Category Archive: Various Doctrines

Why Study Theology?

Does theology really matter? That question is important in the present evangelical community because the systematic teaching of the Word of God is not present in many churches. Theology is said not to be connected with real life and, therefore, it is disparaged. David Wells, in his insightful book “No Place For Truth” addresses the …

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The Doctrine of the Trinity

One of the more important and central doctrines of Christianity is the doctrine of the Trinity. The concept that there is one God that subsists in three persons is essential to the Christian faith. J. Oliver Buswell, Jr., in his Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion states, “The doctrine of the Trinity is indispensable for …

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The Importance of the Covenant of Works

The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 7:2 states: The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works, wherein life was promised to Adam; and in him to his posterity, upon the condition of perfect obedience. The term covenant does not appear in Scripture before Genesis 6:18.1 Because of this, some scholars have questioned …

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Daniel’s Seventy Sevens and the Coming of the Messiah

(DANIEL 9:24-27) Daniel had studied the prophecies of Jeremiah and saw that the seventy years of the exile were about to be completed (Dan. 9:1-2). Daniel’s response was to pray a prayer of confession and repentance for Israel (Dan. 9:3-15) and to ask God to restore Jerusalem (Dan. 9:16-19). While Daniel was praying, the angel …

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