Bible Questions Page 28

  • Eri Tavor on Psalms 49:12
    As a society we give importance to material things and attribute the greater our accumulation of them, as the measure of worldly success. Although throughout history, it can be seen that when someone dies, all of their worldly goods are left behind. Hence the saying, "You can't take it with you." Even so, it is an accepted ideology, that having a lot of material gain, is a good & needful thing. Yet at the same time, it is not without it's downfalls. Because it is also very common that in our social circles, that as time goes by, we get tired and bored of all our 'stuff' and begin wanting newer, better, higher tech'y things, never being satisfied. And in so doing, we begin to lose sight of more important things like being selfless instead of selfish, not thinking about others before ourself or making sure all of our needs are taken care of, before even noticing if anyone else is struggling in need. But, according to the Holy Scripture, "What does it profit a man, to gain the whole world but lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36 - Herein, is a clear message, that becoming enfocused in mainly looking out for ourselves, will ultimately cause us to forget that we too, like every other beast, eventually reach the end, 'our final destination'. What will have been, our own great contribution then? Who will remember us and why? If all we've done, is insure our own personal self-satisfaction & a highly prized collection of trophies, tokens and treasures to simply collect dust and finally ends up being inherited by another who places little value on them, only to be sold, given away or trashed.., as has happened w/an array of trophies after years pass & new trophies are put in their place. It is wiser then, "..to lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth currupt and where theives do not break in to steal." Matthew 6:20 Let us therefore, in humble compassion, strive for the prize of His high calling, run the race and "having done all, to stand." Ephesians 3:16
  • Paul - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Thank you for your well worded reply. Ok, one at a time. It is my understanding that disciple means 'taught one'. Is that your understanding? Paul
  • Frances Warren on Daniel 10
    Daniel 9:25-27 Can you help me to understand Who are they speaking of?

    Thank you.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Paul, I thought I've given a good explanation of my understanding of both Spirit and water baptisms. Apparently, I am not giving you the answer you are looking for. So before I can go any further, what is your understanding of water baptism? Do you think it is necessary for salvation? What makes a person a saved person? Also, do you think a disciple means a saved person? I want to respond, but right now it's beginning to feel like you are beating around the bush to get me to give you the answer you are looking for, and I haven't given you that answer yet!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Obadiah 1
    Gerard these are my thoughts and most would disagree, Is the day of the Lord and the day of Christ the same event. Most pastors in the USA will claim one day is the pre trib rapture and the other day is the 2nd coming at the end of the tribulation. However is claiming the day of the Lord and the day of Christ are two different events, does that not deny that Jesus is Lord? I say that Jesus is Lord.

    1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

    Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:52 - In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    We are changed at the LAST TRUMP and where is this found?

    In REVELATION, the LAST BOOK of the Bible there are 7 trumps and the 7th trump is the LAST ONE and is at the end of the tribulation. If this is true then the day of the Lord IS the day of Christ.
  • Gerard on Obadiah 1
    What is the difference between the day of Christ and the day of the Lord
  • Paul - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Hi Jesse. I understand you believe that water baptism is not necessary for salvation. That it is baptism by God through Holy Spirit that IS necessary. Wouldn't this take man out of the equation at Matthew 28:19-20? After all, it is the MEN that are making the disciples by means OF baptism. Or are you thinking that whether or not their baptism provides salvation is a matter to be determined by God? Thank you. Paul
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    Hi Jeff,

    I might be intruding in your conversation, and please accept my apology. But you have stirred my curiosity on something. You mention Judas walking away from his salvation. Someone else in another post said that Judas was a Christian. I have never heard anyone refer to Judas as being a Christian, or saved for that matter. In John 6:70, Jesus said have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

    Jesus did not choose Judas Iscariot to become evil. He chose him to be part of His ministry because he was evil, because the scriptures must be fulfilled that He be betrayed, And He can't be betrayed by one of His own. There has to be a demon in the camp! Judas was evil the entire time, and only Jesus knew it.

    But I'm still impressed by how after three years, Jesus can announce to the disciples at the Last Supper that one of you will betray me, and none of the disciples knew who it was.

    You would think that after three years, if Judas Iscariot is a demon, you would think that the others would have noticed something strange about him during that three year period and say "I knew there was something weird about that guy!"

