Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Purpose of the Center for Theological Studies

C.T.S is sub level to Engaging Minds Ministry. This has been an idea in the works for a long time and now it is time to manifest it. The reason is that in all reality C.T.S is the root or foundation for the whole ministry. As stated before and as will be shown in latter post that the Theology that you hold is the most important thing that you can believe. Theology for a ministry like Engaging mind is fundamental for without it nothing that the ministry does is meaningful. This Center is going to have a number of things that relate to theology.
First, is discussion on major doctrines of the faith. This will take place at our Center for Systematic Theology. The Now as far as what will show up on this page I will deal with more practical theology, as well as Biblical and historical theology. Now I have anticipated the some one saying isn’t this to much to handle? To that end I would respond, Not at all I would say this is the natural process of being informed about your faith.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Introduction to the Center for Theological Studies

This Center is dedicated to the queen of all Sciences, which is Theology. It has been said that what you believe about God is the most important belief you can have. Your theology will effects every aspect of you life, not only that but theology is the heart beat for all other academic disciplines. You may be reading this and say to yourself “okay that is all fine and dandy, but is there a need for theology?” The answer to the question you are asking is yes. I want to give you two initial reasons why theology is important.
First, is because correct doctrinal belief is essential to the relationship between almighty God, and the believer. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that with out faith it is impossible to please God. The Author also tells us that those who do come to him must first believe that he exist. What the author means is that no one will try to approach God with out the belief that he exist. Another essential to belief is the deity of Jesus Christ. Jesus himself saw this as important when in Matthew 16:13-19, he asked his disciples who they thought he was when Peter responded with “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” Jesus praised peter for his right thinking. Not only is belief in the deity of Jesus important so is belief in his humanity. Paul in the book of Romans identifies the death and the resurrection of Chirst with salvation. Paul also seem to place importance on his humanity in Philippians 2. The second reason that truth and Theology are important is because, truth and experience are related. When we look around it seems natural for people to ask, “is this the way it is supposed to be?” When this reality hits it is important to know the truth of the matter.