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THE HOLY SCRIPTURE

We teach that the Holy Scripture (the Bible) is a complete written record of God’s revelation to mankind.  We teach that the Bible consists of a total of 66 books (39 Old Testament, 27 New Testament) and is a divine product fashioned by the Holy Spirit, who superintended the human writers.  We teach that the Bible is verbally (in every word) and plenarily (equally in all its parts) inspired by God; absolutely inerrant in the original documents.  Thus, we teach the Bible to be infallible and God breathed.  We teach that the Bible is all‑sufficient and complete, and that God is not giving any new or added revelation in this church age (through dreams, prophecy, visions, etc.).  We teach that the Bible is the only, final, and infallible authority for faith and practice in both public and private life[1].

We teach the literal, grammatical‑historical method of interpreting the Bible.  This method takes the normal or plain meaning of a passage of Scripture, allowing for obvious figures of speech, and it considers each passage in its historical context and in the overall progress of God’s revelation from Genesis through Revelation.  We reject allegorizing or spiritualizing of Scripture, except where clearly indicated by the Scripture itself (for example Galatians 4:21-31 which personifies Law and Grace).  We teach that while there may be several applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation (meaning), and this interpretation is to be found through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit as one diligently applies the literal, grammatical-historical method.  It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture.  It is the truth of Scripture that stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it[2].

We teach a dispensational approach to interpreting the Bible.  God alone is eternal in the true sense of timelessness and His plan for the ages is always with Him.  We teach that God introduced time and history into the world through creation, and that the Bible is God’s written revelation to mankind of who He is and what His plan is[3].  We teach that God revealed His will to man by means of progressive revelation (all the revelation did not come at once) – the revelation of the 66 books of the Bible was both unfolding in time and cumulative in quantity[4] – and as God revealed His will to man, man became responsible for the revelation given up to that point in time[5].  This responsibility and accountability is known as a dispensation, administration or stewardship.  This method of interpretation does not permit reading the Old Testament economy into the New Testament (or vice-versa) and recognizes proper distinctions between Israel, the Gentiles and the church[6].  We teach that salvation in every dispensation is by grace alone through faith alone[7].  The only change in a given dispensation is the content of the knowledge made available to man through God’s progressive revelation.  We teach that dispensationalism is defined by three factors.  First, the consistent use of the literal, grammatical-historical method of Bible interpretation[8].  Second, recognizing and maintaining distinctions between Israel and the church, including God’s plan for each[9].  Third, that the ultimate purpose of God in all that He does to bring glory to His name[10].  A dispensationalist is not defined by believing in a certain number of dispensations.

 

GOD

We teach that there is but one living and true God, who is Spirit, self-existent, infinite, all knowing, sovereign and perfect in all His attributes[11].  We teach that this one living and true God has revealed to us in His Word that He exists eternally as three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — and that each is one in essence, equally deserving of worship and obedience[12].

God the Father   We teach that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity.  We teach that in His providence He ordains and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace, and that for His own glory He has decreed all things that come to pass[13].  We teach that He is the creator of all things and the omnipotent ruler of the universe – sovereign in creation, providence and redemption[14].  As creator, He is Father to all men, but He is the spiritual Father only to believers[15].  We teach that God, in His sovereignty, is neither the author nor approver of sin and holds all men accountable for their sin.  We teach that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men and saves from sin all whom He draws to faith in Jesus Christ[16].

God the Son   We teach that God the Son is the eternal second person of the Trinity and possesses all the divine attributes – He is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father[17].  We teach that God the Father created all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, by whom all things continue to exist and operate[18].  We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born[19], and that He accepted all the essential characteristics of humanity while surrendering only certain prerogatives of deity, but nothing of the divine essence.  Thus, Jesus Christ represents humanity and deity in indivisible oneness – the perfect God-Man [20].

