26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
There is only one true God, and that true God has been there before the foundation of the world began and His word is true and He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
There is only one true God, and that true God has been there before the foundation of the world and He created all things, His word is true and He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him
Greek: theos: God, a god (Greek added)
Strongs’s Number: 2316 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (theh'-os)
Definition: God, a god
Usage: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.
2316 theós (of unknown origin) – properly, God, the Creator and owner of all things (Jn 1:3; Gen 1 - 3).
[Long before the NT was written, 2316 (theós) referred to the supreme being who owns and sustains all things.]
These scriptural verses and passages noted on this page are just but a few of the ones found within the Holy Bible, the Inspired Word of God.
We belong to God He is our Father and Creator (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:1, Psalms 100:3 Ecclesiastes 12:1, Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 43:15, Isaiah 64:8, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 23:9, Matthew 25:34, John 14:21, Acts 17:22-31, Romans 1:25, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 4:6, Colossians 3:10, Hebrews 11:3, 1 Peter 4:19, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 10:5-6, Revelation 19:3-6, Revelation 21:5-7).
Our God the Father, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit created all things (Genesis 1:1-27, Genesis 9:1-3, Psalms 102:25-26, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 45:18, John 1:1-3, Ephesians 2:1-10, Colossians 3:10, 1 Timothy 4:1-5, Hebrews 1:2, 2 Peter 3:2-7).
Our God loves us (John 3:16-17, John 13:34, John 14:21,23, John 15:10, John 16:27, Romans 5:6-11, Romans 8:32, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Ephesians 2:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, Titus 3:4-6, 1 John 4:9-10,19, Revelation 1:5).
There is only one true God, and that true God has been there before the foundation of the world and He created all things, and His word is true and he is a shield for all who take refuge in Him (Genesis 1:1, 2 Samuel 22:31, Psalms 18:30, Proverbs 30:5, Jeremiah 10:10, Matthew 13:35, Matthew 25:34, John 17:24, 1 Peter 1:16-21).
The one true God has given us in His inspired word (Mark 12:24, John 10:35, Galatians 3:8, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB, Hebrews 1:1-14, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21) as spoken through the prophets (Numbers 12:6, 2 Kings 17:23, Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 2:23, Matthew 23.29-31, Matthew 26:56, Acts 2:29-30, Acts 3:22-26, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB, Hebrews 1:1), and the words given us by our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:24-27, Matthew 16:18, Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, John 15:1-12, Hebrews 1:1-14) and the Lords’ Apostles (Acts 1:1-8, Acts 2:42, Romans 1:1-6), the Hebrews writer (Hebrews 1:1-4), and the Lord's brothers James and Jude (Matthew 13:55 NASB 1 Corinthians 9:5, James 1:1, Jude 1:1). To guide us to them.
For our God to accept our worship we must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).
In these self-made religions that are called city, or community churches, chapels, worship centers, synagogues, mosques, temples, spiritual centers, or monasteries denominational churches: Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Methodist, Anglican, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventists, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jehovah Witnesses, the Mormons, Anabaptist Christian, Mennonites, etc.…they do not worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24), and for God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 1:35, John 1:1-5, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 2:22) to accept our worship we must worship them in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). Their worship is not considered acceptable (Hebrews 12:28). They are self-made religions (Colossians 2:20-23) which many have woman preachers (1 Corinthians 14:33-35, 1 Timothy 2:12-14), and many use musical instruments, church choirs and bands (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26, Acts 16:25, Romans 15:9-11, 1 Corinthians 14:15,26, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, Hebrews 13:15, James 5:13, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 14:3, Revelation 15:3). Many have distorted the truth on the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:26-28, Acts 2:38, Acts 5:29-32, Acts 13:38-39, Ephesians 1:13-14, Colossians 1:13-14, 1 John 1:1-10) and they do not follow the command from the Lord on the Lord’s supper to be observed (Matthew 23:8-9, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7-11, 1 Corinthians 11:20-34, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2), and they preach contrary to the gospel that was given us in the inspired word of God (Romans 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, 1 Corinthians 11:17-26, Galatians 5:19-24, Jude 1:17-21), and they are to be accursed (Galatians 1:6-12).
We are warned through the Holy Spirit as written in the Holy Bible that there will be false teachers within the body, the Church, Church of Christ, of our Lord (Matthew 7:15-20, Philippians 3:17-19, 2 Timothy 4:3, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Peter 2:1-3, 1 John 2:18-19, Jude 1:4).
