Matthew Chapter 22 Discussion



 
  • Dgjot - in Reply on Matthew 22
    @ Doug - in Reply on Matthew 22

    You: "The reason I asked if you feel you have faith is because Romans 5:1 says being justified by faith we have peace with God. Your description of your life doesn't come across as peaceful. A complete belief and trust in God sets the mind at one with God to believe the things spoken in his word."

    My life has never been peaceful. It's always something. Every day was/is a struggle. I'm still waiting for my dreams to come true and I'm pushing 70 yrs old.

    I do believe in the things spoken in His Word.

    Matthew 24:4-51 (describes what goes on in the end days, which we are in now.)

    You: " It is hard for me to relate to the statement that you are always questioning God. Where are you coming from to think yourself or any person would be wiser than God. A key element to faith is patience and waiting. If we become impatient we can't see God's work fulfilled in us or others.

    2 Peter 3:8

    "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing,

    that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."



    A pastor once said that the end days started the day God raised Jesus from the dead and He appeared to over 500 and then they watched Him ascend into heaven and then on the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came down to earth.

    Which means we've already been in the "last days" for the past 2000+ years, and it could go on for another 1000.

    I know I'm not wiser than God. I'm dumb as a box of rocks. I get to look outside and see the world swirling down the toilet. People have gone mad. Pardon me if I'm a little nervous, wondering if today will be my last day alive. Then what? Have I messed up so badly I'll be kicked into the Lake of Fire or will I get to enter Heaven???
  • Doug - in Reply on Matthew 22
    The reason I asked if you feel you have faith is because Romans 5:1 says being justified by faith we have peace with God. Your description of your life doesn't come across as peaceful. A complete belief and trust in God sets the mind at one with God to believe the things spoken in his word. Some modern thoughts limit faith to just faith in the shed blood for the forgiveness of sins, without taking to mind 2 Thess. 2:13 "....because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:" It is hard for me to relate to the statement that you are always questioning God. Where are you coming from to think yourself or any person would be wiser than God. A key element to faith is patience and waiting. If we become impatient we can't see God's work fulfilled in us or others. If we were at Jesus trial we would have thought that was an injustice (after all he was perfect), but Jesus told them that this your hour and the power of darkness, but by waiting we can see God's plan better on Easter morning. This was God's hour and the power of light!!! The guards fell down as dead men when the angels descended and rolled the sealed stone away and sat on it!! They thought they had made the tomb "as sure as the could". Please take the time and just absorb Hebrews 11.
  • Dgjot - in Reply on Matthew 22
    @ Doug:

    Do I have faith? That's what I'm wondering too. If I do, it's misplaced. If I don't, where do I find it?
  • Dgjot - in Reply on Matthew 22
    @T. Levis: Some verses were helpful, some weren't. Like Exodus 21. What's that about?

    Those were laws for the O.T. Jews to follow. Looking at the track record of the Jews, they were a nasty, rebellious bunch who, even though God made himself known to them, still rebelled against God and He punished them many times.

    The Jews even rejected Jesus and had him put to death.

    Can we still learn from the O.T.? Yes. There's a lot of wisdom in the O.T., but some rules, (regulations, laws, statues, ordinances)

    Jesus did away with. Jesus died to free us from such laws. No one will ever get to heaven by following O.T. Mosaic laws.
  • Doug - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Do you consider yourself to have faith? That is what the just shall live by.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Dgjot,

    I'm responding to your reply without reading any of the responses, so my thoughts will stay focused. Just incase there's repeating._..

    Being you're still alive, it's not final judgement: Matthew 4:17, Acts 17:30, 2Peter 3:9, in context read whole chapter. Psalms 48:14, Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 13:14, Ezekiel 33:11, Ezekiel 18:32,

    it could be warning from GOD: Psalms 118:18,

    or attack not from GOD,: Ephesians 6:12,

    Psalms 90,

    Jeremiah 18:8,

    Psalms 37,

    You are angry because of injustice it seems: Exodus 21, Exodus 22, Leviticus 20, Numbers 35, Proverbs 8:36, Genesis 18:19, Proverbs 21:3,

    Psalms 73, Jeremiah 27:7-18, Isaiah 58, Isaiah 59, Matthew 25:31-46, James 2,

    Ephesians 6:10-18, Ephesian 4:26, Psalms 82:3, Ecclesiastes 5:8,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Giannis - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Part 2

    Remember when Peter asked Jesus how many times does he have to forgive a brother who sins to him? Jesus told him 70X7 times a day. If God demands this from us, then Him Himself how many times does He forgives us? The answer is infinite times.

    Finally, complaints to God are NOT blasphemy against the Holly Spirit. It is good to understand that we must avoid complaining and questioning God's decisions about us, but still He is willing to forgive us. All of us do complain sometime. My friend do not see God as a procecutor all the time, He is not, He is a helprer. If God put us under a microscope and see all our least faults then who could be saved? Nobody. Thanks God He is not like this. He is there to get us to the end. GOD IS LOVE.

    Blasphemy against the HS is when one attributes works done by the Spirit to satan like Pharisees did, intentionally. Please read carefully Matthew 12:25-36. Nothing else. One that does that never repends. When one repends and worries so much it is a clear sign that he never did that.

    In our lives we all do many mistakes like you did. But God is there to raise us up and start a new begining. So get up.

    God Bless You.
  • Giannis - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Part 1

    OK dear Dgjot, lets take it from the beggining.

    Who is chosen? The answer is the one that believes in Jesus and accepts that His sacrifice has deleted/ing his sins when repenting. You have done that, haven't you back in 1974, and keep repending for the sins you commit? So you are chosen. You must understand that God doesn't choose us for some reason and then saves us. But He chooses us because He knows, even before He created the world, that sometime we are going to believe in Jesus' Word.

    Secondly, all christians must understand that we are sand/dust, we have a vulnerable nature to sin That is why we are given the Blood of Jesus for. All people, not only you, make the same faults. You are not, and I am not, any different from other people. God knows that and does not expect more than we can do. If He did this it wouldn't be fair for us. We have a fight in this life. We have a way to walk. We have a faith to maintain. We will eventually sin sometime, bad or less bad. This doesn't mean that God rejects us. On the contrary He is there to help us to get up and keep going. This goes on for all our lives. God will not take in Heaven perfect people, almost nodody would have been saved in such a case. He will take people that repent and fight. You do that, don't you? Your fear in your post makes this obvious.

    Now about your dreams. If someone feels guilt for what he does BUT can not accept/believe that God forgives him and still carries that guilt all the time, eventually this is what he is going to feel all the time, he even sees dreams about that. Please DO understand that when you repend God FORGIVES you. Period. Don't question it in your mind. You may say that you have done the same fault many times. So what? Does that change the power of the Christ's Bloob. No it doesn't.
  • Suze - in Reply on Matthew 22
    I think that's it's a normal human thing to some times question God , I think most of us have at some time thought to ourselves "why ? " . Maybe you haven't been feeding your relationship with Him as much as you should have been ? Maybe you have forgotten that all the good things in your life have come from Him , everything from your clothes , your home , food , family friends etc . All these things are blessings from God to you . Maybe your eyes haven't been noticing all the beauty of His creation of late ? Maybe you have forgotten all the times in the past where you were aware of His presence in your life , how things just seemed to work out the way you hoped they would ? Spend some time contemplating all those ways in which you know He has helped you through your life , remember to thank Him every day and keep reading your Bible . I think you are just feeling insecure for some reason ? If you think hard you can probably figure out what it is that's shaking you up , He's not going to leave you , ever . He is your God , your peace , your strength , your sanity and your Heavenly Father , your sustainer . That's ever going to change .
  • Dgjot - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Thank You so much.
  • Jealynn - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Read Mark 3:29-30. If an individual does this with the knowledge than that individual is eternally damned forever. I can not see how any person would not know that blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is wrong, since Yahweh has written His law upon the heart of every man.

    Romans 2:14-16, "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel."

    God has revealed Himself to every man, so that every man is without excuse at His appearing. In the Book of Romans 1:18-23, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things."

    Only God and that individual knows how far they have gone, a clear indication is when God takes His Holy Spirit away from that person's heart, and that individual can no longer feel the very presence of God anymore, as a sign that individual is no longer walking with Him. God will never fill a human temple with His Holy Spirit ever again once the unpardonable sin happens.
  • ELB - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Dgjot: YOU ARE SAVED BECAUSE YOU ARE CHOSEN, God says he CHOOSES YOU!

    You came to God because GOD CAUSED you to come to him.

    John 12:32 If I be lifted up, I WILL draw ALL MEN to me.

    You BELIEVE because God CAUSES you to BELIEVE.

