An Introduction to Systematic Theology (GBCWMM-JG-005)

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An Introduction to Systematic Theology


Paterology: The Study of God the Father In All of His Attributes

Pastor Jesse Gistand
 GBC Weekly Men’s Meetings
Saturday – 02/28/2009
32 min | Matthew 23:1-9

Matthew 23:1-9 “Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay [them] on men’s shoulders; but they [themselves] will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

Comment: This is the fifth available study in a series on systematic theology; this one addresses the matter of Paterology (Theology Proper) in light of the preeminence of the Father in Heaven. I love the warnings contained herein against pride, legalism, and self-righteousness — they are truly needful for me. Moreover, it is a blessing to see God, particularly God the Father, put forth so zealously as the first cause and absolute sovereign of all things. These are but nuggets, the recording ends before Brother Jesse really begins. Nonetheless, what is packed into these relatively few words has much weight and value.


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