Bible Questions Page 77

  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Mark, if you are still here, I say Amen!
  • Josie Garibay on Luke 3
    If you would please can someone let me know how many children did Adam and Eve have?
  • Bob Hilt on Proverbs 8
    Matthew 24:37 - But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    Matthew 24:38 - For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

    Matthew 24:39 - And knew not until the flood came, and took (WHO?) them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of

    man be.

    Matthew 24:40 - Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    Matthew 24:41 - Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    Matthew 24:42 - Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

    The WICKED were TAKEN and Noah was LEFT BEHIND at the end of the flood.

    Luke 17:26 - And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

    The WICKED were TAKEN and Noah was LEFT BEHIND

    1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

    The WICKED were TAKEN FIRST and Noah was LEFT BEHIND

    Luke 17:27 - They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

    Luke 17:28 - Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    Lot was left behind - the wicked were taken

    Luke 17:29 - But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

    Luke 17:30 - Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

    So do we want to be taken or left behind?

    Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 14

    The 144,000 is a biblical teaching. The Jehovah's Witnesses just misapply it. If I remember correctly, they say that the 144,000 are J.W.'s. But the bible tells us in the book of Revelation that the 144,000 that are sealed are Jews, 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.

    That's the 144,000 Jews who were sealed back in Revelation Chapter 7, that at Christ's second coming, He will gather them to Himself there in Jerusalem at Mount Sion. They are sealed by God so that they cannot be harmed. They are saved, all 144,000 of them. But there will be many Gentiles (You and I), many more than 144,000 who will also be saved, and are saved now.

    The "Nihil Obstat" in the Catholic bible means that it has been certified for use by the Catholic church. Are you Catholic? The reason I ask is because their teaching on salvation is different from the biblical teaching. It is more of a works based salvation, not the biblical teaching that a person must repent, receive Christ, and surrender their life to Him.

    A person must trust in Christ alone for their salvation, not trusting in man's teachings, regardless of what church fellowship they belong to. Salvation comes by receiving Christ. Receiving Him is Spiritual. It has nothing to do with physically receiving Him every time a person receives communion. Shelagh, have you received Christ?
  • Marc - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 9:5
    "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."

    Ecclesiastes 9:10

    "For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?"

    Psalms 6:5

    "Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?"

    Psalms 88:12

    "Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this dayFor David did not ascend into the heavens"(Acts 2:29, 34)

    Our hope in Christ is the hope of the resurrection.

    "For as by a man (Adam) came death, by a man (Jesus) has come also the resurrection of the dead." 1 Corinthians 15:21
  • D W L - in Reply on Revelation 21
    There are no new revelations -- If someone says they received a new revelation they are saying Jesus was wrong? John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
  • June Forrester - in Reply on Psalms 70
    what rude comments in my time of sorrow. I am of the black race, & what does race have to do with it?? If my fore parents did wrong and it affected my children there is nothing i can do about it. God is God and he knows what is best. God saved my son from death and this i am most grateful for. Everyone gets their KARMA and my son is the kindest person you ever meet, not because its my son. You have a good life.
  • Ann Hering - in Reply on John 5:43
    God has NOT cast away His people Israel!

    Romans 11:1

    I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin.

    Israel stumbled at the cross, and fell at the stoning of Stephen.

    BUT through their (Israel's) fall, salvation came to the Gentiles through the apostle Paul and the gospel, believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, all by grace through faith.

    God will resume His prophetic program with Israel after The Body Of Christ is raptured (taken) out of the way.
  • James brooks - in Reply on Job 34:10
    I am no Prophet;but I do Believe there is a message in what we are going through the whole world right now.And I hope and pray that we don,t miss the message,as individuals,as a nation,and all over the globe;And especially the CHURCH.Is this a plague?I don,t know.I do know that GOD warned and punished through plagues(if don,t let my people go;speaking to pharaoh).I believe in my heart GOD is saying ,turn to me you unsaved,and to you the saved but back slidden,turn back to me.2chronicles 7:14;if my people who are called by name humble themselves,and pray and seek my face and turn from there wicked ways,then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.(Jeremiah 25:5 says Turn now everyone of you,from his evil ways,and evil deeds,and dwell upon the land that the LORD has given to you and to your fathers from of old and forever).Jeremiah 26:3 says;it may be they will listen,and every one turn from his evil way,that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil I say let,s take down the things in our lives that we give a higher priority than we give GOD.Let,s LOVE(I capitalize LOVE because GOD is LOVE)with all our Hearts, with all our minds, bodies,and souls.Look at ourselves ; Do we love HIM?or is it all lip service?Do we put our money,our pleasures,our luxury homes and cars jewelry,and yes the economy;all of that on the throne of our hearts where GOD should be.Give GOD HIS rightful place in your life.In our in our minds, in our

