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BiblicalMarriage
Found: kjv@Mark:12:24-25 @ And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.


SimonPeter
Found:
kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...


SimonPeter
Found:
  • Introduced to Jesus by Andrew kjv@John:1:40-42


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Called by Jesus to discipleship kjv@Matthew:4:18-20; kjv@Mark:1:16-18; kjv@Luke:5:1-11


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Surnamed by Jesus, Petros (rock) G4074 , Cephas (stone) G2786 kjv@Matthew:16:16-19; kjv@Mark:3:16; kjv@John:1:42


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Confesses Jesus to be the Messiah kjv@Matthew:16:16-19; kjv@Mark:8:29; kjv@Luke:9:20; kjv@John:6:68-69


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • His presumption .In rebuking Jesus kjv@Matthew:16:22-23; kjv@Mark:8:32-33 .When the throng was pressing Jesus and the woman with the blood disorder touched him kjv@Luke:8:45 .In refusing to let Jesus wash Peter's feet kjv@John:13:6-11


  • SimonPeter
    Found: Of the law of forgiveness kjv@Matthew:18:21; Of the law of defilement kjv@Matthew:15:15; Of the prophecy of Jesus concerning his second coming kjv@Mark:13:3-4


    SimonPeter
    Found:
  • His treachery foretold by Jesus, and his profession of fidelity kjv@Matthew:26:33-35; kjv@Mark:14:29-31; kjv@Luke:22:31-34; kjv@John:13:36-38


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Follows Jesus to the high priest's palace kjv@Matthew:26:58; kjv@Mark:14:54; kjv@Luke:22:54; kjv@John:18:15


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • His denial of Jesus, and his repentance kjv@Matthew:26:69-75; kjv@Mark:14:66-72; kjv@John:18:17-18, kjv@John:18:25-27; kjv@Luke:22:55-62


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Visits the gravesite of Jesus kjv@Luke:24:12; kjv@John:20:2-6


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Jesus sends message to, after the resurrection kjv@Mark:16:7


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Jesus appears to kjv@Luke:24:34; kjv@1Corinthians:15:4-5


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • Present at Lake Tiberias when Jesus appeared to his disciples; jumps into the water, and comes to shore when Jesus is recognized; is commissioned to feed the flock of Christ kjv@John:21:1-23


  • SimonPeter
    Found: Our immediate task in this series is to take each of the key elements identified in the introductory statement of FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaithEssentials and to begin anchoring scriptural context on each in order to get to the deeper biblical understanding of the whole. On the topic of SimonPeter we find a considerable amount of context to glean from both when he was personally discipled by Jesus and also after Jesus when he then was lead by the Holy Spirit.


    SimonPeter
    Found:
  • A phase before meeting with Jesus operating exclusively from the natural mind.


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • A phase during our discipleship with Jesus still operating exclusively from the natural mind but wanting and planning to please the Lord.


  • SimonPeter
    Found:
  • A phase of discipleship with Jesus having now received the Holy Spirit operating from a regenerate spiritual mind and the leading of Spirit.


  • SimonPeter
    Found: Watching Jesus during this second phase of Peter's discipleship is enlightening. He is having Peter work alongside of Him and as they move forward Jesus is planting seeds in him for later when the Spirit can germinate and grow them. Peter makes out of it what he is able to make out of, he intends well, he thinks that he understands it all. What though does he really understand? What he thinks that he understands in the end of this phase he will have to be broken and emptied of. Jesus however remains steady and patient with an occasional mention of the obvious. There are a few concepts identified in this time that Jesus was looking for in him, signs of the Holy Spirit's revelation to Peter of Jesus' divine identity (not revealed by flesh and blood).


    SimonPeter
    Found: Jesus told these Peter and these other disciples that it was to their advantage that He go back to the Father so that He could then send them the Holy Spirit. It was the Holy Spirit then that was going to teach and instruct and put in remembrance all things, that would guide and declare and unveil and correct, that would convict and reprove. Think of the difference in what Peter (and therefore we of "like precious" equal standing) can now receive and give by the Holy Spirit that we could not receive and give by the natural mind.


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@2Timothy:1:1 @ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@Romans:15:8 @ Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@Acts:13:23 @ Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@Galatians:3:22 @ But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@Acts:13:22-23 @ And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@Romans:1:1-2 @ Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)


    DivinePromise
    Found: kjv@2Timothy:1:1 @ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,


    EyeWitnessesOfMajesty
    Found: The interesting thing I find in Peter's retelling of this personally witnessed event is that Peter was told by Jesus directly not to tell anyone about this until after Jesus had died and been resurrected. Here we are attempting to justify the practical application of the "like precious" faith and here is one of the major evidences that would justify it and yet it is for a time purposely withheld from public consumption by the Lord Himself. Don't you find that interesting?


    EyeWitnessesOfMajesty
    Found:
  • "because I have obtained my faith in Jesus through the righteousness of God and Savior",


  • EyeWitnessesOfMajesty
    Found:
  • "because I have been brought to grace and peace with God and Savior's righteousness that has been multiplying in the knowledge Jesus Christ",


  • EyeWitnessesOfMajesty
    Found:
  • "This is only by the direct influence of my Lord Savior Jesus Christ who like He did with Simon Peter has remarkably transformed me; the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of whom I am now both servant and apostle of".


  • EyeWitnessesOfMajesty
    Found: You see, people don't believe because of what they see or hear, they believe because of what they have been able to experience. Just because three men had witnessed the majesty of Jesus first hand does not mean that any other men are going to believe just because of the three delayed men's testimony; not because it is not true, but because the experience of it is foreign to us. If faith is the "evidence" of things unseen, things hoped for, the "like precious" faith outlined here is then the attempt to bring forward the evidences of such faith into our daily lives, thus it is the bringing forth of fruit/the not lacking nor being barren/the abiding in His vine/the partaking of His divine nature. We believe all the more because of what we have been brought by Him to experience.


    SolaGratia
    Found:
  • kjv@Ephesians:2:1-10 @ And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


  • SolaGratia
    Found:
  • kjv@Romans:5:15 @ But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.


  • SolaGratia
    Found: kjv@Romans:3:24 @ Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


    FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith
    Found: What the Apostle is about to say is meant for a very specific audience only; "those who have obtained like precious faith with us". Your translation may have it "given the same faith equal to the apostles". Though any casual reader may inquire as to is meaning and use only they that "have obtained" are likely to receive the intended meaning. The reason for this exclusivity is simple: the "like precious" faith is not the type of faith that any man or women with or without faith by carnal means can attain to/manufacture, it is a faith and doing only possible because of and as directed by Jesus the Christ Risen Son of the Living God. If it could be done without Christ then anybody of any faith possibly could do it, but they cannot. Anything not from Christ is from self and anything done without such "obtained" faith is done from sin.


    FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith
    Found:
  • GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus


  • FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith
    Found:
  • KnowledgeOfJesusChrist


  • LosingOnesSalvation
    Found: One's salvation is a most serious and weighty topic with the eternal placement of souls in the very balance. The question whether one can lose their salvation should never taken lightly in either direction. There is substantial scriptural evidence to argue either position, leading me to believe that one counseling an other person must make serious consideration of what it means to be saved in Jesus so as to determine authoritatively as to if "so great salvation" could in fact be lost.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found:
    kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found:
    kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ ...to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: Principal 3 - In order to be a true spiritual leader the fuller recognition and acknowledgement of God and of Jesus our Lord must be multiplying one's grace and peace with the course laid out ahead.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found:
    kjv@2Peter:1:2 @ Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: The true leaders evidenced in the scriptures were not likely at grace and peace with whatever their present situation was. How could one be at grace and peace with slavery or fighting or rampant sin and idolatry? They were rather at peace with God's handling of it and His conscripting of them into the forefront of the heavy action against it. Such is a grace and peace born of the full and complete recognition/acknowledgement of whom Christ Jesus is in all that He reveals Himself to be. (See: GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus KnowledgeOfJesusChrist )


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: The point I wish to mention of all five of these fundamentals is that God is all about this (it is of HIS righteousness), God has created us for this, God has promised for this, God has provided the means for this, God has liberated us for this, it is substantial portion of the nature of HIM that we are to partake of, God has executed and is executing this presently through Jesus Christ. The fact that we are not operating in this currently is not a questionable reflection upon HIM, it is much to do about us and our insistence upon our own more comfortable forms of leadership.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found:
    kjv@2Peter:1:1-4 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: Jesus did not allow the difficulties that He was having bringing His disciples to an understanding of His message to overwhelm the progress that He posthumously was to make eventually toward that end goal. Much of what He was doing for three solid years was leaving their final understanding to the Holy Spirit after His resurrection/ascension. He has placed the same trust in the Spirit towards our eventual understanding. It seems that with everything in the past He has wanted godly men to achieve that He has also required a sizable measure of patience. Without patience there is not temperance. Without temperance there would be no knowledge. So on and so forth.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: To be godly is to be god-like. That is not to say that we need to become gods, but that our God needs to have considerable influence and effect upon us as HE sees fit. It is commonly assumed that godliness is strictly a firm moral character when in fact the godliness that Jesus Himself modeled was often accused harshly of being immoral because of His constant and sought after personal relationships with sinners. Moral character can be a very tricky thing and so is very much given to the proper discernment between God's heart towards any matter versus the letter and interpretation of any law thus governing it.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: What is any spiritual leadership if it is not first and at it's core brotherly? Brotherly in it's intention? Brotherly in it's execution? The puzzle to which we must find a suitable answer is whether brotherly kindness in it's familiar worldly form is the same thing meant by scripture in the spiritual sense. Could it not be said that brotherly kindness is passively tolerant of any immorality or amorality in any measure? How then can we commit to a notion such as brotherly godliness when the two by this definition seem to contradict? The answer of course closely relates to the form of brotherly kindness first modeled by Jesus Christ.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: It might well be said that the followers of Jesus are therein called to be leaders within their own immediate circles. That is not meant to be translated "bosses", it is better meant as Peter described it "servant and Apostle of Jesus Christ" (a smaller case apostle likely in our case).


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: Wherefore that rather - There is a warm and calming hope/belief that we all can gain even from the mere intellectual consent to our future salvation through our Savior Jesus Christ. There is plenty of things from our past we all can surrender that rightly scripture exhorts us to give up. What fills that hole however between now and then and all that we have given up and all that we will someday receive?


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: For someone who has been practicing "like precious faith" as long as Peter had been, the prophecies of old were making more and more sense seeing that they were direct promises of what Jesus would accomplish/what power the belief in His completed work would be as delegated to the believer here and now day to day. Because of Jesus now the prophecies had become daily and living.


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found: For someone that had been a spiritual leader for as long as Peter had been, personal experiences such as his eyewitness of Jesus' transfiguration now had that much more daily impact on what he was doing and leading others into doing. Our leadership likewise is made just as resolute by the many wondrous things that we eyewitness Jesus doing. However, in order to eyewitness such events we have to first be in the position of being there alongside of Him (recall that Peter was one of only a few disciples that were given the right to witness this event in part because of the leadership qualities he had already shown Jesus (in fact he was forbidden to tell the others until after the Lord's ressurection)).


    SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found:
  • Principal 3 - In order to be a true spiritual leader the fuller recognition and acknowledgement of God and of Jesus our Lord must be multiplying one's grace and peace with the course laid out ahead.


  • SpiritualLeadershipOfFamily
    Found:
  • Spiritual leadership relies upon the indwelling and compounded whole of Holy Spirit given attributes such as faith/virtue/knowledge/temperance/patience/godliness/brotherly kindness/agape love to be exhibited by the leader and nurtured in those whom he/she is appointed in Christ Jesus to serve.


