Posted by: SandreS | October 14, 2009

The Church in Ruins (Brief Thoughts on II Timothy), Part 36

Ever Learning

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (II Timothy 3:7).

The religious system sure is impressive. They have their “form” (appearance) of godliness, but even though they are “ever learning,” they are, indeed, “never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Just think of all this “ever learning” that goes on within the man-made system, of which there seems to be an endless supply:

Sunday School Vacation Bible School
Sunday morning sermons Sunday night sermons
Wednesday night Bible studies Children’s churches
Awanas Daily devotions
Daily reading through the Bible in a year Summer Bible camps
Revivals Bible conferences
Seminars Training programs
Retreats Christian schools
Bible colleges Bible Institutes
Bible Seminaries New member classes

What is the end result for someone in the system, after a lifetime of all this “ever-learning”?

– They still do not even know who they are.
– They still do not even know who their Apostle is.
– They still do not even know what their message is.

They cannot carry on a meaningful conversation about justification. As a rule, they still know little more than the Sunday School Bible stories. Something is seriously wrong, and what most don’t realize is that it is wrong by design!

(to be continued)

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2001, 2009 Bible Student’s Press

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