Basic Doctrine Book Course

    Before you begin your study, be sure you are in fellowship with God and filled with the Holy Spirit by naming your sins privately to God the Father.
"If we confess our [known] sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our [known] sins and to cleanse us from all [unknown, or forgotten sins] unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
You will then be in fellowship with God, filled with the Holy Spirit, and ready to learn Bible Doctrine from the Word of God.
"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in [the filling of the] spirit and [biblical] truth." (John 4:24)
    Comprehension of the Word of God is a gift that can only be appropriated by grace orientation to the teaching ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, . . . He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things" (Matthew 18:3)
For the Word [of God] is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart [inner core], that you may do it.Deuteronomy 30:14

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The Basics
 
Summary
 
Everything you need to know about God and His plan.
 
God has a desire for everyone to become great. In eternity past He designed a plan that would bring us to greatness. He foresaw everything we would need to fulfill our destiny, and He set aside a lifetime of provisions for each of us. The purpose of The Basics is to lay out that plan, to show from the Word the goal He wants us to reach and the means by which He intends we get there.
 
The Basics is a categorical study that every Christian should master. This book teaches the academics, mechanics, and mandates of the unique Christian Way of Life.
 
"Advanced techniques are the basics mastered."
 

Basic Doctrinal Studies
 
Summary
 
Basic Doctrinal Studies encompasses 10 primary and foundational areas of Bible study, including: Bibliology, Theology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Peripatology, Thelematology, Agonology, Boulology, Ecclesiology, and Charismatology. Every believer needs to learn these areas of Doctrine.
 
• Babes in Christ need to be grounded in them as soon as possible following salvation.
• Adolescent believers need to review these categories and maintain humility in their growth.
• Mature believers need to review these categories and be prepared to teach them to others.
 
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The Plan of God
 
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Why? Why create Man? What is our purpose? Why are we here? Why am I here?
 
We can answer all of these questions, but why not shoot for more. In the larger panoply of God’s creation, Man is only one piece of the greater puzzle. We are only one milestone in the overall eternal super objective of God.
 
Why Man? Why the angels? Why Christ (In His humanity?) Why Satan? Why death? Why sin? Why free will? Why suffering? Why Jews? Why gentiles? Why the cross?
 
To attempt to answer these questions in the most efficient timeframe, one needs only to look to the Bible and the unfolding story within. Provided a basic framework of the plan of God, from eternity past to eternity future, we can know where we are, who we are, what our purpose is, and more importantly:
 
How do created beings on the earth, below the earth, and in the heavens, how do we fit into God’s overall plan?
 
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Foundations
 
Summary
 
Foundations is a 300 page, non-denominational book that includes a study guide. This book is designed to teach Christians how to study and interpret Scripture so they may understand the fundamentals of the faith.
 
"Laying a foundation upon the Rock, Jesus Christ."
—Luke 6:48
 

Not By Bread Alone
 
Summary
 
Not By Bread Alone provides research on all the doctrines of the Bible explaining complex and controversial issues with clear and original logic: the Trinity, Virgin Birth, Deity of Christ, the occult, work and gifts of the Spirit, the definition of saving faith, eternal security, conflicting views of end-time events, and others. Containing more than 8,000 Bible references with Greek/Hebrew word studies of key theological terms, Not by Bread Alone conserves time for busy pastors, Christian workers and students.
 
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The Plan of God
 
Summary
 
The Plan of God reveals God’s provision for your salvation, His purpose for your existence after salvation, and the treasures He has waiting for your eternal future in heaven. The moment you believe in Christ you immediately share His life and destiny. But for you to attain the wonderful peace, happiness, and contentment God has planned for your life on earth, you must learn Bible doctrine and grow to spiritual maturity. The Bible communicates God’s Word to you so absolute truth becomes the measure of your conscience, the source of your thinking, and the motivation of your life.
 
Empowered by the Holy Spirit and armed with Bible doctrine you can fulfill your destiny to glorify God. You can receive the highest and best He has prepared for you. Your consistent spiritual growth from Bible doctrine in your soul creates capacity for life, for love, for Christian service, for blessing, for happiness.
 
God has devised the design of the ages, the perfect plan for you personally. All you have to do is understand His gracious offer and seize the incomparable opportunity for a life of meaning, purpose, and definition.
The Plan of God
 
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The Trinity
 
Summary
 
The Trinity is a doctrine unique to Christianity. No other faith, religion, sect, or philosophy that advocates one God also proclaims that God is Three-in-One. This apparent paradox does not mean there are ‘three gods in one,' but that one God exists as three persons who are coequal, coinfinite, and coeternal, all possessing the same essential nature. God is one in essence, but three in persons.
 
The Trinity is not abstract theology, but a practical doctrine that you should comprehend. Your understanding of the plan God the Father has designed for you illuminates your destiny in time and eternity. Your understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ illuminates your so-great salvation. Your understanding of the Holy Spirit affects your concept of living the Christian life. Only by perceiving the true biblical perspective of the Trinity can you come to love God, grow spiritually, and fulfill your very own spiritual life.
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Slave Market of Sin
 
Summary
 
We think of ourselves as free, but we are born in an inescapable slavery—bondage to sin. As members of the human race we exist in a slave market of sin, helpless to redeem ourselves. We enter the world with a sin nature, separated from God and powerless to establish a relationship with Him. We have no way to emancipate ourselves from the captivity of our inherited depravity.
 
However, the gracious plan of God for mankind calls for a savior, a redeemer—the Lord Jesus Christ—to purchase our freedom from the slave market. Christ is the only Person qualified to make such a purchase. The only requirement for eternal release from the slave market of sin is faith alone in Christ alone.
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Rebound & Keep Moving!
 
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Rebound & Keep Moving! is the key that unlocks the Christian way of life. After salvation the sin nature remains a relentless adversary, tempting the believer to sin and live in carnality. When the believer sins, fellowship with God is destroyed, the filling of the Holy Spirit is temporarily lost, and spiritual progress ceases.
 
Rebound is the simplest yet most incredible concept in the spiritual life. Rebound defeats sin. Guilt, anguish, remorse over past failures vanish knowing that God forgives and forgets all past sins. Rebound is our access to intimacy with the Lord, the gateway to divine power in our lives, our license to serve the Lord. Rebound opens the door to the wonderful freedom the grace of God offers to every believer in Jesus Christ.
Rebound & Keep Moving!
 
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The Faith-Rest Life
 
Summary
 
Faith-Rest is the life of peace designed for you as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. This life is characterized by a moment-by-moment tranquillity, happiness, and stability. But how can you have this perfect rest when you are surrounded by pressure, adversity, and disaster?
 
God wants you to do only one thing—trust Him! Believe His Word! Mix the promises from the Bible with faith! If you trusted Him for the greatest thing He could ever provide—salvation, then, you can trust Him for the lesser thing—solutions to your problems.
 
When you use the faith-rest technique, you stand on the solid ground of the Word of God. Bible doctrine becomes a living reality in every experience. No matter what happens to you, no matter how difficult your problems, you have “the peace of God which passes all understanding.”
The Faith-Rest Life
 
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The Prodigal Son
 
Summary
 
The Prodigal Son leaves home and squanders his inheritance in riotous living. His elder brother stays home and works hard. When the prodigal returns and is restored to his father, the elder brother becomes petty, jealous, bitter, and resentful. Despite their different paths into carnality, their sins cannot remove them from the circumstances of their birth. Once a son, always a son!
 
As a “born again” believer, whether you sin like the prodigal or like the elder brother, you remain a permanent member of the family of God, but you lose your temporal fellowship with God. To remedy this rift, God has provided a simple, grace procedure—rebound—so that your postsalvation sins are forgiven and you can recover fellowship and move on in the Christian life.
 
Jesus taught the parable of the prodigal son to an audience of self-righteous legalists who reviled the profligate prodigal and praised the holier-than-thou elder brother. Yet, they entirely missed the message! Everyone who believes in Christ by faith alone is a permanent son of God. Once a family member, any believer can reclaim his Christian life from carnality and be restored to fellowship with God.
The Prodigal Son
 
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