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Scriptural quick reference

updated 2003.10.08

 

Baptism
Acts 2:38-39: "Repent and be baptized"
Rom 6:1-4, 1 Cor. 12:13, Gal 3:27, Col 2:12 …baptized into Christ.
1 Pet 3:19-21 "baptism… now saves you".
Heb. 10:22 ...hearts sprinkled clean, bodies washed.
Titus 3:5 "he saved us ...by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit."
 
Baptism of infants
Acts 2:38-39; Acts 16:15, 16:33, 18:8; 1 Cor 1:16: suggests baptism of all, incl. children.
Jn 3:5; Rom 6:4: necessity of baptism.
Col 2:11-12: circumcision (normally performed on infants c.f. Gen 17:12) replaced by baptism.
Tit 3:5: "washing of regeneration".
 
"Brothers" of Jesus
Mary wife of Cleophas and "sister" of the Virgin Mary (Jn 19:25) is the mother of James and Joset (Mk 15:47; Mt 27:56) who are called the "brothers of Jesus" (Mk 6:3).
Acts 1:12-15: apostles, Mary, "some women" and Jesus' "brothers" number about 120. That is a lot of "brothers."
Gen 14:14: Lot, Abraham's nephew (Gen 11:26-28), described as Abraham's brother (KJV).
Gen 29:15: Laban, Jacob's uncle, calls Jacob his "brother" (KJV).
John 19:26-27: Jesus gives care of Mary to John, not one of his "brothers."
2 Sam 6:23, Gen 8:7, Dt 34:6: "until."
 
Church and authority
Acts 2:42: doctrine, community, sacred rite (bread).
Eph 5:25-26: Christ loved the Church.
1 Tim 3:15: church is pillar and foundation of truth.
Mt 16:18; 20:20: Christ protects Church.
Heb 13:17: obey.
Mt 18:17-18: church as final authority.
Mt 23:2: Pharisees succeeded Moses (seat of Moses).
1 Cor 5:5; 1 Tim 1:20: excommunication.
Eph. 2:20, Rev. 21:14 ...apostles are the Church's foundation, Christ is its cornerstone.
 
Deuterocanonicals
Deuterocanonicals were used in NT: 2 Mach 6:18-7:42 …Heb 11:35; Wisdom 3:5-6 ...1 Pet 1:6-7; Wisdom 13:1-9 ...Rom 1:18-32
Septuagint (Gk, w/ Deuterocanonicals) version of OT quoted in NT, noticably different from Hebrew version: Is 7:14 ...Mt 1:23; Is 40:3 ...Mt 3:3; Joel 2:30-31 ...Acts 2:19-29; Ps 95:7-9 ...Heb 3:7-9 etc.
 
Eucharist
Mt 26:26-27; Mk 14:22,24; Lk 22:19-20; 1 Cor 10:24-25: this is my body ...this is my blood.
1 Cor 11:26-30: sinning against the body and blood.
Jn 6:32-58: long discourse on Eucharist.
Gen 14:18; Ps 110:4; Heb 7:1-17: Melchizedek.
Acts 2:42: breaking of bread.
Ps 27:1-2; Is 9:18-20; Is 49:26; Micah 3:3; Rev 17:6,16: symbolic interpretation of Jn 6 inappropriate.
 
Forgiveness of sins
Jn 20:22-23: "if you forgive ...they are forgiven."
Mt 18:18: binding on earth and heaven.
2 Cor 5:18: ministry of reconciliation.
Jas 5:14-16: forgiveness of sins, anointing of the sick, confession.
 
Justification
1 Jn 1:7, 2 Pet 1:9: purified from sins.
Jn 1:29, Heb 9:26-28: takes away sin.
Ps 50:3, Ps 102:12, Is 43:25: blot out, clear away sin.
Rom 2:13, Rom 3:20: future justification.
Heb 11:8...Gen 12:1-4; Rom 4:2-3...Gen 15:6; Jas 2:21-23...Gen 22:1-18: justifications of Abraham.
2 Pet 1:4: become partakers of the divine nature.
Mat 25:46, 2 Cor 5:10: sheep and goats: good works required.
 
Mary
Gen 5:24; Heb 11:5; 2 Kings 2:1-13: Enoch and Elijah taken to heaven.
Lk 1:28: annunciation.
Lk 1:42-48: blessed are you among women.
2 Tim 4:8, Jas 1:12, 1 Pet 5:4, Rev 2:10: coronation awaits saints.
Rev 11:19-12:1: OT ark, NT ark.
Rev 12:1: Mary's prominence in heaven.
Rev 12:4,13,17: serpent's hatred of Mary.
Jn 2:1-5: Mary's intercession.
 
