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Luke 18 KJV Bible discussions
 
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on 2 Peter 1
    Dgjot,

    I have read your posts and if I may point out a few things you may look at about Peter. I agree by using Matthew 16:18 making Peter what the Catholic Church is built on is misplaced because Jesus is the corner stone which the foundation is laid and if we look in Revelation 21:14 there twelve.

    You may think of Peter being cowardly for denying Jesus but remember he was the one who cut off the ear of that guy when they came to arrest Jesus, and Peter was the only one who followed them to where they took Jesus. Did Peter repent, it is not written the words he said but it does tell us he went out, and wept bitterly, Matthew 26:75. Also Jesus made him say he loved Him three times, John 21:15-17.

    There is one thing to keep in mind, even though Jesus told them several times, Jesus being arrested, crucified, buried, and resurrected was hidden from them. Luke 18:32-34. Then Jesus told them when He met and ate with them and opened their eyes where they would understand, Luke 24:44-47. In Matthew 16:22 Peter thinking Jesus was going to set up the kingdom there was no way he was going to be killed and the purpose of His death was hidden from them and Satan.

    All during the time they were with Jesus they thought He was going to set up the kingdom then. They even asked Him before He ascended, Acts 1:6 and I am sure Peter and the others were confused thinking Jesus was going to set up the kingdom but here He is arrested and possibly going to be killed.

    The reason you see a difference in Paul, Peter and the other 11 were told to only go to the lost sheep of Israel, Jerusalem first, to the Jews first, this is why the early battles about the Gentiles not having to be circumcised and obey the law. Acts 15, Peter had his dream in Acts 11. It was a learning curve for them that it took some time, but it is part of fulfilling prophecy.

    If you considered this already, please disregard just thought it would help.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 110
    Hello Dr. Lee. I've been following this thread with interest, as I have in my earlier comments in past months, referred to the abrogation of the Law by the coming of Christ & by His Sacrifice; that 'the letter of the Law kills but the Spirit gives life'. Therefore, any appeal to the Decalogue, however unchanged its moral & spiritual requirements might be ( Romans 7:12), would only show that we're subjecting ourselves to a Law, given to Israel, for the purposes of pointing them to their failure to fully keep it & their resulting deserved punishment. I even think of Luke 18:18-25, where the rich ruler followed the letter of the Law perfectly, yet was found lacking because he broke the very first commandment (wealth was also his god).

    Yet I noticed in this thread, your clear separation of the Old Covenant (specifically, the Mosaic) & the Old Testament. I must confess that I too gave little consideration to this, believing that the Old Testament was important for its historical & many worthy Truths that we can learn from & be encouraged in the knowledge of God. But I understand from your comments, that the Old Testament (the Torah, the Prophets, & the Writings) have been "destroyed & not replaced". Could you enlarge on this aspect, as I'm wondering if all has been destroyed, what about the prophetical aspects that are yet to be fulfilled (some at Christ's coming, others still in the future)? I ask this, because I would hesitate in making such a bold statement to someone given the many worthy Truths still embedded in the OT, & though much of it fulfilled in the New, should we now totally disregard the Old? I use both the OT & NT with confidence for its Truth & applicability (when rightly divided). I would balk if someone taught me to disregard the OT altogether. Maybe that's not what you mean - just seeking clarification, thank you.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} GRACE Through faith - in Reply
    Precious friend asked:

    Can someone get salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ in any of the four ways:

    1. Praying prayer of salvation? Yes, Biblical Luke 18:13-14, if one "believes The Gospel Of GRACE (CHRIST Died for sin, was buried, And Rose Again, According To The Scriptures)" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, By God's GRACE Through faith Ephesians 2:8-9, (belief) "with the heart" Romans 10:9

    IF "NO belief," then, No, praying a prayer is useless.

    2. Taking Holy Communion? No, 'tradition' for salvation is UNbelief. The LORD's Supper is simply a "Commemoration" for believers Only, to 'figuratively' "show The LORD's Death Til HE Comes!" 1 Corinthians 11:26

    3. Receiving the word of God when preached? No, receiving The Word, but NOT believing It, is not salvation, But, receiving God's Word Of Truth With Glad BELIEF would be Eternal Life!

