Monday, August 17, 2009

For Amillennialists: If Satan is bound now, how can he do so much? How is this any different from O.T. times?

Acts 5:3- “…why has Satan filled your heart…”
Acts 26:18- “…the power of Satan…”
1 Corinthians 5:5- “deliver such a one to Satan…”
1 Corinthians 7:5 - “…come together again so that Satan does not tempt you…”
2 Corinthians 2:11- “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-4- “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded…”
2 Corinthians 11:14- “…For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”
1 Thessalonians 2:18- “…but Satan hindered us.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9 -“…the working of Satan…”
1 Timothy 1:20- “…I delivered to Satan…”
2 Timothy 2:25-26- "...God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will."
James 4:7- "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
1 Peter 5:8- "...your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour."
1 John 5:19- "...the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one."

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Christians cannot lose their salvation.

When a person truly repents and places his trust in the Savior for forgiveness and everlasting life he is changed by God; born again. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24). Keeping salvation is not dependent on the Christian. As it is written: “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22) and "He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” (Philippians 1:6; cf. Ephesians 1:13-14). If He began the work, He will complete it. That’s “if” He began the work. It’s quite prideful and arrogant to think you can be good enough or do something to keep that which you couldn’t earn in the first place. You didn’t deserve/merit it when you got it and you never will be able to.
Nonetheless, those who are born again will endure to the end. If they don’t, then that’s proof that they weren’t truly born again (1 John 2:19). By the way, if you teach that a person can lose his/her salvation, you’re essentially teaching that a person can/ is able to go on sinning. Granted they might eventually lose their salvation, but nonetheless they can go on sinning according to that false theology. However, the Bible clearly teaches that a true saint will not and can not go on living in habitual unrepentant sin (1 John 3:9; 5:18; Romans 6:1-2).
Some Questions to Consider
How many sins do you have to commit before God takes your salvation away (how many are covered by the blood of Christ)? We are told, “where sin abounded, grace abounded much more” (Romans 5:20; read in context of Romans 6:1-2). How many sins before God remembers your sin and lawless deeds again (Hebrews 10:17; Jeremiah 31:34)? What trespass separates us from God? We are told He has forgiven “all trespasses” (Colossians 2:13) when He made us alive with Christ. Didn’t Christ die for all our sins (past, present and future)? At what point does Jesus stop acting as our Advocate (1 John 2:1)? If God gives a person everlasting life, then it ends, was it everlasting (John 3:36)? If a person is born again of “imperishable” seed (1 Peter 1:23), then that person perishes, was the seed really imperishable? Does God unforgive a person’s sin (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 43:25; Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 8:12)? Does God remove His wrath from a person then reapply it when that person loses their salvation; or does a saved person have the wrath of the wrath of God abiding on him? Doesn‘t God know who‘s going to stay justified? Isn’t God able to put His “fear in their hearts so that they will not depart” as Jeremiah 32:40 speaks of? In John 10:27-29 Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.” Who shall never perish? Jesus didn’t say “follow Me to become one of My Sheep.” He said His Sheep listen to and follow Him. He didn’t say they might follow Him, He said they do follow Him. Also, consider Isaiah 43:13 with John 10:27-29. One more question to consider, are you trying to live your life in a way so that you will go to heaven or are you simply depending/relying on God for eternal life?
Those whom God “foreknew, He also predestined” (Romans 8:29) and those “He predestined, these He also called” (Romans 8:30) and the ones “He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified” (Romans 8:30). This is an indivisible chain of events. If God foreknew a person, that person will ultimately be glorified.

“Are you saying a person can get saved, then go rob banks, fornicate, murder and sin all they want and still be saved?”
Paul put it like this, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” (Romans 6:1-2). The true Christian won’t go on sinning because he has been born again. As it is written, “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God” (1 John 3:9) and “We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him” (1 John 5:18). We know from the Greek that these refer to continuing in sin; making a practice of sin. Thus, if you continue in unrepentant sin, all evidence indicates that you didn’t get saved in the first place.

“Don’t Christians have free will; can’t they turn away from God (choose not to be saved)?”
Christian have a degree of free will, but they also have the fear of God so that they will not turn away. As it is written in Jeremiah 32:40, “And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” Thus, if you turn away from God and the faith, then you weren’t saved to begin with. As it is written, “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us” (1 John 2:19).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jesus is God the Son

  • Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1:23 also see Isaiah 7:14)

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:1, 14)

NIV:”... and the Word was God.”

NASB: “...and the Word was God.”

NKJV:”...and the Word was God.”

AMP: “...and the Word was God Himself.”

ESV:”...and the Word was God.”

CEV: “...The Word was with God and was truly God.”

KJ21: "...and the Word was God.”

ASV”...and the Word was God.”

YLT: “...and the Word was God;”

DARBY:”...and the Word was God.”

NLV:”...The Word was God.”

HCSB”...and the Word was God.”

NIRV “...and the Word was God.”

WYC “...and God was the word.”

Worldwide English: “...The Word was God.”

NIVUK: “...and the Word was God.”

WEB:”...and the Word was God.”

WEY: “...and the Word was God.”

  • Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God (John 5:18)

  • Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:58)

NIV: “…I am!"”

NASB: “...I am."

NKJV: “...I AM.””

ESV: “…I am."”

ASV: “...I am.”

DARBY: “...I am.”

WEY: “...I am."

WBS: “...I am.”

WEB: “...I AM.”

YLT: “...I am;'”

Note: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. (Exodus 3:14) The Septuagint (a Greek translation of the Old Testament that dates prior to the birth of Christ) renders the Hebrew phrase for “I AM” in Exodus 3:14 as ego eimi. In John 8:58 this is the same phrase Jesus uses the same words translated as “I am”.

  • For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty [gibbo^r gibbo^r] God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Note: The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty [gibbo^r gibbo^r] God. (Isaiah 10:21, also see Jeremiah 32:18)

  • For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; (Colossians 1:19)

  • For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9)

  • I and my Father are one. (John 10:30) Note: Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. (Galatians 3:20)

  • The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (John 10:33)

  • And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. (John 20:28-29)

  • "... feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood." (Acts 20:28)

  • And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.(1 John 5:20)

  • And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)

  • Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:5-8)

  • But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: (Hebrews 1:8-10)

  • ...lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them... the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:4, 6) Note: I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8)

  • Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 9:5)

  • No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known. (John 1:18 NIV)

  • Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: (2 Peter 1:1) According to John MacArthur "The Gr. construction has only one article before this phrase, making the entire phrase refer to the same person. Thus, Peter is identifying Jesus Christ as both Savior and God." (1)

  • looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:13 NKJV)

  • The burden of the word of the LORD against Israel. Thus says the LORD [YHWH], who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. (Zechariah 12:1, 10 NKJV)

  • God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: (Hebrews 1:1-3)

  • In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:14-18)
The First and the Last
God-
  • I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Revelation 1:8; 22:13, see also Isaiah 41:4; 44:6)

Jesus-

  • And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; (Revelation 2:8)
Prepare ye the way of the LORD [YHWH]
God expected-
  • The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD [YHWH], make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (Isaiah 40:3)
  • Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD [adonai], whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD [YHWH] of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)
Jesus arrived-
  • For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. (Matthew 3:3)
  • The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. (Mark 1:1-3)
  • For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (Matthew 11:10)
  • He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. (John 1:23)

Creator

God alone-

  • Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; (Isaiah 44:24)
  • Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11, see also Genesis 1:1; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 95:5-6; 102:25 Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 40:12-14, 28; Malachi 2:10; Hebrews 3:4)

Jesus-

  • The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:2-3)
  • Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Colossians 1:15-17, see also John 1:10; Hebrews 1:1-3, 10 )

Savior

God (besides Him there is none)-

  • I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. (Isaiah 43:11)
  • Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. (Isaiah 45:21, see also Hosea 13:4; Isaiah 45:22; 1 Timothy 2:3; 4:10; Titus 2:10 )

Jesus-

  • “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord” (Luke.2:11)
  • “That the Father sent the Son as the Savior of the world.” (1 John.4:14, see also Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:47; John 4:42; Acts 4:12; Titus 1:4; 2:13; 2 Peter 1:1; 2 Peter 3:18)

Worshiped

God alone-

  • Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (Matthew 4:10)
  • And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. (Revelation 22:8-9, see also Deuteronomy 5:7-9; Acts 10:25-26; Romans 1:25)

Jesus-

  • Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. (Matthew 28:9)
  • And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. (Hebrews 1:6, see also Matthew 2:1-2, 10-11; 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 28:17; Mark 5:6; Luke 24:52; John 9:35-38; Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 5:8-14)

The Shepherd

God-

  • The LORD [YHWH] is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1, see also Psalm 80:1; Genesis 49:24)

Jesus-

  • I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (John 10:11, 16)
  • Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, (Hebrews 13:20, see also 1 Peter 5:4)

1: MacArthur, John. The MacArthur Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1997.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Examine Yourself

“If you didn’t come to Jesus Christ broken over your sin, if you haven’t come to Jesus Christ literally shattered to the very depths of your being over your sinfulness, if you haven’t mourned over your sinfulness, if you don’t hunger and thirst after righteousness more than anything else, there is a good probability that your not even a Christian. That’s the criteria our Lord gives.”
-Dr. John MacArthur

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Church Discipline

“We don’t discipline for sin, we discipline for unrepentant sin.”
-Jeff Noblit

Part One


Part Two

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saved by Grace through Faith/ Salvation is a Gift of God

  • Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. (Luke 8:12)
  • But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)
  • And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:14-16)
  • He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)
  • Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24)
  • And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40)
  • Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (John 6:47)
  • He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (John 7:38-39)
  • Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26)
  • To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. (Acts 10:43)
  • Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? (Acts 11:17)
  • And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. (Acts 13:48)
  • God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear? No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are." (Acts 15:8-11)
  • And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:30-31)
  • To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Acts 26:18)
  • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:16-17)
  • Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (Romans 3:22)
  • Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24)
  • To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. (Romans 3:26)
  • Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. (Romans 3:28-30)
  • For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, (Romans 4:2-6)
  • Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (Romans 4:16)
  • Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Romans 5:1)
  • But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. (Romans 5:15)
  • For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  • For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? (Romans 8:24)
  • What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (Romans 9:30-33)
  • For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (Romans 10:4)
  • That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:9-13)
  • And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. (Romans 11:6)
  • For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.(1 Corinthians 1:21)
  • Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. (1 Corinthians 2:12)
  • Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (Galatians 2:16)
  • He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. (Galatians 3:5-8)
  • But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. (Galatians 3:22)
  • That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:14)
  • For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26)
  • Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:24)
  • In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (Ephesians 1:13)
  • Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (Ephesians 2:5)
  • For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: (Philippians 3:9)
  • not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:5)
  • Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. (1 Timothy 1:16)
  • For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (1 Timothy 4:10)
  • who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, (2 Timothy 1:9)
  • But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:39)
  • And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.(Revelation 21:6)
  • And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)