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|1||devil stil active, destroyed by death||Revelation||stjohn||230353|
|Hello bsbaldwin, and welcome. Can you please tell us where you read or heard that the devil was destroyed by Christ's death? I don't remember reading that.-John|
|2||praying is it biblical to pray out loud||Matt 6:9||stjohn||230340|
|Hello Austin, and welcome. Both silent prayer and Congregational prayer would be correct, and Biblical. In James 5:16 we are instructed to pray with each other and for each others sins. "Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." Also Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." So we have clear instruction from scripture to pray together and, we can assume that means out loud. Then Luke 5:16 says- "But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray." And also Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:5-6 "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you." So, we know that both are Biblical. Just remember that prayer should be from the heart, and God knows when it's from your heart.-John|
|3||Is it divisive to ask a question ?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230328|
|4||do our pets go to heaven||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230310|
|Hi, tulip, and welcome. The Bible doesn't really say, tulip, but I for one do not believe our loving and gracious Father, our "Daddy in Heaven", would not give His children, -the very ones that He died for- something that would be so easy for Him to do, do you?-John|
|5||Was Cain the son of satan?||Gen 4:1||stjohn||230307|
|Hi and welcome. See (Gen 4:1) I think you will find your answer there. -John|
|6||Who wrote book of Mathew||Matthew||stjohn||230072|
|Hi Hallish, welcome.
I believe that would be Matthew.
|7||Is it wrong to call one on earth Father?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230070|
| Hi janierudack, there is a correction for my previous post. You can find what you are looking for in Matthew 23:9. I believe John Gill gives a good explanation for this.-John
"Ver. 9. And call no man your father upon the earth,.... Not but that children may, and should call their natural parents, fathers; and such who have been instrumental in the conversion of souls, may be rightly called by them their spiritual fathers; as servants and scholars also, may call those that are over them, and instruct them, their masters: our Lord does not mean, by any of these expressions, to set aside all names and titles, of natural and civil distinction among men, but only to reject all such names and titles, as are used to signify an authoritative power over men's consciences, in matters of faith and obedience; in which, God and Christ are only to be attended to."
|8||Is it wrong to call one on earth Father?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230043|
|Hello janierudack2, welcome to the forum.
I am unawares of any scripture that says not to call our earthly fathers by the title of father. In fact there are many places in scripture that say otherwise. Genesis 12:1, Genesis 2:24, Matthew 10:37, Matthew 15:4, Deuteronomy 27:16, Proverbs 3:12, I would guess that whoever told you that could use a Bible lesson. -John
|9||who saved 3000 on pentecost?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230041|
|Hi jsolomon, welcome to the forum!
The only one who ever saved anyone is Jesus Christ. Of all the untold millennia that have been saved, throughout the history of man, all have been saved by the sacrifice of one person who is God our saviour, Jesus Christ.-John
|10||What was nehemiah's job?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230022|
|The Forum is not intended to provide or be a source for answering test or homework questions of those that are students. Questions asked should be from a true desire to learn and not as an easy substitute for the learning process.|
|11||self murder||Mark 3:29||stjohn||230004|
|As far as I know I don't believe you will find that in the Bible. Once you are saved you have eternal life. There is no such thing as a fraction of eternal.-John|
|12||if you retain sins, you didnt forgive||John 20:23||stjohn||229997|
Here's more that I hope will help.-John
"20:23 ..This verse does not give authority to Christians to forgive sins. Jesus was saying that the believer can boldly declare the certainty of a sinner's forgiveness by the Father because of the work of His Son if that sinner has repented and believed the gospel. The believer with certainty can also tell those who do not respond to the message of God's forgiveness through faith in Christ that their sins, as a result, are not forgiven." -- pg. 1627, The MacArthur Study Bible, copyright 1997 Word Publishing
"20:23 Lit. "Those whose sins you forgive have already been forgiven; those whose sins you do not forgive have not been forgiven." God does not forgive people's sins because we do so, nor does He withhold forgiveness because we do. Rather, those who proclaim the gospel are in effect forgiving or not forgiving sins, depending on whether the hearers accept or reject Jesus Christ." -- pg. 1558, The Zondervan NASB Study Bible, copyright 1999 by the Zondervan Corporation
|13||if you retain sins, you didnt forgive||John 20:23||stjohn||229996|
Welcome to the forum!
