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Bible Studies: Added souls to the church., e mail address, book of acts
e mail address, book of acts, ministry website: Hi Helen, It is in Act 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. The Book of Acts is most likely pointed towards Luke as being the author and the first part of Acts...

Bible Studies: Age difference between John the apostle and Jesus?, tidal flood, john the apostle
tidal flood, john the apostle, full time work: HI Nita, you asked-- THE AGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOHN THE APOSTLE AND COUSIN OF JESUS, AND JESUS? John evidently had a house of his own.—Joh 19:26, 27. . After being introduced to Jesus as the Christ in the fall of 29 C.E., John undoubtedly followed Jesus...

Bible Studies: Ai, israelite conquest, book of joshua
israelite conquest, book of joshua, land of canaan: The debate over Ai has been going on for some time and continues today. The name of the site is ha- Ai in Hebrew, which means the ruin, i.e., essentially the meaning of tel. Because of this, some have identified it as al-Tel (Arabic the ruin ), near...

Bible Studies: Alien Life, truth of god, american indians
truth of god, american indians, bible answers: No, the Bible doesn t comment on that possibility. But, an arguement from silence is not a solid one. God MAY HAVE created other intelligent beings on other planets. Who knows, they may have continued to honor and obey God unlike we human beings. They...

Bible Studies: Ancient times, hendrickson publishers, story of the good samaritan
hendrickson publishers, story of the good samaritan, publishers inc: I am unaware of any law which would have prevented him helping the man. I think that in the parable what Jesus was trying to show was the same thing that we see in society today - people do not want to get involved. Perhaps the priest may have seen it as below...

Bible Studies: Angel's name, angel of death, 2 corinthians
angel of death, 2 corinthians, angel of light: Hi Kyle, In my research I found that the Angel of Death is Satan. Since death is from not accepting Jesus as our savior. When we do not accept Jesus as savior we die and do not get eternal life in Heaven. If you look at 2 Corinthians 11:14 for Satan...

Bible Studies: Angels., spirit of prophecy, archangel michael
spirit of prophecy, archangel michael, guardian angels: Hello, Yes, interest in angels has been swelling lately. it s much more fun to focus on angels than to focus on God and actually change your life- ha I find them interesting myself. There is lots of information in the Bible regarding angels, and first...

Bible Studies: Angels, God, and Time, god and time, bad sector
god and time, bad sector, pretzels: Interesting questions. I think that it is good when people start considering questions related to the Bible. There is much in the Bible that is interesting but so many people think of it as a large boring book. Nothing is further from the truth. The problem...

Bible Studies: Angels, God, and Time, god and time, bad sector
god and time, bad sector, pretzels: Infinity is mind boggling but then the question would be - if God had a beginning, then who created God? It s like with space. It goes on forever, without beginning and without end. Was God lonely for all those eons of time? God is complete in Himself...

Bible Studies: Angels and Seraphs and Seraphims, holy holy holy, king uzziah
holy holy holy, king uzziah, prophet isaiah: Hi Lillie, There isn t too much information about the seraphim in the Bible. The main reference we have is from the Prophet Isaiah who is describing one of his heavenly visions: Isaiah 6 1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting...

Bible Studies: Angels, book of isaiah, babylonian gods
book of isaiah, babylonian gods, israel c: Morning back at you. Do angels have free will? Yes, they most certainly do, and this is easily proven by the fact that they fell , or decided to go their own way. Listen to the words of Satan ( a former very powerful angel)-- From Isaiah 14:12-14 ...

Bible Studies: Animals, spirit groan, day of judgement
spirit groan, day of judgement, glorious freedom: There is nothing conclusive in the Bible about the state of animals. On the one hand it seems that there is no resurrection mentioned for animals and the book or Revelation does not mention animals after the End has come, yet it is the whole creation ...

Bible Studies: Animals in Bible, jury summons, colossians 1
jury summons, colossians 1, weekend today: I am sorry. I did not check my e-mail recently(over the weekend). Today I was given a Jury summons, to be a potential juror, which took all day. I will try to answer your question within the next day or two, but I am not on my own computer, right now....

Bible Studies: Animals, grass trees, image and likeness
grass trees, image and likeness, psalm 37: “FEMALE AND MALE ANIMALS, DID THE FEMALE COME FROM THE MALES RIB OR WERE THEY CREATED SIMULTANEOUSLY” the would be created individually-- It is good to remember that the Bible emphasizes the distinction between humans and animals.- 1. Humans, not...

Bible Studies: Answer to Question, john silver, apocrypha
john silver, apocrypha, dear mr: Are you talking about things like the Apocrypha? Or are you addressing some other books? If you wish, you could just email me at rlee1185@hotmail.com, and we could reassume a discussion there Also, I would like to know, have you been born again...

Bible Studies: The Anti-Christ, secrets of the koran, islam is a religion of peace
secrets of the koran, islam is a religion of peace, book of revelations: Hello Pamela Sue; Recently I read Secrets of the Koran by Don Richardson (by the way I think every person living in western civilization should read this book). After reading this book, I wondered, Could Anti-Christ be Islamic? An Islamic could easily...

Bible Studies: Apocrypha, apocrypha books, protestant reformers
apocrypha books, protestant reformers, jewish bible: There are a few problems with your question. First, the Bible does not hold the same place of authority in the Catholic Church that it does in most Protestant churches. In the Catholic Church the primary authority is the magisterium (bishops, archbishops,...

Bible Studies: Apologetics (HS Senior Class Project), belief in god, mythical creatures
belief in god, mythical creatures, personal answer: Greetings Carlos, Let s deal with both questions. 1). Is the belief in God a reasonable statement? First off, belief is something one does when one cannot physically prove their position. So, in that respect, belief in God is reasonable. The believer...

Bible Studies: Apologetics (HS Senior Class Project), divine mercy prayer, justin martyr
divine mercy prayer, justin martyr, belief in god: Ask your questions at the Regina Academy. Their spiritual director is great so maybe someone in their academic dept can assist: http://www.reginacoeli.org/juniorprogram/administration/contact.html Your questions are simple to those with the grace of...

Bible Studies: Apologetics, greek word apologia, biblical gospel
greek word apologia, biblical gospel, theological position: Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia which means the defense of a position against an attack (see this Wikipedia entry for more detail - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologetics ) Apologetics generall. is understood to mean those who present...

Bible Studies: Apostles, names of the twelve apostles, simon the zealot
names of the twelve apostles, simon the zealot, sea of galilee: Richard, I ve got some great news for you. The name Andrew does not often appear in the Bible. You can look at the passages listed below and answer your own question. Most of the time, Andrew is simply mentioned; however in John 6:8, his words are recorded....

Bible Studies: The Apostles, dwelling place, apostleship
dwelling place, apostleship, lord jesus: Elected Matthias to replace him. Acts 1:20-26 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms: Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it ; and, Let another take his office. 21 Therefore, of these men who have accompanied...

Bible Studies: Apostolistic and Acts, oneness doctrine, name of jesus
oneness doctrine, name of jesus, acts 2: As you indicated, the basic reason for this question typically comes from churches which are Oneness Pentecostal, which are ones that deny what the Bible says about the trinity. That, in my opinion, is the first problem. By denying the true nature of God as...

Bible Studies: Archangel, archangel cassiel, who is my guardian angel
archangel cassiel, who is my guardian angel, fact angels: Hi David, Thank you for your question. My goal is to stick close to the Word of God, therefore I cannot give you an answer except it come from God s Word alone. As far as I know the scriptures only refer to four angels. Michael, Gabriel, Satan,...

Bible Studies: Archeology and The Bibile, differences in the bible, bibile
differences in the bible, bibile, archeology: Hi, Cugo: I believe that archeology tries to confirm the Bible s historical facts. In other words, the Bible speaks of certain places that have existed and certain events that have occurred; archeology tries to confirm that the places/events did exist...

Bible Studies: Archeology and The Bible, differences in the bible, meand
differences in the bible, meand, archeology: Hi. The archeology give lights to the Bible, but dosent meand the archeologys prove the truth about the Bible, cause if is like that we are in denied of the archeology and we taken away the value of the ciency of archeology. the investigation archeologyst...

Bible Studies: The Ark and the animals, woolly mammoths, giant greenhouse
woolly mammoths, giant greenhouse, tropical jungles: Hello. It is generally believed that God told Noah about the coming worldwide flood, 120 years before it occured. This is based on the following verse in its context: Genesis 6:3 ¶ And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for...

Bible Studies: Ark of The Covenant, ark of the covenant, grace and truth
ark of the covenant, grace and truth, impartation: Dear Gary, The Mosaic ark of the covenant is from the time of Moses. This covenant between God and man does not exist today. It is superceded by the Covenant of Jesus who brought redemption and not atonement from sin. Of course it is in Judaic Christian...

Bible Studies: Asherah, fertility goddess, asherah pole
fertility goddess, asherah pole, assyrian kings: The name Asherah actually means grove, which explains why it was often translated this way in the King James version of the Bible. But sometimes, the term clearly cannot refer to the Canaanite fertility goddess (whose domaine was trees) nor to an actual...

Bible Studies: Atheists, existence of god, fellow christian
existence of god, fellow christian, ontological argument: Hello Junior; You know I don t normally take this long to answer questions. I apologize for the long wait. I have been grappling issues around my father s sudden decline in health. We had to place him in hospice on Friday. The Jews did not build the...

Bible Studies: AUTHORISED VERSION, authorised version, conference attendees
authorised version, conference attendees, tranlsation: In the summer of 1603, King James I was on his way to London to receive the English crown. During this time, he was presented with a petition of grievances by those clergy with Puritan convictions. The King held a conference for hearing and for determining...

Bible Studies: Authority/leaway given to deciples, jesus and the holy spirit, poor spelling
jesus and the holy spirit, poor spelling, assention: Joe, don t worry about spelling. Thanks for writing. I would not use the word leaway. Rather, I would say that Jesus sent the Holy Ghost [Holy Spirit] to enligten and guide the disciples in spreading the message that Jesus had already given to them. Mt...

Bible Studies: Authorship of Books/in Bible, john noah, books of the bible
john noah, books of the bible, bright blessings: The books of the Bible and the authors: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy - Moses Joshua – Joshua Judges, Ruth – Samuel I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings, I Chronicles, II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job – Unknown Psalms...

Bible Studies: access to god, baptism of the holy spirit, abba father
baptism of the holy spirit, abba father, mosaic law: Hi pete, One thing for sure, the Jews in the Old Testament did not have the baptism of the Holy Spirit,ie. they are not sealed with the Holy Spirit unlike the Christians in the New Testament. They do not have the Holy Spirit continually to help them in praying,...

Bible Studies: access to god, death jesus, relationship with god
death jesus, relationship with god, praying to god: Hi, Course they prey, but only trought another person. If you know the story of Israel, tfhey used to go to Moses in order to talk to God, cause they were aferaid of God...but once Jesuschrist die in the cross, the bible said the in Mattews chapter 27:51......

Bible Studies: accurate christian faiths, doctrines of the bible, christian faiths
doctrines of the bible, christian faiths, mouth confession: Hello. That is a great question. I would say that the Baptist churches would be the most accurate. If you are already knowledgeable of the doctrines of The Bible, then you can visit websites, or the actual Churches themselves, and see what their Doctrinal...

Bible Studies: adam, mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life
mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord: Hello. I have heard questions that were similar to this one. At the beginning of Genesis, we see that God created man in his own image. He also creates woman. This is kind of like a summary. Later, in chapter 2, we get to read of the creation of woman...

Bible Studies: adult children, galatians 6, age of accountability
galatians 6, age of accountability, earth god: Hello Donna, I appreciate your question...thank you so much for asking it. There are 3 scriptures that come to mind as I read your question: 1. Titus 2:4 That they (older women) may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands,...

Bible Studies: adultery, leadership in the church, man jesus
leadership in the church, man jesus, woman one: Adultery is a violation of one s marriage vows to remain devoted to the man or woman one married. Among the various prohibitions against it, Paul tells Timothy and Titus that one of the character traits that qualifies one for a position of leadership in the...

Bible Studies: adulthood, testament states, two promises
testament states, two promises, busy bodies: You ve asked several good questions. Does the Old Testament say children must obey their parents until married? The Bible instructs children to obey their parents and provides two promises which accompany this command. The promises are 1) that things will...

Bible Studies: age, successful businessman, sexual intercourse
successful businessman, sexual intercourse, hebrew word: Hi Cheryl, The Bible nowhere tells us their ages. Matthew 1:23 sheds some light: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Virgin here is...

Bible Studies: agree or disagree on the following....., beloved disciple, cross jesus
beloved disciple, cross jesus, mother of jesus: To understand a teaching in the bible, one needs to refer to all the texts that relate to the subject. While the passages that you quote do not show any special respect for the mother of Jesus, other passages do: Lk 1:27-55 has the angel calling Mary favored...

Bible Studies: agree or disagree on the following....., spirit of fear, 2 timothy 1
spirit of fear, 2 timothy 1, lord thy god: I do disagree or agree with anyone that searches the Scriptures. I only present facts. In the instance of the verse Mark 3:21 Christ had called the apostles to separate themselves from the crowd and to come to Him. He gave them power to heal sickness and...

Bible Studies: over-analyzing, being a christian, sure things
being a christian, sure things, compulsion: But why do you feel this way? Is there a reason that you can put into words? Is it a feeling you have? Exactly what are you thinking? What are you feeling? Is it something that involves some sort of logic in your mind? If so, what is your logic, your reasoning?...

Bible Studies: Are ancient heresies still heretical?, christian sect, false notions
christian sect, false notions, bible truth: Dean, This is a very important topic, and I m glad you brought it up. Just because someone believes something is true does not make it true. At one time, scientists believed the earth was flat. While they were entitled to their opinion, their firm belief...

Bible Studies: angels on earth, sodom and gomorrah, angels on earth
sodom and gomorrah, angels on earth, psalm 104: Hello DJ, Thank you for your question. Angels are a totally seperate creation from humananity. We are not angels in bodies, angels are ministering spirits and are not descendents from the line of Adam. Psalm 104:4 Who makes His angels spirits,...

Bible Studies: anger, word anger, galatians 5
word anger, galatians 5, king james version of the bible: Ruth, Galatians 5:16-26 would be a good passage to consider. Here, we re told that anger is characteristic of our sinful nature. On the other hand, peace and self-control are listed as fruits of the Spirit--qualities that are realized when we allow the...

Bible Studies: angles, exhaustive concordance, angel angels
exhaustive concordance, angel angels, word angel: You do have the best book that was ever written about angels in Rev. Graham s book. However, there is more to be learned if you feel like doing the leg work. You start by buying ( used in large bookstores or on line)or borrowing an Exhaustive Concordance....

Bible Studies: apologetics, scriptural proofs, resurrection of jesus
scriptural proofs, resurrection of jesus, death and resurrection: Thom, I m sure if I understand your questions, so my answer may be off the mark. If so, let me know and I ll try to answer it again. Personally, I think it is clear from 1 Cor. 15 that the death, burial and resurrection is not only considered fact bythe...

Bible Studies: the arabic word for God, Allah, jesus apostles, god allah
jesus apostles, god allah, word allah: Hello Shaba, I want to add a little something to what I said in my first response to your question just for the sake of clarification on the subject of Islam, false teachers, and man made laws. Here is the situation; many expert and authoritative Islamic...

Bible Studies: armegedon, tel megiddo, valley of jezreel
tel megiddo, valley of jezreel, carmel ridge: Hi Salome, Armageddon is the English form of the Hebrew place name Har Megido. Megiddo is a hill in Israel near the modern settlement of Megiddo, known for theological, historical and geographical reasons. In ancient times Megiddo was an important city...

Bible Studies: attending church, women preachers, bible base
women preachers, bible base, bible believing church: Hi Lisa, Thank you for thsi question. 1 Timothy 2:11-12 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge)...

Bible Studies: The attributes and characteristics of God, isaiah 40, psalm 139
isaiah 40, psalm 139, characteristics of god: Dear Adrian, I ll try to come up with more exact Bible references, but in the meantime, does the recipient of your listing of God s attributes believe the Bible? If not, examples and facts from the Bible may not impress. Isaiah 40, especially verses...

Bible Studies: Babtism, god knows my heart, matter of baptism
god knows my heart, matter of baptism, mainstream church: The usual Trinitarian formula used for baptism is found in Matthew 28:19. The setting is the Great Commission. These are some of the last words that Jesus told His disciples before He ascended. It reads: Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of...

Bible Studies: Babtism, name of jesus, jesus name
name of jesus, jesus name, christian friend: Hello Ron, I will be happy to answer your questions. I am going to make this as simple and straight forward as I can in order to be clear but brief. Be sure that you let me know if I have confused you in any way or have not given sufficent proof for the correctness...

Bible Studies: Babtismal procedures, tile mosaics, christian artwork
tile mosaics, christian artwork, artistic evidence: Dear Ron and Karen, It s good to hear from fellow Christians and know of your interest in being part of a church family. Since God has put together Christians like different parts of the body, we are not all alike but we can appreciate others who love...

Bible Studies: Babtized, thief on the cross, river of jordan
thief on the cross, river of jordan, online bible study: Thank you for your question. I apologize for the delay. Fortunately the Bible does have an answer. There was the thief on the cross. (Luke 23:40-43) Jesus told him that he would have eternal life but it seems pretty clear that he could not have been baptized...

Bible Studies: Babtized, resurrection jesus, resurrection of jesus
resurrection jesus, resurrection of jesus, newness of life: Hello R, Yes, a person can go to Heaven without being baptized. Baptism is a symbol of a death, burial and resurrection. Jesus died, was buried and arose again. Jesus was baptized to picture His death, burial and resurrection. We are baptized for the...

Bible Studies: Babtized, gift of the holy spirit, jesus states
gift of the holy spirit, jesus states, name of jesus: Hi R! Jesus states that in order for a person to get into heaven, they must be born again: JN 3:5 Jesus answered, I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. I believe that Peter understood...

Bible Studies: ?? about Babtizm, covenant jesus, book of romans
covenant jesus, book of romans, jesus states: Hi Sergio! God bless you for wanting to walk with Christ! You have to take the Bible at its entirety. For example, you are pointing out only certain verses. Don t ignore the rest! When you quote Romans 10:8-11, don t forget who the book of Romans...

Bible Studies: Babylon, holy city jerusalem, mystery babylon
holy city jerusalem, mystery babylon, holy jerusalem: Mystery Babylon is a CITY (Re.18:10, Re.18:16, Re.18:18-19 below). It is the CITY where also our Lord was crucified (Re.11:8, Heb.13:12 below). The mystery of Babylon the great is that it is the holy city Jerusalem which will play a dual role once the...

Bible Studies: Background on John 4, acts of the apostles, new testament church
acts of the apostles, new testament church, history of the roman empire: 1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF JOHN 4:1-42 Deep animosity existed between Jews and Samaritans. On one occasion, Jesus sent messengers to make preparations for him in a certain Samaritan village. But those Samaritans “did not receive him, because his face...

