As I watch the low level of doctrinal infancy within the Body of Christ today, I begin to wonder what could be missing within our doctrinal frames and delivery.
Even the theological schools that has offered to train the ministers are missing these three vital components of true theological studies, two in particular. Amongst the major factors required for a sound theological brain is your knowledge of: (1) Hebrew; (2) Greek; and (3) The doctrine of the Kingdom of God.
But today you really cannot find any solid Bible college or seminary offering these courses. It’s all about being Charismatic.
I remember going through the library of the late Rev. Williams Ifode of the 70s when I finally became a believer, and I saw books on “Greek to Hebrew,” “Hebrew to Greek,” “Greek to English,” “English to Greek,” “The Interlinear Translations of the Bible,” etc.
These were the books they read and used in Bible colleges, etc., to be trained as ministers of the Gospel so that they can have a very solid foundation of what the Bible is and what it’s talking about. Why certain statements are made and to whom they are made, etc.
We have brothers like John Wesley, Robertson, Albert Banes, Mathew Henry, and Adam Clerk, etc., who have really laboured in these areas to bring out truth to bear for the diligent and serious minded individuals in the study of the Bible.
Yet we are careless even about their labours and what God used them to deposit for the Body to grow into the fullness of Christ.
In defense of our laziness and proving to be Christocentric we quote, 1John 2:27, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
But was John telling us not to study? No. For even what he wrote was a teaching to a people. We’ll expand on this in the next part.
Truth remains that our theology is completely flawed because we lack the basic information from the Greek and Hebrew background to buttress what we preach and teach out of laziness and being just carefree of what is required of us.
To be continued…