Category: 1 OUTLINES IN DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY IN AN ABSTRACT SENSE § 7. An oral or written exhibition of the truths, doctrines, principles, etc., by virtue of the knowledge, acceptance, maintenance, and practical application of which a theologian is a theologian, is also, in an abstract …

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DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY DEFINITION  § 8. Doctrinal Theology, in the abstract sense of the term, is the aggregate of the doctrines laid down in the Holy Scriptures, which should be known, accepted, properly applied, and strenuously defended, by a theologian; and …

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DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY DIVISIONS § 9. Doctrinal Theology may be divided into Bibliology, Theology Proper, Cosmology, Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.  

BIBLIOLOGY DEFINITION § 10. Bibliology is the doctrine of Holy Scripture concerning the origin, the properties, and the purposes of the Bible.  

ORIGIN OF THE BIBLE § 11. By its origin, the Bible, or Holy Scripture, consisting of the canonical books of the Old and the New Testaments,1 is in all its parts2 the Word of God.3 1. By its origin, the …

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INSPIRATION § 12. The Bible was written by divine inspiration1 inasmuch as the inspired penmen2 performed their work as the personal organs3 of God,4 especially of the Holy Spirit,5 who not only prompted and actuated them toward writing what they …

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PROPERTIES OF THE BIBLE § 13. The properties of the Bible are its divine authority, its perspicuity, its efficacy, and its sufficiency.  

AUTHORITY § 14. The authority of the Bible is that prerogative by which the Bible justly claims unrestricted acceptance of all its statements,1 full assent to all its teachings,2 unwavering confidence in all its promises,3 and willing observance of all …

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PERSPICUITY § 15. The perspicuity of the Bible is that clearness of Holy Writ which renders all the doctrines and precepts laid down in the inspired Word freely accessible to every reader or hearer of average human intelligence and sufficient …

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EFFICACY § 16. The efficacy of the Bible is that property by which the Bible has indissolubly united1 with the true and genuine sense2 expressed in its words the power of the Holy Spirit,3 who has made it for all …

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