Here is something that I found in an older post that I hope will better your understanding of this verse. -John
"To whom should we make a confession? According to Jesus’ promise every Christian believer can hear the confession of another (John 20:23). But will the other understand us? Might not another believer be so far beyond us in the Christian life that she or he would only turn away from us without understanding our personal sins? Whoever lives beneath the cross of Jesus, and as discerned in the cross of Jesus the utter ungodliness of all people and of their own hearts, will find there is no sin that can ever be unfamiliar. Whoever has once been appalled by the horror of their own sin, which nailed Jesus to the cross, will no longer be appalled by even the most serious sin of another Christian; rather they know the human heart from the cross of Jesus. Such persons know how totally lost is the human heart in sin and weakness, how it goes astray in the ways of sin -- and know too that this same heart is accepted in grace and mercy. Only another Christian who is under the cross can hear my confession. It is not experience with life but experience of the cross that makes one suited to hear confession. The most experienced judge of character knows infinitely less of the human heart than the simplest Christian who lives beneath the cross of Jesus. The greatest psychological insight, ability, and experience cannot comprehend this one thing: what sin is. Psychological wisdom knows what need and weakness and failure are, but it does not know the ugliness of the human being. And so it also does not know that human beings are ruined only by their sin and are healed only by forgiveness. The Christian alone knows this. In the presence of a psychologist I can only be sick; in the presence of another Christian I can be a sinner. The psychologist must first search my heart, and yet can never probe its innermost recesses. Another Christian recognizes just this: here comes a sinner like myself, a godless person who wants to confess and longs for God’s forgiveness. The psychologist views me as if there were no God. Another believer views me as I am before the judging and merciful God in the cross of Jesus Christ. When we are so pitiful and incapable of hearing the confession of one another, it is not due to a lack of psychological knowledge, but a lack of love for the crucified Jesus Christ." --Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
|14||is your sole the same as your spirit or||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||229953|
|The line between Soul and Spirit is hardly a clear one:
Soul; is sometimes said to be that part of us that is our consciousness, our wants/desires, our feelings, our very thoughts, that which we perceive as, ‘self’, is sometimes said to be our soul, it has been called, the seat of appetite.
Spirit; sometimes is used to mean breath, so indicating that which is vital to life, also sometimes used in describing a tendency toward a particular behavior, (e.g. he has a lying spirit), or, a leaning toward, or, an untruthfulness in spirit. Spirit and soul have both been looked at as, that part of man that is unseen and sentient, yet consciously aware of the fact that we are alive, and, perhaps, even the very thing that is life itself.
(Of course true life is found only in Jesus Christ)
Just what are the tangible differences between the two? Scripture pants a pretty fuzzy line at best. And, while some commentary, tend to keep the line between them though it remains quite unclear, others seem to wipe it out altogether.-John
“ While outwardly man is a physical being, living and moving in a material universe, there is also a spiritual reality. Finite, physical creatures could never truly relate to an infinite, spiritual Being so when God created man, he formed yet a third facet to our nature, a spirit. The soul, comprised of our thoughts, emotions and will, combined inextricably with this spirit to form a creature unlike all others, higher than the animals and a little lower than the angels; Unique in all Creation. It is this amalgamation of spirit and soul that survives our physical death. It is the essence of who we are as a person and will never cease to exist.” –
gospel.htm: Part of http://www.tlogical.net Copyright ©2005 John M. Fritzius
“Scripture uses the word "soul" and "spirit" interchangeably. For example, in John 12:27, our Lord says, "now is my soul troubled."
However, in a very similar context, in the next chapter, John tells us that Jesus was "troubled in spirit" (13:21). There are a number of places where it is used in Hebrew Parallelism; e.g., Luke 1:46-47. Dead people are both spoken of as "spirits" (Hebrew 12:23; 1 Peter 3:19) and "souls" (Revelation 6:9; 20:4).
At death, Scripture says either that the "soul" departs or the "spirit" departs (cf Genesis 35:18; 1 Kings 17:21; Isaiah 53:12; Psalm 31:5; Luke 23:46; Ecclesiastes 12:7; John 19:30; Acts 7:59; etc.).