    But they didn't know. He talked like them, acted like them, and looked like them. They couldn't notice any difference over three years. You would think maybe over a month that he could deceive them for a whole month, but three years?

    That is scary! That's why believers in the body of Christ, even in our day, in the last days, we must trust and go by the Word of God not by appearances.
  • Dianah Abuta - in Reply on Revelation 11
    Please I don't have peace pray for me anytime you feel like I will appreciate thank you what else can I do so that I can be strong in spiritual?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 5:11
    Chris,

    I'm glad you responded. I did not intend to make it seem like I was referring to the early church being like today's church. I hope others will not get that impression. I was a little sporadic in my thoughts, going from the church today, to the early church, and then back again, so I see how it can be taken the wrong way.

    The church back in the first 300 years seemed to have their act together until Constantine came into the equation. Most of today's problems stem from the church becoming too large, and it was never intended to be that way, and I'll explain my reasoning in a second.

    But I think most of our problems come from opening the door to everybody because we've become more concerned with numbers than teaching the truth of the gospel. It seems as though success is based on how much money the church makes, and how many people we can pack into the church. (Mega-Ministries)

    The reason why I say that the church was never intended to be too large comes from studying the parable of the mustard seed. The mustard seed was not supposed to grow into such a large tree. I also have to keep in mind that in Mark's gospel, when Jesus was explaining the parable of the sower to the disciples, the first thing He said was, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

    That's key to me. If I understand the parable of the sower, I will understand all parables. I can't understand the others without understanding the parable of the sower. So when I study the mustard seed, I conclude that the birds represent evil, as in the parable of the sower. So we have birds lodging in the branches of this mustard seed plant. I see the mustard seed plant as representing the church.

    The seed is planted in the ground, and it grows to be a monstrous tree, which is not normal for this herb. The mustard seed does not grow into a tree. But it grows so large that the birds come and lodge in the branches. And these birds are evil, and they come and mix with the good.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Greetings Tamara consider this about the resurrection.

    In Revelation 20:4-5, John sees the souls of Saints who were BEHEADED for refusing the Mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation. John writes that they will rise and reign with Christ for 1000 years and that this is the FIRST RESURRECTION!

    If according to John, the beheaded rise in the FIRST resurrection and Paul said those who are alive and remain are not caught up until AFTER the dead in Christ are resurrected, then this means the catching up or rapture takes place AFTER tribulation!

    Now compare the above with 1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-23:

    20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of those who slept.

    21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

    23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; AFTERWARDS THOSE WHO ARE CHRIST'S AT HIS COMING.

    Notice only one resurrection of the dead in Christ is mentioned here! Which, according to Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 must take place BEFORE we who are alive and remain are "caught up" with them!

    When did Jesus say the dead in Christ would be resurrected?

    John 6:39-40: Jesus said, "This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up ON THE LAST DAY.

    John 6:44: Jesus said, "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up ON THE LAST DAY."

    Is the LAST DAY the start of thousand year reign of Christ?

    I believe so....then it is eternity and time is counted no more

    So if Jesus himself said the dead in Christ will be raised on the LAST DAY, and Paul said we who are alive and remain will not be caught up (raptured) until AFTER the dead are raised, then where does secret pre-trib rapture fit in?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on John 5:43
    Is Yeshua really Lucifer?

    The Complete Jewish Bible by "messianic believer" Doctor David Stern writes:

    Presenting the Word of God as a unified Jewish book, the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) is a translation for Jews and non-Jews alike. It connects readers with the Jewishness of the Messiah. Names and key terms are returned to their original Hebrew and presented in easy-to-understand transliterations.

    The CJB is a translation of the Bible into English by Dr. David H. Stern. It consists of Dr. Stern's revised translation of the Old Testament (Tanakh) plus his original Jewish New Testament (B'rit Hadashah) translation in one volume.

    In Isaiah 14 (REMOVED LUCIFER AND INSERTS MORNING STAR) Their argument is Lucifer is a "Latin" word that does not belong in English. About 20% of English comes from Latin. Does Taco not belong in English since it is Spanish?

