Bible Questions Page 58

  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 4:1
    Pastor, you can substitute the vocation with calling. Paul is giving instruction and the call to the Gentiles.

    He says that you walk worthy of the vocation, or calling, wherewith you are called. None of us are worthy from a human standpoint. But the Greek word for worthy means balanced, or equal. You go down to the marketplace and put an item on one of the balances, and you would put money on the other side until it equals out. And that's how much the item is worth, and that's how much you pay for it in the marketplace.

    He's saying live worthy of your calling. This is important for Gentiles. It's our problem more so than the Jews. The Jewish people are already religiously disciplined. Their problem is that they cannot let go of the old religious discipline to function in the newness of the Spirit of God. But they're still disciplined!

    When a Gentile gets saved, the Gentile comes into the church and he only has one focus. I got saved, I'm going to heaven, and I'm spending some fellowship with my brothers and sisters. But Paul says wait a minute, you have to come out of paganism. You can't just bring that into the church and make everything the same.

    So the Gentile has a problem. We have to come out of the pagan lifestyle, out of the old life that we used to live, and walk in a whole new life. Many people are taught that you receive Jesus and you take Him with you as you continue on in your life, instead of receiving Christ and becoming a new creation, leaving off from the old and walking in the new.

    Some in the ministry don't even understand that. They bring paganism, the lifestyle of the Gentiles into the church because the Gentiles won't come unless we have things there for them that they used to have before. Many churches have to bring something into the church in order to keep people entertained, or else they get bored. So they bring the things of the world into the church to attract the Gentile. They won't tell you to repent and leave it behind!
  • Tony Lomenzo on Acts 2:13
    Who was doing the mocking in Acts 2:13?
  • John L - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    Chris,

    You bring up some interesting points.

    I would like to ask a few questions.

    If it is true that "our spiritual change was accomplished at our repentance and re-birth at the foot of the cross," then do you believe "once saved, always saved"? I have not found that understanding to be in Scripture.

    You also state that "This is purely a bodily change as will occur to those who "sleep in Christ." Do you believe that no person that has already died is in heaven with God and Jesus? If they are in heaven, do they have any "garments" (Revelation 16:15) on?

    You are correct concerning 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-54 being the same (end-time teaching), however, they cover death (rendered "sleep") from a slightly different angle.

    The lesson we are given in 1 Corinthians 15:50-54 has to do with a question posed by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:12 concerning, in general, "the resurrection of the dead" (1 Corinthians 15:12). If you believe that Christ rose from the dead, then those that (have already) sleep / die / pass on, are already with Him, (1 Corinthians 15:13), also look at John 3:12, Romans 8:6.

    In 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, Paul states that "We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent (Strong's #5348- precede) them which are asleep (dead). Why? Because they are already dead: This is why "the dead in Christ shall rise first" (1 Thessalonians 4:16). So, "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them which sleep (have already died) in Jesus will God bring with Him (at the 7th trump)" (1 Thessalonians 4:14). The dead are not in a hole in the Ground, they are with the Father the moment they pass (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7). Ecclesiastes 12:7 is the O.T. reference as to why Paul states "By the word of the Lord" in 1 Thessalonians 4:14.
  • Robert Marino - in Reply on Genesis 10
    In my humble opinion the fourth seal definitely has not been opened yet.

    The fourth horseman has a fifth rider. My take on this is this is the false prophet and the antichrist. They have not been revealed yet. Time will tell Aidan.

    Revelation 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

    Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

    Notice the pronoun THEM in verse 8. "...Power given unto THEM..."

    DEATH=ANTICHRIST

    HELL= FALSE PROPHET.

    How I see it. Notice 5th seal. Many Christians will be killed BECAUSE OF THEM of the fourth seal. There are 5 riders fo the apocalypse. 4th seal is riders 4 and 5. Everyone ignores that fifth rider in their theology.

    Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

    Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

    You are a Christian right?

    God Bless.
  • Patricia ledoux on Leviticus 25:17
    where does it say in the bible that in the year of jubilee all debts will be cancelled and He will restore all the years the locusts has taken?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    Page 2.

    So, could it well be that the Last Trump mentioned by Paul was because of his knowledge of the trumpet sounds & timings of the Old & not the Revelation Trumps? The occasions of those trumpet sounds were numerous (Numbers 10:1-10): whether for calling the assembly together, commencement of their journeyings, for war, & during their solemn feasts. Then this thought develops: Numbers chapter 2 identifies how the tribes were to encamp, till verse 34, when they also went forward just as they had pitched. So this forward movement with the trumpet call aligns with Numbers 10:1-6. And in this 'call to march', the last (final) trump would have been sounded for the last of the tribes (the north camp - Numbers 2:25) to go forward.

