of the following:
God's Word Say about it!
This should be the attitude of
the Christian in every area of life, what does God's Word say about it.
Matthew 4:4 But he
answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 7:24-25 Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon
Vs.25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
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Within the nature
of the One eternal God ( Isaiah 43:10 ) there are three distinct persons (
Luke 3:21, 22 ) The Father ( 2 Peter 1:17 ), The Son ( John 1:1, 14 ), and
The Holy Spirit ( Acts 5:3, 4 ). The Father is not the Son, and the Son is
not the Holy Spirit, and The Holy Spirit is not the Father, these three are
one in unity and share equally in the divine nature.
1 John 5:7 For
there are three that bear record in heaven, The Father, The Word, and The
Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Genesis 1:26 And God
said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...
Vs.27 So God created
man in his own image.
Notice that he said
our image, our likeness in vs.26, God was speaking to the God Head
when he said
The Bible says that
man is spirit, soul and body ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ). Being created in Gods
image, our triune person is in a small way a reflection of God.
The Trinity can be
seen in the following verses:
Matthew 3:16-17 And
Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: And, lo,
the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending
like a dove and lighting upon him:
Vs.17 And, lo, a
voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
Matthew 28:19 Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion
of the Holy Ghost.
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The Holy Spirit
God the Holy Spirit
is a person, as much as the Father and Son are persons, and therefore, has
the elements that are involved, within a personality. Some traits of his
personality are as follows:
HE HAS A WILL
1 Corinthians 12:11
But all these worketh that one and selfsame Spirit: dividing to every man
severally as he will.
Acts 8:29 Then the
Spirit said unto Phillip, go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Acts 10:19 While
Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, behold three men seek
Acts 13:2 As they
ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, separate me
Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Ephesians 4:30 And
grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of
Romans 8:26 Likewise
the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray
for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with
groanings which cannot be uttered.
THERE IN CREATION
Genesis 1:2 And the
earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the
deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. ( see also
Job 26:13, 33:4, and Psalms 104:30 )
IS CALLED GOD
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter
said Ananias why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and
to keep part of the price of the land?
Vs.4 While it
remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold was it not in thine
power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied
unto men, but unto God.
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The Bible was given
to us by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, inspiration literally means
Under the divine influence of God, men spoke and wrote down the Holy
Scriptures ( Jeremiah 36:2, Acts 1:16, and 2 Peter 3:15-16 ) Jesus said “
Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the
mouth of God ( Matt. 4:4) God's word gives instruction in every area of
life, from how to know God, to how to raise our children. The word of the
Lord shall endure forever ( 1 Peter 1:25 ).
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
2 Peter 1:21 For
prophesy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of
spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 3:15 And
from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make
thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 John 5:13 These
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the
name of the Son of God.
Romans 10:17 So then
faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
John 17:17 Sanctify
them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto
according to the word.
Psalms 119:11 Thy
word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalms 119:30 The
entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple.
1 Peter 2:2 As
newborn babes. desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow
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Man is a created being
popular myth that is being taught in our schools and universities is that of
evolution. Evolution is a lie from Satan, and is a doctrine of demons,
working through unregenerate man. God's word declares that life began on dry
ground ( Genesis 1:21 ) while evolution says the sea. God's word declares
that birds and fish were created at the same time ( Genesis 1:21 ) but
evolution says that fish evolved hundreds of millions of years before birds.
God's word declares that He made the animals and fowl out of the ground
(Genesis2:19 ) but evolution says they evolved. The Bible stresses ten
times, that the things created, reproduce after its kind. Man has never
evolved and will never evolve into anything else. Let us examine the
Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, let us make man in our image, after our
likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Vs.27 So God
created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and
female created he them.
Genesis 2:7 And the
Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 5:1-2 This
is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in
the likeness of God made he him.
Vs.2 Male and female
created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day
when they were created.
Job 33:4 The Spirit
of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Malachi 2:10 Have we
not all one Father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal
treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of
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Mankind is Lost
Christ said, “ He came to seek and save that which was lost" ( Matthew
18:11). By lost it is meant, separated from God and destine for eternal
damnation in the lake of fire ( Revelation 20:11-15 ). Mankind has a sin
problem, inherited from Adam, that is rooted at his very core, his spirit.
Man sins because he is a sinner, and in his
fallen condition cannot save himself. God devised a plan of salvation in
which his Son would die for the sin and sins of all people everywhere. Man
can dress himself up with religion, education, social skills, and good
deeds, but it takes the shed blood of Jesus Christ, to change mans inner
being. Only through Jesus can man be restored to relationship and fellowship
Romans 3:10-12 As
it is written, there is none righteous no, not one.
Vs.11 There is none
that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
Vs.12 They are all
gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none
that doeth good, no, not one.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and
so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
Psalms 53:3 Every
one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none
that doeth good, no, not one.
For there is not a just man upon the earth, that doeth good, and sinneth
Proverbs 20:9 Who
can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin.
Isaiah 64:6 But we
are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags...
John 3:16 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.
Praise God for his
love and the salvation that he has provided!
Heaven is a Real Place
Jesus said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name” ( Matthew 6:9 ). Heaven is the abode of God,
the Lord Jesus Christ ( Acts 7:55-56 ), the angels ( Matthew 18:10 ), and
the departed saints
( Hebrews 12:23; Revelations 7:9 ). The Lord Jesus told one of the men who
was crucified with him that “This day you shall be with me in paradise”.
When a believer dies, the body returns to the earth ( ashes to ashes ) to
wait for the resurrection, but the born again spirit departs to be with the
Lord in heaven. In Matthew 17:3, Moses and Elijah appear to Jesus and talk
with him; Elijah was taken to heaven in a fiery chariot, without seeing
death, and Moses went to heaven by way of death, the point is, both men
retained their identity. In heaven you will still be you, only glorified!
When a person dies their spirit will depart for one or two places; heaven if
they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and hell, if they haven’t.
Their is no scriptural evidence nor proof of purgatory, nor such a thing as
Corinthians 5:8 We are confident. I say, and willing rather to be absent
from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Philippians 1:23 For
I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and be with
Christ; which is far better.
Mark 16:19 So after
the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on
the right hand of God.
2 Corinthians 12:2-4
I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, ( whether in the body, I
cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth ) such
one caught up to the
Vs.3 And I knew such
a man, ( whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God
Vs.4 How that he was
caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not
lawful for a man to utter.
( 1st. heaven is the
sky etc. 2nd. heaven is where stars are, space 3rd. heaven is where God
Revelations 5:9, 6:9, 7:9
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Hell is a Real Place
Jesus spoke about hell just as much as he did heaven and warned about the
of ending up there. In
Luke 16:19-31 Jesus tells us of a man in the torments of hell. The man was
aware of his surroundings, he was thirsty, he realized he had a family on
earth and wanted to warn them about the place he was in.
Bible says hell was not prepared for man but for the devil ( Matthew 25:11
), but because of his sinful condition, this fate awaits man as well. the
Bible says that it is not Gods will that any should perish but that all
should come to repentance ( 2 Peter 2:9 ). God has provided a way of
salvation for man and it is through his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalms 9:17 The
wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
2 Thessalonians 1:9
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of
the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
Matthew 8:12 But the
children of the kingdom shall be cast into outer darkness; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 3:41-42 The
Son of Man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his
kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity; and shall cast
them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth
(Matthew 3:12, 25:41 Jude 1:7, and Revelations 20 ).
Matthew 25:46 And
these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life
Mark 9:43 It is
better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into
hell. into the fire that shall never be quenched: Where the worm dieth not.
and the fire is not quenched.
The occupants of hell
will be Satan, the antichrist, the false prophet, fallen angels, and all
unsaved people. ( Revelations 20:10, 19:20, 20:15, and 2 Peter 2:4 ).
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Satan is a Real Being
Jesus said of Satan
that, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his
own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” ( John 8:44 ). The devil is not
some character out of Hollywood, nor a cartoon character, but is in fact a
fallen angel, who has access and dominion in this world.
He opposes God and
the people of God and is the enemy of mankind. The Lord Jesus came to this
earth and defeated him, so that people could be set free from his rule. In
the plan of God that is being worked out in the ages, Satan was overthrown
and will have his place in the lake of fire ( Revelations 20:10 )
Genesis 3:4-5 And
the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die.
Vs.5 For God doth
know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye
shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Matthew 4:1 Then
Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
Vs.4 In whom the god
of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the
light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should
shine unto them.
Sinners Still Under
Acts 26:18 To open
their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and 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.
Contends With God’s
Ephesians 6:12 For
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
Preying upon People
1 Peter 5:8 Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Ephesians 4:26-27 Be
ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:
Vs.27 Neither give
place to the devil.
James 4:7 Submit
yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Christ defeated Satan
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also
himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy
him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
1 John 3:8 He that
committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the
works of the devil.
Revelation 20:10 And
the devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fireand brimstone,
where the beast and false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night
forever and ever.
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Resurrection is the reunion of the bodies and souls of people, which have
been separated by death. The word resurrection means to make stand, or rise
up. Every person that ever lived will be resurrected, this will take place
in two phases, the resurrection of the just and the resurrection of the
unjust. These two phases of the resurrection will be separated by one
thousand years, which will be the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.
John 5:29 And
shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;
and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Acts 24:15 And have
hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a
resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.
Daniel 12:2 And many
of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting
life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Vs.5...but the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years
were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Will occur at the 2nd.
coming of Jesus Christ, it will include Old Testament and New Testament
Saints of God.
4:13-18 Vs.16...For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first.
Vs.13...And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.
( Other references:
John 5:25, 6:40, 11:25 Job 19:25-27, Isaiah 26:19, 1 Corinthians
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