Exposition of PrinciplesThe Order of Salvation and Damnation by William Perkins (1558-1602)
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Election is God’s decree “whereby on his own free will, he hath ordained certain men to salvation, to the praise of the glory of his grace.” Reprobation is “that part of predestination, whereby God, according to the most free and just purpose of his will, hath determined to reject certain men unto eternal destruction, and misery, and that to the praise of his justice.”
Question: What is God?
Answer: God is a spirit, or a spiritual substance most wise, most holy, eternal, infinite.
Q. How do you persuade yourself there is a God?
A. By the testimony of the Scriptures, plain reason will shew it.
Q. What is one reason?
A. When I consider the wonderful frame of the world, methinks the simple creatures that are in it could never make it; neither could it make itself, therefore besides all these, the maker of it must needs be God. Even as when a man comes into a strange country, and sees fair and sumptuous buildings, and yet finds no living creatures there, besides birds and beasts, he will not imagine that either birds or beasts reared those buildings, but he presently conceives, that some men either were, or have been there.
Q. What other reasons have you?
A. A man that commits any sin, as murder, fornication, adultery, blasphemy, &c. albeit he doth so conceal the matter. That no man living know of it, yet oftentimes he hath a gripping in his conscience, and feels the very flashing of hell fire; which is a strong reason to shew that there is a God, before whose judgment seat he must answer for his acts.
Q. How many Gods are there?
A. No more but One.
Q. How do you conceive this one God in your mind?
A. Not by framing any image of Him in my mind (as ignorant folks do, that think Him to be an old man sitting in heaven) but I conceive Him by His properties and works.
Q. What be His choice properties?
A. First, He is most wise, understanding all things aright, and knowing the reason of them. Secondly, He is most holy which appeareth in that He is most just and merciful unto His creatures. Thirdly, He is eternal, without either beginning or end of days. Lastly, He is infinite, both because He is present in all places, and because He is of power sufficient to do whatever He will.
Q. What be the works of God?
A. The creation of the world and everything therein, and the preservation of them being created by His special providence.
Q. How do you know that God governeth every particular thing in the world by His special providence?
A. To omit the Scriptures, I see it by experience; Meat, drink and clothing, being void of heat and life, could not preserve the life of man, unless there were a special providence of God to give virtue unto them.
Q. How is this One God distinguished?
A. Into the Father which begetteth the Son, into the Son who is begotten of the Father, into the Holy Ghost who proceedeth from the Father and the Son.
The Second Principle Expounded
Q. Let us now come to ourselves, and first tell me what is the natural estate of man?
A. Every man is by nature dead in sin as a loathsome carrion, or as a dead corpse lieth rotting and stinking in the grave, having in himself the seed of all sins.
Q. What is sin?
A. Any breach of the Law of God, if it be no more but the least want of that which the Law requireth.
Q. How many sorts of sin are there?
A. Sin is either the corruption of nature; or any evil action which precede of it as fruits thereof.
Q. In whom is the corruption of nature?
A. In all men, none excepted.
Q. In what part of man is it?
A. In every part both of body and soul, like as a leprosy that runneth from the crown of the head to the soul of the foot.
Q. Show me how every part is corrupted with sin?
A. First, in the mind there is nothing but ignorance and blindness concerning heavenly matters. Secondly, the conscience is defiled, being always either benumbed with sin, or else turmoiled with inward accusation and terrors. Thirdly, the will of man only willeth and listeth after evil. Fourthly, the affections of the heart, as love, joy, hope, and desire &c., are moved and stirred to that which is evil to embrace it, and they are never stirred unto that which is good, unless it be to eschew it. Lastly, the members of the body are the instruments and tools of the mind for the execution of sin.
Q. What be those evil actions that are fruits of this corruption?
A. Evil thoughts in the mind, which come either by a man’s own conceiving, or by the suggestion of the devil, evil motions and lusts stirring in the heart, and from these arise evil words and deeds, when any occasion is given.
Q. How cometh to pass that all men are thus defiled with sin?
A. By Adam’s infidelity and disobedience, in eating the forbidden fruit; even as we see great personages by treason do not only hurt themselves, but also stain their blood and hurt their posterity.
Q. What hurt comes to man by his sin?
A. He is continually subject to the curse of God in his lifetime, in the end of his life, and after this life.
Q. What is the curse of God in this life?
A. In the body, diseases, aches, pains; in the soul, blindness, hardness of heart, horror of conscience; in goods, hindrances, and losses; in name, ignominy and reproach; lastly, in the whole man, bondage under Satan the prince of darkness.