    Satanists and Luciferians know who Lucifer is. Read Carefully

    Isaiah 14: (the fall of Lucifer)

    11 Your pride has been brought down to Sh'ol (Hell)

    with the music of your lyres,

    under you a mattress of maggots,

    over you a blanket of worms.'

    (KJV uses Lucifer Stern inserts MORNING STAR who FELL from Heaven)

    12 "How did you come to fall from the heavens,

    MORNING STAR, son of the dawn?

    How did you come to be cut to the ground,

    conqueror of nations?

    13 You thought to yourself, 'I will scale the heavens,

    I will raise my throne above God's stars.

    I will sit on the Mount of Assembly

    far away in the north.

    14 I will rise past the tops of the clouds,

    I will make myself like the Most High.'

    So who fell from heaven going to the pit of Hell? THE MORNING STAR.

    Who is the Morning Star? Stern says Jesus is Yeshua

    Revelation 22: 16 "I, (Jesus) Yeshua, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the Messianic communities. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright MORNING STAR.

    Did you catch it Jesus is Yeshua the MORNING STAR in Revelation 22 and in Isaiah 14 Yeshua fell from heaven making him Lucifer essentially
  • Carol on Psalms 8
    Why was it acceptable to change the day of worship from Sabbath, Saturday to Sunday? God said, "I change not". The fourth commandment said "Remember the Sabbath", the only commandment with "Remember". Isn't being a Christian meaning Christlike? Jesus went to the temple on Saturday as was his custom. Why do people go to church on Sunday? God wrote the 10 Commandments with his own finger, he hung the stars, moon and the sun, he created us, did he need our help? We should worship on the day He said. We can worship everyday, but we can't keep every day holy. Sabbath was made for man.
  • Peter - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Mishael on Genesis 1

    Why did you put this under Genesis 1, when it is about other chapters? Also there are no links to these other chapters and there are several. I see this with others also; but I am relatively knew to this; and so i don't understand it. It seems to be relatively common but I find it difficult to follow when I am in Genesis; however; if i were to pick the newest comments; then I could decide on those other chapters there and may be that is what people usually does, in which case, I can see why people may post in one book on things in other books and then those who are interested can go there when they are browsing on the new comments looking for something to interest them.

    Thank you for your comments in the Bible; I enjoy them.

    petr
  • Thapelo Marman on Revelation 9:18
    It is said that man was created in the likeness of God. I believe God is a tribune God. Man is created in Flesh and Spirit/Soul. Which is the third part?
  • Jeff M -- Follower of Christ - in Reply on John 5:4
    Chris -- Thanks for the reply, and thanks for being civil. I still have to disagree with what you said. When you began your defense of your views with, "Wouldn't a believer...", I couldn't help but think that this is not how we must, as Bible-believing Christians, defend a position. When we hold a doctrine to be true, we must not use human logic or, "Don't you think that ___?" We must appeal to Scripture for our views, and Scripture alone. And Scripture, in fact, gives us an example of one who DID walk away from his salvation, after knowing Christ face-to-face. That person was Judas Iscariot. He knew our Lord, talked with our Lord, and walked with our Lord, yet he chose to reject Jesus and go his own way...As for the verse I cited from 1 Corinthians, maybe you disagree with what I said, but I wonder how you can dismiss these very clear verses:

    But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:15)

    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13)

    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. (Revelation 3:5)

    There are other verses I can provide, if you're interested. The clear testimony of the Bible is that we must persevere in the grace of God, otherwise we will be lost. No one can snatch us out of God's hand, but that doesn't mean that we cannot walk away from him. Quite frankly, the fact that OSAS is so popular in America, scares me, because it is making people take their salvation lightly.
  • Kevin - in Reply on Revelation 11
    It is written that the thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy, but Jesus comes that you might have life and have it more abundantly. We all live to Christ and we all die to Christ so whether we live or die we belong to the LORD. Also, see 2 Corinthians 10: 4-5 about bringing all of our thoughts into the obedience of Christ. Peace comes from the LORD, are you at peace with this dream or in fear? When the LORD came surprisingly - He always says "Be Not Afraid". I believe that this is a spirit of fear from the enemy. If you can believe and be in agreement with me, then as Jesus says - We speak until this spirit of fear. "Be thou remove and cast into the sea and return not anymore unto Dianah and her family in Jesus name". His perfect Love casts out all fear. Resist the enemy and the enemy must leave. We cannot keep or loved ones alive or safe - but Jesus can and their lives are in His hands, and His hands and in the Father's Hand. God bless and keep you and your family safe always.
  • Tamara - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Tribulation Period is about to start, right after the Rapture, we are at the Door. 1 Cor 15:51; 1 Thess 4:16-17; Revelation 6:1; Numbers 10:10; Leviticus 23:9

