Bible Questions Page 20

  • Shirley Prado on Revelation 14
    What is the mark of the beast? what is the mark in the forehead?
  • Janet on Psalms 148
    What does Gods' word say about being cremated when we pass on? Is this actually scriptural?
  • Why is it so easy to sin and not so easy to follow what you know is the right path? It's been a road I've travel so many years. " I'm sick and tired of being " sick and tired "
  • Rob on Matthew 27
    Matthew 27.43

    He trusted in God ; let him deliver him now , if he will have him : for he said , I am the Son of God .

    Notice Jesus was condemned for claiming to be the Son of God .

    " the Son OF God " not GOD the SON . It can not be both , the Bible never says Jesus is GOD . There is only 1 LORD GOD .

    Yes Jesus is born OF God , not at all the same thing . Jesus was condemned for claiming to be the Son OF God .

    God bears witness that Jesus is his Son .

    witnessed by the word of God the Bible and even Jesus enemies ?

    GOD the SON , never mentioned in the Bible .

    If any person came in any time and said He is GOD no one in their right mind would give it a second thought .
  • Chris - in Reply on John 1
    Page 3.

    Hebrews 1:5-8: "For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten (Gk. prototokon, NOT 'protokitses'=first created) into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God WORSHIP him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O GOD, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom."

    May you come to understand this great Truth that alone could redeem us back to God & set us free from that awful penalty which we deserved. Blessings.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 1
    Page 2.

    In the Court of God, all men are guilty of sin & have to pay the penalty. In the court of man, we pay for our crimes & we are then released, but with God our payment can only lead to an eternal separation from God with no possibility of release. How can Jesus then say in John 3:16, "God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son"? Does His Love extend to just another sacrifice that was no better than the former? Or, does His Love speak to us in this way: 'because no sacrifice could pay for your sins, I provided the Sacrifice that would fully meet My demands of justice & full payment - Myself'. This was the only Sacrifice possible - all others have failed & would fail.

    Back to 1 John 4:3. Men in Jesus' day knew Who Jesus was: a man, his mother Mary & (supposed) father, Joseph. Even today, most would not deny an historical Jesus Who walked the Earth. So John is not speaking of that Jesus, as a man ("come in the flesh"), but from & of God. That spirit of anti-Christ, just as the final anti-Christ still to come, will deny the divinity of Jesus but will seek to replicate His humanity through power, signs & wonders.

    If one is to deny Christ His Deity, then one has to go to much pain to deny the Spirit His Deity. But if forced only to accept God the Father & His Spirit as One, then one would subscribe to a Binity God & that won't work either. It is safest to say that God expressed Himself by His Word & by His Spirit. His Word went to the prophets to bring God's Message to His people. "But in these last days hath spoken to us by His Son" ("the Word (God's Word) was made flesh & dwelt among us") Hebrews 1:2; John 1:14.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 1
    Page 1.

    Hi again Hugo, I feel compelled to write again but won't repeat the pertinent accurate comments that Adam has given you. Have you seen this Scripture?

    1 John 4:3: "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."

    Here is a warning by the apostle John to all his readers & this was given in the midst of gnostic thought that was intruding into the Church. Gnosticsm has many facets, but the one seen here is: "the incarnation (i.e. God coming in the form of man) is incredible because Deity cannot unite itself with anything material, such as a body" (also referred to as Docetism). John is saying that the spirit behind the one who proclaims that Jesus Christ is simply just a good, perfect Man speaks by the spirit of anti-Christ & not of God. This is hard for me to say this to you given our past conversation, but the Word is clear & specific.

    Because the Nature of God is hard to understand & sometimes likened to the pantheistic religions of the world, doesn't mean that our interpretation has evolved from them. Even if we break this down further: would a redemptive, substitutionary Sacrifice even be possible by a separate created Being from God? If it didn't work by using spotless animals as sacrifice in the past, it wouldn't work by a new creation of human. Why should God create a new human for the purpose of sacrifice? He could have done perfectly well with animal sacrifices & with faith in our offering & in God's acceptance of it, we should be in right standing before Him.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22:19
    Your comment is appreciated Hugo. Indeed, the Church has been blessed with many gifted with abilities from God. And prophecy was one of them. Some would argue the prophetical content of those so gifted: are they establishing the published prophecies in the Word, or are they proclaiming something added to existing prophecies, or even something totally new as some have been prophesying on future events from present news. To this, I am very concerned & of course, the truth of the prophecy can be verified by its outcome: Deuteronomy 18:20-22.

