Bible Questions Page 59

  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Just to add to the other good comments given. When you have truly repented (deep contrition for our sins against a Holy God & against man) & found forgiveness that is promised from God's Word (1 John 1:9), then you are indeed in a right standing in God's Eyes (Ephesians 1:3-6). If after what you have done & God has promised to do for you & in you, you still feel guilt over those sins & have no joy or peace, it seems that you have not left those sins at the foot of the cross (i.e. laid your sins upon Jesus Who came for this very purpose).

    You need to determine in your heart & mind to leave them behind at the Cross & trust God for doing this & accepting you. Do you have a real sense of the Holy Spirit in you working in some ways to confirm the holy transaction that has been done? Or is this teaching of the Spirit still a mystery & an absence in your experience? Are you prepared to stand on God's Word, believing in what it says to you, or rather wanting your mind to believe & dwell on things that are past, that which was forgiven & forgotten? Sometimes the memory of our past sins can remain with us, but they shouldn't cause us to doubt God anymore, thus losing our joy & peace.

    One also needs to be conscious of the lion that prowls, Satan, the enemy of God & of your soul. He not only blinds & deceives the world to disbelieve in God, but more so, attacks God's children in many ways. And one way is to create doubt (as he did with Adam & Eve) & fear. It may be that he is reaching out to you in this way to keep you bound, restless, & removing the peace that you should be enjoying. At those times at night, call out to your Heavenly Father, claim His promises to you & command the spirit of fear to depart. In your waking hours, stay alert by attending to the Word of God & prayer - Satan hates it when we do that & the Spirit of God will minister to you.
  • Tim on John 21
    I wonder why John wrote nothing about the ascension???
  • Melinda Jones on Malachi 2
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 4
    1 John 4:20, "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" In this verse, the word "brother" (Gk. adelphos) refers to one in the community of believers.

    However, in other references the word can be expanded to mean all fellow men (e.g. Matthew 22:39, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."). A different word used here (Gk. plesion), but in the spirit of Christian love, we are to show love also to those whom we come across in our life's journey.

    And of course, we can demonstrate love in many ways - in fact, we should go out of our way to see that our brother or sister in Christ, or our unsaved neighbours are well cared for both spiritually & physically, making their lives more easy & enjoyable & thus having the witness of God's love shown to them. How can the unsaved ever understand Who God is unless they find visible proof in those who profess to have God in them? How can their hearts & ears ever open to the Good News unless they become genuinely inquisitive to a type of love they have not known? If done for the unsaved, then how much more we need to be to those in the faith, showing a love & care that goes beyond carnal human desires or abilities.
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 8:24
    Jim, if you're referring to Jesus while He was on Earth, consider 2 John 1:7, "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist".

    And Romans 8:3:"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh".

    After His Resurrection, He still had a human body: "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."

    And Acts 1:10,11: "And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he (Jesus) went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."

    1 John 3:2, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
  • Johnson dennis - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 10
    it is a simple teaching of carering amoung breathren why u are looking on how u will succeide in life u also seek for the good of orthers
  • Diana Ray on John 1:31
    Does the Bible state anywhere that baptism is done in free-flowing water? Such as a creek or river?
  • Interrogating the Facts that are in the Bible - in Reply on Mark 1
    You can Google that information and you will see differing opinions.

    Fact is that all the disciples traveled with Jesus and witnessed the same events. That is why they are called, 'Harmony of the Gospels."

    Four men saw the same things, and wrote of what they saw: with their perceptions and in their own words.

    There may have been time differences of exactly when they wrote of what they witnessed. Every one of them were killed and I'm sure trustworthy people carried the manuscripts.

    Apostle Paul wrote much of the New Testament. John who was imprisoned on Patmos, wrote the Book of Revelation; lived a long life and died in his bed.

    I'm not the right person to debate who, what and when, with.

    I believe the Bible as it is. Why? Because my salvation experience was all supernatural. It was a visual vision, but it was also in the present as I received deliverance on the spot. The Holy Spirit walked me through Acts 19:19, since I had been in the occult. I saw someone from heaven, and I got to see hell too.

