Education & the Anointing!
(Flying back to Boston tomorrow afternoon)
At 54, why am I pursuing my Masters degree at Northpoint Bible College Graduate School? (Haverhill, MA)
As I’ve said for many years, the only thing more dangerously devious than ignorance is arrogance. I would rather know nothing, than ever come anywhere close to believing that I know it all.
All of us know far too many people who, with greater education, slide into the arrogance and hubris of a false sense of intellectual superiority. And then sadly, they replace the anointing with academia.
However, I am convinced for many reasons that God’s ministers, teachers and prophets must avail themselves of a great, deep and broad education.
“To be ignorant and simple now, not to be able to meet the enemies on their ground, would be to throw down our weapons, and to betray our uneducated brothers who have, under God, no defense but us against the intellectual attacks of the heathen. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.” CS Lewis
Assemblies of God educator Rick Nanez made this observation…”If we would marry the power of the mind with the power of the Holy Spirit, scholastic wit with heartwarming love, apologetics with the anointing, intellectual vigor with emotional vitality, and our contemplative capability with charismatic gifting, the positive impact that we could have on our culture and on the nations is beyond imagination. And we can rise to the occasion, for we too, are a people of Faith.”
I would appreciate your prayers for success in this endeavor, and of course if you would like to donate to the Myles Holmes Education Fund, I would not deny you that blessing, honor and privilege. 😃 ❤
Myles Holmes Ministries