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  • Donald matthews on Matthew 3
    what does it mean when he said Than he suffered him verse 15 Matthew 3
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 3
    "And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now...".

    This is just another way of saying, "Permit or allow this (special) baptism to proceed". I suppose it might also include the thought that John the Baptist was strongly opposing such a baptism, as hardly Jesus needed to be baptized. But Jesus quietly pleaded that John should perform it, for the fulfilling of all righteousness (i.e. to acknowledge His Coming, His Witness, & the receiving the Holy Spirit for the inauguration of His Ministry).
  • Jennifer Palmer on Matthew 3
    I need to get back to Jesus, I am lost, and broken.
  • Jeffrey Barrett Perfected in Christ on Matthew 3
    John the Baptist was not very impressed with Billy and Franklin Graham, nor T. D. Jakes nor the Pope when they came to be baptized confessing their sins. John called the public ministers of his day who held great sway over the church and people in all religious matters and the understandings of serving the Living God. John the Baptists who had the Spirit of God with Him of whom God said John was the greatest of all prophets because God spoke the clearest through him. And John was announcing the new strange thing Jesus and God were doing bringing Jesus exact nature and God's indwelling presence in intimacy to reconcile all mankind to God once again and bringing the hope of glory and eternal life.

    God spoke of those He and Jesus were Perfecting in their flesh YOU are greater a prophet than John the Baptist who had not the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of God's indwelling presence with love, Knowledge, wisdom and Power after the evidence of Speaking in the Heavenly language of prophetic tongues which is God speaking in prayer to and through you for understanding and guidance.

    John says Oh Generation of Vipers about these religious fakers in that day and in this as well because they preach No One Is Perfect while on the earth in his flesh. But here was the Son of God as our high priest in the flesh manifesting the indwelling presence of the Living God in sinless Perfection and God's Righteousness in His flesh as our example which God and Jesus said is our image when God cleans us and lifts us from our repented sins. Oh you generation of Vipers who has revealed to you the wrath that is to come. In Job God calls these False Religious men whom come before God in prayer whom he despises SATAN, and reveals their wickedness toward anyone who dares approach God without their approval and through their fake understandings and dead doctrines but not intimacy with God in His grand scheme to lift you suddenly into Christ so you can have a face to.
  • Dahg on Matthew 3:17
    I have a question, Who was Antipas in the Church of Pergamos?
  • Bob on Matthew 3:17
    This is my beloved Son in whom I'm well pleased .

    God the Father said about Jesus .

    Keep it in context to understand the bible .
  • Michael Knerr on Matthew 3
    Isaiah 7:14 names the new child born Immanuel with an "I", but when I search, it is spelled with an "E" Emmanuel. Why is this?
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 3
    In Isaiah 7:14, the word is spelled out using the Hebrew/Chaldean/Aramaic spelling, Immanuel. Whereas in Matthew 1:23, Emmanuel is taken from the Greek spelling, Emmanouel. Both mean exactly the same: God with us.
  • Kenneth Garrett on Matthew 3
    good i am ok with it I was looking for old publication.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    And you and I or anyone else will reach perfection except Jesus. Jesus was and is the only one that did not sin in anyway.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Repenting from your sins and accepting Jesus as your savour is the first step step. Living for Him from now on is your duty to Him. It don't mean we will not mess up now and then. When you do, confess that sin and try, try again.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Repentance is essentially about changing our way of thinking and agreeing with God in regard to our sin and our need of Jesus Christ. It is the LORD's work to perfect us as we persist in walking daily with him:

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 24-25)

    Salvation is a free gift from God through Jesus Christ whose perfect righteousness is credited to us when we trust him as our Savior. Salvation was purchased by Jesus' blood shed on the cross, and made certain by his resurrection from the dead.

    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. (Romans 5:18)

    But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:8-13)

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (2 Timothy 1:9)
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Baptism doth now save us. I like to believe that in baptism our body is literally buried in death with Jesus Christ. Likewise, when we rise out of the water that we are raised a new creature ,raised in the life of Christ. putting on Christ. The sacrament also being the literal body and blood of Jesus. That we remember what he has done, and pray his body and blood will sanctify and cleanse us from all unrighteous. Doing this as often as we need to. Especially, in times of temptation and when men will fall away from the faith.
  • Ss - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Mark 5:34

    "And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."

