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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We Want to be True

We long for the genuine. We hate to be deceived. We love the truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth.

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While fantasy can hold our attention, it can’t produce real satisfaction since we long for the authentic and the genuine. We want to be true to who we are, our true calling. Since we treasure all that’s good, we find ourselves willing to abandon complacency. We’re willing to risk the loss of comfort because of our love for reality, hate for being deceived, and intense desire for truth.
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Beyond Make-Believe Faith

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beyond the blind, make-believe faith of ungodly thinkers to the faith that is substance and absolutely certain proof

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Real faith comes by hearing the utterance of God. Jesus Christ authors it. We can’t self-generate it. It’s not making ourselves believe; that’s the faith of the ungodly. They make themselves believe, and we call that make-believe faith. Real faith is substance. It’s the substance of things hoped for. Real hope isn’t “I hope so.” Real hope is a vision from God about His intentions and goals. Real hope is solid and factual. Real faith is also evidence. It’s the evidence of things we haven’t yet seen. This isn’t the fake evidence of the ungodly. Faith is the evidence that’s absolutely certain proof of those things God has revealed and promised.

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