Theological Systems

“I want to know Christ!” Philippians 3:10

“Christianity is not merely a ‘theological system’ – but a person.

“It is not only a redemption – but a Redeemer.

“What a difference between casting ourselves upon a system, however beautiful – and upon a tender, loving, compassionate Savior!

“What a difference between a system of divine principles – and a throbbing bosom on which we may lean, and feel…
every burden lightened,
every pressure relieved,
every sorrow softened!

“This is what man needs. This is what he will need above everything, when the hour of sorrow, or the hour of death, draws near. Oh, what are systems then, however beautiful – in comparison with the calm consciousness that the arm of Omnipotent Love is thrown around us!

“Theological systems are all but as the small dust of the balance – the foam, the dust, the shadow, the air!”

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear – but now my eye sees You!” Job 42:5

~ Frederick Whitefield, Christ In the World


4 thoughts on “Theological Systems”

  1. Hubby and I are reading through the book of Job as part of our evening devo. Just yesterday, while reading chapter 42, we stopped dead at verse 5 (as if we had just seen it for the very first time)! It was one of those, words-fail-us-but-we-both-get-it-completely eureka moments! And here it is… effectively put into words! :-)

  2. I love it that the Bible is far more narrative about Him and His people than a bunch of laws and discourse. It underscores the importance of a relationship with our Maker.

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