Q. What manner of bondage is this?
A. This bondage is when a man is the slave of the devil, and hath him to reign in his heart as his god.
Q. How may a man know if Satan be his god or not?
A. He may know it by this, if he give obedience to him in his heart, and express it in his conversation.
Q. And how may a man perceive this obedience?
A. If he takes delight in the evil motions that Satan put into his heart, and do fulfill the lusts of the devil.
Q. What is the curse due to man in the end of his life?
A. Death, which is the separation of body and soul.
Q. What is the curse after this life?
A. Eternal damnation in hell fire, whereof every man is guilty, and is in great danger of it, as the traitor apprehended is in danger of hanging, drawing, and quartering.
The Third Principle Expounded
Q. If damnation be the reward of sin then is a man of all creatures most miserable; a dog or toad when they die, all their misery is ended, but when a man dies there is the beginning of his woes.
A. It were so indeed, if there were no means of deliverance, but God hath shewed His mercy in giving a Savior to mankind.
Q. How is this Savior called?
A. Jesus Christ.
Q. What is Jesus Christ?
A. The eternal Son of God made man in all things, even in his infirmities like other men, save only in sin.
Q. How was he, made man, void of sin?
A. He was conceived in the womb of a virgin, and sanctified by the Holy Ghost at his conception.
Q. Why must our Savior be both God and man?
A. He must be a man, because man hath sinned, and therefore a man must die for sin to appease God’s wrath; he must be God to sustain and uphold the manhood, to overcome, and vanquish, death.
Q. What be the offices of Christ to make him an all-sufficient Savior?
A. He is a Priest, a Prophet, and a King.
Q. Why is he a Priest?
A. To work the means of salvation in the behalf of mankind.
Q. How doth he work the mean of salvation?
A. First, by making satisfaction to his Father for the sin of man; Secondly, by making intercession.
Q. How doth he make satisfaction?
A. By two means: and the first is by offering a sacrifice.
Q. What is this sacrifice?
A. Christ himself, as he is man, consisting of body and soul.
Q. What is the alter?
A. Christ, as he is God, is the altar on which he sacrificed himself.
Q. Who was the Priest?
A. None but Christ, and that as he is both God and man.
Q. How oft did he sacrifice himself?
A. Never but once.
Q. What death did he suffer when he sacrificed himself?
A. A death upon the cross, peculiar to himself alone; for besides the separation of body and soul, he felt also the pangs of hell, in that the whole wrath of God due to the sin of man, was poured forth upon him.
Q. What profit cometh by his sacrifice?
A. God’s wrath is appeased by it.
Q. Could the sufferings of Christ, which was but for a short time, countervail everlasting damnation and so appease God’s wrath?
A. Yea, for seeing Christ suffered, God suffered, though not in His Godhead; and that is more, then if all men in the world suffered forever and ever.
Q. Now tell me the other means of satisfaction?
A. It is the perfect fulfilling of the Law.
Q. How did he fulfill the Law?
A. By his perfect righteousness which consisteth of two parts; the first, the integrity and pureness of his human nature; the other, his obedience in performing all that the law required.
Q. You have shewed how Christ doth make satisfaction, tell me likewise how he doth make intercession?
A. He doth continually appear before the Father in heaven, making the faithful, and all their prayers, acceptable unto Him, by applying of the merits of his own perfect satisfaction to them.
Q. Why is Christ a prophet?
A. To reveal unto his Church the way and means of salvation, and this he doth outwardly by the ministries of his Word, and inwardly by the teaching of his Spirit.
Q. Why is he also a King?
A. That he might bountifully bestow upon us, and convey unto us all the aforesaid means of salvation.
Q. How doth he shew himself to be a King?
A. In that being dead and buried, he rose from the grave, quickened his dead body, ascended into heaven, and now sitteth at the right hand of the Father, with full power and glory in heaven.
Q. How else?
A. In that he continually inspire and direct his servants by the divine power of his Holy Spirit, according to his holy Word.
Q. But to whom will this blessed King communicate all these means of salvation?
A. He offereth them to many, and they are sufficient to save all mankind; but not shall all be saved thereby, because by faith they will not receive them.
The Fourth Principle Expounded
Q. What is faith?
A. Faith is a wonderful grace of God by which a man may apprehend and apply Christ, and all his benefits unto himself.
Q. How doth a man may apply Christ unto himself, seeing we are on earth, and Christ in heaven?
A. This applying is done by assurance, when a man is very persuaded by the Holy Spirit of God’s favor towards himself particularly, and of the forgiveness of his own sins.
Q. How doth God bring men truly to believe in Christ?
A. First, He prepareth their hearts that they might be capable by faith; and then He worketh faith in them.
Q. How doth God prepare men’s hearts?
A. By bruising them, as if one would break a hard stone to powder; and this is done by humbling them.
Q. How doth God humble a man?
A. By working in him a sight of his sins and a sorrow for them.
Q. How is this sight of sin wrought?
A. By the moral Law, the sum thereof is the ten Commandments.
Q. What sins may I find in myself by them?
Q. What is the first?
A. To make something thy God which is not God, by fearing it, loving it, and so trusting in it more than in the true God.
Q. What is the second?
A. To worship false gods, or the true God in a false manner.
Q. What is the third?
A. To dishonour God in abusing his titles, words and works.
Q. What is the fourth?
A. To break the Sabbath, in doing the works of their calling, and of the flesh, and in leaving undone the works of the Spirit.
Q. What be the sixth latter?
A. To do anything that may hinder our neighbor’s dignity, life, chastity, wealth, good name, though it be but in the secret thoughts and motions of the heart, unto which thou givest no liking or consent.
Q. What is sorrow for sin?
A. It is when a man’s conscience is touched with a lively feeling of God’s displeasure for any of these sins; in such wise, as he utterly despairs of salvation, in regard of anything in himself, acknowledging that he hath deserved shame and confusion eternally.
Q. How doth God work this sorrow?
A. By the terrible curse of the Law.
Q. What is that?
A. He which breaks but one of the Commandments of God, though it be but once in all his lifetime, and that only in one thought, is subject to, and in danger of eternal damnation thereby.
Q. When men’s hearts are thus prepared, how doth God engraft faith in them?
A. By working certain inward motions in the heart, which are the seeds of faith, out of which it breedeth.
Q. What is the first of them?
A. When a man humbled under the burden of his sins, doth acknowledge and feel that he stands in great need of Christ.
Q. What is the second?
A. A hungering desire, and a longing to be made partaker of Christ and all his merits.
Q. What is the third?
A. A flying to the throne of grace, from the sentence of the Law pricking the conscience.
Q. How is it done?
A. By praying, with sending up loud cries for God’s favor in Christ in the pardoning of sin; and with fervent perseverance herein, till the desire of the heart be granted.
Q. What followeth this?
A. God then, according to His merciful promise, lets the poor sinner feel the assurance of His love, wherewith He loveth him in Christ, which assurance is a lively faith.
Q. Are there diverse degrees and measures of true faith?
Q. What is the least measure of true faith that a man can have?
A. When a man of a humble spirit by reason of the littleness of his faith, doth not yet feel the assurance of the forgiveness of his sins, and yet he is persuaded that they are pardonable, and therefore desireth that they should be pardoned, and with his heart prayeth to God to pardon them.
Q. How do you know that such a man hath faith?
A. These desires and prayers are testimonies of the Spirit, whose property it is to stir up a longing and a lusting after heavenly things with sighs and groans for God’s favor and mercy in Christ. Now where the Spirit of Christ is, there is Christ dwelling; and where Christ dwelleth, there is true faith, how weak soever it be.
Q. What is the greatest measure of faith?
A. When a man daily increasing in faith comes to be fully persuaded of God’s love in Christ towards himself particularly, and of the forgiveness of his own sins.
Q. When shall a Christian heart come to this full assurance?
A. Not at the first, but in some continuance of time, when he hath been well practiced in repentance, and hath had divers experiences of God’s love to him in Christ; then after them will appear in his heart the fullness of persuasion; which is the ripeness and strength of faith.
Q. What benefits doth a man receive by his faith in Christ?
A. Hereby he is justified before God and sanctified.
Q. What is this, to be justified before God?
A. It comprehendeth two things: the first, to be cleared from the guiltiness and punishment of sin: the second, to be accepted as perfectly righteous before God.
