I. Introduction: As I said in my first Reflection Paper. my cognition and exposure to Christianity has been slightly limited. Throughout my life I have been a individual who wanted to cognize “Why” and have factual cogent evidence to back up my ideas and thoughts. I have chosen Historical Theology and Fulfilled Prophecy as my two subjects. By reading approximately Historical Theology I am developing a better apprehension of some of the indispensable points of Christian Doctrine. Fulfilled Prophesies provide unequivocal cogent evidence to give my beliefs in Christianity and the Bible a solid foundation. I plan on utilizing both to develop as a knowing and responsible Christian. Since my cognition of these two subjects is in its babyhood and I must ever maintain in head to creep before walking and walk before running.
II. Part One: Historical Theology
a. Historical Theology is described as the survey of the development and history of Christian philosophy. While closely related to Historical Theology. Church History should stay separate from Historical Theology. Historical Theology records alterations in philosophy that led to divisions and motions within church and Church History is the record of the divisions and motions.
b. Luke gives us the Biblical Foundation for Theological History. He began by entering his history of “all that Jesus began to make and to teach” ( Acts 1:1 ) . The book of Acts is the history of what Jesus continued to make and learn through his church. Acts 28:30-31 conclude with. “For two whole old ages Paul stayed there in his ain rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. He proclaimed the land of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all daring and without hinderance! ”
c. While non one of my deepest ideas. I’ve frequently wondered why there were so many different churches all claiming to be the one true way to the terminal end of Eden. As I progress in my readings of Church History. I am awed by the impact comparatively little alterations in philosophy have upon Church History and Historical Theology. A alteration in give voicing or different reading of a word. phrase or paragraph resulted in “A new and improved version. ” I welcome and value the benefits of the church community. but since going a “Christian” the desire to belong to the right church doesn’t have the same strength as my desire demand for redemption.
III. Part Two: Fulfilled Prophecy
a. The Bible is the Word of God and provides our way to redemption. Fulfilled prognostication provides positive and inerrable cogent evidence of the cogency and truth of the Bible. However. while I believe this. there are those who don’t. They use false statements such as. adult male wrote the bible and since adult male is fallible how can the Bible be the Word of God? I have found mentions that agree there are about 2. 500 prognostications of which about 2. 000 have been fulfilled. That’s 2. 000 prognostications fulfilled without mistake. Man can ne’er accomplish a perfect completion rate. A perfect completion rate is God’s district. The prognostications that remain unrealized occur in the hereafter. B. There are two illustrations of Biblical Foundation that apply to Fulfilled prognostication I’d like to utilize. First. Moses in Deuteronomy 18:21-22 sets the trial for a true prophesier. A true prophet’s anticipations are 100 percent accurate. No mistakes. Second. in 700 B. C. Micah predicted the place of birth of the Messiah. ( Micah 5:2 ) .
That’s an dumbfounding effort. Of all the births that occurred in all the known metropoliss. towns and lands in 700 old ages it is merely amazing that he predicted Bethlehem as Christ’s place of birth. c. Fulfilled Prophecy has been helpful to my Christian instruction and growing. Peoples with greater Biblical cognition and apprehension than me have said the Bible is error free. I use internet the to happen information about Biblical prognostications and am interested and intrigued by what I find. Muslims. Hindus. Buddhists and other spiritual religious orders all may hold written or unwritten counsel. None of them have. nor will they of all time have. the fulfilled prognostications and promise of the Bible. Satan and his assistants have made prognostications. Unlike those in the bible. they are non detailed. but filled with generalizations. may suit several state of affairss and ne’er 100 per centum correct. Satan’s prognostications exclude a call for penitence. one of the cardinal constituents in our way to redemption.
Inexperience and strangeness with the Bible makes me avoid take parting in treatments with the more skilled or better Biblically educated. Rather than take part verbally. I actively listen to place points/events that I’m unfamiliar with or don’t understand. I research these points/events in order to seek and better understand them. Analyzing Historical Theology helps me understand the history behind the philosophy. I believe the Bible is the Word of God and provides our way to redemption. A Biblical prognostication must incorporate grounds of godly inspiration. That is the prognostication must incorporate information the prophesier could non hold known or been cognizant of under normal fortunes in consequence at the clip of the prognostication. Fulfilled Prophecy is an indispensable component in the statement that the Bible is the Word of God. For me I believe God breathed the Word. That is it. No argument and no statement.