If you were to stand up and give a book report and someone in your class shouted out “not true” every time you told some aspect of the story, it would become rather annoying…especially if that student had not read the book or had only a passing familiarity with the book.
Supposed you tried to defend yourself and instead of replying with any facts the student only resorted to calling you stupid. Now this would really start to get annoying. The more you tried to reason the more that student would denigrate you; until other students who clearly had not read the book also joined in only because they enjoyed the process or they wanted to be counted with the crowd. It is always easier to denigrate then reason with facts. Never underestimate how loud someone will argue flimsy facts.
This is how the world and all of it’s so called experts, (scientist, evolutionist, and philosophers), react to the Bible…not true they shout…a book that they never read or only have a passing familiarity with. So called experts in their field that understand how important facts are.
The Bible tells us in 1Cor2.14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
God describes the unbeliever as someone that is unable to understand and therefore the unbeliever does not accept the God of the Bible.
The Bible also gives us some advice about these folks:
2Tim2.15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene…
The next time you give your biblical book report ignore the experts with flimsy facts.
Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011 @ 5:41 AM CDT