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A Declaration Of The Truth Revealed In The Bible

Respected Bible student: The following is a summary taken mainly from the pamphlet of the same name, “A Declaration”. It is recommended that you get this booklet which will enable you to read the more complete quotes. In the USA this can be obtained from The Christadelphian Library, % Tom Graham, 2621 Riata Ct., Camarillo, CA 93012. The price is $1.75 each. I have summarized this booklet into a more simplified form as shown below. This summary will enable you to quickly read the “proposition”, with several short quotes proving the proposition. For example, the first proposition is “The gospel of the kingdom was preached by Jesus”. There are four short but exact quotesproving that Jesus did in fact preach “the gospel of the kingdom”. It is our prayer that this summary will be useful to you in your study of God’s Word. CY


Section One: The Things Concerning The Kingdom Of God

A Declaration of the Truth revealed in the Bible


1. The gospel of the kingdom was preached by Jesus

Gospel (Greek, euaggelion, signifying, ‘good news’, or ‘glad tidings’)

Mark 1:14 Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God

Matt 4:17 & (23) preaching the gospel of the kingdom

Luke 4:43 I must preach the kingdom of God …for therefore am I sent

Luke 8:1 preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God

2. This same gospel was preached by the apostles

Act 8: 12 (& 25) preaching…the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ

Act 19:8 (Paul) the things concerning the kingdom of God

Act 28:30-31 Paul…preaching the kingdom of God, and…Jesus Christ

Act 14:7 they preached the gospel.

1Pet 1:25 this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

3. What is this kingdom

It will be a Divine, political, kingdom set up on the earth. It will have a king (Jesus Christ), a land area (the whole earth), a capital city, (Jerusalem), laws (the laws of God -see for example, Isa 2:3), etc.

Dan 2:44 shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed

Dan 7:13,14,18, 22, (27) the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the…saints of the Most High

Rev 11:15 The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of …Christ

Zech 14:9 the Lord shall be king over all the earth

Rev 19:11-16 (15) smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron

4. The kingdom of God once existed

IChr 28:5 Solomon …upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel

2Chr 13:8 the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David

2Chr 9:8 the LORD … set thee on His throne to be king for the LORD

5. The kingdom of God was Divinely overturned

Ezek 21:25-27 I (God) will overturn, overturn, overturn, it…no more, until

Hos 3:4-5 Israel shall abide many days without a king

Ezek 36:16-20 (19) I scattered them among the heathen (the nations)

Luke 21:24 and they shall fall…and Jerusalem shall be trodden down

6. The kingdom of God will be re-established

Act 1:6 Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel

Luke 1:32-33 of his (Jesus’) Kingdom there shall be no end

Act 15:16 ( Amos 9:11) I will return, and will build again

Psalm 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion

7. The kingdom of God will be the kingdom of Israel restored

Mic 4:6-8 I will assemble her…I will gather her

Act 15:16 ( &Amos 9:11) I will return and will build again

Isa 11:11+ recover the remnant of his people

Ezek 20:34 – 44 I…will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered

Act 1:6 restore again

Ezek 37:21-28 will gather them…bring them into their own land…one nation…one king.

8. The Jews will become the subjects of the kingdom

Ezek 37:21-28 gather them…own land…one nation…one king…they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes…

Jer 3:14-19 turn O backsliding children 17) Jerusalem the throne of the LORD…all nations…

Ezek 36:22 I do not this for your sakes…

Zech 8:23 Ten men shall take hold…of him that is a Jew, saying…God is with you

Rom 11:26 All Israel shall be saved

9. Jerusalem the future queen city of the world

Isa 24:23 The LORD of hosts shall reign in…Jerusalem

Jer 3:17 Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all nations …unto it

Zech 14:16 All the nations…Jerusalem…from year to year to worship the King

Psalm 48:2 & Matt 5:35 The city of the great king

Mic 4:7-8 The LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion…Jerusalem

10. Jerusalem’s king will be the one appointed in the covenant made with David

2Sam 7:12-16 I will set up thy seed after thee…I will establish his kingdom

Psalm 132:11 Of the fruit of thy (David’s) body will I set upon thy throne

Psalm 89:3-4 (& 29-37) covenant …unto David…thy seed will I establish forever…thy throne

