiously in cold blood, and killed Absalom contrary to the king's express command, and now lately had insulted him in his sorrow. Having, therefore, now an opportunity of transferring the command to another person, who had as great an interest in the people's favour as Joab, he gladly embraces it, that so he might both chastise Joab for his faults, and rescue himself from the bondage in which that general had hitherto held him. Some, however, have thought that, considering Joab's very faithful services to David in all the changes of his fortune, and that his violent measures proceeded in part from a regard to him, as judging them necessary for his safety and tranquillity, David's conduct in this instance, in making Amasa captain of the host in Joab's room, is not an amiable trait in his character, and was not a prudent step at this time, especially considering Joab's violent temper: and, it must be acknowledged, it brought on the murder of Amasa.
  • Ecclesiastes 3 Times and Seasons-Mishael - in Reply
    I wrote to you yesterday. I was thinking to another time when someone told me to bloom where I was planted. Are you friends with people from work, or in the neighborhood? Church?

    I guess life gives us winter seasons that seem bare and bleak. I've had more than my fair share. It truly feels like Psalm 23. Just hold on to Jesus's hand (Thou are with me). All you have to do is walk with Him, through this. I've preached so much on Job lately. It's my favorite book, but it took me years+years to love it. I was Job. I lost everything. I sat down in the dirt for years; until I finally saw "Thou art with me." I connected and started to live again. When my Dad died, I begged God to take me too. I was mad, but he didn't answer that prayer. God still has something in his mind for us to be a part of. For starters: life. My Dad was a farmer after WW2. I learned much just watching him.

    Break up your field that has laid fallow (uncultivated). It's very hard ground, but it's also very fertile now. Anything will yield a crop if it gets rain. That's where our tears and will to survive comes in. God put that in us. He has a plan for the next chapter of the book he's writing.

    All you have to do is move forward. Keep your old friends, but do pray and ask God where he wants you to be. He will lead you. Just keep yourself online with the Holy Spirit: your personal Comforter.

    I have learned by experience; there is Church shopping, and Church hopping. Look for the Psalm 23 Pastor. He leads as only they (the sheep) follow. Follow Jesus Christ. If you ask the Holy Spirit for direction, He might give you GPS directions Himself. If you are learning, hearing the revelation, growing up, saying WOW often, that may be your Church.

    I love Pastor Paul Shepherd on the FM Radio. He can get loud and I love his sermons. There's some Meaty Preaching on some radio ministry.

    Depression and wanting to die, is the devil. He wants us dead. Don't Listen to him.
  • Vincent - in Reply
    Anthony DiValentin,

    Even righteous men will tremble before the Great White throne. Everyone will succumb to God's love and choose life. I wonder why the Great White throne judgment happens at the 2nd resurrection, and not the 1st with the saints?

    From my point of view, I don't look at life with the same joy and optimism I once used to. I see the world as one big 24/7 organized racket. Politicians, judges, lawyers, cops all crooked and corrupt. It is the norm. So, I wonder what's here that's worth defending? I didn't ask to be here, alive, and would be content sleeping for an eternity in the hereafter. Please don't tell me that my spirit will be tormented forever in "hell", because that's what I'm dealing with down here.
  • Scotty - in Reply
    OSEAS,

    So you are saying that the world is 6 thousand years old, and a century into the 7th?

    I'm gonna have to toss out all my anthropology books:

    "Non-bird dinosaurs lived between about 245 and 66 million years ago, in a time known as the Mesozoic Era. This was many millions of years before the first modern humans appeared."
  • Victoria Bork on 2 Samuel 20
    I do not understand why Joab killed Amasa. Why did Joab him?
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 1
    Hello Dianne. One could ask your question in the opposite way: why didn't Paul admonish & discipline the NT Church for not obeying the 4th Commandment? I can't ever recall reading about that happening. I say this assuming you believe that the Church did worship on the First day of the Week; some Christians today believe that the NT Church still held onto a Sabbath worship.

    Also, I could ask: do you see any reason between Jesus & the Jewish people observing the 4th Commandment as a day of rest & attending to religious duties, & then a sudden switch in worship times & styles, post crucifixion & resurrection?

    And a further related question, seeing this is question about the Law: did not Paul himself write, in 2 Corinthians 3:6-11, concerning the New Testament (Covenant), that the Spirit of this Testament brought life to all unlike the Letter of the Law which only brought death? That was the purpose of the Law: to show the Jews God's Standards of behaviour & their inability to fully attain to it. Even though the Glory of the Law was tremendous, how much more is the Glory of the Spirit's Ministry. And that which was once glorious, God had chosen to do away with, so that the Glory of the New Covenant energized by the Life-giving Spirit, would excel in Glory. Here, Paul is showing the incompatibility between the Law which was given on tables of stone, to the Law of the Spirit, which is written upon the tables of our hearts; & specifically applied & written to believing Jews (Hebrews 8:7-13).

