Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Proverbs 4:13
This is a Bible study on the Word of GOD. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
The Word of God is the written words of God, the voice of God the Father, the voice of the Holy Ghost, the voice of Christ Jesus, and Jesus Christ is the Word.
The written Word of God - Holy Scriptures
The Word of God is the written words of God, given to men by God to write down and give to all the people of this world, to learn His truth, and come to the knowledge of the His truth, and to receive His salvation and abundant eternal life.
This study is about the written Word of God, namely the Holy Bible.
The word of God is more than a book
We call the written Word of God the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures, the Holy book of God, but it is much more than a book, it is the living word of our living God.
No other book or piece of literature is alive, but the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, the Holy Bible contains the living word of God.
God is living and His word is living.
The words of God were recorded in ancient times by human beings who were inspired of God, by the Holy Spirit. These chosen men of God who penned the words of God, did not write their own private interpretation of what God said, NO they wrote the words of God as they were directed by the Holy Spirit.
It was impossible for these chosen men of God to write one word differently than was given to them by the Holy Spirit, because these books written were God's words. Since the word of God was given to us by God Himself, not by the prophecy of men but of God, we know that today there can be no prophecy of the scripture by any private interpretation by any man.
Yes, Moses wrote down the laws of God, but they weren't the private interpretation of Moses as to what God said. The Holy Scriptures of God written down by Moses, was not by the will of Moses, but Moses wrote down the laws of God as given to Moses by the Holy Ghost. There is no man that could have written the words of God by his own will, by the will of man, because prophecy of scripture is by the will of God, given by the Holy Ghost.
Every word of Scripture is true. Every word of Scripture has happened exactly as prophesied. Every word of Scripture will be fulfilled.
Every word of Scripture prophesied for the future will occur, just as God has said. The word of God, the Holy Scriptures has always been fulfilled and will always be fulfilled.
God's law, the oracles of God, the revelation of God Himself was given to all mankind for our learning, for us to learn about God. The word of God was written for us to bring us comfort and hope.
The word of God cannot fail, is free from error, because it was written by God, and God is perfect.
God promised that every word, every letter of God's word will be fulfilled.
God wrote the Holy Bible through Holy men who were moved by the Holy Ghost.
God Himself put His words into the hearts and minds of those who penned the Scriptures.
God put the gospel in the hearts of those who penned the scriptures.
Their hearts were tried by God Himself, to be proven Holy and acceptable to God, they were NOT out to please men, but to please God.
Scriptures are to be used to prove the validity of written or spoken words, to see if they truly are from God.
Who does the written or spoken words profit? Man or God?
Does it please man or does it please God? Does it stir up strife or stir up love? Are the teachings and books confusing? God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).
The Word of God is not any private interpretation.
Holy men of God wrote the words of God as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The bible was NOT written by John or Paul, or by men, it was written by God through the Holy Spirit who put the gospel in their hearts.
The Holy Word of God was written NOT by any private interpretation of any man, but by the Holy Ghost, written by God.
The Holy Scriptures of God, the Word of God, existed before mankind was even created. The Word of God has and always will be a part of God. The Holy Scriptures are eternal.
The Holy Scriptures, the Word of God is of God and from God, not from man.
The Holy Scriptures are a gift of God, from the heart and mind of God for all mankind. This precious gift of God should be treated with the same reverence and awe that we give God, because it is from God.
How you treat the Word of God is how you treat the God of the Word.
The manner in which you treat the Word of God is the same manner in which you treat the God of the Word. The same respect you give the Word of God is the same respect you give the God of the Word.
When you show disrespect for the Word of God, you are showing disrespect to God Himself, because He is the author.
The Word of God is to be treated with reverence because the Holy Scriptures are the eternal words of Almighty God.
Personally, I do not allow anything to cover, or be placed on top of my Holy Bible. I care for it and guard it like the treasure it is. I would never throw it around, throw it on the floor, or throw it anywhere. I love my God and I love His Holy Word. I am eternally grateful, thankful, to have access to the heart and mind of God through the pages of His written word.
God gave us His Word so we could receive eternal life
God gave us His Holy Word so we might believe on his Son, Jesus and receive eternal life.
How clear is that?! The word of God tell us that "these were written", these words, these scriptures, these chapters were written, "that you might believe", that you will choose to believe the truth, "that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God and that believing you might have life through His name."
Believe on the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
God gave us His Word so that we wouldn't sin
We are to live by every word of God
For our learning
The word of God was given to us as instructions for life, comfort and hope.
Instruction in righteousness
That man may be perfect
We are to DO the word of God, not just hear it
We are to seek wisdom and instruction
An understanding heart seeks knowledge
Wise seek knowledge
True knowledge doesn't talk too much
Instruction and knowledge is more precious than silver or gold
Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
Knowledge delivers the just
Use knowledge right; share your knowledge
Fools despise wisdom and instruction
Don't listen to foolish, ungodly men
The word of God, as in the Authorized King James translation of the Holy Bible, is God's revelation of Himself to humankind.
The word of God, the Holy Bible is the words of God.
The word of God, both the Old and New Testaments are the words of God.
All of the word of God is free from error. The word of God is living words that pertain not only to past events in history, but instruction how God wants us to live our lives and are fully applicable today.
Only the Word of God, His Holy Word, is God's revelation to mankind. Books written by other people are not the word of God.
Inspired words of God.
The word of God is the words of God, written by the Holy Spirit, words given to many different God inspired holy men, to record history, to record the future, and to record the revelation of God to humankind.
The word of God is NOT the private interpretation of any man, or of who wrote it down. The word of God is the words of God, the living word of God.
This one verse puts away many of the false religions and cults of today. God specifically states that scripture is NOT of any private interpretation. No man on this earth today, no man in this world, has any private interpretation rites to the word of God. The Word of God means what God says it means, not what any man says it means.
One of the signs of a cult is that the founder or leaders of the cult state that they alone know the true meaning of the word of God, and everyone must believe what they say, instead of God's word.
The word of God is NOT of any private interpretation. The word of God is only from God, the word of God is NOT from any man, human being.
Any changes to the word of God is false doctrine. When any man changes the word of God, or explains the scriptures differently from what God wrote down, it is false doctrine.
Any man or woman, any person, who teaches anything other than what is written in the word of God, written by God, this person is a false prophet, a false teacher, and must repent or perish. And all the people who follow such people must repent or perish.
People today are literally dying to follow something, dying to follow someone that tells them that they are okay and everything in their life is okay. People are following false teachings and false leaders and false prophets, following them straight to hell.
The Word of God is NOT the word of man
The gospel that was preached by the disciples of Christ was not after man, was not the tradition of man, but they preached the gospel of Christ Jesus.
This verse also teaches us what is a false religion or cult. Any teaching that is about anything other than the gospel of Christ is a false religion and cult.
All false religions and cults promote their teachings and traditions of man above the word of God. They preach of themselves, their religion, their doctrine and NOT the doctrine of God, the doctrine of Christ.
