Something to think about…

PonderingsIf our theology does not produce in us ever-increasing love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control (and notice what’s not on the list), then our theology is probably wrong.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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5 Responses to Something to think about…

  1. Steven Sawyer says:

    Okay, I give up. I read Galatians 5:22-23 twice and can’t figure out what’s NOT included. What is my theology missins? :>)

    • Mel Wild says:

      Ha ha. 🙂 Let me explain a little more. Our theology has implications; it affects how we see our relationship to God, how we see ourselves, and affects all our relationships with one another. You cannot separate your theology from your life or your relationships. So, I was thinking along the lines of whatever WE THINK is proof of our spiritual maturity that’s not on this list. Maybe Gal.5:19-21 is a good start.

      In other words, what other behaviors do we see manifesting in our lives in the name of “serving God” that’s not on this list? Frankly speaking, if it’s not listed in Gal.5:22-23, no matter how we might spiritualize it, it should be a red flag to us that our theology needs adjustment. Just a thought… 🙂

      • Steven Sawyer says:

        Okay, that makes perfect sense to me.So, what’s not said, or done, may be an indicator that our theology does not jive with Galatians 5. I thought about Philippians 4:8 as I was reading your reply.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Yes, or what is said and done in the name of Christ that’s not born of this fruit. In other words, the fruit produced in our lives indicates to us whether or not our theology is good.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Btw, thanks for asking the question and helping me clarify…. 🙂

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