    The Bible, in totality, is God's Word, past, present & future, to mankind. Prophets in the past have received God's Word directly to them which they have faithfully passed on. Others such as the apostles, in the new Church age, took up those prophecies & shed further light on them as they were led of the Spirit. Sometimes, they declared a 'mystery', something which was not revealed or clearly seen before (e.g. Romans 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:51, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, & others). And the union of believing Jew & Gentile in Christ's Church is seen today in full measure.

    In the Church now, which has the whole counsel of God in the Word & by His Spirit, any prophetical utterance has to be seen & tested by what has already been revealed. The fear that I expressed concerns the volume of cults & other God-centric religions that proclaim & prophesy matters that are not in the Bible, even anti-biblical & anti-Christian in content. And we also have a plethora of those who want to tingle our ears with something new so that we might be drawn to their 'prophecies or delusions', even donating money to keep their ministry going & our accepting them as fact rather than seeing them as 'an opinion', yet to be verified. Where is that "one prophet" of God out of a 1000 false ones that will make our hearts & spirits burn with joy & hope, rather than tingle our ears with nonsense? Blessings & peace on you too brother.
  • According to the law Adultery was punishable by death .

    So was murder of another .

    One reason as well the adulterous person was put to death it freed the innocent person to marry another qualified to marry .

    But in today's world they would call it murder . So the innocent person must remain single because of an unjust world , we can see as things are falling away the criminals seem to be getting more and more rights .

    Here is a question for you that think because we are under grace the laws do not apply ; so being under grace if you kill someone that's fine you are not under the law right ?

    Adultery and murder are quite close in degrees of sin , both punishable by death , according to Gods laws .
  • Adam - in Reply on John 1
    Dear Hugo,

    I'm not sure what your motive is for coming to a Christian Bible website and calling something that most Christians believe in a 'falsehood'. Where is your proof that what you're saying isn't a falsehood?

    The reason people believe that the Father, the Son (the Word, or Jesus), and Holy Spirit are one is that the Bible literally says that in 1 John 5:7. If you hover over the links you'll see it.

    So, since the Bible already says that, the real question is why don't you believe the Bible verse 1 John 5:7?

    If you're looking for other Bible verses that support that, here they are: John 10:30, John 1:1, John 1:14 (The Word is Jesus Christ)

    It shouldn't be too much of a surprise when Christians believe literally what the Bible says, so if you don't that means you must have a different interpretation of it, right? Of course most do not interpret it the way you do.

    You wrote: "Jesus Christ is the name of God the father"

    I'd like to ask what Bible verses do you believe supports that idea and where does it come from? Jesus is the same God, but a separate being/entity than God the Father. If He was exactly identical then the Bible would not have separated them into 3 entities/personalities or called them separate names, and wouldn't have given the verses it did. Since Jesus prayed to God the Father, is it logical that Jesus was praying to Himself? Matthew 26:39 - He said 'let this cup pass from me... not as I will, but thou wilt." This verse refutes your claim that they are both Jesus Christ. Would any of Jesus's prayers make sense of He was praying to Himself?

    God bless...
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on 1 John 1
    God bless you 1

    To add to the suggestions already made... Remember that there is only Life or Death. Life is the Holy Spirit. Death is not having the Holy Spirit. So my question for you is: Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?

    Just repentance is NOT enough. You must be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and receive the Holy Spirit. Then you have Life. Then you are free. Then you have the seal of God. Then you belong to God.

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Matthew 28
    God bless you brother Albert

    I agree with you 100%. It is not often that you hear someone saying the great truth that Jesus Christ is the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May I ask where did you learn this?

    For me, I listened to the preaching of William Branham to get the revelation of baptism. Oh what a wonderful time that was in my life! Being filled with truth - and knowing that you know it is Thus Sayeth The Lord. Hallelujah!

    Peace & Love in Christ
  • Rob - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Verse 10 let not the wife depart from the husband COMMAND of the Lord .

