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Bible


How
did
we
get
the
Bible?
God
told
the
people
that
He
chose
what
 to
say
and
write.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
2
Peter
1:21,
NIV.
"For
 prophecy
never
had
its
origin
in
the
will
of
man,
but
men
spoke
 from
God
as
they
were
carried
along
by
the
Holy
Spirit." 


God
is
the
source
of
all
the
information
in
the
Bible.
 It’s
in
the


Bible,
2
Timothy
3:16,
NIV.
"All
Scripture
is
God-

breathed
and
is


useful
for
teaching,
rebuking,
correcting
and
training
in
 righteousness." 


God’s
Word
is
true
from
the
beginning.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Ps.
 119:160,
“ Thy
word
is
true
from
the
beginning:
and
every
one
of
 thy
righteous
judgments
endureth
for
ever. ”

The
Bible
introduces
us
to
Jesus
Christ.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
 Hebrews
1:1 - 2,
NIV.
"In
the
past
God
spoke
to
our
forefathers
 through
the
 prophets
at
many
times
and
in
various
ways,
but
in
 these
last
days
He
has
spoken
to
us
by
His
Son,
whom
He
 appointed
heir
of
all
things,
and
through
whom
He
made
the
 universe." 


For
what
purpose
were
the
Scriptures
written?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Romans
15:4,
 NIV.
"For
everything
that
was
written
in
the
past
 was
written
to
teach
us,
so
that
through
endurance
and
the
 encouragement
of
the
Scriptures
we
might
have
hope." 


What
are
the
Scriptures
able
to
do
for
one
who
believes
them?
 It’s


in
the
Bible,
2
Timothy
3:15,
TLB.
"You
know
how,
when
you


were
a
small
child,
you
were
taught
the
holy
Scriptures;
and
it
is
 these
that
make
you
wise
to
accept
God's
salvation
by
trusting
in
 Christ
Jesus." 


Upon
what
conditions
is
an
understanding
of
divine
things
 promised? It’s
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
2:1 - 6,
NIV.
"My
son,
if
you
 accept
My
words
and
store
up
My
commands
within
you,
turning
 your
ear
to
wisdom
and
applying
your
heart
to
understanding,
and
 if
you
call
out
for
insight
and
cry
aloud
for
understanding,
and
if
 you
look
for 
it
as
for
silver
and
search
for
it
as
for
hidden
treasure,
 then
you
will
understand
the
fear
of
the
Lord
and
find
the
 knowledge
of
God.
For
the
Lord
gives
wisdom,
and
from
His
 mouth
come
knowledge
and
understanding." 


Don't
ignore
the
parts
that
make
you
 uncomfortable.
 It’s
in
the


Bible,
Jeremiah
26:2,
TLB.
"Give
them
the
entire
message;
don't


leave
out
one
word
of
all
I
have
for
them
to
hear." 


When
you
don't
understand
what
you
read,
the
Holy
Spirit
is
sent
 to
help.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
John
16:13 - 14,
NIV.
"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.
He
will
bring
glory
to
Me
by
taking
 from
what
is
Mine
and
make
it
known
t o
you." 


The
Bible
is
a
map
to
show
us
the
way
to
live.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,


Psalm
119:19,
NIV.
"I
am
a
stranger
on
earth;
do
not
hide
Your


commands
from
me." 


The
Bible
gives
us
wisdom. It’s
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
119:99,
NIV.
 "I
have
more
insight
than
all
my
 teachers,
for
I
meditate
on
Your
 statutes."


The
Bible
offers
help
when
the
way
seems
unclear.
 It’s
in
the


Bible,
Psalm
119:105,
NIV.
"Your
word
is
a
lamp
to
my
feet
and
a


light
for
my
path." 


The
Bible
gives
us
God's
commands,
which
are
not
to
be
 changed. 
It’s
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
5:18,
NIV.
"I
tell
you
the
truth,
 until
heaven
and
earth
disappear,
not
the
smallest
letter;
not
the
 least
stroke
of
a
pen,
will
by
any
means
disappear
from
the
Law
 until
everything
is
accomplished." 


How
should
we
study
God's
W ord?
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
28:9,


10,
NKJV
,
"Whom
will
he
teach
knowledge?
And
whom
will
he


make
to
understand
the
message?
For
precept
must
be
upon
 precept,
precept
upon
precept,
line
upon
line,
line
upon
line,
here


a
little,
there
a
little."
Acts
17:11,
NIV
says,
"Now
the
Bereans


were
of
more
noble
character
than
the
Thessalonians,
for
they
 received
the
message
with
great
eagerness
and
examined
the
 Scriptures
every
day
to
see
if
what
Paul
said
was
true." 


Whom
did
Jesus
pronounce
blessed?
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Luke


11:28,
NIV.
"Blessed
rather
are
those
who
hear
the
word
of
God


and
obey
it."
 


God


What
two
basic
characteristics
are
part
of
God's
nature?
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Psalm
145:17,
NIV.
"The
Lord
is
righteous
in
all
His
ways


and
loving
toward
all
He
h as
made." 


How
is
God
described?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Deuteronomy
32:4,
NIV.
 "He
is
the
Rock,
His
works
are
perfect,
and
all
His
ways
are
just.
A
 faithful
God
who
does
no
wrong,
upright
and
just
is
He." 


What
about
God's
strength?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Job
36:5 ,
RSV.
 "Behold,
God
is
mighty,
and
does
not
despise
any;
He
is
mighty
in
 strength
of
understanding." 


How
important
is
God’s
influence
on
the
world?
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
 Dan.
2:20,
NLT.
“He
said, 
“Praise
the
name
of
God
forever
and
 ever, 
for
he
has
all
wisdo m
and
power. ” 


Does
God
control
governments
or
political
powers?
 It’s
in
the
 Bible,
Dan.
2:21,
NLT.
“He
controls
the
course
of
world
events; 
he
 removes
kings
and
sets
up
other
kings. 
He
gives
wisdom
to
the
 wise 
and
knowledge
to
the
scholars. ” 


Can
God
be
t rusted
to
keep
His
promises?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Deuteronomy
7:9,
NIV.
"Know
therefore
that
the
Lord
your
God
is


God;
He
is
the
faithful
God,
keeping
His
covenant
of
love
to
a
 thousand
generations
of
those
who
love
Him
and
keep
His
 commands." 


Describe
God
 in
one
word.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
4:8,
NIV.
 "Whoever
does
not
love
does
not
know
God,
because
God
is
 love." 


God
is
compassionate.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
86:15,
NIV.
"But
 you,
O
Lord,
are
a
compassionate
and
gracious
God,
slow
to
 anger,
abounding
in 
love
and
faithfulness." 


God
shows
no
favoritism .
It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
10:34-35,
NIV.
 "Then
Peter
began
to
speak:
‘I
now
realize
how
true
it
is
that
God
 does
not
show
favoritism
but
accepts
men
from
every
nation
who
 fear
Him
and
do
what
is
right." 


How 
far
was
God
willing
to
go
to
guarantee
a
future
for
me?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
John
3:16,
TLB.
"For
God
loved
the
world
so
much
that


He
gave
His
only
Son
so
that
anyone
who
believes
in
Him
shall
 not
perish
but
have
eternal
life." 


God
has
given
the
ultimate
d emonstration
of
what
real
love
is.
 It's


in
the
Bible,
I
John
4:9- 10,
TLB.
"God
showed
how
much
He


loved
us
by
sending
His
only
Son
into
this
wicked
world
to
bring
to

loved
us
by
sending
His
only
Son
into
this
wicked
world
to
bring
to

us
eternal
life
through
His
death.
In
this
act
we
see
what
real
love

is:
it
is
not
our
lov e
for
God,
but
His
love
for
us
when
He
sent
His

Son
to
satisfy
God's
anger
against
our
sins." 

It
pleases
God
to
show
us
mercy
when
we
don't
deserve
it.
 It's
in

the
Bible,
Micah
7:18,
NIV.
"Who
is
a
God
like
you,
who
pardons

sin
and
forgives
the
transgress ion
of
the
remnant
of
His

inheritance?
You
do
not
stay
angry
forever
but
delight
to
show

mercy."

God's
blessings
are
not
given
just
to
good
people.
 It's
in
the

Bible,
Matthew
5:45 - 46,
TLB.
"For
He
gives
His
sunlight
to
both

the
evil
and
the
good,
and
send s
rain
on
the
just
and
on
the
unjust

too.
If
you
love
only
those
who
love
you,
what
good
is
that?
Even

scoundrels
do
that
much." 

God
stops
at
nothing!
He
wants
us
to
have
it
all!
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Romans
8:32,
NIV.
"He
who
did
not
spare
His
own
Son,
but
 gave

Him
up
for
us
all — how
will
He
not
also,
along
with
Him,
graciously

give
us
all
things?"
God
loves
us
like
a
doting
father.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
3:1,
NIV.

"How
great
is
the
love
the
Father
has
lavished
on
us,
that
we

should
be
called
children
of
 God!
And
that
is
what
we
are!" 

God's
love
is
like
a
safe
hiding
place.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm

36:7,
NIV.
"How
priceless
is
your
unfailing
love!
Both
high
and
low

among
men
find
refuge
in
the
shadow
of
your
wings." 

We
are
to
follow
God's
example.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
4:11,

NIV.
"Dear
friends,
since
God
so
loved
us,
we
also
ought
to
love

one
another." 

Love
sometimes
means
discipline.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Hebrews

12:6,
NIV.
"Because
the
Lord
disciplines
those
He
loves,
and
He

punishes
everyone
He
accep ts
as
a
son."

God
never
gives
up
on
us.
 It's
in
the
Bible ,
Jeremiah
31:3,
NIV.

"The
Lord
appeared
to
us
in
the
past,
saying:
‘I
have
loved
you

with
an
everlasting
love;
I
have
drawn
you
with
loving - kindness." 

Can
anything
separate
God's
child
from
His
lov e?
 It's
in
the

Bible,
Romans
8:38 - 39,
NIV.
"For
I
am
convinced
that
neither

death
nor
life,
neither
angels
nor
demons,
neither
the
present
nor

the
future,
nor
any
powers,
neither
height
nor
depth,
nor
anything

else
in
all
creation,
will
be
able
to
separate 
us
from
the
love
of
God

that
is
in
Christ
Jesus
our
Lord." 

Origin
of
Evil

Where
did
sin
begin?
With
the
devil.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
3:8,

NIV.
"He
who
does
what
is
sinful
is
of
the
devil,
because
the
devil

has
been
sinning
from
the
beginning.
The
re ason
the
Son
of
God

appeared
was
to
destroy
the
devil's
work." 

How
long
has
the
devil
been
a
murderer
and
a
liar?
 It's
in
the

Bible,
John
8:44,
NIV.
"You
belong
to
your
father,
the
devil,
and

you
want
to
carry
out
your
father's
desire.
He
was
a
murderer
f rom

the
beginning,
not
holding
to
the
truth,
for
there
is
no
truth
in
him.

When
he
lies,
he
speaks
his
native
language,
for
he
is
a
liar
and

the
father
of
lies." 

Where
did
Satan
come
from?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
12:7 - 9,

TLB.
"Then
there
was
war
in
 heaven;
Michael
and
the
angels

under
His
command
fought
the
Dragon
and
his
hosts
of
fallen

angels.
And
the
Dragon
lost
the
battle
and
was
forced
from


heaven.
This
great
Dragon — the
ancient
serpent
called
the
devil,
 or
Satan,
the
one
deceiving
the
whole
worl d — was
thrown
down
 onto
the
earth
with
all
his
army." 


Was
Satan
created
sinful?
No,
he
was
created
perfect,
with
 freedom
to
choose.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ezekiel
28:15,
TLB.
"You
 were
perfect
in
all
you
did
from
the
day
you
were
created
until
that
 time
when
w rong
was
found
in
you." 


What
led
to
Satan's
downfall?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ezekiel
28:17,
 TLB.
"Your
heart
was
filled
with
pride
because
of
all
your
beauty;
 you
corrupted
your
wisdom
for
the
sake
of
your
splendor." 


Satan,
known
as
Lucifer
before
he
sinned, 
wanted
to
be
equal
with
 God.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
14:12 - 14,
TLB.
"How
you
are
fallen
 from
heaven,
O
Lucifer,
son
of
the
morning!
…For
you
said
to
 yourself,
'I
will
ascend
to
heaven
and
rule
the
angels.
I
will
take
the
 highest
throne…
I
will
climb
to
 the
highest
heavens
and
be
like
the
 Most
High." 


In
contrast
to
the
pride
and
self - exaltation
of
Satan,
what
spirit
did
 Jesus
have?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Philippians
2:6 - 8,
TLB.
"Who,
 though
He
was
God,
did
not
demand
and
cling
to
His
rights
as
 God,
but
laid
 aside
His
mighty
power
and
glory,
taking
the
 disguise
of
a
slave
and
becoming
like
men.
And
He
humbled
 Himself
even
further,
going
so
far
as
actually
to
die
a
criminal's
 death
on
a
cross." 


Satan's
supernatural
forces
are
waging
a
war.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Ephesians
6:11,
TLB.
"Put
on
all
of
God's
armor
so
that
you
will
be


able
to
stand
safe
against
all
strategies
and
tricks
of
Satan." 


Satan
dared
to
tempt
Christ
Himself.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
 4:1,
TLB.
"Then
Jesus
was
led
out
into
the
wilderness
by
the 
Holy
 Spirit,
to
be
tempted
there
by
Satan." 


Satan
is
a
defeated
enemy.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
James
4:7,
TLB.
"So
 give
yourselves
humbly
to
God.
Resist
the
devil
and
he
will
flee
 from
you.
And
when
you
draw
close
to
God,
God
will
draw
close
to
 you." 


Jesus
C hrist 


Jesus
[the
Word]
is
divine
from
the
beginning
and
became
a
man.


It's
in
the
Bible,
John
1:1,14,
NIV.
"In
the
beginning
was
the


Word,
and
the
Word
was
wi th
God,
and
the
Word
was
God…

 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."


Why
was
it
necessary
for
Jesus
to
take
on
human
nature?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
Hebrews
2:17,
NIV.
"For
this
reason
He
had
to
be


made
like
His
brothers
in
every
way, 
in
order
that
He
might
 become
a
merciful
and
faithful
high
priest
in
service
to
God,
and
 that
He
might
make
atonement
for
the
sins
of
the
people." 


Jesus
demonstrated
his
humanity
and
divinity
in
resisting
 temptation.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Hebrews
4:14 - 15,
N IV.
"Therefore,
 since
we
have
a
great
High
Priest
who
has
gone
through
the
 heavens,
Jesus
the
Son
of
God,
let
us
hold
firmly
to
the
faith
we
 profess.
For
we
do
not
have
a
High
Priest
who
is
unable
to
 sympathize
with
our
weaknesses,
but
we
have
one
who
has
 been
 tempted
in
every
way,
just
as
we
are — yet
was
without
sin." 


Jesus
demonstrated
his
divinity
by
his
resurrection.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Mark
16:6,
TLB.
"But
the
angel
said,
'Don ’ t
be
so
surprised.
 Aren't
you
looking
for
Jesus,
the
Nazarene
who
was
crucifi ed?
He


isn't
here!
He
has
come
back
to
life!
Look,
that's
where
His
body


Jesus’
is
referred
to
as,
“Immanuel”
meaning
“God
with
u s”.
It's
in


was
lying." 


the
Bible,
Matt.
1:23,
NLT.
““Look!
The
virgin
will
conceive
a
child!


Paul
testifies
to
the
divinity
of
Christ.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Colossians


She
will
give
birth
to
a
son,
and
they
will
call
him
Immanuel, which
 means
‘God
is
with
us.’ ” 


2:9,
NIV.
"For
in
Christ
all
the
fullness
of
the
Deity
lives
in
bodily


form."


The
Word
was
God
and
became
human.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John


1:1 ,14
“In
the
beginning
was
the
Word,
and
the
Word
was
wi th


What
is
Jesus
relat ion
to
the
Father?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
10:30,
 NIV.
"I
and
the
Father
are
one."
 Jesus
is
the
Great
Physician.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
8:47 - 48,
TLB.
 "When
the
woman
realized
that
Jesus
knew,
she
began
to
tremble
 and
fell
to
her
knees
before
Him,
and
told 
why
she
had
touched


God,
and
the
Word
was
God…
 
 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."


Him
and
that
now
she
was
well.
'Daughter, ’ 
He
said
to
her,
'your
 faith
has
healed
you.
Go
in
peace.'" 


Jesus
existed
with
the
Father
before
the
creation
of
the
Earth. 
It's
 in
the
Bible,
John
17:5,24 ,
NLT.
“Now,
Father,
bring
me
into
the
 glory
we
shared
before
the
world
began …
Father,
I
want
these


Sooner
or
later
every
man,
woman
and
child
will
acknowledge
that
 Jesus
is
Lord.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Philippians
2:9 - 11,
NIV.
"Therefore
 God
exalted
Him
to
the
highest
place
and
gave
Him
the
name
that
 is
above
every
name,
that
at
the
name
of
Jesus
every
knee
should


whom
you
have
given
me
to
be
with
me
where
I
am.
Then
they
 can
see
all
the
glory
you
gave
me
because
you
loved
me
even
 before
the
world
began! ”


bow,
in
heaven
and
on
earth
and
under
the
earth,
and
every
 tongue
confess
that
Jesus
Christ
is
Lord,
to
the
glory
of
God
the 
 Father."


Jesus
declared
He
was
the
Self -Existent
One,
and
had
lived
 before
Abraham.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
J ohn
8:58 ,
NLT.
“Jesus
 answered,
‘I
tell
you
the
truth,
before
Abraham
was
even
born,
I
 Am!’ ”


Jesus
calls
people
to
repentance.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
4:17,


NIV.
"From
that
time
on
Jesus
began
to
preach,
'Repent,
for
the


“I
AM”
is
a
name
of
God.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Ex.
3:14,
NLT.
“God


kingdom
of
heaven
is
near.'" 


replied
to
Moses,
‘I
Am
Who
I
Am.
Say
this
to
the
people
of
Israel:
 I
Am
has
sent
me
to
you.’” 


Jesus
did
not
come
to
do
away
with
the
Law,
but
show
us
how
it


works.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
5:17,
NIV.
"Do
not
think
that
I


Jesus
forgave
sins,
but
only
God
can
do
that,
so
Jesus
must
be


have
come
to
abolish
the
Law
or
the
Prophets;
I
have
not
come
to
 abolish
them
but
to
fulfill
them." 


God.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
5:20 - 24 ,
NLT
“Seeing
their
faith,
 Jesus
said
to
the
man,
 ‘ Young
man,
your
sins
are
forgiven. ’
 But


the
Pharisees
and
teachers
o f
religious
law
said
to
themselves,


Jesus
is
the
only
way
to
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
14:6,
NIV.


Who
does
he
think
he
is?
That’s
blasphemy!
Only
God
can


"Jesus
answered,
'I
am
the
way
and
the
truth
 and
the
life.
No
one
 comes
to
the
Father
except
through
Me.'" 


forgive
sins! ’
 Jesu s
knew
what
they
were
thinking,
 so
he
asked
 them,
‘ Why
do
you
question
this
in
your
hearts?
Is
it
easier
to
say
 ‘Your
sins
are
forgiven,’
or
 “ Stand
up
and
walk ” ?
So
I
will
prove
to


Jesus
has
the
power
over
death.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
11:25,
 NIV.
"Jesus
said
to
her,
'I
am
the
resurrection
and
the
life.
He
who
 believes
in
Me
will
live,
even
though
he
dies.'" 


you
that
the
Son
of
Man
has
the
authority
on
earth
to
forgive
sins. ’ 
 Then
Jesus
turned
to
the
paralyzed
man
and
said,
 ‘ Stand
up,
pick
 up
your
mat,
and
go
home !’” 


Jesus'
work 
touched
people's
lives.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew


Thomas
testified
t

hat
Jesus
was
both
Lord
and
God. 
It's
in
the


4:23,
TLB.
"Jesus
traveled
all
through
Galilee
teaching
in
the


Bible,
John
 20:28

,
NLT.
“‘My
Lord
and
my
God!’
Thomas


Jewish
synagogues,
everywhere
preaching
the
Good
News
about
 the
Kingdom
of
Heaven.
And
He
healed
every
kind
of
sickness


exclaimed. ” 


and
disease." 


The
Father
addresses
the
Son
as
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Heb .
1:5-

What
does
it
take
to
follow
Jesus?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
9:23,
 NIV.
"Then
He
said
to
them
all:
'If
anyone
would
come
after
Me,
 he
must
deny
himself
and
take
up
his
cross
daily
and
follow
Me." 


Jesus'
life
becomes
ours.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Galatians
2:20,
NIV.
"I
 have
been
crucified
with
Christ
and
I
no
longer
live,
but
Christ
lives
 in
me.
The
life
I
live
in
the
body,
I
live
by
faith
in
the
Son
of
God,
 who
loved
me
and
gave
himself
for
me." 


We
should
try
to
be
like
Jesus.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Philippians
2:5,
 NIV.
"Your
attitude
should
be
the
same
as
that
of
Christ
Jesus." 


You
can
know
Jesus
as
your
Savior.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
1:12


and
I
Peter
3:18,
TLB.
"But
to
all
who
received
[Jesus],
He
gave


the
right
to
become
children
of
God.
All
they
needed
to
do
was
to 
 trust
Him
to
save
them."
"He
died
once
for
the
sins
of
all
us
guilty
 sinners
although
He
himself
was
innocent
of
any
sin
at
any
time,
 that
He
might
bring
us
safely
home
to
God." 


Divinity
of
Christ

9 ,
NLT.
For
God
never
said
to
any
angel
what
he
said
to
Jesus:


“You
are
my
Son.
Today
I
have
become
your
Father.” 
God
also
 said, 
“I
will
be
his
Father, 
and 
he
will
be
my
Son.” And
when
he
 brought
his
firstborn
Son
into
the
world,
God
said, “Let
all
of
God’s
 angels
worship
him.” Regarding
the
angels,
he
says,
“He
sends
 his
angels
like
the
winds,
his
servants
like
flames
of
fire.”
But
to
 the
Son
he
says,
“Your 
throne,
O
God,
endures
forever
and
ever.
 You
rule
with
a
scepter
of
justice.
You
love
justice
and
hate
 evil. 
Therefore,
O
God,
your
God
has
anointed
you, 
pouring
out
 the
oil
of
joy
on
you
more
than
on
anyone
else.” 



 Jesus
is
everlasting
and
eternal.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isa.
9:6 ,
NLT.

Jesus
is
everlasting
and
eternal.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isa.
9:6 ,
NLT.

“For
a
child
is
born
to
us, 
a
son
is
given
to
 us.
The
government
will

rest
on
his
shoulders. 
And
he
will
be
called: 
Wonderful
Counselor, 

Mighty
 God,
Everlasting 
Father,
Prince
of
Peace. ” 

Jesus
has
immortality.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
1
Tim .
6:15,16 ,
NKJV.

“which
He
will
manifest
in
His
own
time,
 He
who
is 
the
blessed

and
only
Potentate,
the
King
of
kings
and
Lord
of
lords, 
who
alone

has
immortality,
dwelling
in
unapproachable
light,
whom
no
man

has
seen
or
can
see,
to
whom
 be 
honor
and
everlasting
powe r.

