|A375 : by Andy Woods |
Systematic theology just involves coming up with categories concerning what the Bible teaches. For example, Trinitarianism explains what the Scripture teaches about the trinity in a succinct manner since no single verse of the bible capsulizes everything that the Bible says on that subject.
Systematic theology therefore becomes the believer’s friend if it is first derived from the scripture. The danger is teaching a theology that the Bible doesn’t describe and imposing it instead on the scripture.
Examples of such an imposition would include amillennialism, postmillennialism, covenant theology, etc. This may be what your friend is reacting to.