Godly Learning

“Sometimes we hear it said that ten minutes on your knees will give you a truer, deeper, more operative knowledge of God than ten hours over your books. ‘What!’ is the appropriate response, ‘than ten hours over your books on your knees?’ Why should you turn from God when you turn from your books, or feel that you must turn from your books in order to turn to God? If learning and devotion are as antagonistic as that, then the intellectual life is in itself accursed, and there can be question of a religious life for a student, even of theology.”

B. B. Warfield

From ‘The Religious Life of Theological Students’, reprinted in Prinecton and the Works of Christian Ministry, vol. 2, p. 412.

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