Doctrine

Doctrinal Statement

Doctrine

The Doctrine of Revelation

Overview: God is a communicating God.  He has expressed his character, will, and salvation to mankind through various means.  Our knowledge and experience of him is predicated on his initiative and ongoing communication to us.

Basic Concepts:

  1. General Revelation
    1. Means of General Revelation
      1. Nature declares the existence of God: Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:20
      2. Conscience declares the existence of God: Romans 1:19-21Significance of General Revelation
      3. General Revelation condemns humanity: Romans 1:20
      4. General Revelation justifies God: Romans 1:20
      5. General Revelation provides a starting point with unbelievers.
    2. Limitations of General Revelation
      1. Sin warps our understanding of General Revelation: Romans 1:18, 21-23
      2. General Revelation proves insufficient for salvation: Romans 10:14-17
  2. Special Revelation: The Doctrine of the Word of God
    1. Various Modes of Special Revelation
      1. By divine penmanship: Exodus 31:18; Daniel 5
      2. By prophets: 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 1:1
      3. By a voice: Exodus 3: Job 38:1; 1 Kings 19:12
      4. By visions: Ezekiel 1:1; Daniel 7 & 8
      5. By dreams and interpretations: Genesis 40-41; Daniel 2
      6. By authors of OT and NT books: 2 Samuel 23:2; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13
      7. By his Son: John 1:1, 18; Hebrews 1:2
    2. God’s Written Word
      1. Content
        1. Old Testament (39 books)
        2. New Testament (27 books)
      2. Characteristics
        1. Authoritative: The words of the Bible are God’s words, which act as the final authority for life and faith.  To disobey the scriptures is thus to disobey God.  (2 Timothy 3:15-16).
        2. Inerrant: The Bible in its original manuscripts affirms only what is true and factual.  (Isaiah 40:8; Luke 16:17; 1 Peter 1:23; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5).
        3. Perspicuous: The Bible is understandable to all who seek to read and obey it with the help of God. (Psalm 19:7; 119:130).
        4. Necessary: The Bible is necessary to know God’s will for life and faith and to know his Gospel.  (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Romans 10:14-17).
        5. Sufficient: The Bible is enough…enough information, enough revelation, and enough direction for life and faith. (2 Timothy 3:15-17).

The Doctrine of God

Overview: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, yet revealed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  These three persons are fully God and possess all the divine attributes.

Basic Concepts:

