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  1. Hi, Zoltan. Welcome to Worthy.
  2. Welcome to Worthy, teacher. I hope the law is written on your heart.
  3. Welcome, hidden in Him. Good to have you on Worthy.
  4. Hi, Randy. The Bible in your logo looks just like my dad's. Welcome.
  5. That statement is so worthy of your British heritage. Thank you. I miss Nigel and all of his wonderful puns.
  6. 1. What is "so significant" to learn about Job, as a person? Job was righteous in God's eyes in the beginning. But his faith had not been tried. Job 2:7 LITV And Satan went out from before the face of Jehovah. And he struck Job with bad burning ulcers from the sole of his foot to the top of his head. Job 2:8 And he took a broken piece of pottery with which to scrape himself. And he sat down among the ashes. Job 2:9 And his wife said to him, Are you still holding fast to your integrity? Bless God and die! Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. Also, shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job 32:1 And these three men rested from answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. When he was accused of sin and wrong doing by his 3 friends, Job failed the test: He wanted to argue his case before God to prove his own righteousness and that he had done nothing to deserve this punishment. Since this was the accusation of his 3 friends, it is a tempting thing to do. But it would have been better to let God vindicate him. Self righteousness and self justification are grievous sins in God's eyes. It is so human of us to ask "what have I done to deserve this? when we are full of pain and have lost everything we own as well as our family and friends. Job did repent when God showed him Himself and showed Job his sin. Job 40:3 Then Job answered Jehovah and said: Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile! What shall I answer You? I will put my hand to my mouth Job 42:5 I have heard of You by hearing of the ear, but now my eye has seen You; Job 42:6 Therefore, I despise myself, and I have repented in dust and ashes. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2. Why is Elihu "so significant"? Elihu justified God. Job 32:2 And then burned the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram; his wrath burned against Job, because he had justified himself rather than God. Job 32:3 Also his wrath burned against his three friends, because they had not found any answer, yet they had condemned Job. Job 35:1 AMP ELIHU SPOKE further [to Job] and said, Job 35:2 Do you think this is your right, or are you saying, My righteousness is more than God's, Job 35:3 That you ask, What advantage have you? How am I profited more than if I had sinned? Job 35:10 LITV But no one says, Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, Job 35:11 teaching us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens? Job 35:12 There they cry, but He does not answer, because of the pride of evildoers. Job 36:22 Behold, God is exalted in His power. Who is a teacher like Him? Job 36:23 Who has appointed Him His way; or who can say, You have done wrong? Job 36:24 Remember that you magnify His work, of which men have sung; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- God's answer: Job 40:1 LITV And Jehovah answered Job and said: Job 40:2 Shall a reprover contend with the Almighty? He who reproves God, let him answer it. 40:8 Will you also set aside My judgment; will you condemn Me so that you may be justified? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- .3. How does this Book relate/teach us regarding today's Christian? At times when we are helpless our world often shrinks and it becomes all about me. God shows us our hearts, or at least He showed me mine. And shamefully I did not pass the test either. It was not about the goodness of God to have spared my life and that of our children. It was about my pain and my humiliating circumstances. Fighting the grief of loss of function as well as my job, I still did not praise God or give thanks to Him. He deserves that whether I feel like it or not. So I was like Job who did not exalt God in his trial. The words of God really hit home when He said "will you also set aside My judgement". I used to kick myself and condemn myself after falling on my face and failing God. God spoke those words to my heart "Will you also set aside My judgement". God did not condemn me---He forgave me. That was His judgement and I set it aside and judged my self and condemned myself. Who was I to do such a foolish thing. In that state I was not full of the Holy Spirit but in the flesh and could not even minister to my own family. So once again I repented.
  7. The roughly 150 species of ruminants includes both domestic and wild species. Ruminating mammals include cattle, goats, sheep, giraffes, yaks, deer, antelope, So perhaps he is more like an old goat or a yak. The point is that he chews on it well and regurgitates it to chew on it some more.
  8. I told Nooby after several were mystified by his posts. They tend to be a bit poetic if not philosophical in nature. But my dad spoke like that so it doesn't take me long to decode his meditations. They are definitely Christian and Bible based but from the lips of our brother who meditates on Gods Word, chews it and sends it through several stomachs to digest. lol. It comes out eNoobian.
  9. And when I posted this I was thinking "Lord, she is asking for PRAYER, and this is all that comes to mind?" God is so faithful! He will do above and beyond all you can hope or think! Praise His holy Name!
  10. God's angel armies: 2Ki 6:15 When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 2Ki 6:16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2Ki 6:17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
  11. Luk 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Luk 18:26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? Luk 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. We serve the God of the impossible!
