Study # 58
October 28, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis: Improper motivation at the teaching level destroys the impact of the material taught. Introduction: Last week we looked into James' declaration that improperly motivated teaching was actually demonic in origin--regardless of the specific content of the thing taught. This is a hard truth to actually commit to because most of us want to analyze things at the "words" level--not the motivation level (especially since we cannot evaluate the motivation level very well, and are, in fact, forbidden to try to determine motives unless there are certain overt, clear factors in evidence). However, hard or not, James yet teaches that improperly motivated teaching is demonic. This evening we are going to pursue this truth a bit further.