Romans 1:22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”
I Corinthians 1:25 “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
I Corinthians 3:19-21a “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men.”
Looking back at World War II, Charles Lindbergh made the following comment: “Nazism was scientific truth, unbalanced by the truths of religion. The German scientists had partaken of the fruit from which death had surely followed.” He went on to say that an overemphasis on science “weakens the human character and upsets life’s balance.” Those are strong words coming from this aviation hero who fought valiantly in the skies over the Pacific as a civilian “observer” of the war.
Lindbergh’s thoughts say a lot about the urge for self-sufficiency in the human race. Man’s search for knowledge is a fundamental component of our existence, and science is essential to our understanding of the world around us. Yet, it is not sufficient by itself because knowledge and truth come from heavenly as well as earthly sources. Indeed, without the context of Biblically revealed truth, our nature uplifts the self over everything else. The ultimate extension of such thinking is imbalance and a weakening of the human character. That is what Lindbergh observed first-hand during the lead-up to conflict in Europe as he witnessed the German aggressive build up.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AN AMERICAN SOCIETY THAT PROPERLY BALANCES SCIENTIFIC TRUTH BY THE TRUTHS OF RELIGION. Otherwise, we become fools as we profess ourselves wise. May we not partake of the fruit from which death surely follows.
ADMIN NOTE: The Lindbergh quotes came from The Aviators