God’s Grace Giving To Know His Word.

DON’T BE OVER CONFIDENCE IN YOUR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE

I have read the Bible since 1960.  The Bible is a passion with me. I have studied the Word since teaching the Youth Class at Roanoke Baptist Temple in 1963.  Now for over 45 years I still know I only know a little.  In the course of all my learning, I know only as God grants me grace to understanding.

Christians should never forget that our stance is not and never has been that we are marked off from other men because we are smarter, sharper, wiser, more intelligent. Apart from God’s wisdom and grace, we’re not an atom better, and may be far worse, than any unbeliever. It is our belief that sheer grace found us dead and blind and obstinate, and sheer grace gave us life and sight and repentance. What we know, we know by divine grant. Our best position is to echo what has been shown us in the Bible, and for that we can take no credit whatever. Dan Phillips.

Only by the grace granted to Christian believers are we even able to understand God’s wisdom.  We are really no smarter than any unbeliever. Its only that God has grdanted us wisdom of Himself.

And I have found God has granted a few to really have an understanding of Him.  There are a few who have a great understanding of the Word of God.  It is God who  grants to open our minds to know what we know.

I study and read, and pray and seek, and ask, and hope to know the Word of God.  I understand only as God grants me understanding and wisdom do I have any.

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About Charles e Whisnant

Youth Pastor since 1964.Pastor/Teacher 1971-74, 1980-2001, 2008-2015. Seminary, College, On line training, 50 years of study. A student of of the Bible. Expositional in my teaching. Married for 45 years. Four children and three granddaughter. Currently pastor - teacher in Minford, Ohio. No published books. No TV program. Favorite preachers Spurgeon, Calvin, MacArthur, Lloyd-Jones, Packer, Edwards, Baxter, Puritans.
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