EXPOSITION: Chapter 2:1-4:25 We concluded Part 3 (1:18-32) with the assertion that the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against man as a covenant-breaker. And that he has therefore come under the retributive justice of God, worthy of the judicial penalty of death. Man is dislocated from God, the cosmos is broken, and all must now be set-to-rights. The next … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores Christian Theology.
Because God created all that is, everything coheres in him. Therefore, God's truth – reality – is a unity-in-diversity, a system. Each part integrates with the other, forming a unified whole, thus, the Christian belief-system and what is called 'Systematic Theology'. Get one part wrong and it effects the whole.
Read more: The Necessity of Systematic Theology
A Systematic Christian Theology, grounded in the biblical data includes:
- End Things
In understanding the biblical role of church and state – and its implications for homosexuality – we must first understand the transformational nature of God’s kingdom. Christ is not only “head over all things to the church” (Eph 1:22), but also “ruler of kings on earth” (Rev 1:5). Through Christ’s resurrection and ascension he has been given “all authority in heaven and on … [Read more...]
For many it is argued, “We are not under law but under grace!” (Rom 6:14). Likewise, Paul declares, “I died to the law so that I might live for God” (Gal 2:19; also Rom 7:6; 1 Cor 9:20). Therefore, the Old Testament law has been abolished, they claim, including the laws concerning homosexuality. And yet, Paul affirms that “the law is holy, and the commandment holy, righteous … [Read more...]
The Inescapable God “… we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter” Isa 28:15 – Part 2 of 4 – An Inescapable Reality The foundation of any worldview is its view of origins. What a person accepts as ultimate will shape everything else. The biblical worldview is grounded in its doctrine of creation, which, in contrast to naturalism’s … [Read more...]
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...]