We teach that Jesus Christ came into the world to reveal God to man, to provide redemption, and rule over God’s kingdom[21].  We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood in His voluntary, sacrificial death as our substitute on the cross [22].  We teach that on the basis of the efficacy of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, the believing sinner is freed from the punishment, the penalty, the power, and one day the very presence of sin; and that he is declared righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into the family of God[23].

We teach that our justification is made sure by Jesus Christ’s literal, physical resurrection from the dead, and that He is now ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He now mediates as our advocate and High Priest[24].  We teach that in Christ’s resurrection from the grave, God confirmed the deity of His son and gave proof that He has accepted the atoning work of Christ on the cross, and that His bodily resurrection is the guarantee of a future resurrection life for all believers[25].

We teach that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man[26].  We teach that He is the Head of the church, which is His body[27], and that He will return to receive the church unto Himself at the rapture; He will then return with His church in glory to establish His millennial kingdom on earth[28] – the coming universal King who will reign on the throne of David[29].

We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will judge all mankind[30].  He will judge all believers for rewards (not for their salvation)[31]; He will judge all the living inhabitants of the earth at His glorious return[32]; and as final Judge at the Great White Throne, He will judge all the unbelieving dead (those who had failed to place their trust in Him as Lord and Savior) and cast them into the lake of fire[33].

God the Holy Spirit   We teach that God the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.  He is a divine person who possesses all the attributes of deity and personality (such as omnipresence, intellect, emotions, and will) – He is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father and Son[34].

We teach that it is the work of the Holy Spirit to execute the divine will of God with relation to all mankind.  We recognize His sovereign activity in creation, the written revelation, the incarnation, and the work of salvation[35].  We teach that the Holy Spirit is the divine teacher who guided the apostles and prophets, using their unique personalities and backgrounds, into all truth as they committed to writing God’s revelation, the Bible[36].  We teach that the work of the Holy Spirit in the church age began at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ to initiate and complete the building of the church, the body of Christ.  The Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into that body[37].  His divine activity in this age includes glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ and convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment[38].

We teach that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer from the moment of salvation.  We teach that, as the believer’s comforter, the Holy Spirit sanctifies believers, instructs them, and empowers them for service, steadily transforming them into Christ’s image and sealing them unto the day of redemption[39].  We teach that it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit[40].  We teach that God the Holy Spirit is sovereign how He chooses to bestow His gifts to believers today, and that He does so with the purpose of edifying and maturing the saints as they serve one another [41].  We teach that speaking in tongues and other miraculous sign gifts in the beginning days of the church were given to identify and authenticate the apostles as revealers of divine truth and were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers during the church age[42].

 

ANGELS

We teach that angels are personal spirit beings created to worship and serve God.  We teach that He sends them as messengers of His divine providence and that they are higher than men but should never be worshipped [43].  We teach that Satan is an angel who was perfect and held an exalted rank, but fell into sin because of his conceit and rebellion.  We teach that after his fall he introduced sin into this world by tempting Adam and Eve.  We teach that Satan is now the god of this world and the enemy of God and believers, but his defeat was sealed at Calvary and his doom will eventually be realized at the end of the millennial reign of Christ[44].  We teach that demons are angels who fell with Satan; although they are organized and powerful, they cannot indwell believers, and can be resisted with spiritual discipline and prayer[45].

 

MAN

We teach that God created man as the culmination of His creation of the universe in six 24‑hour days[46].  We teach that God Himself uniquely created mankind as male and female, endowing them with a living spirit.  We teach that God created man in the image and likeness of Himself, but that man does not possess the essence of deity; however, in contrast to other creatures, man possesses moral agency and the capacity for communion with God and for dominion over creation[47].

We teach that God created the first couple, Adam and Eve, in a state of innocence and moral purity in order to bring glory to God, to enjoy direct communion with God and to obey the will of God.  They were designed to enjoy marital intimacy and procreation, free access to the bounty of creation, productive industry and purposeful stewardship over the earth[48].  We teach that marriage is to be between one man and one woman and that sexual relations are to be confined to the bonds of marriage.  This design is necessary for the welfare of mankind, for procreation, and for the wholesome nurture and admonition of children.  Human marriage is also to be properly maintained as a type of Christ and His church[49].

