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Marina Jan/02/10 Blessed 2010 to you and yours, Bob. Hope to see new articles on your website soon - Leon and I have gone through them all, more than once. Thanks so much for your dedication. Love, your sister in Christ.
Aaron Jan/11/10 what if people around you constantly use bad language around you at work, I mean every time they say something to you its a whole lot of cussing going on
Jan/11/10 Hi Aaron, in Titus 2:8, we are urged to use "Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you". This indicates that, in general, our "sound speech" is how we should respond to the bad language of people around us. I learned from my 38 years in the military that acting "self righteous", or "offended", often causes the bad language around us to increase. I also found that simply asking an individual if they are aware of the intensity and frequency of their bad language can cause them to apologize and clean up their speech. In the workplace, you may prayerfully and gently approach upper management and sell them on the idea that good language is good for business. Once, during a table tennis tournament, my opponent was loudly using such foul language that I stopped play and told him that my wife and children were present, and to stop the foul language, and he did - the language was so filthy that I was prepared to get physical if I had to. Bottom line, like Titus 2:8 states, it is best for us to use good language and be the best witness we can be, and I think, to ignore the bad language of others, causing them to "be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you". Thanks Aaron for this wonderfully practical question, and I pray for your success in dealing with this issue! Bob
Ben Mayo Jan/15/10 I read your article on the definition of baptism and I found it very informative. You defined "baptism" as an immersion of a person as well the identification with something. You also said that baptism is not needed for salvation. Sprinkling is used in a lot of churches and I am not sure why it was established as a way of practicing this sacrament. I do not think God focused on the way baptism is done. I believe that his immersion into the River Jordan was a metaphor that Christians should be immersed in God. The main point is that God is claiming you and is going to immerse you in the things of Him.
Jan/15/10 Good points Ben. I must agree with you, as we consider "order of importance". The "baptism" that is most important is "baptism of the Spirit" which God Himself performs at the New Birth. "Water baptism" is a public acknowledgement of what God has done. As you state, what is really most important for us to do, is to be "immersed" in the Love of God, His Word, and His people. I must stand by what I stated about "sprinkling" and "immersion" though, because that is what the NT teaches. Thank you Ben, for the excellent comments, Bob
Cecilia Feb/23/10 So you don't believe that you become a new creature through baptism? Do you think that just believing that you can be saved makes you a new creature? Isn't that making yourself a savior instead of Jesus? If the "act" of baptism doesn't save you, then why the act of believing does save you? I could say that both actions start with you and not with God. In Romans 6:3-6 says clearly that those that have been baptized into Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:..vs 7 For he that is dead is fred from sin. Your study doesn't make any sense when I read these verses from the Bible. At the end, the Bible is the Word of God, all other "studies" are still the word of man.
Feb/23/10 Cecelia, if you read what I wrote under "baptism" in the Subject Index, before you posted your comments, let me just thank you for your comments and pray the Lord will richly bless you in every way. Bob
Ron Fleming Mar/02/10 I read your answer to the question: What does the Bible say about Christians in the last days "falling" from their faith and going back into the world? I have some concerns with your interpretation of the parable of the seed and the sower. I have included Matthew Henry's commentary on the parable, which I believe is correct. I ask you to read the commentary then give your attention to the parable and study of the the word. I trust you will find your interpretation is incorrect. Also please note in Genesis chapter one, on the third day when God created all the herb and seed yeilding plants and trees, and note how the fruit and seed have a unique relationship to each other, which is different than the others. This is the key to understanding the seed and fruit bearing. Also you said a Christian cannot keep sinning (greek present tense) according to I John chapter 5 which is correct, and if he does God with take his life. According to I John 3:6 (greek present tense) a man who sinneth has not seen God neither has known God. If a man continues in sin as a practice he is not born again! Scripture is very clear on this. You also wrote: Rom 8:6 - To be continually carnally minded results in death, and Rom 8:13 - If you continually live after the flesh you shall die. If a man is continually carnally minded, which is a mind that is an enemy against God, and continually living in the flesh, that man is continiually in sin, which is death - seperation from God. That man is NOT a christian. He may profess, and read the word and pray every day but his Heart does not believe.
