Bible Questions Page 34

  • 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
    "...star 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

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    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?
  • Patricia g Balla on Numbers 12
    Yes why did God punish her ??? I thought he told us to stay with our people ??? Like he told Samson ???? I have always believed that !
  • Bob on 1 John 3:20
    I'll be 77 this July, and this was one of my 'go to' scriptures for years in my early Born Again life. It is refreshing to see/read it again as a reminder that God is still "the same yesterday, today & forever"! Amen?! Amen!

    Kol Tov i.e. be well
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 6
    Hello Deason,

    I think the sin we repent of is the sin nature we are born with. It's not just the sin of unbelief, but all sin that we must repent of. I do think the demons both know of Jesus and know who He is. They know and believe He is the Savior of the world, they just won't submit to Him. They also know about His second coming. So they believe. The demons in Matthew Chapter 8 knew Him. They gave a perfect confession of who Jesus is. So yes, I would say they know Him.

    I am just curious, have you received Christ, and have you been born of His Spirit? If so, that would be good enough for me, and I would say praise the Lord for that!
  • Adam - in Reply on John 5:4
    >If it weren't, then the work at the Cross was defective & God's Eternal & Perfect Plan was not well thought through.

    Not well thought through? Just because a Christian still has freewill to sin, and just because some Christians do in fact commit blasphemy and just because God doesn't forgive you for it doesn't mean God's plan isn't well thought through or imperfect. Where does your criteria of what is 'not well thought through' come from?

    The Bible is full of verses warning people to avoid sin. All the parables are warnings. Most people will go to hell whether people like it or not, whether PC or not. Sharing the gospel is to seek and save the lost. If Christians can never do any wrong, why did Jesus keep warning them to obey. What is the point of even trying if everyone is saved? So, a Christian can sin as much as they want- is that your belief? Is that what Jesus says in the Bible or did he actually say the opposite?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Lola,

    I would take both verses to be literal. Verse 10 is telling us that when the Lord does come and bring judgement, it's going to be a surprise to the non-believers. He will come like a "Thief in the night." But it won't be a surprise for us. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5 Verses 4 and 5, "But you brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."

    And Verse 12 is showing the consciousness of believers, conscious that he's coming at any moment. The "day of God" is His day of judgement. So the remainder of the verse should be taken to be literal judgement.

