Bible Questions Page 81

  • Sherrie L Hinson on Revelation 2
    A lady from my church was telling me today that there are 3 heavens mentioned in the Bible and she said I could find it in Revelations. Could you please tell me what chapter this is in so I may read about this for myself?

    Thanks for your help,

    Sherrie Hinson
  • Mmkid on Matthew 27
    In Ezra 9:2 On intermarrying and fathers using their own daughters as wives; and their sons? What does this mean? are they saying they had their sons and daughters marrying each other or are the fathers using their sons sexually?
  • Mishael on the Sabbath Debates on John 20
    Mark 2:27

    And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.

    Matthew 12:8

    For the Son of man is LORD EVEN OF THE SABBATH DAY.

    Mark 2:28

    Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

    Luke 6:5

    And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

    Clearly The Lord is saying that HE IS the Lord of the Sabbath. If you will scour the NEW TESTAMENT on the Sabbath, you will quickly see that Jesus not only healed people on the Sabbath; He preached to thousands on the Sabbath.

    The Pharisees, Sadducees and scribes all banded together to destroy Jesus for it, too.

    What kind of people call themselves Christian followers of Jesus and lead others to believe we Get To Debate which day of the week is the Sabbath?

    How very hastily we walk the wide road into Apostacy. Or, loss of reward at The Bema Seat Judgement of Christ: where there will be rewards or loss of rewards?

    Jesus says clearly that He alone is the Lord of the Sabbath. We follow Jesus; not what the world, or other religions teach.

    Didn't Jesus pay enough for us to believe what he said and did?

    Why don't we dig into the scriptures of what Apostacy is? I've never seen that one debated in here. It's about knowing the right things to do or just walking away from it altogether.

    Don't email because this subject is closed, for me, for now.
  • HOW SOCIETY UNRAVELED BECAUSE OF DIVORCE - in Reply on Matthew 5:31
    It's not going to be easy for you. Jesus gave us an update on marriage and divorce in Matthew 5:31-33, Matthew 19:3-12.

    1 Corinthians 7

    The Marriage and Divorce chapter; and also the chapter that supports those that choose not to ever marry...to serve the Lord.

    Once our society was able to buy televisions for the home; it was just a matter of time until Divorce Lawyers we're buying commercial spots to advertise and promote for divorce. And so the Age Of Split Up homes ensued. Who became adults in the 70's; and in 1973 abortion was legalized.

    This was Satans plan all along to "kill" children emotionally or literally.

    Mom and Dad remarry other people; then the children have FOUR people speaking into their lives and futures. See how fast and far things got messed up? By not obeying Gods Word on marriage and divorce ;Enter in the Gay generation: who now adopt or buy surrogates to get children for their family. All this because of God-less television and advertising.

    Where is the Bible in our homes? On the coffee table, or in a bookcase collecting dust mites?

    The only way for Christians to overcome that in their homes, is to be faithful to the "light" of understanding, that He has blessed us with. Hard as it is, we have to rededicate ourselves to God, through the forgiveness of Jesus Christ; and live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. Deny our passion for worldliness and Follow Jesus.

    How do I know all of this? I experienced it myself. I cancelled the cable and put the Bible back in my life. It was hard at first, but gets easier ever day. If we'll take a stand for Jesus, it's less confusing for the kids. But you will log in many hours of prayer for those children who lived through it with you too.

    Now we know how it happened. Now we can go forward with Jesus. If we don't, the danger of becoming Apostate is huge...and the kids too.

    With meekness I say, Repent. Turn around and walk toward the Lord wholeheartedly.

    Mishael
  • Johnny Martinez - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    It is NOT talking about child molesters. The scripture says they are BOTH committing an abomination. Why would God charge a child with sin, if it was against his will? It is talking about two men who both know what they are doing. And it is a sin
  • Brother dan - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    Hi Spike,

    Yes, I agree with your observation of these very popular ministers. Worldly possessions and money drive their false teachings.

    Today, I believe Jesus would tell all of these ministers exactly what he told the young man in Matthew 19:21

    "Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." How many ministers do you know that would do this?

    Trust Jesus here...

    Matthew 7:15

    "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

    Today, it's not only the large Mega church's, it is the majority of most church's that are NOT following accurate bible doctrine.

    If the church's focus is more on tithes/money then I would run the other way.

    Matthew 7:20-23

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    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Follow the bible...and your heart! It will not let you down!

