Truth to be Believed

  1. God

    That the God revealed to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by angelic visitation and vision,1 and to Moses at the flaming bush (unconsumed), and at Sinai,2 and who spoke through the prophets who arose in Israel,3 is the supreme self-existent Deity,4 who is ONE FATHER,5 and hath, out of His own underived energy, created heaven and earth, and all that in them is;6 that He sustains all things by His power, which is infinite;7 guides all things by His wisdom, which is perfect,8 and knows all things by His spirit, which is omnipresent;9 that He dwells somewhere in the vast expanse around us in Unapproachable Light,10 and is the only Being in the universe possessed of inherent deathlessness; whom no man hath seen or can see.11
    1. Gen 15:1; 17:1; 18:1-2; 26:1-4; 28:10-17; 32:1,23-30; 48:3
    2. Ex 3:1-6; 19:9-11,17-18; 20:18-22; 24:9-11; 34:5-7; Num 12:5-6
    3. II Chr 36:15-16; Neh 9:30; Jer 25:3-4; 29:19; Heb 1:1; II Pet 3:2; II Sam 23:2; Luke 1:70; Acts 3:18; Matt 21:34-36
    4. Isa 40:13-25,28; 43:10-12; 44:6,8; 45:5; 46:9-10; Job 38,39,40
    5. Deut 6:1; Mark 12:29,32; I Cor 8:4-6; Eph 4:6; I Tim 2:5
    6. Neh 9:6; Job 26:10; Ps 124:8; 146:6; 148:5; Isa 40:26-27; Jer 10:12-13; 27:5; 32:25; 51:15; Acts 14:15; 27:24
    7. I Chr 29:11-14; Ps 62:11; 145:3; Isa 26:4; 40:26
    8. Job 4:4; 36:5; Ps 92:5; 104:24; 147:4-5; Isa 28:29; Rom 16:27; I Tim 1:17
    9. II Chr 16:9; Job 28:24; 34:21; Ps 33:13-14; 44:21; 94:9; 139:7-11; Prov 15:3; Jer 23:24; 32:19; Amos 9:2-3; Acts 17:27-28;
    10. Ps 123:1; I Kings 8:30,39,43,49; Matt 6:9; I Tim 6:15-16
    11. I Tim 1:17; 6:15-16
  2. Nature of Man

    That God created Adam, the progenitor the human race, out of the dust of the ground, as a living soul, or natural body of life; "very good" in kind and condition,1 and placed him under a law through which the continuance of life was contingent on obedience.2
    1. Gen 2:7; 18:27; Job 4:19; 33:6; I Cor 15:46,49
    2. Gen 2:17
  3. Disobedience of Adam

    That Adam broke the law, and was adjudged unworthy of immortality, and sentenced to return to the ground from whence he was taken1 - a sentence carried into execution by the implantation of a physical law of decay, which works out dissolution and death,2 and while a man is yet alive, gives him, where it is left to its uncontrolled operation, a tendency in the direction of sin.3 This is the law of sin in the members, spoken of by Paul, which the new law established by the truth brings into subjection.4 In Adam's sentence, all mankind are involved, in consequence of their being physically derived from his physically-affected and unclean being.5
    1. Gen 3:15-19; 22-23
    2. II Cor 1:9; Rom 7:24; II Cor 5:2-4
    3. Rom 7:18-23
    4. Gal 5:16-17; Rom 6:12; 7:21
    5. John 3:6; Rom 5:12; I Cor 15:22; Ps 51:5; Job 14:4
  4. Scheme of Salvation

    That God, in His kindness, conceived a plan of restoration, which, without setting aside His just and necessary law of sin and death, should ultimately rescue the race from destruction, and people the earth with sinless immortals.1
    1. Rev 21:4; John 3:16; II Tim 1:10; I John 2:25; II Tim 1:1; Tit 1:2; Rom 3:26; John 1:29
  5. The Promises to the Fathers

    That He inaugurated this plan by making certain promises to Adam,1 Abraham,2 and David,3 which were afterwards elaborated in greater detail through the prophets.4
    1. Gen 3:15
    2. Gen 22:18
    3. Ps 89:34-37; 33:5
    4. Hos 13:14; Isa 25:7-9; 51:1-8; Jer 23:5
  6. The Last Adam

    That these promises had reference to a second (or last) Adam,1 to be raised up in the condemned line of Abraham and David,2 who should purchase life by perfect obedience,3 and by dying, abrogate the law of condemnation for those who were under condemnation,4 and, therefore, for himself,5 who was made in all points like them;6 that having thus died unto sin once,7 he should afterwards be raised to immortality;8 in which (death having no more dominion over him) he should be permitted to extend a participation in his life and inheritance9 to all who should believe and obey him;10 and that he should afterwards become the head and ruler of the whole world.11
    1. I Cor 15:45
    2. Heb 2:14,16; Rom 1:3
    3. Heb 5:8-9; 1:9; Rom 5:19-21
    4. Gal 4:4-5; Rom 8:3-4; Heb 2:15; 9:26; Gal 1:4
    5. Heb 7:27; 5:3-7; 2:17
    6. Heb 2:17
    7. Rom 6:10
    8. Rom 6:9; Acts 13:34,37; Rev 1:18
    9. John 5:21,22,26,27; 14:3; Rev 2:7; Rev 3:21; Matt 25:21
    10. Heb 5:9; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:38-39; Rom 3:22
    11. Ps 2:6-9; Dan 7:13-14; Rev 11:15; Jer 23:5; Zech 14:9; Eph 1:9-10