Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

God Likes Them Dumb

“So God doesn't like smart people? The thoughts of the wise are worthless... that’s flirting with contradiction. The unavoidable implication is that God likes 'em dumb and ignorant." T. C. Chimp

It's important to read the Bible in context. First Corinthians 3:18 is speaking of anyone who "seems to be wise in this age," and goes on to explain that "the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." Again, this is referring to those who are wise in their own eyes--they only think they are wise.

However, if you want to interpret the fact that not many wise people come to Christ because "God likes ‘em dumb and ignorant," go ahead.

But let me see if you are a "wise" person. Can you make honey, from nothing? How about a glass of milk, from nothing? How about a living leaf? Can you make a living frog, or a cat, a horse or a cow, from nothing? How about an eye? Make me a fully functioning eye, using no materials. Can you? Of course you can’t. You don’t even have an intelligent answer to how those came about. You will say that evolution is responsible for making everything, but that it didn’t make them from nothing. It made them from gases in space. Then where did the gases come from? You have to keep saying that there was something in the beginning, because basic science says that nothing can come from nothing.

Yep, you can't make a piece of sand from nothing. You don’t know where we came from, why you are here, or what’s going to happen after you die. You don’t know much at all. So, if it’s true that God likes ‘em dumb and ignorant, you sure qualify to be liked by Him.

Instead of being dumb and ignorant, be wise. Listen to your conscience, acknowledge your many sins, and you will come to understand that God just doesn’t like us "dumb and ignorant" people, He proved His great love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.