We teach that upon conception in the womb, man is composed of a corruptible, material part that is temporary and an immaterial, spiritual part that will exist eternally[50].  We teach that disobedience to the revealed will of God of the first man, Adam, by eating fruit from the only forbidden tree constituted the universal Fall of mankind and the introduction of sin and death into the world.  We teach that a nature corrupted by Adam’s sin has been transmitted to all men of all ages, Jesus Christ being the only exception.  Thus, we teach that all men are sinners by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration[51].

We teach that as a result of the fall all men are without any capacity to merit the favor of God and are helplessly bound in subjection to their sinful nature.  In this state of depravity, apart from the grace of God, every individual is condemned and continues to sin by acts of omission and commission and awaits the wrath of God.  Therefore, we teach that man’s salvation is wholly of God’s grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ[52].

 

SALVATION

We teach that salvation is the act of God whereby He rescues man from judgment and spiritual death and delivers him to eternal life.  Salvation is based on God’s grace, through faith in the sacrificial death and shed blood of Jesus Christ alone, to the glory of God alone, and not on human merit or works[53].

Regeneration   We teach that at salvation God instantaneously imparts divine life to the new believer by a gracious sovereign act of the Holy Spirit – a spiritual reality known as regeneration or the new birth.  We teach that regeneration occurs when the repentant sinner responds in faith to the Word of God by the leading of the Holy Spirit[54].  True regeneration produces a complete transformation from a life of practicing sin to a life of practicing righteousness[55].

Justification   We teach that at salvation God declares the new believer completely righteous based on faith in Christ alone – a spiritual reality known as justification[56].  We teach that in justification God restores His favor to the repentant sinner, abolishes the penalty of sin (which is death), and imputes Christ’s righteousness to the new believer[57].

Sanctification   We teach that at salvation God sets the new believer apart unto Himself – a spiritual reality known as sanctification.  We teach that Christians are sanctified at the time of their conversion (positional sanctification), are in a constant process of sanctification throughout life (progressive sanctification), and will be completely sanctified after death (ultimate sanctification).  Positional sanctification means that God has set the believer apart unto Himself and declares him holy irrespective of his spiritual attainments[58].  Progressive sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit that gradually transforms the believer’s life, empowering him to become more and more like Jesus Christ – a continual process in which holiness and righteousness are increased and in which sinful attitudes and practices are decreased.  It is characterized by the believer’s refusal to conform to this world and by the renewal of his mind as he reads and obeys the revealed will of God[59].  We teach that because this aspect of sanctification is a lifelong process, the believer will continue to struggle with sin every day of his earthly life[60].  Ultimate sanctification is the freedom from the influence of sin and will be realized when the redeemed receive their glorified body at the resurrection[61].

Security   We teach that the gift of salvation, once received, is forever and cannot be lost because eternal security is the work of God and not of man[62].  This promise of God causes the believer to persevere to the end and provides assurance that he possesses eternal life[63].

Election   We teach that election is the sovereign act of God, done before the foundation of the world, whereby He graciously chose in Jesus Christ for salvation all those He foreknew[64].  God’s gracious choice is not dependant upon His anticipation of an individual’s response to the gospel, but has been determined in eternity past according to His own counsel[65].  However, we also teach that election does not undermine or contradict man’s responsibility to repent and put his faith in Jesus Christ.  An individual must in faith call upon the name of the Lord to be saved; however, God draws people to faith based solely on His sovereign will[66].

Personal Separation   We teach that God commands the believer to separate himself from worldly and sinful practices and religious apostasy.  This separation is from sin unto good works which is a life pleasing to God that pursues holiness[67].  We also teach that the believer separates himself from an unrepentant brother[68].

