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|1||Why does God love the world (us)?||Genesis||coffee||58942|
|Hello The Cynic,
Have you given yourself some time to read Genesis? Maybe you will find an answer there. For me it was unexplainable. When I read Matthew for the first time I just knew and I am sorry I can't put it into words - but it is more than faith. I'm sorry I'm not much help to you.
May HIS love touch you through Jesus,
|2||is it acceptable to make demands of god?||Job||coffee||58887|
Are you refering to Job 38:3? Did your Pastor give you any verses? God does do this but only in a sense - ie, to teach Job why HE is about to say what follows. Have you read Job and if so and you disagree, maybe you could ask your Pastor for clarification. Maybe it was just a misunderstanding. You can ask a prayer in Jesus and believe and receive, so long as it is in Jesus.
May you find peace and understanding in your query,
|3||Identifying the born again moment||2 Cor 13:5||coffee||58780|
I have left an encouraging post here for you, but it then occured to me that you would not be notified because my post was attached to Kalos's. So I am leaving this short note to let you know.
|4||Why should women be silent in churches?||1 Cor 14:34||coffee||58772|
|I think I have very much misunderstood you, for it is GOD who was first to proclaim the good news.
|5||Key verse of each book of the NT||Bible general Archive 1||coffee||58064|
The NASB Application Study Bible, Zondervan 2000, provides this information at the begining of each book under 'Vital Statistics'. This is just someone's idea though, of which verse is most relevant or the key verse. Do you have this text or know of a friend who might? There are probably many other sources out there too, so if you do not have access to this hopefully someone here in this forum will have another idea for you.
God Bless You,
|6||Best book in bible when going through?||Is 58:11||coffee||58055|
I am currently riding a storm and a friend passed this on to me yesterday without even realizing that I was in a storm. May it console you too: Isaiah 58:11 (incl 58:6-11, also 66:7-13). I know there is a great chance of this not being applicable to the situation for it is very personal and I trust that the Holy Spirit will bring the right scripture forward.
May God be with this situation and through Jesus, His love be apon you,
|7||No Sea on the New Earth||Rev 21:1||coffee||58008|
|ok I have some ideas for you:
1. "(i) It has a background in the great mythological beliefs of John's time. We have already seen that the Babylonian story of the creation of the world is of a long struggle between Marduk, the god of creation, and Tiamat, the dragon of chaos. In that story the sea, the waters beneath the firmament, became the dwelling-place of Tiamat. The sea was always an enemy. The Egyptians saw it as the power which swallowed up the waters of the Nile and left the fields barren.
(ii) It has a much more human background. The ancient peoples hated the sea, even though, by the time of John, they were voyaging long and far. They did not possess the compass; and, therefore, as far as possible, they coasted along the shores. It is not till modern times that we come on people who rejoice in being sea-faring.
Matthew Arnosd spoke of 'the salt, estranging sea.' Dr. Johnson once remarked bitterly that no man who had the wit to get himself into gaol would ever choose to go to sea. There is an old story of a man who was weary of battling with the sea. He put an oar on his shoulder and set out with the intention of journeying inland until he reached people who knew so little of the sea that they asked him what strange thing he carried on his shoulder.
'The Sibylline Oracles' (5:447) say that in the last time the sea will be dried up. 'The Ascension of Moses' (10:6) says that the sea will return into the abyss. In Jewish dreams the end of the sea is the end of a force hostile to God and to man."
[ The above from William Barclay The Daily Study Bible: The Revelation of John Vol 2, Saint Andrew Press, 1998 ]
2. "Yes, I believe it means what it says there. A new earth with no sea literal. The Bible says there will also be no sun as the Lord will be the light of it."
[An opinion of a friend.]
3. "Scarcely could we rejoice at the thought of losing the glorious old ocean: the new heavens and the new earth are none the fairer to our imagination, if, indeed, literally there is to be no great and wide sea, with its gleaming waves and shelly shores. Is not the text to be read as a metaphor, tinged with the prejudice with which the Oriental mind universally regarded the sea in the olden times? A real physical world without a sea it is mournful to imagine, it would be an iron ring without the sapphire which made it precious. There must be a spiritual meaning here. In the new dispensation there will be no division -- the sea separates nations and sunders peoples from each other. To John in Patmos the deep waters were like prison walls, shutting him out from his brethren and his work: there shall be no such barriers in the word to come. Leagues of rolling billows lie between us and many a kinsman whom to-night we prayfully remember but in the bright world to which we go there shall be unbroken fellowship for all the redeemed family. In this sense there shall be no more sea. The sea is the emblem of change; with its ebbs and flows, its glassy smoothness and its mountains billows, its gentle murmurs and its tumultuous roarings, it is never long the same. Slave of the fickle winds and the changeful moon, its instability is proverbial. In this mortal state we have too much of this; earth is constant only in her inconstancy, but in the heavenly state all mournful change shall be unknown, and with it all fear of storm to wreck our hopes and drown our joys. The sea of glass glows with a glory unbroken by a wave. No tempest howls along the peaceful shores of paradise. Soon shall we reach that happy land where partings, and changes, and storms shall be ended! Jesus will waft us there. Are we in Him or not? This is the grand question."
[ A quote given by a friend from: C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) - wow!! what wonderful faith did this person have. ]
4. "The sea in John's time was viewed as dangerous and changeable. It was also the source of the beast (13:1). We don't know how the new earth will look or where it will be, but God and his followers- those whose names are written in the book of life - will be united to live there forever. Will you be there?"
[ From NASB Life Application Study Bible, Zondervan, 2000. ]
I guess there is a consensus here. I hope it helps you with a leading prayer. I found it all very insighteful and so thankyou for your question.
God Bless You,
|8||No Sea on the New Earth||Rev 21:1||coffee||57963|
|wow - good question! Does it have anything to do with Isaiah chapter 11 or in Rev 21:4?|
|9||Jesus name baptism fulflls matt 28||Matt 28:19||coffee||56517|
|This has been a very interesting discussion for me. I will not claim to have the right answer on any theological point as I understand some of my human state. God knows the truth and that is enough for me.
Thankyou to all who contributed to this discussion.
I find John a very interesting read. While reading this book it occurrs to me that sometimes it is Jesus speaking and sometimes it God speaking through Jesus and they always both agree. How wonderful is this book in establishing their love for us.
Joe, I ask you, is it more important to fight for your understanding of theology; the bible, or is it more precious to lead others to having faith and following Jesus. Whatever you believe today then you need to follow for you and whatever RevC believes then he will also follow for him, and down the road your understanding may change. You are both were you need to be today.
RevC thankyou for your calmness and love through out your posts.
|10||what does it mean to be a disciple?||Matt 28:19||coffee||56510|
|Hello mel, do you believe this request of Jesus is for you or for the apostles? The answer is the one you follow for you.|
|11||Who cannot believe in the Trinity?||Matt 28:19||coffee||56508|
|If you want to ask a question then you go right ahead. If you want to search instead of ask then you go right ahead. God will bring you the answer He wants for you when the time is right. Many will feel absolute in their answer - we are human. Your walk is yours.
A word of encouragement.
|12||My wife is cursed,what can I do?||Ephesians||coffee||56430|
|She needs acceptance, understanding and forgiveness - in other words, lots of love and she deserves it.|
|13||the great commission/evangelism?||Matt 28:19||coffee||56428|
|Thank you for all of your input. I am still a little confused. In my country churches go head to head against other chuches simply due to the interpretation of this verse alone without considering how Ephesians relates to this verse. This makes me very sad and a little confused. Why must one church be correct at the cost of another? Or one person be correct at the cost of another? Why do we allow our interpretations to become more important than our love? This is why it makes me sad. Is there not only one God and one Lord and one church? Or is it just a man made church that is right at the cost of loving others?|