The Purpose of this website is 1) for my own personal study in the things of God.
Over the last two years I have been on a journey, almost my own Pilgrim's Progress, in coming into understanding the foundational and doctrinal things of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." My quest on the road of theology is not to get some head full of knowledge so that I can become the next Bible Answer man; for knowledge puffs up. The reason I have been drawn to study the old doctrines and foundational principles of theology is purely out of a heart of worship. I desire to know God for everything that He has revealed about Himself to man through the Scripture. It is my desire to seek out who He has revealed Himself to be and then worship Him for that. In the book of Exodus 34:6-8, it says
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped
Christians must know the God they serve, and understand what the scripture says about the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. Many people run at the word "Doctrine", and many turn off their "ears to hear" when they hear the word "Theology", and as a result we see a malnourised body of believers among us today, hungry for the things of God: miracles, signs, wonders, a "feeling" of power,and a good Word, but not knowing anything about the God they serve and what He stands for. Proverbs tells us
"Desire without knowledge is not good,
and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way." -Proverbs 19:2
Romans 10:2 "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge."
The doctrines that the church is founded upon and the study of theology is not to puff up or put a hole in your "bubble of freedom" that so many Christians profess. These things are to encourage you in the faith, strenghten the Christian in His relationship with God and give the believer a genuine understanding of who God is, what His Son Jesus has done on the cross, and understand the amazing regenerating power of the Holy Spirit in transforming and sustaining the Christian on this earth.
This is my aim. My journey is not finished, and will never be, I believe.
This site is to help me on my journey and perhaps encourage you to begin your own, as you read the articles, watch the videos, and dive into the Scriptures like never before and study them out as the Bereans did in Acts 17:11.
The second reason for the purpose of this site is so that it may benefit you, the reader. My prayer is that you may come to know Christ in His fullness like never before. In studying the attributes of God, the Doctrines of Grace, the 5 pillars of the Reformation and the work of Jesus Christ done on the cross, I pray that the Holy Spirit would open your eyes to the truth of scripture and the preciousness of God's grace.