Tuesday, June 22, 2004 AD Does Theology Really Matter? The following is an excerpt from a (gently edited) letter from RCJR to HSC supporters:
Her family had had an interesting journey, from bland Evangelicalism to the flamboyant Word of Faith movement to the staid and, praise God, biblical Reformed understanding of the faith. That last switch had been, at the time, only a few months prior. Yet this young lady was everything I hope my daughters will grow to be. She was a godly young lady.
She asked me during this most recent visit, "Does theology really matter in forming character?" Translated, the question means, "How could you and Denise have been impressed with my character when we had learned so little of the theology you deem so important?" I explained, "Not only are character and theology related, but they are one thing. You were Reformed before you knew it, and your life showed it. And your peers who grew up with the Westminster standards, but who are prideful and worldly, are really Arminian. If you want to know what you really believe in your heart, as James tells us, look to your hands."
Reminds me of that Ben Franklin quote I posted a couple weeks ago: "Well done is better than well said." Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 6/22/2004 10:31:00 PM
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