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|1||rope on the priest ankle||Ex 28:33||Ed O.||240253|
Bible Question:In the Old Testament times when a priest entered the Holy of Holies, was a rope tied to him in case he died so that he could be pulled out?
Bible Answer: The Holy of Holies (also called the Holy Place, Ex. 28:35) was the most sacred room within the Tabernacle or the Temple. The High Priest was allowed to enter this room only once a year on the Day of Atonement. When He entered, he had to wear the clothes that God specified in Exodus 28. If he did not, he would die. Nothing is said in the Old Testament about a priest having a rope tied around his ankle or waist. However, we do know that bells, blue and purple pomegranates, and scarlet material were attached to the bottom of the High Priest's garment.
You shall make pomegranates, woven of violet. purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen twined, with gold bells between them. v35 Aaron shall wear it when ministering, that its tinking may be heard as he enters and leaves the Lord's presence in the sanctuary else he will die . . . (NAB)Ex.28:33-35
They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the robe, alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe for the service, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (NASB) Ex. 39:25-26
As long the bells could be heard, others would know that he was still alive and that he had been accepted by God.
A reference to a rope being attached to the ankle or leg of a priest has not been found in the Bible, Josephus, Philo, or in the writings of the church fathers. But our Jewish friends state that this was the ancient practice. Here is a quote from a Jewish rabbi,
According to the account of our rabbis preserved in the Talmud, the High Priest wore a rope around his waist as he made his way - absolutely alone - into the holy of holies. The rope he wore served a very practical purpose. Because, in the event that the High Priest said or did something wrong, it was generally believed that he would be struck dead for his offense. Yes, right then and there. As only the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies, the rope enabled his assistants to safely pull the corpse of the High priest out of the inner-sanctum in the event of mishap. (www.tbsoc.com/sermons/donnellyk5763.html)
The absence of a historical reference in some significant documents is not proof that the High Priest did not have a rope tied around his ankle in later times. Not everything is recorded in books and parchments. The printing press, CD burners, tape recorders, and typewriters have not always existed in mass quantities
|2||rope on the priest ankle||Ex 28:33||Ed O.||240248|
|If God would accept the offering the priest would shake causing the bells to ring and the people outside would know that it was accepted, if not accepted the priest was slain and the rope around the ankles was used to pull the dead priest out. That's the way it was explained to me. ED O.
|3||How can I understand the Bible?||Bible general||Ed O.||240242|
A very good source of understanding the Bible from Genesis to Revelation quickly, is "The New Panorama Bible Study Course #1". By Fleming H. Revell division of Baker Book House Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516 ISBM 0-8007-1578-0 It's a visual aid to bible study. It's a book of about 15 pages (8" x 16") When each page is spread open you'll be able to visualize about a 1,000 years of Bible history. Then starting with the creation until the new heavens and earth it's a summery of the 6,000 years of Bible history. It's like a road map it gives a birds eye view of the entire Bible. Following the creation story, it begins with Adam and Eve and throughout all of the pages a red line is used to show how God used various individuals until the birth of Christ followed by His ministry then up until the present day. The study is very effective to visualize and understand what will take place during the Great Tribulation period. In picture form along with the accompanied Bible verses it explains what the Bible is all about.----After knowing this then yes if you are Christian ask the Holy Spirit to teach you as you read the Scriptures and don't get bogged down when you don't understand something because the next time around you'll get it. Ed O.
|4||belief in hell?||Rev 20:15||Ed O.||240081|
|Edb You state, "However you are correct we do not fully understand how one can be cast into the Lake of Fire and tormented by the fire and yet not be consumed." You are correct we don't understand how can that be, However; we don't understand How Moses saw a burning bush that wasn't consumed by fire, from this account we should know that it's possible even if we don't understand it. Ed O.|
|5||belief in hell?||Bible general||Ed O.||240079|
|The rich man died and went to hell Luke 16:23. Verse 25 says that he was in agony from the fire. Also yes, billions of people will be going to hell, Jesus tells us so when He said in Mat 7:13,"Enter through the narrow gate, For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and MANY enter through it. v14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a FEW find it." This tells me yes billions will go to hell or Jesus wasn't being truthful here which is impossible. Ed O.|
|6||what is the meaning of john 20:23?||John 20:23||Ed O.||239925|
|The Catholic church claims from this verse John 20:23, is from where priests are authorized to hear confessions and forgive sins. However; there were more people present than only the 12 apostles when Jesus spoke these words. Luke 24:33 describes that scene with many disciples being there including Cleopas and his companion too plus the 12 apostles. Ed O.|
|7||Anyone take notes during Yashua's life?||NT general||Ed O.||239847|
|There was no need for taking notes. Jesus said in John 14:26, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." All Things and Everything Jesus has said. Ed O.|
|8||Ecumenical Movement Avoid or Not?||Bible general||Ed O.||239846|
|Jasper 72 In your post 239824 You assume that the "born of water" refers to baptism which it does not.-----Also baptism shows an act of repentance Mat 3:11 it is not necessary for salvation as the thief on the cross didn't need it. Mark 16:16 He that believeth (believe what? The gospel which is Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead and is in heaven) and is baptized (an act of repentance) shall be saved.. Ed O.|
|9||Ecumenical Movement Avoid or Not?||Bible general||Ed O.||239752|
|To Ed B,
John 17:21, seems to be quoted very often, " that all of them may be one." However; the verse before that states, that Jesus prays that all will heed to the message that the apostles taught in order for all to be one. Very little attention is given to that part of John 17:21.-----Luke 12:51, Jesus speaks," Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No! I tell you but division. v52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. v53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter. etc." etc ------Unity by saying, "Let's all get along", sounds good but it could be a trap of deception. That's why in these End Times we are warned by Jesus not to be deceived. After I viewed that video of the Pope, Copland and Tony Palmer I'm convinced that the Reformation is not over with. Ed O.
|10||Ecumenical Movement Avoid or Not?||Bible general||Ed O.||239723|
|Hi Ed B,
What the pope and Bishop Palmer were saying was that we are all brothers in Christ and the Lutherans and the Methodists have signed an agreement voiding the difference of the Reformation by grace alone. We are now all Catholics. The video went viral anyone can view it. However; www.amazingfacts.org pastor Doug comments about it. ----Jesus speaking to the apostles in Mat 24:4 starts His discourse by saying, "Watch out that no one deceives you." Could this video be that prophecy?
|11||Who's the "her" ?||Rev 18:4||Ed O.||239689|
|Thank you for your reply Jalek. You say that Rev 17 refers to a nation similar to the Old T. Babylon but rev 18 which tells us to come out of her speaks of a city in verse 10 that will be destroyed and not a nation.----- Also who's the "she" and who's the Babylon which Peter speaks about in 1Peter 5:13? Aren't they connected with Rev 18? Isn't there some commentary which explains for certain who to come out of. It doesn't make any sense to me for God to warn us to come out of her when we don't know for certain who to come out of.
|12||Who's the "her" ?||Rev 18:4||Ed O.||239678|
|How does that help me to know to whom to come out of? Am I suppose to be looking for a red dragon to stay away from?
|13||Baptized by Holy Spirit?||Matt 3:11||Ed O.||239577|
|Doc, I was disappointed in your reply because you never answered my questions.----- In Acts 8:17, very clearly states,"Then Peter and John placed their hands on them , and they received the Holy Spirit." It appears to me that these new believers recieved a second blessing beyond their initial blessing when they first believed. ----- Acts 9:17, states, "Then Ananias went to the house and enterted it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, 'Brother Saul, the Lord --Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here---has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.'" Again by the laying of hands Saul/Paul received the Holy Spirit and was healed when the scales fell off his eyes.----- Acts 19:2, Paul asked some new believers, " Did you recieved the Holy Spirit when you believed "? They answered,"No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." v6 "When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied." Again these new believers received the Holy Spirit by the laying of Pauls hands. ------ Then Paul in Heb 6:2, speaks about the elementary teaching of baptisms (plural) and the laying of hands.----- So what's up? I came here in good faith seeking the truth and asking you to confirm your statement of, "This is not a reference to some kind of "second blessing" 239537 but the only information that I received thus far is that your are not too fond of Benny Hinn and Creflow Dollar which I'm not either but there must be something related to the receiving of the baptism of the Holy Spirit by the laying of the hands as you can see from what I posted above. So what does George Fee say about this matter?
In Christ, Ed O..
|14||Baptized by Holy Spirit?||Matt 3:11||Ed O.||239555|
Please forgive me and I humbly apologize if I had irritated you in any way and I'm sorry that you had pre-judged me as being a pentecostal from your previous post ( Gordon Fee being a pentecostal too) What caught my eye when I first came onto this forum was your statement about the baptism in the Holy Spirit was not a second blessing. I wanted to learn more as to how you come to that conclusion. Could it be true or false since there's two schools of thought about that subject? Just like Edb said in a prior post people don't want to talk about it. Why? Because some associate the speaking in tongues with it. In Acts 1:8, did Jesus tell His apostles to wait in Jerusalem to be baptized with the Holy Spirit so that they can speak in tongues? NO! So that they can receive power to witness about Him. Evidence of that power, Peter filled with the Holy Sprit preached and 3,000 people got saved Acts 2:41. What I get out of Acts 8:17, is, when Peter and John (who were already baptized with that power) and prayed for the new believers, that power by faith was then transmitted unto them by the laying of the apostles hands. In 2Tim 1:6-7, Pauls speaks, "For this reason I remind you to fan into flames the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. v7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline. Heb 6:1-2, Paul states,"Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ ----v2 instructions about baptisms, (plural) the laying on the hands ---" It appears to me from these Scriptures that the baptism is transmitted by faith by those who are filled with the Holy Spirit by the laying of hands. Could it then be a second blessing of power which we need for witnessing? Please, I'm asking not debating. Ed O.
