Should Christians argue about theology and doctrine?
Christians often engage in passionate arguments about theology. It seems as if the love that should be the earmark of a true Christian is missing from these arguments. Churches splinter as a result of doctrinal differences. Should Christians be so devoted to their theology?
Should Christians Argue About Theology?
Homosexuality, drug addiction, abuse . . . God loves to deliver people from all such evils.
It’s hard to describe what Jeremiah’s been through. Here’s an excerpt from his story:
We don’t realize that sex can be an drug as well as an addiction and it became an addiction for me too. I used it in search of love and just to feel safe and fit in with others. I sold my soul and body to the flames of same sex relationships and they grew to where I couldn’t even go to sleep at night for guys knocking at my door.
Jeremiah’s Christian Testimony
This poem by Cindy presents a clear illustration of what it means to love and be loved by the Jesus of the Bible.
Poetry speaks to some people . . . not to others. I’ll have to admit it doesn’t move me all that much (most of the time). Regardless of that, the poetry section on this site is growing faster than any other section. It’s also the most visited page on the site. So, apparently, poetry does speak to a lot of people. I have many more poems to post; I’m still way behind. In fact, the one I’ll tell you about in a minute was submitted in April. But it’s the last submission in April, and now I’m into May! I’m hoping to catch up soon. If you’ve submitted anything it’ll show up eventually.
Anyway, the poem I’m introducing today was submitted by Cindy. I love her poetry. She always presents a clear message of what it means to love and be loved by the Jesus of the Bible.
Jesus Loves You
With the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts, we can live meaningful lives. A poem by Shirley.
A poem by Shirley. With the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts we can live lives of fulfillment and peace.
It comes somewhat as a shock to me that anyone would think that children can thrive without love being expressed to them.
Interestingly enough, a reader wrote us and asked us if children should be loved, and if so, how they should be loved. Well, none of us here at truthsaves.org has children (not quite), but we think Scripture gives clear direction on loving them.
Read the article here.
Psalm 16 tells us that when we have troubles, we should seek God before we do anything else.
This Psalm boosts my spirits. Why? Because I have a tendency to worry, to wonder why by bosses speak down to me, to obsess about potential illnesses . . . the list goes on forever.
This Psalm starts by reminding us that when we have troubles, our first line of defense should be God. I tend to yell, bang on things, exercise, sleep – anything to alleviate my frustrations – anything, that is, but go to God. Why? Stupidity, I guess. As my pastor put it this last Sunday, God should always be our first line of defense.
1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord . . .
Psalm 16:1 (ESV)
The Psalm ends with the same type of reminder, with a little different twist. Not only should God be our first line of defense, but in Him we will discover eternal life.
11You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
If we trust God and know Him, He will show us the path of life. David knew this, and Scripture affirms it. God will reveal Himself to us if we seek Him.
21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.
Having a consistent refuge and access to eternal life seems like a no-brainer to me. Choose life.