Daily Bible Nugget #560, Psalm 94:19

The Nugget:

Psalm 94:19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.

Psa 94:19  In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. (KJV)

Psa 94:19 And when I was burdened with worries, you comforted me and made me feel secure. (CEV)

Psa 94:19  When I worried about many things, your assuring words soothed my soul. (GW)

Psa 94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me,
your soothing touch makes me happy. (NET)

Psa 94:19 In the multitude of my cares within me, Thy consolations, delight my soul. (Rotherham, Emphasized Bible)

Psalm 94:19 When my troubled thoughts were many ⌊within me⌋,
your consolations cheered my soul. (Lexham English Bible)

My Comment:

I have cited seven English translations for Psalm 94:19. Read carefully, each translation adds new insight into the depth of meaning to be found in Psalm 94:19.

Reading the Bible enough to make a difference (read it at least four days a week) will bring the positive result that you will overcome anxiety and worry.

If you are no longer filled with anxiety and worry, you will not need to lean upon other sources to bring you relief.

The Bible will furnish all you need to “delight your soul,” to “feel secure,” to “sooth your soul,” to “make you happy,” and to “cheer your soul.”

I have shared with you the source of the remedy and how to benefit most from it. The rest is up to you. Be sure to make use of what I have shared to benefit your own life.

To dig more deeply into what else the Bible has to say about these things, check out the cross references given below for Psalm 94:19.

Psalms 94:19

In the multitude. Psa 43:2, 3, 4, 5; Psa 61:2; Psa 63:5, 6; Psa 73:12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Psa 77:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Isa 54:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Jer 20:7, 8, 9, 10, 11; Jer 31:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, *Hab 3:16, 17, 18, Rom 5:2, 3, 4, 5, *2Co 1:4; *2Co 1:5, 1Pe 1:7, 8.

my thoughts. Sarappim, anxious, perplexing, branchings of thought (Kay). Psa 139:23, +*Mal 3:16, *Mat 1:20.

within me. Psa 13:2.

thy comforts. +*Psa 119:50, Isa 66:11, Jer 16:7.

soul. Heb. nephesh, Gen 34:3.

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Daily Bible Nugget #559, Romans 12:9

The Nugget:

Rom 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (KJV)

Rom 12:9 Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. (CEV)

Rom 12:9  Love sincerely. Hate evil. Hold on to what is good.  (GW)

Rom 12:9 Your love must be true. You must always turn in horror from what is wrong, but keep on holding to what is right. (Williams NT)

Rom 12:9 Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good. (BBE, Bible in Basic English)

My Comment:

This being Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be good to share some Proverbs and Quotations I have used over the years with my high school English classes.

Related Proverbs and Quotations:

  1. “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute–and it’s longer than any hour.  That’s relativity.”  Albert Einstein
  2. “Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love.” John of the Cross
  3. “True love prays unceasingly.” Fenelon
  4. “Love is always an active concern for the growth and aliveness of the one we love.” Erich Fromm
  5. “Love is the will to fellowship.” Eric Sauer
  6. “How terrible it was to love people when you could not really share their lives!” Willa Cather, in O Pioneers!, p. 210
  7. “I think we shall be very happy. I haven’t any fears.  I think when friends marry, they are safe.”  Willa Cather, in O Pioneers!, p. 262.  [Bob Jones University set, autographed by author.]
  8. “In real love you want the other person’s good.  In romantic love you want the other person.”  Margaret Anderson

At the end of each week I provided a set of questions or writing topics related to the quotations I had shared that week. My students were given the choice to write a composition related to one of the quotations or to use a topic I provided. I also gave them a generic set of directions for writing a “Proverb or Quotation Interpretation Composition.” Students often told me that writing such compositions not only made them think, but even changed the direction of their lives.

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Daily Bible Nugget #558, Genesis 1:11

The Nugget:

Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

My Comment:

Yesterday I posted as the Daily Bible Nugget #557 the Bible reference Genesis 1:21. I noticed that Genesis 1:21 was not the first mention of the expression “after his kind.” I also noticed that more good cross references are given at the verse which contains the first mention of this expression at Genesis 1:11.

Here are the other mentions as found in the King James Version of the Bible:

Gen_1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen_1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen_1:21  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen_1:24  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Gen_1:25  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen_6:20  Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
Gen_7:14  They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
Lev_11:14  And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
Lev_11:15  Every raven after his kind;
Lev_11:16  And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
Lev_11:22  Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
Lev_11:29  These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
Deu_14:13  And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
Deu_14:14  And every raven after his kind,
Deu_14:15  And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
15 verses found, 23 matches
7 verses found
12 matches
5 verses found
8 matches
3 verses found
3 matches

The central point the Bible makes is that all reproduction is “after its kind.” There is no cross-over between kinds or species. It is possible to dig still deeper into the nitty-gritty details, but that should not be necessary here.

Here are the cross references given for Genesis 1:11 in my book, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury:

Genesis 1:11

Let the. Gen 2:5, Job 28:5, Psa 65:9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Psa 104:14, 15, 16, 17; *Psa 147:8, Isa 42:5, Mat 6:30, *Heb 6:7.

grass. Heb. tender grass. Deut 32:2, Pro 27:25, Isa 15:6; *Isa 40:8, Dan 4:15; Dan 4:23, Mar 6:39.

seed. FS147D, +Gen 1:29.

fruit. Gen 1:29, Gen 2:9; Gen 2:16, *Psa 1:3, *Jer 17:8, Mat 3:10, Mar 4:28, Rom 6:22.

after. Gen 1:11, 12; Gen 1:12; Gen 1:21; Gen 1:21; Gen 1:24; Gen 1:24, 25; Gen 1:25; Gen 1:25, Gen 7:14; Gen 8:22, Jer 13:23; Jer 33:20, *Gal 6:7, 8, 9.

kind. Gen 6:20 h. +*Deut 14:13, Mat 7:16, 17, 18, 19, 20, *Luk 6:43; *Luk 6:44, 1Co 15:36, 37, 38, Jas 3:12.

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Daily Bible Nugget #557, Genesis 1:21

The Nugget:

Gen 1:21  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (KJV)

My Comment:

Today, February 12, marks the birthday of Charles Darwin. When I saw on my computer news stream a reminder, “Wake up. It’s Darwin’s Day,” I thought it would be good to say a word about the controversy Darwin contributed to by the publication of his book in 1859 about the origin of species.

Darwinism, at least as Darwin himself framed it, is now quite out-of-date.

Nevertheless, there are those who continue to push this fundamental doctrine of Naturalism in our public schools, colleges and universities, and the mainstream media.

I let my students know in my high school history, English, and reading classes that I did not believe in what I term Macro-evolution. Micro-evolution may be true, but if it is, it is simply another term for change within the limits of each species.

Macro-evolution seems to include the beliefs that this world came about through natural processes, that living creatures progressed over long periods of time and became more complex, until we see the great variety of life that exists on earth today.

My students said they were most surprised that a smart teacher like me did not believe in evolution. One student asked if I would be willing to debate their science teacher about this. I said that would be fine. Have him come anytime. I am always prepared for that debate.

The science teacher came and he presented his case and I presented my case. I think I had presented my case on the blackboard in outline form. I don’t recall whether my science teacher friend did the same. But I  trust my students learned more about science as a result.

The issue boils down to this:

(1) Science arrives at knowledge by using the  scientific method, a process which uses repeated experimentation to validate a scientific theory or proposed explanation to explain how and perhaps why something happens.

(2) History cannot be subjected to the scientific method: the start or creation of the universe cannot be repeated as a scientific experiment. Nor can the supposed rise of living matter from non-living matter be repeated as a scientific experiment.

(3) Therefore, evolution as an explanation for life is not a verifiable scientific theory but a philosophy masquerading as science, something it most certainly is not.

Irwin H. Linton, in his book, A Lawyer Examines the Bible, makes the interesting observation that when he spoke to someone who did not believe the Bible, he found that he could always predict correctly what they did claim to believe in–evolution.

That may still be largely true today.

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Daily Bible Nugget #556, Proverbs 26:27


The Nugget:

Pro 26:27  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

My Comment:

A slightly larger context from this passage in Proverbs should make the application to today’s environment very clear to careful, thoughtful readers:

Pro 26:24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;
Pro 26:25 when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;
Pro 26:26 though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Pro 26:27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.
Pro 26:28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin. (ESV)

Now that sufficient time has passed since I wrote my previous article, I believe it is evident that good prevailed over evil, even if by a fairly narrow margin.

President Trump was acquitted of the two charges brought by the Democrats in the House of Representatives. In my judgment, those two charges did not at all rise to the level of impeachable offenses under our Constitution.

I think that Nancy Pelosi in particular, by her actions of tearing up her copy of the President’s State of the Union address, placed herself and the party she represents in very poor light.

At this point I think it would be most wise to not elect any Democrats to Congress, House or Senate, or the Presidency itself, until Democrats divorce themselves entirely from their present far left-wing nonsense. I, personally, have usually voted for Democrat candidates because the Democratic Party in the past supported teachers and public education far more than the Republican Party ever did. But now I must reject all of the Democrats because of their support of Socialism and their wrongful stance on moral issues, such as the right to life and the defense of the Second Amendment.

Their wrong positions on important issues will hopefully come back to haunt and frustrate them for many years to come. Help make that happen. Be sure to vote.

In my last post or article I ended the article with this statement:

Be sure to read and study your Bible enough to make a difference in your life. That has immediate benefits and can bring good eternal consequences!

That is a most important comment.

If you let this idea sink in and then follow its advice, you will experience wonderful new insight and will improve your life.

I noticed as the sponsor of the Bible Discussion Club at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan, that as my students became more interested in the Bible it brought real change to their lives. I am still in touch with a few of those students. It is my observation that those changes were real back then and those changes remain in their lives today, fifty years later!

If you would read the Bible seriously more than five days a week, starting at first with the New Testament, your life will change.

What changes can you expect to see?

(1) Far less anxiety

(2) Deliverance from addictions, whether smoking, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, consuming pornography, participating in any immoral lifestyle choices.

(3) An increasing interest in the Bible and spiritual things.

(4) An ever-increasing desire to help others place their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(5) An increasing ability to tell the difference between truth and propaganda.

If enough people would experience a deeper faith in the Bible and our Lord Jesus Christ, our country would experience a real change for the better. Families would be strengthened. Children would learn in the home what they might not learn in school–substantial moral values that undergird a successful life.

Make Bible reading and study a priority in your life to make your world a better place.


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Daily Bible Nugget #555, Proverbs 18:17

The Nugget:

Proverbs 18:17  He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. (KJV)

Pro 18:17  The first to state his case seems right until his neighbor comes to cross-examine him. (GW)

Pro 18:17 You may think you have won your case in court, until your opponent speaks. (CEV)

My Comment:

In my judgement, at least half, and probably many more, of the people in this country are not able to distinguish the truth from lies. They are not able to discern propaganda from reality.

I have been listening to the Democrats present their case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The speakers have been very articulate, and within the narrow scope and context of what they present, are very convincing. But being articulate and convincing does not make them correct. The problem is not just that what they declare to be truth is not correct. The problem is that they do not include the necessary context.

Sometimes, when what you present is only part of the truth, then what you present is a lie.

This is true in a formal debate. I have participated in formal debates since high school. I was fortunate to have been on the winning team most of the time in high school and college. I sometimes defeated my opponents by presenting information that went beyond what was presented in that season’s debate handbook. I got my information from professional journals and books that I found in the Detroit Public Library’s main library on Woodward Avenue.

