Develop Your Spiritual Insight – Secular Campus Tour
Key Bible Verse: There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. – Proverbs 14:12
Poke your head into a few university classrooms to sample what the professors are saying.
- A biology classroom: “As a result of a cataclysmic explosion, the universe came into existence ten billion years ago. The fossil record shows that invertebrates made the leap from water to land two million years before humans.”
If you believe Professor Evolutionist’s claim that you are the product of random chance and evolution, what degree of purpose and meaning could your life possibly have?
- A sociology classroom: “Humans are inherently good. If everyone were given enough education and financial resources, the result would be a united utopian world.”
If you believe Professor Humanist’s thesis, how do you explain the never-ending cycle of sin in the world—crime, violence, greed, pride, rape, lust, etc.?
- A values and ethics classroom: “What’s wrong for you may be right for someone else in the same situation. Who are you to judge someone else? Divisive religion-based concepts of right and wrong only foster guilt and hate rather than tolerance.”
If you believe Professor Relativist’s assertion, on what basis will you make your moral choices?
Now contrast their trendy groupthink with God’s Word in today’s Bonus Readings.
- Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”[a]
—David Wheaton in University of Destruction
My Response: Is my worldview shaped by current experts or scriptural perspectives?
Thought to Apply: Intelligence and education can ascertain facts. Wisdom can discover the truth.—Max De Pree
Adapted from University of Destruction (Bethany, 2005)
Prayer for the Week: Lord, help me to so saturate my outlook with your Word that I readily spot whatever counters its teaching.