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Angelology: Angels

The term “angelology” comes from two Greek terms, namely, aggelos (pronounced angelos) meaning “messenger” or “angel” and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” or “thing.” In Christian systematic theology it is used to refer to the study of the biblical doctrine of angels. It includes such topics as the o... Read More

Anthropology & Hamartiology: Man and Sin

The term “anthropology” comes from two Greek words, namely, anthro„pos meaning “man” and logos meaning “word, matter, or thing.” We use the word “anthropology” to refer to the study of man and a Biblical anthropology is the study of man as understood primarily from Scripture. Thus it often involves ... Read More

Bibliology: The Bible

The term Bibliology (from Greek biblos meaning “book”) refers to the study of the nature of the Bible as revelation. It often includes such topics as revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, canonicity, illumination, and interpretation. Revelation We use the term “revelation” to translate the Greek term ... Read More

Christology: Jesus Christ

The term “christology” (from Greek christos meaning “anointed one” or “Christ”) refers to the study of Christ. It often includes such topics as the preexistence and eternality of Christ, OT prophecies about Christ, Christ’s humanity, deity, and incarnation, as well as the issue of his temptations an... Read More

Ecclesiology: The Church

The Nature of the Church There is a great need today to understand the essential nature of the church from what Scripture teaches and not firstly from the role some claim she ought to play in society. We cannot continue to define the church existentially, that is, by the way she interacts with the w... Read More

Eschatology: End Times

The term “eschatology” comes from two Greek terms e[scato" and lovgo" meaning (roughly speaking) “last, end, or final” and “study of,” respectively. Theologically speaking, then, the term eschatology refers to “the study of final things” in the Bible. It concerns both personal eschatological issues ... Read More

Jesus Christ: “Our Great God and Savior”

For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)! Meditation: “I Will Come and Be Among You” Jesus Christ Is Fully God 1. Read John 1:1, 14. Who is the “Word” in John 1:1? What did the word do in 1:14? N... Read More

Lecture Eight—Soteriology: Salvation

IA. Introduction The term “soteriology” comes from two Greek terms, namely, so„ter meaning “savior” or “deliverer” and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” or “thing.” In Christian systematic theology it is used to refer to the study of the biblical doctrine of salvation. It often includes such topics as... Read More

Lecture Five—Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit

The term pneumatology comes from two Greek words, namely, pneuma meaning “wind,” “breath,” or “spirit” (used of the Holy Spirit) and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” or “thing.” As it is used in Christian systematic theology, “pneumatology” refers to the study of the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spi... Read More

Lecture Four—Christology: Jesus Christ

The term “christology” (from Greek christos meaning “anointed one” or “Christ”) refers to the study of Christ. It often includes such topics as the preexistence and eternality of Christ, OT prophecies about Christ, Christ’s humanity, deity, and incarnation, as well as the issue of his temptations an... Read More

Lecture Nine—Ecclesiology: The Church

The term “ecclesiology” (from Greek ecclesia meaning “meeting,” or “assembly” and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” “topic”) refers to the study of the church as the assembly of those who know the Lord and in whom the Spirit of God dwells (Romans 8:9). It often deals with such topics as the nature of ... Read More

Lecture One—Prolegomena: A Word before We Begin

IA. A Prolegomena to Transformative Theology 1B. Introduction: “The State of the Union” 1C. Screwtape Learns A Lesson—C. S. Lewis, The ScrewTape Letters The Junior demon was not to teach people to think…about anything! 2C. Mark Noll—The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind The “scandal” is that there is ... Read More

Lecture Seven—Angelology: Angels

The term “angelology” comes from two Greek terms, namely, aggelos (pronounced angelos) meaning “messenger” or “angel” and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” or “thing.” In Christian systematic theology it is used to refer to the study of the biblical doctrine of angels. It includes such topics as the o... Read More

Lecture Six—Anthropology & Hamartiology: Man and Sin

The term “anthropology” comes from two Greek words, namely, anthro„pos meaning “man” and logos meaning “word, matter, or thing.” We use the word “anthropology” to refer to the study of man and a Biblical anthropology is the study of man as understood primarily from Scripture. Thus it often involves ... Read More

Lecture Ten—Eschatology: Consummation of All Things

The term “eschatology” comes from two Greek terms e[scato" and lovgo" meaning (roughly speaking) “last,” “end,” or “final” and “word,” “matter” “thing,” respectively. Theologically speaking, then, the term eschatology refers to “things pertaining to the end of history and the consummation of God’s k... Read More

Lecture Three—Trinitarianism or Theology Proper

Trinitarianism refers to the study of the triune God. It often includes such topics as rational arguments for the existence of God, the attributes of God, the Names of God, the trinity, and the decree or plan of God. IA. Rational Arguments for the Existence of God12 1B. Introduction 1C. A Scriptural... Read More

Lecture Two—Bibliology: The Bible

The term Bibliology (from Greek biblos meaning “book”) refers particularly to the study of the nature of the Bible as divine revelation. It often includes such topics as revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, canonicity, textual criticism, illumination, and interpretation. IA. The Meaning of the Term “... Read More

Man: “Who Are We, Anyway?”

Let us make man in our image, in our likeness (Genesis 1:26) Meditation: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! Some Introductory Thoughts 1. As an introduction to this doctrine, read Psalm 139:13-16. What does David say regarding how he was created by God and what that means to him? 2. Why were we created... Read More

Our Adversary: “That Ancient Serpent Called The Devil”

I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven (Jesus in Luke 10:18) Meditation: The God Who Calls Me To Battle Who Is The Devil 1. Read Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:12-15. In each case, to whom is the prophet primarily speaking (Isa 14:4; Ezek 28:1-12)? How does the language used to refer to these ... Read More

Our Brilliant Future: “Where’s It All Leading?”

I am God and there is no other…I make known the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) Meditation: “He Will Wipe Away Every Tear” We come now to the final study in this series, i.e., the study of the end times. In every area of theology there are differences of opinion among Bible believing Christian... Read More

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