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So, what’s all this about?

There are various reasons for blogging:

  1. As Pastor I have wanted my own church (Ely Baptist Church, Cardiff) to geta good grounding in Scripture.  We have used Acts 2.42 (NKJV) ‘And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.’  as our motto.  I believe that this should also be the motto of every Christian, so…
  2. I am aware that there are millions of Christians that do not have a solid foundation other than the faith they have found in Jesus Christ.  It is time to build upon that foundation!  This site hopes to be the catalyst for Christians to gain understanding and knowledge and wisdom.
  3. I am also concerned about the state of theology and doctrine in the UK and USA.  I want to defend the faith and teach others to do so too.  There are various Scriptures which seem relevant: 2 Timothy 4:3 (NKJV) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers.’ and Titus 2:1 (NKJV) ‘But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine.’
  4. I also want to address contemporary issues whether a TV Programme, news item, Website etc – this gives me the freedom to add whatever I want but with the proviso of it being a Christian response!!!

So, this is not quite the dumping ground of all my thoughts…not quite…

 

Whirling Thoughts

Well, they have to go somewhere!

 

I hope to set out the following:

Engage with Scripture

Engage with doctrine

Engage with the world

Going Through the Bible

Systematic Doctrine

Apologetics, giving an answer

Because I am already in the process of putting together a Systematic Theology to teach, this forum is where I will gradually add quotes from various theologians, pastors, etc.  Each topic will be dealt with in Bite-Size Theology videos and two types of papers: an Overview of a Topic and an In-Depth Study.  Each paper will have life-questions so that we can relate theology and doctrine to the real world.

I am also open to other authors adding to this blog if you have a reasonably academic and biblical approach to a subject.

I don’t like labels concerning where I stand theologically because they are too constraining.  There is not one system that is wholly biblical or wholly true.  There are issues with all of them!  I am, in part, Reformed and Arminian(!), Evangelical and Liberal.  However: The Bible is my ultimate authority in all doctrine and theology, not just in faith and practice but in allsuch things that it speaks of.  And there will be more on that later…(on another page!)

Because no system, including my own, will be wholly biblical or wholly true, for to err is human, it is quite obvious that none of us know everything and there should be no doubt that Ihave got some things wrong.  There is no room for intellectual pride for what we have has been given by God – and the thing with pride is that it leads to a ….

This is not the same as some of my post-modern friends would think.  There is objective truth and it is unchanging no matter whose viewpoint it is.  And there will be more on this in another post too!

There are ways that you can support this endeavour whether in authoring an article or with a donation.  Just follow the links.

And, Welcome to this Site!

Rev. Ian Thomas

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