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The 20 Fundamental Beliefs of Jesus Christ

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Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

Article I

REPENTANCE

1. “Repent”  Matt. 4:17;
Rev. 2:5
2. “Come unto Me” Matt. 11:28
3. “Seek first God and His righteousness” Matt. 6:33
4. “Forgive if ye have ought against any” Mark 11:25
5. “Deny Yourself” Matt. 16:24
6. “Ask…seek…knock” Matt. 7:7
7. “Strive to enter in at the strait gate” Luke 13:24

II

BELIEF

1. “Believe the Gospel” Mark. 1:15
2. “Ye believe in God, believe also in Me” John 14:1
3. “Believe on Him who He (God) hath sent” John 6:28-29
4. “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me” John 14:11
5. “Believe the works…I do” John 10:37-38
6. “While ye have light believe in the light” John 12:36
7. “Believe that ye receive” Mark 11:24

III

THE NEW BIRTH

1. “Ye must be born again”  John 3:7
2. “Cleanse first that which is within”  Matt. 23:26
3. “Make the tree good, and his fruit good” Matt. 12:33
4. “Abide in Me and I in you” John 15:4
5. “Have salt in yourselves” Mark 9:50
6. “Labor…for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life” John 6:27
7. “Rejoice, because your names are written in heaven” Luke 10:20

IV

RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT

1. “Receive ye the Holy Ghost” John 20:23
2. “Let the children first be filled” Mark 7:27
3. “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink” John 7:37-39
4. “Keep my commandments and…the Father…shall give you another Comforter” John 14:15-17
5. “Ask…with importunity” John 16:24; Luke 11:5-13
6. “Tarry…until ye be endued with power from on high” Luke 24:49
7. “When the Comforter is come…He shall testify of  Me: and ye also shall bear witness” John 15:26-27

V

FOLLOWING JESUS

1. “Follow Me” John 12:26
2. “Be baptized” Matt. 3:13-15; Matt. 28:19
3. “Take this…(communion) in remembrance of Me” Luke 22:17-19
4. “Ye also ought to wash one another’s feet” John 13:14-15
5. “If any man will come after Me…let him take up his cross daily” Luke 9:23
6. “Learn of Me” Matt. 11:29
7. “Continue ye in My love” John 15:9

VI

PRAYER

1. “Pray always”  Luke 21:36
2. “Pray that ye enter not into temptation” Luke 22:40, 46
3. “Pray…the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers” Luke 10:2
4. “Pray for them which despitefully use you” Luke 6:28
5. “Pray to the Father…in my name” Matt. 6:6; John 16:24,26
6. “After this manner therefore pray ye:  Our Father, which art in heaven…” Matt. 6:9-13
7. “When ye pray, use not vain repetitions” Matt. 6:7-8

VII

FAITH

1. “Have faith in God” Mark 11:22
2. “Be not faithless” John 20:27
3. “Neither be ye of doubtful mind” Luke 12:29
4. “Take no thought for your life” Matt. 6:25-34
5. “Let not your heart be troubled” John 14:1,27
6. “Be of good cheer” Matt. 14:27
7. “Be not afraid” Mark 5:36: Luke 12:4-7

VIII

SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES

1. “Search the scriptures” John 5:39
2. “Remember the word that I said” John 15:20
3. “Let these sayings sink down into your ears” Luke 9:44
4. “Take heed therefore how ye hear” Luke 8:18
5. “Take heed what ye hear” Mark 4:24
6. “Beware of the leaven (doctrine) of the Pharisees” Matt. 16:6, 12
7. “Beware of false prophets” Matt. 7:15-17

IX

LETTING YOUR LIGHT SHINE

1. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” Matt. 5:16
2. “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness” Luke 11:35
3. “Go and bring forth fruit, and …bear much fruit” John 15:16, 8
4. “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father” Luke 6:36
5. “Tell…how great things the Lord hath done for thee” Mark 5:19
6. “Lift up you eyes, and look on the fields” John 4:35
7. “Walk while you have the light” John 12:35

