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Posts in category Theology

Why we believe that Jesus is God

Before one can even make a profession of faith, they must first acknowledge and understand who the savior is. It is very essential to first understand the person and work of Christ and what that means in regards to our salvation before one can become a Christian. No Christian doctrine is of less importance to other doctrines, but theological [...]

The Sufering Servant

The suffering servant “But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was on Him; and with His stripes we ourselves are healed.” (Isa 53:5) Prophet Isaiah in chapter 52 through 53 foretells of the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary's tree. Isaiah gives [...]

Theodicy

How do we reconcile the issue of theodicy? What is Theodicy? The word Theodicy is a combination of two Greek words “Theos = God” and “dike = justice”. According to the CARM Dictionary of Theology, Theodicy is “The study of the problem of evil in the world. The issue is raised in light of the sovereignty of G [...]

theodicy (dictionary 2)

A term coined by the German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646-1716) to refer to a theoretical justification of the goodness of God in the face of the presence of evil in the world.

Pelagianism

Pelagianism Palegianism is a heresy that denies the doctrine of the original sin (original sin not referring to Adam's first sin but the results of that sin.). Palegius AD 354 – AD 420/440 taught that Adam's sin only affected himself and was never imputed to the rest of humanity, this teaching however goes further by affirmi [...]

Justification By Death

Justification By Death When asked where they will go when they die, most people will quickly reply: “heaven.” When asked why they should go to heaven, they'll probably reply: “I'm a good person.” I mean after all, good people go to heaven right? Justification By Death So how good is good enough? What' [...]

Monergism vs synergism

Monergism vs. synergism This topic has been hotly debated within the church for centuries. It is not exaggerating to say that this debate concerns the very heart of the gospel itself. First, let us define the two terms. When we talk about monergism vs. synergism, theologically speaking, we”™re talking about who brings about our salvati [...]

apophatic

A term used to refer to a particular style of theology, which stressed that God cannot be known in terms of human categories. “Apophatic” (which derives from the Greek apophasis, “negation” or “denial”) approaches

dialectical theology

A term used to refer to the early views of the Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), which emphasized the tensions, paradoxes, and contradictions in the relationship between God and humanity and the absolute gulf fixed between the human and the divine.

hermeneutics

The principles underlying the interpretation, or exegesis, of a text, particularly of Scripture, and particularly in relation to its present-day application.