“It is the Spirit that bears witness because the Spirit is truth.”
The increase in number of scientists and educators who are not afraid to publicly confess faith in the Bible’s creation and flood stories is refreshing. The evolution bullies are having their stranglehold on education and scientific outlets loosened a little. We may be seeing the beginning of a revival of good, common sense in the scientific and education communities.
Before you start jumping for joy, however, let me remind you of this eternal truth: the holy Ghost is the only completely dependable witness that the Bible is true and that Jesus is Lord. It does feel like a relief to hear scientists and scholars speak up in favor of Genesis being a trustworthy record of historical events, but if those scientists and scholars do not have the holy Ghost, they do not even belong to God, much less have they been sent to speak on His behalf! And not belonging to God, they must have an agenda other than love for God for their defense of the Bible.
The theory of evolution has always been goofy. God’s children have never needed help from “creation scientists” to understand that. Genuine faith needs no scientific evidence to be strong and sure. No matter what we know of earthly scientific facts, it is only by faith that we understand that the worlds were formed by the word of God (Heb. 11:6). Do not be seduced into leaning on the knowledge and wisdom of men!
One of the first truths Jesus taught me as a young believer is that the closer something comes to being true, without being true, the more evil it is. Someone who is close to the truth can deceive many more people than someone who is nowhere near right. Likewise, men who defend the Bible, but have not yet been baptized with the holy Ghost into the body of Christ, are only close to the truth; they are not in it! And the truth is not in them, for “the Spirit is truth.” Guard your hearts against such men! Do not trust those who believe in the goodness and need of the Bible but who do not believe in the goodness and need of the holy Ghost! They are not of God!
The holy Ghost is God’s witness that everything in the Bible is true, and it is sufficient. The geological, biological, and astronomical facts that “creation scientists” proclaim can be interesting and instructive, but they are all things the human spirit can learn and teach; they can never create righteousness and save a soul. “If we receive the witness of men,” John wrote, “the witness of God is greater. And this [the Spirit] is the witness of God which He has borne of His Son” (1Jn. 5:9).
John went on to say that “He who believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself,” and that “he who does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar because he does not believe the witness that God gave of His Son.” (1Jn. 5:10). In other words, those who do not have the witness of God, the holy Ghost, are making God out to be a liar, no matter what they say about the Bible, or even what they say about God Himself! Some men passionately argue that the Bible is one big myth, while other men passionately argue that it is all factually true, but they are all making God out to be a liar if they all do not have His Spirit.