Christians will soon have to make a choice: follow the phony reality of The Matrix, or stand on the rock of God’s Word. Unfortunately, those calling for Christians to accept man’s philosophy miss an important point: man’s best ideas continually change — remember when using leaches was considered good medicine?
An article on Sojourners titled Do Evangelicals Hate Smart People? caught our attention, as the article states some Christians hold the Bible over man’s wisdom. The idea being those are “stupid” people, and the “smart” people blindly accept global warming, evolution, and more.
Sojourners referenced another article called the evangelical rejection of reason, which claimed:
The rejection of science seems to be part of a politically monolithic red-state fundamentalism, textbook evidence of an unyielding ignorance on the part of the religious.
Not rejection of science, but as we’ll quickly note, what this person speaks of as science isn’t really science at all (and he calls others ignorant?), and frequently turns out to be completely wrong.
Man’s Wisdom Changes
Man’s flavor-of-the-month wisdom changes, while the Bible does not. For the record, we don’t deny science, but we’re skeptics (Acts 17:11), mathematicians, and physicists, and want science to actually prove what it claims, using the scientific method — neither global warming nor evolution currently have the scientific method behind them, thus they’re not science, by definition.
Secular knowledge liberal “Christians” want us to accept:
- Evolution: Oops, we goofed
- Evolution: Oops, we goofed again
- Evolution: Oops, we goofed once more
- Logic errors in global warming
- Evolution: errors in math
- Pseudo-scholarship: NT forgery
- Pseudo-scholarship: Deutero-Isaiah Hypothesis
- Pseudo-scholarship even atheists dismiss
- Liberal Theology: The counterfeit gospel of social justice
- Liberal Theology: The church exists for the common good
Those are just a few errors we’ve documented in the last few years (and we’re not looking that hard). Add to the list Piltdown man, leaches, flat earth, pre-Quantum, pre-relativistic Physics, and more. Liberals want us to embrace that knowledge and toss out the Bible? Sure…what could go wrong?
We don’t need trendy “integration” with man’s wisdom. It’s not about trendy or popular, but what is true.
The Church Tried Rule by People Instead of God
There are signs of change. Within the evangelical world, tensions have emerged between those who deny secular knowledge, and those who have kept up with it and integrated it with their faith.
Integrate bogus wisdom into Christianity? Why? One church tried rule of the people, and well, it didn’t turn out very good.
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write … Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked … As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3)
Laodicea roughly means “rule of the people”, or perhaps we could call it “integrating secular knowledge” via popular opinion. The people are in charge, not God or inerrant scripture. Where is Jesus in this church? Outside trying to get in.
How did it work out for them? Notice Jesus has nothing good to say about them. Also notice they thought they were in great shape, but Jesus points out their real condition was the opposite of what they thought.
Been there, done that, epic fail.
The Coming Split
As we’ve noted before, a coming split in Christianity will soon be upon us, which even liberal “Christians” admit. We’ll have the modern, man’s wisdom, progressive, social justice, liberal, post-modern this, emerging that, who will be welcomed with open arms by the secular world as they’ll readily conform to just about anything — it’s the poison of liberal theology.
On the other side will be those who take the Bible seriously.
Do you want to be in The Matrix of man’s wisdom, or the solid rock of God’s Word? It’s decision time.