Numerous Examples of God’s Promise To The Children of Israel
The old testament is full of promises from God to the Children of Israel. There are over 100 verses in the Old Testament where God promises to not only protect but make the Children of Israel the rulers of the world. Here are two of the ;promises:
I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
‘I will establish a place for my people Israel, and they will not be disturbed anymore. Violent men will not oppress them again. I will subdue all your enemies
The Truth Is…
HE DID NOT KEEP A ONE OF THEM!
There is no need to enumerate all of the promises or God’s failures.. It only takes one example to falsify all of God’s promises.
Since God made those two promises, his people “Israel” have been located all over the world and welcomed nowhere. They have been beset by the “children of wickedness” for millenniums, especially around the years 1939 – 1945.
Where was God and his promise during the Holocaust?
Mass grave at Belsen, Germany
Here is one more example of God’s unfilled promise to the Children of Israel:
For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
WHEN is this going to happen? Surely those that heard the LORD say those words believed that THEY would be the beneficiaries of the promise. The Zion of the Holy One of Israel didn’t even exist until about 50 years ago. And, if it weren’t for the money and weapons from the United States, it would have been overrun long ago.
Versus like those quoted above can be found throughout the Old Testament. No point in beating a dead horse. They are there.
We Shouldn’t Even Be Here….
“In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” 2:17
God says that if Adam eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, then the day that he does so, he will die. But Adam eats the forbidden fruit (3:6) and yet lives for another 930 years (5:5). Adam went on to create a people so filled with evil (what do you expect after 8 generations of incest?) that God would eventually drown all but eight of them along with their pets.
Turns out that the serpent was right
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 3:4
Why should Eve have believed “God” any more than the serpent? How was she to know who the real God was? God lied to her; the serpent told the truth. The take-away from this little fable is “believe the serpent”.
Why Do People Continue to Believe God is There For THEM?
In light of the obvious fact that the promises of God have never been kept, why do people continue to believe that God is there for them?
First thing is that you claim that Adam didn’t die. Yes he did, 930 years later. If Adam had not eaten the forbidden fruit he would not have died at all. Physical death only came to be after the fall. God took away the immortality that exsisted before the fall. Humans were originally supposed to be immortal. Adam and Eve screwed that up.
Secondly the death referred to is spiritual death not physical death. Spiritual death means your spirit will end up in Hell. Spiritual life means your spirit ends up in Heaven. Life or death spiritually. Once you understand this then the Bible will make more sense to you.
As for “ask and you shall receive” or “whatever you ask in my name the Father will do” this is so misunderstood. Both of these statements have implied parts to them. “Ask and you shall receive” as long as what you ask for is within God’s will. Things like forgiveness, faithfulness, wisdom, understanding, patience, etc. Asking for material things is not in God’s will. The same goes for “whatever you ask in my name the Father will do” must be within God’s will. When reading the Bible you must also read other verses on the same topic. Get an overall view. The Bible was never meant to be taken verse by verse, but as a whole. Verses aren’t meant to be interpreted as a single verse but as part of the overall message. Stop nit picking and treat the Bible as a whole message not just part of that message.
Thanks and God bless you, by the Holy Spirit, in Jesus holy name, Amen.
I have met thousands of Christians in my lifetime who claim to have had dreams from God that contained specific promises to them. Decades later many have admitted to me that the promises were never kept. I believe these people did receive the promise they told me about in their dreams. I also believe that something is seriously wrong with the belief system. They did not fail God; he failed them. Other Christians can’t accept this and end up blaming the recipients causing them even more pain. Something is wrong and it’s not these people’s fault.
Everything God promised is meant for after you die. For eternity not this life. This is where I stumble in my walk. 40 + years of unanswered prayers and promises unkept proves God either doesn’t care, or everything God says is for the afterlife. The more I read my Bible, the more convinced I become that God doesn’t care about anything in this mortal world. God doesn’t love us as individuals, but as carbon copies of what He thinks we should all be, Jesus. God has proven that we can’t rely on Him in this life. God bless you, in Jesus holy name, Amen.
No!!! The Bible specifically states who it was meant for, the places involved and when would things take place!!! Soon, quickly, shortly, and the last hour, doesn’t sound like 2,000yrs later nor is it meant for the next life to come!!!
Psalm 37:4 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Matthew 6:21 ESV / 425 helpful votes
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Psalm 37:5 ESV / 410 helpful votes
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
Proverbs 16:1-3 ESV / 354 helpful votes
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 347 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Psalm 20:4 ESV / 334 helpful votes
May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!
Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 307 helpful votes
Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. …
Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 282 helpful votes
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 274 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Psalm 21:2 ESV / 245 helpful votes
You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
Romans 8:28 ESV / 239 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV / 210 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 202 helpful votes
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 198 helpful votes
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Matthew 7:8 ESV / 191 helpful votes
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 172 helpful votes
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 144 helpful votes
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Psalm 145:19 ESV / 141 helpful votes
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.
Psalm 51:10 ESV / 123 helpful votes
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 40:8 ESV / 111 helpful votes
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
Psalm 19:14 ESV / 109 helpful votes
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 105 helpful votes
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Philippians 4:7 ESV / 104 helpful votes
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 103 helpful votes
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 102 helpful votes
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.
John 15:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Colossians 3:5 ESV / 96 helpful votes
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Psalm 119:11 ESV / 96 helpful votes
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 95 helpful votes
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
Romans 12:2 ESV / 91 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 10:10 ESV / 90 helpful votes
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Mark 11:23 ESV / 87 helpful votes
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Matthew 5:8 ESV / 82 helpful votes
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 80 helpful votes
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Galatians 5:16 ESV / 79 helpful votes
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
John 3:16 ESV / 76 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 74 helpful votes
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 74 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 74 helpful votes
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Luke 12:34 ESV / 73 helpful votes
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew 5:28 ESV / 73 helpful votes
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Psalm 24:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
Colossians 3:2 ESV / 70 helpful votes
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Psalm 94:19 ESV / 70 helpful votes
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 70 helpful votes
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Luke 6:45 ESV / 68 helpful votes
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Isaiah 26:8 ESV / 68 helpful votes
In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.
Philippians 2:13 ESV / 67 helpful votes
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 67 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 66 helpful votes
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Psalm 119:10 ESV / 66 helpful votes
With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
Psalm 27:14 ESV / 65 helpful votes
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 63 helpful votes
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Isaiah 58:14 ESV / 62 helpful votes
Then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Job 27:10 ESV / 62 helpful votes
Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Luke 8:15 ESV / 58 helpful votes
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 56 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Job 22:26 ESV / 56 helpful votes
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.
Luke 16:1-31 ESV / 55 helpful votes
He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ …
Philippians 1:21 ESV / 52 helpful votes
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
1 Samuel 2:1 ESV / 52 helpful votes
And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.
1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 49 helpful votes
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 47 helpful votes
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Psalm 55:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
James 1:19-20 ESV / 46 helpful votes
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Philippians 2:12-16 ESV / 46 helpful votes
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 45 helpful votes
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. …
Psalm 36:1-12 ESV / 45 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the Lord. Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil. Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. …
Psalm 38:1-22 ESV / 44 helpful votes
A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness, …
John 3:16-17 ESV / 43 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
1 John 5:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes
We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Psalm 73:26 ESV / 40 helpful votes
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Philippians 4:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes
I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.
Matthew 6:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Jeremiah 17:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
John 3:16-20 ESV / 36 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 35 helpful votes
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …
Proverbs 23:26 ESV / 35 helpful votes
My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
Psalm 9:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes
To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
John 5:24 ESV / 34 helpful votes
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
James 1:6-10 ESV / 33 helpful votes
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.
Colossians 1:11-12 ESV / 32 helpful votes
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
Luke 1:45 ESV / 32 helpful votes
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
Luke 16:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
Psalm 66:18-20 ESV / 31 helpful votes
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
Hebrews 6:13-14 ESV / 30 helpful votes
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.”
Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 30 helpful votes
You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
John 15:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Matthew 23:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Isaiah 58:13-14 ESV / 24 helpful votes
“If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Psalm 91:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.
Malachi 3:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Colossians 1:25-29 ESV / 18 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Matthew 4:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Your response is similar to a guy who refuses to believe his wife is an adulterer. He blames everyone, including himself, except her. If you ask God to help you with your unbelief and he fails to keep his word then he is the failure not you. Quoting a thousand phrases only makes you look foolish and, quite possibly, insane.
I have been through more pain anguish sorrow fear amendments. Than you can count over and over and over again about 50 years worth now i have battled demons and very evil situations my tears have been my food joy is only a word to me i am saved im christ about 20 years i have preached teached. Prayed praised and my heart is the Lord’s today i am in so much pain SORROW and anguish i can barely breathe but i can not and will not give up my faith in Christ even through he has not kept his promises to me. Yet i will still trust him untill i go home to glory call it silly call it what you want
You will be let down again, once you’re dead!!!
God’s Promise to us is in Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Doesn’t matter what happens here on earth. It about eternal life with Christ.
I just read this today. I hope you are okay. And I hope your pain is lifted. Take care.
With the amount of evil in this world, and God’s lack of justice, it’s almost as if he doesn’t exist!
He does not exist!!!
If God had no love for us we all would have been dead already. It is because He loves you that you still wake up every morning. Even if you don’t believe in Him yet. All you have to do is ask.
On the eating of the fruit from the tree of knowledge I can say this. Adam and Eve died as a result of eating the fruit. Death did not exist yet for them beforehand, for all intents and purposes one can assume that they were immortal. In fact most Christians teach just that. Just stating a small truth, I personally wouldn’t have added that in the list.
What you say here is adding to the Bible, a big no-no according to the Bible (Revelation), not to mention you are just repeating what other Christians say as they try to reconcile what they were taught verses what is in the Bible. I suggest you read the whole of the Bible, cover to cover, and see for yourself what you worship.
The story says the garden also contained the Tree of Life which the LORD GOD didn’t allow Adam or Eve to partake of and so the correct answer is that they were not immortal according to the story.
Something else to consider. The first tempter in that story is the LORD GOD whom placed the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil together with Adam and Eve and then told them not to eat from it. That is a clear example of the LORD GOD tempting Adam and Eve.
If you think for yourself you don’t need the Bible to say outright “and the LORD GOD tempted Adam and Eve with the Tree of Good and Evil”, You can see that is what he did by the story. Also the Bible says GOD is not the tempter of man and that means the LORD GOD is not GOD.
The Bible also says nobody has see the face of GOD and lived, yet it also says the LORD GOD stood and talked face to face with Moses. So either Moses is not a man, or the LORD GOD is not GOD. Moses dies leaving the LORD GOD as not GOD – according to the Bible.
Once Adam and Eve knew the difference between right and wrong, they knew they were “naked” and they were then frightened of the LORD GOD. Why would anybody be frightened of a loving GOD? They wouldn’t, but for a reason that becomes very clear if you read the whole of the Bible, they were frightened of the LORD GOD, whom as the Bible points out, is not GOD.
Who is this, LORD GOD???
Lord God is Jesus when ever God revealed Himself to Humans. Jesus appearedin a human form.
When I read the passage of Isaiah 60:12-15, the words “cedar of Lebanon” came to my mind. I looked into it, and it is a type of conifer, or pine tree. This is a highly prized wood, and was used to build the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem, commissioned by King Solomon.
While it is true that sometimes it seems God’s promises are forsaken, God tests us by making us wait a long while. Adam was immortal. When he entered into sin, he entered into death. With Abraham and Sarah, God promised them a son. He tested their faith my making them wait into their old age. They got so tired of waiting that Sarah offered her servant Hagar to Abraham to procreate with, and this produced Ishmael, the Father of the Arab nation. When God finally fulfilled the promise to Abraham, Sarah laughed, and said, ” Now, when I am old and all worn out?” The promised son was Isaac, and his name means “laughter.” Please reread the Isaiah verse. It is a prophesy of the Holy Temple to come.
TO DIE IN THE LORD, IS TO GAIN!!! SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON???
This waiting, is just that!!! A game!!!
Kind of missed the point of the whole blog. They waited and got nothing.
I was wondering the same thing. It keeps me up at night! Finally acknowledging the failed promises!!!
It is possible you people have the wrong perspective on the promises? Perhaps they are simply yet unfulfilled. Perhaps the promise is misunderstood in terms of who it is really to. In short, its pretty arrogant to assume that all the promises you see as unfulfilled are really unfulfilled.
A day is like a thousand years to the God. How many of those first Geners made it to 1000 years or more?
Can’t use that argument here because the Bible says “Thus all the DAYS that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.” It doesn’t say ‘Thus all the days that Adam lived were 93000 years, and he died. ‘ . In that particular story a day is a day, not 1000 years.
whats a Ctrock?….
God does not keep his promises. Ask and you shall recieve. Anything you ask of the father in my name He will do. Whatsoever you ask in prayer believing you shall receive. What a ctrock.God does not care or keep his promises. Wake up people.
This is a perfect example that flies over the head of most Christians. Every year, year after year, especially at Christmas time, millions of Christians pray for peace on earth. Still no peace but then maybe, just maybe, Christian soldiers marching off to war should stop killing fellow Christians and non-Christians alike.