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We Keep The Intellect (Albert) Chained Up In The Basement.

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We Keep The Intellect (Albert) Chained Up In The Basement.
By JAG
October 12. 2021

"You reject the contributions of the Intellect"__Professor Bobby Brainy

Oh no sir, you are incorrect. I do not disassociate myself from the Intellect.
No Sir Ree Bob, no not at all.. Why the Intellect is part of my family. He's an
arrogant little banty rooster much of the time, but he's family. So we all love
him. However we have to watch him with the eyes of a hawk because he's
dangerous to himself and to others.

A long time ago the Smith Family had Aunt Bertha come to live with them
after her husband died and tweren't long before Aunt Bertha went crazy
and became known as the Crazy Aunt. So the Smith Family they kept her
chained up in the attic because she had bit two of their young children on
four different occasions. The Smith Family ought to have found a better
way to control Aunt Bertha but they couldn't think of one, and back then
there were no insane asylums in their part of the country ~ so up in the
attic lived their Crazy Aunt.

So?

So Intellect is a member of our family and he's a "Crazy Aunt" but we love
him and we keep him around at all times and we wouldn't even think about
putting Intellect in the attic. No Sir Ree Bob, we keep him chained up in the
basement. But we bring him out now and then so he can strut about and
"play Einstein". He likes to call it "playing Albert" . Many times Albert (his
real name is Albert) can make a very useful contribution to the global
conversation, but much of the time Albert is a self-seeking arrogant
know-it-all who incorrectly assumes he has wisdom because he had
the ability to memorize huge data dumps of material and then parrot
it all back to his professors at examination time.

They gave Albert a degree back before he came to live with us, but
Albert has the wisdom of a four year old child and Albert is dangerous
so we keep him on a chain in the basement. We fixed it up real nice
for him down there. Spent $25,000 too. Albert's rooms in the basement
are much nicer than our rooms upstairs.

Last year Albert wrote a book titled: "Why Everybody In My Family Is
Going To Hell Except Me." Of course Albert doesn't believe Hell is real.
He told us we'd have to read his book to find out why he put the word
Hell in his title. But we never got around to reading it.

Albert is, at the present time, not regenerated. Albert sneers at us when
we tell him he must be born again (John 3:3) and that he must believe
in Jesus as his Savior. Albert says that the solutions to human problems
are to be found in Science and Secular Humanism, not in Jesus, God, or
the Bible.

We gave Albert a new NIV Bible last year, but he told us he took it "into the
bathroom and disrespected it." He wouldn't tell us what he meant by that
and we never did know if Albert really did that, or was only trying to rattle
our cage. We never saw that NIV Bible again.

Albert sneers at Colossians chapter 2. In Christ are hidden all the
treasures of wisdom and knowledge so don't let anyone "deceive you by
fine sounding arguments . . . [and] see to it that no one takes you captive
through hollow and deceptive philosophy."

Pray for Albert, that he will come to repentance for the intellectual pride of
his heart and that he will repent of it, and put his faith in the Lord Jesus as
his Savior before its too late, and his fallen corrupted intellect becomes the
road that takes Albert to the perish of John 3:16 instead of to the Eternal
Life of John 3:16.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Thoughts?

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Intellect isn't locked up, but expelled and disowned by much that calls its self Christian.

hristianity engages ones mind just as much as ones soul/spirit, we are to be able to give a reason for our beliefs, not an appeal to 'feelings'.
 

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I love this as you hit the nail on the head as we see so much of Albert on Christian forums. Thought I would post these scriptures you mentioned in Colossians Chapter 2.

Alive in Christ
Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
 

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Intellect isn't locked up, but expelled and disowned by much that calls its self Christian.

hristianity engages ones mind just as much as ones soul/spirit, we are to be able to give a reason for our beliefs, not an appeal to 'feelings'.
Thanks for your comments.
Follow up remarks for any readers who may not understand my OP.

The OP is a brief non-rhyming piece of fictional poetry written from
the viewpoint of an Evangelical Christian. If one will give the OP a
charitable reading and make an honest attempt to "see the point",
then one will have no problem understanding the point.

You don't have to agree with my point, in order to understand
my point ~ which point is that Secular Humanism and Secular
Intellectualism is inharmonious with traditional Biblical Christianity.

Its obviously a brief work of fiction because a human intellect cannot
live in a basement and could not have the name Albert. The piece also
contains some subtle humor and most likely would cause some Bible
believing Evangelicals to grin or at least smile at the antics of "Albert."

The last three paragraphs in the piece present the standard Evangelical
Christian call not to trust in the power of secular intellectual argumentation
and for repentance followed by faith in the Lord Jesus as Savior.

Best Regards,

JAG
 

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I love this as you hit the nail on the head as we see so much of Albert on Christian forums. Thought I would post these scriptures you mentioned in Colossians Chapter 2.

Alive in Christ
Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Magnificent additions.
Thanks.

Best Regards.

JAG'

PS
Yeah "Albert" is all over the Internet and on Christian forums too.


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