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Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice. Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian tradition. Christian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis, and argument. Theologians may undertake the study of Christian theology for a variety of reasons, such as in order to:

  • help them better understand Christian tenets
  • make comparisons between Christianity and other traditions
  • defend Christianity against objections and criticism
  • facilitate reforms in the Christian church
  • assist in the propagation of Christianity
  • draw on the resources of the Christian tradition to address some present situation or perceived need

  • Defining the day of the Lord is an increasingly important exercise when it comes to eschatological, or ‘end times’, Bible study. Many have hijacked this term or expression and imposed either partial or completely inaccurate definitions to it. For [more]

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  • The apostle Peter writes that “the end of all things is at hand”1 in the first of two letters to Christians that had been scattered abroad. This verse can raise some questions in regards to the expression “at hand.” Some [more]

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  • It seems more and more the case that the prerequisite to accurate Bible interpretation requires special training. In fact, this condition or restraint that accurate Bible interpretation requires special training can take many forms. For example, many churches require [more]

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  • Wondering if Jesus already returned is as old as the gospel itself. It was something the first-century Christians were concerned about. We have the record of Paul assuring the Thessalonians that Jesus had not yet returned (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 ). [more]

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  • Recognizing the difference of God’s time in relation to man’s time is a fundamental Bible concept. Its misunderstanding can cause problems in other, more advanced, areas of Bible study. [more]

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    What is the gift of tongues?

    What does it mean to be baptized with the Holy Spirit?

    Do miracles still happen today?

    Many today teach that [more]

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  • Sola scriptura, meaning scripture alone, originated as a doctrinal position of Martin Luther’s movement away from and out of the Catholic Church. As a Christian theological position, sola scriptura stands opposed to the elevation of authority above that of God’s [more]

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  • The question of the physical bodily resurrection is an important one to resolve. The first century controversy over the resurrection, at least generally, is well documented. There was the sect called the Sadducees who said there was no resurrection8 which [more]

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  • The first resurrection as noted in the Bible is peculiar indeed. Of course, the Bible makes mention of resurrection many times, not the least of which is the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, only once is [more]

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  • In his first letter to Timothy, Paul makes a statement that deserves a closer look. When he says in 1 Timothy 2:153 that women should be saved through childbearing some immediate questions might arise. For example, is Paul saying that [more]

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  • Jesus makes a statement about the hot and cold of Laodicea that apparently does not sit well with some. Dr. Chip Bennett is lead “pastor” for Grace Community Church in Sarasota, FL. In a recent [more]

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  • As a phrase, the second death is only mentioned four times in the Bible. All of them occur in the book of Revelation1,2,3,4. One of these mentioning second death1 gives a fairly explicit definition. It states that the second death [more]

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  • The once saved always saved doctrine (e.g. OSAS) teaches that once someone has been saved they can never fall away or “fall from grace.” This argument usually stems from an absolute position regarding God’s sovereignty. The reasoning goes something like:

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  • Defining salvation according to the Bible is yet another instance in which simply getting out a dictionary or “going to the Greek” is useless.  Knowing the Greek word for “salvation” (“soteria” – rescue or safety either physically or morally, deliverance, [more]

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  • Preterism is a Christian doctrine teaching that the second coming of Jesus and all Bible promises occurred by or before AD70. Among other things, several that the Bible Study Framework addresses, it requires a Christian to take a position [more]

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  • When it comes to Jesus and OSAS (the doctrine of “once saved, always saved”), we gathered our top four passages. Once saved, always saved teaches that once a person becomes in a “saved relationship” with God/Christ, there is nothing that [more]

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  • The use of instrumental music in worship has become a staple in much of modern religious life. Not offering it is an automatic turn-off for many when choosing their church affiliation. In fact, instrumental music in worship is arguably the [more]

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  • A Christian’s potential to fall from grace is a concept that runs contrary to many in the religious world today. Challenging certain pre-conceived doctrines (e.g Reformed/Calvinism), a fall from grace suggests that a person who had at one time [more]

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  • Working through how “works” are defined in Scripture isn’t for the faint of heart. Where one comes down on works defined has led some to question the very inspiration of the Bible. After all, Paul said, “one is justified by [more]

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  • What are the results of baptism? We’ve assembled a list of the top four results of baptism found in Scripture. Where does “it’s an outward showing of an inward commitment” rank? Check out our top four results of baptism…and comment [more]

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  • The writers of the New Testament present several images for baptism. Just as with the images of the church, a picture or image can really help to drive a point, and it is really no different with these top [more]

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  • Determining God’s pattern of salvation could be a helpful tool in understanding what God requires of us today. Many talk about God’s plan of salvation, but what about God’s pattern of salvation? Obviously, the system under which man is accountable [more]

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  • We have assembled our top three salvation false doctrines.  After tackling dozens of questions related to what the Bible (God) says about salvation and various false doctrines that are promoted by various denominations and [false] teachers, there are three especially [more]

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  • When it comes to the thief on the cross, it’s usually only raised as the “textbook” example of God’s saving grace. Specifically, it’s raised to counter the necessity of baptism. The popular response is something like, “What about the thief [more]

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  • Many in this world speculate about what happens next. Religious leaders are busy pondering the “end times”. They have elaborate expectations about what happens next in the Bible. For example, a search on “end times timeline” reveals countless charts, documents, [more]

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