Jere 23:5 Unto David a righteous branch

Isa 11:1-9 There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse

11. Jesus Christ is the son promised to sit on the restored throne of David

Luke 1:30-33 The angel said…Jesus…the throne of his father David…forever

Act 2:30 He (God) would raise up Christ to sit on his (David’s) throne

Matt 19:28 Jesus said…the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory…Israel

Isa 9:7 upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom…for ever

Jer 33:15 will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David

12. The saints will inherit the kingdom

Saints, as used in the scripture, are all those who have entered into covenant relation with God. For example: Ephesians 1:1 “Paul,…to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.” It has nothing whatsoever to do with who Roman Catholic Apostasy call saints. (See also Psa 50:5).

Dan 7:18 & 27 the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom…27 given to the people of the saints of the most high

Rev 5:8-10 saints… kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth

Luke 13:28-29 they shall come…and shall sit down in the kingdom of God

Matt 5:5 they shall inherit the earth

Psalm 149:1-9 (9) To execute upon them the judgment written…all his saints

13. The covenant made with Abraham

Gen 12:1-2 The LORD said unto Abram…I will make of thee a great nation…in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed…7 unto thy seed will I give this land

Gen 13:14-17 All the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever

Gen 17:8 unto thee and to thy seed after thee…all the land of Canaan…everlasting posession…10) my covenant…circumcised

Rom 15:8 Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision…to confirm the promises

Gal 3:6-8, 16 (8) gospel unto Abraham, saying, in thee shall all nations be blessed 29) And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise

14. The promises made to Abraham were renewed to Isaac and Jacob

Gen 26:3 (Isaac) unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries

Gen 28:13 (Jacob) the land whereon thou liest to thee will I give it, and to thy seed

15. These promises, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have not yet fulfilled

Heb11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises

Act 7:5 And he gave him none inheritance in it

Rom 15:8 Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision…to confirm the promises

Luke 1:68-73 remember his holy covenant, the oath which He sware to our father Abraham

16. These promises will be fulfilled at the setting up of the kingdom of God on the earth

16A. To all nations

Isa 32:1-4 A king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment

Jere 3:17 All the nations shall be gathered unto it, to…the LORD, to Jerusalem

Isa 2:4 He shall judge among the nations…beat their swords into plowshares

Psalm 72:4&17 all nations shall call him blessed

Zech 9:10 He shall speak peace unto the heathen (the nations)

Isa 11:9 The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD

16B. To inherit the land of promise

Lev 26:42 Remember my covenant…and I will remember the land

Joel 2:18,21 Fear not O land…for the Lord will do great things

Ezek 36:34-36 And the desolate land shall be tilled…like the garden of Eden

Isa 51:3 Zion…like the garden of the LORD

Matt 8:11 many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down

17. The second coming of Christ indispensable

2 Tim 4:1 Christ who shall judge…at his appearing and his kingdom

Act 3:20-21 He shall send Jesus…whom the heaven must receive until

1Pet 1:13 At the revelation of Jesus Christ

Luke 19:15 When he was returned, having received the kingdom

Act 1:9-11 Jesus…shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven

18. The kingdom of God is the only object of hope

Matt 25:31-34 Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom

Jam 2:5 Hath not God chosen the poor…and heirs of the kingdom

Luke 13:29 And they shall come…and shall sit down in the kingdom of God

Luke 12:32 It is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom

1Thes 2:12 God hath called you unto His kingdom and glory

19. The duration of the kingdom

Rev 20:1-9, 12-15 (4) And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years 12) The dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books

1Cor 15:24-28 For he must reign until He put all enemies under his feet

Isa 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days


20. There is but one God

Mark 12:29 (see also Deut 6:4) Jesus answered…the Lord our God is one Lord

Isa 45:5 I am the Lord and there is none else

John 17:3 this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent

1Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

21. The spirit is not a personal God (spirit- Hebrew, ‘rauch’; Greek, ‘pneuma’)

Gen 1:2-3 The Spirit (rauch) of God moved upon the face of the waters

Gen 6:17 I do bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh wherein is the breath (rauch) of life

