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.

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