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Theology Proper is the part of systematic theology which concern the person and attributes of God Himself.

Often times those who do not have a relationship with God thinks that studying who God is, is just an meaningless pursuit of speculations, with no implication to the real world.

However, Christians studies of theology proper does have implications to the real world: Christians should be compelled  to live more Godly lives!

Those who are teachers of Theology have the important responsibility (and privilege) of teaching the deep truth of God and also what it means to the listeners’ lives.

Here are some food for thought that might stimulate you to further mine the depths of God’s Word and Truth:

  1. Concerning the Trinity, I have previously written on how the Son’s economic subordination to the Father has practical implication in the gender-role debate, specially how it is possible to be equal in nature and have different roles
  2. God’s omniscience is what Solomon appeals to in Proverbs 5:21, in the section which instructs his son not to commit adultery.
  3. Since God is Holy, Christians are to be Holy as well (1 Peter 1: 16).
  4. 1st John 4:16 teaches that God is Love, and it is on the basis of the love of God that Christians will be perfected for the Day of Judgment (1st John 4:17).
  5. Knowing that God is perfect, Jesus tells the disciples to aim for the goal of being perfect as the Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
  6. God’s attribute includes mercy (Exodus 34:6), and Jesus taught in the parable of the unmerciful servant that Christians’ experience of mercy should lead them to show forgiving mercy to others (Matthew 18:21-35).

What are some more you can think of???

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