Bible Discussion Thread

  • David on Luke 5
    In reply to Glenn Gerun on Luke 5:11

    With as much Love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that is with in me; I ask that you look into Luke 16: 22- 24. Not all will be with Christ forevermore. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us of God's desire for all, but not all will be with Christ forevermore.

    May the Lord bless you in your search of God's righteousness and His wisdom not our own. 2 Peter 1:20

    Revelation 20:11-15 depicts the great white throne of Christ Jesus. Not all will be with Christ forevermore.

    God gave us these passages, as well as the one's you gave, to help us all to become "Christians or born again believers" in order that we are able to be with Him forevermore.

    God's desire is that we be with Him forevermore as you brought forth in your discussion. But only through Scripture, His way. 1 Corinthians 15: 1- 4; Romans 10: 9, 10; 1 John 5:10-13

    Pray that this discussion helps everyone on this Forum. God bless you. Love in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Luke 5
    Brother David, May CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    The scriptures and meaning behind those scriptures I quoted to you are in DIRECT OPPOSITION to there being a LITERAL HELL.

    So EACH has to be reconciled to each other through scripture.

    Scripture says those in the first resurrection (resurrected with Christ) will not see death but will be instantly in the presence of Christ, in Spirit, with a glorified body.

    Scripture says those in the second resurrection will be raise back in their sinful flesh and cast alive into the lake of fire.

    If the lake of fire is LITERAL FIRE those thrown into it alive will LITERAL DIE within seconds. Therefore there would be no nations to rule and judge in the ages to come. This doesn't reconcile our two different scriptures.

    If the lake of fire represents the judgement IN CHRIST who is a consuming FIRE, then the two scriptures reconcile with each other.

    Isaiah 10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of Host, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory (priest) he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

    Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purge the blood of (new) Jerusalem from the midst (CHRIST IN YOU) thereof by the SPIRIT OF JUDGEMENT and the SPIRIT OF BURNING.

    Isaiah 47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not delivery themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to set before it.

    This is also spiritual fire from the fact you can't warm yourself from it. The ones in the first resurrection also have to go through this fire.

    Mark 4:49 And everyone shall be salted with FIRE.

    Matthew 3:11 ....he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost and FIRE.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Luke 5
    Brother David, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    You referenced:

    2 Peter 1:20 This verse says no one verse in and of itself give the complete answer. Other verses have to bear witness to know TRUTH. No scriptures can contradict each other. ALL have to bear witness of each other in TRUTH.

    Luke 16:22-24

    You said this verse and others shows that even though God DESIRES all men to be save they want be saved.

    THANK GOD, he doesn't leave his DESIRES up to man.

    Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the FULLNESS OF TIMES (more ages than the one we are now in) that he might gather together IN ONE ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, both which are in heaven (first resurrection), and which are on earth (second resurrection), IN HIM.

    Luke 16:22-24 Is a parable referencing the judgements of the two resurrections. Lazarus is in the first resurrection and is IN CHRIST. The rich man is in the GRAVE awaiting the second resurrection. When he is resurrected he will be begging Lazarus to give him the LIVING WATER that was given to him.

  • David - in Reply on Luke 5
    Hi Earl,

    Thanks for joining in on the discussion. The basic truth I was stating is the fact that not everyone in the "universe" is a Christian. There is no Scriptural proof that EVERYONE is saved forevermore.

    Everyone has an opportunity to receive Christ as their Savior. Unfortunately, many will choose not too.

    As you so aptly put from Ephesians 1:10 He will gather all things "in Christ" "in Him." However God always explains what He means. In v. 11-13, "that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first TRUSTED in Christ. In whom ye also TRUSTED, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. In whom also AFTER that ye BELIEVED, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise Eph 4:30 tells us "whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."

    The story referenced in Luke 16: 19- 31 is not a parable. All parables given by our Lord Jesus Christ gave no names of the characters in the story. The story given in Luke 16:19-31 identifies one of the characters by name - Lazarus. This is a true story given by our Lord Jesus Christ. The basic theme here is that there is an actual heaven and hell. The rich man is in hell and not in the grave. They are not the same place.

    It is hell because in v.24 the rich man said, "for I am tormented in this flame." There are no flames in the grave. He was asking for water to quench his thirst and cool him from the flames.

    The rich man can not receive the LIVING WATER because the salvation of Christ must be received in this life time, never in the life here after.

    The rich man knew this fact because of his request to Father Abraham to send someone to his brothers who were still alive. v. 27, 28.

    Lazarus is now in Heaven; he was in Abraham's Bosum, before Christ resurrection.

    Who are the saints to judge if everyone is saved?

    Thanks for the time and discussion in His Name.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Luke 5
    Brother David, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    Man WANT BELIEVE what GOD says UNTIL God causes them to BELIEVE. ALL is of God.

