Wed. Oct 21st, 2020
Christian or Secular Worldview (part 7) - Sociology

Christian or Secular Worldview (part 7) – Sociology

The church is to be run as a family and is to be the pillar of truth in this world (1Tim 3:5, 15). Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church. No matter how hard Secular Humanist and Marxist try, no matter what Pseudo-Theologians do, they will never abolish the Church. Why? Because Jesus is the Head of it, and no one will ever get rid of Jesus!

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way? Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ… For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body…. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”* (Eph 1:22, 4:15, 5:23, Col 1:18).

These verses make clear that Jesus Christ is the head, the leader, of the Church. The body is worthless and dead without the head. So it is with the Church. We must acknowledge our complete dependence on Jesus Christ, and cheerfully submit ourselves to His authority. We must have a Christian worldview because that is what our Head demands. A Christian worldview is based on The Holy Bible, The Word of God; and Jesus is one with His Word (John 1:1).

We have already contrasted the worldview of Christianity with Secular on the issues of Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, and Psychology.

Let us see the secular and Christian worldviews on Sociology.

Sociology

In this issue, we will cover Sociology or the study of society and social institutions.

Before we get started, I would like to remind Christian readers of this: If you call yourself a Christian, yet you consistently find yourself thinking like a Humanist/Marxist – you are a walking contradiction. You are terribly confused, and you need to:

  • Get born again (for real).
  • Get to reading your Bible.
  • Study real history (not revisionism).
  • Learn who Humanist, Marxist and Pseudo-Theologian are and what they stand for and quit listening to them.

They openly deny the existence of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ. Why would you, Christian, agree with what they have to say? Think about that.

As we learned in Humanist Psychology, they believe man is inherently good, and that society is to blame for man’s evil deeds. In their opinion, our society is broken and needs to be changed, so that man can continue to evolve upward, and reach his full potential. So, they must become social reformers. The old capitalist, Christian, traditional family, constitutional, conservative ways of thinking must be done away with. It is hindering mankind’s potential to reach a non-traditional world state ethical society. Or, in more simple terms, a man-made utopia.

Do you wonder why there seems to be a constant attack on traditional marriage, free-market enterprise, the Constitution, and Christianity? Wonder no more.

Marxists go a step further. Because they believe in societal evolution, they seek to ultimately abolish the home, the Church – and yes – even the state. They claim a new world order of communism is inevitable, and once it is fully established, it will be the golden age of humanity. Man will act responsibly at all times.

There won’t even have to be a government anymore.
Greed, selfishness, theft, envy, etc. will disappear once the private property is abolished.
Traditional morality will be done away with.
The Church will be consigned to the dunghill of history. The community will raise the children, so the traditional family won’t be necessary.

Are these things possible, especially consigning the Church to the dunghill of history?

It is pertinent to mention here that the advocacy of One World Religion and One World Government by some Church leaders is really trying to consign the Church to the dung of history. We are terribly dumbfounded when the names of some Church leaders were mentioned as advocates of such a worldview.

Even though the Bible talks about One Government during the period of the Antichrist, Ecumenism is out of place before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, the move by some Church leaders today to establish Ecumenism is a move towards enthroning Antichrist.

One particular thing that Marxist and humanists have in common is their high regard for the classroom. For them, the schoolhouse is their sanctuary, the classroom their pulpit, and the teacher their minister. They strongly support the separation of Church and state, because it allows Secular Humanist and Marxist ideology in – and keeps Christianity out.

Humanist Paul Blanchard once said that government education is the most important factor in creating a secular society. He also said, even if Johnny cannot read when he graduates, at least much “religious superstition” will have been eliminated. Christ, the Bible and the Church have no place in a secular worldview.

What does the Bible say about sociology?

Man’s heart is desperately wicked. He is not good by nature; therefore a man-made utopia is a hopeless and impossible dream. As individuals get right with God, they make better citizens and a better society. God created Home (Marriage & Family), Church, and State. No one can abolish them. They are good and Godly when carried out under God’s direction.

God gave directions for marriage and child-raising in His Word (Gen. 2:22-24, Mt 19:4-6, Rom 7:2, Eph 6:1-4, Prov. 22:6, Deut. 11:18-21). These are just a few Scriptures, but they are enough to get you started.

God gave directions for government in His Word, as well (Rom 13:1-7, 1Peter 2:13-16, 1Tim 1:8-10, Act 5:29). Government is ordained by God, but obedience to God comes first. And all good government is submitted to God.

God also ordained the Church. Jesus builds it and He is the head of it. He also nourishes it (Mt 16:18, Eph 1:22, 5:29). It is a place for the saved to be fed, prayed for, to sing praises to God, to bring offerings to God, to receive communion, and to settle differences (Act 2:47, 20:28, Jam 5:14, Heb 2:12, 1Cor 16:1-2, 11:22, & 6:4).

The church is to be run as a family and is to be the pillar of truth in this world (1Tim 3:5, 15). Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church. No matter how hard Secular Humanist and Marxist try, no matter what Pseudo-Theologians do, they will never abolish the Church. Why? Because Jesus is the Head of it, and no one will ever get rid of Jesus!

When does a society function best?

When it knows The Word of God and every citizen seeks to live it out. Can you imagine a society where every person was a practicing Christian, who sought to love Jesus and live by His precepts every day? There is your heaven on earth. There is your utopia.

You see:

  • The problem is not the Bible.
  • The problem is not the family,
  • The problem is not the Church or the state.

The problem is:

  • The ungodly mankind wanting to bypass God,
  • Human beings trying to make their own way to “Happiness”.
  • Ultimately, Humanists, Marxists, and Pseudo-Theologians want utopia but they just do not want to have to deal with Jesus to get it.
  • Unfortunately for them, Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life There is no life without Him.

Look out for part 8

 

By Daniel Sopuru

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Christian or Secular Worldview (part 7) - Sociology