Give Attendance
to Doctrine

By David Cloud

Way of Life Literature Advanced Bible Studies Series

[1-58318-062-1]

CONTENTS

Introduction: A Practical Book on Doctrine .. 5
The Importance of Doctrine .. 7
The Bible .. 10
Bible Inspiration .. 42
God .. 84
Holy Spirit .. 93
Jesus Christ .. 102
Man .. 133
Sin .. 144
Death .. 149
Salvation .. 153
Resurrection .. 235
Satan and Demons .. 239
Angels .. 246
Hell .. 251
Heaven .. 254

A PRACTICAL BOOK ON DOCTRINE [5-6]

THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE DOCTRINE [7]

How Important Is Doctrine? [7]

Other Terms Which Refer to Doctrine [8]

Can We Know Sound Doctrine? [8]

Other Bible Facts about Doctrine [9]

THE BIBLE [10]

The NEW TESTAMENT contains.... [10]

How Did the Bible Come to Us? [11]

The Bible: God's Revelation to Man [21]

The Divisions of the Bible [23]

The Old Testament [23]

The Bible's Authority [24]

The Bible's Completeness [24]

The Bible's Theme [26]

The Bible's Character [27]

Symbols for the Bible [27]

The Power of the Bible [27]

The Names of the Bible [28]

The Bible's Proof [29]

The following is from the Christian Home Bible Course: [38-40]
   [
Lesson #1]

BIBLICAL INSPIRATION

THE ATTACK UPON BIBLICAL INSPIRATION

3. The perfect view of inspiration: The
Bible is perfectly inspired and contains no error; it is infallible; inerrant.

1. The assault began in the garden of Eden

42

2. The Rom. Cat. assault beginning in 400 A.D. [43]

3. The Modernistic assault beginning in the 1800s [44]

3[b]. The Evangelical assault beginning in the 1940s. [47]
New Evangelicalism....

THE DECEPTION OF INS. [52]

THE CLAIM OF INSPIRATION [53]

THE EXTENT OF INSPIRATION [54]

2 TIMOTHY 3:13-17
2 PETER 1:19-21
1 CORINTHIANS 2:9-13
1 PETER 1:10-12
ACTS 3:18,21; 4:25
PSALM 12:6-7

HOW MUCH OF THE BIBLE IS INSPIRED SCRIPTURE? [59]

WHAT DID JESUS CHRIST BELIEVE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES? [59]

WHAT DID THE APOSTLES BELIEVE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES? [60]

THE BIBLICAL EVIDENCE THAT MOSES WROTE THE
PENTATEUCH
[64]

THE INSPIRATION OF GENESIS [65]

WERE ADAM AND EVE HISTORICAL FIGURES? {yes} [66]

WAS THE FLOOD OF NOAH'S DAY UNIVERSAL? {yes} [69]

DID ISAIAH WRITE THE BOOK OF ISAIAH[?] {yes} [70]

WHAT ABOUT FORM CRITICISM OF THE GOSPELS? [71]

THE ENDING OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK [79]

GOD [84]

THE CHARACTER OF GOD [84]

GOD'S NAMES [85]

GOD (Elohim)

LORD GOD (Jehovah)

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

I AM THAT I AM.

LORD (Adonai, Adon)

ALMIGHTY GOD (El Shaddai)

LORD OF HOSTS (Jehovah Sabaoth)

EVERLASTING GOD (El Olam)

GOD IS REVEALED IN THE TRINITY [88]

BIBLE PROOF FOR THE TRINITY [89]

HOW DOES THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY DIFFER FROM
POLYTHEISM?
[91]

HOLY SPIRIT [93]

The Holy Spirit's Works [93]

Emblems of the Holy Spirit [95]

The Sealing of the Holy Spirit [95]

The Filling of the Holy Spirit [95]

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit [96]

The Holy Spirit and Prayer [97]

Baptism by Fire [98]

The Holy Spirit's Gift of Tongues [98]

