Bible Questions Page 48

  • Lynn C Friend - in Reply on Matthew 10:5
    Hello Mike, So are you saying that according to what Jesus said here in Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    that these ones you are calling dogs, were some of the lost sheep of the house of israel? Why would Jesus have stayed with them for 2 days after speaking to the woman at the well? Lynn
  • Bob Munson - in Reply on Matthew 16
    OK, so Jesus is the rock. But that was not my point. Why is it that the Bible, written several decades after the crucifixion of Jesus, somehow insert verse 16:9, when Mark neglects this utterance. My own hypothesis is that the new Christians needed some justification for their preaching. What better way than to claim Jesus granted them this authority? Jesus never said it which is why Mark left it out.

    Having just read Mark, Mathew 16:9 raised a red flag to me.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    Page 2 (which I don't think appeared when sending Page 1)

    Yet, I don't hold as some do, that all the Gifts (at least those such as Tongues, Healing & Miracles) have ceased. 1 Cor 13:8-10 is usually given in support that all these are no more since "that which is perfect comes": probably they're referring to the complete Word of God or the full establishment of Christ's Church when those 'spectacular' Gifts are no longer warranted. I'm not convinced about such a stance as I just don't have enough from the Word to support this. The verse could well speak of what we know & do "in part" now will one day in the future be fully known when there will be no further need of such manifestations. I do admit that we see a lot of false proofs, but can we say with all certainty that the Spirit has ceased altogether in His demonstration of His Power to the Church & the World? Some have even attributed these manifestations to the work of the Devil; this is very sad & grievous as the caution for 'blaspheming' e.g. Matthew 12:31, is when some applied the works of the Holy Spirit of God to Satan. Apart from one example that I heard of, where an actual unlearned language was spoken for the blessing of the Church, but the brother was soon pulled back down as there was in their midst one who actually spoke & understood that language. The message was satanic which blasphemed the Deity rather than glorifying him. But we need to take care as to how we view such manifestations & also in understanding the Scriptures.
  • John M Hundley on Matthew 4
    Matthew 4 protocol spiritual practices "The Bibles healing code revealed." Crown of Thorns Extract, pg.859?
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on John 3:5
    It is necessary for an individual to be born again to enter God's Kingdom, it takes a gracious and miraculous act-completely on God's part-to close the gap between Him and those He calls (John 6:44).God graciously gives life by His Spirit. Paul writes, "For He says to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.' So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy" (Romans 9:15-16).
  • Richard - in Reply on Matthew 8
    Actually. He was from Nazareth, in Judea, and the Jewish laws number 593 & 594 state that a Nazarite shall permit his hair to grow and not cut his hair. So he could have had longer hair. Should it really matter? God Bless
  • Thabo Lekgothu on John 14:21
    Limitations of the flesh overshadow humanity and the devil has made it look like it is difficult to obey. Without the presence or the indwelling of the holy spirit the flesh will take over and cost human delay in fulfillment of their destinies. Our Master Jesus is continuously in the prayer alter making intersessions for the saints for their perfection of every imperfections in their lives. Disobedience is too costly. Who can bear the cost? Only the accuser of our brethren. Jesus is LORD
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Seek the kingdom of God first God knows everything you need right? Continue to pray and Bible study . God bless you.
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on Luke 14
    It seems like a terrible it ? But for Christians it means we put Jesus before anything .
  • Mark hentze on Mark 3
    why does the Bible not say anything about a demon portal?

    i once listened to a secular band called nightwish

    then a demon portal opened

    and my preacher is now in it.

    He wont

    leave

    i have tried anything.

    I can not make him leave.

    HE has been evil towards me in 6 years now.

    And he wont repent of that demon portal

    (what a small thing to do - to repent of a demon portal you might think but he really will not)

    bye
  • Stephen on Exodus 32:33
    Exodus 32:27 Does anyone else find it interesting that moses commanded people to be slain? Isnt that murder? And what of afterward in Exodus 32:30 Exodus 32:32 and Exodus 32:33 . Here moses says Ye have sinned a great sin and now i will go up unto the lord peradventure i shall make an atonement for your sin. And 32:33 states that the lord would blot out those whom sinned against him...... What of THALL SHALL NOT KILL? Things arent adding up here for me.... iso any insight . Stephen
  • Mishael - in Reply on Luke 17:3
    The men were probably huddled around a campfire to keep warm. Anyone who camps out under the stars knows that. Let's not fix this scripture to an issue of homosexuality, ok?

    Grinding: they were grinding grain into a flour to bake with. You can easily say 2 women are standing side by side. The believer in Jesus will be caught up in the clouds; the unbeliever will not.

    We read the Bible every day so our minds can be renewed on the Holiness and Purity of Jesus: who is the Word of God, in the flesh.

    This website has a Commentary that is accessed through the blank Search Box.

    I go there often to read what it says.

    You can read Commentaries through GOOGLE also.
  • Does anyone else worry about the United States as a country?

    I don't wish to be negative, because just like Philippians 4:8 says we should be positive. But I think we should also keep our eyes open, be on guard, and wear the armor of God. Matthew 25:13. The Bible talks about the rampant evil of Sodom and Gomorrah and the violence, the lust, the unnatural sexual relations, and probably any sin imaginable being committed 24/7. And when I think of the US I see the same thing occurring. The trend is the mainstream culture embracing the same evil. Anything and everything evil is deemed 'good' to them and 'progressive' and 'empowering'. We are now seeing open terrorism and violence in many of our cities which is allowed by the corrupt mayors. We see DAs bought out by donors and told to release all criminals. We have states releasing much of their criminals from prison back into our neighborhoods to commit more oppression on innocents. We see open rejecting of God and Christianity, even persecuting Christians in public. We see open homosexuality and giving them special privileges beyond anyone else. We see false gods being elevated that part of culture seems to worship. We see media pushing propaganda and lies to deceive people into falsely assuming things and hating each other. We see people preferring lies over truth and disagreeing on what reality even is just like Romans 1:25.

