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Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 6)

Where does mankind fit into the plan of God? What is man and what is his destiny? Today we look at humankind as part 6 of Essential doctrines of the Bible.

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Humankind
God created man and woman in His spiritual, moral, and intellectual image (Genesis 1:27). Humans are made of body, soul, and spirit (I Thessalonians 5:23). The soul and spirit compose the eternal part of man, including intellect, personality, emotions, will, self-consciousness, intuition, conscience, and God-consciousness.

Originally, human nature was innocent and sinless, with a totally free will. Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and thereby brought sin into the human race. Everyone is now born with a sinful nature—the compulsion to sin, the dominion of sin (Romans 3:9; 5:12, 19; 7:14). The sinful nature inevitably leads to sinful acts, resulting in condemnation. The Bible emphatically declares that all humans are sinners (I Kings 8:46; Proverbs 20:9; Isaiah 64:6). Everyone is under sin and is guilty before God (Romans 3:9, 19). “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Continue reading Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 6)

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Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 5)

We have already covered the esentials of God’s existence, the Bible and the Identity of Jesus. The question now comes to mind: What about the angels and demons? Today we’ll look at these briefly.

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Angels and Demons
The one God created everything, including heaven and earth and every living being (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 4:11). Before the creation of this world God created the angels, who are spirit beings with individual personalities. It appears that there are different types or ranks of angels, including seraphim, cherubim, and at least one archangel (Michael). Continue reading Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 5)

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Michael Jackson, 1958-2009, a commentary by Bishop Samuel Smith

According to Michael Jackson’s biographer Ian Halperin, in his forthcoming book, “The Final Years of Michael Jackson,” he writes that Jackson was addicted to drugs and was homosexual. His findings are supported by exhaustive research and documentation. I am not judging Michael Jackson, he was a soul that Christ loved; but, do not judge me for commenting on the state of our culture, and born-again Christians who idolize him. Some are calling him, “The Prince of Peace.”  Continue reading Michael Jackson, 1958-2009, a commentary by Bishop Samuel Smith

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