When it comes to religion, there is true religion and false, or counterfeit, religion. The believer’s aim is to study deeply all of the details of what is true to such a degree that as soon as you come across what is false, you recognize it immediately. It would be a waste of time and not at all spiritually edifying to use your time and energy in studying falsehood. We need to know, see, and cling to the perfect truth God has revealed to us. As we saw in the first lecture, true theology is the doctrine of living unto God through Christ. In this present lecture, we now turn to the theme that we’ll be covering throughout the rest of this first module on systematic theology. That theme is the doctrine of first principles.