Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Theology Matters

Theology matters. I say that because so many people seem to think it is unimportant, when in fact it is extremely important. Too often professing Christians say, "Don't give me doctrine just give me Jesus." But the minute you say something about Jesus, what He did or what He commands us to do, you are speaking theology. Before I go on, let me explain what theology is, it is the knowledge of God. It is what we think/believe about God, who He is and what He has done.
  • Theology is important because it is either true or false and thus either pleasing to God or displeasing(sinful) to God and sin merits God's wrath.
  • Theology is important because it has practical implications. If I believe God is displeased with stealing then I will not steal. If I believe that salvation is found only in Jesus and not in Hinduism, Islam, etc. I am going to Christ for salvation and going to point people to Christ, not to Mohamed, Buddha, or Oprah. I could go on with the practical implications.
This has not been exhaustive by any means, but I think it gets at the issue(s) as to why theology is important. I hope it was understandable and glorifying to God. If you have any questions ask! =)

In Christ, Aaron

Post Number One

This is my first post, as you can tell. First a bit about myself: my name is Aaron, I'm 19, a college student, farmer, hunter, brother, son and most importantly a Christian. I'm going to use this blog to talk about various topics such as theology, agriculture, politics, hydraulics, music,  and whatever else may cross my mind.