Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Do we need theology?

I'm trying to get rolling on my ordination and I'm using Millard Erickson's Christian Theology to get me started on the process. I'm reading the opening chapter and I thought there was a simple question that I should answer before starting this whole ordination process and that some of you may want to chime in on...

" there really a need for theology? If I love Jesus, is that not
sufficient?" - Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (1st ed.), 28.

What do you think?

1 comment:

That Guy said...

I personally doubt that someone can love a person and not truly understand them. And Christ is such a complicated figure that it is difficult to understand Him and all of His aspects without theology, logic and science to help us.

He said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.'
"But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
"Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'
"But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'

- Jesus of Nazareth -The Christ