Etymology tells us theology just means “the study of God.” But defining theology has not always been so simple. Giving a definition of the term according to etymological considerations alone leaves questions open such as, “Does theology only have to do with the study of an object?” “Is theology distinctly Christian?” “Can any religion have a … Continue reading What is Theology?
The only infallible interpreter of the holy Scripture is the Holy Spirit. This is a central hermeneutical principle we need to consider as we read through the Word of God. Only God can give a sufficient interpretation of His own Word. When we look at any passage of the Bible, one of our very first … Continue reading Colossians 2:16––Abrogation of the 4th Commandment?
In my last post, I talked about the Abrahamic Covenant and as much as I didn’t want to start a new blog post series, it sure seems I’m heading in that direction. The better we can articulate the position of 1689 Federalism, the less confusion will exist between paedobaptists and Baptists concerning the matter. Which, … Continue reading The Particular Baptist View of the Mosaic Covenant
Definitions: Ontological perfection: A simple (non-composed), necessary Being Who is self-existent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In short—God. Teleological goodness: An object is teleologically good to the extent it succeeds in meeting its intended purpose. Adam was created good, not ontologically perfect. God is that Being than which nothing greater can be conceived. Anselm’s ontological argument has kept … Continue reading Three Reasons Anselm’s Ontological Argument Doesn’t Work For Islands and Ice Cream Cones
In the last “Internet People” post, I talked about Christians. I myself am a millennial and therefore I use the internet quite often. I was raised with the internet. On top of that, I am a Christian, making me a Christian internet person. I talked about how Christians often make the church look uninformed and often … Continue reading Internet People: Atheists
What is theology? Theology, basically stated, is the study of God. The term derives from the Greek term theos (God) and logia (subject of interest). Are there different species, or kinds, of theology? Post-Enlightenment thinking gave way to a fervent type of Deism in which it was claimed that God could not be known. God, it was thought, … Continue reading Reasonable Theology: The Possibility of Theology