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1 How to Teach Basic Adventist Doctrine Gerson P. Santos

2 Objective Details how these doctrines are applied to life today. Reviews key doctrines of the SDA Church in their historical context. Provides approaches to teaching each major doctrine.

3 1.Revelation 2.Inspiration 3.Bible Original Languages 4.Transmission of Bible Text 5.Formation of Bible Text 6.Books of the Bible I.Introduction to the Bible

4 1. Revelation revelo – to remove the veil, to manifest, to discover… Definition: the auto- manifestation of God to the human being, without that we will never come to know Him.

5 I.Introduction to the Bible 1.Revelation General Nature Conscience History Special Scriptures – John 5:39 Jesus – Hebrews 1:1-3 Miracles – John 5:36 Others – Daniel 2:27-28

6 I.Introduction to the Bible -Theopneustos – breath of God, divine air in movement 2. Inspiration -II Timothy 3:16 -II Peter 1:19-21

7 I.Introduction to the Bible -Theories of Inspiration: 2. Inspiration -Natural -Partial -Verbal -Dynamic – SDA position

8 I.Introduction to the Bible 3. Bible Original Languages -biblion – collection of books -Old Testament – Hebrew -New Testament – Greek

9 I.Introduction to the Bible 4. Transmission of Bible Text

10 I.Introduction to the Bible 5. Formation of Bible Text -Ezra / Nehemiah (OT) 430 – 420 BC -Christian Church (NT) 2 nd -4 th Century -Council of Hipona (393) and Cartage (397) -Chapters - Eulalie – 5th Century -Verses – Robert Stefano – 16 th Century

11 I.Introduction to the Bible 6. Books of the Bible -Old Testament (39 Books) -Law – Pentateuch -History / Psalms -Prophecy -New Testament (27 Books) -Gospels -Acts / Epistles -Universal Epistles -Revelation

12 I.Introduction to the Bible 6. Books of the Bible -Approximately 44 authors -1,500-year period 1 st : Job/Genesis – Moses (circa 1,450 BC) Last: Revelation/Gospel of John – John (96 AD)

13 II. Ten Steps for Bible Interpretation 1. Divine authorship through human language. 2. The Bible interprets itself. 3. Consider the general context of Scriptures. 4. Consider the immediate context.

14 II. Ten Steps for Bible Interpretation 5. Consider the historic context. 6. Start with the literal meaning. 7. Utilize other translations.

15 II. Ten Steps for Bible Interpretation 8. Determine the literary style. 9. Know the difference: interpretation, reinterpretation, and application. 10. Be willing to accept new things.

16 III. Methods to study the Bible 1. Daily Reading 2. Analyze the message of a book 3. Look for the solutions to a specific problem 4. Study of a particular word 5. Study of a topic 6. Biographic Study

17 IV. SDA Beliefs Synopsis of our Faith Fundamental Beliefs Fundamental Beliefs 2005 – 28 Fundamental Beliefs

18 The 28 Fundamental Beliefs The Doctrine of God 1. The Word of God 2. The Godhead 3. The Father 4. The Son 5. The Holy Spirit

19 The 28 Fundamental Beliefs The Doctrine of Man 6. The Creation 7. The Nature of Man

20 The 28 Fundamental Beliefs The Doctrine of Salvation 8. The Great Controversy 9. The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ 10. The Experience of Salvation 11. Growing in Christ

21 The 28 Fundamental Beliefs The Doctrine of the Church 12. The Church 13. The Remnant and Its Mission 14. Unity in the Body of Christ 15. Baptism 16. The Lords Supper 17. Spiritual Gifts and Ministries 18. The Gift of Prophecy

22 The 28 Fundamental Beliefs The Doctrine of the Christian Life 19. The Law of God 20. The Sabbath 21. Stewardship 22. Christian Behavior 23. Marriage and Family

23 The 28 Fundamental Beliefs The Doctrine of the Christian Life 24. Christs Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary 25. The Second Coming of Christ 26. Death and Resurrection 27. The Millennium and the End of Sin 28. The New Earth

24 V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines 1. The Restoration of Truth and the Remnant –Flood – Noah –Ur – Abraham –Egypt – Exodus – Moses –Roman Empire – Jesus –Dark Age – Reformers –19th Century – Adventist Movement

25 V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines When you have a congregation before you for only two weeks, do not defer the presentation of the Sabbath question until everything else is presented, supposing that you thus pave the way for it. Lift up the standard, the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus…

26 V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines Make this the important theme. Then, by your strong arguments, make it still a greater force… The present truth is to be our burden, The third angels message must do its work of separating from the churches a people who will take their stand on the platform of eternal truth. (Evangelism, 229)

27 2. To present the distinctive truths: Great Controversy The Law and the Sabbath The Sanctuary and the Judgment Death and Hell Creation and Eschatology Wholeness of Man - Health Christian Lifestyle V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

28 3. Our Mission: Return to the Word and to present the Three Angels Message

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31 SDA Distinctive Doctrines … do not defer the presentation of the Sabbath question until everything else is presented, supposing that you thus pave the way for it. Lift up the standard, the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus…

32 SDA Distinctive Doctrines … The present truth is to be our burden, The third angels message must do its work of separating from the churches a people who will take their stand on the platform of eternal truth. (Evangelism, 229)

33 V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines 4. Jesus, the center of the message, the center of every doctrine. Let every teacher present an open door before all who will come to Jesus, repenting of their sins (Evangelism, 217).

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