6 Bible Questions Answered – Part 2 of 7
We at Our Divided World Ministry have also been answering your Holy Bible questions in posts and in our Sermonettes series in case you want to listen instead of reading.
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There are 70 questions so far, and we are posting them in groups as we answer them in the Sermonette podcasts.
Some of the following are not very surprising due to the dilution of the Holy Bible by those individuals and groups that oppose it’s meaning of its Holy word.
Here is the continuing group of questions and answers:
8. Jesus Would Have Baked The Cake
Some would like to think that, but He would NOT have baked the cake because He was a carpenter, and not a baker, but mostly because He hates, yes, hates sin.
Proverbs 6:16-19 explains “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him; haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness that breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
The was simply about a homosexual couple wanting to have a cake made that got the baker to deny their order. At that point it would have been simple for the couple to leave and find another baker, since I am sure they could have, and maybe a baker that would have been happy to bake the cake.
But no. Today groups and organizations have to force people to file into their agendas no matter what they think. So, why not just walk away? Probably a few reasons I could think, and they are They felt insulted, wanted the publicity or just don’t like Christians. Your choice.
It’s actually doesn’t really matter. Me, personally, would have went to another shop. I don’t want or need publicity, but many people do. You don’t want my money, that’s OK with me.
How about this; if a known pedophile walked into your bakery (and you have small children) would you have refused to serve him, or someone who goes against everything you believe in and freely admits it and promotes.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 reads “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality…”
While Psalm 11:5 further explains “The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.” But, in case you are wondering the word “wicked” is the same as sin in the Bible.
But if you walked into a bakery where Jesus was and asked Him to bake a gay couple’s cake He would have rebuked you and told you not to sin any more. So, what would you do then after being rebuked? Sued Jesus? Left His bakery and gone to another one?
And, if He was personally denied having a cake made for Him for who He is, He would have left the bakery right away, and went to another one, and not have sued, as is so easy today. He constantly left the Pharisees and others who eventually walked way from Him and His teachings.
So, my comment is to DO what Jesus DID and NOT what you think He would have done, and the Bible proves that point over and over again about sin as in 1 John: 3-4 and Psalm 5:4-5 and many other verses throughout it’s pages.
Stop diluting His word to fit your own personal agenda. Actually read the Bible and learn the truth of the gospel.
9. Will The Bible “Con” Me Into Being A Christian?
Seriously! Con? Not sure how a book can con someone. I guess it can make you think and even the pretty pictures on the covers get you to open it? But the Holy Bible has no cover pictures. So, can it con you. NO! it’s a book you read or not. It’s that simple. You know it’s subject. You have a good idea of who’s in it.
Here is my question to that person. why would you even consider reading something you think is “hypnotic.” It’s not LSD, illegal drugs or weed. It’s a book with information about how best to live your life.
I will repeat that. “It’s a book with information about how best to live your life.”
But you have a choice to accept it or not. It’s not magical.
People that say it will con you have never read it, and might be trying to generally steer others away from reading it themselves. Here’s my tip. Open the Bible to Proverbs and start reading. If it captures your attention great. If not then be sure to have another person in the room to snap you out of the books trans.
Be real. Only people can con other people, and that is if you are not smart enough to know better.
So this is how the Holy bible might be able to con you. It can help you see the things in your life that are creating problems and how to fix them. It can help you to become an even better person. It can guide you into peace and understanding of other people around you. It will strengthen your faith and belief, and help you see clearer all the things around you that are creating problems that make you upset and angry, and how to avoid them.
And this is just a few things. SO… if this is conning, then give me more!
10. Do I Have To Read The Bible If I Go To Church?
No. You read the Bible to strengthen your faith and belief. Going to church only helps to meet liked minded Christians, and if the preacher is telling you the Bible’s truths.
I know that got you. It also got me way back when I found out many preachers aren’t allowed to speak of sin, rapture or tribulation, and told not to scare the parishioners!
Who tells them? The staff, other parishioners and higher-ups. Why? To keep people in their seats for donations. Don’t scare away those donors seaters.
However, as a Christian how would you feel about knowing the time had passed for you to do some things that would get you entry into heaven because it was not allowed to be told? Pissed off, yeah. Real pissed-off.
Blaming the preacher won’t help. My suggestion. Read the Bible on your own to get the most out of it for yourself, and then pass that knowledge to others in your church or group.
