Bible Questions Page 7

  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 26
    True. And they got on to him for healing on the Sabbath day. And He replied: I am the Lord even on the Sabbath. Jesus don't take no time off from God's work. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day. Work, work, work but He don't care about rest. He got to do His Fathers work while He is here.
  • Syble on Genesis 1:14
    I got remarried whe. I thought my firstt husband

    Had died. Am I inadultery with this new marriage?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Romans 4
    circumcised? Most babies now days are circumcised at birth unless the doctor is told not to.
  • Marilyn moss - in Reply on Psalms 33
    A Pastor recently commented on the Lord's Prayer....that when we say, " Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, " that "kingdom come" is referring to the second coming of Jesus. All my life I said that phrase, believing the "kingdom coming" in the prayer was referring to our hope that it will be so now, in our lives now. That with His help, our living will be a peaceful existence today. Of course much will happen later, but for now, we pray that our lives will be full of happiness, kindness and love.
  • Joshua - in Reply on Luke 12:10
    Hello Chris,

    My thanks for your kindness, and for your well thought-out reply. I don't have much to add... I think it's as you said - at the end of the day, it is between each person and God. I don't think we can know if another person is "really saved" while we are in this temporary body. Even if we use the only measure, God's Word, can we know the true state of a person's heart?

    Of course, that doesn't mean we shouldn't give God's Word to everyone as we have opportunity. God told us to exhort, edify, and encourage one another daily(2 Timothy 4:2, Hebrews 3:13, Hebrews 10:25). I believe these things are all part of fighting the good fight of faith.

    God bless, my friend.
  • WESLEY J BARNARD - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 10
    *strongholds-G3794-ochyro'ma=a castle; a fortress; arguments and beliefs used to defend against an opponent; per Strongs.

    Paul here reminds the 'saints' that they are not ignorant of Satan's devices; that Satan concentrates on deceiving the mind, the thinking of his victims. Did he not 'change' the minds of Adam and Eve?

    So, those who are not aware of Satan's 'devices', his plans, his strategies, are all focused on your mind. This awareness also helps us know how they think, how they plan and what they plan.

    *casting down-G2507-kathaireo'=to take down; to destroy; to pull down; to demolish; to refute.

    Bringing into captivity every thought to submit to the mind of Christ is the aim here. Yes, submitting to Christ's word, his truth; these are the 'weapons' we use to cast down or pull down all human reasoning. We must first begin in our own mind to pull down all human reasoning. Only then can we be prepared to 'pull down every thought' that is in opposition to the Christ. This one part of the spiritual war we must wage with Satan and his 'seed' Esau, the Edomite Jew.
  • Richard - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 3:3
    Not knowing why this was posted here. In the past the same mentality was in my head. Purchasing firearms and whatnot. Although after receiving Christ I will never take the life of another human willingly. Even if they have come to murder me for some reason. I will be the victim. To not have the blood of anyone else on my hands.

    Jesus Christ is our perfect example to follow. What did He do when they came to arrest Him to put Him to death? He knowing what was to come.

    Put on love and trust in our Perfect Father. God Bless you all my brothers and sisters.
  • D.J. - in Reply on 1 Peter 4:12
    Vincent Calvert,

    Why would it matter to you what ministry Judy May is affiliated with?

    Judy never asked if she could be a "leader" of a church, or if she could "teach". Judy asked if she had a right to "take part in ministry."

    You say that the definition of "ministry" is "service or aid... not to one particular job."

    So, according to your definition of "ministry," what is your problem with Judy?

    Maybe you should check through her first comment, as those words "should suffice."

    You say "One who prophesies can teach."

    Well said.

    Not to cherry pick, but what are you to do with Phillip's 4 daughters that were prophetesses. Could they not teach?

    You say "a prophet[ess]" (seer) is an OT/Jewish concept."

    Again, what about Phillip's 4 daughters. That is not Old Testament. They were prophesying after Christ died?



    Your amazing words and comments should have been "sufficient" to correct my understanding, so sorry if I have not been persuaded that Judy should "be silent" concerning teaching the Word of God.

    You do not have to be a "leader" to be a "teacher."

    I am not "angry," nor am I looking to make a "spectacle" of this thread.

    I apologize if my comments and questions made you feel uncomfortable.

