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Who is God?

Where is God?

If there is a God, why is there so much suffering in the world?

How do I know that there is a God?

Why doesn’t God just show himself?

How can a compassionate God send people to hell?

Aren’t all religions just different ways to God?

Who is Jesus?

How do I become a Christian?

Who is God?

God is the creator of all things [1]. God is the supreme power[2], the source of all authority[3], the supreme intelligence[4], and most loving of all beings[5]. His being and form defy comprehension[6], but is described in his written testament – The Bible – as an overwhelming brightness[7] or consuming fire[8]in appearance. In essence he is spirit[9], that is, non-physical. He is known by many titles, but by the name Yahweh[10] and also by the name of his Son, Jesus[11]. His Holy Spirit is also a dynamic agent of his purpose in the Earth[12]. God shares identity with his Son and Holy Spirit as one being[13]

Where is God?

God, The Father, rules from heaven[14], that is, the invisible realm beyond the cosmos[15]. The term heaven as it appears in the King James Bible has meaning depending on context. In some cases, it refers to earth’s atmosphere[16], in others, outer space[17]. But the physical universe is inadequate to even contain God[18], so often heaven refers to a spiritual realm where God is[19]. 

However, God also has omnipresence through his Spirit[20] and omniscience[21] into all his creation, even knowing the very thoughts of each person[22]. 

If there is a God, why is there so much suffering in the world?

Mankind brought all ill upon itself, by our own choices and actions[23]. Pain, suffering and death are the judgment for sin[24]. Sin is a choice for evil over good[25]. 

The first calamity was brought into the world by the first man and woman[26] – Adam and Eve, from whom we are all descended[27]. However, all of us have sinned as well[28].  

Because of this dismal state of affairs, God provided a way for man’s reconciliation to himself through his Son Jesus[29], to restore man as a righteous being[30] and save us from judgment[31], and undo of all the evil that ensued from man’s fall[32]. In short, everyone has a chance to choose again[33]. 

How do I know that there is a God?

First, it is already within each person to know that God is[34]. Secondly, the Gospel – the report of God’s mercy extended to us through his Son[35] – is a testimony of God[36]. Also, the Spirit of God beckons the heart of each man[37], even as he hears the Word[38]. In accepting these evidences as credible – which is faith[39] – and placing his trust in Him, does one begin to know God[40]. If anyone does not harden himself to the Word and the Spirit[41], but draws toward God, God will in turn reveal himself to that person[42]. 

Why doesn’t God just show himself?

God the Father has a glory so radiant that mortal flesh cannot survive his presence[43]. Nevertheless, God has manifested himself in ancient times, wrapped in various elements, such as fire[44], a volcano[45], and a tornado[46]. But in this age, God has shown himself through his Son[47], who at his discretion will appear to men[48], and will at the end of this age be seen by all upon his return to earth[49]. 

In the meantime, God reveals himself to us by his Spirit[50]. Only one in whom the Spirit of God dwells can perceive the things of God[51]. Because of this, men must rely on the spiritual, wherein is our redemption[52], over the natural whereby came our downfall[53]. 

How can a compassionate God send people to Hell?

God desires that every man escape Hell and find salvation[54]. Hell is intended for the rebellious angels[55], and for Satan - the once Angel of Light who thought to supplant God[56], and in whom there is no good[57]. Anyone who regrets his evil deeds and repents, and turns to God through Christ will be saved from hell[58]. But those who persist in evil, because they love it[59], or are too proud to submit to God[60], or are just plain foolish enough to disregard God[61], will not escape condemnation[62]. 

God is just[63], hearing the cry of those oppressed by sinners[64], and so will not let evil persist forever[65]. For this reason, we are under a physical death sentence[66], our ancestors being evicted from Eden to prevent our perpetuity as a doers of evil[67]. But even as this judgment was pronounced, God gave the first promise of redemption through the descendent of woman[68], who is Jesus Christ[69], so that we have hope of salvation[70], and can escape the second death of the soul[71]. 

