I ran across this quote on social media at some point, don’t know who said it but it provides a point that I believe is definitely something to contemplate. Jesus died for the church. When a man becomes a theologian but is divorced from the church, why is it that his theology and biblical labors are considered the best? In my experience, I have studied under eloquent professors (and theological windbags at times too) but it has been talking with pastors and how they do theology and teach doctrine that I have found the most wisdom. I guess my takeaway would be simple: value your pastors, pray for them to be faithful to their calling and listen to how they explain the Scriptures. Compare what they say to scripture, certainly; but give more weight to their remarks than the theologian not connected to the church.

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