The subjects I am aware of that HT post about he should never teach since he does not understand them. He struggles with some basic things. HT may be a teacher, but he is not a teacher approved of God. Ability rarely equates to wisdom.bibleman wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 11:47 pmSO I guess that means that you alone are the only true teacher you know... right?Hill Top wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 11:39 pmAbsolutely.bibleman wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 11:34 pm
I don't attempt to teach on every topic, but those I do teach on are in the advancement of truth.
Reminds me of so many of the unapproved teachers of the bible roaming about today teaching as if they have a "lock" on understanding certain things of God. Just because a man is able to teach, does not mean he should teach.
As it states in Timothy "study to show yourself approved unto God a workman that need not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth..." If you don't have truth, you have not come to a place to handle it correctly as we see with HT. Untruth taught can eat away on those that are not diligent to study and mislead them.
Those that are wrongly dividing/handling God's word, are certainly not approved by God to do so. The last thing HT should do is teach. How can the unlearned teach and not be subverting many of those that hear? It simply overthrows the faith of many and often can turn them from God. The responsibility and judgment of a teacher is great.
I remember back about 35 years ago how I thought I knew so much and somehow God gave me a lock on the truth and was the teacher of God's word. Now I look back and realize just how wrong I was. I have been consumed for the last roughly 25 years with the realization and vastness of what I do not know about God and exactly why I realized I was not ready to teach.
The fact is I should have been ashamed and humbled, but I had little to no wisdom at that time. A man might have knowledge and even a degree of understanding, yet without the wisdom of God to handle that knowledge and understanding he is basically nothing and roams around in ignorance.
I remember what happened to Moses when he thought he was going to be a great leader and doing God's work. He went off "half-cocked" as they say and yet he found out the hard way "Who died and left you boss?" when he fled. It is a good study in learning what it means to do something for God such as teaching or leading others.
Moses found out 40 years later, yes 40 years later, from God that he was finally ready to lead. Consider 40 years later is a long time, yet we somehow think we are ready. How many today wait until they are ready and are sure they are approved as a workman rightly handling God's word?
Many today would do well to study Moses story and take heed before they go off teaching and leading others. Maybe that would change their point of view some and they would seek His wisdom first.