Exodus Chapter 20 Discussion

  • Sandy Stinson on Exodus 20
    what exactly does that mean to make a alter of earth onto the lord

    I am visualizing a beautiful place in the woods but I could well be missing the meaning
  • GiGi - in Reply on Exodus 20

    If you google about the type of altar God accepts, you will find that He instructed His people to make altars of unhewn stones. He did not want any "tooled" altars. (man made bricks, carved, engraved, etc.) This is probably a connection to the commandment to not make any graven images. Most likely, altars of pagans were engraved with icons and images of deities and symbols of their pagan religions. Also, perhaps He instructed this way so that the people would know that they could make an altar of stones anywhere and anytime. They would not have to travel to a temple or place of worship. They could worship God anytime, anywhere, in any circumstance.
  • David - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Hi Sandy Most Alters or symple places of worship were just made of stone literally large rocks that no tools were used at certain locations where a Godly event took place. There are also times when these alters were made and either individuals or

    the people gathered together to commit something to God. Basically swearing by the alter. In the Book of 1 Kings

    18:21 is the start of a fantastic record of God by a prophet bringing His people back to Him By a Miracle. There was an

    altar on mount Carmel and Elijah called all the people together and said tell you what lets set up the altar and prepare

    a sacrifice and the prophets of baal or satan can call on their god and if he burns the sacrifice no matches he's god, but if I call on the Lord thy God and if He burn's it up then worship him. So 850 worships of baal prayed all day almost no

    fire, and they were so angry they were cutting themselves and wrecked the altar. Then Elijah instructed the people exactly how to reassemble it and

    fried some heads when He ordered 4 barrels of water poured over the whole sacrifice until it was soaked prayed to the

    God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob for fire to come down and it cane down from heaven and burn't the offering the wood and stone, end result 850 prophets of baal were slaughtered, and the people for a while turned back to Jehovah.

    That's a situation of swearing by a sacrifice. Complete story 1 Kings 18:17-40. Good Stuff
  • Judith on Exodus 20
    I just read from your Bible on line the book of Exodus 20:4-11 The Bible says to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy! Why are you people not being obedient to God! He said if you love me keep my commandments!! God said the Sabbath is "my holy day". He did not say that the Sabbath is for Jews but for mankind! No where in the Bible does God mentioned that He changed the Sabbath to Sunday! God said he that worship me must worship me in Spirit and truth!
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Precious Judith: "The Bible says to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy!" = TRUE! people: "He did not say that the Sabbath is for Jews but for mankind!":

    God: "Speak thou also unto the children of ISRAEL, saying, Verily my SABBATHS ye shall keep: for it is a SIGN between Me and you throughout YOUR generations; that YE may know that I AM The LORD that doth sanctify YOU." Exodus 31:13 God TO Israel:

    Why are you people not being obedient to God? God said he that worship me must worship me in Spirit and truth! = TRUE, for ISRAEL, In PROPHECY!!

    Rightly Divided ( 2 Timothy 2:15) From "Things That DIFFER!":

    There is NO ISRAEL today, Only The Body Of CHRIST, Under GRACE, According to the preaching Of JESUS CHRIST, According to The REVELATION Of The MYSTERY (Romans - Philemon) What Does God Say TO Paul, in liberty and freedom, for the Body Of CHRIST?:

    God: "Who art thou that judgest...One man esteemeth one day above another: ANOTHER ESTEEMETH EVERY DAY ALIKE. Let EVERY man BE FULLY PERSUADED in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto The LORD; and he THAT REGARDED NOT the day, TO THE LORD he doth not regard it...But WHY dost thou JUDGE thy brother?

    ...we shall ALL Stand before THE JUDGMENT SEAT of CHRIST.For It Is Written, As I live, Saith The LORD, every knee shall bow to ME, and every tongue shall confess to God.

    So then EVERY ONE of us shall give account of himSELF TO God...Let us NOT THEREFORE JUDGE ONE ANOTHER ANY MORE:..." Please Carefully/Prayerfully Read/RE-read ALL of Romans 14:4-13

    God: "Let NO man therefore JUDGE you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an HOLYDAY, or of the SABBATH days: Which are A SHADOW of things to come; but the body is of CHRIST!" Colossians 2:16-17

    Thus, we DON'T JUDGE "sabbath" keepers, as we, FULLY PERSUADED with the Mind Of CHRIST, worship/REST In CHRIST, The TRUE {Sabbath} REALITY 24/7. God Is CLEAR!

    Please be richly Encouraged, Exhorted, and Encouraged In CHRIST, And HIS WORD OF TRUTH, Rightly Divided!!
  • Brother dan - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Sister Judith,

    Yes, God wants us "his children" to keep all of his commandments, including the Sabbath which is the 4th commandment.

    Jesus and his disciples kept all of God's commandments while here on this earth.

    God gave us a wonderful gift in the Sabbath Day, enabling us to rest our minds, and bodies, and time to pray and contemplate God, and all that we have. God knows us best.he created us!

    Here Jesus reminds us that the Sabbath Day is for us.

    Mark 2:27

    "And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:"

    I can not understand why anyone would want to disregard this commandment.

    I will strive to keep all of God's 10 commandments.

    God Bless.
  • Talakayala dasu on Exodus 20
    Jesus history
  • Talakayala dasu on Exodus 20
    Bible history and theological version
  • Dianne - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Talakayala Which part are you referring to and why theological version.
  • Verlene Carruth on Exodus 20:12
    I was doing my own study of one of the ten commandments;the one that talks about honer thy father and mother. After further studies I understand that the word honer was referencing to more than just respect and obedience, when it has mostly to do with taking their consultation and making their life easier as they age. By doing so we were promised a long fulfilled life. Basically Take care of your Parents While God takes care of Us All. That is what the Holy spirit gave me
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  • Ronald L Whittemore on Exodus 20
    For any who are looking at theories on how it ends. There is a fantastic picture that has been painted and taught since the early 1800s and is taken from Daniel 9:27 to create the last week (7 years). The entire theory and all that is taught that will happen hinges on taking the last week/7 years from this 70-week prophecy.

    This prophecy was determined on Daniel's people (house of Israel) and the holy city (Jerusalem).

    Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

    If Jesus fulfilled what was determined in this prophecy, does that make this entire theory and all that is taught in this theory untrue?

    How will it change the picture if the 70th week in the book of Daniel has been fulfilled?

    What is our blessed hope?

    We have been told to study, trust our teacher the Holy Spirit and pray.

    These are the six things that were determined, and a few verses that may help your study.

    1. To finish the transgression ( Isaiah 53:5, 8) ( Isaiah 53:11) ( Hebrews 9:15-18)

    2. To make an end of sins ( Matthew 1:21) ( Hebrews 10:8-11) ( John 1:29) ( 1 Corinthians 15:3)

    ( 1 John 3:5) ( Psalm 32) ( Romans 8:3)

    3. To make reconciliation for iniquity ( Colossians 1:20-22) ( Isaiah 53:6) ( Isaiah 53:11) ( Ephesians 2:16) ( Titus 2:14) ( 2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

    4. To bring in everlasting righteousness ( Romans 5:17-21) ( Romans 3:21-26) ( 1Peter 2:24)

    ( 2 Corinthians 5:21) ( Isaiah 61:10-11)

    5. To seal up vision and prophecy ( Daniel 9:23) ( John 6:27) ( Mark 1:14-15) ( Acts 3:18)

    ( John 5:36-40) ( Matthew 11:11-15)

    6. To anoint the most holy ( Hebrews 8:1-12) ( Hebrews 9:6-14)

  • Ron on Exodus 20
    Verse 3 thou shalt have no other gods before me .

    The very first commandment.

    Why did The Lord not say us ?

    Because He is the only one God .
  • Mishael - in Reply on Exodus 20
    The Godhead are United and agree in purpose.

    Romans 1:20
  • Ron - in Reply on Exodus 20
    One God , one Head over all and that's God Clearly seen .
  • Sherman Watts - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Greetings brother Ron. If I was an attorney for the befuddled, I would win every flawed Bible case. The confusion needs to be overlooked because no one wants to admit how error riddled it is. I'm not here to trash it, but tell you that I enjoy studying these editing anomalies. It is pure human error in prose.

    In this case, dissect Genesis 3:22

    22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

    And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us. us = plural

    God Bless
  • Ron - in Reply on Exodus 20
    The first commandment is way more direct and specific. And the highest law .

    You would lose your case on that ground alone .
  • Bob B on Exodus 20:5
    Did Jesus die on a stake or a cross
  • Rod - in Reply on Exodus 20:5
    The KJV bible references the cross a total of 28 times in the NT, I find no reference to stake, and also to fulfill John 3:14 he would have needed to be lifted up on a cross. I hope this helps.