    Verse 11 remains unmarried or reconciled to the husband .

    Verse 15 if the unbeliever depart let them depart , brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases ...

    What is the bondage in such cases ?

    Impossible to be the marriage law , so it is the COMMAND of the Lord verses 10 and 11

    If you say it's the marriage law , why do we even have laws ?

    You can not break the laws with out sinning . So it's the Lords command to stay together , you can not force the unbelievers to obey the Lords commands . But you must remain single or break the law and become adulterous.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Luke 17:3
    This is talking about the rapture. The end of days. One believer will be taken up while the unbeliever will not. Poof, just like that. We (believers) are out of here.
  • Rob on Isaiah 40
    Isaiah ch 40 v 25 ,26,27,28,29,30,31

    To whom then will ye liken me , or shall I be equal ? Dairy the Holy One .

    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength:they shall mount up with wings of eagles ;they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint .
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    Page 1.

    Jeanette, thanks for sharing the background to your sad situation. With what you've written, you seemed to have had the good of the Church & ministering to the children uppermost on your heart - and this was heartening to read & you are to be commended for your love & faithfulness.

    However, from the comment by the pastor's wife that she should be considered as pastor in her husband's absence, is concerning. That's not how the Church is organized or functions & I would be surprised if your pastor agreed to that. Are there no elders or deacons appointed, or is the Church a 'one-man show'? Or, maybe women pastors are seen as appropriate appointments within the Church. When she approached you to do something, were you able to discuss the matter with the pastor himself so that he was aware of these 'two voices speaking to you'? It's always the right thing to do, to air out a matter before misunderstandings or friction can arise.

    I perceive that there is a 'Control' issue here. Both he & his wife are probably seeing themselves as being 'overlords' & 'owners' of the congregation, to whom his teaching from the Word can only be the one acceptable, rather than believers hearing the Word given & having freedom to verify it in their own hearts & in their own study, to see whether his words are in accord with the Bible. And that both he & his wife's attitude changed after his wife's son joined the Church may indicate some renewed opposition to you, to what you're doing, or the position you hold there.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 5
    yes you can remarry.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 5
    If the unbelieving depart, let them depart.
  • Hugo Zyl on John 1
    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

    I want to make a comment about the greatest problem in Christianity; namely, the falsehood of the Trinity.

    There is no support of such a thing as a Trinity in the Bible. In contrast, tons of evidence exist in the religions of Egypt, Babylonia and Hinduism. The accepting of this belief among Christians may correctly be called the saddest event in the history of humanity.

    God in His unimaginable mercy took on a body of flesh, placed our sins upon that body, and broke it. He raised it from the dead, and let it go up to heaven. The last words spoken by it were, "Go into all the world, preaching the Gospel. Baptise the believers in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost." The disciples did just that. What Name? Jesus Christ.

    Jesus Christ is the name of God the father, and it is the name of the Son of God, and it is also the name of the Holy Ghost. God is a spirit. He took a name for us. It is Jesus Christ. The "Jesus" part of the name refers to the body which God used. The "Christ" part of the name refers to the manifested deity that was inside Jesus' body.

    How terrible it is to then turn this incredible Gift of God into some freakshow three-in-one heathen concept of a Trinity. May God have mercy upon us all!

    May we all grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Amen!
  • Rob on Psalms 65
    Psalms 65

    2.O thou that hearest prayer , unto thee shall all flesh come .

    All flesh prays to who ?

    The LORD GOD .

    Yes Jesus often prayed to The LORD GOD his father .

    And still makes intercession to The LORD GOD on our behalf .
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 1:31
    Can you remember the samaritan woman at the well? When she met Jesus and what he said to her? But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. This is the same water you are asking about. The moving water you question is the same water that is in the words of Christ. When you believe these words, you will become that same fountain producing a life filled with anticipation and wonder. Knowing that the one at the well ,who told you whatever you did is the Christ the son of the living God!
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    Jeanette, I'm unsure how you are discerning that your Church is rejecting you. Are they avoiding you or speaking against you? Maybe, you have shared something to the pastor or people that is in conflict with the Church's teaching? Unless, you know the reason for this 'rejection', it would be hard to suggest whether it is God's direction for you to move you away or otherwise.