    hearts,in our bodies,and souls.HIGH AND LIFTED UP IS OUR GOD.LET us pray without ceasing.
  • Shelagh on Revelation 14
    While reading chapter 14 Revelations I was worried about the number of those saved 144000 thousand only who had the mark of the lamb ? Isn't this the teachings of the Jehovah witness bible? I was brought up by knowing that all who believes in Jesus and follows Him will be saved ?? I have a Holy Bible but I cannot find the Nihil Obstat nowhere in the book . Does this mean it's not a Catholic Bible? It's ESV version . What is worrying is that I bought it from a Catholic church ?? Thank you xx
  • Mishael TO Elizabeth - in Reply on Job 34:10
    I've been praying and studying about JOB, because we have something in common. I think I know why Job lost everything and everyone he loved. The answer may come from a dark place called, "why did this happen to me? The faithful believer?

    People have made lots of money writing those, 'WHY do bad things happen to good people, who do good things, books.'

    How very deeply we bury things we don't want to see.

    If we would search hard enough and submit to be searched by the Holy Spirit, he will reveal a gem.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Luke 21
    Muslims honor Jesus as a sinless prophet and that is the end of it. Jews are antichrist by Bible definition

    1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (ALL Jews deny Jesus and that makes them antichrist, if they believed in Jesus then they would be CHRISTIANS. IF you do not believe me call any Synagogue and ask them if Jesus is the Messiah.)

    1 John 2:23 - Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    If Jews do not accept Jesus as messiah, then who is their messiah?

    1 Corinthians 16:22 - If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema (CURSED) Maranatha.

  • Chris - in Reply
    Indeed we shall, God's child. The Bible reminds us (1 Corinthians 12:26), that "when one member (of Christ's Church) suffer, all members suffer with it". So your pain & inability to deal with this situation is felt & so we will pray.

    It is particularly sad that he also preaches from the Word of God, so we can only trust the Spirit to convict him as he meditates on the Word. It is also such a sad thing, when there are so many men in particular, who seem to overlord it over others; and the more painful, if this happens in holy marriage. This is a nasty characteristic that could show a deficiency in their own understanding or appreciation of themselves, or even if they have been dominated in earlier years, & so the response is now an overbearing, superior attitude over others to compensate.

    He may not even be aware that he is doing it to you or that his behaviour is affecting you so badly, but if he wants to take his marriage seriously, he needs to deal with this issue in himself first. Anyway, I'm sure a good Christian counsellor or mature Pastor/elder will be able to help him & you work through all this. Is your husband approachable in this matter? Will he talk it over with you or a Christian counsellor? Is he even aware of your hurt feelings? I'm not asking for answers here, just questions for you to consider.

    And you shouldn't allow your self-esteem to diminish due to his behaviour or in your presence with others. We are the Lord's purchased possession, & you have qualities & inner beauty from God not seen in so many others. (Proverbs 31:10, 25, 26, 30; 1 Peter 3:2-4, are a few Scriptures to show the true beauty that God looks for & blesses). Commit all these matters to the Lord, as I'm sure you are, & let the Beauty of the Lord fill you & your husband's vision, that he might have a Heavenly perspective & not of the Earth or himself. May the Lord help you mightily as you daily trust Him.
  • Bob Hilt on Job 34:10
    Greetings Kevin Mack I discovered this mess in the late 1980's when I saw Colonel Oliver North on C Span, in a room full of reporters, admit to congress they traded g uns to the Con tra's for coke with the Iran scandal. North admitted they sold the coke to turn it into cash. Wow they were drug dealers.

    I waited for 2 weeks for this news to hit the papers and TV. Nothing happened. It was then I understood that the media was totally controlled. Oh and rep Prez Reagan was in charge then. Funny how the Dems said nothing about this scandal of drugs. They are all in this together with Satan himself in charge.

    I was blessed with a Bible believer show me from the scriptures of the last antichrist beast system which would rule the world in the end times. Before I repented and came to Christ, I attended business college, and one thing I learned was how to do research, this before the internet was what it is today.

    I was told that Zondervan, the largest printer of Bibles in the English speaking world, is owned by Harper Collins which prints sodomite books and the satan ic bible of the church of say tan. Yes the church of say tan exists. Think about that when you read Veggie tales bible stories to your children. They in turn are owned by the News Corporation which is known as FOX TV. I checked and this is true.

    So why is not common knowledge in churches? I am not the only one who knows this? I have been told to leave churches over speaking out about this. Are they in on this? false doctrines? How deep does the rabbit hole go?

    check your pastors for everything they say, sheep have no need for hirelings.

    Modern Bibles are poison spiritually and the above is the reason.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Genesis 3:1
    Eve and the Serpent

    Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that OLD SERPENT old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    Was Eve really talking to a snake or with that OLD SERPENT who had been around for a long time?

    (Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God)

    Ezekiel Chapter 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

    14 Thou art the ANOINTED anointed (angel) cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

    15 Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast CREATED created, till iniquity was found in thee.

    (Created, not born shows this is an angel)

    16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

    17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy BEAUTY beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

    Eve was possibly speaking to a beautiful creature who wished harm upon the Lord and all his creation.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 24:36
    David S Why is when the rapture / resurrection a hotly contested thing?

    It was not even debated until 200 years ago. Look into the lives of those who promoted this doctrine, like C.I. Scofield and you might consider this very suspect. Jesus said by their fruit ye shall know them.

    Jesus tells us plainly in Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed (weeds) tares among the wheat, and went his way.

    26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

    27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from

    whence then hath it tares?

    28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

    29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

    30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST first the TARES (WEEDS) tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

    (first the tares WEEDS get gathered, then wheat last) could it be any more plain than this?

    Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying,

    Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

    37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

    38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

    39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

    40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
  • Mary Jane Humes - in Reply on John 19
    Hello Marie,

    Jesus said in Matthew 12:40 "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

    Tradition - not scripture - puts Him crucified on a Friday.

    Also know that He was crucified on a high sabbath - John 19:31 - so Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday during the day. Therefore He was in the grave Wednesday night (1st night), Thursday day (1st day), Thursday night (2nd night), Friday day (2nd day), Friday night (3rd night), Saturday (3rd day) and He from the grave after the third day. You are right that a new day begins a 6PM. We are not sure the exact time of the day that Jesus arose but it was after the third day and third night of being in the grave.
  • Stan - in Reply
    (Continued from part 1)

    So, something like traffic doesn't cause your emotion, but your interpretation of the traffic does. So, instead of cause-effect, it's actually 3 separate things:

    1. The event (the thing, like traffic)

    2. Your interpretation of it (this is unfair, you're inconvenienced, it buys you time to shave or talk on the phone, or you're trying to kill time anyway so it's good.

    3. Emotion, based on your interpretation. Happy, sad, anger, etc.

    Why is this important? Because you can change your interpretation of things, and in doing so you can change your emotion (like anger). This can be a breakthrough insight.

    Statements like 'she makes me so angry' or 'their actions make me angry' are false. No one makes you angry. You do, because of how you interpreted something. Sometimes people interpret things as personal verbal attacks when they aren't, for example. How do you change your interpretation? You challenge it. You cast a big spotlight on it and ask a variety of questions to see if an interpretation is rational or not.

    For example, is my current belief/interpretation rational? Did my wife really have ill intent when she said or did x? Is there another possible explanation for it? What would someone I highly respect view this? What would Jesus interpret it? How would someone unconditionally loving interpret it? What if what I currently believe/interpret isn't true? ETC.

    Start keeping an awareness meter and give yourself periodic checkups. How am I on a 0-10 scale? 0 total peace, 10 rage/anger. If you notice yourself going from a 2 to a 3, be aware of it, remove yourself from the situation. Ask yourself why am I responding this way? What about this situation have I interpreted to be negative? Is there another way I can think of it? How would Billy Graham view this? How would Jesus look at it? What if it wasn't negative, but positive? What about this is an opportunity? Etc...

    Also, bathe yourself in prayer and time with God and time in the Word. Read 1 Corinthians 13.

    May God bless you!
  • B. Lewis on Luke 5
    what dose the bible say about tattoo's and body art?
  • Garry Jenness on Revelation 11
    What is meant by "I Am that I Am."
  • Stan - in Reply
    Rodney, I will pray for you (and I'm sure others on this site)- thanks for taking the risk to share this. It sounds like you know these actions are sinful and evil. If you feel emotions like guilt, shame, remorse that's appropriate given the assault committed. It's possible you grew up in a dysfunctional household where your dad or someone else modeled this for you as if 'normal', but it sounds like you know it's not and very wrong. It's hard for someone like me to read this as I've been single and lonely my entire life and have been praying patiently for a wife as I advance in years. And not only have you been hugely blessed to have wife, but even more to have a child too, which is a treasure. So, if I was blessed with a wife and child I would share so much outpouring of love and kindness and respect to them it would never stop. Love that I have been unable to share my whole life- and you have these two blessings in front of you, but instead of absolutely loving them it sounds like something is triggering you to try to destroy them. This is hard for someone like me to comprehend.

    For preventing this in the future your own awareness is a strong start, and asking for prayers is huge. Suggest finding someone you can talk to regularly about this, whether a life coach or therapist. And if you really want to change you can and will. Let me offer a concept that might be helpful to someone who believes they can't control their anger, and this concept can be a life changing realization.

    No one makes you angry. No one causes an emotion in another. Nothing makes you angry.

