Bible Questions Page 4

  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 24:19
    I've written to you before.

    Bible Commentary for Proverbs 24:19

    Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:19

    Falleth - Into mischief.

    24:18 From him - Understand, upon thee, which is implied in the Hebrew phrase.

    24:20 No reward - All his happiness shall quickly and eternally perish. The candle - All their comfort and glory shall cease.

    24:21 To change - That are unstable in their obedience to God or to the king.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 John 1
    All people who died in Christ will live again.

    That includes all babies: who died too soon, by accident, illness or malice, or taken from the womb.

    We'll see them again, in a place of love and forgiveness. No memory of the things that hurt us.

    God says that ALL SOULS are mine.

    All souls await the resurrection into their new bodies which will never get sick or die.

    Hang on to Jesus with all of your strength.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 7:24
    Noah's story ended with a flood and a new beginning.

    Our story will end with fire, but all those that decide to go with Jesus will survive it and live forever in the new World that is being built.

    2 Peter 3:10

    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
  • Katherine Finley on Genesis 7:24
    Where can I find the book in the Bible that God said no more water but fire next time
  • Naeem J Bourne on 1 John 1
    What about the young children who have died long before the age of accountability? Why didn't the "promise of 70years" reach them? I don't think Lord promised any of 70 years.
  • Byron Robinson on Proverbs 24:19
    They will never convict themselves
  • Lester Chambers on 1 John 2
    can someone give me verses that talks about a personal relationship with God and Christ?
  • Norman Walker Butch - in Reply on John 14:12
    I am just like some of the people that have been talked about. I have a real problem knowing what Preacher is for real on TV or just in it for the money? I wish I knew how to tell right off but I can't! I just tell myself not to watch them. I always end up finding something that bothers me about most of them. I know the devil is trying his best to turn you away from God and I can tell you this he will never see the day he will turn me from God no matter he does!! Praise the Lord Jesus! I have never seen in all my life all of the bad things that are going on right now! It is just crazy right now! I really believe the end of times is getting closer and I want God to know I am a true believer. I ask him almost every day to please get the devil out of my head because when I start reading about Jesus and Father God the devil always shows up in my mind trying to change the way I believe and I ask the Lord right then to please get him out of my mind and he helps me. Thanks to all of you that support all of us on this site. Amen I know we will not know when Jesus is coming down out of the sky and I respect that and I also believe the time is getting closer, to many things coming true he told us to watch for. Amen
  • Kathy on Genesis 9
    I just watched a documentary on angels. I heard something I had never heard before and I would like to know if it were true, and where in the Bible it can be found. Are the Cherub angels in heaven the babies we lose down here?
  • Robert Curtis on 1 Corinthians 15
    The moment we die, are we judged immediately by Jesus ?

    Does our spirit then remain in Heaven until Jesus returns?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Jeremiah 10
    I couldn't find the one that says our death is recorded.

    Jeremiah 1:5

    Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

    Jeremiah 20:17

    Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave,

    Hosea 12:3

    For there are some eunuchs, which I were so born from their mother's womb (birth defects) and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men (forced celibacy) and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs (celibate)for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

    Psalms 139:16

    Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

    Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of his saints.

    Genesis 27:2

    And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

    Psalms 48:14

    For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death
  • Face Masks and Head Coverings in Church - in Reply on Psalms 1
    The Jews in Israel wear a prayer shawl when they are praying and interceding. It's like a prayer closet.

    I have big faith. The Bible teaches cleanliness in person, foods, etc which are for us to avoid food contamination, maybe sunburn? I'm not Jewish, but I wash everything that's going near my dinner table. (Even radishes)

    The word pestilence means almost the same as pandemic. The Bible warns us of their increase in the end of days approaching.

    Ecoli is prevalent and so is food poisoning. A toddler needs parents to get them through childhood, amen?

    I practice safety and I wear my mask in public places because we are asked to. All stores have signs on the doors. Japanese remove their shoes at the front door. It's a custom we are taught in childhood.

    I also wear ball caps, beanies, hoodies and bandanas on bad hair days :D and straw cowboy hats.

    Do what you are comfortable with. Our dress doesn't demonstrate our beliefs or the message we carry within us.

    They will know us by the LOVE we have for the brethren or sisthren. Cranky people give me opportunities to practice patience, tolerance, kindness and the Jesus kind of Love.

    The disciples were from various walks of life: fisherman, farmers, tax collector, scribe, Carpenters son. I'm thinking they didn't have backpacks for extra clothes?