    I refuse to dispute validity! It's all real.

    Ask yourselves why are you investigating the Son of God?

    Faith believes what Jesus said. You can't please God without faith? If we think we can interrogate God; just as we interrogated our own President (for 4 years!!) and dig up some dirt? you are in danger of seeing hell too. I do not recommend it.

    It is total darkness, no light. It's twisting tree roots, snakes worms and worse! It smells of rotting flesh; but it's empty. It is Unclean, filthy, polluted. Quiet. No sound yet.
  • Examples of Apostasy on Matthew 1
    John 6:66

    After this many of his disciples TURNED BACK and no longer walked with him


    Hebrews 10

    How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

    Hosea 14:4

    I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.

    Revelation 3:16

    So, because you are lukewarm, and NEITHER hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

    2 Timothy 2:18

    Who have SWERVED from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some.

    Book of Jude 1:

    For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Matthew 10:33

    But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

    Hebrews 9:28

    So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, NOT TO DEAL WITH SIN, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3

    Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction

    Hebrews 3:12

    Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

    Galatians 1:8-9

    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I SAY AGAIN, If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you (first) received, let him be accursed.
  • Wandering Off and Apostasy on Psalms 34
    I'm writing this as cautionary.

    If you have doubts about the validity of Gods written WORD... you need to search this out yourself.

    Google study how the Bible was assembled and approved as the inerrant Word of God.

    Right now, almost all of the ancient scrolls of the Bible are under protection in Israel. Being compared to what is in our Bibles now. Definitely take a look at that.

    Listen to what Jesus says about this:

    2 And he (Jesus) taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

    3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

    4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

    5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth.

    6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

    7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

    8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

    9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    You are one of these. Figure out which one?

    We are living in the beginning of The Great Falling Away. Many people are just going to wander off and not come back. They worship this world system that does not support Faith in anything.

    There is "wander off".... and there is outright APOSTASY. The Bible in Isaiah says: COME LET US REASON TOGETHER...

    I'm not going to argue myself blue to convince you that Jesus is who He says He is. You need to consider Romans 1:20 and 2:1.

    If we wander away after these people who express doubts as to the validity of the Bible, then your roots are non-existent or drying up. Shaken by the wind.

    Have faith in God and His Word; which is Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Examine yourselves.

  • I do not understand vs 24: "Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth."

    Will someone please explain? TIA
  • 1 searching on 1 John 4
    Someone please explain to me what it means to love the brethren ? Especially the part about loving God who you have not seen but hate your brother who you have seen. Is he talking about a christian brother or natural brother?
  • Cher on Luke 17
    Your trivia on Luke17 has a discrepency in the number of men who had leprosy that came to Jesus. When I read the standard english bible, it says there were 10 men who were lepers. Your King James bible version says there are 11. Who has the correct account of the bible?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 6
    Jim, it was troubling to read your understanding of Genesis chap 6 & particularly likening the Almighty God to a child throwing a 'hissy fit'. You demonstrate a very poor understanding of the Doctrine of God if all you can see in that passage is a simple-minded, irrational God.

    If God Who has the wisdom & power to create all things out of nothing, but as you state, shown Himself to be incapable of controlling His Anger & not displaying the required commonsense, then where does your determination leave you as a simple sinful created being speaking so highly & ignorantly against the Holy Living God?

    Could not your 'wisdom' in judging the Character of God as being flawed, leave you wallowing in your ignorance as one who is destitute of knowledge of Who God is & of His Plans for mankind, that you attempt to make judgement on? It seems that you would need to be at God's side, in full knowledge of His Plans & Purposes, seeing the rampant wickedness of mankind, noting the "preacher of righteousness" (Noah, 2 Peter 2:5) living amongst the wicked, & God's desire to give mankind another chance rather than wiping them all out forever, before even a reasonable judgement from you can be given.

