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Introduction to Old Testament Theology; God & Glory (The Study of God #5)

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Today's passage of Scripture is John 1:10-12 which reads: "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"

Today's words from a theologian are from William Barclay. He said: "The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way."

Our topic for today is titled "Introduction to Old Testament Theology" from "The Moody Handbook of Theology" by Dr. Paul Enns.

The Study of Old Testament theology is a complex task. There is no unanimity among Old Testament scholars on which approach to take. The discussion under "Methodology of Old Testament Theology" will introduce the reader to the varying approaches that are taken. It is possible to study the Old Testament under the topics of God, sin, salvation, and so forth, but that is limiting inasmuch as it is little more than a systematic theology of the Old Testament. Because of the span of time involved it is profitable to study the Old Testament dealing with the differing eras it records in which God has revealed Himself. Within that framework it is possible to study the major doctrines within each era—which is helpful, but it fails to tie the study together. It is also possible to see a common theme in the different eras as does Kaiser in his helpful work. This is important in seeing a unity in Old Testament theology...

Our second topic for today is titled "God and Glory" from the book, Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day" by Dr. Daryl Aaron, a professor of biblical and theological studies at Northwestern College. He writes: