Saturday, January 20, 2007

Commentary Upon: "An Agnostic's View"

I posted the following comment over at Vox Day's place on a thread entitled Mailvox: an agnostic's view

Interestingly even my most ardent atheist detractors readily agree with my view that there is no such thing as an "agnostic". It's akin to labeling oneself "bisexual".

Quite simply a bisexual is a homosexual and an agnostic is an atheist. These cheapen themselves - if it were possible - in their futile effort to gain broader societal acceptance by utilizing deceptive linguistic devices.

If you disagree then consider the matter from the viewpoint of the Ancient of Days as revealed in the Holy Bible; does it matter to Him if one prefers homosexuality only part of the time as is ostensibly the case of the bisexual? Does it matter to Him if a man lives and dies doubting Him as opposed to denying Him outright which is the supposed deviation of the agnostic from the atheist?

Scripture answers with a resounding "NO!". Homosexuality is an abomination before God and failure to submit to the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ is unforgivable in this world and the world to come.

Vox Day also stated in his post:
I tend to concur with that conclusion, obviously. It is always interesting to note how many atheists argue that a rational non-theistic morality that does not wholly depend on cultural traditions could be constructed, I have yet to seen any of them actually do so or provide any evidence that they are living by one.

I commented:
It's because they can't; it's impossible for man to properly reason and maintain a coherent worldview apart from the Christian theistic worldview. In most cases the unbelievers secretly borrow from the Christian worldview or are forced to assume elements of the very thing (Christian theism) which they purport to refute! Hopeless circular reasoning is the hallmark of the unregenerate mind.

The apostle Paul addressed this fact when he asked the rhetorical question to his Mars Hill audience in 1 Corinthians 1:20: "Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?"

There is no disputer of this world because, as previously mentioned, it is impossible to maintain a coherent, non self-refuting, logically consistent worldview apart from Christian theism. There is simply no one who can effectively gainsay the manifold wisdom of God.

Furthermore Paul neatly explains in Romans 1:18-32 why these men are guilty before God - namely because they suppress the knowledge of God in unrighteousness. Note the laundry list of offenses that God "gives them over" to as a result of their disobedience. Sounds familiar doesn't it? Take a good look around. These are described as being under the wrath of God. How terrible!

I blogged on this subject (the untenable logic of atheism) when refuting an argument posited by John Loftus regarding "The Problem of Evil" over at "Debunking Christianity".

Yet we as believers ought not to grow weary in well doing. We are called to be salt and light to a sick and dying world and to boldly proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ crucified, the hinge upon which the whole of history turns.


Let us pray that the Lord of Hosts would move upon the hearts of those who He would save in this late hour and may we be faithful and obedient servants in this present darkness, Amen.

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!