Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Donkor Makini
    My Dear Sweet Friends, rhetorically; what exactly is the "TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL"?

    This is probably the most significant question as regards the kingdom of heaven.
  • 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.
  • Glenn - in Reply
    It's not a tree at all !!!! It's a man , Lucifer himself,.. it is always his wanting to confuse, and deceive, any an all who'll give him chances. We are taught, to not even engage, for even the arch angle Michael, says " the lord rebuke the" most people don't even know that satin knows more scripture than anyone,.. but upon speaking it , he always has a little twist,.. so please remember, do not engage,.. "Rebuke " !!!!!
  • Two Trees in the Garden of Eden - in Reply
    Adam and Eve were created in the image of God with free will to make choices.

    So by essentially placing the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and commanding Man to NOT eat from the tree, God was providing Man with the choices of good and evil. Though this Man had the chance to Love God by Obeying Him or rebel against God by Disobeying Him.

    The Tree of Life represents the propensity of people to be drawn towards the source of their life, i.e. to seek to return to a natural state. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil represents the propensity of people to be drawn towards separateness, knowledge, leverage and gain.

    Initially, man was created in purity and innocence. The forbidden fruit was a part of God's creation that had its own taste and its consequence. And so, as a general instruction, God informed Adam & Eve not to eat that particular fruit.

    If Adam and Eve had eaten from the Tree of Life, they would have lived life eternal in a state of sin. The tree of life represents Jesus. That's why the Garden was immediately guarded by an Angel with a flaming sword to protect the 2 trees and Adam and Eve.

    Note: Adam lost the Dominion that God gave him, to the serpent. Lucifer lost his name and his body, so he took a serpents body. You see this in the story of Jesus allowing the demons go into a herd of swine, which leaped off a cliff, dying.

    Without bodies again on the hunt for something else to possess.

    Scripture shows the Tree of Life in the Book of Revelation; also the Ark of the Covenant. I'm not sure why.
  • Donkor Makini - in Reply
    My Dear Sweet Friends, it is so sad that the knowledge of this tree continues to elude the entire world, you included. Because of this ignorance war rage daily on Earth.

    As a most consequential question anywhere, please all, give it a lot more study, though with another two attempts to answer this question I shall share the truth concerning this tree.

    Even so, I have taught this in many places, including on FaceBook, and now the truth is in the world concerning it.
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply
    Donkor Makini,

    Interesting question, this is my understanding, all the trees in the garden that they could eat from, even the Tree of Life, if they chose to eat, they were not forbidden to eat of it. God planted this tree of, knowledge of good and evil as well, and commanded Adam and Eve not to eat and if they did it meant surely die. This tree could have been any fruit, it was the breaking of God's commandment that made it forbidden.

    What do we have in us that tells us good or evil? It is our conscience; it is the knowledge of good and evil the battleground of the Spirit and the flesh. When Adam and Eve ate of that tree and broke God's commandment the sin nature entered mankind and they received a conscience, or it was awakened to the knowledge to know the difference, they knew they were naked.

    There are many opinions on Adam and Eve but was it by chance they would eat or not eat of this tree? Do we write it off to free will to think God did not know and was not in control? Isaiah 46:9-10. They were not the first to sin, John 8:44 and in scripture, there are two Adams, the first Adam a living soul and the last Adam a quickening spirit. There was the first man earthy, and there is the second man the Lord (Jesus) from heaven. and millions in between and millions since, all part of God's plan. 1 Corinthians 15:45-49

    One purpose Jesus was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 Was the first Adams purpose part of this plan we overlook, and Satan was blind to, like Jesus' crucifixion?

