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Source: "Some Basic Texts" booklet published by Inter-Varsity Fellowship, London in March 1964.
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I. Jesus Christ, the only Saviour

II. Our Need of Salvation

III. God's Provision in Salvation

IV. God's Method in Salvation

V. Marks of True Faith

VI. God's Purpose in Salvation

VII. God's Provision for Christian Living

VIII. Temptation and Victory

IX. Christian Service

X. The Christian's Reward

I. Holy Scripture: The Word of God

II. The Godhead

III. Man and Sin

IV. Jesus Christ

V. The Church


It is the experience of those who have compiled these texts that to know passages of the Bible by heart and to be able to find them immediately is of tremendous value. It is a very great help to one's own spiritual life and it is almost essential to anyone who seeks to do any evangelistic work.

This selection of texts has been made with these two objects in mind and is intended to supply a basic armoury for daily use Strictly no verse can be taken out of its context; it is hoped therefore that the context will in each case be carefully studied before the verse is learnt. Otherwise its meaning could be partly lost or mistaken. The passages listed are grouped in two sections. Part One contains texts that set forth the basis of the Christian life and it ourworkings; Part Two, those that set forth main points of Christian doctrine. It is suggested that Part One should be worked through first and that only one text should be selected for memorization from each group of texts. The verses printed in italic type will probably be found to be the most suitable for this purpose.

The aim of the compilers has not been to provide 'proof texts' in the old sense for each particular Christian doctrine. For a clear and systematic demonstration of what the Bible teaches the reader is referred to In Understanding be Men, By T.C. Hammond (I.V.F.) and other textbooks of theology which give full lists of references. The verses listed have been chosen partly because their sense is not materially altered by isolating them from their context.

A considerable variety of methods can be used for learning such verses by heart. Probably the best method is to learn one each day, or several a week, for a month or two; then rest and start again. Continual review will be found to be necessary. The verses have been printed in full for the benefit of those who wish to carry this booklet with them so as to make use of odd moments in trains and buses, etc for memorizing. For some a better method may be to write out a group of the verseson separate cards or on a sheet of paper. This list can be carried in a pocket Bible and memorized as opportunity occurs. A periodical written exam is almost essential if the verses are to be learnt accurately.

What ever method is used, the aim is that Scripture should increasingly control our thoughts and actions and that our presentation of the gospel should really be scriptural. It is still true that we need to know the Bible for "doctrine, for reproof, for correction, fo instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." It is equally, still true that we "do err, because (we) know not the scripture, neither the power of God."

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Some Basic Texts


It is suggested1 that at first only one text should be learnt from each section; the remaining texts can be memorised when working through Part One for the second and third times. To assist selection the texts which the compilers suggest might be first learnt are printed in italic type.

