In the world around us we see many claims that there is no God. Atheism is supposedly on the rise. But does Atheism actually exists? Do people really believe that there is no God? I would contend that the answer to that question is absolutely not. There are no true Atheists.
Now the Atheist will kick and scream saying that I am wrong. But that is just a ruse. It’s a kneejerk reaction to the thing they so desperately want to avoid, God. But deep down, all Atheists know that God is real and that he exists.
19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Ro 1:18–22.
It is plainly known to them. And although they knew God. Paul doesn’t leave this as a possibility, it is a definite. They know God exists. They know he is real. They try to claim wisdom and superiority in intellect, but they are foolish.
They have been so deceived by their own lies that they truly want to believe that there is no God. But they are wrong. They know this deep inside.
One only has to look around to know that there is a creator. We did not just happen. We did not just pop into being. We did not just evolve. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I have mentioned that I have been teaching a course on world religions to a youth group and tonight we finish up with a session on Secular Humanism. Now, I know at first you may not think that Secular Humanism is a religion, but it most definitely is without any doubt. After all, it is a system of belief that tries to make sense of the world around us and our purpose in it. That, by very definition, is a religion.
As I was preparing for the class tonight it amazes me to think about just how far the Secular Humanist worldview has penetrated our culture and society. It is in everything. It is in the television programs that we watch. It is in our politics. It is in our schools, especially in our schools. It is in our courts.
We see Secular Humanism rear its head each day this week as we watch the protests demanding the right to kill and murder unborn babies. We saw it a few weeks ago as a football coach has to fight for his right to pray. Secular Humanism is a real and present danger.
And this is the agenda of the world. Secular Humanism puts forth propaganda. It lies about creation. It lies about science. It lies about history. It lies about Christianity. Why? Because they want to destroy God and anything that has to do with God. They cannot and will not rest until God has been completely eradicated from society. That is what their belief necessitates.
And isn’t this exactly what the power of this world wants? Isn’t that his goal?
But praise be to God we know that he does not win. It may look like he is winning, but we know he suffers ultimate loss. We need to keep preaching the truth, keep our heads on the Savior, and know that this too will pass.
A news report recently came out that in Australia kids in grade school will be required to wear clothes from the opposite gender as well as other religions. According to the article, this is being introduced in 10 schools in Perth.
As the global morality continues to fall into chaos we must be on guard and defend truth.
With regard to gender, we must uphold the biological order. You are born with a gender. It is not something that you can choose. It is not a feeling, nor is it an emotion. You are either a man or a woman and your biology determines this. It is not something to be explored.
What needs to happen is this, if someone is confused about their gender, they need to be helped to see the truth. They do not need to be encouraged to destroy their life by making a series of bad choices because society wants to be accepting. They need the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
With regard to exploring other religions. This is the scarier of the two requirements in my opinion. Children should not be indoctrinated by the school systems. They should be brought up in their home. This is a great danger to Christian families who have impressionable children that go to one of these ten schools.
As Christians we must continue to stand for truth. We must share the truth of Scripture. Only Scripture should guide our decision making in these cultural issues. God help us.