An Overview of Doctrine

1999 by Word Aflame Press

NOTE: An asterisk (*) denotes the most important scriptural references under a certain topic (in addition to the verses actually quoted).

“The principles of the doctrine of Christ ... the foundation ... of faith toward God“ (Hebrews 6:1).

A. God is one
“Here, O Israel: the LORD our God is one LORD“ (Deuteronomy 6:4).
“I am theLORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me ... That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me.  I am theLORD, and there is none else ... For thus saith theLORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it ... I am theLORD; and there is none else ... There is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and here is none else“ (Isaiah 45:5-6, 18, 21-22).  
*Isaiah 37:16                        *Malachi 2:10
*Isaiah 42:8                          *Mark 12:29
*Isaiah 43:10-11                   *John 17:3
*Isaiah 44:6, 8, 24                *Romans 3:30  
*Isaiah 45:14                        *Galatians 3:20
*Isaiah 46:5, 9                      *I Timothy 2:5
*Isaiah 48:11-12                   *James 2:19
*Zechariah 14:9                    *Revelation 4:2

B. God Is an Invisible Spirit
“No man hath seen God at any time“ (Jon 1:18).
“God is a Spirit“ (John 4:24).

Exodus 33:20                       *I Timothy 6:15-15
Luke 24:39                            Hebrews 12:9
Colossians 1:15                     I John 4:12  

C. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
     1. The Father-God in
          Parental Relationship 
“Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? Hath he not made thee, and established thee?“ (Deuteronomy 32:6).
“Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us?“ (Malachi 2:10).

 Psalm 89:26                         Romans 8:14-1
*Isaiah 63:16                         Galatians 1:1-4
 Isaiah 64:8                           Ephesians 4:6
 Jeremiah 31:9                       Hebrews 12:9

2. The Son of God (Humanity)
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God“ (Luke 1:35).
“We were reconciled to God by the death of his Son“ (Romans 5:10).

 Psalm 2:7                             John 14:10-11, 28
  Isaiah 7:14                          Acts 13:33
*Isaiah 9:6                           *Galatians 4:4
*Matthew 1:18-23                  Mark 13:32
*Colossians 1:13-15              *Hebrews 1:1-9

3. The Holy Spirit-God in Activity as Spirit 
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters“ (Genesis 1:2).
“There is one body, and one Spirit ... one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all“ (Ephesians 4:4, 6).

 Leviticus 11:44                      I Corinthians 12:11
 John 4:24                             I Peter 1:16
*Acts 5:3, 4, 9                       II Peter 1:21

4. The Father Is the Holy Ghost
“She was found with child of the Holy Ghost ... For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost“ (Matthew 1:18, 20).
  Isaiah 40:13                       *Luke 1:35
 Joel 2:27-28                         Romans 8:15-16

 Matthew 10:20 and Mark 13:11
 John 14:17 and 14:23
 John 14:26 and II Corinthians 1:3-4
 I Corinthians 3:16-17 and 6:19
*Ephesians 1:17-20 and Romans 8:11
 I Timothy 6:13 and Romans 8:11
 II Timothy 3:16 and II Peter 1:21
*I Peter 1:2 and Jude 1

D. The Deity of Jesus Christ
1. Jesus Is God Incarnate
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace“ (Isaiah 9:6).
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ... And the Word was made flesh“ (John 1:1, 14).
“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power“ (Colossians 2:9-10).

 Isaiah 11:1, 10                    *Colossians 1:15; 19
*Isaiah 40:9                          *I Timothy 3:16
*Micah 5:2                            *Titus 2:13
*Matthew 1:23                      *Hebrews 1:1-3
*John 1:1-18                         *I John 5:20
*John 20:28                          *Jude 4, 25
*II Corinthians 5:19               *Revelation 1:7-18
Ephesians 5:5                      *Revelation 22:3-4

*Exodus 20:1-5 & Luke 24:52
 Deuteronomy 33:27 & Revelation 1:8, 18
 Psalm 139:7-13 & Matthew 18:20; 28:20
*Isaiah 35:3-6 & Matthew 11:2-6
*Isaiah 43:25 & Mark 2:5-12
 Malachi 3:6 & Hebrews 13:8
 I John 1:5 & John 1:4-9
 Revelation 19:6 & Colossians 1:16-18

2. From the Beginning of His Human Life
“But thou, Bethlehem ... out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting“ (Micah 5:2).
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us“ (Matthew 1:23).

