Presentation on theme: "1. 2 Introduction “If – Then” statements are common in the Bible! It is a statement that proves if something happens then some consequence will follow,"— Presentation transcript:
2 Introduction “If – Then” statements are common in the Bible! It is a statement that proves if something happens then some consequence will follow, a truth is established, or an action required Examples: If Jim lives in California, then he lives West of the capitol of the US. If Jim passes the exam, then he will graduate! Such statements teach many truths in the scriptures and used by Jesus and the Apostles. We will study some “if-then” statements in the Bible in this lesson!
3 Genesis 13:1-9 Vs. 9 – “Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left” (NKJV). Abram gave Lot the first choice of the land! Shows the humility and kindness of Abram! He knew that land would not support both! You go your way, I will go the opposite way!
4 Ecclesiastes 10:10 “If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success” (NKJV). One is wise who… Sharpens a dull ax! Who makes preparation! Who works smarter, not harder!
5 Exodus 19:1-5 Vs. 5 – “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine” (NKJV). Israel would be blessed on the condition they obeyed the Lord’s commandments! They would be a special people to Him! The Lord is over all! He created the earth and all things!
6 Exodus 21:28-29 “If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, then the ox shall surely be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be acquitted” (NKJV). God required responsibility on the part of the owner! Control dangerous animals!
7 Leviticus 5:15 “If a person commits a trespass, and sins unintentionally in regard to the holy things of the LORD, then he shall bring to the LORD as his trespass offering a ram without blemish from the flocks, with your valuation in shekels of silver according to the shekel of the sanctuary, as a trespass offering” (NKJV). God’s law for pardon of a unintentional trespass!
8 God’s Law for Women & Childbirth! Leviticus 12:1-8: If she gives birth to a male child, then… She is unclean 7 days! To circumcise the male child on the 8 th day! Days of purification for 30 days! Not to touch a holy thing or come to the sanctuary! If she gives birth to a female child, then… She is unclean 14 days! Days of purification 66 days! After purification bring a offering to the priest!
9 God’s Law Concerning Leprosy Leviticus 13:1-8 “If-Then” conditions given throughout: Purpose was to control and quarantine this disease! Bright spot white – isolate 7 days – vs. 4 If it has not spread – isolate 7 more days – vs. 5 If the scab spreads – pronounce as leprosy – vs. 8
10 This Type of Logic Used by Jesus When He was accused of being Satan! Jews rejected Jesus, the Son of God! Matthew 12:22-28 vs. 26 – “If-Then” statement argument used by Jesus! If one casts out his own of his house (cause), he will fail! If the Jews cast out (reject) Jesus the Christ, they would fail! vs “If-Then” statement argument used again by Jesus! Proved the Kingdom of God would come! He had power over devils! He had power over the Jews - children of the devil! John 8:31-44 He had power over the resurrection! He had all power! Matt. 28:18
11 John 8:31 “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.” We must keep (obey & teach) His word to be a disciple of Him. Converse to this – If we do not keep His word, then we are not His disciples! John 14:15, 21, 23; 15:10, 14; 8:42 1 John 2:4-5; 3:24; 5:3
12 This Type of Logic Used by Paul Concerning being heirs of Christ: Romans 8:17 – “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Children of God by faith by being baptized into Christ! Gal. 3:26-27 Therefore, spiritual heirs, if we endure suffering!
13 This Type of Logic Used by Paul Concerning the resurrection: 1 Cor. 15:1-28 Consequences if no resurrection… Then… Christ not risen – vs. 13 Apostles preaching vain & their faith is vain – vs.14 Apostles are false witnesses (teachers) – vs. 15 Your are still in your sins – vs. 17 The dead in Christ perished – vs. 18 Of all men the most miserable – vs. 19
14 Conclusion “If – Then” statements are common in the Bible! It is a statement that proves if something happens then some consequence will follow, a truth is established, or an action required. John 15:10… “If ye keep my commandments,… then ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love”