Bible Studies: Baptism, calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington
calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington, don crosby: It does not say in the Bible you should only be baptised once. That s silly. I m wondering if you understand what baptism means? It is simply a showing or an obvious confession of being born again or receiving new life . If you want to be baptised...

Bible Studies: Baptism, calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington
calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington, jacob hutter: Sorry for the delay in responding, but I ve been having trouble with my isp for awhile. There is actually very little material in the bible referring to baptism, and almost all related to the baptism of Jesus. The argument for infant baptism tends to rely...

Bible Studies: Baptism, god knows my heart, matter of baptism
god knows my heart, matter of baptism, infant baptism: Ron, many churches like yours and the Catholic church preach infant baptism. It is kind of silly because the infant has no choice. The infant may grow up to be an atheist for all anyone knows. Being baptised as an infant is meaningless. You find that those...

Bible Studies: Baptism, jesus and the apostles, gift of the holy spirit
jesus and the apostles, gift of the holy spirit, jehovah s witnesses: Hi Rachel! I wouldn t believe what the JWs believe either. I attend the Church of Christ and I read the Bible. If Jesus states in John 3:5 that you must be born of water and Spirit to enter heaven, what does that mean to you? How do you meet that...

Bible Studies: Baptism, holy spirit god, oflaherty
holy spirit god, oflaherty, son god: Hi! The two verses are not in disagreement. Are you saying that Acts 2:38 is wrong? Salvation is found in no other name under heaven (Jesus.) When I baptized my son, I did it in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Son=God. Father, Son, Holy...

Bible Studies: Baptism, christian baptism, bible dictionary
christian baptism, bible dictionary, spiritual wisdom: Hi Ron, I am happy to help you again and I am glad my last response helped. I think the best way to explain Baptism comes from the Easton s Bible Dictionary definition of Christian Baptism: Baptism, Christian An ordinance immediately instituted by Christ...

Bible Studies: Baptized, demons.., temple of the holy ghost, temple of the living god
temple of the holy ghost, temple of the living god, temple of the holy spirit: Hi Miguel, Thanks for this great question. I do not believe that a born again believer can be possessed with demons. Evil spirits are theologically the same as demons... and they cannot dwell in the same Body that the Holy Spirit does. 1 John 4:4 ...

Bible Studies: Baptizm, calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington
calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington, don crosby: Hi Donald, Thanks for this great question. Let us consider a few things. 1. The Biblical pre-requsite for Baptism is personal belief. Acts 2:41 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them...

Bible Studies: Baptizm, calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington
calvary chapel huntington beach, calvary chapel huntington, don crosby: Hello Don, I ll be glad to help you with this question. There are a number of things that contribute to the reason that this is a topic of some contraversy for many people and why most people, including most scholars, are totally in error about it. However,...

Bible Studies: Becoming born again, gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord
gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord, wages of sin is death: Hi John. :-) You may want to point your brother to specific scriptures to back up your point. Like the below: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. Romans...

Bible Studies: In the Beginning, fossil ancestors, types of dinosaurs
fossil ancestors, types of dinosaurs, abundant vegetation: DINOSAURS HOW DO THEY FIT IN WITH THE BIBLE? The Bible account in the first chapter of Genesis simply states the general order of creation. It allows for possibly thousands of millions of years for the formation of the earth and many millenniums in six...

Bible Studies: Believer in the lord, cambridge edition, death and resurrection
cambridge edition, death and resurrection, book of acts: Hi Edward, You wrote: . . . she does not follow the old testament she says nobody uses it anymore. Is this true . . . Yes and no. Many do not use it at all but that does not prove that they are correct and that others are wrong. ...

Bible Studies: Best Place to start, acts of the apostles, denominational labels
acts of the apostles, denominational labels, prayer and meditation: Hi Nolan, Welcome to the Kingdom ;-) Its all good of course, I usually suggest people read: The Gospel of John The Acts of the Apostles The Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and re-read John Romans and on through the New Testament, other than Revelations....

Bible Studies: BIBLE VERSE, central guidance, 2 corinthians 6
central guidance, 2 corinthians 6, bible verse: Dear Miguel, Thank you for writing. I commend you for caring about the message of this verse. The yoking involved in marriage is where an unequal status of a Christian and a non-Christian is most destructive, I think. For a Christian, eternity with...

Bible Studies: BIBLE VERSE, 2 corinthians 6, bible verse
2 corinthians 6, bible verse, business situations: Dear Miguel, 2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? I do not believe this to be too difficult, that is no deep...

Bible Studies: BIBLE VERSE, wickedness, marriage relationships
wickedness, marriage relationships, two oxen: Hi Miguel, II Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? This scripture isn t especially difficult understand. The picture of...

Bible Studies: SO MANY BIBLES ?, english bibles, psalm 119
english bibles, psalm 119, words of jesus: I totally agree with you, Ray. The Bible account sounds more like the linens were perhaps folded, with the head part separate from the rest. KJV Luke 24:12 linen clothes LAID by themselves and John 20:7 wrapped together in a place by itself. I...

Bible Studies: BIBLICAL PEOPLE, simple answer, eldest son
simple answer, eldest son, short answer: Well, the simple answer as to why Jesus came is found in John 3:16. As far as why God came to Noah and Abraham and Moses (and many other people) the short answer there is that God was gradually preparing His chosen people and the world for the coming of...

Bible Studies: BIBLICAL QUALIFICATIONS OF AN EVANGELIST, itinerant preacher, good tidings
itinerant preacher, good tidings, party whip: WHAT AN EVANGELIST IS NOT He is not just an itinerant preacher, who merely goes from place to place preaching for what he can get in special contributions. He is not one who only holds gospel meetings or “revivals.” [While an evangelist may limit his...

Bible Studies: BIBLICAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN EVANGELISTS, independent baptist church, something in your heart
independent baptist church, something in your heart, pastor don: Hi Robbie, Thank you for this follow up. I strongly suggest that you speak with your pastor on this subject. Remember, just because you feel something in your heart does not mean it is from God. Jeremiah 17:9 9 The heart is deceitful above all things,...

Bible Studies: BIBLICAL QUALIFICTIONS FOR AN EVANGELIST, 2 corinthians 2, word of truth
2 corinthians 2, word of truth, christ jesus: Love God, Love Souls, Study, Preach the word of truth in truth with sincerity of heart. 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. Your Servant...

Bible Studies: BIOLOGY IN SCRIPTURES, biology class, answersingenesis
biology class, answersingenesis, big boss: Michael, Good question, too much for me to handle here. Try these sites for some scientific answers. http://www.icr.org/ http://www.answersingenesis.org/ Do a search on them for embryology and I think you will find some articles. Hope This...

Bible Studies: BIOLOGY IN SCRIPTURES, bible genesis, beast of the field
bible genesis, beast of the field, biology class: Hello. Where I log on the internet is going to be closed for the 4th of July weekend, so I will post my answer after that. Thanks. ANSWER--- I am sorry it took me so long to respond. Here are some verses on biology in The Bible. Genesis 1:26-28...

Bible Studies: Bibel verse - Peace, 2 corinthians 13, word peace
2 corinthians 13, word peace, verse references: There are no references using the phrase comfort and peace in the NKJV. There are two verses that contain both words, and these are: Acts 9:31 31 Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in...

Bible Studies: Bible, revelation chapter, unjust acts
revelation chapter, unjust acts, final test: Yes - not exactly the same words, but here it is: If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left Heb 10:26. NIV It goes on to speak of an expectation of judgement against us if we...

Bible Studies: Is This In the Bible?, vision in the night, deadly consequences
vision in the night, deadly consequences, biblical source: Dear Pam, Thanks for writing. I think the principle of that saying comes from Acts 16:7-9, where Paul intended to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit suffered them not. Then Paul had a vision in the night of a man of Macedonia praying for him to come and...

Bible Studies: Bible, later day saints, terrific question
later day saints, terrific question, author of the bible: Henry, You ask a terrific question! The Bible is, without question, the most significant book of all history! It has been a best-seller year in and year out. It s one book made up of 66 smaller books. While it has many penmen, it has one author--God....

Bible Studies: Bible, first five books, books of the bible
first five books, books of the bible, first five books of the bible: In order to answer your question you must understand the phrase – types and shadows. Hebrews 10:1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things... A type is not an especially easy thing to define. ...

Bible Studies: The Bible, world hope, eternal question
world hope, eternal question, life thanks: Wow Jan, An endless and eternal question. It inspired almost every aspect of Western culture. Much of Christianity Much of Judaism Much of Islam The US Constitution is based on it. Our system of justice Our moral standards Literacy (I learned...

Bible Studies: Bible, loving kindness, genesis 3
loving kindness, genesis 3, typical representation: --THAT WOULD BE the theme of GOD S KINGDOM--the RIGHTNESS & RIGHTEOUSNESS OF HIS SOVERIGNTY! Please note the emphasis that it is given in different time periods of Bible History: Speaking of the typical representation of the heavenly Kingdom that most...

Bible Studies: Bible, new testiment, bible christians
new testiment, bible christians, testament prophets: Hi Sandy, Thank you for your question. Whether or not you are a Jew or not the one main characteristic of all those who are saved is that they possess faith. Jews in the Old Testament are saved as the same in the New Testament. Prophets like Moses...

Bible Studies: about Bible, trust jesus christ, contradiction in the bible
trust jesus christ, contradiction in the bible, books of the new testament: Hello. There are people who think that they have found a contradiction in The Bible, but these supposed contradictions have been answered long ago. But people hear one, and they have not heard the answer to it, so they believe The Bible to be in error....

Bible Studies: Bible, god jesus christ, mouth confession
god jesus christ, mouth confession, jesus christ our lord: Hello. I am sorry it took me so long to respond. I was busy the other day, and I forgot to respond to this. First of all, the best thing I can tell you is to study The Holy Bible, to learn more about The Gospel. Books of The Bible, such as Matthew,...

Bible Studies: Bible, hindu teachings, power of the holy spirit
hindu teachings, power of the holy spirit, promises of god: Lutherans believe and teach that the Bible is source and norm of all doctrine which we believe and teach. So, you can measure your teachers words against the Bible. If it is not in agreement, then they are not real. As far as the Bible is concerned,...

Bible Studies: Bible, versions of the bible, lord jesus christ
versions of the bible, lord jesus christ, ali ali: Ali, You have just jump into the biggest can of worms of our time. No, the Bibles are not the same. It is a large and hotly contested debate. You do not say whether you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ or not so I am at a lose to the proper tack to...

Bible Studies: Bible, faith hope and charity, mary magdeline
faith hope and charity, mary magdeline, word trinity: Dear Ali, I thank God that he sent you the word of the gospel of his salvation. I have not seen the movie The Da Vinci Code but I have heard about it and some of its content. Yes, it is bull. Mary Magdalene can be found in the following verses:...

Bible Studies: Bible, revelation and inspiration, word of god
revelation and inspiration, word of god, anabaptist: You need to be more specific -- Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anabaptist, other? There are different theories on how revelation and inspiration work, how they are manifested in the Bible, and how the believer is to receive the word of God from the...

Bible Studies: Bible, testament christianity, tribe of judah
testament christianity, tribe of judah, destruction of jerusalem: Hello Audrey, No, the Jews are not God s people and they never were as most people seem to think, at least according to the New Testament writers. Let me explain. The term Jew is used two different ways. One way is to think of the Jews as a race of people....

Bible Studies: Bible Brain Bowl, bible brain, brain bowl
bible brain, brain bowl, king of israel: Dear R. Baker, I am not sure I understand your question. However, I believe you may be looking for Micaiah. 1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, [There is] yet one man, MICAIAH THE SON OF IMLAH, by whom we may...

Bible Studies: Bible- book of Esther, bible book of esther, word god
bible book of esther, word god, bible books: Hi Brooke, Thanks for the question. The Book of Esther is one of my very favorite Bible books. As you might already suspect, the word God does not appear in the book. I believe that the reason for this is so we realize even when we don t see His presence,...

Bible Studies: Bible Canon, bible canon, apocryphal books
bible canon, apocryphal books, anabaptists: Hi, Ryan. Good question. The best way I can answer is to direct you to specific research that has been done in this field. Below is a helpful link. Also, you will find more by conducting an internet search using the words, Bible canon. http://www.anabaptists.org/history/howwegot.html...

Bible Studies: Bible Code, worldwide flood, bible code
worldwide flood, bible code, book of revelation: Hello. There is nothing to the Bible Code , as you are talking about. That may not be the answer you want to hear, but there are no further revelations after the book of Revelation. The Bible is not a secret code book. 2012 is not the end of man. The...

Bible Studies: Bible cannonized?, roman emperor constantine, apostle matthew
roman emperor constantine, apostle matthew, religion of the roman empire: HI there Lois, you asked-- IS THERE A DATE WHEN ONE CAN SAY THAT THE BIBLE WAS FIRST RECOGNIZED BY CHRISTIANITY AS THE WORD OF GOD? In 1513 B.C.E. Moses began Bible writing. Other sacred writings were added to the inspired Scriptures until sometime after...

Bible Studies: What Does The Bible Define As Sex?, lord jesus christ, mouth confession
lord jesus christ, mouth confession, valid excuse: Dear A.J., It is not unfortunate that you are saved, but it does put a higher standard and greater responsibilities upon us. You are not the only saints to fail to meet those requirements. I too, for one, was ignorant of many things as well as double minded....

Bible Studies: Bible India Jesus, god of the old testament, man noah
god of the old testament, man noah, human cultures: Dear Promise Sushil, Many religions and cultures have similar practices and beliefs to that which is described in the Old Testament. Most of these similarities are a matter of appearance, however, and not substance. None of it is surprising. According...

Bible Studies: Bible Issues, men are liars, hand breadth
men are liars, hand breadth, bible issues: Hello, Jon. My Brother s name is Jon(Jonathan)! Their are no typos in The Bible. Any supposed typos, have been proven to be accurate long ago. Then someone will come up, who thinks that he has found one, and tells everbody else about it. But actually...

Bible Studies: The Bible's Position on Man Made Laws, bible god, man made laws
bible god, man made laws, commandments of god: Hello Kriston, (I m not John, by the way) Thanks for considering my comments. First, Christians are instructed to obey the laws of the nations in which they live because they have been put in power by God. See Romans 13:1-7. However, when those authorities...

Bible Studies: Bible Questions, kiss of god, image of the beast
kiss of god, image of the beast, name of the beast: Dear Suzanne, 1) Is there a verse in the Bible about the “Spawn of the Beast” There are only two passages that might even come close to what you asked. They are Rev 3:14-17 & Rev 16:13,14. I will put them below. Rev 13:14-17 And he deceives those who...

Bible Studies: Bible Questions, kiss of god, genesis 11
kiss of god, genesis 11, forgiveness of sins: Hi Suzanne, Sorry this took me a little while to answer because I was doing some research into your questions. I will try my best to answer you questions. 1. I did not find any reference to Spawn of the beast in any texts. Actually I could not find...

Bible Studies: Bible Questions, amen praise the lord, bible questions
amen praise the lord, bible questions, eternal god: Dear Rene, Thank you for your questions. I ll do my best to share with you Biblical answers. 1. God has no beginning and no ending. He lives outside of our time, and everything is neither future or past or present with Him: He lives in an eternal NOW!...

Bible Studies: Bible Questions, book of adam and eve, bible questions
book of adam and eve, bible questions, foremost importance: Hi Bailey, The Books of Adam and the Gospel of Eve are mentioned on the Catholic web site at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01601a.htm The imortance of the Dead Sea Scrolls is discussed at http://www.christiananswers.net/q-abr/abr-a023.html...

Bible Studies: Bible Questions, kiss of god, romans 4
kiss of god, romans 4, bible questions: Suzanne, “I was wondering if you would be able to clarify a few points for me.” I ll try. “1)Is there a verse in the Bible about the Spawn of the Beast or any specific story about that” I know of nothing in the Bible that would be what you are...

Bible Studies: Bible question, arc angel, god in heaven
arc angel, god in heaven, bible question: Hello, Solomon. First I must let you know that I am NOT a pastor; I am simply a born-again Christian and a student of the Bible. I do not understand either how Satan can continue in his war against God knowing that he is sure to fail. The Bible simply...

Bible Studies: Bible question, mainstream christianity, bible question
mainstream christianity, bible question, colossians 2: Hi, David. Nice to hear from you. I do not see any contradiction between these passages, as the Acts passages do not forbid baptizing in the name of the Father and the Holy Spirit. Besides, the Trinity is a difficult concept to understand. We re told that...

Bible Studies: Bible question "Thank You", bible crosswalk, bible dictionaries
bible crosswalk, bible dictionaries, bible dictionary: Dear Ron, Thank you for your kind response. I m not sure how the rating works. I ve sometimes gone to my deletes to get an original contact, but this contact works fine with me. I m just so glad you re growing with the Lord. Christians can be...

Bible Studies: Bible question, bible question, adam and eve
bible question, adam and eve, chapter and verse: We cannot say. Whether indivdiuals are saved is something for God alone to decide because he knows the heart - we do not. My own personal opinion is that I believe that Adam was saved and probably Eve and here is why. We see after the fall, that Adam and Eve...

Bible Studies: Bible questions, bible genesis, dome of the sky
bible genesis, dome of the sky, bible questions: Hi Brandy, Thank you for your question. First off any answer I give is going to be biased but this bias is based upon the fact that the scriptures were created by God and not man. I have studied the scriptures meticulously over many years and I have...

Bible Studies: Bible questions, literal genesis, bible genesis
literal genesis, bible genesis, dome of the sky: Hi, as you wrote, we cant take the Bible literal. Genesis is a book where we learn about the orligen of this word, the origin of the first sin , depravation of the humanity and the promise of God the He himself will return and final victory. We cant identify...

Bible Studies: Bible quote, westminster abby, stained glass window
westminster abby, stained glass window, king james bible: This passage is from Ecclesiasticus (also referred to as Sirach) 38:34. I was unable to find the translation that reads the way the quote you saw is written, and most translations don t even come close, such as the King James Bible rendering, But they will...

Bible Studies: Bible quote, westminster abby, stained glass window
westminster abby, stained glass window, books from the bible: Depending on the translation, it is Sirach which you are referring to. Protestant Bibles do not include Sirach, as the protestant reformers removed 7 books from the Bible. This is the New American translation: Sirach 38:24 Yet they maintain God s...

Bible Studies: Bible reference, value god places, reincarnation past lives
value god places, reincarnation past lives, kjv version: Dear Ron, Thank you for your kind rating. I didn t explain that reincarnation into or from an animal life, or another human life, wouldn t express the value God places on each unique human life, nor would it fit it is appointed unto men once to die,...

Bible Studies: Bible references, reincarnation past lives, jesus resurrection
reincarnation past lives, jesus resurrection, tyrant king: Hello Ron; Reincarnation is the belief that after death the human soul or the spirit of an animal may live again in another human or animal body. Jesus resurrection is not a reincarnation because He returned to His original body. The resurrection of...

