Posts Tagged ‘Systematic Theology’

Did Jesus know He was the Messiah? What did Jesus empty Himself of in Phil. 2? What does Luke 2:52 mean?

See the slidepacks attached to get you started.

SysTheo Sonship Presentations

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To take a practice test, check this:

SYSTHEO mid-quarter 2

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Practice Study guide for SysTheo

Take a practice. Friday is coming!

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DailyTheocentrism: The Divine Will of God and the providential will of God

It must be said that there is an attribute, both eternal and uniquely divine, about God’s will so as to say that it is immovable, immutable and the only reality there will ever be. ()

This is coupled with the fact that He provides some freedom to those who have been reborn and can thus be alive and make choices. It CANNOT be said that man ever has freewill, as a “free-will” would be able to do anything it wants to do anytime it wants to do it – only God can do that. Rather, we live within the realm of responsibility and Divine Sovereignty, as D.A. Carson writes. Yet, how if God’s WILL is sovereign over all can we ever make a choice. Well . . . we can and we cannot.

This is where the principle of complexity needs to replace ideas of contradiction. Two items may only seem to contradict, unless they are elementally opposed – then they contradict. Otherwise, they may be two corollary attributes of a thoroughly complex system. Here that applies to the reality that the tension between say, the imperatives (commands) in Scripture and the fact that God has no thing outside of His WILL, is no tension at all – it only seems to be. This applies to sin and the Sovereignty of God as well. His Will is complex enough to contain His will (providence with man) and it is neither a contradiction, nor a diluting of the integrity of God.

See the illustration below:

God’s providential will (the filial application of God’s Sovereign WILL to His relationship with mankind) lies always within His Sovereign will, namely because it is born out of it – as all things are. Yet, it is within the complexity of His will a real realm of [limited] choice – namely to please or not to please Father. These two categories are essential to even begin a dialog on the Will/will of God. For truly, no thing can ever thwart the WILL of God.

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“I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. (ESV)

CCS SysTheo Mid-term 1 Exam Study Guide

Anyone else wanna take a shot at this . . . ?

SYSTHEO mid quarter 1

SYSTHEO mid quarter 1

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SysTheo Quarter 3 Mid-Term Test – any takers?

Attached is the Study Guide for the Q3 Mid Exam. For all who have said they would like to be in the class, take a look. All the answers are in the slidepacks that are attached in other posts.

SYSTHEO Mid-Q3EXAMguide

 

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