Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 reasons why good theology is better than good medicine

Here's the first of two installment on this blog topic. In keeping with a David Letterman tradition of the "Top 10 list" and combining a bit of the recent "legendary exploits of Chuck Norris" genre my kids seem to enjoy reciting, I offer the following reason why good theology is better than good medicine.

#10 Some good medicines can calm your mind. Good theology gives you a brand new mind. (Eph 4:23)

#9 Good medicine needs saws and drills to separate joints and marrow. Good theology does it with words. (Hb 4:12)

#8 Good medicine can replace your bad hip with titanium, polyethylene and methylmethacrylate. Good theology can put your hip out, leave you with a limp and you'd be better off. (Gen 32:25)

#7 Good medicine can put you to sleep and take out your rib. Good theology can put you to sleep, take out your rib and turn it into the best thing that ever happened to you. (Gen 2:22)

#6 Good medicine would have saved Jesus life by stopping his bleeding. Good theology saved yours by allowing it. (Hb 9:22)

#5 Good medicine temporarily helps those who are sick. Good theology brings back to life those who are dead! (Eph 2:1)

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