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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
PART ONE
I. Jesus Christ, the only Saviour

II. Our Need of Salvation

III. God's Provision in Salvation

IV. God's Method in Salvation

V. Marks of True Faith

VI. God's Purpose in Salvation

VII. God's Provision for Christian Living

VIII. Temptation and Victory

IX. Christian Service

X. The Christian's Reward


PART TWO
I. Holy Scripture: The Word of God

II. The Godhead

III. Man and Sin

IV. Jesus Christ

V. The Church








Introduction

It is the experience of those who have compiled these texts that to know passages of the Bible by heart and to be able to find them immediately is of tremendous value. It is a very great help to one's own spiritual life and it is almost essential to anyone who seeks to do any evangelistic work.

This selection of texts has been made with these two objects in mind and is intended to supply a basic armoury for daily use Strictly no verse can be taken out of its context; it is hoped therefore that the context will in each case be carefully studied before the verse is learnt. Otherwise its meaning could be partly lost or mistaken. The passages listed are grouped in two sections. Part One contains texts that set forth the basis of the Christian life and it ourworkings; Part Two, those that set forth main points of Christian doctrine. It is suggested that Part One should be worked through first and that only one text should be selected for memorization from each group of texts. The verses printed in italic type will probably be found to be the most suitable for this purpose.

The aim of the compilers has not been to provide 'proof texts' in the old sense for each particular Christian doctrine. For a clear and systematic demonstration of what the Bible teaches the reader is referred to In Understanding be Men, By T.C. Hammond (I.V.F.) and other textbooks of theology which give full lists of references. The verses listed have been chosen partly because their sense is not materially altered by isolating them from their context.

A considerable variety of methods can be used for learning such verses by heart. Probably the best method is to learn one each day, or several a week, for a month or two; then rest and start again. Continual review will be found to be necessary. The verses have been printed in full for the benefit of those who wish to carry this booklet with them so as to make use of odd moments in trains and buses, etc for memorizing. For some a better method may be to write out a group of the verseson separate cards or on a sheet of paper. This list can be carried in a pocket Bible and memorized as opportunity occurs. A periodical written exam is almost essential if the verses are to be learnt accurately.

What ever method is used, the aim is that Scripture should increasingly control our thoughts and actions and that our presentation of the gospel should really be scriptural. It is still true that we need to know the Bible fot "doctrine, for reproof, for correction, fo instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." It is equally, still true that we "do err, because (we) know not the scripture, neither the power of God."


Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15



Some Basic Texts

PART ONE

It is suggested that at first only one text should be learnt from each section; the remaining texts can be memorised when working through Part One for the second and third times. To assist selection the texts which the compilers suggest might be first learnt are printed in italic type.


