Importance And Importance Of Faith And Religion

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Faith and religion is a vital part of humanity that can be traced back to the beginning of time, but the real question lies in why it is important to know and study it. By being in doctrine this year I have learned a lot about my faith and what exactly it means you believe when you say you are a Christian. Doctrine by definition is what the whole Bible teaches us today about some particular topic (Grudem 483). Therefore, it has some application to our lives. In addition, the most important reason for studying our beliefs is to “to obey the command of Jesus to teach believers to observe all that he commanded” (Grudem 22). According to Matthew 28:19-20, we are to go and make disciples of all nations by using what Jesus had taught them. As Christians, …show more content…
An understanding of theology gives Christians a foundation for the rest of their doctrinal beliefs. God has eternally existed as the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. All of the parts of God are equal in importance, yet different in role. The Trinity and the unity of God gives a picture of marriage, the church, and the relationship between Jews and Gentiles (Grudem 122). By studying how the Trinity works, we can see how our relationships with others are to be. In addition, we should study theology to understand God better. When our understanding increases, our ability to discern God’s will …show more content…
One of the applications of having an understanding of the Bible is to be able to discern absolute truth from the lies of the world. As a Christian, the Bible is our absolute inerrant authority by which all things are to be judged (Grudem 48). In addition, the Bible is sufficient, necessary, and clear for all time (Grudem 50). Having an understanding of these truths determines how I approach studying Scripture and how I apply it to my life. Due to the Bible being outside of time because the author, God, is outside of time, the Bible is as applicable to my day to day life as it was to people two thousand years ago (Grudem 59). This implies that topics such as homosexuality and abortion have not exceeded the limitations of the Bible. The Bible is clear on these topics and no matter what mainstream society says, the Bible will always be true. 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all Scripture is God-breathed, and since Scripture is the Word of God, we can apply it to our lives without fear that harm is going to come because of

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