B1 To train in accordance with rules or principles (Source)
B2 DISCIPLE, verb transitive to teach; to train, or bring up. (Source)
B3 Process of making disciples. The apostles went about discipling the believers in Jesus Christ. (Source)
Every Christian must know and defend 3 things
B1 The Gospel
B2 Doctrine (teaching, beliefs, precepts)
B3 Christian life (lifestyle, worldview)
All Christians need to know what the Gospel is, our teachings are, and our way of life. These have been given to us in the New Testament, by the Lord Jesus, Jesus’s Apostles, and prophets. I just have a few topics here for a start. We are all responsible to study the Scriptures.
I have not covered everything or a defense of the faith, which you will have to find elsewhere. For doctrine, I am briefly covering the attributes of our God, Yahweh. For a Christian worldview, I am only giving a few thoughts on its necessity.
Sometimes I have a question or two for you to ponder.
For my studies, I used the Bible in many different translations. For general reading, I recommend New Living Translation, Good News Translation, and God’s Word. For more serious study, I use Modern English Version, My own translation (WEL), New American Standard, New King James, New Revised Standard Version, New International Version, Young’s Literal Version, and Pickering New Testament. For Greek, I use the Byzantine Text (the Majority Text) mainly. Other books I used are Dictionary of Bible Themes by Manser, Nave’s Topical Bible, Thompson Chain References, Torrey’s New Topical Textbook. For electric Bible Software I use e-Sword, theWord, and Bible Analyzer 5. My main online study Bible is Blue Letter Bible.
It is so very important to know what we believe and why. We have a reasonable faith. We have answers. The Lord Jesus does not change; He gave us the Gospel and the teaching we need to know what He believes and what He expects from us in living the Christian life.
May God bless your study.
B1 What it is
C1 God’s character, kingdom, laws
D1 God’s character
E1 God’s character regarding the Gospel
G1 The summary of the Law: Mark 12:28-34 MKJV And coming up one of the scribes heard them reasoning, knowing that He had answered them well, he asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said to Him, Right, Teacher, according to truth You have spoken, that God is one, and there is no other besides Him. 33 And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love the neighbor as himself, is more than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34 And seeing that he had answered intelligently, Jesus said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared to question Him any more.
G2 The Ten Commandments
H1 A set of 10 commands (Exodus 20:1-17). These are broad sets of all types of sins.
H2 For example, Exodus 20:16 MKJV You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
I1 One article lists 7 lies: White lies, Bold-faced lies, exaggerated lies, deceptive lies, compulsive lies, lies of fabrication, duplicitous lies.
I2 These lies can be in thoughts, desires, words, and/or deeds.
H3 One can do this for all 10 commandments.
G1 What God believes and how He acts today has been, is, and will always be the same.
G2 Hebrews 13:8 MKJV Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever.
E2 God’s character traits (see below under doctrine)
D2 God’s kingdom operates under His laws. There can be no disobedience.
Discipling, Making disciples, Gospel, Basic Christianity