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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 23:35; Lamentations 1:9; Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 20:2-5;


The influence of mechanistic, materialistic science, through Evolutionism, has in recent centuries shaped men's theories regarding the origin and development of the religions of mankind. Since the universe was conceived to be the direct result of vast eras of development by a simple process of cause and effect, it had to follow that religion was also an outgrowth of the same lines of cause and effect. Deistic speculation, indeed, made God the primal cause of this development, insofar as he set the universe in motion, leaving it to evolve in its own way, but Deism thought of religion as being merely a part of the natural process of the evolution of the universe.

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