We Believe

The most important command that we have been given is to love one another just as Jesus loved us (John 13:34). The most important doctrinal statement that we have is that we are committed to walking in the love of Christ, by which all men will know that we are His disciples. The love of God expressed through our lives is the proof that we have passed from death unto life (John 13:35, 1 John 3:14). It is not possible to express the love of God unless we have been washed in the blood of Jesus Christ and born of the Holy Spirit. Once we are washed with the water of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, we will have the fruits of the Spirit in all goodness, righteousness, and truth (Titus 3:5, Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 5:2, 9).

Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment (Hebrews 6:1-2).

 

Statement of Doctrines

The following is merely a highlight of such doctrines - which we believe and practice - for the Bible truly is an inexhaustible book!

The Bible The Power
The Blood The Church
The Only Begotten Son The Resurrection and Eternal Judgment
The Holy Spirit The Confession
The Power of Sin and Death Summary of Doctrines
God the Father, the Word (Son), and the Holy Spirit Footnotes

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God[1], personally inspired by God, and delivered to us by the Holy Spirit[2] as He moved on holy men[3] of God. It is the Word of God, not historical Christian theology, that should be the source of all that we believe[4] and do. We believe that the practice of the Word is as important as knowing the Word intellectually. Those who only hear the Word are not justified[5] - we must be hearers and doers of the Word to be justified. The reality of justification by “doing the Word” does not in any way infringe upon justification by faith[6]. For indeed, without faith, which is a gift of grace[7] that functions by the Holy Spirit, there would be no power[8] or ability to be a doer of the Word. Faith as a noun[9] describes the very power of God at work - the same power that framed the heavens by God’s spoken word. There is only one faith[10], and a measure of that faith has been given to every man. Without God’s faith being active in our lives, it is impossible for us to please God - it is by faith that men work righteousness, and thereby through faith are men justified. The kind of righteousness and purity that God desires of man is only possible by the faith of Jesus at work in us by the Holy Spirit[11]. This kind of faith is imparted to us by the Word of God, and works in our life by love. It is not human love that we speak of, but divine love - the love that is the fruit of the Spirit and imparted to us by His divine nature, which we received when we were begotten of Him. The Word of God is powerful and living - by the spoken Word of God, everything came into existence[12]. It is also by the Word of God, His incorruptible seed, that we have been born of God as a new creature. We believe that the Word of God has been preserved[13] since the time that it was delivered to man. It has been kept by the watchful protection of the almighty God, and has been preserved against every attempt to be corrupted. We believe that everyone will be judged[14] by the Word of God, and that His Word will remain unchanged forever. We believe that it is a very serious offense to either add to the Word or to take away[15] from it.

The Blood

We believe that the redemption of man is only possible through the blood[16] of Jesus Christ, for without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness[17]. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can wash away sin[18] and remove the power of death[19]. The wages of sin is death, and the blood of Jesus Christ represents the just execution of all our sins, for He bore our sins in His own body for this purpose. It is by Christ Jesus’s death and resurrection that we have been delivered from the power of Satan. He became a curse[20] for us and offered His life to ransom us from death and sin by dying on the cross[21]. Although He never knew sin, He became the sin sacrifice so that we might be made the righteousness of God[22] in Him. Therefore, if He can love us so much as to become our sin offering, surely through His love that He has placed in us we can love Him enough to walk in righteousness - for He has made us and empowered us to be righteous. At the cross, He destroyed the one who had the power of death - the Devil[23]. Jesus was more than our Substitute and Representative on the cross, for indeed we died with Him, and therefore we confess that we are crucified with Christ. We believe that His blood has so absolutely cleansed us from all sin that our conscience[24] is void of offense. We believe that faith in His blood must result in assurance, boldness, and confidence[25] in our relationship with God. His blood is the new covenant between God and man. We are to eat His flesh[26] and drink His blood that we may have eternal life. The act of eating His flesh and drinking His blood is a proclamation of our surrendered will to Him and our continual abiding[27] in Him. In commemoration of Jesus Christ, Who is our Passover, we receive the elements of communion[28] as the apostles did on the night that Jesus was handed over. We do this to make known His death - thus we receive the fruit of the vine and the unleavened bread, declaring that by His blood and body we have been redeemed! We also take the elements of communion to testify of our spiritual fellowship with Him, and that we presently live by Him and through Him. The only way that we may come into the holies of holies before the almighty God is by the blood of Jesus. We are commanded to come boldly by His blood[29]. We may come boldly, because our conscience has been purged of all offense by the blood of Jesus. Our spirits and souls have been cleansed of every stain of sin by His blood. His blood has cleansed us from all unrighteousness, and has washed us from all our sins. Through His death, our sins were carried away, even as the scape-goat typified the carrying away of the sins of Israel on the Day of Atonement. His dead body lay in the grave for three days and three nights while He went down into Hell. On the third day, He arose from the dead with the keys of death and Hell. Jesus Christ is now the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, having been exalted to the right hand of the Father. It is through His resurrection that we have received resurrection life, whereby we walk in newness of life. Without the resurrection, we are still dead in our sins[30].

The Only Begotten Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal God, Who was incarnated into flesh[31], being conceived by the Holy Spirit. He was born of a virgin girl[32] who had never known a man. It was at this time that He became the Son of God, according to the Scripture, “This day have I begotten You.” He was born in Bethlehem of Judah, of the house of David. We believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son[33] of the Father, Who lived a perfect and sinless life to be both our example and our sin offering. Jesus Christ is and was the eternal God, Who was the Word[34], and was with God, and was God. In His eternal position as God the Word, He created[35] everything - yet He emptied himself of His power and glory and took on the form of a servant[36] to be our Lamb. He is the pattern[37] Son Whom we are to follow. He was manifested in the flesh, and condemned sin[38] in the flesh, destroying its power over man at the cross. He was declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of Holiness[39].

The Holy Spirit

We believe that unless a man is born from above[40], he cannot understand nor enter into the Kingdom of God. The only possible way to be born from above is to be born of the Spirit. Being born of the Spirit is a real event that takes place when a person calls upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the only way that we can do that which Father desires us to do[41] is by the Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person Who is to be adored and worshipped as God. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Paraclete[42], Who is like Jesus, Whom He promised to send. The Holy Spirit is the One Who transmits everything that Jesus has for us. He is the One Who testifies of Jesus and glorifies Him[43]. We must have the witness of the Holy Spirit in our lives, for as many as are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God[44]. We believe that all of the fruits and gifts of God function in our lives by the Holy Spirit, and therefore we must yield ourselves to Him to walk in righteousness[45]. The only access that we have to the Father is by the Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Father desires us to worship Him in Spirit and truth[46]. We are baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. We believe that every person should be baptized in water as a testimony that we have been buried with Christ, baptized into the body of Christ, and baptized into the Holy Spirit [47].

The Power of Sin and Death

Sin came into the world by one man, Adam, and as a consequence, both spiritual and physical death laid claim to mankind. As a result, the power of sin and death came to govern all men. The nature of sin and the penalty of eternal death were passed to all of Adam’s descendents, which is all of mankind. Therefore, it is necessary for all men to be redeemed[48]. Because of the reign of sin, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The penalty for sin is eternal death, which is an everlasting condemnation to Hell. Once the sinner has called upon the name of the Lord Jesus, he is delivered from the dominion of sin. The law of the Spirit of life governs the redeemed instead of the law of sin and death. The power of sin that ruled a redeemed person is destroyed, and God gives such a one a new spirit and heart, and puts His own Spirit within them[49].

