Man’s wisdom is as fallible, if not more so, than the wisdom’s source! And lest I be accused of sexism, don’t worry ladies, the thought applies to women too.
I acknowledge the distinction of fallibleness between ourselves and our thoughts only because the faults of a humble man pale in comparison to the haughty; nonetheless, to err is human and our “wisdom” alone proves it.
As a child I was taught the world was going into a phase of global cooling. That thought didn’t last long! Nor did the idea of plastic bags being better for the environment than paper because we needed to save the trees. Plastic was supposed to save the world but listen to today’s classroom and the only people who like plastic are the ones who want to destroy the world.
Religion is no more exempt to errors of man’s wisdom than secular knowledge. The two are quite often stitched at the hip (Romans 1:22).
Contrary to what is claimed by the atheist, the foolishness of religion isn’t in the existence of religion itself, but rather by its abuse through the wisdom of man (James 1:26-27, Matthew 23:27). The infallibility of Mary, the perversion of the New Covenant priesthood, salvation by grace-alone through faith-alone, the concept of once-saved-always-saved, the acceptance of “later day” prophets who drew away disciples for themselves, the acceptance of entertain into the worship services of God … man’s wisdom shows no bounds when it to comes being an affront to the simplicity of God’s revealed wisdom in the Gospel (1 Corinthians 1:18-21, 25-29; 2:4-10).
The wisdom of man will always change and it doesn’t take centuries to prove it. It’s like the weather in Tennessee … if you don’t like it then wait a few hours and it’ll change. For the lessons being taught in today’s texts books of “higher-learning” and the Bible commentaries of the “spiritually enlightened” will be shown to be as wrong as yesterday’s editions, but the word of God will live and abide forever.
“The voice said, “Cry out!” and he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass,
and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades,
because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:6-8; 1 Peter 1:24)