What I have learned from the Bible - Part 1


I learn from the Scriptures that there is one living God, (1 Timothy 2:5; 4:10) fully revealed to us in Christ, (John 1:18) and known through Him as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, (Matthew 3:16+17, 28:19; Ephesians 2:18) in the unity of the Godhead, (John 5:19; 1 Corinthians12:6) but revealed as distinctively willing (John 6:38-40; 5:21; 1Corinthians12:11) acting, (John 5:17; 1 Corinthians12:11) sending, sent, (John 14:26, 15:26, 5:24+37; 1 Peter1:12; 1 John 4:14) coming, (John 15:26; 16:7, 8, 13) distributing, (1Corinthians 12:11) and other actings; or, as habitually expressed amongst Christians, three persons in one God, or Trinity in Unity. God is the Creator of all things; but the act of creating is personally attributed to the Word and the Son, and the operation of the Spirit of God. (Genesis1:1+2; Job 26:13; John 1:1+3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews1:2)

I learn that the Word, who was with God and was God, was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us, (John 1:1, 2, 14) the Father sending the Son to be the Savior of the world. (1John 4:14) That He, as the Christ, was born of a woman, (Galatians 4:4) by the power of the Holy Spirit coming on the virgin Mary, (Luke 1:35) true man, (Philippians2:7; Hebrews 2:14+17; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7) without sin, (Luke 1:35; 1 John 3:5) in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, (Colossians 2:9) the promised seed of David according to the flesh, (Romans1:3; Acts 2:30; 13:23; 2 Timothy 2:8) the Son of man, (Matthew 16:13) and the Son of God, (John 1:18+34) determined to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, (Romans 1:4) one blessed Person, God and man, (Philippians2:6-10; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Hebrews 1 and 2; 1 John 2:23 to 3:3, 5:20; Revelation 22:12+13; John 1:1+14, 8:58, and many others) the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5) the anointed man, (Acts 10:38) Jehovah the Savior. (Matthew 1:21 The word Christ or Messiah means anointed, and Jesus or Joshua, Jehovah or Jah the Savior)

I learn that He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians15:3) having appeared once in the consummation of ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself; (Hebrews 9:26) that He has borne our sins in His own body on the tree suffering for sins the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God; (1 Peter 2:24; 3:18) and that He is our righteousness before God. (1Corinthians1:30; Hebrews9:24)

I learn that He is risen from the dead, (1Corinthians15:20; Matthew28:6, and many others) raised by God, by Himself, by the glory of the Father, (Acts 3:15; John 2:19; Romans 6:4; Ephesians1:20) and ascended up on high, (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Ephesians 4:8-10, and others) having by Himself purged our sins and sits at the right hand of God. (Hebrews 1:3; 10:12; Ephesians 1:20+21, and others)

I learn that after Christ’s ascension the Holy Ghost has been sent down to dwell in His people individually and collectively, so that in both ways they are the temple of God. (John 16:7; 7:39; Romans 8:9; The Father sends (John 14:26) Christ sends from the Father (John 14:16, 17, 26; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 3:16; Ephesians 2:22; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 5:30; 1:23 etc.) We are sealed (Ephesians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22) and anointed with this Spirit, (2 Corinthians 1:21; 1 John 2:20, 27) the love of God being shed abroad in our hearts; (Romans 5:5) we are led by Him, (Romans 8:14) and He is the earnest of our inheritance; (Ephesians 1:14; 2Corinthians 1:22; 5:5) we cry Abba Father, knowing we are sons. (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6)

I learn that Christ will come again to receive us to Himself, (John 14:3) raising those that are His, or changing them if living fashioning their bodies like His glorious body, according to the power by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself, (1 Thessalonians 4:16+17; 1Corinthians 15:23, 51, 52; Philippians 3:20+21) and that those of them who die meanwhile will depart and be with Him. (2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 23:43; Acts 7:59)

I learn that God has appointed a day in which He will judge this habitable world in righteousness by that Man whom He has ordained, whereof He has given assurance unto all men, in that He has raised Him from the dead, (Acts 17:31) and that at the end He will sit on the great white throne and judge the dead, small and great. (Revelation 20:11+12)

I learn that every one of us shall give an account of himself to God, (Romans 14:12) and receive the things done in the body, whether they be good or evil; (2 Corinthians 5:10) and as the righteous inherit eternal life, (Romans 6:22+23; Matthew 25:46) so the wicked shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, will go into everlasting punishment, be cast into the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels; and that whosoever is not found in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:15)

I learn that this blessed one, the Lord Jesus Christ, died for all, has given Himself a ransom for all, testified in due time, (2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 John 2:2) that He has made propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the whole world.

I learn that He has thereby obtained an eternal redemption,( Hebrews 9:12) and that by one offering of Himself once for all the sins of all that believe on Him are purged, (Hebrews 1:3, 9:22, 10:2) and that by faith in Him their consciences are also purged, (Hebrews 9:14; 10:2) and God remembers their sins and iniquities no more; (Hebrews 10:17) that being called of God they receive the promise of an eternal inheritance, (Hebrews 9:15) being perfected for ever, so that we have boldness to enter into the holiest by His blood, by the new and living way He has consecrated for us. (Hebrews 10:14, 19, 20)

I learn that to enter into the Kingdom of God we must be born of water and the Spirit, born again, (John 3:3+5) being naturally dead in sins, and by nature children of wrath. (Ephesians 2:1+3; 2 Corinthians 5:14) That which God employs in order to our being born again is His word. (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23) Hence it is by faith that we become His children. (Galatians 3:26)

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