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II Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

II Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Definition of "study"
Strong's Concordance #4704
spoudazó: to make haste, hence to give diligence
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (spoo-dad'-zo)
Definition: I hasten, am eager, am zealous.

HELPS Word-studies
Cognate: 4704 spoudázō – properly, be swift (go fast, be speedy); (figuratively) to move speedily by showing full diligence (fully applying oneself); acting fervently (speedy commitment) to accomplish all that God assigns through faith ("His inbirthed persuasion"). Accordingly, 4704 (spoudázō) and faith (4102 /pístis) are directly linked (see Eph 4:3-5; 2 Tim 4:7-9). See 4710 (spoudē).

This page is not mocking or condemning the homosexual community, aka the LGBTQ [Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer or Questioning] community, but rather gives them a better alternative to their lifestyle.

Homosexuality is also called the gay lifestyle or an alternative lifestyle. Therefore, its a choice and cannot be caused by or blamed on genetics or bad parenting.

If homosexuality is a genetically-based disease, then:
  1. How is it passed on to the next generation?
  2. The homosexual is absolved of any responsibility or accountability for their sexual behavior. For some homosexuals, this is reason to rejoice, but for many others, it's consequences are guilt, shame and identity confusion so severe it that leads to drugs, alcohol and suicide.
  3. The homosexual has no control over the situation, which plays right into Satan's nature of holding people captive against their will [II Timothy 2:25, 26].
  4. The homosexual has the hope of ever being normal and spiritually clean stolen away from them. The devil's only purpose is to steal, kill & destroy [John 10:10].
  5. The homosexual would be destined to live a life of sin, darkness and error, which contradicts our freedom of will and God's commandment to choose life or death [Deuteronomy 30:19].
  6. This contradicts Acts 10:34 that says that God is not a respecter of persons.
Isaiah 55
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The purpose of this page is to replace the letters LGBT or LGBTQ that represent a profoundly deceptive and degrading and destructive lifestyle with biblical ones and at least one bible verse to back it up.

A little good old fashioned humor doesn't hurt either.

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

This is a work in progress and is being updated on a regular basis.

How many biblical phrases for LGBT or LGBTQ can you think of?

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  1. Let's Get Bold Today
    Ephesians 3:12
    In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

    Ephesians 6
    19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
    20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

  2. Learn Great Bible Teachings
    II Timothy 3
    16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

  3. Luke Gives Brilliant Testimony
    Luke 1
    1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
    2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
    3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
    4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

  4. Luke Grills Beelzebub Today
    Luke 10
    17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
    18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
    20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

  5. Lord's Grace Brings Triumph
    II Corinthians 9:8
    And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

    2 Corinthians 2:14
    Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

  6. Legalism Gets Burdensome Today
    Acts 21:20
    And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

    Galatians 5:1
    Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

  7. Living God's Brilliant Truth

    II Corinthians 3
    2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
    3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

    Philippians 2:15
    That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

    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;
    32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

  8. Love & Grace: Balance Truth
  9. Let's Go Break Teeth
    Psalm 58:6
    Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord.

    This is figuratively referring to the devil. With the power of God, we can defeat the devil in the spiritual competition through the accomplished works of Jesus Christ.

    I Peter 5:8
    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    1 John 3:8
    He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

    Ephesians 1
    19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
    20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
    21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
    22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
    23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    James 4:7
    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

  10. Let's Give Big Truth
    Ephesians 4:15
    But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

    Matthew 10:8
    Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

    Acts 20:35
    I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

  11. Ligament Grabs Bone Tenaciously [chiropractic version]
    Ephesians 4:16
    From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

    In the Greek texts, the word "joint" is actually ligament.

  12. Loving Grace Brings Triumph

    2 Corinthians 12:9
    And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

    II Corinthians 9:8
    And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

    Ephesians 1
    2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
    6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

    Ephesians 2
    4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
    7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

  13. Lo, Great Believers Triumph Quickly

    Psalm 41:11
    By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

    Psalm 47:1
    O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

    2 Corinthians 2:14
    Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

    Colossians 2:15
    And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

  14. Lucifer Gets Burned Too Quietly
  15. Lucifer Gets Burned Tomorrow - Quenched!
    Revelation 12:12
    Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

    Revelation 19:20
    And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

    Revelation 20:10
    And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

  16. Let Go of Bad Teaching Quickly!

    Philippians 3:13
    Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

    Colossians 2:8
    Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

  17. Look! Great Believers Triumph Quickly
  18. Let God Bring Truth
  19. Let God Bring Triumph
  20. Light Gets Brighter Today

    Ephesians 1:18
    The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

  21. Light Gives Brilliant Truth
    Psalm 43:3
    O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

    John 3:21
    But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    2 Peter 1:19
    We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

  22. Legalism Gets Burdensome Treacherously
  23. Lucifer Gets Burdensome Treacherously
  24. Lucifer Gives Bad Treason
  25. Lucifer Gives Bad Testimony
    Genesis 3
    1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
    3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
    4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
    5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
    7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

    John 8:44
    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  26. Love Gives Brilliant Truth
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 1:17
    For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

    2 Corinthians 4:6
    For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

  27. Lavish Grace Becomes Testimony
    Genesis 6:8
    But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

    Noah found grace and his testimony is that the rest of mankind is alive as a result. That's a testimony!

    Genesis 39:4
    And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

    Joseph found grace in his sight, and he got out of jail after being falsely accused and became the second in command of all Egypt. That's a testimony!

    Exodus 33:13
    Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

    Moses found grace in his sight, and he parted the red sea and saved Israel. That's a testimony!

    Judges 6:17
    And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.

    Gideon found grace in his sight, and he and his army of 300 defeated the opposing army of over 100,000 men without any weapons. That's a testimony!

    Acts 14:3
    Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

    2 Corinthians 1:12
    For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

  28. Lord Gives Big Treasures
    Deuteronomy 28:12
    The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

    Proverbs 15:6
    In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

    Isaiah 33:6
    And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear [reverence] of the Lord is his treasure.

    Malachi 3
    10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
    11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
    12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

    2 Corinthians 4:7
    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

    Romans 8:32
    He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

    II Corinthians 9
    6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
    7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
    8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

  29. Lord God Brings Truth
    Psalm 25:10
    All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    Psalm 31:5
    Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

    Psalm 33:4
    For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

    Psalm 86:15
    But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

    Psalm 117:2
    For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

    Psalm 119:151
    Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.

    Deuteronomy 32:4
    He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

    Psalm 57:3
    He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

    2 Corinthians 6:7
    By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

  30. Love Gets Better Today
    I Corinthians 13 [amplified bible]
    4 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.
    5 It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.
    6 It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].
    7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].
    8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away.

  31. Let's Get Blessed Today
    Ephesians 1
    2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

  32. Love God, Break Tradition

    I John 5
    2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    Matthew 15
    1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
    2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
    3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
    4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
    5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
    6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
    7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
    8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
    9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.




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