I. Jesus Christ, the only Saviour
Acts 4:12 'Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.'
John 14:6 'Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.'
1 Timothy 2:5 'For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;'
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II. Our Need of Salvation
  • The nature of sin: rebellion against God
    Mark 12:29-31 'And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.'
    1 John 3:4 'Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.'
    James 4:17 'Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.'
  • The extent of sin: all men are sinners
    'Isaiah 53:6 'All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.'
    Romans 3:23 'For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.'
    1 John 1:8 'If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.'
  • The consequences of sin: separation from God
    Isaiah 59:2 'But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.'
    Mark 7:23 'All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.'
    Romans 6:23 'For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.'
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    III. God's Provision in Salvation
  • The believer is assured of salvation
    John 5:24' Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.'
    John 6:29, 37 'Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.....All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.'
    John 10:28 'And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.'
  • Pardon and cleansing from sin
    John 1:9 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.'
    Psalm 103:10-12 'He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.'
    1 John 1:7b 'and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.'
  • Reconciliation to God
    Colossians 1:21, 22 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
    Ephesians 2:13 'But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.'
    Hebrews 10:19, 22 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, .... Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
  • Freedom from God's wrath and condemnation
    Romans 8:1 'There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.'
  • Freedom from the power of sin
    Romans 6:14 'For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.'
    John 8:34, 36 'Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. ..... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.'
  • Possession of a new life
    2 Corinthians 5:17 'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.'
    Ezekiel 36:26 'A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and Iwill give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.'
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    IV. God's Method in Salvation
  • God's free gift to men
    Romans 6:23. 'For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.'
    John 3:16. 'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
    Ephesians 2:8. 'For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.'
  • Received through repentance and faith
    Mark 1:15. 'And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.'
    Acts 16:30, 31. 'What must I do to be saved? ..... Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.'
    John 1:12. 'But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.'
  • Necessity of open confession of faith
    Romans 10:9. 'That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.'
    Matthew 10:32 'Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.'
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    V. Marks of a True Faith
    Matthew 7:20 'Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 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.'
    1 John 2:3 'And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.'
    1 John 2. 15 'Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.'
    '1 John 3. 14 'We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.'
    1 John 4. 13 'Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.'
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    VI. God's Purpose in Salvation
  • The glory of God
    Ephesians 1:5, 6 'Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.'
    1 Peter 2:9 'But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;'
  • Conformity to Christ
    Romans 8:29 'For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brethren.'
    1 John 2:3 'Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.'
    1 Peter 1:15 'But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;'
  • A life of good works
    Ephesians2:10 'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.'
    Titus 2:14 'Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.'
    1 Corinthians 10:31 'Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.'
    Philippians 2:12b, 13 'Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.'
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    VII. God's Provision for Christian Living
    A. The Resources and Operation of His Grace
    Romans 8:28. 'And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.'
    Isaiah 40:31. 'But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.'
    2 Corinthians 12:9. 'And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.'
    Isaiah 26:3. 'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.'
    Hebrews 13:5. 'Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.'

    B. The indwelling Holy Spirit
    John 14:16-18. 'And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.'
    Romans 8:9 'But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.'
    John 15:5. 'I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.'

    C. The Activity of the Holy Spirit
  • Convicts the sinner
    John 16:8. 'And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.'
  • Gives spiritual life
    John 3:5, 6. 'Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.'
  • Assures us of Sonship
    Galatians 4:6. 'And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.'
  • Overcomes sin in us
    Romans 8:2. 'For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.'
    Galatians 5:16. 'This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.'
  • Produces Christlikeness of character
    Galatians 5:22, 23. 'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.'
  • Instructs
    John 16:13 'Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.'
    1 John 2:27. 'But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.'
  • Helps in prayer
    Romans 8:26. 'Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.'
  • Empowers to witness
    Acts 1:8. 'But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.'
    2 Timothy 1:7. 'For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.'
  • Guides
    Romans 8:14. 'For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.'

    D. The Word of God
    1 Peter 2:2. 'As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.'
    2 Timothy 3:16, 17. 'All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction inrighteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.'
    Mark 12:24. 'And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?'

    E. Prayer
    Luke 18:1. 'And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.'
    Philippians 4:6, 7. 'Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.'
    1 John 5:14, 16. 'And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.'

    F. Fellowship
    Acts 2:42. 'And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.'
    Colossians 3:16. 'Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.'
    1 Corinthians 12:25, 26. 'That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.'
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    VIII. Temptation and Victory
  • Source and nature of temptation
    James 1:14. 'But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.'
    1 Peter 5:8, 9. 'Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.'
    1Corinthians 10:13. 'There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.'

  • Means of victory
    Hebrews 4:15. 'For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.'
    Hebrews 2:18. 'For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.'
    Matthew 26:41. 'Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.'
    James 4:7. 'Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.'
    1 Timothy 6:11. 'But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.'
    Romans 12:1, 2. 'I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.'
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    IX. Christian Service
  • Obedience
    John 15:14. 'Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.'
    Puillipians 2:15, 16a. 'That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life.'

  • Consistency of life
    Romans 13:7, 8. 'Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.'
    1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12. 'And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.'

  • Love
    1 John 3:18. 'My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.'
    Matthew 22:37-39. 'Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'

  • Witness
    John 15:8, 16. 'Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.'
    Acts 8:4. 'Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.'
    Acts 4:20. 'For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.'
    1 Thessalonians 2:4. 'But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.'

