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|1||John16:5-15||1 Cor 14:24||Timothy Paul||77817|
It is well that you put this verse "in context" for it is the Spirit that makes us conscious of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
I do not think that the Almighty Father is capable of pronouncing false judgement, do you?
He does however exactly as He pleases in order to accomplish His purpose.
Therefore, Jesus was made to be what we were (sin), in order that we may become what He was(righteousness).
My studies tell me that the only sin that will condemn us is the sin of rejecting Christ.
Since all sin begins in unbelief, the most aggravated form of unbelief is the rejection of Christ. The Spirit, however, in planting this truth into the conscience, intensifies the sense of all other sins.
Jesus is the only righteousness God will accept. In order to be righteous we must believe on Jesus.
Christ had to leave, so that the Spirit could come. The Spirit was the fruit of the work that Christ did on earth.
The Spirit was sent to earth on a most holy errand, to convince the world of sin. This means to shed light on, or to bring the world out of its present darkness.
The Spirit is also called the comforter.
First to convince, and then to comfort. Such as exposing the wound so that the medication could be applied.
I hope you are understanding me correctly, (o:
|2||Repentance and Confession - obedience?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77776|
|Yes, by what has been done for us, I mean to refer to Rom 5:8,
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
This is what has already been done FOR us, which means "for the sake of, in behalf of, instead of."
And, allow me to emphasize that Christ died for sinners, not "obedient" people (Mark 2:17).
Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
|3||Where is " talents gospel "||Matthew||Timothy Paul||77762|
|This is what I like to refer to as Jesus' "farewell sermon" -that He was preparing to go to be crucified, and of all things He should say, these are what He wanted us to remember as His final words.
That is, these 3 parables that are in the 25th chapter of Matthew.
1)Now it should be our primary concern to prepare for Christís coming, and He relates this with the parable of the virgins, v. 1-13.
2) That we may be ready to give our account to Him; and this is shown in the parable of the talents, v. 14Ė30
3) That we may then be ready to receive our final sentence, and that it may be to eternal life; and this is shown in the parable of the sheep and the goats (v. 31Ė46).
These are things of careful consideration, and the cause of everlasting concern to every one of us.
|4||Is healing given in the atonement?||Not Specified||Timothy Paul||77756|
|I'm trying to rally some discussion on "Is healing given in the atonement?" If you have any experience,or scripture on the subject, please reply.
|5||Is healing given in the atonement?||Col 1:22||Timothy Paul||77765|
|I'm trying to rally some discussion on "Is healing given in the atonement?" If you have any experience,or scripture on the subject, please reply.
|6||Repentance and Confession - obedience?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77755|
|Yes, thank you for your reply. My position is that we obey without expecting some reward, but out of thankfulness for what has been done for us already.
|7||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77328|
|Amen brother, I shall remember you in my prayers.
|8||Best selling Bibles?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77326|
|Hi Justme, I looked into your question a little further and came up with a web site from,
Christian Booksellers Association.
the home page can be found at
here is a sample for you of what they have to offer,
"So retailers and consumers can identify top overall best sellers, thereís also a combined Top 50 list of the best-selling books in all book categories. As always, all the lists are based on actual sales in Christian retail stores."
In His Service,
|9||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77257|
|Thank you sniper. My response is to praise God that He has granted us the freedom to worship Him in so many different ways. Do we not all praise the same God?
We should be asking each other questions as a means to sort out the complexities among ourselves, and not try to use it as an opportunity to sway any belief in any particular doctrine. Such as infant baptism, which I think is niether harmful or necessary, but it is an outlet for the love of the parents.
I have difficulties w/catholicism, yet there are Catholics whom I love dearly.
I believe that God feels the same way, and that He used the Great Reformation as a means to expand, not hinder the growth of the church.
I look at it like this. The church choir has many different voices, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses, yet when they are all together, it is a beautiful sound to anyone. If there were only sopranos, it would not be as beautiful. I sing tenor, and most people prefer that I sing ten or 15 miles away. (o:
It is the same with the world. There are many breeds of dogs. Why did God not say that one breed is enough?
Why are so many species of birds necessary?
I think of the joyful sound that praise would make to our Father in heaven, and joy through one denomination, and then through all denoms combined.
This is my take on why there are so many religions, and factions thereof. (It is my humble opinion, not backed up by scripture,) but rather than creating dissension between particular dogmas and who holds more authority, we should build each other up and learn how to be harmonious and in this way we will be built up ourselves.
In Christ's love,
|10||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77194|
If there were any one thing that fallen man could do to ensure his own salvation, such as being baptised, that act would not only prove Eph. 2:9 to be false, but Jesus saying "it is finished" in Jhn 19:30, would be invalidated as well.
