Darkness, but Light

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As of this writing, we’re seeing sweeping changes in the world. We’re seeing darkness as never before, and it’s going to get much worse. We’re seeing widespread insanity on a level never before experienced. God always gave some light to unbelievers. They didn’t comprehend it, but they benefitted from it. They assumed that they were just very good at guessing what would work and what wouldn’t work. They were able to reason, but not to any certainty of truth. Even so, they were able to come to conclusions that worked in the real world. They even had a fairly accurate idea of what was right and what was wrong because God shined His light on them and they could see somewhat without thanking God or giving Him the Glory.

However, that’s changing. Emotion is replacing logic. Bare assertions are the norm without any attempt to give the illusion of rational thought. Shouting and chanting have replaced dialog. Right is being called “wrong,” and wrong is being called “right.” And that’s among the intellectuals and elites of society.

So what’s different now that’s causing these changes? When a person turns away from God, that person can go into a terrible darkness. At a certain point, God removes His hand from that person, and His face no longer shines on that person. That’s one individual. How much worse when a culture splits, and a major part of the culture turns it’s back on God! And how dreadful when it happens across the entire world!

Currently, two things are happening.

First, many Christians aren’t following Christ and shining with His brightness. They don’t listen to His voice or yield to His Spirit. They follow ungodly councilors instead. They either disregard the Bible entirely or they try to shoehorn rationalized ideas into the Bible. They have a religion, but it’s about self-righteousness, popularity, prestige, entertainment, money, and political power. It doesn’t effectively touch the power of God for righteousness and holiness. They have ceased to be effective as salt and light.

Second, many Christians are following Christ and beginning to walk in the righteousness of Christ. They’re beginning to shine with the Light of Christ. Then, those who hate the Light turn away from the Light. They throw themselves into greater darkness. God is letting them go and isn’t restraining them.

In Scripture, God foreshadowed this day in the plagues of the Egyptians. One of the plagues was a darkness that could be felt among the Egyptians. At the same time, there was light in the homes of the Israelites. The prophet Joel also spoke of a day that would be darkness but also a day of dawning.

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Knowledge versus Opinions

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We recognize that knowledge differs from an opinion, and that truth differs from a viewpoint. Opinions are easy. For opinions, we need only make up stuff and believe it. Then, we pretend that the made-up stuff is reasonable so we can convince ourselves that we’re right. For opinions, we still have a reason to believe, but we don’t need to base our reasoning on anything real. Opinions are mere suppositions in our minds or the minds of others since opinions just give the illusion of sanity.

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The Library of Babel

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Jorge Luis Borges wrote a short story titled “The Library of Babel” in which people had access to every book ever written. While most of the books were pure made-up stuff with no truth, many other books contained truth. So the trouble wasn’t the lack of truth. The trouble was that no one could find the truth in the vast quantities of gibberish since they had no way to separate truth from fabrication. With a Babylon of voices that all claim to be right, we live in a world of babble as we try to find the truth in a sea of lies and deceptions.

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False Prophet

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In 2nd Timothy, chapter 3, God tells us about a time when people will be “always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” If they’re learning but not coming to the knowledge of the truth, what are they learning? God calls it learning, but learners can learn lies and evil. Teachers can teach lies and evil. Thinkers can think irrationally.

Here’s the context of God’s statement about learning without coming to the knowledge of the truth.

In the last days, terrible times will come.

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

They’ll have a form of godliness but deny its power.

People will be boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good, traitorous, reckless, and conceited.

These people will teach things that aren’t true. That’s happening. God says, “Turn away from such as these!” Teachers are teaching students that each person has his or her own truth, that each one has his or her own reality. They teach a system of reasoning and logic that can’t possibly lead to knowledge of the truth. They teach lie upon lie. False teaching isn’t only in the schools, but every form of media echoes the message as if the schools, media, publishers, museums, entertainers, amusement parks, and every other form of communication are controlled and directed to act as the great false prophet of the Apocalypse.

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Blurring the Line Between Reality and Make-believe

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Teachers are teaching students that each person has his or her own truth, that each one has his or her own reality. They teach a system of reasoning and logic that can’t possibly lead to knowledge of the truth. They teach lie upon lie.

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Assumptions

God must be in science if science is knowledge of the truth. However, many are ever learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth. What are they learning if not the truth? They are learning conjectures of other people. Many of the fabrications they’re learning have been generally accepted as facts for decades or centuries. The problem is that, with a single assumption, you can prove anything to yourself. If you assume that your close friend doesn’t exist, you can prove that your close friend doesn’t exist using perfect logical form starting with your assumption of his non-existence. Premise: your friend doesn’t exist. Therefore, your friend doesn’t exist. There’s nothing in the conclusion that isn’t proven by the premise, so the logic is sound except for the fact that the premise isn’t true. Logic must be based on truth. Allow a single assumption, and your logic is unsound. It’s insane.
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We can picture a chain with one link replaced by a twist-tie like we use to close a bag of bread. However, it’s an inaccurate picture since the twist-tie represents a single assumption, but twist-ties are infinitely stronger than assumptions. Assumptions have all the strength of hot air, but how do you make a picture of hot air?
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So how do you get a true premise? Any premise you reason to must be proven. When you bring up a proof for your premise, that proof must be proven. You will find yourself in an infinite regression of unproved proofs. You can observe, and your observations can discover parts of reality, but you can’t reason far beyond your observations. You can live pragmatically. You can discover things that seem to work. You can have strong opinions. You can argue like crazy. You can’t reason to the truth in this way.
THE ANSWER:
Jesus Christ is the Truth. In Him is hidden all knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. He is real and knowable. All who seek Him find Him. He leads, teaches, and corrects everyone who follows Him. He also is the light of the world. His rain falls on the just and the unjust. He reveals Himself to every person through the things He has created. When we go beyond what He reveals through observation, the Bible, or methods of revelation He reveals through the Bible, we travel into the land of make-believe. That’s the problem with philosophies like evolutionism, naturalism, materialism, flat-earthism, no-Genesis-floodism, billions-of-yearsism, etc. They all come from confusion between reality and made-up stuff. Sanity is understanding the difference between reality and made-up stuff. Understanding that difference is called discernment. Discernment comes from God. We can’t self-generate it. Seek Him early while He may be found. He says, “Everyone who’s on the side of truth listens to Me.”
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Just Turn Away

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These people will teach things that aren’t true. That’s happening. God says, “Turn away from such as these!”
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2nd Timothy, chapter 3
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Always Learning but . . .

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In 2nd Timothy, chapter 3, God tells us about a time when people will be “always learning but never able to come to knowledge of the truth.” If they’re learning but not coming to the knowledge of the truth, what are they learning? God calls it learning, but learners can learn lies and evil. Teachers can teach lies and evil. Thinkers can think irrationally.

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