NEW LIFE BIBLE INSTITUTE
MR G MASENGWE
COURSE: CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY -
DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE COURSE WORK:
EXPLAIN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THEOLOGY AS A METHOD OF UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE.
13th MAY 2013
Theology sometimes called Divinity is one of the oldest intellectual pursuits and also one of the most relevant to the modern world. It is academically stimulating! Biblical theology for the most part is a Christian approach in which the theologian studies the Bible from the perspective of understanding the progressive history of God revealing Himself to humanity following the Fall and throughout the Old Testament and New Testament- the Bible as a whole. My understanding therefore Theology is the best way of understanding God and His Word because it is scientific and artistic in expressing the biblical content in an intelligible, consistent and coherent manner. QOUTE
PROVERBS 4:7 “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all get understanding.” Theology as a method of understanding the Bible.
The major Christian theologies are Systematic/ Dogmatic, Fundamental, Historical and practical theologies. We also have Biblical theology. When Biblical theology seeks to understand a certain passage in the Bible in light of all of the biblical history leading up to it and later biblical references to that passage it is systematic, historical and dogmatic theology. The Christian theologian asks questions of the text such as: * How much does this writer or group know God?
* To what extent are God's plans revealed, such as sending the Messiah? * How has Israel responded to God's interactions with them up to this point? * How is a given theme or subject progressively developed throughout redemption history? Biblical theology seeks to put individual texts in their historical context since what came...
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