Why is it so hard for Christians to believe the Bible and follow its directions? The Bible is a handbook or manual for living the human life. Would anyone buy a car or other unfamiliar article and not read the accompanying manual? There are a few who would not refer to the manual until after they have ruined the article, but most people have the good sense to read the manual before they tear up the article. Yet, we try to run our life without ever looking into the manual. The principals of the Bible will work for non- Christians and Christians. However, they work better for Christians because the non-Christian could not use the application of the name of Jesus as is needed in deliverance, etc. Yet, many non-Christians live a better moral life than Christians.
So, here we sit. We've come to learn how to free ourselves from demon bondage. We don't seem to be able to comprehend the simple requirements of getting free and staying free, nor how to fight off demonic attacks. All the information we need is in the Bible and it is fairly clear. However, it is not easy because it requires responsibility and discipline. These two characteristics are not in vogue today. There are some assumptions and attitudes held in America today that make following the Bible hard for those who want to live a care-free, irresponsible, lazy and ignorant life, and who want others to be responsible for the failures in their lives.
While the obtaining of freedom from demon bondage should be exciting to the Christian desiring deliverance, yet we see blank, non - comprehending, dull faces and wonder why. One day I was impressed to look into the Religion of Humanism. I say religion because the humanists say their ideas are a religion in both their manifestos.
Now Humanism is not responsible for all our problems yet it has made its contribution. Most Christians believe they do not follow humanistic doctrine. I would like for you to examine your attitudes and actions as we go into a study of the humanistic doctrine.
Christians today believe that humanism is not much of a problem in their life yet a lot of our beliefs are not Biblical but humanistic in origin. We have only to examine the hours under instruction and it becomes clear. Most Christians are under the influence of the Bible one to three hours a week and to humanistic influence six hours a day, 180 days a year for a minimum of twelve years. It was a shock to me to learn that of the 114 signers of the Humanist Manifesto II, 47 are professors or teachers, twelve are ministers (mostly Unitarian), and two are Rabbis. From this, we see that the humanists have targeted schools and school administrations as a good place to spread their doctrine. After all, we have compulsory education laws. Churches are next because they had a vast influence on American life.
The church has aided the ideas of humanism through twisting some parts of the Gospel and ignoring others. We've had an overdose of easy-believeism, get what you want by faith. Faith in who and what? What happened to dying to self and carrying your cross daily? When did reaping what you've sown, cease? "What you say is what you get." If this were true, one half of the Christians would have destroyed the other one half by now.
Why have we incorporated the ancient Hindu practice of visualization and inner healing into Christianity? If we accept the responsibility for and confess our sins, forgive those who have hurt us, break the curses of our ancestors sin from us, deliver ourselves from demons in the name of Jesus Christ, discipline our mind and actions as instructed in the Bible, we have inner and outer healing and it is done according to God's Word not a far-eastern religion.
"God wants us all well physically and all wealthy." Isn't it strange Peter, John and the other disciples didn't know this? Looks like those who were with Jesus should have known about being wealthy and always healthy. What about Paul and his problems? All these polluted teachings have confused and miss-informed Christians and it causes many young Christians to give up before they hardly get started.
Did you read that you were bought with a precious price, ye are not your own. Ye are dead and your life is hidden in God? Once when I was complaining to God about some circumstance in my life that I did not like, a thought occurred to me, "dead people don't feel or need".
As Christians, we cannot escape our responsibility. We have Bibles we can read; we have no excuse for our ignorance. We have become lazy. We want instant everything, no responsibility, no discipline and no disappointments. My grandmother said that disappointments, if handled correctly, build strong character. We don't stick to our commitment to Jesus Christ if it becomes hard or runs us cross-wise to popular opinion. See Story of Sower to see different types of response to the Word of God.
Here are two common misconceptions concerning deliverance. "I want you to cast all my demons out all at once. I want to be totally free like in the Bible." First, I have not been able to find a single time when Jesus made any claim that he made anyone totally free. The Bible only reports that those demons he called out, came out. Question: of the many people delivered of demons in the Bible; where were they when Jesus was being tried and crucified? Were they afraid to speak up for him? Cringing fear is demonic. Maybe Jesus forgot to get out fear. No where does Jesus tell anyone "You are totally free."
