This negligence is nothing short of murder (Acts 20:26). Eternity depends upon a real and living personal encounter with the LORD (Jer. 2:12-13). Unadulterated Theology directs the soul into a personal encounter with God at salvation and a growing knowledge of God coming with sanctification as one walks with God in the beauties of holiness. The true utility of the word of God humbles the soul rather than puffing it up (Heb. 4:12-13, Jer. 23:29), because only humble souls do abide and walk with God (Ps. 138:6, Micah 6:8, Isa. 57:15, 66:2). However, when and if Theology is committed into the hands of unconverted men, the divine utility of the word of God is compromised; therefore, instead of humbling the soul, "the knowledge of God" is puffing it up (Isa. 5:21).
"...Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of Him." - 1Cor. 8:1-3
If you entrust your soul to the good intentions of godless men, they will forbid you from knowing God by teaching you "the word of God". What they teach you about the Bible will make you wise unto damnation (Jer. 8:5-9, 1 Cor. 3:18-20, Php. 3:4-6). What they teach you about the Temple of the LORD will banish you from the presence of God (Jer. 7:4). In a demonstration of zeal that inspires you they will destroy you (Rom. 9:32-10:3, Gal. 5:7-9, 6:13-14). In eloquence of speech that fascinates you they will bewitch you (Rom. 16:17-19, Gal. 3:1). In formal training to master "divinity" they will make you an enemy of the Cross of Christ (Gal. 1:10, Php. 3:17-19).