    God Bless.
  • Why Tithe - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    I do believe in tithing. It's an act of obedience and trust.

    If we're living above our means, so that we are unable to give the tithe? Then it's a simple thing to cut out things that harm us; rather than edify us. I don't have to tell which ones; we know goods and services that we can live without.

    Give it to the shepherd that feeds your soul on the Word of God. Skinny sheep means, they're not being fed right. Too weak to run away from wolves.

    We don't get to sit on our 800.00 recliners and point fingers at tv preachers and then gossip about it. It's called, 'backbiting' in the Bible. We are to avoid that.

    If we can be faithful to the things we know of; the Lord will bless us bountifully.

    I'm not pointing my finger at you. I care enough to share some of the things I had to learn myself. There was times I had huge financial Need. I figured down to the penny what I needed and wrote it on a slip of paper. I prayed and asked for help. I received, down to the penny what I needed! I never tire of giving glory and praise for the faithfulness of our Lord.

    You will forever remember those times.

    Mishael
  • Sandy on Genesis 1:5
    The evening and the morning . As I'm understanding this verse that our tomorrow's does not start at midnight and that the first day start in the evening and ends same time next evening (our first clock if you don't mind ) if there is a 24 hour period ?
  • Annabeth Morris on Exodus 1
    I believe that many Christians truly love God. What I don't understand is why most Christians believe that the Sabbath is done away with or that it is Sunday. The other nine commandments are fine, so why omit this one that identifies God as creator, Lord and owner of the universe? The idea that we are no longer under law just does not cut it. No society, nothing in nature, nothing mechanic can operate without laws.Without law there would be no grace . Therefore if someone were to say we are no longer under law, how do we get grace? The Law! If you are speeding on the road and is stopped by an officer to get a ticket, it is because you have broken the law. If you beg or he decides to give you a chance this time, that's grace, based on him giving you a chance because you broke the law. Some texts to consider

    Romans 3: 31

    Romans 6:15

    Romans 7:7

    Exudos 20: 8-11

    James 2:10

    Revelation 22:14

    For more information about how Sabbath worship was changed to Sunday, visit the Roman Catholic website. God bless you dear reader.
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    To continue: Kenneth Copeland said in church that God was the biggest failure of the Bible. How can anyone say such a thing? It is hard for me to even type those words and this man has his own airport, owns several planes, lives in a giant house and in fact, looks demon possessed. Yet, people support him financially. The money just rolls in. He is an absolute quack and laughs at the ignorant people who give to him as the armored truck takes his money to the bank. Jesse Duplantis, Creflo Dollar, Joyce Meyer, etc. What good they do is just for appearances, they spread a poisonous false gospel that does nothing but make people doubt the Christ. But you know what? People really are to blame, they need to take seriously what Jesus told us, to meditate on the word, study it, absorb it and like metal being refined in a pot, the bad stuff separates from the good and you can easily spot it. The Holy Spirit within you will send out the warning in your heart and or gut and you will be able to discern. It helps when you have confirmation from other Spiritual leaders, hence asking Chris all these questions I have been asking him. Now Pastors of large churches have much to do, they can't work a full time job or even a part time job because it seems to me when you have a large congregation, you have all kinds of work to do. They need to be paid so they can take care of their bills and their families, Preachers such as the ones I mentioned above and there are many, many more care nothing about God, in fact, I think they hate him. They only care about enriching themselves by feeding on the desperation of people. LIke Jesus warned of the Pharisees, "surely they will have their reward"
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    Chris.

