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How the Holy Spirit Glorifies Christ

The Spirit illumines the Bible (the centrality of Christ) Luke 24:27, 44–48 The Spirit empowers gospel preaching (proclamation of Christ) Acts 1:8 The Spirit brings regeneration (new life in Christ) John 3:5–8 The Spirit sanctifies the believer (transformation into the image of Christ) Rom. 8:29; 1 John 3:2

Personal Actions of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit comforts John 12:26; 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7 The Spirit teaches John 14:26; 1 Cor. 2:13 The Spirit speaks Acts 8:29; 13:2 The Spirit makes decisions Acts 15:28 The Spirit grieves over sin Eph. 4:30 The Spirit overrules human actions Acts 16:6–7 The Spirit searches the deep things of God and knows the thoughts of […]

Heresies Concerning the Person of Christ

Ebionism denies the deity of Christ Arianism denies the fullness of the deity of Christ Docetism denies the humanity of Christ Apollinarianism denies the fullness of the humanity of Christ Nestorianism denies the unity of the natures in one person Eutychianism denies the distinction of the natures

Attributes of God

Incommunicable Attributes Independence (self-existence, self-sufficiency, aseity) Unchangeableness (immutability) Eternity Omnipresence Unity (simplicity) Communicable Attributes Attributes Describing God’s Being Spirituality Indivisibility Mental Attributes Knowledge (omniscience) Wisdom Truthfulness (faithfulness) Moral Attributes Goodness Love Mercy (grace, patience) Holiness Peace (or order) Righteousness or Justice Jealousy Wrath Attributes of Purpose Will Freedom Omnipotence (sovereignty) Summary Attributes Perfection Blessedness Beauty […]

Ways in Which God Reveals Himself

  Means of Revelation Examples actions creating, judging, redeeming names “Lord” (Hb. YHWH, or Yahweh) “God Almighty” (Hb. el Shadday) “Master, Lord” (Hb. ‘Adon) images Father, Rock, Husband, Shepherd attributes holiness, goodness, love, grace, wrath

Studies in Systematic Theology

Area of Study Technical Title Method and foundation Prolegomena The Bible Bibliology God Theology proper Humanity (or man) Anthropology Sin Hamartiology Christ Christology Holy Spirit Pneumatology Salvation Soteriology Church Ecclesiology Last things Eschatology

The Theological Process

Exegesis The process of seeking to determine the correct meaning out of a particular passage of Scripture. Biblical theology The study of scriptural revelation based on the historical framework presented in the Bible. Systematic theology A study that answers the question, “What does the whole Bible teach us today about a given topic?” Historical theology […]