I shared that in my experience there is a lack of depth and desire to dig into the Word and an unwillingness or inability of pastors to equip those in their churches to do so. We have created a generation of consumers of what a diminishing number of men have gleaned from their study of the Word and rather than engage with the Lord on our own in His book we are content to let others do the heavy lifting and survive on the remnant of their study. It reminds me of Hebrews 5:11 – 14. We all need to be teachers, meaning we all have to engage in study and application.
I try hard not to repeat myself here. But both the PhD’s and my response to our friend’s question echoes what I wrote a couple of days ago on 2 Corinthians 4:2. We have to reject the evil of this generation and manifest the truth of the Gospel which will commend us to the conscience of those in the world.
We need to hurry.