Ways to Love God with the Mind
By Jason Kline
Loving God with all of our mind is what I believe to be a Biblical command. Apologists often defend the practice of apologetics using Luke 10:27 and loving God with all your mind. However, we cannot also neglect to love the Lord with all your heart and soul and strength (Luke 10:27). Loving God with all your mind and only with your mind COULD led you too much pain and agony (burnout) if not downright insanity and spiritual bankruptcy. God rescued me through the lives and works of scholars like J.P. Moreland, Dallas Willard, A.W. Tozer, Dr. Tim and Lydia McGrew and my personal friend and mentor, Brian Chilton. These folks supplied pastoral care in helping me see the forest through the trees when times of confusion set in, helping me keep the main thing the main thing.
Proving that God exists is not enough. I know of many atheists who can make a strong case for Christianity, yet they remain atheists. Apologetics is not a discipline in which we aim to win arguments. It is a discipline in which God uses, through us, to win souls and to lead one into communion with God. Without the discipline of prayer, the battle is already lost…
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