Bible Teachings



The Word Today Video Gospel


Jn 1:1 – the Word was God

Jn 1:14-15 – glory of Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth

Jn 8:19 0 if you knew me, you would know my Father

Jn 8:58-59 – I assure you, before Abraham was, I AM

Jn 10:30-33 – the Father and I are one (See Ex 3:14, 20:7, Lev 19:12, 24:14-16)

Jn 10:38 – the Father is in me and I am in the Father

Jn 12:45 – whoever sees me sees the one who sent me

Jn 14:8-12 – whoever has seen me has seen the Father

Jn 20:28 – Jesus accepts Thomas’s “my Lord and my God”

Col 2:9 – in him dwells whole fullness of deity bodily

Acts 20:28 – church of God he acquired w/ His blood 

Eph 1:7 – in Him we have redemption by His blood

1 Jn 1:7 – blood of His Son Jesus cleanses from all sin

Tit 2:13 – glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ


Jn 14:26 – “he will teach you all things”

Acts 8:29 – “And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up … Acts 13:2 – “Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me… Rom 8:27 – “Spirit intercedes for the saints …”

1 Cor 2:11 – no one understands thoughts of God, but Spirit

  1. Cor 12:11 – Spirit apportions to each as he wills Eph 4:30 – “do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, …”


Mt 19:19 – Jesus confirms commandment “Honor father & mother”

Mt 3:9 – Jesus calls Abraham “father”

Mt 5:29-30 – Jesus uses hyperbole “pluck out eye;

cut off hand”Acts 7:2 – St. Stephen calls Jewish leaders “fathers” Acts 21:40, 22:1 – St. Paul calls Jerusalem Jews “fathers” Rom 4:16-17 – Abraham called “the father of us all” 1 Cor 4:14-15 – I became your father in Christ thru gospel 1 Tim 1:2 – my true child in the faith

Tit 1:4 – my true child in our common faith

Heb 12:7-9 – we have earthly fathers to discipline us Lk 14:26 – if anyone comes to me who hating his father … 1 Thess 2:11 – we treated you as a father treats his children Philem 10 – whose father I became in my imprisonment 1 Jn 2:13, 14 – I write to you, fathers, because you know him


Mt 16:18-19 – upon this rock I will build my Church.

Mt 18:17-18 – if he refuses to listen even to Church …

Mt 28:18-20 – go baptize and teach all nations

Mk 16:15-16 – go to whole world and proclaim gospel

Lk 10:16 – whoever hears you, hears me; rejects you, rejects me

Jn 14:16, 26 – Holy Spirit w/ you always, teach/ remind everything

Jn 16:13 – Church is the pillar & foundation of truth


Jn 15:16 – Jesus chose special men to be his Apostles

Jn 20:21 – Jesus gave the Apostles his own mission

Lk 22:29-30 – Jesus gave them a kingdom

Mt 16:18 – Jesus built Church on Peter, the rock

Jn 10:16 – one shepherd to shepherd Christ’s sheep

Lk 22:32, Jn 21:17 – Peter appointed to be chief shepherd

Eph 4:11 – church leaders are hierarchical

1 Tim 3:1, 8; 5:17 – identifies roles of bishops, priests, deacons

Tit 1:5 – commission for bishops to ordain priests


Jn 10:16 – there shall be one-fold and one shepherd 

Eph 4:3-6 – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God & Father

Rom 16:17 – avoid those who create dissensions

1 Cor 1:10 – I urge that there be no divisions among you

Phil 2:2: be of same mind, united in heart, thinking one thing

Rom 15:5 – God grant you to think in harmony w/ one another

Jn 17:17-23 0 I pray that they may be one, as we are one

Jn 17:23 – that they may be brought to perfection as one

1 Cor 12:13 – In one spirit we were baptized into one body

Rom 12:4 – we, though many, are one body in Christ

Eph 4:4 – one body, one Spirit, called to one hope

Col 3:15 – the peace into which you were called in one body

St. Cyprian (c. 250 AD): “God is one and Christ is one, and one is His Church, and the faith is one, and His people welded together by the glue of concord into a solid unity of body. Unity cannot be rent asunder, nor can the one body of the Church, through the division of its structure, be divided into separate pieces.” On the Unity of the Church 23.

