This is a continuation of the first thread, that is now approaching 30 pages, and thus will be closed soon. We are still on the Nature of God, but will soon switch to the Work of God... I want to thank everyone for a civil discussion.. That thread was a breath of fresh air... Let's continue in the spirit of brotherly love. Below is part of the OP from the first thread... Right now the class, Theology 1 is being taught through the SCS. It will be taught for 6 weeks.. (It started last week, and will go through Feb 14) We will then take a week off, and then start Theology 2. The classes are usually held once a week (Thursdays).. but because of scheduling conflicts, we will have our class tonight (Friday) I am auditing both classes because, 1, I love the study, and 2, I have a few members in my church that are taking the classes for the first time, and I wanted them to be comfortable. Theology 1, and Theology 2 are both using the book, "Introducing Christian Doctrine" by Millard J. Erickson. Each week, we are discussing another section in the book... Last week in another thread this book was mentioned, and TCGreek, Reformedbeliever, and I thought it would be a good thing to start a thread in which we talk about the book, theology, etc... and correspond with the classes I am auditing... IOWS, this week we will discuss God, next week starting Thursday, we will discuss humanity... etc... I have also obtained permission from the instructor to share this thread with the other students in class... so we will be having visitors... so play nice!!! Let's have a intelligent, rational discussion on theology. Since Reformedbeliever and TCGreek are calvinistic, and I am not... I thought it would be interesting for the other students to see intelligent humans discussing theology from different systems of thought... without arguing. Everyone is invited to participate. I just ask that you play nice, and discuss the subjects rationally, and intelligently. Reformed, TC, and I are going to disagree over things.. but that is OK... That is what theology is about.. That is how we learn... But while we disagree, we will still be civil. (I think Dr Bob, will be joining us also) Erickson is Calvinistic, so his book is written from that POV. Oh, one more thing... Although we come at this book from differing POVs, we will not be trying to win people over to our side, this is more of an educational thread.