  • Suffering
    John 15.20. 'Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.'

  • Self-sacrifice
    2 Corinthians 5.15. 'And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.'
    Mark 8.34, 35. 'And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.'

  • Stewardship
    1 Corinthians 16.1, 2. 'Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.'
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    X. THE Christian's Reward
    1 Peter 1:7, 8. 'That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:'
    Revelation 7:16. 'They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.'


    It is suggested that at first only one text should be learnt from each section; the remaining texts can be memorised when working through Part Two for the second and third times. To assist selection the texts which the compilers suggest might be first learnt are printed in italic type.
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    I. Holy Scripture: The Word of God
  • Its nature
    2 Peter 1.21. 'For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.'
    1 Peter 1.25. 'But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.'
  • Its function
    2 Timothy 3. 16, 17. 'All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.'
    Isaiah 8. 20. 'To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.'

  • Its use
    2 Timothy 3. 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.'
    Psalm 119. 130. 'The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.'
    Hebrews 4. 12. 'For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.'
    Psalm 119. 11. 'Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.'
    Matthew 4. 4. 'It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'
    Ephesians 6. 17. 'And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.'
    Romans 15.4. 'For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.'
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    II. The Godhead
  • God is a spiritual being
    John 4.24. 'God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.'

  • God is a personal, self existent Being
    Exodus 3.14. 'And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.'

  • God is eternal
    1 Timothy 6. 15, 16.'Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.'

  • The unchanging creator
    Hebrews 1. 10-12. 'And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.'

  • His omnipresence
    Jeremiah 23.24. 'Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.'

  • His omniscience
    Matthew 10. 29, 30. 'Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.'
  • His omnipotence
    Mark 10.27 'And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.'

  • His holiness
    1 Peter 1.15. 'But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;'

  • His love
    1 John 4.8. 'He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.'

  • A trinity in unity
    Matthew 28.19. 'Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.'
    2 Corinthians 13.14. 'The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.'
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    III. Man and Sin
  • Created in God's image
    Genesis 1.27. 'So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.'

  • Fallen
    Romans 5.19. 'For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.'
    Jeremiah 17.9. 'The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?'

  • The nature and consequence of sin Romans 1.v18, v25. 'For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness....... Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.Amen.'
    Romans 3. 10, 11. 'As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.'

  • God's judgment on sin
    Romans 3:19, 20. 'Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. ........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.'
    Ezekiel 18.20a. 'The soul that sinneth, it shall die.'
    Revelations 21. 27. '21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.'
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    IV. Jesus Christ
  • His Person
    2 Corinthians 5. 19a. 'God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.'
    John 1, 18. 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ....... No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.'
    1 John 1, 2. 'That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. ....... For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.)'
    Micah 5. 2. 'But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.'

  • His Deity
    John 14. 7-9. 'If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
    John 10. 30. 'I and my Father are one.'
    John 5. 22-23. 'For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.'

  • His humanity
    Phillipians 2. 7b, 8a. 'and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: .....And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, ....'
    Hebrews 2. 14, 17. 'Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; ....... Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.'

  • The purpose of His coming
    Mark 10. 45. 'For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'
    Mark 2. 17. ' .... They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.'
    Luke 19. 10. 'For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.'

  • The meaning of His death
    Isaiah 53. 5,6. 'But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.'
    1 Peter 3. 18. 'For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:'
    2 Corinthians 5. 21. 'For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.'

  • His present position
    Acts 5. 30, 31a. 'The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior,'
    Ephesians 1. 20, 21. 'Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.'
    Hebrews 7. 25. 'Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.'

  • His return
    Acts 1. 11. 'this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.'
    1 Thessalonians 4. 16, 17. 'For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.'
    Mark 8. 38. 'Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.'
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    V. The Church
    1 Corinthians 12:12, 13 'For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.'
    Hebrews 10:24, 25 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;'

    Note. The complilers would again urge strongly that students should develop their knowledge of Scripture by working through the biblical references given in handbooks on Christian doctrine such In Understanding Be Men by T.C. Hammond, or in an outline of beliefs such as The Westminster Confession of Faith.
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