Systematic theology declares that God is God—sovereign, all-powerful, all-wise, and all-knowing, ordaining and decreeing from eternity all that is; that therefore there is no unrealised possibility or potentiality in God. Only with this kind of God is systematic theology possible. Wherever faith in the sovereignty of God weakens, so also systematic theology. Systematic … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores God’s Communication to humankind and why it has certainty.
Our contemporary culture of instantaneous communication — FB, Instagram, Twitter and Blogging — merely reflects humankind made in God’s image. God is the consummate communicator. His communication is both relational and rational, revealed in the person of Christ and his Gospel.
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God's Communication will explore:
- Problem of Knowing
- How God Speaks
- Theology & Bible
- First Principles of Christianity
- Meeting the Creator
Therefore leaving the elementary [first principles] teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity... Hebrews 6:1 The 'first principles' (arche) of anything are the founding or ruling principles. Within them are embedded the genius of successful completion (telos); first principles are thus a seed principle. Having accomplished God’s redemptive purpose for history, … [Read more...]
A brief explanation on how to interpret the Books of the Bible. Because the Holy Scriptures have been inspired and superintended by the Holy Spirit they command our attention. As God’s Word they are worthy of serious study and exegesis. As we study the Scriptures we must allow them to speak for themselves. Hence, the task of biblical exegesis is to draw out the meaning of the … [Read more...]
Humankind – made in God’s image – is a social being, enjoying relationships and communicating. Therefore, God is personal—he relates to us and communicates. In his image, we have been created constitutionally to both know him and be known by him. As with human relationships, not all communication uses words. God, likewise, communicates his love to us through direct … [Read more...]
Christian Epistemology, simply put, is an investigation of 'how we know we know'. Epistemology: noun epis·te·mol·o·gy \i-?pis-t?-?mä-l?-j?\ the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity God in Christ – as the eternal Logos (word/mind) – is the ground of all human rationality and knowing. Humankind, … [Read more...]