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  • Resa white on Acts 18
    How did aquilla and priscilla help paul?
  • Wayne Broadway on Acts 8
    Is the anointed cherub of Ezekiel 28:14 and Lucifer of Isaiah 42:12 and Satan of Genesis to Revelation the same being...?

    or are they three different beings...?
  • Women Against Violence on Psalms 1
    There are people who have been abused by churches and trying to find a good Christ Centered Church that uses the bible. How do people handle church abuse biblically?
  • Chris - in Reply on Daniel 8
    Just to add some further thoughts to Skip's very good answer to you: as shared from Romans 6:23, the committing of sin, even the smallest sin, will only reap the punishment of death (both physical & spiritual death). As people, we like to grade our sins & misdemeanours, believing that a white lie or evil thought is certainly not as severe as actually offending or hurting someone else. But God sees our behaviour differently, simply because He is Holy, without sin, never knowing sin. So He expected that His perfect creation would behave likewise, as He is. But you know the story: that didn't happen, so the sin nature was passed down the line, & we all do wrong & sin against God.

    God had every right to turn His Face from his creation, to either allow us to wallow in wickedness & ultimately be consigned to Hell, or maybe, instantly destroy all mankind, so you & I wouldn't even be here today. But God had a third option: an option not from unrestrained anger seeking our destruction, but of great unfathomable Love from within Him & undeserved Mercy for a wretched people, that would seek our welfare & give us a new life & hope.

    Since the only way to pay for our sin is by death (as a heinous sinful nature could only bring the death penalty), we would still have ended up in Hell. But what if someone came before the Great Judge & offered to take on our punishment & make full payment for our sin, so that we wouldn't have Hell as our destination but would be forgiven, anticipating Heaven. Who could fit the bill as the one offering Himself had to be perfect, as God is Perfect? No man could - only God Himself could. For that reason, He sent His Son, His Own precious Word made like us in the flesh, so that a full payment could be made, through His dying on the Cross in our place. But death couldn't hold Him. He arose from the grave so God could now 'justify' us (i.e. He could look at us forgiven sinners 'just as if' we had never sinned). WHY? His LOVE compelled Him to do this.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hi Connie

    May I ask you, What is blind faith? Is it faith that comes from hearing? or is it faith that comes without hearing?
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Daniel 8
    Welcome, Gary, in the Wondrous name of Jesus.

    I think that most people desire that things be fair, for the bag guys to get what they deserve. But we have it a bit lopsided when it comes to us personally. There, we tend to be somewhat forgiving.

    Let's look at an example. Suppose I got angry and slapped my neighbor in the face. What punishment might I receive? How about if I slapped a cop? Same act. Do you think the punishment would be the same? Suppose it was the leader of some country like Saudi Arabia? What would I get then? Probably much more severe. What if I slapped God? Well God is a spirit, I know, but isn't that, in effect, what we do when we do our own thing, denigrate other creatures created in His image. In The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said if you are angry with someone, it's equivalent to murder and if you lust after a woman, you're just like an adulterer and ends that portion of His discourse with "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."Matthew 5:48 (KJVA)

    I'm far from perfect, how about you? We are all sinning every day of our lives, falling short of the glory of The Father's perfection. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"Romans 3:23 (KJVA) Ezekiel 18:20The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Because we are hopelessly broken sinners and deserve death, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."Romans 6:23 (KJVA) Jesus took our punishment. This event is often referred to as The Great Exchange. Jesus takes our sin enduring the wrath of The Father and we get Jesus' Righteousness.

    When Adam sinned, he died. He lost daily fellowship with God. His spirit was dead. Adam and Eve tried to clothe themselves in leaves. God caused an animal to die to give them a covering. This was a picture of Jesus dying for for our sin in order to cover us with His Righteousness. John the Baptist referred to Jesus as The Lamb of God: The Perfect Passover Lamb.
  • Connie - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Also, your use of the phrase "he wrote his law for her life she would abide..", sounds like you think being good enough saves you.

    This makes me very sad. I wrote this to honor God. To share with you how my heart seeks to return to God my works to preserve the testimony of my trials and tribulations i have been presented with from my childhood to my loss of innocence as an adult to be accountable for my life. I am not worthy nor self righteous. I am constantly told that my love for God is not going to save me from my sins. What sin is it to say that God is my guide?

