The Belief Of The Doctrine Of Christianity

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As Christians it is important that we have a clear understanding of the doctrine of Christianity. Without knowing what we believe and why we believe it, how are we to share those beliefs effectively with a world that so badly needs to hear about it? My goal with this paper is to discuss two of the five main doctrines that were covered in this course as well as reflect on my own personal observations of the course matter. Revelation As human beings, we are on or own entirely incapable of knowing God. His ways and nature are beyond our minds comprehension. We come to know him through what he reveals of himself to us. There are several ways that He does this. The first is general revelation; Millard Erickson describes general revelation in his book Christian Theology as General revelation is most frequently thought of in connection with the amazing and impressive character of the creation, which seems to point to a very powerful and wise person who is capable of designing and producing intricate variety and beauty (Erickson, 1998, pg. 154). As Paul puts it in Romans 1:20 “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (ESV). God’s general revelation of Himself is present throughout history, his creation and in the complexity of man. The second form of revelation is special revelation. In this form of revelation, God
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