Bible Expositor

Even Christians wonder about this sometimes.

Gen. 1:26-30, 2:7,15, Heb. 1:7,14, Mat. 25:21-23, Rom. 5:10, 2 Cor. 5:18-20, Col. 1:19-21, 2 Cor. 5:10-20, Mat. 25:34-36, Rom. 15:2, Eph. 4:16, 1 Thes. 5:11, Rom. 8:18, 1 Cor. 10:31, Eph. 6:8, Col. 3:17,23

prosopopeia
1- personification, as of inanimate things.
2- a figure of speech in which an imaginary, absent, or deceased person is represented as speaking or acting.

"Consider the patient salvation of our Master, as our dear brother Paul writes to you in the wisdom he was given. He writes about all these things, talking about them in his letters. Some of it is hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist as they do with the other Writings, to their own destruction." ~2 Peter 3:15-16 TGNT

resources:
http://girardianlectionary.net/special_series/Romans1-3_read-in-light-of-Campbell.htm (standard disclaimer)
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=6&pager=co

2 Peter 3:15-16, Gen. 2:24, Acts 17:30, Rom. ch. 1-3, 6:1-2, 9:19, 2 Cor. 5:10, Heb. 1:1-2, Rev. 20:12

Must Christians practice water baptism? Must we observe the Lord's Supper? Must we tithe?

References:
Gen. 14:17-20, Num. 18:24, Deut. 14:22-29, Malachi 3:9-10, Mat. 3:11, 23:23, Acts 2:41, 8:38, 10:48, 11:16, Rom. 6:14, 1 Cor. 10:16, 11:20-34, 16:2,8, 2 Cor. 8:12-15, 9:6-7, Col. 3:17, Heb. 11:29, 1 Peter 3:20-21

What or who is the Holy Spirit? What does it mean to be born of the Spirit? What is spiritual life as opposed to spiritual death?

Old Testament
Gen. 1:2, Num. 24:2, 1 Sam. 19:20, Job 33:4, Psalm 51:11, Dan. 5:14

New Testament
Mat. 1:20, 12:32, 22:43, 28:19, Mark 1:8,10, 13:11, Luke 1:35, 2:25, John 3:5-8, 6:63, 7:39, 14:26, 16:13, 20:22, Acts 1:8, 2:17-18, Rom. 6:2, 8:26, 1 Cor. 6:19, 12:4, 2 Cor. 1:22, Gal. 3:5, 4:6, 5:18, Eph. 1:13, 4:30, Col. 2:12-14, 1 Thes. 4:8, 2 Tim. 1:14, Titus 3:5, 2 Peter 1:21, 1 John 3:14, 5:12

can Christians sin? 1 John 1:8-10, 2:1, 3:9, 5:18

regenerated or restarted? https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/14148/Spiritual-Rebirth.htm

the Trinity https://youtu.be/D3BKyQSfaXo

choose life Deut. 30:19

Were Gentiles grafted into Israel? Israel into the church? The church into Israel? Or Israelites and Gentiles into the church?

Rom. 11 http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=6&chap=11&pager=en
commentary on Romans http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=6&pager=co

Is science the true god of the Bible? Many Christians seem to think so. Please note that in this video we're talking about cosmology and evolution, not empirical science and engineering.

Resources:
science against evolution http://scienceagainstevolution.info/
LXX Gen. 1 https://biblehub.com/interlinear/apostolic/genesis/1.htm
Job 38 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=job+38&version=NET
Joshua 10:12-14 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua+10%3A12-14&version=NET

Does the Bible teach that Christian men have authority or entitlement over Christian women? Are they afraid of equality?

http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
Mark 10:42-45,, Rom. 12:10,, Gal. 3:28,, Eph. 5:21,, Php. 2:3,, 1 Cor. 12:21,, Eph. 1:22-23,, Col. 2:19

http://bible.fether.net
1 Cor. 11:2-16
1 Cor. 14:34-38
Eph. 5:18-33
1 Tim. 2:11-15

book http://books.fether.net/index.php?theBook=NIC

Female Supremacism: A Parody http://www.fether.net/index.php?ID=44

My concise definition of Patriarchy: The belief that God can speak through an animal (Num. 22:28), a plant (Ex. 3:2), or a rock (Luke 19:40), but never a woman (1 Cor. 14:34).

while mortal-- John 19:30
while immortal- Mat. 28:18-20,, Luke 24:45-49,, Acts 1:6-8
while in heaven-- Rev. 22:16-20
other references:
Ex. 34:27, Num. 18:19, 2 Chron. 6:11, Eph. 2:12, Heb. 8:8-10, Luke 22:20, Heb. 9:15-17, John 16:33

covenants videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1I7NV5xNYk&list=PLtZOGLN0TEljSrviCvgliR0SwnJ62Xcaj
"into the name" meaning from Arndt & Gingrich, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 575

Many Christians have given up waiting and hoping for Jesus to return, or they believe the Bible never says he would return. Does it really matter? Can we know when the time is near?

Scripture references---
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
Acts 1:9-11,, 1 Cor. 15:50-52,, 1 Thes. 4:15-18,, 2 Thes. 2:1-12,, 2 Tim. 1:10,, 2 Tim. 4:1,, Tts 2:13,, 2 Peter 3:3-13,, Rev. 1:7,, Rev. 3:10-11,, Rev. 19:11-16,, Rev. 22:7,12, 20

Was Jesus really God offering himself for us all, or did God make a human sacrifice?

Scripture references---
Gen. 22:2-18, Isaiah 9:6, Mat. 22:44, John 1:1,14, John 5:18, John 8:58, John 10:15-17, John 17:5, John 20:28, Phil. 2:6-7, Col. 1:15-20, Heb. 1:1-12, Heb. 9:15-18, Rev. 22:13,16

The community of followers of the Jesus who rose from the dead (aka "Christians") lost its way early in the 1st century a.d., replacing relationship with religion. In this lesson we'll examine the teachings of Jesus and the apostles to see what the community was meant to be. Understand that love does not mean enabling sin or faults. It doesn't mean you never confront or rebuke. It means your motive for those things is genuine concern, not personal vengeance or control.

Scripture references---
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
Mat. 20:25-28,, Acts 2:17-18,, Acts 2:42-46,, Acts 4:32,, Acts 20:17,, Acts 20:28-30

http://bible.fether.net/index.php?book=7&pager=co
1 Cor. 5 (discipline by the community)

http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
2 Cor. 2:5-8,,1 Cor. 6:1-8,, 1 Cor. 11:11-12,, 1 Cor. 12:14-27,, 14:26-40,, 2 Cor. 4:7,, 2 Cor. 6:14,17,, 2 Cor. 8:12-15,, Gal. 3:28,, Eph. 4:32,, Philp. 2:1-5

http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
1 Tim. 3:1-13, 5:1-22, 6 (all)
Titus 1:5-9, 2 (all)
1 Peter 5:1-5

Everyone who has accepted God's offer of adoption by faith in the Jesus who rose from the dead, has been give the Holy Spirit as not only a guarantee of adoption, but also an empowerer in our mortal lives.

Scripture references---
http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pag...
Rom. 8:26-27,, Rom. 12:3-8,, Rom. 15:13,, 1 Cor. 3:16,, 1 Cor. 12:4-11,, 1 Cor. 12:28-30,, 2 Cor. 3:18,, Gal. 5:22-26,, Eph. 4:4-7,, 1 Thes. 5:19-21

What does it mean to reject God's offer of adoption and reconciliation?

Scripture references---
Ezek. 33:11,, 2 Peter 3:8-9,, Mat. 10:28,, Mat. 13:41-50,, Mat. 25:41,46,, Mark 9:43,48,, 2 Thes. 1:8-9,, Jude 1:7,, Rev. 14:10-11,, Rev. 19:20,, Rev. 20:10-15,, Rev. 21:8

Further reading---
http://www.fether.net/index.php?ID=888
http://www.fether.net/index.php?ID=124
http://www.fether.net/index.php?ID=502
https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-about-hell-21-eye-opening-scriptures/

That title might give the impression that this is about 1 Thes. 5:3 in prophecy, but it's actually about our condition after accepting the Good News.

