Friday, March 13, 2009

In love with TULIPS or Christ?

Those of you who know me, know that I am a Calvinist...you know that I believe the Doctrines of Grace or the Five Points of Calvinism (sometimes called TULIP) to be the clearest expression of the Biblical view of the process of salvation with a view towards the sovereignty of God. However, as I was talking with some friends and family, I began to think that sometimes in the Reformed Theological circle that we may love our Theology more than our God, and if we are not careful, we'll miss Christ because of it...not necessarily in not having salvation, but we might risk living lives of worship, where we are worshiping a theology rather than Christ.

Picture this...could it be Christ is on His throne, and he is surrounded by all of Creation, and we notice tulips in a field, which surround Christ, and we get lost in the tulips, gazing at the tulips, smelling the aroma of the tulips, that we start to spend so much time smelling tulips that we lose sight of Christ?

Christian, don't get me wrong. I love the Doctrines of Grace...I love their aroma, but let's be careful not to make an idol our of a theology, and miss the Christ of the TULIPS.