Maybe you’re like me. I grew up in a church where the word “doctrine” was not a very positive word. Doctrines were things that people believed instead of believing in the Bible. So, when I first began to learn that systematic theology focused on this doctrine and that doctrine, I recoiled. Why would any follower of Christ want to learn doctrines instead of the Bible? But in traditional systematic theology, doctrines are not substitutes for the Bible. Rather, they are simply ways to summarize what we sincerely believe the Bible teaches. And as such, sound doctrines have a very important place in Christian theology.
This is the fourth lesson in our seriesBuilding Systematic Theology. We have entitled this lesson “Doctrines in Systematics” because we will look at the ways constructing a systematic theology involves the formation of doctrines or teachings on many different subjects.
Our lesson will divide into…
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