“A student is not above the teacher; but everyone, when he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40).
God’s plan for His people is growth. The entire experience of life is characterized (or should be) by continued maturity—from infancy to adulthood. Parents teach their children “the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6), while also gaining a deeper understanding of “the way” in the process.
Reading the Bible (Again) for the First Time
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The same is true in our adult relationships. As we learn from teachers and Christian leaders, we should realize that we’re all combinations of right and wrong, good and bad, wise and foolish. No one is above reproach except God Himself and His Word. Everything we learn must be evaluated in terms of God’s Truth as revealed in Scripture (Deuteronomy 29:29).
On today’s podcast, Gary continues his discussion with Rev. Mickey Schneider about the history and major figures involved in Reformed Theology and Southern Presbyterianism over the last half century. Pastor Schneider makes the point that all of us have feet of clay and none of us “has it all figured out.” We should learn and change, learn and change some more, keeping all the good that we have learned while discarding the bad. This is how we grow in our faith and understanding.