    But Paul goes on to say in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, "For God has not appointed us to wrath, that is, judgment, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. God hasn't appointed us to be judged, but rather salvation.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 5:4
    Adam, let's look at Mark 3:28-30, the unpardonable sin. V.29, Jesus says, But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: He's not talking about Christians. Verse 30 says, Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Who are "they?" Not Christians. If you back up to Verse 22, you see who Jesus is giving the warning to. Blaspheming means to express rejection. When the Holy Spirit convicts a person of their sin, and their need of Christ, if they reject the testimony, their sins will not be forgiven. Christians receive the testimony, they don't reject it. Why use Hebrews 10:26? It has nothing to do with losing salvation. You're free to believe that you yourself can lose your own salvation, but you shouldn't be trying to convince those who are trusting in God's that they can lose theirs. Instead of looking for verses that seem to indicate you can lose your salvation, I would try finding the verses that indicate you can't!
  • Daughter of God - in Reply on Matthew 5
    In retirement homes elderly cant afford to lose money so they dont marry. Yet, the idea of a group of their peers and an officient for a "joining" ceremony was a good idea. They were joined in an unofficial civic ceremony but in the eyes of God they became man and wife. It was important to them. See people want to have their union recognized by God first and then other peers and family. Marry her in a simple ceremony in front if God and witnesses. Who knows? If you love each other enough to be together that way, you should honor one another with the celebration of commitment through marriage. Good luck and blessings....
  • Daughter of God - in Reply on Matthew 5
    I find it difficult feeling that none of us could fulfill what Jesus has told us to do. I believe that is why we need Him. He also told his apostles to kick the dust from their feet when the word wasnt received and to not cast Pearl's b4 swine. These statements seem to be contradictory. Can you explain? What do you feel about this passage?
  • Chris - in Reply on John 5:4
    Adam, I too believe that it is "once saved, always saved". If it weren't, then the work at the Cross was defective & God's Eternal & Perfect Plan was not well thought through. The problems that are evident: do we recognize that God is truly the Judge of men's souls & has the Christian truly been saved by faith through the hearing of the Gospel? In relation to the first question: even before a supposed believer re-enters into a life of sin & rejection of the Godhead, God already knows the state of that soul. It is us who fall into error by giving a 'qualified' judgement of who is saved & who is not. Yes, we do accept one another as part of Gods Family, & so we should, as we are to also preach this challenge: "So you think you are a Christian - Why?". Secondly, how many out there believe they are Christians because of partaking in the ordinances, maybe a strong feeling, Church membership, in Christian service? The truly born again simply cannot be lost.
  • Adam - in Reply on John 5:4
    Hello, the Bible refutes that with these 2 verses and more. A Christian who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit clearly isn't forgiven and won't go to heaven, because that's what Jesus said. He warned Christians about this in the Bible: Mark 3:28-30. Hebrews 10:26. How can anyone claim that a Christian who deliberately turns their back on God and permanently denounces Jesus is still saved? It seems that Jesus's own words would have to be ignored to come to such a conclusion. John 14:15. Why would Jesus tell his Christian followers to obey Him if they were already saved and if it made no difference if they obeyed or not? Why does this Matthew 7:21 reference say also to obey if you don't have to? Clearly these verses paint a different picture than the one satan is painting trying to convince Christians that its ok to disobey and sin all you want with no consequence. One of these beliefs is true and the other is false. Satan is the father of lies and may be behind one of them- which is more likely, that satan is deceiving Christians into being unnecessarily obedient, or that he's deceiving Christians into believing it's ok to be disobedient?
  • Stan - in Reply on John 5:4
    No. We can't lose our Salvation. If we could lose our Salvation because of some sin we commit then every body has already lost their Salvation because everybody sins. And nobody who is truly saved will ever use the fact that we can't lose our Salvation as an excuse to sin. As the Apostle Paul says: "Shall we sin so that Grace may abound? God forbid." What he was saying was, shall we go hog wild killing, stealing and committing every sin in the book just because we're saved by Grace and can't lose our salvation? Of course not. And there has never been a single truly saved person in the entire history of Christianity who has ever had that attitude, contrary to the accusations of those who don't believe once saved always saved. What some people seem to have a hard time understanding is that all sin, no matter how big or small causes us to be separated from God and undeserving of Salvation. That's why the only way to be saved is by having your sins forgiven and to remain forgiven forever.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Rod, God not sending plagues?

    Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

    Revelation 15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

    Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 4:3
    The apostles, including Matthias were witnesses.

    From Verse 14 to 47 of Acts Chapter 2, Peter is giving the principles of salvation to the Jews. We know from Verse 14 that Matthias was there. But I believe he is giving his message to the Jews. The original language puts markers in for us so that we know how to break down the message. In Verse 14, it says "Ye men of Judaea." That's a marker. Another marker in Verse 22, "Ye men of Israel." And then Verse 29 says "Men and brethren." So Peter is speaking to Jewish brethren, the ones who were eyewitnesses to Christ's resurrection. Acts 2:36 seems to indicate that he's speaking to the Jews. They were witnesses of Christ's resurrection. We see in Acts 1:11, it says, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
  • Tharna on Jeremiah 39
    Quick question: why is it that some chapters spell Nebuchadnezzar the way it does in the KJV that I own and other chapters spell it the way it is spelled in verse 1? Is it the same king? Or am I missing something? I don't understand...
  • Paul Robyn Van Mierlo on Philemon 1
    Do you have a 'word for today?
  • Lola manigault on Philemon 1
    in 2nd peters chapter 3: verses 10 and 12 is this literal speaking or symbolic?
  • Rev.Rick - in Reply on Matthew 7:2
    What if God did that with us? What if God judged us by our outward appearance? What if He judged us based on where we grew up? Or what we do for a living? Or the mistakes we made when we were young? He wouldn't do that, would He? "Judge not,that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you " ( Matthew 7:1,2-NKJV )

    So be careful when you judge. That doesn't mean we shouldn't discern. That does mean we shouldn't pass the verdict. The amount of grace you give is the amount you get. Jesus had another view of the man born blind. Rather than see him as an opportunity for discussion, He saw him as an opportunity for God. Why was he blind? "That the works of God should be revealed in him" ( John 9:3)
  • Rod - in Reply on Ephesians 3
    Hi Susan : The Pharasees would not belive that Jesus was the Son of God, so when Jesus restored the blind man sight he asked him vs 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. So becaused the blind man had belived he was the Son of God he sees the truth, but when the Pharasees said are we blind also, it was there sin remainith, because of there unbelief, that he was the Son of God.
  • Izabella eakin on Acts 2:1
    how do I figure out the oldest bible verse I've read ?
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Where in the Bible are we taught, God did for us what we could not do ourselves? How does grace come to us? By faith. Unless you believe James is a liar, Faith without works is dead. You can't have grace without faith. If you understood the full context of the Bible you will see we are saved by grace and works. I say again, unless you believe James is liar. But in the end, our salvation will be decided by He who took upon Him the sin of the world so whether we follow Him in good works unto grace, the Master will decide our salvation, not us. Therefore may not man boast in his own good works for God is Christ. And if you or I do any good works, it by His grace. You cannot be saved without baptism. I'll gladly point that out to you in the Bible.
  • CAROL on Luke 1:29
    What does it mean to constantly see letter S?
  • Benjamin on Romans 4:3
    who are the witnesses peter referred to in Acts 2:32 - the apostles (including Matthias) or the early church?
  • Ronald Hunte on Romans 10:9
    What does it mean faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
  • Chris - in Reply on Philemon 1
    Hi Lynn, I'm glad that you affirm to the existence of God Almighty; so many don't & wonder why so many distresses come upon them. I don't know your concerns or your spiritual state (when I say that, I mean whether you have repented of sins, turned to God's Son who gave His Life for you & me to bring us salvation, & received His Spirit in what the Bible calls, Re-birth (Read the Gospel of John chapter 3). God does care for each of us intimately but as is often the case, we want to receive good things from Him & not respond to Him as He wants us to (in other words, most people expect God to be like a Santa Claus, a benevolent person: cheerful & giving out gifts). Your 'feelings' could include so many things; but if I could share a thought: if one really desired someone or something or may be carrying emotional pain, to Christians we firstly ask, "what is God telling me in this? To trust Him, to wait, to take the first step, to forgive or reconcile & so on? He does care for you Lynn.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 6
    Deason, I would have to say that the devils, more accurately translated demons, they do believe in Jesus. They know exactly who He is. In Matthew 8:28-34 when Jesus healed the two demonics, notice the confession of the demons: They said what do we have to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time.

    They know who Jesus is. They recognize Him, and they confess who He is, Thou Son of God.

    Also, you say you don't need to believe the whole bible to be saved. I agree. You don't have to believe any of the bible to be saved. The bible does not save you, Jesus Christ does. A person can still be saved without any knowledge of the bible. What sins are you referring to that a person does not need to repent of?
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 6:17
    Gregory, I hope you get other views. My understanding is that we do indeed need to separate ourselves (by involvement) from those who are engaged in things that are opposed to God's Holy requirements for us & godly living. However, 1 Cor:9-11, says that we are "not to keep company (separate) with fornicators, etc. of this world (grave sinners), yet, not altogether..., for then ye must needs go out of the world". So I see, a separation (no union or fellowship) with evil, but still to be in touch (contact) with them, or else where is our witness to them - how will they see the difference between godliness & worldliness? The Church has failed miserably today in presenting a strong witness of the Righteousness of God & call to Repentance. We send out missionaries to distant lands who do great work in the Power of the Spirit, but we remain noticeably quiet when we should stand up against the wickedness of our Govts' satanic policies, & the works of evil running rampant around us.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 6
    Hello again Deason. It looks like we have a different understanding of the salvation process. Scripture tells me that the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost/Spirit of God/and Spirit of Christ are all the same Spirit. You say that when we are saved, the Spirit of God quickens in us, gives us life, teaches us the truth, seals us, etc. To that, I say amen!

    You then say without the Holy Ghost you cannot receive Christ. How does that work? If you have the Holy Ghost, who has sealed you, wouldn't you have Christ also? It's His Spirit. Are you saying that receiving Christ comes after salvation?

    When we receive Christ, He gives us His Spirit/Holy Ghost. Would you say that a man can believe the truth of the everlasting gospel, but still refuse to surrender their life to Christ? I would say yes. The person who refuses to surrender their life to Christ will never be saved, no matter what truth they believe. Belief is important, but if it doesn't cause us to surrender to Christ, there is no salvation.


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