Theology: The Study of God

Paul Derengowski, ThM

 

The study of God is known as theology (Gr. θεός + λόγος) and is indispensable when it comes apologetics. Without a proper understanding of who God is and how he has revealed himself to humanity will only result in a misguided attempt to defend the indefensible. A classic example of how God has been misunderstood, and then apologists have been appointed to defend the misguided effort, is seen in the Mormon Church. Starting with Joseph Smith’s “official” version where he allegedly was visited by both God and Jesus, in essence they become figures created in the image of man, rather than the other way around.

Interestingly, God does not provide an evidential statement of his existence, nor is there a systematic outline found in the Bible where a study of God can be found. Theologizing, in other words, takes hard work. Much time and effort have been expended by theologians down through the centuries to try and systematize the Bible’s revelations about God. Those who are serious about God today will do the same. In fact, one could spend their entire life studying, reading, researching, praying, meditating, writing, and lecturing on the topic of God, as found in the Bible, and only beginning to scratch the surface of his being.

What one will find here are only a very few articles dealing with the person of God. They are common questions raised by both believers and non-believers alike. It is hoped that they will at least whet the appetite of those who not only wish to know God more personally, but to provide an introductory defense on the one, true God in light of the many theologies vying for the attention of the world which say nothing about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and more about the idols erected in the minds of those who do not know God.

Should you have a theological question that you would like to ask, please feel free to do so. You may write apologetics@capro.info. Who knows? Your question may turn into another article answering a question that someone else may be thinking about as well. Whatever the case, please feel free to peruse through the articles and glean from them what you will, as you either become more theologically minded in your apologetic development or find yourself agitated over knowing just a little bit better who it is you find yourself at odds.

Creatio Ex Nihilo (Creation Out of Nothing)

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

How Does One Know that God Exists?

If God Exists, Then Why Is There So Much Evil in the World?

Who is God?

What is God?

Where is God?

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