Amen. ” 


Jesus
voluntarily
gave
up
His
divine
privileges
to
die
for
us.
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
Phil.
2:5 - 9 ,
NKJV.
“ Let
this
mind
be
in
you
which
was
 also
in
Christ
Jesus, 
who,
being
in
the
form
of
God,
did
not
 consider
it
robbery
to
be
equal
with
God,
 but
made
Himself
of
no
 reputation,
taking
the
form
of
a
bondservant,
 and 
coming
in
the
 likeness
of
men. 
And
being
found
in
appearance
as
a
man,
He
 humbled
Himself
and
became
obedient
to
 the
point
of 
death,
even
 the
death
of
the
cross.
Therefore
God
also
has
highly
exalted
Him
 and
given
Him
the
name
which
is
above
every
name ” 


Forgiveness 


God
is
ready
and
waiting
to
forgive
anyone
who
asks.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Psalm
86:5,
TLB.
"O
Lord,
you
are
so
good
and
kind,
so


ready
to
forgive;
so
full
of
mercy
for
all
who
ask
your
aid." 


On
what
did
David
rest
his
hope
of
forgiveness?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Psalm
51:1,
NIV.
"Have
mercy
on
me,
O
God,
according
to
Your


unfailing
love;
according
to
Your
great
compassion
blot
out
my
 transgressions." 


How
is
God's
mercy
measured?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
103:11 -

12,
NIV.
"For
as
high
as
the
heavens
are
above
the
earth,
so
great


is
His
love
for
those
who
fear
him;
as
far
as
the
east
is
from
the
 west,
so
far
has
He
removed
our
transgressions
from
us." 


What
promise
is
made
to
those
who
confess
their
sins?
 It's
in
the


Bible,
I
John
1:9,
TLB.
"But
if
we
confess
our
sins
to
Him,
He
can


be
depended
on
to
forgive
us
and
to
cleanse
us
from
every
wrong.
 [And
it
is
perfectly
proper
for
God
to
do
this
for
us
because
Christ
 died
to
wash
away
our
sins.]" 


Confession
prepares
the
way
for
worship.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Nehemiah
9:3,
NIV.
"[The
Israelites]
stood
where
they
were
and


read
from
the
Book
of
the
Law
of
the
Lord
their
God
for
 a
quarter
 of
the
day,
and
spent
another
quarter
in
confession
and
in
 worshipping
the
Lord
their
God." 


Confession
prepares
the
way
for
reconciliation
and
fellowship.
 It's


in
the
Bible,
James
5:16,
NIV.
"Therefore
confess
your
sins
to


each
other
and
pray
fo r
each
other
so
that
you
may
be
healed.
 The
prayer
of
a
righteous
man
is
powerful
and
effective." 


Confession
makes
success
possible.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs


28:13,
TLB.
"A
man
who
refuses
to
admit
his
mistakes
can
never


be
successful.
But
if
he
confes ses
and
forsakes
them,
he
gets
 another
chance." 


Can
I
be
for given
while
holding
a
grudge
against
someone
else?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
6:14 - 15,
TLB.

 "Your
heavenly
Father
will
forgive
you
if
you
forgive
those
who
sin
 against
you;
but
if
you
refuse
to
forgive
them,
He
will
not
forgive
 you." 


The
forgiven
are
for giving.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ephesians
4:32,
NIV.
 "Be
kind
and
compassionate
to
one
another,
forgiving
each
other,
 just
as
in
Christ
God
forgave
you." 


Real
forgiveness
does
not
keep
track
of
mistakes.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Matthew
18:21 - 22,
NIV.
"Then
Peter
came
to
Jesus
and
 asked,
'Lord,
how
many
times
shall
I
forgive
my
brother
when
he
 sins
against
me?
Up
to
seven
times?'
Jesus
answered,
'I
tell
you,
 not
seven
times,
but
seventy - seven
times." 


When
we're
forgiven
we
shouldn't
continue
to
feel
guilty.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Psalm
32:5,
NIV.
"Then
I
acknowledged
my
sin
to
You
and


did
not
cover
up
my
iniquity.
I
said,
'I
will
confess
my


transgressions
to
the
Lord' — and
You
forgave
the
guilt
of
my
sin." 


Through
forgiveness,
Christ
provides
complete
deliverance
from


the
penalty
of
sin.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Colossians
2:13 - 14,
TLB.
"You
 were
dead
in
sins,
and
your
sinful
desires
were
not
yet
cut
away.
 Then
He
gave
you
a
share
in
the
very
life
of
Christ,
for
He
forgave
 all
your
sins,
and
blotted
out
the
charges
proved
again st
you,
the
 list
of
His
commandments,
which
you
had
not
obeyed.
He
took
this
 list
of
sins
and
destroyed
it
by
nailing
it
to
Christ's
cross." 
 If
you
are
in
need
of
forgiveness,
what
should
you
do? 


First
acknowledge
your
sin.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
51:2 - 4 ,
TLB.
 "Oh,
wash
me,
cleanse
me
from
this
guilt.
Let
me
be
pure
again.
 For
I
admit
my
shameful
deed — it
haunts
me
day
and
night." 


Second,
Ask
forgiveness
for
your
sin.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
 51:7 -12,
TLB.
"Sprinkle
me
with
the
cleansing
blood
and
I
shall 
be
 clean
again.
Wash
me
and
I
shall
be
whiter
than
snow.
And
after
 You
have
punished
me,
give
me
back
my
joy
again.
Don't
keep
 looking
at
my
sins — erase
them
from
Your
sight.
Create
in
me
a
 new,
clean
heart,
O
God,
filled
with
clean
thoughts
and
right
 desi res.
Don't
toss
me
aside,
banished
forever
from
Your
 presence.
Don't
take
your
Holy
Spirit
from
me.
Restore
to
me


again
the
joy
of
Your
salvation,
and
make
me
willing
to
obey
You." 


Third,
Believe
that
God
has
indeed
forgiven
you
and
quit
feeling
 guilty.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
32:1 - 6,
TLB.
"What
happiness
for


those
whose
guilt
has
been
forgiven!
What
joys
when
sins
are
 covered
over!
What
relief
for
those
who
have
confessed
their
sins
 and
God
has
cleared
their
record.
There
was
a
time
when
I
 wouldn't
admit 
what
a
sinner
I
was.
But
my
dishonesty
made
me


miserable
and
filled
my
days
with
frustration.
All
day
and
all
night
 Your
hand
was
heavy
on
me.
My
strength
evaporated
like
water
 on
a
sunny
day
until
I
finally
admitted
all
my
sins
to
You
and
 stopped
trying
 to
hide
them.
I
said
to
myself,
'I
will
confess
them
to
 the
Lord.'
And
You
forgave
me!
All
my
guilt
is
gone.
Now
I
say
that
 each
believer
should
confess
his
sins
to
God
when
he
is
aware
of
 them,
while
there
is
time
to
be
forgiven.
Judgment
will
not
touch


h im
if
he
does.
You
are
my
hiding
place
from
every
storm
of
life;


You
even
keep
me
from
getting
into
trouble!
You
surround
me
with


songs
of
victory." 


Salvation


God
offers
us
salvation
through
Jesus.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
 1:21,
TLB.
"And
she
will
have 
a
Son,
and
you
shall
name
Him
 Jesus
(meaning
'Savior ’ ),
for
He
will
save
His
people
from
their


sins."
Acts
4:12,
NIV
says,
"Salvation
is
found
in
no
one
else,
for


there
is
no
other
name
under
heaven
given
to
men
by
which
we
 must
be
saved." 


Salvation
mean s
we
receive
eternal
life
if
we
enter
into
a
personal
 relationship
with
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
17:3,
TLB.
"And
this
 is
the
way
to
have
eternal
life — by
knowing
You,
the
only
true
God,


and
Jesus
Christ,
the
one
You
sent
to
earth!"
John
3:16,
NIV
says,


"For
God
so
loved
the
world
that
He
gave
His
one
and
only
Son,
 that
whoever
believes
in
Him
shall
not
perish
but
have
eternal
life." 


There
is
only
one
way
to
salvation
and
its
not
the
easy
road.
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
Matthew
7:13 - 14,
TLB.
"Heaven
can
be
ente red
only
 through
the
narrow
gate!
The
highway
to
hell
is
broad,
and
its
gate
 is
wide
enough
for
all
the
multitudes
who
choose
its
easy
way.
But
 the
gateway
to
Life
is
small,
and
the
road
is
narrow,
and
only
a
 few
ever
find
it." 


Salvation
cannot
be
earned, 
it
is
a
gift.
It's
in
the
Bible,
 Ephesians
2:8 -9,
TLB.
"Because
of
His
kindness,
you
have
been


saved
through
trusting
Christ.
And
even
trusting
is
not
of
 yourselves;
it
too
is
a
gift
from
God.
Salvation
is
not
a
reward
for
 the
good
we
have
done,
so
none
o f
us
can
take
any
credit
for
it."


Receiving
salvation
is
a
powerful,
personal
response
to
the
gospel
 including
repentance
for
sin.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
2:37- 38,
TLB.
 "These
words
of
Peter's
moved
them
deeply,
and
they
said
to
him
 and
to
the
other
apost les,
'Brothers,
what
should
we
do?'
And
 Peter
replied,
'Each
one
of
you
must
turn
from
sin,
return
to
God,
 and
be
baptized
in
the
name
of
Jesus
Christ
for
the
forgiveness
of
 your
sins." 


Receiving
salvation
is
simple,
direct,
personal,
and
public.
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
Romans
10:8 - 10,
TLB.
"For
salvation
that
comes
from
 trusting
Christ —which
is
what
we
preach — is
already
within
easy
 reach
of
each
of
us;
in
fact,
it
is
as
near
as
our
own
hearts
and
 mouths.
For
if
you
tell
others
with
your
own
mouth
that
Jesus
 Ch rist
is
your
Lord,
and
believe
in
your
own
heart
that
God
has
 raised
Him
from
the
dead,
you
will
be
saved.
For
it
is
by
believing
 in
his
heart
that
a
man
becomes
right
with
God;
and
with
his
 mouth
he
tells
others
of
his
faith,
confirming
his
salvation." 


H

oly
Spirit


The
Holy
Spirit
is
the
source
of
truth.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
14:16 -

17,
TLB.
"He
is
the
Holy
Spirit,
the
Spirit
who
leads
into
all
truth.


The
world
at
large
cannot
receive
Him,
for
it
isn't
looking
for
Him
 and
doesn't
recognize
Him.
But
you
d o,
for
He
lives
with
you
now
 and
some
day
shall
be
in
you." 


Receiving
the
Holy
Spirit
is
referred
to
as
the
new
birth.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
John
3:5 - 7,
TLB.
"Jesus
replied,
'What
I
am
telling
you
so
 earnestly
is
this:
Unless
one
is
born
of
water
and
the
Spi rit,
he
 cannot
enter
the
Kingdom
of
God.
Men
can
only
reproduce
human
 life,
but
the
Holy
Spirit
gives
new
life
from
heaven;
so
don't
be
 surprised
at
My
statement
that
you
must
be
born
again!" 


To
receive
the
Holy
Spirit,
just
ask
then
obey
the
Holy
Spirit' s
 leading.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
11:13,
TLB.
"And
if
even
sinful
 persons
like
yourselves
give
children
what
they
need,
don't
you
 realize
that
your
heavenly
Father
will
do
at
least
as
much,
and
 give
the
Holy
Spirit
to
those
who
ask
for
Him?"
Acts
5:32,NIV 
 says,
"We
are
witnesses
of
these
things
and
so
is
the
Holy
Spirit,
 whom
God
has
given
to
those
who
obey
Him." 


The
Holy
Spirit
is
part
of
the
Godhead. It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts


5:3,4,
NIV.
"They
Peter
said,
'Ananias,
how
is
it
that
Satan
has
so


filled
your
 heart
that
you
have
lied
to
the
Holy
Spirit
and
have
kept
 for
yourself
some
of
the
money
you
received
for
the
land?
Didn't
it
 belong
to
you
before
it
was
sold?
And
after
it
was
sold,
wasn't
the
 money
at
your
disposal?
What
made
you
think
of
doing
such
a
 thing?
You
have
not
lied
to
men
but
to
God.'" 


The
Holy
Spirit
is
God
living
in
and
among
those
who
believe.
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
Matthew
18:19 - 20,
TLB.
"I
also
tell
you
this — if
two
of
 you
agree
down
here
on
earth
concerning
anything
you
ask
for,
 My
Father
in
heaven
will
do
it
for
you.
For
where
two
or
three
 gather
together
because
they
are
Mine,
I
will
be
right
there
among
 them."


The
Holy
Spirit
is
present
in
times
of
hardship.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Matthew
10:19 - 20,
TLB.
"When
you
are
arrested,
don't
worry
 abou t
what
to
say
at
your
trial,
for
you
will
be
given
the
right
words
 at
the
right
time.
For
it
won't
be
you
doing
the
talking — it
will
be
the
 Spirit
of
your
heavenly
Father
speaking
through
you!" 


The
Holy
Spirit
helps
us
worship
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
4:23 -

24,
NIV.
"Yet
a
time
is
coming
and
has
now
come
when
the
true


worshipers
will
worship
the
Father
in
spirit
and
truth,
for
they
are
 the
kind
of
worshipers
the
Father
seeks.
God
is
spirit,
and
His
 worshipers
must
worship
in
spirit
and
in
truth." 


The
Ho

ly
Spirit
gives
the
ability
to
talk
about
spiritual
things
with


power.


It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
1:8,
TLB.
"But
when
the
Holy
Spirit


has
come
upon
you,
you
will
receive
power
to
testify
about
Me
 with
great
effect,
to
the
people
in
Jerusalem,
throughout
Judea ,
in
 Samaria,
and
to
the
end
of
the
earth,
about
my
death
and
 resurrection."

Demons 


Demons
are
fallen
angels
who
serve
Satan.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Revelation
12:9,
NIV.
"The
great
dragon
was
hurled
down — that
 ancient
serpent
called
the
devil
or
Satan,
who
l eads
the
whole
 world
astray.
He
was
hurled
to
the
earth,
and
his
angels
with
him." 


Demons
are
powerful,
but
limited
by
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Mark


1:27,
NIV.
The
people
were
all
so
amazed
that
they
asked
each


other,
'What
is
this?
A
new
teaching — and
with 
authority!
He
even
 gives
orders
to
evil
spirits
and
they
obey
Him." 


Jesus
can
exercise
authority
over
demons.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
 4:35 -36,
NIV.
"'Be
quiet!’ 
Jesus
said
sternly.
'Come
out
of
him!'
 Then
the
demon
threw
the
man
down
before
them
all
and
 came
 out
without
injuring
him.
All
the
people
were
amazed
and
said
to
 each
other,
'What
is
this
teaching?
What
authority
and
power
He
 gives
orders
to
evil
spirits
and
they
come
out!'" 


How
are
demons
present
today?
The
enemy
is
unseen,
but
the
 battle
is
re al
and
personal.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ephesians
6:12,
NIV.
 "Our
struggle
is
not
against
flesh
and
blood,
but
against
the
rulers,
 against
the
authorities,
against
the
powers
of
this
dark
world
and
 against
the
spiritual
forces
of
evil
in
the
heavenly
realms." 


If
we
submit
to
God
and
resist
Satan,
he
(Satan)
will
flee.
 It's
in


the
Bible,
James
4:7,
NIV.
"Submit
yourselves,
then,
to
God.


Resist
the
devil,
and
he
will
flee
from
you."

Signs
of
Jesus'
Coming


Non - Christians
find
it
hard
to
believe
we
are
living
in
the
last
days
 of
earth's
history ,
and
people
will
scoff
at
the
idea .
It's
in
the


Bible,
II
Peter
3:3- 4,
TLB.
"First,
I
want
to
remind
you
that
in
the


last
days
there
will
come
scoffers
w ho
will
do
every
wrong
they
 can
think
of,
and
laugh
at
the
truth.
This
will
be
their
line
of
 argument:
‘So
Jesus
promised
to
come
back,
did
He?
Then
where
 is
He?
He'll
never
come!
Why,
as
far
back
as
anyone
can
 remember
everything
has
remained
exactly
as
i t
was
since
the
 first
day
of
creation.'"


The
coming
of
the
Antichrist
is
a
sign
of
the
end.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


I
John
2:18,
TLB.
"Dear
children,
this
world's
last
hour
has
come.


You
have
heard
about
the
Antichrist
who
is
coming — the
one
who
 is
against
Chri st— and
already
many
such
persons
have
 appeared.
This
makes
us
all
the
more
certain
that
the
end
of
the
 world
is
near." 


Did
Jesus
say
when
the
end
would
come?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Matthew
24:14,
NIV.
"And
this
gospel
of
the
kingdom
will
be


preached
in
the
wh ole
world
as
a
testimony
to
all
nations,
and
 then
the
end
will
come." 
 Men
posing
as
Jesus
will
try
to
deceive
people
in
the
last
days.
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
Matthew
24:23 - 24,
NIV.
"At
that
time
if
anyone
says
 to
you,
‘Look,
here
is
the
Christ!'
or
‘There
He
i s!'
do
not
believe
it.


For
false
Christ's
and
false
prophets
will
appear
and
perform
great
 signs
and
miracles
to
deceive
even
the
elect — if
that
were
 possible." 


There
will
be
signs
in
the
sun,
moon,
and
stars.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Matthew
24:29 - 30,
NIV.
"Immediately
after
the
distress
of
those
 days
the
sun
will
be
darkened,
and
the
moon
will
not
give
its
light;
 the
stars
will
fall
from
the
sky,
and
the
heavenly
bodies
will
be
 shaken.
At
that
time
the
sign
of
the
Son
of
Man
will
appear
in
the
 sky,
and
all
the
 nations
of
the
earth
will
mourn.
They
will
see
the
 Son
of
Man
coming
on
the
clouds
of
the
sky,
with
power
and
great
 glory." 


What
moral
conditions
will
be
characteristic
of
society
in
the
last
 days?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
Timothy
3:1- 5,
NIV.
"But
mark
this:
 There
will
be
terrible
times
in
the
last
days.
People
will
be
lovers
of
 themselves,
lovers
of
money,
boastful,
proud,
abusive,
 disobedient
to
their
parents,
ungrateful,
unholy,
without
love,
 unforgiving,
slanderous,
without
self - control,
brutal,
not
lover s
of
 the
good,
treacherous,
rash,
conceited,
lovers
of
pleasure
rather
 than
lovers
of
God — having
a
form
of
godliness
but
denying
its
 power.
Have
nothing
to
do
with
them." 


An
increase
in
knowledge
and
travel
is
a
sign
of
the
last
days.
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
Daniel
12:4,
TLB.
"But
 
 Daniel,
keep
this
prophecy
a
secret;
seal
it
up
so
that
it
will
not
be
 understood
until
the
end
times,
when
travel
and
education
shall
be
 vastly
increased!" 


What
other
signs
of
the
last
days
does
the
Bible
mention?
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
Luke
21:25 - 26,
NIV.
"There
will
be
signs
in
the
sun,
 moon,
and
stars.
On
the
earth,
nations
will
be
in
anguish
and
 perplexity
at
the
roaring
and
tossing
of
the
sea.
Men
will
faint
from
 terror,
apprehensive
of
what
is
coming
on
the
world,
for
the
 heavenly 
bodies
will
be
shaken." 


Talk
of
peace
and
safety
are
a
sign
of
the
last
days.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
I
Thessalonians
5:2 -3,
NIV.
"For
you
know
very
well
that
the
 day
of
the
Lord
will
come
like
a
thief
in
the
night.
While
people
are
 saying,
‘Peace
and
safety, '
destruction
will
come
on
them
 suddenly,
as
labor
pains
on
a
pregnant
woman,
and
they
will
not
 escape." 


What
are
people
to
do
when
they
see
these
things
taking
place?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
24:42 - 44,
TLB.
"So
be
prepared,
for
you
 don't
know
what
day
 your
Lord
is
coming.
Just
as
a
man
can
 prevent
trouble
from
thieves
by
keeping
watch
for
them,
so
you
 can
avoid
trouble
by
always
being
ready
for
My
unannounced
 return." 


Rapture 


The
word
rapture
does
not
appear
in
the
Bible
but
is
a
term
 frequently
used
to
mean
the
Second
Coming
of
Jesus.
Let's
first
 begin
by
looking
at
some
Bible
texts: 


1.
John
14:1 - 3.
Jesus
promised
He
would
return. 


2.
Acts
1:9- 11.
Angels
confirmed
His
promise
an d
testified
to
its


truthfulness. 
 3.
Revelation
1:7.
When
Jesus
returns
every
eye
shall
see
Him. 


4.
Matthew
24:27.
His
return
shall
be
like
lightning
flashing
across


the
sky.
 5.
I
Thessalonians
4:16 - 17.
It
will
be
an
audible
event.
The
 righteous
dead
will
b e
resurrected
and
along
with
the
righteous
 living
caught
up
in
the
sky. 
 6.
I
Corinthians
15:51 - 54.
God
will
clothe
His
people
with
 immortality. 


7.
Matthew
16:27.
His
return
shall
be
a
glorious
event.
He
comes


with
His
reward. 
 8.
Revelation
6:14 - 17.
The
unr ighteous
wicked
fear
His
coming
 and
cry
for
the
rocks
to
fall
upon
them. 
 9.
Matthew
13:37 - 43.
The
evil
are
purged
out
of
His
kingdom
by
 fire
and
the
righteous
saved
through
all
eternity. 


10.
Isaiah
25:9.
The
righteous
are
delighted
to
see
Him
come.


They
jo yfully
exclaim
“Lo,
this
is
our
God…” 
 11.
Revelation
19:11 - 16.
As
King
of
Kings
leading
the
armies
of
 heaven,
He
returns
as
triumphant
Lord. 


12.
Titus
2:13.
His
coming
is
called
the
“Blessed
Hope”
of
a
lost


mankind. 
 13.
Revelation
22:11 - 12;
17 - 20.
Jesus'
final
invitation
to
prepare
 for
His
soon
return. 


Isn't
Jesus
coming
secretly?
Doesn't
the
Bible
say,
“There
will
be
 two
in
the
field,
one
taken
and
one
left”
(Matthew
24:40)? 


The
Bible
makes
it
abundantly
plain
that
Jesus'
coming
is
not
a
 secret
event
(Re velation
1:7;
Psalm
50:3;
I
Thessalonians
4:16 -

17;
Matthew
24:27).
When
the
Bible
speaks
of
those
being
left,
it


does
not
say
they
will
be
left
alive
on
earth.
The
extended
 passage
in
Luke
17:26 - 37
describes
the
event
in
detail.
In
Noah's
 day
there
were
tw o
classes,
“one
taken
(saved),
one
left


(destroyed
by
the
flood)(verse
27).
In
Lot's
day
there
were
two


classes,
(one
taken
out
of
the
city
and
saved,
one
left
in
the
city
 and
consumed
by
the
fire).
It
will
be
similar
when
Jesus
comes
 (Luke
17:30 - 37).
One
class
will
be
taken
to
heaven
with
Jesus
and


the
other
class
will
be
destroyed.
In
Luke
17:37,
the
question
is


raised,
“Where,
Lord?
Where
are
these
people
left.”
The
Bible
 answer
is
plain,
“Whithersoever
the
body
is,
there
the
eagles
will
 be
gathered
toge ther.”
Revelation
19:11 -18
clarifies
the
point
that
 the
wicked
are
destroyed
when
Jesus
comes,
(see
also
II
 Thessalonians
1:7 -9,2:8).


Doesn't
the
Bible
teach
Jesus
is
coming
as
a
thief
(I
 Thessalonians
5:2)? 


