Doctrine

Section One: This congregation receives and holds the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and as the only infallible rule and standard of faith and practice, according to which all doctrines and teachers are to be judged.

Section Two: Furthermore, this congregation strongly holds to the Divine infallibility of the Scripture and will not compromise on the truth given to us in the completed canon of the 66 books of the one God- breathed book- the Bible (Genesis to Revelation).

Section Three: This congregation believes the following statements about these twenty-four areas of Christian doctrine: (Please expand for more details)

Doctrine

We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God, that the Canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments constitute the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe in the inspiration of the words as well as the human instruments who wrote them under the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20,21 ; 2 Timothy 3:15-17 ; Hebrews 1:1,2; John 6:63; and 10:35 ; Ephesians 6:17; Isaiah 8:20; Psalm 119:105 ; Luke 16:17, Matthew 5:18; and 24:35 ; Mark 13:31; Luke21:33 ; Isaiah 40:8 ; 1 Peter1:24,25 ; James 1:22-25 )
We believe that God is Triune; that there are three eternal, co-equal, Divine Persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God (Genesis 1:1 ,26 ; 3:22 ; 11:6,7 ; 20:13 ; 48:15 ; 19:24 ; Deuteronomy 6:4 ; Psalm 2:7 ; and Isaiah 9:6,7 ; Luke 3: 21,22 ; 1 Peter 1:2 ; 3:18 ; Matthew 28:18-20 ; 2 Corinthians 13:14 ; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6).
We believe that God is the Father. We believe that God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and also the Father of all those who believe on and receive His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as Savior (Galatians 3:26; John 1:12,13 ; I John 1:1-3 ).
We believe in the eternal Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He is true God and true Man in One Person- without sin nature or sin ( John 8:46 ; 1 Peter 2:22 ; 1 John 3:5 ; John 1: 1-3; John 1:14; Luke 1:35 ; Colossians 1:15-18; Colossians2:3, 9; 1Timothy 3:16 ).
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. He is God and He inspired holy men of God to write the Holy Scriptures; that the Lord Jesus Christ declared His office work to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, witness in and through believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to lead His followers into all the Truth of the Word of God (John 16: 7-11 ; John 14:26; John 15:26,27; John 16 12-15; Acts 5:3,4). He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ simultaneous to the new birth, and at the instant of the new birth indwells, and seals them unto the day of Redemption 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians1:13,14). It is the privilege and duty of all saved to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:20).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and the man is in a state of depravity, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:22,23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
We believe that the only way to be saved is by grace through faith in the precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe that the Blood-redeemed saints, truly born-again (from above) believers in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Savior, are saved and kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (John 3: 14-16; 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 4:12; 16:31; Romans 10:9, 10; John 10:27-30; 1 Peter 1: 3-5; 1 John 5:13).
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Romans 13:13,14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).
We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural ( Romans 6:13; 8:12,13; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4: 22-24; Colossians 3:10; 1 Peter 1: 14-16; 1 John 3:5-9).
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, compromise, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God ( Romans 12:1,2; 14:13; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2: 15-17; 2 John 9-11).
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven; that He is now our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek; that He is our Advocate; that He ever lives to make intercession for us, and that He is the only Mediator between God and man (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1; Hebrews 7:17; 8:1; 1 Timothy 2:5,6).
We believe that the True Church, which is the spiritual building of the Holy Spirit, the organic body, and the Heavenly Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, began with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost; that each believer who receives the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior becomes a member of the Church, and is immediately indwelt by the Holy Spirit and simultaneously baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ ( Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:1-4; 33,47; John 7:39; Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13; Romans 8: 9-15; 1 John 2:27; 4:13). The Church, the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again believers of the Church Age. Its government is not a democracy, nor Theocracy but a Christocracy. It is ordered by its Head, Christ, and then His calling of Pastors (Hebrews 13:7, 17), elders, then deacons, and other offices in diminishing authority (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9;Acts 14:23; 15:2, 4, 6, 22, 23; 16:4; 20:17, 21:8; James 5:14; 1 Peter 5:1). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17,23,32; 1 Timothy3:1-13; Titus 1: 5-11).