    Philippians 1:29 For unto you IT IS GIVEN in the behalf of Christ, not ONLY TO BELIEVE on him, but also to SUFFER for his sake.

    Everything that has happen in you life has been for A PURPOSE, That we come to TRUTH that ALL WORKS are of GOD, we are just the vessel.

    Philippians 2:13 For it is GOD (his life) that worketh in you (the body) both TO WILL and TO DO his good pleasure.

    John 14:6 ....I am the LIFE ......

    Rejoice in the past, it's CAUSING you to be conformed to the IMAGE OF GOD (the Divine Nature).

    Ezekiel 36:27 And I WILL put MY SPIRIT (LIFE) in you and CAUSE you to walk in my statutes, and to keep my judgements and DO THEM.

    Matthew 6:10 Thy will be done .....

    Everything in your past (as well as the future) is God's will, you are just now coming TO KNOWLEDGE, that GOD KNOW whats best for HIS BODY.

    2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are GIVEN TO US exceedingly great and precious PROMISES: that by these you might be PARTAKERS of the DIVINE NATURE ......

    God Bless You!
  • Dgjot on Matthew 22
    How do you know if you've been "chosen"??

    I got "saved" in 1974. Am I really? Have I been deceived/deceiving myself the whole time?

    Yes. God loves us. Jesus loves us. But God will not allow the rebellious or unrepentant person into Heaven.

    I've come to the realization that I am nothing more than a poser. I am a blasphemer. I have repeatedly questioned God, "Why, why, why do you allow evil to run over us?" I have accused God of making mistakes, and being an absentee father.

    When I see how the good things of God/Jesus have been perverted and destroyed, I shake my fist at the sky and say, "DO SOMETHING!" Is that faith or blasphemy?

    A while back I went through a peculiar supernatural event: every day I felt as if I was standing on the edge of the Lake of Fire.

    It really creeped me out. Then, every morning when I'm waking up, I have the most horrible/shameful/terrifying/wicked thoughts. I'm pretty sure the Lord is trying to tell me something but I don't know what. Am I doomed or is this just a warning?

    Jesus said that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven in this world or the next. Is there a difference between willful blasphemy and blasphemy done out of ignorance? Or is blasphemy just blasphemy, period.
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Interesting and detailed study. Very inciteful. Thanks.
  • Philip Christian Parks on Matthew 22
    Friend; Mt. 22:12 = In the New Testament, two root words translate into the term "friend". The first, and most often used, is the Greek noun root (pronounced "FEE-los") which speaks of brotherly love (e.g. CHRIST's love for HIS "friend" Lazarus; Jn. 11:11).

    But here, "friend" translates from the Greek noun root (transliterated "hetairos"; pronounced "het-ah-EE-ros"). This term speaks of two close associates who are bound by mutual obligations such as in business ventures wherein both must equally trust, confide, and depend upon the other. Such is the use of the term "friend" in this parable as well as that used by the householder when responding to the employee's complaint concerning his wages ( Mt. 20:13):

    "But he (the householder) answered one of them, and said, Friend (Greek "hetairos"), I do thee (the employee) no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?"

    The king's use of the word "friend" proves highly ironic for this attendee was unconcerned, and possibly even rebellious toward the dress requirement. By blatantly violating such a visible requirement as refusing to wear a "wedding garment", this attendee revealed his lack of cooperation and resistance to other obligations as well (cp. Ps. 55:12-14 & 20-21).

    Of note, JESUS addressed Judah Iscariot as "friend" when Judas betrayed HIM ( Mt. 26:50):

    "JESUS said unto him (Judas), Friend (Greek "hetairos"), wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on JESUS, and took HIM."

    The verse above ( Mt. 26:50) fulfilled the prophecy recorded in Psalm 41:9:

    "Yea, MINE own familiar* friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of MY bread, hath lifted up his heel against me."

    * Hebrew "shalom" = English "peace".

    While Judas was CHRIST's "friend" only through his feigned and hypocritical discipleship, he perfectly fits in the context of a "familiar friend" ( Ps. 41:9) as John 13:18 & 26-27 describes: "I know whom I have chosen:He that eateth bread with ME hath lifted up his heel against ME."
  • Jonas on Matthew 22
    my girl friend says that hell doesn't exist, are the bible verses which say otherwise, to prove her that hell does exist, and she's doing a grave sin not believing in the holy trinity.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Of course Bron, my answer would be, Jesus is 'The Son of God'. Yet, when we read the passage you gave ( Matthew 22:41-46), the Pharisees, who did not believe that this Jesus before them, was the Christ from God, prompted Jesus to question them on what they did believe, i.e. when Christ comes, He will be of the lineage of King David, as promised. Jeremiah 23:5,6 gives us the clearest allusion to Jesus' heritage through David, as both Messiah & King.

