It is often remarked that Peter and some of the other Apostles were not educated men. From that people argue that we don't have to be educated either. But what is often TOTALLY missed by these people is... PETER SPOKE GREEK AND HEBREW!!! He did not HAVE to learn it. PETER LIVED THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT!! He did not have to go to school to learn the historical context of the New Testament books. Peter knew all too well about Antiochus Epiphanes, Roman occupation of the land of Israel, the Maccabes, the Zealots, etc... I have taken NUMEROUS classes on nothing more than Backgrounds of the New Testament. Peter KNEW the Gnostics FIRST HAND!! Of course he did not have to be educated. His own LIFE was his education. We do not have that benefit. We have to go to school for YEARS just to SCRATCH the SURFACE of the knowledge that Peter had as a fisherman. This is why ALL clergy ought to seek education. Stupidity in the pulpit is the NUMBER ONE problem of this age. We have absolute backwater, fundamentalist, MORONS filling so many pulpits today!! And that has created churches filled with arrogant idiots who do not know up from down. We don't need LESS education. We need MORE of it. More and more and more of it. We need less snake handling morons and more well educated clergy in our pulpits today. And quite frankly, most fundy churches today are not a much higher step above the stupid level of mountain snake handlers.