IT’S ALL ABOUT SHARING THE GOOD NEWS
Learn what the bible says According to Scriptures in a condensed topical format. I hope this compilation of scriptures organized by topics help explain the fundamental beliefs of Christianity in a clear and concise way by allowing the scriptures to speak for themselves.
About According to Scriptures for:
- New Believers or the Curious
- Learn about who God and Jesus are and the promise they made to all who choose to repent and believe
- While each section is not exhaustive in its references, it is a cross section showing what the bible says according to scriptures that are organized in a condensed topical conversational format.
- I encourage new believers or the curious to read the bible and start with the Gospel of John: an informative, encompassing overview that is a fairly short read.
- For Christians
- To Share the gospel with others
- Scriptures are organized according to topics for easy reference and sharing of concepts
- Verses are listed first to aid in verse memorization
- Apologetics (to reason) -Use page sections such as Life after Death to show that Christ alone raises the dead [resurrection] and Meet the Judge to show Jesus authority as the judge of the world, given to him by God.
- Personal study
- See section below: Bible Versions Used – King James-ish
SEED: 1) verb: To produce or sow the land with seeds. 2) A flowering plant’s unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant
THE GREAT COMMISSION
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.
The ONE person you share the gospel with may be the ONE person God uses to reach and save a 1,000 souls.
Mat 13:23 He that receives seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.
Mat 13:32 The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which indeed is the least of all seeds; but when it is grown it is the greatest among herbs and it becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Jer 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when the heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
John 12:24[Jesus said] I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone, a single grain. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives NLT
1Cor 1:17 For Christ sent [us] not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God….21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes
2Tim 1:8 Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, but be partakers of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
FROM ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE’S AUTHOR:
Sharing the Message of Salvation and Increasing Faith are at the heart of my desire for creating this website. I hope you hang with me on this journey as I put together the treasures the bible reveals as I ask more intentional questions from the bible and world events.
Billy Graham was once quoted as saying, “World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It’s being fulfilled every day round about us.”
My goal is to do what Billy Graham said and put the scriptures and today’s headlines side by side to show how quickly and accurately prophecy is being revealed, verifying and making the bible an undeniably rich resource for truth in a troubling world.
Incredibly, it is uncanny how relevant and revealing the scriptures are about today’s secret agendas, world events and the rulers of this world. Occult means hidden and Revelation means the revealing of secrets and I stand in awe at the evolution of events weaving history into an epic drama that seems to be in favor of our enemy.
It seems as though the world is falling apart, but according to the bible, everything is falling into place. Christ said “I’m telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will remember my warning.” John 16:4
Christ warned “3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first [from Christianity], and that man of lawlessness be revealed, the son of perdition.” Sadly, we are further down the timeline than I previously thought.
While watching open air preachers ask general public, professing Christians about their beliefs, it absolutely blew me away how many people could not explain in clear terms why they believe in Christ or what sets Christianity apart from all religions of the world. In fact some of their views, which may come from the pulpits, TV or social interpretation, are quite contradictory to the bible.
Christianity is not a religion. It is an agreement between Jesus, Jehovah and every person who accepts their terms. We believe that Jesus and Jehovah are who they said they are and are more than capable of doing what they said they would do as revealed in the scriptures.
Christians believe the documented, historical testimony of bible authors and the apostles that witnessed the miracles of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. We believe he literally possesses the power to resurrect us from the dead when we die.
True Christians therefore will live lives representative of being called Kingdom Minded Children of God. Otherwise our behavior proves God right when he said, “The Gentiles blaspheme my name because of you”. Therefore Christians are held accountable and are called to be worthy examples and always ready with an answer that will point a spiritually starving world to the promise that we ourselves have been so freely given. Without it… they perish.
God said, “My children perish for lack of knowledge.” Knowledge is Power. Without it they are left vulnerable without any weapon to combat an enemy who is so cunning that he was given the title of Great Deceiver. I’m sure Bernie Madoff investors never knew they were going to lose their entire life savings to such a sincere, disguised foe. The problem with being deceived is you don’t know you’re being deceived.
