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A Post for Pondering

How Christocentric is your theology?

Let me put it another way, as it was put to me. A godly man summed up C.S. Lewis’ words in saying that if truth were a thing then one could understand the aquisition of it, but when truth is a Person it’s an entirely different thing. So the question isn’t can you take your theological package and show how you can place Jesus at the center of it. I’m asking you if the truth you claim to hold to more an abstract system you give assent to, so that you can say you have grasped biblical truth? Of is it a living relationship with The Truth – Jesus the Messiah?   As Christocentric as you may think the particular theological banner you fly is, if it’s merely cerebral it’s not Christocentric.

The same target from a different angle: When you say you are pursuing truth, what is it that you picture: discovering a list of theological ideas to which you can sign your name at the bottom, or sitting at the feet of Jesus?

 

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By THIS shall all men know…

The thing that Jesus said would boldly declare to the world that we are His disciples is not the fighting we have among ourselves over petty issues such as Bible translation and musical style, nor is it by separating over the finer points of one’s definition of election. Rather, our LORD said that the defining factor that the world will see and know that we are followers of Jesus is the love that we have one for another.

Johnny Hunt has some encouraging words, in my opinion, and I would like to share them with you. There are two issues he mentions and I intend to address the second one on this coming Monday. The one I want to emphasize today is one that has been on my mind lately – Calvinism vs. Arminianism/non-Calvinism. Can we still be friends, and work together in kingdom work? And if we can, should we? Of, Must we continue to argue over election? I believe that the answer to questions 1 and 2 is “yes”, and the answer to 3 is “No”. Not saying we cant have our discussions among each other and lovingly listen to the other side, being willing to change if convinced by Scripture; but to name the opposing view “heretical”, I’m just not sure that’s warranted.
What say you?


 

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