Dr. Greg Bahnsen made an excellent statement which I think sums up the foolishness of unbelieving thought. He said the following:
“It is not a mark of rationality for a person to assert one thing, but then to live contrary to it.”
“The life of the unbeliever is riddled with such inconsistency. He will presuppose human dignity and attend a funeral to honor a dead friend or relative, even though he previously argued that man is, in principle, no different from any other product of evolution like a horse or dog. The unbeliever will insist that man is nothing more than a complex of bio-chemical factors controlled by the laws of physics—and then kiss his wife and children when he goes home, as though they share love with each other. He will argue that in sexual relations ‘anything goes’ (there are no moral absolutes)—but then indignantly condemn child molesters or morally repudiate necrophilia. He will suggest that the things which happen in the universe happen randomly—by ‘chance’—but then turn around and look for regularities, law-like explanations of events, and uniformity or predictability in the things studied by natural science. The non-Christian does not have a workable worldview, and he exposes its weakness at every turn in his life.”
I put the above statement on my dorm door in college, and my unbelieving neighbor got offended. (Convicted, perhaps?)
Praise the Lord that He has saved us not only from His wrath, but also from the foolishness of unbelief.
O Lord, please continue to renew us in our minds and hearts, that we would more and more think Your thoughts after You. Make us more like Christ our First Love, in Whom are deposited all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In His precious Name I pray. Amen.