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Check This out!
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The Holy Scriptures
4 Moses then wrote down everything the Lord had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
Exodus 24:4 (NIV)
Contains A.T. and N.T
Israel's Tanakh was translated to Greek before Yeshua came to earth as a man.
The First century Writings are compelled in the N.T.
The Tanakh was the primary education material for the people of Israel
The Torah (Gen.-Deu.) was memorize by age 12
The rest of the Tanakh was memorize by age 15
Those with the greatest skills on the scriptures were candidate to be instructed by a Rabbi
Once accepted by the Rabbi, they would learn that Rabbi's yoke (His particular interpretation of the Tanakh)
The Tanakh is what verifies the 1st Century writings, No the rabbinical interpretation.
The Torah describes YHWH and sets up the methods by which they authenticated the future interactions with the prophets , God's Messengers.
Declared that HE created everything in SIX days.
Declared that HE spoke to Abraham, Issac and Jacob.
Spoke to the WHOLE congregation of the sons of Israel aka Jacob at Mount Sinai.
Promised a prophet like unto Moses.(Jesus/Yeshua) giving multiples details so he can be recognized.
Choose Israel to be HIS witnesses.
Promised to give of HIS Spirit.
God (The Father) Jehovah /YHWH.
He is one with the Father (YHWH) from the Beginning.
He had the fullness of YHWH spirit.
His Birthday announced with great details in the Tanankh (O.T.)
His role a the Messiah announced in great details in the O.T.
He is a better High Priest than the Aaronic priesthood.
He died at the Cross to released the Northern Kingdom from the Letter of Divorce that prevented their return to the Kainos covenant according to YHWH law.
He resurrected to established a NEW covenant with the House of Israel that was divided before his death.
Yeshua (Hebrew) / Jesus (Greek)
The H.S. Ruah Hakodesh (Jehovah's Spirit)
17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
18 “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Matthew 5:17-18 (NASB95)
16 Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
Jeremiah 15:16 (NASB95)
8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8 (NASB95)
16 Seek from the book of the Lord, and read: Not one of these will be missing; None will lack its mate. For His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.
Isaiah 34:16 (NASB95)
140 Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.
Psalm 119:140 (NASB95)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NASB95)
89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
Psalm 119:89 (NASB95)
11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Psalm 119:11 (NASB95)
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
Psalm 19:7-10 (NASB95)
34 Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
Joshua 8:34 (NASB95)
19 “It shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes,
Deuteronomy 17:19 (NASB95)
1 “Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
2 “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2 (NASB95)
29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.
Matthew 22:29 (NASB95)
33 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Luke 21:33 (NASB95)
11 “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.
John 17:11 (NASB95)
Came upon and leave from persons in the O.T. to do YHWH's work.
YHWH could removed his spirit from them.
It's helper promised by YHWH.
His future work was described by Yeshua.
It was pour out with a whole new mission at Pentecost.
It is the seal of the salvation of the believers.
Moves the believer to obey God's instruction.
Gives spiritual gifts to the believers to edified the congregation.
Do not speak about himself.
Do not hold anything from the believers.
, Issac and Jacob
Chosen by YHWH to be a special treasure among the nations.
Chosen to be YHWH's witnesses to all the nations.
Form by the Descedants of Jacob son's
Levi (Priesthood Blessing "The Levites")
Joseph (Double Inheritance)
Jacob Adopted his first two sons.
Later devided in Northern Kingdom
The ones in charge of YHWH's Miskanh.
Chosen by YHWH to replace the firstborns.
Do not have inheritance in the promised land.
Were responsible for the tabernacle set up and its transportation.
They camped around the tabernacle.
The officiated the daily sacrifices.
The served at the temple.
were not allow to enter the Holly of Hollies place in the Miskanh or in the Temple.
Their service in the Miskan and the Temple was for 25 years.
Were organize by David in 24 courts.
Each court served from sabbath to sabbath.
Each court served 2 time a year and in the mayor festivities ordained by YHWH.
The High Priest
Aaron was the first High Priest, He was elected by YHWH.
Only his descendants could be a High Priest.
They were allowed to enter once a year to the Holly of Hollies to officiated Yom Kipur, to offer the sacrifice for the willful sins of the nation of Israel.
They could only served 25 years, starting
This priest is replaced by Yeshua, how is a priest in the order of Melchizedek. Who Abraham went to present sacrifices to YHWH after rescuing his nephew Lot.
Jacob The Heelcatcher
The Sons of Israel became oppressed by an pharaoh that did not knew Joseph.
YHWH delivered them using Moses as prophet.
They were chosen to be YHWH's witnesses (Deu 7:6, Isa)
Foreknew by YHWH to be stiff neck people. (Deu 31:15-16)
Predestine to be Kings and Priest, a Holy Nation. (Exod 19:5-6; 1 Peter 2:9)
Called out from Darkness (Hosea 11:1)
Justified by Yeshua(Luke 23:34)
They will be Glorified by YHWH (Jeremiah 30:18-19)
The 2nd Son of Isaac and Rebekah
He bought the Firstborn Right from his Brother Esau for a bowl of soup.
He wanted to received the First Born Blessing from his Father who preferred Esau, and with his mother help obtained it. Yet he did not enjoy it, since his brother wanted to kill him, so he run away.
He was tricked to marry the sister of the woman he loved, Leah, and worked another 7 years for the one he loved, Rachel.
Got sons from both wives and their slave servants.
Jacob Wrestles with an Angel and obtains the name of Israel.
He preferred Joseph(Rachel's 1st. Son), over the rest of his sons.
His other sons sell Joseph as slave to Egypt and make out a story in which Joseph dies.
Time pass and famine came on the land.
He sends his sons to buy food in Egypt, where Joseph has become the right hand of Pharaoh by planning and administering resources during the famine with God's Help.
