Bible Questions

  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Here are several scriptures I found about death & after death : James 2:26, Ecclesiasticus 38:23, Ecclesiasticus 22:11, 2 Maccabees 7:36, 2 Maccabees 12:44, Ecclesiasticus 10:11, Ecclesiasticus 17:28, Baruch, 2:17, Psalms 88:10, Psalms 115:11, Ecclesiastes 9:5,

    after death,: Matthew 17:1-3, Luke 7:12-16, Luke 8:49-56, John 11:21-45, Matthew 27:50-54, Luke 16:22-31, John 21:14, Acts 3:15, Acts 4:10, Mark 12:25,26,27, Luke 24:46, John 5:12, John 5:25, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 4:5, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 1:18, Revelation 14:9-20, 1 Corinthians 15:20,21, 2 Timothy 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 14:9, Matthew 22:32, Isaiah 26:19,

    Hebrews 11:35, Revelation 20, 2 Esdras 2:16, Hebrews 6:2, Hebrews 9:14, Hebrews 11:4, Hebrews 13:20, Revelation 11:18,

    Hopefully these are helpful.
  • Mrs Edwards on Matthew 13
    Can you tell me which verses in Matthew 13 is Jesus talking to his disciples?

    Which versus is he talking to the multitude?

    Thank you
  • T. Levis - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 3
    1 Corinthians 3,

    1 Corinthians 3:6,

    References to Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8, referring to the WORD of GOD as seed & kingdom of heaven as seed.

    He planted= told about Jesus CHRIST kingdom of heaven, the WORD of salvation

    Apollos watered= the other guy continued ministering to the people.

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Hi Zeke.

    Good Question. Who knows?

    Perhaps God knew she would love the idea. Look at her response

    Here's. Mary.

    Luke 1:38. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

    Elizabeth. "Her cousin"

    Luke 1:42. And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

    Mary

    Luke 1:46-55. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

    And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

    For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

    For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

    And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

    He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

    He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

    He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

    He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

    As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

    She seemed honored.

    God bless.
  • Dgjot - in Reply on 2 Peter 1
    Defame? He defamed himself. Of course Jesus loves him and forgave him but just maybe, he was chosen to be an example of the things we are NOT supposed to do. Peter only wrote 2 books. Paul wrote most of them.
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Ben if that's the case apparently God is satisfied with what is left.

    Don't you trust The Lords ability to keep and reserve what is so important to the reader, Like his plan of Salvation?

    Or are you saying man was able to out wit God by simply taking few pages out of the scriptures and ruin what he committed to us in his word that is vital to our salvation?

    Do you trust the "ABILITY" of the all knowing creator of the universe more than what falible Dr Bart Ehrman has to say?

    Please answer.

    God bless.
  • Zeke
    Did God give Mary the free will to : not be used for the immaculate conception of jesus ? Or was there no choice for her?
  • Zeke - in Reply on Genesis 31
    Ecclesiastes 12:7

    "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."

    King James Version (KJV) tells us this
  • Zeke
    Where does the soul go when we die? kjv scriptures
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Genesis 31
    Hi Jocelynne.

    Can you rephrase your question?

    Thanks in advance.

    God bless.
  • Sean
    In short, they disobeyed God.

    1.) Adam let his wife (eve) wonder about alone in the garden.

    2.) Eve let another man speak to her without having her husband present.

    3.) Eve added in to Scripture:

    "But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." - Said Eve Genesis 3:3

    However God said "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2:17; She could touch the fruit, but she was commanded not to eat it.

    4.) Adam listened to Eve, instead of listening to his Father
  • Cindy on 1 Corinthians 3
    Good night what is apollos water
  • S. Spencer - in Reply
    Sanctification of the Saint

    By J vernon mcgee.

    Part 1 of 6

    Now Paul moves out of this area into another area: sanctification. Being justified by faith, we have now come to the place where God sanctifies us. After all, justification does not change our hearts; we're still the same kind of persons. Therefore, God wants to move into our lives and sanctify us, make us better people than we are. And His method, of course, is through the Holy Spirit. Paul presents this in a very wonderful way.

