Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Staring At An Empty Plate?

Are you trying to avoid Biblical doctrines that may be controversial? Do you think that doctrines on "divide" and are to be avoided? Well, think again, or be ready to feast on an empty plate and a bunch of nothing.

"Are there any significant biblical teachings that have remained untainted by controversy? If you have any acquaintance with the history of the Christian church whatsoever, then your immediate answer will be 'of course not.' Whether we’re talking about the triune nature of the Godhead, or justification by faith alone, or the personhood of the Holy Spirit, or the deity of Jesus Christ, or the content of the canonical scriptures, as Christians we have never had the luxury of living in a world where the most nourishing of Biblical truths have existing without opposition. And so when someone expresses a sentiment such as the following: 'I don’t like to talk about a particular doctrine because it is controversial,' we’re not confronted at that point with an expression of great piety or godliness, but rather in most cases a display of Biblical laziness, and in all cases a manifestation of immaturity and ignorance. If your commitment is to feed your soul on only those spiritual truths that have been or are presently non-controversial, than you’ll find yourself staring at an empty plate."

Dr. Arturo G. Azurdia's, Unconditional Election, part of the The Doctrines of Grace Series.

Bon Appétit!


At 8/02/2007 3:53 AM, Anonymous ukrainiac said...

Thank you for this post! I've linked it to my blog...

At 8/02/2007 7:16 AM, Anonymous divinescribble said...

Without controversy or debate we can not grow. Discussion of the uncomfortable topics of our faith are necessary and should be welcomed. Guarding ourselves always to be open to hearing another's point of view and being willing, when needed, to perhaps change our own way of thinking too.
I don't want an empty plate.

At 8/07/2007 10:46 AM, Blogger kangeroodort said...

For a little controversy, check out my post on regeneration preceding faith. I would love your input.

God Bless,


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