“Trust the Science!”

It’s not wrong to trust the experts and those that are highly educated. If I ever need an operation you can be sure that I wouldn’t want an untrained person to do the job. We all want what’s best for us, and would look to the “experts” and those equipped for the task. This is good old common sense which is why we don’t just put anyone into a position of authority (1 Tim 3:6) when it comes to church government. A recent convert needs to be taught well before he can teach and lead others.

The first problem, however, is that [Evil] exists, and Evil knows that we look to leaders, experts and those of great influence. It’s in our nature to follow and be led—a picture of Christ the Shepherd and His sheep—which is why when evil comes to us, it comes masquerading and disguising itself as very “good,” even an “authority figure” (2 Cor 11:14-15). It comes as medical experts, celebrities and people with influence tickling our ears, “with her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips she seduced him. Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, he did not know it would cost his life.” (Prov 7:21-23). As Christians we are trained to discern evil, and we are not the “simple” who “believes every word” but the “prudent” who “considers well his steps” (Prov 14:15). Our attitude should be that of Paul when it comes to people of great influence, “those who seemed to be something—whatever they were, it makes no difference to me” (Gal 2:6 cf. Matt 22:16; Luke 20:21; 1 Cor 1:26-29, 3:18-23). God does not judge according to appearance (1 Sam 16:7), and neither should we! Those that do are not wise (2 Cor 10:12) because the characters, motive and intention of the heart are often hidden (1 Tim 5:24-25; Prov 20:5). We learn of this in First Samuel [16:7]. Samuel saw only Eliab’s (David’s brother) appearance and physical stature. God was right in rejecting Eliab as we learn in the next chapter (17:28). We must look beyond the physical, and what people present themselves as and judge not according to appearance but truth and righteousness (John 7:24).

The second problem is that not all “experts” agree on everything. When this is the case we allow them to have an open discussion and or debate. But Evil in charge of big techs and mainstream media do not want discussions and debates, because Evil knows that it can’t thrive where there is light and counsel (John 3:20; Prov 11:14). Proverbs [18:17] teaches us that the “one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.” (ESV). Evil is right in its own eyes, and does not like to be examined and will paint itself as “the authority.” It will censor and suppress all others because it knows that people can discern and choose what’s best when both sides are presented fairly and honestly. It is after considering and weighting both sides that understanding comes, and as Christians, it is the Lord who gives us discernment and we know that He has our best interest at heart (2 Tim 2:7; Php 3:15).

As Christians we are to be discerning and not quick to believe whatever that is out there or even within our own circle (Ex 23:1-3; Ac 17:21; 1 Tim 5:13). Notice that I said “not quick to believe.” We are to be quick to listen as James would say (Jam 1:19; Prov 18:13), but we are not quick to believe! Eve was quick to believe when she should have been quick to hear. She got outsmarted by Evil (cf. 2 Cor 2:11) because she didn’t check in with Adam before believing that Deceiver (Gen 3:4). It is right to seek the advice and counsel of the learned, but it’s not wise nor discerning to believe that titles and credentials are everything. By all means, “Trust the Science.” But be aware that when Evil says “Trust the Science” what it means is “trust my experts’ [interpretation] of the Science because they have my best interest at heart, not yours. Don’t listen to anyone else.” That, my friends, is the danger! God and His word are above all things (Psa 138:2) and Evil wants to take that place, and “Trust the Science” is one of its ways of getting there.

Here are a few examples of why it’s prudent to not be quick to believe what the “experts” are saying:

Notice the blatant contradiction with the last two links.

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