    Potential Sanctification

    First of all Paul shows us potential sanctification:

    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned.( Romans 5:12)

    Now when he says, "All have sinned," he's not talking about our acts of sin. Rather he's referring to the sin that Adam committed when he disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden which, he says, is your sin and my sin. Immediately someone will resent that. He will say, "Why should I be charged with Adam's sin? I don't want Adam being the one to choose for me. I want to make the choice." Well, my friend, whether you like it or not, it just so happens that the choice of your ancestors turns out to be your choice as well.

    I had a grandfather who lived in Northern Ireland. He was a Scotsman and, believe me, he knew what persecution was. He left Northern Ireland and came to Georgia; he didn't like Georgia either - grandfather was a hard fellow to please - so he went on over to Mississippi to live and finally ended up in Texas, for that's where he's buried. May I say to you, years ago when he decided to come to the United States, I came to the United States. That's when I came. His decision was my decision. Whether I like it or not (and I like it) he came to this country. I'm glad he didn't stay in Northern Ireland, because if he had I'd be over there today. I'm glad that he came to this country; his decision was my decision.
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Sanctification.

    Part 2 of 6.

    Continued-

    Adam's decision is our decision whether we like it or not. That was God's way in order that He might justify you and me by faith, if you please. That is the basis of sanctification because now He is enabled to take us out of the old Adam and put us in the new Adam. That new

    Adam is the Lord Jesus Christ. We are put in Him by faith, and that is the method by which God is able to sanctify us today.

    Positional Sanctification

    Then Paul talks about positional sanctification. This is one of the most debated and controversial passages in the Scripture:

    What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?( Romans 6:1)

    And here's God's answer: "God forbid" or, "Let it not be." If you think that because you are saved by grace you can live in sin, you are not saved, my friend. It is very obvious here that Paul is making that clear - "Let it not be." If you have been saved by the grace of God, you will not go on living in sin. You have been given a new nature. He tells us three things that must be ours if we are to be sanctified.

    1. First of all, we are to know something:

    Know ye not that, as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?( Romans 6:3)

    A literal translation would be: Are you ignorant that so many of us who were identified into union with Jesus Christ were identified in His death?

    2. Then we are to identify with something:

    Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death....( Romans 6:4)

    This verse has nothing in the world to do with water; rather, it has to do with identification. The word "baptize" means identification with something. We are identified with Christ. When Christ died over 1900 years ago, I died; and you died if you are in Christ today. When He was raised from the dead, you and I were raised from the dead so that now we are in a new Head of the human race. That new Head of the human race is the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Part 5 of 6.

    Powerless Sanctification

    Now Paul shows inRomans 7that you and I cannot be obedient in our own strength. It is powerless sanctification. There are two great truths that come out of this. The first one is:

    For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing....( Romans 7:18)

    You and I have nothing good in our flesh. The old nature can never do anything that is pleasing to God. The fact of the matter is, Paul says,

    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither, indeed, can be.( Romans 8:7)

    You and I have an old nature - even if you are redeemed you have that old nature - and it will be with you until your dying day. That old nature is in rebellion against God. For instance, sometimes you don't want to hear the teaching of the Word of God, you just have to somehow bring yourself to it. It is amazing what that old nature can think of to rebel against God. It hates the Word of God; it doesn't love to pray. That old nature is in rebellion against Almighty God. Did you ever have those feelings?

    But if you are a believer, you have a new nature, and Paul says this concerning it:

    ...For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I find not.( Romans 7:18)

    Paul found out that there was no good in his old nature and that there was no power in his new nature.
  • Kent Dupree Bass - in Reply
    Hi Tccc. Job 27:18 is talking about a wicked Man's portion from Yah.
  • Bessie Miller
    is syspus in the bible
  • Jocelynne Bell on Genesis 31
    If people say our souls are in our bodies, and that's the part of us going to Heaven, how are we suppose to believe that because we actually don't know if our souls are actually there?
  • Free - in Reply
    Hi all Happy Saved People, in peace. So true: A word from the Bible can free a human being from all the shackles and bonds T. Levis. I have never experienced the Word of God as something that binds, I share the word happily, It is the Only True word and Jesus Is there. Today it was John Ch. 3.

