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A. A word in time
B. Revelation
C. Given by inspiration
D. Authority
E. Scripture and other authorities
F. A word for all time
For further exploration 1
A. Essentials of the doctrine
B. Historical summary
C. Interpretation of Scripture
D. Issues for Salvationists
A. Christian monotheism
B. The character of God
1. Perfect in holiness
2. Perfect in wisdom
3. Perfect in power
4. Perfect in love
C. Creator of Heaven and earth
1. Creation out of nothing
2. The problem of evil
D. Preserver and Governor
1. God’s continuing purpose
2. Caring for God’s world
3. The glory of God
E. The human response: worship
1. Responding to God
2. The danger of idolatry
F. A God to make known
For further exploration 2
B. God the Father
C. God the Son
1. A God who makes himself known
2. A God involved with us
3. A God who saves
D. God the Holy Spirit
1. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ
2. The Holy Spirit is Lord
3. The Holy Spirit is free and powerful
4. The Holy Spirit is the giver of life
E. A God who is three and one
For further exploration 3
C. Trinitarian heresies
D. God the Father
E. God the Holy Spirit
F. Issues for Salvationists
A. Jesus the man
1. A historical figure
2. A real human being
3. A unique human being
1. The Incarnation
2. The Virgin Birth
C. Jesus Christ our Lord
D. Salvation through Jesus
E. Our salvation, our mission
For further exploration 4
C. Historical summary
D. Contemporary debate
E. Christological debate and heresies
A. Creation and Fall: the biblical witness
B. Created in the image of God
C. Fallen humanity
D. The origin of sin
The nature of sin
F. The consequence of sin
1. Separation from God
2. The wrath of God
G. Salvation through the grace of God
For further exploration 5
C. Issues for Salvationists
A. The means of Atonement
1. The Atonement foreshadowed
2. The Atonement completed
B. Understanding the Atonement
3. Redemptive sacrifice
4. Victory over sin
5. Self-giving love
C. Our crucified and risen Lord
D. Death and life for all believers
E. Grace and free will
F. A gospel to be proclaimed
For further exploration 6
A. Repentance
1. In the life and ministry of Jesus
2. As a response to the work of Christ
C. Regeneration
D. The work of the Holy Spirit
1. The promise of the Spirit
2. The Spirit in Jesus
3. The work of the Spirit in the life of the believer
4. The Spirit in the Church
For further exploration 7
C. Later theological developments
A. Justification
B. Justified by grace
C. Justification through faith
1. The nature of faith
2. Faith and works
D. Assurance
E. A salvation to be claimed
For further exploration 8
A. The blessings of salvation
B. Backsliding
C. Continued obedient faith
For further exploration 9
A. The sanctifying Spirit at work
1. Sanctification
2. God’s gracious provision
3. By grace through faith
4. A radical life-change
5. A lifelong process
B. The life of holiness
1. The restoration of the covenant
2. Holiness and ethics
3. Wholeness, health and healing
4. A holiness to be lived out in mission
For further exploration 10
B. Interpretations of the holiness experience
A. The Christian hope
1. The triumph of the Kingdom of God
2. Eternal life
B. Death and Resurrection
1. The immortality of the soul
2. The resurrection of the body
C. Ultimate accountability
1. Judgment
2. Hell and Heaven
A hope to be shared
For further exploration 11
Historical summary
C. Interpretations of the return of Christ
A Salvationist understanding of the Church
A. The Body of Christ
B. The people of God
C. The Church as community
1. A community of reconciliation
2. A continuing community
3. A gathered community
4. A scattered community
5. A community renewed for the future
The Church: study notes
A. Essential characteristics
D. Spiritual gifts
E. The Sacraments
The Classical Creeds
The Doctrines of the Methodist New Connexion (1838)
The Lausanne Covenant
The report of the International Spiritual Life Commission
The Salvation Army in the Body of Christ
Salvation Army Covenants
How to use the Handbook of Doctrine
A Salvation Army Lectionary
People and events from Church history
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Handbook of Doctrine

Handbook of Doctrine

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