    4. Getting Healed? No. Not salvation, see above.

    Precious friend, Thanks for asking Important Bible questions.

    Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, and Edified!

    2 Timothy 2:15 Romans 16:25 Ephesians 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship {Romans - Philemon}, For ALL "to SEE," today,?

    God's 'Simple' Will: Link
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Our own spirits testify it's wrong unless there is real danger of harm towards the child/children.

    Cases of injustice : Ecclesiastes: 5:8,

    In the case of violence : Psalms 140:1,

    Ephesians: 6:1, (how can a child obey a parent in the LORD if alienated?) Colossians 3:20,

    This scripture might also be fitting for the situation. GOD knows all.

    Romans 1:28-31

    Encouragement :

    Luke 18:27-30

    Hopefully these are helpful.
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Please read these:

    John 10:1-4, John 10:7, John 10:9, John 10:11, John 10:14-17, John 10:25-30, John 10:32, John 10:34-38,

    1 Corinthians 8:2-6

    1 John 5:1-21,

    John 17:1-11 * , John 17:12-21 *, John 17:21, John 17:22, John 17:23, John 17:24-26,

    1 John 4:1-8, John 16:23,24,25,26,27,28

    1 Timothy 2:3,5,6,

    Romans 15:5-7,13,16,17

    Ephesians 4:32,

    Luke 18:19, Mark 10:18,

    Matthew 16:15, Matthew 16:16-17

    James 1:5

    Hopefully these fully answer your question about Jesus, GOD & The HOLY Spirit.
  • T. Levis - in Reply
    Interesting insight very encouraging for moments we are going forward in that perspective.

    I've thought of it many times as even though knowing the outcome Paul through Jesus' example was able to face adversity regardless of the outcome. Luke 9:22, Luke 9:44, Luke 18:31-33, Matthew 16:21-27, Matthew 17:22-23, Mark 8:31-38,

    John 21:15-19,

    Old Testament 2 Kings 2:1,2,3,5,9,11,12,
  • Randy
    Luke 18-38 How is that they call Jesus son of David at church today that was the worship song it was a little troubling
  • THE SINNERS PRAYER
    LUKE 6

    35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

    36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

    37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: FORGIVE, and ye shall be forgiven

    LUKE 18: 9-14

    And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

    Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [a sinner]

    The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

    I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

    And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER.

    I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

    [Do we ever consider how blessed we are that THE ELECTION PASSED TO THE GENTILES??

    Have we ever considered the Jews who lived and died throughout the Holocaust? "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem" is not a plea. It's a strong request by The Lord.

    I read a prophesy by Arthur E Bloomfield, who said that the United States would do something so heinous that the Entire World would Turn Against Us. (Back in the 70's). We're here. It's happening. Our soldiers have been betrayed. The world views us as WEAK; from the White House, all the way down.

    WHO WILL RISE UP TO DEFEND OUR FLAG, OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR BILL OF RIGHTS ??!!

    VOTE & MAKE SURE IT GETS COUNTED THIS NEXT TIME.

    They didn't teach that in High School did they?

    He never sleeps, who watches over Israel.
  • OSEAS - in Reply
    DIANNE

    It is also written,And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;and then shall the END come.Yes,he that shall endure unto the END,the same shall be saved.Mat.24:13-14

    Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh,shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8. In fact, the earth is infested of apostasy,and unbelieving,and the abominable,and murderers,and whoremongers,and sorcerers,and idolaters,and all liars,they shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.THE WORD IS GOD.

    The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son SHALL NOT SEE LIFE; but the WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH ON HIM. John 3v.35-36-The Word is GOD.

    Now, even now, in this moment, is fulfilling LITERALLY the Word of GOD: Luke 17:v.26-29:- 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28Likewise

    also as it was in the days of Lot;they did eat, they drank,they bought,they sold,they planted,they builded;29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven,and destroyed them all.

    30 Even thus shall it be in this Day when the Son of man is revealed.

    Luke 13:23-27

    24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate:for many,I say unto you,will seek to enter in,and shall not be able.

    25 When once the master of the house is risen up,and HAS SHUT TO THE DOOR,and ye begin to stand without,and to knock at the door, saying, Lord,Lord,open unto us;and he shall answer and say unto you,I know you not whence ye are:26...We have eaten and drunk in thy presence,and thou hast taught in our streets.27But he shall say,I tell you I know you not whence ye are;depart from me all ye workers of iniquity.
  • OSEAS - in Reply
    CARLTON BANKS

    The Word is GOD.

    The two witnesses are not the 144K, neither Elijah, nor Moses, nor Enoch, as have been invented by the spirit of man.

    He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches.

    Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:v.8

    For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Mark 9:v.49
  • OSEAS
    LUKE 18:v.8 - Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

    1 Timothy 4- 1-2

    Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

    2 Thessalonians 2:v.1-4 - Around two thousand years ago, Paul Apostle wrote:

    1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

    2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    JESUS warned: Matthew 24:v.3-8&15&21

    3 ... the disciples came unto JESUS privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and (1) WHAT SHALL BE THE SIGN OF THY COMING? (2) and of THE END OF THE WORLD? ---> the current Devil's world.

    4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

    5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

    6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but THE END IS NOT YET.

    7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and PESTILENCES, and earthquakes, in divers places.

    8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation...stand in the holy place-Jerusalem-(whoso readeth, let him understand: )

    21 For then shall be great tribulation...22 except these days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved...
  • Lauren - in Reply
    Thank you Roy, glory to God... I really love that original comment by Kenneth. I'm not sure but he may be very close to the Kingdom of heaven. His comment reminded me of the "poor sinner" in Luke 18:13, "And the publican standing afar off would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner" and Jesus' amazing view of him, "I tell you, this man will go down to his house justified...." The longer I walk in Him, the more I glory in my own nothingness. It is an amazing grace, to know the depth of our own sin, that the glory of Christ may rest upon us. Only we must not fall for the temptation to look at ourselves and hate ourselves. That sad state can last years! But our eyes fully on Christ, the Holy Spirit reveals how the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin, and by faith Today we receive it. Sometimes when I go hiking, and up onto this high hill in the mountains I go, and I say these scriptures out loud to the wind, and shout them, and the truth of it sinks in. God Bless you!
  • Brother Dan - in Reply
    Brothers and Sisters,

    If just believing in Jesus Christ will get you to heaven please reconcile these bible scriptures:

    Luke 18:19-25

    19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. 22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. 24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    Why did Jesus tell the man to take further action if he wanted to reach the kingdom of God? We must not only believe in Jesus Christ. but we must live our lives accordingly. Not easy to do.but no free ticket. We must also take action - according to Jesus.

    More scripture below confirming that attaining heaven will not be an easy task:

    Matthew 7:13

    "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:"

    Many people will take the path to destruction.

    Today, there are way to many pastors and multitudes of people believing that they can just believe in Jesus Christ and continue to live their worldly lives

    Something to think about.

    God Bless
  • D W L - in Reply
    2 Corinthians 5:17

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. 18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

    James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

    Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and DO NOT the things which I say?
  • How Can We Help Others Be Saved
    The first consideration is the realization that one of God's greatest desires is the salvation of all mankind. God's desire is clearly stated.

    The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 says, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

    This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth ( 1 Timothy 2:3-4).

    It is God's desire that all should be saved. He loves you so much that He gave His one and only son as a ransom to pay for our sins.

    Why pray

    We should, we must, pray for the Salvation of others. What we are doing is asking God to move in their lives. Jesus said that He came to "seek and to save the lost" ( Luke 19:10). Jesus does the seeking and the Holy Spirit opens their heart. If you want to see someone's heart healed and their eternal future secured, you must be praying. Pray helps open the door to Jesus. Jesus taught that we "ought always to pray and not lose heart" ( Luke 18:1).

    Why are so many still unsaved

    If it is God's desire that all should be saved, then why are so many people still unsaved? 2 Corinthians 4:4 tells us the god of this world [the devil] has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Do not give up praying for others. While God will not force a person to accept and love Him, He can and does work hard to bring them to Himself by giving the person ideas, thoughts, dreams, visions, laborers to talk with them, and designing circumstances in their life to bring them face to face with the love of God.