Bible Studies: Bible and religion question, worship statues, god states
worship statues, god states, jealous god: Hello, Christina in Australia! :^) It s so nice to hear from you again. I hope all is well down under. Yes, one of the commandments states, You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the...

Bible Studies: A Bible Studies Major, full time work, work jesus
full time work, work jesus, work god: Dear Anthony, I’m filled with joy to hear of your interest to prepare for full-time work for Jesus. In planning for doing that, as you’ve already inferred, you need to get an education that will prepare you for His work. God expects us to do...

Bible Studies: Bible Study, new testament words, bible old testament
new testament words, bible old testament, testament one: Using a Strong s Concordance will greatly aid you in the understanding of the Bible. Old Testament words are translated from their Hebrew meanings. New Testament words are translated from their Greek and Chaldean meanings. You will find that the Old Testament...

Bible Studies: Bible study, judas iscariot, chief apostle
judas iscariot, chief apostle, true repentance: Many people show remorse when having denied God like Judas Iscariot, but this does not lead to repentance , change and life... it leads to death..and he was not forgiven his sins. However Peter denied Christ and was reinstated in the position of chief apostle....

Bible Studies: Bible teachings, jason dulle, bible teachings
jason dulle, bible teachings, human responsibility: Let me refer you to the following: Does God s Knowledge of the Future Render Free Will and Human Responsibility Meaningless? by Jason Dulle JasonDulle@sbcglobal.net Question: I have read your article titled Time, Eternity, and Predestination....

Bible Studies: Bible translation ?, nlt bible, bible study class
nlt bible, bible study class, bible study classes: *** BEGINNING OF RESPONSE 5/28/2005 *** I m glad you found the research helpful. There really are huge differences among the assorted Bible translations available today. The King James Version is often held in high esteem by those who believe that translating...

Bible Studies: Bible translations, bible study class, bible study classes
bible study class, bible study classes, bible translations: Hello Ronald, I think it is wonderful that you have accepted Jesus as Savior and He is in your heart. In regards to the verions of The Bible, the NLT is a great version. In my opinion the version of The Bible that you can understand and are comfortable...

Bible Studies: Bible Verse, isaiah 1, bible verse
isaiah 1, bible verse, lord of hosts: Since Israel was the chosen people of God in the Old Testament, then this might be what you are looking for. Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth...

Bible Studies: Bible Verse, bible verse, governors
bible verse, governors, sake: Matthew 10:18-28: “Why, you will be haled before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them and the nations. However, when they deliver you up, do not become anxious about how or what you are to speak; for what you are to speak will be given you...

Bible Studies: Bible Verse, scripture verses, 1 corinthians
scripture verses, 1 corinthians, bible verse: Larry, I searched my entire Bible corcordance and did not find the word lust related to money. I found several scripture verses that clearly teach how loving money more than God is not a wise step. Go to: Ecclesiastes 5:10 Matthew 6:24 1 Corinthians...

Bible Studies: Bible Verses about Church?, testament christians, gates of hell
testament christians, gates of hell, bible verses: Hi Mark, Thanks for this great question. First of all it was Jesus that established the concept of a church. Matthew 16:18 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall...

Bible Studies: Bible Verses about church?, teachers and preachers, read ephesians
teachers and preachers, read ephesians, bible verses: Hi Mark, I would think every christian would want to go to church. one reason is you can fall away from the Lord if you don t go. Also we need some where to pay our tithes and to be unlifted and to lift others up. We are to be a light to other people....

Bible Studies: Bible Versions ?, novum testamentum graece, kjv 1611
novum testamentum graece, kjv 1611, translations of the bible: There are a number of good translations of the Bible in circulation now. All have some bias by the translators. This bias of personal beliefs can show itself because the definitions of a complicated word in one language rarely means the same thing in...

Bible Studies: Bible verses about Church?, jesus and the apostles, bible verses
jesus and the apostles, bible verses, absolute need: Dear Mark, Thank you for your questions about the need to attend church. The idea behind the church is shown by the examples of Jesus and the apostles. As you quoted Mat 18:20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ...

Bible Studies: Bible verses about Church?, bible believing church, studying the bible
bible believing church, studying the bible, bible verses: Hi Mark. :-) Throughout the bible, we read that the Jews went to worship God at a set place, at a set time, once per week. In the New Testament, we have several instances of the apostles meeting and worshipping on every first day of the week - Sundays....

Bible Studies: Bible verses about Church?, church in the new testament, matter of contention
church in the new testament, matter of contention, bible verses: Hi, Mark. You asked if there were any verses in the Bible that encourage the believer to attend church. Perhaps the clearest passage is Hebrews 10:24-25, which says, Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not...

Bible Studies: Bible verses about church?, bible verses, absolute need
bible verses, absolute need, concordances: Jesus really had no idea what his movement would eventually become, so the idea of going to church to worship never would have occurred to him. The whole emphasis on people going to a place to worship began in earnest when rich patrons began supporting the...

Bible Studies: Bible versions / translations ?, bible study class, bible study classes
bible study class, bible study classes, version translation: Dear Ron, It s great that you are reading the Bible again! Since all our Bibles are translations from the original, I don t think we can be dogmatic about this issue, but I ve read enough pro-KJV material that I do trust it more than the others in the...

Bible Studies: the Bible and women, male leadership, different perspective
male leadership, different perspective, helpmate: I think your husband has I Timothy 2:9-15 confused. Eve was deceived (not deceptive), but Adam was responsible. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world. Women are supposed to defer to male leadership because God holds men responsible...

Bible Studies: Bible, new testament books, bible verses
new testament books, bible verses, shepherd of hermas: Chris, I will try to take your questions one at a time. 1) How was the new testimant compiled? Who compiled it? During the first century and soon thereafter, there were many letter written by many people to different churches and individuals. Many...

Bible Studies: How many Bibles have been printed worldwide, exact number, printed materials
exact number, printed materials, best seller: Hi, Rich. The Bible is the most popular book ever written, if we compare it to all other forms of printed materials. Every year it remains a best-seller. So many Bibles are printed by so many different publishers in so many different translations and languages...

Bible Studies: Biblical accuracy, story tellers, biblical accuracy
story tellers, biblical accuracy, intellectual honesty: The university which I attended for four years with a Religion major had a number of professors who taught the Bible from the Higher Critical Method of Bible Study. Your view of the Bible is from this school of thought. Therefore, I don t believe that...

Bible Studies: Biblical biography, woman behold thy son, reason god
woman behold thy son, reason god, joses: Boone Lowe, Joseph just fades out of the picture, there is no information given about him. It is important to remember that no one knows anything more than what the Bible says of him. We do know that he and Mary had several more children, other than that...

Bible Studies: Biblical Canon/Criticism, dead sea scrolls, jewish scribes
dead sea scrolls, jewish scribes, hebrew texts: On Canon formation I recommend you check out either The Cambridge History of the Bible, vol 1, eds. PR Ackroyd and CF Evans; or a book titled Mikra, Martin Jan Mulder, ed. Most of the history of canon formation is hidden from our view. It seems for both...

Bible Studies: Biblical characters, pisidian antioch, fellow christians
pisidian antioch, fellow christians, missionary journey: IT WOULD appear that Barnabas was a contemporary of Pauls and perhaps near the same age: *** it-2 p. 587 Paul *** First Missionary Journey. (MAP, Vol. 2, p. 747) Following the spirit’s direction, Paul, in company with Barnabas and with John Mark as their...

Bible Studies: Biblical History, babael, annals of the world
babael, annals of the world, tower of babel: Hello. You were asking what the language was when God confused everyone at the tower of Babel. I did some searching, but I couldn t find out exactly what language was used then. It may not be known, or I just couldn t find it. Ancient writing has been...

Bible Studies: Biblical question, biblical question, adam and eve
biblical question, adam and eve, chapter and verse: Hi, I recomende you to go to your Bible and look in the book of Matews chapter 27:52. It is some many different stories about Jesus dead. People from India think the Jesus never died, when they take him down from the cross, someone take him to a friend...

Bible Studies: Biblical References to Peace in Middle East, peace in middle east, peace in the middle east
peace in middle east, peace in the middle east, scripture references: I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY SCRIPTURE REFERENCES THAT REFER TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ON THE CONTRARY IT SEEMS MOST REFERENCES TO ISRAEL REFER THE KINGS OF THE NORTH AND OF THE EAST SEEK TO MARCH ON ISRAEL EVENTUALLY. THIS IS RUSSIA, ARAB COUNTRIES AND PERHAPS...

Bible Studies: Biblical reference, noncanonical texts, greek septuagint
noncanonical texts, greek septuagint, english bibles: Most ancient noncanonical texts identify them with the fallen angels who were so attracted to human women that they coupled with them and produced the giants, while other texts identify the Nephilim with the offspring of these fallen angels. The term Nephilim,...

Bible Studies: Biblical reliability, errors in the bible, biblical reliability
errors in the bible, biblical reliability, pastor don: Thank you once again for your interest. Let me briefly explain what I meant when I said that if evolution was true, then God lied. 1. The Bible claims to be God- Breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable...

Bible Studies: Biblical, tyre and sidon, time stamps
tyre and sidon, time stamps, bethsaida: Robert, In Mark 6, it says it was on the other side of the lake from Bethsaida. In Luke 9, it says they went to Bethsaida. Since we don t have time-stamps on each passage and we also know that the Gospels are not in chronological sequence, it appears...

Bible Studies: Bilble, experience jesus, fortunate person
experience jesus, fortunate person, respectable women: Hello Jan; To tell how Christianity affects the world and every day life, the whole story begins with Jesus. He treated all human beings with kindness and respect, but for the women of His day, this was a new experience. Jesus treated women as equals,...

Bible Studies: Bilble, psalm of david, psalm 40
psalm of david, psalm 40, chief musician: Hi Jan, THanks for this interesting question. I think that the biggest influence the the Bible has is the one it has on individuals when they come to realize that Jesus died for their sins and that they can have their sins completely forgiven. As they...

Bible Studies: Bilble, ralph waldo emerson, johann wolfgang von goethe
ralph waldo emerson, johann wolfgang von goethe, wolfgang von goethe: ***HERE ARE SOME noteworthy commentaries as to its worth: *** w96 12/1 p. 17 par. 10 Youths Who Remember Their Creator *** --The German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe noted: “The greater the intellectual progress of [a people], the more fully possible...

Bible Studies: Bilble, marriage vows, christian sect
marriage vows, christian sect, american settlers: Hi Jan, We have Saturdays and Sundays as off-work days because of the Jewish Shabbat and the Christian Lord s Day (the day Jesus is said to have risen from the dead). Our calenders are based on Jesus birth (although not quite accurately). So the year...

Bible Studies: Birth of Jesus, god john, birth of jesus
god john, birth of jesus, god so loved the world: God s Gospel: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 But God commendeth his love toward us,...

Bible Studies: Birth of Jesus, human likeness, public disgrace
human likeness, public disgrace, birth of jesus christ: Hi Ijaz! Jesus had a spiritual Father: MT 1:18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph...

Bible Studies: Birth of Jesus, paulwalker, welfare program
paulwalker, welfare program, birth of jesus: Ijaz A. Sheikh, I assume you are speaking biblically. No being born fatherless does not elevate one s status. However, God does consider the needs of such as well as that of the widow and stranger and provides extra care for them and warnings to all that...

Bible Studies: Book of Hebrews, old testament times, book of hebrews
old testament times, book of hebrews, who wrote the book of hebrews: Barbara, Hello. The Bible does not give an author s name for the book of Hebrew. Bible professors and scholars worldwide believe that Hebrews content is very similar to that of the apostle paul. The book of Hebrews was written to teach Jewish Christians...

Bible Studies: The Book of James, books of the old testament, righteous judgement
books of the old testament, righteous judgement, psalm 37: Hi Catherine, Actually the Book of James alludes to 20 Books of the Old Testament and refers to to many Old Testament characters including Abraham, Rahab, Job, and Elijah. Plus James refers to the Ten Commandments and the Law of Moses. The Book of James...

Bible Studies: Book of Jonah Chapter 1, jonah chapter, assyrian empire
jonah chapter, assyrian empire, book of jonah: Hi Jeff, Ninveveh was the capital of the Assyrian empire during ancient times and was situated on the Tigris river near where the current day Mosul-Iraq is located. It was a desperately wicked city which needed repentance and thus God had commanded...

Bible Studies: Book of Jonah Chapter 1, jonah chapter, book of jonah
jonah chapter, book of jonah, relationship with god: Well looking at the first chapter we kind of see the explantion of the complete book. I guess it can be taken in from two views; from that of the Christian perspective and that of the secular which of itself is not completly void of Gods presence within it...

Bible Studies: Book of Jude, assumption of moses, michael the archangel
assumption of moses, michael the archangel, clement of alexandria: The source for this bit in Jude has not survived. Clement of Alexandria and Origen attribute it to a book called The Assumption of Moses, which survives only in fragments. The statement, The Lord rebuke you, seems to come from Zechariah 3:2. In the Septuagint...

Bible Studies: Book of Life, perfect city, cross reference
perfect city, cross reference, righteousness: Dear Barbara, You re right. The only place in the Bible that the Lamb s book is mentioned is in Rev. 21:27. I tie that to I John 5:12 and II Cor. 5:21 because it is only when we surrender ourselves to His righteousness, His perfection, that we can have...

Bible Studies: Book of Life, e mail address, heaven and hell
e mail address, heaven and hell, homepage host: Hi Casey, Holly and Steve; The Book of Life is a kind of list that God keeps as to those who will enter Heaven and continue on in Heaven and not enter Hell which is Death. Heaven is that which is forever. The Book of Life has all of the names in which those...

Bible Studies: Book of Matthew, mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life
mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord: Hello. I will be answering this later. I have been reading it, and am trying to find what time period you are refering to. Thanks. My answer-- I am sorry, but I have read the chapters, and I can not find an area that would allude to a significant...

Bible Studies: Books of the Bible, books in the old testament, filthy lucre
books in the old testament, filthy lucre, books of the bible: Hello. That is a good question. We do not know for sure whether any women wrote any of the books of The Bible. There are some books in the Old Testament that do not give the author s name. It does not really matter whether women wrote any of the books...

Bible Studies: Books of the Old Testament, old testament book, books of the old testament
old testament book, books of the old testament, questions about the bible: There is a Yahoo group that asks questions about the Bible, one of which reads, What links the Books of Ecclesiastes and Ruth,a fact that applies to no others in the Old Testament? A number of answers have been proposed, but none are correct. I don t have...

Bible Studies: Books not used for the Bible, orthodox copts, isaiah the prophet
orthodox copts, isaiah the prophet, book of jasher: Here is a list of ancient texts mentioned in the Bible but not found in any modern European Bible: Book of the Covenant (Exodus 24:7; cf. Exodus 32:15-19, 32-33) Book of the Wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14) Book of Jasher (Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18)...

Bible Studies: Born of water and spirit?, gift of the holy spirit, jesus states
gift of the holy spirit, jesus states, god of our fathers: Hi Richard! Jesus states in John 3 that you must be born of water and Spirit to enter heaven: JN 3:5 Jesus answered, I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. I believe Peter understood this...

Bible Studies: Bright morning star, bright morning star, son of the morning
bright morning star, son of the morning, day star: Dear Amy, Satan is called SON OF THE MORNING Messiah is called MORNING STAR Lucifer means DAY STAR The confusion arises with son of the morning + greek lanuguage Lucifer meaning day star or venus = morning star!!?? so Lucifer meaning day star...

Bible Studies: Being Buried, resurrection body, mind body and spirit
resurrection body, mind body and spirit, cremation: Hi Allison, Our quest to become like Christ involves mimicing His character. There is nothing about the way He was buried that involves His character. In fact, it appears as though Jesus had no say in the way His body was handled after His death. One...

Bible Studies: Being Buried, referrence, atoms
referrence, atoms, allison: There is no reference to having to be burned or cremated or buried. Its your choice. Whichever way the body decays and the atoms change and disintegrate. However God is able to find all these atoms, even when peoples bodies are eaten by animals, and put...

Bible Studies: babtizim, gift of the holy spirit, mk 1
gift of the holy spirit, mk 1, time jesus: Looks like you never got to read this message, so I am resending it... Hi Wayne! Yes, I do. If you look at how Jesus was baptized, he is our example. The importance of baptism is shown in a number of places. Jesus tells us that water is required for...

Bible Studies: baptism, thief on the cross, water baptism
thief on the cross, water baptism, commandments of god: Hi Chris, No problem, I m glad to be able to be of some help. As a new Christian I would suggest you to get more familiar with the scriptures by reading and praying. I would suggest to start off with the book of John in the New Testament and then...

Bible Studies: baptism, baptism of the spirit, spirit baptism
baptism of the spirit, spirit baptism, gift of the holy spirit: Dear Pastor Rich, Thank you for your question about baptism. Yes, baptism is necessary for salvation. The text you are quoting from is: Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned....

Bible Studies: baptism, water baptism, protestant churches
water baptism, protestant churches, total immersion: Hi Chris, So-called christians can sometimes be the cruelest people. So-called christians are the main reason that Christianity has a bad name among non-Christians. If you begin to really study the Bible, you shall quickly realize that most christians...

Bible Studies: baptism, obedience to god, choice one
obedience to god, choice one, new testament: Hi Alberta, According to the New Testament, a baby should NOT be baptised. Baptism is, by definition, a choice one makes to obey God by letting themselves be baptised, once they have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. And since a baby cannot make that...

Bible Studies: baptism, thomas hardy novel, spiritual benefit
thomas hardy novel, spiritual benefit, sudden introduction: Thank you for allowing me to answer your question, Brent. Without hearing the phrase used in context it is difficult to determine the exact nature of it. I know of no Biblical usage of the phrase, as it appears nowhere in Scripture. On a secular note, the...

Bible Studies: baptism, theology of baptism, apostle john
theology of baptism, apostle john, priesthood of believers: Hi there Pete, you said-- BAPTISED BELIEVER ENTERS INTO A PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS.? I presume you mean; those who are “born again” or “anointed” with God’s holy spirit. Let’s see exactly what the scriptures say regarding these ones, for instance- ...

Bible Studies: baptism, jews and gentiles, holy priesthood
jews and gentiles, holy priesthood, theology of baptism: An Holy Priethood - Jews and Gentiles in Christ Jesus are a “new” creature (2 Cor.5:17 below); we have BECOME the living body of Christ (Col.1:24 below), the church of God (1 Cor.10:32 below). The church of God are the lively stones, a spiritual house,...

Bible Studies: baptism, righteousness of god, theology of baptism
righteousness of god, theology of baptism, priesthood of believers: Hi Pete! Don’t look at priesthood in the sense that you are in authority over someone. Think of it, instead, in terms of being an ambassador to Christ: 2CO 5:20 We are therefore Christ s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us....

