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The point isn’t so much about being LESS wise and LESS learned. No, rather the point is to be humble, because knowledge can cause the possessor to become puffed up or conceited, arrogant. “If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭8:2‬ ‭ Jesus makes it clear that anyone who wants to enter the ...


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Paul was wise and learned, but not many like him turned to Christ. Paul was very zealous about doing what he thought was right, so Christ intervened to stop him and turn him in the right direction (see Acts). Nicodemus was wise and learned but not one of the apostles (the Gospels). Jesus criticized self-righteousness which often kept the wise and learned ...


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The one who said "be wise as serpents" (Matthew 10:16) cannot praise naiveté, for serpent is a symbol of Satan and a Christian should be of as sharp of a mind as to be ready to outwit even the wittiest and cunningest of spiritual evil creatures (2 Cor. 2:11). Thus, "little children" here does not signify a naiveté bordering with ...


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Jesus is probably echoing the language, at least the idea, of Psalm 8, a psalm that was very important to the writers of the New Testament. The first two verses in the NIV read: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold ...


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Difference between wisdom, knowledge, and prophecy? Knowledge: accumulation of information and facts. Understanding: It is the one who can see how one fact relates to another. Wisdom: A person who has wisdom is able to combine knowledge with understanding and put them to work in a practical way. A practical application of this is Jesus' parable of the two ...


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The simplest way to answer this question is to quote their contextual lexical meanings. We have the three words of 1 Cor 12:7-11 as follows (from BDAG) Wisdom σοφία (sophia) occurring 51 times in the NT - BDAG gives three basic meanings but only the first of which concerns us here. Within this first meaning, BDAG has two sub-meanings of which the second ...


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If according to the book of Genesis God created first heaven and earth and only then light, it is excluded that this light is wisdom which God created initially, thus even before the heaven and earth, according to the Proverbs. Period. [I do not treat here the question that "created" κτίζω in Proverbs 8:22 has absolutely the same semantics as "...


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Light is the first creation because S.Paul says that "whatever is made visible is light"(Ephesians5,14). But that light was not visible because was the principle of visible light like photon. Wisdom is also the first creation but comes sequentially after light because represents all the images of the history. Logos is also the first creation but as ...


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I am not sure this will answer your question but here it is. According to physics (about which I have some expertise), "light", namely electromagnetic radiation, cannot exist in the absence of space-time. God does not need space-time to exist because He is the ultimate prime-eval cause. Now here is the nub of the matter - Since God is eternal, and ...


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