Friday, October 3, 2014

~ "Knowledge..."

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

The prophecy written in Isaiah - the glory of God laid out before us, before it even comes to pass.  His name synonymous with glory, his deity lauded so the world will know that he is the one, true King.  Yet, in this world, there are far too many who do not know him, let alone know of him.

Believing is not the same as knowing.  I believe in many things, that doesn't necessarily mean that I am familiar with them or that I have knowledge with regard to their function.  Sometimes, in order to have a conversation with someone about the Bible, it's not just important to know what is written, or even it's meaning - sometimes you have to know what motivates the other person into not believing.

The single most significant theory of creation that is NOT from the Bible, is Darwin's.  If we don't know the theory, understand it's scientific basis, how can we possibly hope to discount it when sharing the Word of God?  There are many other "theories" that an educated, well-read man or woman may bring to the table when discussing the legitimacy of the Bible.  Just quoting scripture is not enough to convince someone that the answers are all in there.  It's a two-fold study.

We complain about our children being taught Darwin's Theory of Evolution.  We almost demand equal time.  If your child's faith is firmly planted in Jesus, what possible effect could his learning something "other" than that have on him or her, other than to have complete knowledge of what we consider ridiculous and the ability to discount it among it's true believers?  Simply stating that something is "hogwash" and not having a reason other than "it's a mystery" isn't going to win any souls for Jesus.  Educate yourself in the finer things of science and it's logic.  You don't need to disproved a theory, only cast a small amount of doubt opening the door to faith...