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Featured Is our theology derived mainly from the Gospels or Epistles then?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Yeshua1, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Yeshua1

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    which would be the primary sources?
     
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    The whole counsel of God (the 66 books).
     
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    All of the Bible was inspired to us, but not for us directly?
     
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    Epistles
     
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    The Bible is all one book.
    Acts 20:27. 'For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.'
     
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    Is it our theology or God’s? I get the point, but as stated: The whole Bible is God's theology. Why would I limit myself?
     
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    yes, but the theology proper for us under the New Covenant would be derived from the Epistles themselves!
     
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    The Epistles are the NT revelation to us now!
     
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    No doubt, the entirety of Scripture is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in Righteousness. I simply believe that the Epistles are highly didactic, thus, more evidently doctrinal--Orthodoxy. Obviously epistles deal with practice as well--orthopraxy. You'll find doctrinal realities all throughout Scripture, but much addresses orthopraxy--how others lived in light of the Truth.
     
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    The Epistles would be the doctrines and practices for the new Covenant!
     
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    Right.
     
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    Now it is just the book of Revelation.
     
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    Your sub-standard English is difficult to understand.

    What do you mean by "was inspired"? You put it in the past tense, as if it is no longer inspired.

    I suppose you meant to say "is inspired." But "to us"? It is inspired, or as the NIV long has it "All Scripture is God-breathed." It's not a matter of us making it inspired.

    And what do you mean by "but not for us directly"? You use strange and confusing language.
     
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    Why do you think that?
     
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    All of the NT books apply directly to us still!
     
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    All of the 66 Canon Books have been inspired by the Holy Spirit, but to get our primary theology for the new Covenant, will find that in the NT Books, due to Progressive revelation!
     
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    The Gospels inform us of the person and mission of the Lord Jesus, but the doctrine that are built upon that foundation are foimd in the Epistles!
     
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    There is a small degree of truth in that, but you can find plenty of doctrine in the Gospels, and plenty about the person and work of our Lord in the Epistles.
     
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    Agree, but being aware of this at the same time:

    24 But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Mt 15

    As 'The Prophet' I'm not sure He had anything to say to non-Jews.
     
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    If the church would just go out and apply them...

    They talk about it all the time, but time is up for actually doing.
     
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