Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Daily Devotion: A Quick Overview of Secular Humanism
Bible Reading: Joshua 1:1-8
Key Verse: Verse 8 – “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Key Words: This book
Here are a few things the humanists believe and what God’s Word says about these items.
Belief in God
Humanists do not consider important.
What the Bible says: John 15:51; Proverbs 3:5-8; Psalm 14:1; Luke 12:16-21; John 3:16.
Origin of Universe and Life
The scientific method is most respected as the means for revealing the mysteries of the origins of the universe and life.
Not according to the Bible: Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-2; Psalm 8:3; Psalm 102:25
An afterlife or spiritual existence after death is not recognized.
Again, God’s Word says differently: Luke 12:20; John 14:1-3; II Corinthians 5:8; Luke 16:19-31; John 3:16
No concept of “evil.” Reasons for wrongdoing are explored through scientific methods, e.g. through study of sociology, psychology, criminology.
Read Psalm 37:27; Proverbs 13:21, 16:27; Matthew 6:13; I Timothy 6:10
No concept of afterlife or spiritual liberation or salvation. Realizing one’s personal potential and working for the betterment of humanity through ethical consciousness and social works are considered paramount, but from a naturalistic rather than supernatural standpoint.
Look at Acts 4:12, 16:31; Romans 10:9-10; John 3:16; John 5:24; Romans 6:23
No spiritual reasons but rather a matter of human vulnerability to misfortune, illness, and victimization.
Look at James 5:14-15; Matthew 9:2; Jonah 2; II Chronicles 26:16-21
The choices are simple: you can believe what man says or what God says. Sounds like an easy choice to me!
What to do:
✞ Follow the advice of Joshua 1:8.
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