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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

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Hebrews 13:17; Matthew 16:26; Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 2:24; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 20:7; 2 Peter 2:5; Jeremiah 30:2; Exodus 3:1-4; 1 Samuel 3:1-20; 2 Kings 17:13; Ezekiel 3:17; Jeremiah 2:8; Isaiah 61:1; Luke 24:44; Jeremiah 33:21; Numbers 18:5; Leviticus 10:11; Exodus 28:30; Malachi 2:7; Deuteronomy 24:8; Nehemiah 8:2-3; Leviticus 21:17-21; Malachi 4:5; Matthew 11:13-14; John 1:29; Jeremiah 3:14-15; Hebrews 12:22-23; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28; John 15:16; Matthew 10:1, 5;


Why could Paul tell Timothy, "If a man desire the office of a bishop he desireth a good work"? There must be a very good reason why he mentions this office as especially desirable in preference to other honorable vocations. Indeed, he did have a good reason, for Paul is not here voicing his own personal opinion, but he is writing what the Holy Spirit prompted him to say. It is God himself who is here speaking. It is He who shows us in in His Word why this office is of such great value and consequently to be desired.

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