Quick Reference Scripture List Introduction/Manual

            On this webpage, below this short introductory message, appears the “Quick Reference Scripture List,” which is a list of scriptures from the Bible, arranged topically and in alphabetical order for easier access. It helps to very quickly resolve concerns using the Bible (the common Christian text).  I suggest that you familiarize yourself somewhat with what is on the list, so that you can react with lightning speed.  In many cases, you will prefer to use the Book of Mormon or other modern scriptures to answer questions, but in the instances where people are insisting on “proof” from the Bible, or when they are being just plain argumentative and belligerent, the Quick Reference Scripture List will give you power to humble them in a hurry. 

            In order to have this list, courtesy of me, for your own private use, copy and paste the list into a word processor with the words in a comfortable, readable size. Once you have printed off the pages, take them to a photocopying store and shrink them down to a size that will fit inside the cover of your scriptures.  Then I suggest laminating them and binding them with staples like a little booklet.

            This introduction is basically an instruction manual to make sure you understand how to use the list.  The list is broken down into many headings, for example, “Apostasy,” or “Celibacy,” or “Degrees of Glory,” all in alphabetical order.  Under each heading are scriptures I will call primary references, which are displayed below in bold:

 

 Deut. 30:15-19  set before thee good and evil…therefore choose life

 

2 Pet. 2:1-3  false teachers shall bring in damnable heresies, denying Lord that brought them (False Creeds)

 

            Sometimes there are alternate scriptures next to the scripture reference which gives you another place to find the same thing.  Like here:

 

Mark 1:9-10 (Matt. 3:13-16)  Christ was baptized by immersion

 

            Generally the first scripture that is listed (which in the case above would be Mark 1:9-10) is the one better suited for the particular issue at hand.

 

Beside each scripture is an explanation text, which gives you an idea of what the scripture says, or why it might be relevant to the topic at hand.  Below are some examples in bold:

 

Rev. 13:7  it was given unto Satan to make war with the saints and to overcome them

 

Heb. 5:4  no man taketh this honor unto himself

 

Often there will be scriptures at the end of the explanation text to cross reference immediately after reading the primary reference scripture.  You will usually always want to read these scriptures that are at the end in order to get the full effect.  These scriptures at the end of the explanation text appear like this:

 

Gen. 9:22-26 Ham sees the nakedness of his father, Noah renews the curse upon his posterity (Abr. 1:21-24)

 

            So for the reference above, what you would do first is read Gen. 9:22-26, then explain that scripture if necessary, and then read Abr. 1:21-24 to clarify things or strengthen your argument.

Note that the list uses the following common symbols that you should be familiar with:

 

ie. means “that is,”

 

viz. means “namely”

 

cf. means “compare with”

End of Introduction.

 

 

 

Quick Reference Scripture List by Loyal to the Word

 

Agency (Re: Predestination)

Gen. 4:6-7  if thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?  and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door

Deut. 30:15-19  set before thee good and evil…therefore choose life

Josh. 24:15  choose you this day

1 Kings 18:21  if the Lord is God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him.

Ezek. 18:31-32  the Lord has no pleasure in the death of him that dieth… wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye

Matt. 23:37 (Luke 13:34)  How oft would I have gathered…and ye would not!

Luke 2:10  good tidings of great joy to ALL people

Acts 10:34-35 (Rom. 2:9-11) God is no respecter of persons

Rom. 6:16  to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are

2 Pet. 3:9 (Matt. 18:12-14) the Lord is not willing that any should perish

 

Angels (as the Spirits of People)

Matt. 18:10 the angels (spirits) of children do always behold the face of the Father

Heb. 13:2  some have entertained angels unawares (how would they not know if they weren’t human?)

Rev. 21:17 angel is referred to as a man


Apostasy

Isa. 24:4-5  changed ordinance, broken everlasting covenant.  This is the covenant of Christ’s day (Heb. 13:20)

Isa. 60:2  darkness shall cover the earth before the Restoration when Gentiles shall seek the light of the Gospel

Amos 8:11-12  spiritual famine in the land where the word of the Lord cannot be found on earth

Matt. 24:5  many shall come in my name (Christian)

Matt. 24:23-24  there shall arise false Christs (false concepts of Christianity) and false prophets (their preachers)

Acts 20:29-30  grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock

Gal. 1:6-9  marvel that ye are so soon removed

2 Thess. 2:1-3 (Second Coming) shall not come except there come a falling away first

1 Tim. 1:4-7  teach no other doctrine / some have turned aside

1 Tim. 4:1-3  in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits

2 Tim. 1:15  they in Asia be turned away from me

2 Tim. 4:2-4  the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine

Titus 1:16  Cretians deny God in works

2 Pet. 2:1-3  false teachers shall bring in damnable heresies, denying Lord that brought them (False Creeds)

Rev. 13:7  it was given unto Satan to make war with the saints and to overcome them

 

Are You Saved?

