It has been many years now since I last participated in the doctrinal lessons of the Church (and longer still since I was going through indoctrination myself and listening to those lessons for the first time). At the time of my indoctrination, I was encouraged to “ask questions” and to “examine my faith” as I prepared for baptism. Given all that has happened in the past year, I have decided to review the lessons which form the basis of my membership within the Church of Christ in the light of all that has happened recently. Fortunately, I took detailed notes during my indoctrination and, more recently, I was granted access to a copy of The Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo by one of the ministers in my district so that I could fill in some of the gaps that I had and also to verify that I do not have any errors or omissions in my notes. It is with this basis that I begin the first part of this series reexamining the Fundamental Teachings of the Church of Christ in light of recent events.