Intellectualism vs Wisdom and Discernment :: by Don Twobears

“There is no way the Bible…is correct! It is constantly being conflicting in it’s view! Therefore, the Bible is wrong and there is no God!!” This is exactly what I have read on different websites by those that are NOT saved to Jesus Christ. And how do they come up with these statements and then get others to believe this drivel as well?

It says in 1 Corinthians 1.24-28, emphasis added:

“But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.”

We first need to ask ourselves, and these people, how did you come about with this statement? In the Scripture above, it lays out who is smarter than whom, right? The Lord God Almighty has already told us that WE will only be able to understand…just so much…and that’s it! It is called having a “finite mind.”

Think in terms of the proverbial Jack-in-the-box it has measurements and dimensions that are measurable, therefore it has boundaries, borders, a beginning and an end and then nothing more. That being the case, you will not be able to know or learn more than God wants you to. So how do we go about learning more?

First, we must come to Jesus Christ and accept HIS gift through HIS blood from the cross. Then we must ask the Lord for his wisdom and discernment! The Lord makes it possible for us to learn more.

This IS the secret. Being “born-again” means that you give up your body, your soul and your spirit to Jesus Christ! And with this being done in all earnest, and the fact that the Lord knows your heart, He provides according to your commitment to HIM. Oh, wow…a relationship! Who would of thought?

If you come to the Bible to discredit the Word of God, then YOU will simply fail and fail miserably! To say YOU have read the Bible…means absolutely NOTHING!!! You have wasted your time because you will never understand a thing in it, I don’t care how intellectually trained you are!

You will miss the possibilities, the promises, but more than that…YOU won’t have the wisdom or understanding! Having said that, you would be ignorant of the Word of God! This and what you say, “The Bible is incorrect,” makes you look stupid and not just to the believer! Of course, you would never know this secret unless a believer tells you and we simply couldn’t have that!! Why…YOU’RE the intellectual, right?

Satan, the Father of Lies has such a good record for making people believe his drivel. All you have to do is look around you or read the news. The world is full of them! On that note, does this mean there is no hope for these people? Absolutely NOT!

Jesus Christ…God in human form…came to this planet to make that difference for us, to willingly sacrifice HIS life…thereby forgiving us for our SIN. The problem with the unsaved is that they prefer to continue in ways that make them happy and oddly enough, all that they do falls in the “It’s all about me” syndrome.

How weird that the world is always talking about us, helping the unfortunate, those who have too little…Big words. And yet everything they do is about building themselves up, getting their face in the newspapers or on the Internet. Somehow they feel they should be the “chosen one”, a statement for the Lord, first and always.

Today we watch as those in Congress, leach as much wealth as they can get their hands on, for themselves. And yet…millions of Americans are jobless…millions of Americans don’t have any type of healthcare for themselves or their children. Does the government care, those in Congress or the Oval Office? If you say anything other than NO, then YOU have been misguided…BIG time!!

Here is what amazes me: Once you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will no longer be misinformed or misguided; the Bible will be opened up to you by Jesus Christ and HE will translate for you all that was confounding before. HE will open your eyes to see all that is happening in this world around you and HE will keep you safe and cared for. All the stuff that you worried for before, the cars and the big house, the big bank account, keeping up with the Jones,’ will no longer matter.

How liberating that is…to no longer care about all the stuff that never truly mattered to begin with and then…being able to fully trust the Lord for supplying all your needs. Notice here, that I said “needs,” not wants and desires and the reason is because it was the “wants” and “desires” of things that got you into trouble to begin with.

It says in Philippians 3:19, emphasis added: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Now here is the “wisdom” of the Lord according to the latter days or the end times with the coming of Jesus Christ to claim his church in the Rapture.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-19: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

The Lord knows the needs of our hearts and lives, much better than we do. HE is God and there is none other beside HIM.

Matthew 10:28-31: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

It is evident that the Lord knows each of us and what our needs are, we need nothing more than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The evidence of our Lord, according to the Bible and the Coming Rapture is found in 1 Thessalonians 5: 9-11, emphasis added:

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

Here we see that the Lord is actively watching over us and setting all who truly follow Jesus Christ, aside for the Rapture, before the Tribulation. We who are saved by the Lord God Almighty will never see the “wrath of God” poured out during the Tribulation. Thusly, we see that the Rapture (to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord) must come before the Tribulation, contrary to what some say

All of this points to the needs of every one, to come to the Lord God for salvation. Other than to be able to read these passages of Scripture, we really have no need to be “intellectual.” We need nothing other than the desire to follow Jesus Christ in everything we do in this life. So now the question has been answered, between “intellectualism” or  “wisdom and discernment” of the Lord. We need the wisdom of the Lord just to survive these perilous times and to know, that no matter what happens to us, if saved by Jesus Christ, we will live forever!

It says in 2 Corinthians 5:6-9, emphasis added:

“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.”

This leaves no question as to the intent of our Lord and Savior, that whether we die or are taken in the Rapture, we will forever be with the Lord! Where is the “intellectualism” in these passages of Scripture? There are none and the reason for that is, we have been created by God to follow HIM, to read HIS Holy Word and then believe with all our hearts that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven. The intellectuals want us to believe that there are “things” we must DO and that is WRONG!

“For by Grace are ye saved and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, lest any man should boast.”

Marantha Lord, Marantha Lord!