Few words have been used with a greater latitude of meaning than mysticism. It is here to be taken in a sense antithetical to speculation. Speculation is a process of thought; mysticism is a matter of feeling. The one assumes that the thinking faculty is that by which we attain the knowledge of truth. The other distrusting reason teaches that feelings alone are to be relied upon, at least in the sphere of religion.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: The Desire of the Human Mind
Divine revelation appeals to preparation in the human spirit, which it explains and accounts for: first, the instinctive (intuitive) and indestructible sense of dependence on a First Cause; secondly, the consciousness of responsibility to a Supreme Authority; and third, the union of these in the deep desire to know and have fellowship with the Source and End of life.
Theology a Science
Every science has two factors: facts and ideas, or facts and the mind. Science is more than knowledge. Knowledge is the persuasion of what is true on adequate evidence. If theology is a science, it must include something more than mere knowledge of facts. It must embrace an exhibition of the internal relation of those facts, one to another and each to all. It must be able to show that if one is admitted, others cannot be denied.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: Jesus Christ is Himself in Person and in Word, the Revelation of God
Jesus has confirmed and supplemented Natural Theology, or that which is independent of supernatural revelation. He has consummated the preliminary disclosures of His own earlier dispensations. He has discredited and condemned all teachers and teaching that reject His authority.
What is Christian Theology?
Christian Theology is the science of God and Divine things, based upon the revelation made to mankind in Jesus Christ and variously systematized within the Christian Church.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: Divine Things Made Known to Man
Theology is mainly concerned with the things of God as they are related to man and his [journey]. This statement, divine things made known to man, implies the capacity in our nature to receive Divine truth.
Biblical Archeology and Christian Theology
Archeology is the study of the human past through material remains. Although it is not routinely associated with theology, the two disciplines intersect at several important points.
PERSEVERANCE is an Essential Virtue in the Face of Satan’s World
Although the noun “perseverance” occurs in the KJV and RSV only once (Eph. 6:18), the concept is frequent, being translated “continued steadfastly,” “devoted,” “constant,” and the idea of persistence, keeping on, patient endurance occurs very often.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: Word, Word of God, Word of Jehovah
The Bible is the inspired, fully inerrant, authoritative "Word of God." The Bible is referred to as the Word of God, meaning it can be considered a direct line of communication from the Almighty God, penned by the authors of the respective books. The meaning is what the authors meant by the words that they used.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: Logos – The Most Usual Greek Term for “Word” in the NT
Logos. The most usual Greek term for “word” in the NT: occasionally with other meanings (e.g., account, reason, motive); specifically in the prologue to the fourth Gospel (John 1:1, 14) and perhaps in other Johannine writings (1 John 1:1; Rev. 19:13) it is used of the Second Person of the Trinity. In ordinary Greek parlance it also means reason.