John 5:22  only Christ may render judgment for this, and he will wait until we are dead (Heb. 9:27, Rev. 20:12)

 

Authority / Priesthood

Ex. 3:12 Moses is sent by the Lord as a mouthpiece (Ex. 7:2)

Num. 16:1-32  rebels seek priestly offices…they thereby provoked the Lord and were destroyed

2 Kings 17:13 (2 Chron. 24:19) the Lord sends prophets as representatives to correct his children

1 Chron. 15:2 none ought to carry Ark but Levites

2 Chron. 26:16-19 king Uzziah tried to assume priesthood function and was stricken with leprosy

Jer. 3:15 pastors according to MY heart

Amos 3:7  God revealeth his secret unto prophets

Luke 9:1 (Matt. 10:1) Jesus gave his disciples power and authority (John 20:21)

John 3:27 man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven

John 15:16  ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you

Rom. 10:14-15 how shall they hear without a preacher?  And how shall they preach, except they be sent?

Acts 8:14-17 Peter and John called to the distant land of Samaria to bestow Holy Ghost, because Philip couldn’t

Acts 8:18-20 the authority of the priesthood cannot be bought (ie. Pastors w/ theology degrees from a Seminary)

Acts 13:2-3  Saul and Barnabas called by God, ordained with laying-on of hands, and sent to preach

Acts 19:13-16  “vagabond Jews, exorcists” fail their exorcism because they don’t have authority

Eph. 4:11-12  God gave various church officers for the ministry

Heb. 5:4  no man taketh this honor unto himself

 

Baptism, Infant

Ezek. 18:20 Original Sin doctrine is false, for “the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father”

Matt. 18:10 in heaven the spirits of children do always behold the face of the Father

Matt. 19:14 (Mark 10:13-16)  little children…such is the kingdom of heaven

Mark 16:16 belief is required before baptism can be performed

Rom. 6:3-4 Immersion (as a symbol)

Col. 2:12  buried with Him in baptism


Baptism, Necessity of

Matt. 3:13-15  baptism is necessary to fulfill all righteousness (and “it becometh us” [is fitting] to do this)

Mark 16:16  he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved

Luke 7:29-30 Jesus said that the Pharisees and lawyers “rejected the counsel of God” by not being baptized

John 3:5 except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God

Acts 2:37-38  be baptized every one of you

1 Cor. 15:29 baptisms for the dead are performed for the sake of the departed in the Resurrection

1 Pet. 3:21 Baptism saves us

 

Baptism, Proper Mode of

Mark 1:9-10 (Matt. 3:13-16)  Christ was baptized by immersion

John 3:23 John the Baptist was baptizing in a certain place “because there was much water there” for immersion

Acts 8:38-39 Phillip baptized the eunuch by immersion

Rom. 6:3-4 baptism is intended to be a symbol of Christ’s death, burial, and Resurrection (must be Immersion)

1 Cor. 15:29 baptisms for the dead are mentioned as evidence for the Resurrection (see verses 12-28)

Col. 2:12  buried with Him in baptism (Immersion)

 

Bible Infallible?

Isa. 61:1-2 cf. Luke 4:17-19 how is that prophecy worded again?

Jonah 1:17 cf. Matt. 12:40 a fish or a mammal?

Matt. 2:23 where does it say that “He shall be called a Nazarene”?

Matt. 27:37 cf. Luke 23:38 cf. John 19:19 just what did the title of the superscription say?

John 1:18 (1 John 4:12) cf. Gen. 32:30 or Isa. 6:1,5  has no man seen God at any time?

John 21:25 is the Bible the absolute complete Word of God?

Rev. 22:18-19 cf. Deut. 4:2 can’t add to the Bible?

Rev. 22:18-19 cf. Rev. 1:3 the prophecy of which book?

 

Blacks and Priesthood

Gen. 4:10-15  a mark is placed upon Cain

Gen. 9:22-26 Ham sees the nakedness of his father, Noah renews the curse upon his posterity (Abr. 1:21-24)

Gen. 9:24-27  God’s presence is prophesied to reside with Shem’s descendants, rather than Ham’s (the blacks)

Num. 16:1-32  rebels seek priestly offices without the sanction of the Lord (Israelite restrictions on priesthood)

1 Chron. 1:8-10 the generations of Ham.  Ethiopia (black Africa) is the land of Cush (Isa. 18:1, see footnote)

1 Chron. 15:2 none ought to carry Ark and minister to God but Levites (Mosaic restrictions on priesthood)

2 Chron. 26:16-18 king Uzziah tried to assume priesthood function and was rebuked (restrictions on priesthood)

Ps. 105:23 (Ps. 106:21-22) Africa is the “land of Ham”, meaning his descendents were black (Abr. 1:21-24)

Jer. 3:15  I will give you pastors according to mine heart

Matt. 15:22-24  Jesus announces restrictions on ethnic groups receiving the gospel (God imposes restrictions)

Acts 10:1-35  after 2,000 years the gospel is finally extended to the Gentiles (restrictions lifted on God’s time)

 

Book of Mormon

Gen. 49:22,26  Joseph is a fruitful bough, branches [cross the sea] to the everlasting hills (Rocky Mountains)

Psalms 85:11 truth shall spring out of the earth (the Book of Mormon)

Isa. 29:10-14 apostasy foretold, until Book of Mormon comes forth.  With this, a marvelous work commences

Isa. 29:11-12  sealed book (JS-H 1:63-65)

Isa. 29:10-14,18-24 when this sealed book shall come forth many shall learn doctrine and understanding

Isa. 45:8  earth open & bring forth salvation (the Book of Mormon)

Ezek. 37:15-20  stick of Joseph

John 10:16  other sheep (3 Nephi 15:21-24)

2 Cor. 13:1  in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established

Rev. 14:6  Moroni is sent to reveal the Book of Mormon and commence the Restoration (D&C 27:5, 133:36-37)

 

Celibacy

Gen. 2:18  not good for man to be alone

Gen. 2:24  therefore shall a man…cleave unto his wife

Prov. 18:22  whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD

1 Tim. 4:1,3  doctrines of devils…forbidding to marry

Heb. 13:4  marriage is honorable in all 


Church Organization

Mark 3:13-14  Christ himself chooses and ordains his apostles (John 15:16, Heb. 5:4)

Luke 10:1 Christ called the Seventy

Acts 1:23-26  a new apostle is called, showing that the apostleship was meant to perpetuate

Acts 14:23 (Titus 1:5) elders are ordained in every branch of the Church

Acts 15:6-12 President of the Church (Peter) spoke the will of the Lord for the Church and ended controversy

1 Cor. 12:28-31 God set in the church apostles, prophets

1 Cor. 12:28 apostles, prophets, and teachers are all needed before the Church can receive spiritual gifts

Eph. 2:19-20  the (true) Church has a foundation of apostles & prophets

Eph. 4:11-13 God gave apostles, prophets (to remain)…till we all come in unity…unto a perfect man

Philip. 1:1  bishops and deacons present in the Church

 

Dead Know Not Anything? (Eccl. 9:5)

Isa. 9:2 spirits “dwell” in “the land of the shadow of death” and have a light shined upon them

Psalms 23:4 those who walk through the valley of the shadow of death may receive comfort from the Lord

Luke 16:19-31 Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man teaches about life after death

2 Cor. 12:2-4 whether in the body or out of the body, I cannot tell (James 2:26 – out of the body is dead)

1 Pet. 3:18-20 Christ preached to the dead spirits who lived in Noah’s day

1 Pet. 4:6 the gospel was preached also to them that are dead

Rev. 20:12-13 the dead are delivered from hell and stand before God to be judged


Degrees of Glory

Matt. 5:19 the least in the kingdom of heaven, and those who are great in the kingdom of heaven 

Matt. 23:14 (Luke 20:46-47) the greater damnation

John 14:2  in my Father’s house are many mansions

1 Cor. 15:40-42  celestial & terrestrial glories, with mention of the lesser “glory of the stars”

2 Cor. 12:2  third heaven

 

Elder (as a title)

Acts 14:23  elders ordained in every church

1 Tim. 4:14  presbytery (elders) are authorized to give the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying-on of hands

1 Tim. 5:1,17  elders can be “younger men”

Tit. 1:5-7  elder can be any Melchizedek priesthood holder, viz. bishops…qualifications for a bishop (1 Pet. 5:1)

James 5:14  elder’s duty to heal the sick with the anointing of oil

1 Pet. 5:1 [Peter] is also an elder, as well as any common priesthood holder (Acts 14:23)

2 John 1:1  John the apostle announces himself as an elder, a general title for any priesthood holder (Acts 14:23)

 

Eternal Marriage

Gen. 2:18  not good for man to be alone

Isa. 34:16 in the paradisiacal earth, “none shall [lack] her mate” (Hebrew word means “to be lacking”)

Matt.16:19 whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven

Matt.19:4-6 what God hath joined together (then Eccl. 3:14)

Matt. 22:30 earthly marriages only last until death (refer to D&C 132:15-16)

1 Cor. 11:11  neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord

1 Pet. 3:7  heirs together of the grace of life

 

Evolution

Gen. 1:24 creatures only to reproduce after their kind

Gen. 1:27 God created man in his own image

John 5:46-47 If you don’t believe the Genesis account, how can you believe Christ?