Any teaching that is NOT about Christ Jesus alone, is false teaching. Sometimes these cults weave in a little Jesus to convert people who do not know the teachings of Christ. False teachings are NOT validated with a little teaching of Jesus Christ.
The word of God reads you cannot have both. You cannot serve the devil and God. Any teaching other than that of the word of God is straight from the devil.
History of all creation.
The word of God is our history, from the beginning. The word of God is the history of all creation.
The word of God starts with the beginning of the world, when God created the heaven and the earth, and ends with the end of the world, and rule of God and the kingdom of God.
The word of God teaches us how the earth was created, how we were created, our purpose on earth, and the way we are to live with each other, and take care of our planet earth.
The word of God contains our past, my past and your past, our history and future.
Instruction for our life.
The word of God contains complete instruction for mankind.
The word of God teaches us how to live and how to die and everything in between.
Contains our Future
The word of God contains our future and the future of the world as we know it.
The future events that will affect ALL of mankind.
Want to know your future? Look in the word of God. Only God can tell you the future. Only God knows what is at the end of your life. Only the Creator of the universe, knows what will happen in the future.
Why would you look anywhere else, or look to anyone other than the one who made you?
No one knows your future except your creator. No person on this earth knows your future except your creator.
Earthly birth, Life, Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The word of God gives the complete history of Jesus Christ. His birth in Jerusalem, His life preaching the gospel, His cruel death on the cross and his miraculous resurrection.
How God sent his only begotten Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice for our sins, so we can be redeemed and cleansed of our sin and receive the gift of God, which is eternal life.
Because there is only one God there is only one revelation of God, given to men by God Himself.
We were not given many revelations of God; no, we were given one, one revelation of God contained in the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God.
God does not give new revelations of Himself. One revelation of God was given and one revelation will stand true. We are told through His Word, that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God does not change.
The foundation of Biblical truth is sound, unchangeable, irreversible, eternal, we are able to build our life upon the truth of God, given to us through His word.
We do not have to worry it will change tomorrow, because God promised it will stand the test of all time, all promises will be fulfilled.
God is faithful to deliver ALL that He has promises to us in His word.
The Word is God
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the word was God.
The word of God is more than just words written in a book. God is the Word. Everything good we know about is made by God.
In the beginning - before anything we know about - was God.
There was no time before God. God has always existed. There was never a time before God. Nothing was before God.
Only God is infinite, immortal, without beginning and without end. There is no starting point to God, He has always been. If you could go back to the starting point of all things, God was before that.
Human beings are not infinite, because we have a starting point, we have a beginning.
God is the beginning of the beginning.
There is no one wiser or more powerful than God. God is the Creator of ALL wisdom. God holds all the wisdom of the universe. God holds everything in His hands.
God was first of all things. There is NOT anything above God. There is NO power greater than the power of God.
God the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost are one.
Don't be confused by the devil - Only these three are one - the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.
No other "three" in the Bible are called one - only these three are one.
Where are these three? In Heaven.
What "record" do these three bear? The record that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
These three - the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost - bear one record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
How can these three - the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost - be ONE? Because He is God. God said these three are one.
Remember nothing is impossible with God.
We cannot look at God from human boundaries, God can be all that He is because He is the Almighty God.
God's ways are past finding out, for our small human minds. God is not limited to the physics and laws of man.
The Word of God is true
The word of the Lord is right
The Word of God is very pure
The word of God is a lamp unto our feet
The Word of God cannot be broken.
The word of God is the sword of the Spirit
The word of God is powerful.
The word of God is not bound.
The word of God lives forever, stands forever, endures forever
The word of the Lord is tried
The word of God is settled in heaven
The Word of God is called the Holy Bible.
The word bible translated means book, therefore we call the Word of God the Holy Book, or the Holy Bible.
Our LORD God inspired different people to write down His words in the different books of the Holy Bible, by the Holy Ghost.
The men who wrote down the words of God, did NOT write down their own thoughts and words, they wrote down the words of God.
The word of God, His scriptures, are NOT of any one person's private interpretation.
The letters, the chapters, that Paul wrote, are NOT Paul's private interpretation of anything. Paul was given the words that he wrote down, as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, through God.
The same is true of the words that Moses wrote down, and Matthew, and John, everyone who gave their heart, mind, soul, and body to God, to be used as a means of getting the word of God to the world.
The words that these men wrote down were not their own words, but the words of the God Almighty, the Creator of all things.
The words that these men wrote down were not written by the will of man, but by the will of God.
The word of God is the book of covenant
The word of God is the book of the law, God's law
No, not every bible in the world that is sold today is the word of God.
People have attached the word 'bible' to all forms of books.
There are software 'bibles', sports 'bibles', craft and hobby 'bibles', food 'bibles', financial 'bibles', medical 'bibles', you can find a 'bible' for virtually everything these days.
There are 'religious bibles' for every sort of belief today and they are not all the word of God, even if they claim to be.
Anyone in the world can write a book and call it a bible. If it supports a belief they have thought up, they can calm to be inspired by God and call their book a religious bible, and never even know anything about God.
This is nothing new. It has been going on since the first pages were written down.
The last days before the end of the world are described in the Word of God.
The scriptures tell us that there will be many false teachers, false religions, false bibles, and even false Christs that will deceive the people of the world, and not just the world but the elect.
Not all "bibles" sold in the world today are from God.
Not all "bibles" sold in the world today are scripture given by the inspiration of God. Not all "bibles" sold in the world today are the words of God.
Not all "bibles" sold in the world today are free from the will of man and private manmade interpretation.
Some so called "bibles" are written just by ordinary men.
One way to know if you have a false bible is if your bible does not tell the gospel of Christ Jesus.
One way to know if your bible is true is if it teaches that God is the absolute final authority, nothing is put above God, nothing else is worshiped and served except God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
One way to know if your bible is false if it is different from the King James Holy Bible.
Every counterfeit bible that I have seen contains errors, passages that contradict itself, and does not remain true.
There are many translations and versions of the Holy Bible in the world today.
What is the difference between a translation and a version?
A translation takes one language and translates it into another language. An example is translating the word from Greek or Hebrew and into English. This is what was done in the King James Holy Bible.
A version is when someone takes the bible, like the King James Holy Bible and changes and removes words to accommodate their view on what was said. They insert their manmade interpretation of what is being said. A version may say they use "modern" language, or "easier" language, so people today can understand.
I personally read the Authorized King James translation of the Holy Scriptures. After reading about the origins of how we received this translation, from the Hebrew and Greek original text, I have concluded this is the most accurate translation.
Since I am not a Hebrew or Greek scholar, I am unable to read the original letters of the apostles of Christ, or the old testament scrolls.
The original King James translation was written in 1611. These scriptures were translated in English so everyone could read the word of God. The original fonts were changed from gothic to roman. The English words were standardized throughout and misspelled words were corrected which lead to the 1873 Edition which I read and study today.
