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Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective

Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective

by William W. Menzies, Stanley M. Horton
Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective

Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective

by William W. Menzies, Stanley M. Horton


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Examines 16 major Bible doctrines substantiated with numerous Scripture references. Topics include the inspired Scriptures, one true God, deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, divine healing, salvation of man, fall of man, baptism in the Holy Ghost, and new heavens and new earth.

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ISBN-13: 9781607311102
Publisher: Logion Press
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 250,254
File size: 837 KB

About the Author

Bill Menzies is widely known in Pentecostal and evangelical circles as a statesman, building bridges across denominational and racial divides. He was one of the organizers of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and was the first editor of the society’s journal, Pneuma. He was also one of the editors for the Full Life Study Bible and a consulting editor for Christianity Today. He held teaching and administrative positions at Central Bible College (Springfield, Missouri), Evangel University (Springfield, Missouri), the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, Missouri), California Theological Seminary (Fresno, California) and Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (Baguio City, Philippines). Menzies’ dissertation at the University of Iowa became the benchmark history of the Assemblies of God, Anointed to Serve (GPH, 1971). He was a prolific author, authoring or editing standard textbooks such as Understanding the Times of Christ (GPH, 1969), Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective (GPH, 1993) and Spirit and Power (Zondervan, 2000).

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction 9

1 The Scriptures Inspired 15

The Authoritative Rule 17

The Revelation of God to Humankind 20

The Verbally Inspired Word of God 21

The Infallible Rule 26

The Canon and Later Translations 28

2 The One True God 41

The Existence of God 46

The Nature of God 48

The Attributes of God 51

The Trinity 53

3 The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ 59

The Person of Christ 61

The Offices of Christ 66

The Work of Christ 68

4 The Fall of Man 75

The Origin of Mankind 77

The Nature of Humankind 81

The Image of God 84

The Origin of Sin 85

5 The Salvation of Man 95

The Concept of Sacrifice 97

The Atonement 99

Results of the Work of Christ at Calvary 100

Conversion to God 102

6 Ordinances of the Church 109

Water Baptism 111

The Lord's Supper 115

7 The Baptism in the Holy Ghost 121

What the Father Had Promised 123

Biblical Testimony for the Baptism 125

The Purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit 126

Receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit 130

8 The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost 133

Signs of the Outpouring 135

Functions of Speaking in Tongues 138

Questions on Speaking in Tongues 139

9 Sanctification 145

Denning Terms 148

Three Facts of Sanctification 149

10 The Church and Its Mission 155

What is the Church? 157

Membership in the Church 162

The Work of the Church 163

11 The Ministry 173

Church Organization 175

Functions of the Ministry 180

The Call to the Ministry 182

12 Divine Healing 189

The Case for Healing 191

The Great Physician 193

Healing in the Atonement 195

Healing Available Today 199

Inner Renewal 200

Faith Helped 201

Sickness and Demons 202

Healing and the Medical Purpose 203

The Purpose of Healing 205

Why Are Not All Healed? 205

13 The Blessed Hope 209

The Resurrection of Believers 211

Jesus Is Coming Again 213

The Rapture 216

The Great Tribulation 219

Antichrist 221

The Time of Christ's Coming 222

14 The Millennial Reign of Christ 227

The Revelation of Christ 229

The Millennium 231

The Views of Millennialism 232

God's Promises to National Israel 236

15 The Final Judgement 241

The Destiny of the Human Race 243

The Judgments 246

Satan's Final Rebellion 248

The Great White Throne 249

The Lake of Fire 251

16 The New Heavens and the New Earth 253

The New Replaces the Old 255

The New Jerusalem 259

Appendix: The Original 1916 Statement of Fundamental Truths 263

Glossary 267

Bibliography 281

Scripture Index 287

Subject Index 299

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