God the Father, the Word (Son), and the Holy Spirit

We believe that there is only one[50] God, yet God is manifested as three unique individuals, Who are definitely distinct and unique[51] from one another, yet are one in Spirit and purpose[52], and indeed are One as God. Their plurality was first revealed in Genesis chapter one when They made man in Their own image and likeness. The revelation of this plurality came to full light when God the Father said, "You are my Son - this day have I begotten You" after Mary had been found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. They are eternal and have existed as one God from everlasting to everlasting[53]. God is unchangeable and self-existent[54]. God is all-powerful, and there is no place in the universe that is either hidden from Them or out of Their reach[55]. God is absolutely holy and righteous. The essence of God is holiness, and the essence of holiness is love. God's holiness has absolutely no mixture, but is pure in every aspect of His love and truth[56]. God is the Judge of all[57]. God is merciful and longsuffering[58]. God is faithful to all of His promises[59]. Yahweh God revealed His name and His character to Moses, declaring Himself to be merciful, compassionate, slow to anger, and full of covenant love and faithfulness[60]. We are commissioned to both believe and preach in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and to baptize all who believe in their name[61].

The Power

We believe that it is the will of God that everyone should be baptized in the Holy Spirit in order to be witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that this baptism endues the one who receives it with the power and ability to witness on God’s behalf[62]. The initial evidence of this baptism is the gift of tongues, as it was on the Day of Pentecost, when about 120 people were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance[63]. We believe that all of the gifts and blessings of the Holy Spirit are the same today as they were in the first century church. These gifts and blessings will only function by the Holy Spirit - therefore we must yield to His control[64]. We believe that we are to preach the same message that Jesus commissioned His disciples to preach. We believe that we are to lay hands on the sick so that they recover, cast out devils, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and speak with new tongues. We believe that no deadly thing can harm us, whether it be the poison of man or creature[65]. Through this, we proclaim that Jesus has risen from the dead, and has conquered sin, sickness, disease, and death[66]. We believe that by this supernatural power and witness of the Holy Spirit, we are to command all men to repent. We believe that the gospel is to be preached with the demonstration of the Spirit and power so that mens' trust will be in God and not in man. We must not make the mistake of having a form of godliness, yet denying the power of godliness[67].

The Church

We believe that Jesus established His church, and that the gates of Hell cannot prevail against it. The church is His body, and is made up of every person who has been born of the Spirit. The church is both global and local, for there is only one church, and this church is the fullness of Him Who fills all things. The local church is the place established in the community for the saints to gather to worship and be trained in all those things that the Lord Jesus has commanded. We are commanded to assemble ourselves together at the first of the week, and to do it all the more as we see the day approaching. We believe that the Holy Spirit placed in the church firstly apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then works of power, then gifts of healing, helps, administrations, and diverse kinds of tongues. The Holy Spirit is the One Who presides over the church, and His leadership is to be sought after and yielded to. We believe that Jesus placed apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in His church for the perfecting of the saints and the building up of the body of Christ. We believe that the church will be caught away in the last day prior to the tribulation and revelation of the "antichrist."

The Resurrection and Eternal Judgment

All mankind was judged when Adam rebelled and sinned against God. For all who will believe, Jesus became our judgment when He was crucified and died on the cross. Every man has an appointment with physical death. At the time of death, there is a judgment. Consequentially, the individual will either go into a place called Hell or into the presence of the Lord Jesus. The dead body of every man will remain in the grave until the time of the first or second resurrection. Jesus Christ is the Judge of both the living and the dead. Those who are part of the first resurrection will be raised up to live eternally with God in the New Jerusalem. The catching away, or rapture, of the church is part of the hope of the resurrection, at which time those who are alive will be changed instantly. The second resurrection is the resurrection of all the wicked dead who will be raised up to live eternally in Hell under the power of death. In either case, the resurrected bodies are immortal and eternal. The judgment that is passed on men is an eternal and unchanging judgment. Therefore, knowing the terror of the Lord, we thus persuade men.

