A free daily devotional from Mountain View Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Daily Devotion: Secular Humanism and The New Age Movement
Bible Reading: I Corinthians 1:12-21
Key Verse: Verse 20 – “Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
Key Words: hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world
Secular humanism and the New Age movement have at least one thing in common which is the prevention of the extinction of the human race.
Also, New Agers along with secular humanists, both support the establishment of a new world order that will police the globe and bring peace to all of the world. (Sounds like they are looking for the Anti-Christ to me!)
Sadly, New Age thinking has permeated nearly every aspect of modern life. Large corporations send their decision-making managers to seminars on mind enhancement. Therapists employ techniques based on inner reflection and exploration of consciousness. Marketing experts emphasize human potential for its motivation power. Entertainers turn inward to discover an inner power that will catapult them to popularity. What was once an insignificant subculture of devotees has now moved into the mainstream of American life. The church must resist every expression of this perversion of the truth.
Scripture exposes the deception of this subtle dishonesty. "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one" (Rom. 3:10-12). Unlike New Age, the Bible declares that truth is found, not by looking inward to self, but by looking upward, not by looking to men, but by looking to God (Jer. 17:5,9). Paul’s rhetorical question says it best: "Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?" (1 Corinthians 1:20). Indeed, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
On the basis of God’s inspired Word, the Assemblies of God rejects the lies of secular humanism and New Age heresy as contrary to the Truth. ~ Author Unknown
To this I can give a hearty amen!
What to do:
✞ Develop a daily time of prayers and Scripture memory. “I will hide God’s Word in my heart that I might not sin against thee.”
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