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Head Verus Heart Knowledge

Head knowledge vs. heart knowledge, how do you tell who has what?

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 ---Donna9759 on 11/13/06
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Head knowledge desires to verbalize itself . Heart knowledge generally gives off a quiet assurance, a resting place, a sobriety that others can see feel, hear,notice. And it's verbalization is not argumentive.
---mima on 3/22/08

Head knowledge is from a carnal mind and will err. (use scripture amiss) Heart knowledge will follow towards the desires of one's heart. (world or God) Knowledge from the spirit of wisdom and revelation will always glorify Jesus Christ. It is the knowledge to follow.
---Frank on 5/29/07

(II.) Donna9759, I really see it more as Head knowledge vs. True godly knowledge/wisdom. It's about Spiritual man reasoning vs. Natural man reasoning. Flesh(natural) reasoning don't work with the spiritual-heavenly things of God. Most Christian's don't fully understand this when they first get saved(1 Corinthians 3:2), but later some do. You can usually tell from someone's conversation if they are reasoning in the flesh or the Spiritual. (1 Corinth. 2:14) (Philippians 2:5).I hope this helps. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 5/29/07

"i believe there is nothing that could separate use from what we truly believe in own heart" --Amen, Roger! (Proverbs 23:7)(Mathew 6:21) God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/4/07

i am working on a lesson for my 13 yr. old niece who ask me the same question. Judas (Mt.26:14-16) is the best example of head knowledge i can find. He knew Jesus was a real man but didn't believe HE was GOD in the flesh. Now on the other hand there is the thief on the cross (Lk.23:39-41) who made a confession from the heart, a part of use that believes to the death. i believe there is nothing that could separate use from what we truly believe in own heart.
---roger on 1/4/07

JIM's right.

---Reiter on 11/17/06

jack...1samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
---JIM on 11/16/06

Jack, Romans10:9 says, to believe with your "heart". Funny Paul didn't say "mind". Well, not funny at all. There is a vast difference.
---kathr4453 on 11/16/06

Jack , That's Jeanne's style, what's wrong with that? I notice that people often have different "writing styles" that distinguish them from other's on the blogs. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/15/06

** U will know in your spirit it will bear witness...Heart knowledge when that person speaks U will "feel" as if U just talked to Jesus,**

Jeremiah 17:9 says: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

Just feeling it in your heart is no reliable standard.

Jeanne: Please learn to write "you" like an adult instead of "U".
---Jack on 11/15/06

Head knowledge is just that, head knowledge. Person can believe that God & Jesus are real, that's one choice. I believed in both before I was saved. I had opportunity to accept Jesus but, I did not make the choice to make Him my Saviour & Lord until years later. Heart knowledge is the "circumcision of the heart" where one is identified as Christ's. The Holy Spirit did that work in my heart when I became born again. I was not saved through head knowledge. Believe in heart, confess with mouth.
---Linda on 11/14/06

U will know in your spirit it will bear witness. Head knowledge is good but if used to hurt and put down or if it puffs U up then that is wrong. Heart knowledge when that person speaks U will "feel" as if U just talked to Jesus, because in a way U have He talked thru that person.
---Jeanne on 11/14/06

StevenG, I think you may have misunderstood what I was saying. I have a very strong faith and have walked with the Lord many years. He tests us so that we can prove HIS faithfulness. Sometimes those tests are hard. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. And yes, true trust and faith is sitting in the chair. The heart will sit, the mind just walks by and goes on it's way, or else it will worry itself to death. Sitting is resting in the Promises of God. *Psalms 116 is my testimony.
---kathr4453 on 11/14/06

Donna9759, You are very welcome dear! God Bless You!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/14/06

It's unfortunate that the heart of people today, including most Christians, have grown hard. People are just to busy to venture into the depths of one's being to find answers to such questions as "who am I" and "what's my purpose." They are too busy wanting and getting. Although they have the knowledge of the Bible, but they deny its power.
---Steveng on 11/14/06

