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EVANGELISM QUICK REFERENCE OPEN AIR QUICK REFERENCE

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
COMPILED BY THE GREAT NEWS NETWORK TRIVIA
1. TRIVIA (PAGES 5-9)
WITNESSING SCRIPTURES
2. TEN COMMANDMENTS (PAGES 10 10--11)
3. HELL (PAGES 1212--13)
4. JUDGMENT (PAGES 13 13--14)
5. REPENTANCE (PAGES 14 14--15)
6. GRACE\SALVATION\FAITH (PAGES 16 16--17)
7. TRUE & FALSE CONVERSION (PAGES 18 18--19)
8. WARNING PASSAGES FROM HEBREWS (PAGES 19 19--20)
THE GODHEAD
9. CHARACTER OF GOD (PAGE 20)
10. THE TRINITY (PAGE 21)
11. RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST (PAGES 22 22--23)
12. PROPHETIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE (PAGES 23 23--24)
13. DEITY OF CHRIST (PAGE 24)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: TABLE OF CONTENTS:
THE BIBLE FALSE BELIEF SYSTEMS
14. QUICK EVOLUTION ARGUMENTS (PAGE 25) 28. MORMONISM (PAGE 42)
15. SCIENTIFIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE (PAGES 25
25--26) 29. NEW AGE MOVEMENT (PAGE 43)
16. INSPIRATION & RELIABILITY OF THE BIBLE (PAGE 27) 30. ONENESS PENTECOSTALS (PAGE 44)
17. CONTRADICTIONS IN THE BIBLE (PAGES 28
28--29) 31. ROMAN CATHOLICISM (PAGE 45)
FALSE BELIEF SYSTEMS 32. SCIENTOLOGY (PAGE 46)
17. ABORTION (PAGE 30) 33. WICCA (PAGE 47)
18. BAHA‘I FAITH (PAGE 31) ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES
19. BUDDHISM (PAGE 32) 34. ENCOURAGING VERSES FOR EVANGELISM (PAGES 4848--49)
20. CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS (PAGE 33) 35. FACING YOUR FEAR (PAGES 50
50--51)
21. THE DA VINCI CODE (PAGES 3434--35) 36. MOTIVATION TO WITNESS (PAGES 52
52--53)
22. HINDUISM (PAGE 36) 37. SCRIPTURAL BASIS FOR OPEN AIR PREACHING (PAGE 54)
23. HOMOSEXUALITY (PAGE 37) EVIDENCE BIBLE
24. HUMANISM (PAGE 38) 37. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS AND OBJECTIONS (PAGES 55
55--59)
25. ISLAM (PAGE 39) 38. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (PAGE 60)
26. JEHOVAH‘S WITNESSES (PAGE 40) 39. CONTRIBUTORS (PAGE 61)
27. JUDAISM (PAGE 41)
Trivia Questions Trivia Questions, continued

1. What month & year did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor? December of 1941
2. Whose picture is on the $10.00 bill? - H am ilton‘s 1. Whose face is on the fifty-dollar bill? – Ulysses S. Grant
3. What's the number one cause of death in car accidents? - Trees 2 . W hat co lor w as th e first sm iley face in th e 1 9 6 0 ‘s? - Yellow
4. What does a cobbler repair? - Shoes 3. First to walk on the moon? - Neil Armstrong
5. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? - Honey 4. The average human will eat an average of 8 what while sleeping? - Spiders
6. What is the longest running cartoon series in world? - Popeye the Sailor Man 5. How many zeros are in the number Google? - 100
7. What vegetable is also a flower? - Broccoli 6. Who holds the record for the most records ever sold? - The Beatles.
8. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal? - Horse racing 7. What is the tallest mountain in the world? - Mt. Everest (29,035 ft)
9. How many books are in the New Testament of the Bible? - 26 8. Where is Mt. Everest? - Nepal and or Tibet; it is the border
10. Who was the first murderer in history? - C ain (A dam and E v e‘s first son ) 9. What is the last book in the Bible? - Revelation
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1. How many consecutive years can some one serve as the President of the USA? - 10
2 . W hat‘s an oth er nam e fo r a foo tball? Pigskin 1 . W hat‘s black & w h ite an d read all o v er? - The newspaper
3. Which contains more vitamin C, strawberries or oranges? Strawberries 2. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? - Counter
4. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? - Bashful 3. Where and from whom did the Grinch steal Christmas? - Whoville from the Whos-
5. What is the best selling pickup truck of all time? Ford F-150 4. What's the best selling car of all time? - The Volkswagen Beetle
6. You're driving a bus, and there are 30 people on it. At the first stop, 5 get off and 10 get on. At the next 5. What's the number one cause of death in car accidents? - Trees
stop, 5 people get off and none get on. What is the name of the driver of the bus? - The first one to say their 6. What is the world's smallest independent country? - Vatican City - Located inside Rome, Italy.
name 7. In the whole world, what insect kills more people per year than all the poisonous snakes combined? -
7. What color is the sky? - Clear Honeybee
8. Which is the only state in the USA to touch two oceans? - Alaska. Not Florida; it touches the Atlantic 8. What does Nocturnal mean? - Active or occurring at night
and the Gulf! 9. What does a rainbow signify in the Bible? - Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
9. Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons? - Who knows? But probably not. (Genesis 9:12-15)
10. What is the second book in the Bible? Exodus 10. How many other men were crucified with Jesus? - Two others

Trivia Questions, continued Trivia Questions, continued

1. What is the biggest bird in the world? - Ostrich 1. What is the center of the earth called? - Core
2. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? - Bottom 2. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? - Right
3. What fruit has its seeds on the outside? - Strawberry. 3. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? - 8
4 . W hat‘s th e larg est bill ev er prin ted b y th e U S T reasu ry? - $10,000 4. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? - 88
5. Which US State was the first to recognize Christmas as an official holiday? - Alabama 5. What major city in the U.S. is 5,280 feet above sea-level? - Denver. (It's the "Mile High" city.)
6. What is the largest planet? - Jupiter 6. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them? - 1, 0
7. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year? - Father's Day 7. There's one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the
8. How many animals each did Moses bring on to the ark before the flood? - Zero; Noah built the ark. contestants do. What is it? - Boxing.
9. How many sons did Noah take on the ark with him? - 3 8. First woman inducted into the Rock & Role Hall of Fame? - Aretha Franklin
10. What did Moses bring down from Mt. Sinai? - The Ten Commandments. 9. According to the Bible, which two people walked on water? - Jesus and Peter
10. What did Moses drop and break when he came down from Mt. Sinai? - The Ten Commandment Tablets.
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1. What is the smallest planet in our solar system? - Pluto 1. Which weighs more, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers? - They both weigh a ton.
2. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? - Sponge Bob Square Pants 2. On the United States flag, is the top stripe red or white? - Red
3. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? - 6 3 If you take two apples from three apples, how many apples will you have? - 2 Apples
4. What is the most spoken language in the world? - Chinese 4. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? - 5
5. What's the number one cause of death in drowning accidents? - Water 5. Most circulated newspaper in America? - USA Today
6. First basketball player to appear on the Wheaties box? - Michael Jordan 6. What is the only animal that does not sleep? - Bull frog
7. Most commonly used Internet search engine? - Google.com 7. Who was the first US post master? - Ben Franklin
8. First US music released on CD? - Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA". 8. What's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other
9 . W hat w as th e nam e o f Jesu s‘ M o m ? - Mary form but fresh? - Lettuce.
10. What is the biblical definition of sin? - Breaking the Ten Commandments 9 . W h o led th e Israelites into th e ―P ro m ised L an d‖? - Joshua
10. What is the biblical definition of sin? - B reak in g G o d‘s law s (1 Jo h n 3 :4 )
Trivia Questions, continued The Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:1-17)

1. You shall have no other gods before Me.


1 . A m erica‘s m o st p o pu lar co ok ie? - Oreo Matt. 4:10— Worship and serve God only.
2. What is the largest ocean in the world? - Pacific Ocean. Matt. 6:24— You cannot serve God and money.
3. In Hawaiian, what does the word Aloha mean? - Hello & Goodbye Mark 12:30— Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
4. What is the most popular language in the world today? - Sign Language Luke 9:23— Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Christ.
5. Most popular TV game show? - Wheel of Fortune
6. What are the official languages of Canada? - English and French. 2. You shall not make for yourself any graven image.
7. What is the longest river in the World? - The Nile River (4,160 Miles) Ps. 135:15-18— Idols are worthless.
Gal. 1:8— Let him be accursed who preaches another gospel.
8 . W hat city is k n o w n as th e ―B ig gest L ittle C ity in th e W orld?‖ - Reno, NV 1 Thess. 1:9— Believers turn from idols to serve the living God.
9. What was the first book ever printed on the printing press? - The Bible Rev. 21:8— Idolaters will go to hell.
10. How many Commandments where written on the tablets Moses carried down from Mt. Sinai? - 10
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Exodus 33:20— God is glorious, therefore His name should be honored.
1. What kind of pencil is used for most tests? - #2 pencil Ezekiel 13:1-16— W e take G o d ‘s n am e in v ain w hen w e falsely claim to speak fo r H im .
2. How much does a collect call cost you? - It costs you nothing. Matt. 5:33-37— We are not to speak lightly of anything pertaining to God.
Matt. 15:6— W e take G od ‘s n am e in v ain w hen w e m ake it no n -effective by our traditions or extra-biblical teachings.
3. What was the 50th state in America? - Hawaii
4. What is the largest country in the world? - Russia, which is 17,075,400 sq km 4. Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.
5. What was the first word ever spoken on the moon? - Houston Mark 2:27— The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
6. What is the only mammal that cannot jump? - Elephant Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:2— New Testament believers met on Sunday, not Saturday.
7. Who had the most US Top-10 Singles ever? - Elvis Presley. Romans 14:5-10— We are not to judge other believers regarding the days they do or do not view as holy.
8. What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language? - I am. Col. 2:16— Believers are not to let others judge them in regards to keeping or not keeping the Sabbath day.
9. How long did it take God to create the Universe? - 1 Day
5. Honor your father and mother.
10. What did God write with His finger on Mt. Sinai? - The Ten Commandments Ephesians 6:1-2— Children are to obey their parents.
Colossians 3:20— God is pleased when children obey their parents.