  • AnglicanArticlesOfReligion
    Found: Jesus the Son of Sirach.


    AnglicanArticlesOfReligion
    Found: WE are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by faith, and not for our own works or deservings. Wherefore that we are justified by faith only is a most wholesome doctrine, and very full of comfort; as more largely is expressed in the Homily of Justification.


    AnglicanArticlesOfReligion
    Found: WORKS done before the grace of Christ and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the School authors say) deserve grace of congruity: yea, rather for that they are not done as God hath willed and commanded them to be done, we doubt not but they have the nature of sin.


    AnglicanArticlesOfReligion
    Found: PREDESTINATION to life is the everlasting purpose of God, whereby, before the foundations of the world were laid, He hath constantly decreed by His counsel secret to us, to deliver from curse and damnation those whom He hath chosen in Christ out of mankind, and to bring them by Christ to everlasting salvation as vessels made to honour. Wherefore they which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season; they through grace obey the calling; they be justified freely; they be made sons of God by adoption; they be made like the image of His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ; they walk religiously in good works; and at length by God's mercy they attain to everlasting felicity.


    AnglicanArticlesOfReligion
    Found: THEY also are to be had accursed that presume to say that every man shall be saved by the law or sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that law and the light of nature. For Holy Scripture doth set out to us only the name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved.


    AnglicanArticlesOfReligion
    Found: AS we confess that vain and rash swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, so we judge that Christian religion doth not prohibit but that a man may swear when the magistrate requireth in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done according to the Prophet's teaching in justice, judgement, and truth.


    GrowingInGraceOutline
    Found: Jesus and the Holy Spirit:


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Luke:2:26-29 @ And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Acts:1:16 @ Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@2Corinthians:13:14 @ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@John:3:5-6 @ Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Hebrews:13:20 @ Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@2Corinthians:1:3 @ Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Romans:15:16 @ That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Acts:1:16 @ Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:12:3 @ Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Romans:15:16 @ That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:6:11 @ And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


    TorreyHolySpirit
    Found: kjv@Ephesians:1:16-17 @ Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


    TorreyRedemption
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:1:30 @ But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:


    TorreyRedemption
    Found: kjv@Romans:3:24 @ Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


    TorreyRedemption
    Found: kjv@Ephesians:2:10 @ For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


    TorreyRedemption
    Found: kjv@Philippians:3:20-21 @ For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


    TorreyRedemption
    Found: kjv@Titus:2:11-13 @ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;


    AugsburgConfession
    Found: 24] Concerning these opinions our teachers have given warning that they depart from the Holy Scriptures and diminish the glory of the passion of Christ. For Christ's passion 25] was an oblation and satisfaction, not for original guilt only, but also for all other sins, as it is written to the kjv@Hebrews:10:10: 26] We are sanctified through the offering of Jesus Christ once for all. Also, kjv@Hebrews:10:14: 27]By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified. It is an unheard-of innovation in the Church to teach that Christ by His death made satisfaction only for original sin and not likewise for all other sin. Accordingly it is hoped that everybody will understand that this error has not been reproved without due reason.]


    AugsburgConfession
    Found: 21] Thus, therefore, they have taught that by the observance of human traditions we cannot merit grace or be justified, and hence we must not think such observances necessary acts of worship. 22] They add hereunto testimonies of Scripture. Christ, kjv@Matthew:15:3, defends the Apostles who had not observed the usual tradition, which, however, evidently pertains to a matter not unlawful, but indifferent, and to have a certain affinity with the purifications of the Law, and says, kjv@Matthew:15:9, In vain do they worship Me with the commandments of men. 23] He, therefore, does not exact an unprofitable service. Shortly after He adds: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man. So also Paul, kjv@Romans:14:17: 24]The kingdom of God is not meat and drink. 25] kjv@Colossians:2:16: Let no man, therefore, judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy-day, or of the Sabbath-day; also: If 26]ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances: Touch not, taste not, handle not! And Peter says, kjv@Acts:15:10: Why 27] tempt ye God to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ 28] we shall be saved, even as they. Here Peter forbids to burden the consciences with many rites, 29] either of Moses or of others. And in kjv@1Timothy:4:1-3 Paul calls the prohibition of meats a doctrine of devils; for it is against the Gospel to institute or to do such works that by them we may merit grace, or as though Christianity could not exist without such service of God.


    RomanRoadToSalvation
    Found: The Roman Road: The path to salvation in Christ Jesus is straight forward and uncomplicated. From the letter written by the Apostle Paul to the early Roman church we find a stop by stop map of the greater context of Old and New Testaments


    RomanRoadToSalvation
    Found:
    kjv@Romans:6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".


    RomanRoadToSalvation
    Found:

    5. Confess and believe that Jesus Christ as affirmed and presented by God is your Lord.



    RomanRoadToSalvation
    Found:
    kjv@Romans:10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation".


    RomanRoadToSalvation
    Found:

    6. Call upon name of Jesus as your Lord and Savior.



    EscapeCorruptionWorldLust
    Found:
    ^ FoundationsOfLikePreciousFaith KnowledgeOfJesusChrist >



    AgapeBrotherliness
    Found:
  • SimonPeter - Our love for God is little or nothing until we know of God's love for us. Surely Peter had a love for God even before he took off for a three year discipleship at Jesus' invitation. Surely Peter loved God (and felt loved by God) during those three years, especially seeing first hand the marvelous and loving things that God had done through Jesus for others and his own family. There came a moment however during that time that Peter's love for God began to really change; the time when the Holy Spirit directly revealed to him that Jesus is God in the flesh and that He (Jesus) was being led of the Father to die for Peter's sins and the sins of all mankind. At first none of us knows what to make of that, neither did Peter, it is not love that would be had on our own terms. Peter continued to have much difficulty with this notion up until the time that Jesus not only died for all sin, but as it pleased the Father was raised again from death and ascended to the right hand throne of God. Now the love God has is real, more real than any love we could have manufactured for ourselves.


  • AgapeBrotherliness
    Found:
  • GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus - You might be at grace and peace with the fact that God loves you. You might be at grace and peace with your love for God. It seems that most sinners are. Let's turn the question around for a moment! Is God at grace and peace with you and your love as expressed for HIM? You certainly can imagine if a husband is at grace and peace with the way that his marriage is going and his wife is not. It is the back bone of the Bible message that God is not at grace and peace with man's affections and efforts because there is so much more that HE has called each of us to be. HE is though at grace and peace with the affections and effort of HIS Son, therefore those that faithfully believe in and serve HIS Son are being changed by the image of HIS Son through the work of the Holy Spirit; HE is at grace and peace that the process is moving forward toward completion in a few, but not at grace in peace that it is not moving at all in all the rest. It is better for us to think in these terms of this process so that we don't become complacent or neglectful. If there is to be any grace and peace for us in regards to our position currently in God's greater grace and peace with us it is in the ability of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to eventually mold us as best they see fit.


  • AgapeBrotherliness
    Found: This truer form is the AgapeLove that is needing connected to the BrotherlyGodliness and all the other previous compound elements all the way back to the initial PistisFaith we began our discussion about diligent application of this FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith series on. Everything about each of these compounds are given to us/influenced upon us by the righteousness and now AgapeLove of God and Savior. This is what we as servant and apostles of Jesus Christ now have the opportunity to be abundantly fruitful in as it applies to "all things pertaining to life and godliness" in, on a scale similar as then did our beloved brother SimonPeter.


    AgapeBrotherliness
    Found: GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus


    ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith
    Found: kjv@2Peter:1:8 @ For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


    ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith
    Found: kjv@2Peter:1:11 @ For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Be not ashamed of your faith; remember it is the ancient gospel of the martyrs, confessors, reformers, and saints. Above all, it is the truth of God, against which all the gates of Hell cannot prevail. Let your lives adorn your faith, let your example adorn your creed. Above all live in Christ Jesus, and walk in Him, giving credence to no teaching but that which is manifestly approved of Him, and owned by the Holy Spirit. Cleave fast to the Word of God which is here mapped out for you.’ This new edition of the Confession is sent out as a private venture by a small group of Baptists who are convinced that it has a message for this generation and believe its publication to be long overdue. They hope it will achieve a wide circulation among the churches, and receive the close study which they believe it will richly repay.


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ(7), to the praise of His glorious grace(8). others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of His glorious justice(9).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. They being the root, and by God's appointment, standing in the room and stead of all mankind, the guilt of the sin was imputed, and corrupted nature conveyed, to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation(6), being now conceived in sin(7), and by nature children of wrath(8), the servants of sin, the subjects of death(9), and all other miseries, spiritual, temporal, and eternal, unless the Lord Jesus set them free(10).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 2. Moreover, man having brought himself under the curse of the law by his fall, it pleased the Lord to make a covenant of grace(2), wherein He freely offers unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved(3). and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life, His Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe(4).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, according to the covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man(1). the prophet(2), priest(3), and king(4). head and savior of the church(5), the heir of all things(6), and judge of the world(7). unto whom He did from all eternity give a people to be His seed and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified(8).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. The Lord Jesus, in His human nature thus united to the divine, in the person of the Son, was sanctified and anointed with the Holy Spirit above measure(13), having in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge(14). in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell(15), to the end that being holy, harmless, undefiled(16), and full of grace and truth(17), He might be throughly furnished to execute the office of mediator and surety(18). which office He took not upon himself, but was thereunto called by His Father(19). who also put all power and judgement in His hand, and gave Him commandment to execute the same(20).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 4. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake(21), which that He might discharge He was made under the law(22), and did perfectly fulfill it, and underwent the punishment due to us, which we should have born and suffered(23), being made sin and a curse for us(24). enduring most grievous sorrows in His soul, and most painful sufferings in His body(25). was crucified, and died, and remained in the state of the dead, yet saw no corruption:26 on the third day He arose from the dead27 with the same body in which He suffered(28), with which He also ascended into heaven(29), and there sits at the right hand of His Father making intercession(30), and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world(31).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 5. The Lord Jesus, by His perfect obedience and sacrifice of Himself, which He through the eternal Spirit once offered up to God, has fully satisfied the justice of God(32), procured reconciliation, and purchased an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father has given unto Him(33).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. Those whom God hath predestinated unto life, He is pleased in His appointed, and accepted time, effectually to call(1), by His Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ(2). enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God(3). taking away their heart of stone, and giving to them a heart of flesh(4). renewing their wills, and by His almighty power determining them to that which is good, and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ(5). yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace(6).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. All those that are justified, God conferred, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption(1), by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God(2), have his name put on them(3), receive the spirit of adoption(4), have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry Abba, Father(5), are pitied(6), protected(7), provided for(8), and chastened by him as by a Father(9), yet never cast off(10), but sealed to the day of redemption(11), and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation(12).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 2. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith(3). and by them believers manifest their thankfulness(4), strengthen their assurance(5), edify their brethren, adorn the profession of the gospel(6), stop the mouths of the adversaries, and glory God(7), whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto(8), that having their fruit unto holiness they may have the end eternal life(9).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 2. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election(4), flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father, upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ and union with him(5), the oath of God(6), the abiding of his Spirit, and the seed of God within them(7), and the nature of the covenant of grace(8). from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof.


