7 Philippians 1:27Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,
8 Philippians 1:28and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
9 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.
10 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe.
11 1 Thessalonians 1:8For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything.
12 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
13 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Enlightened understanding
14 Matthew 13:14"And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive;
15 Matthew 13:15"'For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.'"
16 Acts 26:15-16"So I said, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said, 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.
17 Acts 26:17-18'I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'"
18 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Enlightened understandingRepentance - the determination to conduct oneself properly
19 Matthew 3:7-8But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,
20 Matthew 3:9-10"and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees."Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
21 Luke 3:10-11 So the people asked him, saying, "What shall we do then?" He answered and said to them, "He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise."
22 Luke 3:12-13Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"And he said to them, "Collect no more than what is appointed for you."
23 Luke 3:14Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, "And what shall we do?" So he said to them, "Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages."
24 2 Corinthians 7:9-10Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
25 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Enlightened understandingRepentance - the determination to conduct oneself properlyResult: a changed relationship
26 Romans 6:16Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
27 Romans 6:17-18But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
28 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.A holy, upright life is required.
29 Hebrews 12:14-16Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
30 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.A holy, upright life is required.Requirements are negative and positive.
31 Titus 2:11-12For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
32 Titus 2:13-14looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
33 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Temptation must be resisted.
34 James 1:13-15Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
35 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Temptation must be resisted.Works of the flesh must be avoided.
36 l Corinthians 6:9-10Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
37 Galatians 5:19-20Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
38 Galatians 5:21envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
39 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Temptation must be resisted.Works of the flesh must be avoided.God's word is the standard of conduct.
40 2 Timothy 3:14-15But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
41 2 Timothy 3:16-17All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
42 2 Timothy 4:1-2I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
43 2 Timothy 4:3-4For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
44 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Temptation must be resisted.Some think that conduct doesn’t matter.They have only a form of godliness.
45 2 Timothy 3:1-2But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
46 2 Timothy 3:3-5unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
47 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Temptation must be resisted.Some think that conduct is unimportant.They have only a form of godliness.They deny God in their conduct.
48 Titus 1:16They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
49 1 John 2:3-4Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
50 BEHAVIORAL DANGERS [IMPROPER CONDUCT] Conversion necessarily involves a change of conduct.Temptation must be resisted.Some think that conduct is unimportant.Thus, improper conduct is proof that we do not know God.