I know I promised a book review for this post but something else has been on my mind lately so the book review post will come on Friday.
Is it OK to question things about your faith, your religion, your theology, or must you take everything at face value with the so called “leap of faith”? To me, that is a very important question. I seem to be saying “Why” a lot the last few years. That even seems to be the reoccurring theme of this blog. Some think I am reverting back to my childhood 😉 . I don’t remember what age it was but, like most kids, I probably had the word “why” in every other sentence way back then. I went on to be an engineer so I guess I have been saying “why” or maybe “why not” probably my whole life but it has become more pronounced lately. I get the feeling that when I say why when referring to theological or biblical matters some look at me in a strange way! They seem to be thinking “how can you be questioning God?”. I don’t see it as questioning God so much as questioning man’s interpretation of God.
Paul, I think it was, told us to question everything but I think that had to do with weeding out false prophets. But, in a way isn’t questioning theological matters and even our belief system the same as weeding out false prophets? Obviously thelogians, past and present, can’t seem to agree with each other on much of anything. It seems therefore that we must always be questioning their interpretations of God’s word. So I think it is very appropriate for all of us to have our own questions. After all theologians don’t have a lock on this any more that the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. I just had to get this off my mind. Thanks for listening and if you feel like it add your two cents here.