Each
Bible
reference
to
Jesus
coming
as
a
thie f,
is
in
reference
to
 the
unexpected
time
of
Jesus'
coming,
not
the
manner
of
His
 coming.
He
comes
quickly
as
a
thief,
unexpectedly
as
a
thief,
but
 in
glorious
splendor
as
lightning
in
triumphant
glory
(see
Matthew
 24:42 - 44,
I
Thessalonians
5:1 - 5,
Matthew
24:27). 
 Do
God's
people
live
through
the
coming
tribulation
or
are
they
 raptured
before
the
tribulation? 


The
experiences
of
ancient
Israel
were
examples
given
by
God
for
 His
people
living
at
the
close
of
time.
Just
as
Israel
was
delivered
 from
Egyptian
bo ndage
after
the
plagues,
so
God's
church
will
be
 protected
through
the
plagues
and
be
delivered
from
the
hand
of


the
oppressor
(I
Corinthians
10:11;
Psalm
91;
46).
Shadrach,


Meshach,
and
Abednego
entered
the
flames
when
they
refused
to
 yield
to
the
univers al
death
decree
of
Babylon's
King.
In
those
 flames
God
miraculously
delivered
them.
Their
death - defying
faith
 faced
the
flames
(Daniel
3:16 -28).
He
comes
as
a
thief
after
the


plagues
(Revelation
16:15).
What
sense
would
it
make
to
declare


“Behold
I
come
as 
a
thief
after
six
plagues
are
already
poured
out”
 if
He
had
already
come
as
a
thief
before
they
were
poured
out?


Revelation
15:8
emphatically
declares
“No
man
can
enter
the


(heavenly)
Temple
until
the
plagues
are
completed.
II
 Thessalonians
2:1 -3
makes
it 
plain
that
the
anti - christ
is
revealed
 before
Jesus
comes
and
is
destroyed
by
the
brightness
of
His
 coming
(II
Thessalonians
2:8). 


Does
the
Bible
teach
that
the
righteous
receive
their
reward
when
 they
are
raptured
at
the
beginning
of
a
seven - year
tribul ation
but
 the
unrighteous
are
destroyed
at
the
end
of
the
seven - year
 tribulation? 



 The
parables
of
Jesus
make
it
plain
that
the
Second
Coming
of

The
parables
of
Jesus
make
it
plain
that
the
Second
Coming
of

Jesus
is
a
divine
climatic
event — men
and
women
are
either

saved
or
lost.
There
is
no
seven - year
period
to
recon sider
our

lives.
Now
is
the
day
of
salvation
(II
Corinthians
6:2).
In
Matthew

13:30.
both
wheat
and
tares
(the
righteous
and
wicked)
grow

together
until
the
harvest.
The
righteous
are
saved
and
the

unrighteous
lost.
In
the
parable
of
the
unfaithful
servant ,
there
is

no
second
chance.
The
unfaithful
are
lost
when
the
Lord
of
the

household
comes
unexpectedly
(Matthew
24:44 - 51).
In
the

parable
of
the
sheep
and
goats,
men
and
women
are
either
saved

or
lost
when
Jesus
comes
(Matthew
25:31 - 46). 

Second
Coming
of
Jesus 

Jesus
promised
His
disciples
He
would
come
again.
 It's
in
the

Bible,
John
14:1 - 3,
TLB.
"Let
not
your
heart
be
troubled.
You
are

trusting
God,
now
trust
in
Me.
There
are
many
homes
up
there

where
my
Father
lives,
and
I
am
going
to
prepare
them
for
yo ur

coming.
When
everything
is
ready,
then
I
will
come
and
get
you,

so
that
you
can
always
be
with
Me
where
I
am.
If
this
weren't
so,
I

would
tell
you
plainly.
And
you
know
where
I
am
going
and
how
to

get
there." 

The
angels
promised
Jesus
would
come
again. 
It's
in
the
Bible,

Acts
1:10-
11,
TLB.
"It
was
not
long
afterwards
that
He
rose
into

the
sky
and
disappeared
into
a
cloud,
leaving
them
staring
after

Him.
As
they
were
straining
their
eyes
for
another
glimpse,

suddenly
two
white - robed
men
were
standing
the re
among
them,

and
said,
'Men
of
Galilee,
why
are
you
standing
here
staring
at
the

sky?
Jesus
has
gone
away
to
heaven,
and
some
day,
just
as
He

went,
He
will
return!'" 

How
will
Jesus
come
again?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
21:27,
NIV.
"At

that
time
they
will
 see
the
Son
of
Man
coming
in
a
cloud
with

power
and
great
glory." 

How
many
will
see
Him
when
He
comes?
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Revelation
1:7,
NIV.
"Look,
He
is
coming
with
the
clouds,
and

every
eye
will
see
Him,
even
those
who
pierced
Him;
and
all
the

peoples 
of
the
earth
will
mourn
because
of
Him." 

What
will
we
see
and
hear
when
He
comes?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I

Thessalonians
4:16 - 17,
NIV.
"For
the
Lord
himself
will
come
down

from
heaven,
with
a
loud
command,
with
the
voice
of
the

archangel
and
with
the
trumpet 
call
of
God,
and
the
dead
in
Christ

will
rise
first.
After
that,
we
who
are
still
alive
and
are
left
will
be

caught
up
with
them
in
the
clouds
to
meet
the
Lord
in
the
air." 

How
visible
is
His
coming
to
be?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
24:27,

NIV.
"For
as
the
lightening
comes
from
the
east
and
flashes
to
the

west,
so
will
be
the
coming
of
the
Son
of
man." 

What
warning
has
Christ
given
so
we
won't
be
fooled
about
the

second
coming?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
24:23 - 26,
NIV.
"At
that

time
if
anyone
says
to
you ,
'Look,
here
is
the
Christ! ’ 
or
'There
He

is! ’ 
do
not
believe
it.
For
false
Christ's
and
false
prophets
will

appear
and
perform
great
signs
and
miracles
to
deceive
even
the

elect — if
that
were
possible.
See,
I
have
told
you
ahead
of
time.
So

if
anyone
tell s
you,
'There
He
is,
out
in
the
desert,'
do
not
go
out;

or,
'Here
He
is,
in
the
inner
rooms,'
do
not
believe
it." 

Does
anyone
know
the
exact
time
of
Christ's
coming?
 It's
in
the

Bible,
Matthew
24:36,
NIV.
"No
one
knows
about
that
day
or
hour,

not
even
the 
angels
in
heaven,
nor
the
Son,
but
only
the
Father." 


Knowing
how
human
it
is
to
procrastinate,
what
does
Christ
tell
us


to
do?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
24:42,
NIV.
"Therefore
keep
 watch,
because
you
do
not
know
on
what
day
your
Lord
will
 come." 


What
warning
has
Christ
given
that
we
might
not
be
taken
by
 surprise
by
this
great
event?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
21:34 - 36,
 TLB.
"Watch
out!
Don't
let
My
sudden
coming
catch
you
 unawares;
don't
let
Me
find
you
living
in
careless
ease,
carousing


and
drinking,
and 
occupied
with
the
problems
of
this
life,
like
all


the
rest
of
the
world.
Keep
a
constant
watch."

Why
is
Jesus
second
coming
taking
so
long?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
 Peter
3:8 - 9,
TLB.
"But
don't
forget
this,
dear
friends,
that
a
day
or
 a
thousand
years
from
 now
is
like
tomorrow
to
the
Lord.
He
isn't
 really
being
slow
about
His
promised
return,
even
though
it
 sometimes
seems
that
way.
But
He
is
waiting,
for
the
good
reason
 that
He
is
not
willing
that
any
should
perish,
and
He
is
giving
more
 time
for
sinners
to 
repent." 


While
we
wait
for
Jesus,
how
should
we
live?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Titus
2:11 - 14,
NIV.
"For
the
grace
of
God
that
brings
salvation
has
 appeared
to
all
men.
It
teaches
us
to
say
'No ’ 
to
ungodliness
and
 worldly
passions,
and
to
live
self - controlled,
 upright
and
godly
lives
 in
this
present
age,
while
we
wait
for
the
blessed
hope — the
 glorious
appearing
of
our
great
God
and
Savior,
Jesus
Christ,
who
 gave
Himself
for
us
to
redeem
us
from
all
wickedness
and
to
purify
 for
Himself
a
people
that
are
His
very
 own,
eager
to
do
what
is
 good." 


What
will
the
world
be
like
when
Jesus
comes?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Matthew
24:37 - 39,
NIV.
"As
it
was
in
the
days
of
Noah,
so
it
will
be
 at
the
coming
of
the
Son
of
Man.
For
in
the
days
before
the
flood,
 people
were
eating
and 
drinking,
marrying
and
giving
in
marriage,
 up
to
the
day
Noah
entered
the
ark;
and
they
knew
nothing
about
 what
would
happen
until
the
flood
came
and
took
them
all
away.
 That
is
how
it
will
be
at
the
coming
of
the
Son
of
Man." 


Will
Christ's
coming
be
a
t ime
of
reward?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Matthew
16:27
and
Revelation
22:12,
NIV.
"For
the
Son
of
Man
is


going
to
come
in
His
Father's
glory
with
His
angels,
and
then
He
 will
reward
each
person
according
to
what
he
has
done."
"Behold,
 I
am
coming
soon!
My
reward
 is
with
Me,
and
I
will
give
to
 everyone
according
to
what
he
has
done." 


Why
is
Jesus
coming
back?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Hebrews
9:28,
TLB.
 "So
also
Christ
died
only
once
as
an
offering
for
the
sins
of
many
 people;
and
He
will
come
again,
but
not
to
deal
agai n
with
our
 sins.
This
time
He
will
come
bringing
salvation
to
all
those
who
are
 eagerly
and
patiently
waiting
for
Him." 


At
Jesus'
second
coming,
we
will
fully
experience
the
reality
of
our
 salvation.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
1:7 - 8,
TLB.
"Now
you


h ave
every
grace
and
blessing;
every
spiritual
gift
and
power
for


doing
His
will
are
yours
during
this
time
of
waiting
for
the
return
of


our
Lord
Jesus
Christ.
And
He
guarantees
right
up
to
the
end
that
 you
will
be
counted
free
from
all
sin
and
guilt
on
tha t
day
when
He
 returns." 


Judgment


All
will
be
judged
before
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
20:12,
 NIV.
"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." 


People
will
be
judged
by
what
they
h ave
done.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Matthew
16:27,
NIV.
"For
the
Son
of
Man
is
going
to
come
in
His


the
fathers
to
the
third
and
fourth
generation
of
those
who
hate


Father's
glory
with
His
angels,
and
then
He
will
reward
each
 person
according
to
what
he
has
done." 


Me,
but
showing
love
to
thousands
who
love
Me
and
keep
My
 commandme nts.



[3] 
You
shall
not
misuse
the
name
of
the
Lord
your
God,
for
the


The
standard
in
the
judgment
will
be
God's
law.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 James
2:10 - 12,
NIV.
"For
whoever
keeps
the
whole
law
and
yet
 stumbles
at
just
one
point
is
guilty
of
breaking
all
of
it.
For
He
who
 said,
'Do
not
commit
adultery,'
also
said,
 ‘ Do
not
murder.'
If
you
do
 not
commit
adultery
but
do
commit
murder,
you
hav e
become
a
 lawbreaker.
Speak
and
act
as
those
who
are
going
to
be
judged
 by
the
law
that
gives
freedom." 


Lord
will
not
hold
anyone
guiltless
who
misuses
His
name.
 
 [4] 
Remember
the
Sabbath
day
by
keeping
it
holy.
Six
days
you
 shall
labor
and
do
all
your
work,
but
the
seventh
day
is
a
Sabbat h
 to
the
Lord
your
God.
On
it
you
shall
not
do
any
work,
neither
you,
 nor
your
son
or
daughter,
nor
your
manservant
or
maidservant,
 nor
your
animals,
nor
the
alien
within
your
gates.
For
in
six
days
 the
Lord
made
the
heavens
and
the
earth,
the
sea,
and
all 
that
is


in
them,
but
He
rested
on
the
seventh
day.
Therefore
the
Lord


God's
judgment
will
be
fair.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
17:31,
NIV.
"For
 He
has
set
a
day
when
he
will
judge
the
world
with
justice
by
the
 man
He
has
app ointed.
He
has
given
proof
of
this
to
all
men
by
 raising
Him
from
the
dead." 


blessed
the
Sabbath
day
and
made
it
holy.
 
 [5] 
Honor
your
father
and
your
mother,
so
that
you
may
live
long
in
 the
land
the
Lord
your
God
is
giving
you.
 
 [6] 
You
shall
not
murder.
 


[7] 
You
shall
not
commit
adultery.
 


No
one
escapes
the
judgment.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
Corinthians


[8] 
You
shall
not
steal.
 


5:10,
NIV.
"For
we
must
all
appear
before
the
judgment
seat
of


[9] 
You
shall
not
give
false
testimony
against
your
neighbor.
 


Christ,
that
each
one
may
receive
what
is
due
him
fo r
the
things
 done
while
in
the
body,
whether
good
or
bad." 


[10]
 You
shall
not
covet
your
neighbor's
house.
You
shall
not
 covet
your
neighbor's
wife,
or
his
manservant
or
maidservant,
his


ox
or
d onkey,
or
anything
that
belongs
to
your
neighbor.'" 


Nothing
can
be
kept
hidden
in
the
judgment.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Ecclesiastes
12:14,
NIV.
"For
God
will
bring
every
deed
into


judgment,
including
every
hidden
thing,
whether
it
is
good
or
evil." 



 In
the
Judgment,
so
much
evidence
has
been
collected
that
even

In
the
Judgment,
so
much
evidence
has
been
collected
that
even

where
we
were
born
is
considered.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
87:6,

NIV.
“The
LORD
will
write
in
the
register
of
peoples:
“This
one
was

born
in
Zion.” 

We
can’t
wash
off
our
own
sins.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Jer.
2:22,
NKJV.

“For
though
you
wash
yourself
with
lye,
and
use
much
soap,
Yet

your
iniquity
is
marked
before
Me,”
says
the
Lord
God. 


What
view
of
the
judgment
scene
was
given
Daniel?
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Daniel
7:9 - 10,
TLB.
"I
watched
as
thrones
were 
put
in
place
 and
the
Ancient
of
Days — the
Almighty
God — sat
down
to
judge.
 His
clothing
was
as
white
as
snow,
His
hair
like
whitest
wool.
He
 sat
upon
a
fiery
throne
brought
in
on
flaming
wheels,
and
a
river
of
 fire
flowed
from
before
Him.
Millions
of
angels 
ministered
to
Him
 and
hundreds
of
millions
of
people
stood
before
Him,
waiting
to
be
 judged.
Then
the
court
began
its
session
and
The
Books
were
 opened." 


In
the
judgment
court
room
Christ
is
our
defense
attorney.
 It's
in


the
Bible,
I
John
2:1,
NIV.
"But
if
anybody
does
sin,
we
have
one


who
speaks
to
the
Father
in
our
defense — Jesus
Christ
the
 Righteous
One." 


What
is
the
basic
principle
of
the
law
of
God?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Romans
13:10,
NIV.
"Love
does
no
harm
to
its
neighbor.


Therefore
love
is
the
fulfillment
of
the
law." 


God's
law
is
summed
up
in
love.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
22:37 -

40,
NIV.
"Jesus
replied:
'Love
the
Lord
your
God
with
all
your


heart
and
with
all
your
soul
and
with
all
your
mind.
This
is
the
first
 and
greatest
commandment.
And
the
second
is
like
it:
'Love
your
 neighbor
as
yourself.'
All
 the
Law
and
the
Prophets
hang
on
these
 two
commandments." 


Through
Jesus,
our
relationship
to
God's
law
is
clarified.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Matthew
5:17 - 18,
NIV.
"Do
not
think
that
I
have
come
to
 abolish
the
Law
or
the
Prophets;
I
have
not
come
to
abolish
the m
 but
to
fulfill
them.
I
tell
you
the
truth,
until
heaven
and
earth
 disappear,
not
the
smallest
letter,
not
the
least
stroke
of
a
pen,
will
 by
any
means
disappear
from
the
Law
until
everything
is
 accomplished." 


God's
law
offers
direction,
not
justificatio n.
It's
in
the
Bible,
 Galatians
2:15 - 16,
NIV.
"A
man
is
not
justified
by
observing
the
 law,
but
by
faith
in
Jesus
Christ.
So
we,
too,
have
put
our
faith
in
 Christ
Jesus
that
we
may
be
justified
by
faith
in
Christ
and
not
by
 observing
the
law,
because
by
ob serving
the
law
no
one
will
be
 justified." 


 

It
is
our
duty
to
obey
God's
law.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Ecclesiastes


What
evidence
does
the
defense
present
on
our
behalf?
 It's
in
the


12:13,
NIV.
"Here
is
the
conclusion
of
the
matter.
Fear
God
and


Bible,
Revelation
3:5,
TLB.
"Everyone
who
conquers
will
be


keep
His
commandments,
for
this
is
the
whole
duty
of
man." 


clothed
in
white,
and
I
 will
not
erase
his
name
from
the
Book
of


Life,
but
I
will
announce
before
My
Father
and
His
angels
that
he


What
is
the
connection 
between
the
law
and
sin?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


is
Mine." 


I
John
3:4,
NIV.
"Everyone
who
sins
breaks
the
law;
in
fact,
sin
is


Law
of
God


The
law
of
God
contains
ten
commandments.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Exodus
20:1 - 17,
NIV.
"
And
God
spoke
all
these
words:
'I
am
the


L ord
your
God,
who
brought
you
out
of
Egypt,
out
of
the
land
of


slavery.
 
 [1] 
You
shall
have
no
other
gods
before
Me.
 
 [2] 
You
shall
not
make
for
yourself
an
idol
in
the
form
of
anything
 in
heaven
above
or
on
the
earth
beneath
or
in
the
waters
below.


You
sh all
not
bow
down
to
them
or
worship
them;
for
I,
the
Lord
 your
God,
am
a
jealous
God,
punishing
the
children
for
the
sin
of


lawlessness." 


Is
it
necessary
to
keep
all
of
the
commandments?
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
James
2:10 - 11,
NIV.
"For
whoever
keeps
the
whole
law
 and
yet 
stumbles
at
just
one
point
is
guilty
of
breaking
all
of
it.
For
 He
who
said,
'Do
not
commit
adultery,'
also
said,
 ‘ Do
not
murder.'
 If
you
do
not
commit
adultery
but
do
commit
murder,
you
have
 become
a
lawbreaker." 


Can
we
know
God
without
keeping
the
comm andments?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
I
John
2:4- 6,
NIV.
"The
man
who
says,
'I
know
Him,’ 
but


does
not
do
what
He
commands
is
a
liar,
and
the
truth
is
not
in


him.
But
if
anyone
obeys
His
word,
God's
love
is
truly
made


complete
in
him.
This
is
how
we
know
we
are
in
 Him:
Whoever
 claims
to
live
in
Him
must
walk
as
Jesus
did." 


What
is
the
purpose
of
the
law?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans
3:20,
 NIV.
"Through
the
law
we
become
conscious
of
sin." 


Are
we
saved
by
keeping
the
law?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans
3:27 -

31,
TLB.
"Then
what
can
we
boast
about
doing,
to
earn
our


salvation?
Nothing
at
all.
Why?
Because
our
acquittal
is
not
based
 on
our
good
deeds;
it
is
based
on
what
Christ
has
done
and
our
 faith
in
Him.
So
it
is
that
we
are
saved
by
faith
in
Christ
and
not
by
 the
good
thi ngs
we
do.
And
does
God
save
only
the
Jews
in
this
 way?
No,
the
Gentiles,
too,
may
come
to
Him
in
this
same
 manner.
God
treats
us
all
the
same;
all,
whether
Jews
or
Gentiles,
 are
acquitted
if
they
have
faith.
Well
then,
if
we
are
saved
by
faith,
 does
this
 mean
that
we
no
longer
need
obey
God's
laws?
Just
the
 opposite!
In
fact,
only
when
we
trust
Jesus
can
we
truly
obey
 Him." 


Grace 


Salvation
comes
through
grace — it
is
a
gift
from
God.
It's
in
the
 Bible,
Ephesians
2:8 - 9,
NIV.
"For
it
is
by
grace
you
have
bee n
 saved,
through
faith — and
this
is
not
from
yourselves,
it
is
the
gift
 of
God— not
by
works,
so
that
no
one
can
boast." 


Does
grace
do
away
with
God's
law?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans


3:31,
NIV.
"Do
we,
then,
nullify
the
law
by
this
faith?
Not
at
all!


Rather, 
we
uphold
the
law." 


God's
grace
is
our
only
hope!
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Nehemiah
9:31,
 TLB.
"But
in
your
great
mercy
you
did
not
destroy
them
completely
 or
abandon
them
forever.
What
a
gracious
and
merciful
God
you
 are!" 


God's
grace
makes
our
salvation
pos sible.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Ephesians
1:7 - 8,
NIV.
"In
Him
we
have
redemption
through
His
 blood,
the
forgiveness
of
sins,
in
accordance
with
the
riches
of
 God's
grace
that
He
lavished
on
us
with
all
wisdom
and
 understanding." 


God's
grace
is
patient.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans
2:4,
TLB.
"Don't
 you
realize
how
patient
He
is
being
with
you?
Or
don't
you
care?
 Can't
you
see
that
He
has
been
waiting
all
this
time
without
 punishing
you,
to
give
you
time
to
turn
from
your
sin?
His
kindness
 is
meant
to
lead
you
to
rep entance." 


Faith


What
is
the
definition
of
faith?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Hebrews
11:1,
 TLB.
"What
is
faith?
It
is
the
confident
assurance
that
something
 we
want
is
going
to
happen.
It
is
the
certainty
that
what
we
hope
 for
is
waiting
for
us,
even
though
we
ca nnot
see
it
up
ahead." 


Jesus
is
the
source
of
faith.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
17:5,
TLB.
 "One
day
the
apostles
said
to
the
Lord,
'We
need
more
faith;
tell


us
how
to
get
it.'"
Romans
10:17,
NIV
says,
"Consequently,
faith


comes
from
hearing
the
message,
and
 the
message
is
heard
 through
the
Word
of
Christ." 


Real
faith
is
believing
in
what
Christ
has
done
for
us.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Romans
5:1,
TLB.
"So
now,
since
we
have
been
made
right


in
God's
sight
by
faith
in
his
promises,
we
can
have
real
peace
 with
Him
b ecause
of
what
Jesus
Christ
our
Lord
has
done
for
us." 


Faith
is
trusting
God
in
everything.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Hebrews


10:38,
TLB.
"And
those
whose
faith
has
made
them
good
in
God's


sight
must
live
by
faith,
trusting
Him
in
everything.
Otherwise,
if
 they
shrink
back,
God
will
have
no
pleasure
in
them." 


Weak
faith
can
become
strong
faith
with
God's
help.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Mark
9:24,
TLB.
"The
father
instantly
replied,
'I
do
have


faith;
oh,
help
me
to
have
more!'" 


Belief/Believe 


Believe
on
the
Lord
Jesus 
Christ
and
you
will
be
saved.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Romans
10:9,
NIV.
"If
you
confess
with
your
mouth,
'Jesus


is
Lord, ’ 
and
believe
in
your
heart
that
God
raised
Him
from
the
 dead,
you
will
be
saved." 


God
says
we're
right
with
Him
if
we
believe.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Genesis
15:6,
NIV.
"Abram
believed
the
Lord,
and
He
credited
it
to


him
as
righteousness." 


What
you
do
can't
be
separated
from
what
you
believe.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Deuteronomy
27:10,
NIV.
"Obey
the
Lord
your
God
and


follow
His
commands
and
decrees
 that
I
give
you
today." 