    Luke 17:19

    "And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

    James 1:8

    "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."

    Hebrews 10:38

    King James Version

    38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
  • Billy Stevens on Matthew 3
    How old was the oldest man in the Bible was
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 3

    "Man of the dart, the son of Enoch, and grandfather of Noah. He was the oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age" "of nine hundred and sixty-nine years, in the year of the Flood" (Genesis 5:21-27; 1 Chronicles 1:3).
  • Gideon - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Nine hundred and ninty nine years
  • Rob on Matthew 3
    Mathew chapter 3 v17

    So here we a 1 recorded witness of God and there are others they all say the same , This is His Son .

    Where does God say by witness anything other than this is His Son ?

    Attempt all you want you will never find it unless you can not hear the truth , I do understand some will never truth because they don't have ears to hear . Like the Pharisees they are still among us .
  • James Robinson on Matthew 3
    Matthew 3 is a conscious altering dialogue, which speaks to the total of the Gospel.

    The Chapter begins with the appearance of John, in the wilderness and introduces Jesus, in need of Baptism. The doctrine of John preached was that of repentance. It could be said that repentance calls for a reversal and correction of social and spiritual behaviors. Though preaching John was able to reach the hearer of the Word, in the wilderness of Judea. John concludes, "Repent ye, the Kingdom of God is at hand. John states to Jesus, " I have need to be baptized unto thee and comest thou to me?." Jesus responded, " suffer it be so now for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
  • Robert on Matthew 3
    Does anyone know of any church that uses the 66 books of the Bible to teach from? Many claim to, but...

    Also I prefer the KJV(1611) Bible as most other translations use different words or interpretations. I believe the Word of God should only be changed by God. I have faith the Holy Spirit will reveal, teach and/or guide.

    I am also a Protestant. I have many Catholic friends and family that I pray for, but personally cannot align their beliefs with scripture.

    I am not picking on anyone, or judging anyone, fot that is not my place. That is Jesus's domain. He claims to have many flocks and His offer is open to all who accept His grace, hear His voice, and follow His testimony.

    My fear is not only are we loving in the Latter Days, but that we are living in the days when "they will search for the Word and shall not find it."

    Am I alone?

    I do not believe the Old Testament was "Nailed to the Cross". As previously mentioned, I believe in the Bible. The OT is full of prophecies that have not occurred.

    I am seeking edification and seem to be outside of most church denomination "circles" now-a-days.

    I love the Lord and spend countless hours studying and researching His word. But with the amount of knowledge doubling every 4 years, it is very hard to discern truth from fable.

    I pray that I have not offended anyone, and if so, humbly ask for your forgiveness.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Blessings and Prayers.
  • Lord of the Harvest Fun - in Reply on Matthew 3
    My best study times are done with the Holy Spirit. He always has time for us. I read out loud and ask questions. When He reveals the answer, it's like I hear His voice in my chest or next to my right ear.

    I have to turn off the media. I hear him better sitting in the floor. Sometimes He sings a song that I know and it gives me tears of joy, really. I try to sing back and sound not so much like a frog. I'm glad there will be big choirs so I can croak with power. :)

    If we work on our relationship with Him, he will help us with our other relationships. I went through a couple of years forgiving others, forgiving myself often. He had to help me untangle the webs we weave in self deception.

    If we will read His Word slowly and read all the center of each page reference columns (that match the tiny alphabet letters); you will be amazed at how so it opens up the total picture of what you are studying. I call it "seek and you will find", studying. I take a ton of notes; and date anything the Holy Spirit speaks.

    Next week I'll be in the Prayer Request room, 'cause people get sad during holidays. Maybe this year we can forsake Halloween and celebrate the LORD of the Harvest?? Well I haven't done Halloween for 36 years. It doesn't compute in my heart.

    Wonder how fast Chick Tracts can send a bunch of tracts on "what Halloween is?" (The little comic like Bible Tracts all the children love to get :). All my neighbors are ancient like me lol. I can ring their doorbell and give them a comic book tract. Sounds fun.
  • Lionjudah - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

    2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

    3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

    5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

    6This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
  • Lionjudah - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Hey Robert,

    I totally understand you. I'm a 110 percent-er and don't look back.

