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The Doctrine of Humanity

The posts listed on this page are about mankind. The initial post was written as a part of a systematic theology. These posts, as well as those on sin, are intentionally placed before the section on Christ. This is because Christ came to deal with the fallen nature of humanity. So it helps to know more about human nature and the fall. The following posts are those that I have generated over the years that have some relationship to the doctrine of humanity. This credo, or statement of belief, is a summary of my beliefs concerning humanity.

  • The Doctrine of Humanity (3/2/2017) - Who are we as humans? Where did we come from? Why are we here? The doctrine of humanity provides answers to those questions.
  • The Doctrine of Total Depravity (8/12/2017) - Arminianism, contrary to popular belief, teaches that man is totally depraved, and unable in and of himself to come to God.
  • Being Made in the Image of God: A New Creation (8/23/2019) - Humanity was created in the image of God. But in our fall that image was corrupted. However, in Christ, the image of God, we are transformed.
  • Was There Death in the World Before the Fall? (7/23/2021) - Was there death in the world prior to the fall? Many would deny it. But I see no reason not to accept that death was a natural part of life.

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