The tools are should not be viewed as life preservers for people who have sailed the seas in the comfort of a giant ship, only to find that, when they are thrown into the waters of ministry, the only thing that will keep them afloat are the tools. I believe the biblical language tools are as valuable to ministry preparation as a computer is for all of our other classes. They are as valuable to ministry preparation as calculators and stats programs are for running statistics. Who wants to go back to the days of typewriters? Who wants to sit around and draw tables? Who wants to tabulate data and run equations manually? Who wants to use beans or an abacus to count? Not me. So why not incorporate the tools into the curriculum? My thought is we can use the tools and grow in our knowledge of the grammar at the same time. We don't need to postpone using the tools to a point when we realize in ministry that there just isn't enough time to do all that we were shown in seminary. I agree with Williams. We need to get into the text as soon as possible. We can't wait until we work through ten chapters of grammar before looking at the Word of God.
I really appreciated Al Mohler's words! Coming from a guy I highly respect and from someone at the helm of the one of the greatest seminaries in the world, his words warrant our attention. Check out the video and enjoy!
Hey, you can also watch my newest video: "Twenty-Seven Reasons for Learning the Biblical Languages (Minus a Few)." See below or click here.