Have you ever heard a word and automatically thought that it was too complicated for you to understand? For many that is true when they hear the phrase “Systematic Theology.” It would not surprise you then to hear that most students are hesitant to enroll in that class. For those who actually do press on and take the class, however, they finish unafraid and more equipped than ever before.
The study of Systematic Theology is literally just answering different questions beginning with “What does the Bible say about ________?” It’s not difficult and is very rewarding. Here are four reasons why you should enroll in Systematic Theology this Spring.
Knowing theology is knowing Scripture.
The phrase “systematic theology” simply means the study of what the Bible says about different topics. The phrase can be intimidating but at the end of the day all it consists of is learning what the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, says about the things that matter to people and to God. You cannot know the Bible without knowing theology.
Theology gives you the big picture.
What many people forget is that while the Bible consists of 66 different books written over the course of thousands of years, it tells one, big story. Studying theology helps you connect the dots between all of the seemingly unconnected events in Scripture, allowing you to see the beautiful big picture of God’s redemptive plan.
Knowing theology prepares you to answer questions.
At some point as you mature in your faith, a less mature believer is going to have questions about the Bible. These questions usually begin with the phrase “What does the Bible say about…?” Studying theology not only teaches you the answer to many of these questions, but it also gives you the tools you need to figure out answers for yourself. Someone else will count on you to help them understand God’s Word better. Will you be ready?
Knowing theology means knowing God’s heart.
Above all else, the Bible communicates God’s heart to us. The more we understand what it says about different topics, the more we understand God’s heart towards that topic. Growing closer to God means understanding His heart on a deeper level, and understanding His heart on a deeper level will draw you closer to God. If you want to know God better, one of the things you should be doing is studying theology.
If you have any questions or would like to register, visit the “Spring 2019” tab of our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.