TABLE OF CONTENTS for "Believe and Be Baptized"

CHAPTER 1        The Ministry of the Apostle Paul 17

1-1:  Other Scriptures to Support Colossians 1:25. 18
1-2:  Where Paul Got His Doctrine. 20
1-3:  Peter recognized and told the Christian world that Paul was writing
Scriptures. 21
1-4:  Peter Verifies that Paul wrote Scripture. 22
1-5:  Paul like Peter championed the doctrine of inspiration of Scriptures. 24
1-6:  Sufferings and the Ministry of Paul. 27
1-7:  Apostle with Children, I Timothy and II Corinthians. 30
1-8:  An Outline of I Timothy. 31
1-9.  “Believe” in the letters of the Apostle Paul. 31

CHAPTER 2        Paul and Erosions of Doctrine 33

2-1:  Doctrine, often a Tight Shoe that Crimps our Style. 34
2-2:  Marriage, Divorce, and Qualifications of Leaders. 35
2-3:  What Can Happen if We Erode our Tolerance of Sound Doctrine. 36
2-4:  “The Office Should Seek the Man, not the Man the Office.” 42
2-5:  Creations, Christians, and Christian Leaders. 44
2-6.  “Believe” in the Letters of Paul Continued. 49

CHAPTER 3        Top 12 Topics of the Bible. 51

3-1:   THE LIVING GOD OF THE LIVING 53
3-2:   Righteousness of God and Man. 56
3-3: The Composite Witness of the Bible. 58
3-4:  God, Man, and the “Son of Man”. 61
3-5:  THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS. 66
3-6:  Wisdom from God. 68
3-7:  THE GOSPEL. 70
3-9:  What Happened to the Jews as The Chosen People of God? 72
3-10:  The Salvation of God. 73
3-11:  The New King of the New Israel 75
3-12:  The Living God Wants Others to Live. 76
3-13:  “Believe” from the Letters of Paul Continued. 77

CHAPTER 4        Baptism 79

4-1:  Baptism in the Old Testament. 80
4-2:  The 4 figures of baptism of I Peter 3:18-22. 82
4-3:  National Baptism in Jeremiah. 85
4-4:  More on "Baptism of Self" as Predicted in Ezekiel. 88

CHAPTER 5        Gospel in Isaiah 89

5-1:  The 17 quotes from Isaiah in Matthew. 90
5-2:  A Remnant of Israel Saved, Romans 9-11. 92
5-3:  From “The Bible in Context”, Two Sections from chapter 3. 94
5-4:  The New King of Israel, Isaiah 54-66. 96
5-5:  16 more Quotes from Isaiah in Matthew. 98
5-6:  Matthew from the “Prophets and Apostles” Appendix. 99
5-7:  Gospel of the King and the Kingdom. 101
5-8:  And Baptism. 102
5-9:  The “Baptized into Christ Jesus” of Romans 6. 103
5-10:  The Doctrine of Baptisms and One Baptism of Hebrews 6. 105

CHAPTER 6        “Kingdom” in the New Testament 109

6-1:  Where we Have Found Similarities in Hebrews and Romans. 109
6-2:  Methods of the Making of History by God. 110
6-3:  Last Word on the “Kingdom” from John in the book of Revelation. 113
6-4:  “Kingdom” in Luke with guidance from Paul. 115
6-5:  Checking the OT quotes in Luke for the concept of the Kingdom. 119
6-6:  The “Kingdom” in Acts and from Paul to Dr. Luke. 121
6-7:  Our Bible Outline on the Gospel of the King and the Kingdom. 123
6-8:  “Believe” in the Letters of Paul Continued. 123

CHAPTER 7  Gospel of the King and Kingdom:  Romans and Hebrews
125

7-1:  Our Bible Outline on the Gospel of the King and the Kingdom. 125
7-2:  Divine Glory, Human Pride, and Self-destruction. 125
7-3: Appendix OT Book Outline of the Bible on Romans 1-3 and Hebrews 1-
6. 129
7-4:  17 Old Testament Quotes in Romans 1-3 and Hebrews 1-6. 131
7-5: “Man Dominions” of Hebrews and “all things work together” of
Romans. 133
7-6:  Now, how similar is that to Romans 8? 133
7-7: Some Definitions in Romans 4-8 and Hebrews 7-12:2. 135
7-8: The Word “Baptism” in the New Testament. 137

