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  • Word 76 on Genesis 12
    The Lord God will forgive anyone in the flesh until they die if they ask from their heart and truly are sorry for the sins they have done. Now the sin for murder for gain is very serious and it's something you don't want to do and then there is the set aside ones that will Stand up when the false Messiah, antichrist comes anyway they the elect will make a stand against the false instead of Christ that the people have been deceived by because the world believed that this first Jesus with supernatural powers is God returned and are worshipping Satan in Satans deception but not the elect and when they stand the Holy Spirit speaks through them and if they refuse the Holy Spirit and don't that is the unpardonable sin. When the elect make the stand listen to what they say. Don't be deceived from Satan booted to earth and standing in Jerusalem claiming he is God.
  • Bob on Genesis 12:10
    Sorry Marianna, you are right, he didn't lie, he just conveniently looked at it from a different perspective to achieve an outcome without actually telling a fib. Modern humans have perfected this to an art form....Abraham is one my heros,I would never criticize him, see my comments on chapter 18.
  • Marianna on Genesis 12:3
    Abram did not lie!!

    Genesis 20:12

    And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
  • Phil on Genesis 12
    In the Wiki article about old Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, there is a panel below the bell tower clock which shows a quote, or reference, to Ecclesiastes 4:23, which says: "Son, observe the time and fly from evil". I have looked online at the book of Ecclesiastes and the last verse in chapter 4 appears to be 17. Can someone help me solve this mystery? Thank you
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Phil, I had to do a little research on that. The best I could come up with is that the verse you've given is found in the Sirach chapter 4 in the Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA).

    However, this Book Sirach has also been identified with the Apocryphal Book, Ecclesiasticus, the Wisdom of Sirach. But when I looked for this verse in Ecclesiasticus, there was nothing, so my guess that the verse in question only appears in certain 'publications' (e.g. Douay-Rheims) & those that the RCs subscribe to.
  • Phil - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Hi Chris - Really appreciate your response. If I'd only clicked on the link below the photo in the Wiki article in the first place, it would have led me to the source. It appears the passage in question originates from the 1609 old testament translation of the Latin Vulgate into English by scholars at the Catholic Seminary English College in Douai, France. The Latin Vulgate version was commissioned by Pope Damasus in 382 and a direct translation from the Hebrew Tanakh. Thus, the book of Ecclesiasticus from which the Saint Mary Cathedral quote sprang is much closer to the text in the Hebrew bible. If one compares the King James version of the bible with the Douay-Rheims edition, it can be quite revelatory. Again, thank you for your informative reply.
  • THREE PLAGUES in the BIBLE from ASIA on Genesis 12
    Revelation 16:12

    The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the EAST.

    Revelation 9:16-18

    The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. By these THREE PLAGUES, A THIRD OF MANKIND IS KILLED by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths.

    Matthew 24:14

    And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    Isaiah 49:12

    Behold, these shall come from AFAR, and behold, these from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Syene."

    China gave us Swine FLU. SARS virus, Corona virus. I got a feeling that corona virus isn't done killing yet.

    Google Past Pandemic LIST

    It will have World death totals by country.

    I don't think we need to act like this is just like past FLU episodes. We get a flu shot and feel protected for another year. Corona virus doesn't act like past flu's.

    I didn't know there were any scriptures of China in the Bible. I looked it up as a lark.

    It would be helpful if Bible scholars in here would look up the ancient names of those scriptures mention of places in China. What are their names now?
  • Mike Baity - in Reply on Genesis 12
    What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Those are found in 1 Corinthians 12

    1 Corinthians 13, 1 Corinthians 14. They are given to us by the Holy Spirit. (You can open those links)

    We are to covet the best gifts; but for me I think the Holy Spirit should choose.

    I'm sure you can google how the gifts have operated in some people's lives. We can learn how the gifts operate through Jesus, in our Bible. I personally think that spiritual discernment is most helpful.
  • Mike - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Thanks for your reply...God Bless
  • Bob on Genesis 12
    Hard to say if Abram was being a faithless chicken or being lead by God here. I think he would have been OK if he didn't lie about Sarai as God would have somehow shielded him anyway, but fear is a very human trait even in great men and in the end God took a bad situation and made it a good one as he does for all of us who love him.