    Sadly, the Old Testament Law today is still called upon as a measure of one's obedience to the Lord. And sadder still, when that 'obedience' is used against other Christians who choose to observe the 1st Day of the Week as their day of worship (& maybe rest). Let us not judge one another, but that "every man be persuaded (convinced, believing) in his own mind".
  • D Uwiringiyimana on Numbers 3
    i have a question what is the shorts bible in the bilbe
  • Ron
    What are the promises of god?
  • Dianne - in Reply on Romans 1
    You are so correct in why there arent stands made against the meek behavior in this sinful behavior but, I am believing that Jesus died for all kinds of folks and the purpose of holding our tongues or judgment, Jesus also with God hoping they will find the love He has for them? Jesus suffered so we might love and hate the sinner....if we hate the sinner then how can we love and witness to them? Jesus said to the disciples in so many words, go get all kinds and I will do the sorting later. Amen !
  • Dianne on Romans 1
    Did Paul give permission to Greeks and all Gentiles to worship on Sunday first day of the week, as the Sabbath? If not, then why do preaching Pastors on Sunday preach its ok to break the 4th Commandment?....Jesus worshipped on the Sabbath sundown/Saturday

    Ty for your honesty.
  • C
    How was the world of people created if Adam and Eve were the only man and woman, did their children procreate with their siblings. Again also when the world was destroyed with Noah.
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    You're right Adam.

    If a person truly believes he will bare fruit.

    The Holyspirit will sanctify,

    Romans 6:1-4 . What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

    God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

    Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

    Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    Romans 8:11. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

    James 2:20. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

    John 15:5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

    Matthew 7:17-20. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    2 Peter 1:20-21. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

    For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    Isaiah 28:9-10. Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

    For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

    The Same message is spread throughout the bible. a little here, and a little there.

    All scripture should harmonize.

    Amen.
  • Benon on Acts 18
    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    I have got a question, am not asking out of carnality,but to be edified.

    QN: The bible says in the famous scripture of John 3:16 that Jesus is the only begotten son of God.It is repeated also in John 1:18 and 1 John 4:9.I agree that Jesus is the begotten son of God,but at the same time even us who have believed in Him we have been begotten of God and we are sons (John 1:12).So, is Jesus the only begotten son of God?

    Will be grateful to hear from you.

    Again, I am not challenging the gospel, I am just a believer who needs to be edified.

    Benon.
  • Adam - in Reply
    I'd estimate that 90% of all differences of opinion here stems from "cherry picking" scripture.

    1. Person A says 'I believe in scripture A'.

    2. Person B says 'yah, but what about scripture B?!'

    3. Person A says 'yah, but what about scripture A?!'

    What is needed is ALL the verses in context: A+B+C+D+E... to all be considered for a full understanding + seeking God through prayer and asking for understanding.

    Example:

    Does the Bible says believe and you're saved. Yes. Is that ALL it says? No. Do these contradict? No. Genuinely believing assumes action is associated with such a belief- otherwise, it suggests lack of belief.

    James 2:18-19 - Even demons believe. Ok, so maybe we should do just the "bare minimum" more than believe, but no more, because then it would be "legalism" (some actually believe this). Satan believed too and was cast out of heaven. Hitler probably believed then later murdered 6 million Jews.

    Person A is yah, just FAITH only

    Person B is yah, but WORKS too!

    Person A is no, just FAITH!

    James 2:18 says it's BOTH! A genuine Christian does both, because a genuine Christian will bear fruit and do good works. Good works is GOOD, not bad as some falsely assume. Love your neighbor as yourself is 2nd greatest commandment and showing love is a good work. It also says we need to confess. We can call that scripture C in this case. 1 John 1:9. We'll find more relevant scripture too if we keep reading the Word.

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  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Sacha,

    You gave a lot of Scripture, But unfortunately you've misinterpreted all of them.

    However you're right about one thing, " You're not going to convince me about anything, And I'm not sure that's your intentions.

    I'm not going to go through all of these scriptures but I will dig into the first one.

    Mark 16:16. HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED.

    ( When and how was he or she baptized in the first half of this verse?)

    Answer is: When they believed!! Only the Holyspirit can put you into the body of Christ! Not water.