Papacy/infallibility
Mt 10:1-4; Mk 3:16-19; Lk 6:14-16; Acts 1:13; Lk 9:32: Peter always mentioned first, as foremost apostle.
Mt 18:21; Mk 8:29; Lk 12:41; Jn 6:69: Peter speaks for the apostles.
Acts 2:14-40: Pentecost: Peter who first preached.
Acts 3:6-7: Peter worked first healing.
Acts 10:46-48: Gentiles to be baptized revealed to Peter.
Jn 1:42: Simon is Cephas (Aramaic: Kepha for rock).
Mt 16:18-19: "on this Rock ...keys ...bind ...loose"
Is 22:22; Rev 1:18: keys as symbol of authority.
Jn 21:17: "feed my sheep"
Lk 22:31-32: "Simon ...strengthen your brethren".
Lk 10:1-2, 16; Jn 13:20; 2 Cor 5:20; Gal 4:14; Acts 5:1-5: "vicars" (substitutes) of Christ.
Mk 6:20; Lk 1:70,2:23; Rom 12:1; Act 3:21, 1 Cor 7:14; Eph 3:5; Col 1:22: humans can be holy ("call no one holy").
 
Priesthood and worship
Acts 1:15-26; 2 Tim 2:2; Tit 1:5: unbroken succession.
Acts 15:6,23; 1 Tim 4:14, 5:22; 1 Tim 5:17; Jas 5:13-15: presbyters/elders (priests) were ordained, preached and taught the flock, administered sacraments.
Lk 16:24; Rom 4; 1 Cor 4:14-15; Acts 7:2; 1 Thess 2:11; 1 Jn 2:13-14: "call no one father"?
1 Cor 7:7-9: Paul unmarried.
Mt 19:12; 1 Cor 7:32,33: celibacy.
Gen 14:18; Ps 110:4; Heb 7:1-17: Melchizedek.
Rev 4:8: "vain repetition"?
1 Kg 8:54; 2 Chr 6:13; Ezra 9:5; Mt 17:14; Lk 5:8: kneeling.
Rev 8:3-4: incense.
1 Cor 12: different roles of members of body.
 
Purgatory
Lk 12:59; 1 Cor 3:15; 1 Pet 1:7; Mt 5:25-26: temporary agony.
Heb 12:6-11: God's painful discipline.
Mt 12:32: no forgiveness ...nor in the age to come.
1 Pet 3:19: purgatory (limbo?).
Rev 21:27: nothing unclean shall enter heaven.
Heb 12:23: souls in heaven are perfect.
Col 1:24; 2 Sam 12:14: "extra" suffering.
2 Mac 12:43-46: sacrifice for the dead.
2 Tim 1:15-18: prayer for Onesiphorus for "that Day."
1 Jn 5:14-17: mortal/venial sins
 
Saints
Deut 18:9-14: condemns practices of worshippers of false gods.
Mk 12:26-27: "not God of the dead, but of the living."
Jn 15:1-8: vine and its branches.
1 Cor 12:25-27; Rom 12:4-5: body of Christ.
Eph 6:18; Rom 15:30; Col 4:3; 1 Thess 1:2: intercessory prayer.
Jos 5:14; Dan 8:17; Tob 12:16: veneration of angels united with God (Mt 18:10).
1 Cor 13:12; 1 John 3:2: saints also united with God.
Lk 20:34-38: the dead are like angels; all alive to him.
2 Mac 15:11-16: deceased Onias and Jeremiah interceded for Jews.
Heb 12:1: "crowd of witnesses".
Heb 12:23 "you have come to the spirits of the redeemed in heaven"
Rev 5:8; 8:3-4; Jer 15:1: saints' intercession.
 
Salvation (once and for all?)
1 Cor 9:27: after preaching ...I myself be disqualified.
1 Cor 10:12: thinks that he stands ...lest he fall.
Phil 2:12: work out salvation with fear and trembling.
Heb 4:1: fear of failing to reach salvation.
1 Jn 5:16,17: some sins are mortal, some not.
Rom 11:21,22: spare branches, continue or be cut off.
 
Sola scriptura and Tradition
Jn 21:25: not everything is in the Bible.
2 Thess 2:15; 2 Tim 2:2; 1 Cor 11:2; 1 Thess 2:13: Paul speaks of oral tradition.
Acts 2:42: early Christians followed apostolic tradition.
2 Pet 3:16: Bible hard to understand; believers must be taught.
2 Jn 1:12; 3 Jn 1:13-14: more oral tradition.
2 Pet 1:20-21: against personal interpretation.
Acts 8:31; Heb 5:12: guidance needed to interpret scriptures.
 
Sola fide
Jas 2:14-26: what good is faith w/o works?
Heb 10:26: must avoid sin.
Jas 5:20: "earning" forgiveness.
Lk 6:46; Mt 7:21; Mt 19:16-21; Jn 5:29: must do will of God.
1 Cor 9:27: "buffet my body ..."
Phil 2:12; 2 Cor 5:10; Rom 2:6-10, 13, 3:31; Mt 25:32-46; Gal 6:6-10; Rev 20:12: works have merit.
1 Jn 2:3-4; 3:7,24; 5:3: keep commandments.
3 Jn 1:11: He who does good is of God.
 
Statues, images and relics
Ex 25:18-22, 26:1,31; Num 21:8-9: God commands images made.
1 Kings 6:23-29, 35, 7:29: Solomon's temple: statues and images.
Acts 19:11,12: Paul's handkerchiefs and aprons.
2 Kg 13:20-21: Elisha's bones.
Acts 5:15-16: Peter's shadow.
Mt 9:20-22: Jesus' garment cures woman.