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Science, so-called


O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: - 1 Timothy 6:20

The Greek word translated “science” in the KJV is “gnosis” in The Greek and meant “knowledge”. However, it was also used to describe the secret knowledge that initiates to any of thirteen various “mystery religions” around the Mediterranean Sea would receive. One might see a Satanic hand in the establishment of so many mystery schools such that when Christ appeared, the gospel message would seem to be simply just another mystery. These religions operated more like a Masonic lodge in that the practices, rituals, and secrets were not to be shared with outsiders.

When Christianity was first spreading another “religion” arose to try to hijack Christianity called Gnosticism. The term was used of “intellectuals" and the “secret knowledge” was often the result of contributions of those who had various “insights". As a result, it came to appear to have diverse contributions such as from Buddhism to Neo-Platonism. It was perhaps an effective way to inject into Christianity some of the destructive components of the Greek Academy.

In Greek culture, which revolved around the “polis” (city), one’s prominence was determined by one’s family position and financial resources. One could also achieve a degree of prominence through oratory. The ability to persuade could gain one a reputation such that one could be hired to teach the children of the wealthy. Many were called “Sophists (after the Greek word for “wisdom"). It is from this name that the term sophistry comes down to us today meaning to deceive through the cleaver use of words. Plato objected to the Sophists because they were more pragmatic as opposed to a more noble pursuit of truth. However, Plato himself could be faulted for his advocacy of government by intellectuals such as himself.

As Christianity became collectivized in an organizational system, the church collected various intellectuals over the centuries. Instead of seeking the approval of the wealthy for employment as teachers, these new “Sophists” advanced themselves through the church bureaucracy. Francis Schaffers uses the date 1500 as when one can begin to observe what is called “science” as being divorced from Christianity. Deductions about the natural world were made that began to be collected as what we consider today as science.

There is that in creation that reflects the creator. By getting glimpses of truth through astronomy, chemistry, physics, and biology, we can see the hand of God. However, divorced from God, these characteristics (truth) of God were hijacked to build a credible foundation for a Satanic alternative to truth. This allowed the legitimacy of God’s creation to be used to support all sorts of foolishness that has come down to us today. We should remain aware that the lies that are perpetrated today might be packaged differently, but are still the same as that which was foisted through “mystery” cults and gnosticism. Satan does not limit himself to only one type of lie.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, - Romans 1:22

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. - Romans 1:25



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