True
"believing"
in
the
Bible
is
a
relationship
with
God,
not
just
an
 opinion.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
14:15,
NIV
"If
you
love
Me,
you
will
 obey
what
I
command." 


What
kind
of
believing
does
God
reject?
It
is
not
enough
to
believe


God
exists.
It's
in
the
Bible,
James
2:19,
TLB.
"Are
there
still


some
among
you
who
hold
that
'only
believing ’ 
is
enough?
 Believing
in
one
God?
Well,
remember
that
the
demons
believe
 this
too — so
strongly
that
they
tremble
in
terror!"

Satan
Attempts
to
Cha nge
God’s
Law

God’s
word
is
truth.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
John
17:17,
CEV.
“Your
 word
is
the
truth.
So
let
this
truth
make
them
completely
yours.” 


God
wants
us
to
grab
onto
the
truth
and
never
let
it
go!
 It’s
in
the


Bible,
Prov.
23:23,
CEV.
“Invest
in
truth
and
wisdom,
discipline


and
good
sense,
and
don’t
part
with
them.” 


Jesus
Christ
is
the
same
in
the
past,
present,
and
will
never
 change
in
the
future.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Heb.
13:8,
“ Jesus
Christ
 never
changes!
He
is
the
same
yesterday,
today,
and
forever. ” 


My
covenant
(law)
will
not
break.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Ps.
89:34,
NLT.
 “No,
I
will
not
break
my
covenant;
I
will
not
take
back
a
single
word
 I
said.”


Jesus
came
not
to
change
the
law
but
to
fulfill
and
magnify
it.
 It’s
 in
the
Bible,
Matt.
5:17,18,
NLT.
“D on’t
misunderstand
why
I
have
 come.
I
did
not
come
to
abolish
the
law
of
Moses
or
the
writings
of
 the
prophets.
No,
I
came
to
accomplish
their
purpose.
I
tell
you
the
 truth,
until
heaven
and
earth
disappear,
not
even
the
smallest
 detail
of
God’s
law
will
d isappear
until
its
purpose
is
achieved. ” 


Jesus
also
kept
all
the
commandments
perfectly.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
 John
15:10,
NLT.
“ When
you
obey
my
commandments,
you
 remain
in
my
love,
just
as
I
obey
my
Father’s
commandments
and
 remain
in
his
love. ” 


It
was
expected
at
the
time
of
Paul
that
an
attempt
would
be
made
 to
change
the
law
of
God
from
within
the
Christian
community,
and
 a
falling
away
or
apostasy
would
come.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Acts
 20:28 - 31,
NLT.
““So
guard
yourselves
and
God’s
people.
Feed
 and
shephe rd
God’s
flock — his
church,
purchased
with
his
own
 blood — over
which
the
Holy
Spirit
has
appointed
you
as
elders.
I


know
that
false
teachers,
like
vicious
wolves,
will
come
in
among
 you
after
I
leave,
not
sparing
the
flock.
Even
some
men
from
your
 own
group
 will
rise
up
and
distort
the
truth
in
order
to
draw
a
 following.
Watch
out!
Remember
the
three
years
I
was
with
you — my
constant
watch
and
care
over
you
night
and
day,
and
my
many
 tears
for
you.”


The
little
horn
of
Daniel
in
Chapter
8
throws
the
truth
to
t he
 ground.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Dan.
8:12,
NLT.
“The
army
of
heaven
 was
restrained
from
responding
to
this
rebellion.
So
the
daily
 sacrifice
was
halted,
and
truth
was
overthrown.
The
horn
 succeeded
in
everything
it
did. ” 


We
are
to
Seal
the
law
among
God’s
p eople. 
It’s
in
the
Bible,
Isa.


8:16,
NKJV.
“Bind
up
the
testimony,
seal
the
law
among
my


disciples. ” 


God
predicted
that
a
attempt
would
be
made
to
change
God’s
 laws
and
times,
and
will
even
persecute
the
people
of
God.
 It’s
in
 the
Bible,
Dan.
7:25,
“ He
sh all
speak
 pompous 
words
against
the
 Most
High,
shall
persecute
the
saints
of
the
Most
High,
and
shall
 intend
to
change
times
and
law.
Then
 the
saints 
shall
be
given
into
 his
hand
for
a
time
and
times
and
half
a
time. ” 


Sabbath:
Why
do
some
Christians
observe
the


Sabbath
on
Sunday?


The
Christians
during
the
apostolic
era
(basically
the
first
century,


from
about
35
to
100
A.D.)
kept
Sabbath
on
the
seventh
day
of
the


week,
more
or
less
what
w e
now
call
Saturday.
(More
or
less"
 because
the
Bible
Sabbath
begins
and
ends
at
sundown
whereas


Saturday
begins
and
ends
at
midnight).
For
the
first
300
years
of


Christian
history,
the
Christian
religion
was
an
illegal
religion,
but
 Judaism
was
a
legal
re ligion.
During
the
apostolic
era,
Christians
 found
it
convenient
to
let
the
Roman
authorities
think
of
them
as
 Jews.
Sabbath
observance
is
quite
visible.
Thus,
during
those
 early
years
of
Christianity
observance
of
Sabbath
helped
the
 Christians
to
be
ident ified
with
Judaism,
which
gained
them
 legitimacy
with
the
Roman
government.
However,
the
Jews
 rebelled
against
Rome,
and
the
Romans
put
down
their
rebellion


by
destroying
Jerusalem
in
70
A.D.
and
again
in
135
A.D.


Obviously,
the
Roman
government's
suppress ion
of
the
Jews
 made
it
increasingly
uncomfortable
for
Christians
to
be
thought
of
 as
Jews.
So
instead
of
trying
to
be
thought
of
as
Jews,
some
 Christians
in
the
early
second
century
tried
to
distance
themselves
 from
Judaism,
and
observing
a
different
day
 was
one
easy
way
to
 do
that.
And
that
was
a
very
convenient
way
to
do
it.
Many
pagans


observed
the
first
day
of
the
week
in
honor
of
their
sun
god.
By
 switching
to
observing
the
Sabbath
on
the
first
day
of
the
week
the
 Christians
accomplished
two
things:
T hey
distanced
themselves
 from
Judaism,
and
they
made
it
easier
for
pagans
to
become
 Christians.
Of
course,
their
observance
of
the
Sabbath
on
Sunday
 was
without
biblical
support.
They
just
did
it.
This
is
not
to
say
that


all
Christians
suddenly
started
kee ping
the
first
day
of
the
week.
 The
movement
toward
keeping
Sunday
began
quite
small. 


The
earliest
positive
evidence
 in
history
 for
a
Christian
worship


service
on
Sunday
is
sometime
between
about
115
and
135
A.D.,


probably
in
Rome.
We
also
know
that
the
c hurch
in
Rome
was
 particularly
active
in
promoting
Sunday
observance.
For
several
 centuries,
some
Christians
kept
Sabbath
on
Saturday
and
some


kept
it
on
Sunday.
By
the
500s,
Sunday
observance
was
pretty


universal.
If
you
are
interested
in
learning
more
ab out
this
topic,
 the
book
 "From
Sabbath
to
Sunday" 
by
Samuele
Bacchiocchi
has
 a
very
detailed
history. 


Sunday
observance? 


There
are
no
New
Testa ment
texts
that
say
God,
Jesus,
or
the
 apostles
changed
the
Sabbath
to
Sunday.
This
is
very
significant,
 and
we
will
explain
why.
You
are
perhaps
aware
that
circumcision
 was
a
huge
issue
during
the
apostolic
era
of
the
first
century.
 Conservative
Jewish
Ch ristians
insisted
that
Gentiles
who
wanted
 to
become
Christians
should
be
circumcised
first
(well,
the
men
at
 least!)
and
observe
the
other
Jewish
ceremonial
laws.
In
other
 words,
in
order
to
be
a
Christian,
a
Gentile
would
first
have
to
 become
a
Jew.
Then 
he
could
be
a
Christian.
Paul
said
No.
He
 insisted
that
Gentiles
can
come
to
Christ
and
be
Christians
 directly,
without
having
to
go
through
Judaism
(see
for
example
 Romans
3:25 - 29;
1
Corinthians
7:19;
Galatians
2:12;
5:6 - 15;
 Ephesians
2:11;
Titus
1:10).
 Therefore,
Gentiles
did
not
have
to
 be
circumcised
in
order
to
become
Christians.
Keep
in
mind
that
 Sabbath
was
just
as
important
to
Jews
as
circumcision,
and
 probably
even
more
so.
Thus,
had
Paul
or
any
other
apostle
 taught
that
the
Sabbath
was
changed
to 
the
first
day
of
the
week,
 they
would
have
raised
a
storm
of
protest
from
these
conservative
 Jewish
Christians,
and
this
would
have
been
just
as
evident
in
the
 New
Testament
as
the
controversy
over
circumcision.
The
total
 absence
of
any
such
controversy
o ver
a
change
in
the
day
of
 worship
is
one
of
the
best
evidences
that
the
apostles
and
other
 New
Testament
Christians
did
not
change
the
day.
In
fact,
we
 have
a
record
of
many
Sabbaths
that
Paul
and
his
traveling
 companions
kept.
You
can
read
about
them
in
 Acts
13:14,
27,
42 - 44;
15:21;
16:13;
17:2;
18:4.
Acts
13:42 - 44
is
especially
 significant.
Paul
and
Barnabas
had
been
invited
to
speak
at
a
 Jewish
synagogue,
and
the
Bible
says
that
when
the
service
was
 over,
"the
people
invited
them
to
speak
further
about
 these
things
 on
the
next
Sabbath."
This
would
have
been
a
great
opportunity,


had
Paul
believed
that
the
Sabbath
had
been
changed
to
Sunday,
 for
him
to
tell
the
people
to
meet
with
him
the
next
day
rather
than
 waiting
a
whole
week.
But
the
Bible
says
that
" on
the
next
 Sabbath
almost
the
whole
city
gathered
to
hear
the
word
of
the
 Lord." 


Sabbath


When
and
by
whom
was
the
Sabbath
made?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Genesis
2:1 - 2,
NIV.
"By
the
seventh
day
God
had
finished
the
 work
He
had
been
doing;
so
on
the
seventh
day 
He
rested
from
all
 His
work.
And
God
blessed
the
seventh
day
and
made
it
holy,
 because
on
it
He
rested
from
all
the
work
of
creating
that
He
had
 done." 


What
is
the
reason
for
keeping
the
Sabbath
day
holy?
It
is
the
 memorial
of
creation.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Exodus
20:11,
NIV.
"For
in
 six
days
the
Lord
made
the
heavens
and
the
earth,
the
sea,
and
 all
that
is
in
them,
but
He
rested
on
the
seventh
day.
Therefore
the
 Lord
blessed
the
Sabbath
day
and
made
it
holy." 


For
whom
did
Christ
say
the
Sabbath
was
made?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Mark
2:27,
NIV.
"Then
He
said
to
them,
'The
Sabbath
was
made


for
man,
not
man
for
the
Sabbath." 


What
does
the
fourth
commandment
require?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Exodus
20:8 - 10,
NIV.
"Remember
the
Sabbath
day
by
keeping
it
 holy.
Six
days
you 
shall
labor
and
do
all
your
work,
but
the
 seventh
day
is
a
Sabbath
to
the
Lord
your
God.
On
it
you
shall
not
 do
any
work,
neither
you,
nor
your
son
or
daughter,
nor
your
 manservant
or
maidservant,
nor
your
animals,
nor
the
alien
within
 your
gates." 


Sabbath:
Is
there
any
biblical
support
for


What
has
God
designated
as
a
sign
between
Himself
and
His
 people?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ezekiel
20:20,
NIV.
"Keep
My
Sabbaths


holy,
that
they
may
be
a
sign
between
us.
Then
you
will
know
that
 I
am
the
Lord
your
God." 


truth,
until
heaven
and
earth
disappear,
not
the
smallest
letter,
not
 the
least
stroke
of
a
pen,
will
by
any
means
disappear 
from
the


Law
until
everything
is
accomplished.
Anyone
who
breaks
one
of


The
Sabbath
is
also
a
sign
of
sanctification.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


the
least
of
these
commandments
and
teaches
others
to
do
the


Ezekiel
20:12,
RSV.
"Moreover
I
gave
them
my
Sabbaths,
as
a


same
will
be
called
least
in
the
kingdom
of
heaven." 


sign
between
Me
and
them,
that
they
might
know
that
I
the
Lord


sanctify
them."


What
kind
of
worship
does
the
Savior
call
that
which
is
not


15:9,
NIV.
"They
worship
Me
in
vain;
their
teachings
are
but
rules


We
are
to
Seal
the
law
among
God’s
people.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Isa.


accordin g
to
God's
commandments?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew


8:16,
NKJV.
“Bind
up
the
testi mony,
seal
the
law
among
my


taught
by
men." 


disciples. ” 


The
Sabbath
is
God’s
Royal
Seal
[contains
God’s
name,
His
Title,


What
are
the
characteristics
of
God's
people
at
the
end
of
time,
or
 what
is
their
attitude
towards
the
10
Commandments?
 It's
in
the


and
His
Territory].
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Exod.
20:8 - 11,
NKJV.


Bible,
Revelation
14:12,
NIV.
"This
calls
for
patient
endurance
on


Remember
the
Sabbath
day,
to
keep
it
holy.
Six
days
you
shall


the
part
of
the
saints
who
obey
God's
commandments
and
remain


labor
and
do
all
your
work, 
but
the
seventh
day
 is 
the
Sabbath
of
 the
LORD 
your
God.
In
it
you
shall
do
no
work:
you,
nor
your
son,


faithful
to
Jesus." 


nor
your
daughter,
nor
your
male
servant,
nor
your
female
servant,


nor
your
cattle,
nor
your
stranger
who
 is 
within
your
gates.
For
 in

Sabbath
Observance 


six
days
the
LOR D
made
 the
heavens
and
the
earth,
the
sea,


and
all
that
is
in
them,
and
rested
the
seventh
day.
Therefore
the


For
what
purpose
are
we
to
remember
the
Sabbath
day?
 It's
in


LORD
blessed
the
Sabbath
day
and
hallowed
it. ” 


the
Bible,
Exodus
20:8,
NIV.
"Remember
the
Sabbath
day
by


This
Seal
is
placed
on
the
foreheads
before
the
end.
 It’s
in
the


Bible,
Rev.
7:1- 3,
NKJV.
“After
these
things
I
saw
four
angels


standing
at
the
four
corners
of
the
earth,
holding
the
four
winds
of
 the
earth,
that
the
wind
should
not
blow
on
the
earth,
on
the
sea,
 or
on
any
tree.
Then
I
saw
another
angel
ascending
from
the
east,
 having
the
seal
of
the
l iving
God.
And
he
cried
with
a
loud
voice
to
 the
four
angels
to
whom
it
was
granted
to
harm
the
earth
and
the
 sea,
saying,
‘Do
not
harm
the
earth,
the
sea,
or
the
trees
till
we
 have
sealed
the
servants
of
our
God
on
their
foreheads.’ ” 


In
the
new
heaven
an d
earth,
how
often
will
the
redeemed
worship
 the
Lord?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
66:22 - 23,
NIV.
"As
the
new
 heavens
and
the
new
earth
that
I
make
will
endure
before
Me,"
 declares
the
Lord,
"so
will
your
name
and
descendants
endure.
 From
one
New
Moon
to
ano ther
and
from
one
Sabbath
to
another,
 all
mankind
will
come
and
bow
down
before
Me,"
says
the
Lord." 


While
Christ
was
on
earth,
did
He
keep
the
Sabbath?
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Luke
4:16,
TLB.
"When
He
came
to
the
village
of
Nazareth,


His
boyhood
home,
He
went 
as
usual
to
the
synagogue
on
 Saturday,
and
stood
up
to
read
the
Scriptures." 


What
day
immediately
precedes
the
first
day
of
the
week?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
Matthew
28:1,
NIV.
"After
the
Sabbath,
at
dawn
on
the


first
day
of
the
week,
Mary
Magdalene
and
the
o ther
Mary
went
to
 look
at
the
tomb." 


After
the
crucifixion,
what
day
was
kept
by
the
women
who
 followed
Jesus?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
23:56,
NIV.
"Then
they
 went
home
and
prepared
spices
and
perfumes.
But
they
rested
on
 the
Sabbath
in
obedience
to
the
co mmandment." 


What
day
of
the
week
is
the
Sabbath,
"according
to
the
 commandment"?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Exodus
20:10,
KJV.
"But
the
 seventh
day
is
the
Sabbath
of
the
Lord
your
God." 


What
was
Paul's
custom
concerning
the
Sabbath?
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Acts
17:2,
NIV.
"As
his
custom
was,
Paul
went
into
the


synagogue,
and
on
three
Sabbath
days
he
reasoned
with
them
 from
the
Scriptures." 


What
did
Christ
say
about
the
law
of
God
of
which
the
Sabbath
 commandment
is
a
part?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
5:17 - 19,
NIV.
 "Do 
not
think
that
I
have
come
to
abolish
the
Law
or
the
Prophets;
 I
have
not
come
to
abolish
them
but
to
fulfill
them.
I
tell
you
the


keeping
it
holy." 


When
according
to
the
Scripture
does
the
Sabbath
begin
and
 end?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Leviticus
23:32,
RSV.
"From
evening
to
 evening
shall
you
keep
your
Sabbath." 


When
does
evening
begin?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Mark
1:32,
RSV.
 "That
evening,
at
sundown,
they
brought
to
Him
all
who
were
sick
 or
possessed
with
demons." 


Work
is
not
to
be
done
on
the
Sabbath.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Exodus
 20:9 -10,
NIV.
"Six
days
you
shall
labor
and
do
all
your
work,
but
 the
seventh
day
is
a
Sabbath
to
the
Lord
your
God.
On
it
you
shall
 not
do
any
work,
neither
you,
nor
your
son
or
daughter,
nor
your
 manservant
or
maidservant,
nor
your
animals,
nor
the
alien
within
 your
gates." 


What
Sabbath 
keeping
counsel
does
Isaiah
give? 
It's
in
the
 Bible,
Isaiah
58:13 - 14,
TLB.
"If
you
keep
the
Sabbath
holy,
not
 having
your
own
fun
and
business
on
that
day,
but
enjoying
the
 Sabbath
and
speaking
of
it
with
delight
as
the
Lord's
holy
day,
and
 honoring
the
Lord
in
what
you
do,
not
following
 your
own
desires
 and
pleasure,
nor
talking
idly — then
the
Lord
will
be
your
delight,
 and
I
will
see
to
it
that
you
ride
high,
and
get
your
full
share
of
the
 blessings
I
promised
to
Jacob,
your
father.
The
Lord
has
spoken." 


What
Sabbath 
keeping
counsel
does 
Nehemiah
give?
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Nehemiah
13:15,19,22,
NIV.
"In
those
days
I
saw
men
in


Judah
treading
winepresses
on
the
Sabbath
and
bringing
in
grain
 and
loading
it
on
donkeys,
together
with
wine,
grapes,
figs
and
all
 other
kinds
of
loads.
And
they
wer e
bringing
all
this
into
Jerusalem
 on
the
Sabbath.
Therefore
I
warned
them
against
selling
food
on
 that
day.
 When
evening
shadows
fell
on
the
gates
of
Jerusalem
before
the
 Sabbath,
I
ordered
the
doors
to
be
shut
and
not
opened
until
the
 Sabbath
was
over.
I 
stationed
some
of
my
own
men
at
the
gates
 so
that
no
load
could
be
brought
in
on
the
Sabbath
day.
Then
I
 commanded
the
Levites
to
purify
themselves
and
go
and
guard
 the
gates
in
order
to
keep
the
Sabbath
day
holy.
Remember
me
 for
this
also,
O
my
God,
and
show
mercy
to
me
according
to
your
 great
love. 


What
evidence
is
there
that
the
Sabbath
was
designed
to
be
a
day
 for
public
worship?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Leviticus
23:3,
NIV.
"There
 are
six
days
when
you
may
work,
but
the
seventh
day
is
a


Sabbath
of
rest,
a
day
of
sacred
assembly." 
 
 

Sabbath
of
rest,
a
day
of
sacred
assembly." 

Jesus
suggested
that
the
Sabbath
hours
be
used
for
doing
good

deeds.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
12:11 - 12,
NIV.
"He
said
to
them,

'If
any
of
you
has
a
sheep
and
it
falls
into
a
pit
on
the
Sabbath,
will

you
not
take
hold
of
it
and
l ift
it
out?
How
much
more
valuable
is
a

man
than
a
sheep!
Therefore
it
is
lawful
to
do
good
on
the

Sabbath." 

Health 

Why
should
I
care
about
being
healthy?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I

Corinthians
6:19 - 20,
TLB.
"Haven't
you
yet
learned
that
your
body

is
the
home
 of
the
Holy
Spirit
God
gave
you,
and
that
He
lives

within
you?
Your
own
body
does
not
belong
to
you.
For
God
has

bought
you
with
a
great
price.
So
use
every
part
of
your
body
to

give
glory
back
to
God,
because
He
owns
it." 

What
is
God's
desire
for
us?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
3
John
2,
NIV.
"I

pray
that
you
may
enjoy
good
health
and
that
all
may
go
well
with

you." 

On
what
conditions
was
freedom
from
disease
promised
to
God's

people?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Exodus
15:26,
NIV.
"He
said,
'If
you

listen
carefully
to
the 
voice
of
the
Lord
your
God
and
do
what
is

right
in
his
eyes,
if
you
pay
attention
to
His
commands
and
keep

all
His
decrees,
I
will
not
bring
on
you
any
of
the
diseases
I

brought
on
the
Egyptians,
for
I
am
the
Lord
who
heals
you." 

What
did
God
promise
His 
people
anciently?
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Exodus
23:25,
NIV.
"Worship
the
Lord
your
God,
and
His
blessing

will
be
on
your
food
and
water.
I
will
take
away
sickness
from

among
you." 

Who
is
able
to
heal?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
103:2 - 3,
NIV.
"Praise

the
Lord,
 O
my
soul,
and
forget
not
all
His
benefits.
He
forgives
all

my
sins
and
heals
all
my
diseases." 

To
enjoy
a
healthy
life
we
must
balance
work
and
rest.
 It's
in
the

Bible,
Exodus
20:8 - 10,
NIV.
"Remember
the
Sabbath
day
by

keeping
it
holy.
Six
days
you
shall 
labor
and
do
all
your
work,
but

the
seventh
day
is
a
Sabbath
to
the
Lord
your
God.
On
it
you
shall

not
do
any
work." 

Does
attitude
affect
my
health?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
17:22,

TLB.
"A
cheerful
heart
does
good
like
medicine,
but
a
broken
spirit

ma kes
one
sick." 

Stress
on
the
outside
need
not
mean
stress
on
the
inside.
 It's
in

the
Bible,
Philippians
4:6 - 7,
TLB.
"Don't
worry
about
anything;

instead,
pray
about
everything;
tell
God
your
needs,
and
don't

forget
to
thank
Him
for
his
answers.
If
you
do
 this,
you
will

experience
God's
peace,
which
is
far
more
wonderful
than
the

human
mind
can
understand.
His
peace
will
keep
your
thoughts

and
your
hearts
quiet
and
at
rest
as
you
trust
in
Christ
Jesus." 

What
can
be
done
to
prevent
sexually
transmitted
dise ases?
 It's

in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
6:18,
TLB.
"That
is
why
I
say
to
run

from
sex
sin.
No
other
sin
affects
the
body
as
this
one
does.
When

you
sin
this
sin
it
is
against
your
own
body."
Exodus
20:14,
NIV.

