Word References – http://www.scripturessay.com A Bible Question and Answer TV Program Mon, 08 May 2017 09:25:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 What does “selah” mean as seen in Psalms? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-selah-mean-as-seen-in-psalms/ Mon, 23 May 2011 23:55:02 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3514 Q. What does “selah” mean?  I see this word often in Psalms and no one has been able to tell me what it means. Psalm 46:7-11 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our … Continue reading

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What is the Archko Volume? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-is-the-archko-volume/ Sun, 22 May 2011 22:06:21 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3368 Q.  Have you read “The Archko Volume”?  Do you have any idea if it is accurate?  Where did it come from? Yes, I have a copy in my library and I have read it. In 1879 a Boonville, Missouri minister, … Continue reading

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What is the “Holy Kiss”? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-is-the-holy-kiss/ Sat, 21 May 2011 22:39:20 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3344 Q.  Do the Scriptures require Christians to “greet one another with a holy kiss?”  And if so, what does this mean?  Should the men kiss each other, should the men also kiss the women?   Is this commanded or just … Continue reading

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How is it possible for a human to be perfect? http://www.scripturessay.com/how-is-it-possible-for-a-human-to-be-perfect/ Sun, 23 May 2010 00:32:41 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3434 Q. Please Explain to me Matthew 5:48.  How is it ever possible for a human to become perfect?  If God requires us to be perfect we are all going to be lost. Matt. 5:48 48 “Therefore you are to be … Continue reading

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Bible Expressions http://www.scripturessay.com/bible-expressions/ Sun, 23 May 2010 00:03:02 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3418 Q. I’m interested in the many different ways that the Bible has influenced our thoughts.  I understand that many expressions we use like “am I my brother’s keeper?” and “an Eye for an Eye,” come from the Bible.  I think … Continue reading

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Reconciliation http://www.scripturessay.com/reconciliation/ Sat, 21 Nov 2009 20:47:32 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3270 Reconciliation literally means to bring two things together that are separated. Two things that belong together that are not supposed to be apart. Those things are reconciled when they’re brought back together.  Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for the … Continue reading

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The Bible And Justification http://www.scripturessay.com/the-bible-and-justification/ Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:28:06 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3120 Mike defines “justification.” … Continue reading

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What do you think of the new English Standard Version? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-do-you-think-of-the-new-english-standard-version/ Sat, 19 May 2007 01:20:47 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2921 Q. What do you think of the new English Standard Version? I bought a copy buy I see a potential problem in 1 Cor. 7:36 with the way they have translated the word “virgin.” Please Mike, look at this and … Continue reading

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What does “sanctify” mean? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-sanctify-mean/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:09:25 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2801 It is always important for us to understand the definition of Bible words. Sometimes our English dictionaries do not help us, therefore it is important that we go back to the original languages for the correct answer. Thayer says the … Continue reading

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Who is the ‘antichrist’? http://www.scripturessay.com/who-is-the-antichrist/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:57:15 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2619 Q. Who is the “antichrist” mentioned in 1 John chapter two? The apostle John seems to indicate that the “antichrist” had already appreared in the first century. I thought that the “antichrist” was only going to appear at the end … Continue reading

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How do we love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind? http://www.scripturessay.com/how-do-we-love-the-lord-with-all-our-heart-soul-and-mind/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:25:44 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2594 Q. Please Explain Matthew 22:36-40. Why was this question asked in the first place, (verse 36), and what does it mean to love the Lord with all of one’s heart, and soul and mind? What is the distinctions we are … Continue reading

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Can you tell me what the ‘cloth’ is in Deut 22:17? http://www.scripturessay.com/can-you-tell-me-what-the-cloth-is-in-deut-2217/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 20:27:23 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2573 Q. Can you tell me what the “cloth” is in Due 22:17 and 1) how would the parents have it 2) and how would it prove virginity? I’ve search and searched and cannot come up with an answer. Deut. 22:13-22 … Continue reading

