Day 12: Vain Reasoning

Romans 1:21-25 :

Because, knowing God, they didn’t glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

In the last passage, Paul tells us that God has made Himself known to each person. God holds each person responsible for the knowledge of Himself that He has given. As I mentioned last time, God created the world and it is a fact that you must forcibly twist your mind in order to ignore. Here we learn that when we refuse to give God His due as the Creator, He allows us to go crazy in a way.

This is exactly what we see concerning “The Big Bang” today. It simply doesn’t make sense scientifically. Like I mentioned yesterday, getting something to come from nothing doesn’t make sense in a scientific world. It makes sense if you have an all-powerful, eternal God, but it doesn’t if you don’t. Every time we see a “Big Bang” in our world, it tears something apart, but according to man’s strange theories, a big bang created the basis for all of the order we see in the world today. This simply violates the most basic laws of science. Yet, that’s what people are choosing to believe. This is vain reasoning. Paul tells us that people get this way because God let them go dark. Now, talking to them is nearly impossible because they are willing to live with illogical and unreasonable beliefs.

In our world today, there are many who worship images of gods. In the west, they usually just worship “corruptible man.” Many now worship the achievements of science and industry. This is just another way to worship and serve “the creature rather than the Creator.” It only makes sense that if there is a creator, He deserves our respect.

Notice that the God of the Bible is “incorruptible” unlike the gods of many other religions.