Mercy and Action

THE NERDY THEOLOGIAN

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Many people today seem to believe that evidence of true biblical faith is founded in “sound doctrine,” while doctrine and theology are certainly important and dictate to us and give us motivation for our actions…it is far from the determining factor for whether someone is counted among the saints. Now certainly poor theology will lead to poor living so I am not undermining the importance of theology here. What I am saying is that proper doctrine with inaction (not necessarily poor action but inaction) is just as worthless, dangerous, and sinful as poor actions. Christianity is a faith of action…to be Christian is to be a person of action…not a person of stagnicity and laziness. Christ himself was a person of action…a person dedicated to the redemption of humanity and to reconciliation with his enemy (that being us). It is interesting then when Christians believe that inaction is an appropriate…

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