Weekly Devotional on How to Learn Christ #2:  7 FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE for Proper learning Christ.

The words “Learn Christ” of course are heard first in Ephesians 4:20,21__”But that is not the way you learned Christ”; but rather than attempt to make either a “Great commission Christian” or a “responsible church members”, whatever that means anyway, immediately with proper foundation In the first 3 chapters of Ephesians Paul elaborates with the only theology that is need for a new church growth movement the right way to Learn Christ, before the mention in 17-19 that even as salvation goes before church membership, so to keep from a life style of the other Gentiles about us and surrounding us in this Falling away of the world from God, the Bible, and Christ, Paul also tells all of us, Reiner and Beth Moore included how to advance in the Christ learning simultaneously with the all scripture movement of the seven doctrinal ONEs of Ephesians 4:1-6.

Counter to this approach of the proper leaning of Christ and church growth, these multi campus satellite churches in order to reach masses in church membership during this falling away are required to:  (1) minimize their doctrines, and (2) compromise with the world. The new President of the SBC J.D. Greear writing in a blog/message on “Don’t be a fundamentalists” these alarming words which indicate a minimization of sound Bible doctrines in order to compromise with the world, and the world of theology, philosophy, and Skinerism:

I keep saying I’m no ‘doctrinal relativist,’ so let me explain what I mean by that. Certain doctrines are clear enough and important enough that we simply must draw clear lines regarding who is “in” and who is “out.” By this I mean doctrines like “the Trinity,” “penal substitution,” “salvation by grace through faith,” the “bodily resurrection of Jesus,” “biblical inerrancy,” and the like. Even though each of these points has been disputed in the history of the church, I believe these things are clear enough and important enough that we have to limit our ministry fellowship to those with whom we see eye to eye regarding them. The finer points of Calvinism simply do not go into that list for me. If we agree on the essentials of the gospel, I think we can have deep, meaningful ministry alignment. (And what are those essentials as it relates to Calvinism? See here).  {Here is https://jdgreear.com/blog/dont-be-a-fundamentalist-calvinist-or-otherwise/}.

That is minimal doctrine and compromising with the world!  And on the positive side, the recommendation, yea directive of the Bible in Ephesians 4:1-6 is to advance or grow, whether individually or as a church body, through advance of the 7 FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE for learning Christ.

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”  (Ephesians 4:4-6 NIV)

Later in this weekly DEVOTIONAL How to learn Christ series, these 7 very basic Bible doctrines will be looked at in terms of how the Apostle Paul under the leadership of the Holy Spirit developed them in Ephesians 1-3; however in order to make this more devotional than a teaching exercise until that development this constituent public is offered the 7 volumes free of the LEARN CHRIST COMMENTARIES.





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