Man’s intellect seeks after rest, and by nature seeks it apart from the Lord Jesus Christ. Educated men and women, even when Christian, look at the cross of Christ with a complacency of irreverence.
It is a trap, mixing up philosophical view with the revelation of Jesus Christ. Temptations of mankind, especially those of higher education is to depart from the simple truth of a crucified Christ and to invent, a more intellectual doctrine. This led the early Christian churches into Gnosticism, and bewitched them with all sorts of heresies. This is a dangerous and misleading doctrine. Whoever you are, good reader, and whatever your education may be, if you be the Lord’s, be assured you will find no rest in philosophizing divinity. Names change and educated men and women may put a different title on misguided doctrines developed by Eastern philosophers but the message is the same and it is wrong. New Age, may be a new term, but it is still old philosophy and it is still wrong! You may receive that dogma of one great thinker, or that dream of another profound reasoner, but what the chaff is to the wheat, that will these be to the pure word of God. All that reason can find out is but an A B C of distorted truth, and even that lacks certainty, while in Christ Jesus there is treasured up all the fulness of wisdom and knowledge. All attempts on the part of Christians to be content with systems such as Unitarian and Broad-based thinkers would approve of, must and will fail; true heirs of heaven must come back to the simple reality which makes the shearer’s eye flash with joy, and glads the pious pauper’s heart—”Jesus Christ came into the world to save all sinners.” Jesus satisfies the most elevated intellect when He is believingly received, but apart from Him the mind of the regenerate discovers no rest. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. A good understanding have all they that do His commandments.”
Sharon; Proverbs 1:7; Psalms 111:10
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