Bible Questions Page 29

  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    How do I feel about James 2:17-26? If we are talking about faith without works is a dead faith, then I totally agree. But to understand what it means, you have to have an understanding of what the bible means by faith. Please give me your definition of faith. You and I cannot produce the faith the bible speaks of. All we can produce is flesh. The faith the bible speaks of is spiritual faith. Only God's Spirit can produce spiritual faith (Galatians 5:22). The works that come from us come from the persuasion of God's Spirit persuading us to do those things. But it is His work, not ours. He gets all the glory. (Ephesians 2:8-9).

    Again, due to space, I'll answer your other questions on John 14:15, Luke 12:9, and Romans 12:2 next.
  • Rod - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    What is your point? What are you tring too say? I dont underdtand your questions. Can you simply what your question is?
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    Have I read the whole chapter? That doesn't deserve an answer. But let's look at Hebrews 10:26. First of all, the book was written to the Jews, Hebrew people. It was not written to the church. For a Jew or Hebrew person to turn away from Judaism and receive Christ meant severe persecution would follow. "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins." Receiving knowledge of the truth doesn't save a person. Did you ever notice in the gospels that whenever huge crowds would follow Jesus, and He would turn around and preach truth to them, they would leave? They received knowledge/ truth from Christ, but they turned away. "Oh, I'm going to suffer if I surrender to you? I'm out of here!"

    Do you see what the writer is telling them? You received the truth about salvation, but if you turn back to Judaism because it is easier than surrendering to Christ because of persecution, there is no more sacrifice for your sin.
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Paul makes the necessary ordinance of baptism unto salvation perfectly clear talking about baptism for the dead, saying:

    1 Corinthians 15

    Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

    But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

    And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

    Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

    For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

    And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

    But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

    Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

    ... you will not rise in the first resurrection unless you are baptized.
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    We don't need baptism to be saved, Stan?

    That all a part of the works trip religion?

    Don't stop reading the Bible, Stan, for Peter says if you rest the scriptures you rest them to your own condemnation.

    The more you read, the clearer it becomes. The more you don't read, the less clear it becomes.

    Let's look at what the Spirit tells us about baptism in the scriptures:

    1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

    "... even baptism doth now save us." I can't see how much clearer that could be said.

    But let's keep going:

    Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Revelation 20:13 and they were judged every man according to their works.

    The you say, Jesus Christ doesn't decide our salvation, we do.

    Stan, did you take upon you the sin of the world?

    Stan, is it by your grace we are saved?

    I believe in Christ only comes salvation and there is no other name given by which man is saved.

    We come unto the Father only through Jesus Christ.

    Are you sure when we've done all we can do we save ourselves?

    Christ said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
  • Carol leaf on Philemon 1
    Where can i find the apostles creed
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    James 2:18-20 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

    Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

    But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

    Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

    Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

    Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

    Revelation 20:12 and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    You ask me "What is your reason for living life as a Christian or trying to be obedient to Jesus, if it has nothing to do with going to heaven?"

    I never said obedience had nothing to do with going to heaven. Where did that come from? I do not "try to be obedient" because that takes human effort. My flesh will never be in obedience to Christ, so why try? I am not obedient to Him because of any human effort on my part. I am obedient to Him because of what His Spirit is doing in my life. Do I choose to be obedient to Christ, or do I choose to be obedient to my flesh? There is a battle that takes place between my flesh and the Spirit of Christ who dwells in me. Which one are you yourself obedient to? Who do you submit to, Christ, or your flesh?

