Without the Bible, Prove Jesus is real

I was asked “Can you prove Jesus is real, without using the Bible, or those who promote Jesus”. Yes, very easily, ask anybody, what year is it.
For example why is it now the year 2017?

I can also do even more than that.

The consensus of most historians is that the Gospel accounts give us a clear picture of Jesus Christ. Let’s look to non-Christian sources for Jesus.

Jewish opponents had the most to gain by denying Jesus’ existence. But the evidence points in the opposite direction. “Several Jewish writings also tell of His flesh-and-blood existence. Both Gemaras of the Jewish Talmud refer to Jesus. Although these consist of only a few brief, bitter passages intended to discount Jesus’ deity, these very early Jewish writings don’t begin to hint that he was not a historical person.”5

Flavius Josephus was a noted Jewish historian who began writing under Roman authority in a.d. 67. Josephus, who was born just a few years after Jesus died, would have been keenly aware of Jesus’ reputation among both Romans and Jews. In his famous Antiquities of the Jews (a.d. 93), Josephus wrote of Jesus as a real person. “At that time lived Jesus, a holy man, if man he may be called, for he performed wonderful works, and taught men, and joyfully received the truth. And he was followed by many Jews and many Greeks. He was the Messiah.”, certainly Josephus confirmed his existence.

What about secular historians—those who lived in ancient times but weren’t religiously motivated? There is current confirmation of at least 19 early secular writers who made references to Jesus as a real person.7

One of antiquity’s greatest historians, Cornelius Tacitus, affirmed that Jesus had suffered under Pilate. Tacitus was born around 25 years after Jesus died, and he had seen the spread of Christianity begin to impact Rome. The Roman historian wrote negatively of Christ and Christians, identifying them in a.d. 115 as “a race of men detested for their evil practices, and commonly called Chrestiani. The name was derived from Chrestus, who, in the reign of Tiberius, suffered under Pontius Pilate, Procurator of Judea.”

The following facts about Jesus were written by early non-Christian sources:
•Jesus was from Nazareth.
•Jesus lived a wise and virtuous life.
•Jesus was crucified in Palestine under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius Caesar at Passover time, being considered the Jewish king.
•Jesus was believed by his disciples to have died and risen from the dead three days later.
•Jesus’ enemies acknowledged that he performed unusual feats they called “sorcery.”
•Jesus’ small band of disciples multiplied rapidly, spreading as far as Rome.
•Jesus’ disciples denied polytheism, lived moral lives, and worshiped Christ as God.
Theologian Norman Geisler remarked:
“This general outline is perfectly congruent with that of the New Testament.”

All of these independent accounts, religious and secular, speak of a real man who matches up well with the Jesus in the Gospels. Encyclopedia Britannica cites these various secular accounts of Jesus’ life as convincing proof of his existence. It states:

“These independent accounts prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus.”

Christian’s Judging Christian’s:

Christians  Judging Christians:
Far too many Christians are being persecuted by fellow Christians simply to justify their opinions.
They are so furious about the speck in the eyes of a fellow Christian that they forgot about the log in theirs. They judge a Christian so harshly, even more than they  judge unbelievers and the devil.

They spread rumors and gossips about the pains and hurts of another Christian instead of praying and fasting for them.

They want to be right so much that they overlook that being
righteous is more important in the eyes of God.

They would give sacrificially to the unknown while, to their knowledge,
a fellow Christian struggles to feed his family.

This is Not what our Lord Jesus Christ wanted
when he said to love others

Mark 9:38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons
in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not ONE OF US.” 39“Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in
my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
40 for whoever is not against us is for us.

There is much theology in this passage. First, we should be able to judge by the Spirit whether the actions of others are for or against the cause of Christ. (Study to show yourself approved…)

If the action promotes the cause of Christ, we should not interfere. If it is anti-Christ, we must engage lest we unwillingly take part in deceiving the innocent.

We always have the right as Ambassadors to rightly represent
our Lord and King (in season and out).

Know the Scriptures!

Every thing we do in the name of Christ (Christians)
is to be out of Love for our God, and love of others.

Let’s Talk Marriage

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. I John 4:11
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Philippians 2:4
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25

Trying to save your independence after you’re married defrauds your spouse and costs you the happiness God intended for you.

Losing yourself in marriage blesses you, your spouse, your children, and your church. This does not mean giving up individuality. Opposites attract; God gives spouses different gifts. They have to learn to depend on each other, belong to each other, and use their strengths to balance each other’s weaknesses as they weave themselves into each other’s lives. The individual strands of a rope are clearly visible as they work together to handle the load.

A woman would much rather give herself to her husband than have him take her. A man would rather support his wife out of love than have her take from him. Your spouse doesn’t deserve you giving yourself; neither do you. Having spouses devote themselves to each other is a gift of God’s grace and each spouse.

