Theology and Educated Man   5 comments


“Much that passes for theology today is simply educated man trying to explain God through logic and reason.”

–A.W. Tozer, from Delighting in God


Matthew 23: 27-28:  “ Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”

John 5: 39-40:  “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

II Timothy 3: 5:  “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Beware of Theological Aesthetes
The Idolatry of Intelligence – Leonard Ravenhill

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  1. Amen!

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  3. He could just as easily have said, “Much that passes for theology today is simply illogical and unreasonable men, trying to explain God through academia.”

    • Absolutely. The mind really can’t express the spiritual or the divine unless it is born again and dead to self (purified)—then it can be inspired/used by the Holy Ghost. When someone says that they have the mind of Christ, they aren’t carnal Christians, they are spiritual Christians. There are way too many theologians/aesthetes on the planet that have a lot of head knowledge, but reject Christ and can only be spiritually dead.

      I Corinthians 2: 10-16: “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

      The Spiritual Man

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