Nov 10, 2009

Believing To Life

Believing unto life, and not life unto believing

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." (John 11: 25 KJV)

"But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." (John 20: 31)

"And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." (John 5: 40)

"Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting." (I Timothy 1: 16)

Believing unto salvation, and not salvation unto believing

"believe and be saved." (Luke 8: 12)

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..." (Acts 16: 31)

" pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." (I Corinthians 1: 21)

Believing unto conversion, and not conversion unto believing

"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." (Acts 3: 19)

Begotten by believing, and not believing by being begotten

" Christ Jesus I have begotten (to life) you through (believing) the gospel." (I Corinthians 4: 15)

Believing unto sealing, and not sealing unto believing

" whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise." (Ephesians 1: 13)

Believing to receive the Spirit, and not receiving the Spirit to believing

"But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive." (John 7: 39)

Believing to become children of God, and not becoming children in order to believe

"While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them." (John 12: 36)

Believing to justification, and not justification to believing

"But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead." (Romans 4: 24)

Believing to obtaining the promise, and not obtaining the promise in order to believe

"But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe." (Galatians 3: 22)

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