Bible Questions Page 49

  • Chris - in Reply on James 1
    Hi again Greg & thanks for your input & trouble you've taken over this very important subject. While our travels are restricted because of this pandemic & being in retirement, I find that I can give some 'extra' time to valuable discussions such as these, as it also helps me focus on specific Scriptures which I might have ordinarily glossed over.

    Again, you've raised a number of questions worthy for thought but I will focus on the foundational aspect on which I base my belief & premise: Is the Christian commanded or obliged to keep the Law?

    a. to whom was the Law given? Only to God's elect, Israel: (Leviticus 26:46).

    b. why was it given? For their good (Deuteronomy 10:13); to reveal Himself to His people (Leviticus 19:2, Deuteronomy 31:12,13); to set Israel apart (sanctify them) as a witness to other nations (Leviticus 20:8, Deuteronomy 28:1, 9-10); and to reveal humanity's need of a Saviour (Romans 3:20, 7:7, 8:3,4).

    c. did not Jesus obey the Law? As a Jew, He fulfilled it perfectly (Matthew 5:17) & the Law will remain unchanged till it reaches its intended purpose (v 18).

    d. if that is so, then why did Jesus have to come & give His life for mankind? What the Law was unable to do, only Christ could do (Romans 8:3).

    e. then what did Christ's sacrifice do to the Law? To those who still keep the Law, they have to obey it perfectly, or be guilty of all (Js 2:10). To those who are convinced that they are guilty under the law, find forgiveness by faith in Christ, apart from the Law (Romans 3:28).

    f. can a Christian then still be under (keep) the Law (putting himself under Jewish Law) & have salvation through Christ's Blood? Impossible, for the Law could only reveal one's sin which lead to death. But now all who are in Christ (Jew & Gentile) are delivered from that law of death, believing & serving God in the spirit & not according to the letter (Romans 7:5,6).
  • Greg - in Reply on Genesis 9
    Bob Hilt,

    I am unaware of any more than one wife of Noah.

    Scripture states that Noah and his "wife" (Genesis 7:7, 13) went into the Ark.

    Specifically 8 (Adamic) souls were saved upon the Ark (1 Peter 3:20).

    That would be Noah, his wife, their 3 sons, and the three sons wives.

    Is there any Scripture to back up what you are claiming?
  • Greg - in Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    Bob Grove,

    Fornication is not just pre-marital sex.

    Where did you find your definition or understanding of this word?

    Fornication is the Greek word "porneia" and means "sexual immorality, MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS, prostitution, adultery; a general term for sexual sin of any king. (Strong's #4202).

    Bob, do yourself a favor if you care to understand Scripture correctly. Get yourself a Bible Concordance, which is a Hebrew and Greek dictionary of all words in the Bible.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Genesis 11
    Mishael, not to pick a fight or anything and you are right the antichrist can / will change the money.

    in 1933 President Roosevelt made ownership of gold illegal. Prior to this the USA had legal gold coins and silver.

    Silver coins were removed in 1965 and I remember them as a kid.

    I bought 2 large candy bars for a silver dime. What do they cost today.

    Yet can we eat gold and silver? They could make it illegal?

    I suspect food seeds might be a better investment for the future.
  • Genealogy on Genesis 9
    Most daughters are not named in Genealogy unless they are of the bloodline of Jesus.

    Some women are named because it ties to the Story of Jesus; or prophesy.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Luke 14:26
    Matthew 18

    19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

    20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

    22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

    There's a movie you can get through Walmart or amazon: it's about a man whose daughter was kidnapped and murdered. He was very bitter Against God.

    He returns where it happened. He was about to commit suicide and a deer walks past the door. He decides to leave but sees a man off the side. Thinking it is the murderer returning, he draws a gun on him. It's Jesus. The whole weekend is about him forgiving God.

    If you're having trouble forgiving go get a movie named The Shack. Your life will be changed.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 11
    I was wondering. If we take out all our cash and coins; couldn't Antichrist change the currency worldwide?

    Would Gold and Silver bars be safer? Coins?

    I'm not going to be here but I thought I would leave it for stubborn bonehead relatives :/
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ezekiel 37:22
    What is the Bible definition of an antichrist and who fits the description.

    1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (ALL Jews deny Jesus and that makes them antichrist, if they believed in Jesus then they would be CHRISTIANS. IF you do not believe me call any Synagogue and ask them if Jesus is the Messiah.)

    1 John 2:23 - Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    If Jews do not accept Jesus as messiah, then who is their messiah?

    1 Corinthians 16:22 - If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema (CURSED) Maranatha.

    DO JEWS LOVE JESUS OR ARE THEY CURSED?
  • Learning how to be more like Jesus - in Reply on Psalms 98
    20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

    Most of us do not respond well to criticism or ridicule. However we always love praise for our efforts.

