Matthew Chapter 16 Discussion

  • Francesco on Matthew 16:26
    Wow this is really important. May we gain our souls O Lord. Ask and it shall be given. I ask that I keep my soul. Even if I have to lose my life.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    Hi Henry.

    Perhaps here?

    Ephesians 6:1-3. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

    Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

    That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
  • DR JEROME JONES on Matthew 16:18
    Is the Topic of Sexual Impotence suffered by husbands dealt with/or discussed in the word of GOD ?
  • Hugh flores on Matthew 16:18
    Who was Aaron daughters.
  • Diana Rose Rezzetti on Matthew 16:18
    Is there scripture about getting a tattoo. Im a teenage girl. I love the Lord Jesus. I strongly believe the KJV Bible is the true word of God.
  • Simon - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    (Leviticus 19:28) Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

    (1 Corinthians 6:20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    Hi Diana, I think it is a good practice for a Christian to keep their lives including their own body unmarked by the world and ready for God's grace in their lives.

    Galatians 6:17 is the Christian way.

  • Boyd Williams on Matthew 16:18
    I need to know some verses about fear
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    Hi Boyd.

    God is Love and is often emphasized but we probably don't emphasize enough on the judgment of God and the fear of the LORD.

    You often hear "God loves you, he wants you with him" but they neglect to tell them God is Holy and hates sin, repent and turn to him or you are going to Hell.

    Proverbs 9:10-11. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

    For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.


    There is occasion where we don't fear

    and that's when we are testifying.

    Here in Timothy the word fear is to not be timid.

    2 Timothy 1:6-8 (KJV) Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

    We are not to have fear when we are in the will of God testifying to the truth God displaying faith in God.

    Hopefully someone can add to this and bless us with more wisdom on this.

    Thanks Boyd.
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    Amen. In Christianity I hear a lot about how God is a friend, like a buddy you can talk to or just hang out with, or like a psychologist who just listens to you all day, or like a genie in a lamp who is there to bless your life, to fix all your problems, and serve you. I personally don't believe it. I think if that were true Jesus would have said so, but instead we have Jesus warning his followers (Christians) over and over to obey His commandments and to fear God. Matthew 10:28

    Fear is the opposite of love as the Bible says and we shall not be in bondage with fear (Romans 8:15), but it definitely says to fear God, which I think includes a very high level of respect to Him. I think a portion of Christians don't respect God or fear Him like the Bible says and instead I actually hear them use God's name in vain, and just say petty things to God, act demanding, and throw a tantrum when they doen't get their way. But God doesn't exist to serve them, but the opposite.

  • Richard in Christ on Matthew 16:18
    You who have observed, and are waiting in these days, until an end shall be made of those who do evil, and an end shall be made of the power of the wrongdoers.

    Do indeed wait until sin shall pass away, for their names shall be erased from the Books of the Holy Ones, and their offspring will be destroyed forever. And their spirits will be killed, and they will cry out and moan in a chaotic desert place, and will burn in fire, for there is no Earth there.

    And there I saw something like a cloud, which could not be discerned, for because of its depth I was not able to look into it. And the flames of a fire I saw, burning brightly, and things like bright mountains revolved and shook from side to side.

    And I asked one of the Holy Angels, who were with me, and I said to him: "What is this bright place? For there is no sky, but only the flames of a burning fire, and the sounds of crying, and weeping, and moaning, and severe pain."

    And he said to me: "This place which you see; here will be thrown the spirits of the sinners, and of the blasphemers, and of those who do evil.
  • Christian on Matthew 16:18
    Peter is not the rock. The Revelation that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God IS the Rock. Jesus did NOT say "That thou art Peter, and upon thee I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it".

    Jesus said "That thou art Peter, and upon THIS ROCK I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". The catholics have sadly missed it for more than 1700 years.

    "Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste."

    "Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

    With all due respect to catholics but the Precious Rock of christians is their Lord Jesus Christ but the rock of the catholics is the rotting carcass of Peter.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    Christian ,thankyou ,well put .
  • Christian - in Reply on Matthew 16:18
    Christian is not my name, it's what I am :)

    But I am glad that the message was a blessing to you.
  • Love the word of God on Matthew 16:18
    Jesus will build his church , out of all the chaos and confusion, the devil has sowed nothing can stop Jesus from delivering up the kingdom to God a perfect and spotless church .