    Rather, we should all plead ignorance on matters that are way beyond our knowledge & our limited narrow worldly perspectives & submit to the All-Wise God Whose Word that goes out accomplishes all that He pleases. By declaring what you have just said only serves to demonstrate that part of your thinking that is perverted & in darkness about the God before Whom you will one day have to stand.
  • Ratio - in Reply on Genesis 6
    14 What then shall we say?(AC) Is God unjust? Not at all!(AD) 15 For he says to Moses,

    "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,

    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."[f](AE)

    16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy.(AF) 17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."[g](AG) 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.(AH)
  • YAHWEH39S SLAVE - in Reply on Romans 3
    It should say ;that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by RUACH, nor by word, nor by cepher as from us, as that the day of YAHWEH IS at hand. {ETH CEPHER}
  • Rachel briggs on Matthew 5
    my husband divorced me and got married to once of the women he slept with. Can i remarry? i never cheated on him. he divorced me 13 years ago and till this day i never remarried.
  • Michael Reach on Romans 3
    The KJV differs from NASB, NIV and others in the wording of 2Thes 2:1,2,3. Especially in regards to

    verse 2 where KJV says the day of Christ is at hand, where the others say the day of the Lord has come. We have been told that the NASB comes from older (therefore more trusted) manuscripts by a pastor friend. This guy is, by the way, an expert in Greek and Hebrew and has both masters and

    doctorate degrees. Nonetheless, we prefer the KJV for, perhaps not very good reasons. It seems to us that both KJV and NASB are consistent within themselves but differ greatly, one from the other. Have you any words of wisdom in support of the KJV? Thanking you in advance I am yours in Jesus.

    -- MR
  • Memorizing Scriptures - in Reply on Exodus 20
    1 Corinthians 2:16

    For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.

    Philippians 2:5

    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

    Romans 7:25

    I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with THE MIND I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    Romans 15:6

    That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Testimony by Mishael: I questioned the Lord one day; shortly after salvation, on these scriptures.

    I said, Lord scientists say we only use 10% of our brains power potential. How come?

    I was sitting waiting for reply. The Holy Spirit said the first scripture above.

    Jesus doesn't have limitations on intelligence. He created it. You can thank the Lord for knowing his mind. There's no limitations. Some things we are unable to receive, because of the "Nay-sayers" that tell us we can't do that. "It's not scriptural'.

    God doesn't withhold good gifts from His children. I asked for better memory and then I RECEIVED IT BY FAITH. My Bible studying and prayer life bloomed! My thanks to God, is using what he gives me.

    You are not limited on asking in child-like faith for what you Need; not wants. Let all your requests be made known to God. He's your Daddy; ABBA. He knows what is good for us. Receive it. Give thanks. Give doubts the boot, out of your heart.

    I used to write scriptures on notebook paper and post it on a cabinet near the stove. I'd be stirring things and had time to look at it.

    Read it out loud. Look at it. Hear your voice saying it. See? Those are the mouth gate, the eye gate and the hearing gate. You're going to learn those scriptures easily. Just keep doing it till it flows right out of your mouth from Memory. You have His Mind at last. There are no limitations on what you can learn now.

    If your kids hear you say it enough, they will learn it too. :D 1 Corinthians 2:16
  • Glynis on Mark 1
    When and where was the book of Mark written?
  • Fancy day - in Reply on Revelation 12
    is it a boy or a girl? i love little ones and believe they are a gift from god. please tell me what it is. i will be praying for you today. i am pregnant with my first baby right now, and i know how you feel. praying for you today.
  • Angela Hope on Exodus 20
    I learned the Ten Commandments using mnemonics, 1bun 2 shoe 3 key & so on, but every time I try to recite them now I get mixed up & can't remember what 10's mnemonic was & I totally miss Commandments 2 & 3!!! Did anyone else use these mnemonics & remember them? Or have other ones I might use? I want to teach my grandchildren but also I want to remember them myself!!

    Please Help!

    I love that this site exists & can easily be found, searched, researched & read. It takes away ANY excuse people might make about not hearing or knowing The Word of GOD & of not believing because they "didn't know."

