Thursday, September 2, 2021

Why BELIEVE in SCRIPTURE?

 

Revelation 1:3

King James Version

3 Blessed is he that readeth, 

and they that hear the words of this prophecy, 

and keep those things which are written therein: 

for the time is at hand.


Why are we to read Scripture?

Why are we to believe in it?

What can the WORD of GOD do for us?

Scripture will tell you about itself.


We need to know about sin.

Romans 3:20

King James Version

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law 

there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: 

for by the law is the knowledge of sin.


For all of us have sinned.

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


JESUS declared the KINGDOM of GOD is at hand.

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


Our redemption is in JESUS CHRIST.

Romans 3:24

King James Version

24 Being justified freely by his grace 

through the redemption 

that is in Christ Jesus:


Our redemption is in His WORD.

1 Corinthians 15:1-2

King James Version

15 Moreover, brethren, 

I declare unto you the gospel 

which I preached unto you

which also ye have received, 

and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved

if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, 

unless ye have believed in vain.


Scripture contains the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

King James Version

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, 

how that Christ died for our sins 

according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, 

and that he rose again the third day 

according to the scriptures:


Scripture teaches us to believe in JESUS.

Galatians 3:22

King James Version

22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin

that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ 

might be given to them that believe.


Before faith in JESUS, we were under the law.

Galatians 3:23-24

King James Version

23 But before faith came, 

we were kept under the law

shut up unto the faith 

which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster 

to bring us unto Christ, 

that we might be justified by faith.


We become children of GOD, through FAITH in JESUS.

Galatians 3:25-26

King James Version

25 But after that faith is come, 

we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

26 For ye are all the children of God 

by faith in Christ Jesus.


Scripture is the WORD of GOD.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

King James Version

13 For this cause also 

thank we God without ceasing, 

because, 

when ye received the word of God 

which ye heard of us, 

ye received it not as the word of men, 

but as it is in truth, 

the word of God, 

which effectually worketh also 

in you that believe.


Scripture saves us, through faith in CHRIST JESUS

2 Timothy 3:15

King James Version

15 And that from a child 

thou hast known the holy scriptures, 

which are able to make thee wise unto salvation 

through faith which is in Christ Jesus.


Scripture comes from GOD.

2 Timothy 3:16

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:


Scripture teaches us to be perfect.

2 Timothy 3:17

King James Version

17 That the man of God may be perfect

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


JESUS commanded we be perfect.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


Scripture saves our souls.

James 1:21

King James Version

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness 

and superfluity of naughtiness, 

and receive with meekness 

the engrafted word, 

which is able to save your souls.


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