I. Jesus Christ, the only Saviour
Acts 4:12 'And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.'
John 14:6 'Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."'
1 Timothy 2:5 'For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.'
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II. Our Need of Salvation
  • The nature of sin: rebellion against God
    Mark 12:29-31 'Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these.'"
    1 John 3:4 'Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.'
    James 4:17 'So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.'
  • The extent of sin: all men are sinners
    Isaiah 53:6 'All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned-every one-to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.'
    Romans 3:23 'For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,'
    1 John 1:8 'If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.'
  • The consequences of sin: separation from God
    Isaiah 59:2 'but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.'
    Mark 7:23 'All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person..'
    Romans 6:23 'For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.'
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    III. God's Provision in Salvation
  • The believer is assured of salvation
    John 5:24'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.'
    John 6:29, 37 'Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent......All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.'
    John 10:28 ' I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.'
  • Pardon and cleansing from sin
    1 John 1:9 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.'
    Psalm 103:10-12 'He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west,so far does he remove our transgressions from us..'
    1 John 1:7b 'and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.'
  • Reconciliation to God
    Colossians 1:21, 22 'And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.'
    Ephesians 2:13 '13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.'
    Hebrews 10:19, 22 'Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, .... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.'
  • Freedom from God's wrath and condemnation
    Romans 8:1 'There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.'
  • Freedom from the power of sin
    Romans 6:14 'For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.'
    John 8:34, 36 'Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin......So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'
  • Possession of a new life
    2 Corinthians 5:17 'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.'
    Ezekiel 36:26 'And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.'
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    IV. God's Method in Salvation
  • God's free gift to men
    Romans 6:23. 'For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.'
    John 3:16. 'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.'
    Ephesians 2:8. 'For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,'
  • Received through repentance and faith
    Mark 1:15. 'And saying, The time is ulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.'
    Acts 16:30, 31. '"Sirs, what must Ido to be saved? ..... "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. "'
    John 1:12. 'But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,'
  • Necessity of open confession of faith
    Romans 10:9. 'Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.'
    Matthew 10:32 'So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,'
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    V. Marks of a True Faith
    Matthew 7:20, 21 ' Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.'
    1 John 2:3 ' nd by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.'
    1 John 2. 15 ' Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.'
    '1 John 3. 14 ' We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.'
    1 John 4. 13 ' By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.'
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    VI. God's Purpose in Salvation
  • The glory of God
    Ephesians 1:5, 6 ' In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.'
    1 Peter 2:9 ' But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.'
  • Conformity to Christ
    Romans 8:29 'For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.'
    1 John 2:3 ' Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.'
    1 Peter 1:15 'but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,'
  • A life of good works
    Ephesians2:10 ' For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.'
    Titus 2: 14 ' Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.'
    1 Corinthians 10:31 ' So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.'
    Philippians 2:12b, 13 ' 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.'
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    VII. God's Provision for Christian Living
    A. The Resources and Operation of His Grace
    Romans 8:28. ' And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.'
    Isaiah 40:31. 'But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint..'
    2 Corinthians 12:9. ' But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.'
    Isaiah 26:3. ' You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.'
    Hebrews 13:5. ' 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."'

    B. The indwelling Holy Spirit
    John 14:16-18. 'And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."'
    Romans 8:9 'You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.'
    John 15:5. ' 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.'

    C. The Activity of the Holy Spirit
  • Convicts the sinner
    John 16:8. ' And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:'
  • Gives spiritual life
    John 3:5, 6. ' Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.'
  • Assures us of Sonship
    Galatians 4:6. 'And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!'
  • Overcomes sin in us
    Romans 8:2. ' For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.'
    Galatians 5:16. 'But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.'
  • Produces Christlikeness of character
    Galatians 5:22, 23. 'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law'
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  • Instructs
    John 16:13 ' When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.'
    1 John 2:27. ' But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie-just as it has taught you, abide in him.'
  • Helps in prayer
    Romans 8:26. ' Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.'
  • Empowers to witness
    Acts 1:8. 'But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."'
    2 Timothy 1:7. 'For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.'
  • Guides
    Romans 8:14. ' For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.'

    D. The Word of God
    1 Peter 2:2. ' Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation'
    2 Timothy 3:16, 17. ' All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.'
    Mark 12:24. ' Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?"'

    E. Prayer
    Luke 18:1. ' And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.'
    Philippians 4:6, 7. ' 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.'
    1 John 5:14, 15. ' 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.'

    F. Fellowship
    Acts 2:42. ' And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.'
    Colossians 3:16. ' Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.'
    1 Corinthians 12:25, 26. ' That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.'
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    VIII. Temptation and Victory
  • Source and nature of temptation
    James 1:14. ' But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire'
    1 Peter 5:8, 9. ' Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.'
    1Corinthians 10:13. ' 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.'

  • Means of victory
    Hebrews 4:15. ' For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.'
    Hebrews 2:18. ' For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.'
    Matthew 26:41. 'Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.'
    James 4:7. 'Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you'
    1 Timothy 6:11. ' But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.'
    Romans 12:1, 2. 'I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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.'
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    IX. Christian Service
  • Obedience
    John 15:14. ' You are my friends if you do what I command you.'
    Puillipians 2:15, 16a. ' 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'

  • Consistency of life
    Romans 13:7, 8. ' Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.'
    1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12. 'And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.'
  • Love
    1 John 3:18. ' My little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.'
    Matthew 22:37-39. ' And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."'

  • Witness
    John 15:8, 16. 'By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. .... You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.'
    Acts 8:4. ' Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.'
    Acts 4:20. ' for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.'
    1 Thessalonians 2:4. ' But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.'

  • Suffering
    John 15.20. 'Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.'

  • Self-sacrifice
    2 Corinthians 5.15. ' And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised'
    Mark 8.34, 35. ' And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.'

  • Stewardship
    1 Corinthians 16.1, 2. ' Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come'
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    X. The Christian's Reward
    1 Peter 1:7, 8. ' So that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,'
    Revelation 7:16. 'They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'

    PART TWO

    It is suggested that at first only one text should be learnt from each section; the remaining texts can be memorised when working through Part Two for the second and third times. To assist selection the texts which the compilers suggest might be first learnt are printed in italic type.
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    I. Holy Scripture: The Word of God
  • Its nature
    2 Peter 1.21. 'For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.'
    1 Peter 1.25. 'But the word of the Lord remains forever. And this word is the good news that was preached to you.'
  • Its function
    2 Timothy 3. 16, 17. ' All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.'
    Isaiah 8. 20. ' To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.'

  • Its use
    2 Timothy 3. 15. ' And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.'
    Hebrews 4. 12. ' For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.'
    Psalm 119. 11. 'I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.'
    Matthew 4. 4. ' But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"'
    Ephesians 6. 17. 'And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,'
    Romans 15.4. ' For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.'
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    II. The Godhead
  • God is a spiritual being
    John 4.24. ' God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.'

  • God is a personal, self existent Being
    Exodus 3.14. ' God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you."'

  • God is eternal
    1 Timothy 6. 15, 16.' Which he will display at the proper time-he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.'

  • The unchanging creator
    Hebrews 1. 10-12. ' And, "You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end."'

  • His omnipresence
    Jeremiah 23.24. ' Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.'

  • His omniscience
    Matthew 10. 29, 30. ' Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.'

  • His omnipotence
    Mark 10.27 'Jesus looked at them and said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God."'

  • His holiness
    1 Peter 1.15. ' but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct'

  • His love
    1 John 4.8. ' Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love'

  • A trinity in unity
    Matthew 28.19. ' Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,'
    2 Corinthians 13.14. ' The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all..'
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    III. Man and Sin
  • Created in God's image
    Genesis 1.27. 'So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.'

  • Fallen
    Romans 5.19. ' For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous'
    Jeremiah 17.9. 'The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?'

  • The nature and consequence of sin
    Romans 1.v18, v25. 'For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth....... because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen'
    Romans 3. 10, 11. 'as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.'

  • God's judgment on sin
    Romans 3:19, 20. ' Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.'
    Ezekiel 18.20a. 'The soul who sins shall die.'
    Revelations 21. 27. ' But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.'
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    IV. Jesus Christ

  • His Person
    2 Corinthians 5. 19a. ' That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,'
    John 1: 1, 18. 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ....... No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.'
    1 John 1: 1, 2. 'That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life- the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us-'
    Micah 5. 2. ' But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.'

  • His Deity
    John 14. 7-9. ' If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us. "Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
    John 10. 30. ' I and the Father are one.'
    John 5. 22-23. ' For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father.'

  • His humanity
    Phillipians 2. 7b, 8a. '.... by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself ....'
    Hebrews 2. 14, 17. 'Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,....... Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.'

  • The purpose of His coming
    Mark 10. 45. ' For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'
    Mark 2. 17. ' .... Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.'
    Luke 19. 10. ' For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.'
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  • The meaning of His death
    Isaiah 53. 5,6. ' But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned-every one-to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.'
    1 Peter 3. 18. ' For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.'
    2 Corinthians 5. 21. ' For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.'
    1 John 2, 2a. ' He is the propitiation for our sins,'

  • His present position
    Acts 5. 30, 31a. ' The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior'
    Ephesians 1. 20, 21. ' That he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.'
    Hebrews 1, 3b. ' After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,'
    Hebrews 7. 25. ' Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.'

  • His return
    Acts 1. 11. '....This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.'
    1 Thessalonians 4. 16, 17. ' For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord'
    Mark 8. 38. ' For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.'
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    V. The Church
    1 Corinthians 12:12, 13 ' For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and all were made to drink of one Spirit.'
    Hebrews 10:24, 25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.'

    Note. The complilers would again urge strongly that students should develop their knowledge of Scripture by working through the biblical references given in handbooks on Christian doctrine such In Understanding Be Men by T.C. Hammond, or in an outline of beliefs such as The Westminster Confession of Faith.

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