In the American educational system, from first grade all the way up through high school, we’re taught to memorize information, and then take a test. If we pass the intellectual test, then we move on to the next grade.
We’ve transferred this learning pattern to Christianity. We’re trained to learn Bible concepts, principles and doctrines intellectually. And the more Biblical information we know, the greater disciples we are deemed to be.
I think this is killing the church in America, just like it hurt the Pharisees.
I’ve been saying for years that we don’t need another Bible study class, but we need to live out and share what we already know. In a lot of the world, the Church is over educated, but under living.