Warning from History Re. Novelties


Just incase you're questioning the value of studying Systematic Theology (or Church History for that matter)...

But it is truly laughable to hear doctrines established and taught by the
greatest divines for so many centuries, now condemned as execrable, by those,
who never studied divinity in their lives, nor never [sic.] read any system of
theology whatever.
(Devereux Jarratt, cited in Iain Murray, Revival and Revivalism [Carlisle: Banner of Truth, 1994], 84)

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The Tenets of the Apostolic Church

The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension, and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming, and millennial reign upon earth.

Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.

The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.

Church government by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons.

The possibility of falling from grace.

The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.