Jeff, If I understand you, and maybe I am missing s/t in the electric transmission, but you are still putting down education. Someone could take your stand, and I have seen many, and insist that any education is "avoiding the Holy Spirit". Granted many are too educated for their own good, but far too many more and so undereducated they are reveling in their Ignorance and do more harm to the Gospel than they do good. "Zeal without KNOWLEDGE"! DG -----Original Message----- From: Jeff & Regena in Northern BC [mailto:J.R.Hallmark@...] Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 9:39 PM To: pastorsforum@... Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Who is the aggressor ? Greetngs, > Jeff, > Two things; > 1. Are you saying that because you saw 2 young preachers that may > have been hireling all who go to college are? That is broad and bold > my brother! No, they were talking about where the were 'being hired' and discussing their pay package. I do believe strongly what Paul was teaching in I Cor. 9 about pay the pastors, and NO DR. DAVE I am not call pastors an ox. I Cor. 9:9 > 2. We should question everything! By questioning we are not > necessarily doubting, in fact, usually we are only tryin to prove or improve our understanding. If we didn't "question everything" we would still be under the influence of the proponents the Law Paul wrote to in the book of Galatians. Or we would subscribe to Docetism, or other errant theological concepts that although many who were proponents initially were not intentionally wrong they were simple trying to understand the deep things of God. Quite honestly, we should thank many of them because they made the mistakes we would have made! I am a better preacher because of the mistakes of others. I would rather learn from them than follow them because I am afraid to better understand my God and His word! > Again, what is wrong with Scholarsville if it is honest? Many times folks takes the Scholars word over the place of the Holy Spirit. The Scholars are always correcting the Word of God and changing the Word of God. I believe Sam Jones said something like -- I rather be in heaven saying my ABC's then in Hell reading greek. oh but Sam Jones didn't go to Seminary. Jeff > > DG > I Cor. 15:58 Pastor Jeff Hallmark SPRUCELAND BAPTIST CHURCH ~~~Presenting the Prince of Peace to Prince George~~~ -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."