Standing Firm in the Faith

As you probably deduced, a premise of The Beginning of Wisdom is that the Bible contains everything we need to know to be saved, but it does not tell us everything. The Enemy seduces those, who have lost their way, with the proposition that the missing information can be understood with the mind, methods, and conventional wisdom of this world. The same tricks used against Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1-5) are, thus, still being used today, and there are many willing takers among the progressive clergy, media, government, and academia. The Apostle Paul believed such worldly sophistry to be foolishness (1 Corinthians 3:19-20).

There are pieces of the cosmic puzzle that are simply missing because God is not yet ready to reveal them (Deuteronomy 29:29). We cannot steal God’s hidden knowledge or force Him to reveal it before He is ready. The Bible does, however, give us the key to the answers we seek. It repeats this clue over and over. If we genuinely want to place ourselves on the path to God’s will, the key is simple faith—faith that the Bible is still relevant, reliable, and true. One must have faith to even avail one’s self of grace. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Many of the problems destroying our current culture are derived from the tireless efforts of those who are attempting to either discard or rewrite Judeo-Christian Scripture to circumvent God’s will and plan for human life.

As noted in The Beginning of Wisdom, we once knew the answers to the problems that threaten Western civilization. These answers are grounded in and derived from the Judeo-Christian faith, values, ethics, morality, and voluntary self-discipline found in the very Scriptures that so heavily influenced the Founders of our Nation. These values permeate, or should permeate, every aspect of life, as The Beginning of Wisdom attempts to demonstrate. It is faith that leads us into God’s light, and that gives us the wisdom to adhere to the truths and wisdom found in the Bible. That biblical wisdom, light, and truth leads to a moral, civilized, free, prosperous, disciplined, and ordered society. That faith is always at odds with the forces of darkness, discord, chaos, and terror that have always in all times threatened to engulf this present world. When the Bible and the great truths it represents are discredited or discarded, the characteristics just enumerated of a sane, just, and ordered society begin to dissolve. The sin God is reputed to hate the most is pride (Proverbs 3:34, 8:13,6:17-19, 16:5,18:12; Isaiah 2:11; 1 John 2:16; 1 Peter 5:5) and there are few things more prideful than attempting to discredit, discard, or rewrite the Bible.

There is nothing more prideful than the attempt of some to judge God by claiming that He is capricious, ignorant, makes mistakes, or is unjust. God’s ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are on a spiritual plane far higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). In fact the prophet Isaiah cries, “Woe to him who strives with His Maker!” (Isaiah 45:9; See also Romans 9:20-21). The Beginning of Wisdom is a plea that we be not so quick to abandon the over three thousand years of established Judeo-Christian faith, truth, and wisdom upon which Western Civilization rests for the false teaching and heretical theology so popular today. Let us stand firm in the Faith.