The phrase can be translated, “the law of prayer is the law of belief.” In other words, our worship both shapes and reveals what we believe about God and His world. In yet other words, doxology is theology.
It may not be intuitive to us as pastors, worship planners, and worshipers, but what we sing does more than articulate our theology. Our song shapes our theology
Having your theology shaped by song is a slow, steady process.
because I’m a believer in lex orandi, lex credendi, I’m very comfortable bribing him to shove big forkfulls of theological leafty dark greens down his throat because I really do believe that it will one day show up in the figure of his soul.
There is a key take-away from this exchange that Christians need not to miss. What Mohler contends for is something that all Christians will have to contend for if they wish to be faithful to Christ. The focus of this particular conversation is homosexuality, but the implications of Burnett’s dismissal go beyond that single issue. Her incredulity calls into question what Christianity teaches about the nature of salvation.
What Burnett dismisses as “crazy” and “hateful” is at the heart of the Christian faith. To deny that the gospel can change sinners—even homosexual ones—is to deny Christianity altogether.