When you are reading one of the great theological books of all time, you will benefit the most if you have the mindset of a learner.
Think of new students arriving in their college classroom. They need to be open to learning new things. They need to open their minds.
If they see themselves as already knowing everything, they will not be able to learn anything. It will be a waste of time and resources, not only for themselves, but also for others.
Even if they do not agree with the viewpoints of their professor, they will benefit a whole lot if they can learn as much as possible.
To approach Systematic Theology, we Christians need to have the mindset of a learner. After all, that is what the word “disciple” means: a LEARNER.
Whether we are reading a book that is ancient or modern, Protestant or Catholic or Orthodox, Evangelical or Charismatic or Pentecostal, we can learn a lot. Even if we don’t agree with it!
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