Theology is for university types, right?
Old white men in their ivory towers, wearing cardigans, smoking pipes, and using terms no one understands.
Nah, you know I don't believe that.
Simply put, theology is "the study of the nature of God and religious belief." If you read your Bible, you are immersing yourself in theology.
But sometimes, especially when you are a new believer, even things in the Bible can seem confusing. Certainly all the voices clamoring for your attention on the Internet (including mine) can make things confusing!
How do we deal with this? How do we know what is right?
Good theology is the fruit of study and of reliable sources. It is worth your time to really pay attention to your theology and make sure that what you believe aligns with the Word of God.
At Do Not Depart this month our theme is "Why Sound Theology Matters for Every Woman." The writing team has taken turns addressing different reasons why it makes a difference for you to think through what you believe.
Today I am writing about how good theology helps you to stand firm. Here is a glimpse...
When I was a young believer, I was both passionately committed, and continuously confused.I wanted more than anything to follow Jesus and walk in His ways, but I had almost no Bible knowledge. I would hear someone talk on Christian radio, or see a sermon on TV, and not know whether what they were saying was true. I’d have conversations with people of varying Christian backgrounds, and their positions would contradict. Who was right?Then I would go grocery shopping at the health food store, and see New Age books, and talk with non-Christians, and some of the things they said made sense to me. What was going on?!
Read the rest of my post on standing firm at Do Not Depart. Stand firm sisters!