Thursday, May 21, 2020

"Yes, but" theology

[R]eligion is alive and well in the modern church. I sometimes call religious versions of Christianity “Jesus—but” theology. Any time someone says the name Jesus, thereby referencing what he does for us, and goes on to add the little word “but,” we are most likely in the presence of Christian religion, not the gospel, and this is, as religion always is, unsettling and destructive.—Paul: An Apostle’s Journey, 148

<idle musing> A. W. Tozer, in Pursuit of God talks about "God and" theology being the same thing. People say, "I want God and. . ." He argued (persuasively in my mind) that what they really mean is they don't want God.
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