Teachings on “Theology”

Open Theism

I offer here a brief outline because I believe that open theists are denying the Godness of God, according to God. The following Scriptures convince me that God knows everything about Himself (which requires infinite knowledge) and everything that is real future, including our choices, and even everything that would be (if circumstances were different).

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The Doctrine of Baptism

WE BELIEVE water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are not requirements for salvation, which is by grace through faith, but they are disciples’ outward expressions of an inward reality, acts of obedience that please God, encouraged and administered after rebirth by the Holy Spirit.

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The Doctrine of Salvation: Part Three

WE BELIEVE... that Jesus’ blood of the New Covenant also secured the sanctification, preservation, and glorification of the believing.

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The Doctrine of Salvation: Part Two

WE BELIEVE… that everyone believing into Him, through grace, has been born again by the Holy Spirit, forgiven of his sins, declared righteous, reconciled to God, and adopted as a child of God, to the praise of the glory of His grace….

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The Doctrine of Salvation: Part One

WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and Man; that only the ones who repent and believe, before death, that Jesus is Lord, who died for sins and was raised again, will be saved from wrath on the day of judgment; that everyone believing into Him, through grace, has been born again by the Holy Spirit, forgiven of his sins....

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The Doctrine of God

We believe in One sovereign, almighty, all-knowing, all-sufficient God. These doctrines should produce humble dependence upon God because the only proper way to serve God is through faith that all is grace. And this theology should erupt into doxology, like it did for Paul at the end of Romans 11.

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Why Theology Matters

Theology and doctrine have been stigmatized, but everyone is a theologian; everyone has thoughts about God. Scripture admonishes us to have “healthy doctrine,” which accords with the prophetic and apostolic standard of teaching about “the faith.” Theology matters because what we think determines what we do, and worship must be true.

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