    Did Noah not have blind faith to build the ark when he was tasked to it?

    I tirelessly and persistently search the written words of the prophets of old and even to this day these words are written by everyone here of their own testimony.

    I keep my own journals of how my disobedience did not go unpunished. How my choices are my choices. The doors that I walked through out of my sinful temptations , adultery, drug addiction and so much more are not closed behind me. I can turn back to it if i choose to. But my own works will not save me, nor will you be saved by them..

    but I am wise enough to choose God and say that i just don't know any other reason for Jesus to die if not so i can live and love the Heavenly Father as my one true God.
  • R ERVIN on Romans 6:11
    What was ham sin sexual ?
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Matthew 20
    Blessings, Anthony, in Jesus' Precious name.

    In Matthew 20:1-16, Jesus tells a parable.

    Matthew 20:1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

    The landowner hires laborers at various times during the day, each agreeing to the wage that was offered. Finally, one hour before quitting time, he hires more workers at the same wage.

    When those hired early heard that the latecomers got the same wage for 1 hour that they got for working all day, they indignantly accused the landowner of being unfair and demanded "fairness" of wage. The landowner replied, "Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."Matthew 20:13-16 (KJVA)

    In Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus tells another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come."Matthew 22:2-3 (KJVA)

    However the people who were invited, refused to come and the king destroys them for snubbing the marriage of his son. Then the king told his servants to go out to the streets and invite those who had not been invited to the wedding. Now all those who came to the wedding were given a special garment to wear. On guest refused to wear the special garment and the king said to him, "Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen."Matthew 22:12-14 (KJVA)

    Now the payoff...
  • Connie - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    I am a surviving member of yesterday's thrown away children. I was taken , transported, bought, sold, enslaved, beaten, raped, and thrown away like trash to die.

    I have endured, overcome, accepted , and witnessed the most unGodly cruelties of mankind upon children. I survived by the will of God and God alone saved me as others fell where I stood.

    This is my where my relationship with God began. I do not consider myself perfect and I am responsible for my actions as an adult. When men stand up in name of Christianity and charity ( not all mankind but those who do) and continue to do this very day , it , as a child i witnessed and associated it with the crosses these men wore around their necks.

    So tell me if you can why my love for God is so wrong? What scriptures can you give to me and all the children taking my place? Our worlds are so different. There is a great evil in the hearts of men .. so It was God and God alone who saves me. Saves My life.. and my soul belongs to him..
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Romans 6:11
    Naturally, as God in the flesh, He did the will of His Father. Not to do so would be incongruous; that is, it would be God contradicting Himself. One cannot separate the Person from the total nature of The Godhead.

    The Father is fully God, but is not The Son or The Spirit.

    The Son is fully God, but is not The Father or The Spirit.

    The Spirit is fully God, but is not The Father or The Son.

    So your question to clarify still stands:

    "i would like to know is how he did it."

    What do you mean by that?
  • Gary on Daniel 8
    I am having difficulty understanding why Jesus died for my sins. Can you please point me in the right direction?.
  • I am listening to a topic on YouTube and in it they are calling God (Elohim), and Jesus (Yahshua). Are these names some where in the Bible?
  • Marilyn Taplin - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    You want to know how I fit in to what I teach.

    First believe the Bible when it says, God will conclude the world with no belief in God. And it says only a remnant are not like S&G, which includes all those given to oral and anal sex. A remnant is left at the end, so at the end there will be only a few who are not like S&G. I stand with the remnant.

    The remnant are the just and those in S&G are the unjust. The unjust are foolish and have departed from wisdom. They are not wise.

    The just are wise.

    Pro. 10:20, "The tongue of the just is as choice silver"

    Pro. 10:31, "The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom."

    Pro. 4:18, "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the

    If we are in the last days only a few people are not like those in S&G. The Christianity of today was made by the foolish people and they tell us no wisdom. Proverbs 14:2 "He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is PERVERSE in his ways despiseth him." They are haters of God.

    Genesis 6:9, "Noah was a just man.

