War Room Theology
In the sermon this week, I made mention of the Christian based movie called the “War Room.” I mentioned that I question the theology that is spoken of by the main character when she states, “"In order to stand up and fight the enemy, you need to get on your knees and pray." Below are some of my thoughts about her statement, as well as my push back on the “war” language used by many Christian movies and authors:
So is there Spiritual Warfare? Is there a place for this language? Absolutely. However, the verses which describe items of battle and war need to be properly understood for context and history. To attempt to make them fit into our biased enlightenment worldview is making the Scriptures into something they are not.
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16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ 17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.’ 19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.22 And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.
As we can see, the religious leaders of the day allowed for technicalities in making an oath and then keeping that promise; however, Jesus challenges that concept and call people to be honest.
Today we discussed the role of the Law and the ministry of Jesus, who came, not to abolish that Law, but to fulfill it.
However, the question that comes up is this: If Jesus fulfilled the Law, do I still need to obey it? Or, if my faith is in Jesus, do I get a pass?
What follows is 350 words that I edited from the final sermon that discusses the different types of law and how each effected the ministry of Jesus, and how each should effect our actions in this world.
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