    Not false teachers , falling away or even the anti christ himself. The back of the book also says we win .

    Take heart beloved Jesus is Shepard over his flock , he paid for it with his blood and will keep it with his power at the fathers right hand far above all powers . Awesome !
  • Justin on Matthew 16
    Matthew 16.12

    Beware of the doctrine of hypocrisy, it will corrupt.

    It's not ok to agree to disagree .
  • Me two on Matthew 16:16
    Peter got it right , don't be a denier , Jesus Christ , try John 3 for context! God bless !!
  • Me two - in Reply on Matthew 16:16
    Typo John 3 . 16 for context
  • Samuel Kodo on Matthew 16
    Verse 17,and19,was d authority given to Peter alone
  • Bob on Matthew 16
    God never leaves a searching soul in the dark .

    But beware of false prophets for they are the many .

    Read the Bible and seek the truth there . Seek and you will find . I have never been disappointed in many years .

    The gospels are most direct for instructions , the epistles are good for clarification and expansion . Revelation is the future . OT is an example of Gods dealings with Obedience or disobedience for our learning that we may learn from others made examples by God .
  • April - in Reply on Matthew 16
    Thank you, this is very helpful.
  • Bob on Matthew 16
    I just wanted to share the Lord is being very faithful to his word and answering prayers as needed , even on the spot ! Always count him faithful and depend on his word through the faith he has given you ! Amen

    Trust in The Lord and lean not upon your own understanding. Vain is the help of men , call upon him in the time of trouble and he will always deliver you ! Amen :)
  • George Ackerman on Matthew 16:27
    This is what the Catholic Church has been saying all along, works save. See also, Matthew 27, separation of the sheep from the goats.
  • William legon - in Reply on Matthew 16:27
    George works don't save you Grace through faith how you are saved believe on the Lord Jesus Christ not his mother.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 16:27
    I don't believe that the "works" in Matthew 16:27 is mentioned by Jesus in respect to salvation. He speaks of rewards according to what "every man has done". Also, Romans 2:6. The Matthew verse could speak of the righteous who receive reward for their deeds, or to the unrighteousness, who receive nothing because their deeds were evil, coming from the darkness of their hearts (John 3:19,20).

    And then in the New Testament economy, post Cross, where salvation is granted to the sinner because of God's Grace through our faith in Christ's Work (Ephesians 2:8-10), we're reminded that no "works" can enter into this Divine arrangement as that would negate "grace". And 'works' was primarily the obedience & dependence on the given Law of God, which could only show man's failure before God & inability to justify himself. But 'works' would include those other things that those outside the purview of the Cross, could try to use to establish his favour with God.

    And then we come to the Epistle of James, which the RCs use to justify their belief & position: James 2:14-18. They maintain that both 'faith & works' are necessary for salvation, rather "for further justification". This was the point that Martin Luther, at the Reformation, opposed the RC Church on: he maintained that the believer is fully saved & justified at the moment of salvation & it's not a progressive justification, to which the RC Church stated: that justification cannot be a once only immediate act of God, but that through the Christian's walk (i.e. in a life of producing works worthy of his salvation), the believer is increasingly justified by God. If this were so, then justification comes by faith & works.

    Rather, James tells us that 'works' naturally follow a true salvation, without which it proves a defective salvation. James does not hint at all that there is an on-going work of justification by 'works', rather that justification is a declaration by God of the sinner as being no longer guilty before Him.
  • Brad on Matthew 16
    I just love reading the Bible , the light in a dark world ! Get some
  • William Horn on Matthew 16
    Phillip was sent by the Holy Spirit to the carriage of an Ethiopian Ambassador to explain the book of Isaiah, they journey on and he wishes to be baptized. Where is this passage. Is it in the book of Acts.?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 16
    Type Ethiopian in the top Search Box

    Read center column study references too
  • Carl on Matthew 16
    matthew 27 is the fufillment of malachi1:11

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