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Doctrines of Grace & Eschatology

TH403/TH603

WORKLOAD: One semester, 4 credit points.
STATUS:
Elective
PRE-REQUISITES / CO-REQUISITES / EXCLUSIONS:
16 credit points of core foundation units, including CH, plus TH401/601 and TH402/602
WHEN:
Semester 1, 2018
WHO:
 Scott Harrower

What exactly is grace? What is justification by faith? How does the Spirit work to regenerate and renew us? When will Jesus come back? What will the sign of his coming be? This unit covers the crucial doctrines of grace (i.e., salvation) and eschatology (i.e., the end times) as informed by Scripture and as shaped by discussions in Christian theology. This unit gives you the opportunity to wrestle with concepts which have been hotly debated throughout Christian history, from election to the millennium, and demonstrates how they have real practical pay off in the mission and ministry of our churches. This unit is crucial for understanding God’s work in the world now, what he is bringing about in the present age, and what he will do in the age to come.

Content

Section A : The Doctrines of Grace

  1. The Gospel of God
  2. Repentance, faith, forgiveness, justification, election and grace
  3. The work of the Spirit : regeneration, sanctification and fellowship

Section B : Eschatology

  1. The kingdom present and future
  2. Judgement present and future
  3. Consummation of all things in Christ
  4. Death, intermediate state, resurrection
  5. Heaven and hell

 

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