Theo 104 Reflection Paper 2

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Kaleb Parrent
Mr. Seth Johnson
Theology 104
3 April 2015
Reflection Paper 2 Assignment
I. Introduction In today’s predominately secular culture, the doctrine of creation and the doctrine of the immaterial “heart” of man are topics too commonly misrepresented and are profoundly misunderstood amongst many Christians today. The doctrine of creation and the doctrine of the immaterial nature of man are fundamental cornerstones within the Christian worldview that promulgate a rational coherent, consistent doctrine that when properly taught can equip Christians today with important theological knowledge that facilitates their pursuit of effective ministry. Divided into two separate topics, I will subsequently expound upon the Christian doctrine of creation and the doctrine on the immaterial nature of man, outlining the theological definition, biblical foundation, and practical application for each.

II. Doctrine of Creation a. Theological Definition The doctrine of creation propagates that an eternal, infinite and immaterial Triune God created ex nihilo, or out of nothing, the universe and everything within it. God created the “heavens, the earth, the fish, the various kinds of species of animals, and man as the crown of His creation” (Townes, Origin). This doctrine asserts that there was no preexistent material existed before creation, emphasizing God’s existence alone before creation, and affirming His infinitude, eternality, self-existence, self-sufficiency, omnipotence, and omniscience. This doctrine is derived from God’s general revelation and special revelation (Holy Bible) to mankind, and is the absolute essential, fundamental doctrine for the Christian worldview in its formulation of the attributes of God. b. Biblical Foundation Before we begin our exegesis, it must be noted that there are mainly two prominent interpretations of the…...

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