The Ten Commandments, continued Hell


Psalm 9:17- The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Isaiah 30:33- For Tophet was established of old, yes, for the king it is prepared. He has made it deep and large; its pyre is
fire with much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, kindles it.
Matt. 5:22- But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And
6. You shall not murder. w hoever says to his b rother, ‗R aca!‘ sh all be in d an ger o f the cou n cil. B ut w hoever say s, ‗Y o u fo ol!‘ sh all be in d an ger o f h ell
Matt. 5:21-22— Jesus equates calling someone a fool with murder. fire.
John 8:44— Satan is a murderer. Matt. 5:29- If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of
1 John 3:15— Hate is murder in the heart. your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Matt. 7:13- Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many
7. You shall not commit adultery. who go in by it.
Matt. 5:27-28— A lustful look is adultery of the heart. Matt. 8:11-12- And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the
1 Cor. 6:9— Fornicators will go to hell. kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of
1 Cor. 6:15-20— Believers belong to Christ, and should flee fornication. teeth.
Matt. 10:28- And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both
8. You shall not steal. soul and body in hell.
1 Cor. 6:9— Thieves will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Matt. 13:38-42- The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked
Eph. 4:28— Thieves are to stop stealing and start working instead. one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as
the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and
9. You shall not bear false witness. they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the
2 Cor. 4:2— Believers are to renounce craftiness and handling the Word of God deceitfully, and instead walk in truth. furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Rev. 21:8— All liars will go to hell. Matt. 18:8-9- If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or
maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck
10. You shall not covet. it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell
Rom. 7:7— Coveting and lust go hand in hand. fire.
Eph. 5:3,5— The covetous will go to hell. Luke 16:23-26- And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Heb. 13:5— Be content, not covetous. T hen he cried an d said, ‗F ather A brah am , h ave m ercy o n m e, and send L azaru s th at he m ay dip the tip of his fin ger in w ater
and co ol m y to n gue; for I am to rm ented in this flam e.‘ B ut A b rah am said , ‗S o n, rem em ber th at in you r lifetim e yo u received
your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this,
between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from
there p ass to us.‘
Jude 23- But others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
Rev. 20:15- And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Hell, Continued Judgment, Continued
2 Thess. 1:8-9- in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of John 12:48- He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him— the word that I have spoken
our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory will judge him in the last day.
of His power. Acts 10:42- And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge
Rev. 14:10-11- He himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of of the living and the dead.
His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Acts 17:31- Because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has
Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.
and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. Rom. 2:5-12- But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the
Rev. 20:10- The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet d ay o f w rath an d revelatio n of the righ teo us ju d gm ent o f G o d, w ho ―w ill ren der to each one acco rdin g to his deed s‖: eternal
are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-
Rev. 21:8- But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness— indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul
have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is
Judgment good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law will
Job 21:30- For the wicked are reserved for the day of doom; they shall be brought out on the day of wrath. also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law.
Psalm 96:13- For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the Heb. 9:27- And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
peoples with His truth. 1 Pet. 4:5- They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
Ecc. 12:14- For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. 2 Pet. 2:9- Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for
Matt. 7:22-23- M an y w ill say to M e in th at d ay, ‗L o rd , L o rd, h ave w e n ot p ro phesied in Y ou r n am e, cast o ut dem on s in Y ou r the day of judgment.
n am e, an d do ne m an y w on ders in Y ou r n am e?‘ A nd then I w ill declare to them , ‗I nev er knew yo u; dep art from M e, yo u Rev. 20:11-15- Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away.
w ho p ractice law lessness!‘ And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.
Matt. 12:36- But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things
Matt. 16:27- For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each accord- which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who
ing to his works. were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire.
Mark 4:22- For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
to light.
Lk.12:2-5- For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you Repentance
have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on Psalm 34:18- The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
the h o usetop s. ―A nd I say to you , M y friend s, d o n ot be afraid o f tho se w ho kill the b od y, and after th at h ave n o m o re th at Psalm 51:17- The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart— these, O God, You will not despise.
they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I Prov. 28:13- He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
say to you, fear Him! 2 Pet. 3:9- The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing
2 Pet. 3:7- But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
judgment and perdition of ungodly men. Heb. 6:1- Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again
Rev. 22:12-And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

Repentance, Continued Repentance, Continued


Is. 55:6-7- Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the Mark 6:12- So they went out and preached that people should repent.
unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will Lk. 5:32- I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.
abundantly pardon. Lk. 13:1-5- There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with
Ezek. 18:21-23- But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other
lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remem- Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eight-
bered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked een on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who
sh ould die?‖ says the L ord G O D , ―and n ot th at he sho uld turn fro m his w ays an d live? dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Ezek. 18:30-32- Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent, Lk. 15:7- I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just
and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which persons who need no repentance.
you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have Lk. 24:46-47- Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the
no pleasure in the death of one who dies, says the Lord GOD. Therefore turn and live! dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at
Ezek. 33:14-16- A gain, w hen I say to the w icked, ‗Y o u sh all su rely d ie,‘ if he tu rns fro m his sin an d does w h at is law ful and Jerusalem.
right, if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing Acts 2:38- Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission
iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live. Acts 3:19- Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from
Ezek. 33:19- But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is lawful and right, he shall live because of it. the presence of the Lord.
Hos. 10:12- Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, Acts 17:30-31- Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because
till He comes and rains righteousness on you. He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given
Joel 2:12-13- Now, therefore, says the LORD, turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.
So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and Acts 20:21- Testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Rom. 2:4- Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of
Matt. 3:7-8- But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Brood of vipers! God leads you to repentance?
Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance. 2 Cor. 7:9-11- Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry
Matt. 4:17- From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation,
Matt. 9:13- B ut go and learn w h at this m eans: ‗I desire m ercy and n ot sacrifice.‘ For I did not come to call the righteous, but not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly
sin ners, to repentan ce.‖ manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire,
Mark 1:4- John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Mark 1:14-15- Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and 2 Tim. 2:25- In humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may
saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. know the truth.
Mark 2:17- When Jesus heard it, He said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I Grace\Salvation\Faith
did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. 1 Jn. 1:7- But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ
His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Grace\Salvation\Faith, Continued Grace\Salvation\Faith, Continued
John 3:14-18- And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever Titus 3:5-7- Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the wash-
believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that ing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
the w orld, b ut th at the w orld th ro u gh H im m igh t be saved. ―H e w ho believes in H im is no t co n dem ned; b ut he w ho d oes no t 1 Jn. 4:9-10- In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that
believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation
John 6:37- All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. for our sins.
Acts 4:12- Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must
be saved. True & False Conversion
Acts 16:30-31- And he brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? So they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Matt. 7:13-23- Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are
Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household. many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Rom. 1:16-17- For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who be- B ew are o f false p ro phets, w ho co m e to yo u in sheep‘s clothin g, but in w ardly they are raven ou s w o lves. Y ou w ill kn o w them
lieves, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it i s writ- by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a
ten, The just shall live by faith. bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear
Rom. 3:21-26- But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Proph- good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
ets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for N ot everyo ne w ho says to M e, ‗L ord, L o rd ,‘ shall en ter the kin gdo m o f heaven, but he w ho d oes the w ill o f M y F ather in
all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ heaven. M an y w ill say to M e in th at d ay, ‗L o rd, L o rd, h ave w e not p ro p hesied in Y o u r n am e, cast o ut dem on s in Y ou r n am e,
Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His and d one m an y w o nders in Y o ur n am e?‘ A n d then I w ill declare to them , ‗I never k new yo u; depart from M e, yo u w ho p rac-
forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteous- tice law lessness!‘
ness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Matt. 13:36-43- Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, Explain
Rom. 5:1-2- Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom to us the p arable o f the tares of the field.‖ H e an sw ered and said to them : ―H e w h o so w s the goo d seed is the S on o f M an. T he
also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who
Rom. 10:9-10- That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered
the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of
salvation. His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will
2 Cor. 5:21- For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has
Gal. 3:13- Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, Cursed is every- ears to hear, let him hear!
one who hangs on a tree). Jude 4- For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who
Eph. 1:7- In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph. 2:8-9- For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest 1 Jn. 3:10, 14-15- In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteous-
anyone should boast. ness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love
Rom. 5:8-9- But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no
then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. murderer has eternal life in him.

True & False Conversion, Continued Warning Passages From Hebrews, Continued
Mark 4:16-17- These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with Heb. 6:4-8- For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become
gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to
arises fo r the w ord ‘s sake, im m ediately they stu m b le. renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
Luke 9:62- But Jesus said to him, No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated,
1 Cor. 15:34- Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
shame. Heb. 10:26-31- For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice
2 Cor. 13:5- Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who
Christ is in you?— unless indeed you are disqualified. h as rejected M o ses‘ law dies w ith o ut m ercy on the testim o n y o f tw o o r three w itnesses. O f h o w m u ch w orse p u nishm ent, d o
2 Tim. 2:19- Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by
everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, Vengeance is Mine, I
Titus 2:11-13- For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and will repay, says the Lord. And again, The LORD will judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living
worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious God.
appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. The Character Of God— H e’s n ot a cotton can d y, su gar coated , P illsb u ry D ou gh b oy g od !
2 Peter 2:21- For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to (Creator) Gen. 1:1- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. (Judge) Gen. 18:25- Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous
1 Jn. 2:3-5- Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, I know Him, and does should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is (Glorious) Ex. 20:18-19- Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and
perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, You speak
1 Jn. 2:15-17- Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
For all that is in the world— the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life— is not of the Father but is of the (Holy) Is. 6:3- And one cried to another and said: Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!
world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (Unchanging) Mal. 3:6- For I am the LORD, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
1 Jn. 3:4-9- Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested (All Powerful) Matt. 10:28- And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able
to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him to destroy both soul and body in hell.
nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. (Good) Mk. 10:18- So Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that (Merciful) Jas. 5:11- Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end
He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he intended by the Lord— that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
cannot sin, because he has been born of God. (Impartial) 1 Pet. 1:17- A n d if yo u call o n the F ather, w h o w ith out p artiality ju d ges accordin g to each one‘s w o rk , con du ct
Warning Passages From Hebrews yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear.
Heb. 3:12-15- Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but (Love) 1 Jn. 4:8-10- He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested
exhort one another daily, while it is called Today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we
become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: Today, if you will loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.
The Trinity The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ
Descriptions applied to all three: Ps. 16:10- For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
1) Give words to speak Lk. 24:5-6- Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living
Father: Matt. 10:19-20- But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Lk. 24:36-43- Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, Peace to you. But
Son: Lk. 21:14-15- Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, Why are you troubled? And why
mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not
Holy Spirit: Mk. 13:11- But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will have flesh and bones as you see I have. When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. But while they still
speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, Have you any food here? So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish
2) Send out Christians and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate in their presence.
Father: Matt. 9:38- Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Acts 2:32- This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.
Son: Matt. 10:16- Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as Rom. 10:9-10- that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the
doves. dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto
Spirit: Acts 13:4- So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. salvation.
3) Call Christians to ministry 1 Cor. 15:3-6- For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the
Father: 1 Cor. 1:1- Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by
Son: Rom. 1:6– Among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ. Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to
Holy Spirit: Acts 13:2- A s they m inistered to the L ord and fasted , the H oly S pirit said , ―N o w sep arate to M e B arn ab as an d the present, but some have fallen asleep.
Saul for the work to which I have called them. 1 Cor. 15:14-19- And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found
The Trinity at Work in Redemption: false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up— if in fact the
Incarnation: Luke 1:35- And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the dead do not rise. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still
Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we
Baptism: Matt. 3:16-17- When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens are of all men the most pitiable.
were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice Facts that Prove the Resurrection Of Jesus Christ
came from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. T ho usan ds o f Jew s gave u p their n atio n al religio n after believin g in C h rist‘s resurrectio n. T heir religiou s heritage w as vitally
Public Ministry: Acts 10:38- how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about important to the Jewish people, and giving it up meant ostracism from their families and everything else they once held dear.
doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Why would they give this up if the resurrection was a lie?
Crucifixion: Heb. 9:14- how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without The resurrection caused the rise of a new religion— a religion that soon spread across the entire Roman Empire. How did
spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? this grow and spread so fast if it was based on a lie?
Resurrection: Rom. 1:4- and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection W h at h appened to C h rist‘s bo d y if H e did n ot rise? T he R o m an s and Jew s h ad n o m otiv atio n fo r stealin g it— they wanted to
from the dead. prove that Christ would not rise! Why would the disciples steal the body and then lie about it? All but one of them eventually
Pentecost: Acts 2:32-33- This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right died a brutal death as martyrs for preaching the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why would they give their lives for something
hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and they knew to be a lie? People will die for a lie, but not for something that they KNOW is a lie.
hear.

Facts that Prove the Resurrection, continued T here w ill be a call for ―peace.‖ (Dan. 9:25-27; 1 Thess. 5:1-3)
Concerning the swoon theory, if Jesus merely swooned on the cross and was buried alive after being beaten, crucified, People will be blasphemous. (2 Tim. 3:5)
stabbed, and given no food, water, or medical attention for three days, how did He then have the strength to single -handedly There will be much hypocrisy. (Lk. 21:1; 1 Tim. 4:1)
move a two-ton stone, overcome the armed guard, and walk away on his pierced feet? False Bible teachers will have many followers, be money-hungry, and slur the Christian faith (2 Pet. 2:1-3).
Prophetic Facts In The Bible An increase of travel and knowledge (Dan. 12:4)
Signs Of The Times From Matt. 24; Lk. 21; 1 Tim. 4; 2 Tim. 3 2 Pet. 3:3-6– D enial o f N o ah ‘s floo d
Wars & rumors of wars (Mt. 24:6) Lk. 21:24– End times begin at the time of the repossession of Jerusalem by the Jews (1967).
Nation rising against nation (Mt. 24:7; Lk. 21:10) Zech. 12:2- Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against
Kingdom rising against kingdom (Mt. 24:7; Lk. 21:10) Judah and Jerusalem. J eru sa lem is th e cen ter o f th e w o rld ’s a tten tio n .
Famines (Mt. 24:7; Lk. 21:11) Is. 53– Roman crucifixion described in detail 700 years before it was invented!
Diseases (Mt. 24:7; Lk. 21:11) The Deity Of Christ
False prophets (Mt. 24:11; 24:24) Jn. 1:1, 14- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became
Deception (1 Tim. 4:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:13) 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.
Lawlessness (forsaking the 10 Commandments) (Mt. 24:12) Jn. 20:28- And Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God!
The preaching of the Gospel (Mt. 24:14) Titus 2:13- looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
False Christs (Mt. 24:24; 2 Tim. 3:5) Heb. 1:8- But to the Son He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your
Earthquakes in various places (Mt. 24:7; Lk. 21:11) kingdom.
Signs from Heaven (Lk. 21:11) 2 Pet. 1:1- Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by
Persecution against Christians (23 million martyred in the 20th century alone) (2 Tim. 3:11; Lk. 21:12) the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
Signs in the sun (Lk. 21:25) Matt. 1:23- Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated,
M en‘s hearts failin g them fo r fear o f the fu tu re (2 Tim. 3:6) God with us.
Stressful living (2 Tim. 3:1) 1 Jn. 5:20- And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is
Selfishness (2 Tim. 3:2) true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Materialism (2 Tim. 3:2) Jn. 8:58- Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.
Arrogance (2 Tim. 3:2) Col. 1:15-18- He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are
Pride (2 Tim. 3:2) in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things
Homosexual increase (Lk. 17:28-30) were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the
People will be cold-hearted. (2 Tim. 3:3) body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
They will be intemperate. (2 Tim. 3:4) Is. 9:6- For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will
They will be brutal. (2 Tim. 3:2) be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Youth will be rebellious. (2 Tim. 3:2) Is. 7:14- Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His
They will hate those who stand up for righteousness. (Mt. 24:9) name Immanuel.
They will be ungodly. (2 Tim. 3:2) Heb. 13:8- Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Pleasure-seekers. (2 Tim. 3:4) Jn. 10:30- I and My Father are one.
Quick Evolution Arguments: Scientific Facts In The Bible, Continued
― T h e T h eo ry O f T h e E vo lu tio n O f T h e C o ca C o la C a n ‖
2nd Law Of Thermodynamics: Law Of Entropy— Energy is deteriorating; there is always loss of information. Is. 40:22- It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. The earth is round.
Evolution of the dolphin: From wolf to dolphin by way of thousands of drowned wolves Gen. 1:1-2- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was
Carbon & radiometric dating: Carbon dating is not claimed to be accurate beyond 50,000 years; radiometric dating is incon- on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. The universe is expressed in five
sistent. terms: time, space, matter, power and motion.
Complexity of the DNA molecule: It is self replicating and self repairing. Job 40:15-24- ―L oo k no w at the behem oth, which I made along with you; He eats grass like an ox. See now, his strength is in
Strata: Strata cannot be formed over millions of years since: 1) there are many examples of polystrata fossils, 2) strata are his hips, and his power is in his stomach muscles. He moves his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. His
known to form because of geological catastrophes (Mt. St. Helens) very rapidly, 3) the Biblical Flood would explain strata. bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron. He is the first of the ways of God; Only He who made him can
Fossil Record: Darwin said that the one thing that would disqualify his theory would be a lack of transitional fossils. In more bring near His sword. Surely the mountains yield food for him, And all the beasts of the field play there. He lies under the
than 150 years we have not found one transitional fossil. What would we expect to see if there were a global flood? Millions lotus trees, In a covert of reeds and marsh. The lotus trees cover him with their shade; The willows by the brook surround
of dead things buried under rock layers laid down by water all over the earth. What do we see in the fossil record? Millions him. Indeed the river may rage, Yet he is not disturbed; He is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth, Though he
of dead things buried under rock layers laid down by water all over the earth! takes it in his eyes, Or one pierces his nose with a snare. Dinosaurs lived at the same time as man.
Scientific Facts In The Bible Psalm 8:8- The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas. Ocean currents were mentioned
Jer. 33:22- As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of 2800 years before they were discovered by Matthew Maury.
D avid M y serv an t an d the L evites w h o m inister to M e.‘‖ There are billions of stars. Jonah 2:6- I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have
Job 26:7- He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing. The earth floats free in space. brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God. Mountains on the ocean floor were only discovered very recently.
Heb. 11:3- By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were Amos 9:6- He who builds His layers in the sky, And has founded His strata in the earth; Who calls for the waters of the sea,
not made of things which are visible. Creation is made of invisible material atoms. And pours them out on the face of the earth— The LORD is His name. The hydrologic cycle was described 2500 years
Lev. 17:11- For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; before it was discovered.
for it is the bloo d th at m akes atonem ent fo r the sou l.‘ Blood is the source of life. Psalm 19:4-6- Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a
Lev. 15:13- ‗A n d w hen he w ho h as a disch arge is clean sed o f his disch arge, then he sh all co unt fo r h im self seven d ays fo r his tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
cleansing, wash his clothes, and bathe his body in running water; then he shall be clean. Hands should be washed under Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. The sun has a
running water when dealing with disease. circuit, traveling through space at 600,000 miles per hour.
Is. 40:12- Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of Job 38:22- Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail? It was not until the advent of the
the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Modern science has proven that the microscope that man discovered that each snowflake is a symmetrical treasure.
quantity of water on earth is just enough for our needs. Gen. 2:1- Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. The first law of thermodynamics states that
Is. 40:22- It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heav- neither matter or energy can be created or destroyed; there is no creation ongoing today.
ens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. Scientists now know that the universe is expanding or stretch- Heb. 1:10-11- You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
ing out. They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment. The second law of thermodynamics states that
Gen. 17:12- He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born the earth is wearing out.
in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant. The eighth day is the only day in the
life of a newborn where the blood clotting element prothrombin is above 100%.

The Inspiration & Reliability Of The Bible Contradictions in the Bible (adapted in part from The Evidence Bible)
2 Pet. 1:20-21- knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by
the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Who did Jesus appear to first– the women or His disciples? Matthew and Mark list the women first (Matt. 28:9, Mk. 16:9),
2 Tim. 3:16-17- All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for but Paul says He appeared to Peter first (1 Cor. 15:5).
instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Jesus appeared first to the women, then to Peter. Paul was not giving a complete list, but he was giving an important witness
Heb. 4:12- For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division fo r his list. S in ce w om en‘s testim o nies w eren 't official in th at era, P eter, the first m an to see C h rist, w ou ld h ave been accepted
of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. as a better witness.

C om p arison O f A n cien t W ritin gs W ith N ew T estam en t M an u scrip ts (from M cD ow ell’s “E vid en ce W h ich D em an d s A W h a t d id th e sig n a bo ve th e C ro ss sa y? M a tth ew sa id , ― T h is is Jesu s th e K in g o f th e Jew s‖ (2 7 :3 7 ); M a rk sa id , ― T h e K in g o f
V erd ict”) th e Jew s‖ (1 5 :2 6 ); L u ke sa id , ― T h is is th e K in g o f th e Jew s‖ (2 3 :3 8 ); a nd Jo hn sa id ― Jesu s o f N a za reth th e K in g o f th e
C aesar‘s ―H isto ry‖ — 10 manuscript copies — 1,000 years after date of writing. Jew s‖ (1 9 :1 9 ).
P lato ‘s ―T etralo gies‖ — 7 manuscript copies. — 1,200 years after. There is no reason to assume that any of these say ALL that the sign said. It is simple to harmonize the accounts: the sign
H ero do tus‘ ―H istory‖ — 8 manuscript copies. — 1,300 years after. likely said ―T his is Jesus o f N azareth the K in g o f the Jew s.‖
A ristotle‘s W ritin gs — only 5 manuscripts of anything he ever wrote. — 1,400 years after.
L u cretius‘ w ritin gs — 2 manuscript copies. — 1,100 years after. When Saul saw Jesus on the Road to Damascus, did the men with him hear the voice, or not? Acts 9:7 says they heard the
The New Testament — more than 13,000 manuscript copies — some fragments as early as late 1st or early 2nd century. voice, while Acts 22:9 says they did not hear the voice.
— H om er‘s ―Iliad‖ h as 15 ,6 00 lines of text. 76 4 o f these lines are q uestioned fo r authenticity b y G reek scholars. The tenses of the Greek word used for hear in those two accounts clears up any misunderstanding. We understand then that in
The New Testament has 20,000 lines of text. Only 40 lines (400 words) are in doubt. Acts 9:7 the men heard the voice, but from Acts 22:9 we learn that they did not understand what was said.

Archaeological Evidence & The Bible How many angels were at the tomb– one or two? Matthew and Mark mention one, while Luke and John say two.
Nelson Glueck (ren o w ned Jew ish arch aeo lo gist): ―It m ay be stated catego rically th at no arch aeolo gical disco very h as ever It is important to notice that nowhere do Matthew and Mark say that there was only one angel— they merely mention only
controverted a b iblical referen ce.‖ one. T his d oesn ‘t m ean there could not be tw o. B esides th is, the an gels in L uke are described as bein g in side the to m b,
Millar Burrows (Y ale arch aeolo gist): ―A rch aeolo gy h as in m an y cases refuted the v iew s o f m o dern critics. It h as sho w n in a whereas the ones in Matthew and Mark are outside. It is possible that when the women approached the tomb there was one
nu m ber o f instan ces th at these view s rest on false assu m ptio ns and u n real, artificial sch em es o f historical develo p m ent.‖ angel outside (as Matthew and Mark record) and one inside, and when they entered the tomb the one outside joined the angel
William F. Albright (one o f the greatest arch aeolo gists): ―T he ex cessive skepticism sho w n to w ard the B ible b y im p o rtant inside, to fit L uke‘s reco rd.
historical schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, certain phases of which still appear periodically, has been pro-
gressively discredited. Discovery after discovery has established the accuracy of innumerable details, and has brought in- A d a m d idn ‘t d ie th e da y G o d sa id he w o u ld !
creased reco gnitio n to the v alue of the B ible as a sou rce o f h istory.‖ He certainly did. He died spiritually. The moment he sinned, he became "dead in trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1). Eze-
kiel 18:4 says, "The soul that sins, it shall die." It is because we are born spiritually dead that Jesus came to give us spi ritual
Prophetic Evidence & The Bible life (John 5:40; 10:10; 14:6; etc.).
Fulfilled prophecy helps to authenticate Scripture. Christ fulfilled at least 48 major Old Testament prophecies. According to
mathematician Peter Stoner, the odds that one person could have fulfilled even eight of these prophecies are one in ten to the
seventeenth power (.000000000000000001).
Contradictions in the Bible, continued (adapted in part from The Evidence Bible) Abortion:
Gen. 9:5-6- Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the
G o d to ld Jo shu a to kill every m a n , w o m a n , a nd ch ild , a nd H e killed m a sses o f p eo p le in R evela tio n . If th a t‘s yo u r ‗G o d o f h an d of m an. F ro m the h and o f every m an‘s brother I w ill req uire the life of m an. W ho ever sheds m an‘s blo o d, b y m an his
lo ve,‘ I w a n t n o th in g to do w ith H im ! blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man.
G od didn ‘t co nfine H is w rath to the C anaanites, or to th ose m entio ned in R evelation. H e p ro claim ed the death sentence u po n Deut 21:9- So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you when you do what is right in the sight of the
the w hole o f hu m an ity. W e w ill all die because w e h ave b roken G od ‘s L aw . E very one of u s is w aitin g on death ro w . In stead LORD
of standing in moral judgment over Almighty God, we need to judge ourselves according to the Law of God. We will find Deut. 30:19- I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and
that we have a multitude of sins and therefore are deserving of punishment. Yet God, out of love, paid the penalty for our sin cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
so we would not have to. Ex. 21:22-23- If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall
su rely be p unished acco rdin gly as the w o m an ‘s h usb an d im p oses on him ; and he sh all p ay as the jud ges determ ine. B ut if an y
T h e B ible sa ys ‗G o d rep en ted .‘ D o esn ‘t th a t sh o w H e is ca p a ble o f sin ? harm follows, then you shall give life for life
"Repent" means "to have a change of mind." When the Bible tells sinners to repent, it means to change their direction, to turn Lev. 18:21- And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of
fro m their sins. G o d ‘s "repentin g" is w hen H e turns aw ay fro m H is fierce an ger to w ard sin ners. H e w arns m en of the co nse- your God: I am the LORD.
quences of their disobedience. If they repent (turn from their sins), He will "repent" by not pouring out His promised wrath on Ruth 4:13- So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the LORD gave her conception, and she
them. For instance, Jonah 3:8,9 says, "Let them turn every one from his evil way...Who can tell if God will turn and repent, bore a son.
and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?" (See also Jeremiah 18:8.) Ps. 127:4-5- L ike arro w s in the h an d o f a w arrio r, so are the child ren o f one‘s yo uth. H app y is the m an w ho h as his quiver
full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
God said He would blot out all remembrance of Amalek. The Bible itself disproves this statement by mentioning Amalek to Ps. 139:13-16- F or Y o u fo rm ed m y in w ard p arts; Y ou co vered m e in m y m other‘s w o m b . I w ill p raise Y o u, for I am fear-
this day. fully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from
In Exodus 17:14, God told Moses to "write this for a memorial in a book..." Moses did that and God preserved the Book for You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being
5,000 years, so skeptics would know that God keeps every promise He makes. The phrase "I will utterly put out of the re- yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
membrance of Amalek from under heaven" means that he will blot them out as a nation from the earth. There are no descen- Prov. 8:36- But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.
dants of the Amalekites on the earth. They don't exist. Ec. 11:5- As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so
you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
The Bible calls the hare a cud-chewing animal. As any veterinarian could tell you, this statement is false. Is. 59:7- Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting
This statement is made in Leviticus 11:6, where the Hebrew literally means "raises up what has been swallowed." The rabbit and destruction are in their paths.
does re-eat partially digested fecal pellets that come from a special pouch called the caecum. Bacteria in these pellets enrich Jer. 1:5- Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the
the diet and provide nutrients to aid digestion. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: "Some lagomorphs [rabbits and n atio ns.‖
hares] are capable of re-ingesting moist and nutritionally rich fecal pellets, a practice considered comparable to cud-chewing Matt. 5:21- Y ou h ave heard th at it w as said to th ose o f o ld, ‗Y o u sh all no t m u rder, and whoever murders will be in danger of
in ruminants ...The upper tooth rows are more widely separated than the lower rows, and chewing is done with a transverse the jud gm ent.‘
movement." Gal. 1:15- B ut w hen it pleased G od, w h o sep arated m e from m y m other‘s w om b and called m e throu gh H is grace,
Ps. 51:5- Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
Luke 1:15- For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled
w ith the H oly S p irit, even fro m his m other‘s w o m b.

K ey P oin ts O n T h e B ah a’i F aith Key Points On Buddhism


(Concept Of God)- Baha'is believe that God is holy and unknowable, far removed from man. They believe that all religions, (Concept Of God)- Buddhism is atheistic. Their belief system acknowledges no supreme God.
from Christianity to Buddhism, worship the same God. Baha'is deny both the Godhead of the Trinity and the personality of (Concept Of Truth)- There is no single source of written revelation. Buddhism is built on the Four Noble Truths: (Life is full
the H oly S pirit. T he B aha'i faith w as fou n ded in the nineteenth cen tu ry b y B ah a‘u ‘llah, w ho is believed to be the latest of suffering, suffering is caused by desire, suffering can be conquered by removing desire, and desire is removed by follow-
prop het o f G od in a line o f p ro phets th at in clu ded M o ses, B u d dh a, C hrist, an d M oh am m ed. B ah a'is believe th at B ah a‘u ‘llah ing the 8-fold path). The Eightfold Path is: right knowledge, right aspirations, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood,
fulfilled the B ible‘s p rop hecies o f the S eco n d C o m in g of C h rist, an d th at C h rist retu rned to earth in the form o f B ah a‘u ‘llah . right effort, right mindfulness, right meditation.
(Source of Written Revelation)- O ver o ne hu nd red bo ok s w ritten b y B ah a‘u ‘llah, the B ab, and A b du ‘l B ah a. (Jesus Christ)- There is a wide variety of opinion about Jesus. Most think He is a great teacher, and very few think He may
(Jesus Christ)- B ah a'is believe th at C h rist is less th an G od the F ather, eq u al to M oses, M oh am m ed, B ud dh a, an d B ah a‘u ‘llah. have been elevated to Buddha status. They deny His deity.
Baha'is consider Christ to be a reflection of God. They believe that Christ rose from the dead spiritually, but not physicall y. (Sin)- The concept of sin is downplayed in Buddhism. Interestingly, though, Buddhist monks have ten abstentions: killing,
(Sin)- Baha'is believe that man is basically good. They believe that they must confess their sins to God every night and seek lying, stealing, sexual intercourse, intoxicants, eating after midday, worldly amusements, using cosmetics and jewelry, luxuri-
to become a better person, but they do not understand the seriousness of sin or that they deserve hell because of it. ous mats or beds, and accepting gold or silver.
(Salvation)- S alv atio n is b ased o n a com bin atio n o f m an ‘s w o rk s, religio us deeds and G od ‘s m ercy. (Salvation)- Salvation is humanistic. It is attained only through self-effort, the help of others, or by faith in Buddhist holy
(Afterlife)- Baha'is believe in heaven but not in hell. They believe that after death believers will be closer to God and unbe- men.
lievers will be further from Him, but none will be in hell. All will still have the chance to progress closer towards God after (Afterlife)- Buddhists believe in Nirvana, a state of nothingness that is achieved after many reincarnations.
death.
Biblical Passages For Buddhists To Consider:
Biblical Passages For Baha'is To Consider: Ps. 14:1- Only a fool does not believe in God.
Deut. 13:1-5– False prophets can give accurate prophecies. Mt. 12:36– This verse appeals to their placing high value on right speech.
Is. 64:6, Eph. 2:8-9– We are saved by grace, not works. Our righteousness is as filthy rags before God. Jn. 5:28-29– Both the saved and unsaved will be resurrected, NOT reincarnated.
Matt. 24:24– False prophets will show great signs. They will be believable enough that if it were possible, they would even Jn. 14:6- Jesus is THE way, THE truth, and THE life (right knowledge).
deceive the elect. Acts 4:12– Salvation is in no one but Jesus Christ (right knowledge).
Matt. 25:31-46, Acts 17:30-31– When Christ comes He will judge the world in righteousness. 1 Cor. 15:5– Christians look forward to resurrection, not reincarnation.
Matt. 25:46, Heb. 9:27– H ell is everlastin g pu nish m ent. T here is no ch an ce to ―gro w closer to G o d‖ after death. Eph. 2:8-9- Merit comes only from the grace of God, not from any human work.
Jn. 1:1-3, 14– Jesus Christ is God. Heb. 1:3– Purification from sins comes from the cross, not Karma.
Jn. 14:6, Heb. 13:8– Jesus is the only way to God— and He does not change— He is still the only way to God. Heb. 9:27- Man dies ONCE, and then comes judgment.
Jn. 14:16-17– T he pro m ised C o m fo rter is the H o ly S pirit, n ot B ah a‘u‘llah. Rev. 21:4– This verse can impact Buddhists since in their religion they know nothing of relief from suffering. The verse
Acts 4:12– Salvation can be obtained through no one but Christ. describes heaven.
1 Cor. 15:1-7– Christ literally rose from the dead and was seen of many.
1 Thess. 4:15-17– When Christ returns, He will raise the dead in Christ and gather believers together to meet Him in the air.
Heb. 1:1-2- G o d u sed to speak b y p rop hets, b ut in these ―last d ays‖ H e speaks to us b y H is S on in stead.
Rev. 20:10– Hell is a literal place of eternal torment.
Rev. 21:8– Sinners will go to hell. God sees sin as serious, and it is a violation of His Law (Exodus 20).
Refuting the Claims of The Da Vinci Code
Key Points On Christian Science Is the Bible true?
(Concept Of God)- God is impersonal and pantheistic. For example, God does not have a mind; He is Mind. Christian T h e D a V in ci C o d e sa ys, "‗T h e B ible is a p ro d u ct o f man, my dear. Not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the
Scientists do not believe in the Trinity, the deity of Christ, or the Holy Spirit. They believe Christian Science is the Holy clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, addi-
Spirit! tio n s, a n d revisio n s. H isto ry h a s n ever h a d a d efin itive versio n o f th e bo o k‘" (p . 2 31 ).
(Source of Written Revelation)- Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, who founded the Manuscript Evidence:
Christian Science religion. They also refer to the Bible. Look at the facts comparing the number and age of New Testament manuscripts with the age of other ancient writings, none
(Jesus Christ)- Christian Scientists deny the deity of Christ, believing He is the Son of God, but not God Himself. Their of which are questioned for their authenticity:
concept of the virgin birth is that Mary merely conceived a spiritual idea from God, whom she called Jesus. Mary Baker Eddy C aesar‘s ―H isto ry‖: 10 manuscript copies: 1,000 years after date of writing.
considered herself the equ al an d su ccesso r of C hrist. C hristian S cien tists den y the d o ctrine o f C hrist‘s atonem ent. Science and P lato ‘s ―T etralo gies‖: 7 manuscript copies: 1,200 years after.
Health states, ―T he m aterial bloo d of Jesus w as no m o re efficaciou s to cleanse fro m sin w hen it w as shed u po n ‗the accu rsed H ero do tus‘ ―H istory‖: 8 manuscript copies: 1,300 years after.
tree‘ th an w hen it w as flo w in g in his vein s as he w ent abo ut his F ather‘s b usiness.‖ C h ristian S cientists believe th at C h rist A ristotle‘s W ritin gs: 5 manuscript copies: 1,400 years after.
died merely to demonstrate true affection and goodness to mankind, and that His resurrection was spiritual, not physical, L u cretius‘ w ritin gs: 2 manuscript copies: 1,100 years after.
because He did not really die— death is an illusion! New Testament: 13,000 manuscript copies: 100 years after.
(Sin)- C hristian S cientists believe th at sin is an illu sio n, so m ethin g th at does not really exist. M ary B aker E d d y said, ―M an is Prophetic Evidence:
in cap able of sin, sick ness, and death.‖ Fulfilled prophecy helps to authenticate Scripture. Christ fulfilled at least 48 major Old Testament prophecies. According to
(Salvation)- Christian Scientists see salvation as merely mental deliverance from error. mathematician Peter Stoner, the odds that one person could have fulfilled even eight of these prophecies are one in ten to the
(Afterlife)- Christian Scientists do not believe in a literal heaven or hell. seventeenth power (.000000000000000001).
Authorship of Scripture:
Biblical Passages For Christian Scientists To Consider: The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written by close contemporaries of Christ, men who either knew Him
Rom. 3:23– All have sinned. Sin is real. or His apostles personally, and were written during the last half of the first century AD. The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas,
Ex. 20:3-17– Breaking the Ten Commandments is sin. Judas, Mary Magdalene, and so forth, however, were written in the third to fifth centuries AD by people who did not person-
Jn. 14:2-3– Heaven is a real place. ally know either Christ or the Apostles.
Rev. 19:20– Hell is a real place. The Canonization of Scripture:
Prov. 30:5-6– Do not add to Scripture. T h e D a V in ci C o d e sa ys, ― T ea bin g bu rst w ith en th u sia sm . ‗T h e fu n d a m en ta l iro n y o f C h ristia n ity! T h e B ib le, a s w e kn o w it
1 Jn. 1:7– C hrist‘s bloo d is w h at clean ses us fro m sin . to d a y, w a s co lla ted by th e p a ga n R o m a n em p ero r C o n stan tin e th e G rea t.‘‖ (p g . 2 31 ).
Heb. 9:22– Sin cannot be forgiven without the shedding of blood. In reality, most of the compilation of Scripture had been completed before the second century. The Council at Nicaea had
Acts 17:30-31– God commands all people to repent; because He will judge the world. nothing to do with deciding the canon of Scripture. Seventy years after Nicaea, church leaders finalized the closing of the
Jn. 3:16-21– Men are condemned by their sin without Christ. canon by merely ratififying what had already been decided years before by the churches.
Acts 4:12– Salvation is necessary. The Deity of Christ
Jn. 1:1,14– Jesus is God. T h e D a V in ci C o d e sta tes, "‗M y d ea r,‘ Tea bin g d ecla red , ‗u n til th a t m o m en t in h isto ry, Jesu s w a s view ed by H is fo llo w ers a s a
Tit. 2:13– Jesus is God. m o rta l p ro p h et... a g rea t a n d po w erfu l m a n , bu t a m a n n everth eless. A m o rta l… .Jesu s' esta blish m en t a s th e S o n o f G o d w a s
Lk. 1:30-38– The Virgin Birth o fficia lly p ro p o sed a nd vo ted on by th e C o u n cil o f N ica ea .‘" (p g . 2 33 ).
Matt. 1:23-25– The Virgin Birth C h rist‘s divinity is declared in S cripture an d w as tau gh t b y early ch u rch leaders, lo n g b efo re N icaea. S o m e p assages in the
Bible that clearly teach the deity of Christ are Jn. 1:1, 14; 8:58; 10:30; 20:28; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pet. 1:1; 1 Jn. 5:20.

Refuting the Claims of The Da Vinci Code, Continued Key Points On Hinduism
(Concept Of God)- There are many gods in Hinduism, but the chief god is Brahman, an impersonal, universal soul. Hinduism
The Deity of Christ, continued is also pantheistic, seeing the universe as being god and god being the universe. There are three main gods: Brahma (the
T he follo w in g qu otes sho w th at C hu rch leaders believed in C hrist‘s divinity lo n g befo re the C o un cil o f N icaea in A D 32 5: Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver), and Shiva (the Destroyer). Under these gods legions of gods and demons are worshipped.
Ignatius: "God Himself was manifested in human form" (A.D. 105). (Source of Written Revelation)- The Sutras, the Vedas, and the Upanishads. (These books contradict each other. )
Justin Martyr: "The Father of the universe has a Son. And He...is even God" (A.D. 160). (Jesus Christ)- Some Hindus believe that Jesus originated from Krishna, born 14 centuries before Christ.
Irenaeus: "He is God, for the name Emmanuel indicates this" (A.D. 180). (Sin)- Hindus believe that sin is an illusion.
Tertullian: "...Christ our God" (A.D. 200). (Salvation)- Salvation is achieved when man breaks away from the cycle of reincarnation and is absorbed into Brahman. The
Origen: "No one should be offended that the Savior is also God..." (A.D. 225). state of nothingness and peace that results is called Nirvana. This happens when the Hindu pursues salvation by knowledge,
Novation: "...He is not only man, but God also..." (A.D. 235). by devotion, and by works. Yoga is an attempt to reach oneness with their god through meditation. Hindus are Hindu by
The Da Vinci Code claims, "Jesu s' esta blish m en t a s ‗th e S o n o f G o d ‘ w a s o fficia lly p rop o sed an d vo ted o n by th e C o u n cil o f birth, not choice. An outsider can only become Hindu through reincarnation into a Hindu family.
Nicaea... [and] a relatively close vote at that" (233). In reality, however, the vote was 316 to 2 in favor of adopting the (Afterlife)- Hindus believe in reincarnation, called Samsara, which every living thing goes through until it reaches oneness
Nicene creed which proclaimed belief in the deity of Christ— hardly a close vote. with Brahman or Nirvana.
The Priory of Sion
The Da Vinci Code lists as fact in the preface to the book that the Priory of Sion was "a European society founded in 1099, a Biblical Passages For Hindus To Consider:
rea l o rg a n iza tion ‖ (p g . 1 ). In reality, this organization never existed. Pierre Plantard started the imaginary group in 1953; he Ex. 20:2-6– Hinduism is a violation of the 1st and 2nd commandments.
later testified under oath that it had never truly existed and that the documents he had regarding the group were a hoax. Jn. 14:6- Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.
Women and Christianity Jn. 17:3– Eternal life is true knowledge of Jesus Christ, attainable only through repentance and faith.
The Da Vinci Code claims that the Catholic Church burned five million women at the stake from the years 1400 to 1800. Rom. 3:23– All have sinned against God.
Actually, thirty to fifty thousand men and women were burned at the stake during these years, often for religious reasons. 1 Cor. 15– This chapter deals in detail with the resurrection (not reincarnation).
Midwives were not especially targeted, as The Da Vinci Code claims. While this number in itself is large, it does not begin to 2 Cor. 5:8– After death we experience conscious fellowship with Christ.
compare to the number of people Hitler and Stalin killed. Titus 3:1-7– It is impossible to earn salvation through good works.
In reality, Christianity has elevated women wherever it has been practiced. In countries such as China and India, where babies Heb. 9:27-28– Man dies only once and is judged. Christ died to bear the sins of many.
w ere killed fo r bein g fem ale, girls‘ feet w ere b ou n d, and girls w ere fo rced to beco m e tem ple p ro stitutes, the in fluen ce o f 1 Jn. 1:9- Hinduism knows nothing of forgiveness in its system, therefore pointing out forgiveness through Christ is power-
Christian missionaries such as Gladys Aylward and Amy Carmichael helped to end some of these practices. Ironically, even ful.
the Gospel of Thomas, one of the Gnostic Gospels favored by The Da Vinci Code, states, ―S im o n P eter said to them , 'L et 1 Jn. 3:4– S in is n ot ign o ran ce o f, b ut the w illfu l b reakin g of G o d ‘s L aw .
Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life.' Jesus said, 'I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too Rev. 20:11-15– There is a literal hell for those who do not know Christ.
may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of Rev. 21:3– This verse illustrates the future that Christians have compared to the perceived future of Hindus.
heaven.' (Saying 114; The Nag Hammadi Library, p. 138). Compare this with the New Testament:
Gal. 3:28— ‖T here is neither Jew n o r G reek , there is neither slave n or free, there is neither m ale n or fem ale; for you are all
one in C h rist Jesu s.‖
Eph. 5:25— ‖H usb an ds, lo ve yo u r w ives, ju st as C hrist also lo ved the ch urch and gav e H im self for her.‖
Homosexuality: Key Points On Humanism
Gen. 2:24- Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Concept Of God)- Humanists are atheistic and believe that traditional theism, the belief in a personal God who cares about
Gen. 19:4-5, 24- Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from humanity, is unproven and outdated.
every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, Where are the men who came to you tonight? (Source of Written Revelation)- The Humanist Manifesto I and II; Humanists are evolutionists.
Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally. Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, (Jesus Christ)- Humanists do not believe in the Atonement. ―T his so rt o f sym b olic bloo d -sacrifice is an intellectualized
from the LORD out of the heavens. version of a primitive scheme for expiation of guilt. As long as humans have lived in societies they have often sought to
Lev. 18:22- You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. invent such schemes. Guilt is such a painful and disorienting emotion that society cannot function if it is allowed free
Lev. 20:13- If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall reign.‖ (E d w ards, ―L ife… ‖ )
surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (Sin)- Humanists do not believe that man is sinful. ―Imagine how shocked a friend of mine was when I told her my view of
Deut. 23:17- There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel. "God's moral standards." I said, "If there were such a god, and these were indeed his ideal moral principles, I would be tole r-
Rom. 1:26-32- For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what ant. A fter all, G o d is entitled to his o w n o pin io ns!"‖ (E d w ard s)
is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with (Salvation)- H u m an ists believe th at m an m ust save him self, an d th at believ in g in a S avior is h arm ful to peo ple. ―N o deity w ill
men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. save us; w e m ust save o u rselves.‖ (H u m anist M anifesto II, 1 97 3)
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things (Afterlife)- ―P rom ises o f im m o rtal salv atio n o r fear of etern al d am n ation are b oth illu sory and h arm ful. T hey distract h u m an s
which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full from present concerns, from self-actu alization , and fro m rectifyin g so cial injustices… T here is no credible eviden ce th at life
of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, su rvives the death o f the b od y.‖ (H um anist M anifesto II, 19 73)
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, know-
ing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also Biblical Passages For Humanists To Consider:
approve of those who practice them. Gen. 1– God created the earth; it did not evolve.
1 Cor. 6:9-10- Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither Ex. 20:3-17– Man is sinful in the sight of God.
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor Ps. 14:1– Only a fool does not believe in God.
revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. Lk. 12:54-56– This gives examples of people who can understand science, yet not the ways of God.
1 Tim. 1:9-10- knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the Luke 23-24– C hrist‘s death, bu rial, an d resu rrectio n
ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for Jn. 14:6– Christ is the only way of salvation— man cannot save himself.
fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound Heb. 1:3– C h rist is the A tonem ent fo r m an‘s sin.
doctrine, Heb. 9:27– After death comes judgment before God.
2 Tim. 3:1-5- But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without
self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a
form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Jude 7- as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to
sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Key Points On Islam K ey P oin ts O n Jeh ovah ’s W itn esses


(Concept Of God)- Muslims believe in some of the same attributes of God (holiness, justice) that Christians do. However, (Concept Of God)- The JWs deny the concept of the Trinity but believe in many of the core attributes of God.
Allah is a capricious (untrustworthy) god and not a god of love since he neither has to allow people to enter into or stay in (Source Of Written Revelation)- The New World Translation (NWT) o f the B ible. T his ―translation‖ acco m m o dates the
heaven. He is also unknowable, impersonal, unlimited by his own nature (he could lie), unemotional, historically passive, heresies that the JWs believe. JWs are not allowed to think for themselves on matters of faith.
and is not gracious. (Jesus Christ)- The JWs deny the deity of Christ, the Second Coming, and His physical resurrection. Distorting the Virgin
(Trinity)- Some Muslims regard the Holy Spirit as the angel Gabriel and the Trinity as the Father, Mother and Son. Because Birth, they believe that before His incarnation He was the archangel Gabriel. They also believe He returned to earth in 1914.
they believe that God (Allah) is one, they do not accept the Triune God. (Sin)- ―...sin is a violation o f the law , H is perfect stan dard.‖ (fro m NWT, page 1657)
(Source Of Written Revelation): T he K o ran . It is a ―disjointed an d irregular‖ collectio n o f S u ra‘s (ch apters), acco rdin g to (Salvation)- C hrist p artially ato ned fo r sins b y rem o vin g the effects of A d am ‘s sin , leav in g us to w o rk fo r ou r o w n salvation.
The Concise Encyclopedia Of Islam. They are not arranged in chronological or any other kind of order. Escape from Armageddon comes by proselytizing.
(Jesus Christ)- T hey believe H e w as b o rn o f a virgin bu t is n ot the S on o f G od . T hey believe H is title ―C h rist‖ is a n am e. (Afterlife)- They believe there is no hell, that Judgment Day happened in 1918, and heaven will be a kingdom on earth.
Most deny his literal death on the cross and think that Judas may have died in His place.
(Salvation)- M uslim s w ho faith fully p ractice the ―F ive P illars O f Islam ‖ h ave a ch an ce at H eaven, bu t it is not m and ato ry B ib lical P assages F or Jeh ovah ’s W itn esses T o C on sid er:
that Allah grant it. The pillars are: the confession of faith (Shahada), prayer (Salat), alms (Zakat), fast of Ramadan (Saum), Gen. 1:26- ―L et U s m ake m an in O u r o w n im age‖ speaks o f the T rinity. A lso, in G en.1:1 the ―im ‖ in elohim is a plural
and pilgrimage (Hajj). A sixth pillar is holy war (Jihad). Anyone who dies in Jihad is assured of Paradise. ending in Hebrew.
(Afterlife)- Muslims believe in Paradise and Hellfire. Gen. 11:7- ―L et U s go do w n… ‖
Is. 6:8- ―W ho w ill go fo r U s?‖
Biblical Passages & Passages From The Koran For Muslims To Consider Is. 9:6- T he M essiah is called ―m igh ty G o d, everlastin g F ather‖, as w ell as ―so n.‖
Sura Of Women 4:136- ―B elievers, h ave faith in G o d an d H is apostle, in the B o ok he h as revealed to H is ap ostle, an d in the Jn. 1:1- N ote th at the N W T m istran slates this verse, sayin g th at the W o rd w as ―a go d‖.
S criptu res he form erly revealed .‖ A n adm o nitio n in the K o ran to trust the B ible!! Jn. 1:29– Jesus is the L am b o f G o d w h o cam e to take aw ay the sin o f the w orld. O u r w orks can ‘t do th at.
S u ra O f Im ra n ‘s F a m ily 3 :5 1 - ―H e (G od) said , ‗Jesus, I am ab out to cause you to die and lift yo u u p to M e.‖ C o ntrary to Jn. 5:18– The problem the Jews had with Jesus was that He made Himself equal with God.
their teachin g o n the death o f Ju d as in C h rist‘s p lace!! Jn. 8:58– Jesus claim s to be the ―I A M .‖
Mt. 11:28-30– G o d alone is resp on sible fo r rescuin g lost sheep (n ot m ankind ‘s efforts). Jn. 10:30- Jesus states that He and the Father are One.
Mt. 28:19-20- E m ph asize th at it‘s the ―n am e‖ (sin gular) o f each the F ather, S o n & H o ly S pirit. Jn. 17:5– Compare this verse with Is. 42:8 and 48:11.
Mk. 12:29-30– Emphasize that the NT teaches the unity of God. Jn. 20:24-26– Proof of the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus
Lk. 3:21-22- This speaks of the participation of all three personalities of the Godhead. Jn. 20:28- Thomas recognized Jesus as Lord and God, and Jesus received this worship.
Lk. 15:3-7– Only God can provide rest for our souls. 1 Cor. 15:15– Christ is risen from the dead.
Jn. 1:1-3– This shows both the Deity of Christ and His distinct personality at the same time. Eph. 2:8-9- Salvation is not by works, but by faith.
Jn. 8:56-59– Jesus Christ is Eternal. Col. 1:20– Only the blood shed at the cross can bring us peace with God.
Jn. 10:30-33– The Father and the Son are One. Titus 2:13- Paul calls Jesus God .
Jn. 14:6-11– To know Jesus is to know the Father. Heb. 1:3– Jesus is the ex act rep resentation o f G o d‘s very bein g.
Jn. 20:24-29– Jesus accepts worship as God. Heb. 9:22– Only the blood of Christ can cleanse from sin.
Rom. 5:6-8– This shows the need for the atonement; punishment for sin. T o co unter their do ctrine of hell, u se the verses in the ―H ell‖ sectio n o f this referen ce b oo k.
1 Jn. 2:2– Jesus satisfies the wrath of God.
Key Points On Judaism Key Points On Mormonism
(Concept of God)- Monotheistic; God is Spirit, perfect in His moral qualities, and is revealed in the conscience. (Concept Of God)- Polytheistic; believe that the members of the Trinity are completely separate entities. They believe that
(Sources Of Written Revelation)- Talmud (legal and non-legal w ritin gs), M ish n a (co m m entary o n the T orah, the ―o ral tradi- the Father is flesh and blood, not spirit, and that he was once a man. Brigham Young taught that God the Father is Adam.
tion‖ cf. M t. 1 5:8 -9), and Midrash (a collection of sermons on the OT). (Source Of Written Revelation)- The Book of Mormon (BOM) and the Bible. The BOM is considered more reliable and
(Jesus Christ)- Some expect a political Messiah to come and others believe in a future Messianic age. Jews deny the Deity of without error, superior in its teaching. Published in 1830, supposedly from Golden Plates found in Palmyra, NY.
Christ. (Jesus Christ)- H e is co nsidered B O T H F ather an d S o n (an d A d am ?, see ab ove). H e w as a ―spirit child‖ o f G od the F ather
(Sin)- Judaism denies original sin, believing that man can keep the Jewish laws if he tries hard enough. and a brother of Satan. The Atonement is thought to remove all sins of omission for all mankind.
(Repentance)- Consists of three steps: 1) recognition of sin, 2) sincere remorse 3) resolve to obey the law. A fourth step was (Sin)- T hey define sin as breakin g G od ‘s m o ral law . H o w ever, it is n ot sin u nless the ―sin ner‖ k no w s it‘s w ron g. S in, then,
sacrifice, but this step has been abolished since the destruction of the Temple. becomes relative.
(Faith): There is no understanding of saving faith. God will judge by the deeds of the Law, not faith. (Repentance)- Water baptism and conferral of the Holy Ghost in a church ceremony are all considered part of repentance.
(Salvation): Repentance is enough by itself to save. No need for atonement. They do not believe that acceptance of Judaism (Faith)- The object of LDS faith is found in the Church, and not Christ. Faith in Christ alone is considered insufficient.
is indispensable for salvation. (Salvation)- The Atonement makes it possible for Mormons to earn their salvation. Obedience to the Law is necessary, as is
(Afterlife): Much debate exists on this topic. Most Jews do not attach a great deal of importance to the subject. Nevertheless membership in the LDS Church.
they DO believe in divine judgment. (Afterlife)- There are three levels of heaven: telestial for the non-Mormon, terrestrial for the honorable who have not fol-
Biblical Passages For Jewish People To Consider lowed all that LDS requires, and celestial for the dedicated Mormon. Hell is temporary; a place for people to expiate their
Gen. 15:6– Abram was credited with righteousness because of his faith before he was even circumcised! guilt.
Lev. 17:11- ...it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. Point out that since the destruction of the Temple (70 A.D.),
no ato nem ent can be m ade. C h rist w as cru cified in the early 3 0‘s A .D . Biblical Passages & Passages From The BOM For Mormons To Consider:
Ps. 2:7– God has a Son. Jacob 4:9- Denies the pre-existence of man (See also Alma 18:28, 34-36)
Ps. 16:10– M essiah ‘s bo d y w o uldn ‘t even begin to deco m p ose! 2 Nephi 25:23- Says that grace is all we need for salvation
Ps. 22- Ask them to read this chapter and then ask them who they think it is describing. Alma 11:27-29– Denies that there is more than one God (See also 2 Nephi 31:21; Mormon 7:7; 3 Nephi 11:27).
Prov. 30:4– God has a Son. Alma 18:26-28– Says that God is spirit ,not flesh and blood (See also Alma 22:8-11)
Is. 7:14– The Messiah would be born of a virgin. Deut. 18:20-22- The test of a true prophet is accuracy (cf. Mormon prophets and their accuracy)
Is. 30:33- A n ex cellent verse for th ose w h o d o n‘t believe in hell. Is. 43:10-11– No multiple gods (See also Is. 44:8)
Is. 53– Ask the same questions as in Ps. 22. Do not tell them that it is an OT passage and ask them if they think it comes Gal. 1:8-9- Does this describe Joseph Smith? (Founder of LDS and translator of Golden Plates)
from the OT or NT. Most will be surprised that it is from the OT. Mt. 7:13-14– Not everyone will be saved, as the Mormons teach.
Is. 60:1-5– The Messiah would be a deliverer for the Gentiles as well as the Jewish people. Mt. 16:18– How can there be a total apostasy of the church if Jesus promised that the gates of Hell would not prevail against
Dan. 9:25– The Bible predicted the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was heralded as Messiah! it?
Zech. 9:9– The Messiah would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey (cf. Dan. 9:25). Lk. 20:34-35– Jesus taught that there would be no marriage in heaven, which contradicts the Mormon teaching on Celestial
Zech. 11:12- The M essiah w o uld be ―sold o ut‖ fo r thirty p ieces of silver! Heaven.
Zech. 12:3– This was a prediction that Jerusalem would be a burdensome stone to all of the nations in the last days. (This is Jn. 4:23-24– God is Spirit (not flesh and blood).
being fulfilled, as reported in the newspapers and on CNN every night!) Jn. 20:30-31- Jesus pro m ised th at w e h ave all w e need to k no w fo r etern al life (d on ‘t n eed B O M ).
Mic. 5:2– The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Eph. 2:8-10- Good works are the RESULT of grace, not something we do to achieve it.

Key Points On The New Age Movement Key Points On Oneness Pentecostalism
(Concept Of God)- The New Age concept of God, similar to the Hindu concept of God, sees God as merely a Universal (Concept Of God)- Oneness Pentecostals deny the doctrine of the Trinity, instead believing that God revealed Himself as the
C o nsciou sness. T he N ew A ge M ovem en t (N A M ) is m onist and p antheist: ―A ll is one and all is G o d.‖ T herefore, G od is in Father in creation, as the Son in the redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration.
everything and everything is God. (Source of Written Revelation)- The Bible
(Concept of Truth)- The NAM believes that there is no absolute truth; truth is relative. (Jesus Christ)- Oneness Pentecostals hold to a traditional Christian understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
(Jesus Christ)- The NAM believes that Jesus was merely a good example, not God. ―Jesus: ‗Y o u k n o w th at all m y life w as (Sin)- Oneness Pentecostals hold to a biblical understanding of sin.
one great drama for the sons of men; a pattern for the sons of men. I live to show the possibilities of man. What I have done (Salvation)- O neness P en tecostals believe th at to be saved one m ust repent o f sin , tru st in Jesu s C h rist, be b aptized in Jesus‘
all m en can d o, an d w h at I am , all m en sh all be.‘‖ (M artin 41 4, q uotin g The Aquarian Gospel by Levi) name only (as opposed to baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), and receive the Holy Spirit, evidenced by
(Sin)- The NAM does not believe in sin, but instead believes that man is naturally good and that guilt is an abnormal and speaking in tongues. The theme verse of Oneness Pentecostalism is Acts 2:38.
negative concept that must be removed. (Afterlife)- Oneness Pentecostals hold to a biblical understanding of heaven and hell.
(Salvation)- The NAM does not see salvation as necessary and does not believe that Christ died to save man from sin.
―‘Jesus: In m ilder fo rm s a p arent says, ‗T his hu rts m e m ore th an it h u rts yo u ‘ and feels exo nerated in beatin g a child. C an Biblical Passages For Oneness Pentecostals To Consider:
you believe your Father really thinks this way? It is so essential that all such things be dispelled that we must be sure that The Trinity at Work in Redemption: In these passages we see references to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit together,
nothin g o f this kind rem ains in yo u r m in d. I w as no t ‗p unished ‘ because yo u w ere b ad … ‘‖ (M artin 4 1 4, qu otin g The Aquar- showing that they are distinct persons, not just successive forms of God. The mystery of the Trinity is that one God has
ian Gospel) revealed Himself as three Persons. Trinitarian Christians do not worship three gods, but one God, revealed in three Persons.
(Afterlife)- T he N ew A ge M ovem ent d oes n ot believe in a literal heaven or hell; ―‘...it is a state o f m ind. G od never m ade a Luke 1:35- Incarnation
heaven fo r m an; he never m ade a hell; w e are creato rs and w e m ake ou r o w n.‘‖ (M artin 4 16 , q u otin g The Aquarian Gospel). Matt. 3:16-17– Baptism
Instead, the NAM believes in reincarnation. Acts 10:38– Public ministry of Christ
Heb. 9:14– Crucifixion
Biblical Passages For The New Age Movement To Consider: Rom. 1:4– Resurrection
Gen. 1– God created the world; He is above creation. Everything is not God (pantheism). Acts 2:32-33– Pentecost
Jn. 14:2-3– Heaven is a real place. Requirements for Salvation:
Jn. 14:6– Christ is the TRUTH, and the only way to God. Luke 23:39-42– The thief on the cross was saved, yet never baptized.
Acts 4:12– Salvation is necessary. Acts 10:44-48– Gentile believers received the Holy Spirit and even spoke in tongues BEFORE being baptized. Since one can
Acts 17:21– God commands all men to repent, for He will judge the world. not have the Holy Spirit unless he is saved (Rom. 8:9), these believers were obviously saved before they were baptized.
Rom. 3:23– Man is a sinner, not a god. Eph. 2:8-9– We are saved by grace through faith. While every believer should be baptized, it is important that we not place
1 Cor. 15– Resurrection, not reincarnation our trust in baptism for salvation.
Eph. 2:1– Man is dead in sin; he is not good. Acts 16:13-15, 30-34– Accounts of people being saved, yet no mention of them speaking in tongues. If this is the very
Heb. 9:27– After death comes judgment, not reincarnation. evidence of salvation itself, it should be mentioned— and yet only twice in Scripture (Acts 10, 19) do we see people speaking
1 Jn. 2:2– Christ died for the sins of the world. in tongues at the same time that they are saved! In every other account in Scripture, people either speak in tongues some time
Rev. 19:20– Hell is a real place. after they are saved, or tongues are not mentioned at all. If this is so vital that salvation depends on it, why does Scripture not
Rev. 21:8– Sin will send people to hell. mention it more? NOTE: do not get into an argument over whether or not tongues are valid for today. That is an issue that
genuine believers disagree on; the problem with the Oneness position is that it requires tongues as evidence for salvation.
Key Points On Roman Catholicism Key Points On Scientology
(Concept of God)- Generally the same as soundly saved believers. (Concept Of God)- Scientologists are polytheistic, believing that there are many gods. L. R. Hubbard wrote, "There are gods
(Source of Written Revelation)- The Douay-Rheims version of the Bible, which includes the Apocryphal books. However, above all other gods, and gods beyond the gods of the universes. (Scientology 8-8008, pp. 72-3)."
they also believe that the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) is their authority. Ultimately, their authority comes from Scripture, (Source of Written Revelation)- Anything written by L. Ron Hubbard, such as his book Dianetics.
Tradition and the pope. (Jesus Christ)- Scientology denies the existence of Jesus Christ.
(Jesus Christ)- The doctrines of purgatory, Mary as co-redemptrix, and the sacraments deny the sufficiency of the blood of (Sin)- Scientologists believe that man is basically good. "It is despicable and utterly beneath contempt to tell a man he must
Christ to cleanse from all sin. repent, that he is evil" (Professional Auditor Bulletin [PAB] #31, 23 July 1954).
(Sin)- St. Augustine said that it is a word, deed or desire that is contrary to the eternal Law of God. (Salvation)- Scientologists believe that salvation has been obtained when the soul ceases to reincarnate and becomes a god.
(Repentance)- Inclu ded is n ot only rem o rse for sin and tu rnin g fro m it, b ut also ―satisfaction‖. S atisfactio n can o nly be given S alv ation is received th ro u gh ―auditin g‖. A u ditin g sessio ns are very expensive and seek to clear the m in d of negative ex peri-
in a con fessio n al w hen the p riest says, ―I absolve thee.‖ ences stored in the back of the mind either in the current or the past life.
(Faith)- True faith can only come through the RCC, according to the Vatican. (Afterlife)- Scientologists believe that man will be reincarnated after death, and that humans can become like gods, although
(Salvation)- Pope John Paul II said that anyone who lives a just life can be saved, even if he is not RC. (Dallas Morning they do not like to use the word re-incarnate. Scientologists do not believe in hell.
News, Dec. 9, 2000) Salvation is mediated through the sacraments (Baptism, Confession, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation,
Holy Orders, Matrimony, Extreme Unction). Biblical Passages For Scientologists To Consider:
(Afterlife)- Most people go to Purgatory when they die, where they atone for venial sins. The only person who goes to Ex. 20:3-4– Only one God is to be worshipped; idolatry is forbidden.
heaven is the o ne w ho lo ves G o d perfectly at the tim e of death. T he peo ple w h o go to hell are tho se w h o do n ‘t love G o d at Ex. 20:3-17– M an h as b ro ken G o d ‘s L aw s.
all. Rom. 3:10-23– There is none good; all have sinned.
Lk. 12:54-56– Examples of people who can understand science, yet not the ways of God
Biblical Passages For Roman Catholics To Consider: Luke 23-24– C hrist‘s death, bu rial, an d resu rrectio n. C h rist‘s existen ce is p ro ven in history.
Prov. 30:5-6- A stern warning not to add to the Word of God Jn. 14:6– Christ is the only way of salvation.
Mk. 7:8- Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for neglecting the Word of God for the sake of the commandments of men. Cf. Mt. 15:6 Heb. 9:27– After death comes judgment before God— no reincarnation.
Rom. 5:8-9- We are justified by the blood of Christ alone and saved from wrath to come.
Rom. 5:10-11– The doctrine of purgatory does not line up with these verses, seeing that we have been fully reconciled with
God.
2 Cor. 5:21– G od m ade Jesu s ―sin‖ in ou r place th at w e m ight be m ade the righteousness of G o d in H im .
2 Cor. 12:11– P au l d id n ot consider him self in an y w ay inferio r to the ―chief apo stles‖ (i.e. P eter). T his is co ntrary to their
doctrine of the pope.
Eph. 2:8-9– Not saved by works, lest any man should boast
1 Tim. 2:5– There is only One Mediator between God and man; Jesus Christ. No need for priests.
2 Tim. 3:16-17- Scripture is all we need as an authority.
Titus 3:5– W e are saved , ―not b y w orks o f righteou sness w hich w e h ave d one.‖
Heb. 7:24-25– He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him.
Heb. 9:25-28– Christ was offered once for our sins, not repeatedly as the RCC teaches in its doctrine of the mass.

