Arrogant Ignorance

Zealous ignorance is a dangerous thing but it's a growing trend among Christians. This 1-minute devotion tells us how to avoid it. #Bible #BibleLoveNotes #Bible study

Dr. Larkin spent his adult life studying Scripture. 

It wasn’t simply his job; it was his passion, hobby, and pleasure. 

He was so skilled at Biblical languages that he was asked to translate Acts for The New Living Translation. I felt blessed to have him as a seminary professor. His humility and kindness were evidence that he not only knew Scripture, he lived it.

A cocky student once interrupted Dr. Larkin, “What translation of the Bible are you reading? I don’t like it.” 

“I’m reading from the Greek and translating as I read,” Dr. Larkin humbly answered.

This student represents a growing trend among Christians: Arrogant ignorance.

Many Christians, despite their lack of Bible knowledge, angrily and arrogantly defend books, movies, and teachings which contradict Scripture. They are often the first to share their opinions and the last to admit they're wrong. (See my archive called "Debunking Twisted Scripture.")

Arrogant ignorance is a dangerous thing. 

We need to remember that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5). And we need to make sure that we are correctly handling God's Word, basing our beliefs on the Bible not popular errors (2 Timothy 2:15).
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You might also like the 1-minute devotion I wrote shortly after Dr. Larkin's death in 2014: Teachers, Hearers, Doers

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Zealous ignorance is a dangerous thing but it's a growing trend among Christians. This 1-minute devotion tells us how to avoid it.


3 comments:

  1. thank-you, for all the days I don't tell you, for sharing God's truth!

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  2. My second reminder today to guard against arrogance. Thank you.

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