Theology

The word “theology” comes from two Greek words, theos (“God”) and logos (“word”).  The study of theology is an effort to make definitive statements about God and his implications in an accurate, coherent, relevant way, based on God’s self-revelations.  Doctrine equips people to fulfill their primary purpose, which is to glorify and delight in God through a deep personal knowledge of him.  Meaningful relationship with God is dependent on correct knowledge of him.   More

The study of theology, then, is nothing more than digging into God’s Word to discover what He has revealed about Himself.  When we do this, we come to know Him as Creator of all things, Sustainer of all things, and Judge of all things.  He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end of all things.  When Moses asked who was sending him to Pharaoh, God replied “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14).  The name I AM indicates personality.  God has a name, even as He has given names to others.  The name I AM stands for a free, purposeful, self-sufficient personality.  God is not an ethereal force or a cosmic energy.  He is the almighty, self-existing, self-determining Being with a mind and a will—the “personal” God who has revealed Himself to humanity through His Word, and through His Son, Jesus Christ.   More


What is Reformed Theology?

Broadly speaking, Reformed theology includes any system of belief that traces its roots back to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.  Of course, the Reformers themselves traced their doctrine to Scripture, as indicated by their credo of “sola scriptura,” so Reformed theology is not a “new” belief system but one that seeks to continue apostolic doctrine. Generally, Reformed theology holds to the authority of Scripture, the sovereignty of God, salvation by grace through Christ, and the necessity of evangelism.   More

Authority of Scripture.   Reformed theology teaches that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God, sufficient in all matters of faith and practice.
Sovereignty of God.   Reformed theology teaches that God rules with absolute control over all creation.  He has foreordained all events and is therefore never frustrated by circumstances.  This does not limit the will of the creature, nor does it make God the author of sin.
Salvation by grace.    Reformed theology teaches that God in His grace and mercy has chosen to redeem a people to Himself, delivering them from sin and death.

Reformed theology teaches that Christians are in the world to make a difference, spiritually through evangelism and socially through holy living and humanitarianism.