The word of God is incorruptible and indestructible. The word of God is true. The word of God is free from all error.
Even though it seems a new version of the bible is published every year, with more and more edits and deletions made with each version, that the publishers say is to make reading it clearer, I will stay with the King James translation because it has not been altered, filtered and watered down.
Know what you are reading, and where its origins are from.
Did you know that a lot of the so called new modern versions of the bible have many whole verses missing and deleted words? Important words like Lord and Christ are removed to make their version "more clear".
It is so easy these days to research anything. The internet is great for finding out anything. If you do not have a computer or access to the internet you can go to a public library for research. Most public libraries these days have computers with internet access.
The Authorized King James translation of the Holy Bible has simple words and is written so anyone can understand. Children and people with disabilities are able to understand this easy to read bible.
What about the 'thou' 'thine' and 'thy', we just don't talk like that today? It is really not that hard to get used to reading, if you think about what they mean.
Let's say you are in a war. You are on the battle field. The enemy is coming up fast behind you and you must get going.
You are at Point A and you must get to Point B. In the field ahead there are traps laid out to kill you.
There are pits dug in the earth to slow you down, trip you up, and stop you from moving forward.
There are bombs buried in the earth, to maim or even kill you.
You do NOT want to die. You must get across the land mined field fast.
You find two maps with detailed instructions how to navigate through the field to safety, to Point B, to life.
One map is dark and new and the other map is lighter and older than the other map.
The dark map is very new and up to date with catchy phrases, very modern, fancy paper, full color, very flashy, but you are not sure who wrote it, and it could have even been written by the enemy.
The old and lighter map and instructions are written so simple a child could understand it, but it is very old and very plain, and some of the words are very out dated, but you can read and understand every word.
Oh, and the author of the older lighter instructions are written by someone that has already gone through the field of land mines. It is written by someone who has already made it to the other side and is waiting on you.
You must make a decision, the enemy is coming up fast behind you, and the enemy will reach you soon. Which map to use? Which instructions do you follow?
If you stay where you are you will surly die, if you go out into the field without directions, instructions as to where the land mines are you will surely die.
Which instructions would you use?
I don't think there is any contest, you would pick the instructions written by the one who has already gone through the danger, who has overcome death and destruction and who made it to the other side, the one who made it to life.
Of course my analogy is about Jesus. Jesus was manifested in the flesh, lived on earth as a man. He lived in our world, and He went through the field of land mines on earth, all that the devil threw at Him.
Jesus was victorious, defeated sin and death, and lives forever in the kingdom of God.
God wrote down the instructions of life for ALL of the world to follow, how every person can get from death to life everlasting, how to get from Point A, our life here, to Point B which is eternal life with God forever.
Which bible do you want to read? I am going to read the one closest to the original, the Authorized King James Holy Bible.
These other new modern bibles may use newer, more progressive language, but when they change words, delete words, delete whole sentences and verses, this is NOT acceptable to me, because I need all the words and all the verses from God.
I don't want to miss out on anything, because I am at war in the world today and going through land mines that the devil has placed before me, every day.
I need all the guidance and all the instruction from God I can get.
(If you cannot find information regarding the history of the King James Bible, write me and I will send it to you.)
You said that some translations of the Bible delete words, change words, delete verses and change verses. Can you give me an example of a changed verse?
An example of a changed verse
We know by reading the word of God, who God calls the bright and morning star is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We know from scripture that Jesus is the bright and morning star. Jesus is the one and only Morning Star.
Some counterfeit versions of the Bible, call Lucifer, satan, the devil, the morning star.
Isaiah 14 speaks about the fall of satan, Lucifer, from heaven. Some counterfeit versions of the word of God change Lucifer to morning star.
Jesus was never and is not the devil. These versions of the truth of God are changed to confuse and lessen our God.
It is very evident in the King James translation that this scripture is speaking about satan, Lucifer, but if you look at this verse in other versions of the Bible, they change this verse to morning star.
The following is from the New International Version. How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! New International Version Isaiah 14:12. The NIV version calls satan, the morning star. This is incorrect, this is very wrong. Why did they change this verse to call satan the morning star? The bright and morning star is NOT satan, is NOT lucifer.
The bright and morning star is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
This incorrect verse alone should prompt any true believer to throw out the false bibles. Do you really want to read a bible that perverts Christ into the devil? I don't think so.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED by the false bibles of the world.
An example of a deleted verse
The word of God clearly states over and over again that in order to receive the gift of salvation, that one must believe with all their heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
This is a critical verse and should NOT be deleted in any version of God's Holy Word.
In many versions of the bible this verse is completely removed.
There are so many verses, words of God, that have been removed by people "updating" the bible that I will not list them all. If you want a list, please contact me.
Faith comes by hearing the word of God.
Our beliefs are based on faith. We cannot see God, but we believe in Him because of our faith. We cannot see Christ, but we believe in Him for our salvation.
We receive our faith by hearing God.
The scriptures of God tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Therefore, it only makes since in order to increase our faith in God, we must increase our study of the word of God, and we must increase our communication with God.
Hearing the word of God is NOT just reading His word, it is HEARING God. In order to hear God we must talk to God.
The word of God is not just in the Bible, the word of God comes from God every day that when we spend time with Him praying and worshiping Him.
Through faith we receive understanding of the mystery of God.
By the word of God the worlds were framed, and we know this and understand this only through faith in Him alone.
The things which we see today, the sky and the ground, the trees, the clouds, everything that is seen were made by things which we cannot see.
Our Christian life is dead, nonexistent without faith.
No one can have eternal life without faith in Jesus Christ.
Yes, the word of God is complete to that which God wanted to be written down and share with His people and the world.
Not every thought of God is written down, how could it be? God is infinite. If every word of God was written down, the world itself could not contain the number of books it would take.
The word of God does not contain all the miracles of Jesus. How could it? Jesus was before the world began. Jesus is infinite, never ending.
Please note with this verse of scripture, we know that there are many other things that are not written in the word of God, but through faith we accept that all the words that God wanted us to have, the full and complete revelation of Himself, are in His Word that He gave to us.
Some false teachers who are out in the world today, living in the flesh and not in the spirit, twist the word of God to support their unholy false doctrines and manmade teachings.
One such false teaching is to say that something did NOT happen, because it is NOT in the word of God.
How ridiculous! Just because something is NOT in the word of God, does NOT mean it did NOT happen. God was before the world began. God was before He created the heavens and the earth. Who could possibly think that something didn't happen just because it is not in His word?
There are NO LIMITS with God.
I read not long ago, in one of the cults of this world, where they were trying to explain in their man made religion, that something didn't happen because it couldn't happen, it wasn't humanly possible. They are trying to make the bible logical according to their human minds.
Man has limitations, but God has NO limits.
The only way to understand the Spirit of God is through our saved spirit and our saved spiritual mind.
A lost, carnal, worldly mind will never understand God and will never know God (1 Corinthians 2:14).
