Flawed Theology Leads to Defective Faith

Every pastor has the responsibility to teach our flock what’s truly right and biblical so that they have a proper view of God. When we do, our church members are less likely to blame God and quit on Him when things go wrong in their lives. They will know that we are to keep trusting God with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding (Prov.3:5). We often see fellow believers lean on their own understanding and as a result blame God, get angry with Him and reject Him altogether when things go wrong. I met this young lady in her 20s some years ago. Her church was and still is a very large church. She was sick, she had lupus and was looking to God for healing. Her church members told her God will heal her as long as she had faith. She did, she had lots of faith. Her pastor preached the same thing. However, after about a year or less, her condition got worst. When her sister, the only other Christian in the family, wanted to pray for her, she said no. She was angry and disappointed with the Lord and had lost faith in Him. We kept praying that she would turn back to God. Thankfully, a few days before she went home to the Lord, she agreed to be prayed for and she embraced God again. A close shave indeed! As you can see, flawed theology leads to a defective faith. That is why preachers got to get it right for we have a heavy responsibility. Remember what James said in Jas.3:1, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”