Grain of Salt

A Grain of Salt

It has never followed that a great theologian is somehow therefore a holy person.

We are not saved by knowledge.

The knowledge of God is indispensable. Good, sound theology is priceless and immeasurably important, but it does not have the power to save our soul. It is not salvific.

We do not have a right to our own opinion. We DO have a right to our own informed opinion. There is a difference. The conscience is useless unless it is an informed conscience. That informed conscience is formed by knowledge and revelation. But even then “For we know partially and we prophesy partially,” says Paul to the Corinthians, because we are limited in how we can express the language of the Creator of the Universe.

We are not saved by knowledge; we are not saved by theology. Knowledge can be very useful if we are submissive to the Lord so that we can receive His revelation.

This web site contains a lot of knowledge and theology, and it is created in no small way by ManHusbandDad’scolectively informed conscience. Every word on this web site except for quotations and citations belong to me, Kristofer, as best I can share with you what I have learned and experienced through knowledge, theology, and revelation.

I might be wrong on any or even all of this content on this site. I don’t think I am, but I might be. The proud academic or proud theologian may be as bound for Hell as any other sinner, and I’m doing my best to avoid that wide and welcoming road.

Humility, one of the Twelve Righteous Virtues, is salvific if we humble ourselves to knowing that we do not know everything and seek to minimize that albatross of ignorance at every opportunity; so I submit to you this web site with the full understanding that you do not expect every answer to every situation a Man, Husband, and Dad faces to be answered here – or even answered correctly, absolutely, all of the time.

The answers work for me. That’s all I can attest to.

So take what is presented with a grain of salt. And if you have something to add to make us all better, I welcome it! If you don’t have something constructive to say, move along. Your conversation is not welcome here.

-Kristofer Cowles
16 December 2016

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