    Thank You to the many people who would have had to labor to bring this site into existence & to those who maintain it! Keep up the Good Work!


  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Page 2.

    Their faith which looked ahead & our faith also had to ultimately rest on a better Sacrifice bringing in a better Covenant (Hebrews 7:19,22). Their faith had to find its hope in Jesus, God's Sacrifice, as ours also, post-Cross, does. Their justification & ours also rest in the Holy One from God. There has been no other way for anyone to be cleansed, forgiven & accepted. To the Gentile unreached with the Gospel, Romans 2:12-16 speaks of these who are also subject to the law written within them & by this law they are judged & will perish, as the law accuses them or they find excuse to sin. But why should they be condemned if Christ is not preached to them? Again, are there any readied by God to go to them so they might hear & believe? We have heard of accounts of tribes so grateful for the Gospel to come, as their hearts have been prepared to look for & receive it. Then there have been those who have been violent to the message, bringing death to the messenger. Those such as Jim Elliot & his four companions reaching out to the Huaorani tribe in Ecuador; or John Chau missionary to the Sentinelese people in the Andaman Islands (off the E. Indian coast) were all martyred for Jesus.

    Or, to the good, decent people we know of, yet never moved to hear or respond to the Gospel. Will their decency & goodness be sufficient to save them in spite of sin? Romans 6:23 and Titus 3:5,6, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour". Even 'all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags' in God's Sight, so as much as we would long & hope for the ultimate saving of even those still without Christ even in death, I believe the Scripture is clear that a person's response to the Cross in this life determines his fate & sadly that fate is both horrible & eternal.
  • Daniel Mane on Psalms 91
    I know God is moving me forward and directing my walk with him to the next level in our relationship but how do I know when I am following his plan correctly?
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 1
    "Who he for knew he also did predestinate". Through faith,these words convince me that when we have been called, there becomes a predisposition of who we are and who we will become in this world and the world to come . God has set his own parameters , as you have said " who are we to judge eternal matters!" Is it not enough to believe and live a life unto Him who has died for us? We should humble ourselves before the throne of God! How Satan weaves his discourse into a mans heart, those who deceive themselves who trust not His word. In the beginning was the word! This is the revelation of our creator found in Jesus Christ! In him is the light! God Bless you!
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Richard, with all due respect to your understanding of Scripture, but I would direct you to Luke 16:19-31, and specifically, verse 23: "And in hell (Gk. Hades) he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom." And verse 28: "For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment."

    And Mark 9:43,44: "And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell (Gk. geennan, or Gehenna), into the fire that never shall be quenched, where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

    This is the sad state of all those who reject Christ & His Gospel - eternal torment awaits them & for this cause the Gospel has to be preached so that men may know the Truth & flee the torment to come. Let's not get trapped in the JW teaching of only death awaiting the sinner - if only ultimately death with little or no suffering, then why flee to the One Who gave His Life to save us from God's Wrath & Judgement. As I ask this to the JWs who visit me (or, used to visit), what then is your Gospel? Is it only to be able to be a part of God's Kingdom or perish into the dust if we reject the Gospel? There's nothing to flee from. If that was the choice given to me, I doubt if I would be moved to convert - yes, it would be lovely to experience eternal life with the Lord, but if it meant that the other option was just to disappear into the earth, then that's not much reason to change my lifestyle. Many believe that now: that there's no God & nothing after the grave. I came to the Lord because of the Spirit's Work of conviction in my heart, of Who God is & that His Judgements against the sinner are certain & that there is eternal suffering for those who reject His offer. It would be lovely to think that a sinner can eventually find freedom from torment but for Revelation 21:8.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Luke 11
    Theres a third place, a place called paradise where we will be judged for the good or the bad that we have done while we was alive.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Tobit 13:6
    Not true. When He was 12 when He and His family went up to Jeruseal is in the bible.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I believe the land of Nod is just outside of Eden. You can download old maps or type in Nod on bible maps.
  • Greg - in Reply on 1 John 1
    What does it mean by, "...abusers of themselves with mankind?"

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