 Isaiah 7:14                          *Luke 1:35
 Isaiah 9:6                             Luke 2:38
 Matthew 2:11                       Hebrews 1:6

3. The Divine Nature of Jesus Is the Father
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given ... and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The might God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace“ (Isaiah 9:6).
“Thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer“ (Isaiah 63:16).
“I and my Father are one“ (John 10:30)/
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.  He that over cometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son” (Revelation 21:6-7).

 John 8:19-27                       *John 14:8-11
 John 10:38                          *Colossians 2:9
 John 12:45                           I John 3:1-5


*John 2:19-21 and Acts 2:24
 John 6:40 and I Corinthians 6:14
 John 6:44 and John 12:32
 John 14:14 and John 16:23
 John 16:7 and John 14:26
 Ephesians 5:26 and Jude 1

4.  The Divine Nature of Jesus
     Is the Holy Spirit
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you“ (John 14:16-18).

 John 16:7                            *Galatians 4:6
 Acts 16:6-7 (NIV)                  Ephesians 3:16-17
*II Corinthians 3:17               *Philippians 1:19

 Matthew 28:20 and John 14:16
*Luke 21:15 and Mark 13:11
*John 2:19-21 and Romans 8:9-11
 Ephesians 5:26 and I Peter 1:2
*Colossians 1:27 and Acts 2:4, 38

5.  Jesus Is Jehovah
     (the Lord in the KJV)
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS: (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
“Before Abraham was, I am (John 8:58).
And he said, Who art thou, Lord?  And the Lord said, I am Jesus“ (Acts 9:5).

  Isaiah 40:10                       *Zechariah 11:4, 12
  Isaiah 53:1-2                      *Zechariah 12:1, 10
 Jeremiah 33:15-16               *Zechariah 14:3-5

 Genesis 17:1 and Revelation 1:8, 18
*Exodus 3:14 and John 8:56-59
 Psalm 27:1 and Acts 4:10-12
*Psalm 136:3 and Revelation 19:16
 Isaiah 33:22 and Acts 10:42
*Isaiah 40:3 and Matthew 3:3
*Isaiah 40:5 and I Corinthians 2:8
 (See also Isaiah 42:8; 48:11)
 Isaiah 45:21 and Acts 7:52
*Isaiah 45:23 and Philippians 2:10

E.  The Name of Jesus (Jehovah-Savior)
1.  Supreme Revelation of God
in the New Testament
“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one“ (Zechariah 14:9).
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it“ (John 14:13-14).
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him“ (Colossians 3:17).

*Isaiah 52:6                          *Acts 4:17-18, 30
*Acts 3:6, 16                        *Philippians 2:9-11
*Acts 4:7-12                          James 5:14

2.  The Saving Name
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins“ (Matthew 1:21).
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved“ (Acts 4:12).
“Through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins“ (Acts 10:43).

*Luke 24:47                           Acts 22:16
*Acts 3:16                             Romans 10:13
 Acts 15:14-17                       I John 2:12

II.  Salvation

“The foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms...“ (Hebrews 6:1-2).

A.  Universal Need for Salvation
“We have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:  there is none that understandeth, there is none hat seeketh after God.  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one“ (Romans 3:9-12).
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God“ (Romans 3:23).
“For the wages of sin is death“ (Romans 6:23).

Psalms 53:1-3                      *Romans 5:12, 19
Psalms 130:3                       *Galatians 3:22
Ecclesiastes 7:20                 *Ephesians 2:1-3
Jeremiah 17:9                      *I John 1:8-10

B.  The Atoning Work of Jesus Christ
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.... The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all“ (Isaiah 53:5-6).
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins“ (Matthew 26:28).
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood“ (Romans 3:24-25).

 Matthew 20:28                    *Colossians 2:13-15
*John 1:29                           *I Timothy 2:5, 6
*Romans 5:8-11                   *Hebrews 2:9
*I Corinthians 15:1-4             *Hebrews 9:22, 28
*II Corinthians 5:14-21          *Hebrews 10:4
*Ephesians 2:13-19              *Hebrews 10:10-20
*Colossians 1:19-22              Revelation 5:8-10

C.  Salvation Is by Grace
“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“ (Ephesians 2:8-10).
“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“ (Titus 2:11-12).

*Romans 3:24                      *Ephesians 2:4-10
*Romans 6:1-2, 15, 23          *Philippians 2:13
 I Corinthians 15:10               *Titus 3:4-7
*II Corinthians 12:9                 Hebrews 12:15
 Galatians 5:4                        I Peter 5:5, 10

D.  Salvation Is through Faith
1.  Only Through Faith in Jesus Christ
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life“ (John 3:16).
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved“ (Acts 16:31).
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him“ (Hebrews 11:6).

*John 8:24                           *Romans 3:21-31
*John 20:31                         *Romans 10:8-11              

 Acts 13:38-39                     *Galatians 2:16
*Romans 1:16-17                 *Ephesians 2:8

2. Saving Faith Includes Obedience
“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name“ (Romans 1:5).
“Made known to all nations for the obedience of faith“ (Romans 16:26).
“He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him“ (Hebrews 5:9).

*John 8:30-32                       *Hebrews 11:28
*Acts 6:7                              *James 1:21-25
*Romans 6:17                      *I Peter 1:21-23
*Romans 10:16                    *I John 2:3-6
*Hebrews 11:6-10                 *I John 5:1-8

Romans 4:3 and Genesis 15:6; 22:16-18; 26:5
Romans 10:6-10 and Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Luke 6:46

3.  Examples of Insufficient, Mental Faith
“Many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.  But Jesus did not commit himself unto them ... for he knew what was in man“ (John 2:23-25).
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble“ (James 2:19).

*John 12:42-43                     *Acts 8:12-23

4. Saving Faith Includes the Acts 2:38 Experiences
“Repent ye, and believe the gospel“ (Mark 1:15).
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved“ (Mark 16:16).
“The Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning ... God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ“ (Acts 11:15, 17).
“Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? .. Unto what then were ye baptized?“ (Acts 19:2-3).

*John 7:38-39                      *Acts 19:1-6
 Acts 2:41                            *Galatians 3:14
 Acts 8:36-39                       *Ephesians 1:!3

Romans 10:8-13 with Luke 6:46; Acts 2:4, 21; 22:16; Romans 8:9-11; and I Corinthians 12:3

E. Obeying (Applying) the Gospel
      1. New Testament Teaching
“Expect a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God“ (John 3:5).
“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“ (Acts 2:38).
“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“ (Titus 3:5).

*Matthew 3:11                     *Acts 19:1-6
 Luke 24:46-49                    *Romans 6:1-7
 Acts 1:4-8                          *I Corinthians 6:11
*Acts 8:15-17                      *I Corinthians 15:1-4
*Acts 9:17-18; 22:16            *Hebrews 6:1-2
 Acts 10:43-48                     *Hebrews 10:15-23
 Acts 16:30-34                     *I John 5:8-10

2. Old Testament Typology
    (Blood, Water, Fire or Oil)  
“Our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea“ (I Corinthians 10:1-2).

*Exodus 12:13; 14:19-31      *Exodus 29:1-7
  Numbers 19:1-10                 I Kings 18:33-39
  Numbers 31:1-18               Hebrews 9:18-20                 

Leviticus 14:1-20                  *Exodus 19:10-11

*Exodus 40:6-7 and Hebrews 9:1-9
  Matthew 3:11 and Acts 2:3-4
  John 14:16-17, 26 and I John 2:20, 27
  I Peter 3:20-21 and II Peter 3:5-7

2. Elements of Repentance
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise“ (Psalm 51:17).
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy“ (Proverbs 28:13).

Matthew 5:23-24                   Luke 19:8
*Mark 1:4-5                         *Acts 26:18, 20
*Luke 3:7-9                          *II Corinthians 7:10

G. Water Baptism
      1. Significance and Necessity
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved“ (Mark 16:16).
“Except a man be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God“ (John 3:5).
“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins ...“ (Acts 2:38).
“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord“ (Acts 10:48).
“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ“ (Galatians 3:27).

  Numbers 19:1-5, 9              *Colossians 2:11-13
*Acts 22:16                          *Titus 3:5
*Romans 6:3-4                     *I Peter 3:20-21
*I Corinthians 6:11                *I John 5:6, 8

2. For Repentant Believers
“Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him ... Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance“ (Luke 3:7-8).
“Repent and be baptized ever one of you ...“ (Acts 2:38).
“Then they that might gladly receive his word were baptized“ (Acts 2:41).

*Matthew 3:6-8                      Acts 10:47-48
 Mark 1:5                              Acts 16:14-15
*Mark 16:16                         *Acts 18:8
*Acts 8:12, 36-37                 *Acts 19:5

3. The Baptismal Mode: Immersion in Water
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightaway out of the water“ (Matthew 3:16).
“And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim because there was much water there“ (John 3:23).
“We are buried with him by baptism“ (Romans 6:4).

*Mark 1:5                             *Acts 8:36-39
*Mark 1:9-10                        *Colossians 2:12

4. The Baptismal Formula: In the Name of Jesus
“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord“ (Acts 10:48). [Earliest Greek texts say, “in the name of Jesus Christ.“]
“And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized?  And they said, Unto John's baptism.  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus“ (Acts 19:3-5).
“Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord“ (Acts 22:16). [Earliest Greek texts say, “on his name.“]

*Acts 2:38                             Galatians 3:27
*Acts 8:12                             Philippians 2:9-11
*Acts 8:16                             Colossians 2:9-10
*Acts 15:17                          *Colossians 3:17
*I Corinthians 1:13                *James 2:7

5. The One Name in Matthew 28:19
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS“ (Matthew 1:21).
“And that repentance in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem“ (Luke 24:47).

*Isaiah 52:6                          *Acts 2:38; 8:16
*Zechariah 14:9                    *Acts 10:48
*John 5:43                             Acts 19:3-5
*John 14:26                           Colossians 3:17
*Matthew 28:18-20               *Revelation 22:3-4

H. The Baptism of the Holy Ghost
     1. Promise and Command
“He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire“ (Matthew 3:11).
“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“ (Acts 2:38-39).

*Joel 2:28-29                        *John 7:38-39
 Mark 15:17-18                     *John 14:16-18
*Luke 11:13                          *John 20:22
*Luke 24:49                          *John 16:7, 13
*John 3:5                              *Acts 1:4-8

2. An Experience for the Church Founded on Pentecost 
“Upon this rock I will build my church“ (Matthew 16:18).
“If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you“ (John 16:7).
“Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence“ (Acts 1:5).

*Luke 7:28                             Acts 19:1-6
*Luke 24:47, 49                    *Hebrews 8:6-13
*John 7:39                            *Hebrews 9:15-17
*Acts 1:4-8                           *Hebrews 11:39-40
*Acts 2:1-4                           *I Peter 1:10-12

3. Significance and Necessity
“Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God“ (John 3:5).
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me“ (Acts 1:8).

*John 3:1-8                          *Acts 19:1-6
*Acts 1:4-8                          *Romans 8:1-16
*Acts 2:1-4                          *Romans 8:23-37
*Acts 2:37-39                       *Romans 14:17
*Acts 3:19                            *I Corinthians 6:11
*Acts 8:15-17                       *I Corinthians 12:3
*Acts 9:17                            *Ephesians 1:13-14
*Acts 10:44-47                     *Titus 3:5
*Acts 11:15-18                     *I John 3:24

4. Speaking in Tongues
    Is the Initial Sign
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance“ (Acts 2:4).
“The Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied“ (Acts 19:6).

*Isaiah 28:11-12                   *Acts 10:44-46
*Mark 16:17                         *Acts 11:15
 John 3:8                               Romans 8:16
*Acts 2:1-4                            I Corinthians 14:18
 Acts 2:33                            *I Corinthians 14:21-22
*Acts 8:6-8, 12-20        

“The foundation ... of laying on hands“ (Hebrews 6:1-2).  “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will“ (Hebrews 2:4).

A. The Laying on of Hands
     1. Symbolic of Transfer; Focuses Faith to Receive 
“And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them“ (Mark 10:16).
“They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover“ (Mark 16:18).
“Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost“ (Acts 8:17).

  Leviticus 4:4                        *Luke 4:40
*Leviticus 16:21                    *Acts 19:6
  Matthew 19:15                   *Acts 28:8

2. Consecration or Ordination to Service
“And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him“ (Deuteronomy 34:9).
“When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them“ (Acts 6:6).
“Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, which the laying on of the hands of the presbytery“ (I Timothy 4:14).

  Numbers 8:10                     *I Timothy 5:22
*Acts 13:3                            *II Timothy 1:6

B. Gifts to the Church
“He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease ... Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give“ (Matthew 10:1, 8).
“He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do“ (John 14:12).
“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us ... prophecy ... ministry ... teaching ... exhortation ... he that giveth ... he that ruleth ... he that sheweth mercy ...“ (Romans 12:6-8).

  Joel 2:28                           *Romans 12:3-8
*Mark 16:17-18, 20              *I Corinthians 1:2, 7
*Acts 5:12-16                       *I Corinthians
  Acts 9:32-42                           12:1-13, 28-31
  Acts 15:32                         *I Corinthians 14:1-40
  Acts 16:16-18                        14:1-40
*Hebrews 2:4                       *Ephesians
  Acts 21:9-11                           4:7-8, 11-16

C. Divine Healing
     1. Promise
“I am the LORD that healeth thee“ (Exodus 15:26).
“Who healeth all they diseases“ (Psalm 103:3). 
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows ... and with his stripes we are healed“ (Isaiah 53:4-5)
“And these signs shall follow them that believe ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover“ (Mark 16:17-18).

