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SAB Highlights: James - Revelation
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- "Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." 1:19
- "Pure religion ... is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted
from the world." 1:27
- The rich should not be treated better than the poor. 2:2-4
- "Love thy neighbour as thyself." 2:8
- If you are merciless to others, God will be merciless to you. (Two wrongs make a right.) 2:13
- "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?"
- Help others that are in need; don't just wish them well. 2:15-16
- "Faith without works is dead." 2:17, 20, 26
- "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
- "By works a man is justified, and not by faith only." 2:24
- James says that, even in his day, all beasts, birds, serpents, and sea creatures had been tamed by humans.
- "The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace." 3:18
- If your prayers are not answered, it's your own damned fault. 4:3
- Whoever is a friend of the world is an enemy of God. 4:4
- "Speak not evil one of another." 4:11
- "Who art thou that judgest another?" 4:12
- "Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little
time, and then vanisheth away." (All we are is dust in the wind.) 4:14
- "Ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you." 5:1
- "The coming of the Lord draweth nigh." 5:8
- If you are sick, rely on the power of prayer. It works every time. 5:13-15
- We are all predestined to be saved or damned. We have no say in the matter.
It was all determined by "the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ." 1:2
- The author believed that he was living in the "last times." 1:5, 1:7,
- "Gird up the loins of your mind." 1:13
- "The precious blood of Christ ... was foreordained before the foundation of the world." 1:19-20
- "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away."
- "Submit yourselves ... to the king." 2:13, 17
- Slaves should "be subject to [their] masters with all fear," to the bad and cruel as well
as the good and gentle. 2:18
- "Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands." 3:1
- They should use "chaste conversation, coupled with fear." 3:2
- They are not to braid their hair, wear gold, or put on any "apparel." 3:3
- A wife should call her husband "Lord" as Sarah did. 3:6
- In relation to her husband, the wife is "the weaker vessel." 3:7
- "Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you." 3:15
- God drowned everyone on earth except for Noah and his family. 3:20
- Things may get rough for Christians, but it will really be hell for nonbelievers. 4:17-18
- "The devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 5:8
- "No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." That's just your interpretation. 1:20
- "There shall be false teachers among you, who ... shall bring in damnable heresies ... and bring upon themselves swift destruction ...
Their damnation slumbereth not." 2:1-3
- "God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness." 2:4
- "Noah ... a preacher of righteousness."
God drowned everyone on earth except for Noah [the first drunken "preacher of righteousness" (see Gen.9:20-25)] and his family.
- "Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes" 2:6
- Lot, who in Gen.19:8 offers his two virgin daughters to a crowd of angel rapers and
later gets drunk and impregnates them (19:30-38), is a "just" and "righteous man."
- God knows how to punish those that lust or "despise government." (Watch out Teabaggers!) 2:9-14
- The author believes the story in Numbers (22:28-30)
about the talking ass. 2:16
- Those who lose their faith are like dogs that eat their own vomit. 2:22
- The author of 2 Peter is aware of the failed expectations of early believers. He knows that Jesus, who was
supposed to come soon, didn't come at all. Many have begun to ask, "Where is the promise of his coming?" So he makes up the
"one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." Believers have been using it ever since.
