Biblical Christianity


God

  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1).
  • You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other. (Deut 4:35).
  • God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24).
  • For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1Tim 2:5).
  • Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matt 28:19).
  • As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." (Matt 3:16-17).
  • Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." (Gen 11:7).
  • "Come near me and listen to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit. (Isaiah 48:16).
  • Jesus Christ

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1).
  • The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14).
  • No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known. (John 1:18).
  • This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. (Matt 1:18).
  • Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14).
  • Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. (1Tim 3:16).
  • and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 1:4).
  • And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. (1Cor 15:17).
  • Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. (Heb 7:25).
  • "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11; cf. John 14:3; 1Thess 4:13-18).
  • Holy Spirit

  • "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. (John 15:26).
  • When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: (John 16:8).
  • But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:13).
  • But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26).
  • And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. (Rom 8:11).
  • Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. (Eph 5:18; see also 1Cor 3:16; Eph 3:16).
  • You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. (Rom 8:9; see also vs. 14,16).
  • Sin

  • As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; (Rom 3:10).
  • for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Rom 3:23).
  • If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. (1John 1:10).
  • If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1John 1:8).
  • Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. (1John 3:4).
  • All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death. (1John 5:17).
  • But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Rom 14:23).

  • Redemption

  • In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace (Eph 1:7).
  • For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (1Pet 1:18-19).
  • and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father-- to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. (Rev 1:5-6).
  • In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Heb 9:22).
  • and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Col 1:20).
  • But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. ... because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. (Heb 10:12,14).
  • Salvation

  • They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-- you and your household." (Acts 16:31).
  • Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- (John 1:12).
  • Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. (John 3:18).
  • Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." (John 3:36).
  • he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:5).
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast. (Eph 2:8,9).
  • and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Rom 3:24)
  • Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. (Rom 10:4).
  • Retribution

  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 6:23).
  • Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. (Dan 12:2).
  • Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, (Heb 9:27).
  • And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. (Rev 20:12).
  • He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. (2Thess 1:8-10).
  • And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. (Mark 9:45).

  • Compiled by Keith L. Brooks

    Revised by Irvine Robertson

    The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

    Edition: Jul 29,2015