Aren’t all religions just different ways to God?

Jesus is very explicit in specifying that He is the only way to God[72]. 

Mankind, which once knew the One True God[73], drifted away gradually to serve false gods[74], while others fell prey to false prophets[75], hence the other religions (which are invalid)[76]. God has chosen to overlook this matter until one hears the Gospel[77], and then that person must receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ[78]. 

Who is Jesus?

Though God is one God[79], he refers to himself in the plural[80], indicating a complex personage defying human comprehension[81]. Among this Godhead is Jesus[82], both God and the Word of God[83]. Promised to mankind in ancient times[84] as the Messiah or Christ[85] (meaning Chosen One), He is both the human manifestation of God[86] and God’s Son[87]. 

Jesus was born as a man[88], though having prior existence[89], and walked this life in every way as a man[90]. Yet, the Spirit of God was upon Him, and he went about healing the sick and preaching salvation though repentance[91]. He came to be the one man who obeyed God in all his ways[92], without sin[93], and offered his life in sacrifice[94], taking upon himself our death sentence for sin[95]. The manner of this death was Roman crucifixion[96]. Because of this, God accepts all of us who believe in Jesus, and we thereby escape condemnation to hell after death[97]. He rose from the dead[98], giving us hope for the same resurrection[99] and immortality[100]. After this, he ascended into heaven[101], where he now sits at the right hand of the Father[102] until the day the Father sends him back to earth[103] to rule from Jerusalem[104] over all mankind forever[105].

How do I become a Christian?

The essential criteria is to believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, is our sacrifice for sin, and was raised from the dead, and to openly proclaim him[106]. There are other things that follow as part of living a Godly life, such as baptism, receiving the Holy Spirit[107], and being transformed in our thinking[108] , and sincere belief will lead a person to do these things[109]. But accepting salvation is as simple as crying unto God[110]. 

I could lead you in a pre-written prayer, but God is ready to hear you, in your own words[111]. For God is our Father[112], and hears our cry to him as a parent[113], and regards an honest confession better than religious pretentiousness[114]. I recommend you begin confirming your belief by calling on Him yourself[115].  



[1] Col 1:16-17 - For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Re 4:11 - Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

[2] 1Chr 29:11 - Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Jer 32:17 - Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee

[3] 1Chr 29:12 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

2Chr 20:6-7 - Yahweh, the God of our fathers, aren't you God in heaven? Aren't you ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in your hand, so that no one is able to withstand you. [WEB]

[4] Ps 147:5 - Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

[5] Ro 5:8 - God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. [WEB]

Ro 8:38-39 - For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Eph 2:4-7 - But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [WEB]

Eph 3:19 - And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

1 Jn 3:1 - Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God

1 Jn 4:7-10,16 - Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins...And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

[6] Job 37:23 - Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out:

[7] 2Sa 22:13 - Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

Ps 18:12 - At the brightness that was before him [God] his thick clouds passed...

Ez 1:27-28 - I saw as it were glowing metal, as the appearance of fire within it all around, from the appearance of his waist and upward; and from the appearance of his waist and downward I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him. As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Yahweh. When I saw it, I fell on my face [WEB]

Hab 3:4 - His splendor is like the sunrise. Rays shine from his hand, where his power is hidden. [WEB]

Ac 26:13,15 - [Paul speaking] I saw on the way a light from the sky, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who traveled with me...I said, 'Who are you, Lord?' "He said, 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting." [WEB]

[8] De 4:24 - For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire

He 12:29 - For our God is a consuming fire.