    In prayer, keep breaking Satan's power in their life, binding Satan, and claiming their salvation. Continuous prayer is powerful and faith does not give up. 1 Corinthians 13

    I will add to this tomorrow. Mishael
  • D W L - in Reply on Revelation 2
    Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, (I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy), and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

    Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

    Luke 18:2-5 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
  • Carl - in Reply on Ecclesiasticus 8
    Hi Robert,

    God will help you!

    'Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you...' James 4:8 You have done this already by acknowledging that sin has seperated you from God. He will honor that and help you.

    'And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.' Luke 18:27 Don't despair if your marriage is a big mess, because God IS greater.

    God bless,

    Carl
  • Ralph penniston on Luke 1
    explain Luke 18-1-8
  • Jacqueline Domzalski on John 6
    In some passages, the Bible says that Jesus is God ( John 10:30, John 1:1 & 14, Isiah 9:6, John 14:9), but other passages don't say that Jesus and God's are the same ( Luke 9:44, Luke 9:58, Matt. 16:13-17, Luke 18:19).

    Are Jesus and God the same, or is Jesus God's Son?

    How can I explain this to someone?
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 19
    1 Corinthians 15:4

    Acts 10:40

    Luke 24:7

    Luke 18:33

    Matthew 20:19

    Matthew 17:23

    Luke 24:46

    Luke 24:21

    This is only a few of the instances. Is someone doubting that Jesus was risen on the third day or something? The Bible says it all over the place, so if someone is trying to claim otherwise, they have a whole mountain of scripture against them.
  • Rod - in Reply on Ephesians 2
    When you say we are told not to change the bible, I'm happy that we agree on something, when you talk of the many different bible versions, I'm also aware that there is, but chose to only read the KJV, I'm sure they're meant to be more relevant to today's english but as in 2 Corinthians 11:12-15 Satan can transform himself into an angel of light and deceive many, just by changing a few words. Fornication is most certainly a terrible sin throughout society today and also in biblical times, and is mentioned 35 times in the KJV but when you look at Romans 1:20-32 and Galations 5:14-26 it is only one of many sins of the flesh. "Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents," to name just a few. John 8:3-11 Jesus forgive a woman caught in adultery, John 4:6-43 the Samaritan woman at the well living in fornication was one of the first women evangelist. Luke 18:10-14 "The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican." he was not justified, Luke 23:43 the first person Jesus took to paradise was a thief on the cross. Sin in whatever form is evil in God's eyes, but I'm sure your well aware of that. Just as God judged the people in Sodom and Gomorrah and in Noah's day, I try (sometimes I fail) to let God judge the transgressors of today, and focus on the narrow road to the cross for my Salvation. Because as in Luke 17:32 "Remember Lot's wife." we don't want to turn into that pillar of salt.

    Some of my favorite scripture to help me keep things in perspective is the Beatitudes and sermon on the mount, and also Luke 10:27-37 the story of the good Samaritan.

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

    Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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  • Chris - in Reply on Hebrews 10
    You're right on track, dear brother. Keep studying the Word - more & more Light from God will be revealed to you. Keep 'nagging' the Lord for your loved ones (as many of us do for ours), & 'pray them into the Kingdom'; remember the Lord's parable of the widow who 'nagged' the unjust judge to get justice ( Luke 18:1-8). Even though in different circumstances, the parable was given "that men ought always to pray & not to faint", or 'keep on praying for what you know is right & in God's Will (that none should perish), & don't give up'. Every blessing Lou, in the Lord.
  • Rod - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    When you read why Jesus says "Why callest thou me good?", this is a question on Jesus part, in response to a certain ruler's question in regards on how to inherit eternal life, He did not say "don't call me good". two totally different meanings.