We believe that God is all-sovereign in the bestowment of all abilities; and that the offices of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking supernaturally in languages and dialects and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established ( 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 13:8-12; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick, afflicted, and other problems and trials believers face. (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14, 15).
We believe baptism by water is the symbol of cleansing. The water does not wash away sin as we are immersed, but it points to the new covenant in Christ, where men are cleansed from sin through the shed Blood of the Lamb of God and become the children of God. Water Baptism, by immersion of believers only, is required in the New Testament (Matthew 3:5,6; Acts 8:36-39; 1 Peter 3:21). Spiritual baptism into the body of Christ happens at the instant of the new birth (1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 6:3, 4; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12).
We believe that the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ to His Church is to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature; that the baptism of water, being symbolical of the believer's identification with Christ, and the fellowship of the Lord's Supper are Divine institutions to be observed by all Christians in this Age until the Lord returns for His Church in the Rapture ( Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15, 16; Luke 22:19, 20; Acts 1: 8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-2).
We believe in the basic Dispensational view of Bible interpretation along with the eight Major Covenants but reject the extreme teaching known as "Hyper-Dispensationalism", such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord's Table or water baptism as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this Age. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41,42; 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 2 Timothy 2:15).
We believe in the Pre-millennial Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His coming is to be in two phases: First, coming for His Church-age saints before the 7 years of Tribulation upon this earth and the nation of Israel and later coming with His saints in glory to earth, to judge the world. We believe in constantly looking for the return of our Savior, looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the literality of the seven years of Tribulation, the seventieth week of the Prophecy of Daniel 9:27 and the Millennial Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20-21; John 14:3; 1Thessalonians1:9-10; 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20: 4-6). We believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church (Ephesians 5:27 and compare Revelation 19:7-10, 11-16).
We believe that Satan is a fallen being of high angelic order. The woman and the man followed his lie in the Garden of Eden and thereby caused the problem of sin and disease in the world. He was defeated in the cross and resurrection and his doom will be eternal punishment in perdition, the lake of fire (Genesis 3:15; Job 1:6, 7; Revelation 20:2-10; Isaiah 14: 12-15).
We believe that all who die in Christ are absent from the body and present with the Lord at home in Heaven. All who die out of Christ are in conscious torment in Hades until the Judgment of the Great White Throne, when they will be a part of the second resurrection, judged and cast bodily into the Lake of Fire in consciousness forever (Philippians 1:21-24; 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Luke 23:43; Luke 16: 19-31; Revelation 20: 11-15).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust, in the eternal conscious perdition of the lost, and the eternal life, joy, and bliss of the saved. The first resurrection has to do with the believers at the rapture and the end of the Tribulation. The second resurrection has reference to unbelievers and will occur at the end of the millennial reign of Christ in preparation for the Great White Throne Judgment (1 Corinthians 15:20-24; John 5: 28, 29; Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 20: 4-6, 11-15; Revelation 21: 4-7).
We are commanded by our Lord to receive of the Lord's Supper for two reasons: (1) to remember what He has once-for-all done for us on the Cross of Calvary in obtaining for us eternal redemption (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19, 22 - thus compare Hebrews10:10, 12, 14); and (2) to anticipate His coming for the church (Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:25; Luke 22:18 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26,esp. v. 26). Only those who profess personal saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and testify to having been washed in the blood of the Lamb are to participate at the Lord's table. This ordinance, therefore, is essential to the corporate and true (invisible) Church, the local church, and individual believers.
A careful comparison of 1 Corinthians 12-14 with Mark 16, Acts 2 and Revelation 22 will demonstrate beyond a doubt that the "beliefs" of the Charismatic movement are unscriptural on the issues of sign gifts (which were just for the foundational work of the first century church until completion of the New Testament canon with the book of Revelation), and tongues (which were definite languages and dialects and not some unintelligible, non-sensical sounds or gibberish). Furthermore, their view that a true saint can lose salvation is also unscriptural and actually anti-Christ! John 3:16; 5:24; 10:27-30; and Romans 5:1; 8:1, 31-39, along with another myriad of Scriptures, makes clear beyond any doubt whatsoever that a child of God is saved forever. Also, they teach an unscriptural view that the Holy Spirit indwells a believer subsequent to salvation. They have perverted Scripture by not admitting to such anchor verses as 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13, 14; and 2 Corinthians 1:22. The Holy Spirit indwells a believer the instant he or she accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Charismatic groups wrongly place emotion and experience above the revealed authority of the Holy Scripture.
