Rightly dividing

Most people deemed the grammatical way of studying the scripture as blasphemous or at least disrespectful to God because they think that in so doing, the scripture is treated like any other books. As if to place it to the same level with books written by mere men. Also, others believe that it is best left to the scholars to do the hard work. The old error of the medieval church!

What about theological terms?

220px-Sandro_Botticelli_050 One of the reasons why Christians tend to disregard theology are theological terms. A barrier that is caused by language and illiteracy. Many also thought that since most of those words are not in the Bible, we should not bother studying them. Theological terms most of the time has an impression to the “laity” that such words can make the study of God’s word more and more complicated and confusing.  But I think that is not the case. The great theologians in church history have never intended to confuse us nor to make the study of the scripture complicated. In fact the very reason theologians use terminologies is to give distinctions and clarity. So how does this terms help us on understanding the scripture or distinguishing between heresies and the truth ?