    1 Corinthians 15:45. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a QUICKENING SPIRIT. ( Life giving spirit.)

    Can you get water baptism and NOT BELIEVE AND BE SAVED? No.

    Here's the second part of this scripture

    "but he that believeth not shall be damned."

    Does it say but he that is not baptized shall be damned? No.

    Now parallel that with these well known verse by the Lord.

    John 3:16-18. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVETH in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED: BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not BELIEVED in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    " THIS PARALLELS WITH WHAT LORD IS SAYING IN MARK 16:16. ( but he that believeth not shall be damned.)

    John says himself that he baptized with water BUT he shall baptize you with the Holyspirit.
  • Forest Cook - in Reply
    The old testament saints were born again in the same manner of those after Jesus died on the cross which includes God putting the Holy Spirit within the person - Isaiah 63:11.
  • Forest Cook
    If God wants to eternally save all mankind, and he has control over the armies of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay his hand. Daniel 4:35. why does the bible teach us that all of mankind will not go to heaven?
  • Rudy Mitzer - in Reply
    Lady Sacha,

    It is proper tradition to be baptized, John the Baptist offered it, but what about the people who by no fault of their own didn't get baptized? Surely God would look in their hearts and baptize them with the Holy Ghost. God wants us circumcised inwardly, not of the flesh.

    I wonder how many capital criminals behind bars were baptized?
  • Jaanine on Exodus 17
    Where are the Amalekites now? Who are they now and what country/place can we locate them?
  • Victor on 1 Corinthians 12
    1 Corinthians Chapter 12:13

    "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, ..."

    does this one body include members from different churches? and those have already passed away?
  • Adam - in Reply
    Dear Shannon,

    I would strongly suggest just reading the Bible with an open heart and mind and pray to God for wisdom and understanding. Seek and ye shall find. I think God wants to be sought so we may know Him.

    I would also be very cautious of everything man says and would pretty much disregard this. If you just stay in God's Word and keep at it truly seeking Him and following Jesus, I think you're on the right track.

    Let me share you a template response that anytime I hear sets off alarms to me. "You don't really don't have to _____" for example "You don't have to do __________ to be saved." Just fill in the blank, it almost doesn't even matter what people say when I hear this blank filled, because it just seems to all fit the same format. If I imagine a serpent whispering it to me and it makes it even more scary. If the Bible says one thing, but man says you don't have to do it, I tend to not believe man. I also question the motives: what is the real underlying reason for not wanting to do this or that?

    Is the goal to do the absolute bare minimum as a Christian in attempt to 'get in' to heaven? If so, that person's motives are seriously in question. I don't think God wants your bare minimum effort, but all of you. The greatest commandment is to love God with ALL your heart and ALL your soul. Is someone truly doing that if they're always looking to do only the bare minimum luke-warm effort? Maybe their heart isn't even on following Jesus, but the sin of the world as his idol, but assumes he's a saved Christian because someone told him that once. I think for that person this verse is applicable: Matthew 10:28

    God bless....
  • Rev Spitzer - in Reply
    Testimony of Baptisms

    "I had a salvation experience sorta like apostle Paul. Except I was interpreting a natal Astrology chart I had made: on Yom Kippur."

    Are you a bloodline Jew of Judah, or an Ashkenazim Jew for Jesus? I would love to hear about your ancestors too. Thank you.
  • Ernest Omellio - in Reply
    Laura,

    Do you know Earl? He said the same thing to Sissy about Ez 18:4, Small world.

    Earl Bowman - in Reply

    Sissy, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    This body (soul) of flesh we now live in can never inherit the next life.

    Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine...... the soul that sinneth it shall die.

    More should be discussed between the spirit and the soul.
  • Philip Christian Parks - in Reply
    Dear Michael Eyeh, The responder "Jesse" provided an outstanding answer to your question, "Who are those of the household of faith and Why is more attention given to them?"

    If and when this website posts my comment, I want to add more information concerning this subject.
  • Dawn
    I realize that there are more than 10 commandments in the Bible. How many are there in the KJV and where can I get a list of them with scripture references for them?
  • Dawn
    According to the KJV: In Old Testament days, what chance did all the people have for going to Heaven when they died since they didn't have the shed blood of Jesus Christ yet?
  • Norman Walker
    Thanks, I just think that why make it so hard to understand when it is so simple. Lots of people are full of them selves and think they are the smartest people on earth. Why make something so simple so hard to understand? Live like a God fearing person and believe in God and Jesus Christ, Obey Gods commandments and you are good to go with no worries. I just cannot see it any other way but very very simple.


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