Bible Questions

  • Dorothy Crawford - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Does the Bible say that a man can hasten his death? If so, where?
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1:22
    I agree with you, that this passage can appear confusing, so we need to look a little at its history.

    The requirement for male circumcision was ordered by the LORD under the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 17:11-12) & this was one of the signs (a token) of God's Covenant between Him & Israel. The Israelites were in bondage in Egypt, so this rite was either not performed or not done correctly there; but before reaching the Promised Land, Joshua had to re-circumcise all the males: Joshua 5:2.

    With that history in mind, when we look at Exodus chapter 4, we see Moses, after disputing with the LORD about going to meet Pharaoh, finally preparing to return to Egypt to secure the release of the Israelites there. Then in verse 24, we read while Moses' family was travelling & in the Inn, "that the LORD met him (Moses), and sought to kill him (Moses)." Some interpret the "him" as Pharaoh's firstborn son, but that wouldn't make sense, as he was to be the bargaining tool to secure the Israelites' release. Nor could it apply to Moses' son, as at that age (?), the parents were still responsible for having the circumcision performed. It's doubtful that the LORD would have followed through with killing Moses, rather that GOD showed His extreme displeasure in no uncertain terms.

    What we don't read in verse 24, is how the LORD was dealing with Moses about his failure to circumcise his son. Because of Moses' failure to do this prior to returning to Egypt, God's Anger was kindled & He had showed them both that Moses' life was at stake. Zipporah, his wife, immediately took the initiative & circumcised their son, & in anger called Moses, 'a bridegroom of blood' (her husband's failure to have their son properly circumcised forcing her to do the job). Moses may have had his reasons for not circumcising (it's suggested that he didn't want it done in the Egyptian manner which was different to what God prescribed), but his failure to do so, brought on God's displeasure & anger against him.
  • Deborah on Esther 4:16
    How many people lived in Shushan when queen Ester called a fast.
  • Kettly on Malachi 4
    Please give me more input on this verse 2
  • Genesis 3:9

    "And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Genesis 3:9

    "And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?"

    First thing God said, "Where art thou?"

    We should not be moved from the scriptures that gave us faith.

    We need to hold fast to them.

    John 6:63
  • Deborah Aponte on James 1:22
    Does the bible say specifically that the Lord sought the life of Moses for not having his son circumcised or does it say that the Lord would seek the life of the child.
  • Joyce brothers on Ezra 4
    I dont understand the order of the kings of Persia - the building of the house of god started

    1st year of Cyrus (chapter 1) then in Chapter 4 speaks of false accusations being sent to

    Artaxerxes which seems to me as the 4th king after Darius and Ahasuerus. Then in Chapter 4 24 it says the work ceased 2nd year of reign of Darius which to me seems like the 2nd king.

    Please explain.
  • Suzann on 2 Thessalonians 1
    1 Thessaloniki 4:16, Do this verse mean when we die and are buried, do we as believers lie in the ground until Christ returns? Or when we die, do we go to heaven then?
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on Proverbs 3
    Samoy....God bless you! I am with the other dude who replied. All I can add is go to the Lord, require of him what you shall do in all your matters and he will direct your path. Sometimes when I pray to the Lord it may be a day or two or week later that I wake up in the morning and I know exactly what to do. If you have trouble doing something for example loving others, etc. Talk to the Lord about it, let him know your struggles, he already knows but Cast your cares upon him because he cares for you and patiently wait. He will direct your paths brother!!!!!! Our God is an awesome God!! Stay strong Samoy!!!!
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on Revelation 11:14
    Jesus said the Tribulation period will be the worse time in world history. Therefore nobody can even imagine how horrible it will be. People who want to survive the Tribulation have no idea what they are attempting to survive. Nevertheless, we know there will be survivors because of the grace of God. I think those that believe in the tribulation but have not accepted Christ are reacting in the flesh. In fact, without Christ as our Savior, that is how man reacts always; in the flesh. The Lord tells us in his word there will be 144,000 Jewish men who are SEALED with the Lamb of God and are sent throughout the world preaching the gospel. Because they are sealed they will not be harmed by all the tribulation going on around them. Hence, supernaturally protected. When Christ returns to the earth, we read how the angels gather Christ's elect from the four corners of the earth to Jerusalem because why? The King has returned! I believe many post tribulation rapture people get this confused. If you really want to know what happens to believers just before Tribulation strikes read the book of Genesis and the discussion the Lord has with Abraham just before he destroys the cities of the plains which include Sodom and Gomorrah. Read the righteous and wicked debate. God always rescues his people before he carries out judgment. Tribulation will be world wide with no place to hide. Hence, God sealing the 144000 to preach the gospel. Notice also he seals the men to preach, no mention of sending women to preach. This time in history will be the "mother of all bads" because not only his God pouring out his wrath upon the earth for mankind's wicked deeds but also Satan is now confined to the earth after the war with Michael and his Angles. And Satan is enraged and takes it out on Israel and any Saints on the planet. We know there will be Christians because after this all starts and the Christians are gone, many will believe be saved and die a martyrs death.
  • Spike4187 on James 1:22
    Any idea to who Peter is referring to or talking about in 2 Peter 10-12? Thanks
  • Spike4187 on 3 John 1:4
    Anyone have any idea what Peter is referring to in Chapter 2 Verse 10-12? 10But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

