[size=6]THE FIVE BASIC DOCTRINES
Compiled and written by Sandy Simpson, 1999
Sources: Deception In The Church web page, Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (CARM),
Biblical Studies Foundation (Bible.Org)
All references NIV unless otherwise indicated. [/size]
If what you believe differs from what the Word of God says, you are in error in your doctrine. There is no person alive today who does not hold to doctrines. They may pretend to be free of doctrine and just “feeling” their way around the world, but they hold to doctrines just as tightly as you and I do. They just don’t realized how much they have been deceived by the enemy, by others, and by allowing themselves to be deceived.
THE FIVE BASIC DOCTRINES
**1. The Trinity: **God is one “What” and three “Whos” with each “Who” possessing all the attributes of Deity and personality.
**2. The Person of Jesus Christ: **Jesus is 100% God and 100% man for all eternity.
**3. The Second Coming: **Jesus Christ is coming bodily to earth to rule and judge.
**4. Salvation: **It is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. **5. The Scripture: **It is entirely inerrant and sufficient for all Christian life.
[quote=enanneman]That cuts right to my point. If we accept Jesus’ offer of salvation, why would our sacraments detract from that? In other words, why would a lifetime of sacramental living damn me, if a single statement of faith (“I accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior”) uttered when I was 16 save me?