Bible Question:

What are the basics of theology?

Bible Answer:

Theology is the study of God. The term theology usually implies “systematic theology” which is an organized and logical sequential study of biblical truth. Studies in theology can range from the elementary or basic truths to comprehensive courses in theology. The major categories of systematic theology are given in the table below.

TopicDescription
BibliologyWhat the Bible says about itself.
Theology ProperWho is God? This usually includes the trinity.
ChristiologyWhat does the Bible say about Jesus Christ?
PneumatologyWhat does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit?
AnthopologyWhat does the Bible say about man?
HamartiologyWhat does the Bible say about sin?
SoteriologyWhat does the Bible say about salvation?
EcclesiologyWhat does the Bible say about the church?
Angelology What does the Bible say about angels (good and bad angels)?
Eschatology What does the Bible say about the future?

 

Conclusion:

The reader is encouraged to check the list of “Book Suggestions” for recommended books in Systematic Theology. We recommended the study  series titled, “Solid Roots” which is available on this website or “The Fundamentals of the Faith” which is authored by John MacArthur. Both present the basics of theology for the new Christian. We recommend  “Evangelical Theology” which is authored by Robert Lightner for intermediate studies. For advanced studies see “Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth” which is edited by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue or Wayne Grudem’s “Systematic Theology.”

Reference Links:

What Is The Bible?
Who is God?
Jesus Our Savior
The Holy Spirit
Creation and Fall of Man
Sin and Salvation