[9] Jn 4:24 - God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

[10] Ex 6:3 - I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them. [WEB]

Ps 83:18 - ...that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth. [WEB]

[11] Is 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Mk 1:9-11 - And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: and there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Jn 1:17-18 - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

1Jn 5:20 - And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

[12] Zec 4:6 - Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Jn 16:13-14 - [Jesus speaking] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

[13] Jn 14:9-10 - Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, 'Show us the Father?' Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works. [WEB]

Jn 17:11, 21-23 - [Jesus praying] I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them through your name which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are...that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me. [WEB]

1Ti 3:16 - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1Jn 3:24 - And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

[14] Ps 11:4 - ...the LORD’S throne is in heaven...

Is 66:1 - Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool...

Mt 6:10 - [Jesus praying] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

[15] Co 1:16-17 - [Paul speaking of Jesus] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Jn 8:23 - He [Jesus] said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world. [WEB]

Eph 1:19-20 - [Paul prays that the Ephesians may know] ...the exceeding greatness of his [God's] power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places... [WEB]

[16] Ge 1:20 - And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Ge 27:28 - Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven...

De 28:12 - The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season...

1K 18:45 - And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.

[17] Ge 15:5 - And he [God] brought him [Abraham] forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them..

Ge 22:17 - [God to Abraham] I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven...

[18] 2Chr 2:6 - But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him?

2Chr 6:18 - But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!

[19] De 26:15 - [Moses speaking] Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel...

1K 8:30 - [Solomon praying] when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

1K 8:39 - [Solomon praying] hear in heaven, your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know... [WEB]

2Chr 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2Chr 30:27 - Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.

Ps 102:19 - For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

Is 63:15 - Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory...

Mt 5:16 - [Jesus sepaking] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Mt 6:9 - [Jesus speaking] After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

[20] Ps 139:7-8 - Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

[21] 2Ch 16:9 - For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Pr 15:3 - The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

He 4:13 - Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

[22] 1Ch 28:9 - for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. [WEB]

Ps 94:11 - The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

He 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

[23] Pr 6:12-15 - A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth; who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, who motions with his fingers in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord. Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy. [WEB]

Oba 1:15 - For the day of Yahweh is near all the nations! As you have done, it will be done to you. Your deeds will return upon your own head. [WEB]

[24] Pr 17:13 - Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Ro 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[25] Ge 4:7 - If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it. [WEB]

[26] Ge 3

[27] Ge 5:2 - Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

1Co 15:45 - And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul.

Ge 3:20 - The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. [WEB]

1Ti 2:13 - For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

[28] Ecl 7:29 - Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes. [WEB]

Ro 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...

Ro 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned...

[29] Jn 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

[30] Is 1:26-27 - Afterward you shall be called 'The city of righteousness, a faithful town. Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness. [WEB]

Ro 5:19 - For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

[31] Jn 3:17 - For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

[32] 1Jn 3:8 - He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil. [WEB]

1Co 15:25-26 - For he [Jesus] must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

[33] De 30:19 - I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live... [WEB]

[34] Ro 1:19-20 - Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse...

[35] Lu 4:18-19 - [Jesus speaking] The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

1Co 15:3-7 - For I [Paul] delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

[36] Ro 1:16-17 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Ro 16:25-26 - Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith...

[37] Jn 15:26 - But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me...

Ro 8:16 - The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God...

1Jn 5:8 - And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Re 22:17 - And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

[38] Ro 10:17 - So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. [WEB]

Co 1:5-6 - For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth...

[39] He 11:1-3 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

[40] Eph 3:17-19 - that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. [WEB]

[41] Ps 95:7-8 - To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness

[42] Re 3:20 - [Jesus speaking] Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Ja 4:8 - Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. [WEB]

[43] Ex 20:18-19 - And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

[44] Ge 15: 7-10, 17 - And he said unto him [Abraham], I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

[45] Ex 19:16 - And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

[46] Job 38:1 - Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind...