    Just my understanding.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • Gigi - in Reply
    Ronald,

    You are very perceptive. I agree, everything created was for Hod's glory and this tree of the knowledge of good and evil and Lucifer were all factored into God's eternal wisdom in Creation. God, by allowing His created beings free will which could include disobedience and rebellion, God proves Himself just in passing judgment on sin and evil angelic beings and proves Himself merciful and loving and just by planning ahead of time to redeem mankind from sin. And He preordained that all these events would happen in heaven and on earth so that in the end of time, sin, evil, and the devil will be completely judged and vanquished in the lake of fire forever along with unbelievers, and thus leaving the rest of whom He created to live eternally with Him in a state of sinlessness and perfect satisfaction with living for God's glory.
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply
    Hi GiGi,

    Thanks, I did not mean that they or we do not have free will, like sometimes we should have picked door A instead of door B and then say why did I do that. But there is more than the Sunday school lessons about Adam and Eve, a lot more.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • Gigi - in Reply
    Ronald

    I do don't think that you were negating Adam and Eve's free will. I understood that you were speaks my to God's sovereignty and omniscience in accomplishing all that he planned for the salvation of humanity and ultimate defeat of Satan, sin and evil. And I concur with your viewpoint on this.
  • Donkor Makini - in Reply
    My Dear Sweet Friends, OOPS! I mistakenly replied to Gigi's reply to Ronald.
  • Donkor Makini - in Reply
    My Dear Sweet Friends, Ronald there are so many false teachings in your statement that it may well be discouraging.

    John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    Here are some of what I find that deal with falsehood in your statement. It is no condemnation of you, but yours is an example of the need for the Spirit of Truth to work in the world now.

    1. Lucifer NEVER EVER EXISTED. This is a created god created by Nimrod as the replacement for the Living God. Totally made up!

    2. So-called "evil" does not exist at all. Your belief thereof is the eating fron that tree, and now you give it to Me and others to eat of. You are dead.

    3. Devil??? Devil-Satan-AntiChrist. Each these are separate entities. A devil can be ANYBODY. There is no such thing as "the Devil".

    My dear Friend, it only takes one simple falsehood to throw all understanding into confusion. You have so many that it can be discouraging when trying to clear them.

    The very first step is to stop eating of that tree.
  • Adam - in Reply
    Hi Donkor, I noticed you posted a question, but after people took time to help you with Bible-based answers, it seems you aren't very appreciative. Instead it appears you are now accusing them of false teachings. How do you know you aren't the one spreading false teachings? Have carefully studied God's Word and prayed to God to ask Him if what you just said is true? If what you said isn't true do you think God would want you posting falsehoods publicly while criticizing others? God bless.

    Link - look how many times devil and satan appears in the Bible
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply
    Amen Adam,

    God bless,

    RLW
  • Donkor Makini - in Reply
    My Dear Sweet Friends, I have not come to be taught, but to teach!
  • Adam - in Reply
    Jesus said to watch out for false teachers. Matthew 7:15

    The Bible also talks about the importance of humility: 1 Peter 5:5

    Teachers will be judged more strictly: James 3:1
  • Donkor Makini - in Reply
    My Dear Sweet Friends, humility is excellent, to say the least. However, raising the dead is not a thing that deal in humility.

    I do not expect many, if any at all, to understand this. This is My work, and none other. Therefore, I listen ONLY to Him Who sent Me!

    Thanks for your concern, misplaced as it may be.

    And, absolutely, false teachers abound. Watch for them!

    If one does not possess the truth, and are herein trying to share knowledge and understanding, then that one is, indeed, a false teacher. I find, after careful observation many, many false teachings in this site. And, remember your statements are dealing in "what if".

    My dear Friends, I Am not one to guess or wonder whether or not My teachings are true, I KNOW THEY ARE. My words are power for any who chose to accept. I guess about NOTHING when teaching!
  • 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
    Yes.

    That's why I try to answer questions with mostly scripture, I pray the HOLY Spirit will guide each of us through HIS truth & WORD. Please pray for me as I try to obey GOD in this, that HE will guide me & not let me step out of HIS will, HIS WORDs even 1 word.

    I pray we'll all be faithful here @ this site & reverence HIS WORD. Thanks for the reminder, I thought about that the other day, or The HOLY Spirit reminded me after answering questions. I felt heaviness knowing scriptures out of context are not good, sometimes someone wants 1 scripture & there is so much more around & about that scripture usually.
  • Donkor Makini - in Reply
    My Dear Sweet Friends, well, please allow Me to thank you for your observations.

    Adam, I have a work in the world to do. I won't pretend to believe everyone will understand this. I Am not shy nor pretentious in this, and I do My work boldly under the watchful eye of the Creator. I have come boldly to the Throne of the Living God, and, Am not called to tiptoe.

    Again, thank you.

    John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

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