hello wonderful children of Jesus! welcome to a space where i try to articulate my thoughts using scripture and biblical perspective. i’ve been doing a deep plunge into the reformation movement and the theology that encompasses it. with doing that plunge, i’ve been pondering a lot of “complications with modern theology in the church” and wanted to provide some examples with scriptural reasoning behind it. i pray the Lord can be resonated through this and He can be heard before i am.

— “you are enough and you are good the way you are” i can offer a quick rebuttal for this statement in three words — Jesus is enough. we fall short, we are sinners, we lack so much, but Jesus is where our eternity lies. He makes us sufficient and satisfies our fulfillment. that’s enough for me and i’m okay in knowing that i am not good enough because He is. (2 Cor 12:9-10, Col 1:19)

— “the refusal to properly talk about sin” this is a pandemic in today’s church. not covid or any other but the inability to mention the word sin. why is that so difficult? Jesus already set us free! hallelujah and glory in the highest. but sin still cripples us and will always be a visible handicap in a Christ follower. through a relationship with Christ, indulgence in scripture, and mediation on prayer — we can revive that connection with Him that was lost in the bondage of sin. the refusal to talk about sin is the refusal to talk wholly about Jesus Christ. through Him and with Him, we can be reconciled and made new. (ephesians 1:7, acts 3:19-21)

— “God loves us anyway” the premise and viability of this ever so prevalent fallacy is in the right direction. God loves us and that’s correct but we can’t experience the fullness of Jesus until we repent of our sins. perfection is unobtainable as a Christ follower, i’ll never neglect to say that, but being imperfect isn’t a safety net to freely sin. repentance is needed and it’s a must. let us always turn over our guilt and shame to Jesus so He can restore it. God is graceful and loving but repentance is needed to experience the fullness of our Savior. (john 8:11, luke 14:27, 1 peter 1:14-16)

— “the inability to speak on Hell” i’ve watched many sermons from different pastors to know this is a growing problem. i don’t think Hell should be spoken as a scare tactic but it definitely needs some exposure. we need to know as christians that we deserve Hell. we deserve Hell because of our sinful nature but Jesus bore our sins on himself for our sake as a merciful sacrifice. with saying that, we are sinners and our sin deserves Hell but Jesus, a perfect man who’s sinless, gave us a relationship of grace and love through Him. circling back to the beginning, Hell should never be used as a scare tactic but as a cautionary tool in detailing the extent of our sinful nature. praise be to God for that. (romans 6:23, john 3:36, 2 Cor. 5:21)

i don’t talk boldly about these examples to judge the church but bring light to issues that cripple theology. we need to always soundly speak about theology so the glory points back to Christ and not to culture. society may dilute the Word to a more “fluffy” and “”comfort” ideology but it’s more than that. it’s made to convict the flesh, rebuke what we previously know, and honor/glorify Jesus first. biblical theology should unfailingly stand above cultural theology.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 timothy 3:16-17)

“No Christian can avoid theology. Every Christian has a theology. The issue, then is not, do we want to have a theology? That’s a given. The real issue is, do we have a sound theology. Do we embrace true doctrine or false doctrine?” — R.C. Sproul

pastors i’d recommend that have biblical theology and sound doctrine:

– paul washer

– rc sproul

– steven lawson

– david platt

– voddie baucham

– dustin benge

– charles spurgeon

– aw tozer

– john macarthur

– costi hinn

-ravi zacharias