Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

How does John 3:18 relate to Micah 4:5?

Micah 4:5 All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

John 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Micah 4:5 is a comment on the verses in Micah 4.

    See these other verses (Micah 4:1 - 4)

    1 In the last days

    the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established

    as chief among the mountains;

    it will be raised above the hills,

    and peoples will stream to it.

    2 Many nations will come and say,

    "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,

    to the house of the God of Jacob.

    He will teach us his ways,

    so that we may walk in his paths."

    The law will go out from Zion,

    the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

    3 He will judge between many peoples

    and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.

    They will beat their swords into plowshares

    and their spears into pruning hooks.

    Nation will not take up sword against nation,

    nor will they train for war anymore.

    4 Every man will sit under his own vine

    and under his own fig tree,

    and no one will make them afraid,

    for the LORD Almighty has spoken.

    5 All the nations may walk

    in the name of their gods;

    we will walk in the name of the LORD

    our God for ever and ever.

    You'll note that it doesn't say in Micah 4:5 that the other nations that walk in the name of their gods will walk in their name 'forever and ever.'

  • 1 decade ago

    Micah is prophesying about 700 years or so before Jesus came to this earth. Micah is saying that other civilizations or nations can choose, or already chose, to walk after the god/s of their choice, but as for the saints of Old Testament Israel, we will follow God (paraphrasing freely!)

    In John 3, Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews who came to speak to Jesus during the night. The verse you provided is part of that conversation, going back to verse 1. Jesus here provides new revelation, something that God Himself has determined to make known, namely, that Salvation is made possible only through Jesus Himself. Micah and the other prophets knew that salvation was by faith, but they didn't have nearly the same focus or clarity as what Jesus Himself provided. Both were right. The only difference is what Jesus revealed to Nicodemus--and us, too!--by means of the new revelation of God's truth.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bismillahi Al Rahman Al Raheem

    Ouzibillahi Mina shytan Al Rajeem

    Bismillahi Al Rahman Al Raheem


    Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:11-13 NASB)

    You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16-20)

    Other areas of interest are: John 15:8, "By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples." Galatians 5:22-23 tells us that "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control."

    "A smile can echo for eternity, We Praise him"

    The only ones on the list now are those who don't believe in God that come into Ramadan section hating. Once we are done cleaning up in there, we are coming in here.

    If you have running shoes put them on! LOLOL! Salam

    I ask your forgiveness as it was very long time to find out who did what.

    I beg your forgiveness and humble myself and will help those of the books from now on... here is your proof we are one!

    2:62. Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allâh and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

    2:63. And (O Children of Israel, remember) when We took your covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying): "Hold fast to that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein so that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).

    Bismillahi Al Rahman Al Raheem

    Ouzibillahi Mina shytan Al Rajeem

    Bismillahi Al Rahman Al Raheem

    You want to see who they are, ask them to say Thank God, they can't!

    Salam Alaikum = Peace unto you

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  • 1 decade ago

    Good point, and Micah refers to YHVH, and John to YAHUSHUA, which means YHVH is salvation. How few accept the way of life!!!

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