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|1||devil stil active, destroyed by death||Revelation||stjohn||230352|
|Hi mancub, and welcome, I'm not sure, but I think that the Bible does not record the devil or Satan's death anywhere that I can remember. Can you please show me or tell me where to find in scripture that Jesus kills satan? Like I said I'm not sure, but I don't recall reading that, though if you find it, I'd appreciate it, thanks.-John|
|2||Why did God kill so many people in OT?||Gen 6:5||stjohn||230338|
|Perhaps you don't understand it as well as you think.
Genesis 6:5 "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
|3||Was Cain the son of satan?||Gen 4:1||stjohn||230324|
|Genesis 4:1 AND ADAM knew Eve as his wife, and she became pregnant and bore Cain; and she said, I have gotten and gained a man with the help of the Lord. AMP|
|4||What does Jesus looks like?||Is 53:2||stjohn||230304|
|5||Is it wrong to call one on earth Father?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||230066|
|Thanks, I didn't see that.|
|6||Scriptures that address self sufficiency||2 Cor 3:5||stjohn||230026|
|Amen, Brother Brad, good post!|
|7||chpt 5 v 24 why did God threaten to kill||Ex 4:24||stjohn||229790|
|I am sorry that you don't like the rules here at Study Bible Forum, but our Host is quite clear on them. Please consider this very seriously and refrain from further debate.|
|8||chpt 5 v 24 why did God threaten to kill||Ex 4:24||stjohn||229789|
|There will be no debate. Please, again, refer to TOU.|
|9||what is important about 40||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||229598|
|Bman, you wrote; "(I will remember in future not to answer people's questions)." Do you mind telling me what that means? Has anyone asked you not to respond to questions? In fact sir, I have twice now complimented you on your scope of knowledge and your willingness to share that knowledge. So, if you are inferring that I'm asking you to not answer questions, then I have to say sir from my perspective and with all do respect that that is a completely uncalled for, sarcastic prevarication! And if you wish to quote from the TOU then may I add "Postings must not be intended as a personal attack on other users of this forum. They must not be submitted as an effort to foster debates, arguments, divisiveness, ill-will, dissension or disruptions to this forum." Something for which you seem more then willing to do when someone does not agree with you. I'll leave you now with good will, prayers, and best wishes. -John|
|10||what is important about 40||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||229574|
|Respect, can and I believe should be a two way street. And friend I've seen little coming from your direction since your arrival at SBF. Let me remind you, sir, this is a Bible study, not a debate forum, nor is it a classroom, or a lecture podium from which one can lecture to us. A little humility goes a long way, may I suggest that you try it. I can assure you sir, that our gracious host, The Lockman Foundation, does not put up with any nonsense, and will deal with those who think they can come in here and try to run the show with their own agenda.-John|
|11||what is important about 40||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||229572|
|Bman, I must say that I'm impressed with your scope of knowledge and grateful for your willingness to share. But, quite disappointed that you would read evil between the lines so to speak and, accuse Searcher of insults. I've known Searcher for quite some time, I've read a lot of what he has written, and I see, nor have I seen any such thing. The worst part is, is that you would go so far as to return evil for 'assumed' evil. (1 Thess 5:15; ) And for no other reason then revenge for something that he probably didn't even do, or, just that he doesn't agree with you, you responded with an implication that our brother Searcher is stupid..... Shame on you. I've noted that your feathers get a little ruffled when someone doesn't agree with you, perhaps you could take a break and pray the lord would guide you toward a kinder answer. And please don't think for a moment that I think I'm any better then you, you can read some of my stuff and see I'm not perfect by any means. -John|
|12||How long is a Biblical Generation ?||Gen 15:16||stjohn||229211|
|To all involved in this thread, in which I find it more and more difficult to read. Indeed the task of following this inane nonsense is in my opinion, much more arduous then teaching young girls to count! There is far too much speculation to consider this serious bible study! In fact you all sound like little children proudly arguing, to show who is smarter. Sad...very sad. I am truly disapointerd, and I'll simply end this with a quot from a dear friend. -John
“I lay no claim whatever to any expertise on matters involving High Theology or anything of the kind, so I'm fairly well limited when it comes to trying to connect the dots. And that is good! It forces me to attempt to speak only where the Bible speaks and to keep my mouth shut where the Bible is silent. I have enough trouble learning and digesting what the Bible clearly reveals, and so it leaves me no time to speculate and ruminate on the things which our loving and all-wise Father chose not to elaborate. God's eternal and unchanging word will be around long after I'm gone. Few indeed are they who care about my opinions now and fewer still will remember them after I've gone. So my candid view about questions such as call for speculations is this: If God did not choose to reveal details, is it our business to worry very much about them? I really don't believe that God expects us to fill in the blanks ourselves nor needs man to take over where He left off, do you? Just how important is it to know about such things? The narrative has endured and imparted the message it was intended to impart for centuries as it is, without being gussied up with all these minute frills and details. Let's be content to learn from it all that it clearly reveals without tarnishing the sacred record by adding our worthless speculation and groundless guesses.” –Hank
|13||Dose the bible note angels by gender?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||228891|
