Saturday, December 08, 2007

Hating Knowledge

Prov. 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

The wise man Soloman posed this ancient question almost 3000 years ago, but it is still relevent in today's world. How long will men continue to scoff at true knowledge? Again, allow me to ask, "How long???"

Prov. 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Well, to answer Solomon's question, it has at least been 3000 years. Today, standing close to the end of the year 2007, we still have plenty of fools who look to man for wisdom instead of acknowledging God and His truth. Peter told us (2 Peter 3:3-4), "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." Paul told us (2 Timothy 3:1-2, 7), "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.... Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

Throughout history men have scorned the true knowledge of God and His creation. Peter tells us (2 Peter 3:5a), "For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God..." Paul tells us (Romans 1:20), "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" Yes, even with these warnings in God's Word, men still "delight in their scorning" today.

Men's hatred of God's true knowledge, remarkably, is cloaked in a robe of scientism and evolutionary psedo-knowledge that even deceives many professing Christians, despising the true wisdom and instruction of God's Word. Paul again warns (Romans 1:22), "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."

Isa. 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Those who scorn God's Word have no light of their own, despite their scientific pretensions.

Prov. 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

To many, their destruction has already come since they have passed from this earth without acknowledging the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. To others, your destruction is near if you continue in the same path, but it is not too late to turn to God and the truth found in His Word. Trust in Jesus by simple, child-like faith....

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