Matthew Chapter 19 Discussion

  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    Hi James. The command to give honor to our parents is to show the respect, love & readiness to be there for them when they find themselves in need. Yet, in some homes sadly, sexual abuse, drunkenness & disorderly behavior can make the child's desire to love or obey the commandment so much more difficult. Fortunately, there are laws for their protection & removal.

    Then, as you quoted Matthew 19:29, and I would also submit Luke 14:26, we read of what seems a departure from giving all due love & respect to parents. However, I don't believe Jesus wants those who wholeheartedly follow Him, in maybe some service that takes them far from home, to stop loving or respecting their parents. It's a matter of priority that the Lord gives: He must always be first in our lives - even before family & self. Those who have the call of the Lord upon their lives, can certainly trust Him to care & provide for his or her family; and the family (parents) should certainly understand the burden upon their 'child' to serve & that the Lord will see to all of their needs.
  • Sammi - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    Not all of our , by that I mean gentiles / none Jews , mothers and fathers are Christians . Or even religious at all . The commandment was given to the Israelites and is part of the covenant of Moses , we are not under that covenant , we are part of the new covenant , Christians . We can still honour our parents , even if they are not Christians , we can still treat them with kindness and affection and respect . We , as Christians , should treat everyone with kindness and respect , but , who is King in our hearts ? If our mom or dad said to any of us : I don't want you in my house if you are a Christian ! Give it up or get out ! What would we do ? What do we think God would want us to do ? Would we do it ? So , it's just about treating everyone with kindness and respect but keeping Jesus enthroned in our hearts and anyone who doesn't want to know us because of our faith ? Stay friendly if possible ? If not , so what ? Prioritise , that's all .
  • James Bell on Matthew 19:17
    I have a serious question. How do we reconcile vs. 29 with the commandment to honor thy mother and father...?

    Jesus restates in Matthew 15:4 the importance of this commandment as well as Paul in Ephesians.
  • Duncan - in Reply on Matthew 19
    Hi Mary,

    1.God created only two genders as its written in the scriptures.

    2.LGBT is man-made due to the lust of their hearts and God has given them over to their own imaginations

    Please read the book of genesis 1:27 and Romans 1

    Repent and pray for God to help you understand his words Amen
  • Duncan - in Reply on Matthew 19
    Hi, Giannis

    God is the creator of all children. according to his will Just wanted to point out this

    Exodus 4:11

    The LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
  • Giannis - in Reply on Matthew 19
    Hello Mary. My opinion...

    Disabled children are also born, is that God's Will or God planned it? No, not at all. Something went wrong during the pregnasy, probably some drugs taken, probably something during baby's formation in the womb, diffected/altered DNA, many reasons may cause bad things. Homosexuality may be something created since birth, but it can be also caused due to psychological reasons during growing up, many people that don't receive love during their time as childs and teenagers have often problems with it. But besides that in our days it has become kind of a fashion, especially among famous people (and not only) and since those are often examples, many follow.

    So it is not somebody to be condemned, especially those who have problems with it, these people need real love but they also need freedom. BUT, and this is the important thing we all have to have in mind, all these things that occur to people, during their lives here on earth are a result of man's apostasy from God, they are a result of the sinful life we are living away from God's commandments and God's protection. We have chosen to live away from God and those (everything bad in our lives) are the inevitable consequences. Sin causes death, both biological and psychological. If people stayed obedient in the beginning and stayed pure as they were created none of those would have happened. So it is our fault, not God's, like any other sin. So what can somebody do now? As for any other passion or sin the only person that can set us free is only God. If one goes to God humble, with faith, and having decided in their heart that they want to get free, God will definately set them free. Also you should know that God is love but He is also truth. That means that everything outside truth (and how things were designed and created by God), are not His likings. He wishes people to become in His image, pure and clean from any sin, whatever that sin is, from the least to the biggest.

  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 19
    Hi Mary, I agree with your last few sentences that we are absolutely to love each other. Love a person, but not love sin; hate sin. Sins are not people, and people are not sins. One common deception is to bundle these together as if people have "no choice" but to choose to sin 24/7 and if you don't accept it then you're "wrong." We shouldn't attempt to judge people's salvation, but the Bible supports discernment on who you let influence or corrupt you, and it doesn't mean for you to put you or your family in danger, for example. Someone would not hire an atheist for a pastor of a Christian church, for example, for fear of not wanting to "judge" them for their beliefs.