    No one knows of, 'The Second Coming' or exactly the Rapture Time but the Season yes Matthew 24 (Second Coming Signs). Remember Jesus's Disciples ask him two questions, " & what shall be the sign of thy coming, & of the end of the world?"

    We are in the Rapture Season, "Last Trump" explained in Numbers 10, a trump to call the assembly. Leviticus 23:9 (First-Fruits, Barley Harvest & Second fruit Wheat Harvest/Martyrs).

    Tribulation Period & Antichrist: Daniel 9; Matthew 24 : Revelation 13; Luke 20:41-47 (Antichrist will say he is a Jew? 'Davidic Line' but is not and speaks about the Pope and Vatican/scribes, long robes (vs.46), (Revelation 2:9, "I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, & are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.")

    2 Thessalonians 2, the Antichrist can't come to power until the, 'The Rapture Event'.

    **From my research, Antichrist 666 look to Henry Charles Albert David**

    Pray to God & ask him to open the scriptures up to you & he will but it will require you to shutdown all entertainment & other distractions for some time, fast & pray.

    Remember if you get left behind you have another chance. #1 Don't Divorce Jesus/Don't Take The Mark,

    #2 Repent and Cry Out to God (Fast and Pray), #3 Do Not Listen to the Antichrist Nor View him unnecessarily on Tv because he has bewitching powers. # 4 Cover yourself with the blood of Jesus & speak protection scriptures often. #5 Ask God to lead you to fellow believers that are repentant and serious about his. Do not fall for False Teachers/Prophets saying its OK to take the Mark & God will forgive you for taking it because this is a lie! #6 Prepare for Martyrdom, God will give you grace to lay down your life (Psalms 48 :14). Much fasting and prayer will prepare you for this. Do not fight the death process as he will raise you to eternal life in heaven & you will receive a Martyrs Crown.
  • Dianah Abuta on Revelation 11
    I have been dreaming about my family members everyday about death why do I have to repeat dreaming of death every day in my dream why?
  • Chris - in Reply on John 5:4
    Jeff, I had for the longest time fully believed that a believer could lose his salvation, whether by choice, or being found no longer worthy of this high calling. When I then first understood my security in Christ, that which God cannot un-seal me from & my changed life being filled with & led of His Holy Spirit, I knew that there was absolutely nothing that could separate me from Him. It has been suggested that a believer can still choose to depart. But my question, would a believer ever want to or give it any consideration? Wouldn't a believer NOT deny the One Who purchased him, even willing to go to his death (as so many before us did, happily marching onward to the burning stake). If a believer is not prepared to lay down his life for the Lord, then some self-examination is in order, to see whether the Faith of Christ is his blessd possession. How many would be like Peter (Matthew 26:75) facing death.

    So after what is said above, I refer to 1 Cor 9:27. I know that this verse is sometimes used to show Paul's fear of losing his salvation if he didn't persevere with all diligence in the faith, but is that the meaning of the Scripture? He speaks of bringing his body (with any remnants of its affections & lusts) into subjection (making it a slave instead of vice versa). And if he failed to do so, then after speaking of the victory that his hearers can have in Christ, he himself should be a castaway (Gk. adokimos = not standing the test & being rejected). Now, if 'rejected' means 'loss of salvation' to you, so be it. But I see in Paul's application, that he is actually speaking of him becoming a hypocrite & one unworthy of the high office of an apostle. And this is the thing he feared: that he would displease his Lord & shame Him in his ministry. I almost see a connection with Acts 20:28, when Paul sent for & spoke to the Ephesian elders, "to take heed unto yourselves (lead circumspect lives) & to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers...".
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Paul,

    I am not sure I understand your question?
  • Paul - in Reply on Matthew 14
    Hi May. I just ran across your quite of Thessalonians. May I ask that if the Lord had the voice of an archangel, was and is the Lord AN archangel? Thank you for your attention.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 5:43
    Kevin, I would just take up one point with you, as Adam & Bob have written well on the spelling/usage of names.

