In a Nutshell
In 1 Peter the Bible tells us to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.”
A primary principle in the study of thideology is this: What you believe about God (theology) should be clearly evident in the way you live your life (ideology). If we, as believers in Christ, look and act no different than the world then we either are ignoring the teachings of Scripture or we are ignorant of the teachings of Scripture.
It is therefore extremely important to take seriously the study of proper theology and apply what we learn to how we live (thideology).