BCF References Chapter 1

BCF Chapter 1


Section 1


Pss 19:1-3

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, And night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language; Their voice is not heard.

Prov 22:19-21

That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made them known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?

Isa 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Luke 16:29

But Abraham saith, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

Luke 16:31

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.

Rom 1:19

because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them.

Rom 1:20-21

For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse: because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.

Rom 2:14-15

(for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law unto themselves; in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one with another accusing or else excusing them);

Rom 15:4

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

Eph 2:20

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone;

2Tim 3:15-17

And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

Heb 1:1

God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners,

2Pet 1:19-20

And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.


Section 2


2 Tim 3:16

Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.


Section 3


Luke 24:27

And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:44

And he said unto them, These are my words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me.

Rom 3:2

Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God.


Section 4


1Thess 2:13

And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.

2Tim 3:16

Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.

2Pet 1:19-21

And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation. For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

1John 5:9

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.


Section 5


John 16:13-14

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak: and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you.

1Cor 2:10-12

But unto us God revealed them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all hings, yea, the deep things of God. For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God. But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.

1John 2:20

And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all the things.

1John 2:27

And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as his anointing teacheth you; concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, ye abide in him.


Section 6


John 6:45

It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.

1Cor 2:9-12

but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And which entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him. But unto us God revealed them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God. But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.

1Cor 11:13-14

Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled? Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

1Cor 14:26

What is it then, brethren? When ye come together, each one hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

1Cor 14:40

But let all things be done decently and in order.

Gal 1:8-9

But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema. As we have said before, so say I now again, if any man preacheth unto you any gospel other than that which ye received, let him be anathema.

2Tim 3:15-17

And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.


Section 7


Pss 19:7

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.

Pss 119:130

The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.

2Pet 3:16

as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.


Section 8


Isa 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

John 5:39

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

Acts 15:15

And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

Rom 3:2

Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God.

Rom 15:4

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

1Cor 14:6

But now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

1Cor 14:9

So also ye, unless ye utter by the tongue speech easy to understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking into the air.

1Cor 14:11-12

If then I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian unto me. So also ye, since ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.

1Cor 14:24

But if all prophesy, and there come in one unbelieving or unlearned, he is reproved by all, he is judged by all;

1Cor 14:28

but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.


Section 9


Acts 15:15-16

And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After these things I will return, And I will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen; And I will build again the ruins thereof, And I will set it up:

2Pet 1:20-21

knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation. For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.


Section 10


Mat 22:29-32

But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Acts 28:23

And when they had appointed him a day, they came to him into his lodging in great number; to whom he expounded the matter, testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.

Eph 2:20

being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone;

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