If the doctrine of God is the foundation of worship, do other doctrines likewise have an impact on our worship? I Mark 7 Jesus pronounces that our doctrines impact worship for good or ill.
As Jesus teaches in John 4:22-24, worship is powerfully influenced by our perception of the nature of God. Therefore, the doctrine of God is the foundation of true worship.
John 4:24 is perhaps the most significant single statement in the Bible concerning the nature of God. God is Spirit.
Evolution cannot be made compatible to the Biblical record of the origin of human life. Human beings are a direct, deliberate, purposeful creation of God, not an accidental product of animal evolution.
The evolutionary hypothesis proposes interstellar bodies before the formation of planets, especially earth, with water falling to cool a hot planet, followed by the spontaneous eruption of life from non-life. The Bible directly contradicts the evolutionary timeline.
The first and second days of creation according to the Bible involved immense creative acts. Light and space are brought into being by the command of God! This cannot be reconciled with evolution, if the Bible is understood as normal language communication.
That evolution cannot be made compatible with the record of the Bible can be seen in the first two verses of Genesis. In contrast to evolutionary hypothesis, the earth is created before the universe, and is covered with water from the beginning!
Evolution has become so pervasive in western culture and Christendom that it must be addressed separately from the other isms. The six days of creation recorded in Genesis are demonstrably normal days and cannot be reconciled with evolution.
Evolution began as a theory and has since become an “ism” that permeates society. It has infiltrated Christendom to the extent of dominating colleges and seminaries with what is called theistic evolution.
Eastern mysticism is the heart of pantheism, the view that all all is god. In one sense, it is not even a theistic view, since it is the worship the cosmos as eternal.