    Do you want to email me and I can set up a Zoom meeting, Christ willing? I can edify your spirit..
  • Alex on Matthew 3:9
    Comments by Alex about y Jesus was water baptised,it goes back to the O.T. Moses had said if a house has a leprosy or a scall it wd have to be washed with with the blood of a dove. The priest wd have to take 2 turtle doves and wash them by running water but 1 wd have to be a sacrificial dove and be killed and his blood sprinkled on the living bird which is the Church,Christ was our sacrificial dove thats y the dove descended on Jesus.Turtle doves are lovers just like Christ and the CHURCH are lovers.Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it ( the sacrificial dove ) . In Song of Solomon the 2 lovers are Christ and the Church but they refer to each other as having Doves EYES,Christ and his disciples answer to the 2 turtle doves that had to be washed by running water th Jordan was running water,John th bap. answers to the Hi Priest that was of the tribe of Levi, he did the baptism th washing. Song of solomon says while the king sits at his table my spicknard sends for as sweet smell, We are all in the house of Simon the leper we all are unclean but jESUS answers to the sacrificial dove that wd have to be killed and his blood sprinkled on the living bird th Church. Thats y JESUS was water baptised he answers to the sacrificial dove, thats y that dove descended on JESUS, AS TH SACRIFICIAL DOVE HE HAD TO BE WASHED BY RUNNING WATER, THE JORDAN WAS RUNNING WATER.All the disciples answer to the CHURCH THE LIVING BIRD THAT WAS SET FREE,Whom the son sets free is free indeed. But Jesus knew that they had all been water baptised But he tells them if i WASH thee not you will have no part with me which speaks volumes of a greater baptism coming with his blood the CROSS,you are made clean by the WORD i have spoken unto you. He tells his own disciples that had been water baptised, If I wash thee not you will have NO part with me. Which is H.G. BAPTISM, Even in the time of Moses without the shedding of blood there can be no remission Sin. Th Cross
  • Donna B. on Matthew 3
    I believe that water baptism is very essential. It is a public show that accounts for us walking in newness of life. Jesus was baptized and The Holy Ghost descended upon Him, followed by the voice from Heaven that said "This is My beloved Son..." That shows that the example was set by our Heavenly Father who was sinless. We all should strive to follow that perfect example.
  • Pastor Joel Osteen - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Amen brother!
  • Andy G van den Berg - in Reply on Matthew 3

    Regarding your views on Water Baptism it cannot save a person. Please read Hebrews 6:1,2. It was one of the rites of of the Jewish Religion (Numbers 19:7, Hebrews 9:10). Like circumcision, it was strictly an act of faith, and as Peter explains it is an a pledge of good conscience towards God.

    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).

    Repentance 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).

    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 13:23).


    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Andy G van den Berg - in Reply on Matthew 3

    When you visit our website we invite you to review the 'Letter of Introduction' posted on the 'Introduction' page of the website. It highlights some of our work. Please note that our website was visited last year by people from over 160 countries. There are a total of 193 countries throughout the world plus the Vatican and Palestine that are listed as observer states.

    We did contact you Ministry on different occasions, along with several reporters at the Houston Chronicle to warn them of God's judgment of all the false churches and Ministries (Mega Churches).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Andy G van den Berg - in Reply on Matthew 3

    We invite you to Google the article 'False Apostles and False Christs'. It is an article listed on our website and should come up as the first Listing on Google and welcome your questions.

    It should be noted that in over 36 years of service we have never collected/received, solicited or requested donations. The gift of 'Life' was freely given and freely do we give to all those that believe (2 Kings 5:16; Matthew 6:26; 10:8).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • J. O. - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Andy you sure do like to promote Your website here in this forum along with blunt criticism to any who post within. Everything everyone says is wrong so why are you here? (Rhetoric) Why not put more focus on Your site and allow This forum to be what IT is. Maybe craigslist is a better marketing option. Your "36 year" spiel is over redundant. You are selling a book(skeptical in nature) and we understand what traffic to a website does.. For someone claiming so many website hits you sure are fishing awfully hard.

    Just allow this forum to be what it is and post your deception criticism within your site until your heart is content. All of your posts are clearly for self promotion. "We" "our" "us" over and over comment after comment.

    Those of us within this forum believe in using it with it's intended purpose. Okay

    You disagree, we understand. The only person who knows God's will is andy van den berg.

    Craigslist might be the place.

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