Thursday, October 28, 2010

Theology and relationship

“Christianity isn’t a religion; it’s a relationship.”

That’s fine. But make sure it really is a relationship. Here’s what I mean:

This phrase is sometimes used to avoid talking about theology & doctrines, or to imply that theology & doctrine is not worth the time spent on it. But, theology & doctrines are basically man’s pursuit of knowing God more. If you don’t know anything about a person, can you really know a person?

If I say I love someone with all my heart, yet I can’t describe this person with anything less general than “wonderful” or “awesome”—or I don’t even know any of that person’s nicknames—what kind of loving friend am I?

1 comment:

da_baum said...

Not to mention the Bible itself calls Christianity (real Christianity, not the Americanized kind...) the only true religion...
"Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world."-James 1:26-27