Bible Authority

AUTHORITY

Gen. 1:1 God has inherent authority because He created the heavens and the earth.

Mt. 28:18 Jesus was delegated all authority on heaven

Jn. 17:2 and earth by God who has the authority to

Jn. 12:49 delegate.

Jn. 13:20 Apostles have delegated authority, by Jesus,

Jn. 20:21 who has all authority, including the authority to delegate.

BIBLE WRITTEN

Eph. 3:1-4 Bible written by revelation to the writers,

Jn 14:26 with the assistance of the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor. 2:10-13

There are three things that can be done to anything!

They are: ADD TO

TAKE FROM

CHANGE

All of these are condemned in the Bible:

Rev 22:18-19, Deut 4:2 Add to, Take from

Gal. 1:8 Change

II Jn 9 The condition of one who does not abide!

The Bible was given once for all.  We are not missing anything which pertains to life or Godliness:

Jude 3

II Pet. 1:3

Gal 1:11

Gal 1:23

Three ways that we are taught:

Command

Example

Necessary Inference

Examples of the three :

Mat 28:18-19 – Great Commission – GO (Command)

Mat 26:42 – Prayer – Thy Will be done (Example)

Acts 20:7 – Met on first day of week Necessary Inference)BIBLE DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH

Eph 1:3-4 God intended to save us in Christ from the beginning of time.

Acts 20:28 Christ purchased the Church with His own blood.

Eph. 3:10-11 This filled the eternal purpose of God.

Eph 1:22 Church is the Body of Christ.

Eph 4:4 There is One Body.

Ro 12:4-5

Col 1:18 Christ is the Head of the Body.

Ro 16:16 Name of the Body, or Church.

Phil 1:1 Organization of the Church.

All of Gods people are Saints.

Acts 20:17 Elders  or Overseers were appointed in every

Acts 20:28 Church.

Acts 14:23

I Pet. 5:1-2 Job of Elders

Titus 1:5-9 Qualifications of Elders.

I Tim 3:1-7

I Tim 3:8-13 Qualifications of Deacons.

FUNCTIONS OF WORSHIP

I Tim 2:8 Pray with Holy hands (no guilt).

Eph 5:19 Sing (heart is the instrument for making

Col 3:16 melody.)

Acts 20:7 Preaching

Acts 20:7 Breaking of Bread (Communion)

I Cor 16:1-2 Giving of your means

HOW TO ENTER CHRIST’S CHURCH

Jn 5:24 Hear

Jn 8:24 Believe

Jn 3:16

Ro 10:4

Lk 13:3,5 Repent

Ro 10:9-10 Confess

Acts 2:38 Baptism

I Pet 3:21 Baptism now saves us

Mk 16:16 Believe and be baptized

Gal 3:27 Baptism puts on Christ

Ro 6:3-4 Buried in baptism

Col 2:12 Buried in baptism

Acts 8:30-39 Eunuch

All examples of conversion in the Bible include baptism.  Acts 2:41 states that you must be baptized to be added to the number.

Case of Conversion

Pentecost Acts 2

Samaritans Acts 8:12

Simon

Acts 8:13

Eunuch

Acts 8:35-40

Saul of Tarsus

Acts 9:22

Cornelius

Acts 10

Lydia

Acts 16:14-15

Jailer

Acts 16:30-34

Corinthians

Acts 18:8

Ephesians

Acts 19:1-5

Hearing

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Belief

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Repentance

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Confession

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Baptism

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