Do you think that theology can be an idol?
That is, do you think that we sometimes allow our study of God, or even what we think we know about God, to get in the way of actually worshiping and obeying God? In other words, do you think we Christians ever make our theology of God more important than God Himself?
Is it possible for our theology to become idolatry?
That is what we will discuss today as we look at Jonah 2:7-8.
The Text of Jonah 2:7-8
When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. Those who regard worthless idols forsake their own Mercy.
In this discussion of Jonah 2:7-8 we look at:
- Why Jonah 2:7 repeats the central thought from Jonah 2:4
- Why Jonah 2:8 is a reference to the sailors from Jonah 1
- Why the best translation of Jonah 2:8b is “neglect their shame”
- If everything Jonah says about the sailors is wrong, and instead points to himself, what about the first line of Jonah 2:8? Is that also a statement about Jonah? Does Jonah worship vain idols?
- Redeeming God Discipleship Area
- Do Christians Worship a False God? (Facebook post)
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