here @ Bible Gateway), which, no doubt they have not read, proven themselves fools. Instead, take a minute and review 1 Timothy 4:1 – 3 (here @ Bible Gateway) and 2 Timothy 3:1 – 9 (here @ Bible Gateway). Think through how the GQ editors fit into Paul’s description of the attitude of those of “later times”.
As believers, we tend to get exercised when people reject our beliefs. Why? Somehow their rejections seem at some level to call into question the validity of our faith. But this is not a new phenomenon. Spend some time reading and pondering Romans 1 – 3 (here @ Bible Gateway). Specifically consider Romans 3:3 – 4 (here @ Bible Gateway).
Some don’t believe? Some don’t consider the Bible important? So what? That doesn’t disprove, invalidate, trivialize, or otherwise diminish God. He doesn’t change. Frankly, their unbelief doesn’t catch God by surprise. He already knew.
Through the years I have had many tell me that the Bible is irrelevant. Ok. I share it with them anyway. Why? They don’t have to believe that the Bible is relevant for it to work on them any more than someone has to acknowledge the existence of a sword before it can run them through. The sword, by the way, is that to which the writer of Hebrews compares the Word of God, Hebrews 4:12 (here @ Bible Gateway); Paul also, in Ephesians 6:17 (here @ Bible Gateway).
So people do not believe and trivialize the Word of God. Not new. Not unexpected. Has zero effect on God or the value of the Bible. Just reveals their need and condition.