16 Basic Bible Facts


Fact 1: Man is a sinner.

Read: Romans 3:23

Point: Every accountable person knows the difference between right and wrong.

Read: Matthew 18:3

Point: We are born without sin.

Read: I John 3:4-6 and I John 1:8-9

Point: Everyone needs a savior.


Fact 2: Jesus is that Savior.

Read: Matthew 1:21 and Luke 19:10

Point: We are all sinners, and we all need to be saved.

Read: Hebrews 5:8-9

Point: He is Savior to those who obey Him.


Fact 3: The gospel is God’s power to save.

Read: Romans 1:16-17 and I Corinthians 15:1-4

Point: Gospel saves by “Faith in His Word”

Read: II Thessalonians 1:8 and Acts 2:39


Fact 4: The gospel is to be preached.

Read: Mark 16:15 and Romans 10:13-17

Point: To be saved, you have to hear the truth.


Fact 5: With hearing the gospel, you must believe it.

Read: Mark 16:16

Point: A person is lost without believing.  


Fact 6: Our Lord demands repentance.

Read: Luke 13:3-5 and Acts 17:30

Point: A person is lost without repentance. It is a change of heart – turning from sin.


Fact 7: A follower of Christ must confess Christ with the mouth.

Read: Romans 10:9-10

Example: Eunuch in Acts 8

Point: A person is lost without confession.  


Fact 8: Baptism saves.

Read: I Peter 3: 21

Point: Not baptism alone, but in conjunction with belief, repentence and confession.

Read: Acts 22:16


Fact 9: Baptism is a burial in water.

Read: Romans 6:3-5

Point: Sprinkling and pouring are not burials.

*Would you sprinkle a little dirt on the dead and call them buried?

Read: Acts 10:47


Fact 10: Baptism puts a person in Christ.

Read: Galatians 3:26-27

Point: Baptism is the final step to get into Christ.


Fact 11: Baptism puts you in the church.

Read: I Corinthians 12:13

Point: God does the work.

Read: Colossians 2:12 and Ephesians 1:22-23

Point: The body is the church.


Fact 12: Jesus established the church.

Read: Matthew 16:18

Point: Jesus said, “I will build my church.”

Read: Ephesians 4:4 and 5:23 to the end of the chapter and Acts 20:28

Point: If you want to be saved you must be a member of the church Jesus built.


Fact 13: A person must be a Christian only.

Read: I Peter 4:16 and Acts 4:12  - Christian means “one in Christ.”

Point: No other name but Christian. Denominational names are divisive and wrong.


Fact 14: God demands true worship.

Read: John 4:24

Point: Worship is not for entertainment or what man wants. It is only according to His truth.

Read: Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:1-2; Ephesians 5:19; Acts 2:42

Point: Worship involves singing, praising God, study of God’s word (the Bible), fellowship, breaking of bread (communion) and prayer.  

*There is no reference to instruments in the church Christ built. Ask yourself, “Is it of God or of man?”


Fact 15: You must be faithful until death.

Read: Revelation 2:10 and John 8:31

Point: You can lose your salvation.


Fact 16: A Christian can be lost.

Read: Hebrews 3:12; Galatians 5:4; II Thessalonians 1:6-10; Matthew 7:21-23; II Peter 2:20 – 21.


So, my friend, what will you do about this?

Jesus is the way, the truth, and  the life.

Scripture is God speaking to us.


Tidbits of Truth:

The old covenant is done away with. Hebrews 8:13, 9:15, 10:8-10

We must speak only as the oracles (the very word) of God.  I Peter 4:11; Galatians 1:6-10; Revelation 22:18; 2 Peter 1:21

I Peter 3:15 (We are all Evangelists!) Jesus said “if you love me….”  John 14:15, 23-24, 15:10


References from the booklet "Simple Bible Facts" by Greg Litmer