[47] Jn 14:9 - Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father." [WEB]

He 1:1-2 - God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds. [WEB]

[48] Jn 14:18 - [Jesus speaking] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

[49] Is 40:5 - And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Mt 16:27 - For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

[50] Jn 14:16 - I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever,-- the
Spirit of truth [WEB]

Jn 15:26 - But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me

Ro 8:16 - The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God

He 2:3-4 - How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

[51] 1Co 2:9-10 - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

[52] Ro 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

[53] Ro 8:6-8, 13 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die

[54] 2Pe 3:9 - The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. [WEB]

1Ti 2:4 - [God our Savior] who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth. [WEB]

[55] 2Pe 2:4 - For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment...

[56] Is 14:12-15 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

[57] Jn 8:44 - You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. [WEB]

[58] Ac 17:30-31 - The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent, because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead." [WEB]

Ro 10:9 - if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

[59] Pr 17:9 - He who loves disobedience loves strife. [WEB]

Jn 3:19-21 - And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

[60] Ja 4:6 - God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. [WEB]

Ps 101:5 - I won't tolerate one who is haughty and conceited. [WEB]

Pr 16:5 - Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

[61] Ps 53:1 - The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

[62] Mt 25:33,41,46 - He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then he will say also
to those on the left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels...' These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

[63] Ps 145:17-20 - The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

[64] Lu 18:7-8 - [Jesus speaking]] And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.

Ps 103:6 - The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

[65] Ecl 8:13 - But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

[66] Ro 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[67] Ge 3:22-23 - And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him [Adam] forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

[68] Ge 3:14,15 - Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel." [WEB]

[69] 1Co 15:21-22 - For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

[70] Titus 2:13-14 - Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

[71] Re 21:7-8 - He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."

[72] Jn 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Ac 4:10,12 - [Peter speaking to the rulers of Israel] Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole...Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

[73] Jn 17:3 - This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ. [WEB]

1Jn 5:20-21 - We know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. [WEB]

[74] Ro 1:21-23 - Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

[75] 2Pe 2:1 - But false prophets also arose among the people, as false teachers will also be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction. [WEB]

[76] 1Jn 4:1-3 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

[77] Ac 17:30-31 - The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent, because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead. [WEB]

[78] Ga 3:26 - For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus.

[79] De 6:4 - Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD

[80] Ge 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...

[81] Job 37:5 - God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

[82] Co 2:9 - For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

[83] Jn 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

[84] Is 9:6-7 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.

[85] Jn 4:25-26 - The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah comes," (he who is called Christ). "When he has come, he will declare to us all things." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who speaks to you." [WEB]

[86] Jn 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

He 1:3 - His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance [WEB]

[87] Mt 16:16 - Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." [WEB]

[88] Lu 1:30-35 - The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name 'Jesus.' He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom." Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?" The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God. [WEB]

[89] Jn 1:2-3 - The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

[90] He 2:16-18 - For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

[91] Lu 4:18-19 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

[92] Jn 6:38 - For I [Jesus] came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

[93] He 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

[94] Jn 10:11, 18 - I [Jesus] am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father. [WEB]

[95] He 9:27-28 - And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

[96] Lu 23:33 - And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him [Jesus], and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

[97] Jn 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

[98] Lu 23:55, 24:1-8 - The women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his [Jesus] body was laid... But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had
prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They entered in, and didn't find the Lord Jesus' body. It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth. They said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He isn't here, but is risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again?" They remembered his word... [WEB]

[99] 2Co 4:13-14 - We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

[100] 1Pe 1:3-5 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

[101] Ac 1:9-11 - And when he [Jesus] had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[102] He 10:12-13 - But this man [Jesus], after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

[103] Re 1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.

[104] Jer 3:17 - At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.

[105] Re 11:15 - And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

[106] Ro 10:9-10 - If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

[107] Ac 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

[108] Ro 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[109] Ja 2:22 - Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

[110] Ro 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

[111] Ps 86:5 - For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

[112] Ro 8:16 - The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God

[113] Ro 8:15 - For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

[114] Lu 18:9-14 - And he [Jesus] spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

[115] Ps 116:13 - I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.