An Evangelical Orthodox Guide to Christian Theology, by Gary Ray Branscome
need theology. Though we often hear "I
just have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ" we need to know who
Jesus is, what He has done for us, and what He would have us do. For that, along with all of the other issues
that these questions raise--plus, the need to protect ourselves from the many
false beliefs that could lead us astray--we need theology.
Branscome here has performed the valuable task of connecting theology back to
the Word of God. Or, perhaps better
said, of drawing out the theology taught by the Bible.
the title of this book is An Evangelical Orthodox Guide to Christian
Theology. The book is "evangelical," in the sense of the early Reformers who were called by that name, being focused
on the "evangel," the gospel of salvation through faith in the work of Jesus
Christ. It is "orthodox," in the sense
of upholding the right doctrine of the historic church as set forth in the
Bible. And it is a "guide," in the sense
of leading the reader into the depths of God's revelation.