2. a) Some
people would have you believe that using your mind to learn the things of
God is of much lesser importance than using your "heart" or getting
revelation through an esoteric experience. However, Scripture commands
that we use the heart and mind equally (Matt. 22:37-38; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15).
b) The early church was simply continuing what Paul himself started in defining God to unbelievers (1 Cor. 8:5-6).