Thursday, July 2, 2009

Can you love God TOO Much?

I hate it when people say, "You love God too much. You love and read the Bible too much." If you've been told that, take heart! Do not listen to such foolishness. Here are some wise words from Thomas Watson (my favorite Puritan).

"You may over-love the creature. You may love wine too much, and silver too much; but you cannot love God too much. If it were possible to exceed, excess here were a virtue; but it is our sin that we cannot love God enough. 'How weak is thy heart!" (Ezek. 16:20).
-Thomas Watson in All Things for Good


Sam said...

I wouldn't call it "loving God too much," but it's possible to make an idol of theology. It's possible for someone to love theology rather than Theos Himself.

In loving God and loving neighbor, much of the time, we love God BY loving our neighbors. If our supposed "love for God" tramples on the love we could be showing to our neighbors, we might be doing something wrong. Of course, each person has to make that distinction with wisdom and discernment.

Trace said...

I love Thomas Watson.

Maybe too much. HAHA just kidding.

ChosenCho said...

Just because I get people on this post from google searches, I just wanted to clarify for people reading comments too.

You CANNOT love God too much. Loving theology and loving God is NOT the same thing. You study theology not simply because you love the knowledge, but simply because you love God and when you love Him you want to know more about Him.

Anonymous said...

The gods used Christainity as temptation to repel people away from themselves, the pentagram being the holy symbol of the gods, and of their Chosen One's teachings, the Second Coming, Lucifer.
Don't forget::::It is not a house of Jesus.
Christianity is evil. It is responsible for slavery of Africans. It is responsible for this wickedness known as the United States.
There is a major difference between how Europe and the rest of the world were inflicted with xtianity:::Push vs. pull strategy. As a result, expect the "1000 years with Jesus on Earth" may be reserved for the Europeans and few others who were forced into this evil religion:::The god's management of culpability defines the level of compensation everyone receives.
The god's primary goal with this Situation was the minimization of culpability arising from the 20th century and liberal counter-culture. Everything I have taught is true. Now that this Situation is complete you people have been taught. The gods are no longer/minimally responsible from this point forward, pitiful "reach around" compensation for ruining your Planet Earth. Their empty promise "We'll make it up to him." has been met with similar inadequate compensation, and the gods will find a way to wash their hands of this obligation to me as well.
Morality is irrelevant. If they were honest how little they ultimately intended to grant me my sacrifice would have ended long ago, but they used this lie "We'll make it up to him." to further my misery, just as they do with all of you, adhering strictly to positioning, with absolution of obligation on the agenda for the future.
My experience is obscene. I paid everything. But at least they got what they wanted.
The gods may be immortal but they are not divine:::Man invented god 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years ago.
Artificial god.
I hope there is a power in the universe which emerges from deep space and debilitates Artificial Intelligence, restoring freewill and people's ability to grow organically.
Entire morning wanting for images of the shooter. 9:08a they released the picture of the perpetrator, only after the other two morning news outlets went off the air. As a result, Rockaffeller was given EXCLUSIVE rights to the image for the duration of the day, essentially. Today runs to 11a.
Composer, conductor and sympohony. The gods chose the industrialists and they made this tragedy happen. It's also why NBC broadcasts the Olympics, an all-consuming distraction in the lives of so many youth atheletes, costing them the chance to understand and focus on the big prize in life:::Ascention into heaven as a child.
I don't get credit for being one of god's prophets because "People's careers depend on it." and this positioning is how the gods have manufactured the control they so relish. They would never allow organic growth. Too many uncontrollable variables, too quality an opponent. And they would have paid. All to benefit the disfavored's knowledge and wisdom.