The importance of theology

Referring to Psalm 8, Michael Horton says:
It is theology that gives meaning to every activity of human existence.

Because we rarely relate theology to life these days (which is to relate the vertical to the horizontal), we rarely are confronted with the psalmist's reflections. We are rarely captivated with a sense of smallness that turns into a sense of significance based on the calling that God has given to us as His special creatures...

When Protestantism was driven by theology (the knowledge, study, contemplation, love, and worship of God in Christ), it provided a genuinely relevant sense of purpose and direction for worldly activity. In other words, once the vertical dimension was clearly corrected and emphasized, the horizontal dimension took its proper shape. ("Where in the World is the Church?" pgs 140, 141)

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