Tertullian (197 AD): “We are a society with a single religious feeling, a single unity of discipline, a single blood of hope.” Apology 39, 1.

St. Hillary (4th c.): “In the Scriptures our people are shown to be made one; so that just as many grains collected into one and ground and mingled together, make one loaf, so in Christ, who is the heavenly Bread, we know there is one body, in which our whole company is joined and united.” Treatise 62, 13.


Is 9:6-7 – of Christ’s government there will be no end

Dan 2:44 – God’s kingdom shall stand forever

Dan 7:14 – his kingdom shall not be destroyed

Lk 1:32, 33 – no end to Christ’s kingdom

Mt 7:24 – Jesus is like a wise man who build his house on a rock

Mt 13:24-30 – let wheat & weeds grow together until harvest

Mt 16:18 – gates of hell will never prevail against Christ’s church

Jn 14:16 – Holy Spirit will be with you always

Mt 28:19-20 – I am with you all days.


Jn 16:13 – guided by Holy Spirit into all truth.

Jn 14:26 – Holy Spirit to teach & remind them of everything

Lk 10:16 – speak with Christ’s own voice

1 Tim 3:15 – church called “pillar and foundation of truth

1 Jn 2:27 – anointing of Holy Spirit remains in you

Acts 15:28 – Apostles speak with voice of Holy Spirit

Mt 28:20 I am with you always

St. Irenaeus (c. 200): “For where the Church is, there is the Spirit of God; and where the Spirit of God is, there the Church and every grace. The Spirit, however, is Truth.” Against Heresies 3, 24, 1.

St. Hippolytus of Rome (c. 215 AD): “Baptize first the children; and if they can speak for themselves, let them do so. Otherwise, let their parents or other relatives speak for them.” The Apostolic Tradition 21.

Origen (post 244 Ad): “the Church received from the apostles the tradition of giving baptism also to infants.”

Commentary on Romans 5, 9.

In 252 AD, the council of Carthage condemned the opinion that infants must wait until the eighth day after birth to be baptized, as was the case with circumcision.

St. Cyprian of Carthage, Letter 64 (59), 2.


Col 1:18 – he is the head of the body, the church

1 Cor 12:20-27 – you are Christ’s body, individually parts of it

Eph 5:30 – We are members of his body

Rom 12:4-5- though many, we are one body in Christ

1 Cor 6:15 – don’t you know your bodies are members of Christ


Mt 28:18-20 – Jesus delegates all power to Apostles

Jn 20:23 – power to forgive sin

1 Cor 11:23-24 – power to offer sacrifice (Eucharist)

Lk 10:16 – power to speak with Christ’s voice

Mt 18:18 – power to legislate

Mt 18:17 – power to discipline

St. Irenaeus (c. 20 AD): “…the Church, having received the this preach and this faith, although she is disseminated throughout the whole world, yet guarded it, as if she occupied but one house. She likewise believes these things just as if she had but one soul and one and the same heart; and harmoniously she proclaims them and teaches them and hands them down, as if she possessed but one mouth.” Against Heresies 1, 10, 2.

Eusibius of Caesarea (4th c.): “But the brightness of the Catholic Church proceeded to increase in greatness, for it ever held to the same points in the same way, and radiated forth to all race of Greeks and barbarians the reverent, sincere, and free nature, and the sobriety and purity of the divine teaching as to conduct and thought.” Ecclesiastical History 3,7, 13.

St. Augustine (392 AD): “The Catholic Church is the work of Divine Providence, achieved through the prophecies of the prophets, through the Incarnation and the teaching of Christ through the journeys of the Apostles, through the suffering, the crosses, the blood and death of the martyrs, through the admirable lives of the saints ‘’’When, then, we see so much help on God’s part, so much progress and so much fruit, shall we hesitate to bury ourselves in the bosom of that Church? For starting from the apostolic chair down through successions of bishops, even unto the open confession of all mankind, it has possessed the crown of teaching authority.” The Advantage of Believing 35.


2 Chr 19:11 – High priest is over you in everything of Lord’s 

Mal 2:7 – seek instruction from priest, he God’s messenger

Eph 2:20 – church built upon foundation of apostles and prophets

Eph 4:11 – God gave some as apostles, others as prophets..