    Giving. To finish what I was saying. First of all the Lord does not need our money. He can raise whatever he needs to get a job done as evident when he instructs one of his disciples to catch a fish and finding the coin in his mouth. But he wants us to give and be generous such is one of the fruits of the spirit. To be generous. A true Christian will want to give, will want to support the cause and get the gospel out there. A spiritually mature Christian is a giving Christian. Now the less spiritually mature Christian may not. This individual may still be trying to sort this out, it may take time to where they realize the importance of letting go and becoming a part of the team to finance the evangelistic efforts being conducted to fill the great commission. Realizing the word must get out, on radio, television, boots on the ground in various communities. We all know the our Lord looks at the intent of the heart and if a poor man gives a dollar because he wants to contribute and it is what he has and he knows the Lord can take that buck and make something happen because he believes! that is more respectable than the man who reluctantly walks up to the offering plate and throws in his 10 percent because he believes he HAS TO and does so because "that is what he is supposed to do" without the joyful attitude that comes with one who gives because he wants to support and contribute to the cause. I know if I was going on a mission, and I was addressing a group of people, and a dude walked up with a smile on his face and says Spike, here is twenty dollars!!!! go get them!!!! may the Lord be with you and another person walked up with a frown on his face and very reluctantly pulled some bills out of his wallet and could not look me in the eye and slowly moved his hand towards me and said, I guess I am supposed to give you this.....you know what? I would not accept it. I don't want money from someone who is reluctantly giving it.
  • Markcus Burch - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Also in Genesis 7 Noah was 600 years old when he went into the ark. So he was in the ark a little over a year.
  • Markcus Burch - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    601 years of Noah's life, at that time in Genesis 8:13. If you go to the next chapter 9:29 all of the days of Noah were 950 years and he died.
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on 2 Samuel 1
    I thank you Chris for your wisdom in response to my questions. If I may just ask you one more. Tithing. This again is another subject some disagree on. I cannot find any scripture in the New Testament that commands us to give ten percent of what we earn to the church. What I have found however is what Paul tells us. We are to give what the Lord has put in our hearts to give, not out of compulsion but out of a cheerful generous heart. Many preachers beat their congregations over the head with Malachi. But when you read Malachi, God tells a prophet to go to the Jewish people and tell them they are robbing God. I understand the Levites were not allowed to own land or have businesses and therefore people needed to give money to support the priests and their families and they were not doing that. So God sent the prophet to warn them.

    What Paul tells us sounds like something Jesus would say to the people of the New Covenant. You give what is in your heart, you don't do it because of compulsion, for example, I made a thousand dollars therefore I must give 100 dollars. I must give exactly that amount and when some try to follow this alleged rule, they have a hard time giving cheerfully and generously. It becomes a mathematical equation and for most families that live paycheck to paycheck it places a burden on them. I think Jesus would rather you give with a cheerful heart what you can generously afford to give happily and also be able to pay your bills and honor the promises you made to your creditors. I know, and I am sure you do as well of people who reluctantly give because they feel they are sinning and robbing God if they don't give their (10) percent and will neglect to pay a bill with the idea that God will provide the means to pay it. God loves a cheerful giver, but many who follow the ten percent rule do not give cheerfully but the contrary, reluctantly and out of compulsion. What are your thoughts on this matter?
  • The Spirit of Heaviness - in Reply on Matthew 27
    I see many people have responded to your post already, but some of what you said sent my mind backwards to when I was saved. I had no reason to have any doubts as I had a "Damascus Road" kind of experience as Paul did. When Jesus comes into our life, it doesn't always come with sunshine and a voice from above.

    Our spiritual house inside of us must be filled with the Holy Spirit, swept free of anything demons may use as doorways back into your home (not you); finally garnished with Bible study, praise and worship. Fasting from all media and just sitting silent listening for answers to your hearts prayers: for the Holy Spirits voice.

    When I read your post: He said 'spirit of Heaviness'. It is demonic and it is sent to destroy your peace and happiness in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants to end this interference in your walk with Jesus.

    The spirit of heaviness is in the Bible and can be verified by you that it's real. It has fruits that you will recognize as you study this. You nailed it, in what you said in your post. It's nothing be afraid of. The Holy Spirit is encircling you and protecting you; comforting you. He is going to teach you of this. And with His Help, you are going to cast this hindrance out of your life.

    I'm going to send you to a website that has an excellent teaching on this. Read it all. You are not afflicted with any mental weakness. But for some reason this thing is holding you back from Gods best for you. Are you into a gospel band or anything like that? Email me after you've read this article, ok?

    "Preach the word dot com"

    Find the teaching message on: "Deliverance From The Spirit of Heaviness"

    By David Legge

    (Put a Dot . where I spelled out dot

    Someone gave me a couple of tapes by DION: Kingdom in the Streets; and Seasons. Find the albums on YouTube. Demons HATE praise music. It helped me greatly to get free from the heaviness.

    Jesus loves you, and the Holy Spirit wants to free you.

    Mishael
  • Adam - in Reply on Exodus 1
    Hi Ann,

    To reply to someone one must click the Reply button below one's comment. It sounded like you were trying to respond to someone so I'm mentioning that.

