The Threat of Humanism

Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart departs from the LORD.”

— Jeremiah 17:5

For every effect, there must be a sufficient cause. What is the reason, the etiology, of this disease, which is eating away at the very core of America? There is, without question, an absolutely new philosophy, a philosophy of secularism, of humanism—or, as it is called, “secular humanism.” This philosophy has taken over the educational elite of this country and if they have their way, it will be imposed upon virtually every teacher, school, and textbook in America.

There are those who like to decry this and say that secular humanism is a myth. I read an article recently that said secular humanism is something invented by television evangelists. The American people are often so credulous that they will believe such an idea in spite of the fact that there is in existence the American Humanist Association—of which John Dewey was the first president. There is also The Humanist Magazine, which must have obviously dropped out of the sky because, according to them, there is no humanist organization printing it.

Humanism is not to be confused with humanitarianism, which is doing good for humanity. Humanism is trust in man, in opposition to God. But God’s Word declares: “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD” (Proverbs 21:30).

Question to ponder:
Are there any ways in which you trust in yourself rather than in God?