WHO IS OUR MASTER? WHO IS OUR FATHER?

One of the idols foolish people put before God (from here).

The following column, Today’s mad science: Hijacked and repurposed to suit progressive agendas – Washington Times by Robert Knight | Stories – Washington Times focuses on the misuse of science for political purposes.

With Biden/Harris ensconced in the White House, we’re being instructed to cheer the return of “science” as a guide to public policy.  

The inference is that all important decisions during the Trump years were made by reading tea leaves or conferring with the Amazing Kreskin.

So, back to “science.” If only.  

Like anything else of consequence, much of science has been hijacked and repurposed to suit progressive agendas. As such, it’s no longer real science but selectively publicized “studies,” enforced by guilds like the American Psychological Association or the climate Chicken Littles.

How else to explain the ruling elites’ insistence that “men” can have babies and that “women” who shave, have male musculature and male DNA are objectively female? And that this is “scientific?”

The people most often appalled by this blatant dishonesty are religious conservatives — observant Jews, conservative Catholics and evangelical Christians. Like the little boy in “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” they’re baffled that so many people can ignore their own eyes and common sense. 

For the most part, with some notable exceptions, Muslims are staying out of this. Even though they support sharply defined gender roles, they know they have to take a pass if they want to be part of the governing Democratic coalition of radicalized identity groups. Same for Black Democrats, who must have winced when Joe Biden declared, “Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.” (continued)

Today’s mad science: Hijacked and repurposed to suit progressive agendas – Washington Times

Think about Knight’s observation. He observes that certain groups are going along with the blatant misuse of science even though they must know that science is being misused. Why? Why would anyone go along with and ignore obvious and destructive lies? Unfortunately, answering that question is not where Knight proceeds with his column. Instead, he focuses on the technique and the political consequences of peddling such lies. So, here we will look at the moral consequences, the consequences to our souls.

Why would we disregard the truth in order to get what we want? Various parts of the Bible come to mind. Because the Bible is about our redemption from sin by Jesus, so much of the Bible applies it is actually difficult to point to a specific passage. Yet the Bible does not actually explain what makes us susceptible to sin. Instead of being so pedantic, with stories beginning with the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan in the form of a serpent, the Bible illustrates the problem of sin.

What did Satan do to tempt Adam and Eve? He lied (see Genesis 3 NASB – The Fall of Mankind – Now the serpent – Bible Gateway). He told Eve this lie.

Genesis 3:5 New American Standard Bible

5 For God knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will [a]become like God, knowing good and evil.”

What happens every time we sin? Instead of believing God, we believe a lie. Consider how Jesus responded when Satan tempted Him to sin. He responded with the Truth.

When Satan deliberately misinterpreted the Bible, Jesus responded with the correct verse (see Matthew 4:1-11 NASB – The Temptation of Jesus – Then Jesus – Bible Gateway). Satan told three lies, and Jesus corrected him with the truth three times.

Just how important is the truth? In John 8:31-59 NASB – The Truth Will Set You Free – So Jesus – Bible Gateway, Jesus told us that it is the truth that frees us from sin. That is why Jesus called Satan the Father of Lies.

John 8:43-45 New American Standard Bible

43 Why do you not understand [a]what I am saying? It is because you cannot listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells [b]a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of [c]lies. 45 But because I say the truth, you do not believe Me.

Can you imagine such a thing? Not being able to listen to the truth. How could that be? Why would we want to do the desires of Satan? Why would we admire Satan more than we admire God?

Satan sinned in pride (see Isaiah 14:1-23 NASB – Israel’s Taunt against Babylon – When – Bible Gateway). Because Satan wanted to be God, God threw him out of heaven. Is our pride like Satan’s? Is our pride our master, or have we humbled ourselves before the power, majesty, and wisdom of our Maker?

When we believe lies, in our pride we have put an idol before God. What is a common idol? Money.

Matthew 6:24 New American Standard Bible

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [a]wealth.

Is money more important to us than loving our neighbor? Do we love money more than God? Do we accept and act upon the lies our pride demands, the lies that allow us to love money more than God and neighbor? Or do we love God and love His Truth?

None of us is perfect, but each of us knows we do things we should not do. Consider Romans 7:14-25 GNT – The Conflict in Us – We know that the – Bible Gateway. Does the Apostle Paul describe your inner conflict? Do you desire to do the right thing, but do you constantly find yourself doing the wrong thing? If you do, then read the entire Book of Romans.

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