Friday, January 31, 2020

Dershowitz's 'Wisdom of the wise'

Alan Dershowitz, a long-standing Constitutional lawyer playing defense for Trump in the Trump Senate impeachment trial came down on the side of the 'wisdom of the wise.' The 'wisdom of the wise' does not require truth, ethics, or integrity, you just have to win--at all costs! So he actually put his Attorney ethics aside and made an argument that denies God and truth. In their place, he made a case for lawless and unrestrained presidential power. He seems to be making that case only for Trump though--a celebrity who became president. There is hardly any reason to believe that he would take such a stand for some other individuals if they became president. Some of his colleagues have referred to his views on the impeachment trial as crazy and irresponsible.
But what he was arguing is what the Bible calls the 'Wisdom of the wise.' The wisdom of the wise does not have to be rooted in truth, fact, or integrity. It mostly serves selfish and worldly purposes, like the cause he is speaking for on behalf of Donald Trump.

The wisdom of the wise, the type championed by Alan Dershowitz is self-serving and opposed to Godly wisdom. Under this kind of wisdom, he can make a claim one day and go on TV the next to deny it or rephrase it. And most popular for people like him, blame the press for his shifting positions even when video clips show he said exactly what has been reported. A double case of errant wisdom?

"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure ... without partiality, and without hypocrisy." James 3:17.

God has a remedy for the shameless and boldface falsehoods and dismissal of fact and truth perpetrated by people in high places, and so the Word says in 1 Corinthians 1:19:
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." It may not always come fast, but that is the destination of such wisdom.
However, while it serves their purpose, they put their intellect to work in an ungodly manner, almost always for immediate and personal gains, for themselves and for those around them. Such efforts always bring about ungodly results procured in ungodly ways!

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