Systematic Theology: God and Scripture

Learn how the truths of Scripture relate to each other in perfect harmony. This eye-opening series of courses addresses a myriad of questions about God, the Trinity, the origin and authority of the Bible, God, the Trinity, man, sin, salvation, revelation, miracles, the church, the end times, and more. This first course focuses on God and the Bible.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

The background of the word "theology" is rather simple and points out the importance of its study. The word comes from two Greek words, theos and logos, meaning “God” and “word” correspondingly. Thus, theology attempts to come to a coherent understanding of the knowledge of God. Theology informed the natural sciences with answers to the ultimate questions of being, while the natural sciences informed theologians of the glories of God revealed in the stars, the oceans, and the human body. But there came a time when man’s desire for autonomy confounded this mutually beneficial relationship. From the Enlightenment onward, theology, far from being simply demoted to a handmaiden, became an outcast, a crazy aunt hidden in the basement of academia.

This first course is but an introduction to the field of systematic theology. And it is no substitute for knowing personally the God for whose glory these lectures and this study guide were created. This course provides an overview of Systematic Theology, as R.C. Sproul shows that the truths of Scripture relate to each other in perfect harmony.

An optional book Essential Truths of the Christian Faith can be purchased from the Ligonier Store here to enhance the learning experience.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to Systematic Theology: God and Scripture

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY

    • Lesson 1: What is Theology?

      • watch What is Theology?
    • Lesson 2: Scope and Purpose of Theology

      • watch Scope and Purpose of Theology
    • Lesson 3: General Revelation and Natural Theology

      • watch General Revelation and Natural Theology
      • read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
  • DOCTRINE OF SCRIPTURE

    • Lesson 4: Special Revelation

      • watch Special Revelation
      • read Chapter 4 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 5: Inspiration and Authority of Scripture

      • watch Inspiration and Authority of Scripture
      • read Chapters 5 and 6 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 6: Infallibility and Inerrancy

      • watch Infallibility and Inerrancy
    • Lesson 7: Canonicity

      • watch Canonicity
      • read Chapter 7 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 8: Scripture and Authority

      • watch Scripture and Authority
      • read Chapters 8 and 9 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
  • DOCTRINE OF GOD

    • Lesson 9: Knowledge of God

      • watch Knowledge of God
      • read Chapter 44 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 10: One in Essence

      • watch One in Essence
      • read Chapter 10 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 11: Three in Person

      • watch Three in Person
      • read Chapter 11 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 12: Incommunicable Attributes

      • watch Incommunicable Attributes
      • read Chapters 12-18 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 13: Communicable Attributes

      • watch Communicable Attributes
    • Lesson 14: The Will of God

      • watch The Will of God
      • read Chapter 22 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
    • Lesson 15: Providence

      • watch Providence
      • read Chapter 20 from “The Essential Truths of the Christian Faith”
  • FINAL ASSESSMENT

    • Final Assessment

      • Take Final Assessment