Would you like to test your knowledge of the Doctrine of Scripture? Take this short answer examination that our First Baptist Classical Academy students recently took in their Systematic Theology class, and see how you do on it!
Systematization & Theological Method
What is “theological triage”, and how would Christians be able to relate to one another over their differences regarding Christian doctrine at each of the various levels of “triage”? In your answer, give examples of doctrines that would fit into each of these three levels and explain how disagreements over these doctrines will break Christian unity and disrupt Christian fellowship. Please cite at least one passage where a major doctrinal difference threatened to divide the early New Testament church. Please cite at least one passage where Jesus talks about Christian unity, and using this passage, explain how we are instructed by Christ to achieve Christian unity?
Inerrancy of Scripture
- What problems immediately arise regarding our view of the person of Jesus Christ and his sinlessness when we do not believe the bible to be completely inerrant? How does this impact our view of our own individual salvation? Give at least four Scripture references that provide the basis for your answer, and explain those references when you respond to this question.
The Clarity of Scripture
- If the doctrine of the clarity of Scripture is true, why does there seem to be so much disagreement among Christians about the teaching of the Bible? Observing the diversity of interpretations of Scripture, some conclude, “People can make the Bible say anything they want.” How do you think Jesus would respond to this statement? Give at least two specific Bible passages where Jesus speaks to this issue, explain these passages and demonstrate how they illustrate Christ’s perspective on the “Clarity of Scripture.”