Blindly Obeying the Priesthood of Experts

It’s a game that Christians have joined. Playing social media poker with a deck full of experts.  I’ll raise you an immunologist, three double PhD’s and two epidemiologists to your single MD and five public health officials.  Three climatologists to your ecologist. But it’s worse than that. Christians are practically shouting along side science groupies that “only science can save us!”  They are just as militantly accusing: “You don’t know anything.  Are you a medical expert? Do you have a science degree?!”

We claim to be followers of Christ, worshippers of the true God, the faithful. Indeed we are called, “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Elevating the experts – what are we doing?

Instead we are listening intently to appointed world-assured experts with degrees from universities that in many cases deny there even is a God.  And we’re not just listening, we’re obeying them and blindly at that.  We believe them without question because we are convinced they know more than we do. They are, after all, held up by governments, politicians, universities, media and mobs of admirers as the source of all real information including the origins of earth, man, climate change and coronavirus.  Their university degrees surely give them special knowledge to which we can never aspire to comprehend.

People of God, what are we doing?!  We’ve elevated these “experts” to the level of priests ministering to the twin gods of science and medicine. Worshipfully venerating them. In awe of the lettered degrees behind their names, while mocking those who question. Those who have the “audacity” to research to see if what they are being told by this “priesthood of experts” is really correct.

Have we forgotten, “You shall have no other gods before Me” – Exodus 20:3?  Just because there are no literal carved out images, doesn’t mean that we are not bowing to and obeying false priests of worldly isms and ologies.  Setting up for ourselves teachers whose allegiance is neither to Christ or the Bible. (2 Timothy 4:3)

Scientists and doctors have expertise, but does it mean they can’t be wrong?

Yes it is true, that scientists and doctors have studied, practiced, experimented, observed, gathered facts, and written material in relation to subjects that many of us are only marginally informed about.  It is also true they can be of great service in a variety of situations where expertise is required. As well as teach valuable information that can support the Bible, aid our faith and improve our understanding of the natural world around us.

For example, of course we’d want to go to an actual doctor to fix a broken hip. But this does not mean experts cannot be wrong nor that they cannot be influenced by personal bias, education, flattery, bribes and agendas. They are human after all.

And yes it’s easier to leave policy and the science up to those with the university degrees since most of us don’t have science or medical degrees, nor the time or passion for scientific study.  But does this mean, we are unable to understand information when it is presented to us? Does this automatically determine that because we aren’t “experts,” we are unable to research, prove or discern what may be right, wrong, uninformed or downright dishonest? Does it mean we are to accept and obey blindly?

In a multitude of counsel there is wisdom and safety

Of course not.  It’s considered wise to get a second opinion on a diagnoses whether it’s for your car or your body.  Most of us would do that, especially for a potentially expensive or life-threatening situation.  There’s the saying that in a multitude of counsel there is wisdom and safety. (Prov 11:14 and 15:22).  Practicing this is common sense. It’s biblical advice.  Besides this, how many of us have discovered health and other concerns ourselves? Ones that professionals missed. And to be sure, why are honorary degrees given?

Unlawful laws and agendas are being enacted in the name of climate change and coronavirus based on the recommendations of the world’s experts. Why wouldn’t we question, check, and research for ourselves subjects that affect our lives, livelihoods, ability to worship God and practice general Christian principles and our future in general?   Why would we judge those that do question, just because they are not “experts” by the world’s standards?

God can give us wisdom and discernment

Is it not possible for God to reveal answers to us and understanding even in the realms of science whether we have degrees or not – if we ask Him?  Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived.  It is said that “God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.  Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.” (I Kings 4:29-30).  Isaiah knew the earth was round in a time before modern technology (Isa 40:22).  God blessed and increased the knowledge and skill of Daniel and his friends beyond all those around them. (Dan 1:7).  This should not be shocking to us. God created all things. He knows how it all works.

He can also give us discernment to recognize what is false or true.  Matthew 7:16 urges, “You shall know them by their fruits.”  What are the fruits of our current spate of policies driven by experts and our blind obeisance?

Yes, we can and should go to scientists, doctors and other experts for information and help on a variety of subjects. They have their place and there is a time for their expertise, but the final authority in our lives needs to be the Word of God and the Way of God.

Remember and believe the words of Proverbs 1:7: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (I Thess 5:21)




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