Bible Studies: baptism, rubik s cube, theology of baptism
rubik s cube, theology of baptism, priesthood of believers: Isn t God wonderful! He is the one revealing the answer to your question while we who are trying to answer you have only a small part in guiding you. THIS is the priesthood that you share. We do intercede , but it is by prayer on behalf of those that...

Bible Studies: baptism and salvation, bible passages, scriptural support
bible passages, scriptural support, jesus christ: Hi Joel, I believe that baptism is done when a person has chosen to accept Jesus Christ as their savior, and it is a public sign stating that he/she has done so. There is no scriptural support for baptizing a baby, as the requirement for baptism is for...

Bible Studies: baptism, divine mercy prayer, infant baptism
divine mercy prayer, infant baptism, genesis 17: This good priest offers a great answer: http://www.scborromeo.org/glad/c17.htm#q2 Excerpts: 1 Peter 3:21 tells us that baptism saves us. Baptism washes away the stain of original sin, making the individual pure in the eyes of God, and places an indelible...

Bible Studies: The beast out of the land and the beast out of the sea, end time prophecy, revelation 13
end time prophecy, revelation 13, evil entities: Perhaps this Bible study (below) will provide an answer to your multi-faceted question. The Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet End-time prophecy is confronted with THREE separate and unique evil entities (Re.16:13 below). There is the...

Bible Studies: beelzebub, international standard bible encyclopedia, prince of demons
international standard bible encyclopedia, prince of demons, beelzebub: Sheryl, You asked, who was beelzebub? and how do you pronounce it? Matthew 12:24 contains the answer to who he was, But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. ...

Bible Studies: so many beliefs?, books in the new testament, one true god
books in the new testament, one true god, disciple john: Dear Michelle, Thank you for your very interesting question – indeed, series of questions. The Bible certainly makes it clear that we are to worship the one true God. The Children of Israel were given this command in what we know as the Ten Commandments...

Bible Studies: Are you a believer in JW doctrine?, oflaherty, jesus name
oflaherty, jesus name, doctrines: Hi Bar~Elohim! No, I am not a JW. I serve on that site as an opposing voice. For a time, I was the only volunteer in that group. I spent a great deal of time (since the 80s) in JW history, and own quite a few and publications (many very old ones that even...

Bible Studies: Being a better Christian, painful intercourse, bible courses
painful intercourse, bible courses, apostle paul: Dear Ashley, First, Question...What is the reason for the painful intercourse ? Is it something that the medical profession can rectify? If so, then you need to have it taken care of. If not, then you,all continue to look to God for the answer, remembering...

Bible Studies: bible, roman empier, son of perdition
roman empier, son of perdition, false prophet: Hi, Steve: I have no knowledge based upon the Scriptures of a revived Roman empire. As regards the false prophet, the son of perdition (2 Thess.2:3-4, Re.17:8,11), the another beast coming up out of the earth (Re.13:11-17), the little horn (Dan.7:20,...

Bible Studies: bible, precise definition, interplay
precise definition, interplay, bible: I will need a precise definition of what you mean by stories . Most of the Bible is about the activities of God s people and people of the world. It would take entirely too much time to separate each of these activities (as stories) and they often interplay...

Bible Studies: bible, gog and magog, battle of gog and magog
gog and magog, battle of gog and magog, battle of armageddon: Thank you, John: I will submit two posts here: After the battle of Armageddon - During the Millennium - Ezekiel 39:9-16 and The battle of Gog and Magog . Perhaps these two studies will clarify. _____________________________ After the battle...

Bible Studies: bible, egyptian numerical system, centuries bce
egyptian numerical system, centuries bce, tel zayit: The numerical values of the Hebrew letters was developed by kabbalistic rabbis centuries after the books of the Bible were written. During the 9th-7th centuries BCE (Isaiah began prophesying in the latter part of the 8th century), the Israelites used the Egyptian...

Bible Studies: bible, uninhabited country, roman legions
uninhabited country, roman legions, archelaus: Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this Man? Here we meet Pilate -- a very interesting character. He was convinced of the innocence of Christ -- completely and totally. The question immediately arises: If he was so...

Bible Studies: bible, relationship with god, gift of god
relationship with god, gift of god, christ jesus: This can cover a variety of different topic and I have tried to provide an overview of the various factors below. This answer is divided up as follows: 1) What Must we do to be saved? - What can man do to earn salvation? - How are we saved? 2) The...

Bible Studies: bible, false churches, angel from heaven
false churches, angel from heaven, holy scriptures: Hello Samantha, Thank you for your question. Yes, I would go so far as to say a false god is anything that we worship other than God Himself. In the Old Testament there were prominent false gods such as Baal, Ashtoreth, Chemosh, Milcom, Dagon... etc....

Bible Studies: bible accuracy, bible god, belief in god
bible god, belief in god, marxist view: Hi, As a christian, we always gone to find people asking question about the Bible, God, or whatever.... some people like to put christian in ambrasse thinking the they know more about the bible th any body else. But, for the same reason that we believe...

Bible Studies: bible contradictions, dr kent hovind, bible contradictions
dr kent hovind, bible contradictions, good news bible: I posted some more into in the area concerning the census. By the way, I noticed that you use the Good News bible. That is a very bad paraphrase. You need to use the King James Version. The Good News bible takes out very, very important words, that...

Bible Studies: bible contradictions, pontius pilate, bible contradictions
pontius pilate, bible contradictions, bible passages: I plan on responding to this, but I was swamped with many, many questions, and I am trying to answer them. It may be a couple of days, before I can answer these. Sorry, and thank you. HERE IS MY FOLLOW UP: Headlong just means head area first. ...

Bible Studies: bible errors?, king ahaziah, bible contradictions
king ahaziah, bible contradictions, bible errors: Hello, Yes, there are bible contradictions and I will give you two kinds to demonstrate they exist. But I would like to say that though the bible does contain errors, that does not negate its authority. God used man to copy and recopy the texts down through...

Bible Studies: is the bible falisified?and..., king james bible, bble
king james bible, bble, kjb: The King James Bible is highly accurate. Some people claim that many modern New Testament translations, almost all of which are based of the Westcott and Hort Greek text, are INTENTIONALLY falsified. An interesting and brief article can be found at http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/howmany-differences.html...

Bible Studies: bible greek, spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, full armor of god
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, full armor of god, armor of god: The Greek word is elaion and means olive-oil (one word). Babylon the Great has been interpreted as Sodom, Egypt and even Rome. It stands for any center for the antichrists. I don t know that it is so much a geographical place as it is a mindset...

Bible Studies: bible passages, vulgate bible, new world translation
vulgate bible, new world translation, western roman empire: --Hello Brent, It would seem so , but in many of the Catholic Bibles there seems to be be a Chapter difference so that Psalm 83:18 in most Bibles is 82:19 in the Catholic Douay Version which has been translated according to their preface directly from...

Bible Studies: bible prophecy, bible prophecy, patricia burns
bible prophecy, patricia burns, bible subjects: Hi, Maya: I d like to suggest you join Bible Prophecy on the Net. There are many posts written about Bible prophecy and many other Bible subjects. When I post, I am actually posting small Bible studies of particular subjects of the Bible. You d be...

Bible Studies: bible question, power of the holy spirit, bible question
power of the holy spirit, bible question, dear mary: Dear Mary, I believe that to be like Christ means to walk in His nature and in His ministry ways. Christ-likeness can only come by being born again. Taking on the nature of Christ. Taking on His ministry ways...ie to heal and do miracles etc, is also asked...

Bible Studies: A bible quote, westminster abby, stained glass window
westminster abby, stained glass window, king james bible: I am sorry, but we follow the King james Bible only. The book you are referring to is from a Catholic bible. I believe that the version of the verse in the Abbey may be different from the version you found, as in KJV verus NIV. Hope this helps. God...

Bible Studies: bible quote, different versions of the bible, versions of the bible
different versions of the bible, versions of the bible, two shall become one: Dear Linnea, Thanks for writing. The quote is from Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5, and Ephesians 5:31. This resource, www.biblegateway.com/cgi-bin/bible?language=english is easy to use to find quotes from different versions of the Bible. Have...

Bible Studies: bible quote, latin bible, english bibles
latin bible, english bibles, genesis 1: First, you should know that the word genesis is not Latin, it s Greek. In the Vulgate (and therefore in English Bibles) many of the books have Greek titles. Semen is Latin (the Greek word is spermatos ). I cannot find the quote you mention....

Bible Studies: A bible quote, westminster abby, stained glass window
westminster abby, stained glass window, allexpert: Dear Patti, Could it be that the reference to Ecclesiasticus 38:24 on the window means that the window itself was for remembrance and comfort with the passing of loved ones, but that the quote written was to say that the artist who made the window, did...

Bible Studies: does the bible say this?, 1 corinthians 10 13, 1 corinthians 10
1 corinthians 10 13, 1 corinthians 10, pastor don: Hi Robin, Thanks for this great question. Here is the verse of which you speak: 1 Corinthians 10:13 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;...

Bible Studies: does the bible say this?, temptations of jesus, first temptation
temptations of jesus, first temptation, prophetic role: The temptations of Jesus are not restricted to three areas only. In Luke’s Gospel, three examples were used as the number ‘3’ is a number of emphasis: Jesus will rise on the THIRD day. What Luke was trying to communicate to his readers was that Jesus was...

Bible Studies: does the bible say this?, broad spectrum, infirmities
broad spectrum, infirmities, fantasizing: Hi, Robin. I didn t think that you were joking. I took you seriously. Whether he was tempted to rape, murder, or whatever, I don t know. It appears as though He was tempted in every area or category of sin. (God equates sexual fantasizing with the act...

Bible Studies: does the bible say this?, peace on earth, act of faith
peace on earth, act of faith, chain letters: Hi Sauri, Yes, this passage is in the Bible: Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father...

Bible Studies: what does the bible say about this ?, mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life
mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life, jesus christ our lord: Hello. The verse you are talking about is this one, below. I have included other verses on the same subject. Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for...

Bible Studies: bible thesis defence, thesis defence, twoedged sword
thesis defence, twoedged sword, existence of god: Hi Moorin, Thanks for this great question. The Bible assumes the existence of God as do I. I believe in God, specifically the God of the Bible because it makes the most sense, explaining all of nature that I have seen. I believe in God for the following...

Bible Studies: bible translations, manuscript fragments, translations of the bible
manuscript fragments, translations of the bible, wescott and hort: Sorry, I totally forgot to address the second part of the question that you asked. Sorry for making you repeat yourself. Well, I m not quite sure about concordances in book form on other Bible translations, but I m sure that they are out there. If you would...

Bible Studies: bible verse, bible verse, pastor don
bible verse, pastor don, carpenter: Hi Tanya, Thank you for that question. I am usually pretty good at finding verses, but I am just not sure where to find this one. I have tried several searches, and have not found anything. If you can remember anything else about the verse that would...

Bible Studies: bible verse, e mail address, footprints in the sand poem
e mail address, footprints in the sand poem, hoar hairs: Hi Tammy, The Footprints in the Sand Poem is based on a couple of verses in which the Bible mentions God carrying us during times of trouble if we allow Him too. One two verse in Deuteronomy are: Deu 1:30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he...

Bible Studies: The bible, matthew 24, good answer
matthew 24, good answer, misstatements: That particular statement, spoken only to the apostles, was referring to the forthcoming VISION known as the transfiguration (Matt chapter 17) where as a PREVIEW he is seen as a glorious spirit being, and not human. His actual return in power and great glory...

Bible Studies: The bibles inerrancy, psalm 119, men of god
psalm 119, men of god, holy ghost: *** Beginning of Reply 1/17/2005 *** Please carefully read these verses. Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. Jeremiah 30:2 For the prophecy came not in old time by the...

Bible Studies: biblical compilation, jehovah s witnesses, personal tragedies
jehovah s witnesses, personal tragedies, doctrinal teachings: Bruce, First, sorry for the delay, as I did not see the e-mail with the request. Second, I too believe that the Word is Inspired by God through the Spirit. Likewise, you question is particularly timely, as I am in the middle of teaching a class on this...

Bible Studies: biblical reference, chief priests, god so loved the world
chief priests, god so loved the world, man of sorrows: Yes, Jesus quite often spoke about His mission on earth: Luke 19:10 0 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. Matt 16:21 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many...

Bible Studies: biblical references to shape of the earth, earth theory, flat earth
earth theory, flat earth, biblical references: No, the Bible does not teach that. It is not a book written to explain the science of the universe other than to say that God created it. There are phrases in the Bible which might lead people to believe it teaches of a flat world...if they believe that...

Bible Studies: birth of messiah..., return to galilee, new borns
return to galilee, new borns, contrary to popular belief: Hi Chris, you said--“MATTHEW 10:1-23 WHO IS JESUS TALKING TO?” Yes, no doubt who Jesus is talking to, is there? He summons the 12 apostles, whom he had chosen nearly a year earlier. After giving instructions to his apostles, Jesus sends them out into the...

Bible Studies: black persons soul, sons of noah, japeth
sons of noah, japeth, biblical answer: I cannot honestly comprehend why any Pastor would make that statement. When God breathed life into the dust of the earth, mankind (inclusive) was formed. When the flood destroyed the earth and the sons of Noah (Ham, Shem, and Japeth) populated the earth,...

Bible Studies: blood, divine mercy prayer, scripture verses
divine mercy prayer, scripture verses, newadvent: Sorry this took so long to get back to you. Please check out this reading to learn more on this subject: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01067a.htm You can also look up the Scripture verses you are referring to and see the footnotes with each to give...

Bible Studies: If the blood sacrifice for..., old testament times, god jesus christ
old testament times, god jesus christ, passover celebration: Hello Donna, Thank you for your question. During the Old Testament times God commanded Israel to offer animal sacrifices for sin in order to establish symbols pointing to the true and ultimate sacrifice for sins, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. Just...

Bible Studies: blood, blood sacrifices, laws of moses
blood sacrifices, laws of moses, spiritual matter: It is believed that this is a prohibition of acting like a carnivores animal which rips animals apart and eats even while it is still alive. And yes, there is something of a separate domain here as we see in the later regulations of sacrifices in the laws...

Bible Studies: body&soul, lord and savior, soul and spirit
lord and savior, soul and spirit, perfect god: Dear Bon, Thanks for writing. You have a good question, perhaps akin to, Is there more to life than eating, working and sleeping? The accomplishments of humans speak for themselves, that they are not simply animals, even though physically there...

Bible Studies: The book of Haggai, book of haggai, lord of hosts
book of haggai, lord of hosts, relative dates: Dear Tina, Thank you for a question about one of my favorite texts! First, it may interest you to know some relative dates: Isaiah = c. 739 - 701 BC Ezra = c. 539 BC Haggai = c. 520 BC Let s consider the text section by section: Haggai 1:2 Thus...

Bible Studies: The book of Haggai, return from exile, book of haggai
return from exile, book of haggai, rebuilding the temple: Hi can you explain the book of Haggai to me, what is the Lord saying to you that it mean s? Hi Tina Wow! What a question!! Thank you, however, for sending me back to a book that I have neglected for too long! Obviously, I would recommend that you consult...

Bible Studies: the book of job, trials and tribulations, book of job
trials and tribulations, book of job, god is in control: Hi Stephanie, I did a sermon last year for my website (http://online_ministry.uni.cc) and it was based on the book of Job that might provide some insight for you. I will paste it below. If this does not directly answer you question please send me an e-mail...

Bible Studies: book, chronology of the bible, laguna hills california
chronology of the bible, laguna hills california, woodland st: This book is at least thirty years old. I do not know if it is out of print or where one might be able to get a copy. The only information I have is in the next paragraph. I am very impressed with the detailed work of this book; I d recommend it. The...

Bible Studies: books not in the Bible, books of the bible, jeroboam
books of the bible, jeroboam, 2 chronicles: Hello Ken, Thank you for your question. Only God would know why he decided not to put the other writings of the prophets in the scripture. It s quite possible that Shemaiah s writings and other books written at the time were not God breathed. If I am...

Bible Studies: books not included in the Bible, books not included in the bible, reason god
books not included in the bible, reason god, jeroboam: Ken, You aske a good question. While the books mentioned may have had some relevant historical value, for whatever reason, God did not see fit to include them in the Bible. And we would therefore have to deduce that they were not God-breathed. Maybe...

Bible Studies: i bought a book at a yard..., james m gray, christ jesus
james m gray, christ jesus, paul walker: Dear Tara, I, personally, have never heard of the man. However, the only way to tell if anyone is worth anything is to know your Bible. You can not understand God s word until you know it, that is what it says from cover to cover. Then some one can help...

Bible Studies: Ca'naan Woman, little dogs, himm
little dogs, himm, son of david: Hi, This women teach us a good lessons.. humble faith. we must remember the this women wasent jew , just gentile,, why didtn Jesus respond to her... it is so unlike Himm. whose ears are open to the slightest call upon His name.. But He cannot answer her.....

Bible Studies: Cain and Abel, brother abel, cain and abel
brother abel, cain and abel, pastor don: Hi Stacy, Thanks for this great question. Genesis 4:1-2 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was...

Bible Studies: Cain and Abel, john steinback, brother abel
john steinback, brother abel, cain and abel: Hello. Thanks for the question. Here is the context of the verses: Genesis 4:1-8 1 ¶ And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was...

Bible Studies: Cain and Able, oflaherty, christian god
oflaherty, christian god, jesus name: I don t normally do this, but I like this answer so well that I want to give you the link: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-aig/aig-c004.html Certainly, if this raised any additional questions, or if you would like to discuss anything else, please ask....

Bible Studies: Cain's wife, land of nod, devout christians
land of nod, devout christians, genesis 6: There aren t any concrete answers to your question. This is one of those anomalies that should suggest that the Bible cannot be read literally. Some devout Christians I asked suggested that either it was a relative not otherwise mentioned, or some miracle...

Bible Studies: Cain's wife, jewish historian, land of nod
jewish historian, land of nod, east of eden: Dear Conan, The woman Cain married was obviously his sister. Josephus, a first-century Jewish Historian, tells us that Adam and Eve had 22 sons and 33 daughters. So there were no others to whom the sons could marry except for their sisters. Abraham married...

Bible Studies: Calvinism, doctrines of grace, apostle paul
doctrines of grace, apostle paul, god god: My research and study for 55 years convinces me that the Bible actually teaches the doctrine of Grace somewhere in between both of these theories. The Grace of God is the best thing we have going for us. But, as Apostle Paul said, only use not your...

Bible Studies: Calvinism, calvinist theology, limited atonement
calvinist theology, limited atonement, total depravity of man: Allow me to give a little background first to Calvinist theology. Calvinists summarize their theology with the acronym TULIP. What this stands for is: T Total Depravity of Man Clearly the Bible does speak of the heart of man being evil continually and...

Bible Studies: Cane and Able, adam and eve, christ jesus
adam and eve, christ jesus, paul walker: Dear Lisa, Adam and Eve had many children. Gen 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and HE BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS: As you can see, these children were both sons and daughters. Hope this helps....

