A Devotion for 22 January 2020 Anno Domini, the Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide
14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good. 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that does good, no, not one.
17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?
I have a rather richly illustrated book on English humor which relates a story that made me laugh: ‘Bishop Bromiley of the north of England had a speaking engagement at a chapel some distance removed from his own diocese. He chose as his text, the 1st verse of chapter 14 of the Book of Psalms – “the fool hath said in his heart there is no God.” Having preached an extensive and somewhat intense sermon on the subject, he stood at the entrance of the church greeting the congregants as they departed. He expected some complimentary comment regarding his sermon. Having received none, he asked one of the congregates, “Say, my man, what did you think o’ the sermon?” The congregant responded, “Well, sire, I thought the sermon was well and good, but I disagree w’ you.” “What do you mean, you disagree?” asked the befuddled bishop. “Well me Lordship, I believe there be a God after all!”
The world is literally full of fools. For proof, simply observe the political dilemma facing practically every nation of modern times. “If the blind be leaders of the blind,” the ditch lies directly ahead. The leading text above covers the scope of the matter. You will note that the pure fool is corrupt. (Say it isn’t so!). Professing no god but money and lies, these are doomed by the words of their own mouth. The fear of God is not in their hearts or their consciences, they therefore are unrestrained by their deception and wickedness. Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, theses unrestrained fools have no wisdom to direct their path.
It is interesting to note that one of the salient characteristics of a fool is the tendency to have something to say about EVERYTHING – “the fool hath said.” He always has an opinion worth sharing with all about him. He constantly propagates lies, misconceptions, and fantasies which he regards as facts. To the fool, all others are fools, and he alone is the reservoir of sure knowledge.
Even a fool knows the reality of God, but he can never admit to it since such an admission would require a change in attitude and character. So he does everything in his power to staunch the deliberations of a just and merciful God. He cannot brood any mention of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, so he attempts to have mention of it disallowed in every public place. When it comes to God, silence to the fool is the nectar of peace.
Contrary to reason, the greatest number of fools occupy positions of higher learning in our colleges and seminaries. It is almost amusing to observe the fervent twisting and turning of those, especially in seminaries, who try to present an image of being honorable ministers of the Lord while, at the same time, denying his Power and Word. These unbelieving seminarians have been used to undermine the doctrinal faith of practically every denomination in America today. That which is taught as truth today would justify a ‘tar-and-feathering’ only sixty years ago.
Imagine the proud fool standing before a class of college students, starving for deeper knowledge, explaining how foolish is the belief in a God of Creation. They must constantly alter the premises of their evolutionary theory as gaping holes continue to be revealed in it by scientific advancements. They prefer to believe that a Rolex watch could replicate itself by simple accident, or even more preposterous – a human being could derive from the race of monkeys. Sorry, that distinction remains the sole domain of the Evolutionary professor of the university.
Of course, the fool will tell you that the universe if billions and billions of years old. This is there theory which they profess as scientific fact. The red-light-shift, used on earth to measure the speed at which stars are retreating from the common center, calculated the movement to quite slow. That would explain the present visibility of to be clear to us even after so many billions of years. However, with the launch of the Hummel telescope, the red-light-shift measured in space demonstrates the total inaccuracy of that theory. The stars are3 moving from the common center at tremendous speeds. The fact that our observed stars are still visible proves they could not have been moving at such terrific speeds and still be visible on earth.
The theory of evolution which theorized that evolution, in order to be valid, must be a continuous process. Yet, there are not transition forms to substantiate their outlandish claims. We do not see a continuing evolution of missing forms between man and apes. The DNA itself disallows this process. So, they went to a back-up position which teaches the theory of ‘sudden appearance.’ This weak attempt to patch up there theory suggests that perhaps the animal kingdom did not evolve through a process of minor mutation, but by certain animals – rabbits for instance – suddenly giving birth to a dog or cat . . . . and on and on. A tremendous amount of false faith would be required to believe such a preposterous notion.
When we challenge the tremendous size of the universe exploding from a tiny particle of immense concentration bursting forth in huge stars and planetary particles, they are at a loss to explain where the tiny particle came from that resulting in such an explosion. The original Cause is missing. Even the evolutionist admit that, according to their theory, nothing can be created from nothing! God is the only answer for the NOTHING!
The fool cannot use the Scientific Approach to prove his foolish theory. He must rely upon fantasy and fool’s gold. The fool would be less fool if he followed the advice of Abraham Lincoln, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
A man or woman, wise in truth and science, is not offended at the superstitions of others. He simply shares the truth to those who hunger for it. The fools are invited to remain so if they choose. The wise will back up there arguments with sound proofs and not mere fanciful speculation.
Please consider the science of economics. How many people really believe that we can get more out of government than we pay into it – and in most cases much less? How many thinking people believe that the failed policies of the socialist totalitarians can lift the utterly poor to the level of the moderately wealthy? Instead, socialism brings the moderately wealthy down to the level of the desperately poor. Only the so-called ‘elite’ fools remain above the vulgar class.
We face grave circumstances of mass deceit and delusion in our day. It is high time to renounce the fool’s gold of our day in religion, politics, economics and education. The grand delusion so far is working to our woe. Wake up and call upon the only Power able to save to the uttermost – the Lord Jesus Christ – and LIVE!