There is a rush to get educated even where ignorance is still a treasure, a haven of innocence. It is not progress when people equate education with the capitalist dream; things can go wrong quickly. Much harm is done too when a certain class is impressed with glitter and imitates the glitter without knowing that glitter is a distraction from gold. Reading is good, and books of all types should be embraced. Let us notice though that faiths with sacred texts for recitation or study have a sense of piety just for reading. One does not know exactly what the reciting (or book) people teach – Christians are the only ones with their quasi-teaching out in the open. Christ is still the inspiring example of godliness, because at s o me point neither you nor I want to end up in the ditch because we insisted on following the greatest of our spiritual forbears due to the fact that they are all broken vessels, with commendations from their friends and no sign of approval from the one who teaches and matures his students without guesswork and with absolutely certainty.
Intimate knowledge of the Lord.
Every two-bit televangelist is publishing confounding lists about success, overcoming, and unlocking kingdom secrets. People who have no interest in elevating Yeshua are selling 5 Steps to a Rich Prayer Life, 7 Principles to a Better Marriage, 4 Steps to Overcoming Sin, and weeklong Study Plans. This is more rubbish than one should come into contact with and they are doing it despite the constitutional premise that God personally teaches the least and the greatest.
And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. Hebrews 8:11
Why do they do it? They want to make merchandise of people and claim them as disciples. To know Christ is to be in possession of life. To know is to have intimacy, not mere familiarity.FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE are the three sure possessions of the believer. No law regulates them, The hundreds of burdens that our leaders have given us are inappropriate and destructive.
Righteousness, peace and joy vs food and drink
It is as if Paul knew that believers would try to elevate food and drink to spiritual responsibility. They are nothing more than the ABCs of being human.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17
The former arrangement – sin, death, law – made its debut with a food, drink, and washings at the core, and grew to ridiculous proportions. How ridiculous can be seen when Christ set the record straight about defilement. His sayings about the significance of life over the body, life over the clothing, did little to shake his contemporaries, and the extremes or absurdity are reached whn Gentiles adopt the refuse of Judaism as central to Christian discipleship. He also quite plainly stated that there is no defilement from external sources. Neither food, nor drink, nor the filthy behaviours of others, nor illness changes a person and they do not change God’s evaluation. Defilement of this type was treated with “shall be unclean until t he sun sets”, not with any offering of any type, and especially the Israelite was not required to seek atonement.
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
Review or Receive
The Gospel needs no update.
Yeshua died, was buried, and rose on the 3rd day.
What we need to be saved and live the holy life had not changed since Golgotha.
No reform can review the Gospel and no special insight or vision is needed. Everything beside the gospel is overrated and deceptive rubbish. The Gospel is something we receive and transmit, always with success.