“You Fool”

Genesis 3:1–7
John 8:44
John 3:12
2 Corinthians 10:5
Philippians 1:27
2 Timothy 2:24-25
1 Peter 3:15

“You fool,” said my friend and colleague with lighthearted laughter when I shared the idea of this book. I knew exactly what he meant. To publicly address any one of these issues today, even in much of the church, is to tread on dangerous waters — much less all the topics covered in this book! But these are the waters Christians swim in today, whether we like it or not.

No doubt, the subjects we’ll cover are “hot button” issues, and they are for a reason. They’re part of a full-scale assault by the enemy, particularly in the West, aimed at demolishing biblical authority and Christian morality. And the “father of lies” (John 8:44) doesn’t like his schemes interfered with.

In recent generations, the devil’s been using the same old “Genesis 3 attack” in a unique way. When Satan said to Eve, “Did God really say?” the scheme was to get her to question, doubt, and ultimately reject what God plainly said. The method was extremely effective, and he’s been employing it ever since in various ways. Recently, ideas like evolution, big bang, and millions of years have been his way of saying, “Did God really say?” He uses these ideas to attack biblical history and to undercut biblical authority in order to discredit the Bible’s teaching on morality and salvation.

The bottom line is, if the Bible cannot be trusted when it speaks on history, why trust it when it speaks on morality, society, or eternity (John 3:12)? If the Bible’s beginning can’t be trusted, why trust the middle or the end? Either all of the EQUALITY SEX
Bible is trustworthy and authoritative, or none of it is!

The collapse of the Christian worldview in America and throughout the West is happening to the utter shock of Christians. Why? They’ve been blind to the enemy’s stealth attack on biblical history and authority that has led multiple generations to abandon God’s Word as their foundation. With God’s Word removed, people feel empowered to redefine history, reality, society, and morality.

The issues addressed in this book are the “tip of the spear” for the enemy to radically transform a once exceedingly Christianized culture. When our culture asks the questions dealt with in this book — and our kids parrot these questions and ideas heard from schools, libraries, movies, books, music, YouTube, social media, etc. — it must be remembered they’re not innocent, unintentional
questions. They stem fundamentally from a rejection of biblical authority and have the agenda of remaking the culture into the enemy’s image.

With that in mind, it’s imperative that Christians be ready to give answers to today’s questions (1 Peter 3:15)! And these answers must be rooted in the Bible because, ultimately, this is a foundational battle of authority between the word of men and the
Word of God.

Thus the passion and purpose of this book — to equip Christians with clear, concise biblical answers to effectively stand on God’s Word and boldly proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ on the frontlines of today’s battle!