“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” -2 Timothy 3:16-17
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The study of theology teaches us the foundation for why any knowledge is possible. In his 1828 dictionary, Noah Webster defines theology as “the science which teaches the existence, character and attributes of God, his laws and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice.” In studying theology, we gain a knowledge of the truth that makes any kind of education possible. Truth is “what is” or that which corresponds to reality. Without an absolute standard, truth isn’t truth. If there is no absolute truth (which is in itself an absolute truth claim), any kind of education is ultimately useless because education is founded upon the idea that there are absolutes that govern creation. However, as demonstrated above, there is such a thing as absolute truth, and this requires a truth Giver who is outside of creation. God is that truth giver! In John 18, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” As believers, knowing Who the source of truth is makes it necessary for us to study more about the Source of truth. The study of theology helps us to learn more about the foundation for why any knowledge or education has value at all.