Clip the Wings of Wisdom

1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 2:1-3 (NASB) 

I worked for many years as a computer programmer. There are many developers who are team guys who are not very creative, but their proficiency at coding makes them very useful in working on very large applications where the work is divided up along functional lines….

Then there are the very creative developers who are confined by a highly structured programming environment, which seems, to them, to stifle their creativity. I must confess that I am of the second type. If I can’t be creative, I lose interest. The creative process is what I thrive on.

The problem for creative types is that it is very difficult to “get done.” That means that reaching perfection in the project is really the goal. I would get an application fully functional, but if someone didn’t tear me away from it, I would continue to tweak it to make it “perfect.” No matter how well it functioned, my creative “drive” wanted to make it even more so. This is my confession to you who are reading this that what makes me like this is the very thing that makes people refuse to believe that the simple gospel that we find in the Bible is enough to save anyone. Our natural tendency is to tweak it to match our worldly wisdom. After all, don’t we know what is best?  View article →