DISCUSSION TOPICS
FOR BIBLE STUDY GROUPS



  DOCTRINAL 
SELF-CHECK LIST
Test Your Christian Beliefs


I remember being born again.


I remember being baptized.


I know the experience of being 

renewed in mind and spirit.


I have experienced a miracle.


I believe Jesus lives in me.


God answers my prayers.


God speaks to me.


I have trouble knowing if it is
my own thought or God's 


God's agenda for the people of the
world is not what it was in the
days of the Old Covenant prophets.


DOCTRINAL ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION

Discuss these questions in your own Bible study:
Share any points of view you feel may apply and some that may not be listed.

Use Scripture to validate a viewpoint when differences in doctrine apply.
The Bible
Is for those who can understand it

Needs additional books to explain it and complete it

Is revealed by the Holy Spirit

Other

The Bible
Is the sole source of doctrine and spiritual wisdom

Is equal to other revelations from God such as the Vedas

Is a picture of Jesus Christ

Other

The Church
Is the House of God

Is where we Go on Sundays for worship services

Is not a building but people

Other

The Pastor
Is in charge of the spiritual life of the fellowship

Is in charge of safe gaurding doctrine

Is most qualified to do spiritual works

Is equipped with supernatural gifting and enablments

Other

Ministry
Is the work of trained church workers

Is modeled after Jesus Christ's spiritual works

Is what every disciple does

Other

The Holy Spirit
Is God

Is a Separate God

Never speaks for Himself

Other

Jesus
The most perfect man because He did not sin

Eternal God incarnate in Man

A man who had more of the Holy Spirit

A being God created

Other

The Crucifixion
Was God's plan

Was a blood sacrifice

Was Pilate's fault

Allowed God to curse His Son

Other

The Resurrection
Freed man from the legal control of Satan

Meant we could be resurrected

Made it possible for us to be like Jesus

Set Jesus above all persons and things

We could still be Christians without it

Other

The New Creation
Is based upon a witness and a confession and a miracle

Is an acceptance and a commitment

Makes a person new inside as one 'begotten'

May or may not be felt

Other

The Spirit Man
Is a higher form of the unconscious mind

Resides and comes forth from the mind

Bears witness to the Word of God

Yearns to be with God

Other

God's will and thoughts for us
Have all been expressed in the Word

Will be revealed in the right time

May be directed toward us personally

Can not be known

Other

The Devil
Is a foolish superstition

Is in charge of angels

Leaves Christians alone

Brings death, darkness and destruction

Other

Spiritual warfare
Is done by Jesus on our behalf

Is done by us in Jesus name

Is done in silent prayer

Is not our problem

Other

Intercession
Is the same as spiritual warfare

Is not possible without being born again

Requires the baptism of the spirit to be effective

Other

Diseases
May be the result of a curse

Are subject to Jesus name

Are put upon man to test us by God

Have a spiritual source

Other

Praying
Is reciting familiar prayers

Includes listening and saying

Should be done with confident expectancy

Includes praise and thanksgiving

Other

Prayer
Is offered to the Father

Is prayed to the Holy Spirit

Is directed to Jesus

Is prayed as though Jesus, not us is praying

Other

Holy Spirit prayer
Is prayed in other tongues

Is spontaneous utterances and leadings

Is carefully planned or written

Has power and fervency

Other

Religion
Should be banished from church

Is sacred and personal traditions

Is something that God loves

Other

Body ministry
Adds power through many anointing gifts

Brings confusion to the service

Needs to be learned through practice

Has no place in a modern church service

Other

Praying in the spirit
Should not occur without an interpretation

Should not be confused with a message in tongues

Brings the mind in conformity with the Spirit

Is not understood by angels

 

Walking in the spirit
Is not possible without the baptism of the Spirit

Is the same as a good feeling or positive attitude

Is functioning in the mind and emotions of Christ

Is using willpower to keep lusts in check

Other

The World
Is more enlightened than it once was

Has no knowledge of truth and goodness

Will be judged for rejecting Jesus' gospel

Has no answers for Christians

Other

Sin
Everyone is born a sinner

God sees Christians as sinners

Christians need to keep religious laws, commandments

Sin gives Satan an opportunity in us

Other

Judgment
Church members will go to heaven

Hell is promised to any not in the book of life

Confession of sin brings forgiveness

Those who reject Jesus can not know God

Other

Salvation
Jesus brings salvation

Baptism brings salvation

Good deeds bring salvation

We can't know with certainty that we will go to heaven

Other  

Sons & daughters of God 
God wants us to act like Jesus 

We can have spiritual power & authority now 

Evil men like Ted Bundy can still go to heaven 

God reproduces Jesus in us if we let him 

Other 

updated8 15 2004