Many people trustingly accept the idea that most people in the days of Christopher Columbus believed the earth was flat. The truth is that only a few held to such a belief. Nordic Vikings had sailed to what we call America many years prior to Columbus.
Take a religious turn here from our Hebrew friends on the matter of many Jewish people today, nodding their head when praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. A noted Orthodox Rabbi, when asked about this practice stated, “Oh, it has no theological importance, a powerful Rabbi in bygone years prayed in that manner and people today emulate his style!”
The list of such practices by the body religious is massive. I could relate the story of the vast difference between Michelangelo’s “David” and the practice of modern Rabbi’s on certain body parts as being along the same lines. (Michelangelo’s method was historically correct).
Here’s today’s thought for consideration by Mathematician George Polya:
“The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination.”
When you have an idea it’s a good practice to throw the idea open for genuine criticism from opposing viewpoints. In all circumstances test it through the eagle-eyed prism of contextual biblical teaching, including any negative biblical views from the depository of history, if any, concerning the idea under consideration.
Among Christians, especially preachers, much grief would be spared in the Body of Christ if such council is followed.
Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.” (NKJV).
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