Bible Questions Page 38

  • Bruce Bennett on Revelation 9:7
    Coronavirus 19-or some subsequent mutation thereof?
  • Janie Palmer on Ephesians 2
    I no longer have an email .. no internet

    My eight-year-old son is enquiring about the rapture I have no idea how to explain it Can you help me
  • Roy on Ephesians 2
    How did Paul die?
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 16
    Andy G van den Berg>> You sound a little arrogant with that comment. Do you really believe that you know all there is to know? The Bible actually tells you that neither you nor ANYBODY else does. NO man knoweth the times or the seasons. Who can know the heart of man, for it is wicked and evil above ALL else! The Bible also DEMANDS that you "try the Spirits" to see whether they be of God. The Bible also DEMANDS that you STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. Yes, you need to question everything and ask God for guidance. BTW...God put Preachers on earth to help with that guidance. Maybe you should start with your Preacher if you have access to one. Right now, I don't. If not, seek discussion panels like this one, but you should NEVER bounce in here proclaiming to know everything and tell everyone that all the questions have already been answered...because they haven't; and even the Bible tells us this.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 16
    Are you referring to Asherah? If so, this word is not the King James Bible, but in other Bible versions it is translated as 'Asherah'.

    Asherah (plural, Asherim) refers to 'grove' in the KJV, and these groves were essentially the trunk of a tree that was hewed down & then carved into an image for the purpose of worship that image. The origin of this was the Canaanite goddess Astarte whose image may have been carved into the trunk.

    You may remember that God's people, Israel, were commanded to go into the land of the Canaanites, Hivites, Hittites, etc. to conquer them & this land would be Israel's future possession. However, throughout the history of Israel, they started off well to serve the true & living God, but ended up taking on the worship of the idols of the heathen around them. You can look at these references: 1 Kings 16:33, 2 Kings 21:7, Exodus 34:13, Judges 6:25 for a few occurrences of this idolatry. So whenever you see 'groves' or 'asherah', they refer to idolatry that was practised by heathen nations & for which Israel often also did & suffered under God's Hand.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 16
    Richard, if we look at the Commandments of God, whether given only to Israel as they were, or in a general way to us, of knowing & attending to God's requirements, then there can be no fault found in the Law.

    The issue that comes up, whether known or unknown to the Law-keeper, is a theological one & in a very real way impacts on our view of the Scriptures & our view of our relationship to the Godhead. The Word declares that God's Law "is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good." (Romans 7:12) so there's nothing wrong with the Law & its eternal purity & accuracy. But the problem comes up when Jesus Christ appeared on the scene & gave His Life for mankind. Something happened to that Law - it didn't change in its character & condition - it changed in its 'use by date' hence, its usefulness. (Hebrews 8:6,7): "But now hath he (Jesus) obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant (the Law) had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second."

    And so, if the Law remained without fault in as far as giving us direction in life & keeping us acceptable to God, then there was no need for a Saviour - the Law was doing a good job, or was it? But that was never in God's Plan as the 'expiry date' had come when Jesus came: "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8:3,4). So here we have the decision: are we righteous before God by keeping the letter of the Law, or by the righteousness of the Law which comes from the Spirit? If we choose to 'keep' the Law & tick off the list to show how we're doing in our eyes or before God, then our righteousness comes from the Law & not by faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    David, it is true that Isaiah 14:4ff refers to the king of Babylon, yet it appears that his wickedness was likened to Lucifer (= the shining one). And that not only his rule, but also his destiny would be as assigned to Lucifer. The King probably entertained such thoughts in his heart also, as 'exalting himself above anyone else on Earth or in Heaven even to be equal to God', which he was considered during his rule. So the reference is to the king, but clear allusion to Lucifer, the spirit that controlled the king, both in his mental aspirations & wickedness as a regent.

