Biblical Christianity Verses Secular Humanism

By David J. Stewart

Mark 8-9, “For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men... And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”

       Many people today are religious humanists instead of born-again Christians. American society is saturated with religious humanism, or should I say humanists who are religious. I've put together a comparison chart below of 37 differences to help explain the difference between the two:

Biblical Christianity Secular Humanism
  • God
  • Man
  • Jesus is the foundation
  • Man is the foundation
  • Jesus is the Christ
  • Man is his own Savior
  • Bible is the Final Authority
  • Man is the final authority
  • God's way
  • Man's way
  • Truth
  • Experience
  • Man is sinful and depraved
  • Man is inherently good
  • Repentance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Regeneration
  • Reformation
  • Sin
  • Disease
  • Morality
  • Conscience
  • Absolutes
  • Relativity
  • Creation
  • Evolution
  • Biblical doctrine
  • Psychology
  • Preachers
  • Psychologists
  • Kingdom of God
  • Religion
  • Spirit of God
  • Satan's spirit
  • Duty to God
  • Duty to man
  • Spiritual warfare
  • Flesh and blood
  • Death brings life
  • Life brings death
  • Walk in the Spirit
  • Walk in the flesh
  • Others
  • Self
  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Power of God
  • Team work
  • Conviction by Holy Spirit
  • Conscious Cosmology
  • No divinity
  • Inner divinity
  • God is a Person
  • God is a force or conscience
  • Born-again
  • Enlightenment
  • Growth in grace
  • self-improvement
  • Value of life
  • Eugenics
  • Family
  • Community
  • Gospel
  • Philosophy
  • Humans are not animals
  • Humans are animals
  • Obedience to The Bible
  • Human Wisdom
  • Churches
  • Universities
  • Faith
  • Belief
  • Love thy neighbor
  • Survival of the fittest
  • Miracles of God
  • Rationalization
  • Man made in God's image
  • God made in man's image

Beware of anyone who speaks of spiritual matters without mentioning the Scriptures. A religious humanist is someone who attempts to provide spiritual answers without the Word of God.

Humanism is of the Devil and I plead with everyone reading this article to BEWARE as Colossians 2:8 teaches...

Colossians 2:8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

The Greek word for “beware” is blepo and means “to look at.” It means to be on guard for heresy continually, trying (testing) the spirits as 1st John 4:1 teaches... “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

“Humanism is mental idolatry.” Dr. Jack Hyles, from the sermon titled, How We Got Here

The Bible tells us to “REBUKE THEM SHARPLY.” The Greek word for “sharply” means “with authority,” that is, with the authority of God's inspired Word...

Titus 1:10-11 and 13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake... This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.”

Unlike religious books; the Bible speaks (as did Jesus Christ) with authority. No other book in the world speaks to humanity like the WORD OF GOD. The King James Bible is God's inspired Words for the English speaking world today!

“The pagan in Africa gets a piece of wood and builds him a god; the intellectual in the university gets his mind and builds himself a god.”
Dr. Jack Hyles, from the sermon titled, How We Got Here

The Humanist magazine, the house organ of the religion of Humanism, recently conducted an essay contest and published the prize-winning essays in its January-February 1983 issue. One startlingly frank essay by John J. Dunphy, called "A Religion for a New Age," lays all the Humanist cards on the table. Some direct quotations from this anti-Christian diatribe follow:

"I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith; a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being.

These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level – preschool day care or large state university. The classroom must and will become an area of conflict between the old and the new – the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery and the new faith of Humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian idea of ‘Love thy Neighbor’ will finally be achieved."

So there you have it. To parody a famous line, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Humanist religion. Yes, Virginia, Humanist preachers are teaching their religion in the public schools." And it is more aptly called "Secular Humanism," because it has substituted faith in man for faith in God.

Every time a teacher rejects or refuses to recognize God’s moral law as codified in the Ten Commandments, and tells the child that we cannot or should not be judgmental about stealing, lying, killing, maiming, blaspheming, fornication or coveting, that teacher is teaching the religion of Humanism. Every time a teacher rejects or ridicules the notion that God created man and the earth, that teacher is teaching the religion of Humanism.

It is time to expose the hypocrisy of those who have so dogmatically chased God and the Bible out of the schools in the name of freedom of religion, and then forced their own Humanist religion on the children instead.

~ Human Events, The Norman Pyle Report

John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”


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