    I don't believe God created anyone LGBT but he gives the gift of freewill which means people can choose good or evil. God is clear on what is good or evil and that is not in agreement with the world that has its own different list. Many things God deemed evil, the world calls "good". People use all kinds of clever rationalizations. One of those is that "I can't help it, I'm born this way" rationalization. Currently its being used to rationalize committing sodomy and other acts God said is sin. But the same doesn't even apply to those who consider themselves heterosexuals. Just because someone may choose to find someone average or above in attractiveness doesn't mean they will act on their passion, fantasy, or lust. Most don't. This means its a choice, yet when it comes to a LGBT the claim is that they somehow have no choice in the matter but to act out their desires. I don't think God buys it.

    Ironically, what is claimed as a lack of choice for this sin is then suddenly a choice for committing the sin of murder. So the rationalizations are hypocritical and contradict themselves as the world's invented morals usually do. So, a mother rationalizes that murdering her son or daughter in the womb is ok, because its her choice. And they call that "health care." Satan is the father of lies.
  • Mary on Matthew 19
    Can you explain Matthew 1:12? I've always wondered if it was possible God created LGBT to test his two greatest commandments. 1. Love God 2.. Love each other. They are no if, ands or buts. It God's job to Judge people on the end. His commands to us was love them.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 19

    A eunuch is somebody who is unable to produce children. That is just a general definition without getting into it.

    It says in Matthew 19:12, But there are some eunuchs, first of all, which were so born from their mother's womb. They were born with a physical defect and are not able to produce children.

    And there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: That is, people take them and they castrate them, which is what they did for the guards that had to guard the harems for the various royalty and kings. They were castrated so that they would not have a desire for a woman.

    And there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. That's personal. It's a calling, and it is self-discipline!

    In first Corinthians Chapter 7, Paul answered the question, and this is the area of marriage and divorce, and remarriage for the Gentiles. But Paul says it is best if everybody is just a like I am.

    Paul says that he is single, and it is best if you stay like I am. And if you have the grace to do it, stay single. That is 1 Corinthians 7:8.

    But, he says in 1 Corinthians 7:9 that if you cannot contain yourself, and you are burning with passion, then it is better to get married.

    Those are the three kinds of people. People born with the physical defect, people who have been castrated, or a personal calling that God is giving you the grace to be single, or God hasn't given you the grace to be single, and you are burning with passion. Then he says it is best to get married.
  • Mike Hogan on Matthew 19
    what is a eunuchs spoken in Matthew 12
  • Frances nyarko on Matthew 19
    i have some of your bible and i love them God bless you
  • FOLLOWING JESUS - in Reply on Matthew 19
    There is a link out on the Red Link page where you came into this room.

    Go there and click on the BECOME A BELIEVER link.

    It's going to answer most of your questions. There is also a prayer that all Christians pray when they choose to believe on Jesus.

    We need to remember what Jesus experienced to make all this possible.

    Start reading in your Bible in the Book of John, and the 1-2-3 John (in front of the book of Revelation. Romans is another great book for new Christians. Rvery odyssey in here is available to answer specific questions.

    Blessings Mishael
  • Sharday on Matthew 19
    This is my question How dpes God forgive even the worst sinner. and do they have to be confessed or a baptizing?
    Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:24

    19:24 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, (a proverbial expression,) than for a rich man to go through the strait gate: that is, humanly speaking, it is an absolute impossibility. Rich man! tremble! feel this impossibility; else thou art lost for ever!

    People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:24

    Mt 19:24 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man (i.e., as already explained, one who trusts in riches) to enter into the kingdom of God. In other words, one whose trust is in wealth cannot enter at all.

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  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 19
    Hi Carole, this has been circulated around for years, but I don't believe it's true. I think it was made up by people to not feel as bad about it being hard for rich people to go to heaven. I believe the Bible already said what it means regarding the eye of the needle. It's already symbolic and this extra layer of symbolism that isn't explained in the Bible, but only by hearsay, is highly suspicious. The Bible says it's hard for rich to go to heaven and I believe the Bible over man. I don't believe this is a punishment on anyone who is financially successful, but shows how important and extra difficult it is to not be corrupted by money and the love of money. It also says in v26 that all things are possible with God on your side.
  • Carole Gonzalez on Matthew 19
    Please explain "eye of a needle" in Matthew 19:24. I've been told it's a small opening in a large wall, thru which a camel has to kneel down (with nothing on his back) to get thru it. Is this true?
  • English sacha - in Reply on Matthew 19
    If those are the true facts then yes you may .
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 19
    Matthew 5. (Jesus Speaking)

    31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

    32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

    33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

    Comment: marriage vows are an oath.