    If I'm reading your comment correctly, it sounds like you're comparing yourself to the Israelites that were enslaved in Egypt and that you in the USA today are much worse off. Did I understand your comment correctly?

    If so, I'd like to learn more about why that would be, because I know you have the freedom to read the Bible on this website, which is great- the Israelites didn't have this. Second, you have an internet connection, Third you have a computer, tablet, or even a smart phone in order to view this page- and Israelites who were slaves worked all the time and didn't have such luxuries, and you live in the USA, which is a free country with no slavery. Finally, you are fluent in English which shows you received a modern education, which the Israelite slaves didn't have either. Maybe you have other blessings too- these are just 5 I can deduce logically from your comment. Slavery was and still is a sin of the whole world with nearly all countries involved, including the USA, but most people were against it and that's why they lost the civil war. Everyone from that time died and everyone alive today in the USA is rich, privileged and free, unlike some other countries today. So it is a privileged country to live in with the average citizen making multiples more than the average wage of the world- many want to immigrate there for the great opportunities and the strongest GDP in the world.

    Given that, are you truly worse off right now in the modern and free society of the USA than an abused, poor slave in Egypt from thousands of years ago? If you are in captivity, of course call 911. But if maybe I didn't interpret your comment right and if you're not worse off than a slave then maybe you instead have a prayer request? God bless...
  • Jones p t on Luke 17:34
    Luke 17:34 - Careful study suggests that the faithfull will be with our Lord Jesus on His return. Others will be perished as like in the age of Noah and Lot. The disciples asks where he one shall be taken? The taken shall be perished and eagles will feast on their dead bodies. Revelation 19:21- And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. For our Lord death is a sleep only.John 11:11 - These things said He :and after that He saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth: but I go, that I may awake him. In reality , Lazarus was dead. Thus the death of an unfaithful is a permanent departure from Him.Still it is a sleep. The unfaithfull will be judged after millennium. "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that love not his brother abideth in death. John 3:14.
  • Nathen Mize on Matthew 5:31
    I'm 43 I got married young at around 20 my wife then and I had 2 kids but through my lack of maturity and own self indulgence I left and a few years later following a sickness and during my sickness from drug induced psychosis was carted to my ex wife's divorce lawyers I office and told under duress to just sign all the papers even though all I wanted was to try again. My kids now are grown and sh we s engaged to another man biblically can I remarry another woman and if so does she have to never have been married?t
  • Jodi May on Psalms 142
    Did St. Francis of Assisi really say this Psalm at the time of his death or was it some other Psalm? Thank you very much in advance.
  • What are a "tables of brass"?
  • Chris - in Reply on Hebrews 10:32
    Do you mean why the KJV & some other versions use the word 'illuminated' instead of 'enlightened'? If so, both words mean the same in the original Greek 'photizo' = to enlighten, illumine, to bring light, to reveal.

    In Hebrews 6:4, the word used there is 'enlightened' which is from the same root word 'photizo'. Why the difference, I can't tell.

    But if you mean why a change was made in the KJV to read 'illuminated', then that question can only be answered to those who were involved in the translation.
  • Tirenia DeSmedt on Revelation 12:9
    I am confused about 2 things witch may only gather more. Is the devil a cherub or an angel? I'm having a really hard time finding verses that explain it. 2nd question is who are the "the beast" ( not plural but singular) and the false prophet spoken of in Revelation 20:10? I understand what a false prophet is, but I always thought there were many false prophets? And if satan and his followers (and his Angel's- by the way did satan create his angels?) And the beast then there must be only one beast. But I always thought that to be plural as well. Can someone give me some verses to help me understand this all?
  • Tarsha Miller on Hebrews 10:32
    In Hebrews Chapter 10 verse 32. Why was the word enlightened replaced with illuminate?
  • Delores Wright on 2 Samuel 1
    How people able to separate religion from politics currently?
  • Freddieo - in Reply on Matthew 27
    Feeling an action from the holy spirit, is a natural fleshly need. When you read Christ words, remember He is teaching you and me about the kingdom of God! We are learning about Him, while growing in his knowledge for all of us. He confirms His teaching and healing with miracles! Why can't we experience these same miracles? When we read Gods word,we may not see it or feel it, but know that the seed that has been planted in your heart through faith is growing! This is the miracle! When doubt creeps in remember, that He shed His blood , so that through faith you will become more like Him. When you become a child of God, you will conform into him! This is his amazing grace towards us!
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 10:5
    Norman, you don't mention whether you both were born again at the time of your wedding. Now, even if you both were believers loving & serving God, you both found each other at a time when she was rejected & unloved by a vile man. Ordinarily, the Scriptures are clear about divorce & re-marriage (which you are aware of), but I believe that God sees exceptions & also gives further proof His acceptance of us. Your wife was abused or treated badly - she rightly left that relationship before she was hurt further. You both then met, you offered her counsel & support & your love for each other grew. You both wanted to cement that love in marriage - you've had a wonderful family, a loving faithful marriage & you've remained together through thick & thin with the blessing & help of the Lord. Apart from this sense of guilt you express now, have you ever sensed the Lord rejecting or disregarding your love for Him during your marriage? Did He give any clues about His displeasure & allowing a strong Word or discipline to come your way? You only know those answers.

