Answers The Bible Questions - Word and Sword

Answers The Bible Questions - Word and Sword

Tonight!! Answers To Your Bible Questions 1 Gods Plan of Salvation Gods Part Much more then, having now been

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be The Great Love of God for man justified by

His blood, we shall be For I am not ashamed However, when He, the Spirit For Iwrath

am not ashamed However, when He, the Spirit saved from through Him. John 3:16 saved from wrath

through Him. of the gospel of Christ, of truth, has come, He will of the gospel of

Christ, For God so loved the of truth, has come, He will He Gave Christ as the

Savior (Romans 5:9) For God so loved the For the Son of Man (Romans 5:9) For the

Son of Man for it is the power of guide you into all truth; for Luke 19:10

for it is the power of world that He gave His He has delivered us from the

power guide you into all truth; for world that He gave His He has delivered us from the

power has come to seek has come to seek God to salvation for Sent The Holy Spirit

as a guide He will not speak on His own of darkness and conveyed us into the God

to salvation for only begotten Son, that He will not speak on His own of darkness and conveyed

us into the only begotten Son, that and to save that John 16:13 and to save that everyone

who believes, authority, but whatever He kingdom of the Son of His love, in everyone who believes,

whoever believes in Him authority, but whatever He kingdom of the Son of His love, in whoever

believes in Him which was lost." Gave the Gospel as the power unto which was lost." for

the Jew first and whom we have redemption through hears He will speak; and He for the

Jew first and should not perish but whom we have redemption through hears He will speak; and

salvationRom 1:16 but He should not perish (Luke 19:10) (Luke 19:10) His blood, the forgiveness of sins. also for the

Greek. will tell you things to come. Hiswill blood, the forgiveness of sins. Provided atonement by the

Blood of also for the Greek. have everlasting life. tell you things to come. have everlasting life.

(Colossians 1:13-14) (Romans 1:16) ChristRomans 5:9; Colossians 1:14 (Colossians 1:13-14) (John 16:13) (Romans 1:16) (John 3:16) (John 16:13)

(John 3:16) Mans Part Hear The Gospel Jesus Said The Apostles Said But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. (Luke 11:28) So then faith

comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 Mans Part Believe The Gospel Jesus Said Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (John 8:24)

The Apostles Said For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, Romans 10:10a Mans Part Repent of Sins Jesus Said I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. (Luke 13:3) The Apostles Said

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, (Acts 17:30) Mans Part Confess Jesus as the Son of God Jesus Said "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in

heaven. (Matthew 10:32) The Apostles Said and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10b) Mans Part Be Baptized for Remission of Sins Jesus Said The Apostles Said He who believes

and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16) "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; (Acts 2:38a) Mans Part Live Faithfully Until Death

Jesus Said And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved. (Matt 10:22) The Apostles Said But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus

Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7) I Didn't Know That! Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, "Who

then can be saved?" (Mark 10:23-26 NKJV) 10 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Takes Worldly Pleasure 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. For all that is in the worldthe lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeis not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:15-17 NKJV) 11

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Takes Worldly Pleasure Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV) 12 I Didn't Know That!

GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Takes Worldly Pleasure Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV) 13

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Takes Worldly Pleasure For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5 NKJV) For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13 NKJV) 14 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY

If It Destroys Marriage For the commandments, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," "YOU SHALL NOT MURDER," "YOU SHALL NOT STEAL," "YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS," "YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." (Romans 13:9 NKJV) 15 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Destroys Marriage The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to

divorce his wife for just any reason?" And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,' and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH' ? 16 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Destroys Marriage So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." They said to Him, "Why then did

Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?" He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery." 17 (Matthew 19:3-9 NKJV) I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Results In Failure To Do His Will "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of

heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 NKJV) 18 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Results In Failure To Do His Will And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2 NKJV) 19

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Results In Failure To Do His Will Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:17 NKJV) 20 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Results In Failure To Do His Will For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the

ignorance of foolish men (1 Peter 2:15 NKJV) 21 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Results In Failure To Do His Will And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:17 NKJV) 22 I Didn't Know That!

GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Means Wrong Priorities But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 NKJV) 23 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY If It Means Wrong Priorities He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than

Me is not worthy of Me. (Matthew 10:37 NKJV) 24 I Didn't Know That! God Wants True Happiness For You Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14 NKJV) 25 I Didn't Know That!

GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN Jesus Said "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:18-19 NKJV) 26 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN Jesus Said

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV) 27 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN Jesus Said Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their

fathers to the false prophets. (Luke 6:26 NKJV) 28 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN Paul Said For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 NKJV) 29

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN Paul Said But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2:4 NKJV) 30 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN

NO Compromise Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised. And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage), to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 31 (Galatians 2:3-5 NKJV) I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PLEASE MEN

NO Fellowship And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:11 NKJV) 32 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If It Causes You To Neglect Your Soul Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry

nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 33 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If It Causes You To Neglect Your Soul For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things and

pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:6-12 NKJV) 34 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If It Causes You To Trust In Riches Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but

One, that is, God. You know the commandments: 'DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,' 'DO NOT MURDER,' 'DO NOT STEAL,' 'DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS,' 'Do not defraud,' 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND 35 YOUR MOTHER.'"

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If It Causes You To Trust In Riches And he answered and said to Him, "Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth." Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me." 36 I Didn't Know That!

GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If It Causes You To Trust In Riches But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 37 (Mark 10:17-25 NKJV)

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If It Causes You To Trust In Riches Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?' So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 38 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH

If It Causes You To Trust In Riches And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry." ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?' "So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." (Luke 12:16-21 NKJV) 39 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH

If It Causes You To Trust In Riches Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. (Matthew 13:22 NKJV) 40 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If You Would Not Use Them Wisely "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures

on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV) 41 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH If You Would Not Use Them Wisely Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do

also: On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2 NKJV) 42 I Didn't Know That! God Wants You Rich In Good Works Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,

(1 Timothy 6:17-18 NKJV) 43 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW Him & Hear His Son Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. (1 John 2:3-5 NKJV)

44 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW Him & Hear His Son While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" (Matthew 17:5 NKJV) 45 I Didn't Know That!

GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW The Truth & Obey It And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32 NKJV) 46 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW The Truth & Obey It O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not

obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? (Galatians 3:1 NKJV) 47 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW The Truth & Obey It You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? (Galatians 5:7 NKJV) 48

I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW There Is One Way Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6 NKJV) 49 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW There Is One Way

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. (John 5:39-40 NKJV) 50 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW There Are False TeachersAvoid Them "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do

men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 51 (Matthew 7:15-20 NKJV) I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW There Are False TeachersAvoid Them But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive

heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. (2 Peter 2:1-3 NKJV) 52 I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW There Are False TeachersAvoid Them Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses,

contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. 53 (Romans 16:17-18 NKJV) I Didn't Know That! GOD DOES WANT YOU TO KNOW BETTER TO LEARN NOW THAN LATER! 54

AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. (2 Peter 2:1-3 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Sabbath Keeping

Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. (Acts 20:7 NKJV) On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. (1 Corinthians 16:2 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Claims of Tongues & Miracles When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from

heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Claims of Tongues & Miracles And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them

speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? (Acts 2:1-8 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Claims of Tongues & Miracles And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit." (Acts 8:18-19 NKJV)

AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Claims of Tongues & Miracles Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. (1 Corinthians 13:8-10 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Conscience A Safe Guide

Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day." (Acts 23:1 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Conscience A Safe Guide This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (Acts 24:16 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Believe Only

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 NKJV) He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16 NKJV) You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. (James 2:24 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION 1000 Year Reign of Christ On Earth And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the

kingdom of God present with power." (Mark 9:1 NKJV) Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here." (John 18:36 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION 1000 Year Reign of Christ On Earth But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God

will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION 1000 Year Reign of Christ On Earth For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these

words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Sincerity is all Thats Necessary "My manner of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own nation at Jerusalem, all the Jews know. They knew me from the first, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. (Acts 26:4-5 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Sincerity is all Thats Necessary

"Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities. (Acts 26:9-11 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION No Strict Standard But even if we, or an angel from heaven,

preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION No Strict Standard He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. (John 12:48 NKJV)

AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Worship As Please 'THESE PEOPLE DRAW NEAR TO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, AND HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME. (Matthew 15:8 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Many Churches And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18 NKJV)

AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Many Churches There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; (Ephesians 4:4 NKJV) And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:22-23 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Many Churches

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:18 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION No Pattern who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "SEE THAT YOU MAKE ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO

THE PATTERN SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN." (Hebrews 8:5 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION No Pattern All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION No Pattern

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 1:9 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Once Saved - Always Saved Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV) Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving

heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Once Saved - Always Saved But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. (Jude 1:5 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Search The Scriptures

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. (John 5:39 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Study Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Study

But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:14-17 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Prove All Things

Test all things; hold fast what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21 NKJV) AVOIDING RELIGIOUS CONFUSION Speak As The Oracles of God If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11 NKJV) Salvation By Grace Ps. 89:14

6 JO.1:17 4 : 2 1 JO. Tit. 2:11,12 Acts 18:27 Rom. 5:21 Ps. 119:172 OBEY HIM Heb. 5:8,9; Rom. 6:17,18 Rom. 6:23; 2Th. 1:7-9; Rom. 3:23 UnrightousnessDisobedience-AdultryRebellion-Laciviousness

Eph. 2:8,9 Faithful Rev. 2:10 Sp Growth 2 Pet. 1:5-11 Be Baptised Acts 2:38 Confess Rom. 10:9,10 Repent Acts 17:30 Believe Jo. 1:12 Hear Acts 3:22,23

SIN Come Ye Blessed MT. 25:34 I Am The Way JO. 14:6 Come Unto Me All Ye Mt. 11:28-30 Do Fathers Will Mt. 7:21 Js. 1:13-15;

Gal. 5:19-21; 1Cor. 6:9,10 Worldliness-RevillingsDrunkenness-Hatred-Murderers What About Works? Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith. We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. (Romans 3:27-28 ASV) What About Not By Works Works?

Of Righteousness We DoBut when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared, not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:4-5 ASV) What About Not By Works Works? He That Worketh Not- For if Abraham was justified by works, he

hath whereof to glory; but not toward God. For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness. (Romans 4:2-5 ASV) What About Not By Works Works? Of The Lawyet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ

Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (Galatians 2:16 ASV) What About Not By Works Works? Boastfulfor by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no man should glory. (Ephesians 2:8-9 ASV) who 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 us in Christ Jesus before

times eternal, (2 Timothy 1:9 ASV) What About Works? Not By Works DeadWherefore leaving the doctrine of the first principles of Christ, let us press on unto perfection; not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, (Hebrews 6:1 ASV) What About Works? By Works Of RighteousnessAnd Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God

is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him. (Acts 10:34-35 ASV) What About Works? By Works Faith PerfectedEven so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself. Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith. Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren? Was not Abraham our

father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? What About By Works Faith Perfected- Works? Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect; and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God. Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith. And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from

works is dead. (James 2:17-26 ASV) What About By Works Works? Faith Perfectedcf. Romans 1:5; 6:3-5, 17, 18; Galatians 5:6; He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. (Mark 16:16 ASV) What About By Works Works? GodsThey said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them,

This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (John 6:28-29 ASV) What About By Works Works? GoodEven so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 ASV) having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

(1 Peter 2:12 ASV) What About By Works Works? GoodFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 ASV) Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men: (Titus 3:8 ASV)

What About By Works Works? Be Judged ByFor the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds. (Matthew 16:27 ASV) but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek: (Romans 2:10 ASV) What About By Works Works? Be Judged ByAnd I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were

opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 20:12 ASV) Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14 ASV) What About Which TermsWorks? of Salvation Are Of Man? Belief? They said therefore unto him, What must we do, that we may work the works of

God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (John 6:28-29 ASV) What About Which TermsWorks? of Salvation Are Of Man? Repentance? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil which he said he would do unto them; and he did it not. (Jonah 3:10 ASV) What About

Which TermsWorks? of Salvation Are Of Man? Confession? Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32 ASV) What About Which TermsWorks? of Salvation Are Of Man? Baptism? The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me. (Mark 11:30 ASV)

And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit. (John 1:33 ASV) What About Which TermsWorks? of Salvation Are Of Man? Baptism? And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of God,

being not baptized of him. (Luke 7:29-30 ASV) What About Works? Impossible To Earn Salvation! Earn- Equal reward for equal work. What did Jesus do to do the work of god? We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. (John 9:4 ASV) For I am come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

(John 6:38 ASV) What About Impossible To Earn Salvation! Works? Earn- Equal reward for equal work. I glorified thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which thou hast given me to do. (John 17:4 ASV) And he was parted from them about a stone's cast; and he kneeled down and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (Luke 22:41-42 ASV)

What About Works? Impossible To Earn Salvation! Earn- Equal reward for equal work. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 ASV) What About Works? How Do We Do The Work of God? Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 ASV)

What About Works? Can We Boast? Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith. (Romans 3:27 ASV) What About But who is there of you, having a servant Works? plowing or keeping sheep, that will say unto him, when he is come in from the field, Come straightway and sit down to meat; and will not

rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank the servant because he did the things that were commanded? Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do. (Luke 17:7-10 ASV) What Does Gods Word Say About Salvation? Hear- Romans 10:17 Luke 11:28 Romans 1:16 Believe John 3:16

John 8:24 Mark 16:16 Repent Acts 2:38 Luke 13:3 Acts 3:19 le Bib Confess Romans10:10 Matthew 10:32 Acts 8:37 Baptized 1stPeter3:21 Mark 16:16 Acts 22:16 Remain Faithful

112 Revelation 2:10 b Once a person is obedient to the Gospel, Heard (Rom. 10:17), Believed (Mark 16:16), Confessed (Acts 8:37), Repented of the sins they have committed, and is Baptized for the remission of those sins (Acts 2:38), they are a Christian and saved from the fire of hell. But, we read that we must remain faithful unto death (Rev. 2:10.) Why? Do we have to be concerned about sinning after we are saved? These verses say we do!

Col. 1:21-23; 2 Tim. 2:16- 18; Heb. 3:12-19; 2 Pet. 2:1; Heb.5:8, 9; Jam.2:24, 26; John 15:1-6; 1 John 2:24; Rom. 14:13, 15; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 6:4:8; Heb. 10:26- 31; Jam. 5:19, 20; 1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Pet. 2:20- 22; Rev. 3:5 & 20:15.

Passages wrongly applied to say that once you are saved you are always saved. John 10:27, 28; John 14:19; Romans 5:20, 21; Romans 6:23; Rom. 8:1; Rom. 8:38, 39; 1 Cor.10:13; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 2 Tim 1:12; Heb. 6:19; Heb. 12:6; Heb. 13:5; 1 Pet. 1:4, 5; 1 John 2:19;

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