After the Middle Agessystematic approaches to Christology were developed. The term "Christology from above" refers to approaches that begin with the divinity and pre-existence of Christ as the Logos the Wordas expressed in the prologue to the Gospel of John.
Doctrine is not just teaching…it is specific teaching about absolute truth. When the Bible speaks of sound doctrine, it speaks of absolute truth as laid down by God in His word. The preeminence of doctrine can be seen in 2 Tim. Our doctrinal beliefs are the basis of our convictions, and our convictions form our world view, which in turn should determine how we live our lives.
Sound Doctrine, the Source of Life The doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Christ imparts eternal life. In the beginning, God spoke and instantly life began, and so it is with the second birth.
This causes a vital inner change, two spirits become one 1Cor. Prior to salvation, the devil used the false doctrines of religion, philosophy, evolution etc. There is a multitude of various religious teachings doctrines concerning the salvation of man, yet only one is true!
New life begins where there was none before. The cross not only secures eternal life but also enables the transformation of present life: Many are the believers who seem to be ignorant of this foundational truth, failing to fully comprehend the purpose of salvation.
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: For ye are yet carnal: The above verses clearly portray two types of believers; those that are spiritual, and those who are carnal.
Growth is the difference between division and harmony…sterile Christians and fruit-bearing Christians. It is quite natural for young believers to be carnal or fleshly. Those at Corinth who were genuinely saved had sufficient time and opportunity to grow, yet they had failed to do so.
But what about Christianity? What will the Church look like? I believe the third chapter of the Book of Revelation provides the answer. In versesthe word of God reveals the deplorable state of the Church of Laodicea, the last of the seven churches mentioned.
The Laodicean Church depicts the widespread apostasy and spiritual famine of the latter days, a sobering snapshot of contemporary Christianity. This current crisis within Christianity should not come as a surprise considering the fact that there are numerous prophecies in the New Testament clearly stating the end times to be characterized by a dramatic increase in demonic activity and false doctrine.
Day by day, as we draw closer to the return of the Lord, satanic influences are increasing, and contemporary Christianity moves further and further away from the fundamental truths of Scripture.
If we believe the word of God, then we should expect to see in these last days a progressive falling away from the pure word of God K. That which was prophesied regarding the decline of sound doctrine has indeed come to pass in our day and is, in many ways, responsible for the current spiritual famine.
For them evangelism is a way of life; the natural by-product of a close walk with the Lord. Sound doctrine exposes false doctrine and prevents us from being deceived. Save thyself and those whom you teach from being deceived.
Sound doctrine is of utmost importance…especially, in the latter days. Ignorance opens the door to deception by evil spirits, 2 Cor. Consider the end time Church of Laodicea Rev.
God promised to preserve His word:The Church places great emphasis on knowledge and on the importance of being well informed about Church history, doctrine, and practices.
Ongoing historical research, revisions of the Church’s curriculum, and the use of new technologies allowing a more systematic and thorough study of scriptures have all been pursued by the Church to that end. The most important doctrine or teaching of the church is none other than "Jesus Christ." So many churches, in the worthy exploration of scripture sometimes begin to place their primary emphasis upon other things, or various aspects of scripture or doctrine.
Deity of Jesus The deity of Jesus is considered an essential doctrine and is a central non-negotiable belief within Christianity. Also known as the "divinity of Christ," this doctrine asserts that Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God incarnate.
of god and the messiah (christ) christians believe that jesus, as the messiah, was and the 'door of the church'.
Tithing is not a christian doctrine · the free believers, introduction: the following essay is a summary of my book, should the church teach tithing? a theologians conclusions about a taboo doctrine.
Jesus christ the bearer of. The Deity of Christ After the death of Christ, however, Gnosticism began to infiltrate the church (around 85 to 90 AD). Dr. The Deity of Christ is of vital importance to the Christian and we must be sure that the Bible we are using upholds the Deity of Christ in every point.
As I said at the beginning this is by no means all the verses. It is difficult to overemphasize the significance of Christ’s deity for the church. The church’s lifeblood depends on who Christ is (the Godman) and what He did (died and arose, 1 Cor.
–4). Christianity stands if Christ’s deity is true.