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The Bible Summarized in Only a Few Words
« on: October 08, 2010, 09:12:00 AM »
From Cyberbrethren, Rev Paul McCain's blog.

http://cyberbrethren.com/2010/10/07/the-bible-summarized-in-only-a-few-words/comment-page-1/#comment-13211

Take a look at this interesting study of the Nicene Creed. I encourage you to use this and walk through the various articles and phrases of the Creed, look up the corresponding recommended Bible verses, and study them in The Lutheran Study Bible, and you will have a very rich and rewarding experience with God’s Word. Thanks to Michael Mapus for sending me this information.

When I confess the creeds during the Divine Service, I find myself closing my eyes, folding my hands, and praying the creeds. It is a deeply devotional and spiritual moment for me at that point and as I say each phrase a whole host of thoughts and images race through my mind. I see images of each of the events confessed. I think of the historic circumstances why each phrase was chosen and think of the church fathers, particularly Athanasius, who sacrificed so much to protect, defend and confess the faith so that we today would be rightly worshiping and confessing the Holy and Blessed Trinity, all glory to Him, for ever and ever!

This was prepared by Richard Gilbert, from Hacienda Hts. California. He suffers from severe MS and put this together about 10 years ago. WHAT A GEM! It is posted for public use. Please remember Brother Gilbert in your prayers!

The Nicene Creed According to the Scriptures

I Believe
Rom. 10:9, Jas 2:19, John 14:1

In one God,
Deut. 6:4, Is. 44:6

The Father
Is. 63:16, 2 Pet 1:17, Matt. 6:9

Almighty,
Gen. 17:1, Ps. 91:1, Rev. 4:8

Maker
Job 4:17, 35:10, Is. 17:7, 54:5

of heaven
Gen 1:1, 8

and earth
Ps. 104:5, Jer. 51:15

and of all things
Gen 1:31

visible and invisible.
Ps. 89:11-12, Amos 4:13, Rev. 3:5, Col. 1:16

And in one Lord
Eph. 4:5

Jesus Christ,
Acts 10:36, 11:17, Rom. 1:7, 5:1, 1 Cor 1:2, 6:11, 2 Cor. 1:2, 8:9
Gal. 1:3, 6:14, Eph. 1:2, 3:11, Phil. 1:2, 3:20, Col. 1:3, 2:6, 1 Thes. 1:1, 5:9,
2 Thes. 1:1, 2:14, 1 Tim. 6:3, 14, 2 Tim. 1:2, Philemon 1:3, 25, Heb. 13:20,
Jas. 1:1, 2:1, 1 Pet. 1:3, 3:15, 2 Pet. 1:8, 14, Jude 17, 21, Rev. 22:20-21

the only-begotton,
John 1:18

Son of God,
Matt 3:17, John 3:16

Begotten of His Father,
Heb. 1:5

Before all worlds,
John 1:1, Col. 1:17, 1 John 1:1

begotten,
John 1:1, Heb. 1:5

Not Made,
Mic. 5:2, John 1:18, 17:5

Being of one substance with the Father,
John 10:30, 14:9

By whom all things were made;
1 Cor. 8:6, Col 1:16

Who for us men
Matt 20:28, John 10:10

and for our salvation
Matt 1:21, Luke 19:10

came down from heaven
Rom. 10:6, Eph. 4:10

and was incarnate
Col. 2:9

by the Holy Spirit
Matt 1:18

of the Virgin Mary
Luke 1:34-35

and was made man;
John 1:14

and was crucified
Matt. 20:19, John 19:18, Rom. 5:6, 8, 2 Cor. 13:4

also for us
Rom. 5:8, 2 Cor. 5:15

under Pontius Pilate.
Matt. 27:2, 26, 1 Tim 6:13

He suffered
1 Pet. 2:21, Heb. 2:10

and was buried.
Mark 15:46, 1 Cor. 15:4

And the third day
Matt. 27:63, 28:1, 1 Cor. 15:4

He rose again
Mark 16:6, 2 Tim. 2:8

according to the Scriptures
Ps. 16:10, Luke 24:25-27, 1 Cor. 15:4

and ascended
Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9

Into heaven
Mark 16:19, Acts 1:11

and sits at the right hand of the Father.
Ps. 110:1, Matt. 26:64, Acts 7:56, Heb. 1:3

