Bible Discussion Thread

  • 2 questions

    1- what happened to all the bodies of the the 1000's that died in biblical battles?

    2- if Abraham lived 175 yrs. and Sarah127, why were their bodies considered too old to produce or bear a child?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    Hello Bea.

    1. Generally, cremation was practised by the heathen (i.e. non-Jews), so most of the dead in war would have been retrieved for such disposal. Otherwise, wild animals/birds would have got to them. Israel practised burial, & after the Law & ceremonial observances were given, the body was first washed & then buried.

    2. Even though we read of some great ages of people living in those early times, the reproductive abilities of humans ranged from quite old (as was Noah: 500 yrs old & died at 950 yrs of age), to that of Abraham/Sarah (100 yrs & 90 yrs of age when Isaac was born - & lived till 175 yrs of age). So we can see that not only did lifespans get shorter, but human reproductive abilities also lowered comparatively. And today, we can also see the correlation of lifespan to reproductive age as well.
  • Fred - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    The Old Testament is Clear evidence of a earth rich in gold and silver deposits, Wood and stone. The old testament is full of information about mans relativity to nature, how nature is a picture of Gods judgment toward man! While the holy spirit reveals these things in scripture, it is also a picture of the judgments even today in light of mans unbelief of the natural creation found in Him! The earth ,according to mans estimation is 5 billion years old. The universe 14 billion. Even with this info, even if it true, is impossible for us to wrap our little minds around. What is interesting is the effects of the gravitational pull of the moon , while the earth experiences these things, being moved and pushed within too create once again another layer of land mass! How fascinating are the ways of God! How little we know! Volcanoes, droughts, the influences of weather on the earth. The life spans of man, and the dictates of His will! Once man understands the omniscience of God, than maybe He will start a new way of thinking. Starting with repentance!
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    Brother Fred, you are correct, our little minds can not wrap itself around God.

    Man in his limited way of thinking will never understand God physical creation:

    That which CAN BE SEEN was made out of what CAN NOT BE SEEN.

    ALL of the Spirits physical creation (seen), was MADE OUT OF SPIRIT (not seen).

    Rocks, let's say, that we created ten thousands years ago, can not be carbon dated to that time, BECAUSE they were made of Spirit which has no beginning and no end. Man's finite mind can not comprehend this.

    You have to BE GIVEN Christ's mind.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, who can know His own ways? Abiding in Him, will determine our outcome, the savior of the world!
  • Messenger - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 4
    Bea 2 questions

    1- what happened to all the bodies of the the 1000's that died in biblical battles?

    2- if Abraham lived 175 yrs. and Sarah 127, why were their bodies considered too old to produce or bear a child?

    You are replying to a comment by "Bea"

    Here's some scriptures:

    1) Ecclesiastes 3:19,20

    2) James 4:13, 14; Isaiah 43:13

    (old age causes lost of strength and many other issues. weak body parts etc.

    in Sarah's case, she gave birth to many children with the help

    of God himself Psalm 83:18)

    Hope this answers your question.

    please let me know. - Prov. 3:27

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