posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 02:25 PM
Support for the OP, to anyone who may feel persecuted/offended by this line of thought:
Natural, deceptive, sinful, personal practical, experimental, friendly, intuitive, intellectual, saving, spiritual, revealed.
God, nature, scriptures, doing God's will.
Believer's attitude toward:
Not to be arrogant (puffed up), should grow in knowledge, should add to his or her knowledge, not to be forgetful of knowledge, to accept our
limitations of, to be filled with knowledge.
Of God, man's nature, man's thoughts, believers, things future, all things.
Attitude of sinful men toward knowledge:
Turn from, ignorant of, raised up against, did not acknowledge God, never able to come to knowledge.
Superior to gold, increases strength, keeps from destruction, insures stability.
That's what the concordance of the King James Version says about knowledge. Every item is a scriptural reference/quote, showing that the Bible is
very specific about knowledge and urges us all to find it, seek it, remember it, and find it worthwhile, not just sit around and say, "I believe,
therefore I'm covered, sorry about you!"
I am sad for these people, and pray that they continue to wake up to the real power of the Spirit of God. It's only available to those hearts that
are true, open, loving, honest, humble. God gives dignity to the humble, but hates the proud. He feels sorry for those who honestly admit that they
don't know, and gives them wisdom freely and without any kind of negative feeling. That should illustrate that He is not suppressing knowledge, but
preserving it through documents like the Bible, AND other texts.