Systematic Theologies - Systematic theology
is essentially a topical study in which all the portions of
Scripture bearing on particular topics or doctrinal truths are
organized and brought together in a cohesive and coherent whole.
Gerhard Vos does a nice job of distinguishing and correlating
systematic theology (dogmatics) with bibilical theology.
Systematic theology establishes the overall framework of biblical
doctrine within which we may interpret and understand individual
passages of Scripture. Without systematic theology we cannot
effectively assert the inerrancy of Scripture, because we would not
be comparing Scripture with Scripture in seeking the whole
counsel of God on the matter before us.
I adapted and edited the
Five Points article below on behalf of and under
the guidance of A. Bernard Kuiper back in 1983. It was this series
of sermons that confronted me with the truth of Scripture, and
served as one means by which Pastor Kuiper led me to Christ. If
there are any errors or misstatements in it, they are mine and not