IBES2 November 10, 2014
1) Theology of Creation
God has revealed everything He wanted to reveal to us about who He is and what He intends for our lives. God’s revelation of Himself comes to us in three ways: Scripture or the Bible, Tradition especially the liturgy of the Church the Mass and the sacraments and lastly the Magisterium or the Church’s teachings, such as its dogmas and creeds.
The historic teaching of the Christian Church is that God the Trinity, by His free, sovereign will and through the command of His omnipotent Word, brought the entire universe into existence out of nothing. Verses six and nine of Psalm 33 affirm this classic point of view: “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made; And by the breath of His mouth all their hosts. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast.”
God has three forms namely God the Father which is the creator of heaven and earth and second is God the Son which is the ultimate mystery of God and lastly we have God the Holy Spirit which is the source of all unity, heals what us broken, restore what is separated and recreate the face of the Earth
2) Old Testament Theology
Nothing is more foundational to Christian ministry than a full-orbed knowledge and embrace of the gospel. The Old Testament department is committed to teaching the first thirty-nine books of the Bible, with all the aspects entailed, as the anticipation of the glorious climactic fulfillment of redemption in Jesus Christ.
The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar
Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is fraught with