“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Prov. 1:7)
Comparatively speaking, I am moving away from replying to comments to posts on YouTube videos. The subject context of the video in my perspective must be at least loosely based on what I will term a religious context, not necessarily one that is focused on lifting up the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, but relative to what could be considered spiritual. “If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.” (Prov. 29:9)
The people that believe the reoccurring unidentified flying objects are demons, those who believe that the growing capability of artificial intelligence is demonic, that the loud sounds being heard around the world are of devil’s designs, and especially the “Oh Jesus, come back soon crowd!” that fear because of what they see on their television screens. The list has become virtually endless, and I have become tired of them.
Those comments I happen to see that inform others of the way to salvation through Christ I edify as I am led to, those that are mistaken in their interpretation of the Scriptures I offer what clarification I can to them, but those fools, those that despise wisdom and knowledge offered I am refraining myself from contending with.
These are not so much those who have or are fulfilling Psalm 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” They are in one regard much easier to contend with, for their foundation is built on sand, and appealing to them with the truth that Christ alone is the solid rock through the Scriptures offers them undeniable truths that cannot be denied, only rejected. But those who have either been deceived or are being self-deceived into believing that every bump in the dark, every sound in the night or unexplained phenomenon on land, sea or sky is an advancement of our adversary I rarely offer truth to anymore.
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2nd Tim. 3:13)
One of the truest signs, if you will, of the days of the end of grace.
“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” (1st Cor. 9:27) These I speak of are those that are being led away like silly women, they have left, if they ever knew it, the path to the straight gate, and are now enamored by the deceits of Satan, the deceptions have become truths in their minds. They do not preach Christ and Him crucified, they do not seek the lost, and when offered the truth of the deceptions they have fallen into, they rebuke those truths vehemently.
And so, I no longer contend with them. Except in these two words,
Show me from the Scriptures what you say is truth, prove to me by the Word of God that what you say is truth. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” (Romans 1:22)
Those who desperately want to believe something that cannot be validated are the easiest to deceive. If they are truly saved, their usefulness to the Lord has come to an end, they have been cast away, not forsaken, still saved, but now unprofitable to the Kingdom. But most are simply fools who never knew the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior in the first place.
There is a path we are on, and it has nothing to do with the way the world is going, it has everything to do with glorifying the Living God, of lifting up the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, of reaching out to all that will listen.
You must hear the Holy Spirit when He says, “This one is a fool, move on to the next one.”