These are basic doctrines composed by Gene, many of which are extracted from The Basic Book.
Available People Moses (Num 12:3; Heb 11:25–26). To Moses, availability meant self-denial and great hardship to accomplish the plan of God. David (2Sa 10:11; 1Sa 16:13; 1Sa 17:37). In the battle with Goliath, there was only one person available for the fight: David. What made David so great? The fact [...]
Humility Humility must be sought (Zep 2:3). Humility is displayed through restraint (Luk 6:28–29). Humility is produced by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22–23). Humility is absolutely essential in teaching (2Ti 2:25; 2Co 10:1). Humility is absolutely essential in learning (Jam 1:21). Humility is priceless in the sight of God (Jam [...]
Spiritual Gifts "The Gift of the Spirit" and "Spiritual Gifts" The phrase, "the gift of the Holy Spirit," relates to salvation and has to do with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the believer's relationship in God's family (Act 2:38–39). The phrase "the gifts of the Holy Spirit" relates [...]
Meekness Pautes, or praotes, denotes "meekness." In its use in Scripture ... it consists not in a person's "outward behaviour only; nor yet in his relations to his fellow-men; as little in his mere natural disposition. Rather it is an inwrought grace of the soul; and the exercises of it [...]
Ambassadorship An ambassador does not appoint himself. We are appointed by Christ (2Co 5:18–20). An ambassador does not support himself. God supplies all our needs (Eph 1:3; Phi 4:19). An ambassador is not a citizen of the country where he is sent. We are citizens of heaven (Phi 3:20). An [...]
Baptisms In Heb 5:11–14 through Heb 6:1–3, the believers in first-century Jerusalem were called down for their failure to mature in the faith. These believers, who ought by now to have been teachers, were still babes who needed someone to teach them the basics of the Word. The author of [...]