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Bible truths are organized by categories into Bible Doctrines. These Doctrines are arranged by subject.


bulletAbrahamic Covenant: The Abrahamic covenant is an unconditional covenant that God made with Abraham in Genesis 12.1-4, confirmed to Isaac in Genesis 26.24, and Jacob in Genesis 35.12.
bulletAngels and Demons: A short summary study of angels and demons.
bulletApologetic Quick View: How do I know that God exists?  What is God like?  How do I know that Jesus really lived?  How do I know that the resurrection really happened?  How do I know that Jesus Christ is the only way to God?  What do you think about Jesus?  How come there are so many religions?
bulletApologetics Samplings: Three points on Apologetics: 1) Is the Bible true? 2) Did Jesus really live? 3) Did Christianity copy paganism?
bulletApologetics: The biblical and reasoned defense of the biblical faith.
bulletArianism: A Study of the doctrine of the trinity.
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bulletBabies and Death: The character of God dictates that a baby who dies will go to heaven. God will do the right thing. This doctrine talks about God's faithfulness, comfort, care; hope; and promises.
bulletBaptism of the Holy Spirit: The act by which the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ the moment he believes and identifies him with Christ's body the Church.
bulletBaptisms: There are at least seven different kinds of baptism mentioned in the Bible. Three are wet baptisms and four are dry baptisms.
bulletBarrier: The barrier is the sin wall that exists between God and man because of man's fall.
bulletThe Bible: We Know It Is True: A study of the evidence that confirms that the Bible is true and trustworthy.
bulletBiblical Doctrine of Moses: Moses' life teaches us to listen to the LORD God's word, to believe Him, to obey and apply what He says, for God is able to accomplish what He asks one to do.
bullet Basic Christology:  Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of god and true man in one person.
bulletBiblical Doctrine of Moses: Moses' life teaches us to listen to the LORD God's word, to believe Him, to obey and apply what He says, for God is able to accomplish what he asks one to do. 
bulletChrist's Death, Distinctives: The distinctives of Christ's death on the cross (such as predetermined, voluntary, substitutionary, expiatory, propitiatory, redemptive, etc.)
bulletChrist's Death, Spiritual and Physical Death: Christ died for the sins of all mankindósins past, present, and future. What kind of a death did He die?
bulletChrist's Death, Spiritual and Physical Death: More on this subject.
bulletChristian Life Distinctions: Spirituality, spiritual growth, spiritual maturity, sanctification, fellowship with God, carnality, eternal security, assurance of salvation, and Christian service.
bullet Christian Way of Life Study: Study of the Bible passages and doctrines related to the Christian Way of Life.
bulletChristology - The Doctrine of Christ: A study of the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
bulletChronology of the Cross: The events leading to the crucifixion of our Savior.
bulletCommunion - Five Truths for Application
bulletDead Christian Life Faith: James 2:14-26
bulletDemonism: A brief study of the Doctrine of Demons.
bulletDisciple: J. Dwight Pentecost (14) writes "There is a vast difference between being saved and being a disciple.  Not all men who are saved are disciples although all who are disciples are saved.  In discussing the question of discipleship, we are not dealing with a man's salvation.  We are dealing with a man's relationship to Jesus Christ as his Teacher, his Master and his Lord....a personal and intimate relationship--a relationship based on the knowledge of the person of Christ, a love for the person of Christ, submission to the person of Jesus Christ, and obedience to the commands of Jesus Christ."
bulletDispensations Definition: Dispensations are the Divine administration of human history (or period of time) in the progressively revealed plan of God. Each dispensation is distinguished by doctrine, people, administrators, and events.
bulletDispensations: Definitions and Explanation: Robert B Thieme, Jr: ďA dispensation is a period of time expressing the divine viewpoint of human history. In other words, dispensations are the categories of human history, the divine outline of history, the divine interpretation of human historyĒ (Dispensations, R. B. Thieme, Jr. Houston: Berachah Church, 1974. 8).
