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


  1. The ironic thing is...everyone has a doctrine of God, everyone is a theologian. (even the arrogant atheist)
    The people who use that "Don't give me doctrine just give me Jesus" routine are usually lazy theologians. There are liberal theologians, rebellious theologians, self-centered theologians, apathetic, mean-spirited, spiritually dead, cultic, dishonest, etc. etc. etc.
    We Christians need to make sure our theology is Biblical, as well as our attitude and spirit.

    Great start, Aaron! Keep up the God work!

  2. Thanks for the compliment, I'll have to return the compliment. Your cartoon blog has been both humorous and edifying, and was influential in steering me towards reformed theology.

    GOD bless

  3. Wow, brother! You just made my day!...wait, make that "my year"!

  4. New follower who likes what you have to say. I agree that everyone is a theologian. Some have yet to discover that. :o)

    Looking forward to reading your posts and seeing your perspective. Happy Sunday! :o)

  5. Happy Sunday to you too, hoping all are edified and Christ is magnified through this blog.