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Eternity 90 - The Treasures Of Wisdom And Knowledge

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Colossians 2:1-3 ASV For I would have you know how greatly I strive for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; (2) that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ, (3) in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Since Christ is involved in Creation and it was made through Him and for Him and He holds all things together then He is also the wisdom in Creation. The "Supreme Reason", the "Cosmic Mind", the "Universal Consciousness" of the New Age movement is the none other than Jesus the Christ from Nazareth. You do not need the New Age add-ons - you just need Jesus.

In Jesus are ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All the knowledge about the stars - for it is His Word that holds them together, all knowledge about the future - for all things are for Him, and all knowledge of Chemistry and Mathematics - for all things are by Him and in Him all things consist. (As we saw in chapter one of Colossians.)

Its not as if Jesus is the source of moral and spiritual knowledge and Einstein is the source of scientific knowledge and Marx is the source of political knowledge and Keynes is the source of economic knowledge. Not at all! All the knowledge that can be treasured, every bit of that which is worthwhile is found in Christ first. Then it is given to those who seek it and to those whom He chooses to reveal it.

It is not that you can search the gospels for clues on electric circuits. That is a very crude way of looking at it. There are no secret physics equations hidden in the Bible or chemistry formulas in Revelation. Rather truth opens up to the seeking mind and the inquisitive spirit that is connected to Jesus Christ.

"Christ in you the hope of glory" is also our hope of wisdom. The Holy Spirit can open your mind to scientific and other truths and reveal His Universe to you. Isaac Newton openly acknowledged this process, as have many other great scientists.

The revelation about Creation through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit should be a vital part of the Christian life and of our discipleship. We should constantly go to God for wisdom and expect Him to teach us many things, if not all things. (1 Corinthians 2:9-16, 1 John 2:20,27).

This is not to say that we can wander out into the desert and come back with a Ph.D. in astrophysics. God teaches us through people, schools, universities, churches and through books and through our own reflections. But at the deepest level it is in our spirit we truly learn - through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom is spiritual and all true wisdom comes from Christ.


John Edmiston
Asian Internet Bible Institute
email: johned@aibi.ph

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