Reality Check!

Posted: 09/27/2008 in Articles, Quote of the day
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So last night I picked up a collection of C. S. Lewis’ writings that I’ve had for approximately 200,000 years… (give or take a year or so)… Anyway, I thought that I’d share a paragraph from The Buisness of Heaven that made me think a little bit.

“The Theologians Danger”

“There have been men… who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing of God Himself… as if the good Lord had nothing better to do but exist! There have been some who were so occupied in spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ. Man! Ye see it in smaller matters. Did ye never know a lover of books that with all his first editions and signed copies had lost the power to read them? An organizer of charities that had lost all love for the poor? It is the subtlest of all snares.” – C. S. Lewis

Oh how true it is that we can become lovers of theology, doctrine etc. and become so wrapped up in our ideas and systems that we lose our love for God and the pleasure of understanding Him. Of course I am not saying to stop studying the great truths of Scripture. God forbid! But we must beware of falling into this danger of which Lewis speaks.

O God, amaze us daily with Your grace. May we grow in our love for You and those around us. Truly Your mercies are new every morning. Great is your Faithfulness O Lord! Satisfy us by revealing Yourself to us more and more. Amen.

J. C. Hahne

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Comments
  1. Jeff says:

    “Oh how true it is that we can become lovers of theology, doctrine etc. and become so wrapped up in our ideas and systems that we lose our love for God and the pleasure of understanding Him.”

    This is what I fight, because I have a love of reading and learning, that I am inclined sometimes to let me relationship with God slide while I spend time reading about God.

  2. J. C. Hahne says:

    May we always be humbled in the presence of our Almighty God… The purpose of studying doctrines and theology is of course so that we can worship God as He is.

    ***It is important for us all as Christians to be theologians… A Christian who doesn’t know his God will surely be a weak and defeated Christian, blown about by all kinds of devilish doctrines.***

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