Bible Questions Page 53

  • Bob Duke on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Do these early church members lose their salvation by yielding to carnal ways?
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    I agree with most of your comment. God hates divorce. Joseph considered to put Mary away privately. To do otherwise she would be stoned for the sin of uncleaness.

    Lately I have heard more stories about women and their children being beaten bad enough to be hospitalized; rape; incest. Husbands leaving for another man. No. I do not believe God wants a woman to endure that kind of abuse. Nor do I believe she should forfeit her whole life because of a bad marriage.

    I do agree that people get married without even knowing that person. They bring all this misery on themselves. They believe Hollywood over real life. Premarital counseling needs to become popular again; if not taught in High School.

    Ditto with reading the Bible. Bible was kicked out of public school in 1962. We are reaping the harvest now. Or should I say whirlwind? Our present culture is wide screen, living color, representation of a life lived without Gods love.

    We need more mercy in helping these people. Where the heck was the Church in 1962 ? I was 11 and I remember saying the Lords prayer and pledge of allegiance to the FLAG every morning. Kids nowadays have nothing to guide them in public school.

    Pray about these things. If the Holy Spirit does not confirm, then so be it.
  • Anastasia Crooks - in Reply on Proverbs 29
    NONE YA on Proverbs 29

    this is probably one of the best chapters in proverbs as well as in the Bible it really helped me with a problem i have been dealing with im not gonna say of course but please read this chapter and enjoy it
  • Jonathan on 1 Kings 22:43
    1 Kings 22:43 and 2 Chronicles 17:6 seem to contradict each other, the only way they cannot is if the latter was talking of Judah only. Is there other literature in the bible that can clear this up?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Daniel 10
    To PAUL: Yes. Genesis 1:1 explains what all scientists are trying to explain or discover:

    Time. Force. Action. Matter.

    It's already discovered that the universe is moving away from earth.

    I believe as described in Ezekiel 28 and Genesis, that something huge hit the earth. The earth was void; dark. Lucifer (before he was named satan) was the Big Bang (my guess). No one has been able to determine how long Lucifer and the 1/3 of the evil angels who were thrown to earth were in the void; creating pre-adamic people's, dinosaurs; all we have about it, is bones, How long? Time had not been set in motion YET.

    Time was created for man, otherwise we'd live forever. Next God created Light. Jesus said that He is the Light of the world. In beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. God the Father, Jesus the Son & the Holy Spirit ARE the LET US in verse 26.

    I think there would be much knowledge put together rightly if scientists (some of them) would accept that Creation makes more sense, than evolution with no God it. Early scientists were Christian, fascinated with what they were discovering about earth. Even I can see why satan was upset with God receiving the credit. He lost his deed to planet earth at the Cross of Jesus; the Son of God. All Satan is now is a destroyer of the life that comes from God. He tried to get permission to kill Job, but God would not permit! He thought he had killed Jesus, but Jesus was resurrected and that was recorded by many witnesses alive then. Thanks to the Pharisees that had Roman guards posted by Jesus's tomb till Sunday. Jesus's tomb is on display every day..empty!

    The Book of Revelation is Truth and a final Battle will be fought between Jesus and Satan. It's all going to happen as written.

    I ask all unbelieving scientists WHY wouldn't you want to live eternally in New Jerusalem, and see, study...what happens NEXT?! Why wouldn't you want to meet the CREATOR of everything? He'd love to meet you :)
  • ANTHONY WESLEY on Luke 3:37
    if adam was GOD'S son then what was eve ?
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 43:11
    Kenneth, you have inundated us with your understanding of the Bible, especially with associations of days of creation with other parts of the Bible. Even though you present some strange teachings that have no bearing on the Truth of Scripture, I hear what you are saying. And to what extent do all these associations go to enlighten us or strengthen us in the knowledge of God, His Son & the greatness of our salvation? To me, it is still strange teaching that does not stay true to the message of the Bible.

    Rather, your declaration that 'Jesus died on the Cross for the sins of mankind shows that sin is no more in existence', is the more concerning to me. At least on this score, you are referring to known facts of man's inherent wickedness & rebellion to God, & his need of a Saviour to deal with the sin question. However, according to your understanding, at the Cross, sin of man was dealt with, thereby removing sin altogether from the world, hence no further punishment for it. Am I correct? How did you arrive at this, considering that the evidence of man's wickedness is all around & growing. Then how do you account for this rampant wickedness when 'sin no longer exists'? Do you think that there could be some connection between the two? Or are our personal sins & crimes in society deserve another designation & of no further interest to the Godhead? I could go further, but some rhetorical questions only to you, if I may: how do you account for sin = aberrations of mind or in action that may come up each day in your life? Do they exist? Do you give it a name? How do you deal with it? Is there a consequence to them? Thank you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 15
    Jesse, that's a great 'dissertation', if I could use that word; a very concise & accurate description of His Sealing & His Guarantee of His purchased possession. I loved reading it over & over again to appreciate the wonder of God's Work in every aspect of our lives (from first seeking us out, right through to marking us for life).

    I have considered of late, that when our Lord comes back for us, how does He locate each one of us & gather us together unto Him? Surely, His Spirit Who indwells the purchased of God, will return to the Son bringing the wheat with Him to the barn, while the tares are taken for burning. 2 Thes 2:6,7: "and now ye know what withholdeth that He might be revealed in His time..For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He Who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way". I can't help but see this passage referring to the Holy Spirit being taken away at the appointed time from His Work on Earth; and if He must needs go, so must we also who have been indwelt & sealed by Him. What a blessd hope & revelation awaits us.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Genesis 21
    J Dixon I would be careful in what you claim about Ishmael since he is a son of Abraham.

    in Genesis 21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. The Lord himself said he would make of him a great nation. There are around 200 - 300 million Arabs in the world and looks like the Lord kept his promise to Ishmael.

    There is less than 15 million Jews in the world per the Jewish almanac. So who is blessed of the Lord and a great nation? Looks to me that the Lord kept his promise to Ishmael. I am no fan of Islam and know it is a false theology as is Judaism that also rejects the Lord Jesus as messiah or Christ.

    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? Just curious is all.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Paul Called a chosen vessel by the Lord

    Acts Chapter 9

    1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

    2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

    3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

    4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    5And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

    8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

    9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

    10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

    11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

    12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

    13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

    14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

    15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 15
    DWL, my apologies, I understood your question differently: a weakness in written expression. No, I don't believe that Jesus was deceitful in any way, shape or form. The fact that he He is God's Son & wanted to express Himself to the Father, particularly in these agonizing hours prior to His crucifixion, only serves to show His agony as a Man & One Who looked to His Father for comfort. Jesus is God come to us in the flesh & this is where you may be seeing and/or raising the conflict. So, would this be the focus of your enquiry: why does Jesus as God in the flesh, pray to (a) God in Heaven? Or, why should He pray at all, if He were God? Sorry, I can't appreciate the gist of your enquiry.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    (second comment).

    So how does God treat such sin? My sense in this is that He treats it as any other sin. Is one sin greater than another, considering that even the 'smallest' sin of impatience or bending the truth, makes us sinners & disqualifies us from Heaven? But thanks be to Him, for His forgiveness to us for ALL our sins. Then if one chooses to remarry while the other spouse is still alive (& enter into an adulterous relationship with another), then God would forgive, but He only knows what the may be the consequence of that decision & relationship.

    Please note: my dots shown in my first comment represent Greek words for fornication & adultery, which this Site's checker deems are Words not allowed. But they are different words that are use to describe the different relationships in different settings.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Jesse, I agree that Daniel has not clarified whether a formal divorce from his wife is in place. I assume that there is at least a permanent separation (it has been a year since this took place). So I suggested that mediation & reconciliation be attempted in the first instance, if it is separation that has occurred.

    If a divorce, then I understand that both parties are to remain unmarried because of one of God's bases of creation (Matthew 19:3-9) & therefore God doesn't recognize divorce, as both man & wife are one unit (= one flesh) before Him & divorce will break that union (Luke 16:18). That is, the first marriage is still valid & a divorce makes it adultery. The only way a marriage can be broken is because of the death of one spouse.

    Then the matter: what if the man didn't want a divorce, but the wife left him? Or, he had to leave her because of her fornication? For the first question, we're talking about divorce, where the implication is that, even if the man didn't want it, he would still need to give his assent to it, or else divorce cannot legally occur. Even in this instance, the man would need to remain unmarried (or vice versa if it was the wife that didn't want a divorce). Or (2nd question), if for her fornication (Matthew 5:32;15:19) : the word used is '.....' = sex prior to the marriage (i.e. if that act was committed before the lawful marriage to the man); e.g. (Matthew 1:19); Joseph considered 'unhitching' from Mary because of her supposd infidelity ('.....'). Whereas the word '.....' = adulterous relationship is within the bonds of wedlock. Any union with another after the first union has been recognized & consummated, is regarded as divorce, which God does not recognize. (see following comment).
  • Paul - in Reply on Daniel 10
    Thank you. Is time relevant to matter?
  • Paul - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Thank you for your reply. I may have misunderstood. Do you believe that water baptism is a necessity?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 119
    Rick Markell: I know folks are going to want to put me in a closet, but you have a LOT of questions about end time matters.

    I've always thought that we should just skip all the wondering and trying to sort through time tables and all that. You can't delay to the last minute what you should do today. NO ONE knows the exact moment. Not even Jesus. Only the Father knows.

    It's going to be peaceful at first ... and then like a woman's birth's going to be fast and violent.

    Get in now! All in. No doubting. No time to sin a little and jump back in. Be firm in your choice.

    Now go on YouTube. Type in: Dwight Thompson what to do if you miss the Rapture.

    Pick the one that is 1 hour 59 mins long. He's a friend of mine. Kinda wild but truly sincere. Let me Know what you thought?
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    Does not all God's creation reflect His Holy Order?

    What man calls the law of gravity and the laws of physics are they not the law of Christ ordered to sustain life?

    God is not the author of confusion.

    I believe man is confusion but God is order.

    (1 Chronicles 15:3) For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

    (2 Chronicles 29:35) So the service of the house of the LORD was set in order.

    Later, and we are given in scripture an exact time line, Paul was ordained an apostle by the laying on of hands Peter being the chief apostle and none of Paul's writings would have gone forth among the saints without Peter's, James' and John's approval in God.
  • Paul - in Reply on Galatians 3
    What do the scriptures say regarding the replacement of Judas?

    They replaced Judas on their own without being told to do this?

    Peter clearly says why Judas was replaced:

    Speaking of Judas, For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. (Acts 1:20)

    Therefore by prophesy, or by the Holy Ghost declaring God's Word, was Judas replaced.

    And if Judas was replaced by the Holy Ghost, or Word of God, others of the apostleship would have been replaced after leaving or dying or martyred, not just Judas, as Peter said, the book of Psalms declares.

    So we know after Judah was replaced by Matthias, Matthias took his place among the eleven restoring the apostleship to 12 because God's house is a house of order.

    Look for the order.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ezekiel 28
    GEORGE: In Luke 14:1-6

    The Pharisees were again trying to catch Jesus being too liberal on law issues. This incident happened on a Sabbath day. A guy walks in with dropsy. Jesus asks if it's lawful to Heal (anyone) on the Sabbath day ? Big intake of breath (aha we're going to nail Him!). Jesus heals the guy and let's him leave. Jesus says: which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and WILL NOT immediately pull him out on the sabbath day??

    I say that Jesus is showing us that Church or Sabbath happens when it happens. If you work on weekends and can't get off; if your Church holds services on Wednesday or another weekday; then you can attend on those days.

    God knows your intentions and He knows what days you work. If a fellow church member needs corporate prayer, you'll be available on Wednesdays.

    If He makes exceptions for donkeys and cows, why would He not bless you for assembling together on a Wednesday?

    Underline passages where you see that Pharisee-like plots were foiled by a loving and practical Son of God.

    If you it with bliss and happiness on Wednesday.
  • Marti Lambert on James 4:10
    The king James says "in the sight of the Lord" Other versions say "before the Lord"

    What is the significance of humble ourselves in the sight of the lord. Is it position or place?
  • Kenneth Redden - in Reply on Genesis 2:18
    Do you think that "him," is used two times to include "the last Adam" in 1Colossians 15:45?
  • Earlie Bird on 1 Corinthians 8:10
    Who is Jimmy Swaggart?
  • George on Ezekiel 28
    where in the bible that it show Jesus change the Sabbath to Sunday worship
  • Cynthia K Jones on 2 Corinthians 4:15
    For our Bible study, we need to study 2 Corinthians 4: 15-18 can you please send me something to study or to discuss in class?
  • Larry Masur - in Reply on Ephesians 4:5
    Amen that's a good thing , I guess what I was trying to ask is when you are baptized should you be baptized in the name of the Father in the Son and the Holy Spirit or in the name of Jesus ?
  • Paul - in Reply on Daniel 10
    Thank you for the reply! Your answer, in part, is that there were three persons in the beginning. Please, what do you mean by 'beginning'?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Isaiah 15
    John, if someone comes to you claiming to be a "prophet of God" and says that God revealed something to them, ask them to show you in the bible where Jesus or Paul taught it. If it's not in the bible, it is not true, and that person is a false prophet. I had a person come to me once claiming to be a "prophet of God," and they told me that God gave them a message.

    My response to them was "Good for you, but He didn't give me that message, so it doesn't do me any good. You see, if God wants to reveal something to any of us, He doesn't need to go through someone claiming to be a prophet in order to give us the message. Besides that, the Apostle John was the last true prophet!

    One other thing to think about: If someone says God revealed something to them that is not already in the bible, then it should be added to the bible, right? I mean, if God said, then it's His word. But we are warned against that because we already have the complete prophecy of God in written form. Next time a "prophet of God" comes to you with a message and he/she cannot show you in scripture, tell them that they need to add it. You'll probably get a very puzzled look from them, and they will not be willing to go that far!
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Hi Chris,

    Daniel does not say if this was a separation or a divorce. But if it were a divorce, and it was for the cause of fornication on the wife's part, would he be free to marry then? I know she would not be, but what about him? Your thoughts, please!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Isaiah 43:11
    When you enter this website, type: IN HEAVEN. Go through the verses. You will learn much.

    If you truly look around at earth and see all the variety of things God made, how could you not know now, that heaven is beautiful. Lots to do there.

    Personally I think we will see our loved ones who are there already. I don't think they sit on bleachers watching us every day. There's a veil between us and them for now.

    There is no marriage or old boyfriends or girlfriends. Heaven is not earthy.

    You need to be forthcoming with why you want to know if we will know and recognize each other. Would you go to hell if you thought a loved one was there?

    That movie 'What Dreams May Come', is just that: a script someone dreamed up and turned into a movie.

    I want to see Jesus! That's my desire. Whatever happens after that is all full of wonder I am sure. Really peer at earth and universe photos and see what you see.
  • Jaleesa Freeman - in Reply on Isaiah 15
    I need help to understand Romans.

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