Bible Questions

  • Resident901 - in Reply
    Yes the word "be" is italicized
  • Glen O Barbour on 2 Maccabees 7
    I understand that the books of the apocrypha was not deem creatable or authorized. Why didn't the catholic church deem this book of 2 Maccabees 7 creatable? This mother and her sons went through a lot by standing for the only one true God!!!
  • Helen
    In Isaiah 51:11

    where it says "everlasting shall be upon their heads"

    Can someone verify that the word "be" is italicized or not?

    thanks a lot
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply on John 17

    I thought instead of just putting out my understanding to Sangeeth Joseph question, I would list a few questions for study on this thought on end times. Prophecy vs Mystery how does that fit. I'm not sure I follow, I know prophecy mostly is on the house of Israel and for Israel will come to fulfillment in the 1000 years when Jesus sets up the kingdom here on earth.

    But there are prophecies about the end time that will affect individuals, not nations, that are still living when it starts. Some teaching could have some unprepared and may be devastating to someone's faith, I do not take that as vain or unprofitable 2 Timothy 2:15 it was not a question of salvation.

    We know the mystery and the promise in Genesis 22 when Abraham did not withhold his son to sacrifice him. All nations would be blessed through his seed and this was not revealed until after Israel rejected the Messiah Jesus when He first came was only for the house of Israel to confirm the covenant and fulfill it, and the kingdom of God had come, but they rejected it. The gospel of Christ was then given to the Gentiles by Paul, which is the mystery. One of the reasons was to make Israel jealous. Did you know Paul was not the first to preach Christ to the Gentiles?

    I will study the link you put out, not sure if I follow how it relates to what I posted, maybe after I study it I will see.

    God bless,

  • Della Jourdan on Revelation 13
    when did Satan get throwed out of heaven before the earth existed or after
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} "study/try spirits"? - in Reply on John 17
    RLW, Precious friend:

    You say "Prophecy," but Where Does God's "Revelation of The MYSTERY," And 2 Timothy 2:15 {answering 'Confusion'?} fit into your "study" equation?:

    Prophecy vs MYSTERY:

  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Exodus 13:17

    Numbers 13:1-33, Numbers 14:1-45

    These are scriptures relative to why the trip to the promised land took so long.
  • Adam - in Reply
    Yes, in this verse "circle" = sphere. If it was flat it likely would have said the "flat of the earth," but it doesn't.

    2 easy experiments you can do yourself within 2 days will confirm the earth is round.

    1. Buy a ticket and fly from where you are around the world- go west or east and you will end up at your point of origin. Countless travelers do this. Ever day people are collectively flying around the world, but it will take you a couple of days. You can either watch the landscape yourself or put your phone with GPS location on and track where you are on the globe the whole time. I've done this, have you? If you discover that you do in fact return to your original location, would you then apologize to others you might have mislead on this forum? And if you find the 'end of the earth' can you please take a picture of it and post that online, because of the billions of people who have travelled all directions around the earth, and the thousands of satellites orbiting, no one has ever taken such a picture. Also, we can see moons and planets with our own eyes and there's all round too, so it doesn't seem like too much of a stretch, plus God said it was round in this verse.

    2. If earth was flat, all the shadows would be the same in all parts of the world at the same time. This is easily disproven by measuring the length of the shadow in each place simultaneously. This has already been done of course, but you can find out for yourself by asking people in different locations on the phone, or web cam, or streaming video. There's already live streaming in each city around the world you can check and measure shadow angles. If a surface was flat, then everywhere would have the same shadow and the same time of dusk and sunrise, but that's not the case.

    There are a lot of conspiracies and lies in the world, but the earth being round like the Bible says is not one of them. God bless...
  • Ken wickham - in Reply
    Where does it say it is a sphere? There are plenty of flat earth verses, starting on page 1 with the firmament!!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Isaiah 60

    In verse 19, Jesus said to baptize in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The reason why all three of the Godhead are mentioned here is because the Jews actually immersed or baptized three times. We do it once. But the Jews would dunk three times for baptism. They didn't know why. But Jesus is saying that when you immerse three times, one is in the name of the Father, one's in the name of the Son, and one is in the name of the Holy Spirit.

    Around the year 316 A.D., Constantine changed it. He said that if that's the way the Jews do it, and if that's the way Jesus told them to do it, then we are only going to immerse once, just to be different.

    So we dunk once in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And the Jews dunk three times. But that's why Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is used here. When you go to the book of Acts, they baptized in the name of Jesus. So now we have this big battle of the baptisms, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, or "Jesus name only?" But you see, one is Jewish, and one is Gentile!
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply on John 17
    Sangeeth Joseph,

    Prophecy has been interpreted by misunderstandings and assumptions. It has been misheard and many false teachings have people looking for things that are not coming. Prophecy shows that God is in ultimate control.

    When studying prophecy, God's word (scripture) the Holy Spirit is the interpreter we are not. Prophecy is generally understood after it has been fulfilled, it confirms the word of God and the prophet is of God.

    If we have decided the answer by the teachings we have been taught, or other opinions before we have gone to the Bible in prayer for the facts and truth, the only things we will see in scripture will line up with the conclusion we have already come to. Where did the seven years in this teaching come from? Has the 70-weeks in Daniel been fulfilled already Daniel 9:24-27? Is the rapture (catching up or away) 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 the same as the resurrection, the day of redemption? Is the great tribulation the same as the wrath of God? Is our blessed hope, to be spared great tribulation? How about all the martyrs before us, are we more worthy?

    Does scripture tell us our destination after we meet Jesus in the air? Is there any scripture that says we will be taken or we go to heaven? Are there other scriptures that tell us it will be after the great tribulation? Does scripture tell us every eye shall see Jesus coming?

    These are just a few questions, I hope you take them out of love for study and are not offensive. I could tell you what I believe but if it is different, will not help. Pray and let the Holy Spirit lead you to the truth. It will not be overnight and some questions will never be answered. Your question is the covid shot the mark of the beast, it is not. When that happens Satan is permanently cast down and the beast and the false prophet are full throttles. The mark will be based on worship, whoever will take it will know what they are doing.

    We are told to study and to try the spirits.

    God bless,

  • Jesse - in Reply on Luke 4

    In Luke 4:4, the devil was appealing to Jesus' condition. He knew that Jesus was physically hungry from the 40 day fast and in verse 3 he was appealing to Jesus to make the stones turn to bread so that Jesus could satisfy His physical desire. Jesus says that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Wow! Yes, but you are hungry, physically hungry. But what an answer that Jesus gives.

    I can look back and remember many times when I was either late or didn't show up someplace because I hadn't eaten yet. What is another hour? What is another two hours? But it is interesting that Jesus said no, you don't misuse the authority of God to fulfil the desires of the flesh, even though the desires of the flesh are going through its natural process. No food!

    In Job 23:12, one of my favorite verses, Job says "Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."

    Wow! God's word means more to me than my necessary food. Notice that he didn't say abundant food? He said it is my necessary food. God's word means more to me. Those words that come out of His mouth, I am more hungry for that than I am for physical food. So Satan challenges, and Jesus gives the citation.
  • LINO
    Why are we not now - in the present, living out Isaiah 11:6-9? - Which tells us that the coming Kingdom will be free of harm. Isaiah 65:25, Hosea 2:18, Ezekiel 34:25, Romans 14:17.

    Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.

    It seems to me there is absolutely no reason to slaughter any sentient beings other than to fill our stomachs with rotting flesh. This practice does not paint a picture of the peaceable kingdom in the garden of Eden. Animal husbandry is barbaric-inhumane-void of compassion.

    "Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind." Albert Schweitzer

    "I believe in my heart that faith in Jesus Christ can and will lead us beyond an exclusive concern for the well being of other human beings to the broader concern for the well-being of the birds in our backyard, the fish in our rivers, and every living creature on the face of the earth." John Wesley, Christian Theologian.

    "I am persuaded you are not insensible to the pain given to every Christian, every humane heart, by those savage diversions, bull-baiting, cock-fighting, horse-racing, and hunting." John Wesley

    In Genesis 9:3 God gave Noah the permission to eat animal flesh. This was a concession to man's sinfulness. But when you look at the verse in it's context, it is clear that God is only grudgingly giving humans this permission. "Vegetarianism practiced in the Garden of Eden ( Gen. 1:29-30, 2:16), and the prophecy that natural predators will live together peacefully in the future (Is 11:6-8), suggest that the eating of animal flesh isn't God's ideal." Steve W. Bemke

    In the presence of Jehovah

  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} repent for remission - in Reply
    Part 1 OR: Baptism Of Repentance for the remission of sins?