X

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

1. “Hold fast till I come” Rev. 2:25; Rev. 3:2-3
2. “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh” Luke 12:40
3. “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord” Luke 12:35-36
4. “Take heed…lest…your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life”  Luke 21:34
5. “Remember Lot’s wife” Luke 17:31-32
6. “Take heed that ye be not deceived” Luke 21:8; Mark 13:5-6
7. “Watch”  Mark 13:34-37

XI

SUPREME LOVE TO GOD

1. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart…soul…mind…strength” Mark 12:30
2. “God, and Him only shalt thou serve” Matt. 4:10
3. “Worship the Father in spirit and in truth” John 4:23-24
4. “Call no man your father upon the Earth” Matt. 23:9
5. “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” Matt. 4:7
6. “Fear Him (God) which…hath power to cast into hell” Luke 12:5
7. “All men should honor the Son”  John 5:22-23

XII

OUR DUTY TO GOD AND MAN

1. “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,
and to God the things that are God’s”   Mark 12:17
2.  “Swear not at all” Matt.5:34-37; Mark 4:22
3.  “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” Matt. 19:5-6
4.  “Agree with thine adversary quickly” Matt. 5:25
5.  “We saw one casting out devils in thy name…Forbid him not” Mark 9:38-40
6.  “Eat such things as are set before you” Luke 10:8
7.  “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost”  John 6:12.

XIII

OUR DUTY TO OUR NEIGHBOR

1. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” Matt.19:17-19
2. “Thou shalt do no murder”  Matt. 19:18
3. “Thou shalt not commit adultery” Matt. 19:18
4. “Thou shalt not steal” Matt. 19:18
5. “Thou shalt not bear false witness” Matt. 19:18
6. “Honor thy father and thy mother” Matt. 19:19
7. “As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise”    Luke 6:3.

XIV

COVETOUSNESS

1. “Take heed and beware of covetousness” Luke 12:15
2. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven”  Matt. 6:19-20
3. “Ye pay tithe…and not leave (them) undone” Matt.23:23
4. “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away” Matt. 5:42
5. “Give alms of such things as ye have” Luke 11:41
6. “When thou makest a dinner..call not thy friends, nor thy brethren…but….call the poor”  Luke 14:12-13
7. “Make yourselves friends of the mammon…” Luke 16:9.

XV

HYPOCRISY

1. “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” Luke 12:1
2. “Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes” Luke 20:46-47
3. “Do not ye after their works” Matt. 23:2-3
4. “Make not My Father’s house an house of merchandise” John 2:16
5. “Do not your alms before men, to be seen of them” Matt.6:1-4
6. “When thou prayest thou shalt not be as the hypocrites…to be seen of men…enter into thy closet and pray in secret” Matt. 6:5-6
7. “When thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast” Matt. 6:16-18.

XVI

MEEKNESS

1. “Take my yoke upon you…for I am meek and lowly in heart” Matt. 11:29
2. “The princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them…but it shall not be so among you” Matt. 20:25-26
3. “Whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all” Mark 10:43-44
4. “Be not ye called Rabbi” Matt. 23:8
5. “Sit not down in the highest room” Luke 14:8-11
6. “Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you” Luke 10:20
7. “Say, we are unprofitable servants”  Luke 17:10.

XVII

OUR LOVE TO THE BRETHREN

1. “Love one another as I have loved you”  John 15:12
2. “Despise not one of these little ones” Matt. 18:10-14
3. “Have peace one with another … and be reconciled to thy brother” Mark 9:50; Matt. 5:23-24
4. “If thy brother…trespass against thee go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone”   Matt. 18:15-17
5. “If thy brother trespass against thee seven times a day…thou shalt forgive him”  Luke 17:3-4; Matt. 18:21-22
6. “Judge not according to appearance…  first cast the beam out of thine own eye” John 7:24;  Matt. 7:1-5
7. “Condemn not”    Luke 6:37

XVIII

PERFECT LOVE

1. “Be ye therefore perfect”  Matt. 5:48
2. “Sell that ye have and give alms” Matt. 19:21; Luke 12:32-33
3. “Love your enemies”  Matt. 5:44; Matt. 26:52
4. “Do good to them which hate you” Luke 6:27-28
5. “Lend, hoping for nothing again”  Luke 6:35
6. “Resist not evil” Matt. 5:39-41
7. “In your patience posses ye your souls”  Luke 21:19.

IXX

PREACHING THE GOSPEL

1. “Preach the gospel to every creature”  Mark. 16:15; Matt.10:7
2. “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His (Christ’s) name”  Luke 24:46-47
3. “Baptize disciples, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost”  Matt. 28:19
4. “Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded” Matt. 28:20
5. “What I tell you … that speak” Matt. 10:27; Mark 4:22
6. “Feed my sheep”  John 21:15-17
7. “Heal the sick” Matt. 10:8.

XX

WISDOM

1. “Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” Matt. 10:16
2. “Beware of men” Matt. 10:17
3. “Let (the blind leaders) alone” Matt. 15:12-14
4. “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine”  Matt. 7:6
5. “Consider the lilies… how they grow” Matt. 6:28
6. “Whatsoever city … ye shall enter, inquire who is worthy; and there abide … Go not from house to house” Matt. 10:11-13; Luke 10:5-7
7. “Whosoever will not receive you … shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them” Luke 9:5; Luke 10:10-11

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Commands to Believers

1.

Abstain from all appearances of evil. 1 Thess. 5:22

2.

Abstain from all fleshly lusts. 1 Pet. 2:11

3.

Avoid troublemakers. Rom. 16:17

4.

Avoid profane and vain babblings. 1 Tim. 6:20

5.

Avoid false science. 1 Tim. 6:20

6.

Avoid foolish questions. Titus 3:9

7.

Avoid arguments about the law. Titus 3:9

8.

Be reconciled to a brother. Matt. 5:24

9.

Be wise as serpents. Matt. 10:16

10.

Be harmless as doves. Matt. 10:16

11.

Be thankful. Col. 3:15

12.

Be patient toward all men. 1 Thess. 5:14; 2 Tim. 2:24

13.

Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you. 1 Pet. 3:15

14.

Be transformed. Rom. 12:2

15.

Be patient in tribulation. Rom. 12:12

16.

Be children in [avoiding] malice. 1 Cor. 14:20

17.

Be men in understanding. 1 Cor. 14:20

18.

Be steadfast. 1 Cor. 15:58

19.

Be unmovable. 1 Cor. 15:58

20.

Be always abounding in God’s work. 1 Cor. 15:58

21.

Be of one mind. Rom. 12:16

22.

Be separate from the unclean. 2 Cor. 6:17

23.

Be angry and sin not. Eph. 4:26

24.

Be filled with the Spirit. Eph. 5:18

25.

Be anxious for nothing. Phil. 4:6

26.

Be an example to other believers. 1 Tim. 4:12

27.

Be gentle to all men. 2 Tim. 2:24

28.

Be ready to teach. 2 Tim. 2:24

29.

Be content with what you have. Heb. 13:5

30.

Be vigilant. 1 Pet. 5:8

31.

Do not be like the hypocrites in prayer. Matt. 6:5

32.

Do not be afraid of men. Luke 12:4

33.

Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2

34.

Do not be children in understanding. 1 Cor. 14:20

35.

Do not be deceived by evil companions. 1 Cor. 15:33

36.

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2 Cor. 6:14-18

37.

Do not be drunk with wine. Eph. 5:18

38.

Do not be weary in well-doing. 2 Thess. 3:13

39.

Do not be slothful. Heb. 6:12

40.

Do not be influenced by strange doctrines. Heb. 13:9

41.

Beware of false prophets. Matt. 7:15; Phil. 3:2

42.

Beware of [evil] men. Matt. 10:17

43.

Beware of covetousness. Luke 12:15

44.

Beware of backsliding. 2 Pet. 3:17

45.

Do not bid false teachers Godspeed. 2 John 10-11

46.

Bring up children in the Lord. Eph. 6:4

47.

Cast your cares upon God. 1 Pet. 5:7

48.

Have confidence in God. Heb. 10:35

49.

Come out from among the world. 2 Cor. 6:17

50.

