The Salvation Equation

A (Your Part)  +  B (God’s Part)  =  C (Eternal Life)


11. Other Bible Phrases Equal to “Keep 10LC”



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Other Bible Phrases

There are many other ways the Bible has to express term “A” in the Salvation Equation.  In other words, there are many well known Biblical phrases that simply mean to “keep God’s 10 Love Commandments”.  This is really going to enlighten you.  We’ve compiled a list of over 30 phrases in the Bible that are directly equal in meaning to “keep the 10LC”.  In other words, these phrases are correct answers to the question of “What must I DO to obtain eternal life?”  Let’s look at our Salvation Equation (SE) again, and I’ll explain what I mean.

As we know, Term A in the equation is OUR DUTY in obtaining eternal life.  And in part 3 of this series we learned that that is to repent of sin, which is to turn from doing evil to doing good, which is best said as simply “Keep the 10LC”.  So since these new phrases are equal in meaning to “keep the 10LC”, then obviously they are correct answers to the question of what WE must DO to obtain eternal life.  The only downfall is … if you use these phrases in answer to that question, usually the person you’re talking to will not understand the phrase means to “keep the 10LC”.  So they’ll just be confused.

So please understand, the VERY BEST answer, at ALL times, to the question “What Must I Do to Obtain Eternal Life” is Jesus’ answer, “If you want to obtain eternal life, Keep the 10LC”.  This is clear cut and simple to understand.  Although, I will say … most people today don’t FULLY understand the 10 Commandments, either.  They don’t realize the 10 Commandments are the COMPLETE instructions for love!  So for example, they don’t know forgiveness, giving, and contentment are a part of the 10LC.  Why is this?  It’s because they don’t understand each commandment has a don’t and a do side, covering all love when obeyed, and all sin when disobeyed.

So, in reality, people STILL DO need taught many things about the 10LC.  Shame on the church today for not understanding and teaching these simplest of things!  Shame on them for not knowing ALL of Jesus’ teachings are based on keeping the 10LC!  So, sadly, we still have A LOT of work to do to get people up to speed with God’s Word.  There’s a famine in the land today for the truth of God’s Word.  And I encourage you to visit “The Commandments” pages on our 10LC website, and learn everything about God’s 10LC.  It will set you free!

Ok, so with that said, let’s take a look at these other Bible phrases that are equal in meaning to “keep the 10LC”.  This is really going to help you understand the Bible, for as you encounter these phrases while reading, you’ll now know their REAL meaning, and everything is going to start making sense to you.  Lord willing, we’ll be making a video for each phrase in the future, explaining more about each one.  You can watch those video by clicking the little red arrow after the phrase, if it exists.  So come back from time to time, and hopefully we’ll have more of these videos done.  Alright, so here’s the Bible phrases equal in meaning to Keep the 10LC:

Bring Forth Fruits of Repentance:

“Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?  He answered and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none: and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.  Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?  And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.  And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do?  And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages” (Luke 3:8-14)

Believe in Jesus:  ((red_arrow-001))

“For he (Jesus) whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: For God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.  The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that obeys not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:34-36)

Know God:

“And hereby we do know that we know Him (God), if we keep His commandments.  He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (I John 2:3-4)

Know the Truth:

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32)

Work Righteousness:

“But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him” (Acts 10:35)

Doer of the Word:

“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:21-27)

Run the Race:

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1)

Build House on Rock:

“Therefore whoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7:24-27)

Fear God:

“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children’s children; to such as keep His covenant, and to those that remember His commandments to do them” (Psalms 103:17-18)

Fight the Good Fight of Faith:

“But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” (I Timothy 6:11-12)

Obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.  Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of God and the Lord Jesus Christ” (II Thessalonians 1:7-12)

Put on the Whole Armor of God:

“Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and with supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Work Out Your Own Salvation:

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12)

Do Truth:

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For ever one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:19-21)

Bear Good Fruit:

“For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  For every tree is known by his own fruit.  For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth doth speaketh.  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:43-46)

Abide in Christ:

“I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:1-11)

Do Good:

“Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.  He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God” (III John 1:11)

Endure Till the End:

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Mark 13:13)

Be Perfect:

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48)

Doer of the Law:

“For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified” (Romans 2:12-13)

Be Wise:

“A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; but the fool rageth, and is confident” (Proverbs 14:16)

Be Blessed:

“Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:14)

Walk in the Holy Spirit:

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another” (Galatians 5:16-26)

Do the Will of God:

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (I John 2:15-17)

Let Your Light Shine:

“Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16)

Resist the Devil:

“Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw night to God, and he will draw night to you.  Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up” (James 4:7-10)

Love Jesus:

“If ye love me, keep my commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:15-18)

Defile Not the Temple:

“And he (Jesus) said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.  For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man” (Mark 7:20-23)

Depart from Evil:

“Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.  What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?  Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.  Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.  The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.  The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.  The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.  He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.  Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.  The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate” (Psalms 34:11-22)

Be Sober and Vigilant:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8)

The Patience of the Saints:

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12)

Hope for Salvation:

“Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.” (Psalms 119:166)

Be Born of God:

“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not” (I John 5:18)

The Law and the Prophets:

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12)

The Whole Duty of Man:

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)

Well, there they are!  Powerful words!  By the way, I encourage you to get one of our 10LC Posters, for these phrases (along with Scripture reference) are printed all the way around the border of the beautiful poster.  This poster is a doctorate on salvation.  It will help you study God’s Word and understand all about His 10LC.  So get it, and hang it on your wall.  We’re positive it will be a blessing to you.

 

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