True Scholarship

By Keith Sharp

Modernism has invaded the church of Christ. Recently Mission Magazine named an article entitled “The 301 Cubit Ark,” an article that blasphemously poked fun at the authority of the New Testament pattern, “article of the year.” Writers in Mission Messenger, the libertarian voice of W. Carl Ketcherside, announce they are “free from law.” These attacks are perpetrated tinder a smoke screen of pseudo-scholarship. Our self-proclaimed intellectuals could well heed a timely axiom spoken by H. C. Leupold to such modernists in Protestant denominationalism: “True scholars glorify revealed truth; they do not belittle it.” (Exposition of Genesis. 1, 157) Or, as Solomon, the greatest scholar who ever lived, explained: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.” (Proverbs 9: 10)

September 6, 1973