*Matthew 8:16-17                  John 4:46-54
*Matthew 14:14, 35-36         *Acts 6:8
*Matthew 17:15-21                 *Acts 8:6-7, 13
  I Corinthians 12:9                 Mark 3:1-15  
*I Corinthians 12:9                *Mark 6:13
  Mark 9:17-27                        *I Peter 2:24

2. Importance of Faith in Jesus
“Thy faith hath made thee whole“ (Matthew 9:22; Mark 5:34). 
“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth ... Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief“ (Mark 9:23-24).

“Paul ... perceiving that he had faith to be healed, said without a loud voice, Stand upright on they feet.  And he leaped and walked“ (Acts 14:9-10).

*Matthew 9:29                      *Acts 19:13-17
*Matthew 15:28                    *Hebrews 11:6
*Mark 5:36                           *James 1:6-8
*Acts 3:16                            *James 5:14-15

D. Prayers Answered: Needs Supplied
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you“ (Matthew 6:33).
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you“ (Matthew 7:7).
“If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it“ (John 14:14).

*Psalm 66:18-20                  *Ephesians 3:20
*Matthew 7:7-12                  *Philippians 4:6
*Matthew 17:20                   *Hebrews 4:14-16
*Matthew 21:22                   *Hebrews 11:6
*John 14:12-14                    *James 1:5-7
*John 15:7, 16                     *James 4:2-3
*Romans 8:26-28                 *I John 3:21-22
*I Corinthians 10:13              *I John 5:14-15

“Let us go on unto perfection“ (Hebrews 6:1).
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord“ (Hebrews 12:14).

A. Principles of Holiness
     1. Definition and General Principles
“Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind“ (Romans 12:1-2).
“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof“ (Romans 13:14).
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new“ (II Corinthians 5:17).

  John 8:11                           *Titus 2:11-12
  Romans 6:1-23                   *Hebrews 12:14
*II Corinthians 6:14-7:1          *I Peter 1:15-16
*Galatians 5:16-26                *II Peter 3:14, 18
*Ephesians 4:22-24             *I John 1:9
*Philippians 2:12-13              *I John 2:1
*I Thessalonians 4:1-8          *I John 2:15-16
*I Thessalonians 5:22            *I John 3:4, 8-9, 21-22      

2. Legalism Versus Faith, Love, and the Spirit 
“A man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law“ (Romans 3:28).
“A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ“ (Galatians 2:16).

*Psalm 97:10                       *Romans 16:26
*Jeremiah 31:31-33              *II Corinthians 3:3-18
*Matthew 22:36-40               *Galatians 2:16-21
*Matthew 23:1-28                 *Ephesians 2:8-10
 Mark 7:1-23                         Colossians 2:14-23
*Romans 1:5                        *II Timothy 2:5
 John 14:15, 23                     Titus 3:8
*Romans 3:19-28                  Hebrews 10:16
*Romans 7:1-13                   *I John 2:3-6
*Romans 8:3-4                     *I John 5:1-4

3. Christian Liberty
“Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way“ (Romans 14:13).
“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are no expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any“ (I Corinthians 6:12).

*Romans  6:1-7, 14-15         *I Corinthians 10:31-33                                                                *Romans 7:5-6                     *Galatians 5:13-23
*Romans :1-4                       *Colossians 2:13-17
*Romans 14:1-6                   *Colossians 3:17
*I Corinthians 8:8-13          *Jude 4

B. Holiness of Spirit
     1. Spiritual Fruit
“Fo the kingdom of God is ... righteousness, and peace, ad joy, in the Holy Ghost“ (Romans 14:17).
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance“ (Galatians 5:22-23).
“Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity.  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“ (II Peter 1:5-8).

  Isaiah 12:3-4                      *Ephesians 4:1-3
  Habakkuk 3:17-18            *Ephesians 5:9
*Luke 8:15                           *Philippians 4:4-7
*John 15:1-17                      *II Timothy 2:24
*Romans 1:17                      *Titus 3:2
*Romans 11:22                      James 4:7-10
*I Corinthians 9:24-27            James 1:2-4, 21
*I Corinthians 13:1-13           *II Peter 1:5-10

2. Love
“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you“ (Matthew 5:44).
“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 neighbor as thyself.  On these two commandments hang al the law and the prophets“ (Matthew 22:37-40).
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another“ (John 13:34-35).

  Leviticus 19:18                   *I Corinthians
*Matthew 5:43-48                    13:1-8, 13
*Luke 10:25-37                     *I John 3:10-18, 23
*John 15:12, 17                    *I John 4:7-21

3. Attitudes
“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them“ (Psalm 119:165).
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall“ (Proverbs 16:18).
“Resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also“ (Matthew 5:39).
“Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God“ (James 1:19-20).

*Exodus 20:12, 17                *Galatians 5:19-23
*Proverbs 6:16-19                *Ephesians 4:25-32
*Matthew 5:21-48                *Philippians 2:14
*Matthew 6:12, 15               *Philippians 4:11-13
*Matthew 7:-5                      *Colossians 3:5-15
*Matthew 18:21-35               *I Timothy 6:10
*Luke 12:15                         *II Timothy 3:1-5
*Luke 17:3-5                        *Hebrews 13:17
*Romans 12:9-21; 28-31       *James 2:9; 3:16

4. Thoughts
“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things“ (Philippians 4:8).

*Psalm 19:14                       *Matthew 15:19-20
*Proverbs 23:7                     *II Corinthians 10:5

C. The Tongue
“Put off ... blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.  Lie not one to another“ (Colossians 3:8-9).
“Swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay“ (James 5:12).
“All liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death“ (Revelation21:8).

*Exodus 20:7, 16                  *I Corinthians 6:10
*Proverbs 6:16, 19               *Ephesians 5:4, 12
*Matthew                            *Colossians 4:6
 5:22, 34-37, 44                   *Titus 3:2
*Matthew 12:34-37               *James 1:26
*Romans 12:14                    *James 3:1-12

D. The Eye
“I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes“ (Psalm 101:2-3).
“The lust of the eyes ... is not of the Father, but is of the world“ (I John 2:16).

*Job 31:1                             *Luke 11:34-35
*Psalms 119:37                    *Romans 1:32
 II Samuel 11:2                      Colossians 4:5
*Isaiah 33:15-16                   *Ephesians 5:16

E. Adornment and Dress  
1. General Principles
“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.  For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God adorned themselves“ (I Peter 3:3-5).
“The lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world“ (I John 2:16).

*Deuteronomy 22:5                II Corinthians 8:21
  I Samuel 16:7                     *I Timothy 2:8-10
*Romans 12:2, 17                 *Titus 2:3-5
  I Corinthians 9:25

2. Immodest Dress
“Behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart“ (Proverbs 7:10).
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon ... make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.  They nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen“ (Isaiah 47:1-3).
“In modest apparel“ (I Timothy 2:9).

Genesis 3:7, 21                    *Matthew 5:28
Genesis 38:14-19                  Acts 19:13-17
Leviticus 18:6-19                  *I Peter 3:1-5

3. Makeup and Hair Dye
“Though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee“ (Jeremiah 4:30).
“With shamefacedness and sobriety“ (I Timothy 2:9).

*II Kings 9:30                        Proverbs 20:29
  Esther 2:13-15                   *Ezekiel 23:40
*Proverbs 6:25                      Matthew 5:36
  Proverbs 16:31                  *I Peter 3:3-4

4. Ornaments and Extravagant Dress
“Though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold ... in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee“ (Jeremiah 4:30).
“Not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array“ (I Timothy 2:9).
“Whose adoring let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel“ (I Peter 3:3).

  Genesis 35:1-7                    Proverbs 6:16-17
*Exodus 32:2-4                    *Isaiah 3:13-23
*Exodus 33:4-6                    *Ezekiel 23:26
  Exodus 35:22                     *Ezekiel 23:40, 42
  Numbers 31:50-54              *Hosea 2:13
  Judges 8:24-27                   Luke 12:33-34
  II Kings 9:30                        Luke 16:10-13

5. Distinction Between Male and Female 
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God“ (Deuteronomy 22:5).

Leviticus 6:10                       *I Corinthians 6:9-10
Leviticus 16:4                       *I Corinthians 11:13-15

F. Hair
“Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast
it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath“ (Jeremiah 7:29; see 8:5).
“If it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered ... Doth not even nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering“ (I Corinthians 11:6,14-15).

*Isaiah 3:17, 24                    *Revelation 9:8
 Numbers 6:1-21                   I Corinthians 6:9-10
 Deuteronomy                      *I Corinthians
  21:10-14                                11:1-16
 Proverbs 16:31                     Amos 8:10

G. Stewardship of the Body
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is ragging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise“ (Proverbs 20:1).
“Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.  At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder“ (Proverbs 23:31-32). 
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are“ (I Corinthians 3:16-17).

*Numbers 11:32-34              *Acts 15:20, 29;  
  Judges 13:7                          21:25
*Proverbs 16:32                   *Romans 6:12-13, 16
*Isaiah 5:11                         *Romans 12:1
*Isaiah 28:7                         *Romans 14:21
*Hosea 4:11                        *I Corinthians
*Habakkuk 2:15                       6:10, 12, 19-20;
*Luke 21:34                             9:25-27; 10:31

H. The Sanctity of Marriage
      1. The Marriage Relationship
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh“ (Genesis 2:24).
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.  Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them“ (Colossians 3:18-19).
“Teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands“ (Titus 2:4-5).

*Genesis 2:15-24                 *Galatians 3:28
  Proverbs 31:10-31             *Ephesians 5:21-33
  Ezekiel 18:6; 22:10             *I Timothy 5:8, 14
*I Corinthians 7:1-9               *Hebrews 13:4
*I Corinthians 11:8-12           *I Peter 3:1-7

2. Divorce and Remarriage
“That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery“ (Matthew 5:32; see 19:9).
“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery“ (Luke 16:18).

*Genesis 2:23-24                   Luke 17:3-4
*Leviticus 21:7                       John 4:17-18
*Malachi 2:13-16                  *Romans 7:1-3
*Matthew 19:3-12                 *I Corinthians 7:10-17
*Mark 10:2-12                       I Timothy 3:1-12

3. Sexual Immorality
“Thou shalt not commit adultery ... Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife“ (Exodus 20:14, 17).
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination“ (Leviticus 18:22).
“Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart“ (Matthew 5:28).
“Neither fornicators ... nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind ... shall inherit the kingdom of God ... Flee fornication“ (I Corinthians 6:9-10, 18).

*Leviticus 18:1-30                 *Acts 15:20, 29
*Leviticus 20:10-21               *Romans 1:24-27
*Deuteronomy                      *Colossians 3:5
  22:20-30                            *I Thessalonians 4:3-7

4. Marriage with Unbelievers
“If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.  And the woman, which hath a husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him“ (I Corinthians 7:12-13).
“If her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord“ (I Corinthians 7:39).
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers“ (II Corinthians 6:14).

*Deuteronomy 7:3-4            *I Peter 3:1-6
  Numbers 31:16                    Ezra 10:1-17
  Judges 14:2-3                    *I Corinthians 7:10-16

I. The Sanctity of Human Life
1. Violence, Bearing Arms an Killing
“Thou shalt not kill“ (Exodus 20:13).
“But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood“ (I Chronicles 28:3).
“Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword“ (Matthew 26:52).
“And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man“ (Luke 3:14).
“Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you“ (James 5:6).

*Genesis 9:5-6                      John 17:14, 16
*Exodus 14:13-14                  John 18:36
 Job 2:6                               *II Corinthians 10:3-4
*Psalm 34:7                         *Ephesians 6:12
*Matthew 5:38-48                  I Peter 4:15

2. Abortion
“If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet not mischief follow: he shall be surely punished ... And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life“ (Exodus 21:22-23).


“Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?“ (Job 31:15).
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations“ (Jeremiah 1:5).

*Genesis 9:6                        *Psalm 139:13, 15-16
*Job 10:8-12                        *Luke 1:15, 41, 44
  Psalm 22:10                       *Luke 1:35
*Psalm 51:5                           I Timothy 2:15

J.  Fellowship and Church Judgment
“If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift“ (Matthew 5:23-24).
“If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, hat in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican“ (Matthew 18:15-17).

*I Corinthians 5:9-11             *Ephesians 5:11
*I Corinthians 6:1-8               *II Thessalonians
*II Corinthians 6:14                     3:6-15
  Proverbs 22:24-25            *I Timothy 6:3-5
  Luke 5:30-32                      *II John 9-11

K. Worldly Amusements
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness ... Redeeming the time, because the days are evil“ (Ephesians 5:11, 16).
“Abstain from all appearance of evil“ (I Thessalonians 5:22).
“Men shall be lovers of their own selves ... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ... from such turn away“ (II Timothy 3:2, 4-5).

*Deuteronomy 22:24-25         Romans 13:13
 II Corinthians 8:21               *Jeremiah 10:2-3
 Galatians 5:19-21                 Psalm 1:1
*Psalm 26:4-5                       Colossians 4:5
 Matthew 24:37-39                II Timothy 2:3-4
*Luke 8:14                           *Titus 3:3
 Acts 16:16-18                      I John 2:15-16
 Romans 12:2

I. Worship, Emotions, and Music
“O clap your hand, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph“ (Psalm 47:1).
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.  Serve the with gladness; come before his presence with singing ... Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name“ (Psalm 100:1-2, 4).
“I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation“ (Psalm 111:1).
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth“ (John 4:24).
“I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands“ (I Timothy 2:8).

 II Samuel 6:14-16                 Mark 12:30
 I Kings 8:22, 54                    Luke 7:37-47
 II Kings 3:15                        *Luke 18:13
 I Chronicles 6:31-32         Acts 2:13                               

*Luke 22:62                       *I Chronicles 15:16-29            
*II Chronicles 5:13-14           *Acts 4:24-31
 II Chronicles 20:21-22          *II Corinthians 3:17
 Nehemiah 9:3-5                   *I Corinthians 14:15, 28
*Psalm 29:2                           
*Psalm 33:3                         *Ephesians 5:19
*Psalm 141:2                       *Colossians 3:16
*Psalm 149:3-5                    *I Thessalonians 5:19  
*Psalm 150:2-6                    *Hebrews 13:15
 Matthew 22:37                     James 5:13

M. Personal Devotion
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee ... I will delight myself in thy statues: I will not forget thy word ... Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path“ (Psalm 119:11, 16, 105).
“Praying always with al prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching there unto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints“ (Ephesians 6:18).
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth“ (II Timothy 2:15).

 Psalm 1:1-2                        *I Thessalonians 5:16
*Psalm 122:1                         I Timothy 4:12
*Matthew 6:1-18                  *Hebrews 10:25
*II Corinthians 13:5               *Hebrews 13:17
*Ephesians 4:11-16              James 5:16
 Colossians 4:2                     *Jude 20-21

N. Financial Stewardship
     1. Tithes and Offerings
“And he [Abram] gave him tithes of all“ (Genesis 14:20).
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me.  But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings ... Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it“ (Malachi 3:8, 10).

Genesis 28:22                       Matthew 23:23
*Proverbs 3:9                       *Luke 6:38
 Leviticus 27:30                    *Luke 16:10-12
 Deuteronomy 14:22             *I Corinthians 9:7-14
*Malachi 3:8-12                    *II Corinthians 9:6-7
*Matthew 6:1-4                    *I Timothy 5:17-18

2. Integrity in Finances
“Thou shalt not steal ... Thou shalt not covet“ (Exodus 20:15, 17).
“Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away“ (Matthew 5:42).
“If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man=s, who shall give you that which is your own?“ (Luke 16:11-12).

*Exodus 22:25                      *Romans 12:17
*Proverbs 11:15                   *Romans 13:7-8
*Proverbs 28:8                     *I Corinthians 6:8, 10
*Isaiah 33:15-16                   *II Corinthians 8:21
*Matthew 5:40-42                 *Ephesians 4:28
*Mark 10:19                         *II Thessalonians 3:10
*Luke 12:13-34                     *I Timothy 5:8
*Luke 16:8-13                       *I Timothy 6:5-11

“The foundation ... of resurrecting of the dead, and of eternal judgment“ (Hebrews 6:1-2).

A. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
“This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven“ (Acts 1:11).
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ“ (Titus 2:13).
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.  Even so, Amen“ (Revelation 1:7).

*Matthew 24:1-51                 *II Thessalonians 2:1   

*Luke 17:20-37                     *II Timothy 4:8
*Luke 21:5-36                      *Revelation 19:11-21
*Acts 1:9-11                        *Revelation 22:20

B. The Catching Away and the Resurrections
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality“ (I Corinthians 15:51-53).
“We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air ...“ (I Thessalonians 4:15-17).

*Job 19:25-27                      *John 5:28-29
*Psalm 17:15                       *I Corinthians 15:33
*Daniel 12:2-3                      *Philippians 3:20-21
  Luke 20:35-38                    *I John 3:2

C. The Judgments
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men“ (II Corinthians 5:10-11).
“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment“ (Hebrews 9:27).

 Matthew 25:14-30                Romans 14:10-12
*Matthew 25:31-46               *I Corinthians 3:11-15
 Acts 10:42                          *II Thessalonians 1:7-9
 Acts 17:31                          *Revelation 20:11-15
D. The Eternal State
     1. Of the Unrighteous
“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth ... Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels ... And these shall go away int everlasting punishment“ (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46).
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever“ (Revelation 20:10).
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire“ (Revelation 20:14-15).

 Isaiah 66:24                        *Mark 9:43-49
 Matthew 5:22, 29-30           *Revelation 14:9-11
*Matthew 13:40-50               *Revelation 21:8

2. Of the Righteous
“Whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life“ (John 3:15).
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto himself; that where I am, there ye may be also“ (John 14:2-3).

Matthew 6:20                        II Corinthians 5:1-5
Matthew 5:21, 34, 46            *Hebrews 11:10, 16
*Mark 10:28-31                    *Revelation 19:1-9
Luke 20:35-36                      *Revelation 21:1-27
*John 3:15-17, 36                 *Revelation 22:1-14

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