    And it is this account I believe that was Paul's instruction to the believers which would have been rich in meaning to them & not the Revelation Trump which had no meaning or significance. Just as the trumpet calls were for the tribes to move forward, so to the LAST Trumpet Call (NOT 7th Trumpet) was for the final tribe to move & that all tribes were now marching; and this Last Trumpet Call also signifies that final trumpet call for believers to be gathered together in the march (upward) to meet their Saviour.
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 1
    Confidence in salvation is the possession of believers,that is,what Christ did on the cross was not just for the world,but for you in particular.Has God made himself known to you as your Savior,yes or no?You never earn salvation and you never deserve it. God in his mercy withholds immediate judgement for your sins and is gracious in giving his love/son to sinners.Has God made himself known to you as your Savior,yes or no? Everything in your life is secondary to the answer of that question, yes or no. God awaits your answer,now.
  • P T Jones - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    Brother please think about this. Our Lord Jesus have twelve disciples whom later known as epistles. Except one, St John all other disciples are killed by enemies of Lord. We are not above epistles. John 15:20 - Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you : if they have kept my saying they will keep yours also. Also Moses redeemed Israel through the plagues. Noah and family saved through the floods. Nowadays we believers are going through great tribulations.
  • Pastor Frensley on Ephesians 4:1
    Ephesians 4:1What does the word vocation mean in this verse?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    Well, sir,

    If the 7-year tribulation takes place during our lifetime, I want to wish you luck. I don't plan on being here. The King James is my bible of choice. And yes, I agree that there are verses that speak of the elect being here during this time frame. But we are not the elect. The term elect is a term that specifically applies to the Jews. They are God's elect. So yes, there will be the elect here during this time frame.

    There will be 144,000 Jews who will be protected by God so that no harm will come upon them. Let me ask you this. Let's say that this happens in our lifetime. What will your role be during this horrific time on this earth? How will you survive the events that will take place during that time? I know the 144,000 Jews will be protected, and they are told to flee during the last 3-1/2 years which will be so horrendous that only a few will survive. That's why God says for the elect's sake (The 144,000), those days will be shortened.

    How will you get through it? Can you please share with me scriptural evidence from Revelation Chapters 4 through Chapter 19 that talks about the church's role during this time? And in Revelation Chapter 19, who is at this wedding feast, and who are these people who are described as being clothed in white garments? And who are these armies that come back with Christ as His second coming clothed in white garments, the garments of a bride?

    I do respect your view. I just need proof from those Chapters in Revelation that show me that I will be here and what my role will be. It won't be to spread the gospel message and evangelize because God already has that covered. I respect your view, even though I disagree. I don't get angry at anyone who believes we (The Church) will have to go through the entire tribulation period. It doesn't bother me at all. What I don't understand is why it bothers people so much that I, along with many others believe we will not go through this horrendous time.
  • BABIES AND CHILDREN at the Time Of The Rapture - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    Comment: clearly Jesus loves babies & little children and disabled in comprehension.

    Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 7:11

    If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

    Matthew Chapter 18

    3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

    6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

    I think the best way to answer that is to say this: There is no "age of accountability" identified in Scripture, as such. There is nothing in the Bible that says, "Here is the age and from here on you are responsible!" I think the reason for that is because children mature at different paces. That would be true from culture to culture, and from age to age in history.

    So the Lord in His wisdom didn't identify a specific moment. God knows when each soul is accountable. God knows when real rejection has taken place; when the love of sin exists in the heart. When enmity with God is conscious and willful. God alone knows when that occurs.

    Comment: Jesus is going to take the little ones in the Rapture. He'll not leave them here to be used as bait for Antichrist's Mark of the Beast.

    If you LOVE your kids; infants & older, everyone pray now to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord! Decide NOW. In the blink of an eye, is all we've got to make that decision. Put your most holy trust in Jesus.
  • Mishael on Leviticus 18:21
    Very helpful book or paperback on Abe Books website that teaches on the event of Armageddon.

    Arthur had an understanding that is awesome and very much speaks to this days people. He wouldn't teach error for all the gold in...in....in....who's got gold? Ok then, tea in China. Most likely his books won't be on the shelves at half-price books.

    He said the USA would do something so bad that the whole world would SHUN us. That was 50 yrs ago, folks. Arthur is still talkin.

    I thank God for every paperback book He has put in my hands.

    :D
  • Richard on 1 Corinthians 10
    It reads in verse 13 we will be provided a way out of temptation, what happens if we succumb to that temptation, can we still find forgiveness?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    Okay John,

    I guess I did misunderstand what you were getting at. Many believers use the word rapture. That does not offend me when someone uses the word rapture instead of "caught up." It's the same thing for me. I use the term myself. As far as sticking to just bible words, assuming we are all using an English translation, how do we know they are the right words being used without having an understanding of the original languages?