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. And though they may, through the temptation of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins, and for a time continue therein(9), whereby they incur God's displeasure and grieve his Holy Spirit(10), come to have their graces and comforts impaired(11), have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded(12), hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves(13), yet shall they renew their repentance and be preserved through faith in Christ Jesus to the end(14).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. Although temporary believers and other unregenerate men, may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favor of God and in a state of salvation, which hope of theirs shall perish(1). yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavouring to walk in all good conscience before him, may in this life be certainly assured that they are in the state of grace, and may rejoice in the hope of the glory of God(2), which hope shall never make them ashamed(3).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. Besides this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, his graces, actions, sufferings, and benefits(6). and partly holding forth divers instructions of moral duties(7), all which ceremonial laws being appointed only to the time of reformation, are, by Jesus Christ the true Messiah and only law-giver, who was furnished with power from the Father for that end abrogated and taken away(8).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 4. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner(7). neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming(8).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 5. In the execution of this power wherewith he is so intrusted, the Lord Jesus calls out of the world unto himself, through the ministry of his word, by his Spirit, those that are given unto him by his Father(9), that they may walk before him in all the ways of obedience, which he prescribes to them in his word(10). Those thus called, he commands to walk together in particular societies, or churches, for their mutual edification, and the due performance of that public worship, which he requires of them in the world(11).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 10. The work of pastors being constantly to attend the service of Christ, in his churches, in the ministry of the word and prayer, with watching for their souls, as they that must give an account to Him(19). it is incumbent on the churches to whom they minister, not only to give them all due respect, but also to communicate to them of all their good things according to their ability(20), so as they may have a comfortable supply, without being themselves entangled in secular affairs(21). and may also be capable of exercising hospitality towards others(22). and this is required by the law of nature, and by the express order of our Lord Jesus, who has ordained that they that preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel(23).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. All saints that are united to Jesus Christ, their head, by his Spirit, and faith, although they are not made thereby one person with him, have fellowship in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory(1). and, being united to one another in love, they have communion in each others gifts and graces(2), and are obliged to the performance of such duties, public and private, in an orderly way, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward man(3).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 2. Saints by profession are bound to maintain a holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services as tend to their mutual edification(4). as also in relieving each other in outward things according to their several abilities, and necessities(5). which communion, according to the rule of the gospel, though especially to be exercised by them, in the relation wherein they stand, whether in families(6), or churches(7), yet, as God offers opportunity, is to be extended to all the household of faith, even all those who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus; nevertheless their communion one with another as saints, does not take away or infringe the title or propriety which each man has in his goods and possessions(8).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of positive and sovereign institution, appointed by the Lord Jesus, the only lawgiver, to be continued in his church to the end of the world(1).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be unto the party baptized, a sign of his fellowship with him, in his death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into him(3). of remission of sins(4). and of giving up into God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life(5).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 2. Those who do actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects of this ordinance(6).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. The supper of the Lord Jesus was instituted by him the same night wherein he was betrayed, to be observed in his churches, unto the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance, and showing to all the world the sacrifice of himself in his death(1), confirmation of the faith of believers in all the benefits thereof, their spiritual nourishment, and growth in him, their further engagement in, and to all duties which they owe to him; and to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him, and with each other(2).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. The Lord Jesus hath, in this ordinance, appointed his ministers to pray, and bless the elements of bread and wine, and thereby to set them apart from a common to a holy use, and to take and break the bread; to take the cup, and, they communicating also themselves, to give both to the communicants(5).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 1. God has appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness, by Jesus Christ(1). to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father; in which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged(2), but likewise all persons that have lived upon the earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, to give an account of their thoughts, words, and deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil(3).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 2. The end of God's appointing this day, is for the manifestation of the glory of his mercy, in the eternal salvation of the elect; and of his justice, in the eternal damnation of the reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient(4). for then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fullness of joy and glory with everlasting rewards, in the presence of the Lord; but the wicked, who do not know God, and do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast aside into everlasting torments(5), and punished with everlasting destruction, from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power(6).


    BaptistConfessionOfFaith1689
    Found: Paragraph 3. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin(7), and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity(8), so will he have the day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come(9), and may ever be prepared to say, Come Lord Jesus; come quickly(10). Amen.


    ServantApostleOf
    Found:
    kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...


    ServantApostleOf
    Found:

    Jesus Christ:



    ServantApostleOf
    Found:
    Note: We will hold off for the moment fastening bulk context till the next page foundation. Suffice it for now that all the context that would be for us to consider in this present regard ties into the " FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior " clause upcoming. We will also consider this further in the KnowledgeOfJesusChrist section ahead.


    ServantApostleOf
    Found: The essential regeneration discussed in the previous SimonPeter anchor goes hand in hand now with the present focus on ServantApostleOf. It is because Peter has been regenerated and is lead by the Holy Spirit that he is no longer bound to serving the operations of the natural mind and all of it's many corruptions of things; he is then (and only then) free to give himself over as a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. By any other means than this regeneration he is but a servant and apostle of the natural mind. So too are we.


    ServantApostleOf
    Found: So then to apply this to biblical counsel we have to ask the question "who/what is this counsel intended to serve". Too often the counsel we are looking to receive is limited to serving our own problems and our own assessment of them. "Lord, I have this issue that I want to get rid of (or set back upright)... Come please serve me by making this not an issue so that I can get back to what my natural mind is telling me that I really want to do (which is pretty much what I've been doing all along)". Too often as lay counsel we fall into the trap of feeding them the same type of counsel as they are naturally looking for. We are not regenerated in Christ only to remain servants of our own problems, nor are we to be servants of everyone else's problems either as men pleasers. We are to be regenerate servants and apostles of Jesus Christ in both instances and it is because we have been made fruitful by the leading of the Holy Spirit in the first regard that we are able from fruitful experience to be conduits of that to other people.


    ServantApostleOf
    Found: Further, Like their master, the servants and apostles of Jesus Christ are not the ones most naturally minded people are running to for advice, they are usually the one's being slandered and persecuted.


    ServantApostleOf
    Found: The oddity of this present exercise is that without knowing the "righteousness of God and Savior" soon to be examined, we cannot reliably confirm whether we indeed serve the Jesus Christ beyond our own wish and manufacturing. Yet, this odd dilemma is exactly where the majority of all believers seem to be at; we believe in a Jesus Christ for their salvation one day future and for the provision of our many daily needs, but little is sought out about the essential righteousness that makes Him any different from the image of Christ that they (or anyone with/without Christ) would themselves manufacture. We are stuck at the same point of only serving what seems right or feels best according to us. Some of us are even operating as if it is Jesus Christ needing to serve our wants and needs.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@John:6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@John:14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@Romans:8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@John:3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@John:3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@Luke:10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.


    TorreyLifeSpiritual
    Found: kjv@Romans:6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


    RegenerationNewness
    Found: kjv@Romans:13:14 the armour of light/the Lord Jesus Christ


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: Man by his fall having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second, commonly called the Covenant of Grace; wherein he freely offereth unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in him that they may be saved, and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto life, his Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: This covenant of grace is frequently set forth in the Scripture by the name of a Testament, in reference to the dcath of Jesus Christ the testator, and to the everlasting inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therein bequeathed.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus his only begotten Son, according to a covenant made between them both, to be the Mediator between God and man; the Prophet, Priest, and King, the Head and Saviour of his Church, the Heir of all things and Judge of the world; unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: The Lord Jesus in his human nature, thus united to the divine in the Person of the Son, was sanctified and anointed with the Holy Spirit above measure, having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, in whom it pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell; to the end that being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, he might be throughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety; which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father, who also put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the same.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake; which that he might discharge, he was made under the law, and did perfectly fulfil it, and underwent the punishment due to us, which we should have borne and suffered, being made sin and a curse for us, enduring most grievous torments immediately from God in his soul, and most painful sufferings in his body, was crucified, and died; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption. On the third day he arose from the dead with the same body in which he suffered, with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father, making intercession; and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: The Lord Jesus by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit, once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice of God, and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father bath given unto him.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased in his appointed and accepted time effectually to call by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God, taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh; renewing their wills, and by his almighty power determining them to that which is good; and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ; yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth in and for his only Son Jesus Christ to make partakers of the grace of adoption, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God, have his name put upon them, receive the Spirit of adoption; have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry, Abba Father; are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by him as by a father; yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of redemption, and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: These good works done in obedience to God's commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith; and by them believers manifest their thankfulness, strengthen their assurance, edify their brethren, adorn the profession of the gospel, stop the mouths of the adversaries, and glorify God, whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto; that having their fruit unto holiness, they may have the end, eternal life.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election; from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father; upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ, and union with him; the oath of God; the abiding of his Spirit; and of the seed of God within them; and the nature of the covenant of grace; from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: Although temporary believers and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes, and carnal presumptions of being in the favour of God, and state of salvation, which hope of theirs shall perish; yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavouring to walk in all good conscience before him, may in this life be certainly assured that they are in the state of grace, and may rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, which hope shall never make them ashamed.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: Beside this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances; partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, his graces, actions, sufferings and benefits, and partly holding forth divers instructions of moral duties. All which ceremonial laws being appointed only to the time of reformation, are by Jesus Christ the true Messiah and only lawgiver, who was furnished with power from the Father for that end, abrogated and taken away.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of Iperdition, that exalteth himself in the Church against Christ, and all that is called God, whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: All Saints that are united to Jesus Christ their Head, by his Spirit and faith, although they are not made thereby one person with him, have fellowship in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection and glory: and being united to one another in love, they have communion in each others gifts nd graces, and are obliged to the performance of such duties, public and private, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward man.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: All Saints are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services as tend to their mutual edification; as also in relieving each other in outward things, according to their several abilities and necessities: which communion, though especially to be exercised by them in the relations wherein they stand, whether in families or churches, yet as God offereth opportunity, is to be extended unto all those who in every place call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ to be unto the party baptised a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, of his ingrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sins, and of his giving up unto God through Jesus Christ to walk in newness of life; which ordinance is by Christ's own appointment to be continued in his Church until the end of the world.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: Our Lord Jesus in the night wherein he was betrayed, instituted the sacrament of his body and blood, called the Lord's Supper, to be observed in his churches to the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance, and showing forth of the sacrifice of himself in his death, the sealing of all benefits thereof unto true believers, their spiritual nourishment, and growth in him, their further engagement in and to all duties which they owe unto him, and to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him, and with each other.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: The Lord Jesus hath in this ordinance appointed his ministers to pray and bless the elements of bread and wine, and thereby to set them apart from a common to an holy use; and to take and break the bread, to take the cup, and (they communicating also themselves) to give both to the communicants; but to none who are not then present in the congregation.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: God hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ, to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father. In which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged, but likewise all persons that have lived upon earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, to give an account of their thoughts, words and deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: The end of God's appointing this day is for the manifestation of the glory of his mercy in the eternal salvation of the elect, and of his justice in the damnation of the reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient. For then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fulness of joy and glory, with everlasting reward in the presence of the Lord; but the wicked who know not God, and obey not the gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eternal torments, and be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity; so will he have that day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they Imow not at what hour the Lord will come, and may be ever prepared to say, Come Lord Jesus, come quickly, Amen.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: The Institution of Churches, and the Order Appointed in Them by Jesus Christ


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: By the appointment of the Father all power for the calling, institution, order, or government of the Church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner in the Lord Jesus Christ, as King and Head thereof.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: In the execution of this power wherewith he is so entrusted, the Lord Jesus calleth out of the world unto communion with himself, those that are given unto him by his Father, that they may walk before him in all the ways of obedience, which he prescribeth to them in his Word.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: The essence of this call of a pastor, teacher or elder unto office, consists in the election of the church, together with his acceptation of it, and separation by fasting and prayer. And those who are so chosen, though not set apart by imposition of hands, are rightly constituted ministers of Jesus Christ, in whose name and authority they exercise the ministry to them so committed. The calling of deacons consisteth in the like election and acceptation with separation by prayer.


