Bible verses for apologetics


#1

I have put together a list of Bible verses for apologetics. I plan on carrying the list in my pocket. Are there any more verses you recommend?

Necessity of Baptism:
1 Peter 3:21
Acts 2:38
Acts 22:16
Romans 6:3-4
Colossians 2:11-12
John 3:3-5
Mark 16:16

The Church:
Matthew 16:18-19
1 Timothy 3:15
Romans 16:17
1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Eucharist:
John 6:32-71
Matthew 26:26-29
Mark 14:22-25
Luke 22:19-20
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
1 Corinthians 11:27-29

Confession:
John 20:21-23

Mortal and venial sins:
1 John 5:16-17

Anointing of the sick:
Mark 6:13
James 5:14-15

Both faith and works:
James 2:14-26


#2

Thank you for providing those verses.


#3

I think what you are looking for is similar to this “Catholic Verse Finder” laminated sheet. :o

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#4

To “the Church” section I would suggest adding Mt 18:15-18.
It is significant because of it’s instruction to tel it to the church and to listen to the church on pain of separation.
It is interesting to note that “church” (Ekklesia) is only used twice in the Gospels. Both times in Matthew and both times associated with the authority to bind and loose “whatever”.
Some will say that this applies only to “personal sin” - or problems between church members to which I ask - “Is teaching a false Gospel a sin?” The obvious answer is yes it is…so this passage applies since it deals with “sin”.
In addition - these instructions can be seen acted out in Acts 15. These two things, in tandem, are very powerful witness to the authority of the Church.

Another “church” verse is Eph 3:10 - that it is through “the church” that God’s wisdom is shown to the world. This is a good verse to use in tandem with 1 Tim 3:15.

Peace
James


#5

You’re welcome. :slight_smile:


#6

I didn’t know about this. I like it.


#7

Thank you! :slight_smile:

I didn’t remember Ephesians 3:10. I’m not sure if I had ever even heard it before.


#8

I had not heard it much before either. I think the reason perhaps is because so often conversations with protestants go directly to the authority of “the Pope” - infallible and universal. When that happens the conversation goes - pretty much - immediately to Mt 16.

Depending on who I am in conversation with, I will tend to take a different approach - showing the validity of the Church’s universal authority and that the Pope - far from being (what many seem to think) and “all powerful autocrat” - actually works within a very profound councilior structure - Just as the Bible describes.

This approach seeks to show that the NT is consistent in it’s call for a profound, visible, and universal unity among the faithful - something that the protestant model really does not allow for.

Peace
James


#9

Here is mine:

ABORTION: Gn 9:6-7, Ex 21:22ff, Ps 51:5 (cf. Jas 2:26), 139:13-16, Jer 1:5, 20:17f, Job 3:16, Am 1:13, 2 Kgs 8:12
ALCOHOL: Dt 14:26, Prv 31:6, 1 Tm 5:23
AUTHORITY: Mt 18:15ff, 2 Cr 13:10, Tit 2:15, Hb 13:17, 2 Pt 2:10, 3 Jn 1:9f, Jd 8, 19
CLERICAL DRESS: Ex 28:39ff, 29:1-3
CRUCIFIX: 1 Cr 1:17f, 23, 2:2, 11:26, Gl 3:1
CUSSING: Cl 3:8, Mt 12:36f, 15:11, Prv 10:31, Eph 4:29, Jas 3:1-12
DEGREES OF SIN: Lm 4:6, 1 Jn 5:16f, Jn 19:11, Lk 12:47f, Mt 5:19

DEUTEROCANON:
[Baruch | 4:7—1 Cr 10:20]
[Sirach | 2:5—1 Pt 1:7, 5:11—Jas 1:6, 25:23—1 Tm 2:14]
[1 Maccabees | 4:59—Jn 10:22]
[2 Maccabees | 7—Hb 11:35, 12:43ff—1 Cr 15:29]
[Wisdom | 15:7—Rm 9:21, 5:17-20—Eph 6:13-17]
[Tobit | 3:8/ 7:11—Mk 12:19-24, 12:15—Rv 8:2ff]

ETERNAL SECURITY: Mk 4:16f, Hb 10:26f, Rm 11:22, 2 Pt 2:20f
FAITH/WORKS: Gl 6:6-10, Rm 2:6-11, Mt 7:21, 19:17, 25, 34-40, Phil 2:12f, 1 Jn 2:3f, 3:18f, 5:3f
FATHER-CALLING: Mt 3:9, 23:8, 10, 1 Cr 4:15, Ac 22:1, 1 Th 2:11

FOUR MARKS:
**ONE **| 1 Cr 1:10, 10:17, 12:12f, 20, Rm 12:5]
HOLY/ONLY/INFALLIBLE | Mt 13:11, 16:18, 18:16f/Dt 19:15, Jn 15:18-21, 16:12f, 1 Tm 1:3, 3:15, Eph 3:9f, 5:24-32]
**CATHOLIC **| Mt 28:19f, Rv 5:9f, Lk 2:10, Ac 17:30, Rm 1:7f, Ps 49:1, 1 Kgs 8:60, Mk 13:10]
APOSTOLIC (SUCCESSION) | Jd 1:3, Ac 6:6, 9:17…20, Hb 6:1-3, 2 Tm 2:2, Eph 2:19f, 3:21]