    Precious friend, Of course the 'Confusion lies in interpreting/Changing Isolated' verses, and Ignoring the Whole Of Scripture, and, Also in Not "Rightly Dividing God's Word Of Truth, 'Approved' Unto Him! 2 Timothy 2:15

    You have an opinion: "Imo, Acts 2:38 would have been much better understood, and served God and the world better if it were interpreted as:

    'Then Peter said unto them, Repent for the remission of sins, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.'"

    Now, this 'interpretation/CHANGE opinion' presents The 'Same problem As Changing' God's Plain Word in Mark 16:16 :

    "He that believeth AND is baptized shall be saved"

    There is NO NEED to "interpret/CHANGE" God's Plain and Clear Word. When, 'Left in its Context,' IT "Stands As IT IS WRITTEN!" This is Also CONFIRMED in Luke 7:29-30!

    Full study in Part II will further 'Confirm' This, According To The Word Of God, Rightly Divided!

    Please Be 'Richly' Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, And Edified In JESUS CHRIST, And, In HIS Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided!!

    God's 'Simple' Will: Link
  • Carleton - in Reply on Romans 13
    Good morning/evening Brother Chris, that grace, peace and love can be multiplied in our short walk to Jerusalem by the knowledge of the living Word. Non- resistance is it not the essence of the Gospel and life of our Savior? The presentation of Jesus as the Lamb of God is awe inspiring. That God selected the meekest man to handle the Word of God. The presenter of the Gospel handles the Word of God within and without in meekness, in love and mercy and in non- resistance. Non-resistance the life there of is not for another day (time) nor another people it is today if our hearts stay soft at the Cross. God has always made away for the meek to inherit the earth while time remains.

    Not many weeks back, certain lower high school educated Christian brothers were asked to a meeting by the US Selective Service to state their beliefs on non- resistance vs pacifism and how those beliefs include not participating in war activities and how they could offer alternative service to their own young men and soon women and possibly others in the event of a draft to war. It was explained to these brethren that there is a line in the Government provisions to make a way of escape from active war duties for the truly non- resistant professing Christians and Christians that are more involved in active participation in government policies that are against war, they named these people pacifists which may have to do limited war duties.

    We think of God's great Providence making a way for the Christian to live and teach the Gospel. So here is a superpower country making provision and protection for non-resistant believers to live. Freedom from fear is apart of this doctrine and life of Jesus Christ in non-resistance.

    Can Grace and peace and love can be multiplied in the earth now? Yes is the answer, by faith there is away of escape where meekness may rule in earth.

    Thank you Brother Chris for your steadfastness in faith.
  • Andrew grandee on Isaiah 60
    By what name was john baptizing?


    Mathew 28;18-19.

    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, "baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"

    Thank you.
  • Leland Kendrick md - in Reply on Genesis 9
    In my comment

    Two word were wrong

    Did god a grave disservice

    And satan is the great decieve

  • Leland Kendrick md - in Reply on Genesis 9
    No one is denying Enoch

    He was a servant of god

    And went to heaven without dieing

    The problem is who wrote the book of Enoch

    Because the book of Enoch is full of inconsistencies with the inerrant word of god

    There is no reason to believe Enoch

    Wrote the book of enoch

    And whoever did did Enoch and God a grace dis service

    Just because a book was found does not mean the writer was a believer or servant of god

    As you know their many false profits and satan decided

    I am not saying Enoch himself was a false profit

    He was a man of god

    But not the writer of the book that bears his name
  • Leland Kendrick md
    Why do some people keep saying

    There in no god

    That jesus was not god in the form of man

    They believe only In themselves

    And the great scientist and the great non Christian philosophers

    But they do so with anonymity in their hearts

    When jesus was clearly on this earth

    And died on the cross and arose and ascended into heaven

    How can they deny gods creation

    And their is clear evidence of everything in the Bible

    How can they be so blind that they cannot see

    And close their minds so tight that

    They refuse to listen to loving witnesses of Christians and Christians continue to sacrifice as servants of god

