We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God… 2 Corinthians 10:5
“I'm not sure Jesus was the Son of God.” “Hasn't science proven the Bible false?” “Dr. Bigbrains at the University of Skepticism says that God is a man-made concept.” Those are examples of “speculations and lofty things” this verse talks about. God designed our minds to feast on knowledge. He created us with the passion for discovery. However, we can become overly impressed with our own ideas, even when they contradict truth. This is nothing new. Satan started this line of thinking in the Garden of Eden with the words, "Has God really said...?"(Gen. 3:1) Every skeptic since then has simply repackaged the lie.
Speculation occurs when we see something in the Bible that makes us recoil. We immediately seek a softer solution, even if that means compromising the truth. Lofty things are ideas that swell inside our heads until we worship our own intellect—or the ideas of others. We secretly disagree with God and consider our way higher than His. When we spot such thinking in our own minds, we have a choice: we can continue to let that thinking grow until it derails us, or we can do what this verse says to do—destroy it! God won’t tolerate a watering down of His word to appease our sensitivities. He gave us His word so that we can demolish satanic suggestions, and He expects us to know it well enough to recognize error when we hear it.
Jesus showed us how to confront satanic speculation. Read Luke 4:1-13 and let Him show you how it is done.