When asked by the apostles about the sign of the last days Christ said “Be not deceived.” People are deceived because they do not read the scriptures for themselves, like their very eternal souls depend on it. So they believe whatever they are told by wolves in sheep’s clothing, which we were clearly warned about. I hear wolves in the babbling of the current Pope, blatantly blaspheming the words and works of Christ. The enemy uses the Pope like a puppet to ensnare the scriptural devoid into believing false principles.
Your soul depends on knowledge of the truth, because the bible clearly warns that in the last days that: “false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones/the very elect” Mat 24:24
Remember the devil deceives with only a subtle manipulation of the wording from the original message.
I find so many websites with so much commentary on biblical topics and prophecy and realize that it keeps people from reading the actual scriptures which, according to the bible, does not come back void. The Word of God is quite capable of speaking for itself and able to address the world with a word so relevant for today it is mind boggling.
It is my goal to present what the scriptures say in a topical conversational format that may appeal to people who would not normally read the bible. Hopefully I can clearly point out the wonderful truth revealed by our loving, merciful, unselfish Creator who wanted a personal relationship with each of us.
A Father who, before the foundation of the world, prepared a sacrifice that would bridge the gap between our sins and his holiness, to show us how much he loved us and therein became the living example of true love towards his creation. “Beloved, if God so loved US, we ought also to love one another.” 1John4:11
This website has also comes from my own desire to have a compilation of scripture to memorize that topically conveys subjects I so desperately try to explain off the top of my head, but always seem to come out jumbled. I’ve learned that you must provide scripture reference for it to be more authoritative and understandable.
I want Christians who are looking to illustrate concepts, ideas and topics that are relevant in today’s critical thinking world to have compelling, authoritative ammunition, straight from the word of God that doesn’t apologize, but boldly declares its magnificent claims.
I encourage you to read the bible so you will know when the snake oil salesman tries to slither in and sell you a lie to rob and deceive you of your rightful inheritance as a child of God.
Click to read the greatest love story ever told…God’s Saving Grace
Topics I want to cover on this site:
Isa (Jesus) in the Quran: Word of God, Spirit of God, Judge
Jesus in the Bible: Creator Redeemer Judge
Hell: What do scriptures say?
“In those days…” Prophecies
Powers, Principalities, Corporations & Governments
Historical statistical veracity/case for the Bible
BIBLE VERSIONS USED
All scripture by default on this site is taken from the King James Version unless otherwise noted BUT…
With that being said… to make the scriptures more readable and less of a stumbling block for visiting newbies I updated/changed, words like “thee” and “thou” into “you” and “yours” [doest to does, /believeth -believes/shalt-will, etc.]
Anything that I personally add into the text for clarification, a definition, information inferred in context from surrounding verses, will always be contained in [ ] [these brackets] like: Verse may read…”He said”… so I will clarify with [Jesus said] “Blessed are the poor in Spirit” or to help clarify or define a word like propitiation [appeasement/sacrifice].
I encourage you to use any of these sites or the bible and check out the surrounding verses to dig deeper in your own understanding.
Sometimes the New Living Translation simply conveys scripture like no other translation, so it has become my literal parallel bible of choice, standing as a strong partner alongside the most beautifully written, ever revealing KJV. If I were stranded on a desert island with only one bible choice, hands down, KJV.
When I use another bible version, other than the KJV, I will put the bible’s 3 letter code at the end.
eg: [NLT] = New Living Translation [NKJ] = New King James
Scripture starts with 3 letters before numbers indicating the bible verse
eg: 1 Cor = 1 Corinthians or Deu= Deuteronomy.
Please read your bible, but in the meantime. I hope you grow and are enriched from everything the Lord will put on my heart to share in these pages.
May God Bless your efforts as you work in building God’s kingdom as he has called you.