The Journey Of Modern Theology

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The Journey of Modern Theology: Chapter 3, 7, & 11 I enjoyed reading about Charles Hodge and some of the things Olson recorded about Hodge really spoke to me. One topic I enjoyed was Hodge 's belief that God would not ask or command us to do something that is morally wrong (p.225). Hodge also believed that God would not reveal anything that would contradict a well authenticated truth or revelation (p. 225). I think Hodge is correct with his assumption because God does not change His mind or ask us to do something immoral. I think many people believe that God changed His mind and sent Jesus after His first attempt the Law of Moses had failed. We know the Law was a part of the plan for Jesus ' entrance into this world. Hodge 's statement is…show more content…
The Apostle Paul alludes to this when he says that "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training" 2 Timothy 3:16 (NASB). Paul is telling us we can use the scripture to form our teachings from. I do believe we can see God 's existence in nature just as the Apostle Paul says, “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” Roman 1:20 (NASB). I will not doubt the scripture that you can find evidence of God in nature but what you find should not replace the truths found in the scripture. Hodge believed that the Bible was a store house of facts for the theologian, but for some of the liberal theologians of the enlightenment period they looked for answers outside of God 's word. Many churches have went this way as well and its a reminder to me and my ministry that I must keep myself centered in the store house of facts, the Bible. As Christians I believe when problems arise we must seek out answers to these problems through scripture study and prayer. I believe to often we try to handle things with our own reasoning and hands when Jesus himself said, "...apart from Me you can do nothing" John 15:5 (NASB). To me this is a reminder in my ministry that if I 'm trying to do things outside of God 's will
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