    SavoyDeclaration1658
    Found: Whereas the Lord Jesus Christ hath appointed and instituted as a means of edification, that those who walk not according to the rules and laws appointed by him (in respect of faith and life, so that just offence doth arise to the church thereby) be censured in his name and authority. Every church hath power in itself to exercise and execute all those censures appointed by him in the way and order prescribed in the gospel.


    GodlyPatience
    Found:
  • ServantApostleOf - Peter was a servant and Apostle of a specific person that he came to know over the course of three years and the contrast that came to light between this Jesus and those many officials long presumed to know and have the peoples truest faith in heart. Ah, but the heart even of those putting themselves in official roles is deceptive above all things. Are we sure for instance that we today are any closer to serving the true person of Jesus Christ? Would we have the same vile and much alerted reaction to Jesus Christ as did they in His actual presence? Patience for them became the justification for putting salvation off to a still future time and a still future person. They have been patient for two thousand additional years and will likely be for two thousand more because of both the scepter of Judah and the genealogical records having been utterly removed, not to mention that the prophetical time frames have expired. They have resorted to having to explain the prophecies as being something much different than they first were led to believe; that in effect has produced in them a godliness minus so much of the power that they originally had..


  • GodlyPatience
    Found:
  • FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior - The common population shepherded by these zealots were well aware of their leadership's inconsistent and often hypocritical exercise of this legalistic godliness as they frequently became the victims and the oppressed of it. You would think that the discernment of their problematic forms of godliness would produce in the others a more evolved or self corrected form of godliness, but it does not; it typically produces the justification rather to suppress/amputate godly exercises from the national and personal experience altogether. A vicious cycle develops between the nonreligious reacting to the false godliness of the religious and the religious reacting to the increasing godlessness of the common population. The "like precious" form of godliness however is not born from either discernment or reaction, it is born of the righteousness God HIMSELF presents to us in the person of HIS Son Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that was made by THEM to bring about a radically different form of righteousness upon humanness; a form imputed upon men and women of the sincere and transformational belief in this Jesus Christ.


  • GodlyPatience
    Found:
  • GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus - We might even go as far as to speculate that this bipolar ungodliness (religious/nonreligious) could be caused or extenuated by their impatience with God's schedule for things (intentionally pronounced as it is). Recall that Israel panicked having been led up against the Red Sea for impatience being pressed upon by the Egyptian troops, they began to rebel within days in the wilderness by impatience not have been taken immediately to the promised land, they made for themselves a golden calf at the base of the mount because of impatience thinking Moses was dead or had deserted them, they talked themselves out of taking possession of the promised land early on by the impatience of it not being readied for them to take over without a fight, not all the tribes crossed the Jordan to possess the promise land for impatience with the time it would take to secure that land. The Bible is full of stories of the impatience of men causing them to do something other than what God HIMSELF was moving them to do. It is almost that God purposely goes slow to flush out this overwhelming urge of man's not to be patient. God waited thousands of years to physically send HIS Son the first time and now HE waits thousands of years to send HIS Son back to finish the work off. Patience is no uncertain respects is to be at a certain grace and peace with God no matter what HE does, when HE does it, what HE has to lead you through in the time in between.


  • GodlyPatience
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  • DivinePowerGivenAllThingsLifeGodliness - If one thinks back on it, while it is true that God is active in many daily ways, there are two "blink of the eye" major periods (historically speaking) thus far since the Flood that could be said to be manifestations of God's greater daily out pouring: the Exodus/wilderness plus seven year Joshua taking of promised land (what's that 48 years?), and the three year Jesus' earthly ministry plus (47?) following Apostolic age prior to destruction of temple. There are a great many "givings" that occur in advance of and as result of these two major eruptions, but nearly everything else that I can think of emanates from either of these two. We can even say that the first emanates from the preparation of the second and that all giving historically occur from the bases of one three year period in human history. That is not to say that God since then has not been doing anything, it is to say that the "all things" that HE has been giving pertaining to our lives and godliness center around the "all things" that HE "hath given" us in Christ Jesus; chief of these perhaps (other than the gift of what is substantial to believe in) is the gift here of GodlyPatience for it all to occur.


  • GodlyPatience
    Found: GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus


    TorreyRighteousnessOfGod
    Found: kjv@Romans:3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.


    Luther95Thesis
    Found: 01. When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@Hebrews:3:1 @ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@2Corinthians:1:1 @ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@Galatians:1:1 @ Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@2Timothy:1:1 @ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:9:1 @ Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@Romans:1:1 @ Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:1:1 @ Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@1Timothy:1:1 @ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@Titus:1:1 @ Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@1Peter:1:1 @ Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@Jude:1:17 @ But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: kjv@Ephesians:2:20 @ And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;


    ApostolosApostle
    Found: strkjv@Mark:6:30 @ And the apostles G652 gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: The Bible is both divine and human. In a way it is like my Lord who walked down here and grew weary and sat down at a well. Although He was God, He was man. He talked with people down here and communicated with them. This is a Book that communicates. It speaks to mankind today. The Bible is for men as they are. The Bible is a corridor between two eternities down which walks the Christ of God; His invisible steps echo through the Old Testament, but we meet Him face to face in the throne room of the New; and it is through that Christ alone, crucified for me, that I have found forgiveness for sins and life eternal. The Old Testament is summed up in the word Christ; the New Testament is summed up in the word Jesus; and the summary of the whole Bible is that Jesus is the Christ. —Bishop Pollock


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: On another occasion, the prophet Isaiah said that the invading Assyrian army wouldn’t shoot an arrow into the city of Jerusalem (see kjv@2Kings:19:32). Well, now, that’s interesting. Micaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled because a soldier shot an arrow by chance, pulled his bow at a venture. Wouldn’t you think that among two hundred thousand soldiers—that “great host”— perhaps one might be trigger-happy and would pull his bow at a venture and let an arrow fly over the wall of Jerusalem? Well, he didn’t. If the enemy had shot an arrow inside that city, they could be sure that Isaiah was not God’s prophet. But he was, as was proven by this local fulfillment of his prophecy. But Isaiah also said a virgin would bring forth a child, and that was seven hundred years before it was literally fulfilled. And then, if you want a final proof, there were over three hundred prophecies concerning the first coming of Christ which were all literally fulfilled. As Jesus Christ was hanging there on the cross and dying, there was one prophecy recorded in the Old Testament that had not been fulfilled. It was, “They gave me vinegar to drink” kjv@Psalms:69:21). Jesus said, “I thirst,” and the enemy himself went and fulfilled prophecy (see kjv@John:19:2830).


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: Believe me, it is the words of Scripture that are inspired—not the thoughts, but the words. For instance, Satan was not inspired to tell a lie, but the Bible records that he told a lie. It’s the words that are inspired. And the Lord Jesus said, “It is written,” quoting the Word of God in the Old Testament—the men who wrote gave out what God had to say. In kjv@Exodus:20:1 Moses wrote: “And God spoke all these words, saying . . . .” It was God who did the speaking, and Moses wrote what He said.


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: Verse 9 sometimes goes to a funeral. The minister implies that the one who has died didn’t know too much down here, but now he will know things he did not know before. While that probably is true (we will get quite an education in heaven), that is not what the verse says. Long before you get to the undertaker, there are a lot of things down here that you and I can’t learn through natural means. The Holy Spirit has to be our Teacher. You remember that our Lord inquired of His disciples, “What are men saying about Me?” They said that some were saying one thing and some another. (And today you can get a different answer from almost every person you happen to ask. There are many viewpoints of Him.) Then He asked His disciples: . . . But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. kjv@Matthew:16:15-17)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: God is the One who revealed the truth to Simon Peter. And today only God can open up the Word of God for us to really understand it. On the day of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, He walked down the Emmaus road and joined a couple of men as they walked along. Entering into their conversation, He asked them: . . . What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. kjv@Luke:24:17-20)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: As you will recall, Jesus had predicted that. And it is interesting to see that written prophecy had been saying it for years. Then they expressed the hope that had been theirs: But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. kjv@Luke:24:21)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: And they went on to tell about what they knew and what the women had reported. “Those who were with us went to the sepulcher . . . but Him they saw not.” Their hopes had dimmed, and darkness had entered their hearts. Now listen to the Lord Jesus: . . . O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. kjv@Luke:24:25-27)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: You see, we are studying a Book that is different from any other book. It is not that I just believe in the inspiration of the Bible, I believe that it is a closed Book to you unless the Spirit of God will open your heart and make it real. When Jesus returned to Jerusalem at that time, He continued teaching the disciples: And he said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. kjv@Luke:24:44)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: As we saw when we dealt with the subject of illumination, the Bible differs from other books in that the Holy Spirit alone can open our minds to understand it. You can take up a book on philosophy, and if a man wrote it (and he did), then a man can understand it. The same is true of higher mathematics or any other subject. There is not a book that ever has been written by any man that another man cannot understand. But the Bible is different. The Bible cannot be understood unless the Holy Spirit is the Instructor. And He wants to teach us. The fact of the matter is, our Lord told us, “He will guide you into all truth” kjv@John:16:13). When we open the Word of God we need to begin with the psalmist’s prayer: Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. kjv@Psalms:119:18) When the psalmist wrote these lines, he had in mind the Mosaic system, of course; but we widen that out to include the sixty-six books of the Bible and pray today, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy Word.” When the Apostle Paul was praying for the Ephesians, he did not pray for their health (although he may have at another time), and he did not pray that they might get wealthy (I don’t know that he ever did that), but Paul’s first prayer for these Ephesians is recorded in his little epistle to them: Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. kjv@Ephesians:1:15-16)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: Now what would Paul pray for? Here it is: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. kjv@Ephesians:1:17-18) Paul’s prayer, you see, is that they might have a wisdom and an understanding of the revelation of the knowledge of Him—that is, that they might know the Word of God. And that the eyes of their understanding might be enlightened, that they might know something of the hope of the calling they had in Christ. This is the prayer of the Apostle Paul. And if anyone remembers me in prayer, this is exactly what I want them to pray for—that my eyes (my spiritual eyes) might be open. Also I would like to remember you in prayer that way.


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: In a very succinct and understandable manner, this gives the reason the Spirit of God must be our Teacher. You and I understand each other, but we do not understand God. I believe it is perfect nonsense to talk about a generation gap through which we cannot communicate. While it has always been true that it is difficult for an older person and a younger person to see eye to eye, we can communicate with each other because we are all human beings. We understand each other. But, frankly, I don't understand God unless He is revealed to me. I do not know how God feels. I used to wonder how He would feel at a funeral. Well, I find the Lord Jesus there at the funeral of Lazarus and see that He wept. I know how He feels today. I know how He feels about many things because the Spirit of God through the Word of God has revealed them to me.


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: And we are told to ask His help. Over in kjv@John:16 the Lord Jesus says, I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Nevertheless, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine; therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. kjv@John:16:12-16 NSRB)


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: So the Lord Jesus is saying that we are to ask. He has many things for us, and He has sent the Holy Spirit to be the teacher. Again over in chapter 14 He says, But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. kjv@John:14:26) The Holy Spirit is the Teacher, and He must be the One to lead us and guide us into all truth, friend. If you ever learn anything through my Bible study program, it will not be because this poor preacher is the teacher, it will be because the Spirit of God is opening up the Word of God to you. This, then, is the first guideline: Begin with prayer and ask the Spirit of God to be your teacher.


    McGeeGuidelines
    Found: That little jingle is true, by the way. Oh, how important it is to obey the Bible! I believe that today Christianity is being hurt more by those who are church members than by any other group. That is one of the reasons that we have all of this rebellion on the outside—rebellion against the establishment, which includes the church. A placard carried by one in a protest march had four words on it; “Church, no; Jesus, yes.” Candidly, the lives of a great many in the church are turning people away from the church. There was a barrister in England years ago who was asked why he did not become a Christian. This was his answer, “I, too, might have become a Christian if I had not met so many who said they were Christians.” How unfortunate that is We need to examine our own lives in this connection. How important it is to obey the Word of God


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@2Corinthians:13:14 @ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@2John:1:3 @ Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love .