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Who was the ‘man in Christ’ and what is meant by ‘the third heaven’? http://www.scripturessay.com/who-was-the-man-in-christ-and-what-is-meant-by-the-third-heaven/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 19:53:58 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2549 Q. Who was the “man in Christ,” and what is meant by “the third heaven.” ? 2 Cor. 12:2-4 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago–whether in the body I do not know, or out of … Continue reading

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Does ‘Baptism’ mean immersion only? http://www.scripturessay.com/does-baptism-mean-immersion-only/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 19:47:38 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2545 Q. My question is regarding the term immersion. Where does it state in scripture that one must be immersed for it to be a legitimate, biblical baptism? The Greek word “baptizo” means immersion. It cannot be translated in any other … Continue reading

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Please explain ‘shadow’ and ‘sacrifices’ in Hebrews 10:1-6 http://www.scripturessay.com/please-explain-shadow-and-sacrifices-in-hebrews-101-6/ Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:45:24 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2468 Q. Please explain Hebrews 10: 1 – 6. What does the Hebrew writer mean by “shadow” here, is he talking about Law of Moses in comparison to the New Testament? I’m also confused about what is said here about sacrifices. … Continue reading

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Please explain Romans 5:12-21 http://www.scripturessay.com/please-explain-romans-512-21/ Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:40:00 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2465 Q. Please explain Romans 5:12-21 12* Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned– 13* for until the Law sin was in the … Continue reading

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What is the book of Jasher mentioned in Josh. 10:13? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-is-the-book-of-jasher-mentioned-in-josh-1013/ Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:29:01 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2459 Q. Joshua 10:13 speaks of the book of Jasher. Please comment on what this is, and what is the significance of it? Joshua 10:13“So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. … Continue reading

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Who is ‘the man of lawlessness’ in 2 Thess. 2:1-13? http://www.scripturessay.com/who-is-the-man-of-lawlessness-in-2-thess-21-13/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:01:48 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2421 I believe that the context of 2 Thess. 2 reveals that the “man of lawlessness” is a principle, not a person. It is obvious from verse five that this principle was already at work in the first century. Verse four … Continue reading

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Does the Bible say anything about tattoos and body piercing? http://www.scripturessay.com/does-the-bible-say-anything-about-tattoos-and-body-piercing/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 22:12:09 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2388 Q. My son asked me if he could get a tattoo and a body piercing. I am very concerned about this issue. I told him “NO” but he is persistent. I told him it was against the teaching of the … Continue reading

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What is the significance of the number 153 mentioned in John 21? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-is-the-significance-of-the-number-153-mentioned-in-john-21/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 21:40:22 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2367 Q. What is the significance of the 153 fish mentioned in John 21:11? Why is the exact number given? Is there a significance in the number 153? What does the Bible teach about the significance of numbers? John 21:3-143* Simon … Continue reading

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What does the cross symbolize in Matthew 10:38? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-the-cross-symbolize-in-matthew-1038/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 21:14:58 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2350 Q. I am doing a paper on the what the cross symbolizes in Matthew 10:38 and Christianity in general. Is it the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ? I am taking a religions course in college. I am having … Continue reading

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Please Explain ‘bind’ and ‘loose.’ http://www.scripturessay.com/please-explain-bind-and-loose/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 20:59:58 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2336 Q. What did Jesus mean when he told Peter in Matthew 16: 19 “whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven? Matthew 16:19 NAS?95 19* … Continue reading

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Is Hell a reality or a myth? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-hell-a-reality-or-a-myth/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 20:56:23 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2333 Jesus believed in Hell: Matthew 5:22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; … Continue reading

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In Acts 2:38, what does the word ‘for’ mean in Greek? http://www.scripturessay.com/in-acts-238-what-does-the-word-for-mean-in-greek/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 01:25:27 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2250 Q. I have been told that the Greek word “for” in Acts 2:38 means “because of” – NOT – “in order to receive” – the forgiveness of sins. Is this correct? Let’s look at Acts 2:38 38* Peter said to … Continue reading

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Did rocks in Old Testament times talk? http://www.scripturessay.com/did-rocks-in-old-testament-times-talk/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 01:14:59 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2241 Q. Please explain Joshua 24:27 which says: “Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall … Continue reading

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