Theology: A Parochial Study of Irrelevant Ideas

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The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. –Brennan Manning

If you’ve ever ventured any time outside of the four walls of your home or spent time on the Internet, you will, sooner or later, run into “Christians” whose behaviour and doctrinal positions make you cringe. In the United States, a love of ease, a seeming apathy and a growing disinterest in the things of God has replaced sound theology and paved the way for a host of heretics, false prophets, and do-good Christians. Additionally, the Internet makes it easy for fanatical Christians and those with no or very little theological training to draw adherents to their motivational and heretical “truths.” Proving once again, “It is easier to fall for anything than to stand for something.”

Theology: Understanding What We’re Leaning On

Robert Velarde in his article, Why Study God? writes, “Does theology matter? It matters a great deal. Knowing the truth about who God is, who Christ is, and how we can be saved and reconciled with God is not only important, but also eternally relevant and significant.”

Being intelligent about your beliefs is not a bad thing. In his faith and doubt series, Dr. John Snyder stated, “An intellectual grasp of faith is not ‘leaning on our own understanding,’ but, rather, it is understanding what we’re leaning on.” Theology, once upon a time, and in a faraway land, was considered the Queen of the Sciences…


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