Non-Systematic Theology

Following Jesus is not intellectually demanding, and Jesus places a straightforward and easy path for us (Matthew 11:28-30).

  • Theology, however, is simply a branch of “applied philosophy” toward knowing God.
  • Many theologians won’t agree that their views are philosophical in nature, but that’s a product of their indoctrination.

We all need some form of theology.

  • Without the logical reasoning of philosophy, we’d have nothing but sentiment.
  • Due to personality and culture, each theology is guaranteed to be a little different, but God takes care of His own (Matthew 18:12-14).
  • Often, without extra thought, we often believe theological ideals that sit within worship music:
    • Time doesn’t exist in eternity.
    • God never changes.
    • God will heal all pain in this life.

Most Christians who go to college must read very dense books by intelligent people called “systematic theology”.

  • These books are in the spirit of the ancient Greek tradition, memorialized by books such as Aristotle’s “Metaphysics”.
  • Theology is a God-focused branch of philosophy, and a systematic theology will unpack absolutely every domain of Christian understanding possible on a subject.

Unless someone legitimately enjoys the deep exploration of thought, systematic theology is an utter waste of time.

  • Within a few minutes of an illiterate person’s soul leaving their body, they’ll have vastly more accuracy about this life and the next than the wisest possible theologian could ever hope to discover.

So, this page constructs this website’s essays into a conventional systematic theology, but for normal people:

  1. Bibliology (with addendum)
  2. Christology
  3. Paterology – see Chapter 2
  4. Pneumatology – see Chapter 2
  5. Demonology
  6. Ecclesiology (with addendum)
  7. Harmatiology
  8. Mariology
  9. Angelology – see Chapter 5
  10. Missiology
  11. Soteriology
  12. Teleology
  13. Theological Anthropology
  14. Eschatology (with addendum)
  15. Orthopraxy

It’s probably more than necessary, but it’s a good start (1 Corinthians 2:1-2).