“Theology trumps biology.” This was one of the points made our pastor, Beau Eckart, during Sunday’s sermon on Ephesians 1: 1-14. Our theology must be based on truth rather than how we are feeling on a particular day.
The letter to the Ephesians begins with a listing of our spiritual blessings in Christ. In verse 13 and 14, Paul explains the blessings further with, “In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.” (ESV)
Beau emphasized that our feelings do not change the truth of Scripture. Feelings and emotions are transient and can change quickly. There are times that we may not feel loved or like a child of God but when we are in Christ, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and that truth overrides all of our momentary feelings. Spending time in prayer, service, fellowship and Bible study, will help to align our emotions with God’s truth.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2