Summary: There is a question that goes back to times passed and that question is does theology and Christianity mix? Let’s examine the Word of God and see what it says.
Theology and Christianity, Do They Mix?
John 1:1 Monte T. Brown
July 27, 2008 Sunday Morning
Heart O’ the Hills
There is a question that goes back to times passed and that question is does theology and Christianity mix?
Let us examine the Word of God by turning to the book of John.
If you would let us honor the Word of God by standing as we read from John 1:1.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NKJV)
Theology and Christianity, Do They Mix?
Theology is the science of God through the interpretation of religious faith, practice, or experiences.
Or putting it in layman terms, the hearing, reading, studying, and memorizing the Bible.
The Bible is a book comprised of many small books.
The Bible is a covenant for those that accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Classed into two covenants, the Old Testament and the New Testament, there are a total of 66 books, with 44 authors, and spans 1600 years from the first book being penned and the last book.
There is absolute unity and with consistent truth.
For the Bible is;
It is a book of history.
It’s a book of happenings.
It is a book that shows God at work in a redemptive history
that rings out a divine purpose.
The Bible is not a book of science; but science cannot exist
without it. It is the very foundation of the laws of nature
which science depends on.
The purpose of the Bible is to reveal God to man.
We cannot know God and deny theology.
To deny theology is to reveal ones lack of understanding of God.
Knowing the theology of God’s Holy Scriptures reveals to us that the gospel is a progressive revelation.
It is the very means of our salvation.
For In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1.
You see Jesus Christ is the Living Word.
Theology is experiencing the Living Word.
If we experience the Living Word, then we are experiencing Christ.
The scriptures reveal to us, the plight of mankind is this: We are all sinners.
Our lives are nothing more that filthy rags.
The nature of mankind is sin.
The natural man is an enemy of God and cannot understand the Bible that is they cannot interpret it.
The coming of the low is explained in regard to its objects:
Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound.
Then comes the mission of the gospel: But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, Romans 5:20.
1. First, we speak of the text as CONCERNING THE WORLD.
The object of God is sending the law into the world was: that the offense might abound.
But then comes the gospel, for: where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
First, then, in reference to the entire world, God sent the law into the world that the offense might abound.
There was sin long before Sinai smoked; long ere the mountain trembled beneath the weight of Deity, and the dread trumpet sounded exceeding loud an long, there had been transgression.
And where that law has never been heard, in heathen countries where that word has never gone forth, yet there is sin, because, though men cannot sin against the law which they have never see, yet they can all rebel against the light of nature, against the dictates of conscience, and against the traditional remembrance of right and wrong, which has followed mankind from the place where God created them.
The problem is not the lack of understanding the law or grace, but understanding the theology of God.
The theology of God reveals to us that the Holy Scriptures is the very instructions for our existence.
God is non-created and all other things are created. Man after his kind, in the likeness of God, and animals, fish, and fowls after their kind.
God created man a living soul.
Since mankind was made from the dust of the earth, mankind is related to the ground.
Mankind lives on the ground, works the ground, eats from the ground, and goes back to the ground.
This is why scientist has a hard time seeing mankind different than all creations.
Mankind did not evolve from other creatures.
The only thing that evolves is the imagination of those that do not believe nor understand God.
Mankind is created in the likeness of God.
We are composed of three elements, body, soul, and spirit.
Understanding Theology and Christianity brings us to this conclusion Christ in you the hope of glory, this is Theology and Christianity.
Where do you stand today?
Do you embrace theology or do shy away from it?
Is Christ in you?
The only hope of glory is Christ in you!