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The Church is Not Your Mother: Part 1

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“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their sense exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Hebrews 5:11-14)

With all the talk of spiritual gifts these days, the most neglected gift is discernment.

Discernment is the practice of testing or determining what is in the spiritual waters. It is based on the commands we have been given to differentiate between good and bad teaching.

Which implies that everything has a spiritual source.

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Without Faith It Is Impossible

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“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

For quite some time, I’ve wanted to deal with the statements that Andy Stanley made over a year ago during one of his “talks”.

Although he has made other videos since this one to explain his controversial statements (also on YouTube), he has not put out the fire he started. Instead he has only succeeded in bringing his ministry and his beliefs into serious question.

To understand what he said, please, check out the following video; making special note of the 4:00 to 8:00 minute section. It is this area that I am specifically focusing on in this post.

YouTube of Andy Stanley

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The Simple Truth

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“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.                                                                                        Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?                                                                  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. ”                                                                             (I Corinthians 1:19-21)

The Bible is written so that the simple as well as the intellectual man can understand it. For each of these men, it is not his mental prowess that allows him to grasp the deep things of God; saving faith is contingent upon his willingness to humble himself before God’s word.

Men of all types are forced to do business with the word of God. It is just a question of which stumbling block they will encounter in walking the path toward truth. “For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom; But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness.”  (I Corinthians 1:22-23).

The wisdom of this world is revealed by the level of value that men place upon education itself. And by one’s motivation in seeking awards and degrees in pursuit of higher knowledge. At the end of the journey, however, there is no guarantee that the most advanced in that arduous pursuit will actually become wise men or wise women.

At least not wise from God’s perspective.

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