Galatians 5.6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Interesting times we live in beloved. Academia has become the “proof” of a valid Christianity. Bible colleges and seminaries seek to arm their students with biblical answers for who was Cain’s wife, or why did God curse Canaan instead of Ham. How long were the days of creation? Is the 1,000 years of Revelation 20 actual or poetic? Now there is an academic “need” to try to understand these kinds of things. One purpose for Scripture is for doctrine. But to what end is that doctrine? That we might be thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
The goal of Bible knowledge is that Who we love and what we know is expressed in love. It’s not about perfect interpretation of the letter of the law, but faith which works by love. A seminary student was being taught the differences between the 5 points of Calvinism and Armeninsm. A flurry of questions ensued. After a period of time, with no one apparent answer to the questions. One student raised their hand and asked this question. “How does knowing the difference help me love Christ and my neighbor in a way that glorifies God?” Silence. Class dismissed. Saving faith works by love.