Friday, September 14, 2007

Secular Humanism - Obstacles

Secular Humanism's Utopia - Things that STAND IN THE WAY:

MAN'S SINFUL NATURE (& Ways)
  • Man's natural orientation and propensity toward evil and sin
  • Man's continuing and insatiable desire for power, possessions, pleasure, prestige
  • Man's insatiable desire for more
  • Man's inability to ultimately avoid all consequences to his actions
  • Man's failure to value the life and good of others compared to his own
  • Man's continuing advancement in methods of killing
  • Man's fear concerning his desire for survival
  • Man's fear concerning the unknown
  • Man's lack of patience, perseverance and compatibility to endure until utopia (even if it was possible)
  • Man's competing philosophies
  • Man's pollution
  • Man's poverty in wisdom, knowledge, resources, and control
  • Man's limitations to live up to his own standards
  • Man's guilt

GOD'S CURSE THROUGH (/AND UPON) NATURE
  • Nature (/Creation) no longer provides man (apart from God) the return, satisfaction, and enduring fulfillment he desires
  • Nature continues to present man with advancing enemies both from without and from within
  • Nature's dominion is not through knowledge alone

(Feel free to add your own...)


CONCLUSION

How foolish for man to put hope in such a system as secular humanism,

How much wiser to put one's hope in the Lord!

How much more foolish for a man living today to put his personal hope in secular humanism,

How much wiser to put his hope in the one who can save!


THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER
  • "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (Jn 3:17)
  • "For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God." (Rom 8:20-21)
  • "Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save." (Isa 63:1)
  • "For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." (Mt 16:25)
  • "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (Zeph 3:17)

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