True believers know that through faith in Jesus Christ, that Almighty God is beyond human comprehension and if God said it happened, that it in fact DID happen.
When the word of God reads:
How can the Word be in the beginning and be with God and be God?
Some false teachings like to say that it is impossible to be God and with God, at the same time. Their manmade doctrine says that no one can be and be with at the same.
What they are saying is, that it doesn't mean anything, the fact that God said it could be that way, their carnal mind does not understand it, so it cannot be so.
The word of God reads that the carnal mind, the lost, can never understand the spiritual ways of God. A carnal mind does NOT KNOW GOD.
God says that in order to understand the word of God you must have the Spirit of God inside of you, abiding in you, and the only way to receive the Spirit of God is through God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
The word of God reads without the spirit dwelling inside, unless you abide in the Spirit of God, you cannot see God.
How can the Word be in the beginning and the Word was with God and the word was God? Because God said it.
We must always remember what God said: With men it is impossible, but NOT with God, for with God ALL things are possible.
ALL things are possible WITH GOD. GOD is without limits. GOD HAS NO LIMITS.
Using our earthly minds we cannot comprehend, we cannot see how something can be, but God does not have a earthly mind, He has a heavenly mind, He is God, and NOTHING is impossible with God.
No human being is on the same level as God. We should never try and put ourselves in the same mindset as God.
The Word was made flesh, the glory of the only begotten of the Father.
Who is the only begotten Son of God the Father? Jesus Christ.
Who is the Word? Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of Father God.
The scriptures tell us that great is the mystery of godliness and that God was manifest in the flesh.
The scriptures tell us that God was manifested in the flesh and the Word was made flesh, and the Son of God was manifested.
Therefore we know for a truth, through these scriptures and many, many more that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and was God manifested in the flesh and the only begotten of the Father is the Word.
Knowing that Jesus is the Word we can say that, "In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God and Jesus was God.
Be wise by listening to advise and accepting instruction from God.
A soul without knowledge is not good
Wise unto salvation
Study of the Holy Scriptures is able to make one wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
When we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will use the Holy Scriptures to teach our children in the ways of God by teaching them the words of God (Proverbs 22:6), so like us they too will be wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
I understand that not all people are brought up inside a Christian home, that many have not been taught the Holy Scriptures as a child. This fact does not need to stop anyone from obtaining the salvation of God. Learning about God is easy because of the gift of the Word of God. The Holy Bible was gifted to mankind from God and written in such a way that even a child can understand. All one needs to do is answer God's call to come to Him. When we say 'yes' to God, then God will open the door to understanding. The Word of God tells us to ask for wisdom. God is with us, waiting on us to come to Him, to ask for His help, to ask for His forgiveness and salvation.
Knowledge of God is received through God.
Receive knowledge through instruction from God's word
Apply your heart to God's knowledge and instruction
We must apply, not just read the word of God.
We must take action and do what the word of God reads, not just read and study.
The LORD preserves knowledge
Through knowledge we are filled with God's beautiful treasures
God gives us knowledge
We should be filled with the knowledge of God's will.
We are renewed in knowledge.
How do I read and understand the word of God?
In order to understand the truth that is the word of God, you must be saved.
God is truth. Truth is only obtained by believing in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
A current and personal relationship with Jesus Christ is required in order to understand the word of God.
Anyone of course can read the word of God without being saved, but they CANNOT and WILL NOT understand the truth, and the knowledge of God, and the mystery of God without true salvation.
A lost, sinful and carnal mind cannot see God. The lost are blind to the truth.
The lost cannot see the truth of the word of God, it is hid from them by the devil, who blinds their minds so that they do NOT believe in Jesus.
The only way to remove the veil from the eyes of the lost, is through the gift of God, which is salvation by believing in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
The lost are alienated from God.
By choice the lost are alienated from the life of God. The choice to receive the salvation of God is made within one's spirit, one's own heart and soul. The lost choose to be apart from Christ, apart from God, and apart from salvation, they choose sin and death. God gives each and every person the same choice - life or death. God doesn't alienate anyone from life, people choose to alienate themselves from God by choosing sin and death. God loves every person and offers every person a choice, and God lovingly says "choose life" (Deuteronomy 30:19). God desires you to be where He created you to be, which is with Him now and forevermore.
There is liberty from the bondage of sin and death, and His name is Jesus Christ. Liberty and victory are only through Christ the Lord.
Jesus Christ is the only truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Jesus came to save the lost.
It is the will of God that ALL human beings be saved.
The children of God are those who know God, and who God knows, can see the truth in the word of God.
We are to study the word of God, not just read.
The word of God teaches us how to live our lives according to God's plan. The word of God shows us His Will.
To see where we are going and not fall.
To avoid mistakes in our lives.
Make us wise unto salvation.
The Scriptures will make you wise unto salvation.
To live life abundantly
The word of God was given so we could have live and live that live more abundantly.
To live in full joy
Reading and studying the word of God, should be your first priority.
God's word should be above all other books that you read.
God's word should be the final authority. The doctrine of God, the doctrine of Christ, the gospel of Christ Jesus, is the only source of the word of God.
The truth is in the word of God. No other doctrines or books should be placed above the word of God.
If a book or doctrine is in conflict with the word of God, it is false.
It is not good to go to other books for your source of truth.
The word of God is the source of the truth.
The beauty of God is revealed in His word.
The Glory of God is revealed in His word.
The understand of God is revealed in His word.
The wisdom of God is revealed in His word.
The LOVE of GOD is revealed in His word.
The salvation of God is revealed in His word.
The mystery of God is revealed in His word.
Do you really want to know God? Really know and understand the mystery of God?
Then go directly to the source, the Author, the Creator of ALL things, go to the word of God, to learn about God.
I am not saying that books about God are wrong. I am saying other books should be read after you read what God has to say, after you read the word of God. Know what God has to say, otherwise you will not know how to discern the truth from the lies of the world.
When you have a question concerning your life, your first research on the subject should be received from the word of God.
The word of God has full instructions for life. The word of God contains the past, the present, and the future concerning your life.
Who can understand you better than the one who created you? God knows all about you. God knows your thoughts. God has seen you every second of your life. Nothing is hidden from God. No one understands you better than the Creator.
And no one loves you more than your Creator, no one will ever love you more than God. No one can out love God. God is the Creator of love, and all things, GOD IS LOVE.
No one cares more for you than God. The Creator of all things, cares for all things. No one will ever care more for you than God.
Since no one can understand you more than God can, why would you take anyone's word over God's word, the Creator of all things?
Again, I am not saying that we should not read other books. What I am saying is that no other book's view or opinion, can be better than the view and opinion of God Almighty.
I've read the bible, so what? Many people have read the bible and just didn't get it.
I can read a book on brain surgery, but that doesn't make me a brain surgeon.
A doctor goes to school and learns how the body works, how every part of the body functions. Through many, many years of medical school, hours of lectures and teaching, some of those people become doctors.
Why aren't all people doctors? Because they cannot comprehend the instructions, because the medical terminology doesn't click with them, doesn't sink into them.
Why am I not a brain surgeon, if I read a book about it, because the truth of the subject does not enter me, my mind does not understand it.
This is the same reason why some people who read the bible just don't get it.
Reading the Bible does not make you a believer of God.
A believer of God has asked God into their heart to be the ruler of their life, through faith in God.
God must be in you, in order for you to understand the word of God, His word. God must dwell inside of you, in order for you to understand the mystery of His Word. God must abide inside of you and you must abide in God.
You must be in God, and God must be in you, in order for you to comprehend, understand the Spirit of God.
You must be born again of God. The Spirit of God must abide inside of you, in order for you to grasp the Glory of God, to understand the depths of righteousness, which is God.
How does God get inside of me?
Salvation is the only way to God. You must be saved to see God, to know God and for God to know you.
Salvation is obtained by believing in His only begotten Son.
Jesus Christ is the only way to life everlasting.
Receiving the Spirit of God is the only way to see God, in the kingdom of God.
You must receive the Spirit of God through salvation in order to understand the word of God.
There is no other way.
Why should I do what the Scriptures say?
Because we love God
His love is perfected in us
To abide in God's love
To know God
To receive what we ask
To receive eternal life
How can I learn to understand the Bible?
I read and read, but I cannot understand anything in the Bible, what is wrong with me?
Why is the Bible so hard to understand? The Bible just doesn't make any sense to me.
Are these question and statements from you? Have you tried to read the Bible but just find it too hard to get into, to understand?
There is an answer, it is salvation.
Remember there are only two types of people in the world that God sees, people who are lost and people who are saved.
God says in His Holy scriptures that the lost of the world are blind and cannot see God. The lost of the world can never thoroughly understand His Word, His scriptures, the Bible.
Before anyone can read and understand the Holy Bible, they must first be one of God's children, they must be saved.
Well, you may say, how can one be saved, if the lost are blind to the word?
God gives everyone, every person in the whole world, the ability to see Him.
Do we need a Bible to be saved? Of course not. Salvation is from God. No one is required to be read from a Bible to be saved.
God's presence is everywhere in the world.
God gives every individual person the ability to understand Him and accept Him into their lives. The choice is ours. Every person in the world has a choice to accept God. God gives every person the same measure of faith to come to Him, believe in Him, to accept His gift of salvation (Romans 12:3).
If you are saved, but still have trouble understanding the word of God, there is help.
Can you tie a shoe? Of course you can, but when you were a child and your mother showed you how to tie your shoelace, it was very confusing. A child thinks that they will never learn how to tie a shoe, because it is hard to learn.
How did you learn to tie your shoe? You practiced. You tied your shoe over and over until you learned how to do it.
How can you ever understand the Bible? Practice. By reading and studying the word of God you can and will understand what God says in His word.
The word of God is living. God is alive and so is His word. The word of God does not change, but we do. As we read and study God's word, His word will change our lives and the way we think.
If we earnestly and sincerely want to understand the word of God, He will open our eyes and let us see His wondrous things, if we ask Him.
Pray before you read God's word and ask God to open your eyes that you may see His wondrous things in His word.
Prayer changes everything.
How long does God say that we need to keep his commandments and obey His word?
We are told by the scriptures to keep His word until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The fact is the children of God will obey the word of God now and throughout all eternity. The word of God is eternal and the children of God are eternally bound to it.
Like breathing, obedience is second nature to the children of God, you get to the point that you simply do not think about it. Obedience to God should be so intertwined into the fabric of our lives that one does not have to think about it. Obedience to God is not grievous but a privilege (1 John 5:3), because we love God with all our heart and with all our being. Disobedience to God grieves the heart of the believer.
We err not knowing the word of God
God says if don't obey His word, we don't love God
If we don't obey God, but say we know God, we are a liar
Obedience to God and His word is an outward expression of our love for God.
It is easy to 'say' that one loves God, but it is another thing to 'do' what God says in His Word (Titus 1:16). Actions speak louder than words.
Through obedience to God and His word we show God how much we truly love Him.
Through our outward actions of obedience to the will of God, to the Word of God, we show the world how much we truly love God. We are not only to talk the talk, but we are to walk the walk.
Believers - the saved in Christ Jesus - are the only Bible that some people will ever see. We are examples to a lost and hurting world of the love of God and the hope we have found in Christ.
When we lay down 'self' and follow Christ and His ways, we demonstrate our true affection toward God.
The ways of God were written down for our benefit, as God only wants the best for us, as God delights in us and loves us and He wants to keep us from harm. Every word that God instructs us to follow is for our benefit, to help us, keep us from harm, and to keep us in the love of God.
By being obedient to God and His word, we will live out the life that God has planned for us - He alone knows all things - which is more wonderful and beyond anything than we could ever imagine.
If we choose not to obey the Word of God we bring sorrow and harm to ourselves, and miss out on the gifts and blessings of God, and the extraordinary, supernatural life which God has planned for us.
The Book of Life holds the names of everyone who has life everlasting, eternal life with God.
The Book of Life is kept by God.
The Book of Life holds the names of every believer of Christ Jesus, the children of God, who are spending everlasting eternity with God in Heaven.
People who believe in God and overcome the lusts and sins of the world, through accepting the gift of salvation of God through faith in Christ Jesus, will be named in the book of life.
Not everyone's name is written in the book of life, only believers.
People exist "whose names are not written in the book of life".
If your name is not written in the book of life, you will not be spending eternity with God.
This is proof that not all people will spend eternity with God.
The world will be judged by the Book of Life.
The book of life will be used as judgment and testimony as to who belongs to Christ and who does not belong to Christ, which is based on that person's decision on this earth to accept or reject the gift of salvation, by believing in Jesus (Galatians 3:26).
If your name is not found in the Book of Life, you will be cast into Hell.
All people whose name is not found written in the Book of Life will have cast themselves, because of their choice to reject God, into the lake of fire, which is eternal separation from God and His Kingdom.
There are only two eternal destinations for every person - 1) eternity with God, or 2) eternity without God.
Is your name written in God's Book of Life?
Whose names are written in God's book of life:
Only believers will enter heaven, whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
The eternal Kingdom of God is where the saved in Christ, who are the children of God, will spend eternity with God.
Only those whose names are found written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be found in the eternal Kingdom of God.
Those whose names are not found in the Lamb's Book of Life will be without God for all eternity.
No one has seen the Book of Life, which God keeps and with will judge the world.
To have your name placed in God's book of life, you must be saved, and to receive the gift of salvation, you must believe in Jesus Christ.
God said there is no other way to Him but through his Son, Jesus Christ.
We must all turn away from sin and turn to God, we must all repent in order to receive salvation.
God promises everlasting life to anyone who believes in Jesus
God is very serious and God gives a clear warning to anyone who changes His Holy word.