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Jude:1:21 @ Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:16:24 @ My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus and Timotheus.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@1Timothy:1:14 @ And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@2Timothy:1:13 @ Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Romans:15:30 @ Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christs sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Philemon:1:5 @ Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Romans:8:39 @ Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@1Thessalonians:1:3 @ Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love , and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Colossians:1:4 @ Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Ephesians:1:15 @ Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Philemon:1:5 @ Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Philemon:1:9 @ Yet for loves sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@1Peter:5:14 @ Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity . Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.


    AgapeLove
    Found: kjv@Ephesians:6:23 @ Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


    FolpfApplicationOne
    Found: 5. GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus a b c d e f g


    FolpfApplicationOne
    Found: Knowing this as my natural corrupted state, I am eager with regard to all that will come at me in this particular day to willfully rather begin to partake of the divine nature offered me in the righteousness and knowledge of Christ Jesus and apply that which I receive from Him toward all this day's many divergent particulars. I must thereby proceed in obedient obtained faith supported by the uncorrupted courage that He would better have for me, to utilize the knowledge and resource that He is offering in Himself toward these courageous and excellent act, to be temperate to use and seek only this uncorrupted knowledge, to be fully patient as only He can make me by obedience in this temperance, to act forward in obedient likeness to His greater form and example, to act forward in each thing presented in this day with a kindness to all others mindful and ministering to their similar nature and struggles, to be fully immersed and conductive outwardly of God's immense love for all creation shown in Christ.


    FolpfApplicationOne
    Found: This is what was long promised by God through Christ Jesus to all attentive Christ believers for each new day that they've surrendered to Him. I need to take hold of a firm belief of these promises in Christ and therein find the required courage in order to act/react forward in a manner clearly partaking of that divine nature, to partake of the knowledge formed by such intense promises that stirs said valor, to settle in the temperance formed by such promises which clarifies that knowledge, to grow in the patience formed by these promises that so greatly drive this temperance, thus be expectant of the promised empowered form of godliness through Christ, to be anticipating the kindness of Christ to flow as promised through to others in their similar need, thus as God so loved the world that HE gave HIS only Son with this love we are promised so to follow.


    FolpfApplicationOne
    Found: May we be at grace and peace with this promised empowerment born of the righteousness between God and Savior. May we be brought to a grace and peace with whatever is righteously called for in this day be at hand by continual remembrance and practice multiplied increasingly through the knowledge of God and our Lord Jesus. May we seek the influence of His courageous faith advanced forward in you because of this overwhelming grace and peace even in the most difficult situations. May we seek and search from Him the knowledge of His grace and peace that will help this valor advance faith strongly, be at grace and peace with the temperance from which that knowledge becomes most useful, be at grace and peace with the growing patience that best effects such temperance, to be at true grace and peace with the better form of godliness adding to your patience, to be at grace and peace with the Christ influenced brotherly kindness to your godliness and for this to be highly influence by your grace and peace with God's AgapeLove.


    FolpfApplicationOne
    Found: This is the lens from which we see what is happening to and from us in this new day, each and every little thing within it that we might best be a reliable and trustworthy servant and apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are in fact a servant apostle of Jesus Christ because we diligently operate towards all things daily in the faith/virtue/knowledge/temperance/patience/godliness/brotherly kindness/charity influenced so richly by Christ in/of the "like precious" faith. These thing are in us and abound. These things are the leadings of the Holy Spirit in us that transform us by the renewing of our minds towards spiritual truths and fruitfulness descriptive of a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ as lived out in our worthy example of the productive faith SimonPeter.


    EpignosisKnowledge
    Found: kjv@2Peter:1:2 @ Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,


    EpignosisKnowledge
    Found: kjv@2Peter:1:8 @ For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


    EpignosisKnowledge
    Found: kjv@2Peter:2:20 @ For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome , the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.


    EpignosisKnowledge
    Found: kjv@Ephesians:1:17 @ That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


    EpignosisKnowledge
    Found: kjv@Philemon:1:6 @ That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.


    EpignosisKnowledge
    Found: kjv@Titus:1:1 @ Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of Gods elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;


    KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • SimonPeter - Again remember that we are looking into this concept with an eye as to what it was that truly made the difference in Peter's (and other Apostles) transformation/fruitfulness in a manner that the man without Christ cannot attain to; this time with the combination "virtue" and "gnosis" meaning knowledge in mind. Until now in this epistle, we have been strictly considering EpignosisKnowledge a higher or "epic" form of knowledge and acknowledgement. Might I suggest here that it is the EpignosisKnowledge of Christ Jesus that is driving the more dynamic/situational GnosisKnowledge of Peter. That doesn't truly happen in Peter's life until the receiving of the Holy Spirit when he is instructed of the Spirit of all that Jesus truly is. Even though for three years he has had the daily "epic" human experience of following side by side with Jesus, Peter has yet to know the truly "epic" risen/triumphant/ascended/exalted Jesus as confirmed by the Holy Father and Holy Spirit; his gnosis is yet incomplete and less substantially driven. Though Peter does exhibit uncommon courage at times in this condition it is both error prone and even at odds with the epignosis of Christ Jesus. We will soon be returning to the EpignosisKnowledge when it is said that we will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the EpignosisKnowledge in part by having the driven GnosisKnowledge in us and abounding.


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • ServantApostleOf - The obvious question is what/who was Peter a servant and apostle of prior to the revelation knowledge given by the Holy Spirit? Better, who would Peter been servant and apostle of had he continued in a contrary original form? Who do we serve then without the same revelation? If to have only half the Epignosis of Jesus are we then half serving Jesus? Certainly we could serve "a Jesus Christ" of considerable form, but not "the Jesus Christ" whom the Spirit reveals to us in much more substantial and clearly defined form. This must be fully considered as any GnosisKnowledge is to broaden out into what we know about what we are doing and how we might be attempting humanly to adjust to any present situation possibly occuring.


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior - Without the Spirit's revelation of Jesus what we would be able to ascertain for ourselves to know is a much compromised attainment. Certainly we would know that Jesus was a miracle man. To comprehend the use and meaning of miracles minus the deeper understanding of His righteousness though is to pull any comprehension the side of vanity. Certainly we would know that Jesus was a good teacher. Without the comprehension of His righteousness again then the goodness we think that we see in Him is pulled askew toward our vanity as well. Righteousness and vanity have very little if any common ground (though we think that they do). What type of faith can one obtain without it?


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus - The people in the surrounding area it is written "saw a great light" in Jesus but they hardened their heart to it. How could they harden to a simple miracle man, a simple good teacher, simply a feeder/healer of thousands at a time? It wasn't because of these good things. It was because of what the light revealed about their hearts and intentions. Their heart's intention was to make Jesus into something only good not something direct from God righteous. It is hard if not altogether impossible on human terms for the heart to be at grace and peace about what terrible things are being revealed about it. It is only by the Holy Spirit's revelation of what immense love from God this righteousness is supposed to mean that true spiritual grace and peace can be received. To know this exclusive grace and peace (call it love) is essential to all further spiritual matters.


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • DivinePowerGivenAllThingsLifeGodliness - So far we have considered true faith as divinely given by righteousness, true virtue as divinely given by righteousness, now true operational knowledge as divinely given by righteousness. It sounds weird to say, but in essence God has given us: "us", the new spiritual "us" and everything that is to make us us by revealing the greater revelation of who HIS son Jesus Christ is and what that is to mean to us. HIS divine knowledge knows exactly the form and the means of making us precisely this new us and that transformation is carried out in the EpignosisKnowledge thus animating the GnosisKnowledge of our daily life. Can we stand firm in that essence? in the face of all the corruption that is trying to make that essence not so?


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • CalledToGloryVirtue - It is interesting to consider whether or not we were in this glory and virtue back in "The Garden". If it was so and that was our calling most fulfilled, why then did God leave us an out? Was it by God's mistake? Or was it that our calling still remained ahead of us? That garden experience is sealed off from us now, we can't go back to it. That does not mean that that Garden spot is the place that we were supposed to be, it may mean that it was the starting point for a long spiritual journey that would lead those of enough VirtuousFaith toward the eventual obtainment of that calling to glory and virtue in Christ Jesus. It is a glory and virtue produced in the full knowing and acknowledgement of He that is doing the calling, something that we may not have fully had even back in the Garden.


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found:
  • ExceedingPromisesPartakersDivineNature - Speaking of that Garden, you'll recall the accusation of us becoming "gods in our own eyes". Is this what was meant by Peter's phrase "partaking of divine nature"? Being gods? Is that what was promised? Ofcourse not. Why then do we proceed in the mode of daily operation facing the many issues and concerns in our day in a faith that more closely resembles the "gods in our own eyes" nature than not? To approach these many gritty things as if you need to come up with some sort of a plan or answer/that you need to do something yourself to improve this situation/to improve upon what you already have been able to make of it/to lessen what you have carelessly done to hinder your better effort; this is what any man of any faith can summon up from within himself. How is that not being "gods in our own eyes"? Should that notion not be stood against? What we need more than anything it should be concluded is to have God's own presence and influence upon us. That is only found in the person of Jesus as brought to bare by the Holy Spirit. This then is the EpignosisKnowledge driving the GnosisKnowledge towards fruition.


  • KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found: It is therefore suggested that our immediate diligence be to focus whole heartedly on the obtainment of the knowledge of God's own holy and righteous ways as evidenced in the full person and authority of Jesus Christ. It is said that knowledge begins at the fear (reverence) of God. Once knowing of these ways, then stepping out in the trust and acknowledgement of such to the direction of our own particular paths.


    KnowledgeableVirtue
    Found: GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found: Jesus Christ the man has always been thought of by some as being a political revolutionary moving contrary to present authority; his followers have often been persecuted just the same as a political threat. Jesus Christ as you can begin to see through the scriptures is not intending any political revolution, rather a spiritual revolution of the people who will one day at heavens gate be prepared for entry into His glorious eternal kingdom. The times that the Church or churchgoers have gotten themselves into trouble is when they given all appearances that they intend to take over a system or create a political disturbance. That just is not scriptural nor is it Jesus!


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found:
    kjv@1Timothy:6:3-5 @ If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found: The true convincing weight of a political argument or position or movement is not always in it's rational discernment and thoughtful conclusion, rather in it's perceived public image. Sound rational thought does not have to be rationally countered overwhelmingly; merely attacked and made to appear hostile or insulting to the greater good (a greater good of their choosing). The stronger and broader the outrage the more convincing. Attacking the name and character of the proponent avoids having to dissect the proposition's intrinsic merit. The Pharisee's approach to the gospel message of Jesus is a perfect example of that. It wasn't their tact to dispute the merits of the message, it was to decry at every public opportunity that Jesus had again blasphemed against their institutional sense of better judgment.


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found: Think how much our nation's political discourse is skewed by conspiracy, by utter distrust, by misinformation, by propaganda, by incitement of unrest. Not a day goes by without a new accusation, a new supposed scandal, a new potential coverup, most all of it later found to be baseless and void of either the facts/scope or the legitimate claim of infraction. False accusation everyday is forwarded, shared, liked, tweeted on social media. It is debated ad nauseam in the chat rooms, with the talking heads, break room tables giving the falsity legs of it's own. Jesus himself was/is the object of much false accusation as are His many followers.