"You
shall
not
commit
adultery." 


What
was
the
original
diet
recommended
for
men
and
women?
 Fruits,
grains,
nuts,
and
legumes.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Genesis
1:29
 NIV.
"Then
God
said,
'I
give
you
every
seed -bearing
plant
on
the
 face
of
the
whole
earth
and
every
tree
that
has
fruit
with
seed
in
it.
 They
wil l
be
yours
for
food." 


Immediately
after
the
flood,
when
little
if
any
vegetation
remained,
 what
did
God
say
about
diet?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Genesis
9:2 - 4,
 TLB.
"All
wild
animals
and
birds
and
fish
will
be
afraid
of
you,
God
 told
him;
'for
I
have
placed
the m
in
your
power,
and
they
are
yours
 to
use
for
food,
in
addition
to
grain
and
vegetables.
But
never
eat
 animals
unless
their
life -blood
has
been
drained
off." 


The
people
were
to
be
careful
about
their
food
and
make
a
 distinction
between
what
was
good
for
 them

 and
what
wasn't.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Leviticus
11:47,
NIV.
"You
must
 distinguish
between
the
unclean
and
the
clean,
between
living
 creatures
that
may
be
eaten
and
those
that
may
not
be
eaten."
 (See
Leviticus
11
for
further
details). 


The
distinction
b etween
the
clean
and
unclean
was
not
just
a
 Jewish
prohibition.
It
was
in
effect
before
Abraham,
the
first
Jew.


It's
in
the
Bible,
Genesis
7:1,2,
NIV.
"The
Lord
then
said
to
Noah,


'Go
into
the
ark,
you
and
your
whole
family,
because
I
have
found
 you
righte ous
in
this
generation.
Take
with
you
seven
of
every
 kind
of
clean
animal,
a
mate
and
its
mate,
and
two
of
every
kind
of
 unclean
animal,
a
mate
and
its
mate … '"


This
distinction
between
the
clean
and
unclean
will
continue
to
the


end
of
time.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
66:15,17
NIV.
"See,
the
Lord


is
coming
with
fire,
and
His
chariots
are
like
a
whirlwind;
He
will
 bring
down
His
anger
with
fury,
and
His
rebuke
with
flames
of
 fire … Those
who
consecrate
and
purify
themselves
to
go
into
the
 gardens,
following
the 
one
in
the
midst
of
those
who
eat
the
flesh
 of
pigs
and
rats
and
other
abominable
things — they
will
meet
their
 end
together,
declares
the
Lord." 


What
example
did
Daniel
set
in
the
importance
of
proper
diet?
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
Daniel
1:8,
NIV.
"But
Daniel
 resolved
not
to
defile
 himself
with
the
royal
food
and
wine,
and
he
asked
the
chief
 official
for
permission
not
to
defile
himself
this
way."
What
did
he
 eat
instead?
 It's
in
the
Bible ,
Daniel
1:12,
NIV.
"Please
test
your
 servants
for
ten
days:
Give
us
noth ing
but
vegetables
to
eat
and
 water
to
drink." 


Why
should
we
exercise
self -control
in
our
dietary
habits?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
10:31,
TLB.
"It
is
because
you
must
do


everything
for
the
glory
of
God,
even
your
eating
and
drinking." 


What
do
the 
Scriptures
say
about
liquor?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Proverbs
20:1,
TLB.
"Wine
gives
false
courage;
hard
liquor
leads


to
brawls;
what
fools
men
are
to
let
it
master
them,
making
them
 reel
drunkenly
down
the
street!" 


Alcohol


What
do
the
Scriptures
say
about
a lcohol,
wine
and
liquor?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
Proverbs
20:1,
RSV.
"Wine
is
a
mocker,
strong
drink
a


brawler;
and
whoever
is
led
astray
by
it
is
not
wise." 


Why
is
drinking
dangerous?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ephesians
5:18,
 TEV.
"Do
not
get
drunk
with
wine,
which
 will
only
ruin
you;
instead
 be
filled
with
the
Spirit." 


Will
using
alcoholic
drinks
really
affect
me
adversely?
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Proverbs
23:29 - 35,
TLB.
"Whose
heart
is
filled
with
anguish
 and
sorrow?
Who
is
always
fighting
and
quarreling?
Who
is
the
 ma n
with
bloodshot
eyes
and
many
wounds?
It
is
the
one
who
 spends
long
hours
in
the
taverns,
trying
out
new
mixtures.
Don't
let
 the
sparkle
and
the
smooth
taste
of
strong
wine
deceive
you.
For
 in
the
end
it
bites
like
a
poisonous
serpent;
it
stings
like
an
a dder.
 You
will
see
hallucinations
and
have
delirium
tremors,
and
you
will


say
foolish,
silly
things
that
would
embarrass
you
no
end
when
 sober.
You
will
stagger
like
a
sailor
tossed
at
sea,
clinging
to
a
 swaying
mast.
And
afterwards
you
will
say,
'I
didn ’ t
even
know
it
 when
they
beat
me
up." 


Why
are
kings
and
rulers
advised
to
not
drink
alcoholic
drinks?
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
31:4 - 5,
NIV.
"It
is
not
for
kings
to
drink
 wine,
not
for
rulers
to
crave
beer,
lest
they
drink
and
forget
what
 the
law
decrees ,
and
deprive
all
the
oppressed
of
their
rights." 


With
what
sins
is
drunkenness
classed?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Galatians
5:19 - 21,
NIV.
"The
acts
of
the
sinful
nature
are
obvious:
 sexual
immorality,
impurity
…idolatry
and
 witchcraft…drunkenness,
orgies,
and
t he
like.
I
warn
you,
as
I
did
 before,
that
those
who
live
like
this
will
not
inherit
the
kingdom
of
 God."


What
is
one
of
the
results
of
over - indulgence
in
food
and
drink?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
23:20 - 21,
NIV.
"Do
not
join
those
who
 drink
too
much
win e
or
gorge
themselves
on
meat,
for
drunkards
 and
gluttons
become
poor,
and
drowsiness
clothes
them
in
rags." 


How
do
alcoholic
drinks
affect
those
who
use
them?
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Proverbs
23:29 - 35,
TLB.
"Whose
heart
is
filled
with
anguish
 and
sorrow?
Who
 is
always
fighting
and
quarreling?
Who
is
the
 man
with
bloodshot
eyes
and
many
wounds?
It
is
the
one
who
 spends
long
hours
in
the
taverns,
trying
out
new
mixtures.
Don't
let


the
sparkle
and
the
smooth
taste
of
strong
wine
deceive
you.
For
 in
the
end
it
bit es
like
a
poisonous
serpent;
it
stings
like
an
adder.
 You
will
see
hallucinations
and
have
delirium
tremors,
and
you
will
 say
foolish,
silly
things
that
would
embarrass
you
to
no
end
when
 sober.
You
will
stagger
like
a
sailor
tossed
at
sea,
clinging
to
a


s waying
mast.
And
afterwards
you
will
say,
'I
didn't
even
know
it
 when
they
beat
me
up.'" 



 Pure
grape
juice
is
a
blessing
to
man.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah

Pure
grape
juice
is
a
blessing
to
man.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah

65:8,
NKJV.
"As
the
new
wine
is
found
in
the
cluster 
one
says,
'Do

not
destroy
it,
for
a
blessing
is
 in
it .'"

Immortal
Soul

The
phrase
“Immortal
Soul”
is
not
in
the
Bible,
anywhere
at
all. 

Adam’s
soul
was
made
by
combining
the
body
of
clay
God
made

with
His
hands
and
His
“breath
of
life”.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Gen.
2:7,

NKJV.
“And
the
LORD
God
formed
man
 of
the
dust
of
the
ground,

and
breathed
into
his
nostrils
the
 breath
of
life ;
and
man
became
a

living
being. ” 

What
happens
to
a
soul
when
we
die?
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Eccl.

12:7,
NLT.
“For
then
the
dust
will
return
to
the
earth,
and
the
 spirit 

will
return
t o
God
who
gave
it. ”


The
word
for
“spirit”
is
the
Hebrew
word
“Ruwach”
it
means
breath

or
spirit.
When
we
are
born,
God
gives
us
His
“breath
of
life”
and

when
we
die,
He
takes
the
“breath
of
life”
away.
 

Body
(Dust)
+
Breath
(Spirit)
=
Soul
(Life)








Body
(Dust)
 – 
Breath
(Spirit) 
=
No
Soul
(Death) 

Nowhere
in
the
Bible
does
the
“spirit”
of
a
person
have
any
life,

wisdom,
or
feeling
after
a
person
dies.
 The
body
without
the
spirit

of
God
(breath
of
life)
is
dead.
 
It’s
in
the
Bible,
James
2:26 ,
KJV.

For
as
the
body
without
the
spirit
is
dead,
so
faith
without
works
is

dead
also. ” 


No
one
has
an
immortal
soul.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
Eze.
18:20,
“The
 soul
who
sins
shall
die. ” 


Only
God
has
immortality.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,
1
Tim.
6:15,16,
NKJV.
 “which
He
will 
manifest
in
His
own
time,
 He
who
is 
the
blessed
 and
only
Potentate,
the
King
of
kings
and
Lord
of
lords,
 who
alone
 has
immortality ,
dwelling
in
unapproachable
light,
whom
no
man
 has
seen
or
can
see,
to
whom
 be 
honor
and
everlasting
power.
 Amen. ” 


Death 


H

ow
can
we
face
death?
We
need
not
be
afraid
if
God
is
with
us.


It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
23:4,
TLB.
"Even
when
walking
through


the
dark
valley
of
death
I
will
not
be
afraid,
for
You
are
close


beside
me,
guarding,
guiding
all
the
way." 


What
is
death
like?
I t
is
like
falling
asleep.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I


Thessalonians
4:13,
NIV.
"Brothers,
we
do
not
want
you
to
be


ignorant
about
those
who
fall
asleep,
or
to
grieve
like
the
rest
of
 men,
who
have
no
hope."
and
in
John
11:11 - 14,
NIV.
"After
He
 had
said
this,
He
w ent
on
to
tell
them,
'Our
friend
Lazarus
has
 fallen
asleep;
but
I
am
going
there
to
wake
him
up.'
His
disciples
 replied,
'Lord,
if
he
sleeps,
he
will
get
better.'
Jesus
had
been
 speaking
of
his
death,
but
His
disciples
thought
He
meant
natural
 sleep.
So
th en
He
told
them
plainly,
'Lazarus
is
dead'." 


Where
does
Daniel
say
the
dead
are
sleeping?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Daniel
12:2,
NIV.
"Multitudes
who
sleep
in
the
dust
of
the
earth
will


awake." 


Do
the
dead
know
anything?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ecclesiastes
9:5 - 6,


1 0,
NIV.
"For
the
living
know
that
they
will
die,
but
the
dead
know


nothing;
they
have
no
further
reward,
and
even
the
memory
of
 them
is
forgotten.
Their
love,
their
hate
and
their
jealousy
have
 long
since
vanished;
never
again
will
they
have
a
part
in
anyt hing
 that
happens
under
the
sun…
Whatever
your
hand
finds
to
do,
do
 it
with
all
your
might,
for
in
the
grave,
where
you
are
going,
there
is
 neither
working
nor
planning
nor
knowledge
nor
wisdom." 


But
death
is
not
the
end!
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
26:19,
 NIV.
"But
 your
dead
will
live;
their
bodies
will
rise.
You
who
dwell
in
the
dust,
 wake
up
and
shout
for
joy." 


What
does
Jesus
promise
those
who
die?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Hosea


13:14,
NIV.
"I
will
ransom
them
from
the
power
of
the
grave;
I
will


redeem
them
f rom
death." 


Resurrection
power
comes
from
Christ.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
 Corinthians
15:21 - 22,
NIV.
"For
since
death
came
through
a
man,
 the
resurrection
of
the
dead
comes
also
through
a
man.
For
as
in
 Adam
all
die,
so
in
Christ
all
will
be
made
alive." 


Wh y
did
God
give
His
Son
to
the
world?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John


3:16,
NIV.
"For
God
so
loved
the
world
that
He
gave
His
one
and


only
Son,
that
whoever
believes
in
Him
shall
not
perish
but
have
 eternal
life." 


Both
good
and
evil
people
are
resurrected.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
 5:28 -29,
NIV.
"Do
not
be
amazed
at
this,
for
a
time
is
coming
 when
all
who
are
in
their
graves
will
hear
His
voice
and
come
 out — those
who
have
done
good
will
rise
to
live,
and
those
who
 have
done
evil
will
rise
to
be
condemned." 


The
right eous
are
resurrected
at
the
second
coming
of
Christ.
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
I
Thessalonians
4:16 - 17,
NIV.
"For
the
Lord
Himself


will
come
down
from
heaven,
with
a
loud
command,
with
the
voice
 

will
come
down
from
heaven,
with
a
loud
command,
with
the
voice

of
the
archangel
and
with
the
trumpet
call
of
God,
and
the
dead
in

C
hrist
will
rise
first.
After
that,
we
who
are
still
alive
and
are
left
will

be
caught
up
with
them
in
the
clouds
to
meet
the
Lord
in
the
air." 

What
will
we
be
like
after
the
resurrection?
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Philippians
3:20 - 21,
NIV.
"But
our
citizenship
i s
in
heaven.
And
we

eagerly
await
a
Savior
from
there,
the
Lord
Jesus
Christ,
who,
by

the
power
that
enables
Him
to
bring
everything
under
His
control,

will
transform
our
lowly
bodies
so
that
they
will
be
like
His
glorious

body." 

How
long
will
the
resurre cted
righteous
live?
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Luke
20:36,
NIV.
"And
they
can
no
longer
die;
for
they
are
like
the

angels.
They
are
God's
children,
since
they
are
children
of
the

resurrection." 

How
long
does
the
wicked
wait
after
the
first
resurrection
before

they
are
raised?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Revelation
20:4 - 5,
NIV.
"They
[the
righteous]
came
to
life
and

reigned
with
Christ
a
thousand
years.
(The
rest
of
the
dead
did
not

come
to
life
until
the
thousand
years
were
ended.)" 

What
is
their
fate?
It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
20:9,
NIV.
"Fire

came
down
from
heaven
and
devoured
them." 

Who
are
the
wicked?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
21:8,
NIV.
"But

the
cowardly,
the
unbelieving,
the
vile,
the
murderers,
the
sexually

immoral,
those
who
practice
magic
arts,
the
idol aters
and
all

liars — their
place
will
be
in
the
fiery
lake
of
burning
sulfur.
This
is

the
second
death." 

Baptism 

What
practice
is
closely
associated
with
believing
the
gospel?
 It's

in
the
Bible,
Mark
16:15 - 16,
NIV.
"He
said
to
them,
'Go
into
all
the

world 
and
preach
the
good
news
to
all
creation.
Whoever
believes

and
is
baptized
will
be
saved,
but
whosoever
does
not
believe
will

be
condemned." 

When
the
people
felt
convicted
on
the
day
of
Pentecost
what
did

Peter
say
they
should
do?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
2:38,
NIV.
"Peter

replied,
'Repent
and
be
baptized,
every
one
of
you,
in
the
name
of

Jesus
Christ
so
that
your
sins
may
be
forgiven.'" 

What
does
baptism
represent?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
22:16,
TEV.

"And
now,
why
wait
any
longer?
Get
up
and
be
baptized
 and
have

your
sins
washed
away
by
calling
on
His
name." 

How
many
different
types
of
baptism
do
the
Scriptures
teach?
 It's

in
the
Bible,
Ephesians
4:5,
NIV
"One
Lord,
one
faith,
one

baptism." 

How
is
such
a
baptism
described?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans
6:2 -
7,
NIV.
"We
died
to
sin;
how
can
we
live
in
it
any
longer?
Or
don't

you
know
that
all
of
us
who
were
baptized
into
Christ
Jesus
were

baptized
into
His
death?
We
were
therefore
buried
with
Him

through
baptism
into
death
in
order
that,
just
as
Christ
was
rai sed

from
the
dead
through
the
glory
of
the
Father,
we
too
may
live
a

new
life." 

What
occurred
at
the
baptism
of
Jesus?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew

3:16 - 17,
NIV.
"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.'" 


Into
whose
name
are
believers
to
be
baptized?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Matthew
28:19,
NIV.
"Theref ore
go
and
make
disciples
of
all
 nations,
baptizing
them
in
the
name
of
the
Father
and
of
the
Son
 and
of
the
Holy
Spirit,
and
teaching
them
to
obey
everything
I
 have
commanded
you." 


How
and
where
did
Philip
conduct
the
baptism
of
the
converted
 eunuch?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts
8:36-39,
NIV.
"As
they
traveled
 along
the
road,
they
came
to
some
water
and
the
eunuch
said,
 'Look,
here
is
water.
Why
shouldn't
I
be
baptized?'
And
he
ordered
 the
chariot
to
stop.
Then
both
Philip
and
the
eunuch
went
down
 into
the
wat er
and
Philip
baptized
him.
When
they
came
up
out
of
 the
water,
the
Spirit
of
the
Lord
suddenly
took
Philip
away,
and
the
 eunuch
did
not
see
him
again,
but
went
on
his
way
rejoicing." 


What
are
the
prerequisites
of
baptism?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Acts


8:12,
TEV.
"But
when
they
believed
Philip's
message
about
the


Good
News
of
the
kingdom
of
God
and
the
name
of
Jesus
Christ,
 they
were
baptized,
both
men
and
women." 


Tithing


Before
we
start
spending,
we
are
to
honor
God
by
giving
Him
his


part
first.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
3:9,
TLB.
"Honor
the
Lord
by


giving
Him
the
first
part
of
all
your
income." 


What
part
of
our
income
has
the
Lord
claimed
as
His?
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Leviticus
27:30,
TLB.
"A
tenth
of
the
produce
of
the
land,


whether
grain
or
fruit,
is
the
Lo rd's,
and
is
holy." 


Tithing
is
a
way
to
teach
us
that
God
must
be
our
#1
priority.
 It's
 in
the
Bible,
Deuteronomy
14:22 - 23,
TLB.
"You
must
tithe
all
of
 your
crops
every
year.
Bring
this
tithe
to
eat
before
the
Lord
your
 God
at
the
place
He
shall
choose
as 
His
sanctuary;
this
applies
to
 your
tithes
of
grain,
new
wine,
olive
oil,
and
the
firstborn
of
your
 flocks
and
herds.
The
purpose
of
tithing
is
to
teach
you
always
to
 put
God
first
in
your
lives." 


How
was
the
tithe
used
in
Israel?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Numb ers


18:21,
TLB.
"You
priests
may
own
no
property,
nor
have
any
other


income,
for
I
am
all
that
you
need.
As
for
the
tribe
of
Levi,
your
 relatives,
they
shall
be
paid
for
their
service
with
the
tithes
from
 the
entire
land
of
Israel." 


Christ
endorsed
tithin g.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
23:23,
NIV.
 "Woe
to
you,
teachers
of
the
law
and
Pharisees,
you
hypocrites!
 You
give
a
tenth
of
your
spices — mint,
dill
and
cummin.
But
you
 have
neglected
the
more
important
matters
of
the
law — justice,
 mercy
and
faithfulness.
Y ou
should
have
practiced
the
latter
 without
neglecting
the
former." 


How
does
Paul
say
the
gospel
ministry
is
to
be
supported?
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
9:13 -14,
TLB.
"Don't
you
realize
that
God
 told
those
working
in
His
temple
to
take
for
their
own 
needs
some
 of
the
food
brought
there
as
gifts
to
Him?
And
those
who
work
at
 the
altar
of
God
get
a
share
of
the
food
that
is
brought
by
those
 offering
it
to
the
Lord.
In
the
same
way
the
Lord
has
given
orders
 that
those
who
preach
the
Gospel
should
be
sup ported
by
those
 who
accept
it." 


On
what
fundamental
basis
does
the
requirement
of
tithe
paying


rest?
It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
24:1,
TLB.
"The
earth
belongs
to


God!
Everything
in
all
the
world
is
His!" 


Where
does
wealth
come
from?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Deute ronomy


8:18,
NIV.
"But
remember
the
Lord
your
God,
for
it
is
He
who


gives
you
the
ability
to
produce
wealth." 


In
addition
to
the
tithe
what
are
we
told
to
bring
to
his
courts?
 It's


in
the
Bible,
Psalm
96:8,
NIV.
"Ascribe
to
the
Lord
the
glory
due


His
name ;
bring
an
offering
and
come
into
His
courts." 


God
says
we
rob
Him
if
we
don't
give
tithe
and
offerings.
 It's
in


the
Bible,
Malachi
3:8,
NIV.
"Will
a
man
rob
God?
Yet
you
rob
Me.


But
you
ask,
'How
do
we
rob
You?'
In
tithes
and
offerings." 


How
does
God
su ggest
we
test
His
promised
blessings?
 It's
in


the
Bible,
Malachi
3:10,
NIV.
"Bring
the
whole
tithe
into
the


storehouse,
that
there
may
be
food
in
My
house.
Test
Me
in
this,
 says
the
Lord
Almighty,
and
see
if
I
will
not
throw
open
the
 floodgates
of
heaven
a nd
pour
out
so
much
blessing
that
you
will
 not
have
room
enough
for
it." 


Give
with
joy,
because
you
want
to
please
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


II
Corinthians
9:7,
NIV.
"Each
man
should
give,
not
reluctantly
or


under
compulsion,
for
God
loves
a
cheerful
giver. "


God
says
your
gift
should
honestly
reflect
how
much
you've
been
 given.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Deuteronomy
16:17,
NIV.
"Each
of
you


must
bring
a
gift
in
proportion
to
the
way
the
Lord
your
God
has
 blessed
you." 


Resurrection 


The
Scripture
affirms
that
Jesus 
Christ
was
resurrected
from
the
 dead.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
28:5 - 6,
TLB.
"Then
the
angel
 spoke
to
the
women.
'Don ’ t
be
frightened!'
he
said,
 ‘ I
know
you
are
 looking
for
Jesus,
who
was
crucified,
but
He
isn't
here!
For
He
has
 come
back
to
life
again,
 just
as
He
said
He
would.
Come
in
and
 see
where
His
body
was
lying.'" 


The
resurrection
happened
exactly
as
the
prophets
said
it
would.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
15:3 - 4,
TLB.
"I
passed
on
to
you
 right
from
the
first
what
had
been
told
to
me,
that
Ch rist
died
for
 our
sins
just
as
the
Scriptures
said
He
would,
and
that
He
was
 buried,
and
that
three
days
afterwards
He
arose
from
the
grave
 just
as
the
prophets
foretold." 



 The
resurrection
of
Jesus
is
the
central
truth
of
the
Christian
faith.

The
resurrection
of
Jesus
is
the
central
truth
of
the
Christian
faith.

It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
15:14 - 17,
NIV.
"And
if
Christ
has

not
been
raised,
our
preaching
is
useless
and
so
is
your
faith.

More
than
that,
we
are
then
found
to
be
false
witnesses
about

God,
for
we
have
testified
about
God
that
He
raised
Christ
from

the
dead…
. 
And
if
Christ
has
not
been
raised,
your
faith
is
futile;

you
are
still
in
your
sins." 