    Where will it end? Is God preparing to severely punish the country for its evil? Will it tear itself apart and fall just like other big countries in the past? Is this a sign of the end times?
  • Lynn C Friend on Matthew 10:5
    Do you know why Jesus told his disciples to not go into any city of the Samaritans?
  • Adam - in Reply on Luke 17:3
    Looks like you're talking about Luke 17:34-35. This is Jesus talking about an event many call the rapture where people are taken away- possibly to paradise or to maybe be judged first. I personally do not know how this coincides with Jesus meeting His followers in the air 1 Thessalonians 4:17. I don't believe the end times events is a salvation issue so I don't have a particular opinion on it. As for the women grinding, I think these are women working in a mill. As for the men, I think they were sleeping in a bed. I don't believe this implies any kind of homosexuality as it's not uncommon for people to stay in people's houses and share a bed or whatever limited resources they had.
  • David Ballengee - in Reply on Mark 3
    Both of you missed the first part of the question. Why does the King James Bible (or whatever you choose to call it) consist of the books therein? Why were the 4 books of the Maccabees left out? Or all of the books of the Catholic Bible left out of the Protestant Bible? This is what I meant by different versions.
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    Thanks for your response as well. I don't know if you ever experienced one of these Pastors that teach this but I know two. I stopped attending that church so I have no idea if that man still teaches it. There is another Pastor that came to the town I live in and approached me during a High School Football game I was attending. (Its my childrens school and we go to every home game) he started to prophesize to me and said some really nice things so I was flattered and accepted his invitation to attend his church. I was pretty excited nobody ever approached me before in public and started to prophesize to me. I attended and it was a very charismatic church, speaking in tongues, etc. I came to understand by speaking with the Pastor that he was waiting for a kidney transplant and he explained to me that the church he had attended down in West Virginia was having a fasting contest and he had not eaten or drank for days and he was taking aleve to ease his pain from not eating and destroyed his receptors on his kidneys. I thought to myself this guy isn't very smart because most know you don't do that, 2nd, he was cheating anyway by taking something to ease the pain....which defeats the purpose because fasting is denying the flesh but if you take drugs to ease the painful effects of fasting, then why fast at all? Then I thought, he must also not know scripture because when you fast, you are not to let anyone know. I mean what kind of church has a fasting contest? I started to get a bad feeling about this Pastor and I asked him one day what Bible college he went to or if he had any Pastoral training. He said he attended Bible college for one day and quit. The last straw however was when he was up there preaching and made a comment that some people who want to be healed are not healed because they don't believe enough. So here is a man who is waiting on a kidney transplant because he did something really stupid and then has the nerve to tell others that!
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    Yes, I am glad you mentioned Paul because when I would question a Pastor about Tongues, etc. I would have that particular verse thrown at me. When I would read it though, I see something different. I look at what Paul was saying here as ....what is the word.....hyperbole! such as if Paul was writing a letter to a church in our time and wrote something like this.......If I could run 200 miles without stopping and then leap a tall building in a single bound but not love people It amounts to nothing. If I was a NFL superstar and have achieved all the awards and in the Hall of Fame but don't love people, It is worthless. All my success, all my fame, all my accomplishments, good works are nothing without doing it out of love. Does that seem like the proper understanding of this verse?
  • Vanessa Tolbert on Luke 17:3
    what does the grinding means in the scripture, two women shall be grinding together, what does this mean, please explain this to me, two men in bed together, what does this mean?
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    I have to ask these questions because I wonder, am I the only one out there that thinks these things? I mean, I was 15 when I came to know Christ in this one foster home where the people who took me in temporarily, called themselves Christians. Out of all the families I had lived with, this was the most peaceful and loving home I had ever experienced. Back then, I believed in the God of the Bible, but I did not know of the significance of Jesus. I had no understanding of who he actually is. The foster mom taught me and explained it to me as she showed me the Bible. Suddenly it was like a light came on and I knew. I knew I needed him to save me. I prayed with her and I became converted. My whole attitude towards the world changed. I no longer hated the world and wanted to destroy all that I saw as I ran around in the night creating mischief. It totally changed my outlook. Of course I was only there temporarily until they could place me in a larger youth home. After I left them I read my Bible daily, but as time wore on, the fights and the violence at this youth home and no contact with people who knew the "truth" I started to become what I was; however, I could not ignore the truth! I became miserable and when I finally left that youth home and no longer a ward of the court, I started to attend church, I am told "if you are not speaking in tongues you are not saved", turn on the TV preachers and they are speaking in tongues and healing the sick, etc and then I would wonder if there is something wrong with me because I don't. My problem then was reading my Bible as a study, not just reading. Not seeking to find out the meaning of what the text was saying. Just listening to people on TV or preachers who have not really been trained to teach. I was so confused because my gut told me something is not right. Also in the back of my mind is the first warning from Jesus was to beware of deception. I mean who am i to doubt that preacher on TV?
  • SUMMER COPAS on Jonah 4
    What is the meaning of jonah beinginng mad if god is the most high and doing right
  • JoAnn Scanlan - in Reply on Mark 8
    "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace". Christ enters Jerusalem, enters the temple, and begins his final act of cleansing it. Throwing out money changers, that bought and sold, that made His house a house of merchandise. Not unlike the cleansing that takes place when we open the door to the temple of our hearts. Christ comes in and takes His place eliminating all sin that is within us! The scribes and pharisees ask Christ by what authority He does these things? Christ reminds them of John the Baptist! Christ asks them about The baptism of John, if it were of heaven or of men? How wonderful is His word, He reminds us of the baptism of John! While he convicts the leaders of the church of sin,at the same time reminding us of our baptism that it comes from heaven and not of men!
  • William Joseph Byers on Revelation 21:4
    I don't want to upset any of you but from what I am reading in the comments alot of you are not getting it yet. I want to help Because I want very few tears to be streaming from my eyes that the lord will wipe away. Let me start with the judgement day. That great and terrible day! We all will be standing in like a court room but serprated, Goats from the sheep. You know your standing infront of the judge/God. You know what you did in your life. Youll see everyone you could have lead to the lord, but for some selfish reason like embarrassment or something you didnt, You failed to take your children to church, or just something like you didnt have the time. Well your standing there in the sheep side, the side that is going to heavan. You look over to your child or kids as you both are crying leaning forward crying for each other. Why daddy, whay mommy didnt you help me get to heaven??? as the tears fall from your eyes. This would be a very sickening time. You see your child condemned to hell forever and as you see this your enduring the most unimaginable. But its to late to do anything. I cant imagine this happening to anyone, its way to horrible. Dont be afaid to speak up in a crowd. Dont stop trying, On that great and terrible day you will see your loved ones in heavin rejoicing with you forever and ever. Take your friends, brothers, sisters, strangers and children with you to be with Jesus Christ forever and ever amen.
  • A Sister in Christ on Matthew 4:4
    What is considered as works? In James 2:14-26 it says that faith without works is dead. What can I do that's counted as works? If this is already told in the Bible, then please tell me the verses. I have not read the entire Bible yet.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    Page 2.

    Yet, I don't hold as some do, that all the Gifts (at least those such as Tongues, Healing & Miracles) have ceased. 1 Cor 13:8-10 is usually given in support that all these are no more since "that which is perfect comes": probably they're referring to the complete Word of God or the full establishment of Christ's Church when those 'spectacular' Gifts are no longer warranted. I'm not convinced about such a stance as I just don't have enough from the Word to support this. The verse could well speak of what we know & do "in part" now will one day in the future be fully known when there will be no further need of such manifestations. I do admit that we see a lot of false proofs, but can we say with all certainty that the Spirit has ceased altogether in His demonstration of His Power to the Church & the World? Some have even attributed these manifestations to the work of the Devil; this is very sad & grievous as the caution for 'blaspheming' e.g. Matthew 12:31, is when some applied the works of the Holy Spirit of God to Satan. Apart from one example that I heard of, where an actual unlearned language was spoken for the blessing of the Church, but the brother was soon pulled back down as there was in their midst one who actually spoke & understood that language. The message was satanic which blasphemed the Deity rather than glorifying him. But we need to take care as to how we view such manifestations & also in understanding the Scriptures.
  • Sylvia on 2 Samuel 2
    I put in a request for the meaning of 561 but have had no reply
  • Use of Cannabis on Romans 4
    To Ed George

    This is a comment that someone wrote in regards to Big Pharmacy and marijuana.