    John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

    Matthew Chapter 27:38-41 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

    And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

    Mark 15:32 "Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him."
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Exodus 20:5
    Hi Bob.

    I've heard good arguments for both,

    Important thing is what his dying meant to us.

    God bless
  • Joyce king on Exodus 20:14
    Who did people believe Jesus Was
  • Jesse - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Joyce king,

    In Matthew Chapter 16, Jesus asked the same question that you are asking. Jesus asked His disciples who do people say I am. The disciples gave several answers to this question. This was the public opinion about who Jesus was. People had different opinions about who He was. And then after the disciples gave the public opinion, Jesus asked them, but who do you say I am. You see, now it's personal.

    Peter gave the most perfect response as to who Jesus is. Peter said "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Please keep in mind that Peter was Jewish. And for a Jew to say that someone was the Son of the living God, that is the same as calling that person God Himself.

    Every one of us will have to give our own personal response to the question of who we believe Jesus is!
  • LACEy on Exodus 20:14
    Often times in ministry lessons i hear about parents who need help with their rebellious children. However, i almost never hear about what to do when the situation is reversed. But that is exactly the case in my life. I am the most responsible person in my family, while my parents are rebellious. One of them has done drugs for as long as i can remember. And the other one is absorbed in adultery. What should i do to help my rebellious parents?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Hi Lacey,

    We are to restore one another, and

    We keep ministering to the lost, we are to be the light to tge world and you let your light shine with your walk, the word and much prayer.

    Here is a few scriptures may help ,

    Isaiah 55:11. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    ""WE trust and believe in the power of God's word ""

    James 5:19-20. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

    Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

    The bible tells us not to condemn, BUT IT DOESN'T SAY NOT TO JUDGE,

    How do you try to help someone if you can't speak against what they're doing wrong?

    Consider Galatians 6:1 When ministering.

    Galatians 6:1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

    Galatians 6:8-9. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

    2 Timothy 4:2. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

    Your walk going forward is important, be sure there is nothing present n your life they can use against you,

    Don't let no one preach to you God is Love and sin don't matter!!

    God's word is important, prayer is important, Be consistent in all 3,

    your blameless walk,

    The word of God

    And prayer.

    God bless you.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Hello Lacey,

    I feel to reply to your statement as one of your parents has a problem like one of my parents. Doing drugs for longer than I have been alive. Still doing them and is not at all young anymore. It is quite sad in how many times I have tried to ask, or even show by me becoming sober, to quit drugs. As I've brought it up so many times, as now it only generates strife and bad energy saying anything, which just recently I did, it is out of my hands. I just have to suffer and pray.

    No matter the wrong our parents may do. Be a loving child. I know it can be hard sometimes. It is better to suffer. Just as we all shall one day have to give an account for what we did in our lives. God honors those who suffer more than those who rebel and become prideful/selfish.

    Sorry I don't have any other information on what to do. As others may be able to help more than me.

    Stay strong in the Lord. God Bless.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Lacey i am so sorry for you ,i dont know how old you are , the first thing you must do is protect yourself ,by that i mean you have to learn to be strong for your own sake ,lean on God and on Jesus and they will show you the way ,you have to find a way to love your parents without judging them ,they are old enough and wise enough to know what they are doing and to know there will be consequences for them, try to be the best daughter you can and maybe they will eventually follow your good example ,find yourself some good Christian friends and stick with them as much as possible ,ive been through something very similar ,God loves you very much Lacey and if you stick with Him He will surely stick with you and support you every day ,try not to let you parents behaviour upset you too much ,you have your own salvation to work out so you are going to need to focus and be strong and try to be happy ,get some good Christian girlfriends ,come and talk to us anytime .
  • Ginasino on Exodus 20:19
    You love me right? lol I love this website and i think the wbesite loves me too
  • Ginasino on Exodus 20:19
    I think this website is pretty good. Most websites only have other types of verses not KJV which i read and KJV is all that i will read till i die lol.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 20:12
    I believe you're referring to Elijah & not Gideon ( 1 Kings 19:18). We're not told who those 7,000 were in Israel, but that was a large enough number of people to convince Elijah that he was not the only one left who honoured God & not bowed to Baal.
  • Walter moore - in Reply on Exodus 20:12
    thank you,Chris! I will check it out! Wally

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