This is an interaction between the Open A.I. Assistant (A) and me (G).
What are all Bible passages referring to what some call the End Times?
There are several Bible passages that are often interpreted as referring to the End Times or the eschatological events. Some of the prominent ones include:
1. Daniel 12:1-13 - Talks about a time of distress and the resurrection of the dead.
2. Matthew 24:3-44 - Known as the Olivet Discourse, it covers signs of the end, tribulations, and the coming of the Son of Man.
3. Mark 13:3-37 - Similar to Matthew 24, discussing the signs and events before the end.
4. Luke 21:5-38 - Another account of the Olivet Discourse with prophecies of the end times.
5. Revelation 6:1-22:21 - A series of visions, often interpreted as symbolic of end-time events.
These are just a few examples, and interpretations of these passages vary among different Christian denominations and scholars. It's essential to study these verses in context and with an understanding of the historical and cultural backgrounds to grasp their full meaning.
HUMILITY AND EXALTATION
1. James 4:10 (NIV): "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."
2. Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV): "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
3. Proverbs 29:23 (NIV): "Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor."
4. Matthew 23:12 (NIV): "For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
5. Luke 14:11 (NIV): "For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
6. 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV): "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time."
The Bible contains several passages that address the concept of corruption, both in moral and societal contexts. Here are a few examples:
1. Proverbs 11:1 (NIV): "The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him." This verse speaks to the importance of honesty and fairness in all dealings, condemning corrupt practices.
2. Proverbs 15:27 (NIV): "The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live." This verse highlights the destructive nature of greed and bribery, which are forms of corruption.
3. Proverbs 28:16 (NIV): "A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign." This verse warns against leaders who engage in corrupt practices such as extortion, contrasting them with those who reject dishonest gain.
4. Micah 7:3 (NIV): "Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire— they all conspire together." This passage paints a vivid picture of systemic corruption, where various levels of society are involved in dishonest practices.
5. Ephesians 4:28 (NIV): "Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need." This verse encourages honest labor and condemns stealing, addressing a form of corruption at the individual level.
These passages highlight the Bible's stance against corruption, promoting honesty, fairness, and righteousness in personal and societal affairs.
TREE OF LIFE IN NEW JERUSALEM
What is the Bible passage which has the phrase 'for the healing of the nations'?
The phrase "for the healing of the nations" is found in Revelation 22:2 in the Bible. It refers to the leaves of the tree of life that bring healing to the nations in the New Jerusalem.
The passage goes as follows:
“Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Besides Revelation 22:2, the Tree of Life is mentioned in the following passages in the Bible:
1. Genesis 2:9 - "And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."
2. Genesis 3:22 - "Then the Lord God said, 'Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—'"
These references are from the book of Genesis and are found in the context of the Garden of Eden, where the Tree of Life is described as a symbol of eternal life and a connection to God.
There's one about men's hearts failing them for fear?
Yes, you are referring to a Bible passage that is often associated with the End Times. It can be found in Luke 21:25-26, part of the Olivet Discourse:
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
This passage describes the distress and fear that people will experience due to the signs and events that precede the coming of the Son of Man or the End Times, according to the biblical narrative. It is often interpreted as a depiction of the tumultuous and chaotic times that will be witnessed before the final judgment.
HEAT OF THE SUN AND EARTH GROANING
Another about men going in caves to escape the heat of the sun?
The Bible passage you are referring to can be found in Revelation 6:12-17, which is part of the visions John sees in the Book of Revelation:
"I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?'"
This passage is part of the apocalyptic imagery in Revelation, and it describes a time of great cosmic disturbances and fear among the people, who seek to hide in caves and mountains to escape the wrath of God. It is often interpreted as a symbolic depiction of the judgment and end-time events.
What is the Bible passage about the earth groaning?
The Bible passage you are referring to is Romans 8:22, which mentions the earth groaning. It says, "For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now." This verse speaks about the world's longing for redemption and restoration, paralleling it with the anticipation of childbirth pains before the joy of new life.
SEPARATIONS IN HUMANITY
There are several Bible passages that refer to separations in humanity. Here are a few examples:
1. "Wheat from the chaff" - This phrase is found in Matthew 3:12, where John the Baptist speaks of Jesus coming to separate the righteous (wheat) from the wicked (chaff) during the final judgment.
2. "144,000" - The mention of the 144,000 appears in the Book of Revelation, specifically in Revelation 7:4-8 and Revelation 14:1-5. These passages describe a group of people who are sealed and protected by God during the end times.
3. "Those who accept the mark of the beast" - The reference to the mark of the beast is also in the Book of Revelation, specifically in Revelation 13:16-18. It describes a mark that some people will receive, signifying allegiance to the Antichrist or the devil during the last days.
These passages highlight the concept of divine separation between the righteous and the unrighteous during the final judgment and the end times in Christian eschatology.
Yes, there are several other passages in the Bible that discuss themes of separation and judgment. Here are a few more examples:
1. The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats - This parable is found in Matthew 25:31-46, where Jesus speaks about separating the righteous (sheep) from the unrighteous (goats) based on their actions and treatment of others.
2. The Parable of the Weeds - Also known as the Parable of the Wheat and Tares, it is found in Matthew 13:24-30. This parable discusses the separation of the good wheat from the weeds, symbolizing the righteous and the wicked respectively.
3. The Great White Throne Judgment - This is described in Revelation 20:11-15, where all the dead are judged according to their deeds, and those whose names are not found in the Book of Life are thrown into the lake of fire.
4. The Separation of Nations - In the apocalyptic discourse in Matthew 24:31-46, Jesus speaks about the judgment of nations based on how they treated His followers and those in need.
These passages, along with the ones previously mentioned, underscore the biblical themes of divine judgment, separation, and the ultimate destiny of humanity based on their faith and actions.
OLD AND NEW MAN
What are bible passages referring to the old man and new man?
Two Bible passages that refer to the concepts of the "old man" and the "new man" are:
1. Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV):
"to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
2. Colossians 3:9-10 (ESV):
"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator."
These passages emphasize the idea of transformation and renewal, moving away from sinful behaviors and adopting a new nature in Christ.
There's something about carnal man also in some translations?
Yes, you're correct. The term "carnal man" is often used in some translations of the Bible to refer to the sinful nature of humanity. This concept is closely related to the "old man" mentioned in the previous passages. The "carnal man" refers to the aspect of human nature that is driven by worldly desires and is prone to sinful behavior. It's often contrasted with the "spiritual man" who is guided by the Holy Spirit and seeks to live a righteous and godly life. This idea is found in various passages throughout the New Testament, particularly in the writings of the apostle Paul.
Can you please give me all the references you have?
Certainly! Here are some Bible references that mention the concepts of the "carnal man," "old man," and "new man":
1. **Carnal Man**:
- Romans 8:6-7 (KJV): "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."
- 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 (KJV): "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"
2. **Old Man**:
- Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV): "to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
- Colossians 3:9-10 (ESV): "Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator."
3. **New Man**:
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV): "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."
- Galatians 6:15 (ESV): "For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation."
These references highlight the contrast between the old, carnal nature and the new, transformed nature in Christ. They emphasize the idea of leaving behind sinful behaviors and embracing a renewed life in alignment with God's will.