“THE WISDOM OF THE WISE”
by Kevin Rutherford
The self-proclaimed wise men and the disputers of this age believe that there is no God. With their educational credentials they take comfort among the intellectually elite who proudly proclaim with them that there is no God. They look to the sky and dare the God of heaven to strike them down. He won’t strike them down, they claim, because He is not there. They blaspheme His name, and they ridicule those who believe in Him. Their view is the view of the intelligent. Their view is the view of the wise. They don’t need God because they believe themselves to be self - sufficient. They are arrogant, they are foolish, and they are wrong. God said, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of the age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (1 Corinthians 1:19, 20)
Those who have fallen for the wisdom of the world look down their noses upon the “Christians” who oppose immorality. The family doesn’t have to abide by old- fashioned archaic rules, they cry. Let the homosexuals get married, and allow the lesbians to adopt children. Fill the schools with curriculum supporting gays, so our children can explore theft sexuality and learn to be tolerant. This is the wisdom of the world. This is what God has promised to destroy (1 Corinthians , 20).
Educators, producers, media, press, hippies, and liberals everywhere have succumbed to the modem tendency to rationalize sin. Wickedness stemming from the philosophies of atheism, and evolution are considered to be okay. More than that, it is to be accepted by all as normal behavior. Those who do not accept wickedness as normal behavior allowable by society are those who should be punished. The wisdom of the world is setting up conditions in our nation for persecution of all who oppose liberalism. It is already happening in schools where children are punished for praying, or for carrying Bibles. God will one day destroy all of this foolishness (1 Corinthians , 20).
The intellectuals tell us that the human child inside the mother’s womb is
“fetus” and not a “person.” The feminists tell us that the helpless little baby inside his mother’s womb is a “choice” and not a human life. The liberal politicians give in to the bloodthirsty pro-choice groups in hopes of garnering more votes. The end result is the slaughter of millions of innocent children all in the name of choice. The choice comes when the woman decides whether or not to engage in the physical act with a man. The wicked women of choice want to suggest that brutally and painfully killing that little baby is nothing more than “birth control.” They would have us believe it is nothing more than making choices concerning the health of their own bodies. It is murder and nothing short of it! God will “destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent (1 Corinthians ).”
And what of the denominations of men? They are foolish in that they have given in to the wisdom of men in doctrine. Furthermore, they are foolish in that they are giving in to the influence of liberal culture. Denominations are accepting divorce for any cause. Denominations are accepting homosexuality and lesbianism as normal and moral. The denominations are merging evolutionary thought and philosophy with their perverted view of God. They are giving in to culture. They are giving in to liberalism. They have failed to stand for what is right. God will destroy that kind of wisdom (1 Corinthians , 20).
Wickedness is wisdom to the world. The Gospel is foolishness to the world. And yet, it is actually the Gospel of Jesus Christ that preaches true wisdom. Paul said, “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe (1 Corinthians ).” The wisdom of the world will come to nothing. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will live forever.