The older I get the more I realize the difficulty of understanding another human being. Hence as Don Merritt struggles to put himself in the shoes of doubting intellectuals, I can empathize.
As someone who once did not believe in Jesus, I am tempted to think I am uniquely qualified to carry God’s Word to a doubting world. But no, I am not. We are each unique, even those who believe and those who don’t. So the best we can do is present the Bible and God’s Word as it is. So Don does that, and he reminds us God Word comes from God and the Word is God.
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In yesterday’s podcast, I related a story about a couple of self-proclaimed intellectuals leading a group discussion, and my thoughts about the scene that followed. Of course, anybody who knows me will understand that if I put the words “self-proclaimed” in front of something, it means that I’m not buying the “something.” I know quite a few people who could easily be classified as “intellectual” but so far, I’ve not encountered one who feels the need to announce it in public, just as I have met a number of rich people, and have never heard one tell anybody they are rich. I have also met a number of people who claim to be rich, and quite a few have written me checks that weren’t honored by the bank!
People who are intellectual are not bad people, and are actually quite valuable to society, and to the Body of…
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