And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
All theology must submit to the centrality of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Rather than to divide Christians, theology was intended to unite us through mutually seeking after Christ. Obviously, God could have revealed all mysteries through His prophets and apostles, but He did not, and one could only guess that it is because God wants us to seek after Him. So the divisions that theology creates, is not a testament to something about theology, but is a testament to the defective heart of man, even Christians. Jesus stated: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) Here is an example of we should view theology, and where its proper place rests:
One member of The Society of Evangelical Arminians: “My heart is for revival, and whether someone is of the Reformed side or the Arminian side, I would rather lay down our differences and join in unity to pray for revival. It is my belief that we are in desperate need for an outpouring of God’s Spirit, that many would be swept into the Kingdom. As far as theology, I believe in Total Depravity, but that God’s Prevenient Grace is towards all. In other words, I agree with the doctrinal statement of Society of Evangelical Arminians. But I can’t deny the FACT that God has poured out His Spirit on both sides of the argument. In fact, my favorite example is of George Whitefield and John Wesley.”