    As further support, we have Ezekiel chapter 28, where a similar wicked prince is taken over the coals: the Prince of Tyrus. He too made similar claims (v2). Then Ezekiel took up a lamentation over him (vv 12-19) with words that clearly show that the prince could not possibly be the one that is only referred to here (vv 13-16) & that there is another one that perfectly fulfilled this, indeed was instrumental in the prince's behaviour. Words such as 'anointed cherub' & 'perfect in the ways from the day thou was created' can't be applied to the prince, rather strongly reveals Satan who was once pure & holy 'until iniquity was found in thee' who was the prince's influence.

    So the question comes back to your thoughts: 'if angels have no will of their own, how can they then sin'? Herein, our understanding ceases as we're not told how this can happen. But because it happened, we should not remove all references to Satan/Lucifer as one who was never in Heaven as a cherub. And, we're not required to be 'sinless to enter Heaven': we are still saved & sanctified sinners who will be renewed in every way, outfitted for life in Eternity. Only Jesus is seen as a sinless Man now glorified in Body & in worship, at His Father's right Hand.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Jesus fulfilled the law in his sinless life and obedience unto his sacrificial death on the cross as substitute for sinners, being then raised from the dead for our justification:

    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:18-19)

    I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:21)

    For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14)

    Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. (Romans 7:4-6)

    Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. (Galatians 4:21-26)

    Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)

    Also, please read Romans 8.
  • COOL smith on Matthew 24:40
    How could there be a 3 days of darkness, and during the darkness, Christians will be raptured? And 2 in the field , one will be taken, the other left?
  • Johnnie mae thurman where on Psalms 23
    where is agape located in the bible? does agape means love? where are the differ types of love located in the bible.?
  • Linda on Genesis 6
    Why is there never any story told about the sons of God and the daughters of men in chapter 5 v 2 It seems to me that this should be expanded on determining Gods chosen people through Adam.
  • Dwight Tuinstra on Daniel 5:9
    Is the last word of Daniel 5:9 really "astonied", or should it be "astonished"?
  • WESLEY J BARNARD - in Reply on Ephesians 6
    Sister Shelia,

    I would like to add something to your initial question: Is it not flesh and blood (people) that runs these principalities?

    The answer is yes. Satan the devil has a 'seed', in both the spiritual and physical realms. Remember the conversation Christ had with Satan in the wilderness. Satan displayed for Christ all the kingdoms of this world and offered them to Christ in exchange for one act of worship. He also stated that he has the authority to give it to whomever he chose.

    Thus, we should be aware that this world we live in today is ruled by Satan and he puts in positions of power whomever he chooses. Also he is called 'the god of this world'. (2 Corinthians 4:4) Therefore, the need for the 'spiritual armor' The Most High encourages us to wear for protection in this world - Satan's world.

    Now, your second question: So is it useless to pray for this world?

    The answer is yes and no. Yes, we constantly pray that those we have occasion to speak with might 'hear' our words and withdraw from this wicked world. As Christ said: We are no part of the world, as he was no part of the world. So yes we should pray that some might join us in turning our backs on this dying wicked world we live in today. It is doomed and will be replaced by the Kingdom of God. (Daniel 2:44)

    On the other hand, NO, we do not pray for Satan's continued dominion over the earth. He and his 'seed', visible and invisible must be removed to make room for the Kingdom we were taught by Christ to pray for. Amen.
  • David W Black - in Reply on Revelation 12
    You make some good points on fearing God and that there are those that do end up in Hell. However, Angels in Heaven did not sin, nor were the Angels of God cast out of Heaven. Satan was not in Heaven where God dwells and where those saved from sin spend eternity.

    Angels have no will of their own, making it impossible for them to sin. Satan was not an Angel of God that rebelled and was then cast out. Yes there are areas in the Bible that talk about Satan in heavenly places such as in Job, where Satan and God were discussing or debating, whatever we want to call this interaction in consideration of Job. But Satan was never in the Heaven talked about as in Heaven vs Hell, places souls spend eternity.