Every one of these false religions and false beliefs will only lead you to an eternal d***ation that is condemned to h*** for all eternity (Jeremiah 5:3, Matthew 7:15-20, 2 Corinthians 3:14, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Galatians 1:6-10, Ephesians 2:2, 1 Timothy 1:3-11, 2 Peter 2:1-3).
In the Lord’s Church, we follow the commandments and the qualifications given to us to set order into place by a plurality of elders (Acts 11:29-30, Acts 14:23, Acts 15:2, Acts 15:4, Acts 15:6, Acts 20:17-18, 1 Peter 5:1-7), the overseers (Acts 20:28, Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9), the shepherds (Ephesians 4:11, 1 Peter 5:1-7), and deacons (Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13), and preachers (Acts 17:18, Galatians 1:6-12, 1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11), and teachers (Matthew 10:24-25, Matthew 23:8-10, Luke 6:40, 1 Timothy 1:3-7, 1 Timothy 2:7, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Timothy 1:11, James 3:1-5), and evangelists (Acts 21:8, Ephesians 4:11, 2 Timothy 4:1-5) in the Churches of Christ from the inspired word of God.
Greek: episkopos: a superintendent, an overseer (Greek added)
Strong’s Number: G1985 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: ἐπίσκοπος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech:Noun, Masculine
Definition: a superintendent, an overseer
Usage: (used as an official title in civil life), overseer, supervisor, ruler, especially used with reference to the supervising function exercised by an elder or presbyter of a church or congregation.
1985 epískopos (a masculine noun, derived from 1909/epí, "on/fitting contact," which intensifies 4649 /skopós, "look intently," like at an end-marker concluding a race) – properly, an overseer; a man called by God to literally "keep an eye on" His flock (the Church, the body of Christ), i.e. to provide personalized (first hand) care and protection (note the epi, "on").
"Though in some contexts 1985 (epískopos) has been regarded traditionally as a position of authority, in reality the focus is upon the responsibility for caring for others" (L & N, 1, 35.40).
Greek presbuteros: elder (Greek added)
Strong’s Number: G4245 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: πρεσβύτερος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-boo'-ter-os)
Usage: elder, usually used as subst.; an elder, a member of the Sanhedrin, an elder of a Christian assembly.
4245 presbýteros – properly, a mature man having seasoned judgment (experience); an elder.
The NT specifies elders are men. (The feminine singular, presbytera, never occurs in the Bible.)
[The feminine plural, presbyteras, occurs in 1 Tim 5:2. It refers to aged women, i.e. not women with an official church office or title.]
Greek: diakonos: a servant, minister (Greek added)
Strong’s Number: G1249 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: διάκονος, οῦ, ὁ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak'-on-os)
Definition: a servant, minister
Usage: a waiter, servant; then of any one who performs any service, an administrator.
1249 diákonos (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly" and konis, "dust") – properly, "thoroughly raise up dust by moving in a hurry, and so to minister" (WP, 1, 162); ministry (sacred service).
1249 /diákonos ("ministry") in the NT usually refers to the Lord inspiring His servants to carry out His plan for His people – i.e. as His "minister" (like a deacon serving Him in a local church).
Greek: kérussó: to be a herald, proclaim (Greek added)
Strong’s Number: G2784 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: κηρύσσω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (kay-roos'-so)
Definition: to be a herald, proclaim
Usage: I proclaim, herald, preach.
2784 kērýssō – properly, to herald (proclaim); to preach (announce) a message publicly and with conviction (persuasion).
2784 /kērýssō ("to herald") refers to preaching the Gospel as the authoritative (binding) word of God, bringing eternal accountability to all who hear it.
[2784 (kērýssō) is "preaching by a herald sent from God" (BAGD, "declaration," TDNT, 3:703). To "gospelize" (2097 /euaggelízō) stresses the victory of God's Gospel-message in the totality of His "good news."]
Greek: didaskalos: an instructor (Greek added)
Strong’s Number: G1320 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: διδάσκαλος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (did-as'-kal-os)
Definition: an instructor
Usage: a teacher, master.
Cognate: 1320 didáskalos (a masculine noun derived from 1321 /didáskō, "to teach") – a teacher, an instructor acknowledged for their mastery in their field of learning; in Scripture, a Bible teacher, competent in theology. See 1319 (didaskalia).
