BSF Bible References for the Book of John (Lesson 2)

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John 1:19-28; 1:29-36; 7:38-39; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Leviticus 5:5-7; Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 1:18-20; 2:24; John 1:35-42; 1:43-51; Luke 6:45; John 14:6; Genesis 28:10-22; John 1:19-51

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BSF Bible References for the Book of John (Lesson 1)

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John 1:1-5; Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2-3; John 3:19-21; 8:12; 12:46; 1 John 1:5-6; John 1:9-13; Deuteronomy 7:6; Luke 19:14; John 19:15; Romans 3:1-2; 9:4-5; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-8; 6:63; Romans 1:16; 10:17; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:23; John 1:6-8, 1:14-15; 1:14-18

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The Problem with the “Salvation Prayer”

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Problem with the salvation prayer

As someone who onlyreally became a Christian in my early-mid 20s (after many failed attempts, which I’ll get to later), I can tell you that witnessing the (at best) unchanged lives of believers, and (at worst) the outright hypocrisy of believers was a major deterrent in my own journey towards truth. To this day, when talking with non-believers, I sometimes hesitate to refer to myself as a Christian because—from the perspective of a non-believer—I’m all too familiar with the image that conjures: a person who lives just like the rest of the world, but claims eternal salvation on the back of someone whose life, death and resurrection was marked by utter purity from the sin of the world.

And I know I’m not the only one with this perspective. In his book “The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience” (subtitle: “Why are Christians living like the rest of the world?”)…

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