Blogging Through Biblical DoctrineHave you wanted to read a theology book, but haven’t known where to begin? In this series, Jess is blogging through John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue’s book, Biblical Doctrine. Print the study guides at the bottom of each post (or on the Resources page) and follow along! Also, be sure to join the associated women’s Facebook page to discuss the study with other Christian women. Finally, if you want to go back and start at the beginning you may find the Introduction article here.
This week we begin our study of God the Father and his attributes. With regard to systematic theology, we could also say we are studying the topic of “theology proper.”
In this post, I want to provide you with some foundational information to help you understand what we are jumping into with this chapter:
- GotQuestions answers it clearly: What is theology proper?
- Though this entire chapter is not about proving God’s existence, knowledge and understanding of this fact is the fundamental core. This sermon by John MacArthur, “The Certainty of God’s Existence,” really sets the stage for what we’ll be learning in this chapter.
One last thing, this section you are about to read gets a bit dense in the middle, so give yourself plenty of time to tackle it. It will pay off. And next week we discuss the names of God, so it’s a nice transition from this week’s academic section, that will challenge your mind, to a meditative and devotional section that will nourish your spirit. I’m looking forward to next week!
Here is your study guide for this week Theology Proper 1.
I’ll see you next week for our study on the names of God.