The fishermen were all UNLEARNED and Jesus even called his disciples "DULL", yet Jesus made them into fishers of men. There is certainly hope for you. Billy Graham's brother said people thought Billy was crazy! Billy would preach to animals. That is how a young green ears Billy practiced preaching, preaching to animals. Yes, there is hope for you! Moses did not feel eloquent at speech, yet God called him. Winston Churchill was slow at speech yet famous.
---mike4879 on 1/25/17|
God loves people like you. You are just as much his child as any pastor or any other christian. We all fall short. Don't beat yourself up because you don't have all the answers when it comes to the Word of God. We can live the rest of our lives and we will almost always fall short when it comes to the word of God.There is always something new to learn. You can take a scripture and read it 20 times before you learn the true meaning of it. And that's a good thing. When learning the Word of God, the most important thing is to believe that His word is true. Believe that God is on your side always and forever. Believing His word is very important in your learning process.
---Beverly on 1/24/17|
You go about by reading the Bible again and again from cover to cover, then after doing this - still pleading ignorance and desiring more info.
---mike4879 on 1/1/17|
"It has been pointed out to me on these blogs that I am pretty unwise and unlearned." By whom? The only person that I know that has attributed those adjectives to you is yourself. "How do I go about getting wise and learned?"
Stop attributing to yourself, things that you yourself do not believe. For a man speak from his focus in life, and out of that focus flow the issues, situations and circumstances of life. Here's wisdom, be careful the what you say, for you will find that your words stick with you. "I don't think God likes people like me." John do you truly believe that? I rather doubt it. Father's love for us is not determined by our wisdom, nor what other's may think of us?
---Josef on 7/18/16|
There's much useful wisdom found in the Old Testament and the Lords earthly ministry.(Rom 14:4) It's profitable for our learning, but must be rightly divided if we are going to stand in Gods grace.
When the Lord revealed the mystery of Christ to Paul, he allowed us access to all wisdom (Eph 1:8-9). The treasures of wisdom and knowledge are now found in Jesus Christ, who is wiser than Solomon (Col 2:2).
We have wisdom not found anywhere in Proverbs.
1 Cor 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God
---michael_e on 7/12/16|
John, the only way to get wisdom is to ask for it. Simple, eh?
God love everyone, even sinners. He does good to both the good people and the evil people. He even loved Moses who had a speech impediment.
---Steveng on 7/10/16|
John 1944, the ONLY way you can get Gods wisdom is to obey Romans 12:1-2. Gods also said the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of this age is nonsense to Him. Jesus is made unto us wisdom and knowledge. Not worldly wisdom and knowledge either.
---kathr4453 on 7/9/16|
//Michael, This is a local council and an illicit council that was not authorized by the Church//
How did the council of trent handle it?
---michael_e on 7/8/16|
Michael E. said, "Monk who told you that?
Decree of the Council of Toulouse (1229 C.E.): We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament, but we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books."
Michael, This is a local council and an illicit council that was not authorized by the Church. Moreover, the prohibitions were to stamp out heretical bibles--Bibles without the full canon, Bibles that held unorthodox writings/teachings, or translations that did injury to the Word of God (The Albigensian Heresy)
---Monk_Brendan on 7/8/16|
//It has never (in countries where Christianity was legal//
Monk who told you that?
Decree of the Council of Toulouse (1229 C.E.): We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament, but we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books.
---michael_e on 7/7/16|
Michael E, said, "The days are gone when it was illegal to read the Bible, and it was spoken in another language by a priest class."
Michael, I tried to correct you on this before. PAY ATTENTION
It has never (in countries where Christianity was legal--in Muslim countries, for instance it has been illegal to read or own a Bible without paying the Jizya) been illegal to own or read a Bible.
The only reason that peasants did not have a copy was that it was prohibitively expensive--in some cases more money than any particular peasant would see in his whole life.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/7/16|
Hi, John (c: God bless you (c:
Here is how wisdom is described by James >
"first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy" > in James 3:13-18.
This is like how our Apostle Paul describes God's love > 1 Corinthians 13 (c:
So, wisdom is not only about being smart with words and knowing how to get people to do what you want!
But wisdom is how Jesus is (c: "gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (in Matthew 11:28-30)
So, John, we love you and pray for you. We all need to do the same thing, we all need how God corrects us (Hebrews 12:4-11) to discover how to love.
---Bill on 7/6/16|
//The Bible has been spoken in many languages, by priests, princes and peasants.//
So my statement is true.
---michael_e on 7/2/16|
Michael said, "The days are gone when it was illegal to read the Bible, and it was spoken...by a priest class."
...what part of this statement is not true?"
The Bible has been spoken in many languages, by priests, princes and peasants. There never was a "priest class" in Christianity. There have been times in Europe, where villages were far apart (like Russia) where the son of a priest would himself be ordained. but he would be a "priest simplex", not able to hear confessions.
He could celebrate the Liturgy, do weddings, baptize, anoint the sick, but that was about it. Any other priestly service was done by a circuit rider that had power to preach, teach, counsel and hear confessions.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/2/16|
//Michael, I have tried to be polite to you. I have spoken to you in a loving manner. Why is it necessary for a cheap shot like that?//
The days are gone when it was illegal to read the Bible, and it was spoken in another language by a priest class."
Monk, what part of this statement is not true?
---michael_e on 7/2/16|
Michael E said, "...The days are gone when it was illegal to read the Bible, and it was spoken in another language by a priest class."
Michael, I have tried to be polite to you. I have spoken to you in a loving manner. Why is it necessary for a cheap shot like that?
This is not Christian or Christ-Like behavior. I have done all I could to apologize for all of the behavior of the Church in the past.
Okay, drop it! This is becoming persecution, and not just trying to get your point across. If you feel that the KJV Bible is what God wants you to use, fine, I will respect that.
But leave the rest of us alone!
---Monk_Brendan on 7/1/16|
Very sound advice Monk_Brendan. :)
---Leon on 7/1/16|
Holding a perfectly preserved copy of Gods word, we are able to study for ourselves. The days are gone when it was illegal to read the Bible, and it was spoken in another language by a priest class.
The only thing separating you from Gods wisdom is a little work (2 Tim 2:15). An ounce of faith and Gods words are worth more than any degree of authority. Dont let a self-proclaimed scholars or experts stand in the way of your faith in the Bible. They only authority they have is what you give them.
---michael_e on 7/1/16|
John, first of all, God loves everybody, wise or foolish, young or old, rich or poor alike.
As far as gaining wisdom:
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee, So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding, Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding, Prov 2:1-3
And in James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
Read the Bible as often as you can, pray and ask God for wisdom. Later in life, wisdom will come.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/1/16|