The Confession

We confess that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, Who has come in the flesh. There is only one means of salvation, and that is through repentance and faith in the saving grace that is in Christ Jesus. We confess that the blood of Jesus Christ has purged us from all of our sins. We have been sanctified by the blood of Jesus, by the Word, and by the Holy Spirit. We have been made righteous by the blood of Jesus, and by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is God the Father's will that every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. It is a fact that every one shall bow their knee and confess to God. We are to confess Jesus Christ before man, and He will confess us before the Father and the angels of God. However, be warned if we deny Him, He will also deny us, unless we repent as Peter did. We should confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that God has raised Jesus Christ from the dead. For with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, and with the heart man believes unto righteousness. We confess that for us to live is Christ and to die is gain. We believe that if we suffer with Him that we shall also reign with Him. We are commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to command men to repent, and to proclaim the good news to every creature. We are given power to effectively testify in public places that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that He is present to heal and save all who will call upon His name. We are commanded to confess our faults one to another and to pray over them. If we sin, we are to confess them, and the Lord Jesus is faithful and righteous to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Savior of the world, Whose blood was shed, not only for our sins, but also for the sins of the whole world. We confess that there is no other means of salvation, and without believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, men are dead in their trespasses and sins, and on their way to an eternity without God. We confess that we worship the God of the Old Testament, believing all things that are written in the Law and the prophets. And we have hope toward God that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. And herein we exercise ourselves: to have always a conscience void of offence toward God men.

 

Summary of Doctrines

1 - There is only one God, Who has been revealed as three separate Individuals.

2 - God is eternal, and He has no finite restraints.

3 - God is all-powerful, and there is no place in the universe that is hidden from Them or out of Their reach.

4 - God is the Creator of all things, and His will is supreme and cannot be subdued.

5 - God is absolutely holy, righteous, and just.

6 - God is the essence of love and truth.

7 - God is merciful and faithful.

8 - The first name of God that was revealed was Yahweh.

9 - God the Father is superior to both the Word and the Holy Spirit.

10 - The angels were the first beings that God created. One of those angels rebelled against God and created everything that is opposed to God.

11 - The realms of light and darkness are distinct, and cannot be integrated. God is light and has no relationship with darkness.

12 - God created man in Their image and in Their likeness.

13 - Man was given a choice to do as he wills. It was completely up to him to choose to obey God and live, or to disobey and die.

14 - Man sinned against God and died spiritually, and subsequently all mankind has been subject to the reign and terror of eternal death.

15 - Yahweh revealed His will to man through His servants the prophets.

16 - God planned the redemption of man through the coming Seed of a woman from the day that man sinned.

17 - Every human being is born with a sinful nature and is under the penalty of eternal death.

18 - There is no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood.

19 - God the Word was revealed when He was incarnated into human flesh, being conceived of the Holy Spirit in a young virgin named Mary.

20 - Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, Who both was and is eternally God.

21 - Jesus Christ lived a sinless life.

22 - He was baptized in the Holy Spirit at the age of 30 and began His ministry.

23 - Jesus was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil.

24 - He fulfilled everything that the prophets wrote concerning Him.

25 - He was revealed to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of Holiness

26 - He was betrayed by one of His own, and was ultimately handed over to the Roman government.

27 - He was crucified at the cross, where He died for every man.

28 - He went down into Hell for three days and three nights while His dead body laid in the grave.

29 - He preached to the departed spirits that were in Hell.

30 - He arose on the third day from the grave with the keys of death and Hell, having power over sin and death.

31 - He ministered for forty days, being seen by more than 500 people, immediately following His resurrection.

32 - Jesus ascended up into Heaven, was exalted at the right hand of the Father, and received a name above all names.

33 - Jesus is above all powers and principalities, and every authority in Heaven, Earth, this world, and the world to come.

34 - It is only by His blood that man can be purged of his sin.

