…”we can discover no divine purpose or providence for the human species. While there is much that we do not know, humans are responsible for what we are or will become. No deity will save us; we must save ourselves.” This arrogant and foolish quote is taken from the Humanist Manisfesto II, published in 1973. Since the first Humanist Manifesto was published in 1933, Secular Humanism has spread like a cancer across America through indoctrination in our public school system.
Today we are in a culture war, as some call it. I would say it is a spiritual war that has been waged since the serpent tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-7). The Humanistic idea that “No deity will save us; we must save ourselves” is as old as that initial encounter with Satan’s serpent and foolish attempts to reach Heaven, using man’s wisdom have been as futile as those attempting to reach Heaven in Genesis 11:1-9.
I attended a great meeting of the CEO Round Table of SC last night. I heard a lot of debate and terrific commentary. One theme I heard was that the problems America faces is spiritual. I agree. I think Christians should engage the culture, they should enter the political realm and speak out and, yes, even run for political office. However, to think we will win the culture war or turn the tide of Liberalism and Socialism using mere politics is as hopeless as those building the Tower of Babel.
Our focus should be to remember Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Jesus himself declared in John 14:6 (King James Version) “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” In order to win back our culture we need to consider that we are called to be “ambassadors for Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:20).
Humanistic thought gives rise to humanistic solutions, like government bailouts. This approach focuses on the temporal, not the eternal. Until Christians realize the dire need of evangelism, the culture war is lost. Humanists realized it in 1933 when they set about to replace Bible reading and prayer with humanistic teaching and indoctrination in our public schools. Time has proved their approach successful. Without employing widespread evangelism, unwavering prayer and spreading the gospel, the culture war is lost. Fighting the culture war with politics alone is like trying to stop a tsunami with a baseball bat. We cannot save ourselves, only Deity can save us.