04 December, 2018

10. The NIA


10. The NIA


Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1 Cor 1:20

So if the war is not against flesh and blood (mere mortals), then who is it against?

Since this is a Bible study, let’s focus on the biggest enemy of the Bible itself.

Who, or more specifically, what is the Bible’s biggest enemy?

Naturalism.

Huh?

I know. Stupid, boring-sounding word. But naturalism is like the Gatling gun in The Last Samurai.


If you are not invincible to its bullets, you will be shot down, and there will be no getting up.

So what is Naturalism? Naturalism is the presupposition / belief that nothing supernatural exists; anything and everything can be explained by natural forces. So no God. No miracles. No nothing outside the ordinary.

Technically, naturalism isn’t the enemy, but the enemy’s weapon of choice. With this weapon, the lords of the unseen world target Western civilization (namely North America and Europe). Since Naturalism is spouted and propounded by the educated, I will refer to this weapon as the Naturalist Intelligentsia Army (NIA).

The #1 mission of the NIA is to demolish the Bible’s credibility…not just on religious grounds, but even as a trustworthy historical text. Thus, the NIA denounces anyone—layman, scholar, scientist, historian—who would take it seriously (let alone actually believe in it and the supernatural) as “ignorant, stupid, or insane.”


Don’t let them tell you what to believe. Be a rebel. Examine the evidence as you go through this study, and decide for yourself what you will believe.

Swordcraft Tip: Highlight 1 Corinthians 1:20 in your designated spiritual warfare color.

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