Monday, September 29, 2008

Faith And Works-- A Bible Study

Sin leads us to hell
Matthew 5:20—Murder leads us to hell.
Matthew 5:21-22—Hatred of any kind, including insulting a brother, leads us to hell
Matthew 5:27-29—Evil lust of any kind, including adultery and lustful looking leads us to hell
Matthew 18:7-9—Causing a “little one” to stumble leads one to hell
Matthew 23:33—The Pharisees are condemned to hell because of their actions
Mark 9:42-48—Cast away anything that causes you to sin, or else you will go to hell.
Matthew 3:10—Whoever does not do good works will be punished eternally.
Matthew 7:19—Whoever does not do good works go to hell.
Matthew 13:40-42—The judgment day condemns those who are lawless and stumbling blocks
Matthew 25:41-46—The goats are punished eternally for not helping those who represent Jesus.
James 1:14-15—Temptation leads to sin, and sin leads to death
James 5:1-5—The rich will be punished eternally because of their evil actions.
Jude 1:7—Sodom and G., by their evil actions were punished by eternal fire

Those who persist in sin will not enter the kingdom of God

I Corinthians 6:9-10—Those who are characterized by evil acts will not enter into the kingdom.
Galatians 5:19-21—Those who act in accordance with the desires of the flesh will not enter the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:5-6—Sinners will not partake of the inheritance of Christ but will have the wrath of God.
Hebrews 10:26-31—The believer who persists in sin will be judged on the final day with fire
Revelation 21:8—those who abide in sin and cowardice will be punished in the lake of fire

Our eternal destiny is based on our actions, whether good or bad
Matthew 5:20—Unless your righteousness exceeds the Pharisees’ you will not enter God’s kingdom
Romans 6:16—One is a slave, either to sin, which leads to death, or to God which leads to obedience
Matthew 12:36-37—One is justified or condemned by every careless word they utter
Romans 2:6, 9-11—God will give to each person according to their deeds; distress to those who sin and peace to those who do righteousness
John 5:28-29—On the last day, the Son will raise the evil to punishment and the good to life
Revelation 20:12-13—All will be judged on the last day according to the deeds which are written in the book of life, whether evil or good.
Matthew 16:27—At Jesus’ return, God will repay everyone according to their deeds
II Corinthians 5:10—Everyone will be repaid according to their deeds, whether good or evil.
II Corinthians 11:15—Satan’s servants will end according to their deeds
Titus 1:15-16—Those who do evil deny God
Revelation 2:23—Jesus will give each one within the church according to the deeds done
Revelation 14:13—The dead in the Lord are blessed because their deeds follow after them.

Repentance from sin gives forgiveness and a right standing before God; But those who do not repent will be punished and condemned
Ezekiel 18:30-32—God judges everyone according to what they do. Therefore repent and turn away from your sin and God will forgive, for he takes no pleasure in the death of anyone.
Jonah 3: 1-10—Nineveh was not destroyed because they repented
Matthew 3:4-8—The people came to John, confessed their sins and were baptized by him.
Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3—John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 1:15—Jesus’ basic message was to repent and to believe in the gospel
Luke 5:32—Jesus came to call sinners to repentance
Luke 10:13—Woe to cities of Israel because they did not repent
Luke 11:32—Nineveh will condemn the generation of Jesus on the judgment day because Jesus’ generation did not repent
Luke 13:1-5—Unless you repent, great punishment will come upon you
Luke 15:1-10—The Lord rejoices at the repentance of sinners
Luke 24:47—Repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached to all nations.
Acts 2:38—Repent and be baptized
Acts 3:19—Repent so your sins will be wiped away.
Acts 5:31—Jesus grants repentance to Israel and the forgiveness of sins
Acts 8:22—Repent that your intention might be forgiven you
Acts 11:18—God granted to the gentiles the repentance that leads to life
Acts 20:21—Paul taught repentance and faith in Jesus
Acts 26:20—Paul taught repentance, turning to God and doing acts in accordance with repentance
II Timothy 2:25—God might grant repentance to them leading to the knowledge of the truth
II Peter 3:9—God does not desire anyone to be punished but that all would come to repentance
Revelation 2:5—Repent or else Jesus will come and take the lampstand out of its place
I Corinthians 6:11—Some of you were evildoers, but now you are justified and sanctified

We are led by God to do the pure works of the Law— the moral commands
Matthew 5:17-19—Jesus didn’t come to abolish the Law and Prophets, but to fulfill them
Matthew 7:12—This is the L&P—to do to others as you would have them do to you
Matthew 22:36-40—The L&P depend on loving God and loving your neighbor
Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42—The weightier commandments of the L&P are justice and mercy—do those as well as the minor ones
Luke 10:26-28—Love God and love your neighbor and you will live
Acts 24:14—Paul believes everything in accordance with the L&P
Romans 2:13-16—Anyone who does the law is justified, even those who do not know the law
Romans 8:4—The requirement of the law is fulfilled by those who walk in the Spirit
Romans 13:8-10—The law is fulfilled by obeying, “love your neighbor as yourself”
I Corinthians 9:9-10—God uses the law to speak to his people today
Galatians 5:14, 22-23—The whole law is fulfilled by “Love your neighbor”; The fruit of the Spirit is love, etc. against which there is no law
Galatians 6:2—Bear each other’s burdens and fulfill the law of Christ
James 1:25—The one who lives by the law of liberty will be blessed in what he does
James 2:8-13—the law of liberty, the royal law is “love your neighbor as yourself”, the rest of it is just applications of it
James 4:11—Whoever speaks against a brother speaks against the law and judges it and such a one is not a doer of the law.

Faith is action based on the promises of God
Luke 18:7-8—Faith is persistant prayer for God’s justice
John 8:30-32- Those who believe Jesus follow him; those who follow him obey him.
Romans 6:5-6—Through faith, we are dead to sin.
Galatians 2:20—Having the faith of Jesus is living the life of Jesus.
Hebrews 11:8, 17, 34-35—Faith acts in obedience to God, based on his promises.
Hebrews 11:3-12:3—Faith is following the example of the saints of God and Jesus.
James 2:5-8—The promise of God is that the poor of faith receive the kingdom, and so the action of faith is to love the needy.
Revelation 14:12—Faith is obedience to God and to the Son.

The teaching of Jesus and the day of judgement
Matthew 25:31-46—The sheep are offered their reward—entrance into the kingdom—because of their obedience to Jesus’ words—the helping of those who represent Jesus. The goats are punished on judgement day because of their disobedience to Christ’s teaching in the same area.
Matthew 7:21-27; Luke 6:46-49—The one who hears and obeys Jesus’ teaching stands firm on judgment day; the one who does not is destroyed on judgement day.
II John 9-11—The one who does not adhere to the teaching that Jesus taught is to be treated as separated from the people of God and they do evil deeds.
I Timothy 6:3-5 – The one who does not adhere to the teaching that Jesus taught does evil deeds
Revelation 2:26—Whoever keeps Jesus’ deeds to the end is he who overcomes and will gain reward.

Predestination and Good Deeds
Matthew 25:31-46—Those who do what is righteous were predestined to live in the kingdom with the Father.
Ephesians 2:10—The good works of those who are in Jesus were predestined by God.
II Thessalonians 2:13—The believer was predestined by God to be holy by the Spirit.

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