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A well-versed Christian came up to Jesus and asked, “Savior, what intelligent thing do I need to know to get eternal life?”
“Why do you ask me about what is intelligent?” Jesus replied. “There is only one who is intelligent. If you want to enter life, obey his commandments.”
“Which ones?” inquired the excellent and highly revered Sunday School teacher.
Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.”
“I have memorized all these commandments,” the seminarian said, “and I’ve even kept a lot of them. I also understand completely how the Trinity functions, have interpreted in its fullness the book of Revelation, made ‘A’s in both Greek and Hebrew, know why the justification theory is lacking, can name three reasons why ever other denomination is wrong, and have correctly identified the unforgivable sin. What do I still lack?”
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go rid your brain of all those answers, and you will have made room in there to grasp the idea of obedience to my words. Then come, follow me.”
When the brilliant young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great knowledge and really believed that’s what Christianity was all about — despite the fact that Jesus had just told him otherwise.
— taken from Matthew 19 (kind of)