"ANTI-DEVO" - Day 4 - Don't need the right theology


If you know me, you know I research stuff to death and this overflows into thinking I need my theology all worked out. I can struggle with this one myself, along with certain Christian groups, but it's true: you do not need to have perfect theology. Having the best and most complete theology means nothing if you don't live what you know.

You know who has the "right theology"? Demons.

Really, check it out:
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? (James 2:18-20 ESV)

Know who else does? Pharisees. 

So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. (Matthew 23:3 NIV)

If we have all the right answers to all the right questions, but don't actually live it out as a citizen and coworker of the Kingdom of God, how are we any better than Pharisees or Demons? Seriously.
I think most of us as American Christians have enough knowledge and theology, but our problem comes in putting it into action. We don't need the most perfect theology, but we should want to be a follower of Jesus who walks as He walks. This happens when we understand what Jesus is calling us to and start living it radically.

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