    This is saying that whatever the opinion or outcome: take it PATIENTLY. This was really hard for me to learn! I was like the President: you smack me I smack you back twice.

    If you ever prayed, Lord, help me to be more patient..... it will be painful to learn but afterwards you will look more like the Lord. Temperance is even harder; but you will be blessed when you know you passed the test.

    Now when something tests me, I say Holy Spirit: what just happened? He'll say, watch and see.

    It's hard for people like Peter and I was: Hands flying and we see Jesus pick up some guys ear and put it back on the guy.

    Being patient is good. Follow the Lords lead. He leads. We follow.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 104:15
    Google: Psalms 104 song

    See if any of those are your song
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 104:15
    You may have to spend some time googling gospel music Or hymns; lyrics.

    I just hum the ones I can't remember well or I make up my own lyrics for the tune. It happens to everyone.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Isaiah 1
    To show us that God is Holy and cannot dwell with or tolerate any kind of sin.

    The Ten Commandments give us a clear picture of what God expects. No exceptions. Exodus 20

    Jesus gave us 2 commandments

    The 10 commandments show us that we are not able to live up to Gods standards; and we need a Savior (Jesus).
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ezekiel 37:22
    Israel will not give up their land.

    However, Antichrist will advance to kill them all and they will flee.

    Then Jesus's 2nd Coming.
  • Eating Rabbit - in Reply on Leviticus 23
    Leviticus 11 NIV. You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud. ... The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you. And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.

    Mishael
  • Judith K Baker on Ezekiel 37:22
    Where does it speak of another nation speaking another language taking over Israel in the last days ?
  • Arnetta sojoiurnerjohnson on Isaiah 1
    What was the purpose of the law?
  • Portia Kirkland on Leviticus 23
    Hello saints. I just want to say that, you two, Bob and Jessie, you're on track. I agree with your interpretations. Not that I'm anyone special, accept to God. Also, Easter is a pagan holiday and named after Ishtar, a goddess, including some other pagan goddess that I've read, are new to me since years ago when I did research. Think about it, my sister. What does God have to do with Easter eggs and a bunny rabbit? in pagan worship, the egg stands for the goddess of fertility, and the rabbit, well I don't recall. One thing for sure, a rabbit does not lay eggs. It might have been the object of something they worshiped. After all, they had all types of gods, including animal figures.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Psalms 98
    Shirley,

    For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted, literally beaten with fists, for your faults, and the word faults is the word sin. And we take it patiently? That is, we endure a beating because we have sinned. But if we do well, and suffer for it, and take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. If we function in a way in God's administration, the way He has created us to function, and we suffer for it, and we take it patiently, that is, we endure under it, this is acceptable with God.

    The word acceptable is the word grace. God identifies Himself and His grace with the lowly, with those who need His grace, which is why we're told three times in the New Testament that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. So we're talking about God's grace here.

    This section is talking about submission. Verse 18 talks about masters. As we get into the understanding of submission, and slavery back in those times, my master is abusive, but because of my conscience toward God, because of my personal relationship with Christ, I'm not going to fight for my rights.

    I'm not going to protest the injustice. But I'm going to submit myself to God. And what does God do? His grace ministers to me, and is sufficient. Now if we think that's pretty harsh, Verses 21 through 25 is the submission example. Guess who that might be?

    Verse 21 tells us that this is a calling. This is a calling to function in the way that God has designed us to function, in the midst of a system that is antichrist and rebellious against God. We've got two administrations going in different directions. We have to do what is right with one, but we have to line up with the other.

    Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow His steps. Wow, powerful words here! He suffered for us, leaving us an example!
  • Bob on Genesis 11
    The internet is the new tower of Babel. Be careful how you use it. Its interesting that its called the world wide web and what is a web for?..to catch prey of course. Interesting too that one of the worlds largest tech companies has a symbol of a bight out of an apple. This symbolizes the choice of the knowledge of good and evil over being a child of God. The beast of Revelation could only enslave humanity by using the world wide web. Its what connects everyone together so be wary of your future choices and have a plan. Pay cash for everything and avoid the cashless society as much as possible. Can you imagine the eftpos charges by the banking system if there was no cash?..We would become slaves to a new world order. Resistance is not futile and a Godly choice for all who are wise and choose freedom.
  • Greg - in Reply on James 1
    Chris,

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    As Paul states in Hebrews 4:11: "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, AS GOD DID FROM HIS."

    When did God rest? The 7th day.

    When did Jesus rest? The 7th day.

    When did the Apostles rest AFTER CHRIST DIED? The 7th day.

