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by Gwarlroge
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

I'm interested in the psychology of your choice, to be honest. For example, can you explain why choosing to do something for your own happiness, your own desire, would necessarily be a bad reason? Why do you, in making a decision like missionary work or not, have to be excluded from the relational ...
by Gwarlroge
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Uff da, yes, probably the biggest problem with the "sudden missionary impulse" is that it places a low value on what Christ has done for me and a very high value on what I could do "for Him." Thank God I do not earn my salvation! Why do the two propositions need to be exclusive of each other? You'r...
by Gwarlroge
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Uff da, yes, probably the biggest problem with the "sudden missionary impulse" is that it places a low value on what Christ has done for me and a very high value on what I could do "for Him." Thank God I do not earn my salvation!
by Gwarlroge
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

When I read through what you're saying, Gwalroge and Runamokmonk, it seems to me like the dilemma is being expressed in two different but related ways. 1) The world/life is not the way I feel it should be. 2) I myself am not the way I feel I should be. And I would agree that both of these comprise ...
by Gwarlroge
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Hi, Hey, Monk. Sorry I just bared my soul for no good reason. :) Oh well, at least we've each met another Asperger's person. What follows will probably be fairly "preachy," but I like you and am not looking down on you. You can stop reading whenever you like, of course. Well, when I speak of Christ...
by Gwarlroge
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

On reducing one's friends to "cares of the world": I suppose it is possible to say with Christ that "whoever does the will of God is my mother and sister and brother" (though idk if I quoted that right). I would need to think more about that. :/
by Gwarlroge
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

And if I got even close to the right idea of what you mean, then the church might be at a historical low point as far as missions are concerned. The church must be very small. (If I didn't describe your feelings right, then I was just preaching to myself, which may have some value. Or it may be morb...
by Gwarlroge
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

I don't understand you completely, Runamokmonk, but I think I've had a similar problem. When you talk about "higher principles" and so on, do you mean that you look at the early church and think, "Why aren't we living like this?" It doesn't even have to be the early church--it could be a famous miss...
by Gwarlroge
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Monk,

How does Christ crucified solve your problem? I'm not saying that Jesus isn't the solution; I'm just asking why you think so.

- Gwarlroge

P.S. I too have Asperger's syndrome. Or so they say. :mrgreen:
by Gwarlroge
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

...With some qualifications. Our deepest gut instincts about truth and beauty could sometimes be wrong, of course--at least we could be wrong in how we think about them. But in a C.S. Lewis kind of way, I think you're right. We want to be happy. We want to see beauty and "taste" it. We want to look ...