Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gathering in Christ
What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous?
Theology is the science of religion, an intellectual attempt to systematize the consciousness of God…[If my theology has taken the place of God], I have to say [to someone else’s construct], “That is blasphemy.” Theology is second, not first; in its place. it is a handmaid of religion, but it becomes a tyrant if put in the first place. The great doctrines of predestination and election are secondary matters; they are attempts at definition, but if we take sides with the theological method, we will damn those who differ from us without a minute’s hesitation. Is there any form of belief that has taken the place of God with me? We only believe what we conceive of God, and when things happen contrary to that line, we deny the experience and remain true to our theological method. Job is on the right trail.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 224 (8/10)
From Baffled to Fight Better
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