    If however, you are in a Church that is not preaching correctly from the Word, & even after you bringing up the matter with the elders of the Church, you are being shunned or spoken against, then it would be high time for you to leave & seek out a Bible-believing, Christ-centred Fellowship. But unless we have some specifics as to what has taken place at your Church, then we couldn't give you correct advice - it would be advice based on suppositions.
  • Tithing - in Reply on Malachi 2
    Matthew 13:23

    But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

    Keeping to your question about tithing: Jesus told us to give cheerfully, not grudgingly.

    Tithing establishes TRUST between you and God. You trust Him, and HE takes care of your needs. He is faithful that Promised.

    As your faith grows beyond 10 percent and you give above that; the scripture above shows that you receive greater reward for being faithful.

    Offerings are above the tithe. These are you blessing God back for the blessings you have received and you desire now, to bless Gods people. It doesn't have to be to your Church. I give to ministries that go to all the world; feed and help people who are going through disasters...and need everything. It makes me so happy to read the praise reports that come back to me.

    Offerings build churches, buy Bibles, help the oppressed in other countries etc.

    What is on your heart that you wish you could help in some way?

    Then discuss this with your Heavenly Father, ABBA. And see if you get the green light in Your spirit.

    This is your bag of seed that blesses the whole world. Happy you will be!

    We can't outgive God. He desires to bless His kids. But if we draw back and think greedy; the only person who suffers is us. We will not experience that blessing that God wants to pour out on us.

    DONT think small. Think Big like your Daddy, ABBA.

    If you see a neighbor who has the same old, ragged 50yr old sweater on; present them with a brand new sweater, in Jesus Name.

    See what happens in the heart: yours and theirs. Miracles do happen.

  • Shannon on Matthew 7
    What verses are Christ's directions for his followers?
  • The End of Days - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I am happy that the people who were foretold of at the end of the Book of Daniel are rising up. The Book was shut up, but now it is speaking to hearts.

    We have to preach it to people who have grown up with a herd mentality. Perhaps like the swine that ran over a cliff and were drowned (as witnessed of Jesus).

    We have to preach it the way Jesus would have it. It's one thing to sit on the mountaintop and See these things revealed. It's another to go down amongst the people and make it plain to them.

    There are people who have already sworn allegiance to Antichrist. They may think they will get fame and glory; Antichrist is Not a team player.

    Book of Daniel: some things are past; but other things are rapidly appearing. We are living in a time when things are HAPPENING in the world/the news, but it is barely being reported to the public. It is given to us to sit in the watch tower, see it, and report it to the those who will carry it: pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelist's, that will rapidly alert the sea of people who will hear it.

    I'm talking about people who are set on going with Jesus when he returns. HOW do you stir people to stand up and follow Jesus, the King? YOU LIFT UP THE STANDARD! You walk forward.

    Those who can see, need to herald it.

    Jesus is returning soon.

    The signs in Matthew 24 are marching forward with purpose, speed.

    Heralding is NO more important as those with feet, or no feet! that publish it to those who are going over a cliff.

    Evangelism is the Bible with feet. The intercessors, guide those feet. Is anybody organizing the prayer warriors? Do we really understand what Spiritual Warfare is?

    Jesus sits at the right Hand of God, this very minute making Intercession for ALL SAINTS.

    Let us do what we know to do. Watch, pray, GO; keep the wedding dress and oil in a backpack. Obey God and obey the law. No zealots needed. Be wise, be in order. Go.

  • Jeanette on Luke 17
    How do I know when the church is rejecting me and God is maybe leading me to another church?
  • Elizabeth hart on Luke 17
    Anyone else ever think the Bible was written about one person?
  • Nijel Thomas - in Reply on John 1:31
    Hey Diana,

    Baptism is now done of the spirit. "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."

    1 Corinthians 12:13 KJB "And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost."

    Acts 11:15-16 KJB God Bless you. You can find me on Facebook with anymore questions.
  • Mary Smalls on 1 Corinthians 14
    Why is it some churches permit speaking in tongue and some do not?
  • Greg on Acts 2:38
    What is God's stance on cremation? If a person decides to be cremated after dying, does it have any impact on their opportunity to spend eternity in Heaven with God?

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