The first two lectures of this course provide an introduction to the whole of all seven modules. The remainder of this first module is devoted to the first of the seven sections of systematic theology—what we call “the doctrine of first principles,” which covers the first doctrinal truths that are necessary for studying theology. We’ll begin to take up the doctrine of first principles in our third lecture and in the remaining lectures of this course.
Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If so, then you know that a completed puzzle usually makes a picture of something, perhaps a beautiful landscape with mountains and pastures, forests, rivers, and with lots of details like trees and animals and blue sky and clouds above it all. But when you first open the box you discover lots of little pieces of various shapes, each one having only a tiny part of the picture printed on them. Every piece is important, but your goal, of course, is to figure out how the pieces fit together in order to form the whole picture.
2. Creeds and Confessions
5. Inspiration of Scripture
6. Properties of Inspired Scripture
7. The Canon of Holy Scripture
8. Preservation and Translation of Scripture
9. Interpretation of Scripture
10. The Continuity of Scripture
Rev. Robert McCurley is the minister of the Gospel at Greenville Presbyterian Church in Taylors, SC, a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). https://www.greenvillepresbyterian.com