Q. How is a man cleared from the guiltiness and punishment of his sin?
A. By Christ’s sufferings and death upon the cross.
Q. How is he accepted righteous before God?
A. By the righteousness of Christ imputed to him.
Q. What profit comes by being thus justified?
A. Hereby, and by no other means in the world, the believer shall be accepted before God’s judgment seat, as worthy of eternal life, by the merits of the same righteousness of Christ.
Q. Do not good works then make us worthy of eternal life?
A. No: for God who is perfect righteousness Himself, will find in the best works we do, more matter of damnation then of salvation; and therefore we must rather condemn ourselves for our good works, then look to be justified by God thereby.
Q. How may a man know that he is justified before god?
A. He need not ascend into heaven to search the secret counsel of God; but rather descend into his own heart to search whether he be sanctified or not.
Q. What is it to be sanctified?
A. It comprehendeth two things: the first, to be purged from the corruption of his own nature: the second, to be endued with inward righteousness.
Q. How is the corruption of sin purged?
A. By the merits and power of Christ’s death, which being by faith applied is as a medicine to abate, consume, and weaken the power of all sin.
Q. How is a man endued with inherent righteousness?
A. Through the virtue of Christ’s resurrection, which being applied by faith, is as a restorative to revive a man that is dead in sin to newness of life.
Q. In what part of a man is sanctification wrought?
A. In every part, both in the body and soul.
Q. In what time is it wrought?
A. It is begun in this life, in which the faithful receive only the first fruits of the Spirit, and it is not finished before the end of this life.
Q. What graces of the Spirit do usually shew themselves in the heart of a man sanctified?
A. The hatred of sin, and the love of righteousness.
Q. What proceeds of them?
A. Repentance, which is a settled purpose in the heart, with a careful endeavor to leave all his ins, and live a Christian life, according to all God’s commandments.
Q. What goeth with repentance?
A. A continual fighting and struggling against the assaults of a man’s own flesh, against the motions of the devil, and the enticements of the world.
Q. What followeth after a man hath gotten the victory in any temptation or affliction?
A. Experience of God’s love in Christ, and so increase of peace and conscience, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Q. What follows, if in nay temptation he be overcome, and through infirmity fall?
A. After a while there will arise a godly sorrow, which is, when a man is grieved for no other cause in the world, but for this only, that by his sin he hath displeased God, who hath been unto him a most merciful and loving Father.
Q. What sign is there of this sorrow?
A. The true sign of it is this, when a man can be grieved for the very disobedience to God in his evil word or deed, though he should never be punished, and though there were neither heaven nor hell.
Q. What follows after this sorrow?
A. Repentance renewed afresh.
Q. By what signs will this repentance appear?
A. By seven: 1) A care to leave the sin which he is fallen, 2) And utter condemning himself for it, with a craving of pardon, 3) A great anger against himself for his carelessness, 4) A fear that he should fall into the same sin again, 5) A desire ever after to please God, 6) A zeal of the same, and 7) Revenge upon himself for his former offense.
The Fifth Principle Expounded
Q. What outward means must we use to obtain faith, and all the blessings of God which come by faith?
A. The preaching of God’s Word, and the administration of the Sacraments, and prayer.
Q. Where is the Word of God to be found?
A. The whole Word of God needful to salvation, is set down in the Holy Scriptures.
Q. How know you that the Scriptures are the Word of God, and not men’s policies?
A. I am assured of it. First, because the Holy Ghost persuaded my conscience that it is so. Secondly, I see it by experience, for the preaching of the Scriptures have the power of God in them to humble a man, when they are preached, and to call him down to hell: and afterward to restore and raise him up again.
Q. What is the use of the Word of God preached?
A. First, it breedeth and then it increaseth faith in them which are chosen to salvation: but unto them that perish, it is by reason of their corruption, and occasion of their further damnation.
Q. How must we hear God’s Word that it may be effectual to salvation?
A. We must come unto it with hunger-bitten hearts, having an appetite to the Word, we must mark it with attention, receive it by faith, submit ourselves it with fear and trembling, even when our faults are reproved; lastly, we must hide it in the corners of our hearts, that we may frame our lives and conversations by it.
Q. What is a Sacrament?
A. A sign to represent, a seal to confirm, an instrument to convey Christ and all his beneficiaries to them that do believe in him.
Q. Why must a Sacrament represent the mercies of God before our eyes?
A. Because we are dull to conceive and remember them.
Q. Why doth the Sacrament seal unto us the mercies of God?
A. Because we are full of unbelief, and doubting of them.
Q. Why is the Sacrament the instrument of the Spirit, to convey the mercies of God into our hearts?
A. Because we are like Thomas, we will not believe till we feel them in some measure in our hearts.
Q. How many Sacraments are there?
A. Two, and no more; Baptism by which we have our admission into the true Church of God, and the Lord’s Supper, by which we are nourished and preferred in the Church after our admission.
Q. What is done at baptism?
A. In the assembly of the Church the covenant of grace, between God and the party baptized, is solemnly confirmed and sealed.
Q. In this covenant, what doth God promise to the party baptized?
A. Christ, with all blessings that come by him.
Q. To what condition is the party baptized bound?
A. To receive Christ, and to repent of his sin.
Q. What meaneth the sprinkling or dipping in water?
A. It seals unto us remission of sins and sanctification, by the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Christ.
Q. How cometh it to pass, that many after their baptism, for a long time feel not the effect and fruit of it, and some never?
A. The fault is not in God, who keepeth His covenants; but the fault is in themselves, in that they do not keep the condition of the covenant, to receive Christ by faith, and to repent of all their sins.
Q. When shall a man, then, see the affect of his baptism?
A. At what time soever he doth receive Christ by faith, though it be many years after, he shall then feel the power of God to regenerate him, and to work all things in him, which he offered in baptism.
Q. How if a man never keep the condition, to which he bound himself in baptism?
A. His damnation shall be the greater, because he breaketh his vow made to God.
Q. What is done in the Lord’s Supper?
A. The former covenant solemnly ratified in baptism, is renewed in the Lord’s Supper, between the Lord Himself and the receiver.
Q. What is the receiver?
A. Every one that hath been baptized, and after his baptism hath truly believed in Christ, and repented of his sins from his heart.
Q. What meaneth the bread and the wine, the eating of the bread, and drinking of the wine?
A. These outward actions are a second seal, set by the Lord’s own hand unto His covenant. And they do give every receiver to understand, that as God doth bless the bread and wine, to preserve and strengthen the body of the receiver; so Christ apprehended and received by faith, shall nourish him, and preserve both body and soul unto eternal life.
Q. What shall a true receiver feel in himself, after the receiving of the Sacraments?
A. The increase of his faith in Christ, the increase of sanctification, a greater measure of dying to sin, a greater care to live in newness of life.
Q. What if a man after the receiving of the Sacrament, never find any such thing in himself?
A. He may well suspect himself, whether he did ever repent, or not; and thereupon is to use means to come to sound faith and repentance.
Q. What is another means of increasing faith?
Q. What is prayer?
A. A familiar speech with God, in the name of Christ; in which, we either crave things needful, or give thanks for things received.
Q. What things must a Christian man’s heart desire?
A. Six things especially.
Q. What are they?
A. 1) That he may glorify God, 2) That God may reign in his heart, 3) That he may do God’s will and not the lusts of his flesh, 4) That he may rely himself on God’s providence, for all the means of his temporal life, 5) That he may be justified, and be at peace with God, 6) That by the power of God that he may strengthen against all temptations.
Q. What is faith?
A. A persuasion, that those things which we truly desire, God will grant them for Christ’s sake.
The Sixth Principle Expounded
Q. After that a man hath led a short life in this world, what followeth then?
A. Death, which is the parting asunder of body and soul.
Q. Why do wicked men and unbelievers die?
A. That their bodies may go to the earth, and their souls may be cast into hell fire.
Q. Why do the godly die, seeing Christ by death hath overcome death?
A. They die for this end, that their bodies may rest a while in the earth, and their souls may enter into heaven immediately.
Q. What followeth after death?
A. The day of judgment.
Q. What sign is there to know this day from other days?
A. Heaven and earth shall be consumed with fire immediately, before the coming of the Judge.
Q. Who shall be the Judge?
A. Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Q. What shall be the coming to judgment?
A. He shall come in the clouds in majesty and glory, with an infinite company of angels.
Q. How shall all men be cited to judgment?
A. At the sound of a trumpet, the living shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and the dead shall rise again, every one with his own body, and all shall be gathered together before Christ; and after this, the good shall be severed from the bad; these standing on the left hand of Christ, the other on the right.
Q. How will Christ try and examine every man’s cause?
A. The books of all men’s doings shall be laid open; men’s consciences shall be made either to excuse them, or accuse them; and every man shall be tried by the works which he did in his lifetime, because they are open and manifest signs of faith and unbelief.
Q. What sentence will he give?
A. He will give sentence of salvation to the elect and godly, but he will pronounce sentence of damnation against unbelievers and reprobates.
Q. What state shall the godly be in after the day of judgment?
A. They shall continue for ever in the highest heaven, in the presence of God, having fellowship with Christ Jesus and reigning with Him forever.
Q. What state shall the wicked be in after the day of judgment?
A. In eternal perdition and destruction in hell fire.
Q. What is that?
A. It stands in three things especially. First, a perpetual separation from God’s comfortable presence. Secondly, fellowship with the devil and his angels. Thirdly, a horrible pang and torment of both body and soul, arising of the feeling of the whole wrath of God, poured forth on the wicked, forever, world without end; and if the pain of one tooth, for one day, be so great, endless shall be the pain of the whole man in body and soul for ever.
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 Rom. 1:20; Acts 14:17
 1 Cor. 8:6
 Deut. 4:16; Amos 4:13
 Job 12:13
 Isaiah 6:3; Exodus 20:5-6
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 Jeremiah 10:12; Psalm 33:6
 Matthew 10:30; Prov. 16:33
 Matthew 4:4; Lev. 26:26
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 John 8:44; 1 John 3:8
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 Rom. 4:8; Rom. 5:19.
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 John 6:45; Matt. 3:17
 Isa. 9:7
 Acts 10:40; Eph. 4:8; Acts 1:9
 Isa. 9:7, 10, 21
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 1 Cor. 1:21-22; Rom. 8:16
 Ezek. 11:19; Hos. 6:1-2
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 Rev. 21:6
 Heb. 4:16
 Luke 15:18-19; Matt. 15:22-23; Acts 8:22; 2 Cor. 12:8
 Matt. 7:7; Isa. 65:24; Job 33:26
 Rom. 1:17; Luke 17:5
 Isa. 42:3; Matt. 17:20; Luke 17:5
 Rom. 8:23, 26; Gal. 4:6; Matt. 5:6
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 Rom. 8:33
 Col. 1:22; 1 Peter 2:24
 2 Cor. 5:21
 Rev. 21:7
 Psalm 143:2; Isa. 64:6; Job 9:3
 Rom. 8:1; 2 John 3, 9
 Rom. 6:4; 1 Peter 4:1-2
 Rom. 6:5-6; Phil. 3:10
 1 Thess. 5:23
 Psalm 119:113; Psalm 40:9; Psalm 101:3
 Psalm 119:57, 112
 Rom. 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 1:5
 2 Cor. 7:8-9; Matt. 26:75
 1 Peter 2:19
 2 Cor. 7:11
 Prov. 28:19; Rom. 10:14; Matt. 28:19-20; 2 Tim. 3:16
 Eph. 1:13
 Heb. 4:12; 1 Cor. 14:25
 Rom. 1:17; 2 Cor. 2:16; Heb. 4:2
 James 1:14; Acts 16:14; Heb. 4:2; Isa. 66:2; Luke 2:51; Psalm 119:11
 Rom. 4:1; Gen. 17:12; Gal. 3:1
 1 Cor. 10:1-3
 Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:2, 16; Matt. 28:29
 Gal. 3:27; 1 Pet. 3:21
 Mark 16:16
 1 Peter 1:2
 1 Peter 3:21; Heb. 10:20
 Deut. 13:21-22; Eccl. 5:4
 1 Cor. 11:11-13, 23-25
 1 Cor. 11:28, 31; Matt. 5:23-24; Isa. 66:2-3
 1 Cor. 10:16-17
 1 Cor. 10:16-17, 18, 24
 1 John 5:24ff; Phil. 2:6
 Petition 1
 Petition 2
 Petition 3
 Petition 4
 Petition 5
 Petition 6
 Luke 16:22-23
 Luke 23:43; Acts 7:60; 1 Thess. 4:13; Heb. 2:14; 1 Cor. 15:51
 2 Peter 3:11-12
 1 Thess. 4:16-17
 Matt. 24:31
 Job 19:26
 Matt. 25:32-33
 John 3:18; John 5:24
 Matt. 25:34, 41
 Matt. 25:34; Rev. 21:2; Rev. 3:4-11
 2 Thess. 1:9; Isa. 55:24; Rev. 21:8