Please see my post below, for Eddie Snipes is able to explain it so much better than I
|11||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77190|
|What this means, according to Eddie Snipes, is that yes, baptism is essential but no, it does not have the power of salvation.
If a person is not willing to obey in baptism, then they havenít really surrendered to Jesus as Lord. You canít surrender in disobedience. Baptism is an outward sign of the inward covenant between you and God.
There are two scenarios of believers who will not be baptised. Those who lack opportunity to attend baptism because they are a prisoner in some foreign country where it is unavailable, and those who refuse to be baptised. Those that refuse to be baptised are wilfully disobedient to a command. This does not only apply to baptism, but also for living life as a child of God. Anyone who refuses to obey is in rebellion and should examine their life to see if they indeed have surrendered to Christ. Anyone who refuses baptism also refuses to be identified with Christ.
The other scenario is the case of lacking the opportunity to be baptized. On the cross, Jesus granted salvation to a thief who would never have the chance to follow up with baptism. The thief was being crucified for his crimes. He acknowledged his sins and asked Jesus to remember him when He entered His kingdom. Jesus promised, this day, you will be with me in paradise. He was justified by faith alone. The same is true for many believers all over the world and throughout the last two thousand years. Those who surrender to Christ and die before getting baptized will not lose their salvation. Do these forfeit salvation because they lack the opportunity? No. The covenant is sealed in the heart and baptism is an outward profession of a covenant with God that has already taken place.
To understand scripture, it must be interpreted by scripture. In other words, scripture will never contradict itself and usually the complete picture of a biblical principle is not revealed in a single passage.
Biblically, baptism always follows a commitment to Jesus Christ. Baptizing and christening a young child may be fine as a symbolic ritual, but it does not count as a substitute for believerís baptism. A decision must come first otherwise a person is only getting wet. The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is identification with Christ. It is an outward testimony to the world of an inward change that Jesus has made because we have invited Him into our hearts and surrendered our life to Him.
Many passages throughout the New Testament validate that no external act is necessary for salvation. Salvation is by Godís grace through faith alone. If baptism were necessary for salvation, it would be presented with each gospel presentation. It is not. Peterís sermon in Acts 2:38 is used as evidence that it is necessary, however in Acts 3:12-26 Peter preached salvation through repentance with no reference of baptism. There are many times the gospel is presented as faith alone (Romans 3:22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30; 4:5; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 3:9, and the list goes on throughout the New Testament). Salvation is through faith. Baptism is my testimony and an outward profession of my covenant with Christ.
This was edited, in part, for the sake of brevity from Sermon Central, authored by Eddie Snipes.
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|12||Best selling Bibles?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77184|
|brother justme, That is a very good question, the best I can come up with at the moment is:
American Religion Data Archive, at
Happy hunting (o:
|13||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77181|
|Excuse me, not the right "Tim", but:
I cannot say what your phrase means because it does not appear anywhere in the KJV.
However 'forgiveness of sins' occurs 5 times. These are the only appearances of these words together and they are not in the context of Baptism.
Act 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Act 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Act 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:
Your eternal brother,
|14||What does it mean?||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||77179|
|Yes, it is possible for forgiveness to follow baptism, but is it necessary?
Luk 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
Luk 7:48,50 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven... And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
1Jo 2:12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
So I must ask the question, If Baptism is necessary for salvation, is that not salvation by works? Man can do Nothing to earn it, remember Ephesians 2:9?
|15||Repentance and Confession - obedience?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77174|
|Obedience is more accurately described as understanding and responding.
Though it can also be referred to as an attitude:
"The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything." 2Cor 2:9
"Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling," Phil 2:12
Regardless, it is in our best interest to be obedient. Adam and Eve got what they wanted, knowing good from evil, but they did it through disobedience.
Obedience to God's commandments is an act of love.
Jesus taught his listeners to have a different kind of righteousness, not a version of the Pharisees righteousness, which amounted to legal compliance.
Our obedience must come from what God does in us, not what we are able to do on our own.
Obedience must be God centered and not self centered.
It must be based not on approval from people, but on reverence for God.
And it must go beyond the fact that we do not break the law, but that we live by the principles that are the heart of the law
Truthfully, it is much easier to teach the law than to practice it. But if we want God to care for us, we need to be submissive to Him and His directions.
And yes, among His directions are those about repentance and confession
God's grace to you,
|16||Is repentance necessary for salvation?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77132|
|Hello Sniper Here is an excellent resource that could help you with your question and many more. It is called "Christian Answers . Net"
Here is a sample from the website to help you.