Kathr: All you need is to believe that the chair will hold you. You don't need to sit in it to prove it. Like a piece of a puzzle, this tells me your faith is weak and deep down inside you, whether you deny it or not, you are still seeking proof that the Word of God is as it says it is.
---Steveng on 11/14/06

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James also says faith without works is dead. But works here is the works of FAITH. Head knowledge is faith without works. Heart knowledge always obeys by faith. For the Just shall live by faith. I think that is what James means: "even the demons believe".
Romans 6 says we obey by yielding ourselves to the Righteousness of Jesus Christ. How many say "Im saved", yet have not obeyed this very important part of scripture. Is that faith without works, or head knowledge? I say yes!
---kathr4453 on 11/14/06

Head knowledge is what we all gain in study and by daily living. Heart knowledge is knowing how to apply and live by what we've learned. Heart knowledge gets into the very depth of our being and makes us a wiser person. In the Spiritual area if we try to live a Christian life with headknowledge we will fail. It is only when the Word of God sinks into our soul and spirit,comes alive in our hearts does it form a strong bond and show greatly in our lives.
---Darlene_1 on 11/14/06

James says, even the demons believe. There is a difference between head and heart. True faith re: believe means to put your trust in. I mignt say that looking at a chair I believe it will hold me, but it's when I actually sit in it, that I truly have put my trust in it that it will actually hold me. That is the difference between the two.
---kathr4453 on 11/14/06

Mrs. Morgan is right on, thank you for that explanation.
I've seen men with Doctrinate degrees who know what the word says, and still to this day, doesn't obey it, etc., He thinks he "knows it all" yet he failes to see his own head knowledge hasn't ministered Spirit and Life to him, thus, he cannot understand spiritual things. It's all in his head, and he doesn't do what the word says to do, thus it isn't in his heart yet. Mrs. Morgan was right on in her explanation. Bless you!
---Donna9759 on 11/14/06

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Knowledge is knowledge. The distinction between "head" and "heart" is meaningless and without a Biblical foundation.

However, in both Isaian and 1 Cor, knowledge (of whatever kind) is considered a gift of the Holy Spirit.
---Jack on 11/14/06

doesn't knowledge come from the head and emotions from the heart? i could be wrong but that is what i have always thought.
---tony on 11/14/06

Adults today are just too educated to understand the simple message in the bible. It seems like children have a better understand of the simple message of the Bible than adults. They seem to be in one accord, but adults conjure up many interpretations, thus the many denominations.

Try reading, studying and meditating the Bible through the eyes of a child instead of through the educated mind of an adult. You will be amazed at what the Bible reveals.
---Steveng on 11/13/06

I tend to go more with Ralph's answer. Even Satan can quote scripture. He just doesn't have faith to follow it. Also, I'm not sure I trust head or heart knowledge concerning spiritual faith. The "head" relies on cold fact ("jus' th'facts mam"). The "heart" relies on emotions (i.e. love, hate, fear, compassion, etc.). Faith in God shows in being pregnant with His word. IF you are, it will show.
---mikefl on 11/13/06

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I believe their speech will give it away, especially when their faith is tested.
---Linda6563 on 11/13/06

Also, they may say the words but when the time comes for an expression of all they have said, there is no consistency. I know of people who believe in the grace, love, and mercy of God but have no expression of it.
---Linda6563 on 11/13/06

You can't just talk the walk, you gotta walk the talk.
---laure5759 on 11/13/06

Follow the lead of the Holy Spirit(we are always "safe" when we do this),leaning not on our own understanding(which is a MAJOR stumbling block for many)(Proverbs 3:5-8), not allowing ourselves to reason with "flimsy" human reasoning when it come to the things of God. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/13/06

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Donna, men have More of what is called "rational intelligence" and women have More of what is called "emotional intelligence". Both women and men feel as well as think, though. In fact there is a close link between feeling and thinking. Much of our so called "feeling" begins in the brain [not the heart].

---Reiter on 11/13/06

Well...good question. Sometimes, you cannot tell. But a great piece of advice from the Bible..."You will know them by their fruits." Your fruits will reveal who you are.
---Ralph on 11/13/06

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