Re: [asa] RE: (fall-away) TE and apologetics

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Sat Sep 19 2009 - 12:06:44 EDT

On 9/18/09, <> wrote:
> Granted that our theologies are at best imperfect & may even be
> "impertinent." But theology is essentilally an attempt to understand what
> we believe and its implications. We are, after all, to love God with all
> our mind as well as heart, soul & strength. Any dismissal of theology
> amounts to an endorsement of an anti-intellectual "spirituality."

I know you find that Hawthorne quotation distasteful, George.

What the quotation means to me is not a dismissal of theology, but a
recognition that all our attempts to "put God in a box" are not only
fruitless, but silly. To seek after His attributes, and to trust Him,
and to follow after his son is neither fruitless nor silly.

It is not our theology, be it well thought out or poorly thought out,
that saves us.

With those caveats, I agree with your observation.

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