    When you think about it....Big Pharmacy does provide America with enough opioids to kill a planet. I see the point. What do you think?

    > commenter unknown. WRONG! Your research is ancient and full of old prohibition deception. Sounds like you're a religious pharisee and definitely a legalistic. Not all who say Lord Lord. You can twist and pull scripture out of context all day long. Once pulled out of context, becomes a pre-text. Doesn't work. There is freedom in grace. Not to be taken lightly of course. Our motives determine everything. I don't agree with recreational, however medical has saved the many from harmful pharmaceuticals something I'm sure your on the payroll for so of course you are going to claim cannabis is oh so dangerous. Big pharma is dangerous and deceitful beyond measure. Big pharma happens to be one of the biggest opponents of cannabis along with alcohol and tobacco. That sure says a lot.

    In Scripture we are to obey Gods precepts. There is nothing there regarding cannabis except to say do all things in moderation. As well don't offend your weaker brother. Again.. stop twisting scripture to suit those who keep your bank account full Big Pharma.

    ( Writer unknown)

    Mishael comment: I had 2 little brothers die from long term drug use. My view is rather harsh. Maybe we should talk about this?
  • Stanjett on Matthew 6:29
    Why would God want us to go hungry, even for a day? What good does fasting do?
  • Learn Spiritual Warfare Ephesians 6 on Romans 1:32
    Matthew 12

    43

    When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

    44

    Then he saith, I will return into my house (your body) from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it EMPTY, swept, and garnished.

    45

    Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

    Ephesians 6

    If we do not fill our spiritual house, with the Bible; we will have spiritual warfare. Which as you see in Ephesians 6, "they" are invisible. They don't want to wander around without bodies. The unsaved, the wicked or the unlearned of the wisdom of the Bible, can be attacked.

    "They are identified by their Fruit: hindering, harassing, sicknesses, depression, violence, sexual impurities, cursing, occult fascinations, hatred of Jesus, or antichrist spirits.

    We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. You must rely on the victory of Jesus over the devil. We must understand the power of Jesus's Blood atonement for sin.

    Sometimes I wonder why we argue about what day is Sabbath on; Who killed Cain; which Bible Version to read....

    We need to be learning what our Authority in Jesus Name is. Authority of the believer over demonic beings; how to bind them and cast them out. How to pray for the sick and those oppressed by Satan and his agents of suffering. How to keep our families covered in prayer.

    Take a good look at the madness of the world we're living in. Do you see the fruits now?

    1 Peter 5:8

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    Mishael
  • Stephen - in Reply on Isaiah 5:20
    HI. i approve of the way you answered the above question on astrology. Not that you need my approval but it draws me to you to ask a question. i am being oppressed by spiritual forces. i hear voices. The bible refers to them as serpents. i believe they are dark fallen angels. The holy spirit is working in me and has convinced me of alot of sins. i am trying to draw nigh to him, so he will draw nigh to me, I have fibromyalgia. the level of anxiety i have is very high . i read the bible day and night to learn what to do and what not to do... my question is this... sometimes i drink a small bottle of fireball alcohol to settle my nerves. the bottle is the small ones they sell at the liquor store. it is 35% alcohol by volume. The references in the bible i am currently studying are Isaiah 5: 11 and 5: 22 as well as 1 timothy 5:23 . There are also a few others (one makes a reference to fermentation). In Isaiah 5:11 it says (strong drink) which states in the KJV study bible at the bottom that strong drink refers to fermented drink. It states woe unto them that wake up in the morning and continue until night. On Isaiah 5:22 it makes a second reference to men of strength to mingle strong drink. (fermented). My understanding is that an alcohol above a certain alcohol content no longer contains fermentation. Psalms 75:8 i see as well but dont understand. My question is do you think me drinking one of those ( it wont get me drunk) in the evening is a sin? So long as i dont get drunk? I mean not to do wrong here or to test GOD. My pain is high as well from fibro though. a second ? i have Also i have been going over Gods healing as well and have learned much there. 1st ref James 5:14,15,16. More ref: Lev16-29 Lev:17:5-7. Ex: 30:33 Lev:78: 20-27 and Leviticus 20: 17,18. Any insight on the second question i would welcome. Thank you.


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