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)


  1. Mankind has a history of being rebellious against God. America's situation is similar to that of the Israelites. Despite the fact that the Lord rescued them from abject slavery, they kept turning away from him. And here we are, all these years later, doing the same. America was given her liberty by Jesus Christ and now she's turning toward intellectualism so she can deny her God.

    Our nation's lights are on, but we're walking in DARKNESS.

    "Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?" (Deut. 32:6)

  2. It seems odd to me that intellectuals cannot even tell us where intellect comes from, and yet they suppose their thinking should be taken as fact.

    Believing that order comes from chaos through a random process of unknown duration ... now that's faulty thinking for you.

  3. Those steeped in the wisdom of the world are just the type to ignore the Lord himself if he were standing in front of them. Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools. (Rom. 1:22)

    Intellectuals really remind me of Korah, who wanted to elevate himself above God's choice, Moses. And what happened to Korah? The earth swallowed him up and all that pertained to him. God showed who was making the decisions.

    Sometimes I think it's going to take the ground cleaving asunder before some people wake up and realize God's in charge. But by that time, it'll be too late.

  4. People today often conveniently forget the intellectual blunders of the past. Scientific theories have come and gone, but God's word endures.

    The theory of recapitulation, also called the biogenetic law or embryological parallelism, has been rejected. This was the theory that stated embryos relived evolutionary stages while in the womb. Inaccurate illustrations were made to support the supposition and it was taught as biological science. Yet science moved on, leaving that theory discredited.

    Some day, science will reject other foolish suppositions like the theory of evolution. That is, it will if it can ever become objective, measurable, and observational again.