Theology of the Cross or Theology of Glory? If you follow the theology of the cross, you know that Christ is your salvation. If you follow theology of glory you might think God wants to bless you here and NOW, and not wait till heaven. There are even preachers that teach that God loves you the way you are and you can keep living in and loving your sin because “He made me this way”. As we know that is also wrong. Divisions in the Body of Christ, and distortions of the Gospel message are nothing new. It has been happening since the beginning of the church. Let’s take a look at what Paul said to the church in Corinth.
- 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
The problem with following men other than Christ is simple, Christ was the only one crucified for us! It is His church! We should follow Christ and the pure teaching of the Bible! Another problem is similar to the story of the “Three Little Pigs”. First we need a strong foundation. Which is Christ.
- Matthew 7:24-27
What we build on the foundation of Christ must and will be tested. If its 100% God’s Word (theology of the cross) it will stand tall. If its built on the teachings of prosperity, worldly fame, or anything else (theology of worldly glory), it will fall!
- 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Build your house on the word of God. Don’t neglect a single wall, test each one for its strength. For the “big bad wolf” is right outside those walls.
- 1Peter 5:8