Another false hood: "I will never again have any trouble with the demon that has left." In Matt. 12:43-45 and Luke 11:24-26 we learn that all demons that go out, look for another place, find none, come back to his former house and check it out. If the spot in you where he was is empty, he will come again to try to get back in. They can come back in if the person out of whom they are cast, does not correct both the thoughts and actions which gave the demon the right to come in. The corrections must be Biblical in nature. The empty place where the demon was must be filled with God's thoughts and actions. If they are not filled with Godly precepts, the demon will get some of his buddies to help him gang up on you. Because you have not filled his place with Godly precepts, you can be tricked and you will give them the right to come back in. You must remember that no demon can be in you which does not have a legal right before God to be there.
I want to discuss another very subtle but powerful influence on all of us who have attended public school in the last fifty years in this country. Remember the number of hours we spent in public school (12,960) until grade twelve?
Most all of us say we do not agree with humanism, but do we really know what their aims are?
- In the preface of the book The Humanist Manifesto I (1933) and The Humanist Manifesto II (1973) Paul Kurtz begins with this explanation of Humanism.
"Humanism is a philosophical, religious and moral point of view as old as human civilization itself. It has its roots in classical China, Greece, and Rome; it is expressed in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, in the scientific revolution, and in the twentieth century." Most studious Christians know that the religion of all these nations generally was the worship of ancestors and demons. He says again, "In 1933 a group of 34 liberal humanists in the United States defined and enunciated the philosophical and religious principles that seemed to them fundamental. They drafted Humanist Manifesto I, which for its time was a radical document. It was concerned with with expressing a general religious and philosophical outlook that rejected orthodox and dogmatic positions..."
In Ps.2:2, The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One - the Messiah, the Christ. They say in Acts 4:25-27, Let us break Their bands (of restraint) asunder, and cast Their cords (of control) from us. He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision (and in supreme contempt He mocks them). Please finish reading this Psalm.
Those who have lived many years have seen the results of this rejection of orthodox or Biblical views or reason. When we left Christian principles, our level of mental, spiritual and physical life took a descending order. Never have so many people been so concerned for their health; never have so many been so sickly. This is true of mental health also.
He tries to justify the weakness and failure of Manifesto I by using this excuse, "It did not and could not address itself to future problems and needs." Yet the precepts of the Bible which they reject, has addressed all of man's problems and needs, and has met the needs of all who abide in it.
"What more pressing need than to recognize in this critical age of modern science and technology that, if no deity will save us, we must save ourselves?" I must say that it looks like this idea that we can save ourselves has failed miserably. Acts 4:11-12, This (Jesus) is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head (the external angle) of the corner - the Cornerstone. See Ps. 118:22. And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.
There are more depressed and suicidal people today than in all of American history. The rate seems to be escalating as our nation in general follows these two Manifestos. So you see that even though they say they are not a religious group, that is hardly the truth. See Jn. 8:32 and I Cor. 3:19-21.
"Today man's larger understanding of the universe, his scientific achievements, and his deeper appreciation of brotherhood,... " I have to question anyone's appreciation of brotherhood who sanctions murder of the unborn, the old, the infirm, the undesirable. Yet, Jesus Christ appreciates all people.
Manifesto I "First: Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created." The Bible explains the creation in Gen. 1. In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth... also see Heb. 1:2-3; 11:3.
"Second: Humanism believes that man is part of nature and that he has emerged as a result of a continuous process." Gen. 1:26, God said. Let Us (Father, Son, and Holy spirit) make mankind in our image, after our likeness; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the (tame) beasts, and over all of the earth, and every thing that creeps on the earth.
See Heb. 1:2, 11:3 and Ps. 104:30. The theory of evolution says man evolved from a type of ape. I have always wondered why there are still apes today. If it is true that they changed because their environment no longer supported their life style, how did the ones we know today survive. Also, how did some of them have the intelligence to change and how did they know what to change?
Gen.1:24, And God said, Let the earth bring firth living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creeping things, and (wild) beasts of the earth according to their kind. And it was so. Gen. 2:19-20, And whatever Adam called every living creature, that is its name.
Satan and his bunch have always lied to man and tried to trick him. He started this deception by calling it a theory; today this theory is taught as fact. Jn. 8:44, You are of your father the devil; and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires (which are characteristic) of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him; for he is a liar (himself) and the father of lies and all that is false.
Satan never shows us the end results of our sins; he paints them beautifully. He never shows us the ugly details. This is called gradualism. Gradualism: the policy of approaching a desired end by gradual stages. In other words, it's a sneaky way of manipulation to seduce a situation in a person.
"Third: Holding an organic view of life, humanists find that the traditional dualism of mind and body must be rejected." I Thes. 5:23, And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through - that is, separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God - and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete (and found) blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Actually man is three parts: he is a spirit, which has a mind, and they live in a body. See Mat. 10:28.
"Fourth: Humanism recognizes that man's religious culture and civilization, as clearly depicted by anthropology and history, are the product of a gradual development due to his interaction with his natural environment..." This seems a strange statement for them to make. No group of historians or anthropologists can agree with each other on the issue of earth's or man's creation. Each group can punch big holes in the others theory.
Read Gen. 1-3 and see that God, Adam and Eve could talk. Adam tended the garden. Gen. 6, Noah built a boat at the direction of God. It was the size of a modern World War I battleship. "In 1609 at Hoon, Holland the Netherlandish Mennonite, P. Jansen, produced a vessel after the pattern of the ark, only smaller, whereby he proved it was well adapted for floating, and would carry a cargo greater by one third than any other form of like cubical content." It revolutionized ship building. Since 1900, every large vessel on the high seas was definitely inclined toward the proportions of Noah's Ark (as verified by Lloyd's Register of Shipping in the World Almanac). From Lang's Commentary.
"A person born into a particular culture is largely molded to that culture." This is partly true; however man came into this world equipped with a brain. He can reason, choose and change. Humanists would like for all of us to agree with them and become as they want us. Where, in all of this, is there true freedom? God does not make us do anything. With Him it is freedom of choice. Gal. 6:7, Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. And that is a fact you may not choose to live a Christian life but you will eventually reap the results of what you do.
"Fifth: Humanism asserts that the nature of the universe depicted by modern science makes unacceptable any supernatural or cosmic guarantees of values." Gen. 1-2 explains the creation. Heb.1:3, He is the perfect imprint -very image - of God's nature upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. All of us live and move and have our being by His Word and permission.
"Religion must formulate its hopes and plans in the light of scientific spirit and method." God does not have to become subjected to the scientific spirit and method since He created all things. Heb. 1:2, 10, Also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time - (that is) He made, produced, built, operated and arranged them in order. And (further), You, Lord, did lay down the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the works of Your hands.
"Sixth: We are convinced that the time has passed for theism, ...has passed." Theism - belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of man and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world. See Heb. 1-2. Ps. 14:1, The (empty headed) fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable deeds, there is none that does good or right. See Rom. 3:10.
"Seventh: Religion consists of those actions, purposes,and experiences which are humanly significant. It includes labor, art, science, philosophy, love, friendship, recreation - all that is in its degree expressive of intelligently satisfying human living. The distention between the sacred and the secular can no longer be maintained." This looks like mans worship of himself and his pride in what he can accomplish.
It completely overlooks the fact (James 1:17) that every good gift that man has comes from the Father in Heaven. There is a religion called Pantheism which maintains that everything is in God and God is in everything, therefore I am God. Romans 1 tells us of the descent into degradation of people who have known God, decided to deny Him and begin to worship the created rather than the Creator.
"Eight: Religious Humanism considers the complete realization of human personality to be the end of mans life." It seems here they think there is no life after death and no judgment. Heb. 9:27, And just as it is appointed for (all) men once to die and after that the (certain) judgment. II Cor. 5:6 " 8, Paul talks about being absent from the body (dead) and present with the Lord. See Jn. 6:40 and Luke 18:30.
"Ninth: In place of the old attitudes involved in worship and prayer the humanist finds his religious emotions expressed in a heightened sense of personal life and in a cooperative effort to promote social well being." Question - What went wrong? From casual observation it looks like this belief has brought almost total failure. This is self worship at its height. Self worship beings terrible fears. Deep in the heart of man he knows he has no power to save himself. Review Romans 1.
When a person becomes so self centered and self motivated that all in life must revolve around him, you will find our present day rebellious people. Gods of self are so small they cave in on themselves. Gen. 4:3-15, Cain is a worshiper of himself and what he could do; he would do it his way or else. This type of worship began in rebellion and ended in murder. Today we are witness to this type of worship; it also ends in rebellion and often murder. "Heightened sense of personal life" sounds selfish to me. In II Timothy 3:1-5 we have listed the results of being too self centered. In I Sam. 15:23, For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. When we become so self centered that we will do anything and manipulate everything to get our way, we have entered into witchcraft.
