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Intro Theo midTerm

Study Stuff Inro to Theo Mid term

Believing Attitude Biblical systematic theology is the most important source of truth and goodness, truth for your mind, answers to life’s most important questions, and goodness for your life, moral decision-making, and the cultivation of your identity and personality.
Illusionary and bad for you. Unbelievers: Biblical and systematic theology is the world’s greatest illusion; it is one of the greatest sources of oppression and superstition.
Illusionary, but good for you Biblical and systematic theology is illusionary, a superstition, a myth. Though it Is not truth, it is still a good thing for life and culture because it makes you become a better and happier person and a healthier community.
Indifference It’s simply not interesting; I don’t really care.
Apologetics the rational defense of Christianity: It explains why we believe what we believe.
Exegetical Theology Is the critical study of the biblical words of Scripture, syntax, and the explanation of their meaning.
Practical Theology The principles and laws revealed in Scripture for living the Christian life.
Historical Theology Is the study of the history of the actual development of theology during all past ages, their representatives, and the practical elements of those truths and teachings both personally and collectively, within and outside of the Church.
Natural Theology Is the study of theology as revealed in creation, nature, human beings both personally and collectively.
Prolegomena Preliminary or prefatory remarks.
Bibliology The Study of the Bible.
Theology Proper Existence, perfections, Triune Personality of God, together with His eternal purposes and activities of creation and providence.
Hermeneutics The science and art of interpretation.
What is Systematic Theology? “Systematic Theology may be defined as the collecting, scientifically arranging, comparing, exhibiting, and defending of all facts from any and every source concerning God and His works.”
Sociological Reasons Parents Society Community Friends Peer Pressure Culture Geography
Psychological Reasons Purpose Hope Identity Comfort Peace of Mind Feelings of Intuition
Religious Reasons Priest Guru Rabbi Scripture Pastor Church Tradition
Philosophical reasons consistency coherence completeness
Biblical Truth Accurate Exegesis Biblical Theological systematic Coherence
Basic logic tells us to demand three things – Clear definition of terms; – True data (true premises); And logical arguments (proofs
What does “Dispensation” mean? “a stage in a progressive revelation, expressly adapted to the needs of a particular nation or period of time….Also, the age or period during which a system has prevailed.”
Dispensational Theology is a 1. The consistent use of a plain, normal, literal, grammatical-historical-literary method of interpretation; 2. Which reveals that the Church is distinct from Israel; 3. God’s overall purpose is to bring glory to Himself
A. The sine qua non 1. Consistent use of a normative interpretation 2. Leads to a distinction between Israel and the Church; 3. God’s overall purpose is to glorify Himself
What is Logic? “Logic is a way to think so that we can come to correct conclusions by understanding implications and the mistakes people often make in thinking.”
Law of Identity if a statement is true, then it’s true
Law of non-contradiction if a statement is true, then it can’t be false.
Law of Excluded Middle A statement is either true or false.
Is your theological idea, proposition, or doctrine logical? (e.g., law of noncontradiction). Does your theological idea or proposition possess accurate exegesis (proper grammatical-historicalliterary context)? Does your theological idea, or proposition agree with the whole of the Bible (systematic)? What correlative insight does historical theology bring to your idea, proposition, or doctrine?
Be Careful! Be Skilled! Be Comprehensive! Be Wise!
Is the truth-claim logical? Does the truth-claim possess exegetical accuracy? Does the truth-claim agree with the whole Bible? What correlative insight does historical theology offer to this truth-claim?
Normative Interpretation 1. Philosophically: Language was given by God for the purpose of communication with humanity. Therefore, God would give His linguistic communication in the most understandable 1. Biblically: The O.T. prophecies concerning Christ’s birth and rearing, ministry, death, and resurrection were all fulfilled literally 2. Logically: In order to maintain objectivity the literal method of interpretation must be employed. This ensures that impartiality is maintained and prevents the interpreter from overlaying biblical truth with personal thoughts.
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