    Today meeting we sang a verse: Purified in the Blood of Jesus, the Holy Blood. The only sacrificial blood that can cleanse us from all sin. And we can live in Freedom, cleansed and pure in His Blood that flowed at Calvary, i said if we hunger for righteousness and confess our sins! Good news? YES!

    Gen.3 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes,

    it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired t.

    Genesis 6:6 And it repented unto the LORD that he had made man upon the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

    First the Lord creates man and woman and afterwards He repented.

    Tree of Life: Is a symbol of Eternal Life. How should we humans get it? We already have eaten from the Tree of Knowledge? Because with that, we would understand everything eventually. In the last days, and we do the knowledge will be great among many. But human knowledge is foolishness to God.

    That is why He repented.

    1 Chorintians 3: 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

    But if you Donkor Makini are in the spiritual world, we will be able to see parallels to this in the earthlyto. Please share Holy Bible words.

    You can prophesy but never be afraid to share it. All we have is the work of the Lord, not our own. For us, it is impossible to do something ourselves really, because it becomes very earthly. We want to live in the Spirit, even though we are in the flesh. Dear friends we reach for what lies ahead. We have got something that is so much bigger than what is on earth. Love you in Christ.



    God bless you in the Holy Name above all other Names Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Genesis 7
    Genesis 6:5-8, Genesis 6:11-13, Genesis 6:19-21, yet HE preserved life. Genesis 9:9-17, John 3:15-16,

    You don't need to look far to see disregard for life of babies, abortion kills millions & who spares a single child from it? Spade & nueter goes on constantly of animals destroying seed before reproduction. Crimes, injustice, lies, greed etc. If it was so wicked & coucorrupt then? I don't want to imagine. )=

    Psalms 139, Psalms 111, Matthew 9:26, Matthew 14:14, Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24, Revelation 7:16-17,
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Ezekiel 32
    Two I can think of : Luke 2:22-38, hopefully this is helpful
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Hello John,

    I myself have had many beautiful discussions with Mormons & Jehovah Witnesses. I'm sorry if I mix up the teachings. 1st I want to say many of both, are very kind, I liked just about everyone I encountered. With few exceptions. However, many scriptural discussions seemed to point to teaching that was not in-line with JKV HOLY Bible.

    1st important 1= Galatians 1:3-10, 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, teach don't believe another gospel even if an Angel brings, Mormons have a "new" teaching brought from "An Angel".

    2nd Book of Mormon, addition to Bible? Psalms 89:34, Rev. 22:18, Deuteronomy 12:32,

    3rd Mormons teach that Women can't be prophets untrue : Judges 4:4, Luke 2:36, Joel 2:28.

    4th & maybe most important Mormons don't believe CHRIST Jesus is who HE says HE is. : Isaiah 53, Psalms 22, John 19, John 1,

    Why do you ask?

    Baptist are supposed to believe in Scripture.

    I myself like to stick to the WORD of GOD. Those two are not your only choices. The choices really come down to the WORD itself here's some : John 3:15-16, Matthew 25:31-46, James 1:26-27, John 14:16,

    Hopefully this is helpful.
  • Alex N
    My understanding about this Woman in Rev 12 : 5 giving birth is like Jesus asked who is my Mother ? Them that hear the WORD and keeps it....So this woman has heard the Word that heavenly seed and she has kept it resulting in a birth of a baby Christ in her....making her his spritual Mother....which answers to the field the world were that good seed will be sown....and the world is humanity ....what i am trying to say is the result of the sower and his precious seed is this Woman...The world, if I be lifted up I will draw ALL men unto ME...Remember God so loved the world humanity...And God is no respector of Persons.....And according to Rev. 12 : 10 ....It says NOW IS COME SALVATION and the KiNGDOM of our God and his Christ....her baby is a baby Christ via this new covenant a birthing COVENANT.....NO NEW BIRTH NO KINGDOM.....No Child no kingdom ....

    Ya gota realize he neva refers to himself as any other name then the SON OF MAN....Which means mankind is gona birth a Baby Christ via his death...smite the shepard and the sheep will be scattered, then i will turn my hand to the LITTLE ONES....Thus the woman and her Baby which is the H.G. that Child of PROMISE.....This Woman is fulfilling that great Promise that Christ wd be multiplied as the stars of heaven...The WOMAN is the world and her Child is gonna be as the stars of heaven.....which is our new innerman the H.G. the Children of Promise....Even in the natural a birth always implies a Child.....no Child no new birth.....But he will not have a crop failure....Simply b/c his seed which is his Word cannot return unto him void...k mi voy
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Luke 22:18
    Recently, I was pondering in my mind with the LORD about this account & I knew there would be a discussion about this. For some of us it's easier to fight, much more difficult to submit to circumstances beyond our control; especially when it's unjust. I relate with Peter. I was thinking how Peter had come to the realization the Jesus was the CHRIST, MESSIAH. Jesus had just said : Luke 22:27-30.

    Is there much more knowledge we're supposed to get from this?

    Luke 22:36, Luke 22:38, 2 swords enough? Do you think Jesus was being literal or testing them? Do you feel the act of aggregation saved the Disciples? John 18:8-9, ( I've thought that) but look at: John 18:10. "Then._." it seems to be after Jesus had already set their pardon.

    Luke 22:40,42, Luke 22:43-46, Matthew 26:36-44, Mark 14:33-39, Zechariah 13:7, ( Mark 14:27 , Matthew 26:56 )

    Matthew 16:15-27,

    * Mark 14:27, offended? Matthew 26:33-35,

    Mark 14:42-50, Luke 22:47-51, John 18:10-11, Matthew 26:50-52, Were they offended because Jesus didn't fight, nor let them? after He had said to get swords? Would we be offended if Jesus healed our enemy, we thought we were defending Him from? Then rebuke them/Peter or us openly? John 18:6, Matthew 26:53,

    Luke 22:54, John 18:15, Why did Peter follow? Luke 22:33, Where is our strength? In our flesh & resolve, or GOD & HIS will?

    Mark 14:29-31,

    Luke 22:55-62,

    Matthew 10:17-22, Matthew 10:28-34,

    Acts 12:1-12,

    Romans 8:34-39,

    Ephesians 6:10-18,

    Do you think it was much easier to fight? Matthew 26:41, Luke 22:32,

    Isaiah 55:8-9,
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 110
    Thank you for that extra information, Dr. Lee. I understand that you apply the term, Old Testament', to the other Laws, whereas we commonly refer to the OT as that part of the Bible that contains all the testaments/covenants with their applications, ramifications, & performance by the people. When you refer to Galatians 3:19, I read that it speaks of the Law, ordained (not created) by angels; for it's not in their power to create. And this Law has to include all the Law & not only the other Laws, as in Galatians 3:10-17.

    It seems that it would be easier & more understandable to all if we spoke of the Law given as the Ten Commandments & the Other Laws. To introduce the wording: 'Old Testament' into this seems misleading as the Testament is the Covenant which must also include all the Laws applicable to it. And a Testament must of necessity include the death of the Testator to come into effect; to which the Old (Mosaic) Testament included the shedding of blood as dedication or consecration of that Promise ( Hebrews 9:16-22). Since God cannot die, it clearly looked ahead when He would do, in His Son, Who became the "Mediator of the New Testament" (the better Covenant: Hebrews 8:6). And the Old (Mosaic) Covenant simply being those Laws which God had given, to which both parties were to fully comply with (Deuteronomy chapter 28).

