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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"--
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
"When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
"And then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ'; or, 'Behold, He is there'; do not believe him;
Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,
"Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men."
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,
For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
"We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
- Abiding In Christ
- Faith, As A Body Of Beliefs
- False Doctrines, Christian Attitude Of
- False Teachings