Introduction to Theology
By Dr. W.R. Downing
This book provides a short introduction to the study of theology which gives the student an orderly presentation of the entire theological spectrum.
“Hold fast the form of sound words….the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also…. Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose…. Through faith we understand…” —Apostle Paul
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever, Amen.”
“My heart, I give you, O Lord, promptly and sincerely.”
“A man’s religion is never better than his theology. Therefore, seeing that theology is vital, determining, and regulative, it must be sought with utmost care and received by earnest prayer.”
“To be either true or useful, theology must be a passion.”
—A. H. Strong
“Theology determines morality. One must be a theologian to worship scripturally, pray aright and serve consistently.”
—W. R. Downing
“Ultimately, everything is disciplined by Theology.”
—Pastor Tom Lyon
DR. W. R. DOWNING, PhD, DD, was a Baptist preacher for 58 years. During that time, he pastored six churches and taught at several theological institutions. He is still active in the ministry by the grace of God.