fundemantalismThe Bible is not theology. The Bible contains theology.

Because it is our inspired authority of faith and practice it is dangerous to think of it as theology. It’s dangerous because it makes it too easy for us to abuse it’s truth for our own causes in an authoritative way thus raising our own interpretation of Scripture to the realm of inspired authority. Instead I have found it helpful to understand that when we think, read, write, or talk about the Bible this is when Theology happens. What we say about what God has said is Theology. The Bible does not think for the Christian so proof texting and bible quoting in the place of thoughtful discussion is not helpful.