A COMPREHENSIVE DEFINITION

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: the field of study and analysis that treats of God and God’s attributes and relations to the universe and every area of thought and life. 2. Study of divine things and religious truth. 3. Particular form, system, branch, or course of study that uses a systematic approach to understanding the function and behavior of a given subject, often by weighing each discovery against Biblical/historical standards. 4. The rational investigation of truth and principles of being, knowledge or conduct within a person or system. Theology is often used interchangeably with Philosophy, i.e., similar processes of analysis and investigation are used to determine truth.

* A good Theological analysis must find and treat fairly all relevant Biblical passages for each particular topic, not just some or a few of the relevant passages. It often depends on the results of careful, well-established exegesis (interpretation) of Scripture within the Theological community. Where there are differences, Theology will include a detailed exegesis at certain points.

Systematic Theology presupposes a triune God as the only ground and means of reasoning and proof. It denies concepts of neutrality.

“All men, facts, reasoning, thinking, either begin with God, or they begin in rebellion against Him…every non-Biblical system has collapse built into it. It rests on false premises, leads to false conclusions, and cannot give a valid interpretation of the nature and purpose of life and the world.” –R.J. Rushdoony, Systematic Theologian

The test of a good scientific THEORY is its power of prediction. To call the Christian religion–and everything it entails–one theory among many others is to admit that it stands alone in its power of prediction. One must only look at the Messianic predictions about Christ in the ancient Hebrew Scriptures to see this. Moreover, it can hardly be argued that no other religious “theory” has predicted the cycles of birth, maturity, and decay (decadence, increasing immorality), and eventual ruin of nations as accurately as the Holy Scriptures. For a real clear example see Romans 1:18-32. For further discussion, contact Dr. Steilman @ Jpay.com.

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