Twenty Important Questions
1. WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life. John 5:24.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31.
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38.
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou still be saved. Romans 10:9.
Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, he that
believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be
damned. Mark 16:15,16.
2. WHAT MUST WE HEAR?
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him. Matt. 17:5.
For Moses truly said unto the fathers. A prophet shall the Lord your God raise
up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things
whatsoever he shall say unto you. Acts 3:22.
If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup
with him, and he with me. Rev. 3:20.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17.
God ,...hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things. Heb. 1:1-2.
All power is given unto me (Jesus) in heaven and in earth. Matt. 28:18.
3. WHAT MUST WE BELIEVE?
See Acts 16:31 and Romans 10:17 above.
If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Acts 8:37.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
4. WHAT MUST WE CONFESS?
See Romans 10:9, Question 1.
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him and he in God. 1 John 4:15.
That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:11.
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also
before my Father who is in heaven. Matt. 10:32.
5. WHY MUST ONE BE BAPTIZED?
Repent and be baptized ... for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38.
Arise and be
baptized and wash away thy sins. Acts 22:16.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Gal.
3:27. Read also Romans 6:3.
Wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water (Noah's salvation in the
Ark); the like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us. I Pet.
See also Mark 16:15-16 above.
6. WHAT CONSTITUTES BAPTISM?
And they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him; and when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the
Lord caught away Philip, etc. Acts 8:38-39.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk
in newness of life. Romans 6:4.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. Romans 6:5.
Buried with him in baptism, wherein ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God who hath raised him from the dead. Col. 2:12.
7. OF WHAT CHURCH SHOULD ONE BE A MEMBER?
Upon this rock will I build my church (words of Christ). Matt. 16:18.
He (Christ) is the head of the body, the church. Col. 1:18.
The body is of Christ. Col. 2:17.
Feed the Church of God (Paul to the elders). Acts 20:28.
The churches of Christ salute you. Romans 16:16.
8. HOW MANY CHURCHES DO WE READ OF IN THE NEW TESTAMENT? HOW DO WE BECOME MEMBERS OF THAT CHURCH?
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your
calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and In you. Eph. 4:4-6.
So we being many are one body in Christ. Romans 12:5.
Read also Scriptures under Question 7.
And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be (were being) saved. Acts 2:47.
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:5.
9. WHAT ARE CHRIST'S FOLLOWERS CALLED?
And the disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. Acts 11:26.
If any man suffer as a Christian let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on his behalf. 1 Pet. 4:16.
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints. Rom. 1:7.
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ. Col. 1:2.
10. HOW MUST CHRISTIANS WORSHIP?
God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24.
(The things which we are commanded to do in worship are told in answers to the next six questions.)
11. WHAT MUST WE TEACH (PREACH)?
Preach the word. 2 Tim. 4:2.
This Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. Acts 17:3.
And Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto
him Jesus. Acts 8:35.
And they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:42.
Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15.
Go ye therefore and teach all nations ... teaching them to observe whatsoever I have commanded you. Matt. 28:19,20. (Words of Christ.)
These things teach and
exhort. 1 Tim. 6:2.
But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we (the apostles) have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
(Repeated in verse 9). Gal. 1:8.
12. WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS COMMANDED IN THE NEW
TESTAMENT? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MUSIC?
Is any merry? Let him sing Psalms. James 5:13.
Speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord Eph. 5:19.
Teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. Col. 3:16.
13. WHAT EXHORTATIONS REGARDING PRAYER ARE FOUND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT?
Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thess. 5:17-18.
I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 1 Tim. 2:8.
Confess your fault one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be
healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James
1 exhort, therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in
authority. I Tim. 2:1-2.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:20.
14. WHAT SCRIPTURES SHOULD GUIDE THE CHRISTIAN IN GIVING OF HIS MEANS?
Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God
hath prospered him. 1 Cor. 16:2.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not
grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7.
He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity (liberally). Rom. 12:8.
15. HOW REGULARLY SHOULD CHRISTIANS MEET AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together. Heb. 10:25.
And upon the first day of the week when the disciples came together to break
bread, Paul preached unto them. Acts 20:7.
16. WHAT EXHORTATIONS SHOULD GUIDE THE CHRISTIAN IN THE BREAKING OF BREAD?
(All of the following scriptures taken from 1 Cor., 11th Chapter.)
Verse 25. This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
Verse 26. As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the
Lord's death till he come.
Verse 27. Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord,
unworthily (in an unworthy manner, Amer. Standard) shall be guilty of the body
and blood of the Lord.
Verse 28. But let a man examine (prove) himself, and so let him eat of that
bread and drink of that cup.
Verse 29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily (in an unworthy manner)
eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
17. CAN A CHRISTIAN SIN? IF SO, WHAT SHOULD HE DO?
For in many things we offend all (all offend). James 3:2.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in
us. 1 John 1:8.
If we say that we have not sinned. we make him a liar and his word is not in
us. Verse 10.
Verse 9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the
righteous. 1 John 2:1.
Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought
of thine heart may be forgiven thee. Acts 8:22.
18. WHAT ARE SOME SCRIPTURES WHICH WILL HELP THE CHRISTIAN TO LIVE ACCEPTABLY
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your
bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable
service. Romans 12:1.
And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed, by the renewing of
your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect
will of God. Romans 12:2.
If ye then be risen (raised) with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Col. 3:1.
Keep thyself pure. 1 Tim. 5:22.
Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch
as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor. 15:58.
Put ye, on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh to
fulfill the lusts thereof. Rom. 13:14.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the
vocation wherewith ye are called. Eph. 4:1.
Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint
not. Gal. 6:9.
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly
lusts which war against the soul. 1 Pet. 2:11.
19. WHAT ARE THE CHRISTIAN'S DUTIES TOWARD HIS FELLOWMEN?
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto
them who are of the household of faith. Gal. 6:10.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even
so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matt: 7:12.
Let no man seek his own, but each his neighbor's good. 1 Cor. 10:24.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and
glorify your father which is in heaven. Matt. 5:16.
Submit yourselves (be subject) to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake. 1 Pet. 2:13.
Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the
things that are God's. Matt. 22:21.
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without. 1 Thess. 4:12.
20. WHAT PROMISES ARE CONTAINED IN GOD'S WORD FOR CHRISTIANS?
There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God. Heb. 4:9.
Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. 2:10.
I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I
will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be
also. John 14:2-3.
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the
righteous judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all
them also that love his appearing. 2 Tim. 4:8.