Sin Makes People Stupid

According to Merriam-Webster, the word “stupid” means, “having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense.” Stupid is an appropriate word for so much that is going on in American society. Consider the evidence.

It is stupid to pretend that a man can be a woman, or a woman can become a man. It is a biological impossibility, and a psychological malfunction in those who insist otherwise. For all of the attention individuals get for claiming to be transitioning into something else, common sense says that when all is said and done, a man is a man, and a woman is a woman.

There are sad souls who have identify issues to be sure, but they are intrinsically what they are. It is God who has made male and female. It is God who has established fixed biological boundaries that no surgery, or psychological babble, can alter.

It is stupid to pretend that a man can be a wife, or a woman can be a husband. An indulgent society will allow physically mature, but emotionally arrested, men and women to be children again, and live in a world of fantasy, but in the real world a wife is a woman, and a husband is man.

The heart of a Christian extends compassion to all the great pretenders, but not official recognition. To do so is to enter into the madness of sin, and the realm of stupidity. No child of God, no born-again Christian, no Bible believing person should ever concede reality to the world, the flesh, or the devil. No Christian should ever allow their language to be conformed to the world’s definition of marriage. Marriage is a divine institution. “Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24).

It is stupid to teach children to hate their country, and others, and then pretend it is for the good of all. Those who are advocates for the Critical Race Theory show a “great lack of intelligence or common sense” as they promote what the CRT teaches. To be specific,

The Critical Race Theory…

believes racism is present in every aspect of life, every relationship, and every interaction, and therefore has its advocates look for it everywhere.

relies upon “interest convergence” (white people only give black people opportunities and freedoms when it is also in their own interests) and therefore does not trust any attempt to make racism better.

is against free societies, and wants to dismantle them and replace them with something it advocates control.

only treats race issues as “socially constructed groups,” so there are no individuals in Critical Race Theory.

believes science, reason, and evidence are a “white” way of knowing, and that storytelling and lived experience are a “black” alternative, which hurts everyone, especially black people.

rejects all potential alternatives, like colorblindness, as forms of racism, making itself the only allowable game in town (which is totalitarian).

acts like anyone who disagrees with it must do so for racist and white supremacist reasons, even if those people are black (which is also totalitarian).

cannot be satisfied, so it becomes a kind of activist black hole that threatens to destroy everything it is introduced into (James Lindsay).

It is stupid to believe that time + space + chance equals everything that is, or ever shall be. The Big Bang theory cannot answer the most simple question: “What caused the first explosion?” Nor can the theory of evolution (and it is still only a theory, not a scientific fact) answer the question as to why there is no observable evolutionary process taking place today. That species mutates, or change within their species is not disputed. What is certain is that no dog gives birth to a monkey, and no monkey gives birth to a giraffe. The absurdity of evolution can only be understood within the theological context that sin makes people stupid.

Romans 1 explains how the truth is suppressed, and then substituted with a lie, which is then judged by God.

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them” (Rom. 1:18-32, NIV)

If humanity is experiencing anything in nature, it is devolution, not evolution. The brilliant mind God gave to Adam is now darkened by sin. It is sin which first produces, and then displays a great lack of intelligence, or common sense.

The antidote to stupidity is Christ, who is the Wisdom of God. The Wisdom of God is not precepts, but a person – Jesus Christ. In Jesus, we encounter Wisdom, the living and effective Word of God, and the Savior of the World.

If you are tired of pretending, if you are tired of being stupid, plain and simple, if you would like to know the meaning of life, if you would like to be delivered from the penalty and pollution of sin, come to Christ. You will be glad you did.

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