User Profile: L.B.Stephens

L.B.Stephens

Member Since: September 30, 2012

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  • [1] June 29, 2015 at 11:09am

    We may know what time it is for the earth, but what time is it for God’s purpose for the earth and we who live on it?

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  • June 23, 2015 at 4:14pm

    zapparules,

    Could that scripture simply mean what it says? It actually does not need to be interpreted as if it is in code language. There is no mystery to it – just read it as written.

  • June 23, 2015 at 11:26am

    zapparules,

    Is it hard to understand what the scripture at John 17:1-3 says?

  • June 23, 2015 at 11:11am

    People can have certain “beliefs” about God and they live by those beliefs.

    But are those beliefs accurate? Are they scriptural? If they are false beliefs, based on inaccuracies, then they are of no real value and a waste of time.

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  • June 14, 2015 at 11:00am

    Isaiah 14:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

    12 Shining morning star,
    how you have fallen from the heavens!
    You destroyer of nations,
    you have been cut down to the ground.

  • June 14, 2015 at 10:50am

    The English Standard Version is translated this way:

    “How you are fallen from heaven,
    O Day Star, son of Dawn!
    How you are cut down to the ground,
    you who laid the nations low !”

  • June 14, 2015 at 10:42am

    Donna Carol Voss, Good morning!

    Isaiah 14:12 reads;
    “How you have fallen from heaven,
    O shining one, son of the dawn!
    How you have been cut down to the earth,
    You who vanquished nations!”

    This description of the devil is included in the context of the entire chapter 14. It is addressed to the king of Babylon but by extension is applicable to the devil and satan.

    The name “Lucifer” is not in the original Hebrew text of Isaiah.

    And yes, we hold dear the Hebrew Scriptures (old testament), and without them, the Greek text (new testament) is incomplete.

  • [1] June 12, 2015 at 10:07am

    Donna Carol Voss,

    Good morning. You may research this subject yourself at:
    http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/

    Scroll down to the subject of “Devil and Demons” and you will get scriptural answers to your inquires.

  • June 12, 2015 at 2:25am

    Donna Carol Voss,

    As far as I can recall, the Holy Scriptures do not refer to satan as a “brother” of our Lord. However, he is referred to as a “son of God” as are all the rest of the angels.

    I never refer to satan the devil as our Lord’s brother. He does not deserve that honor.

  • [2] June 11, 2015 at 2:45pm

    Scripturally, Jesus is the “first’born of all creation”. This means he was created first, before all other beings and things. He is God’s only-begotten son (John 3:16, Col. 1:15). At that time he was known as “The Word” .
    Now after that God also created angels, millions of them, and among those angels, one defected from loyalty to God’s sovereignty and made himself a satan. All things and entities were created by Jehovah God and his only-begotten Son was with him in the creative process. (Genesis 1:26)

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  • [1] June 11, 2015 at 2:14pm

    SquareHead,

    Your head is not square – it’s level. :-)

  • [61] June 9, 2015 at 4:28pm

    My grandfather spanked me when I deserved it. I am who I am today because of his fine discipline.

    I loved him – still do.

  • [9] June 9, 2015 at 4:17pm

    I have found that most people do not want to be trained or taught civil behaviour. They prefer to stick to what they want, not what they need. If someone comes along with beneficial counsel, they are considered enemies and rejected, or ridiculed.

    So, some of us refrain from even trying to help, and unable to contribute a solution through civil conversation, we recede from the mayhem altogether.

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  • May 25, 2015 at 10:21am

    HigherRoad, yes you are correct!
    Although Saul was seeking to murder David, David would not reciprocate when given the opportunity to kill Saul even though it could be viewed by others as self defense.
    Now, why was David not guilty of “murder” of thousands of Philistines?

  • May 23, 2015 at 12:11pm

    Here is an example;

    King David was authorized to kill the Philistines but he could not murder King Saul.

    Why?

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  • [10] May 21, 2015 at 4:00pm

    16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world for him to judge the world, but for the world to be saved through him. 18 Whoever exercises faith in him is not to be judged. Whoever does not exercise faith has been judged already, because he has not exercised faith in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. (John 3:16-18)

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  • [2] May 16, 2015 at 10:28am

    We can Identify Babylon the Great of Revelation 18 by using the Bible itself.

    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-teach/babylon-the-great-revelation/#?insightsearch_id=edeb97c7-1979-4aff-b81f-62420b4610c8&insightsearch_result_index=0

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  • [39] May 12, 2015 at 6:23pm

    Do not leave your dog or children in a locked car. This is basic common sense.

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  • [4] May 12, 2015 at 6:08pm

    jb,

    The definition of the English word “hell” is “the grave” or “the pit”.

    The Hebrew word translated as “hell” is Sheol and the Greek word is Hades. Both of these descriptive words mean the same – the grave.

    There is no fire in the grave.

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  • [1] May 11, 2015 at 4:34pm

    Politicians sure do have their problems.

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