The Word of God reveals and authorizes the following principles concerning divorce and remarriage and this shall not be changed since the Word of God is clear and binding. It is clearly stated in the Word of God that a believer in Jesus Christ as personal Savior should only marry such of like commitment to Christ and also themselves belong to a Protestant church which founded upon the Word of God and teaches under the Bible and Holy Spirit's authority (1 Corinthians 7:39; 6:15-20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). Therefore it is the policy of this congregation to marry only those who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and have proved such by faithful attendance here, or in the case of the one to be married to a member of this congregation, has faithfully attended another Bible-believing fundamental church. There should be no divorce; and if there is a divorce, neither partner is permitted to remarry while the other spouse is alive. NOW CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE REMARRIED UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, BE SURE TO READ ALL OF THIS SECTION AND NOTE OUR STANCE IN REGARD TO FORGIVENESS AND THE LORD STILL BEING ABLE TO USE YOU IN CERTAIN AREAS OF MINISTRY! Matthew 19:1-10 is the foundational passage for understanding our Lord's revelation on divorce and remarriage. In answer to the Pharisees who tested Christ about what reason(s) could be used for a person to divorce his wife, Christ drives behind the Pharisaical use of Deut. 24 to Gen. 2:21-24. When Christ said, "Wherefore, they are no more two, but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder,” our Savior was telling very clearly that in spite of man's fall into sin the Divine order of one man and one woman was never abrogated. The rebellious sin of the people in the wilderness and their rampant divorce forced Moses for the sake of civil order and because of their hard hearts to allow divorce under very limited conditions. Thus Christ said,"...Moses because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it was not so"(Matt. 19:8). The provision of Deut. 24: 1-4 was instituted because Deut. 22 was being totally ignored. One must understand all of Deut. 22 and Num. 5 in order to assess correctly the context of Deut. 24. In this latter portion of Scripture, notice that the wife who is put away from her husband and marries another is considered "defiled" and upon divorce from her new husband or his death she cannot go back and marry her original husband no matter what!! Why? She is defiled. The executive clauses of Matt. 5:32 and 19:9 both use the word "porneia". Many argue that Christ was referring to adultery, but the word "moicheia" could have been used with greater specificity for "adultery". "Porneia" can have a general meaning concerning the gamut of sexual sin or it can have a technical meaning referring to the Levitical laws concerning incest. There were two major schools of rabbinic thought in Jesus' day- the schools of Hillel and Shammai. The former said that a person could divorce his wife for any reason, while the latter, stipulated only adultery as the cause for divorce. Jesus didn't agree with either or else you would have to suggest that the Pharisees finally got the best of Christ- which could never be since He is the omniscient Son of God. If Christ agreed with the general meaning of "porneia" (which is the view of many Erasmian ministers during these times), then Christ contradicted His own statement in Matt. 19:6 and fell in with the liberal school of Hillel-which is utter nonsense. Or if Christ agreed with the school of Shammai, then He had no higher revelation than this human approach to the problem and Christ would be stuck in trying to apply in a practical way the truth of Gen. 2:21-24! No, the exceptive clause refers only to the cases of incest and an instance of this word "porneia" being used in that technical sense is found in 1 Corinthians 5:1. Furthermore, the exceptive clause is only found in Matthew's gospel and not in Mark or Luke. Matthew's audience was primarily Jewish and those folks would have understood Christ's reference to Leviticus 18-20 concerning incest. Mark and Luke's audience was primarily Gentile. Why would there be no exceptive clause for the Gentiles if the word "porneia" referred to "adultery"? Would one standard be applied to the Jews and another to the Gentiles in the Church Age? The fact is clear that the Jewish audience of Matthew understood the technical usage of the word "porneia". In addition to this thought, the disciples responded to the exceptive clause by saying, "...If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry" (Matt. 19:10), why would they say such a thing if adultery were grounds for divorce? There is no additional "scapegoat" or escape route provided in 1 Cor. 7. Such is only in the imagination of those who want to be libertine in their personal lives and self-autonomous in their abuse of Scripture. The Pastor or Elders would be glad to talk and exposit at length (contextually) on the 1 Cor. 7 section of Scripture. Be sure to examine carefully Rom. 7:1-3 and 1 Cor. 7:39. Let's remember that God said in Malachi 2:16 "...I hate divorce." He didn't say He hated the divorcee, but the sin. We truly believe that we can accept and work with such people who have been through this sinful trauma and accept them in the love of Christ by forgiving and fulfilling a restorative function in our relationship with them if they have repented of the sin. Yet the role of such people is to some degree limited by the Word of God for positions of leadership responsibility in the local church- for example, 1 Tim.3 and Titus 1 make emphatically clear that no elder or deacon or church leader may hold such a high and holy office and be divorced and remarried since they acted on unscriptural grounds for remarrying. Are there roles for these people? Yes, such roles will be under advisement and supervision of the Pastor and The Board of Elders in light of Scripture and the attitude and spirit of those in this set of circumstances. Are we to love them-remembering our own weaknesses and sins? Yes! (Gal. 6:1,2). Though it is unscriptural for one divorced to remarry, does this mean our fellowship is closed? NO! If one has remarried under such circumstances and agrees with the Lord about their disobedience, then in their surrender we surrender and desire to serve them. Never should we refuse our love, forgiveness, and need for the fellowship of all true saints. We, as sinners saved by grace must hold close to our hearts Eph. 4:32, Gal. 6:1, 2, and John 8:1-11. May all who consider membership here, or may be already members and face this issue, be assured of the love of God, the Pastor and the congregation. This Berean Bible Congregation and the Pastor(s) will never under any circumstance marry any persons who are of the same sexual orientation. The Word of God is very specific about such prohibitions in Leviticus 18 and 20 along with Romans 1:18 to 32. This is only a cursory examination, but reading, research, and writing on this have been extensive as a background for this Constitution. * We know where we stand on the emotion-experience issue with the Charismatics, thus let us be sure not to fall prey to the same faulty standards regarding the matter of Divorce and Remarriage. The preachers (radio and otherwise) who take a Hillel approach or Shammai approach to this problem will have to answer to Christ and we wouldn't want to be in their place. It's easy to preach what is popular, but we are here to please Christ and not men (Gal. 1:10). *(One can read many books on this subject, but until one has read the unanswerable arguments of Paul Steele's and Charles Ryrie's Meant to Last (Victor Books) and J. Carl Laney's The Divorce Myth (Bethany House Publishers) one cannot talk with any real substantive knowledge on the subject which counterbalances the liberal views of so-called fundamental preachers and teachers).
This church does not hold to Calvinistic views on these doctrines. We emphatically believe in the "whosoevers" of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and completely disavow any connection with the Augustinian and Calvinistic teachings on limited atonement, foreordination to Heaven or Hell-which often includes the view that only some babies are saved, or any other teaching which tries to limit the Federal Headship of our Lord Jesus Christ as he died once-for-all on the Cross of Calvary and rose bodily the third day for the whole human race. We also disavow any connection with the heresy of universalism which propagates the myth that all will be saved. Many will go to Hell by their own choice which will be ratified by God. Yet we most diligently adhere to the Scriptural truth of the eternal salvation - the eternal redemption - of all true born from above believers of our Lord Jesus Christ. No one truly born again can ever lose their salvation in Christ. Thus we also totally disavow that teaching which has plagued the Church known as Arminianism wherein it is taught that saved ones may lose their salvation. Following the Scriptural teaching of the Holy Spirit convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:7-11) we know that the Lord extends His John 3:16 to all in all nations, tribes and peoples. Whosoever will may come and the one who comes to Christ Jesus to be saved will never be cast out. Thus we accept the world wide truth of John 3:16 and the individual responsibility of man in his sinfulness and alienation from God to respond in accepting trust the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (John 3:36; 5:24). Though the majority of the world's people may perish, it is not necessary since provision at Calvary has been made for all to be saved (1 John 2:2) and the Holy Spirit tells us that the Lord is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Pet. 3:9). Election and predestination, therefore, are terms for the family of God which affect our sanctification- not justification. Thus, these terms concern the growth of the child of God that we might be to the praise of His glory who first trusted in Christ.(Eph. 1:3-6, 11-14 with 1 Pet. 1:1,2 and 2 Pet. 1:10,11). Eph 1:4 does not say that we are chosen "to be" in Him, but we are chosen in Him to be holy and without blame before Him in love. Then we are told in Eph. 1:5 that we are predestinated to the adoption of sons. We are not adopted into the family of God, but born again by the Holy Spirit into the family of God. We are given the "down payment (earnest, pledge, seal, guarantee) of the Spirit" (which is the Spirit of adoption, Gal.4:6,7) of redeemed bodies at the resurrection-which will be the full adoption-or experience of sonship in Christ. Until that time, we are waiting for the adoption (i.e. the redemption of our bodies) (Rom.8:23) and thus, we are predestined to be conformed to the image of God's Son (Rom. 8:29). Election and predestination , therefore, never deal with an individual soul's destiny, but always the Messianic line in the Old Testament and the national place of Israel as an instrument of God or the sanctification of individual believers (Rom. 12:1,2) to become more Christ-like.

Section Four: To this Doctrinal Basis all instruction in the Church, the school and the family shall be conformed. No Pastor shall ever be ordained by or installed into this congregation who does not affirm in detail this doctrinal statement.

Section Five: We totally disavow evolutionary teaching as false, unscriptural, and a brand of humanistic and atheistic philosophy. We believe man was created by the direct act of God, who made man in His own image and likeness. From his original state of innocent perfection, man fell through disobeying God’s command and thereby sinned. Subsequently, every descendant of Adam has been born in sin and partakes of its penalty-death. In his sinful condition, man is alienated from God, lost and without hope (Gen. 1:26; John 1:3; Romans 5:12; Colossians 1:16).

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References

[1] (2 Pet 1:20 KJV) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (2 Pet 1:21 KJV) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. [1] (2 Tim 3:15 KJV) And that 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. (2 Tim 3:16 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim 3:17 KJV) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (Heb 1:1 KJV) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (Heb 1:2 KJV) 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; [1] (John 6:63 KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. [1] (John 10:35 KJV) If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; [1] (Eph 6:17 KJV) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: [1] (Isa 8:20 KJV) To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. [1] (Psa 119:105 KJV) NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. [1] (Luke 16:17 KJV) And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. [1] (Mat 5:18 KJV) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. [1] (Mat 24:35 KJV) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. [1] (Mark 13:31 KJV) Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. [1] (Luke 21:33 KJV) Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. [1] (Isa 40:8 KJV) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. [1] (1 Pet 1:24 KJV) For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: (1 Pet 1:25 KJV) But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. [1] (James 1:22 KJV) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (James 1:23 KJV) For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: (James 1:24 KJV) For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. (James 1:25 KJV) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. [1] (Gen 1:1 KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. [1] (Gen 1:26 KJV) 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 the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Gen 3:22 KJV) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: [1] (Gen 11:6 KJV) And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained (Gen 11:7 KJV) Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. [1] (Gen 20:13 KJV) And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. [1] (Gen 48:15 KJV) And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, [1] (Gen 19:24 KJV) Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; [1] (Deu 6:4 KJV) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: [1] (Psa 2:7 KJV) I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. [1] (Isa 9:6 KJV) 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 God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isa 9:7 KJV) Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. [1] The baptism of Christ (Luke 3:21 KJV) Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, (Luke 3:22 KJV) And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. [1] (1 Pet 1:2 KJV) Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. [1] (1 Pet 3:18 KJV) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: [1] (Mat 28:18 KJV) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Mat 28:19 KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (Mat 28:20 KJV) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. [1] (2 Cor 13:14 KJV) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. [1] (1 Cor 12:4 KJV) Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. (1 Cor 12:5 KJV) And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. (1 Cor 12:6 KJV) And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. [1] Under the gospel state true believers are all one in Christ (Gal 3:26 KJV) For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [1] (John 1:12 KJV) 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: (John 1:13 KJV) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. [1] (1 John 1:2 KJV) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) (1 John 1:3 KJV) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. [1] (John 8:46 KJV) Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? [1] (1 Pet 2:22 KJV) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: [1] (1 John 3:5 KJV) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. [1](John 1:1 KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:2 KJV) The same was in the beginning with God. (John 1:3 KJV) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [1] (John 1:14 KJV) 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. [1] (Luke 1:35 KJV) And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. [1](Col 1:15 KJV) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature (Col 1:16 KJV) 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: (Col 1:17 KJV) And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Col 1:18 KJV) 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. [1] (Col 2:3 KJV) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. [1] (Col 2:9 KJV) For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. [1] (1 Tim 3:16 KJV) 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] The promise of the Holy Spirit, and his office (John 16:7 KJV) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. (John 16:8 KJV) And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (John 16:9 KJV) Of sin, because they believe not on me; (John 16:10 KJV) Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; (John 16:11 KJV) Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.