Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
Encyclopedia of Man or the Bible of God?
January 07, 2009
When was the last time you bought a set of encyclopedias? Have you ever, in fact, bought such a thing? Are they not obsolete by the time they are in your library? With the advent of the computer, the information data-base can now be presented in an ever-changing, ever-growing way, which keeps up to date with new discoveries and knowledge that, as often as not, reveal the old ones to be inadequate, even inaccurate.
So, knowledge is an ever-expanding and ever-growing process by which new technology and discoveries render encyclopedias outdated and of little, if any, monetary value.
Let us compare men’s books of knowledge to the Bible, which is the Book of God’s Word that reveals to man God’s perfect understanding. When He presents man with a book, it is from a totally different perspective. There is no update, for it is perfect and complete from the beginning; nothing needs to be added at a later date, for it is all there from the former date. By the nature of its testimony, given in the spirit of prophecy, its words are like diamonds of light shooting out in every direction, from Creation to the end of days – from Genesis to Revelation.
The same truths, relevant in ancient days gone by, are identical to the truths relevant in these latter days. The number 7, as in days, weeks, years, and thousands of years, washes over the pages of the Bible with a day being as a thousand years in God’s sight. The truth of a day is the same truth as that of a thousand years. Truth is unencumbered by time.
Man’s knowledge is increasing at a great rate as we see on the scales of time, but, as God said to Job – “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! (Job 38:4-5).” Job had just been listening to the counsel of men, and God’s response to men and their bright ideas derived from head knowledge was summed up in the question, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge (Job 38:2)?”
Men love to hear themselves, especially some of our elite men of learning who boast of their Harvard background where they acquired their head knowledge. The truth of the matter is that Harvard letters do not spell out either wisdom or understanding. Harvard graduates are, generally speaking, about as wise as Job’s advisors whom God described as being men of dark counsel.
If we want to fill our children’s heads with junk, then the answer is very simple; we sprinkle the universities with a few more Harvard graduates throughout the professorship. This will allow us to churn out more intellectual, robotic, spiritual zombies.
Sadly to say, Harvard University, founded by John Harvard, a minister of the faith, perfectly depicts the rise and fall of America. In its original ‘Rules and Precepts’ of September 1642, it was stated: “Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternall life, John 17:3 and therefore to lay Christ in the bottome, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and Learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisedome, Let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seeke it of him Prov. 2, 3.” (See America’s God and Country by W.J. Federer, page 281 – Harvard University).
The precepts went on to suggest that if they should not retain God and the love of truth, then He would give them up to strong delusions and, in the end, to reprobate minds (see 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12 and Romans 1:28). As the university rose to its height, only then to begin its spiritual decline, the precept became a reality. Now, Harvard can boast of a Humanist Chaplaincy that welcomes such deluded men as Christopher Hitchens in the role of its keynote speaker. Harvard most certainly is churning out the so-called intellectually elite who are nothing more than reprobate minds with big egos given up to strong delusions.
The original founders of Harvard believed that all knowledge without Christ was vain. Now, its leaders need a good dose of the medicine God gave to King Nebuchadnezzar – a little ‘time-out’ spent grazing on the grass of the field until understanding returns to them. It most certainly did the trick for the king and after seven years, the great king came to know and bless the One, Most High, Who rules over all things (see Daniel 4:34-35).
Encyclopedias, whether in book form or on the web, are always in a catch-up mode, striving against, but never reaching, the Book of truth, the Bible, which strives or races against nothing. It is complete and self-sufficient in its ongoing truth, as the sword that cuts through head knowledge.
One may think the North Pole is the axis upon which the world rotates, but it is not. The world was set in motion by the Word and the Word is the axis of truth, which holds the entire universe in motion. Nothing is that was not created by the Word of God. What an amazing tool it is to have been placed in man’s hands. It is the way to eternal life. So why are we withholding it from our children? Is that not what God would call dark counsel?
When one picks up a Bible, one holds the wisdom of the universe in one’s hand. Yet, we prefer to feed our children Harvard humanism in place of the truth. This is at the root of the decline of this nation, so brace yourself, America, for a little grass-grazing. God is about to bring upon this world seven years of tribulation or washing, until we come to know Who rules over the kingdom of men. It is but a simple thing for Him to show whether or not He or an ape is responsible for Creation and the breath of life within us.
To the contrary, man orchestrated his own demise, which, in a moment, sent him reeling backward to the understanding of a beast in the day he rejected God’s truth for the religious lies of Satan. These same lies are exactly what are spewing out of the halls of Harvard like sewage, destined for the sewer pipes and, ultimately, for the polluted waters.
Our friend, Mr. Gore, needs desperately to receive this understanding. It is not that which is coming out of our cars and the smoke stacks of industry, which is polluting this world; it is that which is coming out of our halls of learning, which is polluting the mind.
The truth of God’s Word is like no other book; it is a complete and living guide to life. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).” The apostle John said, that He is the Word, which became flesh and dwelt among us. He is the Truth and the King of the world, Who holds it in His hand.