In response to my last post about Mary (part of which was published in the Limerick Post), I received an e-mail from a devotee of Mary, who will remain anonymous here. I responded to his arguments, and include my answer here on the blog to give it a wider audience.
Modern Christians do not like labels. Often, I encounter people who are simply "Bible belieiving" Christians who attend "Bible believing" churches. But, have you ever considered how unhelpful that is? Of course, all Christians believe the Bible, but many people, including the cults say that they believe the Bible too.
Essentials of Reformed Doctrine is a systematic doctrine class aimed at older teenagers, but adapted in Ireland for adults who want to learn all the doctrines of Christianity.
Lesson 2 is "Holy Scripture."
The main subjects covered in this Lesson are:
Part 1: The doctrine of inspiration (organic, graphic, verbal and plenary inspiration); how we know the Bible is inspired, and a brief study of the canon of Scripture.
Part 2: The perfections of Holy Scripture as God's Word (its infallibility, inerrancy, authority, unity, sufficiency and perspicuity).
The LRF runs an adult reformed doctrine class in which we work through the Essentials of Reformed Doctrine catechism booklet published by the PRCA. Below you will find the lesson outlines based on Lesson 2.
Each lesson outline comes as a handy PDF formatted to be printed as a single double-sided page with narrow margins.