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  • Rob on Luke 3
    Luke chapter 3

    Here we see John the Baptist instructing the people how to repent .

    It's far more than saying we are wrong or sorry , it involves works of repentance.

    You rarely will hear this kind of repentance preached .

    That's what John meant by prepare the way of the Lord . get you life in order .

    Jesus said except you repent you will all like wise perish !

    John was really judgemental on the self righteous people of that time , they lacked the fruit of repentance, etc

    John also said " no man can receive anything except God give it " that puts us at Gods mercy and to obey God and Ask God in faith .

    In the Old Testament God said , I will show my salvation to the one that orders their conversion aright .

    (Way they walk )

    Yes their is more that could be said , but study John the Baptist if you want to learn repentance.
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    Luke 18

    The story of the rich young ruler , he had his life in order and Jesus said he lacked 1 thing , then told him what to do , and the young ruler could not . Very good illustration, that few find the way of God through Jesus . But this young ruler had everything good , his life was as far as keeping the law could get him . But he could not follow Jesus , Read the story .
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    I remember a time in March 21 1988 , when reading the Bible it was just like Jesus speaking to me as I read , I was reading with great earnest , as I needed an answer .

    John 11. 25 26

    I answered yes to verse 26 .

    Instantly my great burden was gone , and life has been quite new since ,I felt clean and new ....
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    Prior to this experience I cleaned up my life seeking to live right by the teaching of the word , I did not know this is repentance in action , just seemed like the right thing to do . But it was not enough . I knew what it meant follow Jesus , total commitment even death if needed to be faithful.

    Death to self the world and evil . The Bible convinced me that I was still without God . As good as I could be I still knew nothing as I should . A very hard lesson to learn . But he changed me , I did not do it .

    Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith . When we look back we see this clearer . At the time I did not see it clearly as now .
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 3
    Your testimony Rob, was heartening to read, showing that in spite of your efforts, it took the blessed work of God's Spirit to make the difference to bring you to the points of acknowledgement , conviction & true cleansing. This old hymn immediately came to mind, which I think you may know:

    1

    I know not why God's wondrous grace

    To me He hath made known,

    Nor why, unworthy as I am

    He claimed me for His own.



    Refrain

    But "I know Whom I have believed

    And am persuaded that He is able

    To keep that which I've committed

    Unto Him against that day."

    2

    I know not how this saving faith

    To me He did impart,

    Nor how believing in His word

    Wrought peace within my heart.

    3

    I know not how the Spirit moves,

    Convincing men of sin,

    Revealing Jesus through the Word,

    Creating faith in Him.

    4

    I know not what of good or ill

    May be reserved for me,

    Of weary ways or golden days,

    Before His face I see.

    5

    I know not when my Lord may come,

    At night or noon-day fair,

    Nor if I'll walk the vale with Him,

    Or "meet Him in the air."

    May the joy of your salvation be your ever-present experience.
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    Thank you Chris , I share with hope of helping others , we all have different experiences.

    I like that old hymn Trust and obey , many classics indeed !
  • Fred Scanlan on Luke 3
    John the baptist....... Full of the holy spirit. Comes from nowhere , preaching the coming of Christ. How is it they hear him but don't believe? How is it they see a man that is come and is telling them the truth but they do not believe? His voice rings out , Oh generation of Vipers. How is it, this still does not provoke them to see and or hear. How can this one come from nowhere dressed like an animal declare these things of God. You will not see ,nor understand. because you are of the house of Satan. You will not give, nor take no more than you need, you will only see what you want to see. Remember what Jesus says,For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. The times of visitation my friends are here !
  • Andy G van den Berg on Luke 3:31
    Luke 3:3

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and is not of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).

    The word 'Repent' in different forms (repent, repentance, repented, repentest, repenteth, repenting, repentings) is mentioned 110 times in the KJV, and means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. The word 'repent' used in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word "metanoeo", and means to change, transform, to think differently or reconsider.

