Modern or liberal theology knows different disciplines that are let loose on humanity. They all have in common that they only superficially represent the word of God or not at all. True representatives of God’s Word have become a rarity.
Inhalt / Content
- 1 Hardly anything left of the origin “theology”.
- 2 Various disciplines of “theology”
- 2.1 Biblical Theology
- 2.2 Historical theology
- 2.3 Systematic Theology
- 2.4 Theological Ethics
- 2.5 Social Theology
- 2.6 Practical Theology
- 2.7 Fundamental Theology
- 2.8 Moral Theology
- 2.9 Ecumenical Theology
- 2.10 Ecological Theology
- 2.11 Intercultural Theology
- 2.12 Philosophical Theology
- 2.13 Pastoral Theology
- 2.14 Comparative Theology
- 3 As far away from the gospel as the west is from the east
Hardly anything left of the origin “theology”.
The word “theology” consists of the two ancient Greek words “theós” (“god”) and “lógos” (“word, doctrine”). Thus theology means nothing other than “God’s word” or “God’s teaching”. A theologian who insists on being called such must therefore also represent the Word of God. Where can the word of God be found? In the Bible! However, not without restrictions, since the new version no longer conveys the statements of God in their entirety. The Bible falsifications or changes go so far that individual statements have even been twisted into the opposite.
It is evident that too many “scientific theologians” have racked their brains as to how best to bend the Word of God to the current zeitgeist and goal of ecumenism. Such Bible editions should actually contain a capital “G” for Gnosticism on the front. Instead, these so-called translations are given euphonious names such as “Hope for All” and “Good News”. (German Bible versions).
A brief overview of the different disciplines, which all claim to be called “God’s Word”, shows how (liberal) “theology” actually is. The respective descriptions only outline the basics. Anyone who wants to deal with it “scientifically” can find the information on the wiki and on the websites of the theological universities.
Various disciplines of “theology”
This discipline of theology tries to understand the Bible as a whole as a theological unit.
This department is less concerned with the Word of God than with developments and institutions related to Christianity. These include doctrinal development, church history, religious development and ecumenical history.
Systematic theology is a branch that deals with the impact of beliefs and teachings on man.
The discipline, also called Christian ethics, places the “morally good” in the context of the biblical statements and also examines possible alternative actions.
A term of Christian social ethics or social teaching. This includes, among other things, social doctrine and social sciences. This area includes the whole of society and the coexistence it contains, as well as “human self-realization”.
In this discipline, the ideas of the Protestant and Catholic churches are drifting apart. While the Protestant variant focuses on participatory and commutative justice, the Catholic counterpart is Hellenistic through and through (natural law). But the once open scissors are on the verge of closing. The phrases “Social Justice, Common Good, Fraternity, Environmental Justice, etc.” are represented almost equally loudly by both denominations.
A direction that has only existed since the 19th century, which creates connections between Christian practice in society and church and theological science.
This category is a specialty of the Catholic Church. Based on systematic theology, the Roman Catholic catechism should be brought closer to people as a fundamental teaching (conditioning).
Like fundamental theology, moral theology is a Catholic discipline. Although values and morals are placed in a Christian context, they still correspond to the Catholic. dogma.
A direction that has really gained momentum in recent decades. Ecumenical theology examines the differences between different denominations within the framework of “common responsibility” for the world. The bottom line is finding common intersections in order to create a connection based on compromises and syncretism.
In this section, so-called theologians specialize in the topic of climate protection and nature conservation and construct connections between “Mother Earth” and the statements of the gospel. As a guideline, the philosophies of the Catholic church.
In principle, intercultural theology is an ecumenical theology in the broader sense. This theology goes beyond the Christian denominations and seeks appropriate points of connection with other cultures and religions.
With this “outgrowth” theological concepts are developed from philosophical perspectives. Processing of the biblical statements with human reason (talent).
Based on practical theology, the focus here is on pastoral care and mainly concerns teaching, office, profession, the nature and role of the pastor or priest.
In this discipline, the scientist compares the content and statements of the scriptures of different religions. An example is the treatment or description of Jesus Christ in the Bible, compared to the explanations of the Quran in Islam.
As far away from the gospel as the west is from the east
What else do the theological disciplines mentioned above have to do with the Word of God? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Except that the developments of such “spiritual lust” excesses and their listeners are not unknown to the Bible.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
1 Timothy 6:20-21
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”
Many theologians have in common that they do not believe in the word of God at all, but see themselves exclusively as “scientists on the word”. That is why they see no connection between “Bible criticism” and criticism of God’s Word. John already knew this:
2 John 1:7
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”
Another tip for such “theologians”:
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Bible verses from King James Version