A Little Observation
II Timothy 3
1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
Now I am not going to be talking about the obvious inferences of this passage and today but something that occurred to me in conjunction with what I had been reading at One Cosmos and Dr Sanity about modern thinking and the seventh verse.
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
They, along with a few other highly enlightened conservative bloggers, have been speaking of nihilistic thinking and deconstructive studies that permeate our institutions of learning in our post-modern era. In a nutshell, nihilism is the belief that life has no meaning or purpose and that morality is an illusion, if sometimes a useful one. It is also the denial of objective truth.
It results in thinkers that ironically don't believe in absolute truth. It leads to another irony, the better educated you are the less "Truth" you know. Multiculturalism and moral relativism are just two byproducts of this thinking and born of the rejection of absolute truth.
Sadly these highly educated men and women will keep on reading, learning, and writing learned works but will never see the truth because their "enlightenment" requires that they believe that no absolute moral truth exists. They are literally unable to come to the truth, not because they are "over-educated" but because they are MIS-EDUCATED.
Thus as the Apostle Paul said: always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth