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Abel

And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. A... Read More

Abortion

If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life. Exodus... Read More

Academics

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workma... Read More

Adam

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alo... Read More

Adornment, Outward

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Pete... Read More

Adultery

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries. Matthew 15:19 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to a... Read More

Angels

I. Nature and position of angels (Top) Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire? Psalm 104:4 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. Hebrews 1:7 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the chi... Read More

Antichrist

Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposes an... Read More

Apostles

Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute. Luke 11:49 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. Acts 2:43 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it wer... Read More

Assembly, Christian

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 For... Read More

Atonement

I. Christ’s ransom (Top) Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. Job 36:18 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Hosea 13:14 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to... Read More

Baptism

I. The meaning of baptism II. Mode and description of baptism III. Baptism and heretics I. The meaning of baptism (Top) Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Galatians 3:27 ... Read More

Beard

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Leviticus 19:27 They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. Leviticus 21:5 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Di... Read More

Beast, Description and Mark of the

And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. Revelation 11:7 The final stumbling-block (or source of danger) approaches, concerning which it is written, as Enoch says, "For t... Read More

Bishops and Deacons

I. Requirements for ordination (Top) For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as h... Read More

Blood of Christ

If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead... Read More

Canon, New Testament

And the presbyter said this. Mark having become the interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately whatsoever he remembered. It was not, however, in exact order that he related the sayings or deeds of Christ. For he neither heard the Lord nor accompanied Him. But afterwards, as I said, he accompanied P... Read More

Celibacy

All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that i... Read More

Children

Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:... Read More

Christ

I. Christ is God II. Relationship to the Father I. Christ is God (Top) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. John 1:1-2 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, ... Read More

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