Introduction to Systematic Theology II

The study of God is the essential discipline to get accurate during our lifetimes. This...
August 22, 2022

The study of God is the essential discipline to get accurate during our lifetimes. This course will study four significant doctrines: pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

Why Theology Is Important

  • If we confuse God’s truth among our opinions, we will never discover who God truly is.
  • Our standards will be inside us (feelings), beside us (culture), behind us (tradition), or above us (Scripture).
  • It is impossible to love a God we do not know nor follow a Savior if we don’t know where He is heading.

2 Timothy 4:1-5

Review of Systematic Theology I

Bibliology – What Is the Bible?

  • The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God.
  • Our lives will be determined by how much we allow the Scriptures to influence our beliefs and behavior.

Theology – Who Is God?

  • God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
  • God’s truth regarding Himself is superior to any of our opinions concerning Him.

Anthropology – What Is Mankind?

  • Humanity is created in the image of God and intended to bear His likeness.
  • Everyone deserves dignity regardless of gender, ethnicity, or ability.

Harmaritology – What Is Sin?

  • Sin is our defiant rebellion against God’s standards for our lives.
  • It is absolutely necessary for God to punish sin.

Christology – Who Is Christ?

  • Jesus is the Long-Awaited Christ that all of history longed for and for which all of Scripture prophesied.
  • God provided the only way to salvation through the person and work of Christ.

Overview of Systematic Theology II

Pneumatology – Who Is the Holy Spirit?

  • To our detriment, we depersonalize the Holy Spirit to some type of abstract, magical force that some people have more than others.
  • The Holy Spirit is the promised Helper essential in the life of a disciple.

Soteriology – What Is Salvation?

  • Many people question if we need to be saved and from what we need to be saved.
  • Salvation is God’s gift to us – not something we earned from Him.

Ecclesiology – What Is the Church?

  • The common tendency is to view a church as a building that houses religious activities.
  • The Church is the people of God walking in the presence of God for the purposes of God.

Eschatology – What Will Happen in the End Times?

  • In times of escalating conflict, many people are anxious about what is to come.
  • While some details are unclear and debated, Scripture tells us what we need to know about the return of Jesus.