"Tenth: It follows that there will be no uniquely religious emotions and attitudes of the kind hitherto associated with belief in the supernatural." This is a very strong statement and is contrary to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It does parallel the Communist Manifesto. Matt. 22:37-39, You shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. See Deut. 6:5. Now when I love someone that much there will just possibly be a little emotions shown. When we consider the magnitude of what Jesus Christ has done for us, we will worship and praise Him. The desire of humanism to stop our religious attitudes and emotions amounts to witchcraft. Is this brotherhood?
"Eleventh: Men will learn to face the crises of life in terms of his knowledge of their naturalness and probability. Reasonable and manly attitudes will be fostered by education and supported by custom." It seems that we have proved this to be an incorrect assumption. It has failed wonderfully! Men today seem to be weaker in principle and courage than I have seen in my lifetime. A large proportion of our young men are on drugs because they cannot stand the pressure of everyday life. The Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 3:13 and Heb. 4:16).
"We assume that humanism will take the path of social and mental hygiene and discourage sentimental and unreal hopes and wishful thinking." In this statement humanists show how little they know of the nature of men. These are the real results of fifty years of humanism in school and church: more mentally ill than ever, more substance abuse than ever, more social unrest than ever. The young people we have worked with are overloaded with unreal hopes and wishful thinking. We have suicide at a rate never even imagined in years gone by. As a young person until age 25, I never knew one person who had killed himself. I knew only one or two who used alcohol and none that used drugs. We are largely a group of ungrateful people and this is especially true in the church.
We have been taught to believe God for our wants, not our needs. God promised to meet our needs. Phil. 4:19, And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
"Twelfth: Believing that religion must work increasingly for joy in living, religious humanists aim to foster the creative in man and to encourage achievements that add to the satisfaction of life." Neh. 8:10, The joy of the Lord is your strength. Rom. 14:17, The kingdom of God is not a matter of (getting the) food and drink (one likes), but instead, it is righteousness - that state which makes a person acceptable to God - and heart peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
We have worked with hundreds of youth who have indulged in most of the sins advocated in the humanist manifestos. To their horror, they did not have a life of joy at all. They have found that whether you are a Christian or not sooner or later you pay for your sins. Adultery brings many worries and abortion brings earth shaking guilt; there is deep remorse, shame, loss and disease. You cannot have heart peace and joy when the things you have done bring guilt and fears.
"Thirteen: Certainly religious institutions, their ritualistic forms, ecclesiastical methods, and communal activities must be reconstituted as rapidly as experience allows,.." What happens to our guarantee of freedom of worship? There are a few charlatans in Christianity who need to be reconstituted but by and large this is not true. God is able to take care of His wayward children (as we have had graphic examples in the last two years).
"Fourteenth: The humanists are firmly convinced that existing acquisitive and profit-motivated society has shown itself to be inadequate and a radical change in methods, controls, and motives must be instituted. Humanists demand a shared life in a shared world." It is a lie for anyone to say our economic system did not work. It worked as long a sound economic system was used. You may have noticed that our economic system decline parallels the issuing of these two manifestoes.
II Thes. 3:10-11, If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. In the Old Testament owners of fields were supposed to leave the corners of the fields unharvested, leave gleanings for those who had need of food; and let anyone traveling in his field eat all he needed (only he must not take more than he could eat).
Lev.23:33 " Jer.49:9, The Christians were to bring all their tithes into the storehouse (armory) that there may be food in my house. Mal. 3:10, It is the job of the Christian community to share with those in need. Each person was expected to provide for and care for his relatives when they came upon hard times. See I Tim.5:8.
"Fifteenth and last: We assert that humanism will: (a)affirm life rather than deny it; (b) seek to elicit the possibilities of life not flee from it; and (c) endeavor to establish the condition of a satisfactory life for all, not merely the few." I think you should judge this statement in the light of condition in the U.S.A. today. Have they accomplished their stated aims or have they accomplished their real aims? The real way to success is found in Joshua 1:6-9 (please read and study).
Manifesto II
We will only discuss the additions to Manifesto I. This manifesto is divided into six main headings: Religion, Ethics, The Individual, Democratic Society, World Community and Humanity as a Whole.
Duet. 11:26-27, Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; The blessing, if you obey the commandants of the Lord your God, which I command you this day; And the curse, if you will not obey the commandants of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way I commanded you this day, to go after other gods which you have not known. Pro. 10:20, The tongue of those who are upright and in right standing with God is as choice silver; the mind of those who are wicked and out of harmony with God is of little value. Read Prov. 2-3 to learn about true wisdom.
"Faced with apocalyptic prophesies and doomsday scenarios, many flee in despair from reason and embrace irrational cults and theologies of withdrawal and retreat." Prov. 3:25, Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes. For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught (in a trap or hidden danger). See also Ps. 92. This does not sound like retreat nor fear. Study Prov. 8:11 and Prov. 9.
Listen to some utter fantasy, "A humanist outlook will tap the creative of each human being and provide the vision and courage for us to work together." In the fifty plus years since the humanists first manifesto was written, I have see most of their desires put into effect. Why hasn't each human's creative been taped? It looks right but the opposite is true; there are more people on welfare than ever in all our history as a nation. Where is the vision, courage and working together for good of each other? Religion "First: We find insufficient evidence for belief in the existence of a supernatural; it is either meaningless or irrelevant to the question of the survival and fulfillment of the human race. As nor-theist, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity." Gen. 1-3, Jesus Christ came to minister to the human race. Matt. 20:28, Jesus Christ, the supernatural, came to heal and help the natural man.
"Traditional religions often offer solace to humans, but as often they inhibit humans from helping themselves or experiencing their full potentials." Isn't this Communist doctrine? This statement is directly opposite to the effects of truly following the Bible. Actually it is difficult to avoid reaching your God given potential if you follow His advice. Josh 1:7-8, Contains the formula for good success. Be strong and of good courage, follow the law, the book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, meditate on it day and night, and do all that is written in it, and then you shall make your way prosperous and have good success.
"But we can discover no divine purpose or providence for the human species. While there is much we do not know, (now here we get the truth there is certainly much they do not know) humans are responsible for what we are or will become." This is only partially true. With God's help we reach His full plan for us when we follow His Bible. The godless mind of man is described in Gen. 6:5, The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. Ps. 14:1-3, They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy; there is none that does good or right, no, not one.
"No deity will save us; we must save ourselves." From what they have said so far, it is hard to see why we need saving. But God says: Eph. 2:1-3, And you (He made alive), when you were dead (slain) by (your) trespasses and sins. In which at one time you walked habitually. You were following the course and fashion of this world - were under the sway of the tendency of this present age - following the prince of the power of the air. (You were obedient to him and were under his control,) the (demon) spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience - the careless, the rebellious and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God. See John 3:16; Rom. 1:16 and 10:10.
"Second: Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful." See II Tim.3:15 and Ps. 9:7-10. While the fear of damnation is terrible, salvation is the greatest security creating peace and an environment for success in life.
"Rather, science affirms that the human species is an emergence from natural evolutionary forces." As a teacher I have done some study of this theory and found no concrete evidence of any truth in it. Instead I see that the so-called facts change over time, and the evidence brakes down and is inconsistent. There is very little agreement among evolutionists. See Gen. 1-3.
"There is no credible evidence that life survives the death of the body." Heb. 9:27, And just as it is appointed for (all) man once to die and after that the (certain) judgment. II Cor. 5:6-9, So then, we are always full of good courage; we know that while we are at home in the body we are abroad from the home with the Lord.
Ethics "Third: Ethics is autonomous and situational, needing no theological or ideological sanction." Our Republic was founded on the laws of the Bible and they worked very well for America until those who wanted to destroy our Republic came to power. With these people came the beginning of the seduction, "for the good life here and now", of the American people and questioning of Biblical law. Read Ex. and Deut. for a understanding of God's law. Situational ethics has no place in God's kingdom. A nation or a person without ethics is unstable an untrustworthy. Doing what is right because it is right and not because you might get caught, used to be a child's guide to questionable situations.
"Fourth: Reason and intelligence are the most effective instruments that mankind possess. There is not substitute: neither faith nor passion suffices in itself." This is indeed shallow and trite, really just plain nonsense. Listen to the Bible. Ps. 111:10, The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Pro. 4:5 - 4:7, The beginning of Wisdom is, get Wisdom - skillful and godly Wisdom! Roe skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing. And with all you have gotten get understanding - discernment, comprehension and interpretation. See James 1:5. Go to Pro. 7:1, But fools despise Wisdom... Pro. 3:13, Happy is the man that findeth Wisdom.