These principles are very pertinent to Bible study and Bible doctrine. While the Bible does not contradict itself, many who interpret the Bible contradict other Bible interpreters!

How is it possible to figure out who actually has the correct understanding of the Bible?

The best way is to read the Bible repeatedly and extensively for yourself. But don’t just read the Bible:  be sure to study the Bible. One of the best ways to study the Bible is by consulting what are called “cross references.” I have specialized in that kind of Bible study for over sixty years. I have furnished many cross-reference Bible studies on this site. But there are other methods of Bible study and I have described them in detail with directions on how to do them under the category “How to Study the Bible.” The link is on the right hand side of this page.

If you read the Bible seriously for yourself you will learn much you did not know before. I used to tell my high school classmates that “Three chapters a day keeps the devil away.” To that, I would add, read one chapter of the book of Proverbs every day. Read the chapter that corresponds to the day’s date. That suggestion I first heard from my own Sunday school teacher, Dean Sawdon, at the Highland Park Baptist Church utterly changed my life. If you follow his suggestion, it will change your life too.

Reading the Bible only on Sunday, or only at church, will not produce the maximum benefit Bible reading and study can bring to your life. If you will read the Bible more than four days a week it will make a much greater impact on your life. I recommend reading the Bible every day. Just like we eat our physical food every day, often three meals a day, so we should have our spiritual food daily.

I fear for the well-being of our country. Too many are taking information only from the “mainstream media.” The mainstream media are clearly biased in their reporting. Journalists and teleprompter readers are presenting opinion as if it were fact, and the national audience, hearing the lies often enough, believe them to be the truth.

Jesus spoke of the problem of seeing the speck in another person’s eye but not noticing the log in your own. That is very evident in the accusations being thrown about in the mainstream media and by the Democrats. They are accusing President Trump of the very crimes that they are provably guilty of themselves.

Take the matter of the telephone call President Trump made to the Ukrainian leader. A Democratic leader in the House of Representatives went so far as to make up his own version of what he thought was said during that call.

President Trump provided the transcript of the actual call. That should have embarrassed the Democrats, but instead they continue to press on with their accusations of “Russian collusion” (when it is clear that Mrs. Hillary Clinton is the one who spent money for the “Russian dossier”) and for which a two-year and more investigation produced NO evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump.

And so for the Ukraine, it turns out that President Trump was following the law when he checked to be sure that American aid to Ukraine would not be diverted to other nefarious purposes, as happened under the Obama administration when Vice President Joe Biden withheld funds until the prosecutor investigating his son Hunter Biden was removed from office.

Getting a position on a gas company’s Board of Directors that paid over $80,000 a month to someone with no experience or knowledge of that energy field ought to merit investigation. I have a book that describes these dealings and more that took place in 2014 or so in detail. That some Democrat leaders and their children (like Hunter Biden) become very rich as a result of the parents holding high political office is not an indication of anything President Trump has done wrong, nor is it any reflection on his character as I heard the Democrats arguing even today.

I observe a few friends on Facebook repeating the lies and swallowing the propaganda. What the mainstream media presents is sometimes intentionally designed to divide us not unite us. Anyone who refers to “white privilege” as a problem in our society has been deceived by the media or other sources. Some are influenced by Marxist propaganda and embrace Marxist values. At least in this country, we all have the opportunity to succeed in life. We are not guaranteed equal success. But we do have the freedom to succeed.

This month I’ve been reading a very new book about Old Testament theology and the cultural background of the Old Testament itself. Wading some distance into this academic resource, I noted that the author confesses that he is a Marxist. No wonder he has such a different understanding of the Bible than I do! He even mentions but so far does not tell much about the “Kingdom of God.” Like too many commentators on the Bible who write about the Kingdom of God, he demonstrates that he has not thoroughly studied this important Bible subject. I noticed right away when I began reading the book that the author has assumed many things that are simply not true. But I can still learn from him so I continue to read the book.

When it comes time to vote in November, be certain you do not sit home and refuse to vote because you don’t like the candidate or because you don’t believe in voting for the lesser of two evils! If you refuse to use your influence for good by refusing to vote responsibly you may be held accountable one day for failing to do what is right (James 4:17). And in the here and now, you may experience consequences that you will not like.

Be sure to read and study your Bible enough to make a difference in your life. That has immediate benefits and can bring good eternal consequences!

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Daily Bible Nugget #554, Proverbs 1:10

The Nugget:

Proverbs 1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

My Comment:

I particularly noticed this verse from the first chapter of Proverbs when I first began to read the Bible for myself. The verse is short but clear. Do not follow others if what they do will be wrong or lead to trouble. Being popular with the wrong crowd will not get you to where you need to go in life.

Reading and studying the cross references for Proverbs 1:10 lets the Bible be its own commentary. I share them below from my most recent book of cross references, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury, an electronic or digital resource available for the e-Sword Bible Software program.

Proverbs 1:10

My son. +Pro 1:8, Pro 23:15, 1Th 2:11.

if sinners. Pro 2:12; **Pro 4:14; *Pro 7:21, 22, 23; **Pro 12:11; *Pro 13:20; *Pro 16:29; Pro 20:19, Gen 3:6; Gen 11:4; *Gen 39:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, *Deut 13:6, 7, 8, *Jdg 16:16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 1Ch 21:1, *Psa 1:1; Psa 50:18; +**Psa 119:63; +**Psa 119:101, Isa 41:6, Mar 14:11, Rom 16:18, +*1Co 15:33, 2Co 2:11, *Eph 5:11, **Jas 1:13, 14, 15; Jas 3:6.

consent thou not. Gen 39:8, 9, 10, +*Exo 23:2, Deut 13:8, 1Ki 13:8, 9; 1Ki 21:15; 1Ki 22:49, %2Ch 18:2; +**2Ch 19:2; %2Ch 20:35, 36, 37; *2Ch 22:4; 2Ch 24:17, 18, +*Est 1:12, Job 21:16, +*Psa 119:9, *Luk 23:51, Rom 7:14, 15, 16, 17; Rom 7:20; Rom 7:23, *Eph 5:7.

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Daily Bible Nugget #553, Isaiah 55:3

The Nugget:

Isa 55:3  Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

My Comment:

A friend posted on Facebook recently that if Israel still has a covenant with God, then the New Covenant does not exist.

I don’t know that this would be the case. Israel is surely still under the Abrahamic Covenant as well as the Davidic Covenant, since these two great fundamental covenants contain some eternal and unconditional provisions.

My friend further commented that it is easy to be swayed by false teachers. Some of these teachers are apparently to be seen on television. Some of what these teachers proclaim is not really religious or biblical teaching but political content.

As for me, I don’t watch television. I don’t have a working television in my home. But I understand from the testimony of others that there are popular but mistaken false teachers who use that medium. But there are some good Bible teachers out there who teach what the Bible declares quite accurately. Some of these teachers believe present-day Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy and, according to the Bible, there is much more to come.

Some would identify this view as “Zionism,” and describe themselves as “anti-Zionists.” I’m still learning about this subject, thanks in part to the efforts of my friend. But I have studied Bible prophecy extensively directly from the Bible as I prepared my books, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible, and most recently, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury. I have thoroughly read and continue to read the thorough-going nineteenth century scholarly three-volume study by George N. H. Peters, The Theocratic Kingdom, originally published in 1884.

I have learned through my reading about Bible prophecy that there are plenty of disagreements about the subject. What I find amazing is that George Peters encountered many of these disagreements in his day and answered them carefully from the Bible. That is why I often recommend interested students of the Bible to procure and read what Mr. Peters has written. His work is available now in digital format for free on the Internet.