    The probable area that seems to indicate Satan was in Heaven and cast out is represented in Isaiah 14 starting in verse 4 "...take up this proverb against the king of Babylon..." Here the description of Babylon's king Nebuchadnezzar and his fall from power and being turned into a beast as depicted in Daniel 4 begins. Another depiction of what would happen to the king as told by 2 accounts in 2 different ways. In Isaiah 14:12 we read "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" Isaiah 14 is still talking about a man, the king of Babylon. In verse 16 it confirms that a man is still being discussed. "...Is this the man that made the earth to tremble..." Would you call Satan a man? Satan and Lucifer are not the same; Lucifer was an alternate name, a nickname maybe, of Nebuchadnezzar.

    If Angels in Heaven can sin, and you or I can be thrown out of Heaven, does it sound like such a great reward as we otherwise think it to be? Why are we required to be sinless to enter Heaven, yet after arriving we can sin again once there? Isn't part of the reward of gaining Heaven to not be in or around sin, sinful things, and the temptation to sin? Sin and the sinful cannot enter Heaven.
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 20
    Hi Tobias,

    The Old Testament was the first writing about God and that book was written in Hebrew, which was the language of the Israelites and Jewish. If I write what God's name in another language it then wouldn't be in English anymore. Also, Hebrew uses different Hebrew characters so its not even possible to write that here and if it was, could you even read it? You can use the parallel view on this site to compare Hebrew to English though. So, it's my opinion that people often get fixated on what the actual names are in 'original' languages, however, my point of view is that we don't speak the original language, but English and it's already translated and correct. God is called God. He is also called Lord. Exodus 15:3. The pronunciation of Lord in English aside from the already-correct 'Lord' with hybrid characters is something like Yahweh, or YHWH, and Jehovah. Isaiah 12:2. Elohim = God in Hebrew.
  • Tobias on Proverbs 20
    my comments of the day:

    Where is the name GOD came from?

    What language used the name GOD first?

    Explains the meaning of G.O.D, purpose?

    Thank you so much

    can't wait to hear from you soon

    By!
  • Brittany on Revelation 16
    Who is Ashera?
  • Nadine Brasier on Daniel 9
    Hasn't Daniel 9:26 and 27 already happened?
  • Janie garcia on Deuteronomy 5
    Where the scripture on a woman wearing pants
  • H J Billingsley - in Reply on Acts 1
    Interesting, never read anyone who did that much research on it. All plausable. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
  • Brother dan - in Reply on Revelation 16
    Dear Brother Richard in Christ,

    Happy Sabbath!

    Yes, the sabbath was made for man, and it truly is a wonderful gift from God. Yes we can do good on this day.

    Jesus showed us all of the wonderful things that could be performed on this special day! The scribes and Pharisees were always looking for ways to trip Jesus up with the Sabbath.

    Luke 6:9-10

    "Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?" 10. And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

    We can justify many things on the sabbath....but, ignore the sabbath, God forbid!

    Apostle Paul below:

    Romans 3:31

    "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."

    God Bless.
  • Darlene - in Reply on Psalms 8
    Good morning :)

    So do you think the kingdom at hand lives with in us?

    Gods kingdom is nigh? Is in ya? We rule and reign it? We are kings of our own right?

    Thanks!

    Blessings.
  • Kristy on Leviticus 18:22
    What exactly Does the Bible actually tell us about weddings? Why can't u wear white to my wedding to a second husband? I've found nothing to support a "white" wedding purity blah blah blah statement IN the Bible! Only in a church full of "Christians" would anyone be shunned for wearing white!
  • Lord of the Harvest Fun - in Reply on Matthew 3
    My best study times are done with the Holy Spirit. He always has time for us. I read out loud and ask questions. When He reveals the answer, it's like I hear His voice in my chest or next to my right ear.