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. I Peter 4:10

We’re supposed to pass God’s grace on in ministry to others, especially spouses. When lost people see God’s people passing God’s undeserved grace back and forth, they want some for themselves. This builds the church. If, on the other hand, lost people see Christians divorcing and know that we can’t handle this life any better than they can, why should they care what we say about the life to come?

Divorce wrecks our testimony.

God and Evil

God and Evil

Why Would A Good God Allow Evil To Exist?
If God is supposed to be all loving, all powerful, and all knowing, why does He allow evil to exist? Why doesn’t God just stop all of the evil from happening in the first place? God allows rapists, child molesters, terrorists, murderers, and thieves to live and do their nasty deeds. But why?

Before we can tackle that question, we must first understand that evil comes in many different forms and degrees. For example, God declares all sin to be evil. (1 John 5:17 –“All wrongdoing is sin…”) Sin is more than just “the big stuff.” Sin is lying, anger, self-centeredness, greed, pride, lack of self-control, drunkenness, lust , and laziness. So when we ask ourselves, “Why doesn’t God stop evil”…we need to realize that evil is everywhere and we all do evil things all the time.” With that said, let’s tackle this question.

#1 Evil is self-initiated

Evil is not something that comes from God. God is, by definition, the opposite of evil. God cannot do evil because His very nature is love

1 John 4:8 –“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Human beings have a certain degree of self-autonomy when it comes to their actions. In other words, humans can choose to do good things or to do bad things. God does not force anybody to act in an evil manner, evil comes from within the heart of the person doing an evil deed. Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning not because God forced them to, but because they chose to.

#2 What kind of evil do we want God to destroy

Many people who ask the question of “Why doesn’t God stop all evil,” what they really mean is, “Why doesn’t God stop the really bad stuff, like terrorists and child molesters.” If God were to stop all evil, that means we, as human beings, would be forced by God to never lie, never lust, never be prideful, never be angry, never lose self-control, and never be lazy. The truth is that this is not God’s job. God is not a moral police officer waiting to put everyone in jail who messes up, because if God did do this, we would all be in God’s jail. We as human beings need to learn that our actions have real, tangible consequences.

There is a reason why parents let their teenagers go out into the real world without them. Parents know their teenager is going to make a few mistakes. But it’s not mommy and daddy’s job to be there 24/7 to punish them every time their kid makes a bad decision. Eventually the child has to be accountable for their own actions and learn on their own what is best. Same with us. God gives us guidelines to live by in the bible that are amazing. But God doesn’t force anybody to follow through with them. If we disobey God’s commands for us, we will have to deal with the consequences. The blame needs to shift from God and come back onto ourselves.

#3 God has a plan to rid evil from the earth

We human beings are not hopeless. God has provided a way. God has already devised a plan to rid evil from the earth for good.

Revelation 21:1 –“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.”

Revelation 21 tells us that our current heaven and earth will pass away along with its sin, evil, pain, and tears. Death will be no more and God and His children will dwell face to face in the New Jerusalem.

God has ordained the destruction of Satan, demons, and all that is evil.

Revelation 20:10 –“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

#4 God hates evil, yet uses it for His glory anyway.

It may be difficult to understand why God would allow evil to persist, but Paul, in the book of Romans, gives us a hint as to why God is waiting to destroy evil for good.

Romans 9:22-24 –“What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known His power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction, and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of His glory for the objects of mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory- including us whom He has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?”

So what is Romans 9:22-24 telling us? Paul is making the argument that God allows evil and evil people to live, for now, in order to show His patience and power towards the objects of wrath and destruction so that He can make the riches of His glory known to the objects of mercy. Now this is amazing. God uses other people’s evil deeds to show the riches of His glory to those who have been restored through His grace. Paul’s argument is essentially that God allows evil to exist so that His chosen people will understand how amazing His grace and mercy is.

Now remember, God is using the evil for His glory, but God does not desire evil and God is not forcing anybody to commit evil deeds. But God, in His infinite knowledge, has found a way to use bad situations for His good purpose. Glory to God!

In summary: Humans commit evil, not God. God is not our moral police officer waiting to throw us in jail the second we make a mistake. It is up to us to make good decisions, but we as humans are flawed and always end up sinning. Humans have the ability to live a perfectly moral life, but we don’t because we are too prideful to rely on God’s guidance at all times. As a result, we sin.

The good news is that God has sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to bear the punishment that we humans rightly deserve.

Jesus died in our place, allowing us to have forgiveness of all sin
and wrongdoing. All we must do is trust that God is good and that Jesus died for us.  We must then enter into a trusting and loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is through knowing Jesus that we are forgiven and our lives become transformed through the power of His Holy Spirit. Through Jesus, we humans can live life the way it was designed to be; in a loving
relationship with the creator of the universe. Amen!

Marriage Handbook

Marriage, like the relationship between the Church and God,
is first and utmost according to the Word of God.

((It is my Opinon EVERY Husband, ))
((should read this daily)) Ephesians 5:25 (KJV)
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it;

((It is my Opinon EVERY Wife,))
((should read this daily))  Ephesians 5:22-33 (KJV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as
unto the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7 (KJV)

1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It
is good for a man not to touch a woman.

2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have
his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence:
and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the
husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of
his own body, but the wife.

5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with
consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to
fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan
tempt you not for your incontinency.

6 But I speak this by permission, and not of
commandment.

7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But
every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this
manner, and another after that.

8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is
good for them if they abide even as I.

9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is
better to marry than to burn.

10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the
Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be
reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put
away his wife.

12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother
hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to
dwell with him, let him not put her away.

13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth
not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not
leave him.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the
wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the
husband: else were your children unclean; but now are
they holy.

15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A
brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases:
but God hath called us to peace.

16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt
save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether
thou shalt save thy wife?

17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord
hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I
in all churches.

18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not
become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision?
let him not be circumcised.

19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is
nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he
was called.

21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but
if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant,
is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called,
being free, is Christ’s servant.

23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of
men.

24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called,
therein abide with God.

25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the
Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained
mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present
distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed.
Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a
virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such
shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it
remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though
they had none;

30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they
that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that
buy, as though they possessed not;

31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for
the fashion of this world passeth away.

32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is
unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord,
how he may please the Lord:

33 But he that is married careth for the things that are
of the world, how he may please his wife.

34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin.
The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord,
that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she
that is married careth for the things of the world, how
she may please her husband.

35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may
cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and
that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself
uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of
her age, and need so require, let him do what he will,
he sinneth not: let them marry.

37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart,
having no necessity, but hath power over his own will,
and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his
virgin, doeth well.

38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well;
but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband
liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to
be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my
judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of
God.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (KJV)

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth
not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all
things, endureth all things.

Ephesians 5:22-33 (KJV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as
unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as
Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour
of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so
let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious
church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;
but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.
He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but
nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the
church:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of
his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two
shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning
Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so
love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she
reverence her husband.

Proverbs 18:22 (KJV)

22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and
obtaineth favour of the Lord.

Hebrews 13:4 (KJV)

4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Genesis 2:24 (KJV)

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall
be one flesh.

Ephesians 5:25-33 (KJV)

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious
church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;
but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.
He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but
nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the
church:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of
his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two
shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning
Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so
love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she
reverence her husband.

Proverbs 21:9 (KJV)

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Matthew 19:2-9 (KJV)

2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them
there.

3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and
saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his
wife for every cause?

4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read,
that he which made them at the beginning made them male
and female,

5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain
shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put
asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give
a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of
your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but
from the beginning it was not so.

9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put
away doth commit adultery.

Proverbs 19:14King James Version (KJV)

14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and
a prudent wife is from the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:39 (KJV)

39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband
liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to
be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

2 Chronicles 24:2-3 (KJV)

2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the
Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons
and daughters.

Genesis 2:20-24 (KJV)

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of
the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam
there was not found an help meet for him.

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon
Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and
closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man,
made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and
flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall
be one flesh.

Malachi 2:13-16 (KJV)

13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of
the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out,
insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or
receiveth it with good will at your hand.

14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been
witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against
whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy
companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of
the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a
godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let
none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth
putting away: for one covereth violence with his
garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to
your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

Mark 10:8-12 (KJV)

8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no
more twain, but one flesh.

9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man
put asunder.

10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the
same matter.

11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his
wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against
her.

12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be
married to another, she committeth adultery.

2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV)

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
darkness?

1 Peter 3:1-5 (KJV)

3 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own
husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may
without the word be won by the conversation of the
wives;

2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled
with fear.

3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of
plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting
on of apparel;

4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that
which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek
and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great
price.

5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women
also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in
subjection unto their own husbands:

1 Corinthians 7:12-15 (KJV)

12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother
hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to
dwell with him, let him not put her away.

13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth
not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not
leave him.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the
wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the
husband: else were your children unclean; but now are
they holy.

15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A
brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases:
but God hath called us to peace.

Psalm 85:10 (KJV)

10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and
peace have kissed each other.

2 Chronicles 24:1-3 (KJV)

24 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and
he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name
also was Zibiah of Beersheba.

2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the
Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons
and daughters.

Matthew 19:9-12 (KJV)

9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put
away doth commit adultery.

10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be
so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this
saying, save they to whom it is given.

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from
their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which
were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which
have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s
sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

Mark 12:21-25 (KJV)

21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he
any seed: and the third likewise.

22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all
the woman died also.

23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise,
whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her
to wife.

24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not
therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures,
neither the power of God?

25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither
marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels
which are in heaven.

Matthew 5:32 (KJV)

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his
wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her
to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that
is divorced committeth adultery.

1 Corinthians 11:11 (KJV)

11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman,
neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

Hebrews 13 (KJV)

13 Let brotherly love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby
some have entertained angels unawares.

3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them;
and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves
also in the body.

4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I
will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and
I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have
spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow,
considering the end of their conversation.

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for
ever.

9 Be not carried about with divers and strange
doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be
established with grace; not with meats, which have not
profited them that have been occupied therein.

10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat
which serve the tabernacle.

11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is
brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin,
are burned without the camp.

12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the
people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp,
bearing his reproach.

14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one
to come.

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise
to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips
giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for
with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit
yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that
must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not
with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience,
in all things willing to live honestly.

19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may
be restored to you the sooner.

20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the
dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will,
working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and
ever. Amen.

22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of
exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few
words.

23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty;
with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all
the saints. They of Italy salute you.

25 Grace be with you all. Amen.
Matthew 19:4-8 (KJV)

4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read,
that he which made them at the beginning made them male
and female,

5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain
shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put
asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give
a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of
your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but
from the beginning it was not so.

1 Peter 3:7 (KJV)

7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to
knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the
weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace
of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Leviticus 21:13-15 (KJV)

13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an
harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a
virgin of his own people to wife.

15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people:
for I the Lord do sanctify him.

Ephesians 5:31 (KJV)

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two
shall be one flesh.

Proverbs 21:19 (KJV)

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a
contentious and an angry woman.

Matthew 19:9 (KJV)

9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put
away doth commit adultery.

Ephesians 5:33 (KJV)

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so
love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she
reverence her husband.

Isaiah 62:5 (KJV)

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy
sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over
the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

1 John 4:7 (KJV)

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God;
and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth
God.

Romans 7:1-3 (KJV)

7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know
the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as
long as he liveth?

2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the
law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the
husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her
husband.

3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married
to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but
if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so
that she is no adulteress, though she be married to
another man.

1 Timothy 3:2 (KJV)

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one
wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to
hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Corinthians 11:12 (KJV)

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man
also by the woman; but all things of God.\

Exodus 22:16 (KJV)

16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and
lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

Mark 10:6-9 (KJV)

6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them
male and female.

7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and cleave to his wife;

8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no
more twain, but one flesh.

9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man
put asunder.

Matthew 22:26-30 (KJV)

26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the
seventh.

27 And last of all the woman died also.

28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be
of the seven? for they all had her.

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not
knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are
given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in
heaven.

1 Corinthians 11:9-12 (KJV)

9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the
woman for the man.

10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her
head because of the angels.

11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman,
neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man
also by the woman; but all things of God.

Jeremiah 29:6 (KJV)

6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take
wives for your sons, and give your daughters to
husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye
may be increased there, and not diminished.
Ezekiel 16:8 (KJV)

8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee,
behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my
skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware
unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith
the Lord God, and thou becamest mine.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what
part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath
said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will
be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my
sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

1 Corinthians 7:24-40 (KJV)

24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called,
therein abide with God.

25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the
Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained
mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present
distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed.
Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a
virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such
shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it
remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though
they had none;

30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they
that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that
buy, as though they possessed not;

31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for
the fashion of this world passeth away.

32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is
unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord,
how he may please the Lord:

33 But he that is married careth for the things that are
of the world, how he may please his wife.

34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin.
The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord,
that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she
that is married careth for the things of the world, how
she may please her husband.

35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may
cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and
that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself
uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of
her age, and need so require, let him do what he will,
he sinneth not: let them marry.

37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart,
having no necessity, but hath power over his own will,
and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his
virgin, doeth well.

38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well;
but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband
liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to
be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my
judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV)

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good
reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow:
but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he
hath not another to help him up.

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but
how can one be warm alone?

12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand
him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Hosea 2:19 (KJV)

19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will
betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment,
and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

Colossians 3:18 (KJV)

18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as
it is fit in the Lord.

Luke 16:18 (KJV)

18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth
another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her
that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
1 Corinthians 6:16 (KJV)

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an
harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one
flesh.

Matthew 19:29 (KJV)

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren,
or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children,
or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an
hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Proverbs 30:21-23 (KJV)

21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for
four which it cannot bear:

22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is
filled with meat;

23 For an odious woman when she is married; and an
handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Leviticus 21:7King James Version (KJV)

7 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

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