    Was Peter wrong for observing the health laws laid out by God in the book of Leviticus well AFTER Christ had died? Why was he following these laws if ALL had been fulfilled in Christ (Acts 10:12)?

    God explained what is clean and unclean. Did Christ make all unclean food clean again? Answer: No. But I am not going to judge a new Christian (in meat) for eating a ham sandwich; however I will politely and gently point him to Leviticus 11.

    "ALL" has not been fulfilled, therefore the LAW still exists. (Matthew 5:18).

    The student of God's word needs to be clear as to what "ORDINANCES" (Ephesians 215, Colossians 2:14) have been taken out of the way (such as blood sacrifice) and what LAWS (7th day, health) are still in effect.

    To answer your questions:

    All believers look to take one day off a week, per order of God. I don't think anyone is condemned for trying to understand it as clearly as possible. As I said over and over, I am not the judge and ignorance is not a sin.

    Could the 7th day vs. the 1st day be, as you state, "a possible divider of those that are granted eternal life from those that are rejected," I would reply that the ONLY thing that will not be forgiven you in the flesh is if you reject the Holy Spirit from speaking through you if and when the time comes.

    On a side note Chris, I appreciate your feedback and I am amazed at your ability to respond to various people at the same time. These comments and replies take me forever to generate.
  • Greg - in Reply on James 1
    Chris,

    I interpret Colossians 2:16 differently than you do. I believe this verse concerns those that are weaker in faith and in understanding of Scripture are not to be condemned or judged by those that are stronger in faith.

    I completely disagree with your belief that Paul is telling us that "the believer is free to do a number of things, including appointing his worship day." Do you tell people that they do not need to understand or follow the OT because it has been replaced? Dangerous stuff there!

    Did Christ come to obliterate the Law, (our schoolmaster)? Absolutely not! How do you justify your condemnation of O.T. law?

    Do you think that you are not under the 10 Commandments? You are under the law if you break the law. And that is every one every day. Last I checked, only Jesus didn't break any laws, ever?

    Concerning the Sabbath, we are plainly told that Christ became our Sabbath and our rest is EVERY DAY, not just one day per week (Hebrews 4:1-11). That is what I believe! (1 Corinthians 5:7). And that is why I don't care when you or anyone else observes the day of rest within a week. As I have repeatedly stated, I'm not the judge!

    I would think that people who value understanding Scripture as clearly as possible (as you seem to) would want to use all available resources for this. If you want to rest on a Friday or a Sunday because it is EASIER and convenient and that is what everyone else is doing, that is your choice.

    I was not trying to get into a "solar calendar argument," but your dismissive comments concerning the DSS, and your idea that days are "unimportant for worship" and that we "NEED" to abide by the current (Pope Gregory) calendar sounds to me like someone that is "in the world" and has closed his mind off to any new understanding? Are you fearful to find out something that might be different from your understanding?
  • Beverly Dickey on Psalms 104:15
    There was a song that had Psalm104:15 in it during charismatic renewal. Does anyone remember the words to it? The last part of the little song was "and oil to make my face to shine".
  • Shirley Myers on Psalms 98
    what does "take it patiently" mean in 1 peter 2:20-21?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    Who are the Sons of God in Genesis 6 before the flood of Noah?

    Sons of God (ANGELS) shout before the world began - Adam man came 6 days later. How can Adam shout before he existed?

    Job 38:4 - Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

    Job 38:5 - Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

    Job 38:6 - Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

    Job 38:7 - When the morning stars sang together, and all the SONS OF GOD sons of God shouted for joy?

    How can the sons of God be men since they were shouting for joy when the earth was created?

    Adam man did not come till 6 days AFTER the earth was made.

    Adam was a Son of God since he created him -

    Angels are SONS of God since God created them and was their Father

    Jesus is the only BEGOTTEN SON of GOD -

    Believers DO NOT become Sons of God till they are born again of the Holy Spirit only in the new testament

    So were all the SONS OF GOD of Genesis 6 the men who were ALL righteous

    the DAUGHTERS OF MEN were all women who were ALL wicked and evil

    So all the men were godly and the women were evil ?

    Really can we believe this: all the men were godly and the women were evil

    then the godly men and wicked women got married and believers and unbelievers had children who were GIANTS

    so where are these giants today? Playing for the NBA?

    2 Samuel 21:20 - And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.

    so see any unbelievers running around with 6 fingers and toes?

    then the Lord commanded all the they be killed? What?

    No the fallen angels tried to corrupt the blood line of the chosen seed. that is why the Lord commanded the Cannanites be exterminated.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    Read Job 38 which tells you the Sons of God shouted for joy at the foundation (creation) of the earth.