    I have to turn off the media. I hear him better sitting in the floor. Sometimes He sings a song that I know and it gives me tears of joy, really. I try to sing back and sound not so much like a frog. I'm glad there will be big choirs so I can croak with power. :)

    If we work on our relationship with Him, he will help us with our other relationships. I went through a couple of years forgiving others, forgiving myself often. He had to help me untangle the webs we weave in self deception.

    If we will read His Word slowly and read all the center of each page reference columns (that match the tiny alphabet letters); you will be amazed at how so it opens up the total picture of what you are studying. I call it "seek and you will find", studying. I take a ton of notes; and date anything the Holy Spirit speaks.

    Next week I'll be in the Prayer Request room, 'cause people get sad during holidays. Maybe this year we can forsake Halloween and celebrate the LORD of the Harvest?? Well I haven't done Halloween for 36 years. It doesn't compute in my heart.

    Wonder how fast Chick Tracts can send a bunch of tracts on "what Halloween is?" (The little comic like Bible Tracts all the children love to get :). All my neighbors are ancient like me lol. I can ring their doorbell and give them a comic book tract. Sounds fun.
  • Lionjudah on Matthew 5:1
    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

    2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

    3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

    5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

    6This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

    7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

    8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

    9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

    10He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

    11And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

    12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

    13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

    14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

    15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

    16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin no
  • Lionjudah - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

    2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

    3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

    5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

    6This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
  • Kathryn on Matthew 5
    17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    A. What law is he referring to ? I have always supposed he meant the Mosaic Law - the commandments God gave directly to Moses for the Isreal People. Am I wrong?

    B. He clearly states that " until heaven and earth pass, not one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the LAW, till all be fullfilled. Therefore I am to believe that the law will stand as given until the earth and heavens are destroyed. So the idea that we are no longer bound by the LAW because Jesus death and resurrection fullfilled those requirements falls short because heaven and earth are still here. We are still required to keep the LAW, yes?

    C. " who ever shall break the least of the commandments ..." If we are referring only to the 10 Commandments...which would be the least? If the Mosaic Law commandments...no doubt there would be a least among them, given their broad range and scope, unlike the 10 commandments each of which seems mighty in it's own right. None taking the place of " least."

    So, my question is - what does Jesus mean when he speaks of coming to fullfill the law, that the law will not pass until heaven and earth pass and that there is among the laws some that are less important than others? Given the 10 commandments don't seem to offer a " least " commandment, I'm leaning toward accepting the LAW to which he refers is the Mosaic Law and that even now, despite Jesus fullfilling the LAW and the PROPHETS, we are to keep the law as we practice our Christian faith until heaven and earth pass away.
  • Lionjudah - in Reply on Revelation 16
    that's What I was saying about the books the antichrist's want us to be trapped in your beast mind set with the flesh and all those babble church all in the world. for ever learning but never coming to the understanding of the truth?
  • Lionjudah - in Reply on Revelation 16
    fellow the spirit of the truth not your flesh? mark of the beast has been here since the garden of eden. what fruit of tree u eating from? A good tree can not bare bad fruit. bad tree can not bare good fruit, u cant chose two master's/ teacher's of this world? or the holy spirit.

    Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

    32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

    33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

    34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more
  • LUCIFER BECOMES SATAN - in Reply on Revelation 16
    To Earl Bowman. Isaiah 28:13-19

    Lucifer was A CREATED ARCHANGEL. 4th in line to the Throne. He was cast down to the Earth. He became Satan. He was NOT human. He had no ability to produce children, unless you refer to evil spirits? Lucifer was in charge of praise and worship to God. He lost his position and name also when he was cast out.

    13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that THOU WAS CREATED.

    14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

    16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

    17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

    19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

    Revelation 12:9

    And the GREAT DRAGON was cast out, that old SERPENT called the DEVIL and SATAN, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    SEE Isaiah 14:12-16, to read more of Lucifer.

    If you will Google 'LIST OF DEMON NAMES'

    you'll see who works for him. The 1/3 that chose to be cast out with him.

    Blessings, Mishael


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