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God's grace from His sanctuary is what our world needs today. Psalm 20:2The Choice against Secularism

Value and prize God's grace against the false promises humanistic secularism

Paul J. Bucknell
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Two Choices, Two Ways | Secularism is Bankrupt | Understanding Secularism | The Kingdom of God

Purpose: Introduces the inferiority and limitations of humanism and secular philosophies against the power and design of God's glorious kingdom. This is part 3 of 4 in a larger series 'The Choice Against Secularism.'

Understanding Secularism

These secular entities (believe they) exist on their own resources and gauge their activities to pursue their goals. Their means to develop their programs are met from one another.

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In the business world one company develops a product; another markets it; another one buys it. In the religious world, people have needs, insecurities and worries, the various religions offer remedies to pacifies the people’s fears and worries. The people in turn give their allegiance, money and volunteer resources to the religious organizations. The government feeds on the people through taxes and loyalty; the government in return provides security and provision.

We must note several important things about these processes.

1) They are very limited.

They are always exchanging and using up their limited resources. They are operating, so to speak, in a limited sphere where resources are dwindling. It is true, though, that when they work together, more can be done.

2) They tend to be distrustful of each other.

Each is thinking about one’s own welfare. Each side lives by obtaining the best deal and making the most money or seeking a greater portion or market.

3) They are not in the most cases genuinely caring for others.

They live off the other’s needs. The government, for example, is not looking to provide a type of security or comfort where it would no longer be needed. A business refuses to invent a product that would eliminate its existence. See what is on our huge Discipleship Library!The religion doesn’t not want to provide a comfort to such a degree that people would no longer need its presence.

They live off of each other in a symbiotic relationship. Those that do not manage die. They depend on the world’s resources that God has given to mankind. We normally think of the earth’s natural resources, but we should also include the ability to communicate, socialize, assimilate the earth’s products like pleasure, food and water, but most of all the life that we live.

governmentThe secular spirit rejects the notion that man is using anything of God’s or that he has any obligation to Him. This is what the scripture calls the world or the world’s system. The ‘pride of the world’ is the confident and ecstatic way mankind handle themselves in the world. They are convinced their ethics are better than Jesus’ way of love.

The world, however, runs directly against God. It is uses the things of God without being thankful. It denies any dependency on God, and yet each moment handles and depends upon the things God has given to him. What a sham! (We are amazed God’s wrath has not been earlier poured about us.)

What are the marks of worldliness?

Worldliness is the preoccupation upon what one has rather than upon the One who provides what he needs. Worldliness is the determination to secure more for himself of those things he wants and needs even to the harm of others.

The worldly and secular models all produce a spirit of ungratefulness and even antipathy towards God from whom they have gained all that they have. A spirit of pride develops over the things that they think they have earned on their own.This is the epitome of a life of works apart from the luscious grace of God.

Let us look at the kingdom of God, where God has taken the lives of the people on this planet into full consideration.

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