Posts Tagged ‘Theology’

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

Advertisements

A.W. Pink said, “An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped.” This is an excellent quote from the preface of Pink’s book “The Attributes of God.”

Doctrine and theology are not just for the preacher. They must be studied by every one of Christ’s people. He who does not know God as Sovereign, Almighty, Immutable, Omniscient, Righteous, Just, etc… will in no means be capable of trusting, serving and worshiping Him. Our chief end is to glorify and enjoy God forever, but how can we enjoy Him if we don’t know Him correctly?

“…the people that do know their God shall be strong.”Daniel 11:32

J. C. Hahne