    We know that the New Testament was written in Greek, but without knowing how to read Greek, do we just assume that everything in our English translation was translated with pure accuracy? If we really want to share just bible words, why don't we share where each word came from and what that word truly means according to the original text and language? Please don't get me wrong, I'm all for sharing bible words. But unlike Greek, English is a very general language and English words can have multiple meanings which change the whole context of a particular passage of scripture.

    Although we disagree on the timing of the "meeting with the Lord," I agree that I don't want to be the one taken that is mentioned in Matthew Chapter 24, and Luke Chapter 17 because I know where the one who is taken goes. Some say it's taken into judgment. Some say it's for salvation, a person is taken saved. Some say it's one of these gatherings, the Lord gathering His people from the four corners of the earth.

    In Luke's account, Luke 17:37, it tells us that they are taken into judgment. They are drawn into the Valley of Megiddo for the battle of Armageddon. I see in Revelation that God is the one that draws the people and the armies into the valley of Megiddo to fight against Him when He comes. So Luke 17:37 tells me that they are taken for judgment.

    Anyways, I apologize for answering without fully understanding what you were trying to present.
  • Lawrence Taylor on Mark 11
    Matthew chapter 6

    In Mathews chapter 6, when it speaks of praying in public, that doesn't mean that we should not pray openly, does it?
  • Rich Hudzinski - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    First the Rapture is NOT taught in the King James Bible. Maybe you can pull it from some modern day re-worded Bibles that were published to appease modern day agendas. The very idea that Gods finest will not be here during Satan's tribulation is appalling. There is scripture after scripture that demonstrates God's elect will be HERE on EARTH during this period. When someone shows me a verse that says even close to " And my children will be taken to heaven BEFORE the sounding of the 6 trumpet as not to endure the anti-christs wrath" I'll start to consider the imagined rapture theory. As of now it is ONLY supported a verse here and a verse there that directly says nothing about Christians leaving this earth before Satan's return and ALWAYS IGNORES the subject being discussed in EVERY case.
  • Unknown on Psalms 1
    How do i know im saved
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Kings 20
    John,

    First of all, the rapture is taught in the Bible; it is just a matter of semantics. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 says concerning the rapture: Then we who are living and remaining shall be caught up together with them in the clouds for a meeting of the Lord in the air.

    The phrase shall be caught up is translated from the Greek word HARPADZO, which means to be caught up, to be snatched, to be seized. The Latin translation of the same Greek word is RAPTUS, which is where we get the word rapture from. So whether you call it the rapture, or the HARPADZO, or say shall be caught up, it is all talking about the same thing.
  • Bob Hilt on 1 Kings 20
    Bible quiz pass or fail and if you get a zero ask yourself this.

    Do we really understand the nature of the Lord?

    1. Does the Lord love everyone?

    2. Does the Lord deceive people for any reason?

    Scriptures only please

    Most will likely fail this quiz.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 45:3
    well in 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

    2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

    When you start doing what the Lord wants you to do you will find the unbelievers separate from you.

    At least that was my experience.
  • John L - in Reply on Psalms 90
    How do we know that the time of Israel's establishment didn't start in 1967?
  • Ken Thompson on Psalms 23:3
    Is the word sovereign or sovereignty in the Bible?
  • Patricia Edwards - in Reply on Psalms 45:3
    Should a Christian hang around siner?
  • Leigh Ann Clifton on Deuteronomy 29
    Are the true Hebrew Israelites Negro
  • Jacquella on Exodus 22:18
    Who are the real archangels in the King James Holy Bible versions and where can i find them no offense i dont want angels that are catholic i know Michael and Gabriel is two but what are some more archangel who are wit God i dont want no false archangels i will ask my pastor and i will look up the angels you send me in the bible thanks and God Bless
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 10
    Many question who the two witnesses will be. The bible don't say. They could be anyone. Maybe you and me. Some think Moses and Elijah or two of the old prohets. No one knows until they come.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 Samuel 12:19
    They was to obey God but they wanted a king like other nations. God gave them a king and all hell broke out.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Exodus 8
    speaking in tongues is just one of the gifts. Not everyone will speak in tongues. search spirital gifts.
  • Mishael on Angels - in Reply on Psalms 45:3
    You can use the search box to pull up all angel(s) scriptures and do a more complete study on them.

    I'm pretty sure there isn't going to be any dating in heaven. ;)

    Human people in the The Great Tribulation that get born again and manage to survive 7 years of hell on earth: will still be human in heaven. Until the Great White Throne Judgement takes place. Satan will be loosed to tempt them a short time. If they fail to resist, they may go with satan back to hell forever.

    Who wants to risk that!?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 7:2
    I don't know what you mean by deadly sins. All sins can be forgiven but one.


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