Christian Theology II: A Survey of Christian Theology--Beginning August 21st
Theology? I don’t see the need for that.
Isn’t that for seminary students, pastors, or elders?
All I need is the Bible.
If these objections sound familiar, then this class is for you. Theology at its core is knowledge of God. Theology isn’t just for students and pastors because everyone is a theologian. Everyone has their view of God, the Bible, Jesus, salvation, and heaven, among others. The question is if we are good theologians, rightly handling the word of God.
Theology is necessary and relevant because it’s the “word about God” based on the “word of God.” Theology is getting to know God by understanding what the Scriptures tells us about Him, about us, about our sin problem and what He’s done about it, and His plans for the future. Knowledge about Him leads to the proper worship of Him. In other words, theology leads to doxology.
This 11-week class, facilitated by Carl Schiefer, continues the introduction of theology because if understanding Scripture is important and relevant, then theology is important and relevant. The class will use R.C. Sproul’s Everyone’s A Theologian book and study guide, chapters 23 through 30. The class begins on 8/21.
Topics that will be covered in Christian Theology II include the following:
- The Christ of the Bible
- The Nature of Christ
- The Names, States, and Offices of Christ
- Why Did Christ Die?
- Substitutionary Atonement
- The Extent of the Atonement