Romans:8:1-39 For this cause those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners.
 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
 For what the law was not able to do because it was feeble through the flesh, God, sending his Son in the image of the evil flesh, and as an offering for sin, gave his decision against sin in the flesh:
 So that what was ordered by the law might be done in us, who are living, not in the way of the flesh, but in the way of the Spirit.
 For those who are living in the way of the flesh give their minds to the things of the flesh, but those who go in the way of the Spirit, to the things of the Spirit.
 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
 Because the mind of the flesh is opposite to God; it is not under the law of God, and is not able to be:
 So that those who are in the flesh are not able to give pleasure to God.
 You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God is in you. But if any man has not the Spirit of Christ he is not one of his.
 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
 But if the Spirit of him who made Jesus come again from the dead is in you, he who made Christ Jesus come again from the dead will in the same way, through his Spirit which is in you, give life to your bodies which now are under the power of death.
 So then, my brothers, we are in debt, not to the flesh to be living in the way of the flesh:
 For if you go in the way of the flesh, death will come on you; but if by the Spirit you put to death the works of the body, you will have life.
 And all those who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
 For you did not get the spirit of servants again to put you in fear, but the spirit of sons was given to you, by which we say, Abba, Father.
 The Spirit is witness with our spirit that we are children of God:
 And if we are children, we have a right to a part in the heritage; a part in the things of God, together with Christ; so that if we have a part in his pain, we will in the same way have a part in his glory.
 I am of the opinion that there is no comparison between the pain of this present time and the glory which we will see in the future.
 For the strong desire of every living thing is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God.
 For every living thing was put under the power of change, not by its desire, but by him who made it so, in hope
 That all living things will be made free from the power of death and will have a part with the free children of God in glory.
 For we are conscious that all living things are weeping and sorrowing in pain together till now.
 And not only so, but we who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we have sorrow in our minds, waiting for the time when we will take our place as sons, that is, the salvation of our bodies.
 For our salvation is by hope: but hope which is seen is not hope: for who is hoping for what he sees?
 But if we have hope for that which we see not, then we will be able to go on waiting for it.
 And in the same way the Spirit is a help to our feeble hearts: for we are not able to make prayer to God in the right way; but the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in our power to say;
 And he who is the searcher of hearts has knowledge of the mind of the Spirit, because he is making prayers for the saints in agreement with the mind of God.
 And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.
 Because those of whom he had knowledge before they came into existence, were marked out by him to be made like his Son, so that he might be the first among a band of brothers:
 And those who were marked out by him were named; and those who were named were given righteousness; and to those to whom he gave righteousness, in the same way he gave glory.
 What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
 He who did not keep back his only Son, but gave him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things?
 Who will say anything against the saints of God? It is God who makes us clear from evil;
 Who will give a decision against us? It is Christ Jesus who not only was put to death, but came again from the dead, who is now at the right hand of God, taking our part.
 Who will come between us and the love of Christ? Will trouble, or pain, or cruel acts, or the need of food or of clothing, or danger, or the sword?
 As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction.
 But we are able to overcome all these things and more through his love.
 For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
 Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
See All...; 1 John:1:8If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us. See All...; 2 Samuel:22:31As for God, his way is all good: the word of the Lord is tested; he is a safe cover for all those who put their faith in him. See All...; James:3:2For we all go wrong in a number of things. If a man never makes a slip in his talk, then he is a complete man and able to keep all his body in control. See All...; 1 Corinthians:2:1-16 And when I came to you, my brothers, I did not come with wise words of knowledge, putting before you the secret of God.
 For I had made the decision to have knowledge of nothing among you but only of Jesus Christ on the cross.
 And I was with you without strength, in fear and in doubt.
 And in my preaching there were no honeyed words of wisdom, but I was dependent on the power of the Spirit to make it clear to you:
 So that your faith might be based not on man's wisdom but on the power of God.
 But still we have wisdom for those who are complete in knowledge, though not the wisdom of this world, and not of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing:
 But we give the news of the secret wisdom of God, which he had kept in store before the world came into existence, for our glory;
 Of which not one of the rulers of this world had knowledge: for if they had, they would not have put the Lord of glory on the cross:
 But as it says in the holy Writings, Things which the eye saw not, and which had not come to the ears or into the heart of man, such things as God has made ready for those who have love for him.
 But God has given us the revelation of these things through his Spirit, for the Spirit makes search into all things, even the deep things of God.
 For who has knowledge of the things of a man but the spirit of the man which is in him? in the same way, no one has knowledge of the things of God but the Spirit of God.
 But we have not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes from God, so that we may have knowledge of the things which are freely given to us by God.
 And these are the things which we say, not in the language of man's wisdom, but in words given to us by the Spirit, judging the things of the spirit by the help of the Spirit.
 For the natural man is not able to take in the things of the Spirit of God: for they seem foolish to him, and he is not able to have knowledge of them, because such knowledge comes only through the Spirit.
 But he who has the Spirit, though judging all things, is himself judged by no one.
 For who has knowledge of the mind of the Lord, so as to be his teacher? But we have the mind of Christ.
