The above was a great post by Bethel Sozo Research.
Christianity is an intelligent religion. Although some don’t call Christianity a “religion” (definitely, the Bible speaks of “pure religion” in James 1:27), but a relationship, nevertheless – Christianity is intelligent, and God wants us to use our minds in our pursuit of Him.
God does not ask us to check our brains at the door. He does not ask us to put aside all discernment. God is brilliant and intelligent.
God is not intimidated by our questions. It is not wrong to have questions. The only tragedy would be to never ask the questions and to live a whole life full of unanswered questions. If we do not seek God or ask Him questions, how will we ever get the answers?
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)
Discouraging an intellectual approach to the Scriptures is dangerous in these times of modern apostasy. A sound, Biblical teacher who is building on a solid foundation would not do this.
Encouraging those who attend International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV) or Encounter Community Church (which both have been affiliated with Bill Johnson) to check out the link to the Bethel Sozo Research article which discusses Johnson’s teaching on an intellectual approach to the Scriptures and “following leaders off the map”.
God bless your day!