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found: Goody two shoes they might be called. There is a reason good people are not overly eager to submit themselves to an election campaign for public office: good people are often despised for even running. For some there is no such thing as a good person; good has ulterior motives somewhere behind it. Good can be offensive to those that think they know better. Good often stands in the others way. Good can be seen as weak when it comes to the harsh and corrupt realities of human governance. The Hebrew prophet Isaiah long beforehand predicted that Jesus would be much despised... and He was (and He is).


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found: Things to remember about Christ Jesus' authority:


    ChristiansPoliticsAndReligion
    Found: For the Christian, the key is that not one of these considerations has to do with either Republican or Democrat nor Liberal or Conservative or Moderate positions; none takes into account the full impact of sin and sinfulness; none takes into account the top to bottom elected and electorate delinquencies scripturally made evident. Only the uncompromised Gospel of Jesus Christ takes all human matters (heart and soul - including governance) into account with formative remedy. Therefore we must judge each political design and political enticement by what influences have birthed such political design/ambition in the light of our present dark sin and our ever present Savior's light.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: of God Through The Only Mediator Jesus Christ


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: GOD ALONE IS TO BE INVOKED THROUGH THE MEDIATION OF CHRIST ALONE. In all crises and trials of our life we call upon him alone, and that by the mediation of our only mediator and intercessor, Jesus Christ. For we have been explicitly commanded: "Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me" kjv@Psalms:1:15). Moreover, we have a most generous promise from the Lord Who said: "If you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you" kjv@John:16:23), and: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest: kjv@Matthew:11:28). And since it is written: "How are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed?" kjv@Romans:10:14), and since we do believe in God alone, we assuredly call upon him alone, and we do so through Christ. For as the apostle says, "There is one God and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus? (I Tim. 2:5), and, "If any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous," etc. kjv@1John:2:1).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: OF ANGELS AND THE DEVIL. Among all creatures, angels and men are most excellent. Concerning angels, Holy Scripture declares: "who makest the winds thy messengers, fire and flame thy ministers" kjv@Psalms:104:4). Also it says: "Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?" kjv@Hebrews:1:14). Concerning the Devil, the Lord Jesus Himself testifies: "He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies" kjv@John:8:44). Consequently we teach that some angels persisted in obedience and were appointed for faithful service to God and men, but others fell of their own free will and were cast into destruction, becoming enemies of all good and of the faithful, etc....


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: OF WHAT KIND ARE THE POWERS OF THE REGENERATE, AND IN WHAT WAY THEIR WILLS ARE FREE. Finally, we must see whether the regenerate have free wills, and to what extent. In regeneration the understanding is illumined by the Holy Spirit in order that it many understand both the mysteries and the will of God. And the will itself is not only changed by the Spirit, but it is also equipped with faculties so that it wills and is able to do the good of its own accord kjv@Romans:8:1ff.). Unless we grant this, we will deny Christian liberty and introduce a legal bondage. But the prophet has God saying: "I will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts" kjv@Jeremiah:31:33; kjv@Ezekiel:36:26f.). The Lord also says in the Gospel: "If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed" kjv@John:8:36). Paul also writes to the Philippians: "It has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake" kjv@Philippians:1:29). Again: "I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ" (v. 6). Also: "God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure" (ch. 2:13).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: GOD HAS ELECTED US OUT OF GRACE. From eternity God has freely, and of his mere grace, without any respect to men, predestinated or elected the saints whom he wills to save in Christ, according to the saying of the apostle, "God chose us in him before the foundation of the world" kjv@Ephesians:1:4). And again: "Who saved us and called an with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago, and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus" kjv@2Timothy:1:9 f.).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: WE ARE ELECTED OR PREDESTINATED IN CHRIST. Therefore, although not on account of any merit of ours, God has elected us, not directly, but in Christ, and on account of Christ, in order that those who are now engrafted into Christ by faith might also be elected. But those who were outside Christ were rejected, according to the word of the apostle, "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? -- unless indeed you fail to meet the test!" kjv@2Corinthians:13:5).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: WE ARE ELECTED FOR A DEFINITE PURPOSE. Finally, the saints are chosen in Christ by God for a definite purpose, which the apostle himself explains when he says, "He chose us in him for adoption that we should be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption to be his sons through Jesus Christ that they should be to the praise of the glory of his grace" kjv@Ephesians:1:4 ff.).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: WE ARE TO HAVE A GOOD HOPE FOR ALL. And although God knows who are his, and here and there mention is made of the small number of elect, yet we must hope well of all, and not rashly judge any man to be a reprobate. For Paul says to the Philippians, "I thank my God for you all" (now he speaks of the whole Church in Phillippi), "because of your fellowship in the Gospel, being persuaded that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is also right that I have this opinion of you all" kjv@Philippians:1:3 ff.).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: Of Jesus Christ, True God and Man,


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: CHRIST IS TRUE GOD. We further believe and teach that the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, was predestinated or foreordained from eternity by the Father to be the Savior of the world. And we believe that he was born, not only when he assumed flesh of the Virgin Mary, and not only before the foundation of the world was laid, but by the Father before all eternity in an inexpressible manner. For Isaiah said: "Who can tell his generation?" (Ch. 53:8). And Micah says: "His origin is from of old, from ancient days" kjv@Micah:5:2). And John said in the Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," etc. (Ch. 1:1). Therefore, with respect to his divinity the Son is coequal and consubstantial with the Father; true God kjv@Philippians:2:11), not only in name or by adoption or by any merit, but in substance and nature, as the apostle John has often said: "This is the true God and eternal life" kjv@1John:5:20). Paul also says: "He appointed the Son the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding all things by his word of power" kjv@Hebrews:1:2 f.). For in the Gospel the Lord himself said: "Father, glorify Thou me in Thy own presence with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was made" kjv@John:17:5). And in another place in the Gospel it is written: "The Jews sought all the more to kill him because he...called God his Father, making himself equal with God" kjv@John:5:18).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: CHRIST IS TRUE MAN, HAVING REAL FLESH. We also believe and teach that the eternal Son of the eternal God was made the Son of man, from the seed of Abraham and David, not from the coitus of a man, as the Ebionites said, but was most chastely conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the ever virgin Mary, as the evangelical history carefully explains to us (Matt., ch. 1). And Paul says: "he took not on him the nature of angels, but of the seed of Abraham." Also the apostle John says that woever does not believe that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is not of God. Therefore, the flesh of Christ was neither imaginary not brought from heaven, as Valentinus and Marcion wrongly imagined.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: A RATIONAL SOUL IN CHRIST. Moreover, our Lord Jesus Christ did not have a soul bereft of sense and reason, as Apollinaris thought, nor flesh without a soul, as Eunomius taught, but a soul with its reason, and flesh with its senses, by which in the time of his passion he sustained real bodily pain, as himself testified when he said: "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death" kjv@Matthew:26:38). And, "Now is my soul troubled" kjv@John:12:27).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: TWO NATURES IN CHRIST. We therefore acknowledge two natures or substances, the divine and the human, in one and the same Jesus Christ our Lord (Heb., ch. 2). And we say that these are bound and united with one another in such a way that they are not absorbed, or confused, or mixed, but are united or joined together in one person the properties of the natures being unimpaired and permanent.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: OUR LORD TRULY SUFFERED. We believe, moreover, that our Lord Jesus Christ truly suffered and died for us in the flesh, as Peter says kjv@1Peter:4:1). We abhor the most impious madness of the Jacobites and all the Turks who execrate the suffering of the Lord. At the same time we do not deny that the Lord of glory was crucified for us, according to Paul's words kjv@1Corinthians:2:8).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: CHRIST IS TRULY RISEN FROM THE DEAD. We believe and teach that the same Jesus Christ our Lord, in his true flesh in which he was crucified and died, rose again from the dead, and that not another flesh was raised other than the one buried, or that a spirit was taken up instead of the flesh, but that he retained his true body. Therefore, while his disciples thought they saw the spirit of the Lord, he showed them his hands and feet which were marked by the prints of the nails and wounds, and added: "See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see, for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have" kjv@Luke:24:39).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: CHRIST IS TRULY ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ, in his same flesh, ascended above all visible heavens into the highest heaven, that is, the dwelling-place of God and the blessed ones, at the right hand of God the Father. Although it signifies an equal participation in glory and majesty, it is also taken to be a certain place about which the Lord, speaking in the Gospel, says: "I go to prepare a place for you" kjv@John:14:2). The apostle Peter also says: "Heaven must receive Christ until the time of restoring all things" kjv@Acts:3:21). And from heaven the same Christ will return in judgment, when wickedness will then be at its greatest in the world and when the Antichrist, having corrupted true religion, will fill up all things with superstition and impiety and will cruelly lay waste the Church with bloodshed and flames (Dan., ch. 11). But Christ will come again to claim his own, and by his coming to destroy the Antichrist, and to judge the living and the dead kjv@Acts:17:31). For the dead will rise again ( kjv@1Thessalonians:4:14 ff.), and those who on that day (which is unknown to all creatures kjv@Mark:13:32) will be alive will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," and all the faithful will be caught up to meet Christ in the air, so that then they may enter with him into the blessed dwelling-places to live forever kjv@1Corinthians:15:51 f.). But the unbelievers and ungodly will descend with the devils into hell to burn forever and never to be redeemed from torments kjv@Matthew:25:46).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WORLD, AND THE TRUE AWAITED MESSIAH. For we teach and believe that this Jesus Christ our Lord is the unique and eternal Savior of the human race, and thus of the whole world, in whom by faith are saved all who before the law, under the law, and under the Gospel were saved, and however many will be saved at the end of the world. For the Lord himself says in the Gospel: "He who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber....I am the door of the sheep" kjv@John:10:1 and 7). And also in another place in the same Gospel he says: "Abraham saw my day and was glad" (ch. 7:56). The apostle Peter also says: "There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." We therefore believe that we will be saved through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, as our fathers were kjv@Acts:4:12 kjv@Acts:10:43 kjv@Acts:15:11 ). For Paul also says: "All our fathers ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ" kjv@1Corinthians:10:3 f.). And thus we read that John says: "Christ was the Lamb which was slain from the foundation of the world" kjv@Revelation:14:8), and John the Baptist testified that Christ is that "Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" kjv@John:1:29). Wherefore, we quite openly profess and preach that Jesus Christ is the sole Redeemer and Savior of the world, the King and High Priest, the true and awaited Messiah, that holy and blessed one whom all the types of the law and predictions of the prophets prefigured and promised; and that God appointed him beforehand and sent him to us, so that we are not now to look for any other. Now there only remains for all of us to give all glory to Christ, believe in him, rest in him alone, despising and rejecting all other aids in life. For however many seek salvation in any other than in Christ alone, have fallen from the grace of God and have rendered Christ null and void for themselves kjv@Galatians:5:4).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: THE CREEDS OF FOUR COUNCILS RECEIVED. And, to say many things with a few words, with a sincere heart we believe, and freely confess with open mouth, whatever things are defined from the Holy Scriptures concerning the mystery of the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, and are summed up in the Creeds and decrees of the first four most excellent synods convened at Nicaea, Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon -- together with the Creed of blessed Athanasius The so-called Athanasian Creed was not written by Athanasius but dates from the ninth century. It is also called the "Quicunque" from the opening word of the Latin text., and all similar symbols; and we condemn everything contrary to these.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: WHY THE LAW WAS GIVEN. We teach that this law was not given to men that they might be justified by keeping it, but that rather from what it teaches we may know (our) weakness, sin and condemnation, and, despairing of our strength, might be converted to Christ in faith. For the apostle openly declares: "The law brings wrath," and, "Through the law comes knowledge of sin" kjv@Romans:4:15 kjv@Romans:3:20), and, "If a law had been given which could justify or make alive, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. But the Scripture (that is, the law) has concluded all under sin, that the promise which was of the faith of Jesus might be given to those who believe....Therefore, the law was our schoolmaster unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith" kjv@Galatians:3:21 ff.).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: Of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of the Promises,