CHAPTER 8        Skill in Understanding:  I Corinthians 141

8-1.  Our Bible Outline of chapter 2 and 3 on I Corinthians. 143
8-2:  Those Given the Grace of Understanding. 146
8-4:  The Nature of Spiritual Wisdom, I Corinthians 1:18-2:16. 150
8-5:  Extra-Biblical Revelations and the Anointing. 157
8-6:  The Wise, the Miracle-seekers, and the Wind-Bags. 163
8-7:  Wisdom on Apostles. 165
8-8:  Wisdom On Divisions and Contentious in the Church. 165
8-9:  Wisdom On Miscellaneous Church Matters {1,2,3}..., I Corinthians 1:
16-17 165
8-10:  Wisdom and Conscience. 165
8-11:  Wisdom About the Falling Away. 165
8-12:  Wisdom on Spiritual Gifts. 165
8-13:  Wisdom on the Gospel, I Corinthians 15:1-58. 165
8-14:  “Believe” in the Letters of Paul Continued. 166

CHAPTER 9        The Wisdom of God, I Corinthians Continued 167

9-7:  Wisdom on Apostles. 167
9-8:  Wisdom On Divisions and Contentious in the Church. 170
9-9:  Wisdom On Miscellaneous Church Matters {1,2,3}... 173
9-10:  Wisdom and Conscience. 175
9-11:  Wisdom About the Falling Away. 175
9-12:  Wisdom on Spiritual Gifts. 178
9-13:  Wisdom on the Gospel, I Corinthians 15:1-58. 189
9-14:  “Believe” in the Letters of Paul Continued. 193

CHAPTER 10        The American Style 195

CHAPTER 11        The Ministry, II Corinthians 209

11-1:  The “WE”s of II Corinthians. 209
11-2:  What We Do Get of II Corinthians from Our Topical Bible Outline.
211
11-3:   A Possible Outline of II Corinthians. 211
11-4:  II Corinthians 6, the Ministry of a Distinct and Empowered People of
God. 213
11-5:  The Ministry of a Cleansed and Perfected People of God, chapter 7-
9. 217
11-6:  The Fellowship of the Ministering to the Saints, II Corinthians 8,9. 218
11-7:  Paul’s Authority for Edification came from Christ, 10-13. 219

CHAPTER 12        Titus, “Our Proven and Diligent Brother”. 221

12-1:  Exhort and Convict Those Who Contradict. 223

CHAPTER 13        Timothy, Sound Doctrine 225

13-1:  I Timothy, Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils. 227
13-2:  II Timothy, “Perilous Times” and “The Time Will Come”. 233

CHAPTER 14        Galatians, Gospel of the One Baptism 235

14-1:  Galatians in the other books of the New Testament. 236
14-2:  I and II Peter as Commentaries on Galatians. 237
14-3:  Defence of Apostleship and the Source of Scriptures. 241
14-4:  The One Baptism of “Believe and Be Baptized” of Galatians 2:20.
245
14-5:  Freedom of Choice in Galatians. 248
14-6:  Applications and Implications of the One Baptism of Galatians 6. 249

CHAPTER 15        Acts of Paul and the Holy Spirit 251

15-1:  Acts 8:1-3, Saul Persecutes the Church. 252
15-2:  Saul Converted and Baptized, Acts 9:1-19. 252
15-3:  Saul Preaching, Escaping, and on to Jerusalem and Tarsus. 254
15-4:  From Damascus to Arabia to Damascus and then Jerusalem. 255
15-5:  Acts 13, The First Missionary Journey of Saul. 256
15-6:  The Jerusalem Council, Acts 15:1-29. 257
15-7:  The Syria and Cilicia of Acts 15:30-41  and of Galatians 1:21. 257
15-8:  The Second Missionary Journey, Acts 15:36-20:38. 258

CHAPTER 16        Philippians, the Gospel of Good Church Behavior
261

16-1:  II Timothy versus Philippians on Church Behavior. 262
16-2:  Good Church Behavior and Good Church Attitudes in Philippians. 265

CHAPTER 17        Thessalonians, Second Coming and Prerequisites
269

17-1:  Thessalonica. 269
18-2:  Previous Ministry of Paul at Thessalonica. 270
17-3:  Day of the LORD and Lord. 271
17-4:  I Thessalonians on The Day of the Lord. 273
17-5:  Prerequisites of the Second Coming, II Thessalonians. 274

CHAPTER 18        Colossians and Ephesians 279

18-1:  Some Background on the Asia of New Testament Times. 280
18-2:  OT quotes in Colossians and Ephesians. 283
18-3:  The One Baptism Presentation of Colossians 2 and 3. 289
18-4:  How To Walk? 292
18-5:  One Hope of the Christian Calling, the Message of Ephesians 4:1-
16. 293
18-6:  A “Learn Christ” equivalent in Colossians of Ephesians 4:17-24? 295
18-7:  Philemon, Colossians, and Philippians and I,II, and III John
harmonized. 297