Polycarp Polycarp was born in 69 AD and Died in 155 AD as a martyr, he was the second bishop of Smyrna and history states that he was ordained by John the Disciple. His writings bears evidence to early Christian Theology.He was martyred under the reign of Marcus Aurelius who brought a great persecution to […]
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Docetism Docetism is a heresy that derives its name from the greek word (Î´Î¿ÎºÎµá¿–Î½/Î´ÏŒÎºÎ·ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚dokein(to seem) /dokÄ”sis(apparition,phantom)), the doceits taught that Jesus was not a human being but only appeared so, they believed that He was a spirit but appeared human but was not tangible and therefore had no body or flesh and blood. They abstained […]
Election “Well can I remember the manner in which I learned the doctrines of grace in a single instant. Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the old things I had heard continually from the pulpit, and did not see the grace of God. When I was coming to […]
The process of cleansing or purification by which the individual is freed from obstacles to spiritual growth and development.
A term used to refer to the assumption of human nature by God, in the person of Jesus Christ. The term “incarnationalism” is often used to refer to theological approaches which lay especial emphasis upon God becoming human.
The theory, especially associated with Reformed theologians, that the practices and beliefs of the church should be grounded in Scripture. Nothing that could not be demonstrated to be grounded in Scripture could be regarded as binding upon the believer. The phrase sola scriptura, “by Scripture alone,” summarizes this principle.
The doctrine concerning the free will of people which states that the sinner is only capable of choosing that which is sinful nature permits him to choose. he is limited by his sinful nature in the choices he can make.
The belief that there is only one God in all places at all times. There were none before God and there will be none after Him. Monotheism is the teaching of the Bible (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5,14,18,21,22; 46:9; 47:8; John 17:3; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; Gal. 4:89).
Anthropology Anthropology is the study of the origin and nature of man; his original state and probation; his fall; the nature of sin;the effect of Adam's first sin upon himself and upon his posterity. The meaning of the term Anthropology comes from a combination of two words, “anthropos + logy” anthropos is the Greek word […]
What is the doctrine of the Trinity? < By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith. It is crucial for properly understanding what God is like, how He relates to us, and how we should relate to Him. But it also raises many […]