TUESDAY January 17, 2017
Complete Biblical Doctrine
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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16
When you study biblical history, understand that from the book of Genesis, God began to establish all systems––the government and religious systems. In Exodus, He redeemed a people to Himself. Then in the book of Leviticus, God used the Levites––priests of the Lord to teach the people to worship. In the book of Numbers, God being a God of order, taught the people order, and what He expected of their lives as they journeyed in the wilderness.
Moses wrote the book of Deuteronomy in around thirty days, which became a constant, written reminder to God’s people of what the Lord required of them. So literally, the whole doctrine of God in the Old Testament is established in the first five books of the Bible, Genesis––Deuteronomy, called the Pentateuch or the Torah. Both the survey of the Old Testament and New Testament is very important in regards to complete, sound biblical doctrine.
As we come to the New Testament, the four Gospels and the book of Acts; Pentecost comes and fulfills what Jesus taught in the Gospels. James and Peter were not trained theologians like Paul. This is one of the reasons why God saved Paul, to bring a good balance of theology to the New Testament. He wrote fourteen New Testament books to establish the basic biblical foundation of the Church.
I love the Old Testament; there is much life in its content. These books teach us what God intended to do through Jesus Christ our Lord in the New Testament.
The doctrines of the Bible are not isolated but interlaced; and the view of one doctrine must necessarily affect the view taken of another.
~A. A. Hodge~
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