Bible Expositor

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

This lesson will cover the books of Zechariah and Malachi.

Zechariah was a prophet/priest born in Babylonian captivity just before the return and restoration. So his message was for the remnant starting over in Israel, to motivate them to finish the job of rebuilding as a faithful nation.

Malachi seems to have been written after the Babylonian exile, but no one can say exactly how long after. He wrote to the returned exiles and warned them about their empty rituals and twisted logic.

Resources:
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Zechariah https://netbible.org/bible/Zechariah+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Malachi https://netbible.org/bible/Malachi+1

This lesson will cover several short books from Obadiah to Haggai.

Resources:
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Obadiah https://netbible.org/bible/Obadiah+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Jonah https://netbible.org/bible/Jonah+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Micah https://netbible.org/bible/Micah+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Nahum https://netbible.org/bible/Nahum+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Habakkuk https://netbible.org/bible/Habakkuk+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Zephaniah https://netbible.org/bible/Zephaniah+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Haggai https://netbible.org/bible/Haggai+1

Hosea, one of the minor prophets active in the 8th cent. BC, suffers more than any other book in the Bible from disputes over its wording, due to differences among text families. Even so, it carries the familiar teachings of the Sinai Covenant concerning sin, judgment, salvation, and the love of God, and the constant tension between steadfast love and the need to purge sin.

Joel focused mostly on Judah and Jerusalem, and was a significant prophet in spite of the shortness of the book. He writes more technically than poetically, and very boldly and to the point.

Amos was a shepherd and an expert on certain kinds of trees, who was given prophetic insight two years before "the earthquake", though there's disagreement over which one this refers to. He was sent to warn the northern kingdom of Israel, whose appearance of prosperity was a thin veneer over corruption and inhumanity.

Resources:
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Hosea https://netbible.org/bible/Hosea+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Joel https://netbible.org/bible/Joel+1
NET with notes, Constable's commentary, Amos https://netbible.org/bible/Amos+1
intertestamental period http://www.templemount.org/0240.html

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This channel focuses on understanding the integrity, purpose, scope, and teaching of the Bible, from the literal, historical, grammatical hermeneutic (interpretation method). Documents related to this can be found at my websites:
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