Has Your Theology Become Idolatry? Answer These Questions To Find Out!

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Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Psalm 119:34-35

Theology can be a soothing, subtle, superficially spiritual god, lulling us into a proud, intellectual, and purely cosmetic confidence and rest before God. Theology will kill you if it does not kindle a deep and abiding love for the God of the Bible, and if it does not inspire a desire for his glory, and not ultimately our own. – Marshall Segal
I read this quote the other day, and thought it was so insightful and relevant to some of the cultural battles we are facing today as Christians. While reading through comments and articles posted online by my fellow Christians, I can’t help but wonder if we’ve all lost sight of Jesus while striving to legislate righteousness. Take a few moments to consider where your heart is at, and realign yourself with the freeing truth found in knowing and glorifying God! Here are a few questions to consider as you are pursing knowledge of God through scripture:

1. Does Your Theology Draw You Closer To God?

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A solid theology lights the path towards God, and illuminates more of who He is. A faulty theology will either light the way to pursuing knowledge for knowledge’s sake, or lead to an argumentative spirit. If your goal is to be right, you’re not fighting the right battle. If your goal is to find more of God, then you’re on the right path!

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