Mar/02/10 Thank you for your comments Ron. They indicate to me that you love God's Word and the Truth. Concerning the Matthew Henry Commentary,Henry was not a student of the original languages,but depended primarily on the KJV. If anyone is interested though, it is posted on line at biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/. Concerning 1 John 3:8&9, the child of God cannot "continually sin" because GOD WILL NOT ALLOW IT. A person who "continually sins" and gets away with it is not a child of God. John himself tells us in 1 John 5:16, concerning a Christian brother, that there IS a "condition of sin" that will result in death (physical) for the child of God. 1 Cor 5 is a good illustration, where the young man committing incest, if he does not get back in fellowship, will be turned over to Satan for the DESTRUCTION OF THE FLESH, but his SPIRIT WILL BE SAVED. I hope this makes sense Ron, and if it does not, please email me. Blessings, Bob
Marina van der Merwe Mar/27/10 Hi there Bob. A very sticky issue these days. What does the Bible say regarding tolerance and compromise. Keep well.
Mar/29/10 Wow Marina! That IS a "sticky subject". Hopefully we must "tolerate" as little as possible, and Rom 12:18 is the principle - "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men". And, we should not "compromise" if it makes us a "partaker with" or "enabler of" the sins of others. If you would like the "long answer", please e-mail me with the "specifics". May the Lord give us all the wisdom we need - James 1:5, Bob
Marina van der Merwe Apr/08/10 I saw The Visitation (Christian movie) here in SA and in it the demon had to ask permission to enter the person. Just as Jesus doesn't grab you, the evil spirits also had to be invited into the individual. I felt such a peace and thanked God there and then for His reassurence and love.
Apr/09/10 Yes Marina, God takes good care of His children! See the Biblefood Site Index under "Demons", Bob
Bill A Apr/20/10 "Lionhearted", 2 Sam 17:10 for your page 10 Familiar Sayings List?
Apr/20/10 Yes Bill, from Richard 1st of 12th century England, to modern horses, dogs, and songs - thanks, I will add, Bob
Patsy Apr/30/10 Here is another modern day word found in the KJV, Engines - II Chron 26:15, Eze 26:9.
Apr/30/10Thanks Patsy, that's a good one. "engines, invented by cunning men, to shoot arrows and great stones". I will add it to the list! Bob
eddie woods Jun/07/10 How many levels of Heaven are there and what does each mean?
Jun/08/10 Hi Eddie, first time for this question, excellent! The Bible uses the word "heavens", plural, and we find in 2 Cor 12:2 that Paul was caught up to the "third heaven", and, when we look up all the Greek and Hebrew words for "heaven", sure enough, the Bible describes 3. The "1st "heaven" is our atmosphere, where the birds fly, below the highest mountaintop. The 2nd "heaven" is from there to the most distant star we can see. The 3rd "heaven" is past where we can see and is described as the location of the throne of God. Knowing this, in most contexts we can easily see what the author means by "heaven" or "heavens". Thanks for the question Eddie, Bob
Fred Hyche Jun/13/10 Very Good information on who Jesus is, but Jesus is not just the second person of the trinity. There is only one God who has manifested ( revealed) himself as Father in creation, Son in redemption, and Holy Spirit in regeneration. Jesus is the Father, Jesus is the Son, and Jesus is the Holy Spirit.As the Father Jesus ordained salvation, as the Son he purchased salvation, and as Holy Spirit he applies salvation to the heart of the believer. In short, Jesus is the mighty God manifested in the flesh because he is both human and divine. JESUS IS THE MIGHTY GOD. According to scripture both Old and New Testemants there is only one God not a trinity of (3) co- equal , co-powerful, and co-existent Gods. There can't be two Gods that are co-equal and co-existent. There can't be two or three GREAT I AM'S ONLY ONE!