    I realize that this is different to what you've stated, but as I've considered the Scriptures you've given, I can't see the need to differentiate the Old Covenant & the Old Testament in the way you suggest. Have you given it merely to create a difference between the two (sets) of Laws, or is there a specific Scripture you see to denote that the Old Testament applies to the other Laws?
  • Sam C on Exodus 3
    I am a bit confused as to the time span here in Exodus. It says the daughter of Levi, gave birth to Moses. Even if it has been 80 years since this birth, how do we get 400 years of suppression of the people of Israel, and time spent amongst the people. Joseph brought Israel and his brothers, including Levi to Egypt. The math seems off here. How do we get 400 years from Levi to Moses if it is just 2 generations?
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    I have a rule myself to let the HOLY Spirit teach us as we read. 1 John 2:27, John 14:26,

    Sometimes we have to work at "unlearning" what someone tells us the Bible says. GOD's WORD is a "living Word" it teaches, corrects, edifies._.. 2 Timothy 3:16, & gives us wisdom. James 1:5,

    Genesis 34, is the account. Notice : Genesis 34:2, they were Hivite

    Exodus 23:28, Exodus 34:11, Exodus 33:2, Genesis 10:15-19, Joshua 9,



    Hopefully this is all helpful.

    Thank you "GiGi" for pointing out her approximate age through scriptural knowledge. Genesis 30:19-31, Genesis 31:38-41,

    Genesis 33:13-17, it says after they met Esau, they built a house & booths for cattle it doesn't say exactly how long they were there. It appears they may have left when Joseph was about 6 yrs. old because Genesis 31:41, But it was before Joseph was 17, Dinah seems to be older sister, they then pitched a tent._ Genesis 33:18-20 The only accounts of age we're given is Joseph was born & Genesis 30:25, Genesis 37:1-2, yet Joseph went to find his brethren in (Shechem) so was this timing, a historical account putting both situations about the same time? Genesis 37:11-14, because later Israel/Jacob tells Joseph about his mother's death & burial, that happened on Journey Genesis 35:1, Genesis 35:15-20, Genesis 35:27-29, Genesis 48:1-7, Genesis 45:25, Genesis 46:6,
  • Adam - in Reply
    Dear Kind Sir,

    God's Word is true.

    Matthew 4:1 says Jesus was tempted by the devil.

    You said: "There is no such thing as "the Devil"."

    What you said is not what the Bible says. Only one of these is true, so which is most credible: God's word, or your words?

    God bless you.
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    1st thing that comes to my mind is what we call the atmosphere. How it's curved clear & rounded, like a magnifying lens. How amazing earth looks from outter space, Job 37:18 , seems to describe it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it.

    Glass is made through molten process.

    The 1st part of the verse it appears Elihu, is still talking with Job from Job 36:1-4 & he seems to be asking Job in reference to GOD ALMIGHTY "hast thou with him spread out the sky?'' 1611 KJV,

    Job 2:11-13, the conversations start after these verses.

    Hopefully this is helpful.
  • Dr. Lyle Lee on Genesis 2
    I would like to comment on versus 8-9; the garden of God was taken from the third heaven and brought down to the earth, where God planted it, as this was not created, it already existed. Adam was put into the garden of God, then the Lord created trees in front of Adam, I asked myself the question, why is God creating trees again after he rested, when he did this on the third day of creation? Then I discovered those trees on the third day of creation were taken from the earth, but these trees were taken from the ground of the garden of God, which came from the third heaven. Therefore, this was a metaphor, referring unto the trees as angels. Here we learn that the tree of life, was an angelic body created for the Holy Spirit, later in scripture known as the angel of the Lord, also known as God. The tree of knowledge of good and evil, was a metaphorical name for Lucifer, as he knew and understood both the world of light, and the world of darkness, until he became the god of that world. 11 Corinthians 4:4 The prophet Ezekiel gave us much insight on the trees in the garden of God being angels, as he spoke of it in Ezekiel 31:8-9 In summary, man is older than angels, as he was created before them, furthermore, he watched them being created in front of him, is it no wonder than why Satan tempted Eve and not Adam, as she was not created to see this event happening in the garden.


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