Systematic Theology (Volume 2 of 3)
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Systematic Theology (Volume 2 of 3)

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  • Part IV. The Nature, Decrees, And Works of God. (Continued)
    • Chapter IV. The Works Of God; Or The Execution Of The Decrees.
      • Section I.—Creation.
        • I. Definition Of Creation.
        • II. Proof of the Doctrine of Creation.
        • III. Theories which oppose Creation.
        • IV. The Mosaic Account of Creation.
        • V. God's End in Creation.
        • VI. Relation of the Doctrine of Creation to other Doctrines.
      • Section II.—Preservation.
        • I. Definition of Preservation.
        • II. Proof of the Doctrine of Preservation.
        • III. Theories which virtually deny the doctrine of Preservation.
        • IV. Remarks upon the Divine Concurrence.
      • Section III.—Providence.
        • I. Definition of Providence.
        • II. Proof of the Doctrine of Providence.
        • III. Theories opposing the Doctrine of Providence.
        • IV. Relations of the Doctrine of Providence.
      • Section IV.—Good And Evil Angels.
        • I. Scripture Statements and Imitations.
        • II. Objections to the Doctrine of Angels.
        • III. Practical uses of the Doctrine of Angels.
  • Part V. Anthropology, Or The Doctrine Of Man.
    • Chapter I. Preliminary.
      • I. Man a Creation of God and a Child of God.
      • II. Unity of the Human Race.
        • 1. The argument from history.
        • 2. The argument from language.
        • 3. The argument from psychology.
        • 4. The argument from physiology.
      • III. Essential Elements of Human Nature.
        • 1. The Dichotomous Theory.
        • 2. The Trichotomous Theory.
      • IV. Origin of the Soul.
        • 1. The Theory of Preëxistence.
        • 2. The Creatian Theory.
        • 3. The Traducian Theory.
      • V. The Moral Nature of Man.
        • 1. Conscience.
        • 2. Will.
    • Chapter II. The Original State Of Man.
      • I. Essentials of Man's Original State.
        • 1. Natural likeness to God, or personality.
        • 2. Moral likeness to God, or holiness.
      • II. Incidents of Man's Original State.
        • 1. Results of man's possession of the divine image.
        • 2. Concomitants of man's possession of the divine image.
    • Chapter III. Sin, Or Man's State Of Apostasy.
      • Section I.—The Law Of God.
        • I. Law in General.
        • II. The Law of God in Particular.
        • III. Relation of the Law to the Grace of God.
      • Section II.—Nature Of Sin.
        • I. Definition of Sin.
        • II. The Essential Principle of Sin.
      • Section III.—Universality Of Sin.
        • I. Every human being who has arrived at moral consciousness has committed acts, or cherished dispositions, contrary to the divine law.
        • II. Every member of the human race, without exception, possesses a corrupted nature, which is a source of actual sin, and is itself sin.
      • Section IV.—Origin Of Sin In The Personal Act Of Adam.
        • I. The Scriptural Account of the Temptation and Fall in Genesis 3:1-7.
        • II. Difficulties connected with the Fall considered as the personal Act of Adam.
        • III. Consequences of the Fall, so far as respects Adam.
      • Section V.—Imputation Of Adam's Sin To His Posterity.
        • I. Theories of Imputation.
        • II.—Objections to the Augustinian Doctrine of Imputation.
      • Section VI.—Consequences Of Sin To Adam's Posterity.
        • I. Depravity.
        • II. Guilt.
        • III. Penalty.
      • Section VII.—The Salvation Of Infants.
  • Part VI. Soteriology, Or The Doctrine Of Salvation Through The Work Of Christ And Of The Holy Spirit.
    • Chapter I. Christology, Or The Redemption Wrought By Christ.
      • Section I.—Historical Preparation For Redemption.
        • I. Negative Preparation,—in the history of the heathen world.
        • II. Positive Preparation,—in the history of Israel.
      • Section II.—The Person Of Christ.
        • I. Historical Survey of Views Respecting the Person of Christ.
        • II. The two Natures of Christ,—their Reality and Integrity.
        • III. The Union of the two Natures in one Person.
      • Section III.—The Two States Of Christ.
        • I. The State of Humiliation.
        • II. The State of Exaltation.
      • Section IV.—The Offices Of Christ.
        • I. The Prophetic Office of Christ.
        • II. The Priestly Office of Christ.
        • III. The Kingly Office of Christ.
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