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Doctrinal Studies

In this portion of our website is to be found a number of studies of doctrinal truths elicited from our studies in the Scriptures, based on an old exegetical rule implicit in the Scriptures themselves.  That rule is that each individual text of Scripture is to be interpreted on the basis of all of the rest of Scripture.  It follows from several basic Christian principles.

  1. The first of these is the oneness of God, as Moses said to Israel prior to his presentation of the fundamental principle of law upon which man was created, Deuteronomy 20:4,5, Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  The Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Sprit, are perfectly united in all that He does, and has created man to live in His love - that is, to live in a bond of fellowship with Him [Colossians 3:14].

  2. This accordingly presupposes that God has revealed Himself to man, so that man may know Him in this living relationship of love.  And so He has, as He has said, 2 Timothy 3:16, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.  It is alone in the truth of God's word that the strength of goodness is to be found.

  3. And so it behooves us to study these Scriptures which God has given, so as to come to know the one true God [John 17:3], and live in fellowship with Him, trusting that those who seek to know Him in sincerity, will be led by the Holy Spirit into the truth which comes in perfect harmony from Him [John 16:13]

     

    The first of the studies that we will present will be a series on The Covenant of Friendship which this One True God establishes with all those who believe in Him .

The Covenant of Friendship

Few things are more troublesome in our world than the break-down of human relations. The more developed mentally we become, it seems, the more relations between people fall apart - nations are set against nations, races against races, and individuals against each other. Tension, violence, fear and loneliness seem to grow on every side; and true friendship is hardly to be found.  God has made of covenant of friendship with mankind however that cannot be broken.  This series explores that covenant and its implications.


1 - Covenant Friendship 2 - The Beginning of Friendship
3 - God's Counsel of Friendship 4 - Predestined Unto Friendship
5 - The Creator Friend 6 - The Breaking of Friendship
7 - Friendship Restored 8 - Friendship Experienced
9 - The Place of Friendship 10 - Friendship Made Perfect

The Covenant of Friendship - Entire Study

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