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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just a thought

If a theological system can be destroyed then it should be.

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Blogger dorsey said...

Ka-chow! Brilliant!

If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know.

4/25/2007 08:00:00 AM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

You cannot do theology without constructing some sort of system. You have your own theological syste, Kc.

Kcism.

4/25/2007 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Dorsey please help me destroy mine!

Matthew I agree and it's true I have my own, but honestly I desire to tear down anything that can be torn down.

4/25/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Blogger dorsey said...

There's an old Zen adage that says, "If you meet the Buddha along the road, kill him." The idea is that, if you reach a point where you believe you can get your arms around the divine, then it is not the divine you have before you, but the creation of your own mind. Therefore, it must be destroyed, lest it hinder your journey to what is actually divine.

I tend to see the work of C**vin in that light (pardon my foul language) hehe. ; )

4/25/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger jazzycat said...

K.C.
That is probably true. I believe that sound doctrine is very important and that God will preserve the core truths that He derees are important. Therefore, any system that can be destroyed should be. IOW, God will build his kingdom with the truth and the gates of hell will not stand against it....
Wayne

4/25/2007 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

KC I tend to think so , that your own system will not be accepted by God because God want play second fiddle ? Dorsey's comment makes a lot of sense ? All of the comments are good ! Blessings. Ron.

4/26/2007 08:54:00 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

"If a theological system can be destroyed then it should be."


I totally agree.....now what system should we use to destroy it?

and Paaaaleese censor Dorsey's curse words.

4/26/2007 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Gordon Cloud said...

That's a good quote KC.

Now what do we do when those who follow after the word that Dorsey mentioned won't admit that the system has been destroyed?

4/27/2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Brothers I really didn’t have any particular system in mind. I was thinking more of the way we approach these systems. I know that initially we have to accept the possibility that certain presuppositions are true before we can even come to an understanding of a given system but once we think we have a clear understanding I think we should do all we can to disprove any thing that can be disproved before we propose it as anything more than conjecture. What I see most often is a concerted effort by most to prove a system that even they are uncertain of.

Dorse it makes me nervous that my thinking is in line with Buddhism (grin) but that really does illustrate my point well.

Wayne I totally agree and that’s pretty much where I’m coming from. BTW I’ve really enjoyed the series on marriage over at Blue Collar.

Ron I agree and yours included. We tend to think our understanding is not only full but also divine and even place it before His word and His Spirit!

Kris that’s a great point. While I’m convinced that God is consistent and that there really is a perfect system I’m equally convinced that no one has a full understanding of it and it’s foolish to condemn one system because it violates another. We can destroy a system by examining each of its points in light of scripture and be not only willing, but also expecting to find fault.

Gordon, that’s another excellent point although I would apply it to all systems. ;-)

I try to always apply the Golden Rule in view of what I consider the law of Sowing and Reaping. If I would ask a brother to reconsider his position then I have to reconsider my own…over and over and over…for every brother as needed. The 3p principle is needed as well, prayer, patience and persistence. ;-)

4/28/2007 04:01:00 AM  
Blogger dorsey said...

Don't be nervous about sounding like a Buddhist. Zen lines up with almost every religion on one point or another. It's inescapable! lol.

Nevertheless, all truth starts with God. An old pastor used to get a kick out of my saying, "What doesn't kill me makes me stronger," until I told him that it came from Friedrich Nietzsche, but that Hitler had adopted it as one of his personal mottos.

I don't think I could have upset him more if I told him I found it in the Apocrypha. lol.

4/28/2007 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Dorse that's hillarious.

I know that much of the truth is obvious as even the heavens declare His glory. I really think we can learn from the observations of others as long as we’re careful to avoid their conclusions.

5/01/2007 04:44:00 AM  
Blogger dorsey said...

Well said.

5/01/2007 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger danny wright said...

I picked up your blog today at penless. I wanted to check this one out because of the comments that kc made there. Just wanted to say great blog, ive read every post up to this one.

5/09/2007 11:18:00 PM  

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