COMMANDMENTS OF GOD THROUGH PAUL AND OTHERS
FROM NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE
PRECEPTS OF ST. PAUL: EXPLICITLY STATED OR IMPLIED IN DIDACTIC EPISTLES:
Rom. 12:1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. 3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
6. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith. 7. Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching. 8. Or he that exhorteth on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerulness. 9. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. 11. Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. 12. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. 13. Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14. Bless them which persecute you: I bless, and curse not. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20. Therefore if thine I enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Rom. 13:8. Owe no man any thing [you owe no man anything], but to I love one another: for he that loveth another I hath fulfilled the law. 9. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not I kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not I bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Rom. 14:19. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 20. For| meat [food] destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 21. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Rom. 15:1. Ye then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
1 Cor. 8:1. Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity [love] edifieth. 7. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8. But meat [food] commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 10. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols. 11. And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died. 12. But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13. Wherefore, if meat [food - meat specifically] make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
1 Cor. 10:7. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
24. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
28. But if any man say unto you. This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 29. Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? 31. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.
1 Cor. 14:20. Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
1 Cor. 16:13. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14. Let all your things be done with charity [love].
2 Cor. 13:7. Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
Gal. 5:1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal. 6:1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Eph. 4:1. I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. 2. With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. 3. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
26. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. 27. Neither give place to the devil. 28. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but, that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. 32. And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Eph. 5:1. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children. 2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints. 4. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
15. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. 19. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 21. Submitting yourselves one to an other in the fear of God.
Eph. 6:10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 13. Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. 15. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, where with ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18. Praying always with all prayer and supplicartion in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Phil. 1:27. Let your conversation [conduct] be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. 28. And in nothing terrified by your adversaries which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Phil. 2:2. Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. 6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. 7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
12. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but how much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14. Do all things without murmurings and disputings. 15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. 16. Holding forth the word of life.
Phil. 4:4. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5. Let your moderation be known unto all men. 6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
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. 9. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Col. 2:6. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.
20. Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances. (21. Touch not; taste not; handle not. 22. Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? (such as "Lent" - Keith Hunt) 23. Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Col. 3:1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 8. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. 13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14. And above all these things put on charity [love], which is the bond of perfect-ness. 15. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 23. And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
1 Thess. 3:12. And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.
1 Thess. 4:1. Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 3. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. 5. Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God. 6. That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 9. But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; 11. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work, with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12. That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
1 Thess. 5:6. Therefore let us not sleep as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 8. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
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.
14. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15. See that none render evil for evil unto any man ; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16. Rejoice evermore.
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19.Quench not the Spirit.
20. Despise not prophesyings.
21. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22. Abstain from all appearance of evil.
2 Thess. 2:15. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
2 Thess. 3:6. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you. 8. Neither did we eat any man's bread, for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you. 9. Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
13. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
14. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may he ashamed. 15. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
1 Tim. 1:4. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
1 Tim. 2:1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men. 2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
8. I will I therefore that, men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.9. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shame-facedness and sobriety; not [only] with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array. 10. But (which, becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ON THESE LAST VERSES, SEE MY STUDIES ON "CHURCH GOVERNMENT" AND "WOMEN'S ADORNMENT" - Keith Hunt
1 Tim. 3:2. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach. 3. Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous. 4. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity. 5. (For if a man know not how to rule his own I house, how shall he take care of the church of God?). 6. Not a novice, lest being, lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
SEE MY STUDIES ON "CHURCH GOVERNMENT" - Keith Hunt
8. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre. 9. Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderous, sober, faithful in all things. 12. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
DEACONS - SEE MY STUDIES ON "CHURCH GOVERNMENT" - Keith Hunt
1 Tim. 4:1. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. 3. Forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats, [foods] which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. 5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, where unto thou hast attained.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING YOU LIKE - FOR THE TRUTH OF THESE VERSES SEE MY STUDIES UNDER "HEALTH" AND MY EXPOUNDING ON "THE NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE STORY" - Keith Hunt
7. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
12. Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation [conduct], in charity [love], in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14, Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
1 Tim. 5:1. Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2. The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all, purity. 3. Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4. But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents for that is good and acceptable before God. 5. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. 6. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. 7. And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
8. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
9. Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man. 10. Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have I relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. 11. But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax-wanton against Christ, they will marry; 12. Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. 13. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought not.
FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THIS SEE MY "NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE STORY" UNDER THE PERTINENT PASSAGE IN TIMOTHY - Keith Hunt
14. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 16. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them, that are widows indeed.
17. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
19. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. 20. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
20. I charge thee before God, and the Lord I Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
1 Tim. 6:11. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before I many witnesses. 13. I give thee charge in the sight of God. 14. That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. I8. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate. 19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
20. Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.
2Tim. 1:13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.
2 Tim. 2:19: Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity [lawlessness].
22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
24. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all mm, apt to teach, patient. 25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.
2 Tim. 3:2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. 3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. 4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Tit. 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee. 6. If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8. But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober; just, holy, temperate. 9. Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. 10. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision. 11. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 12. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith. 14. Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Tit. 2:2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things. 4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. 5. To he discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
9. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again. 10. Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.
12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
Tit. 3:1. Put them in mind to he subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work. 2. To speak evil of no man [obviously this has a context with other verses, if not, then speaking evil of Hitler and the like, would be forbidden, such cannot be the case; and it cannot contradict 1 Tim.4:19 - Keith Hunt], to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
8. This is afaithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Heb. 6:1. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.
11. And we-desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end. 12. That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Heb. 10:22. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. 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.
Heb. 12:1. Wherefore seeing we also are I compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. 2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
12. Wherefore lift up the hands which I hang down, and the feeble knees. 13. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. 15. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat I sold his birthright.
Heb. 13:1. Let brotherly love continue. 2. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
5. Let your conversation [conduct] be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
7. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation [conduct].
9. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats [foods of wrong doctrines], which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
15. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
OTHER APOSTLES: Precepts of, Explicitly Stated or Implied in Didactic Epistles.
Jas. 1:16. Do not err, my beloved brethren, 19. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas. 2:1. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment. 3. And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool. 4. Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
8. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well. 9. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou, kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
Jas. 3:1. My brethren, be not many masters [spiritual teachers] , knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation [judgment].
Jas. 4:7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
THERE IS A TIME TO BE REPENTANT - keith Hunt
10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11. Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
AGAIN JESUS SAID, "JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT" - THE ABOVE VERSE IS JUDGING WRONG, WITH A WRONG ATTITUDE - Keith Hunt
13. Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little, time, and then vanisheth away. 15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
IT'S HAVING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE FUTURE - KeithHunt
Jas. 5:7. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8. Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10. Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
12. But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea: and your nay, nay; lest| ye fall into condemnation.
16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
THE CONTEXT IS PHYSICAL FAULTS, SICKNESSES - Keith Hunt
1 Pet. 1:13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation [conduct]. 16. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
1 Pet. 2:11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 12. Having your conversation [conduct] honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake whether it be to the king, as supreme. 14. Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16. As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
AGAIN THERE IS A CONTEXT TO "EVERY ORDINANCE OF MAN" - YOU WOULD NOT SUBMIT TO A "HITLER MAN" - ANY SUCH THOUGHT WOULD BE STUPID FOR A CHRISTIAN TO ENTERTAIN - Keith Hunt
17. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God, Honour the king.
AGAIN A CONTEXT - YOU WOULD NOT HONOR ADOLPH HITLER, OR ANY KING WHO ACTED LIKE A HITLER - Keith Hunt
18. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19. For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Pet. 3:8. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous. 9. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. 11. Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
15. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. 16. Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation [conduct] in Christ.
17. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
1 Pet. 4:1. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the Same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness lusts, excess of wine, reveilings, banquetings; and abominable idolatries. 4. Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you. 5. Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to, them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 7. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8. And above all things have fervent charity [love] among yourselves: for charity [love] shall cover the multitude of sins. '
9. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. 13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are, ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
1 Pet. 5:1. The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed. 2. Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. 3. Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being exsamples to the flock.
5. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 9. Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
2 Pet. 1:5. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue knowledge. 6. And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness. 7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity [love].
10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall [fall from grace].
2 Pet. 3:14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, arid blameless.
18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
1 John 2:15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
28. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 3:10. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth [practices] not righteousness [see Ps.119:172] is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
13. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue [only]; but in deed and in truth. 19. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
23. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 John 4:1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
7. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born [begotten] of God, and knoweth God. 8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
21. And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
John 5:21. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
John 5. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard, from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
3 John 11. Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Jude 3. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
20. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. 21. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22. And of some have compassion, making a difference. 23. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Rev.3:11. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 18. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Rev. 22:17. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And, whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
MR. NAVE FINISHES THIS SECTION WITH....
COMMANDMENTS OF MEN:
Isa. 29:13. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.
Matt. 15:2. Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands AWhen they eat bread. 3. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4. For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, [ a promise to some church or charity on death - Keith Hunt] by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6. And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free [teaching then they need not help their parents now, as it is all promised to some church of charity on their death - Keith Hunt]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 7. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying. 8. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10. And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand. 11. Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 12. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13. But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17. Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18. But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. 20. These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. Mark 7:2-23.
1 Tim. 4:1. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
IF ANY CHRISTIAN THINKS THAT BEING IN GOD AND CHRIST, IS JUST AN EMOTIONAL FUZZY WARM TINGLE UP THE SPINE, AND DOES NOT RELATE TO HOW WE THINK, SPEAK, ACT, AND LIVE, THEN WE HAVE COVERED IN THE LAST TWO STUDIES, VERSES THAT WILL BLOW THAT IDEA TO A MILLION PIECES.
NOTHING COULD BE CLEARER IN GOD'S WORD, ESPECIALLY THE NEW TESTAMENT, THAT TRUE CHRISTIANITY MEANS YOU THINK, SPEAK, AND LIVE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE UN-CONVERTED WORLD; IT MEANS CHRIST IS IN YOU; IT MEANS YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST IN YOUR MIND; CONNECTED TO YOUR BRAIN, SO RELATING TO LIVING THE WILL AND WAYS OF GOD THE FATHER, JUST AS JESUS DID WHEN ON EARTH, SAYING HE CAME TO DO THE WILL AND WORK OF GOD THE FATHER, EVEN SPEAKING THE WORDS OF THE FATHER.
AS GOD AND CHRIST ARE HOLY RIGHTEOUSNESS; AS THEY LIVE WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN, SO THE CHILD OF GOD WILL HAVE A MIND-SET, AN ATTITUDE, OF THINKING, SPEAKING, AND LIVING, AS THEY LIVE...... SURELY IT CANNOT BE ANY OTHER WAY; NO OTHER WAY IS EVEN LOGICAL.
MY OH MY, THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD, ARE PROCLAIMED LOUD AND STRONG IN THE BIBLE.
JESUS SAID, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD [MAT. 4:4]. ONLY THOSE WITH SUCH A MIND-SET WILL FIND THE GRACE OF GOD, WHEREBY YOU ARE SAVED.
TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF GOD, I HAVE GIVEN A TWO-PART STUDY ON THE SUBJECT, CALLED, "LIVING BY EVERY WORD OF GOD, HOW?" IT IS UNDER "CHRISTIAN LIVING" SECTION OF MY WEBSITE.