We Need You, Lord

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We can see that, in our own strength, we can’t overcome our tendency to fall into error. We need You, Lord. Help us to know You better. Take away the barriers that we have set up, barriers that keep us from knowing You in a more intimate way than we have ever imagined. Amen.
 
This leg of our quest finally ventures into the territory of knowing, and we’ll travel all the way to truth. So we must leave the land of opinions behind us and firmly take hold of reality.
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Truth is Absolute

<quote from Real Faith & Reason, vol 2> Truth is absolute by nature even if incomplete. And truth excludes all made-up stuff and everything false. Fortunately, there’s a way to have truth, and this way is knowing the Person Who is Truth. Outside of Him, no one can have truth, which is why ungodly thinkers are forced to rely on fallacies if they refuse to acknowledge Him. And we can only have a true premise by divine revelation. That’s why, without divine revelation, we lose touch with reality. <end quote> #RealFaith&Reason Have you read this FREE book yet? “Real Faith & Reason” gives the absolutely certain proof of the Bible and the God of the Bible and shows how you can have real faith. This is faith that changes situations and transfigures you from glory to glory. Amazon sells it, but you can get your FREE copy of Real Faith & Reason, which shows the intersection of faith, reason, truth, and sanity. http://RealReality.org/Real_Faith_and_Reason_Vol_2_-_Scientia.pdf

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Irrational Thinkers

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We’ve looked at several ways thinkers lose touch with reality. However, irrational thinkers can find hundreds of creative ways to lose touch with reality, and we’ve only mentioned a few. Each of these ways confuses made-up stuff with reality. All these ways blur the distinction between what’s real and what’s not real. Fallacies are the mechanisms used to blur this distinction. We can sort all fallacies into two types: axiomatic thinking and smokescreen. Axiomatic thinking and smokescreen fallacies are the problems. The solution is reasoning from a true premise and never adding made-up stuff to our reasoning.
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They Rejected Light

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 “And most of all, as I said to you, the Bible says that if you come to God believing that He is, He’ll reveal Himself to you. You’ll know. If you search out the truth, you really want God to show you as you search out the silver and gold, He will show you. He will reveal Himself to you.” ~ Ken Ham

This quote is the strongest point Ken made during the Nye-Ham debate as Ken is referring to divine revelation and talking about a relationship with Christ. However, inner bias (idola specus) is the reason that ungodly thinkers refuse to “come to God believing that He is.” They don’t want Him to “reveal Himself to” them. So they won’t receive Him but reject Him instead. They refuse to “search out the truth” because they don’t want the truth but rather love a lie. And, as we’ve seen, this truth isn’t just a Christian opinion or Ken’s opinion, but it’s how God explains it:

“And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be clearly seen that what he has done has been accomplished in God.” ~ John 3:19-21 Berean Study Bible

Anyone can test what Ken described, but no ungodly thinker gives us a way we could prove any of their assumptions. Instead, we’re just supposed to take their word for those assumptions, but mostly, they hide their assumptions from us using smokescreens to conceal the made-up stuff or to make made-up stuff seem real.

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We Are Saved From Sin

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Some people desire to know and obey God. They’re thankful to Him, listen to His leading, and accept His corrections that conflict with their hardened false beliefs. They glorify Him and forgive those who hurt them without trying to get even. Of course, they also battle a fleshly nature that’s contrary to God. Salvation overcomes this fleshly nature and sets us free from it. If we’re redeemed, we’re set free. While Christ completed the work on the cross, we allow Him to apply His work to our lives, but He doesn’t force us against our wills. Rather, we allow Him to change us by believing and following Him as He gives us the power to believe Him, do His will, and follow Him. Our part is receiving this power.
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Why Not Come to Jesus?

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God tells us why some people don’t want to acknowledge Him. They love unrighteousness and enjoy engaging in sin. They don’t want God to expose that sin or to be in control of their lives. When we think of unrighteousness or sin, we may think of a certain sin or a certain form of unrighteousness. However, God defines sin as straying from the Way, and that Way is Jesus Christ, so any thought or act not guided by the Holy Spirit is a sin. When we want to do our own wills, we want to sin.
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No Truth Without Christ

Idola Specus, the fallacy of inner bias, continued

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Using the discoveries of Sir Francis Bacon, let’s shed light on a few of the many ways thinkers lose touch with reality and how those ways work together to create extremely deceptive illusions. Sir Francis Bacon categorized all fallacies under four headings: idola tribus, idola theatri, idola fori, and idola specus. We know of only one way to avoid losing touch with reality, and this way is focusing on Jesus Christ, the Truth, the Reality.

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Believers and unbelievers alike walk into this darkness and bondage. If we refuse to listen to God and acknowledge God, our consciences become seared. (1 Timothy 4:2) The link to the Source of all wisdom, knowledge, and understanding gets weak, the mind becomes impure and filled with many deceitful lies, and the conscience grows insensitive over time. So we see this insensitivity has a cause, and the cause is human unwillingness to acknowledge God when He leads, refusing to glorify Him as God, and refusing to be thankful to God.

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Bias

Idola Specus, the fallacy of inner bias, continued
<quote from Real Faith & Reason, vol 2>
Using the discoveries of Sir Francis Bacon, let’s shed light on a few of the many ways thinkers lose touch with reality and how those ways work together to create extremely deceptive illusions. Sir Francis Bacon categorized all fallacies under four headings: idola tribus, idola theatri, idola fori, and idola specus. We know of only one way to avoid losing touch with reality, and this way is focusing on Jesus Christ, the Truth, the Reality.
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Those who follow their own inner biases stop their own progress. Their own minds, not other people’s minds, cause their downfall. They become vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts darken, so God gives them over to impurity through the desires of their own hearts, and then they do impure things. (Romans 1:24) God gives them over to the disorder and torment of their own minds. (Romans 1:26a) When people resist God, God allows them to be deceived and enslaved by their own reprobate minds. (Romans 1:28)
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Bias Because Their Deeds Are Evil

Idola Specus, the fallacy of inner bias, continued
<quote from Real Faith & Reason, vol 2>
Using the discoveries of Sir Francis Bacon, let’s shed light on a few of the many ways thinkers lose touch with reality and how those ways work together to create extremely deceptive illusions. Sir Francis Bacon categorized all fallacies under four headings: idola tribus, idola theatri, idola fori, and idola specus. We know of only one way to avoid losing touch with reality, and this way is focusing on Jesus Christ, the Truth, the Reality.
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<quote from Real Faith & Reason, vol 2>
“What’s to become of all those people who don’t see it your way?” ~ Bill Nye
 
In context, Bill was reacting against the Gospel when he made this statement. He could have asked, “What’s to become of me?” Ungodly thinkers who resist the Gospel don’t want to be in submission to God and don’t want to do God’s will because they don’t want to be set free from sin. Rejection of Christ is never an intellectual problem, but it’s always a spiritual problem. Lest someone think we can’t know this truth to be a fact, we know this truth by divine revelation since God says it this way:
 
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, so that his works may not be exposed; But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be clearly seen that what he has done has been accomplished in God. ~ John 3:19-21 Berean Study Bible
 
Both Christians and unbelievers can love darkness rather than light. If unbelievers persist in unbelief, they enter into this darkness more. However, Christians become insensitive to the Holy Spirit and become spiritually blinded if they continue to do what God isn’t leading them to do. Christians also become insensitive if they refuse to acknowledge God’s moment-by-moment leading, teaching, and correcting. In other words, inner bias can keep a Christian from continuing to move forward in spiritual maturity.
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Idola Specus Fallacy

<quote from Real Faith & Reason, vol 2>
Using the discoveries of Sir Francis Bacon, let’s shed light on a few of the many ways thinkers lose touch with reality and how those ways work together to create extremely deceptive illusions. Sir Francis Bacon categorized all fallacies under four headings: idola tribus, idola theatri, idola fori, and idola specus. We know of only one way to avoid losing touch with reality, and this way is focusing on Jesus Christ, the Truth, the Reality.
. . .
 
Idola Specus Fallacy
 
The Fallacy of Inner Bias
 
God says that those who reject Christ love darkness and hate light. (John 3:19) They’re biased toward darkness and biased against the light, and bias causes both resistance to truth and desire for error. The idola specus fallacy resists truth because of inner bias, and it confuses reality and make-believe, causing resistance to truth and love for error.
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