bulletDivine Institutions and Divine Establishment for Civilization: There are two sides of history, Godís side and Satanís side, and therefore there is a constant spiritual battle through out history.
bulletDivine Institutions Summary: A Brief Summary of Divine Institutions, Divine Establishment, Authority, Freedom, and Ministry.
bulletDictionary of Bible Doctrine: This dictionary includes doctrines and Bible hero's in a short study format.
bullet Divine Institutions, Divine Establishment, Authority, Freedom, and Ministry: An Independence Day study of divine institutions.
bulletEncouragement: This is the general ministry of encouragement, comfort, and exhortation by all believers for others. It is different from the spiritual gift of encouragement and exhortation. (Updated March 17, 2011)
bulletThe End Time: An Overview: What will happen in the future on earth according to the Bible.
bulletEvil: Evil has resulted from the fall of Satan and the fall mankind. Evil sums up the worldview which Satan, the evil one  has sponsored.
bulletFaith Alone In Christ Alone, or Lordship Salvation? The Gospel and Lordship Salvation; Don't Confuse What is Clear
bulletFaith Application: Each believer must learn with faith so he may have a true knowledge, he must recall with faith so he may have confident certainty of Bible truth, then each believer must apply by faith what he knows and is certain of (depend upon God to do as He said He would do).
bulletFasting: Fasting is the deliberate and voluntary going without food (not water) in order to concentrate on God and prayer to God.
bulletForgiveness:  To grant pardon and to stop blaming someone, to no longer hold guilty. Answers many questions regarding forgiveness: who has the authority to forgive, who appreciates most, basis for forgiveness, how often should we forgive, what is requires to forgive, whom and when should we forgive, and illustrations of forgiveness.
bulletGideon: Principles from Judges 6-8.
bulletGiving: Biblical giving is the giving of self and wealth to God and his work, and doing so voluntarily and out of love for God and his work.
bulletGod: The doctrine of God
bulletGod and Homosexual Activity: Homosexuality contradicts God's design; Paul rejected homosexuality; homosexuality is self destructive.
bulletGodly Women in the Bible: A study taught to the Ladies at Spokane Bible Church.
bulletGod's Guidelines for Life: What I think, what I do, how I treat people, how I am
bulletGod's Nature: God is not just a great leader with strong moral character. He is perfect. We know this by the biblical statements about his character and by his actions recorded in Scripture. He is, as stated above, awe-inspiring. He is sovereign, holy, just, love, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, immutable, true, blessed, good, gracious, compassionate, merciful, patient, righteous, wise, self-existent and self-sufficient, spirit, free, infinite, simplicity, and united.
bulletGood Works: God's good done in God's way.
bulletGospel and Lordship Salvation: Don't confuse what is clear.
bulletGrace Giving: From 2 Corinthians 8 and 9
bulletGrace Principles for Doubtful Things: How to proper use Christian liberty in light of strong and weak believers.
bulletHeathenism - What about those who have not heard the gospel? God does not want anyone to perish. Instead, He desires that all people know the truth and be saved from his judgment; He wants all to have eternal life through faith in His Son. God has made it possible for every person to arrive at God-consciousness through natural revelation. If they believe in God, He will provide gospel information.
bulletHermeneutics - This is the science and art of interpreting the Bible. Some people are changing the meaning from discovering the biblical authorís one intended meaning based on an analysis of the grammar and the history of the time to what does it mean to me apart from the historical time and purpose of the text.
bullet High Priest Ministry of Jesus: From the book of Hebrews.
bulletHistorical Plan of God - What God is Doing Through History: Understanding the plan of God gives the believer stability, orientation to history, purpose in life, and appreciation and love response to God.
bulletHistory of the Church: The history of the church from the apostolic period through the reformation and counter reformation.
bulletDoctrine of the Holy Spirit: Pneumatology study of from Pastor Kennedy's teaching notes, Word of God Bible College, October 2006
bulletHope In A Crisis: Why we can be confident in God when we go through a crisis.
