Great Biblical Doctrines
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Some common errors dealt with; the concern about excesses; baptism in the Spirit is not assurance; sanctification or regeneration; experiences from Church history; the danger of the counterfeit.
The sealing of the Spirit explained; the ultimate assurance of our salvation; the earnest of the Spirit the guarantee of our inheritance; quenching and grieving the Spirit.
The need to differentiate between spiritual and natural gifts; were the spiritual gifts only temporary? what happened after the Apostles? the temporary gifts defined; the remaining gifts; the blasphemy of sin against the Holy Ghost; the meaning explained.
The importance of this doctrine; the kingdom of God; the word 'ecclesia' defined; different Scriptural definitions of the Church; Church unity and the ecumenical movement; Church and State; three views.
The marks of the Church; the importance of discipline in doctrine and life; the government of the Church; episcopacy and the Roman Catholic view; presbyterian government; the Congregational and Independent view; the New Testament pattern.
Sacraments defined and explained; the Roman Catholic view contrasted with the Quaker view; historical definition; Zwingli's teaching and Protestant teaching compared; the purpose of the sacraments.
The danger of dogmatism; the historical evidence for infant baptism; the Biblical arguments for infant baptism; covenant baptism; believer's baptism; the mode : sprinkling or immersion.
Transubstantiation and consubstantiation explained; the typical Reformed doctrine; the dangers of sacramentalism; communion with the Lord and His body; the Church; eucharist a thanksgiving : who is to partake? the way to approach the Lord's table.
Eschatology an important Biblical doctrine; the philosophical and Christian views compared; why does a Christian have to die? the Old and New Testament teaching on life after death.
What happens between death and resurrection; the sleep of the soul; conditional immortality disproved; eternal salvation or destruction; Scriptural evidence; a second chance after death disproved; eternity is decided in this life.