See All...; Luke:16:15And he said, You take care to seem right in the eyes of men, but God sees your hearts: and those things which are important in the opinion of men, are evil in the eyes of God. See All...; 1 John:1:9If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil. See All...; 1 Peter:2:1-25 So putting away all wrongdoing, and all tricks and deceits and envies and evil talk,
 Be full of desire for the true milk of the word, as babies at their mothers' breasts, so that you may go on to salvation;
 If you have had a taste of the grace of the Lord:
 To whom you come, as to a living stone, not honoured by men, but of great and special value to God;
 You, as living stones, are being made into a house of the spirit, a holy order of priests, making those offerings of the spirit which are pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
 Because it is said in the Writings, See, I am placing a keystone in Zion, of great and special value; and the man who has faith in him will not be put to shame.
 And the value is for you who have faith; but it is said for those without faith, The very stone which the builders put on one side, was made the chief stone of the building;
 And, A stone of falling, a rock of trouble; the word is the cause of their fall, because they go against it, and this was the purpose of God.
 But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.
 In the past you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; then there was no mercy for you, but now mercy has been given to you.
 My loved ones, I make this request with all my heart, that, as those for whom this world is a strange country, you will keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh which make war against the soul;
 Being of good behaviour among the Gentiles; so that though they say now that you are evil-doers, they may see your good works and give glory to God when he comes to be their judge.
 Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all,
 And those of the rulers who are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and for the praise of those who do well.
 Because it is God's pleasure that foolish and narrow-minded men may be put to shame by your good behaviour:
 As those who are free, not using your free position as a cover for wrongdoing, but living as the servants of God;
 Have respect for all, loving the brothers, fearing God, honouring the king.
 Servants, take orders from your masters with all respect; not only if they are good and gentle, but even if they are bad-humoured.
 For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done.
 What credit is it if, when you have done evil, you take your punishment quietly? but if you are given punishment for doing right, and take it quietly, this is pleasing to God.
 This is God's purpose for you: because Jesus himself underwent punishment for you, giving you an example, so that you might go in his footsteps:
 Who did no evil, and there was no deceit in his mouth:
 To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness:
 He took our sins on himself, giving his body to be nailed on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might have a new life in righteousness, and by his wounds we have been made well.
 Because, like sheep, you had gone out of the way; but now you have come back to him who keeps watch over your souls.
See All...; Romans:4:15For the outcome of the law is wrath; but where there is no law it will not be broken. See All...; Ecclesiastes:7:20There is no man on earth of such righteousness that he does good and is free from sin all his days. See All...; Philippians:3:12-14 Not as if I had even now got the reward or been made complete: but I go on in the hope that I may come to the knowledge of that for which I was made the servant of Christ Jesus.
 Brothers, it is clear to me that I have not come to that knowledge; but one thing I do, letting go those things which are past, and stretching out to the things which are before,
 I go forward to the mark, even the reward of the high purpose of God in Christ Jesus.
See All...; 1 John:2:1-29 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:
 He is the offering for our sins; and not for ours only, but for all the world.
 And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.
 The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him:
 But in every man who keeps his word, the love of God is made complete. By this we may be certain that we are in him:
 He who says that he is living in him, will do as he did.
 My loved ones, I do not give you a new law, but an old law which you had from the first; this old law is the word which came to your ears.
 Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out.
 He who says that he is in the light, and has hate in his heart for his brother, is still in the dark.
 He who has love for his brother is in the light, and there is no cause of error in him.
 But he who has hate for his brother is in the dark, walking in the dark with no knowledge of where he is going, unable to see because of the dark.
 I am writing to you, my children, because you have forgiveness of sins through his name.
 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I have sent a letter to you, children, because you have knowledge of the Father.
 I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One.
 Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
 Because everything in the world, the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but of the world.
 And the world and its desires is coming to an end: but he who does God's pleasure is living for ever.
 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you were given word that the Antichrist would come, so now a number of Antichrists have come to you; and by this we are certain that it is the last hour.
 They went out from us but they were not of us; if they had been of us they would still be with us: but they went out from us so that it might be made clear that they were not of us.
 And you have the Spirit from the Holy One and you all have knowledge.
 I have not sent you this letter because you have no knowledge of what is true, but because you have knowledge, and because that which is false has nothing in common with that which is true.
 Who is false but he who says that Jesus is not the Christ? He is the Antichrist who has no belief in the Father or the Son.
 He who has no belief in the Son has not the Father: he who makes clear his belief in the Son has the Father.
 But as for you, keep in your hearts the things which were made clear to you from the first. If you keep these things in your hearts you will be kept in the Father and the Son.
 And this is the hope which he gave you, even eternal life.
 I am writing these things to you about those whose purpose is that you may be turned out of the true way.
 As for you, the Spirit which he gave you is still in you, and you have no need of any teacher; but as his Spirit gives you teaching about all things, and is true and not false, so keep your hearts in him, through the teaching which he has given you.
 And now, my children, keep your hearts in him; so that at his revelation, we may have no fear or shame before him at his coming.
 If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.
See All...; James:1:1-27 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, sends words of love to the twelve tribes of the Jews living in all parts of the earth.
 Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort;
 Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope;
 But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.
 But if any man among you is without wisdom, let him make his request to God, who gives freely to all without an unkind word, and it will be given to him.
 Let him make his request in faith, doubting nothing; for he who has doubt in his heart is like the waves of the sea, which are troubled by the driving of the wind.
 Let it not seem to such a man that he will get anything from the Lord;
 For there is a division in his mind, and he is uncertain in all his ways.
 But let the brother of low position be glad that he is lifted up;
 But the man of wealth, that he is made low; because like the flower of the grass he will come to his end.
 For when the sun comes up with its burning heat, the grass gets dry and the grace of its form is gone with the falling flower; so the man of wealth comes to nothing in his ways.
 There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
 Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:
 But every man is tested when he is turned out of the right way by the attraction of his desire.
 Then when its time comes, desire gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is of full growth, gives birth to death.
 Do not be turned from the right way, dear brothers.
 Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning.
 Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.
 You have knowledge of this, dear brothers. But let every man be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry;
 For the righteousness of God does not come about by the wrath of man.
 For this reason, putting away all dirty behaviour and the overweight of evil, take into your souls without pride the word which, being planted there, is able to give you salvation.
 But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.
 Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a glass;
 For after looking at himself he goes away, and in a short time he has no memory of what he was like.
 But he who goes on looking into the true law which makes him free, being not a hearer without memory but a doer putting it into effect, this man will have a blessing on his acts.
 If a man seems to have religion and has no control over his tongue but lets himself be tricked by what is false, this man's religion is of no value.
 The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.
See All...; Philippians:3:4Even though I myself might have faith in the flesh: if any other man has reason to have faith in the flesh, I have more: See All...; 2 Peter:1:3Because by his power he has given us everything necessary for life and righteousness, through the knowledge of him who has been our guide by his glory and virtue; See All...;Matthew:5:48Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete. See All...; Isaiah:1:1-31 The vision of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw about Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
 Give ear, O heavens, and you, O earth, to the word which the Lord has said: I have taken care of my children till they became men, but their hearts have been turned away from me.
 Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.
 O nation full of sin, a people weighted down with crime, a generation of evil-doers, false-hearted children: they have gone away from the Lord, they have no respect for the Holy One of Israel, their hearts are turned back from him.
 Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.
 The body, from head to foot, is all diseased; it is a mass of open wounds, marks of blows, and broken flesh: the flow of blood has not been stopped, and no oil has been put on the wounds.
 Your country has become waste; your towns are burned with fire; as for your land, it is overturned before your eyes, made waste and overcome by men from strange lands.
 And the daughter of Zion has become like a tent in a vine-garden, like a watchman's house in a field of fruit, like a town shut in by armies.
 If the Lord of armies had not kept some at least of us safe, we would have been like Sodom, and the fate of Gomorrah would have been ours.
 Give ear to the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; let your hearts be turned to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
 What use to me is the number of the offerings which you give me? says the Lord; your burned offerings of sheep, and the best parts of fat cattle, are a weariness to me; I take no pleasure in the blood of oxen, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
 At whose request do you come before me, making my house unclean with your feet?
 Give me no more false offerings; the smoke of burning flesh is disgusting to me, so are your new moons and Sabbaths and your holy meetings.
 Your new moons and your regular feasts are a grief to my soul: they are a weight in my spirit; I am crushed under them.
 And when your hands are stretched out to me, my eyes will be turned away from you: even though you go on making prayers, I will not give ear: your hands are full of blood.
 Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;
 Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
 Come now, and let us have an argument together, says the Lord: how may your sins which are red like blood be white as snow? how may their dark purple seem like wool?
 If you will give ear to my word and do it, the good things of the land will be yours;
 But if your hearts are turned against me, I will send destruction on you by the sword; so the Lord has said.
 The upright town has become untrue; there was a time when her judges gave right decisions, when righteousness had a resting-place in her, but now she is full of those who take men's lives.
 Your silver is no longer true metal, your wine is mixed with water.
 Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
 For this reason the Lord, the Lord of armies, the Strong One of Israel, has said, I will put an end to my haters, and send punishment on those who are against me;
 And my hand will again be on you, washing away what is unclean as with soap, and taking away all your false metal;
 And I will give you judges again as at the first, and wise guides as in the past; then you will be named, The Town of Righteousness, the true town.
 Upright acts will be the price of Zion's forgiveness, and by righteousness will men be living there.
 But a common destruction will overtake sinners and evil-doers together, and those who have gone away from the Lord will be cut off.
 For you will be put to shame because of the trees of your desire, and because of the gardens of your pleasure.
 For you will be like a tree whose leaves have become dry, and like a garden without water.
 And the strong will be as food for the fire, and his work as a flame; and they will be burned together, with no one to put out the fire.
See All...; 1 Kings:8:46If they do wrong against you, (for no man is without sin,) and you are angry with them and give them up into the power of those who are fighting against them, so that they take them away as prisoners into a strange land, far off or near; See All...;