Daily Bible Reading for Sunday, February 18th:



The Good Confession

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Paul mentions the “good confession” twice in two verses (1 Timothy 6:12-13.) We usually refer to moment one confesses that he believes Christ is the Son of God when he is preparing for baptism as the “good confession.”

Why call it the good confession?

  • Christ made it under oath to Pilate, (Mark 14:62) then he died for making it.
  • God made it at Christ’s baptism (Matthew 3:17)
  • God made it at the transfiguration (Matthew 17:5)
  • God made it before the Greeks (John 12:28)
  • Everyone will eventually make it (Philippians 2:11)
  • It is vital to the plan of salvation (Romans 10:10)
  • Christ will confess those that make it to God (Matthew 10:32)
  • Even angels (Luke 2:11) and demons (Mark 5:7) have made it

The good confession is the sum total of the Christian doctrine. Everything in the Bible depends on Christ being the Son of God so believing and confessing his name are the first steps to salvation.

Bonus

Here are some more who made the good confession:

  • Nathaniel (John 1:49)
  • Peter (Matthew 16:16)
  • Timothy (1 Timothy 6:12)
  • Nicodemus (John 3:2)
  • Thomas (John 20:28)
  • Judas who betrayed him (Matthew 27:4)
  • the judge who tried him (Matthew 27:24)
  • Pilate’s wife (Matthew 27:19)
  • The centurion in charge of his execution (Matthew 27:54)
  • The greater thief on the cross Luke 23:42).

Daily Bible reading for May 30

Psalm 149
Numbers 35-36
Joel 2:28-3:21
1 Timothy 6:3-21

About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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