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: THE ANCIENTS HAD EVANGELICAL PROMISES. The Gospel is, indeed, opposed to the law. For the law works wrath and announces a curse, whereas the Gospel preaches grace and blessing. John says: "For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ" kjv@John:1:17). Yet notwithstanding it is most certain that those who were before the law and under the law, were not altogether destitute of the Gospel. For they had extraordinary evangelical promises such as these are: "The seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent's head" kjv@Genesis:3:15). "In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed" kjv@Genesis:22:18). "The scepter shall not depart from Judah...until he comes" kjv@Genesis:49:10). "The Lord will raise up a prophet from among his own brethren" kjv@Deuteronomy:18:15; kjv@Acts:3:22), etc.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: THE PROMISES TWOFOLD. And we acknowledge that two kinds of promises were revealed to the fathers, as also to us. For some were of present or earthly things, such as the promises of the Land of Canaan and of victories, and as the promise today still of daily bread. Others were then and are still now of heavenly and eternal things, namely, divine grace, remission of sins, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: WE ARE JUSTIFIED ON ACCOUNT OF CHRIST. Now it is most certain that all of us are by nature sinners and godless, and before God's judgment-seat are convicted of godlessness and are guilty of death, but that, solely by the grace of Christ and not from any merit of ours or consideration for us, we are justified, that is, absolved from sin and death by God the Judge. For what is clearer than what Paul said: "Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus" kjv@Romans:3:23 f.).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: THE END OF GOOD WORKS. These same works ought not to be done in order that we may earn eternal life by them, for, as the apostle says, eternal life is the gift of God. Nor are they to be done for ostentation which the Lord rejects in Matt., ch. 6, nor for gain which he also rejects in Matt., ch. 23, but for the glory of God, to adorn our calling, to show gratitude to God, and for the profit of the neighbor. For our Lord says again in the Gospel: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven" kjv@Matthew:5:16). And the apostle Paul says: "Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called" kjv@Ephesians:4:1). Also: "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and to the Fatehr through him" kjv@Colossians:3:17), and, "Let each of you look not to his own interests, but to the interests of others" kjv@Philippians:2:4), and, "Let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful" kjv@Titus:3;14).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: GOOD WORKS NOT REJECTED. Therefore, although we teach with the apostle that a man is justified by grace through faith in Christ and not through any good works, yet we do not think that good works are of little value and condemn them. We know that man was not created or regenerated through faith in order to be idle, but rather that without ceasing he should do those things which are good and useful. For in the Gospel the Lord says that a good tree brings forth good fruit kjv@Matthew:12:33), and that he who abides in me bears much fruit kjv@John:15:5). The apostle says: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" kjv@Ephesians:2:10), and again: "Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds" kjv@Titus:2:14). We therefore condemn all who despise good works and who babble that they are useless and that we do not need to pay attention to them.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: ONLY ONE CHURCH FOR ALL TIMES. And since there is always but one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, Jesus the Messiah, and one Shepherd of the whole flock, one Head of this body, and, to conclude, one Spirit, one salvation, one faith, one Testament or covenant, it necessarily follows that there is only one Church.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: CHRIST THE SOLE HEAD OF THE CHURCH. It is the head which has the preeminence in the body, and from it the whole body receives life; by its spirit the body is governed in all things; from it, also, the body receives increase, that it may grow up. Also, there is one head of the body, and it is suited to the body. Therefore the Church cannot have any other head besides Christ. For as the Church is a spiritual body, so it must also have a spiritual head in harmony with itself. Neither can it be governed by any other spirit than by the Spirit of Christ. Wherefore Paul says: "He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent" kjv@Colossians:1:18). And in another place: "Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior" kjv@Ephesians:5:23). And again: he is "the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all" kjv@Ephesians:1:22 f.). Also: "We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together, makes bodily growth" kjv@Ephesians:4:15 f.). And therefore we do not approve of the doctrine of the Roman clergy, who make their Pope at Rome the universal shepherd and supreme head of the Church Militant here on earth, and so the very vicar of Jesus Christ, who has (as they say) all fulness of power and sovereign authority in the Church.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: And those who are such in the Church have one faith and one spirit; and therefore they worship but one God, and him alone they worship in spirit and in truth, loving him alone with all their hearts and with all their strength, praying unto him alone through Jesus Christ, the only Mediator and Intercessor; and they do not seek righteousness and life outside Christ and faith in him. Because they acknowledge Christ the only head and foundation of the Church, and, resting on him, daily renew themselves by repentance, and patiently bear the cross laid upon them. Moreover, joined together with all the members of Christ by an unfeigned love, they show that they are Christ's disciples by persevering in the bond of peace and holy unity. At the same time they participate in the sacraments instituted by Christ, and delivered unto us by his apostles, using them in no other way than as they received them from the Lord. That saying of the apostle Paul is well known to all: "I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you" kjv@1Corinthians:11:23 ff.). Accordingly, we condemn all such churches as strangers from the true Church of Christ, which are not such as we have heard they ought to be, no matter how much they brag of a succession of bishops, of unity, and of antiquity. Moreover, we have a charge from the apostles of Christ "ti shun the worship of idols" kjv@1Corinthians:10:14; kjv@1John:5:21), and "to come out of Babylon," and to have no fellowship with her, unless we want to be partakers with her of all God's plagues kjv@Revelation:18:4; kjv@2Corinthians:6:17).


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: THE INSTITUTION OF BAPTISM. Baptism was instituted and consecrated by God. First John baptized, who dipped Christ in the water in Jordan. From him it came to the apostles, who also baptized with water. The Lord expressly commanded them to preach the Gospel and to baptize "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" kjv@Matthew:28:19). And in The Acts, Peter said to the Jews who inquired what they ought to do: "Be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" kjv@Acts:2:37 f.). Hence by some baptism is called a sign of initiation for God's people, since by it the elect of God are consecrated to God.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: THE AUTHOR AND CONSECRATOR OF THE SUPPER. For the author of the Supper of the Lord is not an angel or any man, but the Son of God himself, our Lord Jesus Christ, who first consecrated it to his Church. And the same consecration or blessing still remains among all those who celebrate no other but that very Supper which the Lord instituted, and at which they repeat the words of the Lord's Supper, and in all things look to the one Christ by a true faith, from whose hands they receive, as it were, what they receive through the ministry of the ministers of the Church.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: CEREMONIES AND RITES. Unto the ancient people were given at one time certain ceremonies, as a kind of instruction for those who were kept under the law, as under a schoolmaster or tutor. But when Christ, the Deliverer, came and the law was abolished, we who believe are no more under the law kjv@Romans:6:14), and the ceremonies have disappeared; hence the apostles did not want to retain or to restore them in Christ's Church to such a degree that they openly testified that they did not wish to impose any burden upon the Church. Therefore, we would seem to be bringing in and restoring Judaism if we were to increase ceremonies and rites in Christ's Church according to the custom in the ancient Church. Hence, we by no means approve of the opinion of those who think that the Church of Christ must be held in check by many different rites, as if by some kind of training. For if the apostles did not want to impose upon Christian people ceremonies or rites which were appointed by God, who, I pray, in his right mind would obtrude upon them the inventions devised by man? The more the mass of rites is increased in the Church, the more is detracted not only from Christian liberty, but also from Christ, and from faith in him, as long as the people seek those things in ceremonies which they should seek in the only Son of God, Jesus Christ, through faith. Wherefore a few moderate and simple rites, that are not contrary to the Word of God, are sufficient for the godly.


    HelveticConfession2
    Found: We beseech God, our most merciful Father in heaven, that he will bless the rulers of the people, and us, and his whole people, through Jesus Christ, our only Lord and Savior; to whom be praise and glory and thanksgiving,for all ages. Amen.


    AboundFruitKnowledge
    Found: First thing first. Let us not forget that most important phrase in this sentence is "the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ". It is so easy to skip by or reverse the order of the most obvious fact that it is the knowledge of Jesus Christ that is producing the fruit and that this fruit is being produced is in these specific "like precious" areas (faith/virtue/temperance/patience/godliness/kindness/agape). It is after all the knowledge of Christ where the grace and peace exhorted is being multiplied. It is after all the knowledge of Him who called us to glory and virtue specifically through whom all things pertaining to life and godliness have been divinely given.


    AboundFruitKnowledge
    Found:

    How better do we get to know and have knowledge in Jesus?



    AboundFruitKnowledge
    Found: Your relationship to Jesus is the most important thing. It is through this working relationship and daily experience with Him that the God produced/directed areas of faith/virtue/gnosis/temperance etc... will be radically/spiritually transformed. These are the areas that no matter what your situation present or future a person thus transformed will be strong at to overcome. These areas in turn are the ripe fruit that will seed the fruits that will lift you out of the situations that you find yourself in and the half answers that until now you've attempted humanly to apply. In the terms of what we have already considered, this is the "partaking of His nature". In present terms it is the "abundance". In other verbiage it is the "abiding in".


    AboundFruitKnowledge
    Found: Because the Holy Spirit is the engineer of this transformation, it is to be a transformation of these areas unlike one another man can obtain minus Jesus Christ front and center as Lord and Savior.


    AboundFruitKnowledge
    Found: Like we have with kjv@2Peter:1, I am going to ask you to bookmark a three chapter section in your bible kjv@John:15 kjv@John:16 kjv@John:17 for your frequent revisiting. It reveals perhaps more about Jesus (this in Jesus' own words) than any other singular sequential reading. One can almost feed an entire life time learning of Him from this treasured and eventful passage. Eventually you are going to have to read the four gospels (Matthew Mark Luke and John) (several times over likely) if you haven't already.


    AboundFruitKnowledge
    Found: As we become more familiar with Jesus, I would soon like us to become more familiar with the areas that He would most like to transform us in. We will get to that in short order ahead.


    ShortConfessionOfFaithJohnSmyth
    Found: (6) That Jesus Christ is true God and true man; viz., the Son of God taking to himself, in addition, the true and pure nature of a man, out of a true rational soul, and existing in a true human body.


    ShortConfessionOfFaithJohnSmyth
    Found: (7) That Jesus Christ, as pertaining to the flesh, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, afterwards was born, circumcised, baptized, tempted; also that he hungered, thirsted, ate, drank, increased both in stature and in knowledge; he was wearied, he slept, at last was crucified, dead buried, he rose again, ascended into heaven; and that to himself as only King, Priest, and Prophet of the church, all power both in Heaven and earth is given.


    ExceedingPromisesPartakersDivineNature
    Found: In order to be able to partake of such a divine nature as suggested, avoiding any self generated guesswork or possible human corruption, one must be able to discern the dividing line between what he himself is manufacturing and what the truer divine source is actually projecting. What better way to know the nature of what is being divinely projected first and foremost than by the covenant promises made emphatically and unconditionally by the divine source from the very beginning on through to their complete fulfillment in Christ Jesus the author and finisher of spiritually regenerated "like precious" faith. If to partake of His divine nature then to partake of all of the nature that the covenant promises project about who He is and what for us He is meant to be.


