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Today we are going to talk theology
Today we are going to talk theology
Good question
In systematic theology one isolates a certain themes and subjects
When one wants to study Jesus they take out all of the scripture about Jesus and that’s called Christology.
Bibliology - the study of the Bible.
Pneumatology - the study of the Holy Spirit.
Anthropology - the study of humanity.
Angleology – Study of angle
Ecclesiology - the study of the Church.
Eschatology - the study of last things or end times.
Theology Proper – would be the study of the doctrine of God.
Theology come from the greek word
Now this word also speaks of the entirety of God.
Not just the Father but the Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus
Now remember Tozer words when we says,
The question becomes;
Let me just say there are certain rule that we must follow as we study God’s word especially in the context of systematic theology
Now I will give you some rule here to understanding and studying the bible
I am going to give you
Now we are going to practice one law of Studying the word it called The law of first mention
It says that truth is set forth clearly the first time it is mentioned.
Another definition says
So we are studying God right?
Lets look at the 1st time he is mention in the bible.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
This 10-word verse is back with so much truth and power concerning God.
Notice in the beginning God created. Not in the beginning God was created.
The writer here separated God existence from the time beginning to make the point that God himself was not created but rather was the source of creation.
In the beginning there was God. Meaning that before time was created God was already God.
Time does not begin with God because but time begins with God’s creation of it and here we find that times starts when God creates the heavens and the earth.
We have already looked at the Greek word for God. Now lets look at the Hebrew word.
This does not suggest.. many gods but the plurality of the trinity,
The Father… The Son.. And The Holy Spirit
All three were responsible for creation.
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens;
what I am about to say next will totally go again the world view of Pantheism which Teaches that the material universe is an extension of God.
I will say today that,
God is a Personal Being that created the material world and gave life to everything in it.
Good question
Abraham called him the Everlasting God. Because,
Abraham called him the Everlasting God. Because he is timeless
Jesus says in john 4 God is a spirit meaning he is not subject to decay
In the beginning God Created
The Word here for created is Bara
The word appears 55 times and always means instant, miraculous creation of something which had not previous existence.
Creation out of nothing.
1. Heaven
Shamayim…. Plural heavens or heaven based on the context
This does not mean stars that was created on the 4th day.
But rather… space it self.
2. the earth
this speaks of the ground or land
3. time
because creation mark the beginning of time not God’s beginning because God has no beginning
He list 7 things genesis one refutes
1. it refutes atheism because the universe was created by God
2. it refutes pantheism the belief that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God, or that the universe (or nature) is identical with divinity. Pantheists thus do not believe in a personal god. Because God is transcendent to and separate from what He created
3. It refutes polytheism, for one God created all things.
4. It refutes materialism the belief that the only thing that exists is matter or energy. Because all matter has a beginning
5. It refutes dualism, which holds to the belief that there are two elements of existence: Physical and Spiritual.
6. It refute humanism because God not man, is the ultimate reality and creature
7. It refute evolution because God created all things
We anser that question with this one,
3rd truth
God is a personal being
Dr. Carrol Thompson says,
Revelation 4:11 NASB95
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
Revelation 4:11 (NASB95)
11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
Here we see the reason of Creation was for the will of God.
His desire to be intimate and person to His creation.’
Ill ask a question now..
Now next week we will talk about some of those question that we talk about last week
And I will add a couple others
Such as what is evil?
Where did it come from?
Ill ask a question now..
To know God to reveal his glory.
3 “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
4 “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
5 “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
To know God to reveal his glory.
This is important to understand because through creation we see that God is personal
Ill close with this thought
Dr. Carrol says
So in verse 3 and 4 when he creates light he declares that it is God!
Because what come from God is always Good!
And what does not is the essence of Evil.
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