“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” – (2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT)
“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” – (James 4:6 ESV)
Spiritual wisdom, insight, knowledge and understanding can only be revealed by the Holy Spirit. The great theologians of the past such as; Augustine, Edwards, Luther, Calvin and Arminius were gifted with high IQ’s. But when dealing with spiritual matters, those with average intelligence and hearts in tune to the Spirit, can fathom deep truths. Even those giants of the faith had blind spots. They each had certain truths that God revealed to them, but in some areas of the faith, they were simply wrong.
When you think about some of the greatest intellectuals who ever lived, you have to wonder, how could any of them be an atheist? How could an intelligent person not believe in intelligent design? Spiritual IQ’s and mental IQ’s are not always the same. Those that cannot see their Creator’s hand in creation, have been blinded by “the god of this world”, Satan. This blindness is spiritual in nature and can only be removed by the Holy Spirit. God is not just a theory, he is a creative, relational being. And He opposes the proud and arrogant.