35 - It is only through His name that man can be saved.

36 - Every man must be born from above by the Holy Spirit.

37 - When a man is born of the Spirit, he becomes a new creature - all condemnation and the power of sin and death are removed.

38 - Those who refuse to believe on Jesus Christ and be converted will be eternally damned to Hell.

39 - Jesus and the Father sent the Holy Spirit to remain with the believers forever.

40 - It is impossible to be Christ Jesus’s witness unless you have been endued with the power that comes from being baptized in the Holy Spirit.

41 - The gift of tongues is the evidence that one has been baptized in the Holy Spirit.

42 - All of the gifts that were given to the church are still present in the church.

43 - Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

44 - We are saved by grace, which is the active operation of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit working in the life of those who are not saved to bring them to salvation - and in those who are saved, to mature them and fulfill all of the will of God in their lives.

45 - We are made righteous by the blood of Jesus, so that we can remain in righteousness by the power of godliness that He has given us.

46 - We are sanctified by the blood of Jesus, by the Word of God, and by the Holy Spirit.

47 - Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Faith is an attribute of God’s own power. He has given faith to mankind. The action of faith is belief, and the description of it is faithfulness. Faith framed the ages, for it is the substance of all things that exist. By faith, men obtained a good report, worked righteousness, and performed great exploits in God.

48 - It is by the faith of Jesus Christ that we are alive in God and are manifested to be His children.

49 - The wages of sin is death, and the soul who sins shall die.

50 - Every man is appointed to die a physical death. However, there are those who shall be changed instantly, if they are alive at the catching away of the church.

51 - After death, there is a judgment. Every man shall give an account for the deeds done in their body, whether they are good or bad.

52 - Every man’s work shall be tried. The works that were performed in God shall remain, and eternal rewards shall be given.

 

Footnotes

[1] The phrase “the Lord said” is found 219 times, “the Lord spoke” is found 107 times, “the Lord spake” 144 times, “word of God” 49 times, “God spake” 13 times, “saith God” 4 times, “God said” 46 times, and “saith the Lord” 854 times. In all, God is said to be the One Who is speaking in approximately 1,306 scriptures in the KJV.

[2] Matthew 22:43, Mark 12:36, Acts 1:16, Ephesians 3:5, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21

[3] 2 Kings 21:10, Luke 1:70, Ephesians 3:5, Hebrews 1:1, 2 Peter 1:21

[4] 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19; Matthew 15:3, 9

[5] Matthew 7:24-27, 12:50, 21:28-31, Romans 2:13, James 1:22, 2:24

[6] Romans 3:22, 28, 5:1; Galatians 2:16, 20, 3:11, 24, 5:6, Ephesians 2:8, 10:6, 17, 12:3, Philippians 3:9, Colossians 2:12

[7] Romans 5:15, 12:6, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Galatians 2:9; Ephesians 3:7, 4:7, Colossians 3:16, 1 Timothy 1:14, Titus 2:11, Hebrews 10:29, 1 Peter 1:10, 2 Peter 3:18

[8] Romans 15:13, 2 Corinthians 4:7, 13:4, Ephesians 1:19, 3:7, 16, 20, 6:10, Colossians 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 11, 2 Timothy 3:5, 1 Peter 1:5, 2 Peter 1:3

[9] Faith is observed as a noun, verb, and adjective in the New Testament. As a noun, 'Pisteuo' (pistyoo-o), it is one of the attributes of God - a display of His power (Hebrews 11:1, 3). As a verb, 'Pistis' is the action of the power of faith through an individual "to believe." As an adjective, 'Pistos' is a description of what faith produces, such as faithfulness.

[10] The one faith is referred to 43 times as “the faith” (e.g. Ephesians 4:5). This one faith is God’s faith. Mark 11:22 is translated literally as “Have God’s faith.”