    From what I can glean from your sharing here, is that the Lord has indeed blessed your lives in innumerable ways and isn't this His Confirmation to you both that your marriage was of the Lord, both to save her from a life of sorrow & that you both might grow a family to know & serve the Lord? You have without doubt shared all your heart ache on this matter with the Lord & I sense that you've done so in all honesty & devotion to Him. Leave it with the Lord, look for His confirmations of His acceptance & forgiving any wrong, & continue to love Him & your family with all that's within you.

    When we consider so many outside of Christ just hopping in & out of wedlock, we see a continual unhappiness & dissatisfaction in their marriages, often based on trivial issues or looking for the greener grass on the other side. This, the Lord hates; but I see the Lord's blessing on your marriage revealed in many ways to you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 27
    Borand, to add what Matthew has said about having faith: I'm sure you are expressing faith in your Christian walk; after all you came 'by faith' when you turned to Christ & that same faith keeps you walking each day loving & trusting God for all your needs. However, I've learned that having faith is not a passive gift or experience. Some pray & just wait for something to happen. Faith demands that we get on in our daily existence looking for the presence & Hand of the Lord to keep us & direct us. Also, there's not always a 'feeling' about the presence or power of God that one has - if we only looked for a feeling for proof, then our walk is not of faith. God expects His children to have implicit faith in Him no matter what our circumstance, whatever our wants or even when there seems to be silence from Him. He knows you love Him & are devoted to Him: as you pray & read from His Word, there will be times when suddenly the Spirit of God 'intrudes' into your prayer/reading to tell you something special or give confirmation.

    I have many examples, but one now: I attended a Fellowship in my early Christian walk that majored heavily on Missions. It was always a challenge to us: "Why are you still sitting here & not out there sharing the Good News?" So, I prayed for a number of years but there was no answer or urge from God. So, I continued in my Christian walk, going out each week with a group to share Christ on the streets (as was the burden on my heart). Then after a few years, while in morning prayer, the Spirit just 'intruded' into my prayer time, & burdened my heart heavily to go out & serve, giving me the Mission name as well. That burden wouldn't leave me so I left it all with him to direct me. Soon I got a call from a man from another country who wanted to buy my house, without seeing it & ready to pay whatever I wanted! I knew this was God' Hand. The deal went through without problems.

    Just trust Him as you walk each day with the Lord, He WILL guide you.
  • Philip - in Reply on Matthew 10:5
    Jesus was asked: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments," (Matthew 22:36-40)

    Jesus gave us many commandments in the new testament Norman see if you can find more.
  • Norman Walker Butch on Matthew 10:5
    I have a question and I do not know how to get the answer on here so I hope I can somehow but the question is I Married my Wife when we were in our early 20's like 23 years old and she had been married before to a mean man and divorced him but my question is I was also 23 or so and I know it is a sin to marry a woman that her x is still alive and at that time in our lives this was not even a issue even though it should have been but anyway we have had two kids and she had one when we got married and we have all been a great loving family all these years and still are so will God forgive me for this? It has really been bothering me and looking for the truth. Thanks!
  • Borand on Matthew 27
    Hi to everyone

    I am new Christian, started to read Bible around one year ago, attended some Bible lessons and discussions and pray daily. Sometimes it is harder than other times, sometimes I get absent mind but on other occasions I manage to put myself fully into prayer. My issue is that I don't fell Holy Spirit or when I ask God for guidance or advice I fell only silence. Can someone give me some guidance or perhaps tell me more from personal experience please?


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