|It is most notably excepted by the most prominent of scholars that angles good or bad were not the guilty party, nor could they be culpable in any way as the fathers of evil men, but it was the iniquity of man that bore Gods wrath, which caused Him to bring about the flood. Matthew Henry for example writes; --"We are told of the abounding iniquity of that wicked world: God's just wrath, and his holy resolution to punish it. In all ages there has been a peculiar curse of God upon marriages between professors of true religion and its avowed enemies. The evil example of the ungodly party corrupts or greatly hurts the other."-- Something Jesus Christ himself attests too, is, that angels, good, or we can safely assume, fallen or bad, did not and indeed cannot have sexual relations with man nor any being, flesh or spirit whatsoever. Indeed, the well noted John Wesley, writes on Gen 6:2; --" The sons of God - Those who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name, married the daughters of men - Those that were profane, and strangers to God. The posterity of Seth did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all that they chose - They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair - Which was all they looked at."-- The commentary of Jamieson Faussett and Brown has this to say about Gen 6:2; --" the sons of God saw the daughters of men--By the former is meant the family of Seth, who were professedly religious; by the latter, the descendants of apostate Cain."-- John Calvin says with much fervor that; --"That ancient figment, concerning the intercourse of angels with women, is abundantly refuted by its own absurdity; and it is surprising that learned men should formerly have been fascinated by ravings so gross and prodigious. The opinion also of the Chaldean paraphrase is frigid; namely, that promiscuous marriages between the sons of nobles, and the daughters of plebeians, is condemned. Moses, then, does not distinguish the sons of God from the daughters of men, because they were of dissimilar nature, or of different origin; but because they were the sons of God by adoption, whom he had set apart for himself; while the rest remained in their original condition. Should any one object, that they who had shamefully departed from the faith, and the obedience which God required, were unworthy to be accounted the sons of God; the answer is easy, that the honor is not ascribed to them, but to the grace of God, which had hitherto been conspicuous in their families. For when Scripture speaks of the sons of God, sometimes it has respect to eternal election, which extends only to the lawful heirs; sometimes to external vocations according to which many wolves are within the fold; and thought in fact, they are strangers, yet they obtain the name of sons, until the Lord shall disown them."-- " those "sons of God" were not angels either good or bad, as many have thought, since they are incorporeal beings, and cannot be affected with fleshly lusts, or marry and be given in marriage, or generate and be generated;" -- Any other view IMHO it seems most likely is quit ludicrous and really confounds and complicates what the scripture makes quite clear.-John|
|14||Dose the bible note angels by gender?||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||228884|
Just a friendly word of advice and no offense intended. Please know this is in the spirit of Lockmans intentions according to the TOU and nothing personal. If you cannot explain something using scripture, and even perhaps some well excepted commentary, in an open forum, then maybe we should not bring it up in the first place. Demonic intercourse is, to say the least a bit far fetched, perhaps one may even say IMHO patently ludicrous, again no offense intended, please. I have been impressed with your knowledge, and willingness to share it thus far. Keep up the good work, sir.-John
|15||Satan has permission to rule||Bible general Archive 4||stjohn||227509|
|"You will bear me witness, my friends, that it is exceedingly seldom I ever intrude into the mysteries of the future with regard to the second advent, the millennial reign, or the first and second resurrection. As often as we come across it in our expositions we do not turn aside from the point, but if guilty at all on this point, it is rather in being too silent than saying too much." --Charles Spurgeon|
|16||God change himself so moses could see Go||Num 12:7||stjohn||227254|
|Very well said, Brother, BradK! Sometimes, we just need to lay it on the line! Well done. :-)|
|17||What is a Missionary?||Matt 28:19||stjohn||227186|
|Well said brother, wise words.|
|18||Thank you, Jesus! Lover of my soul!||John 19:30||stjohn||227151|
--“It is the fact of unyielding divine holiness which demands either the retribution of the sinner or the death of Christ in his room and stead. God is love, and that love is demonstrated by the gift of the Son that men might be saved; but love and mercy did not circumvent the demands of holiness to save the sinner: they paid its every demand. The conclusion of the matter is that God, because of His holiness, cannot save the lost unless His holy demands are met for the sinner, as they are met in the death of Christ; and to be unsaved, or outside the grace of God as it is in Christ, is to be destined to eternal retribution. God can do no more than to provide a perfect salvation, which is provided at infinite cost. When love will pay such a price that a sinner may be saved and holiness remain untarnished, it ill becomes finite men to tamper with these immutable realities. Those who resent the idea of eternal retribution are, in fact, resenting divine holiness. However, the message of God's grace to sinful men is not merely a proclamation of eternal condemnation; it is rather that the chief of sinners may be saved through the Savior that infinite love has provided."-- Don Hewey
|19||The second coming of christ?||Rev 22:20||stjohn||227034|
|Amen, Searcher. I like what C.H. Spurgeon had to say about the second advent.-John
--""You will bear me witness, my friends, that it is exceedingly seldom I ever intrude into the mysteries of the future with regard to the second advent, the millennial reign, or the first and second resurrection. As often as we come across it in our expositions we do not turn aside from the point, but if guilty at all on this point, it is rather in being too silent than saying too much." --Charles Spurgeon
|20||What does the word"believe"involve||John 3:16||stjohn||226893|
|Food for thought...
