Saturday, February 23, 2013

Theology Is A Life And Death Issue

What we believe dictates what we do. Ideas have consequences, whether good or ill. 

If we didn't have a Trinitarian Eternal God, all forms of governmental systems would be askew. We would either have Pantheism leading to anarchy or we would have a top-down centralized government (with a false god like Allah). Trinitarian covenantal Christianity creates forms of government that have limited powers. 

We don't view marriage or family as an end in and of itself, but as means to build and advance Christ's kingdom. For instance, we don't idolize the patriarch, but his position is given and limited by God. God's law regulates marriage. In the trinity the Father begat the Son and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, eternally. In the family, the father, mother and children are equal in value, but have differing roles and responsibilities. With trinitarian thinking we have the one and the many, order and diversity, brought together by God's Word.

Theology is vital.

Christianity today has abandoned the Law of God. It has embraced humanism, man's law. It therefore has no basis to combat the "emergent church" or Sharia law. Rather than preach that God will covenantally judge all rulers, nations, and peoples that refuse to bow the knee to King Jesus, they embrace humanism. Not only has the Church not fought the battle against evolution it has embraced evolution, to the point that in Christian universities there are more pro-evolution Religion dept. heads than science dept. heads. Christians for the most part send their children as "missionaries" to be educated by the Romans and are surprised that they come back apostates, committed to serving the State.  Muslims have an optimistic view of the future, believing that their (false) religion will convert the whole world. We serve the Living God who is "reconciling the world to Himself." He is the King to whom all Kings must bow. We must embrace this and be more optimistic than the followers of a false god. 

"For He must reign until He has put all 
His enemies under His feet." (1 Cor. 15:25)

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