- God will set the entire earth on fire so that he can burn non-believers to death. 3:7
- When Jesus finally does come, the heavens will "pass away with a great noise" and the earth will "be burnt up." 3:10
- Paul's epistles are hard to understand; those who try to understand them, as with the other scriptures,
do so "unto their own destruction." 3:16
- Whoever says he is without sin is a liar. 1:8
- Christians don't sin; whoever sins is of the devil. 3:6-10
- Those who love others are in the light; those who hate are in darkness. 2:9-11
- Don't love the world or anything in it. 2:15
- The author knows he is living in the last days because there are so many antichrists around. 2:18
- Antichrists are people who don't believe Jesus is the Christ. 2:22,
- Get ready because Jesus is coming soon. 2:28
- When Jesus returns, he'll be just like "John". 3:2
- Whatever you ask Jesus for, he will give you. 3:22
- "God is love." 4:8, 4:16
- You're not living unless you've got Jesus. 5:12
- There is a sin unto death." (But no one knows what it is.) 5.16
- Christians are of God; everyone else is wicked. 5:19
- "Love one another." Except for all those antichrists (non-Christians), that is. Stay the hell away from them. (See verses 7-10) 5
- Non-Christians are deceivers and antichrists. 7
- "Whosoever ... abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God." 9
- Don't associate with non-Christians. Don't receive them into your house or even exchange greeting
with them. 10
- John says he "will remember his [Diotrephes] deeds ... pratting against us with malicious words." 10
- "Follow not that which is evil, but that which is good." 11a
- "He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God." 11b
- God pre-ordained that certain "ungodly" men would deny Jesus. 4
- "The Lord ... destroyed them that believed not." 5
- "The angels which kept not their first estate"
The angels that Jude refers to here are the "sons of God" that had sex with human females
to produce a race of giants. 6
- God sent "eternal fire" on the people of Sodom and Gomorrah for "going after strange flesh."
- Michael the Archangel argued with the devil about the body of Moses. 9
- Enoch, "the seventh from Adam", prophesied that God would come with 10,000 of his saints "to execute judgment upon all."
- "To convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard
speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken." 15
- "Remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles ... that they told you there should be mockers in the last time."
(The author of Jude thought he was living in "the last time.") 17-18
- John believes "the time is at hand," and that the things that he writes about in Revelation will
"shortly come to pass." 1:1, 3; 22:10
- "He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him." 1:7
- Jesus has white hair, eyes of fire, feet of brass, and has a sword
sticking out of his mouth. 1:13-16
- False Jews are members of "the synagogue of Satan." 2:9, 3:9
- God has seven spirits. 3:1, 4:5, 5:6
- John has Jesus lie by saying: "Behold, I come quickly." 3:11; 22:7,
- God gave power to someone sitting on a red horse "to take from
the earth ... that they should kill one another." 6:4
- Death and Hell kill 1/4 the human population. 6:6
- Only 144,000 celibate, male, Jews will be saved. (Those who were not
"defiled with women.") 7:4, 14:3-4
- Horse-like locusts with human heads, women's hair,
lion's teeth, and scorpion's tails. They sting people and torture them for five months. 9:7-10
- Four angels, with an army of 200 million, killed a third of the
earth's population. 9:15-19
- An angel tells John to eat a book. He does, and it tastes good, but
it makes his belly bitter. 10:10
- God will send an earthquake that will kill 7000 people. 11:13
- "And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought
against the dragon." So even in heaven, one can't be safe from war or dragons. 12:7
- Those who receive the mark of the beast will "drink of the wine of the wrath of God ... and shall be
tormented with fire and brimstone ... and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever."
- Jesus and his angel friends slaughter people with sickles. 14:14-20
- "The great winepress of the wrath of God ... was trodden ... and the blood came
even unto the horses bridles." 14:19
- The great harlot is "full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication."
She will be made "desolate and naked,"
and her flesh will be eaten by kings. 17:1-16
- Jesus, whose clothes are dipped in blood, has a sharp sword sticking out of his mouth. Thus attired, he treads
the winepress of the wrath of God. 19:13-15
- An angel calls all the fowls to feast upon dead human bodies, or as the angel calls it "the supper of the
great God." (Angel food?) 19:17-18
- The beast and the false prophet are cast alive into a lake of fire. The rest were killed with the sword of
Jesus. "And all the fowls were filled with their flesh." 19:20-21
- When the thousand years are over, God will send Satan to deceive us all. 20:7-8
- Whoever isn't found listed in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. 20:15
- Those who are fearful or unbelieving will be cast into "the lake which burneth with fire and
- Anyone who adds to the words in Revelation (or to the rest of the Bible) will be struck with plagues, and
anyone that tries to remove anything from it will have his name removed from the book of life.