    11Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

    12But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

    Thank you.
  • People who plan to survive Tribulation - in Reply on Revelation 11:14
    Those who have miraculously survived the full Tribulation, without being Marked by Antichrist,

    They will be caught up at Jesus's Second Advent; when at this time He will set feet on the Mount of Olives in Israel, and a massive earthquake will occur.

    All efforts to reach the Lost, have been concluded. Jesus will TAKE THOSE that prayed to Jesus during the Tribulation to be born again. (They have escaped taking the mark, have not worshipped the Beast, were not martyred).

    My question is: why wait it out? The Tribulation period is not going to be favorable for anyone trying to survive it. There will be earthquakes, tsunamis, huge lack of fresh water to drink, house-sized hailstones. When the wormwood star hits earth: climate will be crazy cold. It poisons the water world wide. (Google that!) It's going to dispatch all global warming plans to fix it, in one second. All the money people were taxed to fix G.W. Will go psssst! Gone. No food, no water, no heat, no internet.

    It's not a Survivor Type television program!!! People thinking this is a challenge of a lifetime WILL often wish they had gotten saved. If they don't genuinely accept Jesus as Lord and Savior; they will still die in their sins. No one in heaven or on earth will know of their victory. Enough said of that lunacy.

    Please forget every super hero movie you ever saw. Everyone in Hollywood will face the same choices as everyone else. No mark on the forehead or hand and they too, will be taken to the guillotine centers.

    Even, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, GNN, employees will face a day of reckoning or temptation. Antichrist hates everyone.

    Antichrist can't and will not be able to help our idols. He is set to die at Armageddon.

    All the questions have been answered till I'm blue in the face. If anyone is planning on sticking it out, get a Bible so you can avoid insanity. Try to be saved. John Ch 3.

    Mishael

    Copy this & send it to friends, amen.
  • Galatians 5 Works of the Flesh on Matthew 27:49
    Galatians 5

    19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these:

    Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

    20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

    21 Envyings, murders*, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

    *anyone ever say to you; "you are dead to me?" That's a murder.

    Mishael
  • KNOW YOUR TEACHERS - in Reply on 3 John 1:4
    Sometimes I wonder if those asking questions are forgetting that the Holy Spirit is the TEACHER of all born again people. You are to cross check everything with Holy Spirit. Learn how to discern Fruit. Bad fruit is stinking doctrine. Be strong enough to say: you are wrong.

    Matthew 7:16 - Ye shall know them by their FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    2 Timothy 4:3

    For the TIME WILL COME when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own LUSTS shall they (you) heap to themselves teachers: having itching ears.

    Hebrews 5:12

    For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

    2 Peter 2:1

    But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

    Titus 2:3

    The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

    2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them WHICH CAUSE divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and AVOID them.

    Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ

    Galatians 5:22-23

    But the FRUIT of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    Mishael
  • Assuaged - in Reply on Genesis 8
    What does assuage mean in the Bible?

    1 : to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses) : ease unable to assuage their grief. 2 : pacify, quiet vainly strove to assuage an implacable foe

    Some questions can be googled...
  • Lamech on Genesis 8
    asswaged mean what?You shame Bible.
  • Samoy on Proverbs 3
    Could someone please discuss this chapter
  • Genesis 441-17 - in Reply on Ecclesiasticus 10
    Commentary for: Read Genesis 44:1-17)

    Joseph tried how his brethren felt towards Benjamin. Had they envied and hated the other son of Rachel as they had hated him, and if they had the same want of feeling towards their father Jacob as heretofore, they would now have shown it. When the cup was found upon Benjamin, they would have a pretext for leaving him to be a slave. But we cannot judge what men are now, by what they have been formerly; nor what they will do, by what they have done. The steward charged them with being ungrateful, rewarding evil for good; with folly, in taking away the cup of daily use, which would soon be missed, and diligent search made for it; for so it may be read, Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, as having a particular fondness for it, and for which he would search thoroughly? Or, By which, leaving it carelessly at your table, he would make trial whether you were honest men or not? They throw themselves upon Joseph's mercy, and acknowledge the righteousness of God, perhaps thinking of the injury they had formerly done to Joseph, for which they thought God was now reckoning with them. Even in afflictions wherein we believe ourselves wronged by men, we must own that God is righteous, and finds out our sin.

