Chapter One Of Practicing Christian Doctrine

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Chapter one of Practicing Christian Doctrine conveys the aspects and principles of theology and the Christian life. Theology is the study of the things of God. Part of theology is the discipline of learning scripture in order to faithfully speak about and understand God. Scripture helps us understand the ideals of the Christian life, such as discipleship, faith, and love. Scripture equips us for faithful living and teaches us wisdom and understanding. John Wesley said “No source of theology can be independent of scripture.” Another aspect of theology is dogma and doctrine. Christian dogma is the set of beliefs that are essential to the faith. Furthermore, dogma is held to the highest level if authority and trustworthiness. Vital teachings …show more content…
A revelation is an unveiling or reveal of something from God to man. Revelation shows us that we have a God who is good and who reveals. The two types of revelation are general revelation and special revelation. General revelation is exposed and attainable throughout creation and the human conscience. Whereas, special revelation is a personal revelation through history, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, or scripture. The gift of revelation helps Christians receive a sign from God when they are faithful. As well as revelation from God, the Holy Spirit works through inspiration and illumination. The Holy Spirit inspires, fills, and empowers many followers of Christ. Also, the Holy Spirit illuminate’s many things in order to understand the power, meaning, and focus of scripture and life situations. Chapter two also explains that the Bible is known as the Canon. The Canon is a whole, God-inspired book used as a measuring stick for the Christian faith. Chapter three focuses specifically on the doctrine of the Trinity. The Triune God, three persons in one, is the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit who maintains an inseparable relationship. The three do not have separate jobs, but they work together and are One. There are many heresies that explain that the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are not all divine or holy. Yet all three are fully God and eternal, and The Almighty Triune God is the only …show more content…
When I was in 7th grade I was homeschooled by my mom. I was raised in a home where God was the center. Every morning my mom would read scripture to my brother, sister, and I. Occasionally, my mom would require us to memorize scripture for school. One day, my mom pulled a bookmark out of her bible with The Apostles Creed written on it. “Today we are going to start memorizing the Apostles Creed. This is something my mom had me memorize when I was young and it helped me learn more about the bible and Jesus,” my mom said. For the next week, everyday we worked on memorizing The Apostles Creed. I remember realizing that this creed was very interesting. I remember liking it because it summarized a lot of what I had learned in the bible. Finally, I memorized the whole thing and I was so glad. I remember eating lucky charms and reciting it to my mom and dad with a big smile on my face. This experience and memory is important to me because this was one of the many times that my parents helped me grow closer to the lord. Due to homeschooling, I was able to memorize many bible verses that I still have in my heart today. This experience reminds me that the Word is living and active. Many of the Creeds and Bible verses that I learned in 7th grade have helped me through struggles or daily hardships recently as well. I also think it is amazing that the very Creed that I memorized in 7th grade is the same

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