What Does the Bible Say?

What Does the Bible Say?

It is not uncommon today for an author or teacher to criticize a church for holding up a standard in Christian living. Some have suggested that a sure sign of “legalism” is when a ministry dares to mention a “list” by which one should live. But what if the Bible presents a list? What if God’s Word says we should or shouldn’t do something? Would it be okay—at a very minimum —to obey the Bible?

Listed below are Scriptures which help to form principles for genuine Christian living. Bible Baptist Church leaders are challenged to test our attitudes, actions, appearance, and associations by the following verses.

Our Personal Walk with Christ

Joshua 1:8

“8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Micah 6:8

“8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Luke 18:1

“1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Galatians 5:16

“16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
2 Timothy 2:15

“15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17

“17 Pray without ceasing.”

Our Church Life and Ministry

Malachi 3:10

“10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Matthew 28:19–20

“19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
1 Thessalonians 5:12–13

“12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.”
Hebrews 10:25

“25 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.”

Our Entertainment & Recreation

Psalm 101:3

“3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”
Romans 13:14

“14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
Ephesians 5:19

“19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”
Philippians 1:10

“10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;”
Philippians 4:8

“8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22

“22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

Our Daily Lifestyle

Proverbs 20:1

“1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”
Proverbs 23:31

“31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

“19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
1 Corinthians 10:31

“31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
2 Corinthians 6:17

“17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”
1 Timothy 4:12

“12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
1 Peter 1:15

“15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;”

Our Personal Appearance

1 Corinthians 11:14

“14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?”
1 Thessalonians 5:22

“22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
1 Timothy 2:9
“9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;”


One Response to What Does the Bible Say?

  1. celinarlc says:

    Good day Brother,
    I am very happy to see genuine Christians who fight for the truth.Especially in the country. Let us love Him with all our hearts.
    I am an IFB too. May the Lord fill your heart with His love for the Glory of His Son.


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