Bible Studies: Capernaum, noom, mowat
noom, mowat, englishmen: Dear Kayla, I believe that to be...... KA-----PER-------NUMB and not....................CAPE----R--------NOOM Ca = KA per= PER naum= NUMB However that is from an Englishmen not an American. I would suggest asking another expert to confirm this....

Bible Studies: The Catholic Church, roman emperor constantine, sects of christianity
roman emperor constantine, sects of christianity, edict of milan: Hello M. M. Nall; Thank you for your response. Regarding Matthew 16:13-20. Jesus does a play on names that Peter totally understood, at least later on, as indicated by his discussion of the matter in I Peter 2:4-8. Jesus asked, “Who do you say I...

Bible Studies: Catholic vs. Protestant views, protestant churches, jesus walking on water
protestant churches, jesus walking on water, time jesus: You probably can t consider me a Protestant because I believe that the bread and wine ARE the body and blood of Christ. Our churches don t claim to understand it, but since Jesus said that (the bread and wine) THIS IS by body and blood , then IT IS!...

Bible Studies: follow up on Catholicism, roman emperor constantine, jesus and the apostles
roman emperor constantine, jesus and the apostles, messianic jew: Junior, Here s a question our discussion prompted and my answer. This response develops some of the points we discussed in more depth. Marilyn Qustioner: M.M. Category: Bible Studies Private: No View Published Answer Subject: The...

Bible Studies: Catholicism and the end times, last judgment, second advent
last judgment, second advent, destruction of jerusalem: Nick, There are a couple of excellent articles on this to read: General Judgement: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08552a.htm Excerpt: IGNS THAT ARE TO PRECEDE THE GENERAL JUDGMENT The Scriptures mention certain events which are to take place...

Bible Studies: Catholicism, when was the first pope, son of the living god
when was the first pope, son of the living god, roman catholic church: Hi Darien! (1) The Catholic Bible adds some books that are called the Apocrypha. Otherwise, they are very similar. To see the debate, there are better resources than me for the reasons. Here was one I found defending the Catholic viewpoint: http://www.cin.org/users/james/files/deuteros.htm....

Bible Studies: Catholics, jesus christ our lord, mouth confession
jesus christ our lord, mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life: God s Gospel: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 For by grace are ye saved through...

Bible Studies: Changes in Christianity, language churches, different denominations
language churches, different denominations, book of genesis: Let me try to address each of your questions separately. 1. (a)Why are they so many different denominations with so many differing views and contradicting viewpoints? I thought God was not the author of confusion. ANSWER: There are numerous different...

Bible Studies: Chap. 1 of book of Jonah, book of jonah, master craftsman
book of jonah, master craftsman, sovereign god: I will read it over the 4th of July weekend, and then let you know what I think. Thanks. Cherish your Liberty! O.K. Jeff, here is what I think of Jonah chapter 1. I believe that one of the things we can get from it is that God wants us to do...

Bible Studies: Chapt 1 of the book of Jonah, book of jonah, narrative style
book of jonah, narrative style, god god: Hello Jeff, Jonah is written in a simple narrative style, much like the Book of Mark. When reading Jonah, you need to look at all the people, places, things, and how they interact and move the story forward. Chapter 1 sets the stage. Here, we meet Jonah,...

Bible Studies: Chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, book of jonah, obedience to god
book of jonah, obedience to god, true repentance: Dear Jeff, My first thought is that we people of God do not live unto ourselves (Romans 14:7). What we do affects others (the others in the boat in the storm suffered from Jonah s disobedience as we all have suffered from Adam and Eve s disobedience)....

Bible Studies: Chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, nabi yunis, prophet jonah
nabi yunis, prophet jonah, rabbi meir: Some people doubt the Jonah story, especially the account of the great fish (Jonah 1:17), called a whale in Matthew 12:40, on grounds that whales cannot swallow humans. Actually, there are a couple of whales that have a mouth large enough to accommodate...

Bible Studies: Chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, book of jonah, story of jonah
book of jonah, story of jonah, prophetic book: Hello Jeff. I hope you are well. The book of Jonah, is not a prophetic book. Its message comes from the story of Jonah himself, especially when he chose to defy God. It is also meant to teach us the patience and mercy of God. As for what relevence it...

Bible Studies: Chapter 1of the book of Jonah, jamieson fausset, book of jonah
jamieson fausset, book of jonah, christian humor: Hi Jeff, To discuss Jonah could take hours or days, unless one is looking for a Cliff s Notes version which we prefer to avoid. We will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have. But perhaps the best place for you to start would be with...

Bible Studies: Chapter and verse, vain repetitions, vain repetition
vain repetitions, vain repetition, brian ray: Thank for the question Sean. In the Bible is there a verse that actually states To not chant in vain repetition? Not exactly, but Matthew 6:7 records Jesus instructions on prayer. This verse is at least somewhat similar and may be the verse that...

Bible Studies: Chapters of Bible, translations of the bible, poor translations
translations of the bible, poor translations, additional material: The short answer is no. That being said, there are some pretty poor translations of the Bible in existence and there are some that eliminate words or verses, or mistranslate to support one theology or religion or another. There are also Bible around that have...

Bible Studies: Character of God, god in the new testament, reading the old testament
god in the new testament, reading the old testament, testament god: Hi T.Ho, Thank you for your question. From reading the Old Testament we see many times that God is strict and sometimes judgmental toward His people Israel. However, we see in the New Testament God is incarnated as the Lord Jesus Christ and yet...

Bible Studies: Characterstic of creation and term"God"., father son and holy ghost, correct answer
father son and holy ghost, correct answer, prejudices: Hi Taimur, I could offer you my educated opinion on this but it is not possible to answer this question with any authority from God on what the truth may be. We just don t know and and can t possibly be certain of what the correct answer may be on this. However,...

Bible Studies: Chatper 1 book of Jonah, book of jonah, pastor don
book of jonah, pastor don, depth explanation: I am sorry for the delay... we had a death in the church and I did not get to my questions like I should have. Jonah is about a man who was called by God to reach a city...and he ran from God s calling. God chased him until he broke down and submitted to...

Bible Studies: Childhood of Jesus, genesis 3, biblical sources
genesis 3, biblical sources, garden of eden: Hello, To be honest, there isn t a lot of information about that in the Bible. There is all sorts of information to be found in extra-biblical sources, but these stories can conflict with one another, so, we only have the Bible to go by with certainty....

Bible Studies: Children and discipline, bible phrases, good news bible
bible phrases, good news bible, spare the rod spoil the child: Dear Nancy, Thank you for writing. It is so good to hear of your excellent parental concern for your children. Your question actually is the answer. Deuteronomy 6:3-15 gives parents the responsibility and privilege to instill in their children...

Bible Studies: Children must live with their parents after married, passing the buck, piety
passing the buck, piety, recompense: There isn t a verse commanding us to live with our parents. However, taking care of the parents was a respect thing. I Timothy 5:4 says first show piety (which means respect)and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. The...

Bible Studies: Chosen People, catholic viewpoint, lutheran perspective
catholic viewpoint, lutheran perspective, many mysteries: Pharaoh: The meaning is that God allowed the pharaoh to harden his own heart by rejecting God s overtures. To understand a biblical passage one has to check for all the passages that relate to the topic -- pharaoh hardened his own heart [see Exodus 8:15, 28;...

Bible Studies: Christ, new testament greek, earth messiah
new testament greek, earth messiah, hebrew ot: I will attempt to keep this as simple as possible for you, but you must understand that I have to explain a few things first because it s a tricky subject. A few things first. The Bible is one book but, it is really TWO books compiled into ONE book. The...

Bible Studies: Before Christ came..., wings of the morning, sovereign god
wings of the morning, sovereign god, god is in control: Hello. The people in the Old Testament were Saved/converted by looking forward to a Messiah. The people in the New Testament were Saved by receiving Christ as Saviour. Even before Moses, people had The Gospel. They have always had it. You also asked...

Bible Studies: Christ in Patristic lit, henry wace, philip schaff
henry wace, philip schaff, ante nicene fathers: I know of no index. I generally start with the Packard CD-ROM, which is in folio and thus allows searching, but only on the English translation. It s also possible to perform a search (use the Find function in your browser) of the on-line versions (also...

Bible Studies: Christ's return, dogwood tree, unprecedented scale
dogwood tree, unprecedented scale, food shortages: Not a dogwood. Jesus did mention as a metaphor that when the fig tree and all the other trees bloom we know that summer is near. Likewise when we see the events he foretold - global war, pestilences, food shortages earthquakes on an unprecedented scale then...

Bible Studies: Christ, divine mercy prayer, private revelations
divine mercy prayer, private revelations, st bridget: From what I have studied, the Scripture does not indicate how many actual lashings Christ received. Most theological studies that include a count come from private revelations made by saints whom were told by Christ Himself what He suffered. The Prayers of...

Bible Studies: Christaian work, lower than the angels, 2 corinthians 5
lower than the angels, 2 corinthians 5, death and resurrection: Mikaela, How could Jesus, the subject of both a divine will aned a human will, really be free, humanly- speaking? 2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that GOD WAS IN CHRIST, reconciling the world unto himself,... 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy...

Bible Studies: Christian dating, sexual impurity, joshua harris
sexual impurity, joshua harris, question god: Hi, BK! You ask an interesting and very timely question. God gives us many principles in the Bible that we can apply to something that is somewhat unique to our time and culture--the practice of dating. These principles deal with purity, proper treatment...

Bible Studies: Christian and rich?, vcr dvd player, jesus day
vcr dvd player, jesus day, richest man: Hi Ed; I understand your point. The problem for me is this, in the Old Testament being wealthy was a blessing from God, then in the New Testament it appears that being wealthy is now a sin. God can t change, therefore why is it ok to be wealthy in the...

Bible Studies: Christian View on Abraham, christianity islam, genesis 11
christianity islam, genesis 11, book of genesis: Hi, The best way to find out about abraham is going to the Bible. Abraham has so many things to talk about him. I can write to you many histories, but the best for you in going to the bible. the life of Abraham start in the book of genesis 11:27, them from...

Bible Studies: Christianity, lee strobel, biblical prophecy
lee strobel, biblical prophecy, true christianity: Let me just preface my answers with the caution that my answers are far too brief and must be so because space does not adequately prove the opportunity to respond to the questions properly and if it did, I could not properpy answer them so briefly – books...

Bible Studies: Christianity, aeropagus, biblical question
aeropagus, biblical question, looking at death: This is WAY outside of my field, which is Biblical studies. It is also far too broad a question. Evey answer will be different because there is too much material to cover. Pick a topic and ask someone in Church History. Sorry, but this is as far as I can...

Bible Studies: Christianity, ancient roman empire, catholic encylopedia
ancient roman empire, catholic encylopedia, marriage vows: In the Catholic Church, in accord with the teaching of Jesus, marriage was considered permanent [while both persons lived]and divorce was not allowed. During the Roman Empire, the Church allowed persons of different social status to marry. By the sixth century,...

Bible Studies: Christianity - C.S. Lewis, one true god, christianity c
one true god, christianity c, c s lewis: Hello Abbie, Actually it does not have any scriptural basis because it is not through our works that we reach God s grace but through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior. If you look at Ephesians 2:8-10 (New International Version) For it is by grace...

Bible Studies: Christianity and the Sabbath, gift from god, creation of the world
gift from god, creation of the world, epistles: Hello Mike, I don t remember answering your question it has been so long since I was able to get on the Internet. I am in China right now and the Internet has been out of service here since the quake in Taiwan. It just returned to service a day or so ago....

Bible Studies: Christianity, lord jesus christ, rare instances
lord jesus christ, rare instances, saving faith: Andrew, I never said or intended to imply that I was born Christian. Secondly it is possible to be born Christian. Take a look at John the Baptist who was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother s womb. Luke 1:15 For he shall be great...

Bible Studies: Christians in the Bible?, antioch, judaism
antioch, judaism, followers: Hi Joseph, Yes, the word Christian appears in the bible. Read Acts 11:26 ( Antioch, where they were first called Christians.) Also read: Acts: 26:28 and I Peter 4:16. No he did not convert them. they were already following the law . He told...

Bible Studies: Christians in the Bible?, gentile church, religious observances
gentile church, religious observances, faith in god: Joseph the word Christian was first used in Corinth some 20 years after Christ had ascended. Before that they were referred to at The Way , because Jesus said he was the way, truth and life. And then they were also known as the Nararene sect which was derogatory...

Bible Studies: Christians in the Bible?, time christianity, galatians 1
time christianity, galatians 1, life in time: Hi Joseph, Well the Term Christian does actually appear in the New Testament (At which time Christianity began) In Acts 26:28 And Agrippa said unto Paul, With but little persuasion thou wouldest fain make me a Christian. And in 1 Peter 4:16 but if a...

Bible Studies: Christmas tree, hebrew word definitions, hammer and nails
hebrew word definitions, hammer and nails, fear of god: Hi Brenda, Jeremiah 10:2-4 describes going into the forest and selecting a tree, cutting it with an axe, using hammer and nails to fasten it so that it stands upright, and decorating it with silver and gold. Thus says the Lord, Learn [Heb. lamad...

Bible Studies: Christmas, pagan festival, country shepherds
pagan festival, country shepherds, timely question: Hi Shirley, Thank you for allowing me to answer such a timely question for you! The Bible tells us in Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king... Historians can tell us the years of the reign of this Herod and...

Bible Studies: Chritianity and Judaism, marriage in the new testament, testament command
marriage in the new testament, testament command, jewish marriage: Yes, most traditions remained for some time. This is the way of traditions; to just come and go and later be replaced by new traditions over the years. At Jesus time, engagement was considered to be tantamount to marriage. Once the pledges were made, they...

Bible Studies: I Chronicles, jacob joseph, abraham isaac
jacob joseph, abraham isaac, reuban: Hi Fred; The Bible doesn t say Joseph was a type of Christ, but the analolgies are there: 1) Both were beloved of their fathers, Genesis 37:3; Matthew 3:17; John 3:35; 5:20 2) both were hated by their brothers, Genesis 37:4; John 15:25 3) both of...

Bible Studies: Church Doctrine, full gospel church, apostolic full gospel church
full gospel church, apostolic full gospel church, bible churches: My observations is that it is important to examine each church on it s own merits regardless of denomination. Even if the denomination has historically had a very sound foundation, today so many churches have strayed or have compromised the gospel, we can...

Bible Studies: The Church, national bible society, missionary organisations
national bible society, missionary organisations, personal saviour: Dear Jasmine, Thank you for a very unusual sort of question, but one that I find quite intriguing! If I understand you correctly (and please feel free to come back to me if I have not done so!), you are concerned about involvement in what we might refer...

Bible Studies: Classical music, atlantic ocean north, friendly dolphins
atlantic ocean north, friendly dolphins, wild dolphins: IS IT ALL RIGHT FOR ME, A CHRISTIAN, TO LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC OCCASIONALLY? Soothing Passengers With Classical Music 1. Passengers now listen to classical music by such composers as Strauss, Vivaldi, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bach, Bizet, Schubert,...

Bible Studies: Communication with Your Spouse, old testament times, testament passages
old testament times, testament passages, 1 corinthians 7: Hello Craig; First lets look at how marriage was instituted: Marriage was instituted by God as a lifelong commitment (Genesis 2:18-24, Matthew 19:3-61, 1 Timothy 4:1-5). In Old Testament times, everyone was expected to be married and have children (Proverbs...

Bible Studies: Concept of god, father son and holy ghost, holy sprit
father son and holy ghost, holy sprit, last judgement: Hi T, The terms Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not intended to refer to beings that are separated by age. They simply are intended to represent different aspects of the same being and different actions done by that being. I know that this concept is confusing...

Bible Studies: Confused, errors in the bible, logic errors
errors in the bible, logic errors, supernatural experiences: Hi Rachel, I have a sister with your name! Well, to answer your question about errors in the Bible: Yes, there are errors strewn about our Bible, here and there, enough to make even the casual reader understand that our Bible is not the pristine, inerrant...

Bible Studies: Contradictions, slaughter of the innocents, happy is the man
slaughter of the innocents, happy is the man, tender mercy: *** Beginning of reply 1/24/2006 *** I m pleased to hear that you want to be able to defend God s Word against naysayers. I used to be one until I checked it out for myself. As a rule, the Bible is understood by comparing verses that appear to contradict...

Bible Studies: Contradictions, jim meritt, bible contradictions
jim meritt, bible contradictions, apparent contradictions: Jeff, For instance I ll take the first three: Is God Good to all or few? God is good to everyone but from comparison with other scriptures He is also *perfectly* righteous and judges man s sinful nature. So in essence the people that are...

Bible Studies: Contradictions?, casting out the demon, jesus son
casting out the demon, jesus son, solitary places: Dear Greg, Yes the bible has many mistakes, that is factual mistakes caused by mistranslations...,more than 100 in the New Testament alone. In this case you can see how it came about... there is a mix up about the demons being pluralised and the man....

Bible Studies: Contradictions in the Bible/resurrection/advice, contradictions in the bible, resurrection accounts
contradictions in the bible, resurrection accounts, studying the bible: Hellow Andrew, 1. I can t think of any contradictions that I have ever discovered that would have any bearing on the doctrines (teachings) in the Bible and believe me, I have looked. I too only want to know the truth and I believe that I have finally...

Bible Studies: Contradictions, contradictions in the bible, jesus of nazareth
contradictions in the bible, jesus of nazareth, king of the jews: My stand is essentially the same as yours. I ve not encountered any true contradiction in God s Word. If any of the naysayers come up with a contradiction you can t explain, feel free to write again. Before I would accept the Bible as God s Word, I...

Bible Studies: Conversed with God, mt moriah, human flesh
mt moriah, human flesh, two angels: Dear Eric, Thanks for your question. Yes, there have been many who talked with God. Abraham, at the oaks of Mamre when he welcomed the LORD and two angels, just before bargaining with the LORD over the fate of Sodom. He also talked with the LORD on a...

Bible Studies: CREAMATION, ananias and sapphira, bible genesis
ananias and sapphira, bible genesis, negative circumstances: Hi Walt, Thank you for your question. Most of the reference in the Old Testament about burning bodies is in association with negative circumstances... Cremation is mostly practiced by pagan religions, although it is gaining popularity in the Christian...

Bible Studies: Why Create?, gods existence, alpha and the omega
gods existence, alpha and the omega, creation of the universe: Dear Moe, I d like to say before we go on, that in my replies it is not my intention to defend my God, but only to expand on things about him spoken of from the Bible. This does not mean that I will not answer your questions which would now provoke such...

Bible Studies: Creation, young earth, earth millions
young earth, earth millions, creation events: Dear Wes, I commend you on wanting to discuss this important subject with your students. I personally believe in a young earth created in six literal 24 hours days. Space and time prohibits going into all the reasons. But I will share a few with you....

Bible Studies: Creation, genesis account, burst of light
genesis account, burst of light, bible scholars: Hello Wes; The September 4th, 2006, issue of Time magazine has a very clear explanation of a theory I d seen in Scientific American, but hadn t understood well enough to talk about it. The article is titled: Let There be Light, it was written by Michael...