What
does
the
Bible
teach
about
our
resurrection
from
death?
Our

resurrection
is
certain
because
of
Christ's
resurrection.
 It's
in
the

Bible,
I
Corinthians
15:12 - 14,
NIV.
"But
if
it
is
preached
that
Christ

has
been
raised
from
the
dead,
how
can
some
of
you
say
that

there
is
no
resurrection
of
the
dead?
If
there
is
no
resurrection
of

the
dead,
then
not
even
Christ
has
been
raised.
And
if
Christ
has

not
been
raised,
our
pr eaching
is
useless
and
so
is
your
faith." 


Our
resurrected
bodies
will
be
different
than
our
present
ones
and
 they
will
be
eternal.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
15:51 - 53,
TLB.
 "But
I
am
telling
you
this
strange
and
wonderful
secret:
we
shall
 not
all
di e,
but
we
shall
all
be
given
new
bodies!
It
will
all
happen
 in
a
moment,
in
the
twinkling
of
an
eye,
when
the
last
trumpet
is
 blown.
For
there
will
be
a
trumpet
blast
from
the
sky,
and
all
the
 Christians
who
have
died
will
suddenly
become
alive,
with
new


b odies
that
will
never,
never
die;
and
then
we
who
are
still
alive


shall
suddenly
have
new
bodies
too.
For
our
earthly
bodies,
the


ones
we
have
now
that
can
die,
must
be
transformed
into
 heavenly
bodies
that
cannot
perish
but
will
live
forever." 


Because
of 
Christ
resurrection,
He
has
the
power
to
resurrect
 dead
relationships
and
those
who
are
spiritually
dead.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Philippians
3:10
NIV.
"I
want
to
know
Christ
and
the
power


of
His
resurrection
and
the
fellowship
of
sharing
in
His
sufferings,
 be coming
like
Him
in
His
death."
Ephesians
2:1,4,5,
NIV
says,
"As
 for
you,
you
were
dead
in
your
transgressions
and
sins … But
 because
of
His
great
love
for
us,
God,
who
is
rich
in
mercy,
made
 us
alive
with
Christ
even
when
we
were
dead
in
transgressions — it
 is 
by
grace
you
have
been
saved." 


Millennium


What
will
be
the
first
event
to
take
place
when
Jesus
returns?
 It’s
 in
the
Bible,
I
Thessalonians
4:16 - 17,
NIV.
“For
the
Lord
Himself
 will
come
down
from
heaven,
with
a
loud
command,
with
the
voice
 of
the
archan gel
and
with
the
trumpet
call
of
God,
and
the
dead
in
 Christ
will
rise
first.
After
that,
we
who
are
still
alive
and
are
left
will
 be
caught
up
with
them
in
the
clouds
to
meet
the
Lord
in
the
air.
 And
so
we
will
be
with
the
Lord
forever.” 


At
the
time
of
the
second
coming
of
Christ
the
wicked
are
 overwhelmed
with
terror
and
despair.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
 6:16 -17,
NIV.
“They
called
to
the
mountains
and
the
rocks,
‘Fall
on
 us
and
hide
us
from
the
face
of
Him
who
sits
on
the
throne
and
 from
the
wrath
o f
the
Lamb!
For
the
great
day
of
their
wrath
has
 come,
and
who
can
stand?” 


The
leader
of
the
wicked
is
destroyed
with
the
brightness
of
 Christ's
coming
and
 His
sword
kills
the
rest
of
the
wicked .
It's
in
 the
Bible,
II
Thessalonians
2:8,
NIV.
“And
then
the 
lawless
one
 will
be
revealed,
whom
the
Lord
Jesus
will
overthrow
with
the
 breath
of
his
mouth
and
destroy
by
the
splendor
of
his
coming.”


Revelation
19:21,
NIV
says,
“The
rest
of
them
were
killed
with
the


sword
that
came
out
of
the
mouth
of
the
rider
on
t he
horse.” 


Since
the
righteous
ascend
to
be
with
the
Lord
and
the
wicked
are
 destroyed
at
His
appearing,
the
earth
stands
for
a
time
without
 human
inhabitants.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Jeremiah
4:23 - 25,
NIV.
“I
 looked
at
the
earth,
and
it
was
formless
and
empty ;
and
at
the
 heavens,
and
their
light
was
gone.
I
looked
at
the
mountains,
and
 they
were
quaking;
all
the
hills
were
swaying.
I
looked,
and
there
 were
no
people;
every
bird
in
the
sky
had
flown
away.” 


The
wicked
remain
in
their
graves
for
a
thousand
years .
It's
in
the
 Bible,
Revelation
20:4 - 5,
NIV.
“[God's
people]
came
to
life
and
 reigned
with
Christ
a
thousand
years.
(The
rest
of
the
dead
did
not
 come
to
life
until
the
thousand
years
were
ended.)” 


While
 all
 the
saints
are
in
heaven
 with
God
 and
the
wicke d
are


dead,
the
devil
is
confined
to
the
desolate
earth
for
1000
years.


It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
20:1 - 3,
NIV.
“And
I
saw
an
angel
 coming
down
out
of
heaven,
having
the
key
to
the
Abyss
and
 holding
in
his
hand
a
great
chain.
He
seized
the
dragon,
that
 ancient
serpent,
who
is
the
devil,
or
Satan,
and
bound
him
for
a
 thousand
years.
He
threw
him
in
the
Abyss,
and
locked
and
 sealed
it
over
him,
to
keep
him
from
deceiving
the
nations
any
 more
until
the
thousand
years
were
ended.
After
that,
he
must
be
 
 set
free
for
a
short
time.”


No
one
buries
the
 slain
of
the
Lord 
because
there
are
no
humans
 left
on
earth
to
bury
them.
Everyone
is
either
in
heaven
with
the
 Lord,
or
dead
except
for
the
devil
and
his
angels.
 It’s
in
the
Bible,


Jer.
25:33,
NLT.
“In
that
day
those
the
LORD
has
slaughtered
will


fill
the
earth
from
one
end
to
the
other.
No
one
will
mourn
for
them


or
gather
up
their
bodies
to
bury
them.
They
will
be
scattered
on
 the
ground
like
manure. ” 


At
the
close
of
the
1000
years
the
holy
city
of
God
will
des cend
 from
heaven
to
earth.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
21:1 - 3,
NIV.
 “Then
I
saw
a
new
heaven
and
a
new
earth,
for
the
first
heaven
 and
the
first
earth
had
passed
away,
and
there
was
no
longer
any
 sea.
I
saw
the
Holy
City,
the
new
Jerusalem,
coming
down
o ut
of
 heaven
from
God,
prepared
as
a
bride
beautifully
dressed
for
her
 husband.
And
I
heard
a
loud
voice
from
the
throne
saying,
‘Now
 the
dwelling
of
God
is
with
men,
and
He
will
live
with
them.
They
 will
be
His
people,
and
God
Himself
will
be
with
them
an d
be
their
 God.”


With
the
wicked
resurrected
and
Satan
released
they
attempt
to
 take
the
city
of
God.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
20:7 - 9,
NIV.
 “When
the
thousand
years
are
over,
Satan
will
be
released
from
 his
prison
and
will
go
out
to
deceive
the
natio ns
in
the
four
corners
 of
the
earth — Gog
and
Magog — to
gather
them
for
battle.
In
 number
they
are
like
the
sand
of
the
seashore.
They
marched
 across
the
breadth
of
the
earth
and
surrounded
the
camp
of
God's
 people,
the
city
he
loves.” 


Then
they
are
destroye d
by
hell
fire.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
 20:9,
NIV.
“But
fire
came
down
from
heaven
and
devoured
them.” 


Hell


The
wages
of
sin
is
death,
not
eternal
punishing.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Romans
6:23,
NIV.
"For
the
wages
of
sin
is
death,
but
the
gift
of


God
i s
eternal
life
in
Christ
Jesus
our
Lord." 


The
wicked
will
perish.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
37:20,
NIV.
"But
 the
wicked
will
perish:
The
Lord's
enemies
will
be
like
the
beauty


of
the
fields,
they
will
vanish

— vanish
like
smoke." 


The
wicked
will
be
burned
u

Bible,
Malachi
4:1,
NIV.
"Surely
the
day
is
coming;
it
will
burn
like


a
furnace.
All
the
arrogant
and
every
evildoer
will
be
stubble,
and
 that
day
that
is
coming
will
set
them
on
fire,
says
the
Lord
 Almighty.
Not
a
ro ot
or
a
branch
will
be
left
to
them." 


p
and
nothing
will
remain.
 It's
in
the


When
Christ
spoke
of
everlasting
punishment
he
did
not
mean
 everlasting
punishing.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
25:46,
NIV.
 "Then
they
will
go
away
to
everlasting
punishment,
but
the
 righteous
to
eternal
life." 


Sodom
a nd
Gomorrah
suffered
eternal
fire
but
they
are
not
 burning
today.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Jude
7,
NIV.
"In
a
similar
way,
 Sodom
and
Gomorrah
and
the
surrounding
towns
gave
 themselves
up
to
sexual
immorality
and
perversion.
They
serve
as
 an
example
of
those
who
 suffer
the
punishment
of
eternal
fire." 


The
fire
will
be
unquenchable,
but
when
there
is
nothing
left
to
 burn
it
will
go
out.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
3:12,
NIV.
"His
 winnowing
fork
is
in
His
hand,
and
He
will
clear
His
threshing
floor,
 gathering
the
wh eat
into
His
barn
and
burning
up
the
chaff
with


unquenchable
fire."
Jeremiah
17:27,
NIV
says,
"But
if
you
do
not


obey
Me
to
keep
the
Sabbath
day
holy
by
not
carrying
any
load
as
 you
come
through
the
gates
of
Jerusalem
on
the
Sabbath
day,
 then
I
will
kindle 
an
unquenchable
fire
in
the
gates
of
Jerusalem
 that
will
consume
her
fortresses." 


The
entire
earth
will
be
cleansed
by
fire.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
Peter


3:10,
RSV.
"And
then
the
heavens
will
pass
away
with
a
loud


noise,
and
the
elements
will
be
dissolved 
with
fire,
and
the
earth
 and
the
works
that
are
upon
it
will
be
burned
up." 


Who
is
destroyed
in
the
lake
of
fire?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation


20:15,
NIV.
"If
anyone's
name
was
not
found
written
in
the
book
of


life,
he
was
thrown
into
the
lake
of
fire." 


Hell
is
an
event
not
a
place.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
20:9,
 NIV.
"But
fire
came
down
from
heaven
and
devoured
them." 


Heaven 


What
does
the
Bible
say
about
heaven?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
 14:2 -3,
NIV.
"There
are
many
homes
up
there
where
my
Father
 lives,
and
I
am
going
to
prepare
them
for
your
coming.
When
 everything
is
ready,
then
I
will
come
and
get
you,
so
that
you
can
 always
be
with
me
where
I
am." 


Heaven
is
beyond
our
comprehension.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
 Corinthians
2:9,
NIV.
"No
eye
has
seen,
 no
ear
has
heard,
no
 mind
has
conceived
what
God
has
prepared
for
those
who
love
 Him." 


How
did
Isaiah
describe
heaven?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
65:21 -

23,
NIV.
"They
will
build
houses
and
dwell
in
them;
they
will
plant


vineyards
and
eat
their
fruit.
No
lo nger
will
they
build
houses
and
 others
live
in
them,
or
plant
and
others
eat.
For
as
the
days
of
a
 tree,
so
will
be
the
days
of
my
people;
My
chosen
ones
will
long
 enjoy
the
works
of
their
hands.
They
will
not
toil
in
vain
or
bear
 children
doomed
to
misfor tune;
for
they
will
be
a
people
blessed
 by
the
Lord,
they
and
their
descendants
with
them." 


Peace
will
pervade
even
the
animal
kingdom.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Isaiah
65:25,
NIV.
"The
wolf
and
the
lamb
will
feed
together,
and


the
lion
will
eat
straw
like
the
o x,
but
dust
will
be
the
serpent's
 food.
They
will
neither
harm
nor
destroy
in
all
My
holy
mountain." 


The
handicapped
will
be
healed.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
35:5 -6,
 NIV.
"Then
will
the
eyes
of
the
blind
be
opened
and
the
ears
of
the
 deaf
unstopped.
Then 
will
the
lame
leap
like
a
deer,
and
the
 tongue
of
the
dumb
shout
for
joy." 


God
will
live
with
His
people
and
there
will
be
an
end
to
death,
 crying,
and
pain.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
21:3 - 4,
NIV.
"And
I
 heard
a
loud
voice
from
the
throne
saying,
'No w
the
dwelling
of
 God
is
with
men,
and
He
will
live
with
them.
They
will
be
His
 people,
and
God
Himself
will
be
with
them
and
be
their
God.
He
 will
wipe
every
tear
from
their
eyes.
There
will
be
no
more
death
or
 mourning
or
crying
or
pain,
for
the
old
orde r
of
things
has
passed
 away." 


Antichrist


God
states
that
mankind
is
living
in
the
‘last
time',
the
last
era,
the
 last
dispensation,
the
last
period
of
Earth's
history.
Who
or
what
is
 the
Antichrist?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
1
John
2:18,
NIV.
"Dear
children,
 this
is
the
last
hour;
and
as
you
have
heard
that
the
Antichrist
is
 coming,
even
now
many
antichrists
have
come.
This
is
how
we
 know
it
is
the
last
hour." 


The
original
Greek
word
for
‘Antichrist'
can
have
two
meanings.
It
 can
mean
‘against
Christ',
in
the
s ense
of
someone
or
some
 power
who
opposes
the
work
of
Christ.
Or
alternatively,
the
word
 can
mean
‘instead
of
Christ',
signifying
a
person
or
power
who
 ‘takes
the
place
of
Christ',
or
is
a
‘counterfeit
of
Christ'.
God
says
 that
in
addition
to
the
coming
of 
a
special
Antichrist,
there
were
 many
other
antichrists
already
in
existence
during
the
era
of
the
 early
church.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
1
John
2:19 - 26,
NIV.
"They
(the
 antichrists)
went
out
from
us,
but
they
did
not
really
belong
to
us.


For
if
they
had
belong ed
to
us,
they
would
have
remained
with
 us…I
am
writing
these
things
to
you
about
those
who
are
trying
to
 lead
you
astray." 


According
to
God's
Word,
antichrists
were
counterfeit
Christians
 who
had
split
away
from
the
body
of
true
believers.
They
were
 liar s
who
denied
the
Messiah - ship
of
Jesus.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
1


John
2:22,
NKJV.
"Who
is
a
liar
but
he
who
denies
that
Jesus
is


the
Christ?
He
is
antichrist
who
denies
the
Father
and
the
Son."
2


John
1:7,
NKJV
says,
"For
many
deceivers
have
gone
out
into
the


world
who
do
not
confess
Jesus
Christ
as
coming
in
the
flesh.
This
 is
a
deceiver
and
an
antichrist." 


Antichrists
are
not
atheists.
They
are
not
pagans
waging
a
war
 against
Jesus.
They
are
individuals
who
are
preaching
a
gospel,
 but
it
is
not
the
true
gosp el.
It
is
a
‘different
gospel'.
 It’s
in
the
 Bible,
2
Corinthians
11:4,
13 - 15,
NIV.
"For
if
someone
comes
to
 you
and
preaches
a
Jesus
other
than
the
Jesus
we
preached,
or
if
 you
receive
a
different
spirit
from
the
one
you
received,
or
a
 different
gospel
fro m
the
one
you
accepted,
you
put
up
with
it
 easily
enough…For
such
men
are
false
apostles,
deceitful
 workmen,
masquerading
as
apostles
of
Christ.
And
no
wonder,
for
 Satan
himself
masquerades
as
an
angel
of
light.
Is
it
not
 surprising,
then,
if
his
servants
 masquerade
as
servants
of
 righteousness." 


Hypocrisy 


Our
hypocrisy
doesn't
fool
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
16:15,
TLB.
 "Then
He
said
to
them,
'You
wear
a
noble,
pious
expression
in
 public,
but
God
knows
your
evil
hearts.
Your
pretense
brings
you
 honor
from
the
people,
but
it
is
an
abomination
in
the
sight
of
 God."


Hypocrisy
has
questionable
mot ives.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew


6:2,
TLB.
"When
you
give
a
gift
to
a
beggar,
don't
shout
about
it
as


the
hypocrites
do — blowing
trumpets
in
the
synagogues
and
 streets
to
call
attention
to
their
acts
of
charity!
I
tell
you
in
all
 earnestness,
they
have
rece ived
all
the
reward
they
will
ever
get." 


Hypocrisy
is
knowing
the
truth
but
not
obeying
it — claiming
Christ
 as
Lord
without
following
him.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
23:13,
 NIV.
"Woe
to
you,
teachers
of
the
law
and
Pharisees,
you
 hypocrites!
You
shut
the
k ingdom
of
heaven
in
men's
faces.
You
 yourselves
do
not
enter,
nor
will
you
let
those
enter
who
are
trying
 to."


Prophecy 


Prophecy
does
not
originate
with
men
but
is
sent
by
God.
 It's
in


Jesus
cautioned
the
Church
about
the
deceptive
work
of
these


the
Bible,
II
Peter
1:21,
TLB.
"For
no
prophecy
recorded
in


counterfeit
prophets.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
7:15,
21 - 23,
NAS.
 "Beware
of
the
false
prophets,
who
come
to
you
in
sheep's
 clothing,
but
inwardly
are
 ravenous
wolves.
Not
everyone
who


Scripture 
was
ever
thought
up
by
the
prophet
himself.
It
was
the
 Holy
Spirit
within
these
godly
men
who
gave
them
true
messages
 from
God."


says
to
me,
‘Lord,
Lord,'
will
enter
the
kingdom
of
heaven;
but
he


who
does
the
will
of
my
Father
who
is
in
heaven.
Many
will
say
to
 me
on
that
day,
‘Lord,
Lord,
did
we
not
prophesy
in
your
name,
 and
in
your
name
cast
out
 demons,
and
in
your
name
perform
 many
miracles?'
And
then
I
will
declare
to
them,
‘I
never
knew
you;


Prophecy
accurately
tells
what
will
happen
in
the
future.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Isaiah
42:9,
TLB.
"Everything
I
prophesied
came
 true,
and
 now
I
will
prophesy
again.
I
will
tell
you
the
future
before
it
 happens." 


depart
from
me,
you
who
practice
lawlessness.'" 


Jesus
further
warned
that
during
the
period
leading
up
to
His
 Second
Coming
at
the
end
of
the
Church
age,
 antichrists
would
 verily
try
to
impersonate
him,
claiming
to
be
the
returned
Messiah.


It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew
24:4,
5,
24- 26,
NIV.
"Watch
out
that
no


one
deceives
you.
For
many
will
come
in
my
name,
claiming,
‘I
am
 the
Christ,'
and
will
deceive
many.
At 
that
time,
if
anyone
says
to
 you,
‘Look,
here
is
the
Christ!'
or,
‘There
he
is!'
do
not
believe
it.


For
false
Christs
and
false
prophets
will
appear
and
perform
great
 signs
and
miracles
to
deceive
even
the
elect — if
that
were
 possible.
See,
I
have
told
you 
ahead
of
time.
So,
if
anyone
tells
 you,
‘There
he
is,
out
in
the
desert,'
do
not
go
out;
or
‘Here
he
is,
 in
the
inner
rooms,'
do
not
believe
it." 


Just
before
the
day
of
the
Second
Coming
of
Jesus,
there
will
be
a
 manifestation
of
the
great
and
final
Anti christ,
the
Antichrist
who
‘is
 to
come'.
It’s
in
the
Bible,
2
Thessalonians
2:3 - 4,
NIV.
"Don't
let
 any
one
deceive
you
in
any
way,
for
that
day
will
not
come
until
 the
rebellion
occurs
and
the
man
of
lawlessness
is
revealed,
the
 man
doomed
to
destruction.
 He
will
oppose
and
will
exalt
himself
 over
everything
that
is
called
God
or
is
worshiped,
so
that
he
sets
 himself
up
in
God's
temple,
proclaiming
himself
to
be
God." 


What
will
happen
to
this
Antichrist,
and
how
will
we
recognize
 him?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
2
Thessalonians
2:8 - 10,
NIV.
"And
then
the
 lawless
one
will
be
revealed,
whom
the
Lord
Jesus
Christ
will
 overthrow
with
the
breath
of
his
mouth
and
destroy
by
the
 splendor
of
His
coming.
The
coming
of
the
lawless
one
will
be
in
 accordance
with
the
work
of
Sa tan
displayed
in
all
kinds
of
 counterfeit
miracles,
signs
and
wonders,
and
in
every
sort
of
evil
 that
deceives
those
who
are
perishing.
They
perish
because
they
 refuse
to
love
the
truth
and
so
be
saved." 


God
has
revealed
his
plans
to
the
prophets.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Amos
3:7,
NIV.
"Surely
the
Sovereign
Lord
does
nothing
without


revealing
His
plan
to
His
servants
the
prophe ts."


The
Future


God
promises
eternal
life
to
those
who
believe
in
His
Son.
 It's
in


the
Bible,
John
3:16,
NIV.
"For
God
so
loved
the
world
that
He


gave
His
one
and
only
Son,
that
whoever
believes
in
Him
shall
not
 perish
but
have
eternal
life." 


Eternal
li fe
is
a
gift
given
to
those
who
trust
in
Jesus.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
I
John
5:11- 12,
NIV.
"And
this
is
the
testimony:
God
has


given
us
eternal
life,
and
this
life
is
in
His
Son.
He
who
has
the


Son
has
life;
he
who
does
not
have
the
Son
of
God
does
not
have


l

ife."


Our
future
in
heaven
begins
when
Jesus
comes
the
second
time.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Thessalonians
4:16 - 17,
NIV.
"For
the
Lord
 Himself
will
come
down
from
heaven,
with
a
loud
command,
with
 the
voice
of
the
archangel
and
with
the
trumpet
call
of
God,
a nd
 the
dead
in
Christ
will
rise
first.
After
that,
we
who
are
still
alive
 and
are
left
will
be
caught
up
with
them
in
the
clouds
to
meet
the
 Lord
in
the
air.
And
so
we
will
be
with
the
Lord
forever." 


At
the
second
coming,
Jesus
will
make
us
perfect,
just
 like
Him.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Philippians
3:20 - 21,
NIV.
"But
our
citizenship
is
in
 heaven.
And
we
eagerly
await
a
Savior
from
there,
the
Lord
Jesus
 Christ,
who,
by
the
power
that
enables
Him
to
bring
everything
 under
His
control,
will
transform
our
lowly
bo dies
so
that
they
will
 be
like
His
glorious
body." 


What
does
the
Bible
say
about
heaven?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
 14:2 - 3,
NIV.
"There
are
many
homes
up
there
where
My
Father
 lives,
and
I
am
going
to
prepare
them
for
your
coming.
When
 everything
is
ready,
th en
I
will
come
and
get
you,
so
that
you
can
 always
be
with
Me
where
I
am." 


The
future
is
beyond
our
comprehension.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I


Corinthians
2:9,
NIV.
"No
eye
has
seen,
no
ear
has
heard,
no


mind
has
conceived
what
God
has
prepared
for
those
who
lov e
 Him." 


How
did
Isaiah
describe
the
conditions
of
a
perfect
future?
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
Isaiah
65:21 - 23,
NIV.
"They
will
build
houses
and
dwell
 in
them;
they
will
plant
vineyards
and
eat
their
fruit.
No
longer
will
 they
build
houses
and
others
live
in
them ,
or
plant
and
others
eat.
 For
as
the
days
of
a
tree,
so
will
be
the
days
of
My
people;
My
 chosen
ones
will
long
enjoy
the
works
of
their
hands.
They
will
not
 toil
in
vain
or
bear
children
doomed
to
misfortune;
for
they
will
be
a
 people
blessed
by
the
Lord ,
they
and
their
descendants
with
 them."