    I was just trying to defend the right of Judy (and half of the world's population) through the word of God, to be able to teach (not be a bishop or deacon) other people about the word of God.
  • Herald Crier on Acts 4:12
    So this is censored? We'll see how "free" your discussion really is for allowing us to "continue in (his) word", to become his disciples...to know the truth...and truly be free!
  • David W Black - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Then attempt to correct me. After salvation through repentance, God instructs us to cease from sin. You are then saying you need to correct God's word for falsely claiming we can cease our sins. I suppose Romans 6:1,2 is false in stating that God forbids we continue in sin. The reality and truth is that you must stop sinning after salvation or you are unsaved still. Later in this book, 1 John 3:8 tells us that those that sin are of the devil also known as Satan.

    What of Matthew 1:21 He shall save them from sin. How can we be saved from sin if we continue to do it? The answer is you can't. God is not accepting those that are actively sinning into His kingdom or Heaven. In the beginning, Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden of Eden for their sin. Any that sins in the present tense is not in the kingdom of God. And living free from sin after repentance is possible through God's power not ours. Last thing, repentance is sorrow and gaining God's forgiveness from sins in the past, not ever for the present or future. If you sin presently, God's forgiving grace is voided by your disobedience. And if you harbor desire to sin in the future, God sees your intents and will not accept your repentance.
  • Voice golden4Him on Jonah 1
    What does it mean to cast lots? How is it done?
  • Temple of God - in Reply on Psalms 33
    Hi Randy Logue,

    To continue what I was saying in my first comment:

    I would like to share with you an experience I had regarding the afterlife.

    After my father passed away several years ago, I was extremely distraught and I had severe depression lasted for over a year. I felt like I'd lost a lot of faith in everything I'd believed about God, because my father had been a devout believer who loved God with all his heart - so I couldn't understand why had this happened to him?

    (Later on I DID understand why)

    The depression didn't get any better over the following months, it only grew worse, and there were times when I felt like I didn't care for this life anymore. I kept wondering - where is he? How can I know if he's in heaven? How do I know if he even still exists - what if he's gone into that 'soul factory and been reincarnated and now he's gone!!! The very thought of that was too heartbreaking to bear! This is also why my depression was getting worse - I couldn't get over it, because I had no peace of mind for him. I felt like I NEEDED to know he's ok at the very least!

    Then, on one of those days, I had an astounding dream.

    This is how it began:

    I was in a street, and I could see my father wakking in the street too, a good distance ahead of me. So I started following him, while maintaining that distance between us. We walked and walked for a long time, until he crossed over what seemed like some kind of border marking a crossover from one realm to another. I followed him, saw the border, and crossed over it too. I carried on following him for another long distance, and then I saw him approaching a structure. By this time I was actually very close behind him, so when he entered this structure, I followed him in immediately. I wasn't in there for more than a second before guards rushed to me and ushered me straight back out. One of them yelled at me, "What are you doing here? You mustn't be here! You've got to go back! Go back!"

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  • Fredscanlan on Romans 4
    This chapter uses the word circumcision. If God wanted man circumcised,Why didn't He create man circumcised? Why is it used to show us what it is a sign of. Paul, a professor of the law, is moved directly to the heart of the matter! It is unfortunate, that the doctrine described is merely nothing less than a Jewish tradition, mans tradition. In the year 2020, we might think that this tradition is outdated, and perhaps may be! The point is this, Our father Abraham used it as a sign of the hope and promise from God ,not only to Him, but all that would believe after Him. It therefore should be made clear, that these words do not distinguish that a woman is any less than a man in the eyes of God! On the contrary, that the circumcision we now have is of the heart both of man and woman. This circumcision could be considered a cutting away of the pericardium. Extreme example, yes! That was my reaction after open heart surgery. What better way to get the point across.
  • Bonnie L Libell on 1 Timothy 2:2
    Where is it in the Bible about the elections of Judges? I thought it said something about the election of judges to lead quiet and peaceful lives: which is covered in 2 Timothy 2:2, but does not state judges outright.

    I thought I had read something about the appointment of judges, am I wrong?
  • Myk on Genesis 1:2
    Do humans in comparrison to the immense intelligence of creation understand and able to discuss the occurrene of the source of heaven and earth?
  • Mishael on Matthew 26
    COMMENTARY

    "Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Revelation 12:10. Comp." "Job 1:6; Zechariah 3:1), as seeking to uphold his influence among" "men by bringing false charges against Christians,

    with the view" of weakening their influence and injuring the cause with which they are identified.

    He was regarded by the Jews as the accuser "of men before God, laying to their charge the violations of the" "law of which they were guilty, and demanding their punishment."

    "The same Greek word, rendered "accuser," is found in John 8:10" "(but omitted in the Revised Version); Acts 23:30, 35; 24:8;" "25:16, 18,

    in all of which places it is used of one who brings a" charge against another."

