Description : Bible Basics is a detailed study of basic Biblical doctrines and teachings. It's a self study guide, with questions at the end of each of the 11 sections. It's designed to go through the basic message of the Bible from start to finish. Bible Basics is a positive presentation of the Gospel, but there are digressions to discuss difficult Bible passages, and to demonstrate that many confusing doctrines such as the Trinity, immortal soul and infant sprinkling are not Biblical nor strictly Christian, but instead merely the creation of mainstream church theologians. The book presents Biblical Christianity. Duncan Heaster is a Christadelphian and the book is also a summary of the doctrines of the Christadelphian faith. The Christadelphian church uses the book as a standard reference.Study 1: God 1.1 The Existence Of God 1.2 The Personality Of God BP 1: Knowing God 1.3 God's Name And Character BP 2: Grace (John Parkes) BP 3: The All Seeing God BP 4: God Is Omnipotent BP 5: Responding To The One God 1.4 The Angels BP 6: God As Creator Dig. 1: God Manifestation Dig. 2: Why The Trinity Was Accepted Study 2: The Spirit Of God 2.1 Definition 2.2 Inspiration 2.3 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit 2.4 The Withdrawal Of The Gifts 2.5 The Bible The Only Authority Dig. 3: Is The Holy Spirit A Person? Dig. 4: The Principle Of Personification BP 7: The Implications Of Inspiration Study 3: The Promises Of God 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The Promise In Eden 3.3 The Promise To Noah 3.4 The Promise To Abraham 3.5 The Promise To David BP 8: Covenant Relationship With God Study 4: God And Death 4.1 The Nature Of Man 4.2 The Soul 4.3 The Spirit 4.4 Death Is Unconsciousness 4.5 The Resurrection 4.6 The Judgment BP 9: Judgment Now 4.7 The Place Of Reward: Heaven Or Earth? 4.8 Responsibility To God 4.9 Hell Dig. 5: Purgatory Dig. 6: Ghosts And Reincarnation Dig. 7: The 'Rapture' BP 10: The Motivational Power Of Understanding Death Study 5: The Kingdom Of God 5.1 Defining The Kingdom 5.2 The Kingdom Is Not Now Established 5.3 The Kingdom Of God In The Past 5.4 The Kingdom Of God In The Future 5.5 The Millennium Dig. 8: The Kingdom Of God Now (Graham Bacon) BP 11: What The Kingdom Of God Means Today Study 6: God And Evil 6.1 God And Evil 6.2 The Devil And Satan 6.3 Demons Dig. 9: The Implications And Origin Of The Belief In A Personal Satan Dig. 10: Witchcraft Dig. 11: What Happened In Eden? Dig. 12: Lucifer BP 12: Battle For The Mind Study 7: The Origin Of Jesus. 7.1 Old Testament Prophecies Of Jesus 7.2 The Virgin Birth 7.3 Christ's Place In God's Plan 7.4 "In the beginning was the word" Dig. 13: Jesus The Son Of God (Michael Gates) Dig. 14: Did Jesus Create The Earth? BP 13: Jesus Didn’t Pre-exist: And So What? Study 8: The Nature Of Jesus 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Differences Between God And Jesus 8.3 The Nature Of Jesus 8.4 The Humanity Of Jesus 8.5 The Relationship Of God With Jesus BP 14: The Real Christ Dig. 15: How The Real Christ Was Lost Dig. 16: The Divine Side Of Jesus Study 9: The Work Of Jesus 9.1 The Victory Of Jesus 9.2 The Blood Of Jesus 9.3 Jesus As Our Representative 9.4 Jesus And The Law Of Moses 9.5 The Sabbath Dig. 17 The Crucifix Dig. 18: Was Jesus Born On Dec. 25th? BP 15: The Meaning Of Christ’s Resurrection For Us BP 16: Christ Died For Me- So What Should I Do? BP 17: The Real Cross BP 18: The Inspiration Of The Cross Study 10: Baptism Into Jesus 10.1 The Vital Importance Of Baptism 10.2 How Should We Be Baptized? 10.3 The Meaning Of Baptism 10.4 Baptism And Salvation Dig. 19: Re-baptism Dig. 20 The Thief On The Cross BP 19: The Certainty Of Salvation Study 11: Life In Christ 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Holiness 11.2.1 The Use Of Force 11.2.2 Politics 11.2.3 Worldly Pleasures 11.3 Practical Christian Life 11.3.1 Bible Study 11.3.2 Prayer 11.3.3 Preaching 11.3.4 Ecclesial Life 11.3.5 The Breaking Of Bread
Description : Bible Basics by Duncan Heaster is a standard Christadelphian text used widely in preparation for baptism, covering all the basic teachings of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. There are 11 studies: God, The Spirit of God [no current possession of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, tongues, miracles], Death [the soul, spirit, conditional immortality, death as unconsciousness, no rapture to Heaven], The Promises to Noah, Abraham and David, The Kingdom, The Devil and Satan, The origin of Jesus- no pre-existence or Trinity, The nature of Jesus, The work of Jesus [no Sabbath keeping], Baptism, Pratical Christianity.
Description : "Beginning with basic Bible teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ, Duncan Heaster proceeds to deconstruct the popular Trinitarian view of Jesus. But the author doesn't leave us with nothing in its place. He explores at great depth the character of the Lord Jesus, using close study of the Biblical text to perform a kind of archaeology of ancient personality. And he relentlessly pursues to the end his cardinal point: that knowing the real Christ is the essence of true Christianity, both now and eternally."--p. 4 of cover.