Doctrine Statements

Divinum Mysterium

It is my belief that there are some things in scripture that may be hard for our finite minds to comprehend as they deal with an infinite God. This is the Divine Mystery as it pertains to my study. I believe that we are to continually grow in our knowledge of God and the Scriptures, which means that doctrines held one day may be slightly altered the next. That being said, it is also important to note that everything that God desires us to know is stated clearly through Scripture if we do not allow our bias to get in the way.

A few words of emphasis before you proceed. 

Below is a list of the different doctrinal statements that I have written over my seminary career. They comprise my current beliefs as it pertains to that topic. Within each statement is scriptural evidence that I believe supports the view that I hold. 

I can not stress enough that these are the views that I hold, and though I have Biblical evidence that I believe supports my views, I do not wish to state that these are all 100% correct. Please, study each for yourself to determine what you believe the Holy Spirit is telling you is truth. There is only one truth, and I believe we all are striving to understand what that one truth is. And, though the Bible speaks clearly on some issues, especially those of vital importance (as pertaining to salvation); it is not 100% clear on all issues. It is my belief that God designed it this way as an encouragement for His people to strive after the truth, come to Him for guidance and understanding, come together in discussion, and thus grow in their relationship with Him and His church. We, therefore, should be firm on the things the Bible is 100% clear on, and open to conversation on those other issues where a difference of interpretation may be present. We should always strive for unification of the body of Christ, through our relationship and connection with God. 
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John 3:16; Ephesians 4:2-6; Romans 1:16-17
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Extended version of my compilation.

This compilation includes the doctrines of bibliology, about God, creation, prayer, miracles, angelology, anthropology, hamartiology, Christology, Pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology. 

Condensed version of my compilation.

I was encouraged to reduce my 24 page compilation down to a 10 page document. A difficult task, but one well worth the work.

Statement of Faith

This is a very brief overview of the main topics of theology, which I have condensed from the above compilations into a brief statement of faith.

The Doctrine of Bibliology

The doctrine of Bibliology, or the Word of God, pertains to all aspects of Scripture. These aspects include things like the development, accuracy and authority of Scripture.

The Doctrine of God

If there was any doctrine that most exemplifies Divinum Mysterium, it would be the doctrine of God. Though God is infinite and there have been numerous volumes written on this doctrine, I was presented with the task of trying to explain my belief on who God is in under 1,000 words. 

The Doctrine of Creation

The doctrine of creation pertains to how the world was created.

The Doctrine of Prayer

The doctrine of prayer pertains to the power and nature of prayer, or communication with God. 

The Doctrine of Miracles

The doctrine of miracles pertains to the power and presence of gifts and works by God in the world. 

The Doctrine of Angelology

The doctrine of Angelology pertains to the angelic realm. Specifically about Seraphim, Cherubim, and Demons.

The Doctrine of Anthropology

The doctrine of Anthropology pertains to humankind, our origin, our design and our reason.

The Doctrine of Hamartiology

The doctrine of Hamartiology pertains to humankind's fallen nature as well as the nature of sin and its effects on the world. 

The Doctrine of Christology

The doctrine of Christology pertains to the person and works of Jesus Christ; who he was and is, and what he did, does and will do. 

The Doctrine of Pneumatology

The doctrine of Pneumatology pertains to the study of the being and works of the Holy Spirit; who he was and is, and what he did, does and will do. 

The Doctrine of Soteriology

The doctrine of Soteriology pertains to salvation and all that that entails. Common grace, predestination, election, reprobation, effective calling, gospel calls, regeneration, conversion, justification, adoption, baptism of/by the Spirit, sanctification, perserverance of the saints, death, glorification and union with Christ.

The Doctrine of Ecclesiology

The doctrine of Ecclesiology pertains to the study of the Church, global and universal; who we are, what our reason is, and our future. 

The Doctrine of Eschatology

The doctrine of Eschatology pertains to the study of the end of times. Namely, the return of Christ, the tribulation, the millennium and the final judgement. 

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