September 20, 2016 at 12:04
Amen! That really is a good statement. 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 12:05
It was…OKRickety captured something with that one for sure IB.
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September 20, 2016 at 15:32
Knowing the Word and doing it is vastly different…………and a lot harder. 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 15:47
It sure is Sue
September 20, 2016 at 16:46
Brother Wally, this is brother “stick-in-the-mud.” 🙂 I truly appreciate the sentiment of this post but it also seems to me that the evangelical church is so dismissive of theology/doctrine these days in favor of religious feelings, emotions, and experiences that a little emphasis on right theology might be a good thing. After all, how much theology is preached at Lakewood Church in Houston? This isn’t a criticism of your post, which I agree with. Being a published theologian won’t save anyone. And the Lord expects us to be doers and not just hearers/readers. But the pendulum has swung so far over to the feelings/emotion side in the church that theology/doctrine already gets a “thumbs down” from a large number of evangelicals.
September 20, 2016 at 17:07
Well, Tom, you are my favorite stick in the mud LOL.
Actually, I totally agree with what you have said. Not only is correct doctrine very important here and now, but I believe we will be evaluated and rewarded..or not..for our diligence and correctness.
So, yep I agree 100 percent and am really glad you added that, as I hoped somebody would. I am fishing here sometime, for real.
I also know that some of the people I love and serve with remain convinced that if they know enough proper doctrine and send enough money to missionaries, that they honestly think they have achieved some high level of spirituality. In some extreme cases I have seen those who are almost legalistic with their doctrinal beliefs on secondary issues.
Example. We have our own church camp. Only our preachers are allowed to preach. In fact, we won’t allow other associations or denomination to ever occupy one or our pulpits. I support that ten thousand percent. One year, some Southern Baptist kids and their adults wanted to come to our camp. Now, to us, SBC folks are raging liberals LOL. I swear. There were some who opposed even letting this church attend our camp at all because they might water down our doctrine.
I had just been saved at the time, but as questioned some of the dissenters why, if we thought they believed wrong, they could not come hear the truth. One of those preachers has not said a word to me since, going on 9 years now.
So, I agree with what you have said, and thanks for it my brother
September 20, 2016 at 17:20
Thanks, Wally. Once again, you and I are on the same page! What color socks did you wear this morning? 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 17:26
Um..white athletic socks, since I wear work boots LOL. I bet you wore dress socks you heretic.
September 20, 2016 at 17:36
LOL! Athletic socks? Oy vey! Yes, I actually wore TAN dress socks, which I think is a fine statement of servant humbleness. Well, so much for “unity” [sigh] or can we chalk it up to secondary differences?
September 20, 2016 at 17:59
Sure, why not LOL
September 20, 2016 at 17:43
I’m still scratchy my head with this one. Maybe becasue I just woke up from a nap.
September 20, 2016 at 18:03
Wake up, Don and join the fun lol
September 21, 2016 at 13:26
Amen. The two are distinct. However if done right true Biblical knowledge should fuel holiness!
September 21, 2016 at 14:53
I totally and completely agree! Sadly, some seem to think extensive theological knowledge makes them inherently more spiritual. It’s not the knowledge; it’s the fruit.
September 21, 2016 at 15:32
Amen! Hope you are hanging in there with your work!
September 21, 2016 at 15:34
I am thanks brother
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