The knowledge of God - The Principles
Joh1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh1:14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' ” 16From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known. - the Apostle John speaking about Jesus
Joh3:31“The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 35The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.” - words of Jesus
Mat4:4Jesus answered, “It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” (Deu8:3)
Luk8:21He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into
practice.” - words of Jesus
Luk11:28He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” - words of Jesus
Joh5:24“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” - words of Jesus
Joh8:31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Joh8:51“I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see
death.” - words of Jesus
Joh12:48“There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.” - words of Jesus
Joh15:3“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.” - words of Jesus
Joh17:6“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.” - Jesus praying
Joh17:14“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.” - Jesus praying
Joh17:17“Sanctify1a them by the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.” - words of Jesus
Act20:32“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified1b.”
Jam1:17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.18He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Jam1:21Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
1Pet1:17Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. 18For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. 22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For,
“All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25but the word of the Lord stands forever.” (Isa40:6-8)
And this is the word that was preached to you.
2Pet1:2Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2Pet3:5But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2Pet3:18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
1Joh1:1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
1Joh2:5But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: 6Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
1Joh2:14I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Rom15:4For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. .....
Rom10:6 ..... the righteousness that is by faith says: 8..... “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Rom10:17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
Rom11:33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” (Isa 40:13)
1Cor8:1 ..... Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. 3But the man who loves God is known by God.
1Cor15:2By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
2Cor2:14But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.
2Cor4:2Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
2Cor4:6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2Cor10:5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Eph1:13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, .....
all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become
mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Eph5:25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, .....
Eph6:17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Phi1:9And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, .....
Phi1:14Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.
Col1:3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints— 5the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel 6that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth.
Col1:9 ..... since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Col1:10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, .....
Col1:21Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Col1:24Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. 27To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Col2:2My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Col3:10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Col3:16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
1The2:13And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
2The2:13But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying1c work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. 16May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
Heb 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Heb3:7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
Heb4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Heb10:26If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
1Tim2:3 ..... God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
1Tim4:4For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5because it is consecrated8a by the word of God and prayer.
2Tim2:8Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
2Tim2:15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2Tim2:25Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, .....
2Tim4:2Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
Tit1:1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness-- 2a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 3and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior, .....
Rev3:8“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.” - words of Jesus
Rev19:11I saw heaven
standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called
Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His
eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name
written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He
is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the
Word of God. 14The
armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine
linen, white and clean. 15Out
of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He
will rule them with an iron scepter.” (Psa2:9) He treads the winepress of the fury
of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On
his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Act4:29Now, Lord, consider their threats and
enable your servants to speak
your word with great boldness.
Act4:29Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
Act4:31After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
Act6:4 ..... “and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
Act6:7So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
Act8:4Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
Act8:14When the apostles
Act8:25When they had testified
and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to
Act11:1The apostles and the brothers throughout
Act12:24But the word of God continued to increase and spread.
Act12:24But the word of God continued to increase and spread.
Act13:5When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.
Act13:7 ..... The
proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he
wanted to hear the word of God.
Act13:7 ..... The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God.
Act13:44On the next Sabbath almost the whole
city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
Act13:44On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
Act13:46Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We
had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not
consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.”
Act13:46Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.”
Act13:48When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
Act13:49The word of the Lord spread through the whole region.
Act15:35But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.
Act15:36Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.”
Act16:6Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
Act16:32Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
Act17:13When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.
Act18:11So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.
Act19:10This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.
Act19:20In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
Act20:32“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified1d”.
2Pet1:2Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. 10Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2Pet1:19And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
1Joh1:10If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
Rom1:28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
Rom9:6It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.
Rom15:14I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
1Cor1:5For in him you have been enriched in every way--in all your speaking and in all your knowledge--
1Cor2:8To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, .....
1Cor14:6Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?
1Cor14:26What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
2Cor8:7But just as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us--see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
2Cor11:6I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
Gal6:6Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
Phi2:14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16as you hold out the word of life--in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
Heb5:12In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
Heb6:4It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
Heb 13:22 Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.
Tit2:3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign7a the word of God.
revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must
soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw--that is,
word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. ..... 9I, John, your brother and companion in the
suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the
Rev6:9When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
Rev20:4I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Mat13:11He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”
- words of Jesus
Mar2:2So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. - Jesus preaching
Mar4:33With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.
Mar16:20Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
Luk1:1Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.
Luk1:76“And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
77to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
78because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
79to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.” - words of Zechariah concerning his son, John the Baptist
Luk3:2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,
the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.
went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins. 4As
is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
“A voice of one calling in the desert,
'Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
5Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
6And all mankind will see God's salvation.' ” (Isa40:3-5)
Luk5:1One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, .....
Mat13:18“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” - words of Jesus
Joh5:36“I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.” - words of Jesus
Joh8:37“I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.” - words of Jesus
Joh8:54Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 55Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.” - words of Jesus
Joh12:37Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” (Isa53:1)
1 - sanctify: to free from sin, purify, and set apart for a sacred purpose. 1a: ^ 1b: ^ 1c: ^ 1d: ^
7 - malign: have or show intense or vicious ill will. 7a: ^
8 - consecrate: to dedicate to a sacred purpose. 8a: ^
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