Humanism represents a way of thinking that attaches prime importance to human thinking rather than a divine or supernatural authority. In contemporary western society humanism is largely non-religious and secular and does not recognise any divine authority. One of the problems arising from this philosophy is that humanists often fail to agree about the best course of action in a given set of circumstances. This contributes to disagreements and even a breakdown of law and order and, in extreme cases, mortal conflict.
We must distinguish between “humanist” and “humanitarian”. Humanitarian action is undertaken by believers in both humanism and Divine authority, and is to be commended.
The Bible records times when every intention of mankind’s thinking was only evil continually and also when everyone did what was right in their own eyes. In both instances the result was disastrous. There is a prediction in the Bible’s New Testament of moral behaviour in what are termed “the last days”, in other words modern society. It goes like this:
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. (2 Timothy 3:2-4)
Does this strike a chord, and do we recognise it in our society today?
The Bible has been mentioned as having authority. It does have the ability to provide us with consistent moral guidance. It claims to be the word of God and to reveal His future plan to cleanse the world of immorality. This claim is either true, or it’s a lie. The evidence for it being true is powerful to the point of being overwhelming.
We warmly invite you to a free Bible presentation enlarging on this very contemporary topic. It’s titled Humanism and morality. This will be on Sunday evening the 25th of March at 7.00pm. The venue is the Christadelphian Hall, 489 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, corner of Boyanda Street, opposite Ham Road, Wishart. That date and time again: Sunday evening the 25th of March at 7 o’clock.
A booklet titled The Divine Origin of the Bible. Unique book with a unique message can be downloaded or read online by going to either of the links below: