2020-11-05-Asked and Answered
Topic: Asked and Answered
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Thought Adjuster
“Jesus taught these men all they could assimilate. He did not make the mistake of over teaching them. He did not precipitate confusion by the presentation of truth far beyond their capacity to comprehend.” (UB 137:7:14).
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus deserved his reputation as an outstanding teacher of men — an uncompromising truth revelator. He taught with confidence and authority because his teachings were factual and experiential — not merely intellectual.
“From an early age, he had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He was a precocious independent thinker who asked pointed questions and never took anything at face value that did not correctly add up in his rational mind. By definition, a contradiction consists of a logical incompatibility or incongruity between two or more propositions.
“Jesus cleverly tailored his lessons to benefit a widely diversified audience from all venues of life: rich and poor, healthy and sick, educated and illiterate, Jews and gentiles.
“He first familiarized himself with the background of his listenership so that he could interject thought-provoking materials that would support their soul growth. He taught by asking leading questions that prompted his listeners to amend their opinion based on logical trains of thought.
“You all know how it feels to be overwhelmed by data overloads. Too much, too soon, can backlash as a deterrent. Progress occurs whenever a pertinent question receives an enlightening answer.
“Jesus acquired his tremendous experiential wisdom over time. You are no different. All that it takes is to live with awareness and curiosity — the making of academic excellence coupled with street smartness. Indeed, the purpose of a good education is to improve your quality of life by enhancing your decisions' quality. Well-informed choices are truth based.”