Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Doctrines of the Christian Faith 1: Nature of this Series

Now that we have demonstrated that it is reasonable to believe what the Bible tells us, we should have a reason to know more of what the Lord is telling us through the Bible. That is the purpose of this series - to learn about the nature of the Lord and his words. Just to let you know where we're going a bit, this series may as well be called, "Doctrines of Salvation" but that doesn't have as nice of a ring to it.

The Foundation of Doctrines

When we desire to know about the doctrines of the Lord, it only makes sense that we would read his words. Indeed, man's logic cannot necessarily fully understand the Lord's depths. After all, the Lord is a being outside the realm of time that men live and understand their lives in. Thus, we need the Bible as the foundation for all doctrines about him. 

Although we may enjoy men's musings on the Bible and use them to help us interpret the Bible ourselves, we must realize that the foundation for our doctrines can't be anything written by man, but must be only the Canon we discussed as the word of God before. 

Bible Version

I am not about to make a long post about which version of the Bible is best. That is not the purpose of this blog. I personally use the King James Version, as I find it to be the most reliable transcript and translation.

The only point I would like to make here is that of consistency. Especially when you are communicating your doctrine to someone else, if you use multiple versions of the Bible to prove different points, it becomes all too easy to conform the Bible to your will, rather than conform your thoughts to the Bible. For this reason, I will be (and have been) using the King James Version exclusively on this blog. 


I understand there is no consensus among Christians about Biblical doctrines. Indeed, there is not necessarily a consensus among certain denominations about what people should believe. I know that there are lots of sects and differing opinions. My goal here is to express what I believe and why.

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