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  • SkipVought - in Reply on Judges 7
    Steve,

    This is a difficult question.

    God is perfect. However, the things that He does have to be communicated to us in terms that the people who first heard His message would understand. So we can't put our 21st century context into The Bible.

    There are places in The Bible where it seems that God "repented" or changed His mind.

    "And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."Genesis 6:6

    The LORD was sorry and grieved in His being. This is repeated many times in the Scriptures

    Something similar happened with Jesus at the grave of His friend Lazarus.

    "When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, HE GROANED IN THE SPIRIT, ANS WAS TROUBLED, And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. JESUS WEPT."Joh 11:33-35

    God has a plan to bring thousands upon thousands into His Kingdom. It involves human beings in rebellion, like you and me, God's Perfect Justice, Love and Grace. It involves God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit agreeing in eternity past to bring about the redemption of a vast host of unworthy sinners. The process has been long and painful but it will be worth the effort.

    "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."2Co 4:17-18

    And in the process God reveals things about Himself little by little over the centuries. These thing were written down by prophets of old like Moses, Joshua, Samuel and Jeremiah, about 40 authors all guided by The Holy Spirit as Peter recorded:

    "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."2Pe 1:21

    Those places seem like God repents or changes, but this is so we can understand.
  • Connie - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Rod. " Dear Heavenly Father, take me away ..." these are the words from my heart that I wrote as I began to pray .

    Then my hand went still and God showed me a sheep standing lost and all alone .

    Then the sheep turned as he heard God call for him and realized that he was not lost. just strayed a few feet away from the scattered flock.

    I felt so lost, scared, and alone , just as this sheep as it was shown to me , Today i share this vision with you,, so you too can see. So you too can hear the Heavenly Father's voice in your heart,

    That I , as the sheep , was not lost , I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Right here beside you.

    God stretches forth his hand and draws his children near.

    I fear to offend the Lord my God , and I am responsible for my words. Just as it was written before of what was , it was written before of what is, and it will be written of before of what is yet to be.

    By the will of God and by Gods will alone if it be found worthy and true , it will be shown to who is chosen by God to see. This is the promise seed

    Ecclesiastes 5:1 walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

    5:2 Do not be rash with your mouth,

    And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.

    For God is in heaven, and you on earth;

    Therefore let your words be few.

    5:3 For a dream comes through much activity,

    And a fool's voice is known by his many words.

    5:4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it;

    For He has no pleasure in fools.

    Pay what you have vowed-

    5:5 Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.

    5:6 Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands?

    5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God.
  • Steve Taplin - in Reply on Judges 7
    Hi Shaira,

    Thank you so much for responding!

    I truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and God with all my heart, mind and soul.

    However, I am a recently born again Christian and read the bible with a lot of concentration and understanding, and have a few questions.

    And after I posted the question "Has God ever made a mistake and repented?", I felt sooo bad for taking away from God's glory that I made a promise to him that I would not pursue this question any further.

    Sincere regards,
  • Sacha on Romans 8:9
    I have a question ,does any one on this site know anything about the ancient hebrew alphabet ,a friend of mine told me that in the ancient hebrew the letter w was the sixth letter of the alphabet ,if this is true it would put a very powerfull slant on Revelation ch 13 ,anyone know anything about this ? If its true or not ? Thanks .
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 8:9
    Thank you Michael. Well, if God gave me the Gift of other Tongues, I would still feel inadequate in my prayer life, as, there are so many things to pray for: for family members, friends, the Church, the world, our governments, etc., etc. I would be torn if I couldn't pray in English for these things but only speak to God in a language I don't understand. How would I even know what I'm asking God for on behalf of these things, if I don't know what I'm saying? Or maybe, I shouldn't be praying for these things & just assume that everything is covered by using an unlearned language.

    1 Corinthians 14:39 does say "forbid not to speak with tongues", but does that mean that everybody has that gift, or does it mean that if you have that gift, then you should use it for God's Glory? Whereas, 1 Corinthians 12:30: "Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?", seems to show us that Paul recognized that not all Spirit-filled believers, spoke in Tongues, nor can they heal, interpret, etc. There appears a contradiction of Paul's message, if one is to believe that both Scriptures mean the same thing.
  • Steve Taplin on Judges 7
    Is God perfect?

    Has God ever made a mistake and repented?
  • Charles R Peek on James 1:15
    Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles by God's choice. The Lord Jesus declared that He had a specific mission for Paul: "This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel" (Acts 9:15). Paul had been set apart from birth and called by God's grace so that he might "preach [Christ] among the Gentiles" (Galatians 1:15-16).

    Are you a Gentile? Then you need to go to the Apostle Paul to find out how to be saved, what we cal "born again".

    This passage of scripture is 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, but verse three and four, is the Gospel, the good news that Christ took our place so that we might have live everlasting.

    Jesus commanded his 12 Disciples NOT to go to the Gentiles, in Matthew 10 1-7, and then about eighteen years later, he sent Paul to the Gentiles, WHY? Because he had a different Gospel for the Gentiles, "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John 20:31. That Gospel is for the Jews. And Paul's Gospel is for the Gentiles. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" You can plainly see they are different. Peter, nor any of the 12 apostles preach that "Jesus died for our sins" as Paul did. Check out these two scriptures John 20:31, and 1st Corinthians 15:3,4.
  • Donna on Luke 24:3
    1. Did the things that happened in Matthew Mark Luke and John actually took place in the old testament? If so why are the 4 gospels listed in the new testament?

    2. Did the new testament begin after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

    Looking forward to hearing from you, thank you
  • PD on Romans 8:9
    Moses face shone from DIVINE PRESENCE. We must never be cowards to any affliction on this Earth. That Presence says EVERYTHING.
  • Anji on Judges 7
    I am reading the bible for the first time. My question is about genesis chapter 3 verse 22. When God says Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. Who is Us? Also can you exlpain what Genesis chater 3 verse 15 means. I do not understand what this verse means?
  • Calvin on Revelation 22:2
    If you read the Bible as a history book you will find out that the tree of Life is still on the Earth.Facts show that the tree of Life is in EDOM and that people have tried to touch the snow that surounds the Eastern Gate where the tree of life is .Think the Bible has been writen for Quite a ferw times and that the Book of enouch has the meaning of the Bible up to When Jesus was born then the Book of Enouch has refrances to the end of time like Revlations has .How maney pastors have removed books from the bible and never let them be tought to any human Being?.
  • Ruben Estrada ovalle - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 1
    ? Why do people Scholars persons individuals continue interpreting the gospel of God knowing they are misleading people
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Acts 2
    Mark 7:18-23 "And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Genesis 3
    Zaniya,

    God is not a man.

    "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."Joh 4:24

    Perhaps you meant something else. Can you explain what you meant?
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Acts 2
    I agree 100% with what you said about "it is not a sin to drink", but I thought you might enjoy this:

    I showed this verse to a PHD, who had been preaching longer than I have been alive. 1 Timothy 3:2-3 "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;" I ask him what "not given to wine" meant? His answer was: "A Pastor is not aloud to have any wine ". Then I ask him why a deacon could have a little wine (not given to much wine) And his answer was: "Well, that is grape juice!" Then I said, if that is true, a Pastor can't take Communion, right!. His response was like he had been hit with 220 volts of electric. 1 Timothy 3:8 "Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;"
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Romans 5
    Teresa,

    You stated, "I believe in God and Jesus"

    That is commendable but, ironically, look at what James tells us:

    "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."James 2:19

    "and try to live right."

    And that is also something you ought to do but look at what Paul tells us:

    "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."Romans 4:3-5

    We are ALL sinners:

    "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"Romans 3:23

    We are ALL under God's condemnation unless we believe ON/IN Jesus:

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth ON HIM is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed IN the name of the only begotten Son of God."Joh 3:16-18

    So what's the difference between believing THAT there is a God or believing IN God? One is just acknowledging that there is a God. Believing IN God is putting your trust in God. The Scripture tells us that God love us so much that He, God The Father, sent His Son, Jesus, God in the flesh, to earth in order to die in our place, to take the punishment for our sins.