The Bible says that the "soul" can sin or the "spirit" can sin (cf 1 Peter 1:22; Revelation 18:14; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 7:34; etc.).
Indeed, everything that the soul is said to do, the spirit is also said to do and vice versa. This includes thinking, feeling, choosing, and worshiping.
In Jewish thinking human beings are not bipartite or tripartite creatures. Dividing of the various components is such a difficult thing, that no human can untangle the parts or even find the dividing lines. (Hence the surgical imagery of Hebrews 4:12.) Just as today we'd not be able to find the dividing line between our minds and our bodies.
The trichotomy of man was an idea introduced by the Greeks -- Aristotle in particular.
(Not that it isn't "true" -- only that it has its origins from extra-Biblical sources.) Later Gnostic thinking liked this idea, as they deemed that pure reason was higher, more noble, and distinct from baser attributes. Even later, Augustine argued that the image of God's triune nature was reflected in a triune nature of man. The Roman Church still holds to this perspective, although with a bit of a Gnostic twist.
Even our language reflects some of our opinions regarding the components of a man. The ancient Hebrew thought of the heart the same way the average American thinks of the brain. The modern man does not expect to cut into a brain and find the real person. In the same way, the Hebrew would not have expected to cut into a heart and reveal the real person.
Yet both understand that a blob of tissue exists, but both tend to think of it as somehow containing a person's essence.
This is a deep and complex subject. Theologians and philosophers for multiple millennia have discussed it.
The Scripture tells us things that we could not have known by introspection. However, it does not entirely settle all of the questions. What we can say definitively, though, is that man is a being who thinks, feels, acts, and communicates.
Furthermore, we know that the soul/spirit can be separated from the body in death, but that that is an abnormal state -- one that won't exist when God restores creation, for every soul/spirit will be joined with their resurrected body.” --
|15||...||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||229631|
|Hi Kingdomproclaimer, welcome to the forum.
Did you have a bible study question? This forum is not really a place in which to proclaim prophesy.
|16||islam/Christians||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||229079|
|legsrandel, my friend, this question is not, bible-study, please keep this site about what our gracious host, The Lockman Foundation, has intended it for. Thank you. -John|
|17||which disciples repented||NT general||stjohn||227844|
|This probably is not exactly what you thinking or asking but, I would think, repentance being part of the package, they would all have to repent or they 'nor we' could call ourselves disciples.|
|18||What is the prior message of Isaiah 53:1||Isaiah||stjohn||227740|
|Can you please explain what you mean by, prior massage?|
|19||What is the main message of Isaiah 53:1||Is 53:1||stjohn||227738|
Welcome to the forum.
The message here that the prophet is speaking of is that few indeed are they who will except or even can except the call of the Gospel of Christ. John 12:37-41. Romans 10:16) Only those whose hearts the Holy spirit touches, enters into, are given by God's grace and mercy the gift of faith. Who indeed but God's own have "believed our massage".-John
|20||what does with out blemish or wrinkles m||1 John||stjohn||227714|
|Emphatically, no! That is a doctrine called Moral Perfectionism, and it is heresy.
See; 1 John 1:8, 1 Kings 8:46, and John 8:7. Doesn't mean we shouldn't try though! :-) -John
"Keep your heart, O believer, much beneath the cross, your conscience in frequent and close contact with the blood, and the slightest touch of sin will make you restless and unhappy until you have confessed, and God has forgiven. This is the secret -- which, alas! few see, or care to know -- of preserving the garments white amid pollution, the mind serene amid turmoil, the heart happy amid sorrow, the life radiant and transparent as the sun, and the spirit, temper, and carriage Christ-loving, and Christ-like. Oh the wonders of the precious blood of Christ! Who can exalt it too highly, adore it too profoundly, love, magnify, and honor it too deeply and exclusively? Will it not constitute the theme of our study, the burden of our song, and the source of our bliss as ages roll on, and never cease to roll? Beloved, the surprise then will be, that here below we should have prized it so little, traveled to it so infrequently, and glorified it so imperfectly, and have regarded it with an affection so fickle and so cold!" --Octavius Winslow
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