The Bible alone reveals God the Heavenly Father as Redeemer:
Psalms 8:1...O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Isaiah 40:12-17...Who hath measured the
waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span,
and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the
mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?  Who hath directed
the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counseller hath taught him? 
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the
path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way
of understanding?  Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket,
and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up
the isles as a very little thing.  And Lebanon is not sufficient to
burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.  All
nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than
nothing, and vanity.
Psalms 19:1...The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Titus 2:11-13...For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  Teaching us that,
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;
 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
It is not that the Bible alone contains the Message of Salvation, but that the Bible alone is the Message of Salvation:
Matthew 28:18-20...And Jesus came and
spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in
earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Acts 4:12...Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and
as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Romans 10:9...That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God
hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:14-15...How then shall they call
on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in
him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a
preacher?  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is
written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
The Holy Scriptures is the written path of life for true Saved Born Again Believers:
Romans 2:12-15...For as many
as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as
have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  (For not the
hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall
be justified.  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by
nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a
law unto themselves:  Which shew the work of the law written in
their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts
the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
Ephesians 2:20...And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
II Timothy 3:16-17...All scripture
is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the
man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Logic deals with the methods of valid thinking. Logic reveals how
to draw proper conclusions from premises. It is a prerequisite of all
thinking. This thinking would include the thoughts and logic of
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. Logic is such an inescapable tool that even those
who deny it cannot avoid using it. Logic is built right into the fabric
of the rational universe.
CORRESPONDENCE VIEW of TRUTH: The holding of orthodox theology has held that truth is what corresponds to the objects of its affirmations.
Psalms 119:142...Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
PLURALISM: the belief that every
religion is true. That each provides a genuine encounter with the
Ultimate. One may be better than the others. It is the belief all gods
RELATIVISM: similar to
plurlualism.. Claiming each religion is true to the individual who
holds it. Relativists believe that since there is no objective truth in
religion, there is no criteria by which one can tell which religion is
true or which religions are false.
INCLUSIVISM: claims that one religion is explicitly true, and all others are implicitly true.
EXCLUSIVISM: the belief that only one religions is true. All other religions opposed to it are false.
It is the belief of evangelicals that the Bible is God's Word in
human words. Therefore, another precondition for doing evangelical
theology is the belief that finite human language is capable of
meaningfully expressing the nature of the infinite God of Christian
theism. Which is displayed in both general and special revelation.
Today, Systematic Theology, the greatest of all sciences, has
fallen upon evil times. Today, Churches must be user friendly in order
to keep the collection plates full.
Today, the one in the pulpit must be a psychologist, financial
advisor, psychiatrist, a personal/family counselor, lawyer, a stand up
comic, or else a number of things that have nothing to do with the
Bible nor the Doctrines taught therein.
Today, the sacred pulpit area is given over to the world, the flesh
and the devil. Entire services are given over to a guest speaker who
takes the entire pulpit time giving their testimony. Too many times,
these so called testimonies is nothing more than a person bragging about
how horrible of a sinner that they were before, as they would so call
it, coming to Christ.
I Timothy 1:3...As I besought thee to
abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest
charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
Evangelicals believe that the Bible is God's Word in human words.
Therefore, another precondition for doing evangelical theology is the
belief that finite human language is capable of meaningful expressing
the nature of the infinite God of Christian theism, which is displayed
in both general and special revelation.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY, the greatest
of all precise sciences has fallen upon dark days of evil. In that it
is, of today, the so called liberals and denominational puppets on a
string, which lead the choirs of mockery and contempt against such
doctrines. The modern day Church of Jesus Christ has forsaken and
abandoned SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY.
The Scriptures teach us to study Theology and Doctrine:
I Timothy 1:3; 4:4; 16; II Timothy 3:10; 16 & 4:2-3.
Coming to understand the Theological and Spiritual truths of the
Bible will prove to be a life long quest. The great preachers who have
moved the hearts of men with divine power hve been saturated with Bible
truths secured through lifetime of daily study and laboring in the
A true student of Bible and Theology will never be satisfied living
off the works of other theologians. The field of Theology and
Scripture is inexhaustible. As a novice in the Scriptures, we would
lean heavily on those who have gone before us. And this leaning should
always be there. However, the time should come when the novice becomes a
master, and he can begin to think for himself.
No Seminary Professor can ever teach his students to be/become something in which he himself is not!
The question as to the evil effects of an abridged theology may be
considered with a full recognition of the fact that such abridgment of
doctrine in the seminary, will leave the graduating Pastor unable to
properly shepherd his flock. Such limitation will be reflected in the
spiritual anaemiacy, restricting not only that of his own spiritual
life, but, of the spiritual life and activity of those who await upon
What is SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY? SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
is the collecting, scientifically arranging, comparing, exhibiting, and
defending of all facts from any/every source concerning The
Theologian's primary source of data is the Bible. Preferably the
Authorized King James Version. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
is an in depth examination of God and His works. It is obvious there
could be no valid reason offered for the omission of any vital doctrine
from this precise science.
THE DIVISIONS OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
1. EXEGETICAL THEOLOGY:
Exegetical Theology occupies itself directly with the study of the
biblical text and such related subjects as help in the restoration,
orientation, illustration and interpretation of that text. It includes
the study of Biblical languages, Biblical archaeology, Biblical
introduction, Biblical hermeneutics and Biblical theology.
2. HISTORICAL THEOLOGY: Historical
theology traces the history of God's people in the Bible and of the
Church since the time of Christ. It deals with the origin, development,
and spread of the true religion and also with its doctrines,
organization and practices. It embraces Biblical history, Church
history, history of missions, history of Doctrine and the history of
creeds and confessions.
3. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY:
takes the materials furnished by exegetical and historical theology and
arranges them in logical order under the great heads of theological
study. But the contributions of exegetical and historical theology must
be carefully distinguished. The former is the only real and infallible
source of the science. But the latter, in its exhibition of the
progressive apprehension by the Church of the great doctrines of the
faith often contributes to an understanding of the Biblical revelation.
Dogmatic theology is the systematization and defense of the doctrines
expressed in the symbols of the Church. Though dogmatic theology is
often used synonymously with systematic theology. Under SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY are included the studies of apologetics, polemics and Biblical ethics.
4. PRACTICAL THEOLOGY: This area
of theology addresses the application of theology in the regeneration,
sanctification, edification and service of men. PRACTICAL THEOLOGY seeks to apply to practical life the things contributed by the other three departments of theology. PRACTICAL THEOLOGY. embraces areas such as homiletics, Church organization and administration, worship, Christian education and missions.