The Boastful Pride of Life and its Consequences

I’m increasingly convinced that the root of much of our modern-day problem with oppression in government and media has been caused by the failure of Christians to face their moral obligation to be rational.

When any institution disallows any questioning of commonly held assertions it reveals a philosophy centered in mere human will. This is exactly what I am hearing from scientists and doctors who study research in the medical world. If you question consensus using logic and data, it is often disallowed or even mocked. Every Christian has an obligation to reject institutions that do this no matter how prestigious they are.

Christians are required by God to uphold truth over consensus. Anything short of that is immoral. This should be obvious. Even children know that you shouldn’t do something just because everyone else does.

So why would Christians continue to uphold these institutions? The answer seems pretty obvious. When a person chooses prestige or position over truth, it’s clear that they don’t think God is as important as money, power or position in this life.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s.

1 John 2:16

It’s no wonder that God would decide to set Himself up against a culture like this.

…Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6