It is true that there are numerous Bible verses that speak of the promise of salvation, with no mention of repentance. These merely say to "believe" on Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). However, the Bible makes it clear that God is holy and man is sinful, and that sin makes a separation between the two (Isaiah 59:1,2).
Without repentance from sin, wicked men cannot have fellowship with a holy God. We are dead in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1) and until we forsake them through repentance, we cannot be made alive in Christ. The Scriptures speak of "repentance unto life" (Acts 11:18). We turn from sin to the Savior. This is why Paul preached "repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 20:21).
The first public word Jesus preached was "repent" (Matthew 4:17). John the Baptist began his ministry the same way (Matthew 3:2). Jesus told His hearers that without repentance, they would perish (Luke 13:3). If belief is all that is necessary for salvation, then the logical conclusion is that one need never repent.
However, the Bible tells us that a false convert "believes" and yet is not saved (Luke 8:13); he remains a "worker of iniquity." Look at the warning of Scripture: "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth" (1 John 1:6).
The Scriptures also say, "He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them [repentance] shall have mercy" (Proverbs 28:13). Jesus said that there was joy in heaven over one sinner who "repents" (Luke 15:10). If there is no repentance, there is no joy because there is no salvation.
When Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost, he commanded his hearers to repent "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38). Without repentance, there is no remission of sins; we are still under His wrath. Peter further said, "Repent ...and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19). We cannot be "converted" unless we repent. God Himself "commands all men everywhere [leaving no exceptions] to repent" (Acts 17:30). Peter said a similar thing at Pentecost: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you" (Acts 2:38).
If repentance wasnít necessary for salvation, why then did Jesus command that repentance be preached to all nations (Luke 24:47)? With so many Scriptures speaking of the necessity of repentance for salvation, one can only suspect that those who preach salvation without repentance are strangers to repentance themselves, and thus strangers to true conversion.
|17||Is baptism an evidence of faith?||Romans||Timothy Paul||77130|
|Even though numerous Scriptures speak of the importance of water baptism, adding anything to the work of the cross demeans the sacrifice of the Savior. It implies that His finished work wasnít enough. But the Bible makes clear that we are saved by grace, and grace alone,
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Baptism is simply a step of obedience to the Lord following our repentance and confession of sin. Our obedience--water baptism, prayer, good works, fellowship, witnessing, etc.--issues from our faith in Christ. Salvation is not what we do, but Who we have.
"He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life"
--1 John 5:12
Author: Ray Comfort of Living Waters Publications. Excerpted from The Evidence Bible. © 2002, Living Waters Publications
But what about Mark 16:16?
Mark 16:16 quotes Jesus as saying: "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned" (NKJV). Does this mean that salvation is by baptism?
"In no way does this verse establish baptism as a condition for salvation; it is merely the declaration that those who believe and are baptized are saved. Any act of obedience to the Lord could be added after the expression 'whoever believes' and it would remain a true statement, because salvation is the result of faith in Christ.
It should be noted that when the Lord added, 'but whoever does not believe will be condemned,' there is no mention of baptism. In identifying what would bring about condemnation, Jesus did not say that 'whoever believes but is not baptized shall not be save.' If baptism were necessary for salvation, there are many significant verses which should be amended to read 'you are saved through faith and baptism.' It is clear that faith in Jesus Christ is what saves a person (Acts 16:30-31; Eph. 2:8-9).
Baptism is a distinct act of obedience, apart from salvation. This is clarified by the order in which the words 'believe' and 'baptize' occur in the text (cf. Acts 2:38; 10:44-48). Baptism with the Spirit places believers into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13), while water baptism merely signifies to others that a person has professed Christ.
The word 'saved' is translated from the Greek word sesosmenoi, which is a perfect passive participle. It means that this salvation took place at some point in the past, being accomplished by Jesus Christ Himself, and is continuing on in the present." [Spiros Zodhiates, editor, The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible (Chattanooga, Tennessee: AMG Publishers, 1996), note for Mark 16:16.]
|18||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||77053|
|Thank-you, CDBJ. It is comforting to learn that our salvation does not depend on any sacrament that is performed by a fallen and fallable mankind.
|19||To be saved must we be baptised?||Acts 2:38||Timothy Paul||77006|
|Romans 10:9 explains what is necessary to be saved.
Below is the King James version.
In His service,
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
|20||Please explain Calvinism||Bible general Archive 1||Timothy Paul||76893|
|Hi, family1st, The short answer would be "The theology of John Calvin"
The long answer goes like this:
Calvin was a protestant who studied the teachings of Martin Luther during the period of the great reformation.(see, 95 thesis)
Calvinism, therefore, is similar to Lutheranism, but different.
An excellent site for further information about the theology of Calvinism can be found at,
God Bless (o:
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