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Featured What are the Essentials of Christian Faith?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Yeshua1, Dec 17, 2016.

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  1. Jesus death was Atonement for Sins

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  2. Jesus had a Physical bodily Resurrection

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  3. Jesus will have a Second Coming, and must hold to preMil viewpoint

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  4. Bible is fully inerrant/infallible

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  5. Mode of Water Baptism

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  6. Salvation by Grace alone thru faith alone

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  7. ALL who die who never received Jesus as Lord are Lost

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  8. Spiritual Gifts now ceased

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  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    What doyo thinkmus be held in order to be saved?
     
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    You are asking two different questions. The title of the thread asks about the essentials of the faith while your OP asked about salvation.

    Jesus death was Atonement for Sins
    You don't have to have a theory of the atonement to be "saved."

    Jesus had a Physical bodily Resurrection
    If you are aware of the death of Jesus and presented with the news of the resurrection, you will believe it - otherwise you can be confident that you are not "saved."

    Jesus will have a Second Coming, and must hold to preMil viewpoint
    If you are aware that Jesus is going to return to the earth in physical force to set everything right, then you will believe it as evidence that you are "saved." Premillennial theories have nothing to do with salvation, and I personally reject them.

    Bible is fully inerrant/infallible
    You don't have to have a theory of inerrancy/infallibility to be "saved." However, if you are "saved," you will eventually recognize that the scripture is a trustworthy guide.

    Mode of Water Baptism
    Baptist has nothing to do with salvation, but those who are truly "saved" will want to follow Christ in obedience in ALL things, including water baptism.

    Salvation by Grace alone thru faith alone
    One does not have to have a fully-formulated understanding of salvation to enter into the Kingdom of God. One simply has to trust all they know themselves to be, to all that they know Jesus to be in order to find life. The rest will come.

    ALL who die who never received Jesus as Lord are Lost
    One does not have to have a theory about the fate of those who do not have specific information about Jesus to enter into salvation.

    Spiritual Gifts now ceased
    One does not have to deny God's work in the world to find salvation. One doesn't have to affirm spiritual gifts either.
     
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    None of the items really enumerate the essential tenets of the Christian faith.

    They are: Repentance, faith, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.
     
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    You will ned tough to also add nature of God, Jesus eath/resurrection/second coming etc!
     
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    What are thedoctrines we must hold with in order to be really saved?
    Nature of God, humanity, salvation, Physical resurrection, second coming all mus beheld with!
     
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    One does NOT have to know those things to be saved. If so, then you are making salvation dependent upon religious factual/faith knowledge instead of the knowledge of the Person, Jesus.
     
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    You asked for the essentials. The bare bones. No Christian dogma can deny or exclude any of those.

    I could just as easily said, "Every word of Scripture." But that wouldn't answer the question.
     
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    To deny any of those would be denying Christianity though!
     
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    The listing in Hebrews on the "elementary things: of the Faith" works also...
     
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    What? Confused
     
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    Quite.
     
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    I disagree that this is all. These are only part of it. The real test is so often over looked. The answer is in Romans 10:10 Confessing that Jesus is Lord of our lives. Not being ashamed to do this Romans 10:11
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    That's repentance and faith.
     
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    Thatis when you get saved, but to hold to real Christianity, have to agree with fundamentals of the Faith!
     
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    When God divided the sheep from the goats, did He as theological questions? Did He ask if the were premil? Were they baptized by immersion?
     
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    How many essentials of faith did the thief on the cross maintain? Jesus said they would be in paradise that day--apparently without baptism too. One thing for sure: the thief must have been born again. Christendom is overrun by the unregenerated--some in high places.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    The ONLY absolute requrement would be to receive tereal Jesus by faith...
    BUT, there are somr others that qualify as must beheld to be in "real Christianity", assuming not a deathbed/on battlefield confession..
     
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    Are you saying that one can hold tha Jesu as not God, not aTrinity, MUST be baptized in order to be savd? Theology matters!
     
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    Theology is a man made yoke of bondage. Man has the audacity to think that he can define God. All man can really say is: "My God, how great Thou art." A little child can understand. See: Ephesians 2:8-10.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    Theolgy was applied by Paul though, correct? And all of the other Apostles?
     
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