11. Am I Really a Sinner?
We are ALL sinners. Everyday we do something that goes against God’s words and the 10 Commandments.
Think about that for a minute.
Are you a sinner? Think hard. If you said no ask yourself when was the last time you lied, cheated, stole, gossiped, hated, bullied, fought, cursed or broke any of the 10 Commandments?
What are the 10 Commandments?
Well, you can find them in Exodus 20, but I will read them to you:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord you God in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.
5. Honor you father and mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not lie.
10. You shall not covet.
Now, how many of God’s law have you already broken? How many have you continued breaking?
Yes, you are a sinner, as are we all.
A note: The Catholic religion has changed the 10 Commandments against God’s law by eliminating number 2 and splitting number 10 which now reads “not covet your neighbors wife and then your neighbors property”.
I personally think they eliminated number 2 because of all the statues and images in and outside of all the churches and cathedrals that are not recognized by God in the original 10 Commandments which reads “You shall not make for yourself a carved image”
But there is HOPE for all of us if we simply repent our sin and stop sinning. Because prayer while sinning is no prayer unless it repentance.
So what is repentance? 1 John 1:9 explains “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
But confession is only through or to Jesus Christ directly as it says in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
See also James 4:8, Psalm 38:18
12. Stopped Reading The Bible Because Of All The Nasty Stuff
Well, if you don’t like nasty stuff, that is the best reason for not reading the Bible. what do you consider nasty stuff? Well, since you are not here to answer I will just use my logical thinking and make a reasonable assumption.
Killings, destruction, rape, incest, sin, unrighteousness, and I could continue, but you get the idea.
All those things and many more are in the Holy Bible, and sure it is upsetting but it also leads to a moral choice. Sin is rampant because of moral choices, and each one of us is a sinner.
Yes, including me but not nearly as bad as in my past, and I repent everyday even for the simple sins such as cursing or forgetting to pray before I eat.
But we also have a choice to stop sinning and repent, but we choose not to because we enjoy sinning, so we make excuses not to stop.
My comment would be why do you read crime novels or sexually explicit books? Why do you watch movies about death, murder and destruction? Why do you go online and enjoy the sexual exploits of others?
There is no way you won’t watch, read or see all of the things you don’t want to read in the Bible if you live in this world. No way!
It’s like eating chocolate, and lots of it, but it also causes health issue and weight problems. But we continue anyway.
Hopefully this will help you understand why you don’t want to read it, because of all those excuses. That’s right! Excuses!
Unless you stop reading everything, watching TV or movies or going on social media, you are proving yourself to be a full-on hypocrite.
Stop being a hypocrite, and explain why you really don’t want to read the Holy Bible!
13. Do We Deserve To Burn For Eternity?
This comment is something to seriously think about. “Do we deserve to burn for eternity?”
I guess it all depends on whether you believe that can actually happen or you are a sinner (which we all are) who has not you repented, and probably doesn’t want to. And, that can be because you were a believer at one time and faded away, or you can’t accept the thought of burning forever as a true statement from the Bible as in Revelations.
If we judge ourselves I guess the answer would be no, but if we judge ourselves by God’s law, the answer is definitely yes. Death is the verdict for sin and salvation is the non-guilty verdict. But you must repent with every sin to receive His everlasting life.
This question “Do we deserve to burn in hell?” makes it seem as thought that person was told they would “burn in hell” if they didn’t change their ways, and actually believe it is possible. But ultimately didn’t want to, and made a lame excuse to blame God for causing it, bu they don’t understand Revelations which is why that comment was made.
The second part of this question & comment is even more precious than the first part which states “I was like… if that happens your God is a jerk.”
Wow, talk about really believing it is possible, and then calling God a “jerk”!
There really seems to be a disconnect for that person, and probably many others that believe in God, but don’t want to attempt to live righteous as-much-as-possible sin free lives.
They truly think that if you call God a name He won’t bother with you, and you will be free to live as you please, and so you can, but in the end there will be repercussions from that choice.
It is stated in Revelations that their will be plagues, pestilence, fire and serious pain before death occurs, and eventually the lake of fire as in Revelations 20:15. Of course those who accept and repent will be free of that judgment.
I guess many in society are so used to calling people names to detract from their causes that they are convinced they can do the same thing with God.
All I can say to that is “Good luck!” and be sure to pray for forgiveness to God if you change your thinking, and I pray you do because your soul is at risk
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