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How to Teach Basic Adventist Doctrine

Gerson P. Santos


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  • Introduction to the Bible

  • 1. Revelation

    • “revelo” – to remove the veil, to manifest, to discover…

  • Definition: the auto-manifestation of God to the human being, without that we will never come to know Him.


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  • Introduction to the Bible

  • Revelation

  • General

    • Nature

      • Conscience

      • History

  • Special

    • Scriptures – John 5:39

    • Jesus – Hebrews 1:1-3

    • Miracles – John 5:36

    • Others – Daniel 2:27-28


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    • Introduction to the Bible

    2. Inspiration

    • “Theopneustos” – breath of God, divine air in movement

    • II Timothy 3:16

    • II Peter 1:19-21


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    • Introduction to the Bible

    2. Inspiration

    • Theories of Inspiration:

    • Natural

    • Partial

    • Verbal

    • Dynamic – SDA position


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    • Introduction to the Bible

    3. Bible Original Languages

    • “biblion” – collection of books

    • Old Testament – Hebrew

    • New Testament – Greek


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    • Introduction to the Bible

    5. Formation of Bible Text

    • Ezra / Nehemiah (OT) 430 – 420 BC

    • Christian Church (NT) 2nd-4th Century

    • Council of Hipona (393) and Cartage (397)

    • Chapters - Eulalie – 5th Century

    • Verses – Robert Stefano – 16th Century


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    • Introduction to the Bible

    6. Books of the Bible

    • Old Testament (39 Books)

      • Law – Pentateuch

      • History / Psalms

      • Prophecy

    • New Testament (27 Books)

      • Gospels

      • Acts / Epistles

      • Universal Epistles

      • Revelation


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    • Introduction to the Bible

    6. Books of the Bible

    • Approximately 44 authors

    • 1,500-year period

      • 1st: Job/Genesis – Moses (circa 1,450 BC)

      • Last: Revelation/Gospel of John – John (96 AD)


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    II. Ten Steps for

    Bible Interpretation

    1. Divine authorship through human language.

    2. The Bible interprets itself.

    3. Consider the general context of Scriptures.

    4. Consider the immediate context.


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    II. Ten Steps for

    Bible Interpretation

    5. Consider the historic context.

    6. Start with the literal meaning.

    7. Utilize other translations.


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    II. Ten Steps for

    Bible Interpretation

    8. Determine the literary style.

    9. Know the difference: interpretation, reinterpretation, and application.

    10. Be willing to accept new things.


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    IV. SDA Beliefs

    1872 - Synopsis of our Faith

    1931 - 22 Fundamental Beliefs

    1980 - 27 Fundamental Beliefs

    2005 – 28 Fundamental Beliefs


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    The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

    • The Doctrine of God

      • The Word of God

      • The Godhead

      • The Father

      • The Son

      • The Holy Spirit


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    The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

    • The Doctrine of Man

      • 6. The Creation

      • 7. The Nature of Man


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    The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

    • The Doctrine of Salvation

      • 8. The Great Controversy

      • 9. The Life, Death, and

      • Resurrection of Christ

      • 10. The Experience of Salvation

      • 11. Growing in Christ


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    The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

    • The Doctrine of the Church

      • 12. The Church

      • 13. The Remnant and Its Mission

      • 14. Unity in the Body of Christ

      • 15. Baptism

      • 16. The Lord’s Supper

      • 17. Spiritual Gifts and Ministries

      • 18. The Gift of Prophecy


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    The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

    • The Doctrine of the Christian Life

      • 19. The Law of God

      • 20. The Sabbath

      • 21. Stewardship

      • 22. Christian Behavior

      • 23. Marriage and Family


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    The 28 Fundamental Beliefs

    • The Doctrine of the Christian Life

      • 24. Christ’s Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary

      • 25. The Second Coming of Christ

      • 26. Death and Resurrection

      • 27. The Millennium and the End of Sin

      • 28. The New Earth


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    V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    1. The Restoration of Truth and the Remnant

    • Flood – Noah

    • Ur – Abraham

    • Egypt – Exodus – Moses

    • Roman Empire – Jesus

    • Dark Age – Reformers

    • 19th Century – Adventist Movement


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    V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    “When you have a congregation before you for only two weeks, do not defer the presentation of the Sabbath question until everything else is presented, supposing that you thus pave the way for it. Lift up the standard, the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus…


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    V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    Make this the important theme. Then, by your strong arguments, make it still a greater force… The present truth is to be our burden, The third angel’s message must do its work of separating from the churches a people who will take their stand on the platform of eternal truth.” (Evangelism, 229)


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    V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    2. To present the distinctive truths:

    • Great Controversy

    • The Law and the Sabbath

    • The Sanctuary and the Judgment

    • Death and Hell

    • Creation and Eschatology

    • Wholeness of Man - Health

    • Christian Lifestyle


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    V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    3. Our Mission:

    Return to the Word

    and to present the

    Three Angel’s Message


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    SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    “… do not defer the presentation of the Sabbath question until everything else is presented, supposing that you thus pave the way for it. Lift up the standard, the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus…


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    SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    … The present truth is to be our burden, The third angel’s message must do its work of separating from the churches a people who will take their stand on the platform of eternal truth.” (Evangelism, 229)


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    V. SDA Distinctive Doctrines

    4. Jesus, the center of the message,

    the center of every doctrine.

    “Let every teacher present an

    open door before all who

    will come to Jesus, repenting

    of their sins” (Evangelism, 217).


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