And He will come again
Jn. 14:3, 1 Thes. 4:16

with glory
Matt. 16:27, 24:30, 25:31, 26:64, Mark. 8:38, Col. 3:4

to judge
Matt. 25:31-46, Acts 17:31

both the living and the dead,
Acts 10:42, 1 Pet. 4:5

whose kingdom
John 18:36, 2 Tim. 4:1, 18

will have no end.
Luke 1:33, Rev. 11:15, Ps. 145:13

And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
Matt. 28:19, Acts 13:2

The Lord
2 Cor. 3:17

And giver of life,
John 6:63, Rom. 7:6, 8:2, 2 Cor. 3:6

who proceeds from the father
John 14:16-17

and the Son,
John 15:26, Rom. 8:9, Gal. 4:6

Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped
Luke 4:8, John 4:24

and glorified
John 4:24, 1 Tim. 1:17

Who spoke by the prophets.
1 Pet. 1:10-11, 2 Pet 1:21

And I believe in one
1 Cor. 10:16-17, 12:12-13

Holy
Eph. 3:16-17, 5:27, 1 Pet. 2:9

Catholic
1 Cor. 1:2

and Apostolic
Eph. 2:20, Rev. 21:14

Church,
Acts 20:28, Eph. 1:22-23, Col. 1:24, Heb. 12:23, 1 Pet. 2:9

I acknowledge one Baptism
John 3:5, Rom. 6:3, Eph. 4:5

For the remission of sins,
Acts 2:38, 1 Pet. 3:21, Tit. 3:5

And I look for the resurrection of the dead
1 Thes. 4:16, 1 Cor. 15:12-13, 16, 52

And the life of the world to come.
1 Cor 15:54-57, Rev. 22:5

Amen.
Ps. 41:13, 2 Cor. 1:20

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Re: The Bible Summarized in Only a Few Words
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 09:20:21 AM »
Nice, thank you, I for one don't think I've seen this one before.  I'll use it for a study session, I'm thinking it looks like more than one study session too. 

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Re: The Bible Summarized in Only a Few Words
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 09:22:32 AM »
Click the link and go to the blog and you can run your mouse over the Scriptural citations and it brings up the verse. 

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 11:58:23 AM »

The Nicene Creed According to the Scriptures

I Believe
Rom. 10:9, Jas 2:19, John 14:1

[etc]


I've carried around an "annotated Nicene Creed" whose origin I don't remember.  It shares some of the above Scripture references but many of the two don't overlap.  Here it is for anybody who wants to devote the labor to combining the two to produce a Nicene Creed with even more Scripture references.  I just might do it myself.

We believe (Rom 10:8-10; 1 Jn 4:15)
in one God, (Dt 6:4; Heb 11:6; 1 Co 8:4-6; Rom 3:29-31; Eph 4:6.)
the Father, (Mt 6:9; 1 Cor 8:6)
the Almighty, (Ex 6:3; Rev. 1:8 )
maker of heaven and earth, (Ex. 20:11; Gen 1; Gen. 2)
of all that is, seen and unseen. (Jer 32:17; Col 1:15-16)

We believe in one Lord, (Acts 10:36)
Jesus (Matt. 1:21)
Christ (Jn 4:25-26; Acts 11:17)
the only Son of God, (Mt 14:33; 16:16; John 1:14)
eternally begotten of the Father, (Jn 1:2; 1:18; 3:16; 1 Jn 4:9)
God from God, Light from Light, (Ps 27:1; Mat 17:2,5;  Jn 1:4; 8:12; Jn 12:35-37;1 Jn 1:5-7)
true God from true God, (Jn 5:18f; 17:1-5)
begotten, not made, (Jn 8:58)
of one Being with the Father. (Jn10:30)
Through him all things were made. (Jn 1:3; Heb 1:1-2)
For us and for our salvation, (Mt 1:21; 1Ti 2:4-5)
he came down from heaven: (Jn 3:31; 6:33,35)
by the power of the Holy Spirit (Lk 1:35)
he was born of the Virgin Mary, (Luke 2:6f)
and became man. (Jn 1:14; Phil 2:5-8)
For our sake he was crucified (Mk 15:25; 1 Cor 15:3)
under Pontius Pilate; (Mt 27:22-26; Jn 1:14)
he suffered died and was buried. (Mt 27:50-60; Mk 8:31; Lk 23:53; 1 Cor 15:4; Phil 2:5-8)
On the third day he rose again (Mt 28:6)
in accordance with the Scriptures; (Lk 24:1; 1 Cor 15:4)
he ascended into heaven (Lk 24:51; Ac 1:9-10)
and is seated at the right hand of the Father. (Mk 16:19; Ac 7:55)
He will come again in glory (Mt 24:27; 25:31)
to judge the living and the dead, (Ac 10:42; 1 Ti 4:1; 2 Ti 4:1)
and his kingdom will have no end. (Lk 1:33; 2Pet 1:11)