God said if anyone adds to or takes away from his word, they would receive all the plagues in His word and their name is removed from the book of life, meaning they will not receive eternal life.
Anyone who changes the word of God, adds to it or takes away from it will be cast into hell.
The devil knows his own destiny. The devil knows he will be cast into the lake of fire, hell. Therefore, the devil does not care that he changes the word of God around to suit his needs. The devil will twist and turn the word of God around to get what he wants and to please himself.
This is why so many people of the world twist and turn the word of God around to say what they want it to say, to say what the devil wants them to think it says.
The devil twists the minds of some people to reword the bible in order to fit their own beliefs, to satisfy their own needs, so they can have a religion they want and to falsely claim and say it is from God, when in fact it is not of God, but straight from the devil.
When any religion changes (adds to or takes away from) the word of God, it is false, it is wrong and should not be believed.
There are many, many so called religions and teachings today that have reworded the bible to fit the beliefs of men.
Who would want to follow the teachings of any man? I don't, I want to only follow the teachings of the one true God.
Any religion that changes the word of God and says that they still worship God is a false religion and is of the devil. Why? because God tells us so in Revelation 22:18-19.
He warns us about false religions and prophets in His word.
God said to use His word, use the word of God to prove sound doctrine. If it goes along with the word of God, if it can be proven with God's word it is sound doctrine. If it says anything different than the word of God is a false doctrine.
The doctrine of Christ says that:
If you answer yes to any of the following questions you are in a false religion:
I use the word 'order' to describe 'religion' or 'sect' or 'group' or 'assembly', since I do not know the name of your fellowship.
Jesus is God in the flesh
Jesus has always been. Jesus has always existed.
God was manifested into flesh and blood and bones into the Son of God, Jesus Christ, in order to walk on earth, interact physically with humankind, and to eventually die, shed His blood for ALL the sins of ALL the world, sacrifice His life, in order to give humankind eternal life, salvation through His resurrection from death.
I believe Jesus Christ is come in the flesh
Jesus is the Christ
God gave ALL people His Word, so that we might believe in His Son, Jesus the Christ AND that believing we might have eternal LIFE through Him.
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus Christ is the true God AND eternal life.
Eternal life is only in Jesus Christ. Salvation from hell is only in Jesus. Jesus is the true God.
We are saved only by the grace of God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
We are NOT saved by works or anything we can do for God.
There is nothing that we can physically DO, to make us worthy in the eyes of God to see Heaven and receive eternal life.
Nothing we could ever do on this earth can save us from hell.
We are saved from hell by the grace of God by believing in His Son, Jesus Christ.
No works, no deed, no sacrifice from us can save us. We cannot save ourselves. God requires nothing from us by our own hands.
Our faith without works is dead faith
God said that we can never be saved by our works.
Only by the Grace of God is any person saved through faith in Jesus.
Our faith is alive by our works. Our faith without our works is dead.
Believers of Christ Jesus produce good works because of salvation, not to receive it. Believers maintain good works because of salvation, never to gain it.
Salvation is given to ALL people who hold onto their faith in Jesus
Saving faith in Jesus is following peace with all people.
God says that without peace no man shall see the Lord. Peace is a very high priority with God.
Peace is extremely serious with God.
When we die, we all want to see God and be with God for the rest of eternity.
God says that if we do not follow peace with all men AND holiness we will NOT see Him, we will perish in hell, and spend eternity separated from God.
Jesus the Christ, died on a cross for the sins of the world.
Jesus endured the pain and shame of being crucified on a cross for the joy that was set before Him, being set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Believing in Christ, true salvation, is FOLLOWING Christ, denying self, and taking up our cross daily and serving Jesus
Jesus said whosoever does NOT bear their cross AND come after Him CANNOT be saved.
Believers follow Christ because of salvation, never to gain salvation.
We serve God with reverence and godly fear.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED we are to have godly fear of the Lord our God AND serve God acceptably with reverence. God is not mocked.
Do you laugh when people joke about God? Do you think it is funny? Do you tell jokes about God? Do you casually use the name of our Saviour God, Jesus Christ? Do you irreverently use the name of our Lord?
Why do you think so many people today are making fun of God, making God just a joke, making Christ the punch line of their jokes? Who do you think influences such people to say such things about our Lord God? Only satan mocks God, only the followers of satan mocks God.
I believe from my heart that Jesus Christ is Lord.
If I believe in Jesus Christ with all my heart and ask Him to be the Lord and Saviour over all of my life, if I surrender all to Jesus, I will receive eternal life.
I have eternal life because I believe in Jesus Christ and put all my trust in Him.
Believing in Christ Jesus is abiding in Him.
Believing in Jesus is following the ways of Christ all the days of our lives.
Believing in Jesus is following Christ in righteousness, overcoming sin in the world.
Believing in Jesus is not abiding in darkness, not living in sin.
Believing in Jesus is living in the Light, abiding in righteousness.
Believing in Jesus is NOT living in darkness and sin.
Believing in Jesus is NOT living in sin, not living for self pleasure, not living in the flesh, not living like the wicked world.
Believing in Jesus is knowing that the wages of sin is death.
ALL people who live to the sinful flesh will receive corruption, death in hell.
ALL people who live to the Spirit of God in righteousness will receive everlasting life.
Believing in Jesus is being a servant of righteousness, not sin.
Believing in Jesus, receiving the gift of salvation from God, receiving eternal life, breaks the bonds of sin and sets us free from all sin.
Through Christ Jesus we are set free from the bondage of sin and death.
As believers of Christ, we become the servants of righteousness, not sin.
I keep myself separated from the world of sin and lusts of the world and evil.
ALL people who do not separate themselves from the sins of this world will perish.
Separate from the world is how God wants all His children to live.
The word of God reads that we are not to love the sins of the world or sinful things of this evil world. Those people who love the sins and sinful things of this world DO NOT have the love of the Father in them.
As children of God we must remember that this world is NOT our home.
Our home is with God in the Kingdom of Heaven, not here in this world.
We are never to lose sight of our true home, that is NOT in this world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and NOT in the pride of this life.
This sinful world is NOT of Father God. This world we live in today is temporary, will not last for eternity, will be destroyed one day by the hand of God.
This world will pass away AND the lust of the world will be destroyed, BUT those of us who remain true to Christ, who DO the will of God will abide, live forever.
Life on this planet is nothing compared to eternal life, that the children of God will live in the Kingdom of God.
Our life here on earth is not even a fraction of life we will spend with God.
No one lives to be 1,000 years old here on earth, but God says that one day with Him will be as a thousand years AND a thousand years as one day.
God has no limits, Heaven has no limits, time is not counted, eternity is infinite, never ending.
This information puts our short life in prospective.
Is removing sin from our lives for a few years here on this earth, worth the reward of eternal life? You bet it is.
From a very early age, every person is taught how to give up things that we like in our life, in order to grow up and mature.
When we are a baby, we are taught to give up our baby bottles for solid food. We are taught to use a spoon to eat with instead of our fingers. We are taught how to use a toilet instead of depending on diapers.