No one ever does anything outside of their own nature. For example, I have the nature of a man. I cannot choose to breathe water like a fish. My nature is man, not fish. Fish cannot choose to be like men. A dog follows its nature in being dog-like. It cannot choose to be like a bird, for the qualities of being bird-like do not reside within the dog.
Now, what I do, like all men, is choose only those things that seem good to me. In fact, you cannot force me to do anything. If you hold a gun to my head, and order me to do something, this will result in an evaluation. I will see that disobedience might get me killed, a condition I deem as "not-good." Compliance might spare my life, a condition I deem as good. So I comply. You have not forced me, you have only adjusted the condition from which I make my decisions. (Of course, I have to have a sufficient understanding of guns, and enough certainty that the threat is real.)
God looks down through the annals of time. What does He see? He sees that no one does good, that no one seeks Him, that no one seeks truth (Psalm 53:1-3). God is far from their thoughts (Psalm 10:4), and their highest, noblest efforts at righteousness are utterly foul in His sight (Isaiah 64:6). Man sins by choice and as a matter of course from his very nature. Sin fills every aspect of his being from head to toe (Isaiah 1:5-6). His heart and mind is filled with it (Ecclesiastes 9:3; Ephesians 4:17-19; Titus 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:8, 6:5). "The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and desperately wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9). There remains no good in men (Romans 7:18). Man is basically evil, not good. His heart is as hard as stone (Ezekiel 11:19; Jeremiah 23:29). Man imagines that he is only sick, but the Bible says he is dead (Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13). Man feels he is, at worst, near-sighted, but Scripture says he is blind (2 Corinthians 3:14). Man shrugs off his vices as minor, but the Word says he is a slave (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2; 2 Timothy 2:26).
That is what God sees looking down through the annals of time. There is nothing -- nothing at all -- in lost people that make them worthy of salvation. Absolutely nothing. They deserve eternal damnation.
Lost people are dead per the fall. They are completely without God and, in fact, see God as an enemy, one who has usurped their sovereignty. They will never see obedience to God as a good thing; therefore they will never choose it. They’re utterly unable to make good, moral choices.
God, also, cannot be different than His nature allows. He can only be what He is. His holiness is such that none can stand before Him at judgment and be counted righteous unless they are really and truly righteous, for God will never excuse the guilty (Exodus 34:7). Nevertheless, before creation, God decided beforehand to lovingly set apart a people for Himself, but not as a result of anything worthy in them (Amos 3:2; Matthew 7:23; John 10:14; Ephesians 1:4-5).
Salvation is a gift of God (Romans 6:23) for which He alone receives all the glory, all the credit (Isaiah 43:11; Ephesians 2:10). Wages are given to people because they've earned the wage (John 4:36). If a person does something to earn a gift, it ceases to be a gift, but a wage. Even faith is a gift (Ephesians 2:8).
Because of the fallen nature of our hearts, there is a strong desire to garner at least a tiny bit of the credit for our salvation. It certainly is understandable why those sorts of teachings are popular. However, the teaching of "foreseen faith" has no Biblical basis, nor does it have a logical foundation. Man obeys God as a result of salvation, not to gain it, if that were the case then according to scripture, no one would be saved. By the way, just saying you are not guilty of something, does not make it so... -John
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