Angels in the Bible: What Do We Actually Know About Them?
For centuries, artists have portrayed angels as beautiful humans with wings and glowing light, complete with halos, harps, and flowing white gowns (or perfectly sculpted bodies). But is that really what angels look like? Angels have inspired all sorts of imaginative stories and depictions, but what’s left when we separate fact from fiction? In order to know the truth, we have to ask, what does the Bible say about angels?
Wayne Grudem: “The Bible is enough.”
Is the Bible enough for knowing what God wants us to believe and what he wants us to do?
The sufficiency of Scripture means that:
it contains all the words of God he intended his people to have in each stage of redemptive history, and it now contains everything we need God to tell us for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly.
Scripture contains everything we need for salvation.
In 2 Timothy 3:15, Paul says that Scripture is “able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
Paul goes on to write about Scripture containing everything we need to live the Christian life. Paul goes on to…
Wayne Grudem: “Why I Wrote Systematic Theology,” Plus a New Online Course
When I first started teaching classes in Systematic Theology I found it difficult to find a book that would:
have clarity enough so that first year students could understand it; have application to people’s life so they could see the usefulness of doctrine; and quote Bible verses extensively because I was convinced that it was the words of scripture that are God’s very words and they change our minds and hearts more powerfully than any other merely human words.
That led me to write a book on systematic theology which included those features. Introducing a new online course
Now, in connection with the book, we have created an online course covering all 57 chapters.
My Systematic Theology online course includes the first half of a set of 57 10-minute lectures in which I introduce and give an overview…