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If the Gentiles were not proselytes and uncircumcised could they still enter the synagogue?
22.11.2014 21:55
Based on scriptures, I have said it and will keep saying it again: I was not saved by observing the law (fornicating no more, committing adultery no more, stealing no more, killing no more etc) but I was saved by faith in Christ Jesus. (Grace ) And my sins were wiped off; my past sins, present and future, as long as I choose to remain under Grace, where the power of sin over my life has been broken and subdued eternally- that means when perhaps I fall to sin, (Pastor Vasile's son is still his son even if he is locked up in jail) the effect of sins cannot be felt over me, because of the covering of Grace- the New covenant of life which I am in with God, as t is entirely impossible for anyone whether born again or not to claim he or she has no sin in him: where sin before God, is sin, even as much as those things done out of faith. The power of death or judgment is sin, the power of sin is the law, but were there is no law, there is no transgression, and where there is no transgression, there is no sin, and where there is no sin, there is no judgment or death. Therefore, I AM NO LONGER UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER GRACE, SAVED BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS, WHERE I STAND AS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, HELPED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE THE CHRIST LIFE, YET BATH WITH MERCY AND GRACE WHEN I FALTER.....
20.11.2014 10:52
Second, third , fourth marriages is adultery unless the man has died for the woman and both if they remarry. So many have stay in sin.. Lets get real.. Mark 10: 7-12..
20.10.2014 22:43
More suitable for today's time if an armed gunman is standing before me and my initial reaction is panic I have sinned...but that does not mean that I did not have fear. However it's a good man is standing before me and I have fear but I remain calm in inside of myself I pray and and trust in the Lord I have not sinned. We have to understand that as humans we will have any emotion, but it is what we do with the emotion that will determine the sin.
18.10.2014 14:44
Again I disagree.. The Bible encourages us to fear not, but where does it call fear a 'Sin'? If that is the case then anger is a sin... And we know very clearly the Bible says be angry but sin not. I respect that you may be well educated, however I disagree that fear is a sin. The Bible says to bring everything to God and so if I have a fear my initial reaction is to bring it to God. There for having the fear is not the sin, but it is a reaction that determines whether or not you have sin. If I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I worry I have sinned. But if I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I pray and trust God I have not sinned.
18.10.2014 14:39
I don't agree that fear is a sin.. I do believe that the action you perform once you feel the emotion of fear could be sinful but to fear is not sin. Just like to have anger is not a sin for the Bible declares to be angry but sin not. So if I have a fear it's what follows that emotion that determines the sin. If It's raining and I have limited visibility that will create fear, and if I panic I have sinned, but if I am calm and pray I have not sinned even though I did fear.
15.10.2014 23:23
ALSO I AM NOT ;/.....http://www.mes-series-ddl.com
21.09.2014 18:22
Beloved Pastor, the portal and question and answers are very useful to many(teens, young men and Adults). As a Bible Teacher in my area (Tamilnadu), India, I pray that Lord Almighty will give you more wisdom and practical knowledge to answer many questions like in the Biblical way. Prof.S.Needhidasan sneedhidasan@gmail.com
16.09.2014 12:01
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Why are the names of Job's daughters mentioned in the Bible and not his sons'?

9 feb 2012 | ora 20.07 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

In order to be able to respond to this question asked by one of the visitors of our site, we first need to take a look at the Biblical text where we find Job’s daughters’ names mentioned.

Bible Text

12 The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning ; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had seven sons and three daughters. 14 He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15 In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers. 16 After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man and full of days. (Job 42)

According to the above text, the answer to our question is found in verse 15 where it is written:

In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

The author wants to draw our attention to two important truths in this text that deal with Job’s daughters:

  • First of all, there were no other women in the land as beautiful as Job’s daughters.
  • Secondly, Job gave the girls an inheritance, as well as to their brothers. According to the Old Testament, the inheritance was only given to the males of the family and not the females. The sons were given an inheritance. The only reason girls were given an inheritance was if there father were to die without having a male heir (see Numbers 27:8). If a girl were given an inheritance then she was not allowed to marry anyone other than a man from here father’s tribe. God did not allow the inheritance of one tribe to pass along to another tribe (see Numbers 36). The purpose of this text is to how Job dealt with his girls so that is why their names are mentioned and not the boys.

Bible Dictionary

I searched the meaning of the names of Job’s three girls. Each name has a very important meaning. Keep in mind that these girls were born after Job experienced all of his sufferings.

Jemimah = “day by day”

After all of Job’s sufferings, he may have wanted a reminder to himself that he must live one day at a time and walk with the Lord because you never know what tomorrow may bring.

The second daughter’s name is:

Keziah = “cassia”- a spice; a powdered bark like cinnamon

This spice is also mentioned in Psalm 45 where we find the following:

 8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia ; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

His third daughter was named:

Keren-happuch = “horn of antimony” used by ladies of that time to apply eye cosmetics

So, according to the passages and all that we have seen, the purpose of this text, and specifically the fact that Job’s daughters are mentioned by name, is to either explain how beautiful the girls were or more like to demonstrate the terrible suffering in Job’s life had come to an end.

This is all that the Bible mentions of them. The boys are not mentioned probably because there was nothing really significant about them.

Translation by: Erik Brewer

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