By Don Willis
It has been said, “A little knowledge is dangerous.” Mankind is a finite being; i.e., he is limited in all attributes. Therefore, we have but limited knowledge. The twentieth century man has more available information that he might be more knowledgeable.
When one feels that he knows it all, he becomes dangerous. The Bible is God’s complete, all wise counsel. The Bible affirms, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Modem science is ready and anxious to discredit what the Bible says. God asked Job:
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare if thou hast understanding (38:2-4).
Later God asked Job, “Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place?” Man cannot control time, space, etc. But all is at the command of the Almighty God!
The scientist is foolish who discredits what God has said. To prove God wrong, one would have to know everything . . . because if there was one thing that man did not kril6w, it just nuight be that God is, and that His power is all that it is said to be.
Faith, how simple it is! How consoling to the inner man to acknowledge God and submit in trusting confidence to His supreme being.
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? . . . I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded (Isa. 45:9,12).
“Nay but, 0 man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” (Rom. 9:20).
Modern man is quick to argue against the mighty revelation of God to His people. The Jew will argue with the manifestation of Jesus as the Messiah. His Deity is proven by prophecy, miracle, teaching, and the ultimate, by the resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4). Yet, many continue to argue with God about this.
The Calvinists continue to argue with God. They teach that “faith only saves.” The Bible teaches that faith saves, but it is the obedient faith. Demons believe . . . but they are lost! Will one continue to argue with God?
Baptism is for the remission of sins (Acts 2:28; 22:16; Mk. 16:16). Still popular religious institutions repudiate the plain teaching of the Bible. They simply do not have adequate faith to accept what the Lord commands. They will attempt to argue with God and the Bible. One favorite expression is: “I know the Bible teaches that, but I don’t believe it is necessary.” If one knows the Bible teaches it, then saving faith requires that it be accepted! Why argue with God? Why keep the soul in jeopardy? Saving faith says, “Speak Lord, thy servant hearest.” The servant asked Naaman, “If the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he said to thee, Wash, and be clean?” (2 Kings 5:13).
Quit arguing with God, and move to obey Him!
Guardian of Truth XXIX: 13, p. 407
July 4, 1985