Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Theology 102

I am enjoying my time teaching Theology 102; it's my discipleship class at HGBC, meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30. We have been looking at the Doctrine of Christ- the Person of Christ for the last 7 weeks. (We did Theology 101 last year.) We will finish looking at the Person of Christ tonight and proceed into a study of the Work of Christ next week.

It has been very refreshing to restudy these mighty truths from God's Word concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. We have been studying what the bible teaches concerning the deity and humanity of Christ Jesus. We have looked at how these truths have been addressed and handled by the Church throughout history, briefly looking at the early church fathers and the theological minds of the "Enlightenment." (I put it in quotation marks for the reason that it doesn't seem to me that these men were really enlightened at all, but rather they seemed to be greatly deceived by the enemy, continually ignoring or disbelieving what God says emphatically and implicitly in His word.) The Word of God has been under continual attack since the Garden of Eden, and it has worked so well with humanity that the enemy of truth has continued to use it with amazing success. Hence the reason I am teaching Theology 102 to anyone willing to come and learn.

We must "Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing (rightly handling and skillfully teaching) the Word of Truth" (II Tim. 2:15, Amplified).

Serving Him,
Pastor Mike

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