Man and Dogma
A Sermon on Matthew 22:34-40
The Great Commandment
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (ESV)
Teaching and Christianity go together; the place of theology and dogma; man entirely in the hands of God; man's inability to understand himself; the love of God that provides a way of reconciliation.