When looking at a particular Bible theme, it is important that we read all the scriptures in relation to that theme, not just the scriptures that might suit. The first theme to dive into is “Doing What God Says.” It is not enough to only go to Church and pray. You must obey God and act as He would want you to. Under each scripture are the thoughts behind their meanings and how we should follow and live out each passage.
The first scripture and perhaps the most famous scripture is:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The word “believeth” in Greek means to obey, not simply to believe in Him. Merely “accepting Jesus our personal saviour” as our a personal saviour is a principle that is, which while meant, has sold many people short of receiving the Holy Spirit according to the Bible pattern. When you receive the Holy Spirit you will speak in tongues. If we are sincere about obeying God, we need to submit to his Word and do what he says, not what some person merely suggests we should do. Many preach what should be done but The Bible is the one and only reliable source.
Timothy 3:16 says:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
Peter 1:20 says:
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Ephesians 4: 5- 6 says:
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. Thus, that doesn’t mean that only one brand of Christian church can be right but there is only one way to salvation.
It should be noted, also, there is only one correct interpretation of scripture. The old saying that “all roads lead to Rome” is simply untrue. There can only be one way to salvation, even though The Bible is interpreted in my ways by different Christian churches. The Bible is God’s command and our instruction for the paths we should take in life.