Monday, May 17, 2010

Dalmation Theology

Some individuals teach and preach a “Dalmatian Theology.” They believe that the Word of God is only inspired in certain “spots.”

How dangerous. If we pick and choose what we like and pick and choose what we do not like, it is not God’s Word that we believe, but what we want to believe about God’s Word.

Paul wrote that “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.”

To pick and choose what we think is right or wrong in the Bible would leave gaps in the Gospel and steps in salvation. I would be living on my terms and not God’s terms. While this may be comfortable and convenient, it is not God honoring or Christ exalting. It would not lead me into
God’s likeness, but into my selfishness. It would be doing what I want to do, not what God expects me to do.

Prayer: Father, living on my terms comes naturally. I would much rather conform to my selfish standards than the demands of Scripture. Help me to surrender my life completely to You and Your Word, that I may glorify You in all that I do. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: 2 Timothy 3:16,17

No comments:

Post a Comment