    So the Pharisees gave the correct answer according to their understanding of the Scriptures pertaining to the coming Christ. But Jesus wanted to put a question in their minds concerning not just that belief, but Who it was standing before them. So Jesus referred to Psalm 110:1, where David wrote that "the LORD (Jehovah) said unto my Lord". If David called the Messiah 'Lord', how then is He David's son? For no father ever called his son, Lord of his life. Even though in this passage, Jesus didn't say that 'I am that One', the Pharisees were put in quite a theological predicament as to the claim of Messiah being David's Son. This predicament ought to have them run to search the Scriptures further & again take a good long look at Jesus, Who not only came in David's lineage ( Matthew 1:1), but also came fully endowed with Divine powers & graces, proving that David's Son is also the One from God, fully divine and indeed the Messiah they were expecting. But we know what they treated Him rather than falling at His Feet in shame & repentance.
  • Bron on Matthew 22
    Matthew 22.42

    Who s son is he asked Jesus ?

    What is your answer?

    The Son of God ?
  • Charles Robert Northup - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Yes who else could say it
  • Gigi - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Yes.

    Jesus was quoting Psalm 110
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Matthew 22:45, Hebrews 10, Hebrews 1, Colossians 3:1, Mark 16:19, 1 Peter 3:22, Acts 5:31,

    Luke 22:69, Psalms 110:1, Psalms 110:4, later referenced to clarify Jesus' priesthood Genesis 14:18, Hebrews 7,

    Psalms 110:5-6

    Hopefully these scripture references are helpful.
  • Ezekiel Daniel on Matthew 22
    Was it God that was telling Jesus sit at my right hand until I make your enemy your footstool?
  • My Lord and the Lord - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Hi Michael,

    6,749 Instances of the phrase MY LORD

    Page 1 of 225 - Sort by Book Order

    1 Samuel 25:28

    I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

    1 Samuel 1:26

    And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

    There are over 6,700+ more verses to read. Get a King James Study Bible. Come back here anytime.

    Mishael :D
  • Michael Barnes on Matthew 22
    I'm interested in learning the Bible that says the Lord
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Christian = Christ like

    Follower of Jesus

    Preaching the Gospel = "Good News" of Christ the Messiah coming to earth as prophecy predicted thousands of years prior through Psalms 22, Isaiah 53, etc.

    Hopefully that is helpful
  • Townn on Matthew 22
    Why do evangelicals called them selves Christians
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 22
    Out on the Red Link Page,

    Select the link: Become A Christian

    It tells us about salvation and what it means.

    It helps understand what we have to do.

    How to be born again.

    Salvation does not depend upon whether we feel saved or not. It is anchored into who Jesus is and what he did for us.

    Every Walmart has King James Bibles :D
  • Larry Taylor on Matthew 22
    Once saved always saved?
  • Charles hodge on Matthew 22:30
    The Bible says flesh and blood will not enter into heaven with flesh and bone will because Jesus had flesh and bone with his new body his glorified body if a man and woman are of the same flesh then want that be of the same flesh in heaven why wouldn't God let us stay with our spouse that doesn't make sense because that's the joys of living for God he meant before Satan took over for us to live on this Earth as man and wife until Satan got in and messed it up and I think my opinion my opinion only we will go back and be man and wife in heaven there won't be no marrying or giving in marriage because I've been with my wife for 50 years and death did not separate us because I believe we're going to be eternally remember we are known as we are known we will have a mother and dad in heaven a brother and sister if you have a mother and dad then that means that they are man and wife you can't be a man and wife or a father and mother and God's will unless you are married and I don't mean the old marriage were the people used to get together and make a deal to have better financial unions we marry for love like our soulmates that's my opinion and remember Jesus said all with all things are possible with God
  • Joe - in Reply on Matthew 22
    The question about predestination: I believe God knows all - therefore he already knows, and draws his children to himself. As the scripture says 'many are called, but few are chosen' - again God already knows those who are chosen, hence predestination.


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