Monday, November 20, 2006

Monday Questions

I am going to ask you some questions that have been bouncing about in my head. They are in no particular order...but I would love to hear from my fellow bloggers on how you see them in a Biblical light.

Please refrain from quoting a commentary or other scholarly work, and from the pages of scripture alone explain why you believe what you do about these points.

Also, please only answer one question per comment. I am not looking for a single "right" answer, but eagerly wanting to know how you see them.


1. Who are the demons, and what is their origin?

2. What does the verse "they shall be saved, yet so as by fire" mean?

3. What habitation did the angels in Jude 6 leave to be bound in everlasting chains?

4. Who are the Nephilim in Genesis, and where did they come from?

5. What colour was Adam's skin?

6. Why were the Rechabites commended by God?

7. Is the millenium a literal thousand years?

8. In Luke 4:6 Satan claimed to control all the glory and power of the world. Was there validity in his claim?

9. Why did Jesus stop in mid sentence when quoting Isaiah 61:1-2.



More to come as they pop into my head....

25 comments:

Bobby Grow said...

What habitation did the angels in Jude 6 leave to be bound in everlasting chains?

I would say their rightful habitation was the "spiritual realm". I see this tied to the sons of God text in Gen 6:4.

Bobby Grow said...

Who are the Nephilim in Genesis, and where did they come from?

They were giants, and of the tribe of the Anakim, see Num. 13:33.

Blaurock said...

Dear Jim,
#1.Created by Christ (Col.1:16-17) as holy angels, morning stars, sons of God (Job.38:7)who fell with the devil (himself an angel) becoming his ministers (Rev.12:7)(Matt.25:41).

Thanks for your prayers! We made it through the border tonight with much literature,cassettes and study materials. The boys went with us, and were so excited to see God open the door. They prayed and then praised the Lord for a very quiet guard shack with a guard who didn't even bother to open the back door of the Jeep. We know that the prayers of God's people have been asnwered. God Bless You! One more point about the demons. They were overuled tonight at the border!

"ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND EARTH!" (Belong to Jesus Christ)

Bobby Grow said...

What does the verse "they shall be saved, yet so as by fire" mean?

That there will be "un-faithful" Christians who make it to heaven--because of the finished work of Jesus--and their simple trust in it.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Some excellent questions.

'Who are the demons, and what is their origin?'

Bodiless evil spirits. Probably the spirits of the nephilim and possibly the giants of Canaan as well.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'Who are the Nephilim in Genesis, and where did they come from?'

The hybrid offspring of angels and humans.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'What colour was Adam's skin?'

"Never a frown with Golden Brown."

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

The last answer is based on the general character of mankind in general. Those with mid-brown to yellow skin seem to domminate the gene pool.

Jim said...

Bobby, would you equate Gen. 6:4 with Num. 13:33?

Jim said...

Joseph, Praise the Lord for that. He is still a miracle working God. Much grace and peace to you brother.

Jim

Jim said...

What does the verse "they shall be saved, yet so as by fire" mean?

That there will be "un-faithful" Christians who make it to heaven--because of the finished work of Jesus--and their simple trust in it.

You don't say... :)

Do you have any further thoughts on what exactly suffering loss would entail, and saved by fire?

Jim said...

'Who are the Nephilim in Genesis, and where did they come from?'

The hybrid offspring of angels and humans.

Matthew, would you concur with the verses I asked Bobby about?

Jim said...

'What colour was Adam's skin?'

"Never a frown with Golden Brown."

The last answer is based on the general character of mankind in general. Those with mid-brown to yellow skin seem to domminate the gene pool.


Matthew, would you be able to exhibit any direct biblical support for that statement? I am not doubting your assumption.

Joe said...

What color was Adam's skin?

More importantly, did he have an apple?

Simi-seriously, I have always considered him to be sort of a dark bronze, like a mix of Etheopian and Indian.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

We cannot be 100% certain that the giants of Canaan really were angel-human hybrids like the Nephilim, as the spies imply. They could have been exagerrating.

However, Gen 6:4 does suggest a repetition of what took place before the flood at a later occasion.

What is more, another name for the giants of Canaan is Rephaim, which is used several times in the OT. It is translated 'the dead' in contexts which suggest evil spirits, for instance Proverbs 9:18.

God Bless

Matthew

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I do not think the Bible says anything that would indicate the colour of Adam's skin.

But the physical evidence would suggest that he was probably golden brown.

I do not know if you ever read about my pet theory that Eve was probably pregnant with a daughter at the time of the fall?

Was Cain Eve's First Child?

Jim said...

Joe, the poor apple must feel terrible after all these years for getting a bad rap.

However, if the beatles named their recording label, "apple", that must say something.

Matthew,

You make some very good points and observations here.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Adam and Eve ate a pear, because everything went pear-shaped as a result.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'What habitation did the angels in Jude 6 leave to be bound in everlasting chains?'

Heaven. Which potentially could mean any part of the universe other than earth or hell. Celestial realms.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'In Luke 4:6 Satan claimed to control all the glory and power of the world. Was there validity in his claim?'

He is the god or ruler of this world.

Man gave up his rightful domminion of the earth to Satan by chosing to follow him.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'Is the millenium a literal thousand years?'

What else could it be?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'Why did Jesus stop in mid sentence when quoting Isaiah 61:1-2?'

We are assuming that our Lord did not quote the whole passage.

Maybe because the day of vengaence was not immediately at hand.

Jim said...

Matthew, I think you deserve the loyal commenter award. Thanks for your succinct answers.

Bhedr said...

"Apple!" My pet peeve. Why do we always think its an apple?

Idn it great to hear about Joe? Jim?

Jim said...

Brian, it was great to hear from Joe and his safe passage.