Week 6 - Week 6 ASSIGNMENTS Due Sunday 3 Replies Overview But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus who became God-given wisdom for usour

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Week 6 ASSIGNMENTS: Due Sunday: 3 Replies Overview: But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord. 1 Cor. 1:30 (HCSB) This week, you will study Dogmatic Theology and the differing theological systems such as Calvinistic Theology, Arminian Theology, Covenant Theology, Dispensational Theology, and Dogmatic Roman Catholic Theology. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to: Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to: Identify the major theological systems noted in dogmatic theology. Recognize the major theological positions of each doctrinal system. Identify some of the leading theologians and doctrinal traditions in the history of the church. Video: Presentation: Introduction to Dogmatic Theology Textbook Readings: Enns: chs. 32 - 37 Topic: Historical Theology Your replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday. After reading Enns' section on "Reformation Soteriology," critique and evaluate his assessment of Calvinism (Reformed) and Arminianism on the select topics of atonement and faith and works (Enns, ch. 30). Would your church denomination be in agreement with the Reformed or Arminian or some modified position? Juan- The reformation soteriology by Calvin discusses that salvation is by grace and grace alone, this doctrine states that because God is sovereign, all events that transpire have been ordained by Him. (Enns 2014, 483) The Armenian point of view views the death of Christ as non-equivalent when it comes to substituting penalty for sin, but rather sees it only as a substitute. When we look to the Bible we can clearly see that Christ is the full, complete atonement for sin. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2) As we study faith and works, a couple of verses come to mind, these verses are imperative when it comes to doctrine and theology. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:8-10) verse eight becomes part of the Calvinistic view which states we are saved by grace and grace alone. The Lutheran view is very similar in that verse nine of chapter two of Ephesians demonstrates salvation is a gift from God, not something we can acquire or earn with deeds thus rendering penance, indulgences and human merit unnecessary for salvation. Verse ten of chapter two in Ephesians outlines the Calvinistic doctrine for predestination. While election to salvation is entirely of God’s grace, reprobation is just because it is due to sin and guilt. Predestination we call the eternal decree of God, by which she has determined in himself in the destiny of every man.The Body of Christ I belong to has a solid doctrine that supports the reformation soteriology of a Calvinistic and Lutheran outlook. Although both perspectives appear acutely similar, I tend to lean more toward the Calvinistic doctrine of salvation. According to Calvin,

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