Rom. 1:18-20 the obvious order in the ‘things that are made’ leaves atheists without any excuse

Rom. 1:20-25,28-31 evolutionary theory denies God, is foolish, and leads to all manner of vice

Rom. 5:12 by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin (no death before Adam)

1 Cor. 15:21-22 to believe in Resurrection of Christ we must believe that Adam brought death into the world

1 Cor. 15:39 all flesh is not the same flesh; flesh of men, beasts, fish, and birds are all separate and distinct

2 Pet. 3:3-7 in the last days scoffers will believe uniformitarianism, deny the Creation, Flood, and 2nd Coming

 

Exaltation

Gen. 3:4-5 cf. Gen. 3:22  “ye shall be as gods” was not the lie

Psalms 82:6 (John 10:34-36)  ye are gods

Matt. 5:48  be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father

Matt. 25:34  inherit the kingdom

Luke 12:42-44 (Matt. 24:45-47)  ruler over all that he hath

Rom. 8:16-17  joint-heirs with Christ

Gal. 4:1-7  because ye are sons…thou art…an heir of God through Christ

Philip. 2:5-6  being in the form of God…not robbery to be equal with God (Gen. 1:27)

1 Pet. 5:4 (James 1:12) ye shall receive a crown of glory

1 John 3:2  we shall be like him

Rev. 3:21  to him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne

Rev. 21:7  he that overcometh shall inherit all things

 

Faith & Works: Necessity of Works

Gen. 4:6-7  if thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?  and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door

Ezek. 18:21-27  in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live (& the Lord declares this way to be “equal”)

Matt. 5:20 except your righteousness shall exceed…ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven

Matt. 7:21  not every one that saith Lord, Lord shall enter …but he that doeth the will of God (then 1 Thes. 4:3-7)

Matt. 16:27  the Son of Man shall…reward every man according to his works

Matt.19:16-17  if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments

Matt. 24:13 (Matt. 10:22) he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved

Matt. 25:45-46  wicked to everlasting punishment, righteous into life eternal

John 5:28-29  good people come forth unto resurrection of life, evil people unto resurrection of damnation

John 14:21-24 Christ will only manifest himself (by the Holy Ghost) to those who keep his commandments

John 17:3  this is life eternal (then 1 John 2:3)

Acts 10:34-35  he that worketh righteousness is accepted with God

Rom. 2:5-10  God will render to every man according to his deeds; eternal life to the good, anguish to evil men

Rom. 2:13 (James 1:22) the doers of the law shall be justified, not the hearers

Rom. 10:9-13 confess with your mouth?  You forgot this part: (Isa. 59:1-2)

Col. 1:21-23 forgiveness and salvation conditioned upon continued faithfulness

1 Tim. 2:14-15 Eve and her descendents shall be saved “if they continue in…holiness and sobriety”

Heb. 5:9  salvation unto all them that obey him

James 1:27  pure religion before God is this…(a list of works follows)

James 2:17-24  faith without works is dead

Rev. 20:12-13 (Eccl. 12:13-14) the dead were judged…according to their works

Rev. 22:14  they that do his commandments…have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates

 

Faith & Works: Once Saved Always Saved?

Ezek. 18:24-27  righteousness not “mentioned” when righteous men turn to wickedness

Matt. 10:22 (Matt. 24:13)  he that endureth to the end shall be saved

Matt. 18:23-35  Parable of unmerciful servant; servant cast into prison after debt was forgiven (fell from grace)

1 Cor. 9:27  lest by any means…I myself should be a castaway

1 Cor. 10:12  let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall

Gal. 5:1,4  ye are fallen from grace

Col. 1:21-23 forgiveness and salvation conditioned upon continued faithfulness

1 Tim. 1:19  some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck

Heb. 6:4-6  it is impossible…if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance

Heb. 10:26  if we sin wilfully after that we have received the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins

Heb. 12:14-17 follow peace…and holiness…lest any man fail of the grace of God (see GR footnote for “fail”)

2 Pet. 2:20  if they are again entangled [in sin]…the latter end is worse with them than the beginning

 

Faith & Works: Punishment For the Wicked

Isa. 59:1-2  iniquities have separated between you and your God (Rom. 10:9-13)

Matt. 18:23-35  parable of the unmerciful servant; the same fate is promised to all those who are not forgiving

Matt. 25:14-30 parable of the talents; cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness

Matt. 25:45-46  wicked to everlasting punishment, righteous into life eternal

John 5:28-29  good people come forth unto resurrection of life, evil people unto resurrection of damnation

John 8:34  whosever committeth sin is the servant of sin (Rom. 6:16, Alma 5:41-42)

Rom. 2:5-10  God will render to every man according to his deeds; eternal life to the good, anguish to evil men

Rom. 6:16  to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are (Alma 5:41-42)

1 Cor. 6:9-10  unrighteous shall not inherit kingdom of God

Gal. 5:19-21  they which do such things shall not inherit kingdom of God

Eph. 5:3-6 because of iniquity the wrath of God comes upon disobedient saints, who cannot inherit the kingdom

2 Thes. 1:7-8 (Mal. 4:1-2) vengeance on them that obey not the gospel (at the Second Coming)

Titus 1:16  Cretians profess that they know God but deny him in their works

1 John 2:4-6 he that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him

 

Fall of Man an Accident?

1 Cor. 15:22 we were chosen before earth life to be seed of Christ in consequence of Adam’s Fall (Eph. 1:3-5)

2 Tim. 1:9 we are saved according to God’s purpose, which was his purpose “before the world began”

1 Pet. 1:19-20  lamb without blemish…who was verily foreordained before the foundation of the world

Rev. 13:8  Lamb slain from the foundation of the world

 

God Has a Body

Scripture Chain:  Luke 24:39, Acts1:11, James 2:26, Rom. 6:9, Heb.1:1-3

Gen. 1:27  God created man in his own image

Ex. 24:10  the God of Israel was distinctly seen to have feet

Ex. 33:11 (Gen. 32:30, Num. 12:8)  the Lord spake unto Moses face to face (ie. God has a face)

Ex. 33:21-23 the Lord mentions his hand, back parts, and face

Ezek. 1:26  the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord…is a man on a throne

John 4:24 “God is a spirit” declared in present tense, yet Christ (assuming the Trinity) was then flesh (2 John 7)

John 4:24 “they that worship him must worship him in spirit…”  but must we leave our bodies to worship God?

John 4:24 “God is a spirit,” but so is man (then 1 Cor. 6:17 or D&C 93:33)

John 4:24 “God is a spirit”: Christ was raised with a “spiritual” body, yet it is tangible (1 Cor. 15:44-47, Luke 24:39-43)

John 5:19  Son does what He has seen the Father do, ie. Resurrect  (John 10:17-18)

John 14:8-9 (Heb. 1:1-3) the Father looks exactly like Jesus, who has a body (Philip. 3:20-21)

Rev. 9:20 (Deut. 4:27-28) false gods do not have the ability to walk, eat, etc.  Is the Lord a false god?

 

God Has a Father

John 5:19 Son does what has seen Father do (ie. inherits what God did…same as all Gods have done before)

1 Cor. 8:5-6  there be gods many, and lords many

Rev. 1:6  God and His Father

 

Godhead, Plurality of

Gen. 1:1 In beginning [Eloheim] created heaven and earth (Eloheim is plural, should be rendered “Gods”)

Gen. 1:26 (Gen. 3:22) let US make man

Matt. 3:16-17  the three members of the Godhead manifested separately at the baptism of Jesus

John 1:1-2  Jesus (the Word), as a God Himself, was with another God (Heb. 1:1-2, 5-6)

John 5:37  Jesus says: Ye have neither heard [the Father’s ] voice at any time, nor seen his shape

John 14:28 (Matt. 19:17) Jesus is subordinate to the Father. Can He be subordinate to Himself? (Mark 3:24, 25)

John 17:11,20-22  that they may be one, as we are

John 20:17  my God and your God

Acts 7:55-56 (Col. 3:1) Jesus on right hand of God

Heb. 1:1-2,5-6 (Rom. 8:29, Col. 1:15) the Son was begotten by the Father

Heb. 2:11 he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are one (Christ described as being one with followers)

 

Hell Overcome

Psalms 16:10 (Acts 2:30-31)  thou wilt not leave my soul in Hell

Matt. 18:32-35  parable of the unmerciful servant: delivered to tormentors “till he should pay all that was due”

