We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Is It a Religion?

As Elliot Miller, specialist in New Age beliefs, pointed out,The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a primary characteristic of a religion is that it adheres to and promotes ‘underlying theories’ concerning such ‘ultimate realities as man’s nature and his place in the universe.” This is certainly true not only of the New Age Movement but also of Freemasonry.

Dr. Harold J. Berry, What They Believe, p.79

This is why the U.S. Supreme Court declared that Secular Humanism is a religion, and why Evolutionism is also a religion.


Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

And not only that, The Humanist (Humanism) to be a religion. This is something we (Christians) too often neglect in our defense.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

Not only the Supreme Court, but The Humanist Manifesto admits that humanism is a religion. This is something about which most people of faith are ignorant. It needs to be employed in our own defense on religious matters concerning our religious freedoms.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Yeah, I pointed out that Secular Humanism is a religion. The Humanist Manifestos can be called their doctrinal statements.

Ron Livesay said...

It is interesting that those of the humanist persuasion want to be considered a religion when it comes to tax-exempt status, but they vehemently deny the religious nature of their beliefs when it comes to getting their doctrine into the public arena. "Separation of church and state," you know.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Liberals live by being hypocritical. They are never able to LIVE their professed beliefs.

Ron Livesay said...

Glenn: Your short statement in your last comment really sums up all of the foolishness of liberals of all stripes - theological, political, social, etc. - which are usually the same people. Political liberalism and theological liberalism go hand-in-hand, since they both have a flawed view of human nature. Not only are they unable to live by their professed beliefs, they somehow expect the rest of us to do so, since they obviously, as liberals, hold the "moral high ground."

"You can't have a gun, but I can have armed bodyguards." "Turn off your lights, but I can fly around in my private jet." "Treat everyone with respect, but I can murder babies." And so it goes. "Do as I say, not as I do."

Doug Evans said...

Not too many years ago I asked a secular humanist college professor to keep her religious views out of the class room, you'd have thought I just thew a bucket of water on her ("I'm melting!!!") Their argument against having their own religion is based around their concept that religion is a belief in something that doesn't exist. It's always a bad move to reply "Like evolution and global warming?" because no matter how infuriating and upsetting secular humanists are,(and bringing up the vaccuousness of having a doctrine centered around evolution will really upset them) they're above all other things our mission field.