    My point refers to : "The Bible is very clear about salvation being conditional upon using the correct names". This has raised my interest (apart from what the spelling should be from the original languages). Are you saying, that if the incorrect name is used, then salvation is denied? Any Scriptures to back this up? Thank you.
  • Mr Kevin Belgrove - in Reply on John 5:43
    Shalom Bob,

    Yes I agree the name Jew never existed until at least 400 years ago.

    Just like Yahuah, who name his son, with his own name Yahusha, he also name his chosen people after himself, they are called Yahudim.

    Yahuah also name the land where they lived after his own name Yahudah. Not Judah.

    Matthew is also wrong, as Yahuah also name him with his own name within his correct name - Mattithyahu.

    You are only reading the name Jesus because that's what Christian Bible all say.

    No the New Testament was not written in Greek it was translated from Hebrew into Greek and it was this translation where they CHANGED Yahusha to IESOUS then more recently changed IESOUS to Jesus.

    Yeshua is also incorrect, so no I am not of "this Yeshua group" as you put it.

    You have taken Titus 1:14 out of context so I want bother with that.

    Do you really think that your Jesus really spoke to the Hebrews in Greek? REALY!

    Anyway Yahuah only loves those who call upon his name and the name of his son Yahusha.

    Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 43:11
    Kenneth, so from your last answer, we can only assume that you don't connect the existence of sin in the world today with the sin for which Jesus died. In other words, the evil (sin) around us today, is not really the sin that Jesus died for at the Cross. So how do you classify the sin of today? Why is it different? Is there then no hope for mankind now, since God (or some other deity) has not mercifully come forward to offer us 'another' way for cleansing & forgiveness? Then the ultimate question: why do we then even bother about God since He has no further interest in us & indeed the many believers who have experienced new life in Christ (by the indwelling Holy Spirit) are now left as believing a lie, misguided, destitute & destined for hell?

    How do you see your position in the world & before God, given the belief that sin no longer exists? Is there a life after death awaiting you, or do you adopt the atheistic position of 'to the dust we return & that's the end of it all? I'm sure you've given much thought to these questions as you would need to personally substantiate your 'new' understanding of the Scriptures, or else your mind would never rest.
  • Mishael on Matthew 14
    Do you think any unsaved people check with God when they're getting married?

    They don't! Our culture doesn't require it. They caution about waivers to the spouses property & cash in case of a divorce.

    Did Jesus go all technical and legalistic with the woman at the well? What is the HEART of the Law?

    In addition to pain, suffering, loss of material things, financial things, children, loss of home, etc.

    Add to this a ton of guilt to carry the rest of your limited human life; because you didn't know Gods laws? ...amazing grace.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    PAUL: Did you get my reply couple of days ago about Matter?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on John 5:43
    Q: Did Jesus take the Kingdom of God from the Jews?

    A: Mathew 21:43 Therefore say I (Jesus speaks to Jews) unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

    (Lets see was it the Jews who killed Jesus and Christians? The Greeks who spread the orthodox christian faith all over eastern Europe.)

    Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:14 - 16 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, EVEN AS THEY HAVE OF THE JEWS: WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: FOR THE WRATH IS COME UPON THEM TO THE UTTERMOST.

    King James Bible book of John 5:16 - And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

    John 5:18 - Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

    1 Corinthians 16:22 - If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema (CURSED) Maranatha.

    DO JEWS LOVE JESUS OR ARE THEY CURSED?

    In Mark 15: 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

    35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard [it], said, Behold, he calleth Elias.

    these Jews did not even understand what Jesus was saying in Hebrew

    John 19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. so why would this tell you in the Hebrew Gabbatha if it was originally in Hebrew? NO it was in Greek, it was Jews who killed Christians
  • Paul - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Thank you again! Question. With regard to Matthew 28:19-20, how do men baptize men?
  • Priscilla on 2 Chronicles 8:1
    who was god talkihg to 11 chronicle 7;14


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