TRUTH – truth is absolute!

We can learn truth and think truth, but God IS Truth.  Truth is a person – Jesus Christ!  The Bible is not only true  –  it is Truth – “Thy Word IS Truth.”  Every category of Truth is an aspect of God’s perfect purpose and design.  God doesn’t learn truth…

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EPOCH

Epoch An “epoch” is a period of time, characterized by peculiar events.  Specific time periods  (epochs) are clearly defined (visible) when we look back at history in Scripture.  It is easier to grasp the great panoramic view of history and the times of various events, when we place these events on a…

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Scapegoat

ANIMALS THAT CARRY AWAY SIN (Leviticus 16:7-10). In ancient times the Israelite ritual used two goats. One was designated for the Lord and offered as a sin offering (Leviticus 16:9).  The other goat, the scapegoat, bore the people’s iniquities ( Leviticus 16:11).  In this ritual, Israel released a live animal…

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Pneumatology

Pneumatology is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead.  The Holy Spirit is Deity in the same sense as God the Father and God the Son.

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Secularism

“Secularism, is Human Viewpoint!”  C. S. Craig.  Secularism is: “rejection of the Bible as the Word of God, and/or/therefore, ” “life apart from and without God!””  Secularism is the system of thinking that  excludes the authority of God….rejection of God as Absolute.””  Religion is also human viewpoint!  Christianity is not…

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Secularism (deliberate)

Secularism spins off of humanism in a more deliberate way, stating that biblical consideration should be abandoned from human thinking.  God and God’s Word are kicked aside with scorn.  So, we should call it deliberate secularism.

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Humanism

A way of thinking where all doctrines, all attitudes, and all ways of life center on the values  and interests of man.  Man is the object of humanism and the source.  In other words: humanism is man-centered.   The Bible is God-centered.  1 Corinthians 2:5 & 7 speak of man’s wisdom…

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EVOLUTION

Theory of development from earlier forms….The gradual development of something into a  more complex or better form.  The Bible  (Divine Viewpoint sees it differently: Romans 1 is foundational anthropology for the Christian.  Verses 24-32 present man as he is and always has been since the fall.  Verses 21-23 tell us…

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DEVOLUTION

Scripture asserts the devolution of man (Genesis Chapter 3).  This counters the evolutionary theory.  God viewpoint sees man as the fall of something once great  Genesis Chapter Three.  Man’s viewpoint on the other hand, sees himself as the rising up of something inferior.  Theory of development from earlier forms….The gradual…

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THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY:  Theology comes from two words:  “theos”  which means God, and “logos” meaning word, or rational expression.  Therefore theology is the study of God’s Word. Theology has many definitions. Theology pursues God. Theology is the process of discovering God – God is Truth.   Theology is the process of exploration, extraction…

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COMMON GRACE

The ministry of God the Holy Spirit in which the Holy Spirit makes clear, perspicuous and understandable the “Gospel” of salvation to a spiritually dead person.

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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Breaking the law.  Civil disobedience refers to the action of disobedience (negative attitude followed by negative action), which is a manifested arrogance against the local civil laws, state or federal laws. It is also a direct action (rebellion) against God and the laws of Divine establishment, in that, God sets…

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DEGENERACY

Degeneracy is the process of passing from a higher to a lower status…to decline progressively.  Christian degeneracy is the decline to false or inferior standards, accompanied by loss of integrity.  It is the subnormal status of fragmentation and reversionism (backsliding is another expression of reversionism).

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Capital punishment is the maximum use of jurisprudence under the laws of divine establishment. Capital punishment must be preceded by  trial authorized by the judicial function of government.  Punishment by death, and others must see this for the purpose of restraint.

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BLACKOUT OF THE SOUL

Blackout of the soul is the status of the believer with negative volition to Bible Doctrine, which results in the influence of, and involvement in the cosmic world

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AREA OF WEAKNESS

The area of the sin nature that tempts the believer to sin.  Temptation becomes sin only when the volition acquiesces to temptation.

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Abrahamic Covenant

The Abrahamic Covenant is the unconditional covenant between God and Abraham and Abraham progeny (all born again Jews).  This Covenant promises a national land (Gen. 12:1-3; 13: 15-17; ). And it promises a King from Abraham’s line (Genesis 17:1-11.

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Election

Election is the expression of the sovereign will of God in eternity past before creation of the universe, before anything existed (except the Godhead).   Election is the sovereign right of God over His Creation.  Election is a Biblical term that is applied to the believer and to angels.  …

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Abundant Life

John 10:10 b;  “I am come that they (Jews and Gentiles – all mankind)  might have life,  and that they might have it more abundantly.”  This abundant life has application to the believer’s walk through fields of grace-life with the Lord who leads the way home to heaven.  But, it…

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Maturity In Christ

Maturity in Christ means we have become “adult sons” occupied with Christ.   “Occupation with Christ”  is living life in the Divine Dynasphere, filled with the Holy Spirit on a consistent basis, by the consistent volitional exercise of 1 John 1:9, and the Inculcation of Bible Doctrine.  The Ascent to…

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Divine Dynasphere

THE DIVINE DYNASPHERE IS “OCCUPATION WITH CHRIST” which is reached at Spiritual Maturity….Spiritual Maturity should be every Believer’s goal – objective.  There is no sweeter place than occupation (communion or fellowship) with our Savior…in the Divine Dynasphere!  Living in fellowship with the Lord is a life lived in resting faith…

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Peace With God

The believer is at peace with God based on the Cross Sacrifice of the perfect man – Jesus Christ who died on the Cross as payment for the sins of mankind.  Therefore to have peace with God,  believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved: Acts 16:31;…

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Acceptable

The believer is made “acceptable”  to God: Eph. 1:6; 1 Peter 2:5 because of Christ’s spiritual death in our place on the Cross.  This relates to the doctrine of  “propitiation.”  God accepts Christ’s sacrifice for all who will believe in Christ John 3:16, 36…therefore there is no condemnation to the…

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Adoption

Romans 8:15, 23, (future); Ephesians 1:5)  The Biblical concept of Adoption in the New Testament is based on  the Roman  aristocratic  function of adoption during the first century.  In Scripture, adoption means to be recognized by God as an adult son.  This is our actual position at salvation.  However,  experientially…

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Positional Truth

The Church Age believer in Christ is superior to all angels, including Satan….Heb. 1:4, 13-14, 2:9-11.  It is in our position in Christ that we are to view ourselves…this is how God sees us.  Please note:  God accomplishes the Church Age believer’s sanctification in three stages: positional, experiential, and ultimate.

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Sanctification, Doctrine of:

The doctrine of sanctification teaches that God’s purpose is to make each Church Age believer like the humanity of Christ.  Each is “conformed to the image of His Son,”  the glorified Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:29).  God accomplishes the Church Age believer’s sanctification in three stages: positional, experiential, and ultimate. Positional…

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Anthropomorphism

Ascribing to God physical characteristics such as eyes, nose, ears. God the father and the Holy Spirit do not have our physicalness, but the humanity of Christ does., which makes Christ the Unique person in the universe.

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Cosmic System

Satan’s orderly system which includes purpose, strategy and a structured authority,  designed to subvert the Plan of God and the human race. Satan’s aim is to rule the world.  The world is Satan’s classroom for disseminating false doctrine – the “doctrine of demons.” Any person, denomination or religion that  does not…

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Protocol

A right thing becomes wrong when done in a wrong way. A wrong thing is still wrong though done in a right way. A wrong thing done wrongly is wrong. Only a right thing done in a right way is right. Protocol defined: “a rigid  code prescribing strict adherence to…

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Arrogance Addictions

Arrogance destorts Truth.  Ego skill-sets are manifested from the arrogance of the  Old Sin Nature, such as: self-Absorption; self-deception; self-justification; and Lord-self.  (See studies on “Old Sin-Nature” and “Self.”) Knowledge and application of Bible Doctrine  is objective knowledge – objective reality, not subjective as is arrogance.  Arrogance is the antithesis…

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Witnessing

Personal evangelism by believers to unsaved mankind. Communication of the Gospel of Christ on the Cross to the lost. Believer has responsibility to be accurate in presenting the Gospel message. Then, the one who hears is responsible to respond or reject. His choice (volition) determines his eternal destiny. Witnessing is…

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Volition

Freedom to choose. God does not and cannot violate free will. Volitional responsibility is the reason for so much suffering and shame in the world. Man knows right from wrong -“Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil” (Genesis 2:17).

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Virgin Birth

The old sin nature (Adams nature) is passed down in each generation through the male (father) in copulation (seed of man). The seed for the humanity of Jesus Christ was implanted by the Holy Spirit. God is the Father, Mary is the mother (Matthew 1:18, 22-25). Luke calls it the…

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Veracity

God is absolute truth. Veracity is the absolute integrity of God, which consists of His righteousness and justice which comprises His Holiness.  His Holiness is the totality of Divine Perfection. (Exodus 34:6; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 31:15; 33:4; John 1:14; 14:6; 16:13; 17:17-19).

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Unpardonable Sin

The rejection of Christ’s work on the Cross (John 1:29; 3:18; 36). This sin is related to the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit and if this truth is rejected it is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Genesis 6:3; John 16:7-11: Hebrews 10:29).

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Unlimited Atonement/Efficacy

The saving work of Christ on the Cross for the sins of humanity which was efficacious. Efficacious means the perfectly innocent Christ in His humanity, sacrificed Himself and was totally acceptable to God. Christ died in our place. He paid in full, our insurmountable debt. Christ redeemed us – Romans…

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Triumphal Entrance

The triumphal entry of our Savior into the third heaven, which is beyond the stellar universe. His procession from earth in bodily form was the first entry by any human being into Heaven. He is the first-fruits of our salvation. His glorified humanity sits at the Father’s Right Hand on…

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Tree Of Life

Represented the perfect environment of the Garden of Eden, between God and man until Adam transgressed (disobeyed). The Tree Of Life represented Eternal Life. See Genesis 2:9; 3:22.

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Transcendence

God is everywhere; He transcends time and space; He is outside of His created universe. God is everywhere simultaneously. God is Omnipresent.

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Tongues

The gift of tongues was a temporary gift for the dissemination of the Gospel at the beginning of the Church-age (1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 13:1-10).

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Total Depravity

Mankind is totally depraved in God’s sight (Titus 3:5). Man is, by his human nature, inherently a sinner, lost, without hope, except by faith in the cross-work of Christ.

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Tetragrammation

Means “four letters” referring to JHWH, translated Jehovah or Yahweh. Used in the Old Testament to refer to Lord God as one or as the Trinity. The Jews considered this name too sacred to utter so they used Adonai which is singular of the Lord God.

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Taboo

Taboos are a prohibition imposed by religion – a system of legalism and self-righteous. It is invasion of privacy. Taboos are not to be the criteria for assessing sin or establishing righteousness. Taboos are bullying which is a result of “power-lust-arrogance.”  Legalism is human viewpoint religion. Taboos are counterfeit to…

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