Peace
will
pervade
even
the
animal
kingdom.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Isaiah
65:25,
NIV.
"The
wolf
and
the
lamb
will
feed
together,
and


the
lion
will
eat
straw
like
the
ox,
but
dust
will
be
the
serpent's
 food.
They
will
n either
harm
nor
destroy
in
all
My
holy
mountain." 


The
handicapped
will
be
healed.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
35:5 - 6,
 NIV.
"Then
will
the
eyes
of
the
blind
be
opened
and
the
ears
of
the
 deaf
unstopped.
Then
will
the
lame
leap
like
a
deer,
and
the
 tongue
of
 the
dumb
shout
for
joy." 


God
will
live
with
His
people
and
there
will
be
an
end
to
death,
 crying,
and
pain.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Revelation
21:3 - 4,
NIV.
"And
I
 heard
a
loud
voice
from
the
throne
saying,
'Now
the
dwelling
of
 God
is
with
men,
and
He
will
live 
with
them.
They
will
be
His
 people,
and
God
Himself
will
be
with
them
and
be
their
God.
He
 will
wipe
every
tear
from
their
eyes.
There
will
be
no
more
death
or
 mourning
or
crying
or
pain,
for
the
old
order
of
things
has
passed
 away." 


Bible
Promises 


God
always
keeps
his
promises.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
Corinthians
 1:19 - 20,
TLB.
"[Jesus
Christ]
isn't
one
to
say
‘ yes'
when
He
means


‘ no.'
He
always
does
exactly
what
He
says.
He
carries
out
and


fulfills
all
of
God's
promises,
no
matter
how
many
of
them
there


re;
and
we
have
told
everyone
how
faithful
He
is,
giving
glory
to
 His
name." 


a

God
never
takes
back
or
changes
His
promises.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Psalm
89:34,
TLB.
"No,
I
will
not
break
my
covenant;
I
will
not
take


back
one
word
of
what
I
said." 


None
of
God' s
promises
ever
fail.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Joshua
23:14,
 NIV.
"You
know
with
all
your
heart
and
soul
that
not
one
of
all
the
 good
promises
the
Lord
your
God
gave
you
has
failed.
Every
 promise
has
been
fulfilled;
not
one
has
failed." 


We
have
been
promised
et ernal
life.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
2:25,
 NIV.
"And
this
is
what
he
promised
us — even
eternal
life." 


God
can
do
the
impossible.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
18:27,
NIV.
 "Jesus
replied,
'What
is
impossible
with
men
is
possible
with
 God.'"


We
have
been
promise d
new
hearts
and
desires.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Ezekiel
36:26,
TLB.
"And
I
will
give
you
a
new
heart — I
will
give


you
new
and
right
desires — and
put
a
new
spirit
within
you.
I
will
 take
out
your
stony
hearts
of
sin
and
give
you
new
hearts
of
love." 


He
has
prom ised
forgiveness.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
1:9,
NIV.
"If
 we
confess
our
sins,
He
is
faithful
and
just
and
will
forgive
us
our
 sins
and
purify
us
from
all
unrighteousness." 


He
has
promised
the
fruit
of
the
Spirit.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Galatians
 5:22 -23,
NIV.
"But
the
fruit
of
the
Spirit
is
love,
joy,
peace,
 patience,
kindness,
goodness,
faithfulness,
gentleness
and
self - control." 


He
has
promised
deliverance
from
fear.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm


34:4,
NIV.
"I
sought
the
Lord,
and
He
answered
me;
He
delivered


me
from
all
my
fears."


God
has
promised
salvation
for
our
children.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Isaiah
49:25,
NIV.
"I
will
contend
with
those
who
contend
with
you,


and
your
children
I
will
save." 


We
are
promised
the
Holy
Spirit.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Luke
11:13,
 NIV.
"If
you
then,
though
you
are
evil,
know
how
to
give
good
gifts
 to
your
children,
how
much
more
will
your
Father
in
heaven
give
 the
Holy
Spirit
to
those
who
ask
Him!" 


All
of
our
needs
will
be
supplied.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Philippians


4:19,
NIV.
"And
my
God
will
meet
all
your
needs
according
to
His


glorious
riches
in
Christ
Jesus." 


No
good
thing
will
be
withheld.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
84:11,
 TLB.
"For
Jehovah
God
is
our
Light
and
our
Protector.
He
gives
us
 grace
and
glory.
No
good
thing
will
He
withhold
 from
those
who
 walk
along
his
paths." 


He
has
promised
wisdom.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
James
1:5,
NIV.
"If
 any
of
you
lacks
wisdom,
he
should
ask
God,
who
gives
 generously
to
all
without
finding
fault,
and
it
will
be
given
to
him." 


God
has
promised
peace.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Isaiah
26:3,
NIV.
"You
 will
keep
in
perfect
peace
him
whose
mind
is
steadfast,
because
 he
trusts
in
You." 


God
has
promised
escape
from
temptation.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I


Corinthians
10:13,
NIV.
"No
temptation
has
seized
you
except


what
is
com mon
to
man.
And
God
is
faithful;
He
will
not
let
you
be
 tempted
beyond
what
you
can
bear.
But
when
you
are
tempted,
 He
will
also
provide
a
way
out
so
that
you
can
stand
up
under
it." 


We
have
the
promise
of
health
and
healing.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Jeremiah
3 0:17,
NIV.
"But
I
will
restore
you
to
health
and
heal
your
 wounds." 


God
has
promised
protection
from
harm
and
danger.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Psalm
91:10,
NIV.
"Then
no
harm
will
befall
you,
no


disaster
will
come
near
your
tent." 


The
Bible
promises
that
the
d ead
will
live
again.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 John
5:28 - 29,
NIV.
"Do
not
be
amazed
at
this,
for
a
time
is
coming
 when
all
who
are
in
their
graves
will
hear
His
voice
and
come
 out — those
who
have
done
good
will
rise
to
live,
and
those
who
 have
done
evil
will
rise
 to
be
condemned." 


Jesus
has
promised
that
he
will
come
again.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 John
14:2 - 3,
TLB.
"There
are
many
homes
up
there
where
my
 Father
lives,
and
am
going
to
prepare
them
for
your
coming.
When
 everything
is
ready,
then
I
will
come
and
get
you,
 so
that
you
can
 always
be
with
Me
where
I
am." 


He
has
promised
an
end
to
death,
sorrow,
and
pain.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Revelation
21:4,
NIV.
"He
will
wipe
every
tear
from
their


eyes.
There
will
be
no
more
death
or
mourning
or
crying
or
pain,
 for
the
old
ord
eyes.
There
will
be
no
more
death
or
mourning
or
crying
or
pain,

for
the
old
ord er
of
things
has
passed
away." 

True
Israel
of
God

What
is
the
essence
of
being
a
true
Israelite?
It
is
not
literal

descent
from
Abraham,
but
faith
in
God.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Gal.
3:7

"Know
ye
therefore
that
they
which
are
of
faith,
the
same
are
the

chil d ren
of
Abraham."
Rom.
9:6 - 8,
"For
they
are
not
all
Israel

which
are
of
Israel;
neither
because
they
are
the
seed
of
Abraham

are
they
all
children…
but
the
children
of
promise
are
coun ted
for

the
seed." 

The
children
of
promise
are
those
who
put
their
faith 
in
Jesus.
It's

in
the
Bible:
Gal.
3:29
"And
if
you
are
Christ's,
then
you
are

Abraham's
seed
and
heirs
according
to
the
promi se" 

Whether
they
are
Jewish
or
Gentile,
God
regards
only
those
who

have
renewed
hearts
as
tru e
Israelites.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Rom.

2:28,29,
NKJV 
"For
he
is
not
a
Jew
which
is
one
outwardly,
nor
is

that
circumcision
which
is
outward
in
the
flesh;
but
he
is
a
Jew

which
is
one
inwardly,
and
circumcision
is
that
of
the
heart,
in
the

Spirit,
and
not
in
the
letter'
whose
praise
is
not
fro m
men
but 
from

God."
Philippians
3:3,
NKJV, 
"For
we
are
the
circumcision,
who

worship
God
in
the
Spirit,
rejoice
in
Christ
Jesus,
and
have
no

confidence
in
the
flesh."
 

God
has
a
special
covenant
with
those
who
are
true,
spiritual

Israelites.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Heb.
8:10 - 12 
"For
this
is
the
covenant

that
I
will
make
with
the
house
of
Israel…
says
the
Lord,
'I
will
put

My
laws
in
their
mind
and
write
them
on
their
hearts;
and
I
will
be

their
God,
and
they
shall
be
My
people.
None
of
them
shall
teach

his
nei ghbor
and
none
his
brother
saying,
"Know
the
Lord,"
for
all

shall
know
Me,
from
the
least
of
them
to
the
greatest
of
them.
For
I

will
be
merciful
to
their
unrighteousness,
and
their
sins
and
their

lawless
deeds,
I
will
rem ember
no
more." 
Compare
with
Jerem iah

31:31 - 34
and
Ezekiel
36:26 - 28. 

The
Bible
tells
us
the
spiritual.
characteristics
of
God's
spiritual

Israel.
They
are
a
morally
clean
people.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Psalm

73:1 
"Truly
God
is
good
to
Israel,
to
such
as
a
pure
in
heart." 
They

are
a
people
who 
are
spiritually
intim ate
with
God.
It's
in
the

Bible:
Psalm
148:14 
"He
has
exalted
the
horn
of
His
people,
the

praise
of
all
saints,
even
of
the
children
of
Israel,
a
pe ople
near
to

Him." 

They
are
a
completely
honest
people.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Isa.
63:7,8

"I
will
mention
the
lovingkindness
of
the
Lord
…
toward
the
house

of
Israel,
which
He
has
bestowed
on
them
according
to
His

mercies,
and
according
to
the
multitude
of
His
lovingkindnesses.

For
He
has
said,
Surely
they
are
My
people,
children
that
will
no t

lie:
so
He
was
their
Saviour."
Speaking
of
Nathaniel,
Jesus

declared,
John
1:47
"Behold
an
Israelite
indeed,
in
whom
is
no

guile!"
Also
see
Zephaniah
3:13. 

God's
True
Israelites
are
keenly
conscious
of
the
saving
merits
of

Christ's
blood.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Eph.
2:11- 13,19
"Wherefore

remember,
that
ye
being
in
time
past
Gentiles
in
the
flesh,
who
are

called
Uncircumcision
by
that
which
is
called
the
Circumcision
in

the
flesh
made
by
hands;
that
at
that
time
ye
were
without
Christ,

being
aliens
from
the
c ommonwealth
of
Israel,
and
strangers
from

the
covenants
of
promise,
having
no
hope,
and
without
God
in
the

world;
but
now
in
Christ
Jesus,
ye
who
were
sometimes
[once]
far

off
are
made
nigh
by
the
blood
of
Christ…
Now
therefore
ye
are

no
more
strangers
and 
foreigners,
but
fellowcitizens
with
the


saints,
and
of
the
household
of
God."
(see
verses
11 -22,
also
 Revelation
7:1 - 14.) 


The
true
Israel
of
God
have
been
regenerated
by
the
power
of


Christ's
cross;
they
are
held
in
the
grip
of
its
love
and
grace.
 It's
in


the
Bible:
Gal.
6:14- 16
"God
forbid
that
I
should
glory
save
in
the


cross
of
our
Lord
Jesus
Christ,
by
whom
the
world
is
crucified
unto


me,
and
unto
the
world.
For
in
Christ
Jesus
neither
circumcision
 availeth
anything,
nor
uncircumcision,
but
a
new
crea ture.
And
as
 many
as
walk
according
to
this
rule,
peace
be
on
them,
and
 mercy,
and
upon
the
Israel
of
God." 


Spiritual
Israelites
have
their
citizenship
registered
is
the
New
 Jerusalem
in
heaven. 
It's
in
the
Bible:
Heb.
13:14,
11:10"For
here
 we
have
no
con tinuing
city,
but
seek
one
to
come."
"A
city
which


hath
foundations
whose
builder
and
make
is
God."
Heb.
12:22


"But
ye
are
come
unto
mount
Sion,
and
unto
the
city
of
the
living
 God,
the
heavenly
Jerusalem,
and
to
an
innumerable
company
of
 angels."
This
is
 the
Jerusalem
Gal.
4:26
"above,
which
is
free,
the
 mother
of
us
all"
(i.e.,
all
who
have
faith
in
Christ
as
their
 Redeemer. 


When
God
creates
a
new
heaven
and
a
new
earth,
His
spiritual
 Israelites
will
then
inhabit
the
New
Jerusalem.
God
will
set
this
city 
 on
earth
and
make
it
the
spiritual
capital
of
the
Universe.
It
will
be
 a
city
of
peace
that
shall
never
be
touched
by
apostasy,
conflict,
 violence,
or
ungodliness
of
any
kind.
 It's
in
the
Bible:
Rev.
21:1- 4,27
"And
I
saw
a
new
heaven
and
a
new
earth:
for
 the
first
 heaven
and
the
first
earth
were
passed
away…
And
I
John
saw
 the
holy
city,
New
Jerusalem,
coming
down
from
God
out
of
 heaven,
prepared
as
bride
adorned
for
her
husband.
And
I
heard
a
 great
voice
out
of
heaven
saying,
Behold,
the
tabernacle
of
God 
is
 with
men,
and
He
will
dwell
with
them,
and
they
shall
be
His
 people,
and
God
Himself
shall
be
with
them,
and
be
their
God.
 And
God
shall
wipe
away
all
tears
from
their
eyes;
and
there
shall
 be
no
more
death,
neither
sorrow,
nor
crying,
neither
shall
th ere
 be
any
more
pain:
for
the
former
things
are
passed
away…
.
And
 there
shall
in
no
wise
enter
into
anything
that
defileth,
neither
 whatsoever
worketh
abomination,
or
maketh
a
lie:
but
they
which
 are
written
in
the
Lamb's
book
of
life." 


Though
respectful 
of
human
laws,
spiritual
Israelites
do
not
regard
 any
earthly
government
as
God's
supreme
representative.
Their
 spiritual
citizenship
and
paramount
affections
are
in
heaven.
 It’s
in


the
Bible,
Phil.
3:21
"For
our
citizenship
is
in
heaven,
from
which


we
al so
eagerly
wait
for
the
Saviour,
the
Lord
Jesus
Christ."
For,
1


Pet.
2:9
"You
are
a
chosen
generation,
a
royal
priesthood,
holy


nation,
His
own
special
people,
that
you
may
proclaim
the
praises
 of
Him
who
has
called
you
out
of
His
darkness
into
His
marvelo us
 light" 


But
God's
spiritual
Israel
does
not
to
despise
earthly
government.


It's
in
the
Bible:
Rom.
13:1
"Let
every
soul
be
subject
to
the


governing
authorities."
Yet
when
there
is
conflict
between
human
 law
and
divine
law,
it
is
written,
Acts
5:29
"We
o ught
to
obey
God
 rather
than
men." 


Love
to
God,
faith
in
Christ
as
a
personal
Saviour,
and
reception
 of
a
new
heart
that
gives
cheerful
and
willing
obedience
to
His
 laws
is
the
essence
of
being
a
True
Israelite.
The
names
of
all
 such
are
written
the
Lamb' s
book
of
Life.
We
have
seen
it
in
the
 Bible. 


Bad
Language


What
should
characterize
our
way
of
speaking?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Ephesians
5:4,
TLB.
"Dirty
stories,
foul
talk
and
coarse
jokes —

these
are
not
for
you.
Instead
remind
each
other
of
God's
 goodness

these
are
not
for
you.
Instead
remind
each
other
of
God's

goodness
 and
be
thankful!" 

One
of
the
commandments
forbids
the
misuse
of
God's
name.
 It's

in
the
Bible,
Exodus
20:
7,
TLB.
"You
shall
not
use
the
name
of

Jehovah
your
God
irreverently,
nor
use
it
to
swear
to
a
falsehood.

You
will
not
escape
punishment
if
you
do." 

God
asks
us
to
rid
ourselves
of
foul
language.
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Colossians
3:8,
NIV.
"But
now
you
must
rid
yourselves
of
all
such

things
as
these:
anger,
rage,
malice,
slander,
and
filthy
language

from
your
lips." 

What
we
believe
is
reflected
in
what
we 
say.
It's
in
the
Bible,

Proverbs
13:3,
NIV.
"He
who
guards
his
lips
guards
his
soul,
but

he
who
speaks
rashly
will
come
to
ruin."
Jesus'
followers
are
to
speak
with
care.

It's
in
the
Bible,

Colossians
4:6,
NIV.
"Let
your
conversation
be
always
full
of

gr ace,
seasoned
with
salt,
so
that
you
may
know
how
to
answer

everyone." 

Our
manner
of
speech
will
influence
others.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
1

Timothy
4:12,
NIV.
"Don't
let
anyone
look
down
on
you
because

you
are
young,
but
set
an
example
for
the
believers
in
sp eech,
in

life,
in
love,
in
faith
and
in
purity." 

Dating

What
kind
of
person
should
you
date?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
Timothy

2:22,
TLB.
"Run
from
anything
that
gives
you
the
evil
thoughts
that

young
men
often
have,
but
stay
close
to
anything
that
makes
you 

want
to
do
right.
Have
faith
and
love,
and
enjoy
the

companionship
of
those
who
love
the
Lord
and
have
pure
hearts." 

It
is
unwise
to
date
someone
who
doesn't
love
God.
 It's
in
the

Bible,
II
Corinthians
6:14 - 15,
TLB.
"Don't
be
teamed
with
those

who
do
not 
love
the
Lord,
for
what
do
the
people
of
God
have
in

common
with
the
people
of
sin?
How
can
light
live
with
darkness?

And
what
harmony
can
there
be
between
Christ
and
the
devil?

How
can
a
Christian
be
a
partner
with
one
who
doesn't
believe?"

Amos
3:3,
NKJV
says,
"Can
two
walk
together,
unless
they
are

agreed?" 

Don't
date
someone
who
claims
to
be
a
Christian
but
doesn't
live

it.
It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians
5:11,
TLB.
"What
I
meant
was

that
you
are
not
to
keep
company
with
anyone
who
claims
to
be
a

bro ther
Christian
but
indulges
in
sexual
sins,
or
is
greedy,
or
is
a

swindler,
or
worships
idols,
or
is
a
drunkard,
or
abusive.
Don't

even
eat
lunch
with
such
a
person." 

Avoid
dating
people
who
have
a
bad
temper.
 It's
in
the
Bible,

Proverbs
22:24,
TLB.
"Keep 
away
from
angry,
short - tempered

men,
lest
you
learn
to
be
like
them
and
endanger
your
soul." 

Don't
date
a
lazy
Christian.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
Thessalonians
3:6,

TLB.
"Now
here
is
a
command,
dear
brothers,
given
in
the
name

of
our
Lord
Jesus
Christ
by
h is
authority:
Stay
away
from
any

Christian
who
spends
his
days
in
laziness
and
does
not
follow
the

ideal
of
hard
work
we
set
up
for
you." 

Inner
beauty
counts
the
most.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Peter
3:4,
TLB.

"Be
beautiful
inside,
in
your
hearts,
with
the
las ting
charm
of
a

gentle
and
quiet
spirit
that
is
so
precious
to
God." 


Date
someone
with
a
good
attitude.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans
 15:5 - 6,
TLB.
"May
God
who
gives
patience,
steadiness,
and
 encouragement
help
you
to
live
in
complete
harmony
with
each


other — each
with
the
attitude
of
Christ
toward
the
other." 


Date
someone
who
encourages
you
and
is
supportive.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Philippians
2:1 - 2,
TLB.
"Is
there
any
such
thing
as
 Christians
cheering
each
other
up?
Do
you
love
me
enough
to
 want
to
help
me?
Does 
it
mean
anything
to
you
that
we
are
 brothers
in
the
Lord,
sharing
the
same
Spirit?
Are
your
hearts
 tender
and
sympathetic
at
all?
Then
make
me
truly
happy
by
 loving
each
other,
working
together
with
one
heart
and
mind
and
 purpose. 


In
a
dating
relationshi p
don't
be
exclusive — care
about
others
too.


It's
in
the
Bible,
Philippians
2:4,
TLB.
"Don't
just
think
about
your


own
affairs,
but
be
interested
in
others,
too,
and
in
what
they
are
 doing." 


Let
the
relationship
progress
step
by
step.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
II
 Peter
1:6 - 7,
TLB.
"Next,
learn
to
put
aside
your
own
desires
so
 that
you
will
become
patient
and
godly,
gladly
letting
God
have
his
 way
with
you.
This
will
make
possible
the
next
step,
which
is
for
 you
to
enjoy
other
people
and
to
like
them,
and
finally
y ou
will
 grow
to
love
them
deeply." 


What
to
avoid
on
dates.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans
13:13,
TLB.
"Be
 decent
and
true
in
everything
you
do
so
that
all
can
approve
your
 behavior.
Don't
spend
your
time
in
wild
parties
and
getting
drunk
 or
in
adultery
and
lus t,
or
fighting,
or
jealousy." 


Dating
should
not
include
a
sexual
relationship.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I


Corinthians
6:13,18,
TLB.
"But
sexual
sin
is
never
right:
our
bodies


were
not
made
for
that,
but
for
the
Lord…That
is
why
I
say
to
run
 from
sex
sin.
No
oth er
sin
affects
the
body
as
this
one
does.
When
 you
sin
this
sin
it
is
against
your
own
body." 


Keep
yourself
pure.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
John
3:3,
TLB.
"And
 everyone
who
really
believes
this
will
try
to
stay
pure
because
 Christ
is
pure." 


To
keep
from
hurti ng
ourselves,
sexual
desires
and
activities
must
 be
placed
under
Christ's
control.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Thessalonians
 4:3 - 5,
TLB.
"For
God
wants
you
to
be
holy
and
pure
and
to
keep
 clear
of
all
sexual
sin
so
that
each
of
you
will
marry
in
holiness
and
 hono r — not
in
lustful
passion
as
the
heathen
do,
in
their
ignorance
 of
God
and
his
ways." 


If
you
have
already
gone
too
far
physically,
what
should
you
do? 


First,
acknowledge
your
sin.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
51:2 - 4,
TLB.
 "Oh,
wash
me,
cleanse
me
from
this
gu ilt.
Let
me
be
pure
again.
 For
I
admit
my
shameful
deed — it
haunts
me
day
and
night." 


Second,
Ask
forgiveness
for
your
sin — God
says
you
can
start
 over
again.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
51:7 - 12,
TLB.
"Sprinkle
me
 with
the
cleansing
blood
and
I
shall
be
clean
 again.
Wash
me
and
 I
shall
be
whiter
than
snow.
And
after
You
have
punished
me,
give
 me
back
my
joy
again.
Don't
keep
looking
at
my
sins — erase
them
 from
Your
sight.
Create
in
me
a
new,
clean
heart,
O
God,
filled
 with
clean
thoughts
and
right
desires.
Don't 
toss
me
aside,
 banished
forever
from
Your
presence.
Don't
take
Your
Holy
Spirit
 from
me.
Restore
to
me
again
the
joy
of
Your
salvation,
and
make
 me
willing
to
obey
You." 


