I believe the Word of God is the Church of God which is the Body of Jesus, not the bible which represents teachings thereof.
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – That is the spirit Jesus.
The bible is a gospel of Jesus but not the only gospel it helps us identify the Word of God (Jesus).
Others can peach Jesus gospel unrelated to the bible and the holy spirit can also help one find the Gospel of Jesus irrespective of text or cannon.
1cor 3:16 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”
1 john 3:24 “The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.”
Acts 17 “24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.”
I maybe wrong but to me he has some claim.
[-1] July 28, 2015 at 1:42pm
You know what the bible says about your comment here?
Romans 2 1-5 “Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.”
Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”
Luke 6:37 “”Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Give 1 John 2 1-29 a read: “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. ”
Go with god.
amarath amarath amarath we are allowed to discern and warn , have a good day
[-1] July 28, 2015 at 1:32pm
Its funny to read the comments here. So many experts of the bible.
Of course how many of them know what is the Septuagint , koine greek, interlininer, etc..
How many churches teach the women and men shouldn’t get married, well unless they are too weak that their passion may pull them away from god. In this case they are allowed but Jesus calls followers not to if possible (multiple times). How many churches note that when Jesus meets a Samaritan women with a man who was not married he did not tell her she was sinning nor to change her ways. Then referring to the true god states: “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Not a mans name but the spirit of the god, if fact he then states i am he.
I could go on forever on areas of the bible that do not jive with what modern Christianity holds to be sound.
For people here commenting that are so sure i wonder if they care about god’s will and word? If they have sought god they should have encountered some of these issues Bell addresses.
To restate this unless the bible is overwhelmingly clear isn’t it better to air on not putting words in gods mouth? And to the people who state all these issues are clear i don’t know how you state that without shame or ignorance.
You're right, I've heard Septuagint but had to look it up, koine is the common greek used in NT....Most not taught in the houses of worship but definitely taught in EDJUMAKATION where by much of the rest is what is taught in just as you presented...a selected presentation.
You see, God said be fruitful and multiply...was that His first command??? but of course Paul does speak on marriage. The bible is AUTHORED WONDERFULLY AND BEAUTIFULLY.
Jesus didn't have to tel her she was sinning, she wasn't quite as deep into denial as some. She knew Jacob, she knew that if he was greater...AND could tell her of the men in her life...he didn't need to "talk down to her" so to speak. IT IS INDEED my friend ALL about the Spirit of truth.
Yes, you could go on about what you know and do not know and so it does not completely line up just as stated about the samaritan woman.
Bell issues??? Not sure what you mean but I am indeed firm on His word even if I do not understand at a time. If I follow the instructions I have come to a discernment.
Considering we are Biblically illiterate, I'm not surprised many are stymied and we're by no means experts. I hope personally to remain as the child who is most blessed when obedient to his words.
Your elementary level theology needs some upgrading, The woman 1. was alone at the well at midday (she was a prostitute and known well in her city) 2. He told her of her sin "previous husbands and now living with a man who is not your husband" 3. It was Paul who said it is better to marry than burn with passion. 4. The bible is clear in many points when the spirit of God is living inside a believer. 5. It is better to seek the truth instead of (air) error and you were putting words in God's mouth in your post.
are you serious right now? incredible lack of knowledge and understanding... but don't give up, keep reading
 June 5, 2015 at 1:42am
yet people debate it all the time, how honest are you?
[-2] June 5, 2015 at 1:07am
Its not clear if present at all
 June 5, 2015 at 12:59am
“God gives His clarity & blessing of sex, in only ONE union. That of marriage of a man & woman…& only AFTER that marriage.”
Actually god doesn’t want to you marry, Jesus wants you to be as he is.
However, god allows for this if the urges of your heart are too great.
1 Corinthians 7 :
“8 Now to the unmarried[a] and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.”
[-3] June 5, 2015 at 12:34am
“So if being gay is a sin and thus gays should not be married, why is it that every sexual sin for straight people still allow them to wed?”
Because this isn’t about god’s will its about people’s pride and personal righteousness.
“I believe in the bible it states that adultery (rush, newt, clinton, sandford, edwards etc.) divorce (newt, mccain, spitzer, edwards, etc.) are sins in the same vein as homosexuality?”
Adultery is a sin, you may not divorce so its a sin. Homosexuality… not so clear. Romans 1 26-7 the clearest example. But this was a result or idolatry which included female homosexual acts/sex which then lead men to also preform such homosexual acts.
It may well condemn homosexuality, but it was actually stated as a punishment from god in these verses. Its most likely referencing temple prostitution and priests of Cybele (men dressing /acting as women). Early Christianity also interpreted these passages this way.
In short, it read: those who ignored god and were adulterers (idolaters) where punished with the ill natural passion of dishonor of homosexuality temple prostitution .
Paul wrote that and again in 1 chor. 6 8-9 about this using the words ἀρσενοκοῖται and μαλακοὶ . The one is a compound word from the Septuagint referring to temple prostitution, and the other one was about harlot or sluts).
μαλακοὶ demands women not put makeup on their face and decorate their hair (like a slut to entice men), yet there little talk about this.
[-1] June 4, 2015 at 11:54pm
You do please provide such evidence.
