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E.C. Bragg Digital Library: Pauline Theology

Pauline Theology

These tapes are the actual recordings of the classroom lectures on Pauline Theology.  They gather together the precious riches which are ours in Christ Jesus, as members of His body. They form a summation of the complete revelation given to the Apostle Paul as the Christ - chosen Revelator to His church. 

There is a twofold emphasis in the tapes:

The real need for the believer to appropriate all of Christ saving work in a life of Victory through the Second Comforter, the Holy Spirit. The fact that a believer may and should be filled with The Holy Spirit - that, in fact, God Commands it - and that a believer will be judged by Christ in the day of Christ for not experiencing in His life, the bring - lug to Spiritual manhood his New Life, born of the Spirit. The new easy believisrn, cold formalism, carnal babyism is an affront to the Precious Father and His Son's "ability to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth."

There is a further need for a criterion, a touchstone, to determine just what is church truth and what is error. The church has always had and now has more conflicting and contradictory teaching advanced with great show of Scriptural proofs heralded as "church doctrine". Is there a real infallible criterion? Paul says emphatically, "Yes". "Revelation of Jesus Christ". (of. II Thessalonians 3:6-14) Paul could state,) "though we or an angel from heaven.., or if any man preach let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:8-9) (This Paul could do on the authority that "A dispensation was committed to his trust" and that "He was Apostle to the Gentiles." Throughout the tapes this great truth should be emphasized, i. e. "Go to Paul's Epistles to get your church doctrine" and "BEWARE of all those who bring unique and startling new interpretations to saddle upon the church teachings, restrictions, ordinances not derived from Paul's Epistles."