If Karl Mark thought that religion was the opiate of the people, today some educated people think that religion is the plague of society. They’ve not learned to distinguish between popular religion and the word of God, the latter of which ought to interest all educated people, like this high official of the Roman Empire:

He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
Acts 13:7 ESV

Paul wrote to the Corinthians that not many rich, educated, and powerful answer God’s call. Some, however, come to believe in the Lord (verse 12).

And, for God, a person is learned only when he hears the word and submits to divine wisdom.

Father, have mercy on those who go to college and lose their faith, that they might return to the Way. And give educated people an opportunity to perceive their need to learn your will. Amen.

Hold this thought: Knowledge of God’s word is true education.

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2 thoughts on “The word of God ought to interest all educated people

  1. “They’ve not learned to distinguish between popular religion and the word of God…” – now THERE’S a phrase I’ve been seeking to enunciate for a LONG time! Thanks for another great thought, and a relief! 🙂

    • It seems that sometimes we criticize people for criticizing religion, when we ought to be on their side, and then say, “Because the Word of God teaches, …”

      Thanks for the comment, as always.

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