Smarter Than God
Is it possible that we are educating ourselves into imbecility?
I’ve heard Ravi Zacharias quote this phrase many times, and it still gives me pause.
Paul foretold such foolishness when he wrote to Timothy:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,”1 Timothy 4:1 ESV
The irony cannot be ignored:
- People who deny the existence of demons are, in fact, most vulnerable to their control.
- People who turn away from God and become more “enlightened” are actually walking in deep darkness.
- People who prioritize human education over divine revelation have educated themselves into imbecility.
The songs of demonic deception are played on the strings of human pride.
Truth, by definition, is a standard. It is immovable. It does not change with the circumstances of life.
Truth does not come from within us; it is embodied in a Person – one Man – Jesus, the Son of God, who said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Those who are comfortable living in the darkness of deception despise the light of truth. They resist it. They reject it. Committed to the lie, they redefine truth.
Painting a bullseye around an arrow does not make someone a sharp shooter.
For the person living in lies the question is, “What if you’re wrong?”
But fools never considers that possibility.