SOUND FAITH/SOUND DOCTRINE

SOUND FAITH/SOUND DOCTRINE, SunGrist Selected Writings and Publications for the SunGrist Golden Edition Pubs

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Compendium (Collection) Table of Contents

SunGrist Selected Writings and Publications on SOUND FAITH and SOUND DOCTRINE for the SunGrist Golden Edition Pubs
This SunGrist book is a Compendium (collection) of Sound Faith and Sound Doctrine writings.


Table of Contents:

(1) Some Sounds of Sound Faith;

(2) Erosions of Sound Doctrine;

(3) Sound Bible is Sound Doctrine;

(4) Who is Jesus?

(5) Message on the Doctrine of Christ;

(6) Doctrinal Outline on the Letters of Paul;

(7) Sound Living is Sound Doctrine; and

(8) Sound Doctrines on the Second Coming of Christ.


Begins with Sound 1-1: GRACE TO KNOW!
God through Christ gives us the grace to know sound doctrine and sound faith. When I first mentioned THE SOUND OF A SOUND FAITH to people, the question was asked “What is sound faith?” At that time I could only reply “that is a good question”; for we all know the different sounds of faith, churches, denominations, and religions that clamor in the world for attention. {This is the age of a proliferation of the heaping up of teachers with itching ears as we will look at in the fourth chapter.} The immediate answer is that God gives us through Christ the grace to know sound doctrine, and then the grace to have confidence in what we know! “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of confidence, of love, and of a sound mind.” The sufficient answer which demands some additional explanation is that SOUND DOCTRINE (this, of course, includes sound faith) IS “EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD”, to borrow some words from Jesus as quoted from the Apostles and recorded in the Bible. Hardly anyone interested in the Bible as the Word of God would deny that sound doctrine is every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. However, it is much like the global statement that “Christ is the answer for all the problems of the world” which leaves unanswered many complementary questions such as which Christ: the Christ of the Mormons, or the Christ of the Lutherans, the Christ of the Bible of most Christians, or the Christ of some television evangelist that are in Christ‛s work for the money? (It should be obvious that there must be in the world today “wolves in sheep‛s clothing” that Paul told the Ephesian elders that would come immediately after his departure. And when you also consider the danger of popularity in Christ faith [the difference between the majority of “many” and minority of “few” of Jesus‛ teachings, it seems most probable that the popular television evangelists are the “wolves in sheep‛s clothing”.} Because of the many faiths in the world today, many religions, many interpretations of the Bible, we can not back away from the simple conviction that came from the teachings of Jesus Himself who said, If any man will do His (God‛s) will, he will know of the doctrine if it came of God. It is important to get the exact wording as recorded in John 7:17 by the Apostle John (who, by the way heard it for himself from Jesus): “If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.” The bottom line of this very fundamental principle of Bible understanding {hermeneutics, to use the word of preachers and Bible scholars} is that understanding of the Bible is an individual matter that is largely determined by a persons will to do what it teaches. In other words, a good attitude promotes good understanding and a bad attitude promotes bad understanding.

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