But You Did Not Learn Christ In This Way
II Corinthians 4:4 says, “in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ”.
The world celebrates when it blocks out the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ by the blinding of minds with their religious dogma. Meanwhile, as Matt wrote in his article, in some churches the light of the Gospel is dimmed as the perfectly recorded historical accounts of the Bible are perceived or even treated as fairy tales.
An article written last July by Tom Krattenmaker of Yale Divinity School for the USA Today says, “It’s endlessly frustrating to secular and religious liberals, but the creationist view has held strong sway in this country… Over recent decades, percentages in the upper 40s have taken the creationist position; the figure stood at 46 percent in Gallup’s 2012 survey [now 39%]… As the new poll reveals, the biggest factor in the shift is a jump in the number of Christians who are reconciling faith and evolution… Not surprising, the percentage of Americans taking the strict evolution view — no divine role — has grown significantly since the 1980s, from 9 percent to 19 percent in the latest Gallup survey.”
NOTICE WHAT THE ULTIMATE RESULT IS!!! The article is about celebrating how more and more Christians are turning to evolution and the wisdom of unbelieving men instead of Genesis/the Bible for their answers, and says that’s a good thing. But then the author couldn’t help himself but state how the growing number of atheists is also growing at the same time! Coincidence?!?!?! NO! Why? Because James 3:15 says, “This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly [not from God], natural [evolutionary naturalism], demonic [the primary author of evolutionary wisdom is Satan].”
Paul says in Ephesians 4:20, “But you did not learn Christ in this way”. You cannot learn about Christ in the ways and teachings of the world. They are diametrically and fundamentally opposites of and opposed to each other. One cannot walk in both the wisdom of the world and of Christ, for Jesus said in Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”
Paul further wrote in Ephesians 4:21-24, “truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”
The choice is for each and every one of us to make is to either follow God or follow man. Creation Truth Foundation takes its stand upon the truth of Jesus Christ and His Word, training disciples to trust the Bible’s history for its accuracy so they will trust its promise for their destiny.
II Corinthians 4:1-2, “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the Word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”