    The thing that makes the bible so special, is that it doesn't mask or hide the weaknesses of the heros in it. They are just people like us, frail and vulnerable and making many mistakes as we make our journey toward heaven and rely on our Lord to help us.
  • James E Aaron on Genesis 12:10
    what was the famine in Genesis Chapt. 12:10
  • Carey wyatt on Genesis 12:3
    jesus was a jew he has grafted us in to the covenant of abraham ,Galatians 3-29 ,Matthew 1-1
  • Lisa on Genesis 12
    I like to listen to the narrator read the scriptures out loud, as I read along in my bible. Using both sight and hearing helps me to retain God's holy word better. I did catch a mistake the narrator made in reading Genesis 12:19. His words did not line up with God's words. Humans make mistakes. God does not.
  • Teri on Genesis 12
    Father of the faith, even with the "lie", to obey is better than sacrifice and to whom else has God called them "friend"??? His faith was tested, as is ours today. i wanna be like believing Abraham!
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Really it wasn't a lie. Sarah was his sister. Daughter of his mother but not the daughter of his father.
  • Carl - in Reply on Genesis 12
    It was most certainly a lie, when its purpose was to deceive.
  • Comfused - in Reply on Genesis 12
    How can truth be a lie? I don't know about some of you people. Isn't the purpose to tell the truth?
  • Rain on Genesis 12
    Here in Genesis Abram was trusting and obedient to GOD. Abram Faith was at work. Because faith without work is dead. Abram did as he was directed. This was the first call out of the three in which he was called. After receiving directions from GOD, Abram began on his journey. There was a famine in the land of Egypt. Abram knew that he would be killed if he hadn't to a lie that Sari was is sister.
  • Jetts0n on Genesis 12
    Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
    Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
    Seems to me that they would have took her if they thought she was only his Sister and not his wife.
  • BSP on Genesis 12
    Verse 11~Sarah was a beautiful older woman and so Abraham took precautions to keep him and his family safe while they travelled.
  • A disciple on Genesis 12
    Cheryl; I don't think there's any indication in the Bible, or ever in history, that would lead us to believe that years today are somehow different from years back then. If God wants someone to live for 175 years like Abraham, that's God's business; our part is to follow Jesus. 12:3/curse; execrate; to have or show feelings of hate towards someone or something;to detest,or to express great hatred.
  • Lu2677 on Genesis 12
    Genesis 3:15-19 (is a good example of a curse) He cursed women to have "sorrow"= pain during child birth.He cursed women to (desire) their husband."desire" here means that she will rule over him, yet,the husband will rule over her. This explains why women want to be in control of everything. It lasts forever on earth, unless he removes it. It is important for women to fight the urge to control.
  • Cheryl Gorley on Genesis 12
    Chapter 12 verse 4 is seventy-five years then as seventy-five years is now. also what did God mean when he said he would curse someone
  • Lu2677 on Genesis 12
    Hebrews 10:31, Some one that believes this verse to be true, and has understanding of what "in the hands of the living God" means, certainly would be afraid of him!
  • A disciple on Genesis 12
    continuing; We can add up the years that God had Moses record, to see that Shem was still alive when Abraham lived. Ancient stories from many countries tell of how Shem was the one who killed Nimrod; and forced the remaining devotees to go into hiding, and shroud their cult in perverted mysteries. But the "Pandora's box" was already opened, and the poisoning of men's minds and conscience was done.
  • A disciple on Genesis 12
    To help us relate to Abraham in his times, it is important to know that we have the same calling and election from God concerning the Saviour the Anointed, who is the Son of God come in flesh. In Abraham's world, the rise of Nimrod and his murderous antichrist ideology had infected the most of the world; it was the first beast in Revelation. Shem, who put Nimrod down, outlived Abraham by 35 years.
  • Bruce on Genesis 12
    Mary: it's a fearful thing to fall into The Hands of The Living God. Hebrews 10:31
  • Amb.Ifeoma Mary Ejiogu on Genesis 12
    it is a dangerous thing to fall in the hands of an angry God.God fights for his own .we need not fight our battles or lean on our positions, connections ,strengths or wisdom.Lets all look unto God always He is able to keep us .
  • Rain - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Yes he is. The battle is not ours it belong to GOD. GOD is our refuge.

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