Bible Studies: Bogus evidences of god and evidence of biblical god., islamic concept of god, hearsay evidence
islamic concept of god, hearsay evidence, existence of god: Hello Taimur, Glad you asked. No, those statements do not prove what you think. It is only true, according to the Bible, that Jesus subjected himself to the Father while he was on earth in the form of a human. The Father did not subject Jesus to himself....

Bible Studies: Creation of Sun, moon and earth, genesis 1
moon and earth, genesis 1, specific gravity: This is actually a very common question among people who haven t heard much about it, or haven t been given a good answer to their question, so hopefully I can adequately answer your question. You have to remember, this is the Creation WEEK. God took six...

Bible Studies: Creation theory, big bang theory, marriage commitment
big bang theory, marriage commitment, process of evolution: Meredith I may be alone in this but the bible gives a description of the beginnings of the universe as we perceive it with our eyes. The order for instance that the earth was without form fits in with the popular thinking of astronomers. The next step of...

Bible Studies: Creation of time, light from the darkness, light on the earth
light from the darkness, light on the earth, earth 18: Beth, Since man was not created until the 6th day, I don t think it matters much. There is no doubt that there was light and dark, morning and eveing, one day - prior to the fourth day and therefore prior to the 6th day. So, while there were no stars,...

Bible Studies: Creation vs. Evolution, biology class, spiritual reasons
biology class, spiritual reasons, right position: Hey! Thanks for your question! I know how you feel when you say that all of this seems to be backed by scientific fact, but, if you think about it, if you were the one teaching something, you want it to sound like you know what you re talking about and that...

Bible Studies: Creation, long periods of time, genesis chapters
long periods of time, genesis chapters, earth millions: Hi, Wes. Thanks for the question. Yes, I do believe in a young earth (6,000 to perhaps 10,000 or 12,000 years old). And I believe in a literal six days of Creation. Why do I believe this? As to the six literal days of Creation, this is what God tells...

Bible Studies: Cremation, 1 corinthians 13, what does the bible say about cremation
1 corinthians 13, what does the bible say about cremation, bible dictionary: Hi Ron, I will do my best to assist you with this question. Cremation is not directly mentioned in the New Testament. But in the Old Testament the men of Jabesh-Gilead burned the bodies of Saul and his sons to prevent desecration by the Philistines (1 Sam....

Bible Studies: Cross, sorry my mistake, self denial
sorry my mistake, self denial, new testament: Sorry, my mistake. I was adding a cut and paste from Strong s Concordance and pasted incorrectly. There should have been a hard break between figuratively and by implication . The meaning is that sometimes when the word cross is used in...

Bible Studies: After the Cross, thief on the cross, deep in the earth
thief on the cross, deep in the earth, mainstream church: Dear Carolyn, There is no way that Christ descended into Hell “to have it out with satan”. However, what He did do is very interesting. The Bible mentions a number of places where the departed dead go. It mentions heaven, paradise, Sheol, the grave,...

Bible Studies: Crystal, protestant churches, holy communion
protestant churches, holy communion, own religion: Crystal, I forgot to mention regarding your attendance at a Catholic Mass. Sometimes the parish will not relate to non-Catholics attending regarding Holy Communion. A Catholic, for example, can only receive Communion in the state of grace (that means free...

Bible Studies: Cultic Doctrine, arnold murray, hebrew study
arnold murray, hebrew study, bodily resurrection: Thanks for getting back to me with this. Here is some information which may be of use to you, from sources which I trust - I thought that I would add these just in case this adds something that you had not previously seen: http://www.watchman.org/profile/murraypro.htm...

Bible Studies: Curious about Jehovah's Witness, oflaherty, time andrew
oflaherty, time andrew, jesus name: Looks like you never got to read this message, so I am resending it... Hi Andrew! I am sorry -- I am not a JW. I serve on this site as an opposing viewpoint. For a time, I was the only volunteer out here. I would encourage you to ask one of the true...

Bible Studies: cain & the city, biblical evidence, word of god
biblical evidence, word of god, genesis: I really don t know what you mean by how was that possible , but the Biblical evidence is in the Bible where it says that Cain built a city in Genesis 4:17. If the Bible says something, then that is the Biblcal evidence to support it. Not all things in the...

Bible Studies: cds, sermon notes, pastor don
sermon notes, pastor don, free cds: Hi Dee, Sorry for the long time in my response. If you send me your address ( if you are in the US) I can send you some of my CD s. You may mail me at ebc@cleaninter.net By the way...do you want voice on CD or data such as sermon notes etc? If you...

Bible Studies: cds, adobe acrobat, sermons
adobe acrobat, sermons, dee: We have many sermons on our site. We have them in Adobe Acrobat form and we also have them in audio form. Just do the following: Go to http://daystartab.cjb.net Click on the link: Enter and Be Blessed Place your mouse over the General Information...

Bible Studies: celibacy, church jesus, life and time
church jesus, life and time, jesus christ: Dear Luke, The Bible is a book that paints everybody just like they are. The most vaunted heros of the Bible, like David, are paraded before us with all their faults and sins and unseemly characteristics. Even the Apostle Paul appears as someone who has...

Bible Studies: chapter 3 of the book of Jonah, book of jonah, lord jesus christ
book of jonah, lord jesus christ, false prophet: Dear Jeff, Basically, yes to your first question. God forgave the city and gave it a new chance to be faithful to Him. Unfortunately the revival did not last, and about 100 years later the city was destroyed by the Babylonians and the Medes. Jonah s...

Bible Studies: chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, book of jonah, prophet jonas
book of jonah, prophet jonas, wickedness: Hi Jeff. Here s the answer to your questions: First of all, the book of Johan means just what it says. It is not figurative. It is a literal book of something that literally happened. However, what happened to Jonah was also a foreshadowing of Jesus...

Bible Studies: chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, king jeroboam, gentile nation
king jeroboam, gentile nation, book of jonah: Dear God is doing a number of things in the book of Jonah. It is the factual account of the mercy of God toward a pagan gentile nation, Assyria. Jonah was a Jewish prophet to the northern tribes of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam II (782-753...

Bible Studies: charismatic movement, mystery of iniquity, son of perdition
mystery of iniquity, son of perdition, biblical question: Dear Catonya, First, this is not a Biblical question, hence, it is beyond the limits established for my assistance. I am going to give you some thoughts about it, though, with a small concern that you will not like what I’ll write. Second, the question...

Bible Studies: charismatic movement, working miracles, true prophet
working miracles, true prophet, mircles: Hello Catonya, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately I do not believe that true miraculous signs and wonders like those exhibited by Jesus or the apostles exist anytime after the scriptures were completed. The reason being is that miracles were...

Bible Studies: charismatic movement, ira sankey, new testament church
ira sankey, new testament church, god the holy spirit: Dear Catonya, That is some question, and I approach it with some temerity! There have been so many mighty moves of God in the history of the post-New Testament church, that it would be impossible to pick out just one and, even if I felt able to do that,...

Bible Studies: The chasing of the phrophet, phrophet, corn fields
phrophet, corn fields, corn field: Hi Dennis, I wish I could answer this question for you but last night while researching your question I could not find any reference to any of the prophets being chased through a corn field. But in Isaiah it does mention corn fields in many of the verses....

Bible Studies: cherub, god and creation, garden of eden
god and creation, garden of eden, justice and peace: Taking into account that this cherub is spoken of in the book of Ezekiel, we can count on there being both real and mystical meanings. The King of Tyre is the main person spoken about. He was very, very rich, a good ruler for some time and considered...

Bible Studies: Your children, e mail address, charity begins at home
e mail address, charity begins at home, bible schools: Dear Kirsten, I did not desert anyone. But if you are seriously wanting answers for this, then contact me at my e mail address. Pstarfill@yahoo.com It is not my way in the Lord to slander anyone in public, or hurt them. I hope you are the same. ...

Bible Studies: christian living, hebrew words, corporal punishment
hebrew words, corporal punishment, one of my best friends: Hi Ron! In the Old Law, the Jews were commanded: EX 20:13 You shall not murder. The word here refers to premeditated murder of an innocent person. This word does not refer to killing in war or in corporal punishment – there are other Hebrew words...

Bible Studies: christianity, baptism of the holy spirit, name of jesus
baptism of the holy spirit, name of jesus, laymen: Hi Hoda, There is a book called Idiot s guide to Christianity . I have not read it, but usually books of this series are quite good. It is written in laymen s terms. Here is what you won t find in many books. Christianity is basically this : Man has...

Bible Studies: christianity, ham and japheth, sexual relations
ham and japheth, sexual relations, immediate family: Actually, incest is defined as sexual relations with a member of ones IMMEDIATE family...ie...1st cousin or closer. AND When the flood came, there were only 8 people who survived...Noah, his wife, Shem Ham and Japheth, and their wives. We are closer related...

Bible Studies: christianity vs catholicisim, cardinal john henry, john henry newman
cardinal john henry, john henry newman, kyrie eleison: This is a very hard question to answer in a short space, but I will try to give you an overview. Catholicism claims top be the only true church and the only true Christianity, thus denying that all other churches are truly Christian. This is based upon...

Bible Studies: christianity, buddhist philosophy, who wrote the bible
buddhist philosophy, who wrote the bible, psalm 1: Hi Jay, you asked-- CAN WE SAVE OURSELVES? Yes, God tells us in his word the bible, how to put ourselves in line for salvation, in other words, what he requires of us, let me explain— How You Can Find Out What God Requires The Bible is a precious...

Bible Studies: christmas trees, minister god, genesis 1
minister god, genesis 1, answer god: I pray that this answers your question. Characteristics of a Tree Created by God Genesis 1:11,12 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, truth god
church of the living god, truth god, romans 10: Dear Johann, 1 Timothy 3:14-15 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar...

Bible Studies: Does he have to go to church?, hebrews 10, conducting meetings
hebrews 10, conducting meetings, word church: Hi Ishmael, Your friend is correct. There is not a single scripture in the Bible that states that an individual has to attend church services or any sort of meeting held in a building that is called a church. There is also nothing wrong with conducting...

Bible Studies: going to church, proof texts, brian ross
proof texts, brian ross, hebrews 10: Hi Ishmael, Thank you for your very interesting question. The responses that you have already given to your friend are exactly the ones that I would use myself - if I were merely looking for proof texts . However, the question actually goes much deeper...

Bible Studies: going to church, pastor don, hebrews 10
pastor don, hebrews 10, word church: Hi Ishmael, Thanks for this great question. The first thing we need to do is to completely understand the word, Church . Church comes from a compound Greek word meaning a called out assembly. Your friend is correct to say that the priority is not...

Bible Studies: going to church, power of the holy spirit, walking in the woods
power of the holy spirit, walking in the woods, god church: Hello, In the early church, the first Christians went from home to home, taking communion often and assembling together to worship God. Church was not a building. Our bodies are the temple of God and so we are the church . It is vital to understand...

Bible Studies: going to church, hebrews 10, building a house
hebrews 10, building a house, good answer: First of all, I hate to admit this but your friend is right about the Bible not saying anything about meeting in a building. But your point is valid also. If we do not meet together whether in a building, a house, or whatever ( a park ), then we do not fulfill...

Bible Studies: church, jesus and the apostles, bible subjects
jesus and the apostles, bible subjects, loud voices: Dear Ashley, Thank you for your questions about the need to attend church. The idea behind the church is shown by the examples of Jesus and the apostles. As you quoted Mat 18:20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them....

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, truth god
church of the living god, truth god, 1 timothy 3: Let s look at this passage: 1 Tim 3:15-16 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. NKJV What does scripture...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, truth god
church of the living god, truth god, new jerusalem: There is a reference to those who proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ s sacrifice as the pillars of the church: Gal 2:9-10 9 James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, truth god
church of the living god, truth god, book of revelation: Hello Johann, Please forgive me for my late response. I ve actually started a new job not to long ago and it s been very difficult to find time. You have posed an interesting question. I ve never really thought of this verse in two ways. I m leaning...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, roman catholic church
church of the living god, roman catholic church, gifts of the holy spirit: True, Christians (and professed Christians) have a hard time agreeing on the truth. Sometimes it s because God s truth is difficult to understand, since God Himself is difficult to understand due to His complexity. Other times, human fallibility gets in the...

Bible Studies: church, hyperusa com, church of the living god
hyperusa com, church of the living god, temple of the living god: Dear Johann, Thank you for your question about 1 Tim. 3:15, whether the pillar and ground mean God or the church. 1 Tim 3:15 . . . if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God s household, which is the church...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, ceiling beams
church of the living god, ceiling beams, followers of christ: Though God is the source of all truth, it comes to most people via the church. In Ephesians 2:19-22, Paul compares the church (i.e., the followers of Christ) to a building, which, of course, needs a good foundation on the ground and strength in the pillars...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, chief cornerstone
church of the living god, chief cornerstone, apostles and prophets: Dear Johann, Thank you for an interesting question. The meanings of the descriptive words are worthy of consideration. “Pillar” comes from a word meaning “support.” “Ground” comes from a word meaning “base” in the sense of “stabilizer.” I will also...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, truth god
church of the living god, truth god, 1 timothy 3: The more natural reading is that the church is the pillar and ground, because God is genetive to church . However, it is possible to read the verse with God as the pillar and ground. Either reading is possible, church is probable. I hope this is helpful,...

Bible Studies: church hierarchy, savior jesus christ, church hierarchy
savior jesus christ, church hierarchy, lord and savior: Greetings in Jesus name. I wish to tell you that while your questions are valid, I am not of the Catholic persuasion. I say persuasion because I feel that most people in the Catholic religion have been persuaded to follow certain things that are not biblical...

Bible Studies: church hierarchy, catholic web sites, church hierarchy
catholic web sites, church hierarchy, true christian church: Hello Augusto, I really can t answer all the questions about nuns. The church you are refering to is the Catholic Church which is not even closely similar to the true Christian Church. The practices and teachings of Catholocism are mostly the inventions of...

Bible Studies: church, church of the living god, mouth confession
church of the living god, mouth confession, gift of god is eternal life: Hello. I have to read a commentary on this verse, and then I plan to post my answer soon. Thanks. God s Gospel: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God...

Bible Studies: churches, diversities, best gifts
diversities, best gifts, healings: Hi Shawna, I Corinthians 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities...

Bible Studies: circumcision followup, marriage relationship, circumcised male
marriage relationship, circumcised male, jewish brothers: I think we need to be careful of reading too much into a symbol, as you said. But the comparisons you made are, I believe, valid. Some additional similarities that I see include: A putting away of the old; A point-in-time action; A decision which may seem...

Bible Studies: clarification, male heirs, female slaves
male heirs, female slaves, institution of slavery: Dear Kenny, I certainly appreciate your conundrum. The Bible can be difficult to understand at times, especially if one does not have all the pieces. I also realize that many Christians would rather mess up a good question rather than admit their ignorance....

Bible Studies: clarification, male heirs, female slaves
male heirs, female slaves, institution of slavery: I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS. hi, I really want to know what s all this is about? I m pretty offended when I look at these verse: gen19:31-36 if there are no unmarried men of the same faith available, a woman shall get...

Bible Studies: clarification, male heirs, female slaves
male heirs, female slaves, institution of slavery: Hi, The law was given to Israel only, and it was temproary, lasting only from Moses to Christ, being added to the Abrahfamic covenant of promise :until the seed (Christ) should come to whom the promise was made. The law was never given to any but the Israel....

Bible Studies: commandments, god abideth, new commandment
god abideth, new commandment, pastor don: Hi Jennifer, Here is the passage you asked about: 1 John 2:7-14 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 8 Again,...

Bible Studies: just a comment, second corinthians, spiritual rebirth
second corinthians, spiritual rebirth, spirit and power: JOHN 3:3, THE CONTEXT CLEARLY SHOWS THAT JESUS WAS REFERRING TO A SPIRITUAL REBIRTH; “EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD. I agree--One of the apostles later wrote: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his...

Bible Studies: communion, act of remembrance, 1 corinthians 11
act of remembrance, 1 corinthians 11, god is in control: Dear Karen, First, the Lord commanded it. Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME. It is not mystical or metaphysical...

Bible Studies: communion, god in the beginning, genesis 1
god in the beginning, genesis 1, word was god: Hello Kenneth; John 1:1 - 3; 14 (NIV): In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made...The Word became...

Bible Studies: communion, death penality, death and blood
death penality, death and blood, bread and wine: Hi Karen, We apologize for the delay. We were out of town and should have listed ourselves as unavailable. In Ex. 12:1-51 the first Passover is commanded. To ignore it meant death. It is symbolic of the requirement of the death and blood of a sacrifice...

Bible Studies: The concept of Hell, bible new testament, errors in the bible
bible new testament, errors in the bible, savior jesus: Hi Andrew, Nice to hear from you again. Yes, the subject of hell is pretty weighty, alright. I have read C.S. Lewis The Problem of Pain . Very insightful, as was his The Great Divorce (regarding hell) and The Screwtape Letters . These all cover the...

Bible Studies: condensed version?, jehovah s witnesses, roman centurion
jehovah s witnesses, roman centurion, wooden stake: Hi there Adam, reading the bible can be a daunting task, I found a book called Bible Stories written by Jehovah s Witnesses to be a marvellous book in explaining the stories in the bible. Their literature is free of charge, you can ask any JW for one,...

Bible Studies: condensed version?, newborn babes, pastor don
newborn babes, pastor don, old testament: Hi Adam, Thanks for this great question. I have some scriptures for you to consider. Psalm 12:6-7 6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve...

Bible Studies: condensed version?, good news bible, bible times
good news bible, bible times, bible stories: Although I m not familiar with cliff s notes, there are many ways to solve your problem. You can get a more modern version of the Bible, such as the NIV, or Good News Bible. They are much easier to read, as they are translated into modern English. Read...

Bible Studies: condensed version?, life application study bible, e mail address
life application study bible, e mail address, stan campbell: Hello Adam, It is great that you are interested in the Bible because it is so full of knowledge. One recommendation I can make is to get a version of the Bible such as the New International Version which is a lot easier to read. This version has more of...

Bible Studies: contradictions in the Bible, contradictions in the bible, religious philosophies
contradictions in the bible, religious philosophies, new moons: Hello. I access the internet at a library, and so I will not be able to post the answer until Monday, or Tuesday, etc. I was swamped with a lot of long questions, the other day, so I will research them, and answer next week. Thanks, and sorry for the...

Bible Studies: why did you convert from catholicism..., old methodist church, blessed sacrament
old methodist church, blessed sacrament, churches in the world: I converted to Catholicism not from Catholicism. I left protestantism to become Catholic :) If you wish to know why I became Catholic I can give you an answer... I truly believe it is a matter of grace. God giving it and the soul responding. Every...

Bible Studies: corinthians, apostle paul, mental destruction
apostle paul, mental destruction, actuallity: Hi Rick, I will do my best to answer your question for you. From my studies of many different commentaries they all state similar understadings of the verse. The Apostle Paul was addressing the Church in Corinth in this Epistle (letter). Verse 5 is addressing...