    Even to the point of losing their lives for our creator
  • Rick - in Reply on Romans 13
    Hi Chris It does not say demand tribute or taxes, and the sword is Gods word. Verse 4 For he is the minister of God for good that cannot apply to any government of man, and once again this is written in the context of the church epistles, I.E. apostles prophets evangelists pastors and teachers. Also the sword you mention in the immediate context is against those that do evil.
  • Vickie Moller on Romans 8
    According to first Corinthians 11 should a woman cover her head when she prays or prophesies either in her own private prayer and devotion time, or in public gatherings? And according to first Corinthians 14:34 should a woman keep silent in church?
  • Tamolyn - in Reply
    Thanks guys for commenting. I'm still in limbo on the true biblical answer about my question. I've read the Songs of Solomon scriptures etc. I still don't have my answer. I'm still at the same point. Are you being a sodomite by participating in oral sex period. Some dictionaries again include oral sex as the definition for sodomite. If you're doing what lesbians and homosexuals do how can oral sex be Holy? I'm not married but I'm planning on getting married again one day. This will be my second marriage my first husband and I did not participate in oral sex. He died of Covid while we were separated that's why I'm looking to be married again. I want to be true to my husband on sexual matters But Jesus is first in All things in my life. I guess when I find a sound definition of what a sodomite is I'll have my answer. I'm also going to seek the answer from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes good things are just being made wicked by the devil. That's why you must pray about all things.
  • Anthony Black
    How many days was the journey from egypt to the promise land ?
  • Helen - in Reply on Psalms 92
    Hello ChrIs,

    Thanks! I thought I remembered hearing that once.

    So what do you think when the italics are not included?

    Does it seem like people are adding to the Scripture unintentionally

    to you?
  • Sangeeth Joseph on John 17
    I believe in a pretrib rapture, what are your views about rature , pretrib, midtrib Bible verses to support it

    and also whether you think the vacc is the mark of the Beast, released step by step into it's full form as described by the Bible.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Hello Free. I'm sorry that I missed your comment to me, but will address it now. My apologies.

    In 1 Corinthians chapter 11, the apostle is speaking about this relationship within the New Covenant. Before Jesus came to Earth as a babe, the Bible tells us that He was the Word of God ( John 1:1-14). In other words, God manifested Himself to His people, Israel, through the giving of His Word & by His Spirit through His prophets. But now in these last days (i.e. New Covenant days - post Cross), He has spoken to us by His Son, that Word Who was made Man ( Hebrews 1:1,2).

    So, now when we see Jesus, He is seen (in the NT), as God made flesh, died, buried, resurrected, & ascended to sit at the Father's right Hand ( Luke 22:69; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 10:12). Jesus holds within Himself the full divinity of God His Father, all His Glory, & receives all the worship ( Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 5:12), but He now remains distinct in 'bodily' form because of His incarnation. And this is a picture of how we will be when translated to live in Heaven ( 1 John 3:2).

    Therefore, God as Jesus' Father will always be at the Head, then Jesus as His only begotten Son next in position, then man as God's first creation in God's Image, & then woman made out of man, both of them bearing God's Image.

    I don't understand your statement: "Also how do you say we are not under the old law but then makes new laws for women?" The only way I can understand your statement is to say that under the old Law, there was neither need nor provision for women preaching in the Church; there was no Church. This "ordinance" that Paul delivered ( 1 Corinthians 11:2) is entirely based on the risen Christ & His Church - nothing at all to do with any 'old' Law or whether the women of old ministered as prophets, judges, warriors, etc. Under the New Covenant, there is also a new order in His Body, as for those who now worship God in spirit & in Truth. Blessings.
  • Daniel faltas on James 2
    why did James say this
  • In my understanding the first and last scripture reference you posted say we will be 'sleeping' between death and when Jesus comes. And others say we will be judged. There are verses saying we will be judged on the same day also. To me, all that fits together and carries a lot of weight. There are isolated verses that can be used as possible evidence of going immediately to heaven or hell, but I think it's very light in comparison to the evidence for 'sleeping'. It would be quite hard to explain how all the other verses logically fit, and why someone would skip judgment to go to heaven, then back to earth, only to go back to heaven again, then be judged, after they were already in heaven and all this as a formality? All this just to comfort people at funerals? But it seems clear to me we will sleep and it will feel like only a second goes by and Jesus will be here, and time will pass instantly just like it does when sleeping. God bless.
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 13
    Hi Rick. I have re-read Romans 13:1-7 & tried to read it inline with your understanding. However, to do so, doesn't make sense. I've never encountered the Church (elders) bearing the sword against their congregations or an avenger to execute wrath, or even demanding tribute (taxes).

    Is that how you read it?
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Mark 9:17-29

    Matthew 17:14-21

    Mark 16:15-18

    Hopefully these are helpful

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