Jun/13/10 Fred, I was with you, and saying amen, until you said there is no Trinity. I believe our differences are just semantics. Surely you believe that God is still infinite. Yes, there is ONE GOD. And, as you say, "Jesus is the mighty God manifested in the flesh because he is both human and divine", but, the Bible teaches that the ONE God is infinite Spirit (everywhere). When He manifests Himself in space and time, in the human realm, His manifestation was called Yahweh in the OT and Jesus in the NT. When Jesus was on the earth before His assension and when He will reign on earth in the Millennium - God will still be infinite Spirit. God is infinite, Jesus is the "manifestation" of God, and therefore IS God in a resurrected glorified human body, and the Holy Spirit is God in action. I have to stand by everything I have said on the subject. In the OT, Elohim (plural) translated "GOD" speaks of the Triune nature of God, and Yahweh (singular), usually translated "LORD", or Jehovah, speaks of the manifestation of God, who made Himself visible to men in the OT. It is hard for us humans to wrap our mind around, and I almost totally agree with you. I appreciate your comments, Bob
EmiJul/16/10Regarding drugs...what about out parents or ourselves when we are on drugs for colestrol, high blood pressure, etc.?
Jul/16/10Hi Emi, I think you are correct to question "prescription drugs" in light of what the Bible teaches. I think the issue is "what controls our mind". As Eph 5:18 teaches, "And be not drunk (controlled by) with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled ("pleroo", be controlled by) with the Spirit". Other Scriptures tell us we must be led by the Spirit of God, such as: Rom 8:14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God". If we willingly allow ANY substance to take control of us we are out of God's perfect will. So, to me, this is a question only of "mind altering" drugs only. There is an old Chinese proverb that I like: "Man takes a drink, drink takes a drink, drink takes the man". To me, that speaks volumes! Moderation in all things, Blessings, Bob
Tammy Jul/18/10 Hello, You said we would never see God when we get to heaven. It says that ALL is revealed in heaven so how can that be so, as in not seeing God? Thank you.
Jul/18/10 Simple Tammy, Jesus IS God come in the flesh. He is the visible manifestation of God. See Page "1. Who is Jesus?" on this web site, Bob
Faith Simmons Jul/18/10 Should Christian celebrate Christmas, have a Christmas tree, etc?
Jul/18/10Hi Faith, I think the issue of observing "Holidays" is one of our "freedom in Christ". If we do "everything as unto the Lord" and for His glory, that is what counts. If we are concerned, we should pray for God to lead us to His will in this matter. Bob
Peter Aug/26/10 Hello again Bob, We learn in scripture "by one man's (Adam) disobedience many are made sinners", this Shows that women don't pass on their sin nature, so it has me thinking, is this the reason why Jesus couldn't or didn't sin, "father of Heaven and not of Adam, and his mother (Mary) unable to share her sinful nature ?
Aug/27/10 Good thinking Peter! 1 Tim 2:13&14 teach that Eve was deceived but Adam was not - he knew full well what he was doing. Yes, the sin nature is passed through the male and that is the reason for the necessity of the virgin birth. Jesus had no sin nature, but was tested in every way that we are, but he did not sin. That is how He can be the "Sin Bearer", the "unspotted Lamb" etc and reconcile us to God! Jesus had to be "able to sin" though, or it was not a valid test. Bob
Patsy Sep/07/10 Bob, Since our souls are eternal, when did we get ours, at conception? Have they always existed or did God make them new? The Bible says He knew us before the foundation of the world.
Sep/08/10 Hi Patsy, the New Testament states that God "knew" us, and chose us, before the foundation of the world, but I do not see where the "souls" of mankind preexisted conception. I believe our soul comes into existence at conception and we do not possess "eternal life" until we are in union with Christ. John 17:2&3 "thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent". Blessings, Bob
bob Sep/10/10 Is the Holy Spirt a little, you know on the crazy side?
Sep/10/10 No bob, it's just misspelled. I didn't do that did I? Well, not as bad as the funeral I attended last week, the bulletin said the Church was named "Scared Heart". Bob :-(
Mersender9 Sep/21/10 Thanxxxx! Good post!
Kenneth Groenewald Sep/22/10 If you will do some research you will find that the N.K.J.V is just as corrupted as all the others.Only the K.J.V. is the inspired word of God.
