Biblical Worldview of Why Liberalism
Yesterdays post reviewed how the world’s great philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries were believers in their youth. If one were to take a worldview of these events and the verse from Ephesians6.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places, we would know that there are ranks of demonic Angels battling against God and His Word.
Let’s set the scene for these Ages and this battle. The Roman Empire fell around 476AD. This ushered in the beginning of the Dark Ages (Middle Ages) that lasted until the 16th Century. During this time the only Bibles available were hand printed copies generally in the hands of the Roman Catholic Church. Then came the invention of the printing press in the mid 15th century and the first Bible was printed in 1452.
It was the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg and the actions of Martin Luther that opened the way for individuals to study the Bible on their own. Not only were there the Ages of Reason and Enlightenment, there was for the Church the Great Reformation that begin in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. The battle between Satan and God is now set.
Satan could not let stand individual Bible study so he used man and the vanity of his own mind to pick right up where the pagans left off. Since light was available to all, Satan needed to corrupt this light with darkness. With the same pride of purpose, the same pride of knowledge as Pharaoh and the other pagans; the great thinkers brought forth an Age of Reason as a disguise for atheism. Then they proceeded to use evolution as the proof for total denial of God in the Age of Enlightenment.
Treating evolution as proven science, they were able to have their version of creation made a part of every child’s school curriculum. Now you see why they defend evolution with religious fervor…it is their religion. Children are in the Church of atheism five days a week, while in the Church of God maybe an hour a week.
We have more Bibles and access to more Biblical scholarship than at any time in history. God also foretold these events when speaking of the last days in Daniel12.4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Knowledge has increased for both believers and unbelievers. Satan could and would not let this increase in knowledge go unchallenged. With greater knowledge, the lie had to be ever more sophisticated. Fathers go get your sword and your shield, climb the wall, let’s stand together. The battle is raging do not fall back now. The call goes out for Mighty Men of Valor.
Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 @ 9:37 AM CDT