- May 20, 2020
- Lydia McCord
Hello out there, lovely reader. Today I want to talk with you about humanism and how dangerous it can be when it gets confused with Christianity.
I myself used to be a humanist. If you read my blogs from back when I was in high school that was the only thing you would be able to label me as.
The definition of humanism by Oxford is: an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
So basically, humans are the center of the universe, are inherently good, things are stressed such as happiness, wellness, wellbeing, etc. and every problem is solved in a rational way.
Scroll through any social media platform and you will see dozens of humanist posts. People that preach fitness, prosperity, mindfulness, positivity… and all of these things, well, they are good absolutely, and that is why it’s so easy to confuse Christianity with humanism because God created good, every good thing comes from Him (The letter from James, chapter 1, verse 17), and He is good. But these things created by God are not God. But they are easy to worship and build our lives around.
Plenty of Christians fall into humanism and find themselves empty, attempting to fill a God sized void with created things.
One thing is for certain, a hole meant to be filled by The Creator can never be filled up by all the things He has Created.
So, no matter how many we try to stuff in there, every hobby, every act of kindness and community service, even a life lived and died for others in all selflessness cannot fill the void that only God can fill. Not all the good works we do for others or even all the good works we do for GOD. (The book Isaiah, chapter 64, verse 6)
When we blend humanism into Christianity and make the gospel about anything other than God Himself, it is a false teaching and should be taken out and burned, deleted and fled from.
It does not matter how fit we are, without God we are empty.
It does not matter how many followers we have on social media, without God we are empty.
It does not matter how many cute animals we have, without God we are empty.
It does not matter how many things we win, without God we are empty.
The Creator of us is the only thing that will ever be able to fill us, the things He has created CAN NOT.
And the only way to God is through His son, Jesus Christ, THE Door. The gospel told by God through John, chapter 10, verses 7 through 9 say: “So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.”
I know it may feel like I am beating this thing into the ground but take a second and think about how many sermons you’ve heard preached, captions you’ve read on a screen, conversations you’ve had with people, things you’ve been taught in school, shirts you’ve seen, etc. etc. etc. Humanism is everywhere and we can quickly fall into it.
I heard someone say that we always imagine the devil wearing red with horns and a pitch fork. The Bible however, says Satan disguises himself as an angel of light and his servants disguise themselves as servants of righteousness (Paul’s 2nd letter to the church in Corinth, chapter 11, verses 14 &15). They are smart and good at leading us astray with good sounding messages that leave us hallow. Stop buying in sweet friend if you are. If you are not, look around for those who are and grab them before they fall off a cliff.
Another lie that humanism preaches is that humans are inherently good. While the Bible teaches the exact opposite. We are dead in sin and need a Savior. We are not eh, okay *shoulder shrug* and it’d be cool to have Jesus but we’d probably get there without Him. >>He is the DOOR<< and We Are Dead. We need Him to come breathe life into us. Saying we are inherently good and are just fine as we are is like looking at a dead person and saying, eh they’ll be fine. No… they won’t. they are dead. (Read Paul’s letter to the church in Rome).
We need Jesus and only Jesus. Not Jesus plus anything else.
Humanism is not the gospel, it’s just a false teaching disguised by good things. Run to the Creator of good instead and cling to Him and Him alone.