  12. Godquestions.com Question: "What is the book of Enoch and should it be in the Bible?" Answer: The Book of Enoch is any of several pseudepigraphal (falsely attributed works, texts whose claimed authorship is unfounded) works that attribute themselves to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah; that is, Enoch son of Jared (Genesis 5:18). Enoch is also one of the two people in the Bible taken up to heaven without dying (the other being Elijah), as the Bible says "And Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him." (Genesis 5:24; see also Hebrews 11:5). Most commonly, the phrase "Book of Enoch" refers to 1 Enoch, which is wholly extant only in the Ethiopic language. The biblical book of Jude quotes from the Book of Enoch in verses 14-15, “Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: ‘See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.’” But this does not mean the Book of Enoch is inspired by God and should be in the Bible. Jude’s quote is not the only quote in the Bible from a non-biblical source. The Apostle Paul quotes Epimenides in Titus 1:12 but that does not mean we should give any additional authority to Epimenides’ writings. The same is true with Jude, verses 14-15. Jude quoting from the book of Enoch does not indicate the entire Book of Enoch is inspired, or even true. All it means is that particular verse is true. It is interesting to note that no scholars believe the Book of Enoch to have truly been written by the Enoch in the Bible. Enoch was seven generations from Adam, prior to the Flood (Genesis 5:1-24). Evidently, though, this was genuinely something that Enoch prophesied – or the Bible would not attribute it to him, “Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men…” (Jude 14). This saying of Enoch was evidently handed down by tradition, and eventually recorded in the Book of Enoch. We should treat the Book of Enoch (and the other books like it) in the same manner we do the other Apocryphal writings. Some of what the Apocrypha says is true and correct, but at the same time, much of it is false and historically inaccurate. If you read these books, you have to treat them as interesting but fallible historical documents, not as the inspired, authoritative Word of God. Recommended Resource: The Canon of Scripture by F.F. Bruce
  13. Some people can have scruples based on cultural training or tradition. Perhaps it is an overactive conscience. For instance my parents and I had a lot of family fun playing pinochle. My conscience did not condemn me, we were not gambling, it never even occurred to me that anyone could think it was not good. But my pastor scorned me, acted repulsed and self righteously walked off in a disgusted huff when I told him I was sleepy because we had been playing pinnacle the night before I was baptized. So when people today look down on me for doing it, I always compare them with that pastor and think a little less of their judgement. There is nothing in the Bible against it. But according to their scruples I sinned. God tells me that He is their judge and they answer to Him, and that I should make allowances for their weaker conscience. But that is meat sacrifice to idols, matters addressed in Scripture. These are games not addressed by Scripture but are judged solely by the traditions of men. So I will not ask them to play pinnacle or cribbage, or even rummy with me but will try to respect their scruples, like trying to respect the muslim culture of women wearing their faces covered in public, not driving and sitting in the back of busses.
  14. When Jesus used the word salt He was speaking of flavoring in food, and that we also should add flavoring to our society. I don't know why your pastor should want you to pray against evil spirits in your house unless people are being attacked by the enemy there. Sometimes if a house has been used for evil purposes we should cleanse it of any reference to its past and dedicate it to the Lord. All things used for sorcery, any idols, or any unclean thing should be removed, especially because they may cause a weaker brother to stumble.
  15. Sin

    The verb tenses in 1 John regarding sin are not accurately translated into English. There are some Greek word forms that have no English equivalent. 1Jn 3:2 English Standard Version" Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1Jn 3:3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 1Jn 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 1Jn 3:5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 1Jn 3:6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 1Jn 3:6 Amplified Version: No one who abides in Him [who lives and remains in communion with and in obedience to Him—deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] commits (practices) sin. No one who [habitually] sins has either seen or known Him [recognized, perceived, or understood Him, or has had an experiential acquaintance with Him]. 1Jn 3:4 Textus Receptus LITV Everyone practicing sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 1Jn 3:5 And you know that that One was revealed that He might take away our sins, and sin is not in Him. 1Jn 3:6 Everyone remaining in Him does not sin. Everyone sinning has not seen Him, nor known Him. 1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no one lead you astray; the onepracticing righteousness is righteous, even as that One is righteous. 1Jn 3:8 The one practicing sin is of the devil, because the devil sins from the beginning. For this the Son of God was revealed, that He might undo the works of the devil. 1Jn 3:4 WUEST (4-8) Everyone who habitually commits sin, also habitually commits lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. And you know absolutely that that One was manifested in order that He might take away our sins; and sin in Him does not exist. Everyone who in Him is constantly abiding is not habitually sinning. Everyone who is constantly sinning has not with discernment seen Him, nor has he known Him, with the result that that condition is true of him at present. Little born-ones, stop allowing anyone to be leading you astray. The one who habitually does righteousness is righteous, just as that One is righteous. The one who is habitually committing sin is out of the devil as a source, because from the beginning the devil has been sinning. For this purpose there was manifested the Son of God, in order that He might bring to naught the works of the devil. These verses have not "watered down" sin as I have heard some say. They have captured the original Greek word more correctly and accurately. This is true of both Textus Receptus, the Byzantine Majority texts, and the alexandrian texts. No difference in this respect. KJV and most Bibles have done a very poor job of translating words that have no direct English translation, as to tense especially. This is one more reason why I don't prefer KJV. Php 3:9 ESV and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— Php 3:10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, Php 3:11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Php 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Php 3:15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Mature and perfect are both good translations of the same Greek word. Being made perfect is in fact the process of maturing as Christians, of being conformed to the likeness of Christ. No one has arrived at the perfection of God the Christ. But we keep pressing on toward that goal. Not even Paul considered himself to have attained the perfection of Christ.