  1. The Existence of God
    1. Scripture declares God’s existence: Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-2
    2. Creation declares God’s existence: Psalm 19:1-4, Romans 1:18-20
    3. Conscience declares God’s existence: Romans 1:21-23, 28, 32; 2:14-15
  2. The Essence of God
    1. God is Spirit: John 4:24
    2. God is Incorporeal: Luke 24:39
    3. God is Invisible: John 1:18; 1 Timothy 1:17
    4. God is Alive: Joshua 3:10; Matthew 16:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:9
    5. God is a Person
      1. Possesses self-consciousness: Exodus 3:14
      2. Possesses intellect: Isaiah 55:9
      3. Possesses emotion: Genesis 6:6
      4. Possesses will: Romans 12:2
  3. The Attributes of God
    1. Incommunicable Attributes
      1. Independence: Acts 17:24-25; Job 41:11; Psalm 50:10-12; Exodus 3:14
      2. Immutability: Psalm 102:25-27; James 1:17; Malachi 3:6
      3. Eternality: Psalm 90:2; Job 36:26; John 8:58
      4. Omnipresence: Psalm 139:7-10; Acts 17:28; 1 Kings 8:27
      5. Unity (e.g. God is light and God is love, not half and half): 1 John 4:8; 1:5
    2. Communicable Attributes
      1. Spirituality: John 4:24
      2. Invisibility: John 1:18; John 6:46
      3. Omniscience: Job 37:16; 1 John 3:20
      4. Wisdom: Romans 16:27; Psalm 104:24
      5. Truthfulness: Jeremiah 10:10-11; John 17:3
      6. Goodness: Luke 18:19; Psalm 106:1
      7. Love: 1 John 4:8
      8. Mercy, Grace, Patience: Exodus 34:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3
      9. Holiness: Psalm 71:22; Isaiah 6:3
      10. Peace: 1 Corinthians 14:33; Romans 15:33; 16:20
      11. Righteousness (or Justice): Deuteronomy 32:4
      12. Jealously: Exodus 34:14
      13. Wrath: John 3:36; Romans 1:18
      14. Will: Ephesians 1:11; Revelation 4:11
      15. Omnipotence: Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 3:20
      16. Perfection: Matthew 5:48
      17. Blessedness: 1 Timothy 1:11; 6:15
      18. Beauty: Psalm 27:4
      19. Glory: Psalm 24:10; Psalm 104:1-2 (pictured in Rev. 21:23)
  4. The Triunity of God:  God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit.  Each person is God, and God is one.
    1. The Unity of God: Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Kings 8:60
    2. The Godhead is three distinct persons: Genesis 1:26; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 28:18-19; Romans 8:9
    3. Each person in the Godhead is God
      1. The Father is God: Ephesians 4:16
      2. The Son is God: Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13
      3. The Holy Spirit is God: Acts 5:3-4
    4. The three persons of the Godhead are eternally equal in person but subordinate in roles.
      1. The Son to the Father: Philippians 2:6-8
      2. The Holy Spirit to the Son: John 16:12-14
      3. The Holy Spirit to the Father and Son: John 15:26
  5. The Providence of God
    1. Preservation: God sustains and keeps all created things (Colossians 1:17)
    2. Government: God directs all things so that they accomplish his purpose (Psalm 103:19; Daniel 4:35)
    3. Decrees: Before the creation of the world, God determined to bring about everything that happens. (Isaiah 14:27; Psalm 139:16; Acts 2:23; Ephesians 1:4)
  6. The Creative Work of God
    1. God created all things: Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:3
    2. God created ex nihilo: Genesis 1:1; Psalm 33:6, 9; John 1:3; Hebrews 11:3
    3. Each person of the Godhead was involved in creation
      1. The Father: 1 Corinthians 8:6
      2. The Son: John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2
      3. The Holy Spirit: Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13

The Doctrine of Angels

Overview: Angels are spiritual beings created by God with high intelligence and moral judgment.  Angels are ministers to God and believers.

Basic Concepts:

  1. Origin of Angels
    1. Created by God: Nehemiah 9:6
    2. Their exact time of creation is not noted, but they were present with God at the creation of the earth: Job 38:4-7
  2. Nature of Angels
    1. Spirit beings: Hebrews 1:14; Ephesians 6:12
    2. Immortal: Luke 20:36
    3. Innumerable: Hebrews 12:22
    4. Neither marry nor die: Luke 20:34-36
    5. Highly intelligent but not omniscient: Matthew 24:36; 1 Peter 1:12
    6. Great strength but not omnipotent: 2 Peter 2:11
    7. Serve those who inherit salvation: Hebrews 1:13-14
  3. Classification of Angels
    1. Unfallen
      1. Cherubim (guards): Genesis 3:24; Ezekiel 28:14-16
      2. Seraphim (worshipers): Isaiah 6:2-6
      3. Archangels: 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 9
    2. Fallen
      1. Angels confined: 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6
      2. Angels unconfined: Daniel 10:13; Psalm 78:49; Romans 8:38; 1 Corinthians 6:3
      3. Demons (probably refers to unconfined angels): Mark 6:6-13; Revelation 12:7, 9
      4. satan
        1. He was the anointed covering Cherub: Ezekiel 28:14-15
        2. He sinned and fell because of pride: Isaiah 14:13; 1 Timothy 3:6
        3. His primary work is accusing the saints: Job 1:6-12; 2:1-8; Revelation 12:10
        4. His destiny is eternal torment in the Lake of Fire: Revelation 20:10

The Doctrine of Man

Overview: Mankind was created in the image of God, perfect and good.  Yet, through man’s willful sin in the garden, we have marred that image and become subject to sin, satan, and death.

Basic Concepts:

  1. Man’s Original State
    1. Created by God: Genesis 1:27; 2:7
    2. Created in God’s image: Genesis 1:26-27
      1. Moral Attributes
      2. Spiritual Attributes
      3. Mental Attributes
      4. Relational Attributes
      5. Physical Attributes
    3. Created a physical and spiritual being: 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 15:44-49
      1. Flesh/Physical Self (still in need of complete redemption: Romans 7:14-25)
        1. Body
        2. Mind
        3. Emotions
      2. Spiritual Self (redeemed at salvation: Ezekiel 36:26)
        1. Sometimes referred to as Soul
        2. Sometimes referred to as Spirit
    4. Created in a state of righteousness: Genesis 2:16-17
  2. The Effects of Sin on Man
    1. His perfect nature was corrupted: Romans 5:19
    2. He became totally depraved: Ephesians 2:5, 12
    3. He died spiritually: Ephesians 2:1
    4. He became a slave to sin and satan: John 8:44; Romans 7:14-24
    5. He became subject to death: Romans 5:12

The Doctrine of Sin

Overview: Sin entered the world through the trespass of one man, Adam.  As mankind’s representative, Adam’s fall cursed all of mankind and creation.  Sin is any failure to conform to the moral law of God in actions, attitude, or our nature.

Basic Concepts:

  1. Origin of Sin
    1. satan committed the sin of pride and rebellion: Ezekiel 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-17
    2. Adam brought sin to the human race by disobedience: 1 Timothy 2:14; Romans 5:12
  2. Nature of Sin
    1. Sin is missing the mark of God’s standard: Romans 3:23
    2. Sin is transgression of God’s moral law: 1 John 3:4
    3. Sin is disobedience: Ephesians 2:2
    4. Sin is a debt: Matthew 6:12
  3. Extent of Sin
    1. Universe cursed by sin: Romans 8:20
    2. Earth cursed by sin: Genesis 3:17-18
    3. Animal life cursed by sin: Isaiah 11:6-9
    4. All mankind cursed by sin
      1. Inherited guilt: Romans 5:12
      2. Inherited corruption: Psalm 51:5
  4. Penalty of Sin
    1. Spiritual death: 1 Corinthians 15:22; Ephesians 2:1
    2. Physical death: Genesis 3:19, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12
    3. Eternal, conscious punishment: Matthew 25:41, Luke 16:28

The Doctrine of Christ

Overview: Jesus is the Christ, the unique Son of God.  He is our savior and Lord.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He is fully God and fully man.  By virtue of his sinless life, he offered himself on our behalf as the perfect sacrifice for sin through his death on the cross.  He rose from the dead on the third day for our justification.  He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father where he will judge the living and the dead.

Basic Concepts:

  1. The Two Natures of Christ
    1. The Humanity of Christ
      1. He was born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27, 34
      2. He possessed a human body: Luke 2:7, 40
      3. He possessed a human mind: Luke 2:52
      4. He possessed a human soul: John 12:27; John 13:21
      5. He possessed human emotions: Matthew 26:38; John 11:35
      6. He was without sin: John 8:46; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22
      7. He will be man forever: John 20:25-27; Acts 1:11
    2. The Deity of Christ
      1. Divine title: John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6
      2. Divine equality: John 10:30; 14:9; Romans 9:5; Hebrews 1:8
      3. Divine attributes:
        1. Omnipotence: Matthew 8:26-27 (Calms the storms)
        2. Eternal: John 8:58 (ἐγὼ εἰμί)
        3. Omniscient: Mark 2:8 (knows people’s thoughts)
        4. Omnipresent: Matthew 18:20; 28:20 (post earthly ministry)
        5. Sovereign: Mark 2:5-7 (forgives sins)
        6. Immortal: John 2:19
  2. The Work of Christ
    1. His Active Obedience
      1. He perfectly fulfilled the Father’s will: John 17:4
      2. He kept the law perfectly for man: Romans 5:19; Romans 8:3-4
    2. His Passive Obedience
      1. He suffered his whole life: Matthew 4:1-11; Isaiah 53:3
      2. He bore sin: Isaiah 53:6
      3. He died on the cross for our sins: 1 Peter 2:24
      4. He bore God’s wrath
    3. The Nature of the Atonement
      1. Vicarious: Christ took our punishment (Isaiah 53:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
      2. Sacrificial: Christ died as a sacrifice for us (Hebrews 9:26)
      3. Propitiating: Christ appeased God’s wrath (1 John 4:10)
      4. Reconciling: Christ death brought us back into fellowship with God (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
      5. Redemptive: Christ redeems us from our bondage to sin and satan (Mark 10:45)
      6. The extent of His death
        1. Universal—Christ’s death was sufficient for the sins of all mankind: John 1:29; 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 John 2:2
        2. Limitation—Christ’s death is efficient only for those who believe: John 6:37; 1 Timothy 4:10
  3. Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension
    1. The Nature of the Resurrection
      1. Literal resurrection: Mark 15:44-45; John 19:34-35; Revelation 1:18
      2. Bodily resurrection: Luke 24:39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:4-8
      3. Credible resurrection
        1. Stone removed: John 20:1
        2. Empty tomb: Luke 24:12
        3. Appearance of Christ: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
    2. The Significance of the Resurrection
      1. Ensures our Regeneration: 1 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 2:5-6
      2. Insures our Justification: Romans 4:25
      3. Insures our Bodily Resurrection: 1 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 4:14
    3. The Nature of the Ascension
      1. Christ ascended visibly and bodily: Acts 1:9-11
      2. Christ ascended to a place: Acts 1:9-11; John 14:2-3
      3. Christ received glory and honor: Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9
      4. Christ is seated at the right hand of God: Hebrews 1:3; Ephesians 1:20-21
    4. The Heavenly Work of Christ
      1. Sent the Holy Spirit: John 16:7
      2. Preparing a place for believers: John 14:2-3
      3. Mediates for believers: 1 Timothy 2:5
      4. Advocate for believers: 1 John 2:1; Hebrews 7:25

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Overview: The Holy Spirit is God.  The Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead, being co-equal, co-eternal, and co-substantial with the Father and Son.  The Holy Spirit manifests God’s active presence in the world, especially in the Church.

Basic Concepts:

  1. The Personality of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is a Person.
    1. He possesses intelligence: 1 Corinthians 12:8
    2. He possesses a will: 1 Corinthians 12:11
    3. He possesses power: Zechariah 4:6; Ephesians 3:16
    4. He possesses knowledge: 1 Corinthians 2:10-13
    5. He possesses emotions: Ephesians 4:30; Isaiah 63:10
    6. He personally acts: Romans 8:26; Acts 13:3; John 16:13
  2. The Deity of the Holy Spirit
    1. He is called God: Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16
    2. He is included in the Triune formula: Matthew 29:19
    3. He possesses Divine attributes:
      1. Omnipotence: Luke 1:35
      2. Omniscience: 1 Corinthians 2:10
      3. Omnipresence: Psalm 139:7-10
      4. Eternality: Hebrews 9:14
  3. The Work of the Holy Spirit
    1. The Holy Spirit Empowers
      1. He gives life: Psalm 104:30
      2. He regenerates: Ephesians 2:1; Titus 3:5
      3. He indwells at salvation: Romans 8:9-11
      4. He gives power for service
        1. Old Testament: Numbers 27:18; Deuteronomy 34:9; 1 Samuel 11:6
        2. New Testament: Matthew 3:16; Acts 1:8
      5. He aids in prayer: Romans 8:26-27
    2. The Holy Spirit Purifies
      1. He convicts of sin: John 16:8-11
      2. He restrains evil: 1 Thessalonians 2:7
      3. He gives spiritual fruit: Galatians 5:22-23
    3. The Holy Spirit Reveals
      1. He gives revelation to Prophets and Apostles: 2 Peter 1:21; John 16:13
      2. He gives evidence of God’s presence: John 1:32; Acts 2:2-3
      3. He guides and directs God’s people: Matthew 4:1; Acts 13:2; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:18
      4. He gives believers assurance: Romans 8:16
      5. He teaches and illumines: John 16:13
    4. The Holy Spirit Unifies: 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:1-2; Ephesians 2:18
  4. Gifts of the Spirit
    1. The gifts are distributed sovereignly and independently by the Spirit to each believer: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Romans 12:6-8
    2. The gifts are given for the edification of other believers: 1 Corinthians 14:26: Ephesians 4:4-16
    3. While believers should expect spiritual gifts to continue today, not all gifts are necessarily normative for the life of the church: Hebrews 2:3-4

