These are the days indeed. The new experts in the human behavior are raising their voices to proclaim every way that is right in their site. Christianity, for them, holds little value. It’s no longer in step with popular opinion or their opinion. The little “g” needs to be capitalized. Why? We are no longer “gods” of our own lives… we have formed doctrines, theology and arguments that cannot be refuted. Now we are wiser than our creator. As the serpent in the garden of Eden we have declared…
“You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4)
Our opinions have become Law in our own minds. We are not “gods” we are “Gods”. We creatively write and post blogs, tweet our not so sound doctrine, as the ancient biblical writers wrote scripture. Our blog followers agree with our writings and repost them as gospel to their followers. They save them, quote them, retweet them and sometimes print and frame them.
They have been declared experts in the fields of philosophy to which they adhere, not due to rigorous pursuit of truth, or the multitude of hours in scholarly research, or even that their arguments are solid and stand the test of criticism. They have been declared experts by their feelings and emotions and the fact that others agree with them and hold the same opinions. Their gift for turning a phrase as a wordsmith helped them say it better, but their followers believed it all along because they too are big “G’s”. Now they can sit back and relax. The world is so much better off for having heard from them the gospel of the new experts.
The sad truth is that the new experts will not be around when their disciples experience the consequences of the bad doctrine and theology they espoused. They will find little comfort in the blog post when the curtain is pulled back and the lie exposed. The authors will not be around to counsel them through their grief or comfort them with a deeper explanation of how you can trust as truth what they wrote and in the end their words will be vindicated. No, if you follow the new experts advice, you will need to plan to suffer alone.
Perhaps in that moment you may see a dusty Bible sitting on a bookshelf. Could this book that has stood the test of time, critics, doubters, reveloutions, burnings, wars, popular rebukes and lethargy, hold any value for life? Thumbing through the pages, it is easy to recognize that this book speaks with authority. This book addresses the current issues of society. It has something to say, but it also says it with authority. You find yourself intellectually agreeing even when your emotions run counter. This is more than a book of words it is a book of life.