 

THE CHURCH

We teach that the church is a spiritual organism made up of all born again believers in this present age and can refer to a local assembly of believers or to all believers worldwide[69].  We teach that every person who believes in Christ as Savior is immediately placed (baptized) into the church, which represents Jesus Christ on earth as His Body[70].  We teach that each member of the church is indwelt by the Spirit of God and is a “priest” unto God[71].

We teach that the church began at Pentecost and will conclude when Christ removes her from the earth at His second coming[72].  We teach that the purpose of the church is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, edify believers, and evangelize the world[73].  We teach that the church is distinct from the nation of Israel in that she is non-national and non-ceremonial[74].  We teach that Christ commanded the observance of two church ordinances: baptism of believers by immersion in water and the Lord’s Supper[75], neither of which is efficacious for salvation.

Because the authority of the church rests solely in the authority of Jesus Christ, we teach the autonomy of the local church, free from any external authority or control, with the right of self‑government independent from any hierarchy of individuals or organizations[76].  We teach that each local church is responsible for its own doctrinal purity and practice, unity[77], discipline of members[78], appointing of officers, ordaining men into the gospel ministry, and determining the extent and method of interchurch cooperation[79].

We teach that the officers of the local church are elders and deacons[80].  We teach that the ruling body of the church is to be a plurality of male elders (synonymous with pastors, overseers, and bishops) serving as under-shepherds of Christ[81].  The biblical pattern presents a leader (or leaders) among equals; e.g., Peter, James, Timothy and Titus[82].  We teach that the elders direct in all matters of church doctrine, government, membership, policy, discipline, benevolence, etc.[83], and that the congregation is to fully participate in all the work of the ministry while in submission to the godly rule of its leaders[84].  Deacons are servant-leaders working within the church to assist the elders in the ministry[85].  The qualifications for each office are given, respectively, in 1 Timothy 3:2-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.

The church should separate herself unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ and from the world[86], from false teachers[87], from willfully sinning believers, and from other organizations involved in significant, ongoing doctrinal or moral violations of God’s Word[88].

 

FUTURE EVENTS

Death and Resurrection   We teach that physical death is the separation of a person’s immaterial soul and spirit from their material body[89], and when that separation occurs, even though the body is dead, there is no loss of immaterial consciousness, whether a believer or an unbeliever[90].  We teach the bodily resurrection of all men, believers to eternal life and unbelievers to judgment and eternal punishment[91].

We teach that the soul and spirit of the New Testament believer passes immediately into the presence of Christ[92] and remains separated from his body until Christ comes for His church at the rapture.  We teach that the rapture initiates the first resurrection, the resurrection of life, when the believer’s body is resurrected a glorified body and reunited with his soul and spirit to be forever with the Lord[93].  This resurrection begins at the rapture and is completed at the end of the Tribulation[94]; however, until this resurrection occurs, the believer’s soul and spirit dwells in conscious joy and fellowship with his Lord Jesus[95].

We teach that at death the soul and spirit of the unbeliever is kept in a state of conscious punishment and torment in Hell until the second resurrection, the resurrection of judgment[96], when their resurrected body will then be reunited with their soul and spirit.  They will then appear before the Great White Throne Judgment and, together with Satan, death and Hell, be cast into the lake of fire, cut off from life with God and punished forever as a just retribution for their sin.  This resurrection occurs after the millennium[97].

Rapture of the Church   We teach the literal, personal and bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth; however, His return will take place in two events.  In the first He will return to remove His church from the earth in an imminent event called the rapture.  At that time He will receive to Himself the resurrected bodies of all those who have ‘died in Christ’ and will also translate (change mortal bodies into resurrected bodies) all those who are ‘alive in Christ’ at that time.  We teach that in the rapture Christ does not actually return to the earth’s surface, but rather meets His church ‘in the air’[98], and that after their rapture Christ will reward each believer according to his works[99].