Psalm 139:2-12 Whither shall I go from thy spirit

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me

2 Pet 1:21 holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (‘pneuma’)

22. The Holy Spirit

Luke 1:35 The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest

Act 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power

John 14:26 The Comforter which is the Holy Spirit

Act 1:18 Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you

Act 8:17-19 And when Simon saw…the Holy Spirit…Give me also this power

23. Jesus Christ is the son of God

Luke 1:35 (see also Psa 2:7) (Jesus) shall be called the Son of God

Matt 1:20 That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit

Matt 3:16-17 This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased

John 3:34-35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hands

John 7:16 My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me

24. Jesus as the second Adam (he was of our flesh and blood Nature)

Heb 2:14 as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also…of the same

Heb 4:15 (Christ) was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin

1Tim 2:5 The man Christ Jesus

Rom 8:3 God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh

Gal 4:4 God sent forth hi son made of a woman

25. The object of Jesus’ death

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son

John 1:29 Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world

Act 10:43 whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins

Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other

Heb 9:26 He putteth away sin by the sacrifice of himself

26. The resurrection of Jesus Christ

Act 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death

Eph 1:20-21 God hath raised him from the dead

Heb 4:14-15 We have a great High Priest that is passed into the heavens

Rom 6:9 Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more

Rom 1:3-4 Jesus Christ…the son of God…by the resurrection from the dead

27. The Devil of the Bible

(“devil”- Greek ‘diabolos’- slanderer or false accuser) The “devil” of Scripture is the personification of sin in the flesh. It is not a person.

Jam 1:14 Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived…sin…death.

Rom 7:17-18 (Paul) sin that dwelleth in me. 18) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing…23 the law of sin which is in my members

Gal 5:24 they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts

1Tim 3:11 so must their wives be grave, not slanderers (diaboloi)

2Tim 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers (diaboloi)

28. Demons, devils, and evil spirits

This concept is used in the Bible to describe imagined gods (idols), that the pagans and some Jews falsely believed to have special powers, and falsely believed would produce diseases and take possession of people.

Deut 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom thy knew not

Psalm 106:37-38 they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils…the idols

2Chr 11:15 priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves

Matt 17:15-18 my son for he is a lunatic…could not cure him…rebuke the devil

1Cor 10:20 Gentiles…sacrificed unto devils (i.e. the idols in the pagan temples)

29. Human Nature – popular views

They believe that we are made up of a body and a soul (some add spirit); that the soul is immortal and indestructible, and at the death of the body, goes to heaven or hell; that at the judgment it will return and reunite with the body and be judged. This is pagan fiction.

30. Human Nature – Bible Doctrine

(Suggestion – Keep a-e below on the same page when Bible Marking)

a) That man is a creature of the dust

Gen 2:7 the LORD God…breathed into his nostrils the breath of life:…a living soul – “breath of life” – Heb-‘Nephesh Chaiyah’, literally, “living creature”, e.g.

Kitto renders this “living animal”. This same phrase is used by God of animals –

Gen 7:21-22 all flesh died…cattle…beast…and man…all in whose nostrils was the ‘breath of life’ (Nephesh Chaiyah)

Psa 103:14 He remembereth that we are dust

Job 10:9 hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

b) That man is mortal (that is subject to death and dissolution)

Gen 3:19 dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return

Rom 5:12 so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned

1 Cor 15:22 In Adam all die

Psa 89:48 What man is he that liveth and shall not see death?

c) That the dead are unconscious

Eccl 9:5-6 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything

Psa 6:5 In death there is no remembrance of Thee (i.e. of God)

Eccl 9:10 there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave

Note: Martin Luther (the founder of Lutheranism), commented on this passage in Debt of Grace, p. 258, “Another proof that the dead are insensible: Solomon thinks that the dead are altogether asleep and think of nothing.”