Moves with his whole family to Egypt to survive the famine that lasted 7 years.
No every descendant from Abraham kept the covenant.
YHWH allowed outsiders to join Israel from the beginning and they would followed the same instruction given to Israel's descendants and were counted as part of them.
The mixed multitude that followed Israel out of Egypt , Rahab family from Jericho, and, Ruth The Moabite are examples in the O.T.
There has always been a faithful group that is referred as the remanent. Elijah considered himself being the only prophet left out in his days but YHWH revealed there were 7000 who had not bow the knee to Baal.
The gentiles are described by Paul, The Apostle, as Wild Olive shots being grafted in the cultivated Olive Tree (Israel) planted by God, that Jeremiah, The Prophet described.
"Hear, O Israel!
The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!"
16All Scripture (Tanakh) is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB95)
28And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
Romans 8:38-30 (NASB95)
YWHW Justified Them
YHWH Glorified Them
Who is Paul referring to?
Those who love YHWH. (Romans 8:28)
1I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew.
What does YWHW foreknew about them?
16The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.
Who are the ones called?
“So that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”
”All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable
in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
” My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
” Whoever gives an answer before he listens is stupid and shameful.”
(GOD’s Word )
1st Corinthians 2:5
1st Timothy 3:16-17
6 "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God ; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
Israel the Chosen
1 "But now listen, O Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen. 2 This is what the LORD says-- he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. 3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. 5 One will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's,' and will take the name Israel.
The Lord,= Not Idols
6 "This is what the LORD says-- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 7 Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come-- yes, let him foretell what will come. 8 Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one." 9 All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame. 10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit him nothing?
I (David) will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.
1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1st. Corinthians 15:1-4
1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God-- 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. 6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
5 "Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' 6 Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. 7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; 10 in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
22 "Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes. 24 " 'For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign LORD. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel!
14 This is what the LORD says: "The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, and those tall Sabeans-- they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, 'Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.' " 15 Truly you are a God who hides himself, O God and Savior of Israel. 16 All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced; they will go off into disgrace together. 17 But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting. 18 For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no other. 19 I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob's descendants, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.
1 "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. 2 But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. 3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. 4 I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them.
22 For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
1 Samuel 12:22
15 Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved1 them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today
5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household1 and go to the land I will show you. 2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates-- 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites."
6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
19 Then God said, "Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."
13 There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." 16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."
20 "Gather together and come; assemble, you fugitives from the nations. Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save. 21 Declare what is to be, present it-- let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. 22 "Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. 23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. 24 They will say of me, 'In the LORD alone are righteousness and strength.' " All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame. 25 But in the LORD all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult.
43 "I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory. 44 "I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar ; I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to minister as priests to Me. 45 "I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.
God's Election, to used Israel as Witness to the Nations.
32 "I am not doing this for your sake," declares the Lord GOD, "let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel !"
10 "You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. 11 "I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides * Me. 12 "It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God. 13 "Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand ; I act and who can reverse it?"
28 So Jesus said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.
16 For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working."
19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing * of Himself, unless * it is something He sees the Father doing ; for whatever * the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
5 The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD. 6 Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth ; 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin ; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth ; It will not return to Me empty, Without * accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 "Six days... 11 "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day ; therefore * the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.
3 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 4 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Election is an act of God before creation in which he chooses some people to be saved, not on account of any foreseen merit in them, but only because of his sovereign good pleasure.
Reprobation is the sovereign decision of God before creation to pass over some persons, in sorrow deciding not to save them, and to punish them for their sins, and thereby to manifest his justice.
Regeneration is a secret act of God in which he imparts new spiritual life to the believers.
A willing response to the gospel call, in which we sincerely repent of our sins and place our trust in Jesus Christ for salvation.
Adoption is an act of God whereby he makes us members of his family after we are reborn Spiritually.
Sanctification is a progressive work of God and man that makes us more and more free
from sin and more like Christ in our actual lives.
Glorification is the final step in the application of redemption. It will happen when Christ returns and raises from the dead the bodies of all believers for all time who have died, and reunites them with their souls, and changes the bodies of all believers who remain alive, thereby giving all believers at the same time perfect resurrection bodies like his own.
All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society... in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death...
The Christian & the Social Order
The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Baptism & the Lord's Supper
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
God's Purpose of Grace
Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.
Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
Christ's people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.
The Lord's Day
It is the duty and privelege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations... to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
Evangelism & Missions
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Olive Tree
House of Judah
Stick of Judah
House of Israel
Stick of Ephraim
The Lord called your name, “A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form”; With the noise of a great tumult
He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.
The Lord of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me by offering up sacrifices to Baal.
“And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand. 18 "When your countrymen ask you, 'Won't you tell us what you mean by this?' 19 say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph--which is in Ephraim's hand--and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah's stick, making them a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.'
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so all Israel will be saved;
17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the [h]rich root of the olive tree, 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; 21 for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. 22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
D. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.
C. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life.
B. Justification is God's gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.
Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Saviour.
A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace.
Salvation according to Biblical Theology
Offered to all people
The means for effective calling
What concrete information is there ?
Dr. Wayne Grudem defines systematic theology as "any study that answers the question, 'What does the whole Bible teach us today?' about any given topic."
In summary, then, systematic theology involves,
1. "find all the relevant verses" by using a "good concordance"
2. "read, make notes on, and try and summarize the points made in the relevant verses"
3. "the relevant verses should be summarized into one or more points that the Bible affirms about the subject"
While some may find Grudem's definition to be over-simplistic, his motivation is to provide a model that makes it "possible for any Christian who can read his or her Bible [to] look up the words in a concordance" and thus learn to do systematic theology at a basic level.
Dr. Wayne Grudem