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“A student is not above the teacher; but everyone, when he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40).

God’s plan for His people is growth. The entire experience of life is characterized (or should be) by continued maturity—from infancy to adulthood. Parents teach their children “the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6), while also gaining a deeper understanding of “the way” in the process.

The same is true in our adult relationships. As we learn from teachers and Christian leaders, we should realize that we’re all combinations of right and wrong, good and bad, wise and foolish. No one is above reproach except God Himself and His Word. Everything we learn must be evaluated in terms of God’s Truth as revealed in Scripture (Deuteronomy 29:29).

On today’s podcast, Gary continues his discussion with Rev. Mickey Schneider about the history and major figures involved in Reformed Theology and Southern Presbyterianism over the last half-century. Pastor Schneider makes the point that all of us have feet of clay and none of us “has it all figured out.” We should learn and change, learn and change some more, keeping all the good that we have learned while discarding the bad. This is how we grow in our faith and understanding.

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Reading the Bible (Again) for the First Time

Reading the Bible (Again) for the First Time

One of the problems with modern Bible readers is the deep influence of Greek thinking. Until we are able to think like Hebrews, we will not be able to understand the Bible on the level that God intended. Insightful Bible teacher James Jordan sheds light on the comprehensive story of the Scriptures in this six-part series. Jordan will challenge your assumptions, make you think, and will radically change the way you read God’s word. Your understanding of the Bible will never be the same.


Author: Gary DeMar

Gary—who served as President of American Vision for thirty-five years—is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he has been featured by nearly every major news media outlet. Gary also has hosted The Gary DeMar Show, History Unwrapped, and the Gary DeMar’s Vantage Point Webshow and is a regular contributor to AmericanVision.org. Gary has lived in the Atlanta area since 1979 with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and are enjoying being grandparents. Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).