Psa 146:3-4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; …his thoughts perish

Isa 38:18-19 they that do down to the pit cannot hope for thy truth

d) That the “soul” is not immortal – it does not live forever (“soul” – Heb. ‘nephesh’, breathing; Gr. ‘psuche’, breath). The words “immortal soul” NEVER occur together in the Bible. Waller’s Concordance says, “In the 754 places where the Hebrew word nephesh (soul) occurs in the Old testament Scriptures, it is said in 326 places to be subject to death…in 203 places to be in danger of death, and in 123 places to be delivered from death, implying its liability to death.”

Ezek 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die

Josh 10:39 they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein

Josh 11:11 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them…14) neither left they any to breathe

1Tim 6:16 (God) only hath immortality

1Cor 15:54 This mortal shall have put on immortality

e) That the “spirit” in man is not a deathless entity. (spirit – Heb ‘rauch; Gr ‘pneuma’, both mean “to breathe”). “Spirit” signifies breath, life, disposition, wind, etc.

Gen 6:17 I, do bring a flood..to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath (rauch) of life

Jam 2:26 the body without the spirit (pneuma, margin, ‘breath’) is dead

Act 7:59 They stoned Stephen…Lord Jesus, receive my spirit (pneuma)

1Sam 1:15 Hannah answered…I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit (rauch)

Josh 5:1 the Amorites… their heart melted, neither was there spirit (rauch) in them any more

31. Origin of the doctrine of the ‘immortality of the soul’

not being in the Bible, the question is, where has it come from? It has been borrowed by Christendom from pagan teaching.

(Note for Bible Markers: This section takes a bit of writing. Try to find a blank page for it.)

Herodotus Book 11; Section 123

He is considered the oldest historian. He wrote, “The Egyptians say that Ceres (the goddess of corn) and Bacchus (the god of wine) hold the chief sway in the infernal regions; and the Egyptians also were the first who asserted the doctrine that the soul of man is immortal.”

Lateran Council under Leo X – Caranza, p. 412, 1681.

“Some have dared to assert concerning the nature of the reasonable soul, that it is mortal; we with the approbation of the sacred councils, do condemn and reprobate all such, seeing according to the cannon of Pope Clement the Fifth, the soul is immortal; and we strictly inhibit all from dogmatizing otherwise; and we decree that all who adhere to the like erroneous assertions shall be shunned and punished as heretics.”

Luther’s Works, vol ii., folio 107, Wittemburg, 1562

Martin Luther responded to the decree of the Lateran Council. “I permit the Pope to make articles of faith for himself and his faithful – such as the soul is the substantial form of the human body,- the soul is immortal, – with all those monstrous opinions to be found in the Roman dunghill of decretals; that such as his faith is, such may be his gospel, such his disciples, and such his Church, that the mouth may have meat suitable for it, and the dish a comer worthy of it.”

William Tyndall. He translated the Scriptures into English; martyred 1536.

“And ye in putting them in heaven, hell and purgatory, destroy the arguments wherewyth Christ and Paul prove the resurrection…The heathen philosophers denying that, did put that the soules did ever lyve. Ant the pope joyneth the spirituall doctrine of Christ and the fleshly doctrine of philosophers together, things so contrary that they can not agree, no more than the Spirite and the flesh do in a Christen man. And because the fleshly mynded pope consenteth unto the heathen doctrine, therefore he corrupteth the Scripture to stablish it.”

Gibbon, Chapter 5.

“The doctrine of the immortality of the soul is omitted in the law of Moses.”

Charles Gore – The Epistle to the Romans

“Careful attention to the origin of the doctrine of the necessary immortality of indestructibility of each human soul, as stated for instance by Augustine and Aquinas, will probably convince us that it was no part of the original Christian message, or of early catholic doctrine. It was rather a speculation of Platonism taking possession of the Church.”

Mosheim – Ecclesiastical History, Vol 1, p. 86

“Its first promoters argued from that known doctrine of the Platonic School, which was adopted by Origen and his disciples, that the divine nature was diffused through all human souls.”

32. The true doctrine of immortality as, indicated in the Bible

(Suggestion – Keep 1-3 below on the same page)

1. To be bestowed only on the righteous

Romans 6:23 the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus

John 6:40 every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day (that is, by resurrection).