  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Adam, you're correct, this has been a long, ongoing discussion, one which I've had (& enjoyed) with David over the previous weeks. I had stopped contributing as I believed that with all that was said & shown from the Scriptures, our positions remained unchanged based on our understanding of them. He believes that he is sinless as Christ has saved him from sin & from ever sinning again. So I'm not rehashing all those points here again.

    What I will ask: What was the purpose & what was accomplished by Christ's death on the Cross? In theological terms, Jesus was sent for the singular purpose of being a substitutionary atonement for sinful mankind. Had that not happened, we would have long ago felt the full force of God's Anger against us. Jesus stepped into the gap, becoming the propitiatory offering (i.e. both an atonement for sins & what was acceptable to God to avert His Wrath from us). So did this act of love free us from sins? Not at all. It only provided the judicial requirement for God to accept a Sacrifice that would be the means for our payment & our pardon. Without such a sacrifice, we may as well turn to the Jewish sacrificial system or pursue anything that we choose (e.g. good works, self denial, self-flagellation, etc.) in hope of satisfying God. This is still being done all over the world rather than turning to the One from God, Whom God accepted.

    Then, could not Christ's Sacrifice provide us more than just a pardon? It certainly could if through it we could be forgiven & cleansed from past sins & changed so that we will no longer be 'repeat offenders'. But His Blood could never do that, simply because Christ's Sacrifice was only for our pardon not for removal of our ability to sin, however much we desire not to sin. We're still in sinful bodies with a sin nature, from which sin emanates. If His Sacrifice gave us new bodies without the sin nature (as Adam enjoyed in Eden), I would heartily concur with David, but He did give us His Spirit to help us.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 John 1
    I've seen this same discussion played out repeatedly online and I'm not sure if either party learns anything from the exchange. The scriptures shared to support each point of view doesn't seem surprising to either party, but some seem to put more emphasis on one set of scriptures and less on another. Both sides agree grace through faith is what saves Ephesians 2:8-9. I've noticed that one side sometimes assumes the other side doesn't believe in grace, but that's a false assumption. I think the key question is how important is it to avoid sin? According to Jesus very important: Matthew 5:48.

    Many of the parables were spoken to his followers (Christians) to fear God and keep his commandments and that narrow is the gate leading to heaven (few will find it) and wide is the gate leading to hell. If all Christians are already saved what's the point of trying? Maybe not all Christians who assume they are saved are and maybe some are lukewarm. Matthew 7:21-23. I think it's safe to say that Christianity is an active religion- the term literally means a Christ follower which involves action and movement.

    If someone follows Christ I believe they can have confidence in their salvation. John 5:24 If someone lives an entire life of sin and follows the world and puts their treasure in the world and not in heaven, but they were sprinked as a baby or responded to an altar call 40 years ago, are they really a Christ follower? God is the judge, but I think that person should be afraid of going to hell and should turn from evil and follow Jesus, because of scriptures like Luke 12:5.

    We're all impefect and sin, just as Paul admitted he struggled with, but that shouldn't stop someone from trying very hard to avoid sin, be obedient, and be a light to the world as Jesus said. I think someone who thinks they earned a get out of jail free card and uses it as a license to enjoy a life of sin and pursue evil will be surprised in the end as predicted in Matthew 7:21-23.
  • Ricky A Ray on Psalms 1
    Is Wearing a mask in church show lack of faith in God to take care of me..can you give me chapter and verse


  • Melody on Jeremiah 10
    Does the Lord know when our time to die will be from the time of our conception?
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 96:12
    That's a good question. However, we would need to ask, "who or what caused these apparent anomalies to occur?" We know that the Scriptures were never written in chapter & verse form as we have it now; they were just a single writing (or, letter) with the usual breaks afforded by the language in which they were written.

    Then various folk involved in dealing with these various writings applied there own 'break ups' over the centuries, so there was no consistency in this & with punctuation over the myriad of translations produced. As history would show, the Hebrew Old Testament into verses were done by a Jewish Rabbi, Nathan, in AD 1448 & a Robert Estiennne did a similar work in the New Testament in AD 1555. Therefore, once a passage of writing is so broken up into chapters & verses, we can only conclude the same folk also applied their punctuation as they deemed necessary.

    The English Bible we have now that first used chapters & verses, was the Geneva Bible in AD 1560, though the dividing of the Books into chapters & verses went on much earlier than this. Though I do admit, Psalms 96:12,13 does look peculiar as given to us, though, looking at the other verses in the Psalm which are quite short in length, Nathan may have given this strange separation in the verses to maintain the style he applied to the other verses. Just my thoughts.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Thank you. This is something we struggle with in here. Too many say if we sin after salvation; we weren't saved at all.

