Essential Doctrines of Christianity
Systematic theology is the application of God’s Word to all areas of life. It looks to establish (1) a sound foundation rooted in scripture (2) correct interpretation of scripture, and (3) practical application of scripture. Having a foundation that is rooted in scripture protects the believer from falling into doctrinal error and from being persuaded by false teaching. Doctrinal error can lead to an incorrect view of who God is and His relationship with His people. Learning how to correctly interpret scripture teaches the believer how to contextually understand scripture and avoid, and identify scriptural manipulation. Knowing how to apply scripture practically is the culmination of systematic theology, in that you learn how to apply God’s Word to all areas of your life.
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Terrell Pugh, PhDc, CPC, NCC, MS, is currently the pastor and counseling director for Arise and Live Christian Counseling. He is a current affiliate pastor with the House of David Ministries, in Orlando, FL and previously served as pastor of Nehemiah Teaching Ministries. As an ordained pastor since 2006, he has taught in the areas of Christian Studies (systematic theology), Spiritual Enrichment, and Ministry Training. He has also co-authored the book God’s Design for Marriage and The Absolute Best Marriage Ever: Biblical Truths, Principles, & Prayers.
As a counselor, Terrell believes in the Sufficiency of Scripture for all of man's problems and concerns. Terrell is also a Certified Pastoral Counselor, working with those in the areas of anger management, substance abuse counseling, and various forms of depression and anxiety.
Terrell also holds a Master's degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and is currently completing a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology.
As a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Terrell holds a master’s degree in counseling, and has met requirements for coursework, supervision, and clinical practice hours.