John Leland Baptist College

THE LELAND NEWSLETTER 

John Leland Baptist College  

1300 Mount Vernon Drive Georgetown, Kentucky  40324

Email: admin@johnlelandbaptistcollege.org    

Phone: 502-316-8154 

OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE OUT SOON.

Classes Begin Again in August 2019  

A FORGETTON “WORD” IN THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT  
John Leland Baptist College is all about learning to better prepare ourselves to serve Christ and advance the cause of his Church. The Bible says that “fools hate knowledge” (Prov. 1.22) and that “Instruction” and “knowledge” are to be chosen above silver and choice gold (Prov. 8.10). We could quote dozens more; however, one would think that with all these “Divine” pronouncements in favor of education, Baptist people, who are known for being “people of the Book,” would put a higher premium on learning. However, by diminishing the pursuit of knowledge, we are showing our disdain for one third of the “First and Great Commandment.” Jesus said “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matt. 22.37). Tragically, I’m finding more and more preachers and pastors who have virtually no appreciation for this “aspect” of loving God. We love God with “all our minds” by applying our minds not only to the study of his Word but to the study of the entire creation and history of civilization. The hand of the Lord is seen virtually everywhere from human and animal biology to math and physics to history, geography, and music—to name a few; anything our infinite God has had a part in is worthy of our investigation and study. In fact, the study of his creation and work among men is one of the chief ways to honor and glorify the Lord!  May God help us all to love Him more with all our hearts, and with all our souls, and with all our minds!
 
 
In Christ, 
Wm. Van Nunen
Academic Dean
John Leland Baptist College
vannunen@johnlelandbaptistcollege.org
Office: 502-316-8154
College Motto: "For Christ and the Church"
College Theme Verse: “Apply thine heart unto instruction and thine ears to the words of knowledge.” (Proverbs 23.12)

 

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