John 3:16 whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life

Rev 22:14 that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life

John 10:28 And I will give unto them (my sheep) eternal life

2. At the resurrection by change of body

1Cor 15: 42 the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption…dishonour… glory…weakness…power…a natural body… spiritual body.

1Cor 15:51-53 we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye

Dan 12:2 many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life

John 5:29 they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life

Luk 20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed

3. To be enjoyed on the earth

Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth

Psalms 37:9 & 11 they shall inherit the earth…the meek shall inherit the earth

Rev 5:9 we shall reign on the earth

Isa 60:21 They shall inherit the land forever

Prov 2:21 the upright shall dwell in the land

33. The earth – the inheritance of the saints

Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth

Psa 115:16 the earth He hath given to the children of men

Psa 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever

Gen 17:8 (to Abraham) all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession

Gal 3:29 if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs

34. The “hell” of the Bible

The word “hell” almost always means, “the grave”. Heb. ‘sheol’; Gr. ‘hades’

Eccl 9:5 there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave (sheol)

Ezek 32:27 are gone down to hell (sheol), with their weapons of war

Rev 1:18 I..have the keys of hell (hades) and of death

Jonah 2:2 out of the belly of hell (sheol) cried I

Act 2:27 Thou will not leave my soul in hell (hades)

1Cor 15:55 O death where is thy sting? O grave (hades) where is thy victory?

35. Gehenna

A Greek word translated “hell”. It means literally, “The Valley of Hinnom”. It is taken from two words, Gai, a valley, and Hinnom a person who once owned this valley This was a valley outside of Jerusalem which had been made into a trash dump. Worms would continually eat the dead animals thrown there, and fires would burn the trash.

Parkhurst-Greek Lexicon– Gehenna, “Had been the place of those abominable sacrifices in which the idolatrous Jews burned their children alive to Molech, Baal, or the sun.”

2 Ki 23:10; 2Chron 28:3 (The Valley of Tophet was located here – see).

Jer 19:5-7 & 7:30-34 the valley of slaughter (It will be called this in the future)

Mark 9:43 go into hell (Gehenna, the valley of Hinnom)…where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched

Matt 10:28 rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna)

36. The destiny of the wicked

They shall be destroyed, and cease to exist in death

Psalm 37:20 the wicked shall perish

Obad vs.16 they shall be as though they had not been

2 Thes 1:9-10 punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord

Eccl 9:5 the dead know not anything

Psa 146:4 His thoughts perish

37. The irresponsible of mankind

They will pass away in death, and never see the light of resurrection.

Psa 49:20 Man that is in honour and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish

Isa 26:14 – They are dead, they shall not live, they are deceased, they shall not rise…all their memory to perish

Jer 51:39 sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake.

Prov 21:16 shall remain in the congregation of the dead

Eph 4:17-18 the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God

38. The judgment seat of Christ

Jesus Christ will return to the earth and summon before him for judgment all those who are responsible to his judgment, both the faithful and the unfaithful. The responsible dead will be resurrected, and the responsible living taken.

2 Tim 4:1 Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing

Matt 16:27 the Son of man shall come…shall reward every man according to his works.

Act 24:15 There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust

Dan 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake

Rev 11:18 The time of the dead, that they should be judged

39. Baptism: its nature and object

Baptism is an act of obedience required of all who believe the Gospel. It is a bodily immersion in water. It is translated from ‘baptizo’ which means, to immerse, or to dip.

Mark 16:15-16 the gospel…he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved

Act 8:12 believed…the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ they were baptized

Act 22:16 Arise, and be baptized and wash away thy sins

Act 2:38 Repent, and be baptized…for the remission of sins

Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ

40. How can so many be wrong?

Matt 7:13 the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in thereat

Matt 7:14 The way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it

Jam 2:5 Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith

1Cor 1:26-27 not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty,…noble, are called

Act 28:22 As concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against

Matt 15:9 In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men

41. Popular error and Divine Truth

Note: The “Divine Truths”, are already covered in the Bible quotes and topics covered herein. Use your own discretion to copy down any portion of this that may be helpful to you.

42. Departure from the Truth foretold

2Tim 4:3-4 the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine…fables

1Tim 4:1-3 the Spirit speaketh expressly that …some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; speaking lies…

2Thes 2:7-11 the mystery of iniquity doth already work…that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with…the brightness of his coming… believe a lie

Act 20:29-30 (Paul) after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you

Rev 17:5 the great whore…the kings of the earth have committed fornication…drunk

Mat 7:15; Mat 24:11; Mark 13:23 ; 2 Pet 2:1 & 1John 4:1 false prophets

43. Coming deliverance

Isa 26:9 when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants…will learn righteous

Hab 2:14 the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord

Zech 8:22 Yea, many people …shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem

Isa 2:2-5 he shall judge among the nations…they shall beat their swords into plowshares

Matt 6:9 ¶ Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.


Some Christadelphians have profitably used the above summary for “Bible Marking” as described below.

A Bible Marking Program

based on

“A Declaration of the truth revealed in the Bible: the sublime and simple theology of the primitive Christians”

This booklet usually called simply, “A Declaration” is available from Christadelphian sources. It has been used by Christadelphians since the 1800’s as a doctrinally sound source of basic Bible topics. Robert Roberts assisted in putting together this booklet.

This is designed as a simple, basic, first principles program for the beginning Bible Student. If you use this program, you will have the “first principles” of the Truth always in your Bible, and easily accessible when discussing the truth. Using only your Bible, you can intelligently, competently, and calmly discuss any basis Bible topic. Without this prior preparation, most of us badly stumble, unable to find the right passage in a timely, effective way.

Once you have completed this Program we recommend that you continue formal Bible Marking, as part of your Bible Studies. One must themselves throughly understand the subject matter of each topic, before this Bible Marking Program will be of value. For example, the subject “The Devil” on pages 14 and 15 of A Declaration, is a difficult concept to explain. The few verses given here are only the most rudimentary beginnings. In depth study and understanding are needed for a “teacher” to convey these concepts in an understandable way.

In using this Bible Marking Program it is recommended that you do the following:

1. Get a good wide margin Bible.

2. Get the booklet, “A Declaration. In the USA this can be obtained from Christadelphian Library, % Tom Graham, 2621 Riata Ct., Camarillo, CA 93012. The price for each booklet including shipping is: $1.75

Read and Study the booklet very carefully. One must understand the subject matter thoroughly, and the quotes that they will be using!

3. Get a good multi colored pen (or pens) that includes, red, black, and green.

4. Photocopy the table of contents from “A Declaration”, and tape, or staple it into the back of your Bible. You may want to slightly reduce the size of this page so that it fits better into your Bible. You will then have the Table of Contents in your Bible that includes all of the topics in the booklet, A Declaration.

5. Next to the page number in the Table of Contents, now in your Bible, put down the first reference in red.

6. Then turn to that location in your Bible and copy down all of the quotes, in the colors indicated.

For example:
The Table of Contents – now in your Bible – will look like this:


Proposition I. – The Gospel of the Kingdom preached by Jesus… 1 Mark 1:14


Mark 1:14 indicates that you should turn to this location in your Bible. At this location in your Bible, in the color indicated, you would then copy in:

The gospel of the kingdom was preached by Jesus

Gospel (Greek, euaggelion, signifying, ‘good news’, or ‘glad tidings’)

Mark 1:14 Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God

Matthew 4:17 & (23) preaching the gospel of the kingdom

Luke 4:43 I must preach the kingdom of God …for therefore am I sent

Luke 8:1 preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God

Then you would go on to “Proposition II”, etc.

The statement in black ink is always an exact Bible quote. As you can see, I have abbreviated the number of references listed in the booklet, A Declaration. This simplifies the system to having several very good quotes that prove the proposition. You can add comments, use different quotes, etc. if you desire, but if you copy this down exactly as is, you will find it easy to do, simple to use, and a wonderful aid when discussing the Bible.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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Calvin Yutzy