Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

And Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons, but in every nation he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is acceptable to him

But do ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

even for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge selfcontrol, and to selfcontrol endurance, and to endurance godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. read more.
For if these things are in you and abound, they make you neither inactive nor unfruitful in gaining the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Teacher, which commandment is great in the Law? And he said to him, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." This is the great and first commandment. read more.
There is a second like it: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

There is then now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life set me free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God hath done, who on account of sin sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and passed sentence of condemnation on sin in the flesh; read more.
so that what is required by the Law might be accomplished in us, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For they who are according to the flesh have their mind on the things of the flesh; but they who are according to the Spirit, on the things of the Spirit. For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit life and peace. Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it doth not submit itself to the Law of God, neither indeed can it. And they who are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any one hath to not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ is in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he who raised up Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies, because of his Spirit that dwelleth in you. So then, brethren, we are debtors not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if ye live according to the flesh, ye are sure to die; but if by the Spirit ye make an end of the deeds of the body, ye will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are sons of God. For ye did not receive the spirit of bondage so as to be again in fear; but ye received the spirit of adopted children, whereby we cry, Abba, Father! The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God; and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and fellowheirs with Christ; if indeed we are suffering with him, that we may also be glorified with him. For I esteem the sufferings of the present time as of no account, when compared with the glory which is about to be revealed to us.

Brethren, the desire of my heart and my prayer to God for them is, that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For being ignorant of the righteousness which is of God, and endeavoring to establish a righteousness of their own, they have not submitted themselves to the righteousness which is of God. read more.
For Christ is the end of the Law, so that every one that believeth may obtain righteousness. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the Law: "The man that hath done these things shall live by them." But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh thus: Say not in thy heart, "Who shall ascend into heaven?" that is, to bring Christ down. Or, "Who shall descend into the abyss?" that is, to bring up Christ from the dead. But what saith it? "The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart;" that is, the word concerning faith, which we preach; for if thou shalt acknowledge with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth so as to obtain righteousness, and with the mouth professeth so as to obtain salvation. For the Scripture saith, "Whoever believeth in him shall not be put to shame." For there is no difference between Jew and Greek; for one and the same is Lord over all, rich to all that call upon him. For "every one who calleth upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance; against such things as these there is no law. And they who belong to Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with the passions and lusts. read more.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

See that none render evil for evil to any one; but ever follow that which is good, both toward one another and toward all. Be always joyful. Pray without ceasing; read more.
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you. Quench not the Spirit; despise not prophesyings, but prove all things; hold fast that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. And may the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved whole, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

If indeed ye fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," ye do well. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever hath kept the whole law, and yet hath offended in one point, hath become guilty of all. read more.
For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," said also, "Do not kill." Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou hast become a transgressor of the law. So speak, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For the judgment shall be without mercy to him that showed no mercy. Mercy glorieth against judgment. What doth it profit, my brethren, if any one say that he hath faith, and have not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say to them, Depart in peace, be warmed and be filled, notwithstanding ye give them not the things needful for the body, what doth it profit? So also faith, if it hath not works, is dead in itself. But some one will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well; the demons also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is idle? Was not Abraham our father accepted as righteous through works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God. Ye see that by works a man is accounted as righteous, and not by faith only. And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot accounted as righteous through works, when she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.