1 Cro 12:28-29 – God designated in church apostles, …

Acts 1:20 – let another take his office

Acts 1: 25-26 – Matthias takes Judas’ apostolic ministry

1 Tim 3:1, 8; 5:17 – qualifications for; bishops priest, & deacons

1Tim 4:14 – gift conferred with the laying on of hands

1 Tim 5:22 – do not lay hands too readily on anyone

Acts 14:23 – they appointed presbyters in each church

2 Tim 2:2 – what you heard from me entrust to faithful teachers

Titus 1:5 – appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed


Mt 16:18 – upon this rock (Peter) I will build my church

Mt 16:18 – give you keys of the kingdom; power to bind & loose

Lk 22:32 – Peter’s faith will strengthen his brethren

Jn 21:17 – given Christ’s flock as chief shepherd

Mk 16:7 – angel sent to announce Resurrection to Peter

Lk 24:34 – risen Jesus first appeared to Peter

Acts 1:13-26 – headed meeting which elected Matthias

Acts 2:14 – led Apostles in preaching on Pentecost

Acts 2:41 – received first converts

Acts 3:6-7 performed first miracle after Pentecost

Acts 5:1-11 – inflicted first punishment: Ananias & Saphira

Acts 8:21 – excommunicated first heretic, Simon Magnus

Acts 10:44-46 – received revelation to admit Gentiles into church 

Acts 15:7 – led first council in Jerusalem

Acts 15:19 – pronounces first dogmatic decision

Gal 1:18 – after conversion, Paul visits chief Apostle

*Gal 2:11-14 – I opposed Cephus to his face, for his hypocrisy. 

Peter’s name always heads list of Apostles Mt 10:1-4; Mk 3:16-19; Lk 6:14-16; Acts 1:13

“Peter and his companions” – Lk 9:32; Mk 16:7

Spoke for Apostles – Mt 18:21; Mk 8:29; Lk 8:45; 12:41; Jn 6:69

Peter’s name occurs 195 times, more than all the rest put together. 


Jer 32:32-35 – OT leaders & priests offered child sacrifices 2 Kgs 23:7 – OT cult prostitutes in the temple of the Lord Jn 4:22 – in spite of their infidelity, salvation is from Jews MK 14:43-46 – Judas betrayed Jesus

Mk 14:66-72 – Peter denied him

Jn 20:24-25 – Thomas refused to believe his resurrection

Mk. 14:50 – They all left him and fled in garden of Gethsemane

Rom 3:3-4 – will their infidelity nullify fidelity of God? No!

  1. Tim 2:13 – If we are unfaithful, God remains faithful

Mt 13:24-30 – parable of the weeds among the wheat

Mt 13:47-48 – parable of net that collects good and bad


Lk 1:28, 30-angel: “full of grace, found favor with God” Lk 1:42 – Elizabeth: “most blessed among women” Lk 1:48 – Mary: “all generations will call me blessed” 

Mother of God 

Lk 1:43 – Elizabeth call her “mother of my Lord”=God Mt 1:23 – virgin bear a son, Emmanuel =

“God is with us”

Lk 1:35 – child born will be called holy, the Son of God Gal 4:4 – God sent his Son, born of a woman 

Perpetual Virginity

Lk 1:34 – how can this be, since I do not know man Lk 2:41-51 – age 12, Jesus evidently only son of Mary* Mt 13:55-56-brothers James, Joseph, Simon & Jude Mt 27:56 – Mary the mother of James & Joseph is also Jn 19:25 – Mary the wife of Clopas

Jn 19:26 – entrusted Mary to John, not a younger sibling Jn 7:3-4 – brothers advise like elders: “go to Judea, manifest self” unthinkable for younger siblings (see next verse)

Mk 3:21 – set out to seize him, “he is out of his mind”* Mt 1:25 -” Joseph knew her not until she bore first-born” Mt 28:20 – 1 am with you always, until end of age

1 Tim 4:13 – until I arrive, attend to reading, teaching … 1 Cor 15:25 – he must reign until has enemies underfoot Lk 1:80 – John in desert until day of his manifestation Ex 13:2; Nb 3:12 – consecrate first-born that opens womb Ex 34:20 – first-born among your sons you shall redeem

