Everywhere you look there are extremes in the faith. On one hand some Christians are ready to stand on their preconceived principles of their faith with no regard for the other person whom they are attacking. In their aggressiveness they often times make something out of nothing rejecting those who don’t fall in line. They so concentrate on the non-essentials of our faith that you can’t help from wondering if they are really saved in the first place. But then on the other hand there are many other Christians who are so weak in their faith that they are very gullible and accept as truth whatever is presented to them. Many of these later folks say, “Let’s just focus on loving one another and all will be fine.” As these two groups bounce off one another neither group advances in their faith, achieving what God desires, but they typically remain as mere infants blown about by every wind of doctrine, unable to stand firm. Continue reading Striking a Perfect Balance
Many have a very shallow theology and to read something that is deep becomes very difficult and nearly impossible to understand. They have remained infants contented only with the milk of God’s Word never pressing on to be nourished by the meat. (See Hebrews 6:1-3) Like the large oak trees in my back yard where the roots must go deep to withstand the sudden and powerful winds of Texas, Christians must also have deep theological roots if they are going to withstand strong winds of false doctrine. We must move on from the simple gospel, a gospel simple enough for a child to understand, to a solid theological belief system. To do so will cause your head to hurt and your spirit to cry out for understanding. To move on from the milk to solid food will be the most difficult thing you have done but so necessary in a world full of confusion caused by cunning men and deceitful liars. Continue reading How Deep are Your Theological Roots?