In today's Christian culture, things labelled as Christian are allowed almost complete free-reign within the walls of Christendom. Christian music, Christian singles websites...attach Christ to it or stick a Christian fish on it, and Shah-bang! It's acceptable to the millions of people, who identify themselves as Christians...with hardly a challenge. In an effort to engage the Christian culture through printed media, the periodical, Christianity Today writes articles about religion and other contemporary issues.
In The Enemy Within, Part 1, an analogy was crafted using Homer's epic poem, The Illiad. The Greeks brought down the mighty city of Troy without massive siege-works or modern explosives. Instead, they used Guile, Deception, and Temptation.
Today's modern Trojans, the protestant Christian church, has been fighting off attacks for centuries. A new tactic emerged in the 1800's to replace God's involvement in Creation through a "scientific" cause...evolution. And until recently, this tactic was wielded only at the hands of atheists. Although the mighty Trojan wall, God's Word, has repelled the direct attack in a head-on fashion from the interior of protestant Christendom, the plot of evolution has recently been courted by those claiming to be have the interests of Christianity at heart.
Christianity Today's article, The Search For the Historical Adam, is a prime example of the Trojan Horse at the gates. As soon as the solid wall of God's Word can be marginalized through the deception of evolution, the final destruction on the effectiveness of the church can begin from within.
There are guardians on this wall. Those, who feel it is their duty to preserve God's Word with valiant efforts. Answers In Genesis, Creation Ministry International, the Institute For Creation Research, and a hundred others are fighting the likes of Francis Collins and Reasons to Believe, who choose to rationalize the Bible by claiming it to be mythology. It is truly beyond the pale to hear these modern Greek warriors in their veil of scientific credentialism, their Trojan Horse, wield the enemy's weapon, evolution, as if it were something that the church should embrace. And why did Christianity Today fail to interview even one of the guardians in their "unbiased" article? Only those within the Trojan Horse were interviewed for their contribution to the battle.
Scanning the websites of the guardians, it is easy to see that there is plenty of scientific evidence and scriptural evidence to deflect the flaming arrows of the enemy. But we on the inside of the walls must not yield to the pressure of desiring cultural acceptance, and we must continue to trust God's Word as true.
Let's not end this prolonged war the way the Trojans did by opening the gates willingly to the enemy. We must recognize the attack for what it is and stand firm on God's Word.