Key Points On Wicca Encouraging Verses for Evangelism — Compiled by Tom Rayborn from the NASV
(Concept Of God)- The Supreme Being is the Goddess, or the Goddess and her consort, the Horned God. The Goddess can be
a symbol, a force or a personal being. Wiccans can be pantheists, polytheists or both. G od ’s P resen ce an d S tren gth
(Concept of Truth)- T here are n o ―ho ly‖ b oo ks, b ut so m e po pular b oo ks are The Book of Shadows and A W itch ‘s B ible. Two Neh 8:10 – The joy of the Lord is our strength.
m ain beliefs o f W icca are, ―A s lo n g as it h arm s n o one else, do w h at you w ill,‖ an d ―A ll the go o d or evil you d o in this life Psalms 27:1 -The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life, whom shall I
w ill retu rn to you th reefold.‖ dread?
(Jesus Christ)- Wiccans do not believe that Christ is the only way to God. Isaiah 41:10 - Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
(Sin)- Wiccans do not believe that man is sinful. surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
(Salvation)- Wiccans do not believe salvation is necessary. Zep 3:17 - The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in
(Practices)- Wicca is basically a fertility cult, and Wiccans worship nature and observe the summer and winter solstices. His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Wicca is a religion with emphasis on magic, incantations and spell-casting. Wiccans believe it is vital for humans to preserve Phi 4:13 - I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
nature. Eph 3:20, 21 - Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power
(Afterlife)- Wiccans believe that the body replenishes the earth after death, according to the wishes of the Goddess. Some that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.
Wiccans do not believe in any afterlife, while others believe in reincarnation or in a wonderful place called Summerland.
Wiccans do not believe in Satan or hell. Boldness and Power
Psalms 138:3 - On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.
Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jeru-
Biblical Passages For Wiccans To Consider:
salem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.
Ex. 20:3-17- Man is sinful in the eyes of God.
Deut. 18:10-14– All forms of magic and divination are detestable to God. Acts 4:31 - And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with
the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
1 Sam. 15:23– Witchcraft is a sin.
Jn. 5:28-29– Both the saved and unsaved will be resurrected, NOT reincarnated. Acts 14:3 - Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the
word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
John 14:6– Jesus said He is the only way to God.
Acts 4:12– Jesus is the only way of salvation. 2 Cor 3:12 - Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech.
Rom. 3:23– All have sinned. 2 Cor 10:4 - For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
1 Cor. 15:35-38– The resurrection will happen.; the grave is not the end of human existence. 1 Thess 2:2 - But after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God
2 Cor. 6:2– Salvation is necessary. to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.
Heb. 9:27– After death comes judgment; there is no reincarnation. No Concern for Self
Rev. 21:8– Sorcerers will go to hell. Acts 20:24 - But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry
which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Rev 12:11 - And they overcame him (the accuser of the brethren, v. 10) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the
word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
Verses on Facing Your Fear of Witnessing
God Wants To Save Sinners Ps. 40:8-10— I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is w ithin m y heart.‖ I h ave p roclaim ed the go od new s o f
Ezek 18:32 - For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies, declares the Lord GOD. Therefore, repent and live. righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, You Yourself know. I have not hidden Your
Luke 19:10 - For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkind-
John 3:16, 17 - For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not ness and Your truth From the great assembly.
perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be Prov. 28:1— The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
saved through Him. Prov. 29:25— The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
1 Tim 1:15 - It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, Is. 55:9-11— For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than
among whom I am foremost of all. your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And
1 Tim 2:4 - Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth
2 Pet 3:9 - The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for
perish but for all to come to repentance. which I sent it.
Fear Of Man/Ashamed Of The Gospel Matt. 4:19— T hen H e said to them , ―F o llo w M e, and I w ill m ake you fishers o f m en .
Prov 29:25 - The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. Matt. 6:33— But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Luke 12:4,5 - I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can Matt. 10:24-26— A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like
do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call
fear Him! those of his household! Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that
Rom 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew will not be known.
first and also to the Greek. Matt. 10:32-33— Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
2 Tim 1:8, 9 - Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
for the gospel according to the power of God. Luke 12:4-5— And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they
Urgency in Witnessing/ Compassion For The Lost can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say
1 Cor 9:16— For if I preach the gospel I have nothing to boast of , for I am under compulsion. For woe is me if I do not to you, fear Him!
preach the gospel. Lk. 19:15-27— And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to
2 Cor 5:10,11 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then
in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Now, knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. cam e the first, sayin g, ‗M aster, yo u r m in a h as earned ten m in as.‘ A n d he said to him , ‗W ell do ne, go o d serv ant; becau se yo u
Rev 20:11-15 - Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, w ere faith ful in a very little, h ave auth ority o ver ten cities.‘ A nd the seco n d cam e, sayin g, ‗M aster, yo ur m in a h as earned five
and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were m in as.‘ L ikew ise he said to him , ‗Y o u also be o ver five cities.‘ T hen another cam e, say in g, ‗M aster, here is yo u r m in a, w hich
opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were writ- I have kept put away in a handkerchief. For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not
ten in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dep osit, an d reap w h at you did no t so w .‘ A nd he said to him , ‗O ut o f yo ur o w n m o uth I w ill jud ge yo u, yo u w icked serv ant.
dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. Why then did you not
thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the put m y m o ney in the b ank , th at at m y co m in g I m igh t have collected it w ith interest?‘ ―A nd he said to th ose w h o sto od b y,
book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. ‗T ake the m in a from him , an d give it to him w h o h as ten m in as.‘ (B ut they said to him , ‗M aster, he h as ten m inas.‘) ‗F o r I sa y
to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from
him . B ut b rin g here th ose enem ies o f m ine, w h o did n ot w ant m e to reign o ver them , an d slay them before m e.‘

Verses on Facing Your Fear of Witnessing, continued Verses on Facing Your Fear of Witnessing, continued
Jn. 12:41-43— These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him. Nevertheless even among the rulers many Phil. 2:12— Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much
believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Col. 3:1-2— If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand
Jn. 15:13— G reater lo ve h as n o o ne th an th is, th an to lay d o w n one‘s life fo r h is frien ds. of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Jn. 15:19-21— If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you 2 Thess. 2:14-15— to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore,
out o f the w orld, therefo re the w orld h ates you . R em em ber the w ord th at I said to you , ‗A serv ant is no t greater th an his brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
m aster.‘ If they persecuted M e, they w ill also persecute yo u . If they kept M y w o rd , they w ill keep yo urs also. B ut all these 2 Tim. 1:7— For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
thin gs they w ill d o to yo u fo r M y n am e‘s sake, becau se they do n ot kn o w H im w h o sen t M e. 2 Tim. 3:12— Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Jn. 16:33— These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be 2 Tim. 4:7— I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Jms. 4:4— Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever there-
Rom. 5:3-4— And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perse- fore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
verance, character; and character, hope. Jms. 4:7— Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Rom. 12:1-3— I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, 1 Pet. 3:15— But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the re- reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.
newing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For I say, through the 1 Jn. 4:4— You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the
grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think world.
soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 1 Jn. 4:18— There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not
1 Cor. 2:1-4— And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you been made perfect in love.
the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with
you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human Verses on the Motivation to Witness
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. Ps. 89:15- Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.
1 Cor. 4:1-3— Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in Ps. 126:6- He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
stewards that one be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. Bringing his sheaves with him.
In fact, I do not even judge myself. Prov. 11:30- The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
1 Cor. 9:19-25— For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Dan. 12:3- Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness
Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who Like the stars forever and ever.
are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Matt. 11:11, Jn. 1:6-8- Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the
Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. There was a man sent from God, whose name was
all thin gs to all m en, th at I m ight b y all m eans save so m e. N o w this I do for the gospel‘s sake, th at I m ay be p artaker of it with John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but
you. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain was sent to bear witness of that Light.
it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we Matt. 12:50- For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.
for an imperishable crown.
Verses on the Motivation to Witness, continued The Scriptural Basis for Open Air Preaching
Matt. 3:1-12– John the Baptist preaching open air in the Judean wilderness.
Mk. 8:34-38- W hen H e h ad called the people to H im self, w ith H is disciples also , H e said to them , ―W hoever desires to com e Matt. 5-7– Jesus preaching open air for the Sermon on the Mount.
after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but Matt. 13– Jesus preaching to a crowd on the beach.
w hoever lo ses his life fo r M y sake and the go spel‘s w ill save it. F o r w h at w ill it p ro fit a m an if he gains the w h ole w orld, and John 7:37– Jesus ―sto od an d cried o ut‖ in Jerusalem du rin g the F east.
loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this Acts 2- Peter preaching in the open air on the Day of Pentecost.
adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with Acts 3:12-26– Peter preaching outside the temple.
the holy angels. Acts 8:5-6– Philip preaching in the open air in Samaria.
Mk. 10:29-30- S o Jesus an sw ered and said , ―A ssu redly, I say to yo u, there is n o one w h o h as left ho use o r brothers or sisters Acts 9:28-29– P au l ―speakin g o ut bo ldly in the n am e o f the L o rd‖ in Jeru salem .
or father o r m other o r w ife or child ren o r land s, fo r M y sake and the gospel‘s, w h o sh all n ot receive a h un d red fo ld n o w in th is Acts 11:20– Believers preaching to the Greeks.
time— houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions— and in the age to come, eternal Acts 14:7-18– Paul preaching open air in Lystra.
life. Acts 16:13– Paul preaching to the women at the riverside.
Lk. 6:22-23- Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as Acts 17:17– Paul reasoned with people in the marketplace.
evil, F o r the S on o f M an‘s sake. R ejoice in th at d ay and leap for jo y ! F o r indeed yo ur rew ard is great in heaven, For in like Acts 17:22– Paul preaching at Mars Hill.
manner their fathers did to the prophets. Acts 21:28– P aul accused of ―p reachin g to all m en everyw here.‖
Lk. 15:4-7- What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilder-
ness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And Biblical Attitudes When Preaching
w hen he com es ho m e, he calls to gether his frien ds an d neigh b ors, sayin g to them , ‗R ejoice w ith m e, fo r I h ave fo un d m y 2 Corinthians 2:17, 5:11, 20- For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we
sheep w hich w as lost!‘ I say to yo u th at likew ise there w ill be m ore jo y in heaven over one sin ner w ho repents th an o ver speak in Christ in the sight of God....Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to
ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences....Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though
Lk. 19:10– for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Jn. 5:30, 6:38- I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own
will but the will of the Father who sent Me. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him Colossians 4:3-6-Praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may
who sent Me. speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
Jn. 6:27- Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with
will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Jn. 6:29,39-40- Jesus an sw ered and said to them , ―T his is the w o rk o f G od , th at yo u believe in H im w ho m H e sen t.‖ T h is is
the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 2 Timothy 2:14, 23-26; 4:2- Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers....But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing t hat
will raise him up at the last day. they produce quarrels. The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when
Jn. 8:28- Then Jesus said to them, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the
of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by
Jn. 15:7-9- If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this him to do his will....preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and
My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; instruction.
abide in My love.
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Jon Speed (Editor)
Elisabeth Dyvig (Co-editor) Cut out these tabs and attach them to the sections by page as listed in the
Tom Rayborn (Contributor and inspiration for this format)
Walter Streeter (Contributor of the Evidence Bible chart) Table of Contents for a quick way to reference needed information.
Gloria Godbee (Proof-reader)

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