Education is a barrier to our Salvation
Knowing and understanding are different. In the first seven years of our lives we set down a basis of what all future learning is based on. This is because when we learn, we build incrementally on experiences and past learning.
Many factors affect what, how, and how fast we learn. These factors also determine what interpretation we place on new information, and include
What is being taught
How effective the teaching is
The interpretation and attitude of our teachers
Emotional, environmental and social factors
The way the s-a-t-a-n destroys unbelievers is that he keeps them from having faith, when a word is sown into their lives, s-a-t-a-n provides an alternate. For many, that alternative is education which removes the power of the Scriptures by masking peoples view of the real world, it is like seeing through a veil. What you see is only a shadow of reality.
The good news is that s-a-t-a-n cannot take away your faith so that you lose salvation if you are truly born again, but he can mess your life up by placing hard choices in your way. For instance, creation or evolution? false teaching in churches that remove the power of the Scriptures.
When we pick up and read the scriptures, what we understand is interpreted by what we already know from the world around us. Our system of education is specifically targeted at educating us so that we cannot understand the real message of the Scriptures. We demand physical and scientific evidence. Our learning readily prevents us from understanding such things as the creation theory, as we automatically discard creation as being impossible. We are taught that creation has no scientific basis, as it would require a supreme entity to engineer it.
Evolutionary theory and tools that are supposed to support it, such as radiocarbon dating, radio-isotope dating and the geologic column, have extremely major flaws that most people are blind to. However, we are taught not to question but to accept that these methods are accurate as they have been proven by science. In blind faith most people will accept that science is accurate, but in blind faith cannot accept the Scriptures.
Through our education, we see a filtered view of the world. We are taught to readily discard anything that that does not follow the pattern we have learned. If the pattern we have learned is incorrect, we will never see the truth, we are not then free to learn the truth. Remember that just because only a few people know the truth, that does not mean that it is not the truth.
Our education also affects what we can understand from the Scriptures. We are taught specifically not to understand the Scriptures, our thought processes immediately dismiss the Scriptures as it appears foolishness to us. This is a very deliberate ploy to prevent us from understanding the Fathers salvation plan for us all. Our church education, church rules, and man-made church doctrine masks the interpretation of the Scriptures by changing important context and messages.
We are taught from an early age to think in a certain way. Our upbringing, education, the economic climate, and even our scriptural education masks our view of the world around us.
The Messiah understood this, and commented that uneducated people could understand the salvation plan, but educated people could not. Take for example
Matthew 18:3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become as little children, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens.
Matthew 21:16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these say?” And Yahusha said to them, “Yes, have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nurslings You have perfected praise’?”
Luke 10:21 In that hour Yahusha exulted in the Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Master of the heaven and of the earth, that You have hidden these matters from clever and learned ones, and did reveal them to babes. Yes, Father, because thus it was well-pleasing in Your sight.
The Messiah knew that young children and babes have open minds. Their minds are not closed by education. They will believe in faith as there education does not prevent them accepting the Messiahs words on faith. Paul also mentioned this in his letter to the Corinthians
1 Corinthians 1:27 But Aluah has chosen the foolish matters of the world to put to shame the wise, and Aluah has chosen the weak of the world to put to shame the strong.
If we want to be part of the Fathers salvation plan, and understand the Scriptures, we need to unlearn what we have learned. Our acquired knowledge prevents us from salvation. But we have a helper. If we take a step in faith and turn in faith to the Messiah, repent of our sins, be baptised in the Name of the Father, Son and Set-Apart Spirit (note the reference Name - the Name is important), we will receive a helper to teach us. But we must seek with all of our heart, mind body and soul. The Messiah stated in John 14:26
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, He shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.
We need the Set-Apart Spirit to help us, and to discern right teaching from wrong teaching. Teaching that is not of the Set-Apart Spirit will not guide you to salvation, it will lead you somewhere else. You need to look critically at the teaching that you have in your lives, and decide who you will follow.
We walk on a narrow and dangerous path to salvation. Around us, there is a spiritual war going on where deception, lies and mistranslations cause us to stumble and depart from the path. Our education, economic system and culture is a barrier to us understanding the truth.
You have the chance to understand and obey the Scriptures and change your ways. Will you take that chance? Will you take a step-in faith and allow the Set-Apart Spirit to teach you?
We are told to come out of Babylon in Revelation. We are being called to walk a spiritual path.
Revelations 18:4 And I heard another voice from the heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
Jeremiah 50:45 "Come out of her midst, My people! And let everyone deliver his being from the burning displeasure of Yahuah.
We are all born spiritually blind and spiritually deaf
If you are blind or deaf from birth, do you know that you are blind or deaf? No you do not, as you have nothing to compare it to.
Someone blind from birth has no concept of sight and does not know what sight is. Someone deaf from birth does not know what hearing is. In both cases someone affected does not realise what is missing from their lives. It is only once a person receives sight or hearing that they realise that they were blind or deaf, but no longer are. Your spiritual walk is the same. Until you accept the Messiah into your life, you do not have spiritual sight or hearing, you are incapable of understanding the truth and receiving the message contained in Scripture.
You may hear people talking about their spiritual walk, but have no concept or understanding of what they are saying. It will sound like nothing they have heard before and you will dismiss it, as many churches have done.
Do not fall into the trap and base your Salvation on what you hear, or read in a particular translation. My suggestion is to revert back to the original Hebrew or Greek wording, get a copy of Strongs, and read what the passages actually do say. You will be surprised by the difference.