    Luke 18:16-22 Context 16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. 18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. 22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
  • Marilyn Taplin - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    Luke 18: 19, " Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good , save one, this is, God"

    Yes, this is the correct scripture and doesn't it say only God is good. Didn't Jesus say don't call me good?
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    Marilyn Taplin,"

    "only God in heaven is good", You have misquoted the Lord Jesus as translated in the KJV, because you added "in heaven", which is not in any of the three gospels Matthew 19:17, Mark 10:18 or Luke 18:19, See for yourself.
  • Richard Jensen on Revelation 6
    Thank you so much for making this KJV of the Bible and its WORD so available to us. It allows Holy Spirit understanding by the quickness that one can relate Scripture verse with all other relevant Scripture verses. I would love to have you help me spread the Word of God through a unique memorization program which fulfills verses in Psalm 1:2 His delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law doth he meditate day and night; and Psalm 119:11 Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

    In these end time days, there are too few Christians memorizing Scripture. No wonder Christ ponders the question, Luke 18:8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" I will be 95 on July 21, 2021 so I have a lot to accomplish before I go to be with Him!
  • Mishael. - in Reply on 1 John 4:1
    There is another "will" at work in the world. He has NO plans for salvation or healing. His Old Testament name, Lucifer; but is called Satan now. He is a created angel. Not human. He has a free will also.

    He is the One the scriptures describe:

    John 10:10

    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

    Luke 18:20

    Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

    In the Book of Job you will clearly see that Satan seeks to hurt people; even kill them or cause them to be killed. He's the one who causes bad things to hurt good people or children.

    God is not doing it. Satan has free will just as we do.

    If we follow God: Receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; He will protect us.

    There is no other way to escape Satan's deceptions and false illusions. No offense, just suppose bu iif tv, satellite and internet are your God that you look to for entertainment and comfort; You are in danger. Come away and follow Jesus.
  • Mishael. - in Reply on 1 John 4:1
    There is another "will" at work in the world. He has NO plans for salvation or healing. His Old Testament name, Lucifer; but is called Satan now. He is a created angel. Not human. He has a free will also.

    He is the One the scriptures describe:

    John 10:10

    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

    Luke 18:20

    Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

    In the Book of Job you will clearly see that Satan seeks to hurt people; even kill them or cause them to be killed. He's the one who causes bad things to hurt good people or children.

    God is not doing it. Satan has free will just as we do.

    If we follow God: Receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; He will protect us.

    There is no other way to escape Satan's deceptions and false illusions. No offense, just suppose bu iif tv, satellite and internet are your God that you look to for entertainment and comfort; You are in danger. Come away and follow Jesus.
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    The matter of finances, particularly financial responsibility, has been one of the many issues that has been the wedge causing much grief, even driven families apart. Trading with goods & later, the introduction of money, has always been a part of our human experience & necessity & is never condemned by Jesus - only in the aspect of where our affections & time are given to ( Luke 18:18-25). I believe that all couples need to discuss this matter, as they would concerning children, property, etc., early on in their marriage, so the groundwork may be laid for an agreed & acceptable manner of dealing with finances.

    Some couples believe that separate bank accounts are necessary, what one earns & spends being the responsibility of each one; & this might work especially when agreement cannot be reached otherwise. For my wife & I, all monies that are brought in, are treated as common earnings/savings in joint accounts. We realize that if we save or spend unwisely, then we will suffer together in that decision. However, if one of us is unable to handle money correctly (& there are many lacking wisdom in this area), then the other should have the control. But a lot of this can be sorted out, by first discussing this matter & making clear agreements early on.

    And so in the matter of dealing with 'obligatory' & 'optional' expenses, monies need to be set aside for those purposes, so that utility expenses, repayment of loans, food purchases, children's education, the Lord's Work, etc. are not neglected thereby causing greater hardship. As my wife advises others, "not every one has the wherewithal to put steak on the plate each day or afford a Gucci or Louis Vuitton hand bag" - prudence dictates that we spend according to our means. Saving for the future or for the children, is wise, & not a demonstration of a lack of faith in God ( Proverbs 6:6-8). If a spouse can't be trusted to even spend $20, then that problem needs airing & a strict discipline to spending applied for all.
  • Ralph on Luke 18
    Luke 18 42 Does this teach salvation or healing of blindness only? Differences between KJV & NKJV.


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