An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

 The Sad Joke of Much Scholarship

(Pro 14:6 KJV)  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

I came preloaded today.  I have been reading a book looking at the problems in evolution that Darwin himself admitted and seems to have been open to refuting his theory.  In the course of explaining the issues it became necessary to explain not only the science that works against Darwin but to examine the theories of those trying to keep the modern versions alive.

What struck me in relation to this verse is how often these scientists who were in theory committed to the search for truth could put out such nonsense.  They had to see the problems with what they were saying.  It becomes a real issue of “don’t confuse me with the facts.”  The rush was to twist minor details in such a way to come up with your desired results.

I see this in so many areas today.  Science is obvious but the technique extends into almost every field.  What disappoints me is when it comes into our discussions of the Bible.  I really am not surprised when scholars who deny absolute truth and know where their next check is coming from lie to me.  I am cast adrift by believers who quote a verse to prove a point and totally ignore the next verse that makes their point foolish.

So?  Ultimately we are responsible for our own decisions and not those of others.  My prayer for me and for you is that we will have the commitment to a holy God which keeps us on track. 

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