    ExceedingPromisesPartakersDivineNature
    Found: Rather, the concept of promise is first and foremost the promise of there being one Jesus the Christ provided to all righteous means and ends by the Holy Father, fully established, fully confirmed, fully anointed to be such. This consideration is of a singular and massive promise both exceeding great and precious by which all sub-promises following are inherent and due to His nature becoming more and more an influence upon and therefore part of us. The promise instead is that we would be by grace mercifully be given opportunity to "partake of His/Christ's divine nature", which is to mean under direct influence and the transformation of His character and will. There are many that would be willing to claim any number of His promises, but few that would place themselves under the tremendous life transformations of His sincerest acquaintance.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 15 O Lord Jesus Christ, do Thou Thyself convoke a Council, and deliver Thy servants by Thy glorious advent! The Pope and his adherents are done for; they will have none of Thee. Do Thou, then, help us, who are poor and needy, who sigh to Thee, and beseech Thee earnestly, according to the grace which Thou hast given us, through Thy Holy Ghost, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Father, blessed forever. Amen.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: Treats of the Articles which Refer to the Office and Work of Jesus Christ, or Our Redemption.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 1 That Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, died for our sins, and was raised again for our justification, kjv@Romans:4:25.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 3 Likewise: All have sinned and are justified without merit freely, and without their own works or merits by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, in His blood, kjv@Romans:3:23f


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 10 This article concerning the Mass will be the whole business of the Council. The Council will perspire most over, and be occupied with this article concerning the Mass. For if it were although it would be possible for them to concede to us all the other articles, yet they could not concede this. As Campegius said at Augsburg that he would be torn to pieces before he would relinquish the Mass, so, by the help of God, I, too, would suffer myself to be reduced to ashes before I would allow a hireling of the Mass, be he good or bad, to be made equal to Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior, or to be exalted above Him. Thus we are and remain eternally separated and opposed to one another. They feel well enough that when the Mass falls, the Papacy lies in ruins. Before they will permit this to occur, they will put us all to death if they can.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 2 If they will not serve this purpose, it is better that they be abandoned or razed, rather than continued and, with their blasphemous services invented by men, regarded as something better than the ordinary Christian life and the offices and callings ordained by God. For all this also is contrary to the first chief article concerning the redemption made through Jesus Christ. Add to this that (like all other human inventions) these have neither been commanded; they are needless and useless, and, besides, afford occasion for dangerous and vain labor dangerous annoyances and fruitless worship, such services as the prophets call Aven, i.e., pain and labor.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 1 That the Pope is not, according to divine law or according to the Word of God the head of all Christendom (for this name belongs to One only, whose name is Jesus Christ), but is only the bishop and pastor of the Church at Rome, and of those who voluntarily or through a human creature (that is, a political magistrate) have attached themselves to him, to be Christians, not under him as a lord, but with him as brethren colleagues and comrades, as the ancient councils and the age of St. Cyprian show.


    SmalcaldArticles
    Found: 3 Hence it follows that all things which the Pope, from a power so false, mischievous, blasphemous, and arrogant, has done and undertaken. have been and still are purely diabolical affairs and transactions (with the exception of such things as pertain to the secular government, where God often permits much good to be effected for a people, even through a tyrant and faithless scoundrel) for the ruin of the entire holy catholic or Christian Church (so far as it is in his power) and for the destruction of the first and chief article concerning the redemption made through Jesus Christ.


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: The wrath of God abides upon those who believe not this gospel. But such as receive it and embrace Jesus the Savior by a true and living faith are by Him delivered from the wrath of God and from destruction, and have the gift of eternal life conferred upon them.


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: The cause or guilt of this unbelief as well as of all other sins is no wise in God, but in man himself; whereas faith in Jesus Christ and salvation through Him is the free gift of God, as it is written:By grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God (kjv@Ephesians:2:8). Likewise:To you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, etc. (Phil. 1:29).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: Election is the unchangeable purpose of God, whereby, before the foundation of the world, He has out of mere grace, according to the sovereign good pleasure of His own will, chosen from the whole human race, which had fallen through their own fault from their primitive state of rectitude into sin and destruction, a certain number of persons to redemption in Christ, whom He from eternity appointed the Mediator and Head of the elect and the foundation of salvation. This elect number, though by nature neither better nor more deserving than others, but with them involved in one common misery, God has decreed to give to Christ to be saved by Him, and effectually to call and draw them to His communion by His Word and Spirit; to bestow upon them true faith, justification, and sanctification; and having powerfully preserved them in the fellowship of His Son, finally to glorify them for the demonstration of His mercy, and for the praise of the riches of His glorious grace; as it is written:Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved (kjv@Ephesians:1:4, 5, 6). And elsewhere:Whom he foreordained, them he also called:and whom he called, them he also justified:and whom he justified, them he also glorified (kjv@Romans:8:30).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: Those in whom a living faith in Christ, an assured confidence of soul, peace of conscience, an earnest endeavor after filial obedience, a glorying in God through Christ, is not as yet strongly felt, and who nevertheless make use of the means which God has appointed for working these graces in us, ought not to be alarmed at the mention of reprobation, nor to rank themselves among the reprobate, but diligently to persevere in the use of means, and with ardent desires devoutly and humbly to wait for a season of richer grace. Much less cause to be terrified by the doctrine of reprobation have they who, though they seriously desire to be turned to God, to please Him only, and to be delivered from the body of death, cannot yet reach that measure of holiness and faith to which they aspire; since a merciful God has promised that He will not quench the smoking flax, nor break the bruised reed. But this doctrine is justly terrible to those who, regardless of God and of the Savior Jesus Christ, have wholly given themselves up to the cares of the world and the pleasures of the flesh, so long as they are not seriously converted to God.


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: For by this injurious error the pleasure of God and the merits of Christ are made of none effect, and men are drawn away by useless questions from the truth of gracious justification and from the simplicity of Scripture, and this declaration of the apostle is charged as untrue: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 (kjv@2Timothy:1:9).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: For this savors of the teaching of Pelagius, and is opposed to the doctrine of the apostle when he writes:Among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest; but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace have ye been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus; that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus; for 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 (kjv@Ephesians:2:3-9).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: For this doctrine tends to the despising of the wisdom of the Father and of the merits of Jesus Christ, and is contrary to Scripture. For thus says our Savior:I lay down my life for the sheep, and I know them (kjv@John:10:15, 27). And the prophet Isaiah says concerning the Savior: When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand (Is. 53:10). Finally, this contradicts the article of faith according to which we believe the catholic Christian Church.


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: For these contradict the Scriptures:Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood (kjv@Romans:3:24, 25). And these proclaim, as did the wicked Socinus, a new and strange justification of man before God, against the consensus of the whole Church.


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: For they contradict the apostle, who declares:Christ loved me, and gave himself up for me (kjv@Galatians:2:20). Likewise:Who shall lay anything to the charge of Gods elect? It is God that justifieth; who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that died (kjv@Romans:8:33, 34), namely, for them; and the Savior who says:I lay down my life for the sheep (John:10:15). And:This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (kjv@John:15:12, 13).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: For both the experience of all ages and the Scriptures testify that this is untrue. He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his ordinances unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for his ordinances, they have not known them (kjv@Psalms:147:19, 20). Who in the generations gone by suffered all the nations to walk in their own way (kjv@Acts:14:16). And:And they (Paul and his companions) having been forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia, when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not (kjv@Acts:16:6, 7).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and regenerates by the Holy Spirit, He also


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: is God that justifieth; who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: unreprovable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (kjv@1Corinthians:1:8).


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: begotten of God (kjv@1John:3:9). And also contrary to the words of Jesus


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: many as piously call upon the name of our Savior Jesus Christ to judge


    CanonsOfDort
    Found: vilifying, the doctrine of the Reformed Churches. May Jesus Christ, the


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe. kjv@Romans:3:21-22


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: A:The only Redeemer of Gods elect is the Lord Jesus Christ1, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man2, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person3, for ever4.


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 1.For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ( kjv@1Timothy:2:5


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. kjv@John:20:31


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 4.And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? kjv@Matthew:27:46


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (v6) Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour. kjv@Titus:3:5-6 KJV).


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. ( kjv@1Corinthians:1:9


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: A:Effectual calling is the work of Gods Spirit1, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery2, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ3, and renewing our wills4, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel5.


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself. kjv@Ephesians:1:5


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 3.But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: ( kjv@1Corinthians:1:30


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 4.Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ. kjv@Galatians:2:16


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 3.There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.. kjv@Romans:8:1


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 1.Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (v2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (v5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. kjv@Romans:5:1-2, 5


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 3.Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. ( kjv@1Thessalonians:4:14


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 1.Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. kjv@Matthew:22:37-40


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: A:To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life1, with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption2.


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 1.Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. kjv@Acts:20:21


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found:

    Q86:What is faith in Jesus Christ?



    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: A:Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace1, whereby we receive2 and rest upon him alone for salvation3, as he is offered to us in the gospel4.


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. ( kjv@1Peter:3:21


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread, &c. ( kjv@1Corinthians:11:23


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 2.Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? kjv@Romans:6:3


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. kjv@Acts:2:38-39


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 4.He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. kjv@Revelation:22:20


    WestministerShorterCatechism
    Found: 3.Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. kjv@Revelation:22:20b


    TorreyPoor
    Found: kjv@Matthew:8:20 @ And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.


    TorreyPoor
    Found: kjv@Matthew:19:21 @ Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.


    TorreyPoor
    Found: kjv@Acts:20:35 @ I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.


    TorreyPoor
    Found: kjv@Acts:3:6 @ Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@James:1:1 @ James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@Philippians:1:1 @ Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@Titus:1:1 @ Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@Jude:1:1 @ Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@Revelation:1:1 @ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@2Corinthians:4:5 @ For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@Romans:1:1 @ Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,


    DoulosServant
    Found: kjv@Revelation:1:1 @ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:


    TorreyConvenant
    Found: kjv@Hebrews:12:24 @ And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.


    TorreyConvenant
    Found: kjv@Hebrews:13:20 @ Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,


    FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior
    Found:
    ^ FoundationsOfLikePreciousFaith GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus >



    FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior
    Found:
    kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:


    FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior
    Found: The difference initially between these forms can be very subtle. The fact that we are very familiar with the first form and mostly alien to the second is nearly a guarantee that we are presently operating from the first, which in turn means that we are acting from a form that any other person with or without Christ Jesus could and with similar results/fruit. Peter however is alerting us to superior form and though we probably know of the form, we are needing to be put back into remembrance of that form having drifted back to it's more corrupted form.


    FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior
    Found: Consider that in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount the very first exhortations given are to be of a yielding spirit/humility/hungry for righteousness/pure heart/etc... Again in the same sermon Jesus exhorts "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you". Consider that Solomon counseled to trust in the Lord with all one's heart, lean not on one's own understanding, to acknowledge the Lord in all one's ways, that the Lord Himself will then direct one's path. What else could these pointers possibly mean if not along these very "obtained through the righteousness of God and Savior" lines?


    FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior
    Found:
    ^ FoundationsOfLikePreciousFaith GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus >



    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@Romans:1:6 @ Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@2Thessalonians:2:14 @ Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@2Timothy:1:9 @ Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@Philippians:3:14 @ I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@Hebrews:3:1 @ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@1Corinthians:1:9 @ God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@2Thessalonians:2:14 @ Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.


    TorreyCalling
    Found: kjv@1Peter:5:10 @ But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.


    John16SermonNotes2
    Found:
  • 16:2,20 What disciples will have to go through (Jesus telling us this so that we not be made to stumble) (enemies=own household)


  • John16SermonNotes2
    Found:
  • 16:32 Solemn course of Jesus (nkjv@Psalms:22 strong bulls of Bashan encircle/poured out like water)


  • John16SermonNotes2
    Found:
  • 16:23-24,26-27 Provision of Father through prayer in Jesus name


  • John16SermonNotes2
    Found:
  • Gospel in Jesus own words: DIR:Congregational


  • John16SermonNotes2
    Found:
  • It is the reaction of the sinful heart against the Jesus/Gospel that all these things must happen (natural mind at enmity against it nkjv@Romans:8:9)


  • John16SermonNotes2
    Found:

    John16SermonNotes2
    Found: