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Articles of Religion: Scriptural References

¶131  SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES
The doctrines of The Free Methodist Church are based upon the Holy Scriptures and are derived from their total biblical context. The references below are appropriate passages related to the given articles. They are listed in their biblical sequence and are not intended to be exhaustive.

1.      GOD

1.1.   Holy Trinity
                  Genesis 1:1‑2; Exodus 3:13‑15; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1‑3; 5:19‑23; 8:58;                      14:9‑11; 15:26; 16:13‑15; II Corinthians 13:14.

1.2.   Son
         1.2.1.     His Incarnation – Matthew 1:21; 20:28; 26:27‑28; Luke 1:35; 19:10; John 1:1,10,14;
II Corinthians 5:18‑19; Philippians 2:5‑8; Hebrews 2:17; 9:14‑15.

1.2.2.    His Resurrection and Exaltation – Matthew 25:31‑32; Luke 24:1‑7; 24:39;
John 20:19;  Acts 1:9‑11; 2:24; Romans 8:33‑34; II Corinthians 5:10; Philippians                                           2:9‑11; Hebrews 1:1‑4.

1.3.   Holy Spirit
         1.3.1.    His Person – Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; 14:16‑17, 26; 15:26; 16:13‑15.

1.3.2     His Work in Salvation – John 16:7‑8; Acts 15:8‑9; Romans 8:9,14‑16;
I Corinthians 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17‑18; Galatians 4:6.

1.3.3.    His Relation to the Church – Acts 5:3‑4; Romans 8:14; I Corinthians 12:4‑7;
II Peter 1:21.

 

2.      THE SCRIPTURES

2.1.   Authority – Deuteronomy 4:2; 28:9; Psalm 19:7‑11; John 14:26; 17:17; Romans 15:4; II                                Timothy 3:14‑17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:21.

2.2    Authority of the Old Testament – Matthew 5:17‑18; Luke 10:25‑28; John 5:39,46‑47; Acts                          10:43; Galatians 5:3‑4; I Peter 1:10‑12.

2.3    Authority of the New Testament – Matthew 24:35; Mark 8:38; John 14:24; Hebrews 2:1‑4;
II Peter 1:16‑21; I John 2:2‑6; Revelation 21:5; 22:19.

 

3.      HUMANKIND

3.1    A Free Moral Person – Genesis 1:27; Psalm 51:5; 130:3; Romans 5:17‑19; Ephesians 2:8‑10.

3.2.   Law of Life and Love – Matthew 22:35‑40; John 15:17; Galatians 3:28; I John 4:19‑21.

3.3.   Good Works – Matthew 5:16; 7:16‑20; Romans 3:27,28; Ephesians 2:10; II Timothy 1:8‑9;                          Titus 3:5.

 

4.      SALVATION

4.1.   Christ’s Sacrifice – Luke 24:46‑48; John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8‑11; Galatians 2:16;                              3:2‑3; Ephesians 1:7‑8; 2:13; Hebrews 9:11‑14,25‑26; 10:8‑14.

4.2.   The New Life in Christ – John 1:12‑13; 3:3‑8; Acts 13:38‑39; Romans 8:15‑17;
Ephesians 2:8‑9; Colossians 3:9‑10.

4.2.1.    Justification – Psalm 32:1‑2; Acts 10:43; Romans 3:21‑26,28; 4:2‑25; 5:8‑9;
I Corinthians 6:11; Philippians 3:9.

4.2.2.    Regeneration – Ezekiel 36:26‑27; John 5:24; Romans 6:4; II Corinthians 5:17;                                               Ephesians 4:22‑24; Colossians 3:9‑10; Titus 3:4‑5; I Peter 1:23.

4.2.3    Adoption – Romans 8:15‑17; Galatians 4:4‑7; Ephesians 1:5‑6; I John 3:1‑3.

4.3.   Sanctification – Leviticus 20:7‑8; John 14:16‑17; 17:19; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 15:8‑9; Romans 5:3‑5;                        8:12‑17; 12:1‑2; I Corinthians 6:11; 12:4‑11; Galatians 5:22‑25; Ephesians 4:22‑24;
I Thessalonians 4:7; 5:23‑24; II Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 10:14.

4.4.    Restoration – Matthew 12:31‑32; 18:21‑22; Romans 6:1‑2; Galatians 6:1; I John 1:9; 2:1‑2;                          5:16‑17; Revelation 2:5; 3:19‑20.

 

5.      THE CHURCH

5.1.    The Church – Matthew 16:15‑18; 18:17; Acts 2:41‑47; 9:31; 12:5; 14:23‑26; 15:22; 20:28; I                           Corinthians 1:2; 11:23; 12:28; 16:1; Ephesians 1:22‑23; 2:19‑22; 3:9‑10; 5:22‑23; Colossians                       1:18; I Timothy 3:14‑15.

5.2.   The Language of Worship – Nehemiah 8:5,6,8; Matthew 6:7; I Corinthians 14:6‑9;
I Corinthians 14:23‑25.

5.3.   The Holy Sacraments – Matthew 26:26‑29; 28:19; Acts 22:16; Romans 4:11; I Corinthians 10:16‑17; 11:23‑26; Galatians 3:27.

5.3.1    Baptism – Acts 2:38,41; 8:12‑17; 9:18; 16:33; 18:8; 19:5; John 3:5; I Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27‑29; Colossians 2:11‑12; Titus 3:5.

5.3.2.    The Lord’s Supper – Mark 14:22‑24; John 6:53‑58; Acts 2:46; I Corinthians 5:7‑8; 10:16; 11:20,23‑29.

 

6.      LAST THINGS

6.1.    The Kingdom of God – Matthew 6:10; 19:20; 24:14; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:19‑23;
I Corinthians 15:20‑25; Philippians 2:9‑10; I Thessalonians 4:15‑17; II Thessalonians                                   1:5‑12;  II Peter 3:3‑10; Revelation 14:6; 21:3‑8; 22:1‑5,17.

6.2.   The Return of Christ – Matthew 24:1‑51; 26:64; Mark 13:26‑27; Luke 17:26‑37; John 14:1‑3;                      Acts 1:9‑11; I Thessalonians 4:13‑18; Titus 2:11‑14; Hebrews 9:27‑28; Revelation 1:7; 19:11‑16;                    22:6‑7,12,20.

6.3.   Resurrection – John 5:28‑29; I Corinthians 15:20,51‑57; II Corinthians 4:13‑14.

6.4.   Judgment – Matthew 25:31‑46; Luke 11:31‑32; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Romans 2:5‑16; 14:10‑11; II                    Corinthians 5:6‑10; Hebrews 9:27‑28; 10:26‑31; II Peter 3:7.

6.5.   Destiny – Mark 9:42‑48; John 14:3; Hebrews 2:1‑3; Revelation 20:11‑15; 21:22‑27.