Perspectives with Rev. George Frey

 

Who Needs Theology

How can a Christian be in pursuit of the blessing of God and have no concern for an accurate Theology (i.e. an accurate knowledge of God, and His creation)? 

How can we confirm our intelligence, while rejecting that knowledge which begins with the reverence of God? (Proverbs 1:7) 

And how do we revere Him whom we do not know? 

Does not the measure of our ignorance of God, set a limit on our reverence towards Him; and is not our reverence of God excited by our knowledge of Him?

By practically rejecting the idea that we can know our Lord more perfectly (not just as individuals but as a faith community), do we claim a perfect knowledge of the Divine Being, or that there is no more that can be known of Him than what we already know? 

Or are we just slothful, not wanting to stress the soul with any more mind renewing information? (Romans 12:2)

We understand from the teachings of Jesus, that our Heavenly Father is seeking those that worship Him in spirit and truth. Spirit then is not sufficient by itself for the kind of worshipers the Father seeks, but in worship spirit must be accompanied by truth. 

Worship should be the spiritual application of our Theology (i.e. of what we believe about God). (John 4:23-24)

In the gospel narratives Jesus is continually affirming His spiritual superiority in terms of His knowledge of the Father (i.e. His Theology Proper). (Matthew 11:27; John 1:18)

It is clear throughout scripture that God Himself defines that worship which is acceptable to Him. Our worship of God is in no way left to the designs of men. 

Man’s failure in this is recorded in scripture from Genesis to Revelation, and always with tragic results. I further submit to you the idea that the perfection of the Church will be a perfection in worship by means of a more perfect knowledge of God. (1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 John 3:2)

So by what spirit do we loath Theology? And without a right and growing knowledge of God, in what manner do we experience increase in the nature of our worship?

Any revival in our time must not only be Spirit filled, but Truth filled as well. And if we pursue increase in manifestations of the Spirit, we must seek increase in the manifestation of Truth, because it is the Truth that the Spirit of Christ confirms with the accompanying signs. (Mark 16:20) But then, who has a heart for such things?

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