Jul
10

Theology, the Last Resort

written by JD

It was tragic that the building was destroyed. “What are you and the church going to do now,” the reporter asks the pastor. “We will carry on. The church is the people, not the building.”

The atmosphere of the meeting was solemn, but joyful. “Our agency does not have the money to send more people. So, let’s consider sending tent makers.”

“I’m needing some wisdom on this serious matter. I need to spend some quality time with the Lord–maybe even fast.”

“He is getting very old, even had a stroke six months ago. I need to share the gospel with him.”

“Retirement begins next year. I think I will consider taking the gospel to other nations, now that I have time.”

It is troubling that we often become more biblical when the difficult realities of life occur, our possessions are removed, and the comfort is gone. We get theologically serious.

What would happen if we allowed biblical doctrine to guide our lives each day, everyday?

Let’s stop using theology as our last resort.

“Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments” (Psa 119:66, ESV).

4 Responses to “Theology, the Last Resort”

  1. David Mapes

    I’ve heard them all, thought them all, but am happy to say that I have not said or done any of them as of yet. I hope I never will. This is only due to the face that the Lord put me into His body with a bunch of believers that live in the last resort all the time. Right from the start of my walk with Him that I have been taught to live there along with them. What you call the last resort ought to be the ONLY resort for Christians. But, alas, we are, after all, a bunch of redeemed sinners who by grace are saved, but also still sin in just about everything that we do. Praise God for His amazing grace in Christ.

  2. JD

    Well said, David. Thanks.

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