1Ti 6:20  O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

1Ti 6:21  Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.


The onslaught of atheistic philosophy and its cohorts, (like “science falsely so called”), is not something that is going to go away. Nor is it going to lessen. For it is a natural component to the evolution and growth of man’s ungodliness. As such it is not only ‘here to stay,’ so to speak, but it is just going to get worse and worse for as long as this present dispensation of God’s grace remains in effect. In fact boldfaced and even militant atheism is one of the hallmark components belonging to the continuing evolution of man’s ungodliness, as well as of his evolving foolishness. For as men increasing ‘profess themselves to be wise’ but instead become fools, the natural end result and epitome of their sinful foolishness is the increasingly bold and insistent profession that God does not exist. And along with this men actually become obsessed with ridding themselves and ‘their world’ of the concept of God, and of His word, and even of His people. So then the increasingly bold and militant onslaught of atheistic philosophy is not something that should surprise us at all, especially in view of how long God has had this present dispensation of His grace in effect. Instead, it is ‘par for the course’; and as I mentioned it will only get worse.


Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


Wherefore being bombarded through the media with the evolutionary philosophies and false science of atheistic man, is something that I experience also. And the same is true with also being bombarded with any number of contrary and faulty and corrupt teachings from the religious world at large, and especially from the numerous forms of Christian ungodliness that there are; which include not only the various “winds of doctrine” that are produced by corrupt and faulty Bible handling and teaching, but also those that come from Christian, (and so-called Christian), philosophizing and rationalizing. So between the operations of these two camps, not a day goes by that I too am not subjected to a barrage of various forms of communication that directly and purposely oppose my understanding, and thereby go about assaulting it and fighting against it. In so doing they deliberately do such things as denounce my faith, ridiculing and belittling it, and even vilifying it, as their obsessive and determined resistance to the truth of God and His word causes them to lash out against it while they work to ease their conscience by vehemently opposing the truth. And as they go about working to ease their own conscience while they desperately seek to ‘hold the truth in unrighteousness,’ and as they endeavor to comfort themselves in their resistance to the truth, they also seek to undermine my confidence, put me to shame, and work to overthrow my understanding and faith.


1Co 1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1Co 1:19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1Co 1:20  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Co 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.


But though we are subject to the onslaught, (especially that of atheistic philosophy and its ‘sciences’), we do not need to be upset or shaken by it. As I pointed out, we know where the onslaught is coming from and why it is taking place. Hence we expect it. Moreover we know that their ‘science,’ (which they promote and uphold as their authority and proof), is nothing but “science falsely so called.” Wherefore we need not to be bothered, or upset, or shaken by any of their denunciations, or belittling, or scorning, or ridiculing of our faith. Instead we should simply acknowledge it as that which is ‘par for the course of this world’ (knowing where it is coming from and why); and in so doing we should not only patiently endure it, but we should actually count it an honour to be reproached and denounced by them, knowing that for God’s sake “we are made the filth of the world” by them as they ( being ‘the haters of God’ that they are) go about carrying out their increasingly bold and vehement opposition to the truth of God and His word.


1Co 4:10  We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

1Co 4:11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;


Now when it comes to particularly dealing with the claims of atheism’s ‘scientific proofs’ and the like, these too need not to trouble us, just as we have seen when we previously dealt with the claim of evolution. For atheism’s ‘scientific proofs’ are not genuine or indisputable proofs at all. For as any honest scientist will admit, the ‘evidence’ is not only capable of supporting more than one theory, but it can be support these other theories equally well. Wherefore atheism’s ‘scientific proofs’ are only accepted as conclusive or indisputable “proofs’ by those who espouse them and who prefer to believe that God does not exist. Moreover, as we have also previously noted, atheism’s claims are not based upon ‘true science’ at all. For which reason there are numerous fully and equally accredited scientists, (Christian and otherwise), who totally reject the theory of evolution, (as well as other similar type theories), and they do so purely on the basis of the scientific evidence. They recognize that the supposed conclusive ‘proofs’ of atheism are not ‘true proofs’ at all, because the evidence can both easily and legitimately be explained in one or more other ways. Hence it can equally be ‘proof of some other theory of explanation, including that of ‘special creation,’ to use their term. Hence, as any ‘true and honest scientist’ will admit, (whether he likes it or not), science never has been able to, nor will it ever be able to, conclusively prove that God does not exist. For that ‘proof (along with a host of others like it) is outside the ability of ‘true science.’ Wherefore it only exists in “science falsely so called,” which is why the bible speaks of it as a source of deceitful opposition to what it says.