Why were we taught such things? Were our parents being mean? Did it take away our pleasure of life, our quality of life? Of course NOT, in fact, such lessons enabled us to grow up and enjoy life better and to achieve a better quality of life, so we could grow up and become children instead of babies.
When we get older we are taught other things, how to dress ourselves, how to make good decisions and choices for our life. Sometimes when we are young we cannot understand why we need to go to bed at night, instead of staying up as late as we want to play. When we get older we realize that our bodies require rest in order to function properly.
When we believe and accept Jesus into our heart and into our lives and receive salvation we are given a new heart, a new spirit and a new soul.
Our old way of sin will not work anymore in our new life. We must put sin and unrighteousness to death. If we do not put sin to death in our lives, we are in danger of death.
Sin and death were overcome by Jesus Christ's sacrifice of Himself on the cross for all the sins of the world.
The death of Christ paid the price for all our sins. The resurrection of Jesus from death to new life, gave us the opportunity to receive eternal life.
When we received salvation and forgiveness of all our sins through Christ Jesus, we crucified our sin in our life.
We made a decision a choice to follow Christ. We said we will serve Christ for giving us eternal life, for the rest of our days. We chose Christ and a life without sin, instead of a life of sin and death.
Believer of Christ do not give up sin, sin is washed away, sin is dissolved, removed from our life by the grace of God.
Believing in Christ, receiving salvation is NOT giving up anything, it is the opposite, accepting Christ is receiving everything and much more.
Believing in Christ Jesus is life, our life, my life and your life, and abundant life, everlasting life, eternity with God.
Evil, unholy, unrighteous, sinful, lustful corrupt people will inherit corruption, death in hell for eternity.
God says they that do such things shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God.
Do NOT be deceived by the devil. Do not believe the lies of the devil that say this scripture does NOT apply to you, because it does and no one is exempt from the word of God.
It doesn't matter who you think you are, God said ALL people who do these things will NOT see HIM, will NOT be saved into the kingdom of God, when they die, but will perish in hell separated from God for eternity.
Don't for a minute think that you are somehow special, that you are exempt for any reason, because God is no respecter of persons, it doesn't matter if you are the leader of the biggest church in the world, God said THEY which DO such works of the flesh SHALL NOT inherit the kingdom of God.
If the works of the flesh are manifest in you, if you live in adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, sedition, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and SUCH LIKE, YOU WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, you will never see God, you will not enter heaven.
NO ONE is exempt from the word of God, no one.
If you are living in the works of the flesh, which is a life doomed to hell, there is still time to receive salvation, if you are reading this. If you confess Jesus Christ is the Son of God, if you accept Jesus into your heart to be the Lord and Saviour over your life, if you ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and you repent and turn from your sins, Jesus will forgive you and you will receive eternal life.
If you know someone who is not right with God, whom God does not know, who is on the path to hell, there is something that you can do for them.
If you are a child of God, you need to pray for the lost. Do not pray that God will bless them, you want God to save them, no matter what it takes. We must pray that God will convict their hearts to give up their live of sin and turn to God for salvation, NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES.
No matter what it takes means that you don't care what happens to them as long as they surrender all to Jesus, as long as they are saved. Tough love. Some people must lose everything they think they have to see the Light of Christ and be saved.
Why do you think you can live a life full of sin and afterwards enter the kingdom of God? Do you actually think that God says to you, that it is okay for you to live in sin? That it doesn't matter how you live your life to sin and lusts of the flesh? God cannot sin and God does not allow sin in the lives of His children.
Who do you think you are listening to, that tells you that sin is okay? It is not God. Only the devil tells us that sin is okay. God would NEVER tell anyone that living in sin is okay.
Who are you listening to? Who did Adam and Eve listen to in the garden of God? It was the devil that told them that it was okay to live in sin against God. It was the devil who persuaded them sin. It was the devil who lied and said sinning is how to really live.
It was a lie back then, and it is a lie from the devil now. Sin is not living, sin has nothing to do with life, sin is death, and all who participate and live in sin will die.
The paycheck for living a life of sin is eternal death.
The gift of God for living a life free from sin is eternal life through Jesus Christ. DO NOT BE DECEIVED - NO ONE will receive eternal life in the presence of God for living a life full of sin.
Everyone will spend eternity somewhere. Every person, born on this earth, has the same choice where to spend eternity, either eternity in Heaven in the presence of God, or eternity in hell separated from God for eternity. Our eternity is our choice.
Everlasting life or everlasting death, what's your choice?
People who DO NOT OBEY God, will be rejected by God on the day of judgment.
Only those people who DO the WILL OF GOD will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
God did NOT say those who know the will of God, or those who say they do the will of God, but God said those who DO the will of God, who perform the will of God, who receive salvation, who actively live the will of God all the days of their lives.
Even satan knows the will of God, but satan chose not to DO the will of God. That is why God will one day be cast the devil into hell for eternity, along with all the angels that followed him from heaven, and all humanity that followed satan here on earth.
Don't let that be you, that God says to, "DEPART FROM ME, I never knew you, you who live in sin, who performs and work iniquity."
Repent today and turn from sin, so you will NOT perish in hell for eternity.
The saved in Christ HOLD ONTO their salvation until the end.
The word of God reads that IF we hold onto our confidence, our faith, our salvation, stedfast unto the end, we are made partakers of Christ.
The only thing that separates anyone from God is faith. Without faith in God you cannot see God.
If we abandon our faith in God, we separate ourselves from God. If we turn away from God, abandon our faith, we separate ourselves from God. God will never leave us, but we can walk away from God.
Only God can forgive people of their sins.
We are to confess to God and repent of sin, not like the ungodly world does, but sincerely from our heart with godly sorrow for our sin against God. Only by true heartfelt godly sorrow and repentance will Jesus forgive our sins.
No other person living or dead can forgive sins, only God forgives sins.
No priest can forgive sins.
No pastor, no priest, no other person (living or dead) or thing can forgive sins, give remission of sins; only Jesus Christ forgives sin, only God forgives sins.
I worship the one true God, no one else.
Idolatry is worshiping anyone or anything other than God. Idolatry has never been tolerated by God. Idolatry will never be tolerated by God.
Idolatry is putting anything or anyone above God.
Why does God hate idolatry? God is the Creator of all things.
This should be enough for anyone not to commit idolatry.
No one else put the stars in the heavens, no one else created the universe, no one else created humankind or every other creature.
God is the only Creator. When we worship other people or things other than God, we are saying that this person or thing is more important than God.
Nothing is more important than God. Nothing is greater than God.
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour over our lives we are saying that God is first in our lives forever. When we worship anything other than God we do not have God first in our lives.
I confess that Jesus is the Son of God.
No one can receive eternal life without believing in God the Father and God the Son.
God cannot live in anyone unless they confess the Jesus is the Son of God.
God dwell in those who confess and believe that Jesus is the Son of God; We dwell in God if we confess that Jesus is the Son of God.
