Natural Theology- God has revealed Himself to man by means of his works.
Psalm 19:1-4, Acts 14:15-17, Acts 17:24-29, Romans 1:19-21
"...because that which may be known of God is manifest in them, for God hath showed it unto them."
II Peter 1:19-21
"...for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
Deity of Christ- Jesus Christ is God.
He is called God.
John 1:1, John 1:18, John 20:28, Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 1:8, I John 5:20
He is worshiped as God.
John 5:23, Philippians 2:10-11, Hebrews 1:6
He is identified as Yahweh.
Matthew 3:3, Isaiah 40:3
Hebrews 1:6, Psalm 97:7
"...that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow...and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father..."
Hebrews 1:6, Psalm 97:7
"Let all the angels of heaven worship Him..." "...worship Him, all ye gods."
Personal distinctions in the Trinity- Jesus Christ is a distinct person from God the Father.
Matthew 27:46; John 5:32, 37; Galatians 4:4
John 5:32, 37
"There is Another that beareth witness of me..." "And the Father Himself, Which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me..."
New Testament Trinitarian formulas- The Scripture identifies three divine persons.
Matthew 28:19, II Corinthians 13:14
II Corinthians 13:14
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost..."
Personality of the Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit is a person.
John 15:26, John 16:13-14, Ephesians 4:30
Divine Messiah in the OT- The OT reveals that the coming Messiah would Himself be God.
Isaiah 9:6, Micah 5:2
"...and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Preservation- God is directly responsible for the continued existence of what He has created.
Nehemiah 9:6, Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3
Providence- God controls His universe in accordance with His purposes.
Psalm 104; Proverbs 21:1; Daniel 4:25, 35; Matthew 6:26-30
"...O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches..."
Daniel 4:25, 35
"...the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will..." "... he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth..."
"... yet your heavenly Father feedeth them..." "...shall he not much more clothe you..."
Soul-body distinction- Man has an immaterial soul which is distinct from his body.
Luke 16:22-23, II Corinthians 5:8
Original sin- Adam's sin has affected all his descendants.
Romans 5:12, 17-19; I Corinthians 15:21-22
Universality of sin- All of mankind are sinners.
Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:10, 12, 19, 23
Romans 3:10, 12, 19, 23
"...There is none righteous, no, not one...there is none that doeth good, no, not one...and all the world may become guilty before God...For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God..."
Early manifestation of sin- Members of the human race are sinners from birth.
Psalm 51:5, Psalm 58:3
"The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies."
Effects of sin on others- Sin affects others besides the sinner himself.
Exodus 20:5-6, Joshua 22:17, 20
"visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation...And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."
God's justice in regard to the effects of sin- God does not punish one man for another man's sin.
Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:2-4
Depth of man's corruption- Sin has corrupted even to the depths of mankind's inner being.
Genesis 6:5-6, Ecclesiastes 9:3, Jeremiah 17:9
"...and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually..."