The Doctrine of Salvation

Overview: God by his grace in eternity past planned the provision of salvation through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Salvation is a free gift from God.  We contribute nothing.  Salvation is accessed by grace through faith.  God commands all people to repent and believe the Gospel.

Basic Concepts:

  1. Man’s Need of Salvation
    1. Man is lost: Luke 19:10
    2. Man is condemned: John 3:18
    3. Man is blind: 2 Corinthians 4:4
    4. Man is dead: Ephesians 2:2
    5. Man is a slave to sin: Romans 6:6, 17
    6. Man is helpless to save himself: Romans 5:6
  2. God’s Provision of Salvation
    1. God’s basis for providing salvation
      1. His grace: Ephesians 2:8
      2. His love: John 3:16
      3. His glory: Ephesians 1:6, 12
    2. God’s offer of salvation
      1. It is universally offered: Isaiah 55:1; 2 Peter 3:9
      2. It is universally sufficient: John 3:16-17, 1 John 2:2
    3. God’s work in salvation
      1. God the Father
        1. Planned salvation in eternity past: Ephesians 1:3-12; 2 Timothy 1:9
        2. Send Christ as the Savior of the world: John 20:21
      2. God the Son
        1. Accomplished the plan of salvation by his death, burial, and resurrection: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 9:26-28
        2. He is the only source of salvation: John 14:6; Acts 4:12
      3. God the Holy Spirit
        1. Convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment: John 16:7-11
        2. Draws sinner to Christ: John 6:44
        3. Illumines the mind of unsaved to God’s salvation: 1 Corinthians 2:9-14
        4. Provides faith: Ephesians 2:8
        5. Regenerates the sinner: Titus 3:5
        6. Seals the believer: Ephesians 1:13-14
    4. The Order and Components of the Application of Salvation
      1. Election (God’s choice of people to be saved): 1 Peter 1:2
      2. The Gospel Call (proclaiming the message of the Gospel): 2 Timothy 1:9; Romans 10:14
      3. Regeneration (being born again): John 3:3-7; Titus 3:5-6
      4. Conversion (faith and repentance):  Romans 5:1; Hebrews 11:1
      5. Justification (right legal standing): Romans 3:25-26
      6. Adoption (membership in God’s family): Romans 8:14-17: Galatians 4:5
      7. Sanctification (right conduct in life)
        1. Positional—The believer is set apart as holy: Colossians 1:13; 1 Peter 2:9
        2. Progressive—The believer is being set apart from sin unto holiness as the believer yields himself to God: Romans 6:12-14; Colossians 3:1-3
        3. Prospective—Believers will be totally sanctified at the glorification of their bodies: 1 John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 15:53-57
      8. Perseverance (remaining a Christian): John 10:27-29; 1 Peter 1:5
      9. Death (going to be with the Lord)
      10. Glorification (receiving a resurrection body): 1 Corinthians 15:53-57

The Doctrine of the Church

Overview: The church is the body of Christ, with Christ as its head.  The Church consists of both the universal church and the local, visible church.  As such, the local church is one of the primary expressions of Christ’s presence in the world.  Local church membership consists of those who have professed salvation and been baptized into the body of Christ.

Basic Concepts:

  1. The Universal Church
    1. It is the body of Christ: Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:24
    2. It is the bride of Christ: 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:29-32
    3. Christ is the head of the church: Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18
    4. All believers are baptized into it by the Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:13
    5. Christ is its foundation: 1 Corinthians 8:12
  2. The Local Church
    1. Composition of the local church
      1. Believers who have followed the Lord in baptism: Acts 2:38, 41
      2. Believers who seek to live lives of holiness (believers in right-standing): Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5
    2. Nature of True Churches
      1. Word of God is rightly preached
      2. Ordinances rightly administered
    3. Purposes of the Local Church
      1. Worship: Ephesians 1:4-6
      2. Edification of Believers: Ephesians 4:7-16
        1. Community: Acts 2:42-47
        2. Ministry of the Word: Acts 2:42-47; 2 Timothy 4:2
      3. Ministry of Evangelism and Mercy: Matthew 28:19; Philippians 2:14-15
      4. Observing the Ordinances
        1. Baptism by immersion of those professing faith in Christ: Acts 2:41; 8:39; Romans 6:3-4, Matthew 3:16; John 3:23
        2. The Lord’s Supper
          1. A memorial of Christ’s death: 1 Corinthians 11:24
          2. A expression of faithfulness and expectation until Christ’s return: 1 Corinthians 11:26
          3. The elements are symbolic
            1. Unleavened bread—symbolizes Christ’s sinless, broken body: Matthew 26:26
            2. The wine: symbolizes Christ’s shed blood: Matthew 26:28
          4. Requires self-examination: 1 Corinthians 11:28-32
    4. Offices of the Church
      1. Pastor (poimen, episkopoj, presbuteroj)
        1. Qualifications: 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 4:14; 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Titus 1:6-9
          1. Godly Character
          2. Capable of Teaching
          3. Male
        2. Responsibilities
          1. Preach: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
          2. Teach: Ephesians 4:11; 2 Timothy 2:24
          3. Oversee: Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2
          4. Evangelize: 2 Timothy 4:5
          5. Train: 2 Timothy 2:2
      2. Deacon
        1. Qualifications: Acts 6:2-7; 1 Timothy 3:7-13
        2. Responsibilities: Acts 6:1-7
          1. Serve the members of the church
          2. Assist the pastor

The Doctrine of the Future

Overview: As Christ left, so shall Christ return for his church.  He will judge the living and the dead.  He will establish perfect, eternal bliss for believers, and he will cast the wicked into hell, a place of eternal, conscious punishment.

Basic Concepts

  1. Christ’s Return
    1. His return will be sudden: Matthew 24:44; 2 Peter 3:10
    2. His return will be personal: 1 Thessalonians 4:16
    3. His return will be visible: Revelation 1:7
    4. His return will be bodily: Acts 1:11
    5. His return should be eagerly longed for by the church: Titus 2:12-13
    6. The exact time of His return is unknown: Matthew 25:13
    7. His return is imminent: Philippians 3:20; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:2
    8. Signs precede His return
      1. The preaching of the Gospel to all nations: Mark 13:10
      2. The Great Tribulation: Mark 13:7-8
      3. False prophets working signs and wonders: Mark 13:22
      4. Signs in the Heavens: Mark 13:24-25
      5. The Coming of the man of sin: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10
      6. The Salvation of Israel: Romans 11:12, 25-26
  2. The Millennium
    1. Israel will receive Jesus as Messiah: Zechariah 12:10; Romans 11:26
    2. Christ will reign over the world for 1000 years: Isaiah 2:4; Revelation 20:3, 7
      1. On David’s throne: Psalm 2:8-9; Revelation 2:27; 19:15
      2. A reign of righteousness and peace: Isaiah 11:1-10
    3. Satan will be loosed for a season: Revelation 20:3, 7-10
      1. He will deceive the unbelievers born during the millennium
      2. He will be defeated with his followers and cast into the Lake of Fire
  3. The Final Punishment
    1. Jesus Christ will be the judge: 2 Timothy 4:1; Acts 10:42
    2. Unbelievers will be judged: Romans 2:5-7; Revelation 20:12-13
    3. Believers will be judged: Romans 14:10, 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10
    4. Angels will be judged: 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6
    5. Believers will help in the work of judgment: 1 Corinthians 6:2-3
  4. The New Heaven and New Earth
    1. Old creation is destroyed: 2 Peter 3:10-11; Revelation 21:1
    2. New heaven and earth created: Revelation 21:1
    3. New Jerusalem descends: Revelation 21:2-7
    4. Eternal state begins for all the saints: Revelation 21, 22

 

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