Sep/22/10 Hi Kenneth, you are welcome to believe that. I just finished teaching "How we got our Bible", comparing the Textus Receptus NT and Masoretic Hebrew OT with the Wycliff, Tyndale, Geneva, Bishops, KJV and NKJV translations, and I am convinced that if we used the criticisms of Gail Riplinger's "New Age Translations" Book, and any other criticisms of the NKJV we can find on the web, and discussed each criticism, we would not find ourselves closer to God or more "spiritual". I believe we should "earnestly contend for" the Divinely inspired Textus Receptus and Masoretic Hebrew texts, and find a pastor who teaches from them. Did you know that the Pilgrims left England and brought their GENEVA BIBLES with them to America because King James was forcing them to use the KJV and burning their Geneva Bibles? What is most important? For everyone to pray and read their Bible. Bob
Russell Sizemore Sep/24/10 THE WORD EIS IS USED OVER 1700 TIMES IN THE NT AND IT IS NEVER TRANSLATED "BECAUSE OF"
Sep/24/10 Thank you Russell, that is true, but "eis" in the NT often can only mean "because of". Check your English Dictionary, mine has 21 definitions under the English preposition "for" and one of them is "because of". When the translators translated "eis" as "for", quite often they intended the "for" to mean "because of". "Eis" should be translated "because of" in Matt 12:41, where the men of Ninevah repented "at" (eis = because of) the preaching of Jonah, and Rom 4:20, where Abraham did not staggar "at" (eis = because of) the promise of God, and in Acts 2:38, as demonstrated by Matt 3:11, where John said "I indeed baptize you with water "unto" (eis = because of) repentance". John's baptism "unto" repentance did not produce repentance, the context shows that John would not baptize until the person had repented. If you would like some more examples, email me and I'll be happy to give you all I have. Bob
Kenneth Groenewald Sep/24/10 Hi Bob. What does it mean when Jesus said "where the worm dieth not"
Sep/24/10Hi Kenneth, in Mark 9:43-47, Jesus quotes Isa 66:24, where Isaiah speaks of the final state of the unbeliever, as a place where “their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh”. “Worm” in these 2 OT and NT passages refers to the “maggot” or other worms that inhabit dead bodies. So, Jesus is describing never ending suffering. A good reason to be thankful for Jesus isn’t it? Bob
Kenneth Sep/25/10 Hi Bob,What is your view on Christ atoning for our sins on the cross and then descending into hell and there further suffering and atoning for our sins.
Sep/26/10 Hi Kenneth, I consider the teaching that Jesus did not finish His redemptive work for us on the Cross, but descended to Hell to finish the redemption, to be a FALSE teaching. Jesus clearly finished His redemptive work on the Cross and then said “It is finished”. The Scriptures are clear, all forgiveness of sin and our reconciliation to God was completed on the Cross. And, I further believe the Scriptures teach that Jesus descended to “hades” to proclaim His strategic victory on the Cross to the Old Testament saints who were there in the “paradise” section of hades, and to tell the angels who sinned in Gen chap 6 that they must stay in the “torments” section of hades. I posted the full answer under the “Your Q’s and A’s” tab, question number 31. Blessings, Bob
Patsy Oct/14/10 I just logged on to your website tonight to ask you a question I could not figure out but instead found that you had already answered it in Q&A #31.I wanted to know where the angels came from in Rev 12:7 if they were locked up until judgement day.Do you have anything further to add about this?
Oct/14/10 Hi Patsy, one third of the angels fell with Satan, so he has plenty of fallen angels for Rev 12:7 and the surrounding passages. It is my understanding that only the angels taken out of commission in Genesis chap 6 must stay in Hades until the judgement. Bob
Patsy Oct/14/10 To your knowledge is there scripture to show that fallen angels and demonic spirits are the same thing? I can always depend on you to settle my questions with scripture references. Thank you very much.
Oct/14/10 Hi Patsy, All the angels are called "spirits". In Mt 8:16 and Rev 16:14 devils = bad spirits. And, in Heb 1:7 and 14 God’s angels = good spirits. Bob
Mike Nov/02/10 I enjoy this site, It's good to see a place where you can gain some insite on matters you may not be aware of or unsure of. I would like to be able to ask a question on the Q and A section however I do not know how to post a question. Thank you. Mike.
