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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

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John 1:14; Genesis 1:20; Genesis 1:24; Isaiah 42:1; Judges 8:3; John 10:11; Acts 1:42; Matthew 10:28; Luke 8:55, 46, 23; Genesis 2:7; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Job 34:14-15; Psalm 73:26; Psalm 84:5; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Ephesians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 7:34; 2 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Timothy 7:1; James 3:26; Job 27:3; Job 13:14; Ecclesiastes 12:7; John 19:30; Luke 23:46; John 10:30; Acts 7:59; Hebrews 12:23; Hebrews 12:9; Matthew 8:29; Genesis 1:20; Luke 23:43; Psalm 104:29;


It was therefore as a consequence of this controversy that the latent heretical tendencies of the trichotomous doctrine were for the first time fully discovered, and dichotomy was urged by the Church not only as true doctrine, but also as the antidote for this specific heresy. Especially has dichotomy been championed by the Western Church, whose teachers have been, as a rule, advocates of the two element view. This is true also of Luther and the older dogmaticians. While the question is today scarcely a burning issue, yet it seems still to have champions for each side.

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