KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AUTHENTICATES AND FUELS WORSHIP by Servants of Gracefor
Theology is the study of God. Christian theology is concerned with understanding God, who has revealed himself in the sixty-six books that constitute God’s reliable, trustworthy, clear, and authoritative Word for every phase and sphere of life. No theology can exhaust or mine the depths of God because He is infinite and eternal, so any attempt to describe Him will fall short (Romans 11:33-36).
KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THROUGH HIS WORD AND SON
Some people believe theology isn’t important because they think they can’t understand it or that it’s divisive. Theology is to be grounded in the Word and correctly understood from Scripture, which is why it’s vital for the health and growth of the Church.
Theology is concerned with knowing God as He is revealed in the Word of God. Studying theology helps the people of God to know God as He has revealed Himself as the Creator, Sustainer, Judge of all things, Alpha and Omega, and the beginning and end of all things (Genesis 1; Hebrews 1:1-2:8; 1 Cor. 2:15; Revelation 1:8; 22:13). In Exodus 3:14, when Moses asked who was sending him to Pharaoh, the Lord replied, I AM WHO I AM.” The name I AM stands for the Almighty, self-existing, self-determining Being with a mind and a will (a personal God) who has revealed Himself to humanity through His Word and by His Son, Jesus.
Theological maturity concerns itself with understanding to whom we belong and who we are in Christ. Christians can know that the God who has revealed Himself in the Word of God is the same God who is unchanging (Hebrews 13:5; 13:8) and can rejoice in Him (Philippians 4:4) because He is sufficient (Philippians 4:13). Christ, the Lord of the peace who alone is entirely righteous, the Rock of Refuge (Psalm 18:2), and a very present time of need (Psalm 46:1), summons the people of God to the throne of grace to find help in their time of need from their High Priest, Jesus (Hebrews 4:16-18).