Theological Term of the Week: Pelagianism

This week’s term: Pelagianism – The doctrines taught by Pelagius. Pelagius was a monk born in England of great intellectual stature, but no apparent knowledge of God. He taught that man was inherently capable of doing right or wrong, that it was possible for him to live a sinless life, and that some men had actually done so. He taught that Adam’s sin had no real effect on mankind as a race, and that man was free to choose either right or wrong, not having a fallen nature. 

Last week’s term: Arminianism – The system of doctrine which holds salvation is brought about by a cooperative effort between God and man. Again, Arminius was not the originator of this doctrine but simply became identified as the champion of it. Arminianism is a modification of Pelagianism, though most Arminians will deny that they are in agreement with Pelagianism.

Theological Term of the Week: Arminianism

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This week’s term: Arminianism – The system of doctrine which holds salvation is brought about by a cooperative effort between God and man. Again, Arminius was not the originator of this doctrine but simply became identified as the champion of it. Arminianism is a modification of Pelagianism, though most Arminians will deny that they are in agreement with Pelagianism. 

Last week’s term: Calvinism – The system of doctrine which holds salvation is strictly of grace and totally monergistic. This system is often wrongly attributed to John Calvin and thus called after his name, though no one supposes or claims that he was the originator of it.

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Theological Term of the Week: Calvinism

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This week’s term: Calvinism – The system of doctrine which holds salvation is strictly of grace and totally monergistic. This system is often wrongly attributed to John Calvin, and thus called after his name, though no one supposes or claims that he was the originator of it.

Last week’s term: Pneumatology – the study of spirits or spiritual phenomena. The doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

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Theological Term of the Week: Christology

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This week’s term: Christology – The study of God the Son as Christ the anointed one in His incarnate life and subsequent offices and ministries. 

Last week’s term:

Theology (Proper) – The study of the person of God as to His attributes and activities.

Theology (General) – The study of all things pertaining to God and His dealings with His creation as is revealed throughout scripture.

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Theological Term of the Week: Theology

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This week’s term (is rather redundant!) :

Theology (Proper) – The study of the person of God as to His attributes and activities.

Theology (General) – The study of all things pertaining to God and His dealings with His creation as is revealed throughout scripture.

Last week’s term: Christophony – A bodily appearance of Christ in the Old Testament before He was actually incarnated, such as in the case of the Son of God with the Hebrew children in the fiery furnace, or His appearance to Abraham on the plain of Mamre.

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Theological Term of the Week: Christophony

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This week’s term: Christophony – A bodily appearance of Christ in the Old Testament before He was actually incarnated, such as in the case of the Son of God with the Hebrew children in the fiery furnace, or His appearance to Abraham on the plain of Mamre. 

Last week’s term: Anthropomorphism – The Biblical use of some element of the human (antrhop) body, which is used to describe an act or continuing activity of God, such as in Romans 10:21. Whereas, God is exclusively spirit and does not possess human body parts, these parts are attributed to Him in order to describe, or explain divine action which we otherwise would be hard-put to understand.

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