BFTBC – Theology Class #5 – Theology Proper – The Fact and Nature of God

BFTBC – Theology Class #5 – Theology Proper – The Fact and Nature of God

Theology Class of the Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Elemental Theology: An Introductory Survey of Conservative Doctrine by Emery H. Bancroft

Pastor D. A. Waite
Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108


“Life may be regarded as the form of existence, spoken of as the animate as distinguished from the inanimate, embracing a force (principle) and condition, the force of which is determining factor of all relations caused and sustained, both internal and external, the condition of which is that constituted by these relations, so caused and sustained” (Bancroft 46).

“‘Science, as yet, is unable to dispense with the idea of the principle of life’” (Bancroft 46).

“The two factors of life in general, force and condition, when used of God, then are to be regarded as possessed by Him to an infinite degree” (Bancroft 47).

Doctrinal Statement: By the sharp distinctions drawn in the Scriptures between the gods of the heathen and the true God, the fact of life as a divine attribute is clearly shown. Israel’s God, unlike the gods of the nations, hears, sees, feels, acts and therefore is a living Being (Bancroft 48).

“God is more than a condition of being, like space or time. He is an agent, an actor, a living being and spirit life” (Bancroft 48).

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