Saturday, April 1, 2023

This April Fool's Day, What Kind of Fool are You?

Today, in America, on April Fool's Day, we have no shortage of fools. That is an obvious no-brainer.

A fool is - in the Biblical sense - a stupid, wicked (especially impious), or vile person; fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman). A scoffer, blockhead or reprobate, a despiser of Almighty God and all that is truly good.

The secular definition of a fool is: one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.

In both cases, we see that the fool is a sound rejecter of the Laws of Nature, and of Nature's God.
What is Foolishness to Whom?
Conservatives, conservatism, and the adherence to and acknowledgment of natural and moral laws are absolute foolishness to the secular-progressive, liberal mindset (a.k.a. “the Left”).

On the other hand, the abandonment or rejection of natural and moral laws (social/ fiscal), crucial conservative ideals and their foundational roots (found in Judeo/ Christian absolutes) are absolute foolishness to the conservative mindset (a.k.a. “the Right”).
The height of foolishness is found where these two enemies have a common bond uniting them together... UNBELIEF!
The height of foolishness is found where these two enemies have a common bond uniting them together... unbelief. Their “common thread” is in standing against foundational Biblical Christianity and its teachings of Jesus Christ. Both the Left and the Right have their own personal perceptions of what “Christianity” is, but they reject in unison - the Left exceedingly far more than many on the Right - the total authority and reality of Almighty God’s divinely inspired book, the Bible, and its call to repentance and salvation by grace alone which comes solely by faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1, Eph. 2:8-9). They outright reject Almighty God and His ETERNAL SPIRITUAL ABSOLUTES for man and seek to make them common and irrelative. These foundational TRUTHS and REALITIES they WILL NOT receive (Matt 7:24-27; John 14:17, 1 Cor. 1:18). The bottom line is that both of these groups reject the ABSOLUTE RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God and are doomed in light of their ETERNAL futures (Matt. 6:33, John 3:5, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 Cor. 15:50, Rev. 20: 11-15; 21:27).

An Example - The Political Parties of Jesus’ Day

Historically speaking, the Sadducees and the Pharisees of Jesus day were bitter political enemies, but when it came to the reality of who Jesus Christ was, both groups united together to crucify and rid themselves of their chief rival (Matt. 3:7; 16:1, 6, 12; 22:34; Mark 14:10, 53; 15:10-11; Luke 23:10; John 7:48).

That Sadducees were "the Left" of their day, rejecting the Holy Scriptures and a great majority of the Biblical truths, much as liberal, “professing” Christians do today (Mark 12:18; Luke 23:10; Acts 5:17; 23:8).

The Pharisees were the conservative political party in Israel at the time of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, adhering to the moral and natural laws rooted in Mosaic Law, and promoting salvation and spirituality based in traditional fables and legalism (law-keeping). (Matt. 5:20; 12:14; 15:1, 12; 23:2; Mark 7:5; Luke 5:21; 11:43; 15:2; 18:4).

Who Are the Fools in Almighty God’s Eyes?
Let's take a look at what the Bible, Almighty God’s Word, states about the fools who reject Almighty God and His Absolute Authority.

"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good" (Palms 14:1).

'Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:21-22).

"And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it' (Matt. 7:26-27).

"And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?' (Luke 12:18-20)

"As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly" (Prov. 26:11).

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14).

Fools for the King of Kings
The world today labels those who have received the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and who are His ministers (servants) as fools. These slander and scoff at their evangelistic message of ETERNAL salvation and the very heart of the Gospel message that, Christ died, was buried and ROSE again as the Holy Scriptures testify (1 Cor 15:1-4).

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence" (1 Cor. 1:27-29).

"We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised" (1 Cor. 4:10).

"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus" (Acts 4:13).

"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness" (1 Cor. 3:18-19).

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" (1 Cor. 1:18-20)

Are You Foolish Enough to Follow Christ or Foolish Enough to Reject Him?
Almighty God’s Infallible Word sets before all just who are the fools and who are the wise. The wisdom and rudiments of this world are passing away, and only those things wrought (done) in and for Christ will abide FOREVER (1 Cor. 7:31; 2 Peter 3:13; 1 John 2:17). It is up to us to humble ourselves before Almighty God’s ETERNAL Person, wisdom and righteousness, and to be obedient to His command to repent of our transgressions against His ETERNAL spiritual absolutes and natural laws (Acts 17:13; Romans 3:23; 10:2-4; James 1:21).

All will have to give an account to Him in that Day for what we have done in our lives (Matt. 12:36; 1 Peter 4:4-5). If we think that we in our own merit can stand before Him blameless and perfect, we will indeed be the greatest of fools for all ETERNITY (Rom. 14:10-11; Eph. 2:8-9; Rev. 20:11-15).
If we think that we in our own merit can stand before Him blameless and perfect, we will indeed be the greatest of fools for all ETERNITY.
Almighty God saw our desperate need for His RIGHTEOUSNESS and for deliverance from the tyranny and bondage of our transgressions (Rom. 7:24-25). These have separated us from Him and have brought His wrath upon us (John 3:36; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-2, 14).

In His great ETERNAL love, Almighty God sent forth His only Son from Heaven’s glory to pay the price for our transgressions, to be our propitiation and to rescue us from the ETERNAL ramifications of our transgressions and godless folly (John 3:16-17; Rom. 7:24-25; Gal. 1:4; Eph 2:14; 1 John 2:2).

If this is you, my dear friend, may you cast off your foolish pride and receive God’s Savior of your soul, the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone can deliver us from the wrath to come (Acts 4:12). He alone can deliver you from the ETERNAL judgment on transgressors (Acts 10:43; Gal. 1:4; 1 Tim. 2:5). He alone truly loves you and has given Himself to be your propitiation to satisfy all of Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUS and ETERNAL absolutes (Rom. 3:25; 4:25; 5:8; 8:32; Eph. 5:2; 1 John 2:2; 4:10).

Do NOT be a fool and die in your trespasses and sins. Almighty God has sent His son to make you wise indeed!
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. (1 Cor. 1:30)"
May you place your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ today. You will never be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!




Anonymous said...

Yes, i am a fool, [for Jesus Christ]. Seems you have been fishing, And not just for souls. Always......Excellent articles...Tell me I.F., Does this vessel bring forth bitter or sweet water. Are you Fooled or not. Until you have decided i will, since i am in the area, dream of sitting under a myrtle tree...s.w.m.,[Post Script] Every day is April fools for me as long as Lucifer-Satan is around. I suggest you take this post off and read it unless you already know. Its always abought Jesus not abought me, And am not fooled but no Greater fool than i.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, Thank you and glory to God!

Yes indeed... I am also a total fool for the Lord but God's grace may we all abide in Him and His Word and we will NOT end up Satan's fool1 (John 15)

God Bless!


Anonymous said...

In these last years i find as in fact, That a fool for Jesus Christ, is the molding by Jesus in my life to perfect himself in me, By conceding with desire to be in utter weakness and suffering, So that {HIS} will with the Holy Spirit in Gods word be complete, And Give him all the Glory. As is my desire. I.F. You do know.........More to come....