Where is Theology Going? INTRODUCTION Many people falsely believe that Systematic Theology dates back to Augustine in the fourth century.  The system of theology, called “Covenant Theology”, most often thought of as dating back that far.  However, the history of theological systems is a relatively new theological study.  It is only in the last four to five hundred […]

ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía) The term most often translated “church” is ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía) in the Greek. This term has the meaning of an assembly or congregation. The term appears over 100 times in the New Testament. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, called the Septuagint, most often translates ἐκκλησία as קָהָל (qā·hāl). קָהָל has the […]

Romans 9-10 Andrew R. Rappaport Introduction There is a need to discuss the sovereignty of God in missions today because it is so ignored in many of our churches. The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is avoided because many desire to avoid topics like sin, God’s wrath, the sovereignty of God, and others that seem controversial. […]

  Introduction There is a need to discuss the sovereignty of God in missions today because it is so ignored in many of our churches.  The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is avoided because many desire to avoid topics like sin, God’s wrath, the sovereignty of God, and others that seem controversial.  Many churches would rather […]

There has been much discussion on what the word “perfect” means in 1 Corinthians 13:10.  A proper interpretation of this passage will answer the question: “are tongues for today?”.  The word teleion (teleion) is translated in several English Bibles as “perfect”.  It could be better translated as “complete” or“mature”.  This conveys the idea of perfect referring to a whole not something […]

What should be a Christian’s role and responsibility in politics, has been a question throughout the centuries.  In our current political climate, many Christians are more familiar with the Republican Party’s message then that of the gospel message of Jesus Christ.  Many in the political world see Christians much like any other lobbyist or political […]