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Inherit The Wind

"He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart" (Proverbs 11:29).

This verse was selected to provide the title for one of the most widely distributed movies ever produced in Hollywood. "Inherit the Wind" was a black-and-white movie produced in 1960 starring Spencer Tracy as the famous atheist lawyer, Clarence Darrow. The theme of the picture was the Scopes evolution trial held in Tennessee in 1925. The picture glorified Darrow and evolutionism, portraying creationists and Bible-believing Christians as fanatical buffoons.

Although the movie grossly distorted history, it has continued all these years to be shown over and over. The Scopes trial itself—in the absence of any real scientific evidence for evolution—is repeatedly rehashed in print by evolutionists in their zeal to destroy creationism. This is typical of the "profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called" (I Timothy 6:20) to which evolutionists resort in lieu of evidence.

As far as the Scripture verse itself is concerned, it should serve rather as a sober warning to those evolutionary humanists who are still troubling our nation's homes and schools and churches with this false and deadly doctrine of evolution. They are the ones who will inherit the wind. "The ungodly . . . are like the chaff which the wind driveth away" (Psalm 1:4). They are the ones who, "Professing themselves to be wise" have become fools (Romans 1:22), "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator" (Romans 1:25).

It is the one who proclaims "no God," who is "the fool" (Psalm 53:1) of our text. Evolutionists, humanists, atheists, and other anti-Biblicists will inherit nothing but wind, but "The wise shall inherit glory" (Proverbs 3:35). HMM

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