For the original post see this link and the comments, especially comment #4. Link
I think that some people have mistook my previously referenced post as a dismissal or disdain of systematic theology. That simply is not the case.
I firmly believe that systematic theology is a valuable tool in understanding the Bible. However, I also think it can lead us down the path of Bible study with blinders on if we are not careful.
I believe that covenant theology is an excellent way to approach Scripture. I also believe that Dispensationalism has many valuable points. These views must not become our “be all, end all” for Biblical study. The more I study Scripture, the more convinced I become that God and His Word are far beyond human comprehension. These systematic theologies are great ways to help us achieve some grasp of the incredible depth and mysteries of God’s Word, but I struggle with believing that one view has “everything” right. The fact that there are different views of systematic theology attest to this, with each one claiming to have it right and having numerous Scripture references to back it up. People obviously believe that there are some approaches to Scripture that make more sense than others.
Do not get me wrong, I am in no way trying to diminish the incredible amount of study and scholarship that has gone into the development of the systematic theologies. I simply believe that, while adhering to a particular theological view, one should remain open to the fact that the Word of God is bigger than any one person or system. Coming to Scripture firmly grounded and yet willing to learn and let God lead you in new directions is, in my opinion, a vital part of Scriptural study.