Ryrie-Survey Bible Doctrines

By Charles Ryrie

Ryrie’s Survey of Bible Doctrines: What is God like? Is the Bible Inspired? Jesus Christ the Lord. The Holy Spirit. World of Angels. Nature of Man. What is the Church? What does the Future Hold?

Contents of Ryrie-Survey Bible Doctrines

An Important Word to Begin With.7
1- What Is God Like?.10
Does God Exist?..10
NATURALISTIC ARGUMENTS..10
BIBLICAL ARGUMENTS..12
How Has God Revealed Himself?..12
WHAT IS GOD LIKE?.13
WHAT DOES GOD CALL HIMSELF?..19
PRIMARY OLD TESTAMENT NAMES.19
COMPOUND OLD TESTAMENT NAMES.20
WHAT IS THE TRINITY?.21
EVIDENCE FOR ONENESS.21
EVIDENCE FOR THREENESS..22
THE EVIDENCE FOR TRIUMTY.22
THE FATHER..23
THE PARTICULAR RELATIONSHIPS OF THE FATHER.23
THE PARTICULAR WORKS OF THE FATHER..24
IMPORTANT RAMIFICATIONS OF THE DOCTRINE OF GOD.24

2- Is the Bible Inspired?.25
The Meaning and Means of Revelation..25
What Is Meant By “Inspiration”?..26
A DEFINITION..26
VIEWS OF INSPIRATION..26
THE BIBLICAL TESTIMONY.27
What Books Are In The Bible?.29
THE MEANING OF CANON.29
THE TESTS FOR CANOMCITY.29
THE FORMATION OF THE CANON..29
Is Our Present Text Reliable?.30
UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE.31
ILLUMINATION.31
INTERPRETATION.32

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3 -Jesus Christ the Lord..33
The Deity of Christ.33
HIS PREEXISTENCE..33
HIS DEITY.33
The Humanity of Christ..35
THE INCARNATION..35
THE PROOFS OF HUMANITY..36
The Union of Deity and Humanity of Chnst..36
The Kenosis of Christ.36
The Impeccability of Christ..37
The Earthly Life of Chnst.38
THE EVENTS OF HIS LIFE.38
THE OFFICES HE OCCUPIED..38
The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ..39
THE FACT OF THE RESURRECTION.39
THE NATURE OF THE RESURRECTION.40
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION..40
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ASCENSION.40
THE PRESENT MINISTRY OF CHRIST.41
The Future Ministry of Chnst.41

4 – The Holy Spirit..42
Is the Holv Spirit Really a Person?.42
YES. BECAUSE HE HAS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PERSON.42
YES. BECAUSE HE ACTS LIKE A PERSON.43
YES. BECAUSE HE IS DESIGNATED A PERSON.43
YES. BECAUSE HE IS RELATED TO OTHERS AS A PERSON.43
THOSE WHO HAVE SAID HE IS NOT A PERSON..43
IS THE HOLY SPIRIT COMPLETELY GOD?..43
YES. BECAUSE HE HAS CHARACTERISTICS POSSESSED ONLY BY GOD.44
YES. BECAUSE HE DID THINGS WHICH ONLY GOD CAN DO..44
YES. BECAUSE HE IS ASSOCIATED ON AN EQUAL PLANE WITH THE OTHER PERSONS OF THE TRINITY.44
PROCESSION..44
The Work of the Spirit in the Old Testament.45
HIS PART IN CREATION..45
HIS PART IN REVELATION.45
HIS RELATION TO MAN..45
The Work of the Sprint in the Life of Christ.46
IN THE VIRGIN BIRTH..46
IN HIS LIFE..46
IN HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION.46
The Work of the Spirit in Salvation..46
CONVICTING (JN 16:8-11)..46
REGENERATING (Titus 3:5)..47
INDWELLING (I co 6:19).48
BAPTIZING (1 co 12:13).48
SEALING (EPH 4:30)..49
The Work of the Spirit in the Life of the Chnshan.49
HE GIVES GIFTS..49
HFFTT.T.S 50
HE TEACHES..52
HE GUIDES..53
HE GIVES ASSURANCE..53
HE PRAYS.53
The Wad: of the Spirit in the Future.53
IN THE TRIBULATION PERIOD..53
IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM..54

