Dichotomous, Really?

Some people insist that a dichotomy necessarily exists between what they disparagingly call intellectualism and spirituality. 

This false dichotomy is what these folks fall back on when they are hard pressed to defend their unbiblical and illogical assertions. 
Whereas, the reality is that Jesus actually taught that a right understanding engenders true worship and adoration:

John 4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 

Notice how her request for living water was contingent upon her knowing who he really was.

John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 

Notice also how their joy was contingent upon what God spoke to them

John 17:8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 

Notice again how the disciples glorifying of Jesus, as sent by the Father, was contingent on their knowledge of “all the words” that God gave to Jesus for them!

True worship is impossible from right knowledge, If we love the Lord, like we so much love to claim with teary eyes and raised hands, then we would give diligent attention to the study of his word so that we may know EXACTLY what he has said and obey.

Jesus is not fooled by tears, he sees right through them. if you love the Lord, study His word.


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