peace--- Rom. 5:1,, Col. 1:20,, Rom. 12:18,, Eph. 2:14-15,, Phil. 4:7,, Gal. 5:22,, Mat. 10:34,, Rom. 16:17

security--- John 6:37,, John 10:28,,Col. 2:12,, 1 Cor. 3:14-15,, 1 Cor. 6:19-20,, 1 Cor. 10:13,, 2 Cor. 5:17,, 2 Cor. 1:22,, Eph. 1:13-14,, Eph. 4:30,, 2 Thes. 3:3,, Heb. 6:19,, 1 Peter 1:4,, 1 John 5:13

perseverance--- Mat. 10:22,, Luke 21:19,, Rom. 2:7,, Rom. 11:23,, 1 Cor. 9:24,, 1 Cor. 15:1-2 ,, Phil. 3:14,, 1 Tim. 4:16,, 2 Tim. 2:12,, Heb. 3:6,14,, Heb. 10:36,, James 1:12,, Rev. 3:11

http://bible.fether.net/index.php?boo...
Col. 1:23 with footnote

Being "born again" is the beginning, not the end. But new followers of Jesus sometimes think they're qualified to teach or refuse to listen to other believers.

Gal. 4:21-25, Mat. 13:34-36, Rom. 12:2, Rom. 15:14, 1 Cor. 2:6, 1 Cor. 3:1-2, 1 Cor. 14:19, 2 Cor. 10:15, Gal. 6:6, Eph. 4:14-16, Phil. 3:15, Col. 1:28, 1 Thes. 5:12, 1 Tim. 3:6, 1 Tim. 6:3-5, 2 Tim. 2:14-16, 2 Tim. 2:25-26, 2 Tim. 4:2, Heb. 5:11-14, Heb. 6:1, James 1:4, 1 Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 1:5-11, 2 Peter 3:18

A concise presentation of the good news (gospel) as the Bible teaches.

Go to heaven http://fether.net/index.php?ID=545
Covenants chart http://fether.net/cimages/1000words/Covenants.jpg
New covenants https://walvoord.com/article/27

Observing and questioning mainstream teachings on our world.

A look at the sun's four motions, how they defy the standard model, and what model might work.

Observing and questioning mainstream teachings on our world.

This is the completion of the topic begun in Quantum Quagmire, and a brief revisiting of Let There Be Light: Making Waves.

Resources:

Quantum Quagmire https://youtu.be/FMUP7jHaOX0
Let there be Light https://youtu.be/7gpmCcrWltk
quantum paradox http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/light/youngs-experiment-single-photons.html
nature of quanta http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/light/molecules-and-photons.htm
what are photons https://www.universetoday.com/74027/what-are-photons/
my website http://fether.net/

Prophecy, comprising nearly one-third of the Bible's content, sets the Bible apart from other religious texts. Along with many historical references that help to validate the prophecies, this shows the Bible to be much more than a teaching about morality. Without prophecy, the gospel itself is invalidated (Luke 24:44, 1 Cor. 15:1-4).

References:
scripture passages http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
importance https://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-importance-of-bible-prophecy/
rapture/departure http://fether.net/index.php?ID=590
remaining http://fether.net/index.php?ID=650

What does the Bible really say about followers of the Jesus who rose from the dead, as concerns behavior, relationships, worship, and evangelism?

References:
scripture passages http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
The Powers That Be http://www.fether.net/index.php?ID=615
equality http://books.fether.net/index.php?theBook=NIC
CBE International https://www.cbeinternational.org/
discipleship https://saltlight261114888.wordpress.com/discipleship/

Who is the God of the Bible, and how could God have possibly died to save us?

References:
scripture passages http://bible.fether.net/index.php?pager=rl
The Trinity http://fether.net/index.php?ID=279

The statement that Jesus died to pay the sin of the world begs the question, "To whom or what was the payment made?" Ransoms are paid to kidnappers; redemption is paid to get or re-acquire something. Who or what was paid, and why was payment necessary at all?

References:
http://192.168.10.10/TGNT/index.php?pager=rl

What is salvation in the Christian faith? Why do we need it? How can we get it? Can we lose it? What should we do after we have it?

References:
Go To Heaven! http://fether.net/index.php?ID=545
Bible evidence http://fether.net/index.php?ID=588 and https://youtu.be/Z2km5nr8mlM
OT references to the sacrifical Messiah http://www.khouse.org/enews_article/2011/1765/
Against Calvinism http://fether.net/index.php?ID=296

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