Rev. 1:18 Christ has the keys of hell and of death (Isa. 24:21-22, 1 Pet. 3:19-20, 4:6)

Rev. 20:13  Hell delivered up the dead

 

Homosexuality

Gen. 2:18,21-24 God creates woman to be companion to man

Gen. 18:20-21;19:5,24 Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed for the sin of homosexuality (Jude 1:7)

Lev. 18:22 (20:13) Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Deut. 23:17 there shall be no…sodomite of the sons of Israel

Isa. 3:9 they declare their sin as Sodom…Woe unto their soul!  for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

Rom. 1:26-27 burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly

1 Cor. 6:9 abusers of themselves with mankind shall not inherit the kingdom of God

1 Tim. 1:9-10 the Law is meant for sinners, ie. them that defile themselves with mankind

Jude 1:6-7 inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah went after strange flesh and suffer the vengeance of eternal fire

 

Jehovah is Jesus Christ

Ex. 3:14 cf. John 8:57-58  Jesus is I AM (see also John 4:26 see footnote)

Isa. 26:19  Jehovah says: Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise

Isa. 43:3,11 cf. Acts 4:10-12  no other savior (see also Isa. 45:17)

Isa. 44:6 cf. Rev. 22:13,16  Jesus is the First and the Last

Isa. 45:11-12 cf. John 1:1-3  Jehovah (Jesus) created the world

Isa. 54:5 (Jer. 3:14) cf. Rev. 19:7-8  Jehovah and Jesus are both the husband/bridegroom

Hosea 13:14 cf. 1 Cor. 15:20-22  Jehovah (Jesus) will deliver men from death

Zech. 12:10 cf. John 19:34,36-37  the Jews look upon Jehovah who was pierced

Ex. 13:21 cf. 1 Cor. 10:1-4  Jesus (Jehovah) followed Israel in the wilderness

 

Laying on of Hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost

Acts 8:14-17  Peter and John were needed to bestow Holy Ghost…they gave it by the laying-on of hands

Acts 19:6 Ephesians get Holy Ghost by laying-on of hands, ie. they are ‘sealed by the Holy Spirit’ (Eph. 1:13)

1 Tim. 4:14 (2 Tim. 1:6)  neglect not the gift that is in thee…given thee by laying on of hands of the [elders]

Heb. 6:1-3  the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands…this we will do, if God permit

 

Miracles / Revelation Ceased?

Joel 2:28  prior to the Second Coming the Lord will pour out his spirit, and “young men shall see visions”, etc.

Mal. 3:1  the Lord will send his messenger (Joseph Smith) to prepare the way before his Second Coming

Mal. 4:5-6 a miraculous visit from Elijah to the earth before the Second Coming is foretold

Mark 16:17-18  these signs shall follow them that believe…a list of miracles follows (Moroni 7:37-38)

1 Cor. 12:27-28 God put apostles and prophets in the Church to work miracles (Heb. 13:8)

1 Cor. 13:8  prophecies shall fail?! Not until ‘that which is perfect [Celestial Glory] is come’ (see verses 9-10)  

1 Cor. 13:8  tongues shall cease?! Not until ‘that which is perfect [Celestial Glory] is come’ (see verses 9-10)  

Eph. 4:11-13  prophecy must remain until we’ve become perfect and reached the stature of Christ

Eph. 4:11-13  the Church is meant to have prophets and apostles today, that means miracles, too (1 Cor. 12: 28)

Heb. 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever

Rev. 19:10 all that is required to prophesy is a testimony of Jesus (Moroni 7:37-38)

 

One Church

Amos 3:3 can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Matt. 12:30  he that is not with me is against me.  This is also the standard for doctrine (1 Cor. 1:10)

John 17:11  Christ intends for His followers to be as unified as He is with His Father

1 Cor. 1:10  speak the same thing; no divisions

1 Cor. 1:12-13  is Christ divided? Can the divisions of different churches all be valid? (Mark 3:24,25)

1 Cor. 12:12-31 (v. 28) different church authorities meant to function as ONE body, ie. one Church

1 Cor. 14:33  God is not the author of confusion (& therefore does not endorse all churches of various opinions)

Eph. 4:3-5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism

1 Tim. 1:3  teach no other doctrine (no leeway is given to difference of opinion regarding doctrine)

 