The Tribulation and Second Coming   We teach that following the removal of His church from the earth in the rapture, God pours out His righteous judgments on an unbelieving world during a seven-year period called the tribulation (also known as the seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy )[100], which is climaxed by Christ’s second coming.  In this event He returns to the earth’s surface in glory, together with His saints (the church)[101].  At this time Old Testament believers and believers who have died during the tribulation will be resurrected, and Christ will judge everyone living (the judgment of the nations)[102].

The Millennial Reign   We teach that after Christ judges the nations at His return to earth at the close of the tribulation, He will occupy the throne of David and establish His messianic kingdom[103].  During the first part of this kingdom, Christ will reign over the entire earth for 1000 years.  This period of time is known as the millennium[104].  During the millennium the resurrected believers will reign with Christ over all the nations of the world[105].  Before His reign, Christ will bind Satan in the bottomless pit and will cast the Antichrist (the Beast) and the False Prophet who ruled the earth during the tribulation into the lake of fire[106].  We teach that Christ’s 1000-year reign literally fulfills the covenant promise of God to Israel, as a nation, to restore her to the land that she forfeited through her disobedience[107].  We teach it is because of unbelief that God set Israel aside temporarily[108], but she will be awakened through repentance so that all the remnant of Israel will be saved.  During her Messiah’s millennial reign Israel will be restored as a nation to her land, she will enter into blessing, and she will be a blessing to the nations[109].  Harmony, justice, peace, righteousness and long life will characterize this 1000-year reign of our Lord, as the curse will essentially be lifted from the physical creation, but it will be brought to an end by the release of Satan from the bottomless pit[110].

Judgment of Unbelievers   We teach that when Satan is released from the bottomless pit he will deceive the nations and gather them to battle against ‘the saints and the beloved city’, but he and his army will be devoured by fire from heaven.  Satan will then be cast into the lake of fire, where he will be held and tormented forever[111].  Following this, Christ, the judge of all men, will resurrect all the unbelieving dead, small and great, to stand before the Great White Throne Judgment.  All who stand before Christ at this final judgment will be committed to an eternal, conscious punishment in the lake of fire forever, because of their unbelief[112], and Jesus Christ will be the acknowledged victor over all the forces of evil and over every enemy.

Eternity   We teach that after the Great White Throne Judgment believers of all ages will enter into the eternal state of glory with God.  We teach that the elements of this present heaven and earth will be dissolved and replaced with a new heaven and new earth wherein only righteousness dwells, and that the heavenly city will come down out of heaven to be the dwelling place of the saints, where they will forever enjoy fellowship with God and one another[113].  The Lord Jesus Christ then delivers up the kingdom to God the Father and the triune God reigns forever and ever[114].

 

WHAT THEN DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN?

Being a Christian – that is, a true believer – is more than identifying yourself with a particular religion or affirming a certain value system.  Being a Christian means you have embraced what the Bible says about God, mankind, and salvation.  The following statements summarize those critical truths:

  1. God is sovereign creator.  Contrary to popular thought, man is not the product of an impersonal evolutionary process, but was created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him.  Jesus Christ Himself, who is God, created everything; therefore, He owns and rules everything.  This means that He has authority over our lives and deserves our absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship[115].
  2. God is holy.  God is absolutely and perfectly holy; therefore, He cannot commit or approve of evil, neither can evil dwell in His presence[116].
  3. Mankind is sinful.  Although man is capable of performing acts of human kindness, he is utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God, because everyone is guilty of sin.  “There is no man who does not sin”[117].
  4. Sin demands a penalty.  God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death.  Simply changing our patterns of behavior, or increasing our efforts at doing good, can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate the consequence of death.  No amount of doing good can ever ‘pay’ for our sin[118].
  5. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only Savior.  Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior who paid the penalty and died for sinners[119].  Only Christ’s perfect life satisfied the demands of God’s holiness; only Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice; and only Christ’s resurrection verified God’s acceptance of His sacrifice for sin[120].  Therefore Jesus Christ is the only one who is able to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him alone[121].
  6. Individuals must repent and believe.  True faith is not merely consenting to certain facts about Christ[122], but is always accompanied by repentance from sin.  Repentance is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin, to pursue Christ and to obey Him[123].

 

[1] Psalm 19:7-11; John 14:21-23; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:7-13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Jude 3; Revelation 22:18-19

[2] John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:10-15; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 John 2:20

[3] Genesis 1; Psalm 90:2; 93:2; 102:24-27; 119:105; Ephesians 1:4; 3:11; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17

[4] John 1:17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 7:11-12

[5] Genesis 2:15-17; Exodus 19 and 20; 2 Peter 3:15-16

[6] Romans 9:4-5; 11:25; 1 Corinthians 10:32; Ephesians 1:21-23; Ephesians 4:17-18; 1 Peter 2:9

[7] Genesis 15:6; Ephesians 2:4-9; Hebrews 11:4-7

[8] 2 Timothy 3:15-17

[9] Romans 11:25; Revelation 7:4-8

[10] Isaiah 43:7; Ephesians 1:6-14

[11] Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7, 21-22; John 4:24

[12] Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2

[13] Psalm 145:8-9; Isaiah 46:9-10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:11

[14] Genesis 1; Isaiah 45:5-7; Romans 11:34-36; Ephesians 3:9

[15] Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 4:6

[16] John 1:12; Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9

[17] John 10:30; 14:9

[18] John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2

[19] Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25; Luke 1:26-35

[20] Micah 5:2; John 5:23; 14:9-11; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9

[21] Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14, 29; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 2:9-12; 7:25-26; 1 Peter 1:18-19

[22] John 10:15; Romans 3:24-25; 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24

[23] Romans 3:25-26; 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18

[24] Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-39; Acts 2:30-31; Romans 4:25, 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1

[25] John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 1:4; 6:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

[26] 1 Timothy 2:5

[27] Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23; Colossians 1:18

[28] Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-10

[29] Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:31-33

[30] John 5:22-27

[31] 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10

[32] Matthew 25:31-46

[33] Acts 17:30-31; Revelation 20:11-15

[34] Psalm 139:7-10; Isaiah 40:13-14; Matthew 28:19; John 16:13; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13; 12:4-11;
2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:30

[35] Genesis 1:2; Matthew 1:18; John 3:5-7; 2 Peter 1:20-21

[36] 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Samuel 23:1-2

[37] John 14:16-17; 15:26; Acts 1:5; 1 Corinthians 12:13

[38] John 16:7-15

[39] John 16:7, 13; Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:6, 18; Ephesians 1:13; 2:22

[40] Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27

[41] 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12

[42] 1 Corinthians 13:8-10; 14:21-22; Hebrews 2:1-4

[43] Luke 1:26; Hebrews 1:14; 2:7; Colossians 2:18; Revelation 5:11-14

[44] Ezekiel 28:12-19; John 12:31; 16:11; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:6-7; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 20:1-10

[45] Ephesians 6:11-13; Jude 6; Revelation 12:3-4, 9

[46] Genesis 1:24-2:1; Colossians 1:16

[47] Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7, 21-22; Job 32:8; Psalm 8:4-8

[48] Genesis 1:27; 2:8-16, 24-25

[49] Genesis 2:18-25; Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-28; Ephesians 5:22-33; Hebrews 13:4

[50] Psalm 139:13-16; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Zechariah 12:1; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

[51] Genesis 3:1-24; Psalm 14:1-3; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:9-18, 23; 5:10-12

[52] Genesis 8:21; Job 15:14-16; Psalm 14:1-3; 143:2; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 64:6; Jeremiah 13:23; 17:9; John 3:36; Romans 1:18; 8:5-8; Ephesians 4:17-19

