Friday, November 26, 2010

Wake Up Your Idea!

(Something happened today that made me think - and to be honest, I feel really all stoked up about this. It's partly based on what our CG discussed yesterday... but no worries, nothing wrong with my CG! Just something I feel very burdened about, especially in these last days.)

One reason we find discipleship so frustrating and fruitless is because while we try to help our sheep overcome sin and grow in Christ, we ourselves have not really understand the theology of the Fall and the theology of the Redemption.

We get shocked when we discover some hitherto unknown dark secret in our sheep's lives... we believe that a certain bro will never grow and "just as long as he comes for CG & ministry, can lah as long as he doesn't leave church..."

Do we even know our basic doctrines 101? We are foolish shepherds indeed! We preach a form of godliness while denying its power!

Likewise we keep trying to get our sheep to be more involved in 'fellowship' when we ourselves have no idea or only a fuzzy notion of true kononia as being "let's play some games/watch movies/etc."

Come on! If we really understood what the New Testament has to teach about fellowship, man, we would respond like Paul and fall on our knees and cry out in awe! Do we not get it? HELLO. LET'S WAKE UP OUR IDEA! "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you."

Fuzzy theology leads to fuzzy disciples. If we ourselves don't know very clearly what the Bible says, then how can we teach them to obey everything that the Lord has commanded us?

Let's examine our pet theologies today and see if they are truly Biblical - or a syncretic mishmash of worldly and godly ideologies.

Garbage in, garbage out. Amen and grrr.

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