    It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Revelation 12:9) and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), as mankind follows after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Revelation 12:9).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1), and only then will you be able to overcome the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4; Revelation 3:21) and learn what 'True Repentance' means, and how this whole world has been deceived (Revelation 12:9). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

    Luke 15:10. LIKEWISE, I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE IS JOY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS OF GOD OVER ONE SINNER THAT REPENTETH
  • Josie Garibay on Luke 3
    If you would please can someone let me know how many children did Adam and Eve have?
  • Nathaniel - in Reply on Luke 3
    Adam and Eve had 3 sons
  • Mishael - in Reply on Luke 3
    Read the genealogies in Genesis and other books. Only the sons are named; not the daughters.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Luke 3
    The Bible does not tell us how many. We know of at least three, Cain, Abel, and Seth. Genesis 5:4 tells us that there were many other sons and daughters, but we don't know how many. There were probably quite a few, as they lived a lot longer back then and childbearing years lasted way longer than today.
  • Josie Garibay - in Reply on Luke 3
    Thank you both for replying on Luke 3, God Bless You always.
  • ANTHONY WESLEY on Luke 3:37
    if adam was GOD'S son then what was eve ?
  • Adam - in Reply on Luke 3:37
    Hello,

    Adam isn't God's son. Adam was created from dust, and Eve from the rib of Adam.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Luke 3:37
    reply to Adam on Adam being a son of God is proven in

    Luke 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

    after all who was Adam's mother or his Father for that Matter?
  • Adam - in Reply on Luke 3:37
    'Son of God' is a metaphor in this verse as Adam wasn't born, he was created by God, Genesis 2:7. You can say God is metaphorically his father as he has no other father or mother. The actual son of God is Jesus who is also God. John 14:11
  • Bari on Luke 3:31
    Why was Nathan instead of Solomon written as the son of David?
  • David on Luke 3
    Regarding the genealogy. With two records - Luke is obviously copying from another source - and I submit that the Genesis account written about Moses' time, one assumes is also from a much older source. Humans can make copying mistakes. Also note that the language of Jesus' time was Aramaic, not Hebrew. So spellings and pronunciation of names were likely different.
  • Marlo on Luke 3
    Can someone clear up the genealogical reckoning in verse 36 (Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem...) From Genesis 10:22 (22 The sons of Shem were Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 24 And soothly Arphaxad begat Salah, of whom Eber was born.). Here in Luke there is an extra lineage given between Salah and Arphaxad.
  • Stephen B on Luke 3
    Imagine if a God fearing Bible believing preacher got in the pulpit and began with, 'You generation of vipers'!! Today's church goers have itching ears and this what a lot of them need. Get rid of Bingo, yard sales, cake sales, etc. Let a godly man preach repentance and salvation and the Holy Spirit will convict sinners! Let him that hath ears to hear, hear!
  • A disciple on Luke 3
    servant; Jesus and John the Baptist weren't little Orthodox Jews going to schule together; and decided to study Torah and go into politics! Jesus knew He was the Son of God ALL His life. And John was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother's womb, and also knew that he was to be the forerunner and announcer of the Anointed the Saviour.
  • Servant of God on Luke 3
    Don't you think that these two grew up together,went to the same school, shared their knowledge and maybe had dreams of politically freeing Israel from Roman tyranny. John did no miracle but taught a generic doctrine, but Jesus went further and studied the Torah at the feet of the Doctors and God gave him wisdom greater than John's. They probably were both ascetic in their journey as aspirants.
  • A disciple on Luke 3
    "And now also THE AXE IS LAID UNTO THE ROOT of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." All that is not planted by God shall be rooted up. What is your life rooted in? Into what are you growing up? What are the fruits you bear? Will God find you in His image and likeness, in faith hope and love in Christ? Or worthless and bad?
  • Mo tty n Mode MisQ Q Quyocoyote on Luke 3
    Love it
  • Irene123 on Luke 3
    It's not the way of our Lord to use names for people such as - crazy, idiot, stupid, etc'; all that does is harden a heart and cause the accused one to rail back and that also is offensive to God's will for us. Ye shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart ... soul and mind; and ye shall love thy neighbor as thyself; "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do".
  • Kal - in Reply on Luke 3
    No need for so many words. Just call them 'vipers' as our King did.
  • Nimrod on Luke 3
    Pets receive Salvation? You must be crazy!!
    Romans 8:28 Only those souls who God knew before Creation are destined for Salvation!
    A soul must believe to be saved. A soul will not believe unless God births that soul from above [Reborn] to believe. And the only souls that God rebirths to believe are the souls which He knew before Creation.
  • Frank - in Reply on Luke 3
    Of course pets receive salvation. They didn't sin. Have you not read in revelations where the wolf lay down with the lamb in heaven. And other animals also as the lion and even the viper.
  • Adam - in Reply on Luke 3
    Where in the Bible does it say pets go to heaven because they don't sin? Are unadopted pets from the pound going to heaven too? What about farm animals and livestock? Wolves, bears, lions? Mosquitoes, flies, wasps, rattlesnakes? Ecoli bacteria, jellyfish, they haven't sinned either and some may love them very much. House plants too? wedding rings? Classic car from my grandma? Jewelry? Money? Treasures in heaven?


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