Third,
Believe
that
God
has
indeed
forgiven
you
and
quit
feeling
 guilty.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
32:1 - 6,
TLB.
"What
happiness
for
 those
whose
guilt
has
been
forgiven!
What
joys
when
sins
are
 covered
over!
What
relief
for
those
who
have
confessed
their
sins
 and
God
has
cleared
their
record.
There
was
a
time
when
I
 wouldn't
admit
what
a
si nner
I
was.
But
my
dishonesty
made
me


miserable
and
filled
my
days
with
frustration.
All
day
and
all
night
 Your
hand
was
heavy
on
me.
My
strength
evaporated
like
water
 on
a
sunny
day
until
I
finally
admitted
all
my
sins
to
You
and
 stopped
trying
to
hide
th em.
I
said
to
myself,
'I
will
confess
them
to
 the
Lord.'
And
You
forgave
me!
All
my
guilt
is
gone.
Now
I
say
that
 each
believer
should
confess
his
sins
to
God
when
he
is
aware
of
 them,
while
there
is
time
to
be
forgiven.
Judgment
will
not
touch
 him
if
he
d oes.
You
are
my
hiding
place
from
every
storm
of
life;
 You
even
keep
me
from
getting
into
trouble!
You
surround
me
with
 songs
of
victory." 


God
has
a
mate
for
you.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Genesis
2:18,
TLB.


"And
the
Lord
God
said,
'It
isn ’ t
good
for
man
to
be
a lone;
I
will
 make
a
companion
for
him,
a
helper
suited
to
his
needs.'" 


Ask
the
Lord
for
a
mate.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
19:14,
TLB.
"A


father
can
give
his
sons
homes
and
riches,
but
only
the
Lord
can
 give
them
understanding
wives." 


God
will
give
you
 your
heart's
desires.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm


37:4
and
Matthew
6:8,
TLB.
"Be
delighted
with
the
Lord.
Then
He


will
give
you
all
your
heart's
desires."
"Remember,
your
Father
 knows
exactly
what
you
need
before
you
ask
Him!" 


Fear
of
the
Lord


One
of
God's
requirements
is
to
fear
Him
(that
is
to
respect
and
 reverence
Him).
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Deuteronomy
10:12 - 13,
NIV.
 "And
now,
O
Israel,
what
does
the
Lord
your
God
ask
of
you
but
to
 fear
the
Lord
your
God,
to
walk
in
all
His
ways,
to
love
Him,
to
 serve
the
L ord
your
God
with
all
your
heart
and
with
all
your
soul,
 and
to
observe
the
Lord's
commands
and
decrees
that
I
am
giving
 you
today
for
your
own
good?" 


God
teaches
those
who
fear
Him.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
25:12,
 TLB.
"Where
is
the
man
who
fears
the
Lor d?
God
will
teach
him
 how
to
choose
the
best." 


Fearing
God
brings
wisdom.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
9:10,
NIV.
 "The
fear
of
the
Lord
is
the
beginning
of
wisdom,
and
knowledge
 of
the
Holy
One
is
understanding." 


The
fear
of
the
Lord
is
more
valuable
than 
wealth.
 It's
in
the


Bible,
Proverbs
15:16,
NIV.
"Better
a
little
with
the
fear
of
the
Lord


than
great
wealth
with
turmoil." 


The
fear
of
the
Lord
provides
a
refuge
for
children.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Proverbs
14:26 - 27,
NIV.
"He
who
fears
the
Lord
has
a
 secur e
fortress,
and
for
his
children
it
will
be
a
refuge.
The
fear
of
 the
Lord
is
a
fountain
of
life,
turning
a
man
from
the
snares
of
 death." 


Friendship
&
Relationships


Our
relationships
with
others
should
not
compromise
our
faith.
 It's


in
the
Bible,
II
Corinthians
6:14,
TLB.
"Don't
be
teamed
with
those


who
do
not
love
the
Lord,
for
what
do
the
people
of
God
have
in
 common
with
the
people
of
sin?
How
can
light
live
with
darkness?" 


Our
relationships
with
others
are
made
possible
through
Jesus.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Ephesians
2:21 - 22,
TLB.
"We
who
believe
are
 carefully
joined
together
with
Christ
as
parts
of
a
beautiful,
 constantly
growing
temple
for
God.
And
you
also
are
joined
with
 Him
and
with
each
other
by
the
Spirit
and
are
part
of
this
dwelling
 place
of
God ."


We
become
like
the
people
we
associate
with.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Proverbs
13:20,
NIV.
"He
who
walks
with
the
wise
grows
wise,
but


a
companion
of
fools
suffers
harm."

Real
friendship
involves
loyalty.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
17:17,
 TLB.
"A
true
friend
is
always
loyal,
and
a
brother
is
born
to
help
in
 time
of
need." 


The
best
friend
to
have
is
Jesus.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
John
15:15,
 NIV.
"I
no
longer
call
you
servants,
because
a
servant
does
not
 know
his
master's
business.
Instead,
I
have
called
you
fri ends,
for
 everything
that
I
learned
from
My
Father
I
have
made
known
to
 you." 


Choose
friends
who
love
the
Lord
and
have
pure
hearts.
 It's
in


the
Bible,
II
Timothy
2:22,
TLB.
Run
from
anything
that
gives
you


the
evil
thoughts
that
young
men
often
have,
but 
stay
close
to
 anything
that
makes
you
want
to
do
right.
Have
faith
and
love,
and
 enjoy
the
companionship
of
those
who
love
the
Lord
and
have
 pure
hearts." 


What
characteristics
make
you
a
good
friend?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Philippians
2:3 - 4,
TLB.
"Don't
be
selfish;
don't
live
to
make
a
good
 impression
on
others.
Be
humble,
thinking
of
others
as
better
than
 yourself.
Don't
just
think
about
your
own
affairs,
but
be
interested
 in
others,
too,
and
in
what
they
are
doing." 


Gossip
can
destroy
friendships.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
16:28,
 NIV.
"A
gossip
separates
close
friends. 


Friends
are
worth
keeping.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Proverbs
27:9 - 10,
 TLB.
"Never
abandon
a
friend — either
yours
or
your
father's.
Then
 you
won't
need
to
go
to
a
distant
relative
for
help
in
your 
time
of
 need." 


A
friend
cares
enough
to
be
honest
with
you
even
if
it
hurts.
 It's
in


the
Bible,
Proverbs
27:6,
TLB.
"Wounds
from
a
friend
are
better


than
kisses
from
an
enemy!" 


Enemies 


How
does
God
expect
us
to
treat
our
enemies?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Luk e
6:27 - 36,
TLB.
"Listen,
all
of
you.
Love
your
enemies.
Do
 good
to
those
who
hate
you.
Pray
for
the
happiness
of
those
who
 curse
you;
implore
God's
blessing
on
those
who
hurt
you.
If
 someone
slaps
you
on
one
cheek,
let
him
slap
the
other
too!
If
 someone
de mands
your
coat,
give
him
your
shirt
besides.
Give
 what
you
have
to
anyone
who
asks
you
for
it;
and
when
things
are
 taken
away
from
you,
don't
worry
about
getting
them
back.
Treat
 others
as
you
want
them
to
treat
you.
Do
you
think
you
deserve
 credit
for
me rely
loving
those
who
love
you?
Even
the
godless
do
 that!
And
if
you
do
good
only
to
those
who
do
you
good — is
that
so
 wonderful?
Even
sinners
do
that
much!
And
if
you
lend
money
 only
to
those
who
can
repay
you,
what
good
is
that?
Even
the
 most
wicked
will
 lend
to
their
own
kind
for
full
return!
Love
your
 enemies!
Do
good
to
them!
Lend
to
them!
And
don't
be
concerned
 about
the
fact
that
they
won't
repay.
Then
your
reward
from
 heaven
will
be
very
great,
and
you
will
truly
be
acting
as
sons
of
 God:
for
He
is
kind
to
the
unthankful
and
to
those
who
are
very
 wicked.
Try
to
show
as
much
compassion
as
your
Father
does." 


An
enemy
should
be
treated
honorably.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Matthew


5:25,
TLB.
"Come
to
terms
quickly
with
your
enemy
before
it
is
too


late
and
he
dr ags
you
into
court
and
you
are
thrown
into
a
debtor's
 cell." 


Don't
be
happy
when
your
enemy
has
problems.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Proverbs
24:17 - 18,
TLB.
"Do
not
rejoice
when
your
enemy
meets


trouble.
Let
there
be
no
gladness
when
he
falls — For
the
Lord
may
 be
 displeased
with
you
and
stop
punishing
him!" 


What
does
"heaping
coals
of
fire"
mean?
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Romans
12:20,
TLB.
"Instead,
feed
your
enemy
if
he
is
hungry.
If


he
is
thirsty
give
him
something
to
drink
and
you
will
be
'heaping
 coals
of
fire
on
hi s
head.'
In
other
words,
he
will
feel
ashamed
of
 himself
for
what
he
has
done
to
you." 


God
promises
protection
from
my
enemies.
 It's
in
the
Bible,


Psalm
18:48,
TLB.
"He
rescues
me
from
my
enemies;
He
holds


me
safely
out
of
their
reach
and
saves
me
from
th ese
powerful
 opponents." 


Revenge

Revenge
should
be
left
in
God's
hands.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Romans


12:19,
NIV.
"Do
not
take
revenge,
my
friends,
but
leave
room
for


God's
wrath,
for
it
is
written:
'It
is
Mine
to
avenge;
I
will
repay,'
 says
the
Lord."
Prove rbs
20:22,
NIV.
"Do
not
say,
'I’ ll
pay
you
back
 for
this
wrong!'
Wait
for
the
Lord,
and
He
will
deliver
you." 


We
should
resist
revenge
in
favor
of
love.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Matthew
5:38 - 39,
TLB.
"The
law
of
Moses
says,
'If
a
man
gouges
 out
another's
eye,
h e
must
pay
with
his
own
eye.
If
a
tooth
gets
 knocked
out,
knock
out
the
tooth
of
the
one
who
did
it.'
But
I
say:
 Don't
resist
violence!
If
you
are
slapped
on
one
cheek,
turn
the
 other
too." 


Do
not
be
happy
when
your
enemy
stumbles.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
 Prov erbs
24:17 - 18,
NIV.
"Do
not
gloat
when
your
enemy
falls;
 when
he
stumbles,
do
not
let
your
heart
rejoice,
or
the
Lord
will
 see
and
disapprove
and
turn
his
wrath
away
from
him." 


Protection


We
can
go
to
God
for
protection.
It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
18:2,


NI V.
"The
Lord
is
my
rock,
my
fortress
and
my
deliverer;
my
God
 is
my
rock,
in
whom
I
take
refuge.
He
is
my
shield
and
the
horn
of
 my
salvation,
my
stronghold." 


Jesus
followers
will
not
suffer
spiritual
or
eternal
loss.
 It's
in
the
 Bible,
Luke
21:17 - 19,
NIV.
"All
men
will
hate
you
because
of
Me.
 But
not
a
hair
of
your
head
will
perish.
By
standing
firm
you
will
 save
yourselves." 


God
is
always
ready
to
help.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
46:1 - 3,
TLB.
 "God
is
our
refuge
and
strength,
a
tested
help
in
times
of
trou ble.
 And
so
we
need
not
fear
even
if
the
world
blows
up,
and
the
 mountains
crumble
into
the
sea.
Let
the
oceans
roar
and
foam;
let
 the
mountains
tremble!" 


God
doesn't
promise
a
world
free
of
danger,
but
He
promises
to
 help
when
we
face
it. It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalm
91,
TLB.
"We
live
 within
the
shadow
of
the
Almighty,
sheltered
by
the
God
who
is
 above
all
gods.
This
I
declare,
that
He
alone
is
my
refuge,
my
 place
of
safety;
He
is
my
God,
and
I
am
trusting
Him.
For
He
 rescues
you
from
every
trap,
and
protects 
you
from
the
fatal
 plague.
He
will
shield
you
with
his
wings!
They
will
shelter
you.
His
 faithful
promises
are
your
armor.
Now
you
don't
need
to
be
afraid
 of
the
dark
any
more,
nor
fear
the
dangers
of
the
day;
nor
dread
 the
plagues
of
darkness,
nor
disast ers
in
the
morning. 

 Though
a
thousand
fall
at
my
side,
though
ten
thousand
are
dying
 around
me,
the
evil
will
not
touch
me.
I
will
see
how
the
wicked
are
 punished
but
I
will
not
share
it.
For
Jehovah
is
my
refuge!
I
choose
 the
God
above
all
gods
to
shelte r
me.
How
then
can
evil
overtake
 me
or
any
plague
come
near?
For
He
orders
his
angels
to
protect


you
wherever
you
go.
They
will
steady
you
with
their
hands
to
 keep
you
from
stumbling
against
the
rocks
on
the
trail.
You
can
 safely
meet
a
lion
or
step
on
poi sonous
snakes,
yes,
even
trample
 them
beneath
your
feet! 
 For
the
Lord
says,
'Because
he
loves
Me,
I
will
rescue
him;
I
will
 make
him
great
because
he
trusts
in
My
name.
When
he
calls
on
 Me
I
will
answer;
I
will
be
with
him
in
trouble,
and
rescue
him
and
 ho nor
him.
I
will
satisfy
him
with
a
full
life
and
give
him
My
 salvation."

Suicide


Regardless
of
how
dark
the
future
may
appear
to
you
right
now,
 remember,
God
will
never
abandon
you.
 It's
In
the
Bible,
II
 Corinthians
4:8 - 9
TLB,
"We
are
pressed
on
every
si de
by
troubles,
 but
not
crushed
and
broken.
We
are
perplexed
because
we
don't
 know
why
things
happen
as
they
do,
but
we
don't
give
up
and
quit.
 We
are
hunted
down,
but
God
never
abandons
us.
We
get
 knocked
down,
but
we
get
up
again
and
keep
going." 


You
ar e
of
great
value
to
God.
It's
In
the
Bible,
Luke
12:6 - 7,
TLB.
 "What
is
the
price
of
five
sparrows?
A
couple
of
pennies?
Not
 much
more
than
that.
Yet
God
does
not
forget
a
single
one
of
 them.
And
he
knows
the
number
of
hairs
on
your
head!
Never
 fear,
you
ar e
far
more
valuable
to
Him
than
a
whole
flock
of
 sparrows." 


God
cares
about
you
and
is
thinking
of
you
constantly.
 It's
In
the
 Bible,
Psalm
139:17 - 18,
TLB.
"How
precious
it
is,
Lord,
to
realize
 that
you
are
thinking
about
me
constantly!
I
can't
even
count 
how
 many
times
a
day
your
thoughts
turn
towards
me.
And
when
I
 waken
in
the
morning,
you
are
still
thinking
of
me!" 


You
have
been
promised
a
marvelous
future.
 It's
In
the
Bible,


Jeremiah
29:11,
TLB.
"For
I
know
the
plans
I
have
for
you,
says


the
Lord.
Th ey
are
plans
for
good
and
not
for
evil,
to
give
you
a
 future
and
a
hope." 


Jesus
will
help
you
when
your
burdens
are
too
heavy
to
bear.
 It's


In
the
Bible,
Psalm
55:22,
NKJV.
"Cast
your
burden
on
the
Lord,


and
He
shall
sus tain
you;"
Matthew
11:28 - 30,
NLT 
says,
"Then
 Jesus
said,
“Come
to
me,
all
of
you
who
are
weary
and
carry
 heavy
burdens,
and
I
will
give
you
rest.
Take
my
yoke
upon
you.
 Let
me
teach
you,
because
I
am
humble
and
gentle
at
heart,
and
 you
will
find
rest
for
your
souls.
For
my
yoke
is
easy
to
b ear,
and
 the
burden
I
give
you
is
light. "


You
are
not
alone
in
thinking
about
wanting
to
die.
Several
men
in
 the
Bible
felt
the
same
way.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Numbers
11:14 - 15,
 NLT .
Moses
said,
"I
can’t
carry
all
these
people
by
myself!
The
 load
is
far
too
 heavy!
If
this
is
how
you
intend
to
treat
me,
just
go
 ahead
and
kill
me.
Do
me
a
favor
and
spare
me
this
misery! "
An
 event
in
the
story
of
Elijah
is
 recorded
in
I
Kings
19:3 - 4,
NLT.
 "Elijah
was
afraid
and
fled
for
his
life.
He
went
to
Beersheba,
a
 town
in
 Judah,
and
he
left
his
servant
there.
Then
he
went
on
 alone
into
the
wilderness,
traveling
all
day.
He
sat
down
under
a
 solitary
broom
tree
and
prayed
that
he
might
die.
“I
have
had
 enough,
Lord,”
he
said.
“Take
my
life,
for
I
am
no
better
than
my
 ancestor s
who
have
already
died "


If
you
feel
overcome
with
fear,
God
will
help
you,
 It's
In
the
Bible,
 Isaiah
41: 9 - 10,
NLT 
"I
have
called
you
back
from
the
ends
of
the
 earth, 
saying,
‘You
are
my
servant.’
For
I
have
chosen
you
and
will
 not
throw
you
away.
Don’t
b e
afraid,
for
I
am
with
you.
Don’t
be
 discouraged,
for
I
am
your
God.
I
will
strengthen
you
and
help
you.
 I
will
hold
you
up
with
my
victorious
right
hand. ” 
Joshua
1:9,
TLB
 says,
"Yes,
be
bold
and
strong!
Banish
fear
and
doubt!
For


remember,
the
Lord
your
 God
is
with
you
wherever
you
go." 


in
God's
sight." 


God
will
never
forsake
you
even
if
everyone
else
has.
 It's
In
the


Real
beauty
is
not
self - centered.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Timothy
2:9-

Bible,
Psalm
9:10,
NIV.
"Those
who
know
your
name
will
trust
in


10,
NIV.
"I
also
want
women
to
dress
modestly,
with
decency
and


You,
for
you,
Lord,
have
never
forsaken
those
who
seek
You

"


propriety,
not
with
braided
hair
or
gold
or
pearls
or
expensive


Psalms
46:1 - 3,
TLB
says,
"God
is
our
refuge
and
strength,
a
 tested
help
in
times
of
trouble.
And
so
we
need
not
fear
even
if
the
 world
blows
up,
and
the
mountains
crumble
into
the
sea.
Let
the


clothes,
but
with
good
deeds,
appropriate
for
women
who
profe ss
 to
worship
God." 


oceans
roar
and
foam;
let
the
mountains
tremble!" 


Real
beauty
is
found
in
the
Lord.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Psalms
90:17,
 NKJV
"And
let
the
beauty
of
the
Lord
our
God
be
upon
us … "


God
offers
you
peace
of
heart
and
mind.
 It's
In
the
Bible,
John


14:27,
NKJV
"Peace
I
leave
with
you,
My
peace
I
give
to
you;
not


Don't
judge
others
by
appearance.
Remember
that
God
looks


as
the
world
gives
do
I
give
to
you.
Let
not
your
heart
be
troubled,


beyond
that.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Samuel
16:7,
NIV.
"The
Lord
said


neither
let
it
be
afraid."
Isaiah
26:3,
NKJV
says,
"You
will
keep
him


to
Samuel,
"Do
not
consider
his
appearance
or
his
height,
for
I


in
perfect
peace,
whose
mind 
is
stayed
on
You,
because
he
trusts


have
rejected
him.
The
Lord
does
not
look
at
the
things
man
looks


in
You."
John
16:33
says,
"I
have
told
you
all
this
so
that
you
will


at.
Man
looks
at
the
outward
appearance,
but
the
Lord
looks
at
the


have
peace
of
heart
and
mind.
Here
on
earth
you
will
have
many
 trials
and
sorrows;
but
cheer
up,
for
I
have
overcome
the
world." 


heart." 


With
God's
help,
kee p
your
heart
and
mind
focused
on
positive
 thoughts,
 It's
In
the
Bible,
Philippians
4:8,
"And
now,
brothers
 [and
sisters],
as
I
close
this
letter
let
me
say
this
one
more
thing:
 Fix
your
thoughts
on
what
is
true
and
good
and
right.
Think
about
 things
that
a re
pure
and
lovely,
and
dwell
on
the
fine,
good
things
 in
others.
Think
about
all
you
can
praise
God
for
and
be
glad
 about." 


Life- Style 
&
Appearance 


Our
witness
is
tied
with
our
appea rance.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
1


Timothy
2:9,
10,
NEB.
"Woman
again
must
dress
in
becoming


manner,
modestly
and
soberly,
not
with
elaborate
hairstyles,
not
 decked
out
with
gold
or
pearls,
or
expensive
clothes,
but
with
good
 deeds,
as
befits
women
who
claim
to
b e
religious." 
1
Peter
3:3,
4,
 NIV
says,
"Your
beauty
should
not
come
from
outward
adornment,
 such
as
braided
hair
and
the
wearing
of
gold
jewelry
and
fine
 clothes.
Instead,
it
should
be
that
of
your
inner
self,
the
unfading
 beauty
of
a
gentle
and
quiet
spi rit,
which
is
of
great
worth
in
God's
 sight." 


Our
life - style
should
be
disciplined.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Corinthians


Worldliness


9:24 - 25,
TLB.
"In
a
race,
everyone 
runs
but
only
one
person
gets


first
prize.
So
run
your
race
to
win.
To
win
the
contest
you
must


If
you
love
God
worldly
things
won't
have
much
appeal.
 It's
in
the


deny
yourselves
many
things
that
would
keep
you
from
doing
your


Bible,
I
John
2:15-

17,
TLB.
"Stop
loving
this
evil
world
and
all
that


best.
An
athlete
goes
to
all
this
trouble
just
to
win
a
blue
ribbon
or


it
offers
you,
for
when
you
love
these
things
you
show
that 
you
do


a
silver
cup,
but
we
do
 it
for
a
heavenly
reward
that
never
 disappears." 


not
really
love
God;
for
all
these
worldly
things,
these
evil
 desires — the
craze
for
sex,
the
ambition
to
buy
everything
that
 appeals
to
you,
and
the
pride
that
comes
from
wealth
and


Our
life - style
should
be
consistent
with
God's
Word.
 It's
in
the


importance — these
are
not
from
God.
They
are
from
this
evil
world


Bible,
II
Timothy
2:15,
TLB.
"Work
hard
so
God
can
say
to
you,


i

tself.
And
this
world
is
fading
away,
and
these
evil,
forbidden


'Well
done. ’ 
Be
a
good
workman,
one
who
does
not
need
to
be
 ashamed
when
God
e xamines
your
work.
Know
what
His
Word
 says
and
means."

things
will
go
with
it,
but
whoever
keeps
doing
the
will
of
God
will
 live
forever." 


What
kind
of
beauty
is
really
worth
having?
Real
beauty
is
inside
 the
person
and
affects
others
positively.
 It's
in
the
Bible,
I
Peter
 3:3 - 4,
NIV.
"Your
beauty
should
not
come
from
outward
 adornment,
 such
as
braided
hair
and
the
wearing
of
gold
jewelry
 and
fine
clothes.
Instead,
it
should
be
that
of
your
inner
self,
the
 unfading
beauty
of
a
gentle
and
quiet
spirit,
which
is
of
great
worth
 in
God's
sight." 


You
cannot
enjoy
worldly
pleasures
and
be
a
friend
of
God.
 It's
in
 the
Bible,
James
4:4,
TLB.
"You
are
like 
an
unfaithful
wife
who
 loves
her
husband's
enemies.
Don ’ t
you
realize
that
making
 friends
with
God's
enemies — the
evil
pleasures
of
this
world — makes
you
an
enemy
of
God?
I
say
it
again,
that
if
your
aim
is
to
 enjoy
the
evil
pleasure
of
the
unsaved
world,
y ou
cannot
also
be
a
 friend
of
God." 


What
kind
of
activities
are
wrong?
 It's
in
the
Bible,
Galatians


Real
beauty
is
not
self - centered.