    Very often children get emotionally hurt in mix&match marriages. I don't know if children are involved in this situation. My best advice is to speak to your Pastor or a Christian counselor.
  • Obi on Matthew 19
    Can I marry a man that got separated from his woman because of the woman infidelity in the relationship?
  • JESSY Joy JOY VARUGHESE on Matthew 19
    How to know gods will ? Is a question that I have been wondering about
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 19:24
    Just to add to this subject. As I also see the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven to be one and the same. Knowing also the details Jesse stated. As I was reading I just came across Jesus Christ using both terms coinciding. Matthew 19:23-24.

    God Bless.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 19:24

    That is interesting. Do you know why Matthew used the phrase kingdom of heaven, but Mark and Luke use kingdom of God? I was taught that both kingdom of heaven and kingdom of God are the same. But since Matthew wrote his gospel to the Jews, and the Jews would not say the name God (They say, Hashem, which means "The Name)," that is why Matthew says kingdom of heaven, and not kingdom of God. But Mark and Luke say kingdom of God because both their gospels were written to the Gentiles. Very interesting!

    If I may ask, what is the difference between heaven and the kingdom of God?
  • Lyndi on Matthew 19:24
    The Kingdom of God is NOT referring to Heaven. It is referring to God's purpose for our life. Know the difference between Heaven and the Kingdom of God.
  • Wendy - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    "Thou shalt not kill", ( Exodus 20;13). which includes yourself. How can you ask for forgiveness if you're dead? The scriptures say, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind" ( 1 Corinthians 6:9, King James Version).

    So, when he said "nor abusers of themselves with mankind", I would think that means those (humans) who hurt themselves, will not go to heaven.

    However, the Lord says " So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" ( Isaiah 41:10).

    When you read God's words He is always speaking to you.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    In Matthew 16:13, Jesus asks the question, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? He's asking for public opinion because, in Verse 13, the disciples answered and said that some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

    So the disciples gave the public opinion. You see, almost everyone has an opinion about who Jesus is. But Jesus asks another question in Matthew 16:15. He asks "But whom say ye that I am?"

    The first question is public opinion. And then Jesus gets down to the "nitty-gritty." He gets down to the personal question. He says unto them, but who do you say that I am? That's the public opinion. Now, I want to know who you say that I am?

    Notice Peter's confession in Verse 16: Simon Peter answered and said "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

    There are two parts to this confession. And this is very important. The first part says "Thou art the Christ," HO CHRISTOS, the Christ. Christ is the translation of the Greek word that is the same as the Hebrew word for Messiah, MASHIACH, and it means the anointing.

    The Jews believed that when Messiah came, He would be the anointing of God in human form. And that's who He is. Peter says "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."

    Here's something else that is very important. If you ever care to look up that phrase, "Son of the living God," not from a religious standpoint, but just look up the phrase itself from a Hebrew standpoint, you will find out that is the phrase that is used for God.

    So when he said "The Son of the living God," that is a title of God to the Jews. So, what Peter was confessing was you are the Messiah, and you are God. Wow, what a Confession!
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    Amen brother Adam.
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    What is the motive for this campaign to discredit Jesus's divinity? Why do you celebrate when you feel you have delivered your case? Does this actually come from God, or does it actually come from the great deceiver?

    Some of these comments even have a sense of pride- as if demeaning Jesus is an accomplishment to be proud of. Whomever is behind this campaign seems quite closed off to just normal, non-distorted interpreations of the Word.

    Shame on you and everyone who is attacking and trying to discredit the Bible and demean Jesus. I find these posts disturbing and even sickening to think that Christians are giving into a lie so easily without question. But the truth will always expose the lie. Jesus is Lord and Jesus is divine and Jesus is the Son and Jesus is one with the Father and Holy Spirit, Jesus is the I AM, Jesus is God just as the Bible says.

    Isaiah 44:6

    John 20:27-28

    John 10:30

    John 5:18

    John 1:18

    Colossians 2:9-10

    John 10:33

    John 1:1

    John 1:14

    1 Corinthians 8:6

    Revelation 1:17-18

    Acts 7:59-60

    Matthew 28:19

    2 Peter 1:1

    Acts 20:28

    1 John 5:7
  • Andrew - in Reply on Matthew 19:17

    Deuteronomy 18:18

    King James Version

    18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

    Jesus spoke his Father's word.

    The Father spoke through him.

    The Father is the one that doeth the works. Who is the Father? The Holy Spirit ( John 4:24, Leviticus 11:44)

    Blessed be the name of the Lord!
  • Andrew - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    The Father in Him (the Holy Spirit) was good.

    BTW the Father's name is Jesus too- John 5:43
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

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