Nov/02/10 Thanks for the encouragement Mike. Send your questions by email to bobjones at biblefood dot com. I post Q and A's that may benefit all on the Q and A Page. Bob
William Malloy Nov/07/10 The following came from a 'translation' of the Book of Moses I came across: 35: "For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the world of my power. And here many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; But all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them." 38: "And as one world shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words". Anything ring a bell? Any comments? Thank You! finding your site has been a blessing to me in my quest for truth.
Nov/08/10 Hi William, the "Book of Moses" is not a part of the Scriptures that, according to Jude 3 were "ONCE FOR ALL delivered to the Saints", but, yes, God may very well have other "worlds", and He may create "more worlds" after this one, but, I believe our Bible is silent on this subject, may the Lord richly bless you in your search for His Truth, Blessings, Bob
Raphael Nov/15/10 How do I know when if its God talking to me or am I just thinking somthing?
Nov/17/10 Hi Raphael, thank you for this very profound question! The best "simple" answer I can give, is that thoughts from God will line up with His Word, and that we should pray to God, and ask Him, when we question where our thoughts are coming from. Through His "divine guidance", God can "confirm" whether our thoughts are coming from Him, or from our own self. I have written a "comprehensive" answer to this question and posted it on the "Questions and Answers Page", question number 32. Just click on the "Your Q's and A's" tab. Please write again if you have further questions, Bob
Robert Mabe Dec/05/10 Friend you pray 2 God in Jesus name, & you will face God when you die & Jesus is at the right hand of God as our Emetioder. There is 3 diffrent persons that make up The God Head Jehovah, Jesus & The Holy Ghoast. Its so easy Jesus said a child could understand it & be saved.
Dec/05/10 Thank you for your concern Robert. I love Jesus and can hardly wait to joyfully face Him. The Scriptures teach that Jesus and Jehovah are one and the same Person - see my Bible FAQ #1 "Who is Jesus according to the Bible". And, loving Jesus and wanting to live according to His Words, I do as He taught, and pray to the Father, in the name of Jesus. You may feel free to believe and pray as you wish, because you will face Him one day also, and I pray that it will be joyfully. With awe, and respect and equal concern, Bob
Cedric Lard Dec/08/10 I noticed that you mentioned that you had no books that refer to the word rapture pre 1931. I would like to recommend to you "The Second Coming of Christ" by Rev. Clarence Larkin. Copyrighted 1918-1922. Very interesting pamphlet more than a book really. Illustrated the book himself also with some very interesting diagrams. Should you need help finding it let me know. My copy is original but perhaps I can give you more info if needed. Clard@lorettotel.net
Dec/09/10 Good catch Cedric! I have Clarence Larkin’s “Dispensational Truth”, and Larkin does indeed use the term “Rapture” as “title” for the “catching away” of the Church. Apparently I didn’t search Larkin’s book, when I searched my Scripture commentaries. “Wikipedia” now has a very comprehensive etymology for the word “rapture”. Just “Google” the word “rapture”. In looking through my commentaries again, I also found that John Gill, (circa 1748), in his comments on 1 Thess chap 4 used the word “rapture” to describe the “catching away” of the Church Age saints, but his use was more of a “description”, than that of a “title”. Many pre-1931 commentators taught the “doctrine” of the pre-tribulational “catching away” of the Church, but the 5 I have titled the event “the translation and catching away of the Church”. Larkin, 1918 to 1922, may then have been first to use “Rapture” as a “title”. Thank you Cedric, for bringing this to my attention!
Bill Dec/18/10 Any scripture that indication pre-destination or pre-ordination of spirits before coming to earth (except Jesus)
Dec/18/10 Hi Bill, in Eph 1:5 and 1:11 we find that all the "saved" were "predestined", or given a "destiny in Christ", before the foundation of the earth. In Eph 2:10 we find that "we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.", and in Jude 4 we see wicked men "ordained to condemnation". It is clear to me that God determined every detail of His plan, what He would "cause" to happen and what He would "allow" men to do from their own will, before the foundation of the earth. Bob


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