Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The lights are on, but no one's home

Intellectualism is a bane in modern society, but it's nothing new. Talk fast, talk big, talk cultural. That's what's in. Sophistry is all the rage. The more complicated you are in your specious arguments, the better. But you'd better arm yourself with some really big words, the more scientific sounding the better, so you can flaunt yourself as an expert who "knows" God doesn't exist.

You might think some of the hardened proponents of Man-Is-God are just clueless, but the Bible says differently. The Bible says that the Lord's hand in his creation is clearly seen, so that those who deny his eternal power and Godhead are without excuse (Rom 1:20) Especially in today's world, in which the complexity of life at the atomic and subatomic level can be studied in all their amazing complexity, the evidence of God's work cannot be denied.

Still, there are prating fools who will insist that the evidence supports chaotic chance spinning its wild web through millions of years, throwing around random genomes with origins unknown, generating mutations with a killer appetite for creation. Yes, some people actually believe this kind of stuff. The lights are on, but no one's home.

So, if an intellectual denigrates your education because you know that Christ is our Creator, don't let it bother you. Intellectualism is nothing but a home for prating fools. And intellectuals shall fall before the Mighty One of Jacob, Jesus Christ.

"The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall." (Prov. 10:8)