Count it joy when you are tempted. James 1:2

51.

Treat others as you expect to be treated. Matt. 7:12

52.

Desire the milk of the Word. 1 Pet. 2:2

53.

Do all to God’s glory. 1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17, 23

54.

Do all things without murmuring or disputing. Phil. 2:14

55.

Earnestly contend for the faith. Jude 3

56.

Give no place to Satan. Eph. 4:27

57.

Give thanks. Eph. 5:20; Phil. 4:6

58.

Give time to reading. 1 Tim. 4:13

59.

Give no offense. 1 Cor. 10:32

60.

Give freely. 2 Cor. 9:6-7

61.

Give as God has prospered. 1 Cor. 16:2

62.

Give willingly. 2 Cor. 8:12

63.

Give purposely. 2 Cor. 9:7

64.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Eph. 4:30

65.

Grow in grace. 2 Pet. 3:18

66.

Have no fellowship with darkness. Eph. 5:11

67.

Have compassion. Jude 22

68.

Have a good conscience. 1 Pet. 3:16

69.

Hold forth the Word of life. Phil. 2:16

70.

Hold fast sound words. 2 Tim. 1:13

71.

Honor fathers. Eph. 6:2

72.

Honor mothers. Matt. 19:19

73.

Honor widows. 1 Tim. 5:3

74.

Honor rulers. 1 Pet. 2:17

75.

Lay aside all envy. 1 Pet. 2:1

76.

Lay aside all evil speaking. 1 Pet. 2:1

77.

Do not lay up treasures on earth. Matt. 6:19

78.

Let your light shine. Matt. 5:16

79.

Let everyone deny himself. Matt. 16:24

80.

Let him share with the needy. Luke 3:11

81.

Let everyone obey civil laws. Rom. 13:1

82.

Let no man deceive himself. 1 Cor. 3:18

83.

Let everyone examine himself at communion. 1 Cor. 11:28

84.

Let your requests be made known to God. Phil. 4:6

85.

Let your speech be with grace. Col. 4:6

86.

Do all things in decent order. 1 Cor. 14:40

87.

Let those who are taught support the teacher. Gal. 6:6

88.

Let wives be subject to their husbands. Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18

89.

Let husbands love their wives. Eph. 5:25

90.

Let wives reverence their husbands. Eph. 5:33

91.

Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. James 1:19

92.

Let the afflicted pray. James 5:13

93.

Let the adorning of women be more inward than outward. 1 Pet. 3:3-4

94.

Don’t let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. Matt. 6:3

95.

Do not let sin reign in the body. Rom. 6:12

96.

Do not let the sun go down on your wrath. Eph. 4:26

97.

Follow things that edify. Rom. 14:19

98.

Walk in the Spirit. Gal. 5:25

99.

Do not provoke one another. Gal. 5:26

100.

Do not be weary in well-doing. Gal. 6:9

101.

Come boldly to the throne of grace. Heb. 4:16; 10:19-23

102.

Do not forsake assembling together in worship. Heb. 10:25

103.

Exhort one another. Heb. 10:25

104.

Lay aside every weight. Heb. 12:1

105.

Run with patience the race before us. Heb. 12:1

106.

Look to Jesus. Heb. 12:2

107.

Offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually. Heb. 13:15

108.

Do not judge one another in doubtful things. Rom. 14:1

109.

Do not cause others to stumble. Rom. 14:13

110.

Mark troublemakers. Rom. 16:17; Phil. 3:17

111.

Pray for your persecutors. Matt. 5:44; Luke 6:28

112.

Pray for laborers. Matt. 9:38; Luke 10:2

113.

Present your body to God. Rom. 12:1

114.

Put on the new man. Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10

115.

Put on the whole armor of God. Eph. 6:11, 13

116.

Do not quench the Spirit. 1 Thess. 5:19

117.

Consider yourself dead to sin. Rom. 6:11

118.

Redeem the time. Eph. 5:16

119.

Resist the devil. James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:9

120.

Restore backsliders in meekness. Gal. 6:1

121.

Strengthen feeble knees. Heb. 12:12

122.

Study to show yourself approved to God. 2 Tim. 2:15

123.

Take no anxious thought of tomorrow. Matt. 6:34

124.

Take the Lord’s Supper. 1 Cor. 11:24-26

125.

Be careful not to despise little ones. Matt. 18:10

126.

Be aware of yourself and your doctrine. 1 Tim. 4:16

127.

Withdraw from disorderly people. 2 Thess. 3:6, 14

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7 Reasons for Searching the Bible for God’s Will

1.

It will help settle us. Eph. 4:14

2.

It will help save us from theological food poisoning. 1 Tim. 4:13-16

3.

It will help us reflect upon God. 2 Tim. 2:15

4.

It will help us equip ourselves. 2 Tim. 3:13-17; Eph. 6:10-17

5.

We will understand spiritual gifts. 1 Cor. 12:1

6.

We will understand the return of Christ. 1 Thess. 4:13-17

7.

We will understand the destruction of this earth. 2 Pet. 3:8, 10

7 Divine Calls to the Christian from God

1.

The call to salvation Rom. 8:28-30

2.

The call to sanctification 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23-24

3.

The call to service John 15:16; 1 Cor. 1:26; Eph. 2:10

4.

The call to separation 2 Cor. 6:14-18

5.

The call to sonship 1 John 3:1

6.

The call to subjection Rom. 13:4-5

7.

The call to suffering John 16:33; Acts 14:22; Phil. 1:29; 3:10; 1 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 2:21

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12 Things to Consider

1.

How we treat other believers Heb. 6:10; Matt. 10:41-42

2.

How we respect authority Heb. 13:17; James 3:1

3.

How we employ our God-given abilities 1 Cor. 12:4, 11; 2 Tim. 1:6; 1 Pet. 4:10

4.

How we use our money 1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; 1 Tim. 6:17-19

5.

How we spend our time Ps. 90:12; Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5; 1 Pet. 1:17

6.

How we bare trials for Jesus sake Matt. 5:11-12; Mark 10:29-30; Rom. 8:18; 2 Cor. 4:17; 1 Pet. 4:12-13

7.

How we run that particular race which God has chosen for us 1 Cor. 9:24; Phil. 2:16; 3:13-14; Heb. 12:1

8.

How effectively we control the old nature 1 Cor. 9:25-27

9.

How many souls we witness to and win to Christ Prov. 11:30; Dan. 12:3; 1 Thess. 2:19-20

10.

How we react to temptation James 1:2-3; Rev. 2:10

11.

How much the Second Coming of Christ means to us 2 Tim. 4:8-9

12.

How faithful we are to the Word of God and the flock of God Acts 20:26-28; 2 Tim. 4:1-2; 1 Pet. 5:2-4

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10 Challenges for Christians

1.

To attend the services of the Lord regularly Heb. 10:25

2.

To observe the Lord’s Supper with the Rapture in mind 1 Cor. 11:26

3.

To love believers and all men 1 Thess. 3:12-13

4.

To be patient James 5:8

5.

To live a separated life 1 John 3:2-3

6.

To refrain from judging others 1 Cor. 4:5

7.

To preach the Word 2 Tim. 4:1, 2

8.

To comfort the bereaved 1 Thess. 4:16, 18

9.

To win souls Jude 21-23

10.

To be concerned with heaven Col. 3:1-4

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5 Reasons to be Generous

1.

That God’s work might be supported 1 Tim. 5:17-18

2.

That our lives might be blessed Prov. 3:9-10; 28:20; Mal. 3:10; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6

3.

That other Christians might be challenged 2 Cor. 9:2

4.

That the Father might be glorified 2 Cor. 9:12

5.

That needy saints may be provided for Acts 11:29; 1 John 3:17

 

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Bible Parables, Allegories, and Symbols

Parables are seemingly simple and memorable stories, often with imagery, and each conveys a message. Scholars have commented that although these parables seem simple, the messages they convey are deep, and central to the teachings of Jesus. Christian authors view them not as mere similitude’s which serve the purpose of illustration, but as internal analogies where nature becomes a witness for the spiritual world

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 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20

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