What Must We Do?

I know this will bother my exegete friends, at least some of them, by omission. I'm striving for concision, against myself. Go ahead and push back! Where is the role of Biblical scholarship?

Two things are morally incumbent upon the Christian. We must confess none but God, and we must preach nothing but the gospel. Ethics as a task follows from these. It is the project of living in consistency with them. Dogmatics, or theology, instead pursues them. It is the project of verifying today that what we confess is in fact none other than God, and that what we preach is in fact nothing other than the gospel.

From these, all else follows.