God can only live inside of us when we confess and believe the Jesus is the Son of God.
God dwells, lives inside of all His children when we believe and confess that Jesus is His Son, Jesus is the Son of God.
God the Father and God the Son are not separated and cannot be separated, they are one God.
The word of God reads that we DO NOT believe in God the Father, if we DO NOT believe in His Son. God the Father and God the Son are one.
We cannot know the Father God without His Son, Jesus Christ.
Salvation, eternal life, is belief in God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ. Faith in God saves.
We are all saved the same way, by the grace of God through our faith in God.
I must confess I am a sinner to God and ask Jesus to forgive me of all my sins to be saved.
Whole hearted belief in God saves.
Believing in Jesus Christ is repenting from sin, turning my back to sin for the rest of my life.
I repent of ALL my sins. I turn from all my sins, I choose NOT to sin, I choose to live for Christ and not for sin.
Repentance is turning from sin and turning to God. Repentance is required by God for salvation. Without repentance there is no salvation.
Repentance is required for remission of sin. Remission of sin is required to see God.
Repentance is a true change of heart from sin back to God.
Repentance is godly sincere sorrow for sin committed against God and a pledge to God by turning from sin all the days of our life.
The repentance of the world is NOT true repentance, because they say that they are sorry BUT do not turn from sin to God, the world remains in sin.
Our Lord God does NOT want any person in this world to perish in hell, BUT all people everywhere to come to repentance, turning from sin to God.
Jesus came to call ALL sinners to repentance.
Salvation, belief in God, is not exclusive to any group of people. Salvation is the gift of God for all people of this world who will believe in God.
Belief in Jesus Christ is obedience to the word of God.
God knows His children, they hear the voice of Jesus AND they follow Christ.
Salvation is obedience to the word of God. Faith in God is obeying God. Answering the call of God is obedience.
We do not have salvation without obeying all of the word of God.
We do not receive salvation because we obey God, but we obey God because of our salvation.
Every person in this world receives the same call from God. Gods calls all of the people that He created, to Him.
We receive God's gift of salvation, because we answered His call to Him.
God calls everyone the same way, God calls out to us and says, "Come to Me".
When we hear the call of God and answer God "yes" and we "come to Him", He receives us as His own, we accept His free gift of salvation, by His grace through our faith in Him.
This is the mystery of God, that He chooses us to be His own children, that by His love for us and by His grace we are saved from sin and death, and given the ability to inherit His Kingdom, through our faith in Him.
Believing in Christ Jesus is living the rest of my life to the will of God
Through the love and grace of God we are given:
Only God can save anyone from hell.
God alone owns salvation and He alone gives salvation.
Jesus is only one way to God the Father.
Believing in Jesus Christ is only one way to God. Nothing else can take you to God except putting your trust and faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
By Jesus and no other can anyone see God.
Only those people with a current personal relationship with Jesus Christ will enter the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ and God the Father are not separate, they are one God.
ALL unbelieving people will spend eternity separated from God in hell.
Unbelief in God is the only thing that separates anyone from God.
God does not cast anyone into hell, people do that themselves by not believing in Him.
Every person that ever lived has the same choice, heaven or hell, life or death.
All unrighteousness is sin, ANY unrighteousness is sin, NO person who practices SIN will inherit the kingdom of God.
Those people who DO the will of God will receive eternal life, abide forever.
The saved in Christ do NOT willfully sin.
Believers of Christ PLACE God before everything in their life.
No one is exempt from falling away from God. No one is exempt from being cut off from God. We must hold onto our salvation for all of our life.
Anyone can fall away and be cut off from God for eternity. The angels that followed after satan were not spared. Today, all people who follow after satan will be separated from God for eternity.
Anyone who abides in UNBELIEF will be cut off, cut out of the kingdom of Heaven, will NOT ever see God. There are NO exceptions, no one is exempt.
The saved AND the lost will BOTH be judged by God.
Through obedience to God we receive salvation.
When we obey God by answering His call to us, which is "come to Me", when we say "yes" to God and receive His free gift of salvation, we are saved by the grace of God through faith in God alone.
We keep the word of God because of salvation, not to receive salvation.
Our assurance of our salvation is our service to God, but no one ever receives salvation through their service to God. Salvation is the gift of God and cannot be purchased in any way, by our works or any service to God.
We must forgive ALL people for ALL things in order to be forgiven by God for our sins.
By the grace and love of God we were forgiven.
Forgiveness was given to us by God, and because we were forgiven, we can forgive. We forgive because we were forgiven.
I CANNOT purposely live in sin and be a child of God.
Sin separates anyone from God (Romans 6:23).
Faith in God is repenting from sin, turning from sin and turning to God. Faith in God is separating ourselves from the sin of this world, and being separated unto God and righteousness.
If I abandon my faith and turn my back on God, live a life of sin and disobedience against God, I will NOT see God, I will not enter heaven when I die.
God says that we show who we truly are through the way we live our lives. What is produced out from our lives, shows what is in our hearts.
We are not saved because of good works, we produce good works because of salvation. We are all saved the same way, by the grace of God through faith in God. We are NOT saved by works.
The instant, the very moment, we receive the gift of God of true salvation, we receive eternal life.
When believers of Christ die, our spirit is immediately with God the Father in Heaven.
Jesus will return to earth one day and resurrect the bodies of His believers both dead and alive.
I overcome sin because God is in me.
Nothing is impossible with God.
Believers are able to do the will of God, because we have the power of God inside of us, and all things are possible with God.
There is only ONE God.
We are baptized in the name of God.
New bibles are written and published every year. Many people have claimed to have received a "new revelation" from God, to be used "in addition to" or "replacing" the Holy Bible.
God knows everything. God knew that people would falsely claim to have "new revelations", "new words" from Him, and so He gave instructions in His word about such people and about such teachings.
What did God say? God said "Don't believe them". God tells us not to believe anyone who adds to or subtracts from His words.
Any word contrary - opposite - to the living word of God is false doctrine and should be avoided.
It doesn't matter who they are, any word given by anyone - teachers, preachers, leaders, religious leaders, potentates, even angels that is contrary to the word of God is false doctrine and NOT OF GOD.
If God said it - that settles it - and I believe it !
God doesn't want us to pick apart His word to the point of exhaustion and frustration. God gave us His Holy word for our comfort - to comfort us - and to give us an expected end. We are to comfort ourselves and one another with His word.
The word of God was given to us for instruction, "His instruction" on how to receive eternal life and how to develop our relationship with Christ, to grow in Christ.
The word of God was given to us to show us how to receive all the many gifts that God has waiting for us, the main one being love. Love should be the basis for our life.
Loving GOD Today is the formula for achieving abundant life, here on this earth and in the world to come. Love is the answer that God wants to give all the people of this world. God is the source of love, because God is love. True love cannot be found without God. By loving GOD and sharing His love with others we please GOD, and isn't that our true purpose.