[11] John 14:23, Galatians 2:20, 1 John 4:4

[12] John 1:1-3, Hebrews 1:2

[13] Matthew 5:18, Psalm 119:160, 1 Peter 1:23

[14] Daniel 7:10, John 12:48, Revelation 20:12

[15] Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32, Proverbs 30:6, Ecclesiastes 3:14, Revelation 22:18-19

[16] Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:12, Revelation 5:9

[17] Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:22, 1 John 2:1-2

[18] Psalm 51:2, Jeremiah 33:8, Acts 22:16, 1 John 1:7, 9, Revelation 1:5

[19] Exodus 12:13, John 12:31, 2 Timothy 1:10, Hebrews 2:14

[20] Deuteronomy 21:23, Galatians 3:10, 13

[21] Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45, John 1:29, 2 Corinthians 1:10, Ephesians 2:16, Philippians 2:8, Colossians 1:20, 2:14, 1 Timothy 2:6, 2 Timothy 1:10, 1 Peter 2:24

[22] Acts 8:32, Romans 5:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Colossians 1:22, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Revelation 1:5, 5:9, 7:14, 12:11, 13:8

[23] Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8

[24] 1 Timothy 1:5, 2 Timothy 1:3, Hebrews 9:9, 14, 10:2, 22, 1 Peter 3:21

[25] Ephesians 3:12, Hebrews 3:6, 14, 10:19, 22, 35, 1 John 2:28, 4:17, 5:14

[26] John 6:51-58, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:24

[27] John 6:58, 15:4-10

[28] Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 11:23-26

[29] Ephesians 2:6, Hebrews 10:19, 12:22-24

[30] Leviticus 16:21, Acts 2:33, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 15:4, 17, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 3:19, Revelation 1:5, 18, 19:16

[31] Isaiah 9:6, Micah 5:2, John 1:14, 8:58, 17:5, Colossians 1:17, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 John 1:1, 4:2, 2 John 1:7

[32] Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18, 20, 23, Luke 1:27, 34-35

[33] Mark 1:1, Luke 1:35, John 1:34, 49, 3:16, 18, 20:31, Acts 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, 5:5, 11:17, 1 John 4:9

[34] John 1:1, 1 John 1:1, Revelation 19:13

[35] John 1:3, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:10

[36] Philippians 2:7, Matthew 20:27-28

[37] Mark 8:34, John 10:27, 13:15, 1 Corinthians 11:1, 1 Peter 2:21, 2 Peter 1:17

[38] Romans 8:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Colossians 2:15, 1 Peter 2:24

[39] Luke 4:18, Acts 10:38, Romans 1:4

[40] John 3:3, 5, Romans 8:7, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 5:17

[41] Romans 8:2, 4, Galatians 5:16, Philippians 2:13

[42] The Greek word ‘paraclete’ is translated by the Authorized Version as "comforter," "intercessor," and "advocate." However, He is all of these things and more, for He is “another Paraclete” just as Jesus was (John 14:16). The Paraclete is the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father has sent to bring the abiding presence of Jesus in our lives (John 14:23, 15:4-5, 1 John 3:24). See John 14-16 for a fuller perspective of the work of the Paraclete among us and in us.

[43] Matthew 12:31-32, Luke 1:35, John 15:26, 16:7-8, 13-14, Acts 1:16, 5:3, 20:23, 21:11, Romans 8:26-27, 15:30, 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, 12:11, Galatians 4:6, Ephesians 4:30, 1 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 10:29, 2 Peter 1:21, Revelation 2:7, 22:17

[44] Romans 8:14, 16, 1 John 1-5

[45] John 15:5, 5:19, 30, 8:28, Romans 5:5, 14:17, Galatians 5:22, Philippians 1:11

[46] John 4:23-24, Ephesians 2:18

[47] Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, 41, 8:12-13, 16, 36, 38, 10:47-48, 16:15, 18:8, 19:5, 22:16, Romans 6:3-4, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:27

[48] Genesis 2:17, Romans 5:12, 14, 8:2

[49] Ezekiel 11:19, 36:26, Matthew 5:29-30, John 14:17, Romans 3:9-23, 8:2, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:9, 6:19, Colossians 1:13, 2 Peter 2:4, 9, Revelation 21:8

[50] Isaiah 43:10, 44:6, Malachi 2:10, Mark 12:32, Romans 3:30, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, James 2:19

[51] Matthew 12:31-32, Luke 3:22, 9:35, John 1:1, 7:39, Acts 5:31, 2 Peter 1:17, 1 John 1:1-2, 5:20

[52] They are one in the sense of unity, not in being, such as is described in Genesis 2:24, 11:6, John 17:22-23, and 1 Corinthians 3:6-8

[53] Psalm 90:2, 4, 102:24, Habakkuk 1:12, Isaiah 40:28

[54] Malachi 3:6, Psalm 102:26-27, James 1:17, Hebrews 13:8, Hebrews 1:12, 6:18

[55] Genesis 18:14, Job 42:2, Psalm 33:13-15, 139:7-10, 147:4-5, Proverbs 5:21, 15:3, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Matthew 10:29, 19:26, 1 John 3:20

[56] Exodus 34:7, Joshua 24:19, Ezra 9:15, Job 34:10-12, Psalm 22:3, 98:1-3, 99:5, 116:5, 145:17, Isaiah 5:16, 6:3, 57:15, Jeremiah 9:24, 12:1, Daniel 9:14, Habakkuk 1:13, Zephaniah 3:5, John 17:25, 2 Timothy 4:8, 1 Peter 1:15-16, 1 John 3:3, 4:8, 16

[57] Genesis 18:25, Job 34:11, Psalm 7:11, 50:4-6, 58:11, 62:12, 96:11-13, Proverbs 24:12, Ecclesiastes 12:14, Isaiah 11:3-4, Romans 2:6, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 2:23, 19:11, 22:12

[58] Exodus 34:7, Numbers 14:18-20, Deuteronomy 4:31, Psalm 62:12, 86:15, 103:8, 145:8

[59] Deuteronomy 7:9, 32:4, Psalm 33:4, 36:5, Isaiah 49:7, Lamentations 3:23, 1 Corinthians 1:9, 10:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:24, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Hebrews 10:23, 36-37, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 1:9

[60] Exodus 6:3, 34:6

[61] Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, 8:12, 16:31, Romans 10:9, 1 John 5:7

[62] Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, 4:33, 6:8, 10:38, 19:1-6, Romans 15:19, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, Ephesians 3:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 2 Thessalonians 1:11, Hebrews 2:4, 1 John 5:6

[63] Mark 16:17, Acts 2:3-4, 10:46, 19:6, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 38, 13:1, 14:5, 18, 21-22, 39, Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16, Jude 1:20

[64] John 14:26, Acts 2:4, 6:8, 8:6, 19:11, 1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, Galatians 3:2-5, 5:22, Ephesians 5:9

[65] Matthew 10:8, Luke 10:9, 19, Mark 16:17-18, John 14:12

[66] Matthew 28:7, Mark 9:9, Luke 24:46, John 2:22, 14:10-11, 20:9, Acts 1:22, 2:31, 4:2, 33, 17:3, 18, 24:15, 26:23, Romans 1:4, 4:24, 6:4, 9, 7:4, 8:11, 34, 10:9, 1 Corinthians 15:12, 15, 20, 1 Peter 1:3, Revelation 1:5, 18, 2:8

[67] Matthew 4:17, 9:13, Mark 6:12, 16:17, Luke 24:47, John 14:12, Acts 2:38, 3:19, 5:31, 11:18, 17:30, 20:21, Romans 2:4, 15:19, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, 2 Timothy 3:5, 2 Peter 3:9

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[69] Zephaniah 3:17, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:14, 1 John 4:7-8, 16