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The view that there will be no literal thousand year bodily reign of Christ on earth prior to the final judgment and the eternal state
the teaching that after death unbelievers suffer the penalty of God’s wrath for a time, and then are annihilated or destroyed, so that they no longer exist
the study of man, and his origins
The discipline that seeks to provides a defense of the truthfulness of the Christian faith for the purpose of convincing unbelievers
Another name for the God’s attribute of self-existence, or independence
Biblical Theology
The study of the teachings of individual authors and sections of the Bible and of the place of each teaching in the historical development of the Bible
A list of the books that belong to the Bible, or a measuring rod, a standard of measure
Common Grace
The grace of God by which He gives people blessings that are not part of salvation
Conditional Election
the doctrine that states that God's election (or "choosing") is not determined arbitrarily or according to some hidden motive undiscernable to humans. Instead, as God looks down the corridors of human history, he chooses all individuals that have faith in Jesus and sovereignly decides to save those and those alone.
Covenant Theology
A systems of theology teaching that God entered into of covenant of works with Adam who failed, whereupon God entered into a covenant of grace, promising eternal life to those who believe. Covenant theology affirms that there is one people of God called true Israel, the church. Covenant theology rejects efforts to view God’s promises to Israel as separate from God’s promises to the church
Creationism (origin of the soul)-
The view that God creates a new soul for each person and sends it to that persons body sometime between conception and birth.
The view of mans nature holding that man is made up of two parts, body and soul/spirit
A system of theology recognizing different stewardships of man under God. It is distinguished by: 1) consistent literal interpretation; 2) clear distinction between Israel and the church; 3) the glory of God as God’s ultimate purpose in the world
study of the church.
Economic Trinity (subordination)
The teaching that certain members of the Trinity have roles or functions that are subject to the control or authority of other members
study of the last things.
Eternal Security
“perseverance of the saints”
when used of God, the doctrine that God has no beginning, end, or succession of moments in his own being, and he sees all time equally vividly, yet God sees events in time and acts in time.
General Revelation
The knowledge of God’s existence, character, and moral law that comes through creation to all humanity
The final step in the application of redemption. It will happen when Christ returns and raises from the dead the bodies of all believers for all time who have died, and reunites them with their souls, and changes the bodies of all believers who remain alive, thereby giving all believers at the same time perfect resurrection bodies like his own.
study of sin
Historical Theology
The historical study of how Christians in different periods have understood different theological topics.
Hypostatic Union
The union of Christ’s human and divine natures in one person.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit in enlightening the believer, enabling the believer to understand the Word of God
Immensity (of God)
God’s quality of transcendent greatness and supremacy in relation to the smaller size of angelic and human individuals
God cannot and does not change
”To place on one’s account” as a credit or charge. (Sin of Adam charged to all humanity, sin of all humanity charged to Christ, Christ’s righteousness credited to all who believe on Him)
The idea that scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact.
Scripture is not able to lead us astray in matters of faith and practice
A term referring to the fact that the words of Scripture are spoken by God. They are "God breathed"
Irresistible Grace
The fact that God effectively calls people and also gives them regeneration, both of which guarantee that we will respond in saving faith.
A legal act of God in which he:
Declares us righteous in his sight. Thinks of our sins as forgiven and Christ's righteousness as belonging to us.
Limited Atonement
The Reformed view that Christ’s death actually paid for the sins of those He knew would ultimately be saved. (aka “particular redemption”)
Local Church-
A local assembly of believers; the visible expression of the invisible church
Lordship Salvation
The view that for salvation a person must trust Jesus Christ as his savior from sin and must also commit himself to Christ as Lord of his life, submitting to His sovereign authority.
midtribulation rapture
A variation of the pretribulational premillenial view in which Christ returns in the middle of the seven year tribulation to rescue believers, and then again after the tribulation to reign on earth for 1,000 years.
The doctrine that God is able to do all his holy will
The doctrine that God fully knows himself and things actual and possible in one simple eternal act
Ontological trinity
A phrase that describes the members of the Trinity as eternally equal in being or existence
Original sin
The traditional term for the doctrine referred to as “inherited sin”
Perseverance of the saints
The doctrine that all those who are truly “born again” will be kept by God’s power and persevere as Christians until the end of their lives, and only those who persevere until the end have been truly born again
Post millennialism
The view that Christ will return to the earth after the millennium. In this view the millennium is an age of peace and righteousness on the earth, brought about by the progress of the gospel and the growth of the church
Pretribulational rapture-
The “taking up” of believers into heaven secretly during Christ’s first return prior to the great tribulation
Pre millennialism
A term that includes a variety of views having in common the belief that Christ will return to the earth before the millennium
Post tribulation rapture
The “taking up” of believers after the great tribulation to be with Christ just a few moments prior to his coming to the earth with them to reign during the millennial kingdom ( or in the a millennial view, during the eternal state)
Prevenient grace
Prevenient grace is an Arminian doctrine which explains how a person comes to faith in Christ. In short, prevenient grace, which is given to all men at some point in their life, brings us out of our condition of total depravity and puts us in a neutral position of free will wherein the natural man can either accept or reject Christ.
A sacrifice that bears God’s wrath to the end and in so doing changes God’s wrath toward us into favor.
The removal of enmity and the restoration of fellowship between two parties.
Christ’s saving work viewed as an act of “buying back” sinners out of their bondage to sin and to Satan through the payment of a ransom (though the analogy should not be pressed to specify anyone to whom a ransom was paid).
A secret act of God in which He imparts new spiritual life to us; sometimes called “being born again”.
A heartfelt sorrow for sin, a renouncing of it, and a sincere commitment to forsake it and walk in obedience to Christ.
A progressive work of God and man that makes us more and more free from sin and more like Christ in our actual lives.
Saving faith
Trust in Jesus Christ as a living person for forgiveness of sins and for eternal life with God.
Any failure to conform to the moral law of God in act, attitude, or nature.
Study dealing with the doctrine of salvation.
Special revelation
God’s word addressed to specific people, including the words of the Bible. This is to be distinguished from general revelation, which is given to all people generally.
The Doctrine that teaches the substitutionary nature of the atonement. Jesus Christ was the perfect substitute for sinful man, and by living a perfect life and dying the death we deserve, be is a perfect substitute for those who place their faith in Him.
Systematic Theology
that branch of theology of which the aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of statements that together shall constitute an organized whole.
Theology proper
The Study of the person of God the Father. The term Theology literally means the study of God, but is usually used in the generic sense to encompass all sub-studies. The main areas studied are the nature of divinity, the attributes of God, and the works of God.
A vindication of God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil, the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil
Total Depravity
Sin has affected all parts of man. The heart, emotions, will, mind, and body are all affected by sin. We are completely sinful. We are not as sinful as we could be, but we are completely affected by sin.
The belief that the soul is inherited from the parents along with the body. Traducianism means that this immaterial aspect is transmitted through natural generation along with the body, the material aspect of man. i.e. an individual's soul (or, "spirit") is derived from the souls (or, "spirits") of the individual's parents. This implies that only the soul (or, "spirit") of Adam was created directly by God (with Eve's substance, material and immaterial, being taken from out of Adam), in contrast with "creationism" (immediate divine creation), which holds that all souls (or "spirits") were so created.
the view of mankind as Division into three parts or elements. The division of man into three parts- body, soul, and spirit