In our time, theology has in the main left the pulpit for the seminary classroom. The Calvinistic churches retain some theology, but often in a frozen and irrelevant form. Arminian churches have largely abandoned theology, the doctrine of the triune God and his being, word, purpose, and works, to confine themselves to the doctrine of salvation. Humanism sees man as the measure of all things, but its "all things" is limited to the material universe. For Arminianism "all things" includes God. They go thus beyond humanism in this respect in that for them the concern of God and His universe is man's salvation, an amazingly man-centered and egocentric view. Our Lord, to the contrary, says, "seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness (or, justice)" (Matt. 6:33). The churches of our time seem to believe that God exists to save man and keep him happy. Theology is therefore only studies as an adjunct to the doctrine of salvation. This turns the world of Scripture upside down. How can anyone believe that God blesses this, or feels other than displeased? Are we not inviting God's judgment?
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