The Importance of Good Theology

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It has been a heavy week for me here on the blogosphere. Not because of quantity. It was the intensity; particularly reading about the death of Hana Grace-Rose Williams.

As I've talked with other bloggers about this situation, the importance of good theology has come up again and again. This appears to be a case where the beliefs of the parents killed their child. But not in a "we believe medicine is an act of distrust in God" kind of way. Instead, this looks like a situation where the parent's beliefs about raising kids enabled them to--apparently unconsciously--kill their child.

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The verse bouncing around in my head today is 1 Timothy 4:16: Watch your life and doctrine closely.

Dear friends, please consider your theology. As one of my Bible professors was fond of saying, "Ideas have consequences." In some cases, bad ideas lead to death.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

P.S. I'm not going to link directly to any posts about this topic. But if you'd like to read more, you can find a couple posts a little ways back in my Other Posts of Note. I have found the discussion the in the comments to be particularly enlightening.

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