Doctrine


Presuppositions

  • A creative, communicative God exists.
  • God communicated his desires to men, who wrote down and preserved them.
  • God’s communication can be understood in literal human grammar, carrying divine authority through this vehicle.

The Word of God (What we know about God’s Word)

  • Sufficiency of Christ
    • Insufficiency of the Writings
    • Sufficiency of the Writings

Theology (What we know about God)

  • Theology Proper (Father)
  • Christology (Christ)
  • Pneumatology (Spirit)

Anthropology (What we know about man)

Soteriology (How we are saved)

  • Atonement (Subjugation of unholiness)
  • Justification (Imputation of holiness)
  • Sanctification (Actualization of holiness)
  • Glorification (Finalization of holiness)

Ecclesiology (What the church is and how it should function)

  • The Bride of Christ
  • Polity (Leadership)
    • Plural
    • Male
  • Membership: literally (What an individual part of the church should look like)

Eschatology (How God will glorify himself in the end times)

  • Christ is returning; be ready.

Praxis (Christian Practice: living all of the above)

  • Unity
    • Mission
    • Deference
    • Separation
  • Worship
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Church Discipline
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • Baptism
  • Prophecy/Encouragment
  • Marriage
  • Death
  • Suffering
  • The Mundane

Responses

  1. I like it. Um can we call the “sacraments” section “ordinances”? Cuz traditionally sacrament is something that saves you 🙂 (picky i know)

  2. How do you feel about “traditions?” (See 2 Thessalonians 2:15)? Sacraments is very Lutheran/Catholic/Episcopal/Presby, and ordinances is very baptist/congregationalist/independentfundy. 🙂


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