What is Theology?
Definition of Theology
Theology comes from two Greek words: theo and logos. Theo is the Greek word for God, and logos means study, or logic. Theology literally means “God study,” or the “Study of God.”
Since we believe that the God of the Bible is the one true God, and that Jesus is the one way to God, real theology is actually the study of Christianity. Each person who has learned things about the one true God and about Jesus is in fact a theologian. If you’re a Christian, you’re a theologian. That doesn’t mean you have to have studied Calvinism, Dispensationalism, or Eschatology. What it does mean is that you have knowledge (logos) about God (theo), and God has called you to learn more about Him through His Word. Keep studying, and continually grow in your knowledge of Him.
Scripture for Reference
But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God and the everlasting King. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation. Jeremiah 10:10
And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12