We study theology systematically. This helps us to understand complete doctrines. It helps us to see scripture as a comprehensive text and not disjointed verses. God gave us scripture to understand who He is and to understand who we are. There are many ways to systematically study the bible. We look at all the verses of the bible that touch on the doctrine and study them all together.
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Theology Proper is about learning more about who God really is. Studying the attributes of God is a way of honoring God. God wants us to know who He is. God is the manifestation of His attributes. God has told us everything He wants us to know about Him in His Word. The God of the bible is not a God we can fully know or understand comprehensively but He does not leave our knowledge of Him to our imagination either. There is a wonderful book writtern by Arthur W. Pink called The Attributes of God that explores who God is. I have included the preface below and the table of contents.
The Skeleton and the Bones:
The Parts Must Relate to the Whole
Dr. John Robbins teaches that the various parts of a system are explained by the whole. For example, some of the incredibly tiny and exquisitely shaped bones of our inner ear would be very difficult to understand if we were to examine them one at a time, individually. We might well not be able to comprehend what their function is. But their utility immediately becomes apparent when we see how they fit into the structure — the system — of the ear. To expand this analogy only slightly, most of us would be unable to identify a great many of the 206 bones that make up our skeletal system that if we were to view them individually. It is only when we see how they fit into the overall skeletal system that we come to a complete understanding of their contribution to the body.