Flashcards in Basic Doctrine Pt. 3 Deck (62)
Why did God create man in the beginning?
To subdue the earth through warfare and to have dominion.
Why did God put man and Satan on the same planet?
So man could exercise judgement against Satan.
How was the enmity between man and Satan seen during the time of Adam and Eve?
In Cain's murder of Abel.
How was the enmity between man and Satan seen during the time of the Patriarchs?
Israel became a slave nation and Joshua conquered.
How was the enmity between man and Satan seen during the time of the Kings?
David continued the work of Joshua and became a conquerer but Israel also became enslaved by sin.
How is the enmity between man and Satan now seen in the time of the Church?
Jesus has given His authority to the Church. The Church is going to complete Christ's victory.
What is the believer's position in Christ?
We have been bought from the kingdom of darkness into light.
How does Satan gain influence in the life of a believer?
We give it to him out of our will but he has no legal right.
What authority does the believer have over Satan and the kingdom of Darkness?
BEcause Satan is under Jesus' feet, even the "lowest" member of the Body of Christ is above Satan.
How can the believer defeat Satan with the name of Jesus?
The use of JEsus' name implies a personal knowledge of Him and gives us power and authority.
How can the believer defeat Satan with the "blood of the Lamb"?
We win because Christ has already won by shedding of blood and the victory on the cross.
How can the believer defeat Satan with the gifts of the Spirit?
Because Satan is a spiritual being, "discerning of spirits" is important in knowing how to accurately deal with the spirt-realm.
How can demon spirits influence a person's physical body?
Through sickness or disease.
How can demon spirits influence a person's soul?
Through feelings and thoughts of fear, unbelief, and depression.
How can demon spirits influence a person's spirit?
What is wrong with the teaching that a Christian can be "demon possessed"?
1. There is no basis with Bible to believe that a Christian can be demon-possessed.
2. It undermins faith.
3. It undermines personal responsibility.
How is it possible to know for sure when someone is demon possessed?
We can never base judgement on the 5 senses. Discernment given by the HOly Spirit based on consistent teaching of Scripture should be our guide.
What should determine your response to obvious demonic activity?
What is the significance of the fact that man is a created being?
If we are not created, then we are an accident and have no purpose or meaning.
What is the significance of the fact that man is a dependent being?
God has His hand on the "plug" of our lives.
What is the significance of the fact that man is an intelligent being?
Man is separated from the animals by his mind. Therefore he has the ability to come to know his creator.
What is the significance of the fact that man is a moral being?
Man has the ability to know the difference between right and wrong and the ability to choose.
What is the significance of the fact that man is a love being?
Man has the capacity to receive and give love.
How is the process of love related to the nature of man?
God created man with the ability to choose to respond to love. Man can both receive love and respond to love.
What is the capability of the human spirit?
The innermost part of man capable of knowing God and being in union with God.
What is the nature of the human spirit?
Invisible and eternal (from beginning of human existence)
What are the faculties of the human spirit?
Intuition, conscience, and communion.
What is the capability of the human soul?
The seat of human personality, capable of relating to yourself and others.
What is the nature of the human soul?
Invisible and eternal