See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of
God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
In theology, the evidence for the existence of a personal and holy God, a designed universe, and an earth prepared for human life far outweighs any argument for atheism or pantheism.
Theology is the FOUNDATION of every worldview.
What about GOD?
Theism – God IS.
How do we know that God is?
a. Cosmology – study of the UNIVERSE
(everything) and its BEGINNING. Where did it all come from?
b. Teleology– study of DESIGN. Someone must have planned it.
c. Morality – study of RIGHT and WRONG.
How do we know we are sinners?
Atheism – God IS NOT.
GENERAL – God’s Creation (Cosmology,
SPECIAL – God’s Word (Trinity, Salvation,
Exclusivity of Jesus Christ)
Unity – the Bible CONFIRMS the Bible.
Changed Lives – born AGAIN.
Moral Truth – I know I am a SINNER.
The Bible itself – faith comes through
HEARING, and hearing by the word of God.
Relational – He wants me to KNOW Him.
Righteous – He wants me to be LIKE Him.
Ruler – He wants me to OBEY Him.
Redeemer – He wants me to be WITH Him.
Creation – God made EVERYTHING.
Corruption – Man SINNED.
Catastrophe – God DESTROYED the earth by water.
Confusion – The tower of BABEL.
Christ – God became MAN and DWELT among us.
Cross – Christ DIED for my sins.
Consummation – He is COMING again.
The Christian worldview is EXCLUSIVE.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.