Bad Theology

I’m working on the next lesson in our Spiritual Self-Defense series. It’s a tough topic to address: the deity of Jesus, who was fully God and fully Man.

I know it’s very hard for a finite human mind to grasp an infinite concept like this. However in my studies I have found some really bad theology posted on the web. I realize as soon as I say, “It’s like this…” that I’ve already diminished the majesty of God coming to earth in human form, because Christ’s virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death and resurrection is nothing like anything we can comprehend. But still, I need to find a way to capture it and explain it to our students.

C.S. Lewis wrote about the need for good philosophy to address bad philosophy. I’m adapting his quote in this instance to say,

“Good [theology] must exist, if for no other reason, because bad [theology] needs to be answered.”

Prayerfully my good theology can answer the bad theology that I’ve been seeing.

Theology is a compound word: Theos (God) + Logos (wisdom, revelation, thought). I’ve been praying that God will give me greater revelation about Him. And I’m grateful that the Holy Spirit has given me some like analogies to use. But I’m still blown away by how unlike anything we’ve ever known was the coming of Jesus to earth. It is truly the grandest of all miracles.

2 Responses to “Bad Theology”

  1. Kelly L. Mosher Says:

    The grandest of all miracles bar-none but I hadn’t even given it that heading. Praise the Lord, He is Worthy! I’ll pray for your endeavor too. Can there be a nobler or more lovely prayer to God’s ears than to seek greater revelation about Him for the purpose of intimacy?
    As far as teaching analogies, as weak as they are at best, I like the ‘birds outside the house in a storm’ story. I can’t even remember it fully or who penned it.


  2. kclick Says:

    Amen! Well said. This is the goal of all who would teach God’s truth.


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