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THE LAW TRUE RELIGION RIGHTEOUSNESS BALANCING SPIRITUAL LIFE SIN CORRUPTION OF THE CHURCH DURING THE LAST DAYS GIVING LEADERSHIP BALANCE SCRIPTURES AGAINST EACH OTHER PERSONAL OPINIONS AND CONTEXT CONTRADICTIONS GOOD AND EVIL REAPING FROM OUR ANCESTORS PROTECTION IS NOT ABSOLUTE SALVATION I SALVATION II JUDGEMENT ***************************************** THE LAW KJV Mathew 22:37-40 - And Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments all the Law and Prophets hang. (Also Leviticus 19:18, Mathew 7:12) ************************************************************ TRUE RELIGION KJV Luke 10:40-42 - But Martha was distracted about much serving. And coming on she said, Lord, is it not a care to you that my sister left me alone to serve? Then tell her that she should help me. But answering, Jesus said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but there is need of only one; and Mary chose the good part, which shall not be taken from her. KJV John 4:23 - ... the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth ... ( Also Mathew 20:25-27, I Timothy 1:19, James 1:27) ********************************************************** RIGHTEOUSNESS KJV Isaiah 66:2 - ...I will look toward this one, to the afflicted, and the contrite of spirit, even trembling at my word. KJV Ecclesiastes - 3:12 - I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice to do good in his life. KJV Mathew 7:16 - From their fruits you shall know them. KJV Matthew 10:8 - Heal the sick... KJV Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. KJV John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. (Also Genesis 15:6, Deuteronomy 14:2, Psalm 97:11, Proverbs 3:33, 12:5, 14:9, 14:14, 14:34, 29:6, Luke 6:27-31, Mathew 16:24, I Corinthians 5:9-11, II Corinthians 6:17, Mathew 6:6, 1 Peter 3:12, James 5:16, Mathew 5:44, Luke 2:52, Proverbs 24:16, Proverbs 28:1, Mathew 12:30, 1 Peter 2:19, I John 2:15-16, Ephesians 5:4, Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 8:13 ) ********************************************************** BALANCING SPIRITUAL LIFE KJV Ecclesiastes 7:16 - Do not be too much righteous, nor make yourself overly wise; why destroy yourself? NIV Ecclesiates 7:18 - The man who fears God will avoid all extremes. KJV Mark 2:27 - The Sabbath came into being for man's sake, not man for the Sabbath's sake. (Also Revelation 3:16) ********************************************************** SIN - SHORT TERM BENEFIT AT LONG TERM EXPENSE KJV Hebrews 11:25 ...to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; ********************************************************* GIVING KJV Deut. 14:22-28 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. [23] And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always. [24] And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the Lord thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee: [25] Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: [26] And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, [27] And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee. [28] At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: KJV Deut. 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled; (Also Mathew 6:19-21, Mathew 6:3-4, Acts 20:35, Luke 12:34) ************************************************************ LEADERSHIP KJV Deut. 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Also Deut. 11:19, Hebrews 13:17, Acts 17:11, II Timothy 2:15, Joshua 1:8) ************************************************************ BALANCE SCRIPTURES AGAINST EACH OTHER KJV Matthew 4:1-10 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil... [3] And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. [4] But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Deuteronomy 8:3) [5] Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, [6] And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:11-12) [7] Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [8] Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [9] And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. [10] Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (Deuteronomy 6:16) ********************************************************** PERSONAL OPINIONS AND CONTEXT KJV 1 Cor. 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. KJV Mark 10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. KJV Deut. 31:27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck... (Also Mark 7:8, 1 Corinthians 7:10, Revelation 22:20, Isiaih 2:6, Deuteronomy 18:10) ********************************************************** CONTRADICTIONS KJV Mathew 1:1-16 ... And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Also Psalm 132:11; Jer. 23:5; Isaiah 7:14) ********************************************************** GOOD AND EVIL KJV Proverbs 30:8-9 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: [9] Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. KJV Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. (Also II Chronicles 19:3 ,Romans 7:18, Mark 10:18, Romans 3:10-12, Jeremiah 17:9, Luke 6:45) ********************************************************** REAPING FROM OUR ANCESTORS KJV 1 Tim. 5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after. ********************************************************** PROTECTION IS NOT ABSOLUTE KJV Proverbs 22:3 - A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. KJV Genesis 50:20 - ... you intended evil against me, but God meant it for good ... KJV Acts 8:1 ... at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad ... KJV Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. KJV Matthew 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. (Also Deuteronomy 32:38, Job 1:10, Psalm 116:6, II Chronicles 34:33, II Chronicles 35:23, Isaiah 57:1, Job 9:23-24) ********************************************************** SALVATION I KJV Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 ...because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. KJV Isaiah 55:8-11 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord...[11] So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. NIV 1 John 5:18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. NIV Matthew 26:63-64 ... The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." [64] "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied... (also Mark 14:61-62, Luke 22:70) NIV John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". KJV Ephesians 4:9 Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? (Also 1 Peter 3:19) KJV 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. KJV Matthew 16:18 ... I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Also Isaiah 1:18, Mathew 19:23-26, Mathew 22:12-13, Luke 23:42, John 3:3, John 3:16, John 6:37, John 6:39, Romans 2:4, Acts 2:21, John 6:44, Joel 2:28-32, Romans 9:15-18, II Corinthians 4:3-4, Philip 1:6, I John 5:18, I Corinthians 10:13, Ephesians 2:8, I John 3:9, John 14:26, Romans 8:5, Galatians 5:22, Acts 1:8 , Acts 4:12, John 11:25-26) ********************************************************** SALVATION II KJV Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven... (Also Mathew 7:13, Luke 12:8, Luke 9:23-24, 2 Chronicles 15:2, Luke 16:31, John 5:29, Mathew 13:18, Acts 10:35, Romans 1:20, Romans 3:23, II Thesalonians 2:10, Exodus 32:33, Mark 3:28-29, Mathew 18:3, Mark 10:15, Luke 18:17, Luke 9:62, Mathew 10:32, Luke 18:14, James 2:17, Matthew 25:36 ) ********************************************************** JUDGEMENT KJV Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. KJV Acts 14:17 ... he left not himself without witness .... KJV Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. KJV Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. NIV Romans 2:13-16 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous... the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) [16] This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. KJV Methew 25:3 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. KJV Matthew 22:11-14 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: [12] And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. [13] Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [14] For many are called, but few are chosen. KJV Mathew 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. (Also Mark 12:43, Mathew 7:1, John 5:29, Luke 19:26, Job 13:26, Proverbs 1:23, Mathew 12:3-7, Luke 18:10-11, Luke 7:47, Psalm 34:18 , Matthew 20:5-8, 2 Samuel 12:7-9) BACK TO BIBLE STUDY INDEX