    2 Pet 2:7 " And delivered just Lot."

    Mark 6:20, "For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man."

    Acts 10:22, "And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God." He hated evil.

    Zechariah 9:9, Jesus is just. "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation" Jesus brings wisdom.

    2 Sam. 23:3, "The God of Israel said, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God." The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.

    The rulers over our land should be just. The leaders within the church should be just. Do you see just people ruling our land and the Church?
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Luke 17
    Why not, he's the same God, right? I suspect your real question is,"how" can he do that. One attribute of God is omnipotence. Look it up and marvel.
    We Know and Believe "God is LOVE" to all ethnicities. We do not see pictures of people of color on your sight. Why is this??? Thank you.
  • Sacha - in Reply on 1 Timothy 2:12
    This has never been a problem in any church service i have ever been to ,you need to speak to those involved privately ,if they dont respect the service they shouldnt be at it and if they dont shut up after you have spoken to them then you need to speak to your minister ,is it only you that has noticed this ? My guess is that others are just as annoyed as you ,its not good for us to be annoyed at others ,it can breed resentment and even hostility ,best to talk about it and sort it out so there is no bad feelings ,forgive and move past it .
  • NICK HANLEY on Luke 17
    Is it true that God continues to use the deeds of the wicked to fulfill His plan and purpose as He did in the book of Daniel?
  • Brian Senyonyi - in Reply on Acts 10
    Thanks so much.

    I try to understand it..But if so be it that these were other languages understandable by other and yet unlearned or can be interpreted, are they the same as angelic tongues? And second are they the ones the apostle paul talks about in corinthians 13 and 14? Thanks
  • Dianna Morgn on Habakkuk 3
    What is the significance of the number 24 in the Bible?
  • Friday on Leviticus 13
    Why is jurisdiction found in the Bible
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 6:11
    I've never heard of the Gospel of Reconciliation. Do you have a Scripture for this?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 8
    That is a very telling portion of Scripture, again showing that water baptism is simply one's visible act of identification with the crucified risen Christ & not necessarily an evidence of saving faith. One would always rejoice in another's baptism testimony but only the Lord knows & judges the heart.

    Simon appeared as one saved, as the Scriptures indicate, but he had other plans that were not consistent with his salvation experience: he wanted to continue his profession, no more in sorcery, but in using the "power of God" which seemed much greater than he had before, to earn him bigger bucks. So in both ignorance & wickedness he sought to purchase this "power". Peter then withstood him & essentially told him, that if this was his attitude, then his salvation & baptism were not real. And that he was in "the gall of bitterness" suggests that Simon's heart was as gall, which is similar to Hebrews 12:15: "root of bitterness". What was he bitter about? Simon was in the grip of envy, so strong that the envy he should have had for receiving more of Christ, was actually envy for his personal carnal profit. And this proved a heart of bitterness towards those who had what he didn't have.

    For any bitterness that you have, you need to deal with that speedily. A bitter spirit against others, for any reason, is like a canker that will continually eat into you, even to the point that you may wonder whether you're actually saved. Bitterness & hatred are close cousins; both are not acceptable by the Lord. You recognized this in you, which is the first step. Then you have to deal with it: seek forgiveness from God & the other person, pray for yourselves - for healing of the mind & spirit, do good things for him/her - cover it with love.

    When you know something is wrong (e.g. the violent movie) & refuse to watch it, then you're obeying the Spirit's Word to your heart. If you however, disobey, you will soon get the Spirit's tug to remind you that "Alec, you should know better".
  • Brian Senyonyi on Acts 10
    Praise the Lord,

    l would like to understands which toungues are meant in Acts 10:46?
  • Chris - in Reply on Numbers 10
    Welcome to the family of God & it's so heartening to read that you're distressed about your wife's spiritual condition & actually doing something about it. Our mission field is first found in the home.

    Can I assume that your love for each other is very real & that your wife knows this as you share from the Bible with her? And the "guilt & sorrow" she feels, is it because of the Spirit's convicting her heart of sin or because of the way you're presenting the Gospel to her? I say this, as you sense that your manner of presentation may be condemnatory & hurtful.

