There are many areas of theology. If you were boil them down to the irreducible minimum, you would focus on three areas of question. What do you think about …
- The Bible – Is the Bible the inspired word of God?
- Jesus Christ – Is Jesus Christ both fully God and fully man?
- Salvation – Can you get to heaven any other way than through the death of Jesus?
When a church or organization becomes liberal, they drift on one or more of these three doctrines.
Notes from an online course on the Gospel of John taught by Dr. Mark Bailey from Dallas Theological Seminary