Daniel 12:4 (NKJV)
4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
The bible says that in the last days there will be a great increase in knowledge.
That same knowledge that gives us the amazing technology we enjoy…
That same knowledge that gives us the wondrous advances in medicine…
That same knowledge that sends humans into space…
God wants intelligent Christians to “contend for the faith” as mentioned in Jude verse 3.
God wants knowledgeable Christians to reason with unbelievers and skeptics to plant good seeds.
God wants smart Christians to reason with people of other religions, so they can come to know the one true and living God.
God wants intelligent Christians to reason with other believers to bring about more unity in the Body of Christ.
Notice how the Apostle Paul reasoned with the Epicureans and Stoics, Jews and Gentiles with respect. (Acts 17:16-34)
Notice how the Apostle Paul reasoned with unbelievers without putting them down or disparaging what they believed. (Act 17:22-23)
Notice how not everyone, but some returned to hear more of the Gospel. (Acts 17:32)
2 Peter 1:5-7 (NKJV)
5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
When the bible says “Study to show yourself approved…”(2 Timothy 2:15) that means study the bible and beyond so we can be INTELLIGENT BELIEVERS.