GUARDIAN ANGELS: Hb 1:14, Mt 18:10
IMMERSION-ONLY: Lk 11:38 (cf. Mk 7:3f), Ezk 36:25ff, Ac 1:4f (cf. 2:17f, 33, 11:15ff)
MAGISTERIUM: 2 Pt 3:16, Ac 8:30f, 1 Cr 2:14, Hb 5:12
MARY: Ps 32:2, 4, 45:9, 132:8, Gn 3:16 (cf. Is 66:7), Ezk 44:2, 1 Cr 7:37, Jn 1:17, Rv 12:1f, Gl 4:4, Mt 1:18-25, 2:13-23, 12:46-50, Lk 1:26-38, 2:6-52, 8:19-21, Mk 3:31-35, Jn 2:1-11, 19:25ff, Ac 1:14
ORIGINAL SIN: Ps 51:5, Job 14:1-4, Rm 5:12-19, Eph 2:3
PAPAL PETER: Mt 10:2, 16:18f, Jn 1:42, 21:15ff, Mk 3:16, Lk 22:31f, Ac 15:7
PRIESTLY CELIBACY: 1 Cr 7, Mt 19:27ff
PROTESTANTS: Ac 20:29f, Rm 16:17, 1 Cr 1:10, Tit 3:10f, Jd 1:18f
PURGATORY: Rv 21:27, 1 Cr 3:13ff, Hb 12:23, Mt 5:25f, 18:34f, 1 Pt 3:18ff

SACRAMENTS:
[Baptism | Ac 2:38f, 8:10ff, 16:14f (cf. Gn 17:12, 1 Cr 7:14), Cl 2:11f, 1 Pt 3:21, Tit 3:5f, Mt 19:14, Lk 12:42-48, 18:15f, Jn 3:5]
[Holy Eucharist | Jn 6:22-66, 1 Cr 5:7f, 10:16-21, 11:17-30]
[Penance | Jas 5:15f, 2 Cr 2:5-10, 5:18ff, Ac 8:20-24, Jn 20:23]
[Confirmation | Ac 8:14–17, 19:5f]
[Marriage | Mk 10, Rm 7:2f, 1 Cr 7:10f]
[Holy Orders | Ex 19:6, 22, 1 Pt 2:9, Rm 15:15f, 1 Cr 11:24f]
[Last Rites | Jas 5:14f, Mk 6:7, 13]

SACRED TRADITION: 2 Th 2:15, 3:6, 1 Cr 11:2, 1 Jn 2:24, 2 Jn 12

SAINTS/PRAYER: Eph 3:14f, Hb 12:1, Rm 8:38f, Jas 5:10f
**FOR **| 2 Tm 1:16ff, Gn 50:10f, Rv 14:13]
**FROM **| Rv 5:8, Zech 1:12f, Jer 15:1, Lk 16:27f, Rv 6:9f]
**TO **| Hb 12:12, 22ff, Mt 17:3, Mk 15:35f, Lk 16:24, 27ff, 1 Tm 2, Rev. 18:17-20]

SOLA-SCRIPTURA: Jn 5:39f, 20:30f, 21:25, Ac 15, Rm 7:6, 1 Th 2:13, Plm 1:21
[2Tm 3:16f | 1 Tm 3:14, 4:8, Tit 3:8, Jas 1:4]
[1Cr 4:6 | 1 Cr 1:12, 1 Cr 3:6-10]
[Mt 4:1-11 | Mt 4:10f, Mk 1:27]
[Ac 17:11]
[Jn 20:31, 2 Tm 3:15, 1 Jn 5:13, Rm 10:17]

STATUES: Ex 25:18f, Nm 21:8f, Jh 7:6, Ps 138:2
SUNDAYS: Ac 20:7, Jn 20:19, Mk 16:9, 1 Cr 16:2, Cl 2:16, Hb 4:8f, Mk 2:27

TRINITY: Mt 28:19, Is 48:16, Am 4:11, Gn 19:24
[Son | Lk 8:39, Jn 8:58/Ex 3:14, 20:28, Hb 1:8, 1 Jn 5:20, Is 9:6]
[Holy Spirit | 2 Cr 3:17f, Ac 5:3f, Is 11:2]

VAIN REPEATS: Ps 136, 150, Mt 26:39-44, Rv 4:8-11
WHORE/BABYLON: Rv 10:11, 14:8, 17:5-18
WOMEN: Gn 1:27, Gl 3:28, 1 Cr 13:34f, 1 Tm 2:11f, Rm 16:1


#10

wow, that is some find there.

here you go

some extra

God bless


#11

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