BASIC BIBLE TRUTHS
taught by Thomas Fortner
LESSON 1 - How God Sees The World
LESSON 1 – OUTLINE
I. Setting many fundamental or basic Bible truths in order:
A. No attempt to teach the whole Bible; only the basics.
ILLUSTRATION: Like framework to a house, it won’t tell all; but it will tell much.
B. The basic truths will be arranged in a systematic order.
ILLUSTRATION: Building materials must be arranged to form a house.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: A systematic approach.
II. In all lessons, we shall attempt to look at things the way GOD does:
A. Many opinions among men, and they change; but God’s opinions never change.
B. His basis of consideration is different and far superior to man’s, I Samuel 16:7.
ILLUSTRATION: The anointing and performance of King David.
The trend among men continues.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: God’s opinion is based upon the true condition of the heart.
III. Knowledge of what God thinks is possible only through the Bible:
A. How we know the Bible is God’s word:
3. Claims: II Peter 1:21, II Timothy 3:16, I Corinthians 2:9-10.
B. If we stay with the positions of the Bible, our doctrine becomes Bible doctrine.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Not Baptist or denominational doctrine; but Bible doctrine.
IV. What God thinks does matter:
A. Every man shall face Him in judgment, Romans 14:11-12.
B. His judgment will be according to His word of truth, Romans 2:2.
C. The Bible is His word of truth, John 17:17
ILLUSTRATION: Preannounced test in school.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Importance of taking a careful look at what God thinks.
V. God has divided the world into two basic divisions.
A. No relationship. LOST
B. Relationship. SAVED
CONCLUDING THOUGHT: You will explain these in detail in the next lesson, the title of which is “The Hopelessness of a Wrong Relationship with God.”