Righteousness

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"If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" 1 Peter 4:18.

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Matthew 7:13,14

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to." Luke 13:24

"Everyone" runs around claiming 

to be a Christian (or person of God). But as the texts above indicate, very few are Christians. As we have learned from our previous studies, the reason so few know how to be righteous is that they have been taught lies about righteousness. Jesus taught three (3) main points that each Christian must possess to get to heaven:

1) be perfect,

2) stop sinning and

3) keep the Ten Commandments to earn eternal life.

We are now finished with the major points of the Bible for salvation. How you relate to them will determine your eternal destiny. The following texts will give you more food for thought on this topic. God bless you and keep you as you put into practice what you have learned. Your eternal life or death is in your hands. Please make the right choice.

If you claim to be a "son of God", you need to read Malachi. "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due Me? If I am a master, where is the respect due Me?" "But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi." Malachi 1:6; 2:8. Do not be one who causes others to stumble. Teach only what Jesus taught.

 

Study Text

Isaiah 1:19 Isaiah 3:10
Isaiah 26:3, 4 Isaiah 30:15
Isaiah 33:14, 15 Isaiah 48:17
Isaiah 55:6-9 Isaiah 57:15
Isaiah 58:8, 9 Jeremiah 4:14
Jeremiah 6:16 Jeremiah 15:19
Jeremiah 17:7, 10 Jeremiah 18:7-12
Jeremiah 22:3 Jeremiah 23:28
Jeremiah 24:7 Jeremiah 25:5
Jeremiah 26:3 Jeremiah 32:19, 39
Jeremiah 35:15 Jeremiah 36:3, 7
Jeremiah 39:18 Jeremiah 48:10
Jeremiah 51:45 Ezekiel 3:18-21
Ezekiel 7:3, 8, 9 Ezekiel 14:6
Ezekiel 18:20-32 Ezekiel 33:8-20
Hosea 2:12, 13 Hosea 5:14, 15
Hosea 6:1 Hosea 12:6
Jonah 3:8, 10 Micah 2:7
Micah 4:2 Micah 6:8
Habakkuk 2:4 Zephaniah 3:13
Zechariah 1:3, 4 Zechariah 8:16, 17
Malachi 2:6 Malachi 3:7, 16, 18
Matthew 5:3-12, 16, 20, 29, 30, 48 Matthew 6:22, 24, 33
Matthew 7:13, 14, 16-20, 24 Matthew 9:16, 17
Matthew 10:37, 38 Matthew 12:33, 35
Matthew 13:8, 15, 23, 38, 43 Matthew 16:24, 25
Matthew 18:3, 4, 8, 9 Mark 2:21, 22
Mark 4:8 Mark 6:12
Mark 8:34 Mark 9:43-48
Mark 10:25, 29, 30 Luke 1:74, 75
Luke 2:25 Luke 6:47
Luke 8:15 Luke 11:36
Luke 13:2-5 Luke 13:24
Luke 14:33 Luke 16:13
Luke 23:50 John 8:31, 32, 36
John 12:46 Acts 3:22
Acts 8:22 Acts 13:22
Acts 17:11 Acts 19:18
Acts 20:21, 32 Acts 24:16, 25
Acts 26:20 Romans 1:5, 17
Romans 2:6, 7, 29 Romans 4:12
Romans 6:1-23 Romans 8:12, 13, 29
Romans 10:4 Romans 12:1, 2, 9, 21
Romans 13:12-14 Romans 16:19, 26
1 Corinthians 1:2, 10, 30 1 Corinthians 5:5
1 Corinthians 6:11, 20 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
1 Corinthians 15:2, 31, 33, 34, 58 2 Corinthians 1:12, 21
2 Corinthians 3:18 2 Corinthians 4:2, 6, 7
2 Corinthians 5:17, 21 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
2 Corinthians 7:1, 15 2 Corinthians 9:8, 13
2 Corinthians 10:5, 6 2 Corinthians 12:21
2 Corinthians 13:5, 7, 9, 11 Galatians 1:4
Galatians 2:20 Galatians 5:1, 7, 13, 16, 17, 24, 25
Galatians 6:7-9, 15 Ephesians 1:4
Ephesians 2:1-10 Ephesians 4:12, 13, 15, 22-24
Ephesians 5:1, 8-11, 17, 27 Ephesians 6:16
Philippians 1:6, 10 Philippians 2:12-16
Philippians 3:8, 9 Philippians 4:8, 13
Colossians 1:10, 11, 13, 14, 21-23, 28 Colossians 2:20, 21
Colossians 3:1, 5-10, 12, 23 1 Thessalonians 2:10
1 Thessalonians 3:13 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 4, 7
1 Thessalonians 5:5, 6, 21-23 1 Timothy 1:5, 18, 19
1 Timothy 5:20, 22, 25 1 Timothy 6:11, 12
2 Timothy 1:9 2 Timothy 2:19, 21, 22, 26
Titus 1:7, 8 Titus 2:7, 12-14
Titus 3:3, 8, 14 Hebrews 10:14
Hebrews 12:1, 2, 4, 14 James 1:21
James 3:17, 18 James 4:7, 8
1 Peter 1:13-16, 22, 23 1 Peter 2:1-3
1 Peter 2:21-24 1 Peter 3:11, 12
1 Peter 4:1, 2, 18 1 Peter 5:8
2 Peter 1:3-8, 10 2 Peter 3:11, 14
1 John 1:6, 7 1 John 2:15
1 John 3:6-9, 18 1 John 5:18
2 John 8-11 3 John 3, 4, 11
Jude 24 Revelation 2:2, 5, 10, 19
Revelation 3:3, 4 Revelation 14:5