    There is nowhere in scripture that says if a name is there it's not a parable.

    There is more than one scripture that says that Christ spake not to the people BUT IN PARABLES.

    Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitudes in parables; and WITHOUT a parable SPAKE HE NOT unto him.

    Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, unto you it is GIVEN to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, it is not GIVEN.

    You said not everyone will choose to be saved.

    The fact is no one chooses to be saved.

    God SAYS I CHOOSE YOU , you don't choose me.

    If I be lifted up I WILL DRAW ALL MEN to me.

    Man thinks he is a co-partner in his salvation, when in fact every part of man's salvation IS OF GOD.

    Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and Holy place, with him ALSO that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the spirit of the contrite ones.

    Thanks be to Christ for HIS WORKS!
  • David - in Reply on Luke 5
    Thank you Earl for your patience with me. I would really appreciate it, if you will tell me how to be saved according to your look at the Scripture.

    I look forward to our further discussion through this forum.

    Have a good evening. May the Lord bless you and your family.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Luke 5
    Brother David, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    God divides eternity into different AGES. God CAUSES certain things to happen in those AGES.

    In the Previous AGE; the AGE of THE LAW and Prophets. God caused THE ONES HE APPOINTED to leave a written record of the AGE TO FOLLOW.

    It was written that in the AGE TO COME God would APPOINT (call out) a FEW to be PRIEST in his KINGDOM.

    This is what we see now. Most want be called now; BUT there are more AGES to come. Christ and his priest will judge the world and the world will LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    God has a PLAN:


    Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall rule in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgement.

    Psalms 94:15 But judgement shall TURN INTO RIGHTEOUSNESS ....

    Proverbs 16:6 By MERCY and TRUTH iniquity is PURGED ...

    Psalms 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

    Psalms 22:29 And they that be fat upon the earth shall eat and worship (first resurrection): and they that go down to the dust (second resurrection) SHALL BOW BEFORE HIM: and none can keep alive his own soul.

    Psalms 22:30 A seed (priest) shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation (age).

    Psalms 22:31 They (priest) shall come (at the second resurrection), and shall declare his righteousness to a people (at the second resurrection) that SHALL BE BORN (AGAIN) that he hath done this.

    Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth MY WORKS unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

    Revelation 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessel of a potter shall they be broken to shivers, even as I received of my Father.

    Revelation 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

    This is what the parable of Lazarus and the rich man is about.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Luke 5
    Brother david, may christ in us grace us with his wisdom and his understanding.

    you are saved!

    i am using god's words showing brothers and sisters that all of salvation is of god. man plays no part in salvation. we have been deceived.

    at each mans appointed time (by god). god will bring about the circumstances to cause that man to respond to god.

    man does't believe god does this. they believe it is their choice.

    paul was on his way to kill more of god's church. he believed he was doing god's work.

    in one blinding moment god caused saul to become paul.

    ephesians 2:10 for we are his workmanship .....

    ephesians 1:11 .....being predestined according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will.

    philippians 1:29 for unto us it is given in the behalf of christ, not only to believe on him, but to also suffer for him.

    philippians 3:9 and be found in him, not having our own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of christ, the righteousness of god by faith (of christ).

    romans 2:4 ......not knowing that the goodness of god leadeth thee to repentance.

    all is of god. god appoints at time, gives man his faith to causes man to believe and causes man to repent.

    i give my glory to no one.

    i will bring down the high and lofty one.

    you died on the cross with christ. he is the life you now have and live by.

    thank god for the works of christ.
  • Alex - in Reply on Luke 5
    Amen Bro. Earl that scripture comes to mind that says The spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made US free from the law of Sin and Death. Sometimes we get bit but if we behold the lamb of God our bronze Serpent, our snake bite ( Sin ) is not fatal. No condemnation to them in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit . If i do something that I do not consent unto , its not I that does it but sin that dwells in my members ( the Tare ) Satan. We are involved in a warfare but the wheat which is the H.G. is gonna win. With my mind i serve the law of God but with my Flesh the law of sin . That manchild which is the H.G. THE ( WHEAT ) IS GONNA RULE ALL NATIONS GODS, BATTLE AX. The Child of Promise . Any thing not of faith is gonna be destroyed . The wheat was the result of his seed the word sown in mans hearts initiating a birth of CHRIST IN US. Mans fruit unto God via his seed the living word . Thats y he aways refered to himself as the SON OF MAN, HE IS OUR FRUIT UNTO God as Paul said in Romans 7 v 4 ok lemme go. Our 1st born our only son as Zech. said.
  • Peggy - in Reply

    I hear what you are saying, but man can't reason with God when it comes to everything. When you pass, you'll have no say so what God has planned for you. Imagine how you will feel after God removes the evil spirits, the evil thoughts from out of your head that made you to will have transcended into Jesus Christ's new age of enlightenment. This is not your choice, it's God's will.

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