Theology Matters

“It’s not about what you know, it’s about love. Theology/knowledge doesn’t matter, we are to love others.”

I agree that love is important – the greatest commandment is to love God and others. But without knowledge of how to love and Who we love, how can a relationship grow? If you love someone, you want to know more about them. What they like, don’t like, etc. You cannot love someone properly or fully without knowing them.
Knowledge of God develops through studying His Word and learning what He has to say to us. Theology is the study of God. Without knowing God, we cannot truly love Him. Yet without loving Him, we won’t have the desire to know more about Him. Theology is dry and boring without being accompanied by love. Love of God gives us the desire to know Him more and study Who He is and what He has to say.
Theology, studying about God for the sake of knowledge alone is not enough. Our motivation should be out of love and wanting to know Him more. But without knowledge, our love cannot grow and a relationship cannot develop and grow deeper.

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2 thoughts on “Theology Matters

  1. I agree. I suppose some people misunderstand, and think we just want to study or focus on beliefs all the time. I blog on similar concerns (as you know) and from time to time I worry people think I'm too critical. Maybe I am sometimes. But what we believe affects how we live, and if our beliefs are lacking/inaccurate that will lead to faulty living. In some of the apostle Paul's letters in the New Testament, the first half of his letter is about doctrine and the second half is on practical living. Our beliefs are the foundation, and should lead to deeper love for God and others.

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