If I understand the Bible correctly, we must do all that we can to think accurately about God—to do the hard work of thinking deeply about who He is, how he relates to all of life and how we are to relate to him. This requires disciplined thinking. It’s labor intensive and cannot be approached in a casual fashion.
Now, I can hear some of you object—or at least question: Does this mean I have to be a theologian? Well, not in the sense that you make your living on studying, thinking and teaching about God. Such professional theologians are good and valuable, and we need to learn humbly all we can from them. However, there is another way of looking at it.
The origin of the word “theologian” simply implies “one that has thoughts about God”. This means that we are all theologians in the sense that we all have thoughts about God. They may be good thoughts, or they may be bad thoughts. They may be high thoughts, or they may be low thoughts. They may be accurate thoughts, or they make be inaccurate thoughts. Either way you have thoughts about Him, and this fact makes you a theologian. The question is not whether you are a theologian, but whether you are a good one or a bad one. So what is it for you?
Something to think about from “The Kingdom Perspective”.
Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
~2 Peter 3:17-18