    Adam did not exist until 6 days after the earth was created. So how can the sons of God be godly men? Adam did not even exist to shout then.

    since when do godly men marry ungodly women and then giants are born to them?

    John 1:14 Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God.

    Luke 3:38 Adam is called a son of God since God created him.

    1 John 3:1 Believers do not become Sons of God till they are born of the Spirit.

    So who was the Father of the angels? would they not be Sons of God also?

    Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

    I know most churches will argue with me and claim Genesis 6 is not referring to angels and I say they are wrong.

    when do believers and unbelievers get married and have giants for kids? Goliath anyone?

    Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God IN HEAVEN. NOT ALL THE ANGELS ARE IN HEAVEN, some were cast out.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Chronicles 9:29
    I'm not sure that one could say that these books (as you have quoted) are missing from the Bible. They could either not been available at the time to be included, maybe missing, or they may have been available but not deemed worthy to be incorporated with the rest of Scripture. I don't believe one can assume that those books were forgotten about or escaped the attention of those who canonized the Bible. Is this what you mean?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22
    Page 2.

    The Bible says: that there is only "one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5; "If we confess our sins (to whom?), he (Jesus) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

    The Eucharist bread & wine mystically changed to the actual Body & Blood of Christ so you partook of Christ each time at Mass. The wafer tasted like a wafer, but you were required to believe that a physical change in them took place because Jesus was being crucified afresh each time. The Bible says in Romans 6:9,10: "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth NO MORE; death hath NO MORE dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin ONCE: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God." The Eucharist (we call the Lord's Table) also has the bread & the wine but they are representative only of His broken Body & shed Blood for us at Calvary. If they were supposed to change into His actual Body, then His disciples should have rather eaten his flesh when they ate together in the Upper Room (Luke 22:19,20). But they ate the bread & drank the wine instead, which were only emblems of His Body & Blood. So, the apostles & the Church (then & now) do not re-crucify Jesus each time but we remember His Death in this way as Jesus instructed.

    I've only mentioned a few things that are important for you to know, but there is much more. The matter of not praying to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, or praying to the saints, or believing in purgatory, & many more RC teachings that are not in the Bible.

    Yet, to answer your question: "how do I know if I'm saved?" Firstly, you need to know that Christ's salvation is only by having FAITH in what He did for you on the Cross: faith in His dying for your sins, taking your place; His Resurrection back to life showing that God accepted His Sacrifice; His Ascension back into Heaven & His intercessory work for you right now.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 22
    Don't be afraid to use this website for all of your needs. When you came into it and clicked on Questions: near it was a link to Become A Christian. You have so many questions; I think you will find them there.

    I think God is calling you into a deeper relationship with Him. I know it's hard to switch to a different kind of church. More important is to combine it with a commitment to read the KJV Bible. Start in 1, 2, 3, John, in the back and read all the way through it. Underline 1 John 1:9. Jesus is who we confess our sins to. For me it was like an emergency room I had to go to a lot. Chris thinks the New King James Bible is easier to read.

    Right now my phone is going dead and I will have to write back tomorrow evening, since I am child sitting a frisky 7Yr old grandson tomorrow. I'm going to copy something after this that will help you explore and navigate this website for studying purposes. God hold this child under your wings and keep her safe from all enemies: in Jesus Name.

    *****

    If you don't understand something; enter this website and use the SEARCH box. Type in a few words from the verse you want explained. Hit the New Testament only button; if that is where your scripture is.

    Tap on the verse and it should turn yellow. Scroll downward till you see the COMMENTARY box. Open it and read what elder Scholars have commented on that scripture.

    Really good Bible Study helps!

    If the search engine can't find your scripture you'll see another BOX to take you directly to Google. I find a LOT of verses that way.

    There's some really good links on the opening page to go to to learn new scripture or explanation.

    Scroll to the red area and click or tap on: become a Christian. You can do this. You can ask Chris to help you. He knows what you're going through.

    Until tomorrow. Be at peace. Mishael
  • Judy Kay - in Reply on Psalms 91
    I'm glad you asked this question because I understand how confusing that sentence might sound. I hope I make it clear, and I hope it makes you smile at yourself.

    It doesn't mean that anyone "made" the Lord like you make a cake, but more like you make a friend.

    Does that make sense? Oh, there's that word again.

    Smiles and love!
  • Chris - in Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    Don't stop Bob - I like it! The Church needs good, strong prophetical words of warning at this time - to really shake her up. I don't refer much to the Apocryphal books but do admit there is much in there that is worthy for contemplation, & what you've said aligns well with the Canon of Scripture.

    "And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:7,8). I wonder what the condition of His Bride will be at His Coming? Will she be anxiously awaiting His Coming or recoiling in shame for her many hidden & overt sins?


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