    Space running out, more to follow.
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 7:2
    Hi Lauren, the Bible answers the most profound questions about life that science can't answer: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going when we die? How should we live? Out of the 7 billion people on earth, most people believe the Bible and that it's true, historically and factually, enough so, they base their beliefs and worldview on it. It has transformed billions of lives for the better and countless testimonies, videos, books are written about it. It is the most popular and published book in world history in the billions of copies. It's specific with names, dates, and world events, which historians confirm is accurate. So much so it has the entire genealogy of mankind between Adam & Eve to Abraham to Moses to Jesus, spanning thousands of years. It wasn't just written by one author, but dozens, spanning 1,500 years, and 66 books. It contains profound wisdom, even 'knew' things before science did: Link
  • Toby on Isaiah 43:11
    how can I lay down my burden on jesus Christ I'm doing all I can to stay off sin I know is not impossible for me to stop. I recently stayed a month plus without . This was the best moment of my life. praying 🙏 and reading the bible. Recently I took a step back to my old ways I can't help it i feel I'm not control anymore the situation is getting worst i really don't want to this anymore

    I need jesus Christ back. but I think i'm far away from him now. it was him that helped me throughout this period I need him back pls help pray 🙏 for me I need you guys advise and prayers
  • Bari on Luke 3:31
    Why was Nathan instead of Solomon written as the son of David?
  • KATHY on Matthew 7:2
    where do we go when we die,IF WE ARE BELIEVERS, I was ask this question. I am a Christion that believes in jesus. do i wait in a grave till Christ comes back...the 7th trump
  • Carol Leaf on Matthew 7:2
    were can I find the Apostles Creed in he Bible
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    My answer to your first question is yes, that is my position. If you understand what takes place at the point of salvation, then maybe you'll see why I take that position. Free will? We're allowed to make decisions. But every decision we make is based on what or who we love the most. We either submit to the persuasion of God's Spirit telling us what He wants us to do, or we submit to what our flesh wants to do. Which one do you submit to? You say some "Christians" turn to evil, and denounce Christ, and then you say it is unfortunate? That's not unfortunate, especially since Paul says that division is necessary? Those "self-professing" Christians who turn to evil and denounce Christ were never saved or they wouldn't have left (1 John:2:19). You bring up Judas. Was that unfortunate? No, not at all. Jesus chose an evil man to fulfill His plan.

    There is not enough space here to answer all you question, but I will answer in a separate post.
  • Lauren Orton
    This must be why I'm still alive after comatose for several months
  • Lauren on Matthew 7:2
    How to know the bible is true
  • Adam - in Reply on John 5:4
    Hi Chris, thanks for your response. I think the OSAS view contradicts itself and contradicts scripture.

    The statement "Christians cannot blaspheme" contradicts Christians having freewill. Either Christians have freewill or don't. Some people were Christians then denounced it, like Marilyn Manson, Hitler, among many others. So we have the personal evidence on Earth, and scripture evidence including Matthew 10:33 and many others.

    > "But the believer has to be on guard against Satan (1 Peter 5:8) & to "work out (attention to) his own salvation with fear & trembling" (Philippians 2:12). A constant warfare, requiring vigilance, but the believer remains secure in God's Perfect Plan for him."

