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Why Theology Is Necessary

Theology is necessary because truth and experience are related. While some would deny, or at least question this connection, in the long run the truth will affect our experience.

A person who falls from the tenth story of a building may shout while passing each window on the way down, "I'm still doing fine," and may mean it, but eventually the facts of the matter will catch up with the person's experience.

We may continue to live on happily for hours and even days after a close loved one has, unknown to us, passed away, but again the truth will come with crushing effect on our experience.

Since the meaning and truth of the Christian faith will eventually have ultimate bearing on our experience, we must come to grips with them.

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