[53] John 1:12; 5:24; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19

[54] John 3:5-8; 5:24; Titus 3:5

[55] Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23-24; 1 John 3:4-9

[56] Romans 3:22-26; 4:23-25; 5:18-21; 8:33

[57] Romans 5:12-14; 6:23; 8:16-17; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:26

[58] 1 Corinthians 1:2, 30; 6:11; Colossians 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13

[59] Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23-24; 1 John 3:4-9

[60] John 17:17, 19; Romans 6:13-7:1; 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:17; Colossians 3:8-13; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11

[61] 1 Corinthians 15:53-54; 2 Corinthians 5:1-4; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 21:3-4

[62] John 6:37-40; 10:28-29; Romans 8:38-39; 1 Peter 1:5

[63] Philippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 3:14; 1 John 5:13

[64] Romans 8:28-30; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; Ephesians 1:4-5, 11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:9;
1 Peter 1:1-2

[65] Romans 9:11

[66] John 6:44; Acts 13:48; Romans 10:9-10

[67] Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11

[68] 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

[69] Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; Philemon 1:1-2

[70] 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:15; 5:25

[71] John 14:17; Romans 8:9; 1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 1:6

[72] Acts 1:5; 2:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

[73] 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 3:20-21; Hebrews 10:24-25; Matthew 28:19-20

[74] Acts 10:34-36; Hebrews 9:8-12

[75] Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 11:23-25

[76] Titus 1:5

[77] Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-4; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 John 4:1; Jude 3

[78] Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5; 5:12-6:5; 2 Corinthians 2:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:6

[79] Acts 6:3-5; 13:3; 15:1-30; 2 Timothy 2:2

[80] 1 Timothy 3:1, 8; Titus 1:5

[81] Acts 14:23; 20:17; 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-5

[82] Acts 2:14; 15:6-13; Revelation 2:1

[83] Acts 15:19-31; 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-4

[84] Matthew 18:17; Acts 6:5; 1 Corinthians 5:4-7, 13; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:17

[85] Acts 6:1-6

[86] Romans 1:1; 12:2; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17

[87] Romans 16:17-18; 2 John 1:9-11

[88] Matthew 18:15-18; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

[89] James 2:26

[90] Luke 16:19-31; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 6:9-11

[91] Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; 6:49-51; 11:25-26; Romans 8:11; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Revelation 20:13-15

[92] Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8

[93] John 5:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

[94] Daniel 12:2; 1 Corinthians 15:23-24; Revelation 20:4-6

[95] 2 Corinthians 5:8

[96] Luke 16:19-26; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:13-15

[97] Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:7-15

[98] John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:15-5:10; Titus 2:13

[99] Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10

[100] Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 9:24-27; 12:1; Matthew 24:4-31; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; Revelation 16

[101] Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 19:11-16

[102] Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:4-6

[103] Matthew 25:31; Luke 1:31-33; Acts 2:29-30

[104] Revelation 20:1-7

[105] Ezekiel 37:21-28; Daniel 7:22; Revelation 19:11-16

[106] Revelation 19:20-20:1-3

[107] Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Isaiah 11:1-16; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 8:1-17

[108] Matthew 21:43; Romans 11:1-25

[109] Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:22-32; Romans 11:26-29

[110] Isaiah 11:1-16; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 36:33-38; Revelation 20:7

[111] Revelation 20:7-10

[112] John 5:22-24; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:11-15

[113] John 17:3; Ephesians 5:5; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:15-22:5

[114] 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

[115] Psalm 103:19; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16

[116] Psalm 5:4; Isaiah 6:3; James 1:13

[117] 1 Kings 8:46; Romans 3:10-12, 23

[118] Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 6:23; Titus 3:5

[119] 1 Peter 3:18

[120] Acts 17:31; Romans 1:4; 3:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2;

[121] John 14:6; Romans 3:26

[122] James 2:19

[123] Matthew 11:28-30; Luke 13:2-5; Acts 3:19; 17:30; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 2:3-6

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