Bible Studies: creaters word is for now and forever more and will not change., covenant god, ark noah
covenant god, ark noah, noah built the ark: Hello Patricia; The Old Testament is also known as the Old Covenant. A Covenant is a binding agreement between two or more people. In the case of the Old Covenant, or Old Testament, several covenants are described. First was God s Covenant with Adam...

Bible Studies: creation, genesis 1, image of god
genesis 1, image of god, fifth day: Hello. In Genesis 1:20-25, we find that the animals were created first. 20 ¶ And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God...

Bible Studies: creationism, dinosaur dna, gerald l schroeder
dinosaur dna, gerald l schroeder, niv bible: Steve Article I thought you d find interesting: http://www.discover.com/issues/apr-06/features/dinosaur-dna/ Hope you re doing great, Marilyn Steve; I wanted to add a few pieces of information to my earlier answer, just for your information....

Bible Studies: the cross, jesus walk, spiritual matter
jesus walk, spiritual matter, time god: Hi About the cross is not to much to tell, but I will tell you what I know. The word cross is from the Grieg meanings STAUROS. The cross consiting in 21/2 m long vertical . it was diferent kind of cross, maybe you can go to internet and find out yourself....

Bible Studies: crusades, suicide bombers, land of israel
suicide bombers, land of israel, crusades: Dear Lena, A Catholic expert might be able to answer this better than I can. A person might make a case that it was Biblical to help return the land of Israel back to the Jews because God promised it to them. But I don t think the Crusades had...

Bible Studies: A cultic logo on my Bible, nkjv bible, tabernacle of joy
nkjv bible, tabernacle of joy, church tabernacle: Blessings to you, Wesley! It is nice to hear from you again. I saw Pastor Willoughby at our general conference, and he told me you were doing well. I was very pleased to hear it. Now, to answer your question: It depends on how you think about it. ...

Bible Studies: hi, god talks, god the father
god talks, god the father, pharisees: Yes, He does. Here are a few of the places where Jesus Himself lets people know that He is God the Son acting on behalf of God the Father: John 14:9-12 9 Jesus answered: Don t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?...

Bible Studies: The cursing of the fig tree, triumphal entry into jerusalem, miraculous world
triumphal entry into jerusalem, miraculous world, true jesus: Hello Khushro; This story appears in Matthew 21 and Mark 11. In both passages Jesus curses the tree after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem and sacking the temple money-changers. In the Matthew passage the fig tree is said to have immediately withered,...

Bible Studies: Is cursing real, witch craft, demonic possession
witch craft, demonic possession, demonic influence: Dear Dan, There are several kinds of curses mentioned in the bible. One is a curse , used loosely, a reward or conclusion of doing wrong things... The other one is a witch craft or sorcery type curse. This curse can be placed upon you for not real...

Bible Studies: Daniel 5, resurrection of jesus christ, testament scripture
resurrection of jesus christ, testament scripture, resurrection of jesus: Hello Martha, Thank you for your question, Martha. The inscription, or writing on the wall, as it literally was observed - a hand (at least fingers) appearing out of thin air and writing a brief and condemning edict - left the King and his dinner guests...

Bible Studies: Daniel 8:25, brother of moses, savior jesus
brother of moses, savior jesus, resurrection of jesus: Hello Diane, Thanks for asking. First of all, the eighth chapter of Daniel is about events that were to take place in the first century AD when God brought the final judgement down on the Jews for rejecting Jesus. Since about the year 30 AD, the Law of Moses...

Bible Studies: Dante's Inferno, divine comedy dante, dante alighieri
divine comedy dante, dante alighieri, roman papacy: Hi again, Paganism is a very broad umbrella term. Essentially, Pagans are people who honor nature as part of their spiritual path. Traditionally, Pagan religions have been defined as most any that do not arise from Abraham (ie. Judaism, Christianity or...

Bible Studies: Dante's Inferno, davince code, literature professor
davince code, literature professor, literature class: Jasmine, In my opinion, Dante s Inferno and the original Divine Comedy primarily because these are fiction. The Bible is the Inspired Word of God, and therefore, is absolute truth. Many asked me about The Davince Code when it came out a couple of years...

Bible Studies: Dante's Inferno, hell in the bible, heavenly glory
hell in the bible, heavenly glory, wrong choice: It isn t that it so much contradicts the Bible as it is that the Bible doesn t tell us much about hell. Dante wrote his fiction based on his opinion of what hell might be like. Hell, in the Bible, has a central theme of being cast away from God for eternity....

Bible Studies: Dante's Inferno, douay bible, jerusalem bible
douay bible, jerusalem bible, gross misrepresentation: Completely-- A distinction between the body and the soul is nowhere clearly stated in the Scriptures.”—Dictionnaire de la Bible, edited by F. Vigouroux. “The concept of ‘soul,’ meaning a purely spiritual, immaterial reality, separate from the ‘body,’...

Bible Studies: Dates in the Bible, gilgamesh and utnapishtim, flood occured
gilgamesh and utnapishtim, flood occured, timeline of historical events: Hello. I hope you are not considering Biblical events to be myth. They have been proven again and again. I was able to get quite a lot of information on dates, by reading Genesis. If you read Genesis, you will find when Adam was created, then later,...

Bible Studies: Daughter/Studies, good liar, bible quotations
good liar, bible quotations, family counselor: While I am not a family counselor I would recommend finding a good counselor for your daughter...someone she can confide in; as often parents are the last a teen feels comfortable relating problems to. I remember myself at such a young age and how many...

Bible Studies: Daughter, colossians 3, 1 corinthians 10
colossians 3, 1 corinthians 10, lord thy god: Hello Fred. First we could go to Exodus 20:12, Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. This means to love them, hearken to their teaching, and obey their commands. You could also look...

Bible Studies: David&Goliath, david goliath, scripture reference
david goliath, scripture reference, bible trivia: Char, Extrapolating that the head was buried near the hill of Golgotha is not too difficult and may be logical, but not Biblical that I m aware. If the head was taken to Jerusalem and tossed aside , it would have been thrown into the Valley of Gehena,...

Bible Studies: Day of Reckoning, i corinthians 1, hebrew meaning
i corinthians 1, hebrew meaning, battle of time: Hello Patrick; The name Armageddon appears in Revelation 16:16. It refers to the ancient hill and Valley of Megiddo, west of the Jordan in the Jezreel plain--specifically, some say, Har Megido, in Hebrew, meaning Hill of Megiddo. The Valley of Megiddo...

Bible Studies: Dead People walking, graves mt, jesus death
graves mt, jesus death, rock masses: On the day of Jesus’ death, about three o’clock in the afternoon, an earthquake took place, splitting rock-masses open, causing the memorial tombs to be opened, and causing dead bodies to be thrown from their graves. (Mt 27:45, 51-54; Lu 23:44, 45) I...

Bible Studies: Dead Sea Scrolls, cairo geniza, testament manuscript
cairo geniza, testament manuscript, bible translator: Short answer -- study hard and choose carefully. That is what modern translations do. Most translation committees divide the text up into sections and assign a group of five to twenty scholars to each section. First the scholars decide on the source...

Bible Studies: Dead Sea Scrolls, testament manuscript, manuscript traditions
testament manuscript, manuscript traditions, greek manuscript: I just read an article concerning Ps 145:13, which in the DSS does have the phrase [already found in the Greek]: The Lord is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds. That phrase, missing in King James Version, is now restored to its original...

Bible Studies: Dead Sea Scrolls, information on the dead sea, google search
information on the dead sea, google search, google: Dear Rebecca, I wish I could help you out with your request for more information on the Dead Sea Scrolls, but alas, I cannot. I am not very knowledgeable about them. I would point you to do a google search or to a library or to a Christian bookstore,...

Bible Studies: Dealing With Skeptics, jesus papers, faith god
jesus papers, faith god, defense of the faith: The attacks on the truthfulness of the Catholic faith have been going on since shortly after the resurrection -- see Mt 27:64. The resurrection is the cornerstone of Christianity -- Paul himself recognized this early in the 50s A.D. See 1 Cor 9:1, 15:3-8....

Bible Studies: Death, bible kjv, living in heaven
bible kjv, living in heaven, physical resurrection: Hi Robert, [This is rather long, so we may have to send it in two parts. If you see our signature at the bottom, you got it all.] Not all churches teach that the dead are in heaven or hell but most support that idea based on a few selected scriptures,...

Bible Studies: Death in the Bible, garbage dump, lord and savior
garbage dump, lord and savior, burning in hell: Jack, Thank you for allowing me to assist you. Let me first apologize for taking so long. I recently traveled to the Cleveland Clinic to undergo surgery and am just now recovering. Now to your question. Scripture leaves no doubt that sinners who die without...

Bible Studies: Death after Life, hebrew word sheol, place of torment
hebrew word sheol, place of torment, bible states: I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TAUGHT THAT WHEN A PERSON DIES, THEY GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL RIGHT THEN Yes that is the main teaching of the churches, millions are taught this FALSE doctrine, the bible does not teach this however. I attended a Protestant church for years...

Bible Studies: Death as portrayed in Christianity's sacred stories, wrath of god, wages of sin is death
wrath of god, wages of sin is death, holy one of israel: Yes, scripture does speak of life after death. Exactly what that life is depends upon whether you have received Jesus as Saviour or not. Let s looks at what scripture has to say about it: John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten...

Bible Studies: Death, true beleiver, roman catholic church
true beleiver, roman catholic church, ancient greeks: Hi Jack, As you know, there are a LOT of opinions on this one. There are scriptures that appear to teach several different views. As the Roman Catholic Church was establishing the official doctrines of the Church they included the teaching of Hell as...

Bible Studies: Deceive, bible kjv, false churches
bible kjv, false churches, churches in the world: Hi Bruce, I agree with you about Amos 8:11. This is a godless generation. But God is also raising up His chosen ones to be the salt and light to the world. My pastor always says that we are living in perilous times. And we need to check ourselves whether...

Bible Studies: Depression and morbid thoughts, romans 8, hebrews 6
romans 8, hebrews 6, morbid thoughts: Hello Thank you for your question. I would make the recommendation for you to continue to abide in God s word and pray about this. Although I cannot know what your true spiritual standing is with God, I d say it is good that you are concerned about...

Bible Studies: Depression and wanting to give up, internet pornography, scripture study
internet pornography, scripture study, tax authorities: Hi Toby, Good going on working to get your taxes straightened out and dealing with pornography. Those two steps indicate tremendous progress on your part. And no need to be discouraged if you peek at a website. The Christian life is a war. Sometimes we...

Bible Studies: Depression, tax authorities, kazillion
tax authorities, kazillion, necessary food: Hi Toby, Thank you for contacting me on these issues. Let s get right into this. Feelings of God s presence come and go. The one thing we can be sure of is that they will certainly go if we move away from God, if we stop reading the bible and praying...

Bible Studies: Devil helpers?, pastor don carpenter, spiritual wickedness
pastor don carpenter, spiritual wickedness, witchcraft and sorcery: Hi Marc, I will give you some scripture references and you can do with them what you wish. Ephesians 6:12 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against...

Bible Studies: Devil, power of the devil, angel of god
power of the devil, angel of god, book of mormon: I know of no explanation for this in the Bible, but here s something from the Book of Mormon: And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is written, had fallen from heaven; wherefore,...

Bible Studies: DIVORCE, concordance to the bible, annotated bible
concordance to the bible, annotated bible, mt 5: I am sorry that I do not have a concordance to the bible in English. The texts are multitudinous. The relevant ones for Christians are the ones in the New Testament. The key passage there is Mt 5:31-32. If you check an annotated bible, you will find references...

Bible Studies: Difference between Catholics and Christianity?, scripture and tradition, blessed sacrament
scripture and tradition, blessed sacrament, gates of hell: Sorry this is late! I am a convert from protestantism to the Catholic Church so hopefully I can answer your questions. No, Catholics do not put too much emphasis on good deeds. In fact the Sacrifice of the Mass is the first and foremost of our Faith since...

Bible Studies: Different Religions, jesus was a jew, protestant christians
jesus was a jew, protestant christians, differences between catholics and christians: Dear Stacy, Catholics worship Mary, and do many church practices that protestant christians do not agree with. Secondly the Jews did not receive what Jesus said about himself being the Son of God come to saved the world. The accepted that he was a...

Bible Studies: Dinosaurs, dr kent hovind, dinosaurs and the bible
dr kent hovind, dinosaurs and the bible, creation scientist: Hello. I normally post to this website from a library, but they are closed for a couple of days, including the 4th of July, so I plan to post my full answer soon. For now, I can tell you that many people, including a Creation Scientist man I know, Dr....

Bible Studies: Dinosaurs, leviathan, dinosaur
leviathan, dinosaur, dinosaurs: The Bible speaks of a leviathan in Job 41:1, Psalm 74:14, 104:26, and Isaiah 27:1. Some think that this could be referring to some type of dinosaur, though others think it may simply be an alligator or something of the like. Other than that, there does...

Bible Studies: Dinosaurs in relationship to the bible, dinosaurs in the bible, hebrews 11
dinosaurs in the bible, hebrews 11, book of job: Hi Vernon, Thank you for your question. There is no explicit reference to dinosaurs in the scriptures. (Although some Christians argue that the behemoth or the leviathan found in the book of Job are referring to dinosaurs.) Dinosaurs were created...

Bible Studies: Dinosaurs, bible translators, exodus 3
bible translators, exodus 3, sea dragons: Howdy Bruce; The Bible does mention dinosaurs. In Genesis 1:21 the creatures whose name is translated variously: whales, sea monsters, great creatures of the sea, dragons etc. are taninim gedolim in Hebrew. Gedolim means big--so that s easy, but...

Bible Studies: Disciple's names, names of the twelve apostles, judas iscariot
names of the twelve apostles, judas iscariot, simon the zealot: I don t recall the 7/9/2006 question or my answer. BUT: there are two named James as is seen in the following passage: Matt 10:2-4 2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; JAMES THE...

Bible Studies: Disciples - a clarification, twelve disciples, twelve tribes
twelve disciples, twelve tribes, who replaced judas: Hello Ravi, I hope you are well. I believe the key to this passage is in verse 30. Christ says that Many among you who are first will be last, and those who are last will be first . In this verse I believe Christ is telling us that Stephen (who replaced...

Bible Studies: Disciples early life, bible study group, being filled with the holy spirit
bible study group, being filled with the holy spirit, ascension of the lord: Dear David, We have no account of any of the disciples going fishing after the resurrection and ascension of the Lord. We have a record of how the church leaders who were ministering to the Jewish believers were sustained in Acts 4:32-37: Now the multitude...

Bible Studies: Disposing of a Bible, way to heaven, bad shape
way to heaven, bad shape, torn pages: Hi, Kat! I understand your question, and I appreciate the spirit in which you ask. The Bible is a book of infinite importance. It s God s Holy Word, His communication to mankind. We hold it in high regard and treat it with great respect. Sometimes a...

Bible Studies: Dissolved marriage, god had a plan, gods hands
god had a plan, gods hands, god didn: Unfortunately we all make decisions that seem to hurt us. In your case, I do not believe that your marriage was over from the start. I do however see that it is possible that God had a plan for you. That plan may not have included your husband coming to God....

Bible Studies: Divorce, committing adultery, marriage union
committing adultery, marriage union, private interpretation: Dear Beverly, Actually there are many issues not mentioned directly in the bible. But the principles of all issues are covered. For instance drug abuse and speeding in your car. Neither of these issues are mentioned directly in the bible. The need to get...

Bible Studies: Divorce, what does the bible say about divorce, hearts of men
what does the bible say about divorce, hearts of men, creation god: Thanks for the kind comments. I appreciate hearing that the work that I do on here adds value. That is a good question. I believe that scriptural teaching on divorce is pretty straightforward. Marriage was intended to be permanent, a lifelong commitment,...

Bible Studies: Doctrinal, baptism of the holy ghost, holy ghost baptism
baptism of the holy ghost, holy ghost baptism, baptism of the holy spirit: I cannot say that I am familiar with this specific denomination, but I am familair with the doctrine that you refer to. Many Pentecostal denominations hold to what is called the second blessing. This doctrine suggests that there is a difference between...

Bible Studies: Doctrinal/Interpretive, women in the bible, sunday school lesson
women in the bible, sunday school lesson, twelve disciples: Because I have not been able to receive any questions through AllExperts for a while, this answer may be late to help. My sincere apologies. The Greek word translated into English for Bishop is episcopos = overseer . Today it used in some church bodies...

Bible Studies: Doctrinal, interpretive, sunday school lesson, leadership position
sunday school lesson, leadership position, question thanks: Let s take these one at a time. 1) Doctrinal In 1Timothy 3:2, the verse and following verses address the qualifications of a bishop (KJV). My question relating to this is rather or not the greek word for bishop, is equivalent to that of an apostle, thus...

Bible Studies: Doctrinal, timeless existence, eternal damnation
timeless existence, eternal damnation, human existence: Our understanding of time affects our understanding on the nature of eternity, and our understanding of the relationship between God s foreknowledge, predestination, and human free-will. Concerning the former, a misunderstanding of the nature of time...

Bible Studies: what is damnation?, second death, damnation
second death, damnation, eternity: I m sure that damnation would be defined differently by various people representing various views. Here are some suggestions for defining damnation: Not being allowed into heaven Being sent to hell Not being resurrected Being resurrected but then...

Bible Studies: daniel bible, clouds of heaven, daniel bible
clouds of heaven, daniel bible, time spirit: Hello John, Thank you for your question. In my honest opinion I don t think the clouds of heaven are referring to either the first or the second coming. It just appears to be a scenic description of the glory and power Daniel saw accompanying the...

Bible Studies: deacon reinstatement, deacon board, 1 timothy chapter 3
deacon board, 1 timothy chapter 3, acts chapter: Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for choosing to allow me to answer the question. 1 Timothy chapter 3 clearly spells out the qualifications for a deacon of a Bible believing, Christ honoring, local church. I am assuming, for the purposes of answering...

Bible Studies: death and judgement, lazarus and the rich man, death and judgement
lazarus and the rich man, death and judgement, bible study group: That he should be the first that should rise. This cannot mean that the Messiah should be the first dead person who should be restored to life, for Elijah had raised the son of the Shunammite, and Jesus himself had raised Lazarus and the widow s son at Nain....

Bible Studies: death, hebrews 12, 1 corinthians 15
hebrews 12, 1 corinthians 15, return to the earth: Bill, The simplest answer I know is found in Ecclesiastes 12:7 where Solomon writes, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” Our bodies are made from the material found in the Earth. In...

Bible Studies: can you debate this, ahmad deedat, jesus is god
ahmad deedat, jesus is god, self delusion: Only the Holy Spirit of God can convert someone to know Jesus as their savior. I am only a messenger of the good news of salvation won for all people by Jesus Christ. I am not a judge. I am not a lawyer. Only a witness to His power in my life and...