We believe in the Holy Spirit, (Jn 14:26)
the Lord, (Ac 5:3-4; 28:25; 2 Cor 3:17-18 cf Is. 6:8 )
the giver of life, (Gen 1:2; Rom 8:2; 2 Cor 3:6)
who proceeds from the Father (Jn 15:26)
and the Son. (Rom 8:9)
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. (Mt 3:16-17; Rev. 4:8 )
He has spoken through the Prophets. (1 Sam 19:20; Ezek 11:5,13; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in one (Mt 16:18; Jn 10:16)
holy (Eph 5:26-27; 1 Pet 2:5,9)
catholic (Mk 16:15; Rom 10:18)
and apostolic Church. (Ac 2:42; Eph 2:19-22)
We acknowledge one baptism (Eph. 4:5)
for the forgiveness of sins. (Acts 2:38)
We look for the resurrection of the dead, (Jn 11:24; Rom 6:5; 1 Cor 15:12-49)
and the life of the world to come. (Mt 25:34; Mk 10: 29-30; Rev 21:1-7)

Amen. (Ps 106:48)

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Re: The Bible Summarized in Only a Few Words
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 12:02:27 PM »
Even shorter:

The Bible in Fifty Words

God made
Adam bit
Noah arked
Abraham split
Joseph ruled
Jacob fooled
bush talked
Moses balked
Pharaoh plagued
people walked
Sea divided
tablets guided
promise landed
Saul freaked
David peeked
prophets warned
Jesus born
God walked
love talked
anger crucified
hope died
Love rose
Spirit flamed
Word spread
God remained
"The church … had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]

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Re: The Bible Summarized in Only a Few Words
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 12:10:19 PM »
"I've carried around an "annotated Nicene Creed" whose origen I don't remember. "

I always thought that Origen was ante-Nicene :)

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 12:14:09 PM »
I always thought that Origen was ante-Nicene :)

Being quite pre-Nicene, Nicea isn't the best way to judge his thought.  ;)

Dawson wrote a good book on Origen recently entitled Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity -- in my mind, and instant classic.

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 12:33:51 PM »
"I've carried around an "annotated Nicene Creed" whose origen I don't remember. "

I always thought that Origen was ante-Nicene :)

A nice thing about the "modify" button is that errors can be made deniable.    8)

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“What peace can there be, so long as the many whoredoms and sorceries of your mother Jezebel continue?”  2 Kings 9:22

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 12:38:34 PM »
"I've carried around an "annotated Nicene Creed" whose origen I don't remember. "

I always thought that Origen was ante-Nicene :)

Apropos of nothing perhaps:

At one of those overly-secure bank web sites where you get to pick a picture for your password screen to make you warm and comfy you're on the authentic site, I picked a nice picture of a pelican, because I was tired of always picking the picture of the dog.  But in the place where you type the description of the image, I entered "pelikan."  It was months later that I realized what I'd done.

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“What peace can there be, so long as the many whoredoms and sorceries of your mother Jezebel continue?”  2 Kings 9:22

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2010, 01:01:24 PM »
Bible Summary:

God says to us:

I'm God.
You're not.
Get used to it.

Peter (K.I.S.S.) Garrison
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 02:11:40 PM »
I must admit I'm not too enchanted by this "Scripture proofs of Nicene Creed" kitsch.

Much more interesting, I thought, if you missed it, was Sarah Hinlicky's challenge over at lutheranforum.org to compile a list of 66 verses, choosing what you think is the "key verse" in each of the 66 Biblical books. Now THAT'S an interesting exercise!
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2010, 04:26:49 PM »
I must admit I'm not too enchanted by this "Scripture proofs of Nicene Creed" kitsch.


Well la dee da!

Perhaps if you'd spent 9 months with a college roommate's Jehovah's Witnesses tutor visiting every Wednesday night with a passle of crap about how the Nicene Creed was just made up by the (shudder!) pope, and how we must go direct to scripture to learn how we're not allowed to vote or have blood transfusions, and never mind that popish creed, you be more enchanted.  Or not.

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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2010, 05:08:46 PM »
Perhaps.

My point really is that "prooftexting" is not a particularly helpful way to combat anything, and "prooftexting" is precisely what this is, even if in a good cause.
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2010, 07:51:05 PM »
Holy Spirit proceeds .... from the Son?

Don't find that in the Bible.  Lutherans are sola tradition on this one.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2010, 07:55:34 PM »
Perhaps if you'd spent 9 months with a college roommate's Jehovah's Witnesses tutor visiting every Wednesday night with a passle of crap about how the Nicene Creed was just made up by the (shudder!) pope, and how we must go direct to scripture to learn how we're not allowed to vote or have blood transfusions, and never mind that popish creed, you be more enchanted.  Or not.

And if we use scriptures just like they do, why should our witness be believed any more than theirs? Jehovah Witnesses are a good example of a "Scripture alone" group -- basing everything on proof-texts from the Bible; without the correctives that grace alone and faith alone bring with them.
"The church … had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]