Divisions in the Church are caused any time we go beyond what God is saying. The human mind seems to automatically fill in the blanks and make assumptions that add to Scripture, but the Holy Spirit will guide and teach us if we stand in His Presence.
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:20-21
When we consider that Secularists are limited to claims based on assumptions just because they deny Divine revelation and refuse to listen to God, we realize that we, as Christians, are also limited whenever we add to (or take from) what God says. We are so good at rationalizing away certain portions of Scripture or going beyond what it said. Often, translations of the Bible (including KJV) make decisions that blur the meanings of words. However, we have the original text, and more importantly, we have the Holy Spirit to lead us.
And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: but their minds were closed. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:13-14
Pride and dogmatism are a huge problem in the Church. Only the Holy Spirit can solve this. The Church will be joined together and brought into God’s pattern by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. He alone will We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
In spite of the odds against Evolutionism, an Evolutionist is still able to make up stories that explain how everything we see now came into being without the Almighty God Who created all things. When it comes to the details, they can just say, “We don’t fully understand that yet, but science will show us how that happened.” The human mind can rationalize anything. Yet, God is real. Everyone who follows Christ knows that because they know Him.
There is certainly a lot of magical thinking that goes into the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story. Every so-called evidence is based on either made-up stories or else assumptions. The assumptions come out the the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man worldview, making the entire thought process circular. Yet, we see Jesus. Hebrews 2:9 The Holy Spirit leads and teaches every follower of Christ moment by moment. One of the things the Holy Spirit teaches everyone who follows Christ is that the Bible is the Word of God without error and that He speaks through Scripture.
To be an evolutionist, a person has to have a bias toward evolution. Rational thinking would eliminate it immediately. For kids in school, they have never learned critical thinking, except to be skeptical of God. There is a reason that this works. It ties two things together: a reward and the desires of the fleshly nature that’s enslaved to Satan. The only way anyone escapes this is by the power of grace for righteousness.
Some Atheists try to avoid asserting a universal negative by carefully stating that they only have a lack of belief. God reveals that they all know that He exists. God says that He has revealed Himself to them through the things that He has created. To avoid submission to their Creator and God, Atheists claim there isn’t enough evidence. God knows their innermost minds, so they can’t get away with such a lie. They love darkness rather than light. They love evil rather than Good. They don’t want to be directed by God, so they do mental loops to avoid Him. The suppress the truth in unrighteousness. As they do they are able to harden their hearts (innermost minds) against God and cut off His Voice and reality. The expense to the Atheist is great. Not only will they suffer in the life to come, but they also lose any basis for reasoning in this life. In essence, they lose touch with reality. God says that He turns them over to a reprobate mind.
There’s never any sense in arguing with an Atheist or any other person who is resistant to the Holy Spirit for that matter. God doesn’t force Himself on them. Christians are not to cast their pearls in that direction. Once Atheists are trolling on social media, they are usually quite hardened in their thinking. When they realize that they can’t be rational because of their reprobate mind, they just commit themselves to invincible ignorance. It’s sad.
However, when an Atheist is honest and sincerely looking for truth, that’s a different story. Then, they will be able to meet Christ and know.
Atheists trying to reason would be funny if it weren’t so sad. They try to reason when they have no basis for reason because of the Münchhausen trilemma. They can’t have true premises, because their premises must be based on unsupported assertions of some sort. So, they just make assertions, pulled from the air, and use tricks to claim that they’re true. Vehemence and nested fallacies can’t make anything true, so they are sunk when it comes to reasoning.
“As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.” Proverbs 26:9