The goal of theological interpretation

Theological interpretation of the Bible achieves its end when readers enter into the world of the biblical texts with faith, hope, and love. When we make God’s thoughts become our thoughts and God’s word become our word, we begin to participate in the world of the text, in the grand drama of divine redemption. This is perhaps the ultimate aim of theological interpretation of the Bible:to know the triune God by participating in the triune life, in the triune mission to creation.Introduction
What Is Theological Interpretation of the Bible? Introduction by Kevin J. Vanhoozer.


Jesus is Christ son of the living God

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is? ’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; thers say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets. ’ ‘But what about you? ’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am? ’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ,the Son of the living God’. Matthew 16:13- 1

Believe in Christ

Another important aspect of John’s call to belief is that we are invited to believe in Jesus Christ, the person- not merely His message, His teaching, His example, or His challenge to live in a certain way. We are called first and foremost to believe in Him. This was the intellectual and moral crisis presented to people of all kinds in John’s narrative, many of whom responded with belief, complete trust.