Bible Studies: definition and other, sacred pillars, greek septuagint
sacred pillars, greek septuagint, greek scriptures: Hi Marion, you asked-- THE GROVES THAT THE PEOPLE MADE FOR THEMSELVES,CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THEY WERE? I dont know if this is what you mean, but here is what I know about tree groves— Canaanite shrines, known as high places and located in wooded groves...

Bible Studies: demon possesion, e mail address, demon possesion
e mail address, demon possesion, godslove: Hi Mary, This is an excellent question and I am not really sure if I can answer it. You see in the Bible they talk of demon possion but they really do not describe it. I can do some research into it for you if you would like and feel comfortable sending...

Bible Studies: depressed and confused, prayers, faith
prayers, faith, conclusion: Sometimes when we think that God isn t answering, He really is. Sometimes He wants us to think about our actions and wants us to reach a conclusion. Then He will answer or more importantly confirm what our conclusion is. It s what faith is all about - and...

Bible Studies: depression, ephesians 6 10, hebrews 6
ephesians 6 10, hebrews 6, spiritual battle: Toby, I could spend hours sharing Scripture passages that teach that, once we place our faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, we are forever His. Romans 8:1 is another good passage: There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Charles...

Bible Studies: depression, heart of god, walk with god
heart of god, walk with god, christ god: Hi Toby, The passage you are referring to is talking about people who reject Christ. God always forgives and accepts us back again if we come to Him. But if we reject Him altogether, then obviously God cannot accept him. I would really like to know...

Bible Studies: Are we descendants of Adam and Eve?, descendants of adam and eve, genesis 1
descendants of adam and eve, genesis 1, tobacco plant: Hello. I am sorry it took me several days to answer this. It was the weekend. We are descendants of Adam and Eve. The THEORY of evolution is so full of holes, that the top scientists in the field are now realizing the errors of it. More and more emerging...

Bible Studies: devotion, greek language version, reverential attitude
greek language version, reverential attitude, proskuneo: Hi Bhupendra Thank you for your question. A quick look at my concordance suggests that the actual word “devotion” doesn’t appear in the written Word of God. In the Authorised (King James) version, there is only one example: Acts 17:23 (where it is in the...

Bible Studies: dieing with sins, jesus authority, heaven is a place
jesus authority, heaven is a place, mk 2: Among the many facets of your question: Heaven is a place of never-ending and pefect happiness, a gift not due to human nature, for those who love God. Hell is for those who have rejected God s love and die in that state of serious [mortal]sin. Some...

Bible Studies: dinasours, jury summons, laws of thermodynamics
jury summons, laws of thermodynamics, colossians 1: I am sorry. I did not check my e-mail recently(over the weekend). Today I was given a Jury summons, to be a potential juror, which took all day. I will try to answer your question within the next day or two, but I am not on my own computer, right now....

Bible Studies: discrepency between KJV and Vulgata, latin equivalents, vulgata
latin equivalents, vulgata, english translations: Both the Septuagint and the Vulgate translate the name Malachi rather than transliterating it. Since the name means my angel/messenger, it appears in those two versions as the Greek and Latin equivalents of my angel/messenger. The book of Malachi has...

Bible Studies: divorce, church goers, divroce
church goers, divroce, accurate facts: Chris, Because of the type of question you ask I will preface my comments by stating that I cannot offer an opinion on what you should do in your particular circumstance, I can only comment on the facts of what I believe God s word says and any other related...

Bible Studies: divorce, old testament law, divorce remarriage
old testament law, divorce remarriage, committeth adultery: Tricia, My heart goes out to you as you struggle with the difficult situations that life has brought you in to. As I state in my profile, it is only the Bible that matters when we seek to find the truth of Gods word and apply it to our lives. It is also important...

Bible Studies: divorce, extramarital intercourse, marriage vow
extramarital intercourse, marriage vow, lord jesus christ: Hi Edward, you asked-- SHOULD A FOLLOWER OF THE WORD OF GOD SEEK A DIVORCE? If a marriage mate commits fornication, no-one can judge the innocent party if he decides he cannot forgive the mate & obtains a divorce. However he may equally choose to forgive...

Bible Studies: divorce and remarriage, marriage vow, god looks at the heart
marriage vow, god looks at the heart, god hates divorce: Dear Joe, Thank you for writing. I ll admit that this subject is confusing. You have probably already studied all the pertinent verses. Some claim that I Cor. 7:15 gives liberty to remarry, but I think the context (especially vs. 20) calls for contentment...

Bible Studies: divorce, 1 corinthians 7, far death
1 corinthians 7, far death, creation god: Dear Amanda, Your question is one that is certainly in need of an answer in todays world. I firmly believe the verse you mention, Mat 5:31-32, applies to us today or at anytime in history. Marriage is a part of the creation plan, not Church doctrine. ...

Bible Studies: doctrine of Abyss, romans 10, christ jesus
romans 10, christ jesus, lake of fire: 1. In view of the fact that spirit creatures are cast into it, it cannot properly be limited in meaning to Sheol or Hades, inasmuch as these two words clearly refer to the common earthly grave of mankind. (Job 17:13-16.) 2. It does not refer to “the lake...

Bible Studies: doctrine of the afterlife, 1 corinthians 15, heaven hell
1 corinthians 15, heaven hell, testament writers: The Bible doesn t say whether the story about Lazarus and rich man is a parable or not although most people,including me, assume it is. Let s look at it both ways- if it was a tale that actually happened then we can see that both the rich man and Lazarus immediately...

Bible Studies: the doctrine of heaven 2, 2 corinthians 5, 1 corinthians 15
2 corinthians 5, 1 corinthians 15, early christians: Dear Randol, First of all, thank you for our generous rating for my previous answer. Here is what I can give you this time: Yours: I appreciate your response to my previous question. Some of your responses to my previous discussion, I agree with;...

Bible Studies: the doctrine of hell, goddess hel, endless agony
goddess hel, endless agony, hell fire: Dear Randol, The Bible mentions a number of places where the departed go: Abaddon, Abraham s bosom, Abyss, Gehenna, Grave, Hades, Heaven, Hell, Lake of Fire, Paradise, Pit, Sheol, Tartarus. What do these terms mean? Since it is not about heaven, I ll...

Bible Studies: Early Christians disagree in NT, council of jerusalem, galatians 2
council of jerusalem, galatians 2, jewish christians: There are a few controversies among the apostles in the New Testament. The two most important are the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 and the the dispute between Paul and Peter mentioned in Galatians 2:11-14. The Council of Jerusalem decided whether...

Bible Studies: Earth, mistakes in the bible, cylindrical device
mistakes in the bible, cylindrical device, isaiah 40: Hello, Prince Raphel. You were mentioning about in The Bible, where it talks about the Earth. There are no mistakes in The Bible. There never were. Everytime someone thinks they have found a mistake, it is later proven that The Bible was accurate. Here...

Bible Studies: Easter in the Bible, kjv of the bible, days of unleavened bread
kjv of the bible, days of unleavened bread, gods of egypt: Hi Sydney, Thanks for this great question. Here is a simple explanation: 1. Let us see the use in context: Act 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. Act 12:2 And he killed James the...

Bible Studies: Egypt, prophecy, persecution
prophecy, persecution, messiah: Hello, Cica! Thanks for the question. The Bible tells us in Matthew 2:13ff that Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travelled to Egypt to escape Herod s persecution. It does not tell us, however, exactly where in Egypt they went, so we can only speculate. What is...

Bible Studies: Elijah and Enoch, enoch walked with god, biblical passages
enoch walked with god, biblical passages, astute student: Dear Mildred, I believe you are an astute student of God s Word. When we look at the biblical passages about Enoch and Elijah, we do see in Gen 5:24 that “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Elijah, on the other hand, was taken up...

Bible Studies: End Times, abomination of desolation, mount of olives
abomination of desolation, mount of olives, jewish perspective: Hi Ronda, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry for the late response. I hope that it will still help you. Let us consider together what is happening in Matthew 24. First of all the question that Jesus is answering is when then END shall...

Bible Studies: Eph 1:3, lord jesus christ, god in heaven
lord jesus christ, god in heaven, forgiveness of sins: Dear Pete, I think you’ll find the answer to your question in the context of the verse: Eph 1:1 (NIV) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Eph 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God...

Bible Studies: Eph 1:3, god in heaven, spiritual blessing
god in heaven, spiritual blessing, paul states: Great text, Pete. As always, look at the verses surrounding the passage for help in understanding it. Paul says that God blessed us with every spiritual blessing when he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world. God s election of Christ was...

Bible Studies: Eph 1;3, being filled with the holy spirit, spiritual blessings
being filled with the holy spirit, spiritual blessings, god in heaven: Hi Pete, Yes, you are right. What Paul is talking about in this verse are spiritual blessings--those blessings that relate to our spiritual well-being. These include our salvation, our sanctification, our ongoing maturity in Christ, and the love, joy, peace,...

Bible Studies: Ephesians 5:4, galatians 5 22, fruits of the spirit
galatians 5 22, fruits of the spirit, stupid words: Hi, Friend! It s nice to hear from you. You ask a good question. Is this verse saying that it s wrong to joke around? I don t think so. First, look at the context. Paul starts the chapter by encouraging the Ephesians to love each other--a truly Godly...

Bible Studies: Equality of sin, divine direction, eyes of the lord
divine direction, eyes of the lord, 1 john: This may be the closest verse that best answers your question. 1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. Unrighteousness being defined as any acting in disaccord with divine direction : not free from guilt or sin. ...

Bible Studies: Equlaty, women pastors, trite sayings
women pastors, trite sayings, gods eyes: Hi Marta, Thank you for these great questions! It is easy to get confused about religious issues when you are learning from different and conflicting sources. The best way to get things correct is to go to the source of all religious truth... the Bible...

Bible Studies: Errors in the doctrine of Hell, new testament period, time revelation
new testament period, time revelation, revelation 13: Hi AJ, This is a very interesting reply. It will take me some more time to compose a response. I do not believe in a pre-trib rapture of the church, as I see scripture stating the church will have to go through the great tribulation. I also think you are...

Bible Studies: Evidence, st teresa of avila, st catherine of siena
st teresa of avila, st catherine of siena, list of popes: Steve, Actually if you follow science reports, you d see that there is proof both for and against evolution. You didn t read the full article on the True Cross. It doesn t give it a negative. Thank you for your questions, however, I ask that you...

Bible Studies: Evolution, kind god, genesis1
kind god, genesis1, genesis 1: Hello Lachlan, Thank you for your question. The evidence against evolution can be found in Genesis 1. There we read that God created the world in six twenty four hour days. On the fifth day God created the beasts of the earth and commanded them to...

Bible Studies: Excuese for ignorience..., hindu god, tina paul
hindu god, tina paul, god is god: Howdy Tina; Paul says in Romans 1:19 & 20, ...since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God s invisible qualities--His eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly...

Bible Studies: Exgesis of the Bible, biblical passages, exegesis
biblical passages, exegesis, contextual: exegesis is the act of interpreting biblical passages. This can be done according to a number of scholarly streams of thought. There is the contextual, where the passage in question is explained according to the apparent overall meaning of the work in question,...

Bible Studies: Exodus 15:3 ... God a man? Seven spirits?, seven spirits of god, doctrine of trinity
seven spirits of god, doctrine of trinity, exodus 15: Of course! The bible teaches firmly, faithfully, and without error that truth which God wanted put in the sacred writings for the sake of our salvation. For that end, we humans need to be sure that we understand what the sacred writer intended and what God...

Bible Studies: Exodus 15:3 ... God a man?, bible crosswalk, exodus 15
bible crosswalk, exodus 15, god is a man: The best dictionary (and even it is out of date) is the English version of Gesenius s Hebrew dictionary prepared by Brown, Driver, and Briggs (and hence usually called BDB). The English version of Gesenius s biblical Hebrew grammar is also quite good. The...

Bible Studies: Exodus 15:3, exodus 15, hebrew words
exodus 15, hebrew words, david and goliath: I would tend to disagree based on Jesus comments though I am not well versed in Hebrew. I do know it is a “poor” language meaning that there are only so many words (compared to English that is considered a rich language.) Since there are not that many words,...

Bible Studies: Exodus Magic Tricks, water snakes, hebrew verb
water snakes, hebrew verb, ryan blood: Most of the Bible scholars and those doing archeology in the Middle East do not believe that the Bible is historically reliable before about the 9th century B.C. Thus, they reject the reality of such people as Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. I reject those...

Bible Studies: Explain to me please..., bearing witness, question god
bearing witness, question god, oflaherty: Derek, This site is giving me fits. I just received notification that these messages were out here. Again, I am sorry for the long delay. To answer your question, God does not ignore every other culture. God is the God of everybody. Paul explains it...

Bible Studies: Ezekial, beasts of revelation, conclusive proof
beasts of revelation, conclusive proof, s vision: Dear Tyler, Thank you for your question. First, let me advise you not to be upset by having difficulties interpreting the details of Ezekiel s vision. I have never read a commentary about it that satisfied me, and I have had enough difficulty with it...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 16, book of hosea, dirt and blood
book of hosea, dirt and blood, homosexuality is a sin: Hi Sylvia, I commend your instincts on this chapter and agree with your conclusion that (not) actually prostitution but that it was a metaphor for Israel s betrayal . You have rightly applied Israel s betrayal as comparable with the church s betrayal of...

Bible Studies: No offense, but that's a horrible..., king james bible, fallible human beings
king james bible, fallible human beings, poor translation: Dear Johann, I stated that I have studied the matter and have conclude that all the evidence points to the KJV being the one that stands alone. Its language has always been hailed as the most sublime and hight of English, ignorance of the language does...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., eastern instrument, blueletterbible org
eastern instrument, blueletterbible org, god in heaven: Hi Johann, The Hebrew word trans. as taberet and as timbrel is toph . In 16 out of 17 times, the context is musical instruments, spec. what we would call a tambourine. The timbrel is a common Eastern instrument made of a wooden circle, covered with...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., jps translation, tabrets
jps translation, tabrets, emendation: Why the confusion? Short answer: the text is difficult, and (in the mind of most scholars) has a few copiest errors. Error or no, the text is awkward. The verse ends with the word prepared , but for you precedes in the day you were created. So the...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., tabrets, real person
tabrets, real person, king james version: The answer to your question is somewhat controversial. We believe that Satan is a real person (not a human, but an angelic creature) and the master of deception. Satan does not want people to know any more about him than he needs to, so he has altered the...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., westcott and hort, king james bible
westcott and hort, king james bible, strongs concordance: Dear Johann, Thank you for writing. While you might give points for newer versions sounding more like the way we Americans talk now, they often use less trustworthy manuscripts. The confusion may well be an intentional method Satan uses to keep people...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., hebrew translation, man flesh
hebrew translation, man flesh, tabrets: Looking at the original Hebrew translation of taberts we find that it is a word for a tambourine. The translation for pipes is a bezel for a gem or a pipe. So therefore the translation of the verse would be: Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., list of precious stones, jeremiah 31
list of precious stones, jeremiah 31, hebrew word: The Hebrew word toph, rendered tabret(s) in the KJV, is listed with musical instruments in Genesis 31:27; 1 Samuel 10:5; 18:6; Isaiah 5:12; 24:8; 30:32. In Jeremiah 31:4, it is mentioned in association with dancing. In 7 of these passages, toph is listed...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., tabrets, bible questions
tabrets, bible questions, bible lessons: Dear Johann, Thank you for your question about the adornment of Lucifer (see Isa 14.12-14). Actually your question has not satisfactory answer. The KJV translates it as “tabrets and pipes.” (NIV) “settings and mountings,” and, of course, other...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., hebrew terms, language scholars
hebrew terms, language scholars, tabrets: Hi, Johann. It s nice to hear from you. There are Hebrew terms in the ancient texts from which various versions of our English Bible have been translated which are antiquated, and have not been used in hundreds, even thousands, of years. There may be few...

Bible Studies: Ezekial 28:13- in the King..., hebrew word, tabrets
hebrew word, tabrets, tabret: It s actually a little of each: The tabret was a tamborine from a Hebrew word which means drum . The translation of pipes is a bit strange. The Hebrew word, NEQEB, means a bezel, a cutting slant edge cutting tool used for cutting gems. Why this...

Bible Studies: Ezekial, andrew jukes, four gospels
andrew jukes, four gospels, absolute mastery: Dear Tyler, Difficult question for sure. I am not sure that anyone can claim absolute mastery of the significance of the imagery. One aspect that I think is correct is the application of the four living creatures to the four gospels. This, as I said, is...

Bible Studies: Ezekiel, colour of amber, god is a consuming fire
colour of amber, god is a consuming fire, bright blessings: God is attended and served by an innumerable company of angels, doing his commandments and hearkening to the voice of his word. This denotes his grandeur which engages his allies to trust him and his enemies to fear him. The introduction to this vision of...

Bible Studies: Ezekiel, failed prophecies, nebuchadrezzar
failed prophecies, nebuchadrezzar, migdol: you are not reading the bible in hebrew so sny errors you would find are made by men who are translating the bible into english . .God is without error .Take your mind off of error translating men . and focus on the Holy Spirt .Jesus God and the Holy...

Bible Studies: Ezekiel 41: 18-19, figurative analogy, bond servant
figurative analogy, bond servant, palm trees: Marquita, This section of Ezekiel, as you are most likely aware, is describing a future temple . When considering Eze. 40 through 43, the question of literal interpretation verses figurative is necessary. Because of the many problems with a literal interpretation,...

Bible Studies: easter week,and proceeding days, jewish days, easter week
jewish days, easter week, referance: Since Jewish days began at sundown, Jesus died on Friday, was in the tomb on Saturday, and arose early the next day. So, counting the two parts [Friday and Sunday] and the whole day of Saturday, the total is three days. Also, the third day in the Old Testament...

Bible Studies: eating meat, sabbath day, feast day
sabbath day, feast day, freedom in christ: Hi Ken, Thanks for this question. These verses do not contradict, they help clarify each other. It is not a sin to eat meat. It is no longer a requirement to eat kosher meat. However, there are some who do not completely understand that freedom in...

Bible Studies: egypt, cant find a reason, slavery in egypt
cant find a reason, slavery in egypt, children of israel: Hello. I will try to answer this within a day or two. Thank you. ANSWER-----Hello. Thank you for your question. I am sorry it took so long to answer this. I read the last chapters of Genesis, and the first 3 of Exodus, but I do not find any mention...

Bible Studies: egyptian captivity of Jews, nile delta region, family dynasties
nile delta region, family dynasties, cant find a reason: Hi Pete, You wrote: Hi folks - this is the first time I have seen your name on the list. I ask a lot of questions and so I decided to pose one to you - All the times the Jews were captured by another nation such as the assyrians, babylonians,...

Bible Studies: egyptian slavery of jews, four hundred years, egyptian slavery
four hundred years, egyptian slavery, cant find a reason: This plan of God gives us another glimpse of Him that we often miss...even though He has clearly told us that His ways are not ours and that they are difficult to understand by humans. The stated reason for the the long stay in Egypt is: Gen 15:13-16...