    Come back often.
  • David W Black - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Then if we cannot be saved from sin, I suppose Jesus lied to us when He commanded 2 different people in John 5:14 and John 8:11 go and sin no more. Why did Jesus die then? To save us in sin? What you state is not founded on the Bible.

    Matthew 1:21 states "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Here it says He saves us from sin not in them. When man or woman repents and gets saved, it is salvation from sin. At that time, God only addresses sin you have committed in the past. He doesn't need to address sin that is present, because those that really repent, do not sin any longer. They can choose to sin, but if they do, it is called backsliding. God also does not forgive sins in the future, because again the one that is saved is not committing sin in the future.

    There are 2 definite works we must do to be saved and have the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. These 2 are the same holy being by the way. As I already said, you must repent and be saved from sin. Then you must pray to God to remove the carnal nature and infill your heart with the Holy Ghost. See this verse where Paul was ministering to saved but not sanctified souls.

    Acts 19:2 "He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost." They were believers of Christ signifying salvation. Why would Paul ask the question if you automatically got the Holy Ghost upon salvation? The verse would not be needed if what you believe is true.

    The one thing you did get correct, we stop sinning when we die. When we repent, and are saved, we are dead to sin. That is the salvation God accepts. So if you're still in your sins, you're lost, dead spiritually and will not make Heaven your home. Unless you repent and be saved from sin now.

    Titus 2:12 says we live godly now. How can the sinner be godly? He or she can't. You're deceived and must repent.
  • Ed Kidgell - in Reply on 1 John 1
    No human being can be 'sinless' except for Jesus Christ. We need to distinguish between the two natures present in the believers person, the flesh (which we're born with) and the spirit (which is 'born' when we are saved). The flesh is definitely evil, it cannot do good. But the spirit is perfect - it cannot sin. Two natures.

    There are many things we should do once we've been saved, but none of them affect our standing as sons (and daughters) of God. They are works, and our salvation is based purely on grace, the free gift, not on works.

    The flesh is evil, born in sin, the spirit is perfect, born of the Holy Spirit. So we're both good (spirit) and evil (flesh).

    Re Satan

    Luke 10:18, Isa_14:12, Job 1:6

    God does not 'control' any being. We (created beings) have free will, granted to us by God, and can choose our own paths.

    When we're saved ALL our sins, past, present AND future are forgiven and washed away.

    Our salvation is not dependent on works. Also, the Bible is clear that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit when we are saved, and that He seals us until the day of redemption (we die or are raptured): Ephesians 1:13 and Ephesians 4:30. There are no conditions attached except that we believe: 1Co 15:1-4

    Our carnal nature will be removed when our flesh is replaced with our resurrection bodies - we will struggle with our flesh until then. Paul himself had an ongoing battle with this very issue: Romans 7:18

    Question: if you are saved and yet commit sin, when do you stop sinning?

    You stop sinning when you die.

    'We are redeemed people trapped in unredeemed bodies' - Dr. Michael Heiser
  • Xora - in Reply on Revelation 13:15
    Ronnie Franklin why do you speak as if you are God.. you call people " my flock, and lost sheep" are not God, we are not your sheep.

    Also, ..what is the name of the Holy Spirit to you? You are concerning yourself with a worldly name, and not that which is important. Do you think God cares about more about Jesus's name then our complete surrender to Jesus? Do you think that God would cast aside any person with a pure heart for Jesus because he has not called him Yahshua? Look you call satan 'satin'.. and we all know satin is something nice and comfortable, and not at all fitting to call him.

    The language of the times has changed, but the meaning and personhood of who Jesus is has not, and that is what is important.
  • Murray on Judges 21
    So if God did not approve of the trickery of the 11 tribes giving back wives to the tribe of Benjamin did he punish them for this deceit? Thanks Murray
  • Annem2760 - in Reply on Revelation 3:14
    My question to you is... Have you tried to find out what this verse means before posting your statement? As a student of the bible, having access to the thoughts of other bible scholars is helpful in understanding verses like this. Having the tools that pertain directly to the things of God is crucial. 2 Timothy 2:15 is clear.

