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  • By John Hicks

God’s Warning Against Humanism


Humanism is essentially the worship of man.

The underlying philosophy is that the end of all being is the happiness of man.

Some pretend to worship God when in fact they place their own pleasures over God’s. This is backwards when it comes to underlying philosophy of Christianity which is the end of all being is the glory of God.

The fact is, many professing Christians have embraced humanism.

Some have done so full heartedly without seeing any issues with it. These would be those who fall under the false teachings of the prosperity movement.

Others are under the influence of humanism but in a much more subtle manner. If you are seeking after heaven for the rewards and blessings that await you there instead of the One who created you and gave you life in the first place then you fall into this crowd.

These are the ones who tend to look for the so-called “grey” areas of Christianity. They practice an extra-biblical form of “Christian Liberty” in order to justify participating in things that God does not approve of. This is sin no matter how one tries to justify it. I was unknowingly guilty of this for most of my life.

If you are accepted by the world that has rejected Christ then that should really concern you because you are likely a humanist and not a Christian.

The Biblical definition of a Humanist is one who is yoked to the world and not to the one who created them. These souls are lost and need to repent or they will go to hell. It’s as fearfully simple as that.

You cannot have two masters.

Just as oil and water do not mix neither does serving God and your flesh.

Serving the flesh and serving God is not acceptable to the LORD. If you are doing this then you are a sinner, an unsaved humanist trying to either satiate two masters or, more likely the case, trying to use one to satisfy the other. What I mean by this, using God to serve your flesh is never going to work and will always lead to death.

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 1 Corinthians 10:21

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God Exodus 34:14

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12:43

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:24-25 KJV

He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men...Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Mark 7:6-8, 13

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:15-18

Hereby perceive we the love of God , because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:5,24-33

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark 10:44-45


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