    "For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God IN Him."2Co 5:21

    You really ought to find a good church that teaches The Bible. We need to assemble with other believers. None of us are perfect. You're not and I'm not. So don't swallow the lie that there are hypocrites at church, so you shouldn't go!
  • PD - in Reply on Luke 23:43
    The Scripture Luke 23:43

    God is everywhere at all times so why are folks questioning ... Today in Paradise?

    Nothing is to hard and nothing is impossible with God. Stop limiting God. The Trinity has no limits like mankind do
  • Charles R Peek on Judges 7
    God called you

    from the beginning

    2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ." Other verses say, "foundation of the world,"

    Ephesians 1:4 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:" But we were not "in him" until we received him. So, how did God call you by Paul's Gospel before the foundation of the world? Pete says it was "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied." 1 Peter 1:2. elect, and chosen have the same meaning. So, God looked forward in time, and saw all those gentiles who would believe Paul's Gospel, and all the Jews who would believe John's Gospel: John 20:31 "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." and Paul's Gospel for the Gentiles. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" And those are the ones that was Chose before the foundation of the world. Do you see the difference in these two Gospels? Paul's Gospel is for the Gentiles during the Age of Grace, often called the Church age. and John's Gospel in for the Jews before the age of Grace, and the Great Tribulation after the age of Grace. And Believing is the way you receive Jesus as the Christ, the son of God, for the Jews. And believing Paul's Gospel is the way yo
  • Lloyd Burton on Judges 7
    When is "The Night To Be Much Observed" ?
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Exodus 35:22
    Don't let anyone judge you; you are the only one one earth, YOU. Colossians 2:16 "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:" If you have believed the Gospel that Paul preached in 1st Corinthians 15:3,4, you have the righteousness of Christ. Romans 3:22 "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:" Plus: all your past sins, present sins, and future sins were forgiven when you believe the Gospel. Did you believe this Gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" If you did believe that, you are Perfect, Colossians 2:10 "And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" Sins are not imputed once you are saved, but righteousness is; Romans 4:23-24 "Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;" Let me hear from you.
  • D seldon on Acts 2
    Hello is it a sin to drink sometimes but not getting drunk?
  • Faye Denny on 1 Samuel 27
    I am enjoying listening to all your sermons.... I truly believe that you are a man of Faith....I have found the God is the most loving Father and forgives more than I believe he should but He loves us... My question is this...... Where is the book of Ruth? I was wondering why you have not kept this book with the rest?

    Thank you , Faye
  • Carol Davidson on Mark 3:29
    Is this the last day?
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 8:9
    Thank you Michael for your two replies, but you haven't answered my questions:

    1. when you pray, do you use the Gift of Tongues (speaking in an unlearned language) or do you pray in a known language?

    2. how do you understand 1 Corinthians 12:28-30, & specifically in relation to Tongues?
  • Phillip D Bridges on Isaiah 28:13
    how many people walked off of NOAH ARK after the flood & started the human race again ?
  • Simon Akuei Mon on Prayer of Azariah 1
    What do you mean by this words:bless God of gods,praise him and give him thanks.
  • Margaret Irwin on Psalms 75
    Who or what is the woman in Revelation 12:1 clothed in the sun?
  • Jonathan Albert Hartley on Mark 3:29
    Where does the Bible teach that the Jews will turn to Christ one day and be redeemed.
  • Vincent - in Reply on Judges 7
    Thanks for responding but I think, actually I'm sure, the sin in the garden of Eden by Adam and Eve did not separate them from God, that will happen on the last day, but what really happened is a broken relationship between us and our God the one and only creater. Separation from God will be one time and one time only which is eternal death. Do you realize it's only 2 people God created? I'll wait for your response, God Bless
  • Rod - in Reply on Psalms 75
    It's not the translation of the KJV bible that lacks merit or credibility, but only people that misquote and mistranslate.

    Matthew 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

    Revelation 22:18 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:"

    Revelation 22:19 "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

    Matthew 5:18 "For 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."

    Psalms 22:1 "(To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.) My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?"

    Matthew 27:46 "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

    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?"


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