|15||Baptized by Holy Spirit?||Matt 3:11||Ed O.||239544|
|Hi Doc, thank you for your reply. Yes, I agree that Pentecost was a one time occurrence. In Acts 8:12,Phillip preached the gospel, the people believed it and got saved and should have received the Holy Spirit because of their belief. They also were water baptized. However; a few verses down v16 states that these people haven't received the Holy Spirit until Peter and John came down from Jerusalem, laid hands on them and prayed that they received the Holy Spirit which they apparently did because Simon saw or heard something to make him want to buy that power.To my way of thinking because Peter and John traveled all the way from Jerusalem it must have been pretty important. This was also a one time occurrence, however I take it to mean that it should be done to every believer. What do you say? In Christ Ed O. .|
|16||Who are the nicholitan||Rev 2:6||Ed O.||239538|
|Hi Doc, I didn't ask this question that you are addressing to me. My note was in reference to number 239528. In Christ, Ed O.|
|17||Baptized by Holy Spirit?||Matt 3:11||Ed O.||239537|
|Doc, speaking about the Holy Spirit this is what you had posted,---"This not a reference to some kind of "second blessing" -- nor are there any didactic references to such a teaching. Rather, the Holy Spirit comes upon and indwells a person upon salvation (Titus 3:5-7)."----- My question is this, prior to Pentecost, the 120 people who were there were saved and had the Holy Spirit based on the belief in Jesus. In fact some of them received the Holy Spirit when Jesus breathed on them per John 20:22, so why wasn't being baptized at Pentecost a "second blessing" and something a believer should want to seek? In Christ, Ed O.|
|18||Waterb equals what?||John 3:5||Ed O.||239528|
Thanks for your reply, however consider this:In John 3:3 Jesus tells Nicodemus a person has to be born again in order to enter the kingdom of God. ( Jesus does not say how, when or where that is to be done.) v 4 Because Nicodemus thinks in terms of only a physical birth having to go back into the mother's womb. v5 Jesus then clarifies Nicodemus' thought by explaining to him that a person is composed of two parts 1) water (physical) 2) and the spirit. v6 Jesus further explains the water part is flesh which gives birth to flesh while the spirit gives birth to the spirit. That should explain what Jesus means by born of water. The question now for us should be "Why does Jesus refer to physical birth as water(flesh)? The answer to that question is, a person's body is mostly composed of water. Flesh is the largest organ of a person's body which consists of more than 70 percent of water. The next question we should ask, is water ever used as a metaphor for people in other places of the Bible? The answer to that question is Yes. Ps 144:7, Isa 8:6-7, Jer 47:2 and Rev 17:15 states, Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages." That's as clear as it can be as to why Jesus refers to people as water. Here's a good verse that clarifies how we receive the Spirit Gal 3:5, "Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you have observed the law, or because you believe what you heard? The answer to that question is, believed what you heard. 1 Pet 1:23, " For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God." In Christ ED O
|19||First resurrection happens twice||Rev 20:5||Ed O.||239281|
|Hi Beja, you say,"1.) The assertion is that the phrase, "I will keep you from" the hour of trial necessarily means that they will be taken away from this hour of trial so that they will not have to face it." ----Well said. What better place to be but in heaven rather than to face it. Ed O,|
|20||First resurrection happens twice||Rev 20:5||Ed O.||239280|
|Hi Beja, your question states,"On 'rely on common sense' ... what is your basis? Even if you have studied the three views, it could be clouded by what someone else has said.'" Yes, you are right. but my basis for using common sense is, we all should read the Bible by using common sense by reading what's there. for example: Rev 8:11 states that many men died of wormwood water, my common sense tells me that must include woman too rather than researching the word "men". When we come across a Scripture that its meaning isn't very clear my common sense tells me to rely on other Scriptures that clarifies it for me more so rather than trying to figure out what's the meaning of one word of the verse. Here's another example: Zech 14:5 states when Christ returns all the holy ones will return with Him. My common sense tells me that the holy ones would have had to be resurrected in order to be able to return.---Having said that, there were many times that I had to research a single word when all other means had failed. Ed O.
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