II Corinthians 10:3-5
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
We started looking at Christian or Secular WorldView and what that means. It is our prayer:
- That Christians everywhere would wake up to the Humanist/Marxist/pseudo-theological ideology that has been changing the Church and society for decades now.
That we would recognize it for what it is (a godless system of thought); and that we would stand up against it.
- That we would know what we believe, and why we believe – and then be salt and light in this dark world. It has been said that on the darkest night, you can see the stars the best. Let us be those stars.
The area I would like to cover today is Theology.
The views Humanist/Marxist and Pseudo-theologians have on this issue are diametrically opposed to the Christian worldview. Therefore, it should be common sense that a Christian not be in agreement with them.
David Noebel wrote a book “Understanding The Times” and mentioned some of these things.
Secular Humanist is Atheism:
Paul Kurtz, a well-known humanist who wrote the 2nd Humanist Manifesto in 1973, said, “The term Humanist cannot apply to one who believes in God”.
Carl Sagan said, “The gods (God) did not create man, but man created the gods (God)”.
Marxism is Atheistic. Karl Marx, the founder of modern-day Socialism/Communism, was a devout atheist who hated all things “God”. V.I. Lenin agreed and said that every idea of God is “unutterable vileness”.
Modern pastors who twist and distort the messages of the Bible, directly and indirectly, subscribe to the ideology of “There is no God.” If they believe in God they will have the fear of God in them, but their activities and utterances show that they usurp the offices of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This indicates by implication that they are above whoever is called God.
Christianity is of course, theistic.
The Apostles creed sums up our core beliefs quite well. The Bible says that the very beginning of knowledge, wisdom, & understanding is the fear of The Lord (Job 28:28, Psalm 111:10, Prov. 1:7, 9:10). Since this is true, why would Christians want to listen to anything that Humanist/Marxist and pseudo-ministers have to say? They do not fear God or even believe in Him. Therefore, they are fools in God’s sight (Psalm 14:1). Since every belief of theirs stems from the core belief that there is no God, should Christians buy into any of their ideologies? Think about that.
We, the children of God are called to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. God wants us to cast down all rationalizations, ideologies, and theologies that unseat God.
Contemporary preachers rationalize and use gimmicks to displace God in all they do and say. Therefore, we, like Paul should take captive to the obedience of Christ all perception and ideology and intention of the heart that are against God and His word.
Our actions reveal our thoughts. We should not cling to thoughts that do not conform to the life and teachings of Christ. Christians must not walk according to the flesh or worldly desires. Paul explains how conquered the flesh and worldly desires in I Cor. 9:24-27 where he says “I discipline my body and bring it into subjection.” Any worldview that is not Christian cannot be theologically correct.
People create scenarios in modern Christianity to look and sound spiritual but the real motive for them is clandestine.
What one’s passion is in life is what one engages one’s whole life into. For instance, if your passion in life is to have a well-built pleasure car, you passionately put in your whole life’s effort into it. So, those who distort and twist the word of God have a passion for material things. They, then, put in all their efforts to acquire them. This explains why they use gimmicks to extort money from their followers.
Those who trust in things apart from God “are brought to their knees and fall,” according to Psalm 20:8). We were made for God and nothing else will do.
We buy this or that because we think these things will make us happy. Nothing in this world offers us satisfaction. There might be a measure of “enjoyment” in them, that enjoyment soon fades away (I John 2:17). C. S. Lewis says: “God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself. There is no such thing.” It is only Jesus that can satisfy our longings. Therefore, any theology based on material prosperity is worldly and cannot be of God.
Part 3 is coming.