“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil” (Prov 3:7).
Am I advocating a cessation of critical thinking? Far from it. However, as we are natural men by nature, our Lord wisely provided a sphere of safety for believers within the Scripture. That provides a safe home from which to analyze, discuss and live. We have true freedom therein.
Once one steps outside that zone, as is the case it this senario where the wisdom of man is used to redefine that of the Lord, one steps outside that safety net which the Father has so graciously provided. That is clearly not as He wishes.
As with all events, these senarios play out for the benefits of the Lord’s plans. The question that must be asked is whether denial of the authority of the Lord’s Word (let us make no bones about it, for that is what this all implies) is the hallmark of those who are actually His…
For believers, the only acceptable safety is in His hands, and He made it clear that being in His hands involves the acceptance of His rule. The rule is not related in any way to our common sense, nor anything else of us.
All glory be to Him.