~ Intelligent People Don’t Read The Bible ~
Myth ~ This is a snobbish position held by some who are not open-minded. Like many urban legends this does have an element of truth which the Bible recognizes.
Scripture ~ “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption — that, as it is written, ‘He who glories, let him glory in the Lord’” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31).
Comment ~ One of the Queens of England held this Scripture as her favorite. She remarked that she was so thankful for the “m” in the passage. The fact that it read “not Many noble” as opposed to “not any noble.”
Truth ~ Many of the most intelligent people have and do read, study, and believe the Bible.
Examples ~ “The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will [may] make you an atheist, but at that bottom of the glass, God is waiting for you.” –Werner Heisenberg (father of Quantum Physics)
“If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God.” –Lord William Kelvin
“The more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis about a Creator gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.” –Dr. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University.
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” –Isaac Newton (The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosop)
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain Who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done.” –Isaac Newton
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.
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