Saturday, July 19, 2008

(Proverbs 18:2) "A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions."
This is an interesting verse, isn't it? I try to keep it in mind when I am blogging. It comes to mind frequently when I review discussion threads about religion.

Everyone has an opinion. Not so many people care about true truth. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me." (John 14:6)

Many people are sure that this is just a statement of Christian arrogance, so they arrogantly say that it can't be true. To them every religion is pretty much the same. For them hell is an abominable thought. They believe science has proved there is no god. They chafe at the idea they should subject themselves to biblical morality. The idea that Jesus is the exclusive way of salvation offends them.
(Proverbs 18:2) "A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions."
To what authority do they appeal? "Everybody knows..." "Most scientists believe..." or, most prominently - "I think..."

So on these social networking pages and discussion threads we find much more heat than light. Very few facts. Very few appeals to scripture. Very few references to any authority.

Autonomy is the god of the age.
(Proverbs 14:12) "There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death."

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