    Google your verse, and type 'commentary' after it to read other commentaries.
  • Vivian Twilight Mcknight on Exodus 20
    What do i mean wen God sad on the 7 day rest do that mean dont work on your job and at home
  • TENTH GENERATIONS - in Reply on Deuteronomy 23:3
    Generations, Tenth

    Deuteronomy 23:3

    An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their TENTH generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

    Deuteronomy 23:2

    A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his TENTH generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

    [a non-covenant believer]

    Mark 8:12

    And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

    Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

    Isaiah 41:4

    Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

    Isaiah 58:12

    And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

    Matthew 1:17

    So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

    In the "time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, thus: Gen." "15:16, "In the fourth generation" = in four hundred years (comp." verse 13 and Exodus 12:40). In Deuteronomy 1:35 and 2:14 a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.

    Mishael
  • Harry Michael Edwards on 3 John 1:4
    Do you answer questions that we have about the scripture?
  • Mickalia Brown on Genesis 1
    Is kissing a sin?
  • FREEWILL in HEAVEN - in Reply on Ezekiel 38:16
    The Bible only speaks of resurrected bodies.

    I've seen nothing about our will being changed.

    The Christians born again free will should be...as Jesus said: to do the will of my Father.

    All the temptations from Satan (whom I call the evil I Will). Observe how many times Lucifer aka Satan, says I WILL five times! He has a huge rebellion problem, desiring to be higher than God. Number 1, he is a created being. He creates havoc and destruction, but he cannot create man or anything else. Evil has damaged his brain.

    He will be in hell, covered in worms; later to the Lake of Fire; never to get out again.

    Isaiah 14

    12

    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    13

    For thou hast said in thine heart, I WILL ascend into heaven, I WILL exalt my throne above the stars of God: I WILL sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

    14

    I WILL ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL be like the most High.

    15

    Yet thou (Satan) shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    16

    They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man (Satan) that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?

    > How can we consider that Gods Will towards us will be anything less than what we ourselves would choose if we could? Endless joy and fellowship with God and Christ, in heaven, along with billions of other believers?

    Our wills will be joined in happiness, purpose, and enjoyment, forever. Try to consider that.

    This planet we are living on now is going to be renewed to its first Day of Creation. We will see it, be a part of it, with each other and God, forever. Lots to do, see, enjoy with all of the Christian saints that have gone before us! We'll never see a "for members only" sign. We are ALL members in Christ Jesus.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Mishael
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 John 3
    This chapter is talking about Christians (sons of God) as mentioned in verses 1-2 and it underscores how important it is to keep God's commandments and abide in Him. It's conditional, abiding is a verb, which is something we must do. Grace isn't a free pass to live in the world and enjoy unlimited sin and some twist it to mean that so they can feel better about sinning, but it doesn't say that. If we are obedient and keep God's commandments then we dwell in Him (verse 24). If our heart doesn't condemns us (v21) then we can have confidence of our standing with God, but verse 20 suggests if our hearts condemn us then we shouldn't have confidence in our standing with God. So, God knows our heart and knows if our hearts condemn us and this isn't God saying its totally fine to keep sinning. Not by any means. Satan is working overtime to get people to keep twisting this as long as the end result is you keep sinning and turning your back on God- that's satan's goal and unfortunately it works sometimes. verses 5-9 don't mean it's impossible for Christians to sin, because all sin and fall short, no one is perfect, only Jesus is, but it means God takes away our sin IF... we abide in Him. A Christian is a Christ-follower which is a verb- an action. We must follow his commandments verse 24. So, it underscores how being saved is not a hall pass for unlimited sin and to turn your back on God, unlike the fake news we hear people say these days. It spells it out right here in the Bible.
  • NANA AKOSUA ANSA on Ecclesiasticus 10
    What does it mean that bram should walk before God and be blameless?
  • What is the tenth

    Generation
  • Jen P on 1 John 3
    I take the 20th verse of 1 John Ch. 3 to mean that, even when we feel guilt over past sin, God looks into our heart and sees our desire to repent. Any thoughts from others?
  • Margaret Graham - in Reply on Revelation 13
    Is the vaccine for Covid 19 the mark of the beast?
  • Patrick on Tobit 6
    How can verses 5 thru 8 be considered magic?

    Are they saying medicinal practices are magic?


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