    Those statements may sound false, but they are true and I will now prove it. Have you ever heard someone say traffic makes them angry? The problem with this statement is not everyone is angry. Some in their cars who look calm, some sing in their car, some talking with others. While in traffic if you learned you won the lottery would you still be angry? Probably not. See part 2...
  • Pamela Parson on Job 9:9
    What was Areturus in Job 9 some say a star and some say mountain, and some say a place?
  • Shawn on John 19 - in Reply on John 19
    Agreed, this is confusing. Also, if you ready Luke 23:56 they prepared the spices before Sabbath, but in Mark 16:1-2 they bought them after the Sabbath. How can they buy them after the Sabbath, but prepare them before the Sabbath?
  • Chris on Joshua 16:1
    Romans 3 versus 5, it says :

    ''But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? ''( english standard version bible )

    how can our unrighteousness will demonstrate gods righteousness?
  • Chris on Joshua 16:1
    why abner killed asahel ? please explain in detail .

    abner knows that killing asahel will provoke jovab.
  • Chris - in Reply on Job 34:10
    Elizabeth, I'm sure you're have read through this book carefully, so I won't give references, but only my opinion.

    God was apparently satisfied with Job's conduct of his life & bringing up his family. So Satan comes to God after roaming the Earth (presumably to try to find someone to 'trip up' into sin). He probably found none, as all were involved in something sinful. This must have come up in Satan's conversation with God, which prompted God to say that His servant Job was unlike any other: an upright man who fears Me & hates evil. And so the account goes on to reveal God allowing Satan to have his way with Job, except to take his life (Satan must have received special licence to take life for this testing, that which is reserved for God only). And we know how, through much physical & mental difficulty, Job came through the temptations to still worship & honour God.

    So, I see this account, though factual, as one that speaks to me of why sufferings may come to all of us. Why does God permit it? And does God have a purpose in it? The answers to these questions can only be found in the Bible, as any human opinion will invariably be wrong. All pain & suffering comes to us because we are sinners & live in a World affected by the fall of man (Romans 3:23, 8:18). God permits it to the point of His set limitation (1 Corinthians 10:13), because suffering is a natural part of a fallen existence. If we didn't have pain, hardship & suffering, then we would be a perfect people living in a perfect World. Our sufferings prove to us the condition of our soul. Does God have a purpose in it? Of course to show us our fallen state, but also to alert us to the Way that is open for us to be forgiven for our sins (John 3:16, 14:6), that brings on suffering. Do Christians not suffer then? We do suffer, but we now have the Lord Who keeps us & helps us through our trials (Psalms 46 is precious), giving us an eternal hope that keeps our spirits strong, when the physical frame deteriorates.
  • D W L - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit ALL things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. --- How can someone have a greater reward if I inherit ALL things?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 3:1
    Jim, I've always understood that verse to indicate that the serpent was classified & seen as the other animals 'of the field', & not necessarily the location that he was found in, in his encounter with Adam & Eve.

    What does intrigue me is what did this serpent look like in his un-cursed state (Genesis 3:14)? We know 'it' was an animal, but apparently had the power of speech as Satan occupied its body, & was unlikely to be in the form of a snake, as we know it. And Adam & Eve showed no surprise that an animal would be able to talk to them: did other animals talk, or did they not know that this serpent was a 'one-off' & had a special gift of speech? I wonder what a serpent in this account actually looked like? Was it already a long, thin animal that moved in an upright manner? Too many questions that come to mind: we can only wonder & speculate. It was only after the curse, that it began to slither on its belly.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 5:8
    Ted, this is actually a very good question & I'm unsure whether an accurate answer can be given, simply because there's not a lot of information given, apart from what is learnt in Revelation.

    If I look at each of the references on these 24 Elders, we see: they sat around God's Throne, in white raiment, wearing gold crowns. Jesus was seen in the midst of the Elders. They knew the people arrayed in white who stood around the Throne as those coming out of great tribulation. They were redeemed by God, so experienced His Salvation. They always fell before the Throne in adoration & worship.

    What then do we make of their origin? Taking those Scriptures that speak of them, it seems that they could have comprised those saints of old (whether patriarchs, or apostles, or special leaders of the Churches). They wore crowns, of which Paul, Peter, James & John speak of in: Philippians 4:1; 1 Thes 2:19; 2 Tim 2:5, 4:8; James 1:12; 1 Pet 5:4; Revelation 2:10, signifying that they were recognized for their faithfulness & ministry on Earth. Their special position in the midst of God's Throne, unlike the other saints, indicates a place of recognition & privilege, but noting, they always fell before the One Who lives forever, in worship & praise for His Work of redemption.

    So armed with those Scriptures on the Elders, one would have to form one's own opinion as to who they were specifically. They were certainly not identified with the angels or other beings in Heaven, but were there from the company of the redeemed.
  • Israel William - in Reply on Job 34:10
    The Almighty want to test job. He is testing his faith

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