Why are so many charismatics confusing spirituality with anti-intellectualism, and wearing the latter as a badge of the former? Maybe because of the following....
Someone said: “Piety is biblical, with an emphasis on the heart more than the mind. Head and heart must work together, but the heart is more important.”
The first sentence contrasts the "heart" with the "mind," and the second contrasts the "heart" with the "head." Thus, as in the usage of many others, the "head" refers to the "mind" – but then, what in the world is the "heart"? If the "heart" is not the mind, then is it non-mental? If it is non-mental, then what is non-mental piety? And how can non-mental piety interact with Scripture?
But if they (the heart and the mind) are both mental, then why speak of them as if they are different parts of the human being? Where is the biblical justification for making this distinction between the heart and the mind? And why is the "mind" referred to as the "head" in the first place?
In Scripture, the "mind" and the "heart" are never considered as two separate parts of the human being. The above is an example of using unbiblical language to make an unbiblical distinction, and much of the anti-intellectualistic teachings on sanctification are founded precisely on this false distinction. We must throw out this teaching completely and permanently.
As Gordon Clark writes,
"Therefore when someone in the pews hears the preacher contrasting the head and the heart, he will realize that the preacher either does not know or does not believe what the Bible says. That the gospel may be proclaimed in its purity and power, the churches should eliminate their Freudianism and other forms of contemporary psychology and return to God's Word."