Consider a couple of things. First, if theology doesn't matter at all, and all we need to worry about is loving people, then there's really no point in evangelizing, is there? After all, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, atheists, each have really bad theology! So if theology doesn't matter, then why would Christians be spending so much time trying to fulfill the Great Commission?
This brings us to our second point. In Matthew 28, we read the following:
Jesus commanded that we teach others "to observe all that I have commanded you." During His three years of earthly ministry, did Jesus ever once say, "Hey, guys, I know that I'm the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity. And I know that one day, as prophesied long ago, I will be crucified for the sins of all who will believe and that three days later I will rise again. But, the truth is, it doesn't matter what all of you actually end up believing about me. Just be nice and be good. Love people. It will all shake out in the end."Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)
Admittedly, I have not yet checked The Message translation on this, but as far as my biblical knowledge goes, Jesus never said anything like this. In fact, everything that Jesus commanded and taught His disciples was theology, and correct theology at that. So Code Orange speaker Kevin Gerald has a problem.
If we really want to "#lovepeople," then we will strive to teach them correct theology as found in God's Word. To do anything else would be quite unloving, for in not correcting one's erroneous doctrine, you may find yourself "loving" that person all the way to their eternal condemnation.
More Hypocrisy (from Possessing the Treasure)
False Doctrine Destroys Christian Unity (from Better Than Sacrifice