Theology: Not Just for Ministers or Theologians

I discovered a great quote while updating and adapting Jonathan Edwards’ sermon Christian Knowledge for modern readers. Just thought I’d share:

Scripture provides us with vast amounts of data about the nature of God’s being, information that is vitally important for everyone to understand. Knowing details about the essence, attributes, and intricacies of God’s being is crucial for all people, not just ministers.

Why? Because God is the being who has made us all: “In him we live and move and have our being.” He is the Lord of all, and all are accountable to him. He is the main purpose of our existence and the only fountain of our happiness.

These things are true for everybody, not just ministers or professional theologians. Don’t leave the active study of God’s being to a certain group of specialists! This task is for everyone!