Scholarly vs. Faith
In response to Michele
-I am with you. While I am learning, there is much in the way of theological jargon, facts, history etc. that I am unfamiliar with. I sometimes wonder though, if I am better off not keeping up with every
point and detail.
While I may not always be able to explain my faith, I love that feeling of knowing just because; confidant in knowing that it is what God wants without the need for a technical explanation. (Trying to make a point here, the following is written with no intent to boast.)
I have been admired for my "innocent" faith, and in a lot of ways it remains so because of this lack of knowledge. Knowledge in the Bible yes, but when it comes to the rest, why do I need to know every scholars opinion before I am able to formulate my own? I read quite a bit, however, there are so many who are extremely well read. I wonder if they get as much from Gods Word as from whatever book is currently most popular. I wonder if God might say that we spend too much time debating theology, and not enough time putting it into practice; too much time defending our theologies and not enough time relying on faith?
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