    Mishael: I'm not saying we should tickle ears or stroke egos.

    We should at least spend an equal amount of time Edifying the Brethern. Encouraging, lifting up wilting spirits, undergirding;

    Standing in the gap and in the hedges, sitting in the watchtowers, even,

    Interceding for the Saints, as Jesus is doing.

    We talk the talk, but can we walk the walk of Jesus Christ? All of this knowledge and do we spend time in the Prayer Request room? Praying for the little people? What would Jesus do?

    I don't say this in anger or in accusation. I'm just weary of hoping for change.

    Have a great Saturday. God bless.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    Great. Let no one tell you different.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 1:14
    Theres no evolution of man or any animal. God made us as we are. Only thing that comes close is the mule a cross between a horse and a donkey. Its still in the horse family. If evolution was true there would be thousand of offspring. There is none.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Luke 12:10
    On 'BORN OF GOD' - 'BORN AGAIN

    Most people on this website claim to be so-called Christians, but in truth are they followers of Jesus Christ or do they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Revelation 12:9)?. Most of them also claim to be so-called 'Born Again', which means 'Born of God', but are they, or is it a form of self-transformation (2 Corinthians 11:13-15), while in truth they are wearing the wrong garment (Psalms 6:8; Matthew 7:20-23; 9:16; 22:2-14; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36)?

    For answers to the above questions we invite you to peruse the earlier Comment below.

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Jeremiah 29
    Every day is the short answer, But I think you are talking about the gathering together to worship. Jews still use Saturday. Christians use the Lords day Sunday.
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 12:10
    Hi Joshua. Just to briefly chime in here to lend full agreement & support to what you have declared as this is how I understand the believers' stand before God. The Lord will not draw a (predestined) seeking soul, in his conviction of sin upon hearing the Gospel, his cry out for forgiveness & then receiving confirmation of that redemption with joy, peace & the indwelling of His Spirit, if he then at some future date, decides to reject the Lord & turn back to his old ways. God makes no mistakes in His Call & Confirmation.

    If a 'Christian' turns back, it can never be our determination of what sort of experience & spiritual work has been done in that life. God only knows every heart & our 'judgement' can only be based on what our eyes perceive: & that's not a good basis at all. That is why at one's water baptism, one can only be baptized based on the testimony of one's faith, not on the knowledge of the person's heart, mind or his present/future walk with the Lord. If a believer sins or even backslides, the matter is between him & God: for the Spirit's Work in Him to draw him back to spiritual health. We might see a 'Christian' lost into the world, but as said earlier, our perception is not with God's Knowledge; that same 'Christian' may one day return to full faith in a special abundant way.

    And to add one more thing: "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." (Matthew 10:22, 24:13). This is the ultimate test isn't it, as has been proven over the centuries when godly folk, who may not readily agree with our understanding of the doctrines & lessons we discuss here, but who for their love for God through Christ & with a solid unshakeable faith, have gone to their deaths at the stake or the sword. Does it take such an event to convince us of their salvation? Maybe so. Is it even important or right that we do so, as each soul stands or falls depending on what has or has not transpired between him and God?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Do you know what the Passover is? Where did it come from. It happened 1000s of years before Jesus was born. The Passover was not Jesus. How did you get that?
  • JESUS SON OF MAN LORD OF ALL - in Reply on Matthew 26
    If you faithfully read God's Word, pause and think upon what you've read; and then ask the Holy Spirit to teach the meaning to you: He will respond to your prayer.

    Be prepared to write down what He says. You're going to want to search the scriptures again.

    This kind of interaction every day builds your faith. It is the Sword of the Spirit.

    When Ezekiel was prophesying to the bones, and they began to rattle: he was scared. He did what God said and the bones stood up. A great and mighty army.

    Here's this little prophet of God seeing this awesome sight! He was changed by obedience; trust in Almighty God.

    Sometimes I ask myself if my faith is a bone on the ground, or is it standing up in full armor, ready to do what God is saying to do.

    And, I am prone to ask God things like: "what am I doing today?" How can I be of service?" Then we wait on His Word to us.

    Some of us know what to be doing. We've seen scriptures that show us what to be doing. Our lives are about obedience to the known will of God, in this Book we carry around.

    It's not for arguing. It's for launching cruise missiles of light and prayer against the kingdom of darkness that is enveloping this planet.

