The THEOLOGIAN'S THEOLOGY!
God is not complicated...It took THEOLOGIAN'S THEOLOGICAL rendering the Bible as the "Final Authority" and their interpretation of the Bible to complicate God...to where the Bible and God needs to be explained by the denominated THEOLOGIAN to to keep the people in a particular denominated corral!
The theologian's theology has theologized God to where people are dependent on the theologian to understand God's purpose for the Community of Humanity and that purpose is misunderstood because of the denominated theologians misunderstood slant in his interpretation of the Bible as to who and what God is.
Theology simply means...the way we think about and understand God and His Gospel. Theologians or the writers of the Bible cannot give us who God is...what God is like...for they are mere men and no man knows the mind of God or His ways!
Theologians have made theology static...a religion of legalism, spiritual stagnation, judgment and condemnation of those who fail to meet the theologian's Bible interpretation of carefully defined standards of godliness (laws)?
Folks the thing is we all have our own theology...theology is simply the way we think about and understand God, His grace, love and redemptive restoration. Our understanding of God is to be dynamic and relational...where we know our loving graceful Father in an active and real way to where our relationship with people is seasoned with mercy, forgiveness patience, kindness, peace, understanding and love.
Human beings are not capable of reasoning out who God is or what He is like! Scripture tells us that God has chosen to reveal Himself...not through man...but through Jesus, as being the God who loves us! As God’s new creation, we are loved by God and free to love has God loves and free to hear from God and not be imprisoned by the theologian's theology!
The scriptures say:
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus explained to them everything in the scriptures that referred to himself (Luke 24.27)
If you really believed Moses you would be bound to believe me, for it was about me that he wrote (John 5.46)
God, who gave to our forefathers many different glimpses of the truth in the words of the prophets, has now, at the end of the present age, given us the truth in the Son (Heb 1.1)
This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him (Mark 9.7)
Theologian's rendering of the Bible as the "closed cannon" of "final authority" as to who God is like and what God will do, has prevented the "royal priesthood" of God from BEING "LIVING EPISTLES"!
Who do we listen to? Who is our teacher?
Should we be listening to the theologian's theology or the Word of God...Jesus living His life in and through us?
It is Jesus who is the express image theology!