Thank God – fewer theologists available in the future!

I really thank God for the potential development, which is taking place in our theological institutions at the universities of Lund, Göteborg, Umeå, Gävle and Uppsala. Dagen reported about the new report from Högskoleverket and the reaction of ”employers” in regard to this development.

In an earlier blog I have addressed the tremendous problems with ”professional hirelings” in contrast to the people who have embraced a calling from God.

I am convinced that many of the educational institutions and especially the universities, have not only contributed but also initiated the tremendous secularization of the Church. To even regard theology as one among many other professions is an abomination before God and it shows how little respect and reference there is for God and His calling.

The basis of a calling of God is a life in obedience to God, to His Word and a life style that reflects willingness to followership of Jesus. That men and women can be educated and released into ministry as pastors and priests without having a confession of faith is like releasing a flock of wolves among the few sheep that are left in out churches. That’s exactly what is happening today.

The apostle Paul warned for such practices as he had called the elders of the church of Ephesus to him; Acts 20: 28-31 Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 29I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31So be on your guard!

Too many sheep are spiritually slaughtered in our churches because of lack of discernment and lack of spiritual life in the lives of so-called spiritual leaders. It’s about time that men and women rise up who are hungry for God, willing to be trained and educated but have the maturity and courage to refrain from adjusting to that which is offered in secular institutions. It needs new educational programs and a new perspective on what a calling is all about!

This recent development might show afterwards to be a blessing in disguise as new initiatives will be taken by people, filled with the Holy Spirit and sold to Jesus!

That’s the Way I see it! What do you see?

John

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6 responses to “Thank God – fewer theologists available in the future!

  1. Maybe you should’ve changed the title to “fewer state-sanctioned theologists”, since that is evidently the case here ;). Just watched Jonas Gardells tv-show and must say that the body of Christ needs many good, well-thought-through and spirit-filled theologians that can equip the church in our time of ever-increasing bible-illeteracy.

  2. john,

    in what way would you suggest that leadership should be trained and equipped for the service in Gods Kingdom. esp in the so called traditional churches

  3. Right on, Jacob, and John! Theos Logos is the Word about God, the study, if we will, of God, implying ever-increasing fascination, love of Him and His ways, and surrender to His totally awe-some will and calling in Christ. True theos logos is absolutely dynamic and world-city-life-changing!
    Thé au logis, in French, means: Tea in the salon…Hmmm…

  4. I pray Sweden (and the UK) gets Bible teachers who fear and love God and stand in awe of His word over the wisdom of the world. Not because Sweden (or the UK) deserves them but because of God’s Grace.

  5. Thanks friends for your comments… Jacob: I’d like to force the issue at times (as you might know) so I keep the title:)
    Rober Jan, much more of our theological teaching should be done within the context of the local church, this can be done in structures which we might call the “traditional church”. The pre-requisite of such church would be that they are alive and have God-fearing and a Bible-believing leadership. Good examples are found within the Anglican church in England (think of Holy Trinity Brompton and New Wine) but also in churches like Klara kyrkan i Stockholm.
    The emphasis I want to make has to do with institutional education which is often removed from the reality of the Church and it’s needs. Theological education should educate to met the needs of churches and/or a movement, not having their programs regulated by the demands and requirements of other entities (in this case our university system in Sweden).

    Ben! Thanks for your prayers and blessings… we’ll be in touch!

  6. thanks for this comment john! But in what way can we make that transformation in leadership-education happen in these churches! have you talked with the people of Johannelund, EFS
    maybe they can build bridges.
    blessings rj

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