Luginbill Theology Study of God

Luginbill – The Theology of God

Dr. Luginbill’s work, The Theology of God, treats basically the essence of God and the Persons of the Trinity. Although he only deals with these two issues technically, I have included a lot of appendices which come from emails he received and answered.

The Theology of God

The Theology of God
By Dr. Bill Luginbill

Dr. Luginbill’s work, The Theology of God, treats basically the essence of God and the Persons of the Trinity. Although he only deals with these two issues technically, I have included a lot of appendices which come from emails he received and answered.

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Table of Contents of Luginbill’s The Theology of God

I. The Essence of God:  Nature and Characteristics
A. Infinity
1. God is Spiritual
2. God is Eternal
3. God is Immeasurable
4. God is Unique
5. God is Omnipotent
6. God is Omniscient
7. God is Omnipresent
B. Perfection
1. God is Good
2. God is Holy
3. God is Faithful and True
4. God is Sovereign
5. God is Love
6. God is Just
7. God is Life
II. The Persons of God: the Trinity
A. Definition of the Trinity:  One in Essence; Three in Person
1. God is one in essence
but that does not mean that only one person of the Trinity is Deity.
a, The Father is God
b. The Son is God
c. The Holy Spirit is God
2. God is one in essence
a. The Father is a unique person in His own right (for He is distinct from the Son)
b. The Son is a unique person in His own right (for He is distinct from the Father)
c. The Holy Spirit is a unique person in His own right (for He acts as a distinct person)
3. God is three in person, but that does not mean that there is any inferiority or disparity of status, activity or substance between the members of the Trinity (as would inevitably be the case in any human association):
a. They all possess a full and equal share of the status of deity.
b. They all possess a ful and equal share of the eternal function of deity.
c. They all possess a full and equal share of the substance of deity.
4. God is three in person, but that does not mean that the Trinity is composed of three (or more) different “gods.
a. The Father is revealed to be uniquely God.
b. The Son and the Father are revealed to be uniquely God.
c. The Holy Spirit and the Son and the Father are revealed to be uniquely God.
B. The Trinity in the Bible
1. Introduction
a. All three members of the Trinity are divine persons.
b. All three members of the Trinity are unique persons.
c. All three members of the Trinity have coequal and coeternal essence.
d. All three members of the Trinity share the same divine essence.
2. Illustrating the Trinity
3. Roles of the Trinity in the Plan of God

d) Trinity Roles Explained
1.) The Plan of God
2.) Creation of the World
3.) Revelation of the Word.
4.) Christ’s First Advent
5.) The Victory of Salvation
6.) Reconciliation of the Believer
7.) Regeneration of the Believer
8.) Walk of the Believer
9.) Virtues of the Believer
10.) Spiritual Gifts of the Believer
11. Prayers of the Believer
C. The Trinity in the Old Testament
1. Introduction
2. The Messiah pre-figured in the Old Testament
a.) Blood Sacrifice
b.) Prophecy
3. Appearances of CHrist in the Old Testament
a.) Definition of Theophany and Christophany
b.) Invisibility of the Father
c.) Inaccessibility of the Father apart from Christ.
d.) Dignity of the Father
e.) The Visibility, Accessibility and Humility of the Son
f.) Cases of Christophany in the Old Testament
(1) Introduction
(2) The Angel of the Exodus
(3) The Angel of the Lord elsewhere
III. Appendices
Note: Bill Luginbill’s website has links to questions and answers about the doctrine of God and I have included these as appendices.
A. Changing the Name of God
B. Trinity in Scriptures
C. What does “the Word was with God” mean in John 1:1-27?
D. The Hebrew word for ‘one’ (echadh) and the uniqueness of God.
E. Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Christophany Gen 3:8).
F. The Trinity in Isaiah 63:10-15
G. The One True God and the Trinity in the Old Testament
H. Christophany in the Exodus.
I. The Essence of God and Deity of Christ
J. Explaining and Defending the Trinity and the Person of Christ. I
K. Explaining and Defending the Trinity and the Person of Christ. II
L. Apologetics and the Trinity
M. Questioning the Trinity

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