bulletHumility - Humility is a way of thinking about yourself in relation to God and others; the opposite of pride or arrogance. (Revised July 2011)
bulletJames 2:14-26, Dead Christian Life Faith: The subject of James 2:14-26 is Christian life faith, not eternal salvation faith. This faith will apply Bible doctrine and so will save or deliver the believer during life. Both God and people see this active or living faith.
bulletJob: A believer may not know why everything is going wrong, but God is in control and has a reason. At this point the believer needs to trust God and Godís plan. God is just, gracious, and compassionate. He will work all things together for good for the believer.
bulletKingdom Citizenship: Kingdom citizenship identifies two Bible subjects: The kingdom of God and the citizenship in this kingdom.
bulletLegalism:  Legalism is following, often publicly, a human standard for righteousness that derives from human tradition or wrongly interpreted Scripture, claiming that the standard has Godís authority, and imposing  this standard on others in order to gain eternal salvation, Christian life blessings, and future blessings.
bulletLevitical Offerings: The Five Levitical Offerings of Leviticus 1-7.
bulletLiving Stone and the Believer: Jesus Christ is the living stone of 1 Peter. The Messiah, the tested and costly cornerstone, was the solution for the Jews during the suffering of Isaiah's time.
bulletLove for Others: Divine Love and friendship love.
bulletMarriage: When Considering Marriage: Attraction, compatibility, rapport and some warnings.
bulletMarriage Roles: Basic responsibilities of the man and the woman in marriage.
bulletMessiah: The Bible predicted a person who was anointed by God. This specific one was to redeem, rescue, lead, protect, rule, and prosper Israel. Jesus Christ is the Old Testament and New Testament Messiah.
bulletMillennium, Summary: The Millennium is the one thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ, the Messianic-Theocratic King, over the entire earth.
bulletMinistry: Ministry refers to the believer's individual Christian way of life within God's plan, with emphasis on serving God
bulletMiracles: Has God Performed Miracles? God's miracles teach us about the ability and power of God, increase our faith in the God of the Bible, and motivate us to glorify God.
bulletMissions: Missions is the biblical ministry that takes Godís Word (gospel and basic doctrine) to people who live in geographical regions and cultures where it is not accurately  proclaimed.
bulletMosaic Law:  The Mosaic Law is the document that God gave to Israel through Moses while Moses was on Mt Sinai. It was to govern the life of the Israeli theocracyóthe priest nation. The law contained requirements, blessings, and cursings, along with narrative (Exodus 19-20.1).
bulletMotivation: Our foundational motive ought to be ďfor to me, to live is ChristÖĒ  We should desire to please the Lord.
bulletMusic and Song: Biblical music honors God, teaches and recalls Bible doctrine, and encourages people. Music has its source in Godís revelationórevelation of himself, of his works, of his plan, and of his will. Good music lifts the soul and human spirit (encourage, give confidence and hope, bring out thankfulness, and challenge to live right) and orders the soul and human spirit (remove or lessen confusion, put emotions in proper perspective with truth, and give peace).
bulletNew Covenant: The new covenant is Godís promise that he will graciously give Israel a future permanent relationship and fellowship with him.
bulletPastor-Teacher Overview:  Pastor and teacher or pastor-teacher is the man gifted by God to equip believers for ministry and for the edification of the church
bulletPermanent Spiritual Gifts: Permanent spiritual gifts are the God given spiritual abilities that we in the church age now possess.
bulletPeter Was Not a Pope: Peter was not the first Pope. In fact, the papacy is a product of manís design, not Godís.
bulletPillars of the Faith: The Pillars of the Faith are the foundational doctrines for the church age.
bulletPositional Truth: Positional truth identifies the church age believerís relationship with Jesus Christ. Positional truth comes from the New Testament phrase ďin ChristĒ which is found in 2 Corinthians 5:17 and many other passages.
bulletPrayer: The people involved, principle of, practice of, order of, and answers to prayer.
bulletPride: Pride is substituting our own authority, plan, greatness, and human goodness in place of God's.
bulletReformed Theology Brief: A brief review of the materials covered in Reformed Theology's Titanics.
