Will Theology Kill My Faith?

14 Mar

Insightful clip regarding the study  of theology. Can it be harmful to ones spiritual walk with Christ? Yes, if performed outside the context of relational and worshipful pursuit. However, since scripture implores us to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, spiritual growth development can only take place in heart of a desire to know Christ more deeply through the discipline of study. My professor in bible college said it like this,”Truth correctly understood will always lead to Worship.”

Which reminds me to say, thank You brother Carroll Thompson. You not only shaped the spiritual affections of my life, but you were absolutely right!



Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Will Theology Kill My Faith?

  1. Darren

    March 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Good word. Piper mentioned this in an article. Yet, he said it like this “the danger of the new wave of young reformers is this: that they love knowing about God more than they actually Love God…” In other words, intellectualism is (in my own opinion) the fastest way to become puffed up. When in all reality the Doctrine of God should knock us down. Whatever happened to awe and mystery in the church? When did we escape from ineffability?


    March 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I heard a preacher say once”it takes a good theologian to screw up the study of the bible”…and I have heard the small business owner say it’s all about location,location,location,and I believe in the study of theology one should say in his heart,and mind and its all about relationship,relationship,relationship

  3. Warren Baker

    March 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Jeff Meyers in The Lord’s Service points out an old Latin tag “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi” that is the law of prayer influences the law of belief. We may think that it is the other way around but the early church knew better, she was trinitarian in her worship long before she was trinitarian by confession. Besides it should be easy enough to see that mushy “worship” produces mushy “theology.” I say we get back to good solid corporate covenant renewal worship and the good theology will come.


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