Immaculate Conception

Lk 1:28 – hail full of grace [highly favored] Lord is with you

Lk 1:30 – you have found favor with God

Lk 1:37 – for with God nothing shall be impossible Gn 3:15 – complete enmity between/ woman & Satan, sin Ex 25:11-21 – ark made of purest gold for God’s word* Rom 3:23 – all have sinned & are deprived of God’s glory” Lk 1:47 – my spirit rejoices in God my savior


Gn 5:24 (Hb 11:5) – Enoch taken to heaven without dying

2 Kg 2:11 – Elijah assumed into heaven in fiery chariot Mt 27:52 – many saints who had fallen asleep were raised 1 Thess 4:17 – caught up to meet the Lord in the air 1 Cor 15:52 – we shall be instantly changed at last trumpet Rom 6:23 – for the wages of sin is death

Rev 11:19-12:1 – ark in heaven = woman clothed with sun



Jn 3:5; Mk 16:16 – baptism required for entering heaven

1 Cor 15:21-22 – in Adam all die, in Christ all made alive

Mk 10:14 – let children come; to such belongs the kingdom

Lk 18:15 – people were bringing even infants to him ….

Col 2:11-12 – baptism has replaced circumcision

Jos 24:15 – as for me and my house, we will serve Lord

Mt 8:5ff. – servant healed because of centurion’s Faith

Mt 15:21ff – daughter healed ble of Canaanite woman’s faith 

Lk 7:1 ff. – just say the word, and let my servant be healed

Acts 16:31 – believe in Lord Jesus you & house      will be saved

Acts 16:15 – she was baptized, with all her household

Acts 16:33 – he and all his family were baptized at once 

1 Cor 1:16 – I baptized the household of Stephanas


Jn 3:5, 22 – born of water & Spirit; Apostles being baptizing

Tit 3:5 – saved us through bath of rebirth & renewal by Holy Spirit

Acts 2:37-38 – repent, be baptized, receive gift of Holy Spirit

Acts 22:16 – get selves baptized and sins washed away

1 Cor 6:11 – you were washed, sanctified, justified 

Rom 6:4 – baptized into death; live in newness of life

1 Pet 3:21 – baptism … now saves you

Heb 10:22 – heart sprinkled, bodies washed in pure water


Mt 9:2-8 – Son of Man has authority to forgive sins

Jn 20:23 – whose sins you forgive/retain are forgiven/retained.

Jn 20:22 – breathed on them, “receive Holy Spirit” (recall Gn 2:7)

2 Cor 5:17-20 – given us the ministry of reconciliation

James 5:13-15 – prayer of presbyters forgives sin

Jam 5:16 – confess your sins to one another

Mt 18-18 – whatever you bind & loose on earth, so it is in heaven

1 Jn 5:16 – there is sin that is not deadly


Jn 6:35-71 – Eucharist promised

Mt 26:26ff (Mk 12:22ff., Lk 22:17ff) – Eucharist instituted

1 Cor 10:16 – Eucharist 22participation in Christ’s body & blood

1 Cor 11:23-28 – receiving unworthily 22guilty of his body and blood

Ex 12:8; 46 – Paschal lamb had to be eaten

Jn 1:29 – Jesus called “Lamb of God”

1 Cor 5:7 – Jesus called “paschal lamb who has been sacrificed”.

Jn 4:31-34; Mt 16:5-12 – Jesus talking symbolically about food

1 Cor 2:14; 3:4 – explains what “the flesh” means in *Jn 6:63

Ps 14:4; Is 9:18-20; Is 49:26; Mk 3:3; 2 Sm 23:15-17, Rv 17:6 ; 16 – to symbolically eat and drink one’s body and blood = assault

St. Ignatius (11- AD “[heretics] abstain from Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the Flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ…” Letter to Smyrnaeans 6, 2, 2.

St, Justin Martyr (150 AD): “…not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but … as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nourished, is both the Flesh and Blood of that incarnated Jesus.” First Apology 66, 20.

 St. Irenaeus of Lyons (195 AD): “He [Jesus] has declared the cup, a part of his creation, to be His own Blood, from which he causes our blood to flow; and the bread, a part of creation, He has established as His own Body, from which He give increase to our bodies.” Against Heresies 5, 2, 2.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem (350 AD): “He himself, therefore, having declared and said of the Bread, ‘This is My Body,’ who will dare any longer to doubt? And when He Himself has affirmed and said, ‘This is My Blood,’ who can ever hesitate and say it is not His Blood?” Catechetical Lectures” Mystagogic 4, 22, 1.

St. Cyril again: “Do not, therefore, regard the bread and wine as simply that, for they are, according to the Master’s declaration, the Body and Blood of Christ. Even though the senses suggest to you the other, let faith make you firm. Do not judge on this matter by taste, but be fully assured by faith, not doubting that you have beened worthy of the Body and Blood of Christ.” Ibid. 4, 22, 6


Acts 19:5-6 – Paul imposed hands on baptized, received H. Spirit

Acts 8: 14-17 – laid hands upon them, they received the Holy Spirit

2 Cor 1:21-22 – put seal on us & given Holy Spirit in our hearts

Eph 1:13 –  you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit

Heb 6:2 – instruction about baptism & laying o of hands.


Mt 19:5-6 – leave father & mother, join wife, 2 become 1 flesh

Mk 10:7-12 – what God joined together, no man separate

Eph 5:22-32 – union of man & wife image of Christ & Church

Heb 13:4 – let marriage be honored among all


Acts 20:28 – HS appointed you overseers, to tend church 

Lk 22:19 – do this in memory of me

Jn 20:22 – As Father sent me, I send you…receive HS

Acts 6:6 – the apostles prayed and laid hands on them

Acts 13:3 – they laid hands on them & sent them off

Acts 14:22 – they appointed presbyters in each church

1 Tim 4:14 – gift received through laying on of hands of presbyterate

2 Tim 1:6 – gift of God you have through imposition of hands

Tit 1:5 – appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you


Mk 6:12-13 – anointed with oil many sick. Cured them

Jam 5:14-15 – presbyters’ prayer over sick, anoint, sins forgiven.


*I Tim 4:1-3 – forbidding marriage is a doctrine of demons 

*I Tim 3:2-bishop must be married only once

Eph 5:21-33 – marriage is good: holy symbol of Christ and church

Mt 19:12 – celibacy praised by Jesus, who was celibate

Jer 16:1-4 – Jeremiah told not to take wife & have children

I Cor 7:8 – St. Paul was celibate

I Cor 7:32-35 – celibacy recommended for full-time ministers

II Tim 2:3-4 – no soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits

I Tim 5:9-12 – pledge of celibacy taken by older widows


Mal 2:14-16 – for I hate divorce, says the Lord

Mt 5:32-33 – to divorce or marry divorced wife is adultery 

Mt 19:4-6, 9- to divorce wife and remarry is adultery

Mk 10:11-12 – if either divorces and remarries   =    adultery

Lk 16:18 – to divorce & remarry or marry divorced=adultery

Rom 7:2-3 -wife consorts adulteress if living, but not if dead *

1 Cor 7:10-11 – if wife separates, stay single or reconcile


Gn 1:27-28 (Gn 9:1; 35:11) – be fruitful and multiply

Ps 127:3-5 – children gift from God, blessed is a   full quiver

1 Chr 25:5 – God gave 14 sons & 3 daughters to exalt him

Hos 9:10-17 – Israel is punished with childlessness

Ex 23:25-26 – blessings promised; no miscarrying, barrenness

Dt. 7:13-14 – you will be blessed; no male or female barrenness

Gn 38:9-10 – Onan killed for spilling his seed on ground

Dt 25:5-10 – penalty for defying Levirate law; not death

Lv. 20:13 – If man lies with man, put to death (wasting seed)

Note: no similar penalty prescribed for lesbian actions or relations between single man & single woman (Dt 22:28-29)

Lv 20:15 – If man lies with animal, put to death (sterile sex)

Lv 20:16 – woman lies with animal, put to death (sterile sex)

Lv 21:17-20 – crashed testicles is called a defect & blemish

Dt 23:1 – no one who is castrated shall enter the assembly

Dt 25:11-12 – punishment for potential damage to genitals

Rom 1:25-27 – natural function of women (=childbearing)

1 Tim 2:11-15 – women saved through the bearing of children

Act 5:1-11 – Ananias Saphira slain-withholding part of gift

Gal 6:7 – God is not mocked-accepting pleasure, denying fruit

Mt 21:19, Mk 11:14 – Jesus cursed fruitless fig tree

Gal 5:20, Rv 9:21, 21:8 – Greek pharmakeia=abortifacient pocions

1 Cor 6:19-20 – body temple of HS, glorify God in body


Gn 1:27 –  complementarity of sexes reflects God’s inner unity

Gn 2:21-24 – transmission of life through total self donation-1 flesh

Gn 19 – original sin deteriorates to Sodom’s sin, destroyed

Lv 18:22 called abominatin, cut off from people (v.29)

Lv 20:13 – both shall be put to death for abominable deed

Rom 1:27 – called unnatural, shameful, and perversity

1 Cor 6:9 – active homosexuals won’t inherit kingdom of God

1 Tim 1:9-10 – those who engage in such acts called “sinners”


Gn 2:16-17 – the day you eat of that tree, you shall die

Gn 3:11-19 – God’s punishment for eating of the tree

Rom 5:12-19 – many became sinners through one man’s sin

1 Cor 15:21-23 – by a man came death; in Adam all die

Eph 2:1-3 – we all once lived in the passions of our Flesh


Rom 2:5-8 – God will repay each man according to his works

2 Cor 5:10 – recompense accord to what did in body

2 Cor 11:15 – their end will correspond to their deeds

1 Pet 1:17 – God judges impartially according to one’s works

Rev 20:12-13 – dead judged according to their deeds

Col 3:24-25 – will receive due payment for whatever you do


Mt 7:21 – not lord lord, but he who does the will of father

Mt 19:16-17 – to have life, keep the commandments

Jn 14:21 – he who keeps my commandments loves me

Rom 2:2-8 – eternal life by perseverance in good works

Gal 5:4-6 – nothing counts but faith working through love

Eph 2:8-10 – we are created in Christ Jesus for good works

Phjl 2:12-13 – work out salvation with fear and trembling

Jam 2:14-24 – a man is justified by works & not faith alone


Jam 2:24 – a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Jam 2:26 – faith without works is dead

Gal 5:6 – only thing that counts is faith working in love

1 Cor 13:2 – faith without love is nothing

Jn 14:15 – If you love me, keep my commandments

Mt 19:16-17 – if wish to enter into life, keep commandments.


Mt 7:21 – not everyone saying “Lord, Lord: will inherit

Mt 24:13 – those who persevere to the end will be saved

Rom 11:22 – remain in his kindness or you will be cut off

Phil 2:12 – work out your salvation in fear and trembling

1 Cor 9:27 – drive body for fear of being disqualified

1 Cor 10:11-12 – those thinking they are secure, may fall

Gal 5:4 – separated from Christ, you’ve fallen from grace

2 Tim 2:11-13 – must hold out to end to reign with Christ

Hb 6:4-6 – describes sharers in Holy Spirit who then fall away

Heb 10:26-27 – if sin after receiving truth, judgement remains


Past Event (I have been saved)

Rom 8:24 – for in hope we were saved

Eph 2:5, 8 0 by grace you have been saved through faith

2 Tim 1:9 – he saved us, called us, according to his grace

Tit 3:5 – he save us through bath of rebirth, renewal by Holy Spirit

Present Process (I am being saved)

Phil 2:!2 – work out your salvation with fear and trembling

1 Pet 1:9 – as you attain the goal of your faith, salvation

Future Event (I will be saved)

Mt 10:22 –  he who endures to the end will be save

Mt 24:13 – he who perseveres to the end will be saved

Mk 8:35 – whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Acts 15:11 – we shall be saved through the grace of Jesus

Rom 5:9-10 – since we are justified, we shall be saved

Rom 13:11 – salvation is nearer now than first believed

1 Cor 3:15 – he will be saved, but only as through fire

1 Cor 5:5 – deliver man to Satan so his spirit may be saved

Heb 9:28 – Jesus will appear second time, to bring salvation.


Is 33:11, 14 – who of us can live with the everlasting flames

Mt 25:41 – depart, you accursed, into the eternal fire

Mt 25:46 – these will go off to eternal punishment

Lk 3:16-17 – the chaff he will burn in unquenchable fire

2 Thess 1:6-9 – these will pay the penalty of eternal ruin


Mt. 5:48 – be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect

Heb 12:14 – strive for that holiness who w/o which cannot see God

Jam 3:2: we all fall short in many respects

Rev 21:27 – nothing unclean shall enter heaven

I Jn 5:16-17 – degrees of sins distinguished

Jam 1:14-15 0 when sin reaches maturity gives birth to death

II Sam 12:13-14 –  David, though forgiven, still punished for sin

Mt. 5:26 – you will not be released until paid last penny

Mt 12:32 – sin against Holy Spirit unforgiven in this age or next

Mt 12:36 – account for every idle word on judgement day

II Macc 12:44-46 – atoned for dead to free them from sin

I Cor 3:15 – suffer loss, but saved as through fire

I Pet 3:18-20; 4:6 -Jesus preached to the spirits in prison

II Tim 1:16-18 – Paul prays for dead friend Onesiphorus

I Cor 15:29-30 – Paul mentions people baptizing for the dead.


Mt 24:44 – be prepared, Jesus coming at unexpected hour

Mt 25:13 – stay awake, you know neither the day nor hour

Mk 13:35-37 – watch, unknown when lord of house coming

Lk 12:46 – master will come at unexpected day and hour

1 Thess 5:2-3 – day of Lord will come like thief in night

2 Pet 3:9-10 – day of Lord will come like a thief

Rev 3:3 – if not watchful, will come like a thief

Mt 24:36 – no one but Father alone knows day and hour


Mk 7:19 – Christ declared all foods clean

I Tim 4:4-5 – everything created by God is good

Dan 10:3 0 Daniel refused to eat choice foods for 3 weeks

Mt 9:15 – Christ’s followers will fast once he is gone

Mt 6:16-18 – Jesus gave regulations concerning how to fast


*Mt 6:7 – do not babble like pagans with their many words

1 Kgs 18:25-29 – example of vain repetition: call Baal for hours

Mt 26:44 – Jesus prayed a third time, saying same thing again

Lk 18:13 – collector kept beating breast & praying: be merciful

Rev 4:8 – repeat day & night, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord”

1 Thess 5:17 – pray without ceasing

*Saints dead, prayer is necromancy (Dt 18:10-11)

Mk 12:26-27 – he is God of the living, not of the dead

Mk 9:4 – Jesus seen conversing with Elijah and Moses

Lk 23:43 – this day you will be with me in paradise

Rev 6:9-11 – martyrs under altar want earthly vindication

Heb 12:1 – we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses

Lk 16:19-30 – departed rich man intercedes for brothers

Rev 20:4 – saw the souls of those who had been beheaded

Wis 3:1-6 – the souls of the just are in the hand of God

*1 Tim 2:5 “One mediator between God and man”

1 Tim 2:1-7 – offer prayers, petitions for all men

1 Pet 2:5 – be a holy priesthood to offer sacrifices through Christ

Mk 10:18 – only God is good

Mt 25:23 – well done my good and faithful servant

Jn 10:11-16 – I am good shepherd; one flock; one shepherd

Jn 21:15-16 – feed my lambs, tend my sheep

Eph 4:11 – he gave some as apostles…others as pastors

Heb 3:1, 7:24, 9:12-13 – Jesus eternal high priest; one sacrifice

Rev 1:6, 5:10 – he made us a kingdom of priests for God


Eph 1:22-23 – he is head of the church, which is his body

Eph 5:21-32 – Christ is head of church, savior of the body

Col 1:18, 24 – he is the head of the body, the church

1 Cor 12:12-27 – If I suffers, all suffer; if I honored, all rejoice

Rom 12:5 – we are 1 body in Christ, indiv, parts of one another

Eph 4:4 – one body, one Spirit, called to one hope

Col 3:15 – you were called in one body

Rom 8:35-39 – death cannot separate us from Christ

Rom 12:10 – Love one another with mutual affection

1 Thess 5:11 – encourage, build up one another

Gal 6:2 – bear one another’s burdens

Gal 6:10 – let us do good to all, especially, those in family of faith


Rom 15:30 -join me by your prayers to God on my behalf

Col 4:3; 1 Thess 5:25 – pray for us

2 Th 1:11 – we always pray for you

2 Th 3:1 – finally, brothers, pray for us

Eph 6:18-19 – making supplication for all the saints & for me

Tob 12:12 – angel presents Tobit & Sarah’s prayer to God

Rev 5:8 – angel offers prayers of the holy ones to God


Jos 5:14 – Joshua fell prostrate in worship before angel

Dan 8:17 – Daniel fell prostrate in terror before Gabriel 

Tob 12:16 – Tobish & Tobit fall to ground before Gabriel

Mt 18:10 – angels in heaven always behold face of God (we venerate angels because of their great dignity, which comes from their union with God, Saints also united with God)

1 Jn 3:2 – we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is

1 Thess 1:5-8 – you became an example to all the believers

Heb 13:7 – remember leaders, consider/imitate their faith & life


*Ex 20:4-5 – do not make and worship any graven images

Ex 25:18-19 – make two cherubim of beaten gold

Num 21:8-9 – Moses made bronze serpent & put on pole

1 Kgs 6:23-29 – temple had engraved cherubim, trees, flowers

1 Kgs 7:25-45 – temple had bronze oxen, lions, pomegranates

*Indicates verses used to challenge Catholic doctrines.


2 Kgs 13:20-21 – contact with Elisha’s bones restored life

Acts 5:15-16 – cures performed through Peter’s shadow

Acts 19:11-12 – cures through face cloths that touched Paul


1 Cor 11:2 – hold fast to traditions I handed on to you

2 Thess 2:15 – hold fast to traditions, whether oral or by letter

2 Thess 3:6 – shun those acting not according to tradition

Jn 21:25 0 not everything Jesus said recorded in Scripture

Mk 13:31 – heaven & earth shall pass away, by my word won’t

Acts 20:35 – Paul records a saying of Jesus not found in gospels

2 Tim 1:13 – follow my sound words; guard the truth

2 Tim 2:2 – what you heard entrust to faithful men

2 Pet 1:20 – no prophecy is a matter of private interpretation

2 Pet 3:15-16 – Paul’s letters can be difficult to grasp & interpret

1 Pet 1: 25 – God’s eternal word = word preached to you

Rom 10:17 – faith comes from what is heard

1 Cor 15:1-2 – being saved if you hold fast to the word I preached.

Mk 16-15 – go to whole world, proclaim gospel to every creature

Mt 23: 2-3 – chair of Moses; observe whatever they tell you.

St. Athanasius (360 AD): “let us note that the very tradition, teaching, and faith of the Catholic Church from the beginning which the Lord gave, was preached by the Apostles, and was preserved by the Fathers, On this was the Church founded; and if anyone departs from this, he neither is nor any longer ought to be called a Christian…”Four Letters to Serapion of Thmius  1, 28.

Origen (c. 230 AD) “The teaching of the Church has indeed been handed down through an order of succession from the Apostles, and remains in the Churches even to the present time. That alone is to be believed as the truth which is in no way at variance with ecclesiastical and apostolic tradition.” Fundamental Doctrines 1, preface, 2. 


Mt 10:38 – no “take cross and follow me” 22 not worthy of me

Rm 8:16-17 – heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him

Rm 8:18 – present suffering nothing compared w/future glory

Phil 1:28-29 – granted to believe, also to suffer for him

Col 1:24 – filling up what is lacking in Christ sufferings

Heb 12:5-7 – whom God loves, he disciplines as sons

Heb 12:11 – discipline seems painful, but brings righteousness.

1 Pet 1:6 = for a while you must suffer various trials

1 Pet 2:19-21 – suffering 22 grace; Jesus suffered as our example.


*Mt 15:3 – Break commandment of God for your tradition.

*Mk 7:9 – set aside God’s commandment to uphold tradition

*Col 2:8 – seductive philosophy according to human tradition

1 Cor 11:2 – commends them for following Apostolic tradition

2 Thess 2:15 – commands them to keep traditions

2 Thess 3:6 – shun those acting not according to tradition


Gn 27:25 – Isaac brought Jacob wine, and he drank.

Prov 20:1 – wine is a mocker, unwise to be led astray by it

Eccl 9:7 – drink your wine with merry heart- God approves

Is 25:6 – God will provide feast of rich foods & choice wines

Is 5:11 – woe to those rise early & run after strong drink

Is 5:22 – woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine

Lk 7:33-34 – Son of Man eats & drinks; behold glutton & drunk

Jn 2:2-10 – miracle at Cana; water turned into good wine

Eph 5:18 – do not get drunk with wine, that is debauchery

1 Tim 5:23 – drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach