Scripture

Many assume that the Bible usage of the word “Scripture” referenceS the original autographs.  However, virtually each time the word is used it is the copies or even translations of the Scriptures that are in view, e.g. it is the Scriptures that the people had access to.

“But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth” (Dan. 10:21).

“Did ye never read in the scriptures?” (Matt. 21:42)

“Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures” (Matt. 22:29).

“How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled” (Matt. 26:54)?

“That the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled” (Matt. 26:56).

“That the scriptures must be fulfilled” (Mark 14:49).

“The scripture was fulfilled, which saith” (Mark 15:28).

“This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears” (Luke 4:21).

“He expounded unto them in all the scriptures” (Luke 24:27).

“And while he opened to us the scriptures” (Luke 24:32).

“That they might understand the scriptures” (Luke 24:45).

“They believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said” (Jn.2:22).

“Search the scriptures” (Jn. 5:39).

“He that believeth on me as the scripture hath said” (Jn. 7:38).

“Hath not the scripture said” (Jn. 7:42).

“The scripture cannot be broken” (Jn. 10:35).

“That the scripture may be fulfilled” (Jn. 13:18).

“That the scripture might be fulfilled” (Jn. 17:12; 19:24; 19:36).

“Another scripture saith” (Jn. 19:37).

“They knew not the scriptures” (Jn. 20:9).

“This scripture must needs have been fulfilled” (Acts 1:16).

“The place of the scripture which he read” (Acts 8:32).

“And began at the same scripture and preached ” (Acts 8:35).

“Reasoned with them out of the scriptures” (Acts 17:2).

“They searched the scriptures daily (Acts” 17:11).

“Mighty in the scriptures” (Acts 18:24).

“Showing by the scriptures” (Acts 18:28).

“Promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures” (Rom. 1:2).

“What saith the scripture” (Rom. 4:3)?

“The scripture saith unto Pharaoh” (Rom. 9: 17).

“The scripture saith” (Rom. 10:11).

“Wot ye not what the scripture saith” (Rom. 11:2).

Comfort of the scriptures” (Rom. 15:4).

Scriptures of the prophets” (Rom. 16:26).

“Christ died…according to the scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3).

“He rose again…according to the scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:4).

“The scripture, foreseeing that God would justify” (Gal. 3:8).

“The scripture hath concluded all under sin ” (Gal. 3:22).

“What saith the scripture” (Gal. 4:30)?

“The scripture saith” (1 Tim. 5:18).

“That from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures” (2 Tim. 3:15).

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Tim. 3:16).

“The royal law according to the scripture” (James 2:8).

“The scripture was fulfilled which saith” (James 2:23).

“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain?” (James 4:5)

“It is contained in the scripture” (1 Pet. 2:6).

“No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation” (2 Pet. 3:16).

“Wrest, as they do the other scriptures” (2 Pet. 3:16)

confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus

When we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus we are saved and baptized into the body of Christ (Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 12:13).
Those who are saved will begin to be conformed into His image (Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18) and we should begin to see: [1] that they love God and God’s words the final authority in their life (John 14:15), and [2] that they love others the way that Jesus loves them (John 15:12)?
Calling on and confessing the name of the Lord is not a one-time-for-all thing — we are to continually confess the Lord Jesus on a daily/continuous basis.  This is part of the abiding/remaining in Him (John 15:4-6).
Just as when Noah entered into the boat, then all he had to do to endure the flood was stay in the boat, we are baptized into the body of Christ and abide in Him.  He preserves us and we are able to endure to the end (Mt 10:22) by remaining/abiding in Him (John 15:4-6).
We are filled with His Holy Ghost and by having the same Spirit are thereby known by Him (Mt 7:21-23; Rom 8:11) — and not just filled one time and that’s it, but “be being filled” on a continuous/daily basis (Eph 5:18; Gal 5:16).
The Lord looks on the heart and knows people’s hearts (1Sam 16:7).  No one person will be completely without error in all matters and they don’t need a theological degree to get saved.
Just call out to Jesus (Acts 2:21; 22:16) and continue to confess the Lord Jesus (Rom 10:9-10).  He will begin to transform you into His image (Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18).
Romans 10:9-10 That 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 shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
John 14:15,21 If ye love me, keep my commandments … He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
1 Cor 12:13 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
John 15:4-6 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Mt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Mt 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread

Deut 11:24a Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours

Deut 11:25 No man will be able to stand before you; the LORD your God will lay the dread of you and the fear of you on all the land on which you set foot, as He has spoken to you.

Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

Worship Jesus

We are commanded to only worship God in Exodus 20:4-5; Exodus 24:14; Ps 81:9

Jesus affirms “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” in Mt 4:10 and Luke 4:8

Paul says that worshipping of angels can “beguile you of your reward” in Col 2:18

The wise men from the east worshipped Jesus

Mt 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Mt 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Jesus received worship

Mt 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Mt 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Mt 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Mt 15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Mt 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

Mt 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

Mt 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Mark 5:6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

John 9:35-38 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?  He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Believers worshipped Jesus after He was carried up into heaven

Luke 24:51-53 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

The same Greek word proskyneō used for worshipping God is the same word used for worshipping Jesus (see G4352 used in Mt 2:11; Mt 4:9; Mt 4:10; Mt 8:2; etc…) So if Jesus is not being worshipped neither is the Father.

Jesus outright says he that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father

John 5:23 that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

And if there is any remaining doubt…

Phil 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Peter refused worship

Acts 10:25-26 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Paul and Barnabas refused worship

Acts 14:11-15 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

Angels refuse worship

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev 22:8-9 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Satan wants to be worshipped

Mt 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Compare the scriptures (ie: Mt 8:2) of Jesus recieving worship in the KJB with the same verses in the modern per-versions (such as NIV, ESV, etc).  You will find that they have removed the worship of Jesus but not the worship of Satan.

worlds

Working definition: Refers to any sphere of existence.  Basically is something that can be inhabited.  Can be a defined system, habitat, dimension, “atmosphere”, “sphere of influence”, culture, realm, government, generation, time/age/epoch/eon, etc.  Can refer to the earth or a planet in the sense that they are a place that can be inhabited.

Earth and world formed separately…

Ps 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

the earth formed first and the world formed in the earth…

Job 37:12 and it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

Mankind dwells on the earth, but inhabits (makes a habitat) in the world

Isaiah 18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

There are multiple worlds…

Hebrews 1:2 hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

There is also a past world:

2 Peter 3:6 whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

There is also a present and a future world:

Mt 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Webster 1828

WORLD, noun [This seems to be a compound word, and probably is named from roundness, the vault; but this is not certain.]

1. The universe; the whole system of created globes or vast bodies of matter.

2. The earth; the terraqueous globe; sometimes called the lower world

3. The heavens; as when we speak of the heavenly world or upper world

4. System of beings; or the orbs which occupy space, and all the beings which inhabit them. Hebrews 11:7.

God–hath in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things; by whom also he made the worlds. Hebrews 1:6.

There may be other worlds, where the inhabitants have never violated their allegiance to their Almighty sovereign. [ie: heaven where the holy angels inhabit]

5. Present state of existence; as while we are in the world

Behold, these are the ungodly who prosper in the world Psalms 73:12.

6. A secular life. By the world we sometimes understand the things of this world its pleasures and interests. A great part of mankind are more anxious to enjoy the world to than secure divine favor.

7. Public life, or society; as banished from the world

8. Business or trouble of life.

From this world-wearied flesh.

9. A great multitude or quantity; as a world of business; a world of charms.

10. Mankind; people in general; in an indefinite sense. Let the world see your fortitude.

Whose disposition, all the world well knows–

11. Course of life. He begins the world with little property, but with many friends.

12. Universal empire.

This through the east just vengeance hurld, and lost poor Antony the world

13. The customs and manners of men; the practice of life. A knowledge of the world is necessary for a man of business; it is essential to politeness.

14. All the world contains.

Had I a thousand worlds, I would give them all for one year more to devote to God.

15. The principal nations or countries of the earth. Alexander conquered the world

16. The Roman empire.

17. A large tract of country; a wide compass of things.

I must descry new worlds.

18. The inhabitants of the earth; the whole human race. John 3:16.

19. The carnal state or corruption of the earth; as the present evil world; the course of this world Galatians 1:4. Ephesians 2:2.

20. The ungodly part of the world

I pray not for the world but for them that thou hast given men. John 17:5.

21. Time; as in the phrase, world without end.

Note:  In the bible, sometimes “earth” is used in place of world when referring to the global system that is in all the earth.