5-The World of Angels.55
THE DOCTRINE OF ANGELS.55
DO ANGELS REALLY EXIST?.55
WHAT ARE ANGELS LIKE?.55
WHAT DO ANGELS DO?..56
THE DOCTRINE OF SATAN.57
DOES SATAN REALLY EXIST?.57
WHAT IS SATAN LIKE?..57
WHAT WAS SATAN’S SIN?..57
HAS SATAN BEEN JUDGED OR WILL HE BE?..58
WHAT DOES SATAN DO?..58
WHAT IS THE BELIEVER’S DEFENSE AGAINST SATAN?.59
THE DOCTRINE OF DEMONS..59
WHO ARE THE DEMONS?..59
WHAT ARE DEMONS LIKE?..60
WHAT DO DEMONS DO?.60
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS DEMON POSSESSION”?..60
THE DESTINY OF DEMONS.61

6 – The Nature of Man..62
THE CHARACTER OF MAN.62
MAN IS A CREATED BEING..62
MAN IS A MULTIFACETED BEING..64
The Fall of Man..66
THE TEST..66
THE COURSE OF THE TEMPTATION.66
THE RESULTS OF THE SIN..67
The Sin of Man.67
A DEFINITION OF SIN..67
PERSONAL SIN..68
THE INHERITED SIN NATURE..68
THE IMPUTATION OF SIN.68
SIN IN RELATION TO THE CHRISTIAN..69

7 – Christ’s Salvation.71
What is Involved in Election?.71
THE CONCEPT..71
THE SCRIPTURAL BASIS.72
THE OUTWORKING..72
The Death of Christ.73
ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS..73
ITS ILLUSTRATIONS..77
ITS FALSE CONCEPTIONS.78
ITS EXTENT..78
Some of the Benefits of Christ’s Death..78
THE DEATH OF CHRIST IS THE BASIS FOR OUR ACCEPTANCE WITH GOD.79
BELIEVING IN CHRIST ALSO BRINGS A NEW POSITION..79
THE DEATH OF CHRIST GIVES THE BELIEVER AN INHERITANCE..80
STRENGTH AND POWER TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ARE ALSO ASSURED
BY THE DEATH OF CHRIST..80
ANOTHER IMPORTANT BENEFIT OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST IS
SANCHFICATION.80
Security of the Believer.80
THE EVIDENCE FOR ETERNAL SECURITY.81
SOME PROBLEM PASSAGES.81
The Terms of Salvation.82
BELIEVE AND SURRENDER.82
BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED..84
REPENT AND BELIEVE..85

8-What Is the Church?..86
What is Included in the Concept of the Church?..86
The Local Church.87
WHAT IS A LOCAL CHURCH?..87
WHO ARE THE LEADERS OF THE CHURCH?..87
HOW SHOULD A CHURCH BE GOVERNED?.89
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH.91
The Universal Church.94
SOME ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH.95
WHEN DID THE CHURCH HAVE ITS BEGINNING?..95
WHEN WILL THE CHURCH BE COMPLETED?..96

9 – What Does the Future Hold?.97
Basic Viewpoints Concerning the Future.97
POSTMILLENNIALISM.99
AMILLENNIALISM..99
PREMHXENNIALISM.100
The Rapture of the Church.101
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE RAPTURE (JN 14:1-3; 1 CO 15:51-57: 1 TH4:13-18).. 101
THE TIME OF THE RAPTURE..102
THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.104
The Tribulation Period..104
ITS LENGTH..104
ITS UNIQUENESS..105
ITS DESCRIPTION..105
The Millennial Kmedom.106
ITS CHARACTER.106
ITS GOVERNMENT..106
ITS SPIRITUAL CHARACTER..107
ITS SOCIAL JUSTICE.107
ITS END.108
The Judgments of the Future.108
THE JUDGMENT OF BELIEVERS WORKS..108
THE JUDGMENT OF GENTILES WHO SURVIVE THE TRIBULATION..108
THE JUDGMENT OF JEWS WHO SURVIVE THE TRIBULATION..109
THE JUDGMENT OF FALLEN ANGELS.109
THE JUDGMENT OF THE UNSAVED DEAD (AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE) (REV 20:11-15).109
THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST..110
THE RESURRECTION OF THE UNJUST.Ill
Heaven and Hell..111
HEAVEN..111
HELL..111
Helpful Books on Bible Doctrine.113