1Co 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1Co 3:19  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

1Co 3:20  And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

1Co 3:21  Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;


So then in view of what ‘true science’ admits, any time you are confronted with the claims of atheism’s ‘scientific proofs’ you can mark them down for what they are-i.e. the illegitimate and pompous claims of a mere philosophy of man, (of “haters of God” in particular), which uses “science falsely so called” to prop itself up, as well as to deceive and delude others. What’s more, you can also respond to these claims of atheism’s ‘scientific proofs’ by investigating on your own the research and findings and conclusions of other fully and equally accredited scientists, as they expose the fallacies of the theory of evolution and show that the evidence can be interpreted in an entirely different manner and that one can come to an entirely different conclusion and conviction. There are numerous scientific web sites and publications that are put out by individual scientists and scientific organizations which disagree with the theory of evolution, recognizing that it is nothing more than a theory and that it cannot be proved, nor does it have any conclusive proof itself.


Col 2:8  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.


All of this is also a natural part of the evolution of man’s ungodliness in general, (and particularly of its religious component), as well as being a natural part of the evolution of Christian ungodliness. In fact as both the world’s and Christian ungodliness evolve during this present dispensation of God’s grace, instead of getting wider and wider apart they actually get closer and closer together. And of course this is because of the ungodliness belonging to both, which by nature seeks to come together and eventually does. Hence even though historically they have had the basic appearance of being at odds with each other, they eventually began to move more and more towards one another and begin to manifest common thinking and the like. And historically speaking the more each has evolved the closer together they have become, with the result that they have manifested more and more commonness.


Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


Right now at this point in the present dispensation of God’s grace they are very close together, and are boldly manifesting that they have very much in common. And one of the ways by which they are doing this is by their agreement that the beliefs and teachings of ‘Christian fundamentalism’ are intolerant as well as intolerable. In accordance with this they both make “the gospel of Christ” a target of their attacks, declaring it to be morally/ethically wrong and impossible; and in its place preaching their gospel of ‘religious pluralism’ based upon their own preferred ideas and dictates as to what they think God is like, and regarding how they think that He must act and what He must do.


2Co 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2Co 10:6  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

2Co 10:7  Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.

2Co 10:8  For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:

2Co 10:9  That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

2Co 10:10  For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2Co 10:11  Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.

2Co 10:12  For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.


Wherefore it should come as no surprise to you, (as I know that it does not), that as this present evil world evolves, and as it goes about cleansing itself of all that it considers to be the ‘filth’ of its past, that it has now become increasingly engaged in trying to cleanse itself of the ‘filth’ of anything that is manifestly contrary to its supposedly progressive and more intelligent philosophies regarding man and God. And it’s ‘more intelligent philosophies’ are all about inclusiveness, pluralism, universalism, and the like. Hence “the gospel of Christ” has to be denounced by them, and those that stand for it and/or preach it must likewise be denounced and put to shame for their intolerant religious bigotry. Hence this is the very thing that is actively being promoted today, and to which we are increasingly being subjected.

Now, once again, I am not telling you anything about which you are not already aware. But I am just saying these things to simply underscore that these increasing attacks are exactly what we should expect; and that they too (along with the atheistic component of man’s ungodliness) will only keep on increasing and getting worse and worse as the dispensation of God’s grace remains in effect. Plus, they will only keep on becoming more and more bold, and even threatening, as well.

2Ti 3:10  But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

2Ti 3:11  Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2Ti 3:14  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Keith Blades

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