“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” — Titus 2:1
I recently drove by a church down the street from my apartment. They have one of those big signs with interchangeable letters out front of their building. Here’s what it read:
“Don’t make me come down there.” — God
At first I felt puzzled and somewhat amused. Moments later, I got angry. That might be the most ridiculous, foolish, bogus theological statement I’ve ever heard! Don’t make me come down there? What the heck does that even mean? What point are you trying to make? Why would you ever put that on your sign?
But here’s the worst part—people are believing it.
I began thinking of other bogus theological statements I hear thrown around.
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“Everything in moderation.”
“We are all God’s children.”
Those are just a few. At best, they’re terribly misleading. More often than not, they’re catastrophic.