[-6] June 4, 2015 at 11:53pm
“Until the last hundred years or so, marriage has always, 100% of the time, in every culture that has ever existed, been for the EXPRESS PURPOSE of producing a family. ”
This is correct and allows for multiple wives, concubines, etc.
But i believe you would oppose such things, why because this is about your righteousness not god’s.
But you are correct that is the secular purpose of marriage.
 June 4, 2015 at 11:51pm
Marriage is already not traditional marriage, the definition has already been changed. If you get married legally that isn’t marriage under god. Legal marriage is three way marriage with you, your spouse and the government. It supposed to be you, your spouse, and god.
We can see this from divorce rates what Christians’ marriages truly are. Most churches don’t even care today, and people have the audacity to complain about gays getting married because of the standards or meaning that that institution, when that institution no longer has that meaning or value to many of the people complaining.
Christians should be more concerned with holding themselves and follows in Christ accountable, before worrying about others possible misdeeds.
Something about a splinter and a plank in the eye.
[-7] June 4, 2015 at 11:45pm
“If you just default to the position that ALL sex outside of traditional marriage is a sin, you can’t be accused of homophobia or anything like that. ”
I have read the bible a few times and in more than one language. Your claim isn’t well supported by the bible. But you are right because you want to be so that makes you right. Your perspective isn’t about the bible or god, its about you. I can say this without a doubt because logical people who examine the people can at most can claim there is some evidence but its not clear nor without question that sex outside of marriage is allowed.
There are very clear things claimed in the bible that Christians don’t follow at all then are hardly clear issues that Christians swear by. And this is because its not about god states should be but what you think should be. I think this maybe a sin or at lest doesn’t strengthen one’s relationship to god.
Holy smokes, Amarath, after trying to read your post, my eyes are starting to bleed from the atrocious broken English! Seriously, Putin, this is the best you could do?
 May 15, 2015 at 5:59pm
He has anatomy that is innately harassing…
 May 15, 2015 at 5:57pm
This wasn’t about him being black. She pulled the harassment card real early. She was counting on the he is a he and i am a she, so he loses.
This encounter was brought to you by Feminism, where the oppression Olympics is a profession.
 May 13, 2015 at 10:00am
You could link a study, heck this author could have… but they cannot instead they link Bull and claim see it could be a victory but scare mongering.
There are real issues out there.
>50% of babies are born out of wedlock.
>50% of men under 34 have never married.
These trends and more will continue as they have in japan.
Porn and games aren’t the cause they are the pressure valve, they are the diversion from reality. If not youngsters would have probably already rightfully killed all old peoples’ SS and the welfare state. Or at least a wave of violence for that goal would have erupted. But i don’t see old people calling for that… no all i see is a bunch of old people blaming young people for not being better tools for their happiness.
Who really are the the feckless degenerates?
" they are the diversion from reality."
Nearly textbook definition of addictive behavior. The problem is when the addict does not take responsibility for his behavior.
I take it you are a "young" person.
Sounds to me like you play the blame game well, though it would be true that the generation before you has it's faults.
When a persons reality is lacking they try to find something that fills the void and that something only creates a larger void and that now becomes their reality, still lacking fulfillment and then they blame others, but everything and every decision they made was their own ... the "diversion" becomes reality ... the trap was set and the bait taken, and the pride of man keeps him blind and falling further into darkness.
You want a link to a study? Sure. Check out www.fightthenewdrug.org. Specifically, check out this link to some peer reviewed articles about the damage pornography does to your brain:
 December 20, 2014 at 5:52am
I hate black culture, try that one out see how well it goes.
December 20, 2014 at 5:49am
What sad is rarely does anyone even know what to lust after means. Of course that passage means wife and not women (the word itself is used as wife and women), which is the logical translation but why worry about that. How do you know it means wife simple, ”
27 “Ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη Οὐ μοιχεύσεις”
Furthermore the word for women is:
The word used is “guné” “γυναῖκα”
Which means wife or women, but as we will see the issue is adultery, which indicates marriage (ps polygamy is still practiced at this time).
It super clear when you don’t split the writing in half. “27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart”.
And oh snap all you bible thumps aren’t even following the bible making up your own rules and changing what the bible actually states. Hmm can i get an AMEN. Literally, can we put AMEN here?
But you are correct that is a far cry from 82% divorce rate for 10 years of women with 16-20 pre-martial partners.
 December 20, 2014 at 4:29am
I say go to porn, why are you even married i mean just take a few of her pictures and go live alone ina small apt. for cheap. **** you still have her pictures and well if those are good enough for you in marriage they should be out of marriage too.
I am being snarky here i would lay down the line, listen i want to have sex with my wife if thats too much too ask then who am i suppose to have sex with? Ask her that? If not you then who? If she blows that off she don’t give a **** about you sorry mate. I mean it sounds like you already made this kid of apparent and she didn’t give a rats ass. Let her know its not acceptable to you.
 December 20, 2014 at 4:20am
Sure thats what did it… Not.
[-1] December 20, 2014 at 4:19am
“The corn syrup in pop gives you diabetes and makes you fat.”
Does provide a link.. ps you cannot because you’re talking out of your ass.