    If she genuinely feels that the Word, as presented, is showing her the depth of her sin & estrangement from God, then this sorrow can only be of the Spirit. When one is convicted of sin, having God's displeasure, & hell as our destiny, that person needs to be led further towards repentance & seeking God for forgiveness. Is this her state? If so, let her open up to the Lord in her own words & in tears, that she may know that Divine forgiveness & newness of heart.

    But if she is only troubled by your remarks, or your emphasis & condemnation for her failures, then I agree, you would need to take a more softer, understanding stance, as we all were once cast under God's Mercy & His gentle dealing with us. She is your wife & together, a single loving unit of humanity before God. She not only has the witness from the Word, but also by your life, behaviour, & heart's longing for her to come to saving faith. Only the Holy Spirit can bring conviction in a person & it's the same Spirit that gives faith to believe & a new birth in Christ. As you read those Scriptures that point to one's inherent sin & our impossible efforts to escape its rewards, you need to identify yourself to her as, "I was once that man".

    Read the Scriptures together slowly & carefully - ask each other what they mean & how they apply. If she has questions that you feel you can't answer, then you both will need pastoral help, or even write here.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Acts 8
    Hi, Alex. The verse says that he was "in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity."

    This means that Simon was jealous of the apostles' power to bestow the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands, and wanted that power for himself and he believed that money could purchase power from God.

    Furthermore, Peter also said, "Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God."

    Interestingly, in John 13:8 "Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me."

    Peter used words similar to Jesus when He sais, concerning Peter, "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me."

    It is not at all clear whether Simon was truly bore again and if he actually did repent and regain fellowship with God.

    Your bitterness seems to be about your relationships with family members. Do some self examination. "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."Psalms 139:23-24 (KJV)

    I'm having difficulty understanding that on one hand you, "want to watch a movie that has violence, cursing and the like" but on the other hand you "make a deliberate choice not to." I have to tell you that I've actually done things like that and I've paid the price of rebellion against God. "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."Ephesians 4:30 (KJV) When we know what is sin and willfully disobey, we grieve the holy Spirit of God. I don't want to do that any more. How 'bout you? Read the whole chapter. Read Ephesians. Get into God's Word every day. It's food for your soul. Read Psalms 19. It ends like this, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." You can't really do this when you're filling your head with violence and foul language.
  • Joe on Esther 2:10
    Eating meat with blood still in it. Is it wrong?
  • Ed Carswell on 1 Kings 4
    I'm a retired firefighter that lived with the guys I worked with every third day for close to thirty years! One discussion (which most of the time turned out to be arguments )that we would have from time to time was on the subject of Christians drinking alcohol. I realize that back in Bible times that wine was a common drink but I also believe that it was not always alcohol but sometimes grape juice. When Jesus turned the water into wine I don't believe that it was an alcoholic drink simply because why would he make people that were at the marriage supper drunker than they already were if what they were drinking was an alcoholic wine to begin with? We all know the dangers and heart ache that alcohol can bring to a family and individuals! The way I see it is that it is impossible to get hooked on anything that you never try!!
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Romans 6:11

    I'm not sure that "We all know what Jesus accomplished." I think that lots of people have written lots of books on just that topic over the past 2,000 years. But to mention just a few that come to mind from Colossians:

    "we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins"

    "by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him"

    "having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself"

    "you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses"

    "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross"

    "And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it"

    Just to site a few.

    But what do you mean by, "how He did it?"

    Can you be more specific what you're looking for?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    Hi Connie,

    Connie no one is putting trust in man I hope, But we do trust in God to reveal his truth by man and in man.

    If the truth is in man it is the Lord that speaks through him and if the Lord is in you, you will hear him. and He don't have nothing to say that he haven't said in his word. """ THE INSPIRED SCRIPTURE"""

    see here

    John 10:27 (KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

    Now If it is not the Lord in him that speaks

    The Holyspirit will reveal that also.

    ( by the scriptures ) see here

    John 10:5 (KJV) And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

    The scripture commands us to teach one another, a full revelation might come from separate individuals. (by the scriptures)

    see here

    1 Corinthians 3:6. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

    or it may come from one person

    Romans 10:14-15 (KJV) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

    And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

    And please be careful using uninspired material.

    Thank you

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