As far back as I can remember, exceptionally intellectual people have minimized, marginalized, and maligned people that believe the Bible. It’s as if they feel challenged or threatened by the Word of God and every messenger of God’s book. So many of these pseudo-intellectuals have passed away, but God’s Word remains and hasn’t changed.
Reminiscing About Dad
Growing up, I had the privilege to be with brilliant people; like a kid gazing into a candy store. My dad was a certified genius, but he wasn’t considered the brightest in his family. My aunt, uncles, and their spouses were not just smart but also highly gifted. And, those gifts were extremely diverse.
Be it music, biology, architecture, electronics, diverse Christian ministries, or other disciplines, these exceptional talents were common in my extended family. And, as God continued to bless me, I married into a family that not only knows the deep things of God but they daily demonstrate God’s Word in action. I’m blessed!
All of these giftings, talents, and callings have continued down through the generations. So, as a young person, I thought all that talent was the norm. It wasn’t until I began branching out into the larger world did I discover the treasure with which God had blessed me.
Of the many examples I witnessed, the most valuable were the times when I listened to my dad, and his siblings discuss Scripture. Their conversations quickly exceeded my understanding, yet I could see their reverence for every aspect of God’s Word. I noticed they never argued about the Bible, but they did challenge each other to dig deeper, gain more understanding, and integrate their knowledge into their lives.
One of the greatest gifts I received from my family was absolute confidence in Jesus, in Salvation, and the unchanging Word of God. I’ve made more mistakes than anyone ever should. Still, my faith has never been shaken nor have I ever felt challenged by any anti-Christian intellectual, no matter how many letters they have after their name. The reason for this is that I’ve heard the best and brightest honor God’s Word. if they recognized God’s Truth then what a fool I’d be to be drawn away by someone seeking their fifteen minutes of fame.
You may also like: