Image after bloody image of severed heads and bodies of Christian men, women, and children in Iraq and Syria are bombarding our screens, lassoing our eyes and invading our hearts and minds. Not one. Not two. But image after image after endless image. The undeniable horror is happening now— and according to the theology of millions, it’s happening too early.
So the question is, what happens to our theology now? For those Christians who have faced the wrath of ISIS, the answer is clear.
Theology doesn’t mean a hill of beans when it’s your neck on the line.
In that moment, doctrine doesn’t matter. Tradition doesn’t matter. All that matters is how you answer the question:
“Hold to the testimony of Jesus…or deny the one who gave His life for you in order to save your own?”Continue reading