    These verses also contradict the OSAS movement. If a Christian is already saved why would they need to be on guard? What is there to 'work out' if salvation is already decided?
  • James on Romans 6
    Does ether bible talk about eating shellfish.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 45:7
    Gwynn, you're on very dangerous ground to believe that God created both good & evil. I had an uncle who also said similarly & he believed that since we have good & bad things on Earth & since He is Supreme, that God also created evil. How wrong & foolish he was. God can never be a creator of anything evil. Either God is Good or evil, not both. Can the Devil also share this inconceivable trait? Never, he is altogether evil. How about humans? Some say we can be both good & evil. The Bible teaches us that all of us are inherently evil (Romans 3:23) (i.e. we all have a sin nature passed down generations from our first parents), that even if we commit the smallest sin, then the whole person is a sinner. (1 Corinthians 5:6 speaks about a little leaven = sin, leaveneth the whole lump). God is Holy. There are many, many references to this, but apostle John gives us a vision of Heaven & sees the heavenly beings cry out "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God Almighty, which was, is & is to come" (Revelation 4:8).
  • Marlene on Ephesians 3
    Who was the mother of Mary the mother of Jesus
  • Chris - in Reply on John 5:4
    Jesse, I too appreciate your comments here & do always look for them, as from one who correctly divides the Word of God & has an intimate relationship with the Godhead. I know we may never agree on everything - who even does or can? - but what is essential is that His Word & His Love is enriching us daily & we together "press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". The Lord give you His Grace & Wisdom in your life & your contributions here.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 5:4
    (from previous comment). 5. Christians can never do wrong. Christians can sin, but the Holy Spirit convicts & repentance must follow; the unbeliever or phony Christian has no such check, repentance or restoration. 6. Can a Christian sin as much as they want? Not possible. A Christian cannot pursue a life of sin: his works (manner of life) are proof of the genuineness of his conversion (Romans 6; Galatians 5:19-26). He can sin at times, hence the instructions & pleas by the Lord & the apostles to new & mature believers to abstain from all appearance of evil; how to deal with temptations; how to find victory. But the believer has to be on guard against Satan (1 Peter 5:8) & to "work out (attention to) his own salvation with fear & trembling" (Philippians 2:12). A constant warfare, requiring vigilance, but the believer remains secure in God's Perfect Plan for him.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 43:11
    Your comments appear mystical & your interpretation of the Bible, allegorical. Was this something you learnt, or from personal belief through mental calculations & surmises? If the Bible says (2 Peter 3:8) "one day is with the Lord as thousand years, & a thousand years as one day", could not that mean, that in Eternity, time is not measured by Earth's time schedule? That is, one day on Earth could even be a thousand years or more, (or less), in eternity? And to place the sequence of biblical books as representative of days of creation, surely must stretch the intent of Scripture to the point of personal invention & speculation? If, as you say, there is no more sin in the world, even though the evidence is overwhelming, then what do you make of the other Scriptures (e.g. Acts 3:19) that urge a person to "repent & be converted that your sins may be blotted out". Is this Scripture too, and many more, also then mysteriously put aside, or even reinterpreted to fit into your belief?
  • William wang on Galatians 6:14
    "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world."(Galatians 6:14 )

    How to understand " by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." , I am not sure of what I am understanding.
  • Kenneth Redden - in Reply on Isaiah 43:11
    And you may want to check out 2Peter 3:3-8, with Isaiah 28:9-10 & Hebrews 5:10 bringing Melchisedec into the mix?!?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Rod how do people get saved in the tribulation when the dispensation of Grace is closed?

    Do they have to keep the law?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Rod please explain where the pre trib rapture is as I can not find it.

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

    16 ...and the dead in Christ shall RISE FIRST

    17 THEN we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them...

    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!

    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 resurrection

    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
  • Vincent on Acts 7:43
    " of your god Remphan..."

    Anybody wanting an interesting study;

    A six pointed star as a symbol of the god of Saturn.

    Kinda sounds familiar does it not? A pagan symbol that has plagued the Jewish people for centuries. Where did the "star of David come from?"
  • Mishael in SHEEP or GOAT on Romans 4:3
    Matthew 22:32-33...7:15; Ezekiel 34:12

    John 10:12, 8

    Luke 15:4-7

    1 Peter 2:5

    People are sheep, or a goat. Jesus is THE SHEPHERD. He will know who is what.

    There also are wolves in sheep's clothing and ravening wolves.

    If the sheep are lost, we need to take them over to 1 John verses 5-10; particularly verse 9. Show them how to get all that mud and stickers out of their wool. Baby Christians need to learn to run to Jesus and pray verse 9. Lay it all out and admit everything. They learn to love clean and Light.

    A new commandment 1 John 2:8-17

    John 3:10 in this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness, is NOT of God (a goat); neither he that loveth not his brother.

    Once I got to carry a "lamb" in intercessory prayer, for weeks. Someone desperately wanting to die. As soon as that person turned to God for help, I was released. If Jesus let's you carry a lamb you will never be the same person. Sheep, lamb, goat?

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