“Good Theology Causes Division”

February 21st, 2008 | 3 Comments | Church Issues, Media “Good Theology Causes Division” |  Facebook

“I’m always amazed by the people who, despite God’s clear and emphatic commands through the Apostle Paul, say things like, “Ah, we need to forget about the differences in our doctrines, and we just need to love one another.” as though those two are consistent goals. Surely they haven’t come to realize that the only way we can love right is to live right, and the only way we can live right is to believe right.”
- Mark Kielar

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3 Responses to ““Good Theology Causes Division””

  1. Jamie B says:

    hmm yeah i agree that doctrine is vitally important.
    but i think also that withtout love (1 cor 13), fighting for doctrine is useless. its just a pharisaical smoke for our own hipocrisy.

    Although alot of these videos talk about how important doctrine is, what can we do to help those decieved? I mean yeah we see it on websites how bad these people are but how do we help?

    i read this last night which was interesting:

    “But there is a better way, even in our dealings with those who are liberals in faith and theology. We can do a whole lot more for them by being Christlike than we can by figuratively beating them over the head with out knuckles”
    – A. W. Tozer, Whatever Happened to Worship, p2

  2. Jamie B says:

    with our knuckles**

  3. “If I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have no love, I am nothing.” (1 Cor. 13:2) That’s right, but that’s another subject… Just don’t forget, the source of our doctrine is Jesus Christ, who taught nothing but truth in total and absolute love… And the world hates him for it (John 7:7).

    Paul says to Titus, “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers… They must be silences, since they are upsetting whole families teaching what they ought not… Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith…” (Tit. 1:9-13). And, “Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority.” (Tit. 2:15) What authority? He says to Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).

    Remember, God works through us, but it is not us who convinces people to repent of their error. “Our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit with full conviction.” (1 Thess. 1:5). And, “The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with meekness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” (2 Tim. 2:24-26)

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