The age of reason?
the renaissance and the reformation
Logic is greatly limited in its pure form. For this reason, scientists, theologians and philosophers have decided to change the definition of what logic is and what it is to be rational. What is now called "logic" and now called "reasoning" is only rationalization based on SSWAAGs. Certain assumptions (presuppositions) are allowed. The "intellectual" gets to make up the rules--he or she will state the assumptions as if they make perfect sense; however, the assumptions are based on the ability of the intellectual's ability to make valid assumptions. In other words, they are based on what the "intellectual" desires the truth to be, not on any empirical data.
The argument would go something like the following statements. Evolutionist: "We have fossils. We can make up stories about these fossils. Therefore, these stories are scientific facts that are based on the fossil evidence." Theologian: "We have Bible verses. We can make up stories about these Bible verses. Therefore, these stories are sound doctrines that are based on the Bible."
Whenever a Scripture is interpreted, you can almost always find several places where the interpreter has stretched the Word. If they have gone beyond Scripture, they are expounding either revelation or else speculation. It then is a matter of whom man chooses to believe, and man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
The logic mentioned in this song is not referring to true logic like Jesus used
with the Pharisees in Matthew 15. Logic, as used here, refers to the loopy logic and the leveraged logic (logic that
goes beyond what the facts will support) used by the theologians and the evolutionists. What has been called
"logic" and "reasoning" is not logical at all. It is speculation dressed up in the language
of rationalization. It is faulty and deceptive argumentation that confuses many into believing that what
has been proposed by these speculators is irrefutable fact.
I used to think that the renaissance and the reformation were different words to describe the same event. The fact is that when God moves in a genuine way, Satan proposes a counterfeit. The renaissance was and is the counterfeit of the restoration which God began with the reformers and continues today. The "age of reason" was never true reasoning, but continues to use every trick in the book to deceive God's people. Science, falsely called, is alive and well, deceiving many. It is amazing how successful Satan has been. See how many of God's people think that the rationalizations of the theologians are actually valid. Their mental gymnastics are as valid as those of the door-to-door con-man. Just as that con-man survives on the many he can dupe, so the theologian and scholar uses his or her deceptions to create a following.
The renaissance centers on the exaltation of the human mind and its ability to
lead us into all truth. The reformation, on the other hand, centers on the exaltation of Jesus Christ and
His ability to lead us into all Truth. He has a plan. He has a method. He knows the facts that
true science has yet to discover. Since Jesus is observing the entire Truth, His revelation is valid.
If we resist Him, he does not force Himself on us. If we fail to obey, to follow His methods and precepts,
He will continue to love us, but we cannot move on with Him until we begin to yield.
SSWAAG: Scientific Sounding Wild And Amazing Guess
Matthew 15:1 ¶ Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.