Paid Ministry

Micah 3:9-12  equity is perverted…because the priests teach for hire

Matt. 10:7-8  freely ye received, freely give

John 10:12-13 hireling leaveth the sheep

1 Cor. 9:16-18 Paul regards it as his reward to preach the “gospel of Christ without charge”

Titus 1:10-11 vain talkers and deceivers…teaching things they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake

1 Pet. 5:2  feed the flock of God which is among you…not for filthy lucre

2 Pet. 2:1-3  false teachers are prophesied to ‘make merchandise of you’

 

Polygamy

Gen. 16:3  Abraham, righteous polygamist (Matt. 8:11)

2 Sam. 12:7-8  the Lord God of Israel says: I gave thee thy wives

2 Sam. 12:9-12  David loses wives because of sin; they’re given to another

Isa. 4:1  seven women take hold of one man in the Millennium

 

Premortal

Job 38:4-7  when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy

Prov. 8:22-31  in the premortal realms, wisdom’s delights “were with sons of men”

Eccl. 12:7  the spirit shall return unto God

Jer. 1:4-5  before I formed thee in belly, I knew thee

John 3:13  no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven

John 9:1-2  the man born blind; who did sin, this man, or his parents…?

Eph. 1:3-6  he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world…

Jude 1:6  the angels which kept not first estate; cast out after the war in heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) 


Prophets

Ex. 4:16 Moses, as part of his prophetic calling, is called by the LORD to personally represent him

2 Kings 17:13 (Mark 12:1-9) prophets are God’s method of dispensing truth (Heb. 13:8)

Jer. 7:25-28 a nation that does not accept prophets “obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God”

Amos 3:7 the Lord reveals his secret to his servants the prophets

John 8:52-53 like today, the people of Christ’s generation were not willing to accept a living prophet

Acts 15:6-12 prophets (in this case Peter) are needed to end doctrinal controversy; it is the office of their calling

Eph. 2:19-20 the Church/Gospel must be built on a foundation of apostles and prophets

Eph. 4:11-14 prophets are necessary to keep the Church from apostasy (until we reach the stature of Christ)

Heb. 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever

 

Restoration

Deut. 4:27-30 Israel shall be scattered, but “in the latter days” God shall remember the covenant sworn to Israel

Psalms 85:11 “Truth shall spring out of the earth” - Book of Mormon and Restoration foretold (Moses 7:62)

Isa. 11:10 (Rom. 15:12)  root of Jesse (which is Joseph Smith, D&C 113:5-6, D&C 90:2-4)

Isa. 11:11-12  Israel shall be gathered when the gospel stands as an “ensign for the nations”

Isa. 29:13-14  because of apostasy, the Lord will commence “a marvelous work and a wonder”

Isa. 45:8  revelation foretold to come from heaven, and the earth to bring forth “salvation” (Book of Mormon)

Isa. 60:2-3  Gentiles shall seek for the light of the Gospel after darkness has covered the earth

Jer. 3:14-15  Israel will be gathered “one of a city, and two of a family” by missionaries

Ezek. 20:34-37  when the Lord gathers Israel, He will bring them into the bond of the covenant (Jer. 31:31-33)

Ezek. 37:21,26-28 Israel will be gathered, an everlasting covenant made, and a temple in their midst (Isa. 2:2-3)

Dan. 2:28,36-44  Nebuchadnezzar’s dream; the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom in the latter days

Joel 2:28  prior to the Second Coming the Lord will pour out his spirit, and “young men shall see visions”, etc.

Mal. 3:1  the Lord will send his messenger (Joseph Smith) to prepare the way before his Second Coming

Mal. 4:5-6 Elijah to be sent to “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children…” (restore sealing power)

Matt. 17:10-12  an Elias (separate from John the Baptist) shall [in the future] come and restore all things

Acts 3:19-21  Jesus Christ will not return in glory until “the times of restitution of all things” have commenced

Rom. 11:25 “blindness in part” shall beset Israel “until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in”

Eph. 1:10  in the dispensation of fullness of times [God will] gather together in one all things in Christ

Rev. 14:6-7  everlasting gospel preached (after apostasy Rev. 13:7)

 

Sabbath (Sunday)

Deut. 5:2-3,12,15 command to observe sabbath first given under Law of Moses (then Gal. 3:24-25)

Hosea 2:11 Israel’s sabbaths to cease

Mark 2:27-28 sabbath made for man (shouldn’t make a big deal about Saturday) (Matt. 5:17)

John 20:1  the Resurrection, the occasion for which the Sabbath was changed (Acts 20:7, D&C 59:9-12)

Acts 20:7 disciples partook of the sacrament on the first day of the week (D&C 59:9-12)

1 Cor. 16:1-2 Paul instructs the saints everywhere to meet on Sunday for their local worship

Col. 2:14-16  let no man judge you…of the sabbath days (which changed because the old law was done away)

 

Salvation for the Dead

Isa. 24:22 foretelling that the dead in spirit prison are to be visited by Christ

Isa 42:6-7 (Isa. 61:1, Zech.9:11) Christ is to set prisoners free from spirit prison (D&C 138:15-19)

Obad. 1:21 saviours on mount Zion (saints in the temple) shall do the work for and “judge” Gentile peoples

Mal. 4:5-6 Elijah is to come and turn the hearts of fathers & children with the sealing power (D&C 110:13-16)

Rom. 14:9 Christ is Lord of both the dead and the living

1 Cor. 15:19 if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable

1 Cor. 15:29 Baptism for the Dead is presented as evidence for the Resurrection (see verses 12-29)

Heb. 11:40 the dead without us should not be made perfect

1 Pet. 3:18-19 Christ preached unto the spirits in prison

1 Pet. 4:6  the gospel preached also to them that are dead

 

See God

Gen. 32:30  I have seen God face to face

Ex. 24:9-10  they saw the God of Israel

Ex. 33:11  the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend

Isa. 6:1,5  [Isaiah] saw the Lord

John 6:46  not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father

Acts 7:55-56  Stephen saw Jesus standing on the right hand of God


Spirit World

Isa. 24:21-22  shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days they shall be visited (1 Pet. 3:18-19)

Luke 16:19-31 parable of the rich man and Lazarus; punishment & reward in the world of spirits

Luke 23:43  to day shalt thou be with me in paradise (that “paradise” was not heaven – John 20:17) 

1 Pet. 3:18-19  Christ preached unto the spirits in prison

1 Pet. 4:6  the gospel preached also to them that are dead

 

Temples

2 Chron. 3:9 mysterious “upper chambers” of temple mentioned (used for endowments) (D&C 124:37-38)

Isa. 2:2-3  in the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established

Ezek. 37:21,26-27  when Israel is gathered there shall be a “sanctuary” in their midst for evermore

Matt. 7:6  give not that which is holy unto the dogs (not supposed to discuss temple rites)

Matt. 13:11  it is given unto you to know the mysteries (likewise, temple rites for those who are prepared)

Acts 1:3  Forty-Day Ministry when Christ would have taught his disciples the temple rites

2 Cor. 12:4  not lawful for a man to utter (sacred things to be guarded with confidentiality)

Rev. 3:4-5 (Rev.16:15)  reference is made to the garments of the Holy Priesthood

 

Testimony: How Can We Know? Can We Trust Our Feelings?

1 Kings 19:11-12 God manifested himself to Elijah by a still small voice

Matt. 16:15-17 Peter received his testimony not by man, but by the Father in Heaven; this makes him “blessed”

Luke 24:31-32 disciples’ hearts “burn[ed] within [them]” while Christ (in disguise) spoke words of truth to them

John 3:27 a man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven

John 15:26 Jesus promises that the Comforter (Holy Ghost) will testify of him

Acts 2:37-38 Peter converts Jews on the Day of Pentecost because they became “pricked in their heart”

1 Cor. 12:3 no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost

Gal. 1:11-12 Paul did not receive the gospel “of man…but by the revelation of Jesus Christ”

1 John 5:10 he that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself

 

War

Ex. 15:3 the LORD is a man of war

Deut. 7:1-2 God commands Israelites to utterly destroy the nations of Canaan through violence (1 Ne. 4:10-13)

1 Sam. 15:2-3 the Lord commands Israel to utterly destroy the Amalekites (1 Ne. 4:10-13)

Psalms 144:1 (Psalms 18:34) the LORD “teacheth my hands to war”

Mal. 3:6 (Heb. 13:8) the Lord does not change (and therefore has not changed his policy on war)

 

Word of Wisdom (Particularly Wine)

Prov. 23:21,29-30 (Prov. 20:1) intoxicating wine causes woe, sorrow, and contentions

Isa. 5:22 woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink

Isa. 28:7  priests err because of strong drink.  God has forbidden his clergy (priests) to partake (Lev. 10:8-9)

Dan. 1:8  Daniel and others would not defile themselves with the king’s wine

1 Cor. 3:16-17 (1 Cor. 6:19) know ye not that ye are the temple of God…for the temple of God is holy

1 Cor. 6:9-10 drunkards…shall not inherit the kingdom of God

1 Tim. 3:3  a bishop must be sober, not be given to wine (cannot therefore drink wine in Communion)


 
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