The Idolatry of Intelligence – Leonard Ravenhill   2 comments

The Idolatry of Intelligence – Leonard Ravenhill

I Corinthians 2:4-5: “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

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THE IDOLATRY OF CHURCHIANITY

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

–A.W. Tozer

“Though swordless, these soldiers of Christ fought the might of imperial Rome and won . . .Unlettered they unblushingly declared the whole counsel of God and eventually staggered the intellectual Greeks.”

–Leonard Ravenhill

“The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.”

–Blaise Pascal

“Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.”

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Be reckless immediately, fling it all out on Him. You do not know when His voice will come, but whenever the realization of God comes in the faintest way imaginable, recklessly abandon. It is only by abandon that you recognize Him. You will only realize His voice more clearly by recklessness.”

–Oswald Chambers

“It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.”

–Blaise Pascal

“The wisdom of this world is precious in the eye of the world; and the wisdom of God in His poor, weak, despised earthen vessels is still foolishness with them; but the Lord so orders it, that He still justifies his despised wisdom in his despised vessels, and makes the wisdom of the world appear foolish to all the single and uprighthearted, who thirst after and wait for the revelation of His truth.”

–Isaac Penington

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Blaise Pascal

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