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The Clear Word 

A Ministry Of Mid-State Bible Fellowship 

 

Systematic Theology
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It is my opinion that SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY should be the finalized basis on all teaching of the Scriptures. It is here that line upon line I want to show that how the Bible defends all Doctrines taught therein.
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BIBLICAL THEOLOGY: a study of the Biblical basis for theology HISTORICAL THEOLOGY: an examination of the theology of the great theologians of the Christian Church STEMATIC THEOLOGY: constructs a comprehensive and consistent revelation from God. This can be special(Biblical) or general(natural) revelation. The English word apologetic comes from the Greek word It means to defend or protect. It would mean to defend conservative evangelical theology from external attacks. That/who exceeds the realm of physicality as earth humans would understand it. An infinite personal God exist both beyond and in the universe. No God exists beyond the universe. God is the universe in totality. God is in the universe. God is beyond the universe, but not in it. A finite God exist beyond and in the universe. There are many gods beyond the world and in it.

The existence of a theistic God is the foundation of Christian theology. If the God of traditional Christian theistic thought does not exist, then logically evangelical theology crumbles. Attempting to construct a systematic evangelical theology without the superstructure of traditional theistic thought, would equal an attempt to construct a house without a frame.
 
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POLOGETICS:
apologia/apologia.
Polemics deals with protecting orthodox conservative evangelical theological thought from internal doctrinal threats such as heresy and aberrant teachings.
 
THE EXISTENCE OF A THEISTIC GOD IS
THE FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT.
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ETAPHYSICS:
 
THEISM AND THE
OPPOSING WORLDVIEWS
1. THEISM:
2. ATHEISM:
3. PANTHEISM:
4. PAN-EN-THEISM:
5. DEISM:
6. FINITE GODISM:
7. POLYTHEISM:
 
The roots of the moral argument for God are found in Romans 2:12-15. It is here the Apostle speaks of humankind being without excuse because there is a "law written on their hearts." In the past two hundred and fifty years this argument has been stated in various ways. The heart of the argument follows this basic structure:
1. Moral law implies a Moral Lawgiver
2. There is an objective moral law
3. There is an objective Moral Lawgiver Moses and his rod turning into a snake and Moses hand being leprous and then being healed back to normal.




Evangelical theology is built on the supernatural. Christ’ virgin birth, His miracle filled ministry, His physical resurrection from the dead and then His bodily ascension into Heaven, just to name a few. The miracles of Jesus play a mighty and profound role in the Scriptures.
What are signs
Signs are something appointed by God with special and significant meanings.
 
Example:
 
Another fundamental precondition of evangelical thought is revelation. God must unveil Himself for creation to know Him. But God has chosen to unveil Himself. This disclosure is known as revelation. According to the theology of evangelical thought, the Creator has revealed Himself to creation in two ways. First, general revelation, or disclosure by nature. Second, special revelation or disclosure by Scriptures. According to Norman Geisler, there are three preconditions to revelation:
 
THREE PRECONDITIONS of REVELATION
1. Being capable of giving Revelation
2. Being capable of receiving Revelation
3. A medium through which Revelation can be given
Men and women of faith have already satisfied themselves with the existence of the God of the Bible. This God is omniscient. Meaning that God is all knowing and controls all knowledge. This would mean that God has truth to reveal.
 
God is omnipotent. This means that God is all powerful and controls all power. Meaning that God possess all means to reveal all truth.
 
Since God is the creator of all human life, Genesis 1:26-27, then it is imperative that the Creator can communicate with the creation.
 
Special revelation contributes uniquely to Christian Theology. It is the Bible alone which is infallible and inerrant. The Bible is the only source of both God’s revelation as Redeemer and His plan of Salvation. Making the Scriptures a necessity for Salvation.
 
The Bible is the revelation of Jesus. Note Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:27; 44; John 5:39 & Hebrews 10:7. The Bible is the source of all Christian thought. Leaving the task of Christian thinker to bring every thought captive to Christ as per II Corinthians 10:5, as revealed in Scripture. The living and thinking of the believer must be Christocentric as per Pilippians 1:21 & Galatians 2:20.
 
The Bible not only declares God as the all power Creator, but also declares Him as the Redeemer of mankind’s soul. The universe declares God’s greatness as per Psalms 8:1; Isaiah 40:12-17. Then God demonstrates His great power of Redemption in John 1:14. You can see the might, majesty and glory of God in creation as per Psalms 19:1. It is Jesus who declared the saving grace of God the Father as per Titus 2:11-13. Nature may reveal the age of rocks, but it is the Scriptures which reveals the rock of ages.
 
The Bible declares that man is without excuse as per Romans 1:20 & 2:12 The Bible contains sufficient grounds for man’s condemnation. However, it is not sufficient for man’s salvation. Meaning, the Bible is mankind’s only hope to lead him to eternal salvation as per Acts 4:12. Man must come to the place in his own heart, soul, spirit & thought that he must believe that he is hopeless sinner and that Jesus Christ is his only hope for salvation as per Romans 10:9. Therefore, it is the primary responsibility of born again believers to proclaim this message of salvation to the entire world as per Matthew 28:18-20 & Romans 10:14. This brings us to our next question. In SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY, can logic be a rational precondition to theological thought.
 
Considering logic deals with the methods of valid thought, this would mean that the thought of theological logic would lead to proper conclusions. In theological conclusions, logic becomes an inescapable asset which cannot ever be denied or avoided. Logic is an essential asset in the summery of theological thought.
 
In the summery of theological conclusion, there are three requirements in theological logic:
First, there is the law of non-contradiction. The law of non-contradiction is what keeps the skeptics from declaring that God is actually a non-god. Without the laws of non-contradiction, the skeptics can declare God to be the devil, an anti-god or what ever they want Him to be.
 
Then second, there is the law of identity. Without the law of identity, there would be no binding resolution to declare God as God. Without the law of identity the Scriptures could not systematically repeat the consistent identity of God. Any other theory would prove to be absurd.
 
Then there is the third and final precondition. This would be the law of exclusion. This would mean that without the laws of exclusion, we could not tell in the Scriptures who is the true God and who is not the true God. The Bible presents numerous satanic and false gods. Also, under the inspiration of Holy Spirit the Bible writers are careful to exclude the satanic gods from the one real true God.