Unsystematic Theology

“The only alternative [to systematic theology]…  is to form our opinions haphazardly from a general impression of what we feel to be a ‘biblical’ position on each subject, or perhaps to buttress our positions with careful analysis of one or two relevant texts, yet with no guarantee that those texts present a balanced view of ‘the whole counsel of God’ (Acts 20:27) on the subject being considered. In fact this approach – one all to common in evangelical circles today – could, I suppose, be called ‘unsystematic theology’ or even ‘disorderly and random theology’!”

– Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994), 32.

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