Greek: euaggelistés: an evangelist, a bringer of good news (Greek added)
Strong’s Number: G2099 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: εὐαγγελιστής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-ang-ghel-is-tace')
Definition: an evangelist, a bringer of good news
Usage: an evangelist, a missionary, bearer of good tidings.
2099 euaggelistḗs (from 2097 /euaggelízō, "evangelize") – properly, an "evangelist" (L & N, 1, 53.76); someone with a vocational calling from God to announce the good news of the Gospel (see Eph 4:11).
Every Christian is called to share the Gospel, but 2099 /euaggelistḗs ("an evangelist") does so as a vocation, which includes preaching the full message of Christ's salvation (the whole Gospel). See 2097 /euangelizō ("gospelizing").
To walk on the right path to God our Father you first need to receive the faith that comes from the gospel about His beloved precious Son our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:17) believe in the gospel, then to become a disciple, follower and Christian of His beloved precious Son our Lord Jesus Christ you need to repent of your sins, confess Jesus is the Christ the son of the living God and be baptized (Acts 2:38-44). Then we as disciples, and followers are simply known as Christians (Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, 1 Peter 4:12-16), a child of God (John 1:9-12), a servant of our Lord (Romans 14:4-9, Colossians 1:1-12 NASB) a brother or sister in the household of faith (Mark 3:35, Galatians 6:10) and we need to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints (1 Corinthians 13:10, 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 4:1-8, Jude 1:3 NASB).
Greek: agónizomai: to contend for a prize, struggle (Greek added)
Strong’s number: G75 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: ἀγωνίζομαι
Part of Speech:Verb
Definition: to contend for a prize, struggle
Usage: I am struggling, striving (as in an athletic contest or warfare); I contend, as with an adversary.
Cognate: 75 agōnízomai (from 73 /agṓn, "conflict/struggle," the root of the English term, "agonize") – properly, to struggle, like engaged in an intense athletic contest or warfare (Souter). See 73 (agōn).
Greek: epagónizomai: to contend with or for (Greek added)
Strong’s number: G1864 (Strong’s number added)
Original Word: ἐπαγωνίζομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee)
Definition: to contend with or for
Usage: I contend earnestly for.
1864 epagōnízomai (from 1909 /epí, "focused on" and 73 /agṓn, "a contest, competition") – properly, to contend (literally, "struggle upon, appropriately"), i.e. with skill and commitment in opposing whatever is not of faith (God's persuasion).
We need to strive to grow in the faith (Acts 14:22, Romans 1:17 NASB, Colossians 1:21-23 NASB, 1 Peter 2:1-5, 2 Peter 1:1-11), through study, and learning, listening, and prayer (Luke 8:4-15, Acts 17:11, Romans 15:4 KJV, Philippians 4:8-9 KJV, 1 Timothy 2:1-5 KJV, 2 Timothy 2:15 NASB, 2 Timothy 3:16-17), and we need to strive to do the will of God (Matthew 7:21, Matthew 21:28-32, Mark 3:32-35, Luke 8:19-21, 1 Peter 3:15-17 ASV, 1 John 2:15-17), obey His written word (Matthew 7:24-27, Acts 6:7, Romans 6:16-17, 2 Corinthians 2:9, Titus 3:1, James 1:19-25, 1 Peter 1:14), strive to please God (Luke 2:14, Romans 8:1-8, 1 Corinthians 7:32-35, Galatians 1:10, Philippians 4:14-20, Colossians 1:10, Colossians 3:20, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, 1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJV, 1 Timothy 5:4, Hebrews 11:6, 2 Peter 1:17), gather together for worship with the brothers and sisters in the body (Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, Romans 15:5-7, 1 Corinthians 11:20-26, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25),and share the truth with others so they can be saved (Matthew 12:30, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:14-17, Colossians 4:5-6 NASB, Titus 3:14, Philemon 1:6). As we grow being salt of the earth and a light of our Lord Jesus Christ (Proverbs 4:18, Matthew 5:13-16, Mark 9:50, Luke 14:34-35, John 8:12, John 12:35-36, John 15:4-8, Ephesians 5:6-13) and live a faithful life unto death (Matthew 16:26, Luke 8:15, Luke 21:19, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:18-25, Hebrews 10:35-39, Hebrews 12:1-17 ASV, James 1:3-4, James 5:10-11, 1 Peter 2:19-25, 1 Peter 3:14-17 KJV, Revelation 2:10-11, Revelation 3:10-11).
Our God and Father is worthy of our praise and worship.
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