Saint John writes, “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you continue in

My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’.”

(John 8: 31, 32) Freedom is the natural consequence of dedicating oneself to the study of

God’s word, and freedom was something I desperately needed.

Growing up, I was highly analytical. While my grades did’t reflect this until later in life, I

was practically addicted to philosophy, astrology, and psychology. I usually read books that

involve some “answer” to human suffering and habits. Ironically, as I learned more, I became

sadder and sadder. This is reminiscent of Solomon’s words, “For with much wisdom is much

sorrow; as knowledge increases, grief increases.” (Ecclesiastes 1: 18) I questioned why

people do horrible things, why sadness thrives, and how could my existence be significant

if I could not help those who suffer. All this changed when I was introduced to Christianity.

At that point, I started to feel different, primarily because of what I read concerning

Jesus. However, my natural wiring set in, and not long after receiving my first Bible, I began to

ask many questions. Is Jesus God or God’s son? What is the trinity? What is the sabbath day?

Where is heaven? What does God’s body look like? The list goes on. While these questions

confused many seasoned believers, the answers I found provided me with immense peace

because I was dedicated to finding truth….not just answers. The truth was not simply a tool that

would satisfy my analytical itch; instead, the truth led me to realize that some of the answers to

my questions were not for me to know. This truth that I stumbled upon was presented to me

through theological exploration or, as Moses says, “The hidden things belong to the Lord our

God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all

the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29: 29)

The study of God (theology) has led me to immense peace, which is why theology is so

important to me. The greater my grasp on God and his ways are, the greater my emotional,

mental, and spiritual stability becomes. My love for Christ-centered theology has brought me

peace, so I try my best to provide this peace to others through what I believe God has taught

me.