    We do not have to agree with everything we read in our research, but it helps to get some kind of perspective on what another student, or teacher thinks about a particular verse.
  • Padu meshramkar on Luke 12:20
    I enjoyed reading your sermons.What would happened if the rich(fool) would have given God first place in his planning ?
  • Sandra Shive-smith on Proverbs 25
    ?----is it possible that a curse was put on my family ?? If so please help me !! I feel that someone some how has put a curse on my children .please please help us. And please please please please pray for my 2 daughters amanda (28) n taylor (22) . Thank you!!
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 2
    The verse that came to mind while reading your comment, was Luke 18:28, "Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee." When in ministry in another country, & reading a similar verse in their language, "follow Me" shows up as: 'come behind me'. I think this rendering of "follow Me" brings out further clarity. It is one thing to follow Jesus, but that could end up getting a little vague as we put other things in our lives, in-between us & the Lord, but still have Jesus in the distance, thus comforting ourselves that we are indeed following Him.

    Even Peter said that the disciples had left all to follow Jesus & we know from the various narratives they did so. But they ensured that they were 'close behind' Jesus, suggesting their continual focus & Reason for their decision was walking right before them. Jesus did speak of leaving all behind to follow Him (vv 29,30) as the disciples did as they were physically in His presence, but the question arises, how do we do that when Jesus is not physically here? In some cases, people have done as the disciples did & left home & family to serve in a foreign land for the length of their natural lives, whereas others (most) who want to obey the Lord in this, have put Him first in everything they set their hearts & hands to do. There may be things that are necessary to attend to & may appear as obstructions to following the Lord, but when we are right behind the Lord, even these 'other things' will fall into their rightful place.

    But if we find that we have lost sight of the Lord, then we would have to ask what has come in the way to bring that about. And it's not just sin (which breaks fellowship with Him), but it's the proper, necessary things that have been given more of our time & energies & therefore forming a fog that causes us to lose sight of Him. To believe in Him is meritorious, but that belief is also mixed with deep love as well - resulting in our desire to continually resort to Him & follow Him.
  • Andy on Psalms 96:12
    Why does Psalms 96:12 end where it does? Most verses end with punctuation, but verse 12 and another verse in Psalms seem to be about the only exception to this. I was curious as to why.
  • David on Psalms 2
    Jesis said,follow me.(how do we do that)? Are there (any) who do a good job following? If not for His grace we have no hope.He picks us up time after time the only merit we have is that we believe.isnt that right?
  • WHAT THE CHURCH SHOULD BE - in Reply on John 14:12
    Church is so much more than a "show" on tv. Jesus took it to the streets and so should we: anyone who names the Name of Jesus.

    I was a baby Christian with a teething ring when I first went out to evangelize in street ministry. Roswell New Mexico: home of the little green aliens with huge back eyes.

    Most of us know enough to get all of our neighbors saved. Some we know and love. I used my own gas to pick up people and take them to church the first time; and take them back home.

    A week later I found out we need to pray to the Lord of the Harvest. Who is Jesus Christ. Bible calls it intercession: same thing Jesus does 24/7x365 for All Saints. He sends us people who are ready to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    That was in the 80's. We set up film projectors, weekends on the Courthouse lawn and showed Rapture Movies to hundreds of people. Witnessing is fun! Why are we so scared to talk to strangers?? It's done every day on Facebook! Etc.

    Try to stay off of private property.

    Satan likes it when we stay home scared to open the door. Guess what? Jesus is The Door.

    Matthew 24 is happening NOW. This is everybody's last chance to go get those rowdy teenagers in the house and show them a Rapture Movie and pray with everyone of them. Collect up some 3.00 Bibles from Goodwill to give away to them! It's an offering of your money to Jesus's ministry. Absolutely blessed!

    I'm going to mention something that churches don't teach. Satan has demons named: "Spirit of Heaviness". You can Google what they do to people. Make you depressed, lethargic, lazy, unmovable, uninspired, almost paralyzed. Ever feel that ? See the world going to hell, but you doubt you can affect it? You be the guy that prays to the Lord of the Harvest and see how quick you get free from brain damaged demons. They're scared of Jesus Loving Christians. :D

    Pray about what I've said. Feel alive. Be filled with the Holy Spirit! Not self pity. Not Fear.

  • Church Freedoms under Attack - in Reply on John 14:12
    Well currently the Democratic House is enforcing a ruling in Nancy Pelosis' home state, California: that all Christians are forbidden to sing in Church across the USA.

    Only a percentage of members can attend Church due to crowding during a pandemic.

    For a while (maybe still?) police were made to cruise church parking lots and write down license plate numbers. I think there was some (Christian) public outcry over that.

    People really don't see how easily we can be played to worship the Antichrist. We have a Constitution that separates the State out of Church matters; not the other way around.

    Church is a privilege now.

    We better wake up and pay attention. What's happening is pretty bad.

    Go read some past stories on ACLJ dot com

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