    Man cannot save this earth. It's hemorrhaging on what's been done to it, in darkness. Satan desires to hurt everything that God has made, including the people on earth. And he knows his time is short: he can read scripture too. He just thinks he can win anyway.

    Praise to our Savior who will fight the final battle and defeat Satan for eternity.

    Have confidence and deep admiration in our Savior. The Holy Spirit desires to reveal more of Jesus to us. We have to study. We have to sit quietly in His presence and pray and wait for the Rhema of Gods Word.

    Mishael

    Jesus is real. I saw Him. Believe in Him.

    Have no doubts. Have confidence & Faith.

    Male or female: Do what is in your heart.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Sin here is not sin as we know sin(doing wrong.) This is a place named Sin. Somewhere in the wilderness. A small town maybe or a water hole.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    The law and gospel are what the church are not teaching. We cannot fulfill the law nor even begin to comprehend what it means to keep it . In your reply, you focus mostly on the law and sin that separates us from God the Father. No where did you mention Jesus Christ, or the love He has for all mankind, even those that believe on His name. I hope that even tho, you don't mention his name, this is what you want us to assume.Right? This same preaching is what is prevalent in the church today! Law with no gospel. The law is "a schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ". "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal". As a matter of fact, correct me if I'm wrong,every bible verse you quoted does not mention the Lord Jesus Christ. The world wants nothing more than to take Christ out of the word of God. Even if it means using His own words to do it. This you have accomplished, while making me believe that I am justified before God the Father, without the deeds of our Lord Jesus Christ. Which is easier to say, thy sins be forgiven thee, or take up thy bed and walk?
  • Adam - in Reply on Luke 12:10
    Hello, I agree with everything you typed except your paragraph starting with "If we continue our old practice..." Your scripture references don't relate to the claim that Christians are suddenly never Christians- almost like pretending to erase history. Who are you to say a person isn't a Christian if they're following Christ and who are you to say they don't have freewill to turn and make bad choices later on in life. What's your criteria on what a Christian is? Judas betrayed Jesus and is probably in hell. Peter denied Jesus and he was a devout Christ-follower (a Christian), so is your belief that Peter was never a Christian, even though he literally was a Christ follower? There's an ex-Christian forum online that has 71,000+ members. Where they 'never' Christians, but they were and maybe they will be again. I know you didn't answer the previous questions and that's your own choice to not not consider another point of view or not. God bless.
  • Frankye charles on Matthew 24:9
    What is the Wilderness of Sin?
  • Damien on 1 John 5:7
    Hello, the KJV and NKJV has 1 John 5:7 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

    Other bible translations left that out.

    So, which translation is correct??? I'm lost...REALLY LOST!
  • Norman R Cherry on Mark 1
    Mathew 3:17 reads, "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." In Genesis the writer indicates that God thinks that what He has accomplished is good, but in this verse of the book of Mathew and in no where else in the bible does God speak and say He is well pleased. Is that true?
  • Temple of God - in Reply on Psalms 33
    Hi there,

    In answer to your question, I can only say what I've learned so far. Firstly, that the spirit you were born with remains your spirit and stays with you. But when you become born again, your spirit gets 'upgraded', in that Jesus gets connected to it, and through Him (as He's got connections in High Places), the Holy Spirit (after you get baptised) also dwells with you in your spirit.

    So, having two spirits is actually:

    1. Your own spirit that is connected with Jesus and,

    2. The Holy Spirit.

    The goal of the believer is to strive to be the kind of person that God needs you to be, because once His Holy Spirit lives in you, your body and soul become His 'Temple' in a sense, so you need to get it to be holy. God knows that when we start out with Him we're a mess, but His grace is so great that He puts up with all that while we learn and renew our minds to His ways of being - learning to love and forgive etc.

    A person's spirit is eternal, so that should never perish after this life. There are only 3 options regarding what happens after this life for a person:

    Heaven, hell or reincarnation.

    Hell is reserved for the very wicked only.

    Your (good but unsaved) 'average Joe' would simply be reincarnated and get another shot at bettering himself in his next life, and hopefully finding salvation this time.

    If a person is born again and has a real relationship with God (they'll know it if they do!), they should be able to confidently believe they'll go to heaven as long as they've been faithful to God and have lived a life that's pleasing to Him, and have not rebelled against Him. God is a faithful God, and they'd experience that with Him. If He's faithful in this life, why wouldn't He be faithful in the next? It also says somewhere in the Old Testament that there is a special place in heaven which is guarded by God, in which are preserved the souls of His saved, and has gates - which Christians refer to as 'the pearly gates'. I believe this. See next comment.


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