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THE PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF DOCTRINE

THE PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF DOCTRINE Biblical teaching, or doctrine, is not intended by God to stop with the enlightenment of the intellect. Enlightenment is a necessary first step, but truth is intended to impact the thinking, habits, and behaviors of its recipients. Examples of this are abundant in Scripture (see for example Rom. 12: 1; 2 Pet. 3:11). It is ...

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINE IN THE BIBLE

THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINE IN THE BIBLE To understand the development of doctrine, it is necessary to understand two concepts: Progressive revelation and how the church developed its theology. Progressive revelation means that God worked over time, with different persons and through different means, to reveal Himself and His truth in the Bible. A clear indication of this in Scripture ...

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