“The more I read, the less I admire modern theology. The more I study the productions of the new schools of theological teachers, the more I marvel that men and women can be satisfied with such writings. There is a vagueness, a mistiness, a shallowness, an indistinctness, a superficiality, an aimlessness, a hollowness [in] the literature of the ‘broader and kinder systems’, as they are called, which to my mind stamps their origin on their face. They are of the earth, earthy.”
~ J.C. Ryle (written in 1864, but how much more true today – especially among those who push their faddish theology under the disingenuous claim that they have no theology, other than their own existential perceptions of Jesus!)
With the rate that people are losing their Bibles, relying on the spiritual voices only, one can conclude that there is going to be many Jesus’s all around, most of them schizophrenic. May a hunger for the truth return to the church, and a willingness to accept reality as God defines it, and not man.
Loved this. I am a bit of a postmodernist in my philosophy and theology, but I have to agree that somewhere along the line we have seen the rise of a variety of new theologies which are remarkably vacuous.