My friend suggested that since Jesus clearly said, “My Kingdom is NOT of this World,” we ought to just teach Jesus and let the politicians tackle the subject of politics.

My friend might be right. But I include a note below involving the proper understanding of John 18:36, a note taken directly from Peters’ The Theocratic Kingdom. I think what Peters wrote helps us to understand John 18:36 more completely in its original setting and so helps us see how what Jesus said then factors in to understanding Bible prophecy more accurately.

My Response:

Might be wise to reconsider Malachi 3:6,

Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Since God Himself declares that “I change not,” He has preserved the nation of Israel over these many centuries so that He can fulfill the promises He has made to them. They have not been completely fulfilled yet. There is more to come!

Not to mention Isaiah 55:3,

Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

I don’t recall reading anywhere in the Bible that the sure mercies of David have been canceled or transferred to someone else!

In my experience, if you ask anyone in church, or anyone that is even somewhat familiar with the Bible, “What are the sure mercies of David?” the person is usually not able to come up with an answer. This subject makes for a most interesting Bible study.

And as for what Jesus said in John 18:36, my friend on Facebook may not have noticed what is said further on in the verse: “but NOW is my kingdom not from hence.”

Joh 18:36  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

but now. Peters observes “Will the Savior contradict the predictions of the prophets? No, for He qualifies His language, guarding it, by the “but now,” i.e. at the present time, my Kingdom is not of this world and my servants do not fight, leaving the plain inference that at some future time, just as prophesied, His servants would fight” (Theocratic Kingdom, vol. 2, p. 109).

My friend has since shared with me many citations from standard Bible commentaries which do not support the position I hold. At least a few of those commentaries (especially the commentaries by Barnes, as I recall) are old enough that they are cited by George N. H. Peters. Peters sometimes catches commentators making very interesting concessions when discussing some passages in the Bible which turn out to support the view Peters presents from Scripture. This is a fascinating subject for deeper Bible study.

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Four Questions Answered

The Challenge:

answer these questions and I will covert to christanity. 1-go to church on Sunday. 2-jesus sing and dance in the church. 3-god called jesus his son. 4-where jesus said god is three in 1.

My Answer:

Thank you for your first post, Tahir Tat Adamu.

Let me answer your four questions for you:

(1) Go to church on Sunday

The Bible records in the New Testament that Jesus bodily arose from the dead on the “first day of the week” (Mark 16:9)

Mark 16:9

9  Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
King James Version

The “first day of the week” is our Sunday. From the times of the New Testament the early disciples met for specifically Christian worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).

Acts 20:7

7  And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
King James Version

(2) Jesus sing and dance in the church

This may be a cultural feature practiced by some Christians but as far as I know is not the practice of the first Christians as recorded in the New Testament. However, we are commanded in the New Testament to “rejoice evermore” (1 Thessalonians 5:16), so in some cultures today singing and dancing may well express their way of rejoicing and praising the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:16

16  Rejoice evermore.
King James Version

See also Ephesians 5:19,

Eph 5:19  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

See also Paul’s description of a Christian worship service:

1 Corinthians 14:26

26  How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
King James Version

(3) God called Jesus His Son

Luke 3:22

22  And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
King James Version

Matthew 3:17

17  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
King James Version

Matthew 17:5

5  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
King James Version

2 Peter 1:17

17  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
King James Version


(4) Where Jesus said God is 3 in 1

Matthew 28:19

19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (King James Version)

Notice carefully that Matthew 28:19 contains the direct words of Jesus. Notice also that Jesus spoke of the “name” (singular, meaning one) not “names” of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. In this passage, therefore, the three Persons of the Godhead are spoken of as one God.


There is much more evidence contained in the Bible that shows that all three Persons are spoken of as deity, divine, or God, but only these three, and no others. Those who carefully study the Bible know that this is what the Bible teaches about God: He is One God eternally existing in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.



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