Monday, October 6, 2014

In Search of Truth

Over the weekend a friend and I watched a 2008 documentary film entitled "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed." The narrator and star of the film is Ben Stein and I was extremely impressed with his work. The subject centers in on the resistance within the science community to the theory of intelligent design. Largely it seems the scientific community of any affiliation (and most certainly at the university levels) are in extreme opposition to discussions regarding or even suggestions which could lead to a discussion of intelligent design. It is clear that they are in opposition to this because they oppose any suggestion that God exists.

As I watched the film, I was struck by the thought of how true scripture is and how accurately the spiritual condition people find themselves in is described. This is a condition which those affected by will not discern unless they actually turn to God for help. As much as we may want that for them, it has to be that they respond to God's invitation. We can certainly pray for them that they will respond to the Holy Spirit. It is heartbreaking to see the direction they are going at this point and to see the damage they are causing by influencing the thinking of so many.

Why and how do people of amazing intelligence disregard the truth so completely despite their knowledge? Well, if they were in search of the truth God would open that door for any one of them, but the fact is they do not desire truth, and so God allows them to believe a lie. Unfortunately they have opened the door to strong delusion.  The result is that we're talking about incredibly intelligent and educated men and women of science who believe we were seeded here on the back of a crystal from another planet and other such theories. They are quite literally blinded, but it is a very curable condition. Let's remember to pray that the day will come that they too will turn to the Lord for understanding.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding" (Proverbs 4:7, American King James Version).

1 comment:

  1. Your thoughts here make me think of 1 Cor 1:18-29, particularly verses 26-28: "For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are."

    Thank you for these thoughts, Julie. I'm humbled by your reaction to this documentary and the delusions put forth by many in the scientific community. One thing is certain: no person on this earth has it all figured out; but God does and that's what matters.