We should study what the church has believed because:
Theology can be followed generally through a series of steps.
The narrative framework of Scripture includes:
Patristic theology was developed, in part, by responding to controversy.
Christian theology always arises out of ministry.
This Medieval theologian argued that faith and reason are mutually commentary:
The fall of man has not altered the task of theology.
Theology seeks to answer which of the following questions?
Much of the diversity in theological method throughout history derives from the theologians’ different:
In the Old Testament, salvation was distinct from the grace of God; in the New Testament, salvation is of grace and not of works.
In reference to the Christian, this aspect of sanctification takes place in the believer’s present.
According to the Towns textbook, the Bible teaches that when believers are given eternal life, they have it forever. However, rather than calling it “perseverance of the saints,” it should be called “preservation,” or eternal security.
The theology of sin is called
According to the Towns textbook, the validity of faith is always measured by its object
When placed into the context of soteriology, biblical adoption implies an act on the part of God where he brings the sinner into his family with the same rights as a bondservant.
This doctrine literally means “separation.”
This Point of Calvinism teaches that Christ died only for the elect.
This doctrine is illustrated by the allegory of the vine and the branches (John 15:1-10).
Salvation can be thought of as occurring in three tenses: justification (past), sanctification (present), and glorification (future).
According to the Towns textbook, justification is a practical and ongoing transformation of the sinner into a righteous reflection of Christ.
“The work of the Holy Spirit in the salvation experience which produces new life in the believer” describes what?
This doctrine teaches that God will never take away that which he has given by his grace.
The basis, requirement, and object of salvation remain consistent in every age, but the content of faith may change among the various dispensations.
This Point of Calvinism teaches that God saves an individual by choosing him (via predestination) without any outside influence.
The Council of Dort affirmed the Five Points of Calvinism as heretical.
This Point of Calvinism teaches that man is “dead in sin,” in complete rebellion against God, and unwilling to make any positive decision for Christ by his own freewill.
In reference to the Christian, this aspect of sanctification takes place in the believer’s past.
It is accurate to say that conversion is the divine side of becoming a Christian, while the term regeneration emphasizes the human side of becoming a Christian.
How does Jesus answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?”