Salutations. This article piggybacks a bit off of my previous two about doctrine. You can check them out here and here. In those articles, I made an argument that as Christians, we live in a culture focused around ‘petty theologies’ instead of holy living. I illustrate the critical, core theologies we must have, and how the Bible steers us not to have perfect theology, but implores us to walk a holy life filled with love. Today, I focus on that topic.
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Recently, I have spent time thinking on the argument some have used to get me to join a traditional church. The argument goes that if I do not meet in an established church, that I do not come under the protective authority of leadership. As such, the chances I will wonder astray or fall into heresy increase significantly.
After listening to a couple of books from C.S. Lewis, I moved onto another Christian author. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich provides yet another look into a sharp mind from our rich, Christian heritage. To my friends who believe that Christians, as a whole, simple accept the tenants of Christian faith, and most other aspects of life on simple faith, well, I encourage you to read about these two men. Just like atheists, Mormons, Muslims, and others faiths, you can find plenty of people who simple accept what they hear, and a few who have thought over their viewpoints (as well as the opposing points) very thoroughly.
Before I dive into this topic, just a quick update. I’m super busy with work and college right now, so my updates here and on Twitter will continue to be a wee sparse. Expect to see few videos from me on YouTube, if any, for a while!
You know, it never ceases to amaze me just how hard people will work to ignore inconvenient truths. Inconvenient truths are those things you suspect or know, but do everything you can not to think on them because they would cause you great inconvenience. (more…)
Matthew 20:25-28 – But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (more…)
Eph 2.8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.