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Hemel Hempstead

 The anti-intellectual movement in the church

The anti-intellectual movement in the church

Dominic Shiells

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Re: The anti-intellectual movement in the church

I agree brother there is a balance to seek and see the great depths of all that are in Scripture and Christianity. I would say we should not hinder intellectualism outside the Church meaning of someone is a rocket scientist and a believer, then praise God, but that rocket scientist will not help him cast out a demon or preach the gospel with boldness. So the wisdom of the world is wonderful and God uses it but for the foundation of what we do as Believers as relating to Jesus Christ in the Church we are to trust no in ourselves but the power of God.

From 1 Corinthians:

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”[a]
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks[b] foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Glory Only in the Lord
26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”[c]

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