Do some Christians have an inability to separate their understanding of truth from TRUTH itself?

I see a tendency that is present in each individual who studies theology. That tendency is to identify our own understanding of the truth with the truth itself. That understanding becomes so tightly held that there is the irrational fear that reality itself will come unraveled if we are to change our position or open our minds to new perspectives. One might even charge that with some degree of accuracy that the inability to separate our understanding of truth from TRUTH itself is a claim that we have, at least on this issue the complete understanding of God himself. Read the whole article: Hardening of the Categories: Why Theologians Have Opposed “New Knowledge” … [Read more...]

New Class on Soteriology

The attachment contains the Student Notebook for our Class on Soteriology (Doctrine of Salvation).  Who: Everyone is invited to ourTheology Bible Fellowship - men and women!   Please Invite your family and friends and let's grow in knowing Christ by doing theology Irenically (peaceably) and correctly in good dialog with each other!  We want to grow up into Christ as His disciples and that requires that all of us know and are continuing to develop our theology.  Developing a good biblically based theology will causes all of us to delight in and love God more in worship and love our fellow man in ministry.   Remember that the Bible is the our preeminent authority on the stage of true so "the palatability of a doctrine doesn't determine its veracity." We need to believe the bible where ever it leads us over our own human reasoning, our experience, our tradition, and our emotions.  When we believe incorrectly (and all of us do in many ways), we distort the Gospel of Jesus Christ in some … [Read more...]