The Biblical Theology Seminar is a concise theological overview designed to equip the Church in righteousness and perseverance as we approach the end of this age. In these six sessions, teacher John Harrigan contrasts the biblical worldview and western worldview, clarifies the nature of truth, and gives scriptural support for the gospel of the Messiah, the resurrection, and His future kingdom.

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Posted on December 23, 2011

In this teaching for Session 1 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan outlines the three-fold nature of truth - truth of heart, truth of mind, and truth of lifestyle.

The judgment of the Day of the LORD is first an evaluation of the heart based on the standard of the cross of Christ. In this light, we must guard against hypocrisy and a lifestyle like the Pharisees.

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Posted on December 23, 2011

A worldview is the way we look at the world, how we interpret the events that happen within the world, and what our function in the world is. Modern Western Christians have a worldview that is significantly different from the worldview described in the Bible and understood by the biblical authors.

In this session, John Harrigan walks through Genesis 1 and describes the worldview of the Bible, comparing and contrasting it to the modern Western worldview based on Greek philosophy.

Because one's worldview affects the way scripture is interpreted, this session is highly...

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Posted on December 23, 2011

Modern Western Christian theology has developed in tandem with the Western worldview, which incorrectly divides existence into two distinct realms - "natural" and "supernatural". Because of this unbiblical dichotomy, two streams of thought have developed regarding salvation and sovereignty - that God is "saving souls for an ethereal heaven" (float on a cloud and play a harp), and/or God is attempting to regain dominion over the world through the church (transforming society and taking dominion).

In session 3 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan teaches on the...

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Posted on December 23, 2011

In modernity, "Christ" has been used as an expletive. Christians often perceive it simply as Jesus' "last name". However, a right understanding of "the Christ" is rooted in Genesis 3:15 and the promise of the "seed". The Messiah is one who would restore humanity's relationship to God and restore creation to its original perfection.

Further developments of this anointed deliverer would be seen through the Abrahamic and Davidic covenants.

The surprise to the Jewish people, however, would be that the Christ must suffer before entering into His glory.

In this...

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The resurrection of the body is a doctrine held by the normal churchgoer in the West, but is mostly retained in rhetoric and not believed with unyielding certainty as it was in the early church. Most believe in a resurrection, but believe in an ethereal, "heavenward" resurrection where we will play a harp on a cloud in a never-ending worship service.

The resurrection of the body and the restoration of the earth to its original glory is the hope of every believer. The Holy Spirit is the "down payment" of our resurrection and testifies to the coming Day through signs, wonders, and...

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Jesus said that the "gospel of the kingdom" would be preached before the end of the age (Matthew 24:14), but in the West, "the kingdom" is ambiguous, spiritual, "supernatural", and "invading".

Most modern believers base their understanding of "the kingdom" on an unbiblical worldview, dichotomizing "natural" and "supernatural". However, the scriptures speak clearly of "the kingdom of God" being the hope, anchor, and reward of the righteous.

In Session 6 of the Biblical Theology Seminar, John Harrigan brings clarity to the confusion that an unbiblical worldview has...