Doctrine Survey

questionaire

The following doctrinal survey is for ascertaining what various ministries and individual Preachers and Teachers believe and promote.  We do not want to bear false-witness against anyone when examining their theological positions.  CARM can provide a link to any responses from any ministries.

 

Affirm or Deny the following statements

Short Version

 
  1. The Bible
    1. The Bible is the only inspired word of God on earth. It is inerrant in the original documents.
    2. The Bible consists only of 66 books.
    3. Comments:___________
  2.  God
    1. There is only one God in all existence, in all times, in all places.
    2. God is a trinity of three distinct, simultaneous persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is co-eternal, co-powerful, and co-equal with the other two.
    3. Comments:___________
  3. Jesus
    1. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary.
    2. Jesus presently retains His two natures; He is presently both human and divine.
    3. Jesus was only a man and was not divine.
    4. Jesus was born again.
    5. Jesus is the only way to God the Father.
    6. Jesus is the only way to salvation.
    7. Comments:___________
  4. The Holy Spirit
    1. The Holy Spirit is the divine, third person in the Godhead, coequal with the Father and the Son.
    2. Comments:___________
  5. Man
    1. Man is by nature sinful.
    2. Man is by nature morally neutral.
    3. People have the potential of becoming gods.
    4. People have the potential of becoming godlike or even little gods.
    5. Christians can be demon possessed.
    6. Comments:___________
  6. Sin
    1. Sin is rebellion against the law of God.
    2. Sin separates us from God.
    3. Comments:___________
  7. Atonement
    1. Jesus died on the cross, was buried in a tomb, and rose physically from the dead.
    2. Jesus finished the atonement on the cross.
    3. Jesus finished the atonement in hell where he suffered.
    4. Jesus paid for our sins in hell.
    5. Jesus' sacrifice was substitutionary and vicarious.
    6. Comments:___________
  8. Salvation
    1. Salvation is being delivered from the righteous judgment of God.
    2. Justification is the state of being declared righteous in God's sight and is received solely by faith.
    3. Salvation cannot be lost.
    4. All people will eventually be saved.
    5. Comments:___________
  9. Baptism
    1. Water baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is a mandatory practice for Christians.
    2. Water baptism properly administered by saying "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
    3. Comments:___________
  10. Resurrection
    1. The Resurrection of the believers will be bodily. That is, they will be raised in the same bodies they die in, though the bodies will be glorified.
    2. The resurrection of the non-believers will be bodily. That is, they will be raised physically and cast into eternal hell.
    3. There is no physical resurrection of the unbelievers. They remain unconscious and/or are utterly destroyed so as to not exist.
    4. Comments:___________
  11. Death and Judgment
    1. When a Christian dies he or she immediately goes to be with the Lord.
    2. When a Christian dies he does not exist anymore until God "remembers" him and resurrects him.
    3. When a person dies, he ceases to be conscious.
    4. When an unbeliever dies, he is annihilated.
    5. Hell is an eternal place of conscious torment.
    6. All people are annihilated after death.
    7. Comments:___________
  12. Eschatology
    1. Premillennialism, ammillennialism, and post millennialism are all within Christian orthodoxy.
    2. Pre-trib rapture, mid-trib rapture, post-trib rapture are all within Christian orthodoxy.
    3. There will be a literal man known as the antichrist who opposes God.
    4. Comments:___________
  13. Demonic Realm
    1. Satan is a fallen angel.
    2. Demons are fallen angels.
    3. Satan and the demonic realm do not exist.
    4. Comments:___________
  14. Miscellaneous
    1. The charismatic gifts have ceased with the closing of the canon.
    2. The charismatic gifts have not ceased.
    3. We are free to worship on any day of the week.
    4. Comments:___________
  15. Morality
    1. The Christian is called to live a godly life.
    2. Homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality are sins.
    3. Marriage is only between one man and one woman.
    4. Comments:___________
  16. Church
    1. The Church is the body of believers who have been born again.
    2. The Church is an earthly organization.
    3. Women can be pastors and elders.
    4. Only men can be pastors and elders.
    5. Comments:___________
  17. Religions
    1. Roman Catholicism is within biblical orthodoxy.
    2. Mormonism is within biblical orthodoxy.
    3. Jehovah's Witnesses are within biblical orthodoxy.
    4. Muslims serve the same God as do the Christians.
    5. Comments:___________

 

Long Version

  1. The Bible
    1. The Bible is the only inspired word of God on earth. It is inerrant in the original documents.
    2. The Bible consists only of 66 books.
    3. The Bible is the final authority in all things it addresses.
    4. The universe is contained within God. The universe is a part of God, but not all of God.
    5. The universe has been affected by the fall of Adam with the introduction of sin.
    6. God created the universe in six literal 24-hour days.
    7. God created the universe over long periods of time.
    8. Evolution is how God brought all the animal species into existence.
    9. Comments:___________
  2. God
    1. There is only one God in all existence, in all times, in all places.
    2. God is eternal. He is without beginning or end.
    3. God is a trinity of three distinct, simultaneous persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is co-eternal, co-powerful, and co-equal with the other two.
    4. God is one person who manifests himself in three forms, modes, or offices and is not three persons.
    5. God is a single and absolute person without modes.
    6. There are other gods that exist in the universe, but we serve and worship only one of them.
    7. Comments:___________
  3. Jesus
    1. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary.
    2. Jesus while on earth was both God and man, i.e., divine and human.
    3. Jesus presently retains His two natures; He is presently both human and divine.
    4. Jesus was only a man and was not divine.
    5. Jesus was only divine and not a man.
    6. Jesus is/was an angel who became a man.
    7. Jesus became God during his earthly ministry.
    8. Jesus was born again.
    9. The resurrection of Christ was physical. In other words, Jesus rose from the dead in the same body He died in, though it was a glorified body.
    10. Jesus was not raised physically, but spiritually. In other words, Jesus' physical body was not raised.
    11. Jesus was raised physically, but ascended into heaven spiritually, not physically.
    12. Jesus is the only way to God the Father.
    13. Jesus is the only way to salvation.
    14. Comments:___________
  4. The Holy Spirit
    1. The Holy Spirit is the impersonal presence and/or force of God.
    2. The Holy Spirit is the divine, third person in the Godhead, coequal with the Father and the Son.
    3. Comments:___________
  5. Man
    1. Man is by nature sinful.
    2. Man is by nature morally neutral.
    3. Man is by nature divine.
    4. People have the potential of becoming gods.
    5. People have the potential of becoming godlike or even little gods.
    6. Christians can be demon possessed.
    7. People pre-existed as spirits before coming to this world.
    8. Upon death, an individual ceases to exist.
    9. Upon death, an individual is still conscious.
    10. Comments:___________
  6. Sin
    1. Sin is rebellion against the law of God.
    2. Sin separates us from God.
    3. Sin is improper thoughts about the divine nature of the universe.
    4. Sin is disharmony with the divine consciousness.
    5. Comments:___________
  7. Atonement
    1. Jesus bore our sins in his body on the cross.
    2. Jesus died on the cross, was buried in a tomb, and rose physically from the dead.
    3. Jesus retained the wounds of His crucifixion ordeal after his resurrection.
    4. Jesus finished the atonement on the cross.
    5. Jesus finished the atonement in hell where he suffered.
    6. Jesus paid for our sins in hell.
    7. Jesus' sacrifice was substitutionary and vicarious.
    8. Jesus is presently in heaven sitting at the right hand of God the Father.
    9. Comments:___________
  8. Salvation
    1. Salvation is being delivered from the righteous judgment of God.
    2. Justification is the state of being declared righteous in God's sight, and is received solely by faith.
    3. Forgiveness of sins before God is received completely by grace through faith in Christ and His work on the cross and not by any works of our own doing.
    4. Salvation can be lost.
    5. Salvation cannot be lost.
    6. All people will eventually be saved.
    7. Sincerity of heart is good enough to merit favor with God.
    8. Comments:___________
  9. Baptism
    1. Water baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is a mandatory practice for Christians.
    2. Water baptism is necessary in order to have one's sins forgiven.
    3. Water baptism is properly administered by saying "in Jesus' name."
    4. Water baptism is properly administered by saying "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
    5. Water baptism is not for today.
    6. Comments:___________
  10. Resurrection
    1. The Resurrection of the believers will be bodily. That is, they will be raised in the same bodies they die in, though the bodies will be glorified.
    2. The resurrection of the non-believers will be bodily. That is, they will be raised physically and cast into eternal hell.
    3. There is no physical resurrection of the believer. The believers are raised in spirit bodies, not their physical bodies.
    4. There is no physical resurrection of the unbelievers. They remain unconscious and/or are utterly destroyed so as to not exist.
    5. Comments:___________
  11. Death and Judgment
    1. When a Christian dies, he or she immediately goes to be with the Lord.
    2. When a Christian dies, he does not exist anymore until God "remembers" him and resurrects him.
    3. When a person dies, he ceases to be conscious.
    4. When an unbeliever dies, he is annihilated.
    5. Unbelievers who are annihilated are raised spiritually to face judgment and then are annihilated again.
    6. Unbelievers will go to eternal, conscious torment.
    7. Hell is an eternal place of conscious torment.
    8. All people are annihilated after death.
    9. Comments:___________
  12. Eschatology
    1. Premillennialism, ammillennialism, and post millennialism are all within Christian orthodoxy.
    2. Pre-trib rapture, mid-trib rapture, post-trib rapture are all within Christian orthodoxy.
    3. There will be a literal man known as the antichrist who opposes God.
    4. After the millennium, a new heavens and a new earth will be made and eternity will begin.
    5. Matthew 24 and most, if not all, of Revelation was fulfilled around 70 A.D.
    6. Comments:___________
  13. Demonic Realm
    1. Satan is a fallen angel.
    2. Demons are fallen angels.
    3. Satan and the demonic realm do not exist.
    4. Comments:___________
  14. Miscellaneous
    1. The charismatic gifts have ceased with the closing of the canon.
    2. The charismatic gifts have not ceased.
    3. God works primarily in dispensations throughout history.
    4. God works primarily in covenants throughout history.
    5. Saturday is the proper day of worship.
    6. We are free to worship on any day of the week.
    7. The flood of Noah was worldwide.
    8. Comments:___________
  15. Morality
    1. The Christian is called to live a godly life.
    2. Homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality are sins.
    3. Marriage is only between one man and one woman.
    4. Marriage is permissible between one man and one man, and one woman and one woman.
    5. Comments:___________
  16. Church
    1. The Church is the body of believers who have been born again.
    2. The Church is an earthly organization.
    3. Women can be pastors and elders.
    4. Only men can be pastors and elders.
    5. Comments:___________
  17. Religions
    1. Roman Catholicism is within biblical orthodoxy.
    2. Mormonism is within biblical orthodoxy
    3. Jehovah's Witnesses are within biblical orthodoxy.
    4. Muslims serve the same God as do the Christians.
    5. Comments:___________

 

 

 

 
 
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