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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

FIVE PILLARS TO A SURE BIBLICAL FOUNDATION OF SOUND DOCTRINE

FIVE PILLARS TO A SURE BIBLICAL FOUNDATION OF SOUND DOCTRINE



 
OUTLINE NOTES PART ONE:

It refer to a theological system that’s goes all the way back to the Church Fathers.  You can trace Calvinistic doctrine back to the Apostolic Fathers.

So don’t think they were invented by Calvin. Calvin said he was only preaching what the Fathers were preaching.

It refers to a system of theology that was in line with the writings of the early church. Even back to the OT writings. New Testament form of Judaism which believed in the idea of the chosen people.
Chosen people and the elect of God was a Judaism ideal.

SO TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THIS SYSTEM, WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU THE FIVE PRESUPPOSITIONAL PILLARS OF CALVINISM.

Calvinism rest upon theses five pillars. And it takes all five for Calvinism to rest upon it. If you reject one of the five pillars the system will not work. It cannot stand it will fall.

I  Scripture is the absolute inerrant, verbally inspired in every word, God-breathed. Infallible Word of God.  What the writers wrote were literally the Word of God.

We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 verbally inspired in every word (2 Timothy 3:16), absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God-breathed. We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17). We teach that the Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

You must understand this:

Calvinism says that there is no such thing as “free-will”. It is a Greek pagan concept. The Bible never mentions it.

What does this mean:  The authors of the Bible were so controlled by the Holy Spirit and the sovereignty of God, that as Jesus said, Not on jot or til was put down accept that God wanted it to be put there.
Jesus said not one thing was put in Scripture by change. But under the inspiration of God .

Had Moses, Isaiah, Paul, James had a free will to write what was on their mind, that is free of God’s control. You know, given the fact of men’s mind, the Bible would have been filled with wrong things.

True Calvinism will go away if you set aside this one pillar.

100% of the ideas and thoughts of the writers were under the absolute  control of the sovereignty of God. What they wrote was what God wanted them to write.

II THE BIBLE IS THE FINAL AUTHROITY ON DOCTRINE AND MORALS.

When you come to the final authority of what is true, the Bible is the final authority. The last court of appeal in all matters is the Scriptures. It decides what is and what is not going to be our doctrine and morals.
Of course the opposition: the humanismist,  who does not look to the Bible, but man as the authority.