bulletReformed Theology's Titanics: This summarizes the Reformed tradition "position" held by their theologians and students of theology. Most of the "people in the pews" in Reformed tradition churches are not aware of all of this, nor do they think about this, and if asked if they believed this, they probably would say that they do not know or that they believe some of it.
bulletRelationships Among Believers: Guidelines for relationships among believers including authority orientation, humility, love, privacy and forgiveness.
bulletRepentance, Summary: Repentance means to decide to turn from oneís sin; it is not a condition of salvation; faith in Christ as Savior is the only condition for salvation
bulletRevelation Overview: Chapter summaries for the book of Revelation.
bulletRevelation, Seven Churches of: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea.
bulletRewards: God rewards believers for service to him
bulletRoyal Birthright: We have, therefore, a spiritual birthright. God has given to every believer in the church a royal heritage, a royal mission, and a reason for royal courage. This threefold birthright is a foundation for living the Christian way of life.
bulletSabbath Summary: A summary of five Sabbaths - Creation, Manna, Mosaic Law, Sabbath Year, and Spiritual Sabbath Rest.
bulletSin Barrier: The barrier is the sin wall that exists between God and man because of man's fall.
bulletSpiritual Blessings: The non-physical God-given assets for the Christian way of life.
bulletSpiritual Freedom and Human Freedom: God’s authority establishes freedom; freedom requires responsibility; responsibility protects freedom and restrains authority.
bulletSpiritual Liberty, Love, Sacrifice: Spiritual liberty, love, sacrifice, profit, restoration, and burden bearing: principles that guide believersí actions and attitudes when around other people
bulletSpiritual Gifts: A spiritual gift is the special ability given by God to each believer for ministry within the body of Christ
bulletSpiritual Gifts: Permanent, Summary: Permanent spiritual gifts are the gifts that we in the church age now possess.
bulletSpiritual Gifts: Temporary:  Temporary spiritual gifts are supernatural sign gifts (supernatural abilities) that God gave to certain believers for a limited period of time so that they could authenticate their ministry and message about Jesus Christ.
bulletStand Firm: Biblical Doctrine of Believer, Stand Firm! Summary
bullet Strategic Objectives - Evangelism and Edification in Balance:  In order to fulfill their God-given potential for evangelism and edification, believers need to continually take into account and adjust to Godís primary objective for man, to God and His nature, to Godís grace policy, to Godís strategic objectives, to Godís protocol for the Christian Way of Life, and to Godís spiritual resources for believers.
bulletTent Making: Tent-making was Paulís money-making occupation while he witnessed for Christ and taught the Word of God
bulletThe Living Stone and the Believer in 1 Peter 2.4-6 and Isaiah 28.16: Jesus Christ is the living stone of 1 Peter. The Messiah, the tested and costly cornerstone, was the solution for the Jews during the suffering of Isaiah's time.
bulletThemes of the Faith - Studies of Main Themes of the Bible
bulletTimothy: The Doctrine of Timothy
bulletTongues, The Temporary Spiritual Gift of: The spiritual gift of tongues is one of the temporary spiritual gifts; it is the ability to speak in a known human language that the speaker had not learned.
bulletTrials of Jesus: The six trials of Jesus before Jewish and civilian authorities.
bulletWalking Biblically: Walking refers to the regular and progressive movement through life. When you walk you take a step at a time.
bulletWar and God: War is a continuing fact of life. Wars will continue to be fought and rumors of wars will continue to spread throughout the world until Jesus Christ personally rules the earth in the Millennial Kingdom
bulletWitness by Teaching: Witness by teaching the Bible means to communicate Godís Word to the listener so that the listener can understand the message and choose to believe or reject it.
bulletWorship: The normal Christian life is a life of moment by moment worship. Along with the day to day life, believers come together in assembly to worship in a formal way. This kind of worship is not restricted to music or even worship team led ďworship.Ē The teaching of Godís word, prayer, giving, the Lordís table, biblical music, and water baptism all are biblical worship.