Theology

Theology

There is an amusing story of three learned theologians who were brilliant, but terribly proud. The three died at the same time, so the story goes, and were standing together at the gate of heaven in the presence of the Lord. And the Lord said to them, “Before you may enter this gate, you will …

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There is a “Peanuts” cartoon strip in which Lucy and Linus are staring out the window at a tremendous rainfall. Lucy says, “Boy, look at that rain! What if it floods the whole world?” Linus replies, “it will never do that. In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God promised Noah that would never happen again, …

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ONE WITH THE MIRROR Why are there so many different views of God? Why do so many theologians disagree on the nature of God and the details of His Word, Kingdom and Law? God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes but everyone who looks at it sees something different. Only when we become …

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NEAR DEATH PERSPECTIVE A Near Death Experience almost always leads to spiritual curiosity. Many Near Death Experiencers study and accept the spiritual teachings of the great religious thinkers. However, this doesn’t mean that they become pillars of the local church. To the contrary, they tend to abandon religious doctrine purely for the sake of doctrine. …

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NOT A CHRISTIAN SONG The supreme mantra from the ancient Indian Vedic literature contains sixteen words: “Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, Hare, Hare, Hare Ram, Hare Rama, Rama, Hare.” Again, from their writings, these words are “especially meant for counteracting the ill effects of the present age of quarrel and anxiety.” The name …

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JUST DO IT Wendy Kaminer, a modern Jew trying to comprehend Christianity, confesses that “as an article of faith, this doctrine of salvation by grace and grace alone is remarkably unappealing to me. It takes, I think, remarkable disregard for justice to idealize a God who so values belief over action. I prefer the God …

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WHOSE HOUSE IN HEAVEN? This following story can be used for sports stars or teams, denominational leaders, or schools and teachers. You can fill in your own blanks if you want. It is custom-made for your own bias, not ours. Leader One dies and enters the Pearly Gates, God takes him on a tour and …

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FOCUSED ON THE FINGER When I was a boy, I played ball with my dog. He was a good retriever, but he would occasionally lose sight of where the ball went. He would come back to me, tail wagging and tongue hanging out “Rusty, over there!” I would say enthusiastically, as I pointed in the …

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NOT THAT GOD During his long career as pastor of New York’s Riverside Church, the late Harry Emerson Fosdick spent many hours counseling students from nearby Columbia University. One evening a distraught young man burst into his study and announced, “I have decided that I cannot and do not believe in God!” “All right,” Dr. …

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SUPERHUMAN SAVIOR Daniel Webster, while dining with some literary figures in Boston confessed his faith in Jesus. A man who did not believe in the deity of Christ asked, “Mr. Webster, can you comprehend how Jesus Christ can be both God and man?” He responded, “No sir, I cannot understand it. And I would be …

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FUZZY GOD “Professor, what’s your idea of God?” The seminary professor made a fuzzy cloud-like spot on the chalkboard. “That’s my idea of God,” he bluntly replied. Few words in the English language are as vague and hazy as the word “God.” People talk about God, but few know who He is. Even devout Bible-carrying …

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FLEXIBLE THEOLOGIES We of the churches often gather our robes away from contamination, and thank God that we are not as other men. We don’t despise God’s name; in fact, we call upon it constantly to justify ourselves . . . If we object to meat-eating, we declare that God is vegetarian; if we abhor …

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