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What if Jesus meant every word He said? 

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:49 am
or ‘Truly, truly,’ in the gospels?"

At various times in the gospels, Jesus introduces a statement using phrases such as “Verily, I say” or “Truly, I say this to you.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus frequently uses the phrase “Truly, truly” (ESV) or “Verily, verily” (KJV) or “Very truly” (NIV). These expressions all use the Greek word amēn, taken directly from the Hebrew word āˈmēn. This word has different implications depending on how and where it is used. Jesus’ application of the term is noticeably different from prior uses.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:11 am
I. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF THE TRINITY:

1. John 3:11:

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness."

2. John 5:19:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise."

II. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF THE DEITY OF CHRIST:

3. John 8:58:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."

4. John 1:51:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."

III. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THOSE HE EMPOWERS:

5. John 13:16:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him."

6. John 13:20:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me."

7. John 14:12:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."

IV. THE VERILY, VERILY OF WRONG MOTIVES:

8. John 6:26:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled." (Christ's miracles spoke of His Deity, but many people think only of their stomachs)

V. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF THE NEW BIRTH:

9. John 3:3:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

10. John 3:5:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

VI. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF SALVATION:

11. John 8:34 (Sin is the Problem):

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin."

12. John 5:25 (Repentance and Faith are the Solution):

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live."

13. John 12:24 (Repentance and Faith are the Solution):

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."

14. John 10:1 (Christ is the Only Way):

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber."

15. John 10:7 (Christ is the Only Way):

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep."

16. John 6:32 (Receive Christ):

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven."

17. John 6:53 (Receive Christ):

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you."

VII. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF EVERLASTING LIFE

18. John 5:24:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."

19. John 6:47:

"Verily,verily, I say untoyou, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."

20. John 8:51:

"Verily,verily, I say untoyou, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death."


VIII. THE VERILY, VERILY OF PETER'S FAILURE:

21. John 13:38:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The c**k shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice."


IX. THE VERILY, VERILIES OF THE CHRISTIAN'S TROUBLES IN THIS WORLD AND PETER'S DEATH :

22. John 16:20:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy."

23. John 21:18-19:

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”"

X. THE VERILY, VERILY OF CHRISTIAN PRAYER:

24. John 16:23:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you."


XI. THE VERILY, VERILY OF JUDAS' BETRAYAL:

25. John 13:21:

"...Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me."  

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