JESUS CHRIST [102]

O.T. PROPHECIES OF CHRIST'S FIRST COMING [102]

THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF CHRIST [103]

THE DEITY OF CHRIST [104]

Who Says Jesus Christ Is God? [106]

What Does It Mean That Jesus Christ Is God? [107]

What about verses which seem to say that Jesus is less than the
Father?
[107]

THE ETERNALITY OF CHRIST [109]

THE SINLESSNESS OF CHRIST [111]

THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST [111]

THE CHARACTER OF CHRIST [112]

THE NAMES AND OFFICES OF CHRIST [113]

OTHER NAMES AND TITLES OF CHRIST [114-116]

THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST [116]

THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST [117]

WHAT IS CHRIST DOING TODAY? [118]

OLD TESTAMENT PICTURES OF CHRIST [119]

DID JESUS MAKE ALCOHOLIC WINE? {no} [129-130]

DID JESUS HAVE LONG HAIR? {no} [130-131]

MAN [133]

THE ORIGIN OF MAN [133]

Eight Ways the Teaching of the Bible Contradicts the Theories of
Evolution:
[133]

1. The Bible says God made the world and all things therein in six days.

How Do We Know That Man Is Not Merely an Animal? [135]

The Image of God (Genesis 1:26) [136]

THE FALL OF MAN [137]

THE SOUL OF MAN [138]

Old Testament Teaching on the Soul [138]

New Testament Teaching on the Soul [139]

THE SPIRIT OF MAN [139]

The word "spirit" has various meanings in Scripture: [139]

THE HEART OF MAN [139]

Bible Truths About the Heart [140]

Conditions of the Heart [141]

How to Help the Heart [141]

SIN

What Is Sin?

The Origin of Sin

144

Greek and Hebrew Words Translated Sin [145]

Key Bible Passages Dealing with Sin [145]

Other Bible Words for Sin [145]

Man's Sinful Nature Described [146]

The Flesh [146-147]

DEATH [149]

Death Is a Journey [149]

SALVATION

The need for salvation

The way of salvation

153

THE PLACE OF WORKS IN SAL.

POSITION AND PRACTICE

154

BIBLE WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH SALVATION

BELIEVE

155

True faith changes a person's life.

True faith is based upon God's Word, the Bible (Ro. 10:17; He. 11).

What Saving Faith Is Not

[...]

156

What Saving Faith Is

1. Receiving Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:12).

[...]

6. Ceasing from one's own works (He. 4:10).

[...]

REPENTANCE

The Meaning of Repentance

Repentance is a supernatural work of God whereby a responsive sinner, being
convicted by the Holy Spirit of his rebellion, turns to God from his sinful ways
and trusts Jesus Christ for salvation (2 Tim. 2:25; Jn. 16:8; Acts 11:18; 26:20).

[...]

Some Definitions of Repentance by Various Men of God

"Repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of life" (Bruce
Lackey).

157

(Concise Bible Dictionary).

(Noah Webster, American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828).

158

(B. H. Carroll, 1889).

(Lester Roloff, Repent or Perish)

(John R. Rice, What Must I Do to Be Saved?).

The Bible Words For Repentance

Hebrew Words for Repentance

SHUB or Shuv is....

NACHUM is....

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Greek Words for Repentance

METANOEO.

METAMELOMAI.

Repentance Was Preached By Bible Preachers

REPENTANCE WAS PREACHED BY JOHN THE BAPTIST

(Matthew 3:1-10).

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REPENTANCE WAS PREACHED BY JESUS CHRIST

(Matthew 4:17. Mathew 9:13. Matthew 11:20-21. Luke 13:2-5. Luke 15:7, 10. Luke 24:46-48).

161

REPENTANCE WAS PREACHED BY THE LORD'S DISCIPLES

(Mark 6:12).

REPENTANCE WAS PREACHED BY PETER

(Acts 2.... Acts 3:19. Acts 5:31. Acts 8:22-23).

REPENTANCE WAS PREACHED BY PAUL

(Acts 17:30. Acts 20:20-21. Acts 26:20).

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What Biblical Repentance Is Not

REPENTANCE IS NOT MERE HUMAN REFORMATION

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REPENTANCE IS NOT PENANCE
[RCC's heresy.]

REPENTANCE IS NOT MERE REMORSE FOR WRONG ACTIONS
[King Saul (1 Sam. 15:24; 24:17; 26:21) and Judas (Matt. 27:3-4).]

REPENTANCE IS NOT MERE CONFESSION OF OR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SIN
[Pharaoh (Exodus 9:27).]

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REPENTANCE IS NOT MERELY CHANGING FROM UNBELIEF TO BELIEF
[Jack Hyles.]

REPENTANCE IS NOT MERELY CHANGING ONE'S MIND
[Curtis Hutson.]

165

REPENTANCE IS NOT MERELY THE SAME AS BELIEVING
[Dwight Pentecost.]

166

A Survey of the Bible's Teaching on Repentance

(Some of [the] following observations were first made by Dr. Bruce Lackey.)

Exodus 13:17.

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Judges 21:1,6,14. 1 Kings 8:47-48. Job 42:6. Jeremiah 8:6. Ezekiel 14:6.

Ezekiel 18:30. Jonah 3:5-8. Matthew 3:1,8. Matthew 9:13. Matthew 11:20-21.

Matthew 12:41. Matthew 21:28-29. Luke 5:32. Luke 13:3-5. Luke 15:7-10.

Luke 19:1-10. Luke 24:47. Acts 2:37-41. Acts 3:19. Acts 5:31.

Acts 8:21-22. Acts 11:18. Acts 17:30. Acts 20:21. Acts 26:20.

Romans 2:4. 2 Corinthians 7:9-11. 2 Corinthians 12:21.

1 Thessalonians 1:9-10. 2 Timothy 2:25-26. Hebrews 6:1. Hebrews 12:17. 2 Peter 3:9.

Revelation 2:5. 2:16. 2:21-22. 3:3. 9:20-21.

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Revelation 16:9, 11.

Illustrations of Repentance

1. Repentance is the Prodigal Son coming to himself, confessing his sin against God
and his father, and returning home.
  (Lk. 15:17-20).

2. Repentance is the Thessalonians turning to God from idols to serve the living and
true God.
  (1 Thess. 1:9).

3. Repentance is Zaccheus turning from corruption to uprightness.   (Lk. 19:8,9).

4. Repentance is Nebuchadnezzar humbling himself before God.   (Dan. 4:37).

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5. Repentance is the Philippian jailer running from his sin to Jesus Christ and
becoming a kind helper of Christians.
  (Acts 16:33-34).

6. Repentance is the Christ-rejecting Jews at Pentecost turning to Christ and His
church.
  (Acts 2:38-42).

7. Repentance is a sinner raising the white flag of surrender to God.

8. Repentance is a U-Turn.

9. Repentance is an assassin laying down the knife.

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10. Repentance is the thief returning the stolen property. [178]

Repentance and Faith [178]

To Preach Repentance Means to Deal Plainly with Sin [179]

LAW [181]

GRACE [185]

RIGHTEOUSNESS [187]

JUSTIFICATION [188]

PROPITIATION [189]

REDEMPTION [190]

ADOPTION [190]

HOPE [191]

BORN AGAIN [193]

RECONCILE [194]

IMPUTE [194]

BLOOD [194]

ATONEMENT [195]

GOSPEL

GLORY

198

MYSTERY

ELECTION

199

Some Lessons About Election for Salvation [200]

Beware of Calvinism or TULIP Theology [200]

A Summary of TULIP Theology [200-201]

SOME INTRODUCTORY POINTS ABOUT CALVINISM

1. I have studied Calvinism from "the horse's mouth." [201-202]

2. Baptists must face the issue of Calvinism. [202]

3. I am convinced that John Calvin has caused great and
unnecessary divisions among God's people because of his errors, and
few things have hindered biblical evangelism more than Calvinism.
[202-203]

4. It is important to understand that Calvinism is an unsettled
theology.
[203]

5. It is not wise to follow John Calvin; he was unsound at the very
foundation of the Christian faith.
[204]

6. God does not require His people to choose between Calvinism
and Arminianism!
[204-205]

7. Some of the things that I appreciate about Calvinism. [205-206]

SOME CENTRAL ERRORS OF CALVINISM

1. Calvinism turns theology into philosophy [206-207]

2. The Calvinist system tries to reconcile things that cannot be
reconciled in this world.
[207]

Consider Acts 13:48 and Acts 13:46. [207]
Consider John 6:37 and John 6:40 [207-208]
Consider John 6:44 and John 12:32 [208]

3. Calvinism's doctrines are contrary to the plain teaching of
God's Word.
[208-211]

4. Calvinism interprets Scripture by theology rather than context. [211-212]

5. Calvinism misstates what non-Calvinists believe. [212-213]

6. Calvinism confuses the church with Israel and national election
with personal (Rom. 9:9-24).
[213-215]

7. Calvinism goes back to the "church fathers" for authority
instead of strictly to the New Testament apostles and prophets.
[215-216]

8. Calvinism cannot explain the apostle Paul. [216]

THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF SALVATION

216

The Bible Teaches the Eternal Security of the Believer [217]

How Do We Know These Blessings Cannot Be Lost? [219]

Does Eternal Security Mean Anyone Who Professes Christ Is Saved,
Regardless of Whether They Give Evidence of Genuine Faith?
{no} [220]

Does Eternal Security Cause People to Live Carelessly? [221]

Who Has Eternal Security? [221]

Who Does Not Have Eternal Security? [222]

If the Disobedient Christian Does Not Lose His Salvation, What Does
Happen to Him?
[222]

Eternal Security and Problem Passages [223]

How the Book of Hebrews Teaches Eternal Security? [231]

Conclusion to the Lessons on Eternal Security [232]

RESURRECTION

The Different Resurrections [235]

There will not be one general resurrection.

Resurrection in the Old Testament [236]

Christ's Resurrection [236]

The Nature of the Resurrection Body [237]

SATAN AND DEMONS

Satan's Origin [239]

Satan's Personality [239]

Satan's Character [239]

Satan's Titles [240]

Satan's Activities [240]

Is Satan's Power Unlimited? [243]

Satan's Future [243]

How to Defeat Satan [244]

DEVILS

The Origin of Demons [244]

The Nature of Demons [244]

The Activity of Demons [245]

Forms of Demon Practice [245]

ANGELS

Do Angels Exist? {yes} [246]

The Origin of Angels [246]

Division of Angels into Good and Evil [246]

What Are Angels Like? [247]

How Many Angels Are There? [247]

Archangels [247]

Cherubim [248]

What Do Angels Do? [248]

What Christians Can learn from Angels [249]

The "Angels" Mentioned in Revelation 2-3 [249]

HELL

In the O.T. the Word Hell (sheol) Has Two Meanings [251]

What Is Hell Like? [251]

Bible Description of Hell [252]

What Will Not Be in Hell? [252]

Are the Wicked Annihilated in Hell? {no} [253]

The Lord Jesus Christ's Preaching on Hell [253]

No Man Has to Go to Hell [253]

(2 Peter 3:9).

HEAVEN

What Are Other Biblical Names for Heaven? [254]

Who Lives in Heaven? [254]

What Does the Believer Have in Heaven? [255]

What Is Heaven Like? [255]

What Is Going on in Heaven Now? [256]

Books in Heaven [257]

Do People Recognize One Another in Heaven? [257]

What Should Be the Christian's Attitude Toward Heaven? [258]

What Will Not Be in Heaven [258]

[Christian Home Bible Course]