Matthew Chapter 19 Discussion

  • 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.
  • Hearing ears - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    Exodus 3.14 ,15

    God the Father says this is His name for ever I AM THAT IAM .

    No one not even Jesus has this name .

    There is only 1 IAM , and Jesus is his Son .
  • Hearing ears - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    Jesus being the Son of God is of the Good God .

    Did you think he was of the devil ?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 19:17
    So was Jesus not good?
  • Andrew - in Reply on Matthew 19:17

    Ephesians 4:5-7

    5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

    6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

    7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    1 Timothy 2:5

    King James Version

    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

    1 Corinthians 8:6

    But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

    1 Corinthians 1:3 KJV

    Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Roy Mayhew - in Reply on MATTHEW 19:30
    This is not true, CHRIST Himself was well known all around , and his fame went throughout the land.

    many brought sick, and HE healed them.

    If you are not known, who will come to you?

    Don't judge the rich or poor, fame or not, rich or not.

    Often we misunderstand the depth of meanings.

    King is famous , is it not?

    LORD is king of the kings, Is he not?

    If you are poor, or rich, love and charity is important.

    At the sermon on the mountain

    Blessed are the poor, there is kingdom of heaven.

    The word poor is mistranslated. Poor is beggars of spirit.

    what that means is, someone who prays to GOD, which is beggar of spirit.

    Someone who searches for higher power then the earth.

    This is beggar of spirit.

    Someone who goes to temples and churches are beggars of spirit.

    Someone who wants to Know GOD, and LORD, and searches for GOD.

    is beggar of the GOD's spirit.

    It is not dry and cut, it is how we live.

    Love is main foundation in begging for spirit.

    In love we don't judge others. Only GOD is the judge.
  • David on MATTHEW 19:30
    The high and mighty, the rich, the famous, the masters of this world, will be rejected from the kingdom, but those on the out, the poor, the excluded, the homeless and degraded, they are holy, and those who stand with them, who give up their material goods and reject their families and their wealth and their inheritance, they are loved by GOD and will be the first in the kingdom and glory
  • Rod - in Reply on Matthew 19:14
    you are absolutely correct and this is just some more scripture to support your view, and if I may add read our bible (KJV) on a daily basis. Thank You

    Mark 10:15 "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein."

    Luke Chapter 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.

    16 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

    17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
  • Wendy Reynolds on Matthew 19:14
    I think this is how we should come to God as little children, guileless, seeking nothing only wanting to love the savior.
  • Jasper on Matthew 19:9
    @Valerie Although your comment was 7 years ago, I still feel the need to point out that I don't see any message in this phrase saying that you CAN'T forgive your spouse. It's simply just stating the only reason you COULD divorce, is because of cheating. Which is 100% understandable.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 19:23
    I believe you will find your answer by reading the same account in Mark 10:17-25. In Mark, the added remark of "Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God" (v 24).

    So wealth is not the problem, unless of course one is distracted by it or uses what God has given, unwisely. But the point of Jesus' remark was that He detected that this young man's heart was not right. He might have "kept all the commandments" as he said, but in fact Jesus noticed that he broke the very first commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me". This man went away sad, as it wasn't just his wealth that held him back, but his love, trust & dependence that he placed on it, that relegated God into second place. And indeed, it doesn't have to be money that can cause us to put our God & Saviour into second spot. 1 John 5:21.
  • VERNON CRAWFORD on Matthew 19:23
    Explain matthew 19:33

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