The Individual "Fifth: The preciousness and dignity of the individual person is a central humanist value." This is a strange statement because the next paragraph describes ways of harming people that humanists approve. It is God who created us to have freedom of choice. For every freedom we have there is equal responsibility. Study seriously number six.
"Sixth: ...we believe that intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritan cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct." The Bible tells us in Gal. 6:7, Be not deceived; God will not allow himself to be sneered at - scorned, disdained or mocked. He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God. For whatsoever a man soweth that shall he reap. We are informed that people who commit adultery, sodomy, homosexuals, and participate in deviate sex receive curses. These curses are simply the results of their action. Like 2+2=4, certain actions bring certain curses. Some of these curses will go on to be a part of the life of many generations.
"The right to birth control, abortion, and divorce should be recognized." In number five it was stated that all people have preciousness and have dignity. What about the unborn? What about responsibility for your own actions? Why should I have to help pay for your abortion, when you do not love and respect yourself enough to do what is best for yourself? Ex. 23:7, Be very careful not to condemn to death the innocents and the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked. Deut. 19:10,13; 21:8-9; 27:24- 25, Cursed are those who take money to slay the innocent. Ps. 106:37-42; Pro. 6:16-17, The results of shedding innocent whether born or unborn are found in Joel 3:19: they and the land shall become a desolation and a wilderness.
"The many varieties of sexual exploration should not in themselves be considered "evil." ..individuals should be permitted to express their sexual proclivities they so desire." These actions bring curses: adultery: Nu. 5:27, Duet. 22:13-21 " 27:21-22, Ex. 22:19; incest: Deut. 27:20, Lev. 18: 6- 18, Gen. 19:36-38, Deut. 23:4; abortion: Ex. 21:22-23; homosexuals: Lev. 20:13; sodomy: Gen. 19:13, 24-25. A curse for sexual sin may be a disease, death of children, loss of country or loss of own life.
Democratic Society Seventh: The seventh includes the right to suicide and the right to murder those that others say should die. Ex. 20:13, You shall commit no murder. Eph. 5:29, No man ever hated his own body. A demon or group of demons may convince a man to kill himself.
"Eighth: All persons should have a voice in developing the values and goals that determine their lives." It speaks as if this was not already granted us both by God and our Constitution. God's values and goals for your life are always the best. But God tells us to choose whomever we wish to serve, Josh. 24:15. God's suggestions for running our life is in Ex., Lev. and Deut.
"Ninth: The separation of church and state and the separation of ideology and state are imperatives." Direct contradiction of Manifesto I number seven, "The distinction between sacred and secular can no longer be maintained."
Tenth: In number ten economic systems are to be judged by how that system increases the economic well-being for all individuals. The is no economic system on earth which has been able to meet everyone's economic well-being.
"Hence the door is open to alternative economic systems." This is the drive to one world, one money then to no money. People will be easier to control if they have no money with which to trade or all trade goes on through some system that is monitored. See Rev. 13:16-17.
"Eleventh: Individuals should be encouraged to contribute to their own betterment, If unable, then society should provide means to satisfy their basic economic, health, and cultural needs, including, whatever resources make possible a minimum guarantied annual salary." They claim here to be concerned for all old people, outcasts, abused children, etc. But just before this, they said they were for abortion, suicide and euthanasia.
II Tim. 3:10, If any will not work, let him not eat. As Christians, we are to help those around us who suffer need. In the United States our welfare programs are holding people in bondage to the program. Instead of getting people into productive jobs, we have several generations on the program. This aim of welfare sounds good but does not produce a good consequence.
"We believe in the right to universal education. Innovative and experimental forms of education are to be welcomed." It looks like us have had so much innovated and experimental education that no one knows how to teach or teach anyone how to learn. Fifty years ago children who desired to learn could. They could accumulate a lot of knowledge in twelve years in school. In II Tim. 2 :15 we are instructed to study to show ourselves approved unto God.
World Community "Twelfth: We deplore the division of humankind on nationalistic grounds. Thus we look to the development of a system of world law and a world order based upon transnational federal government. We thus reaffirm a commitment to the building of world community,..." I believe I have read about this in Rev. It will be very interesting to see that our system work. It may take from one to five years to get your case heard in court now. Just think, you might get "euthanasiased" before your case came up. If you won a settlement, the proceeds could go to the government. Rev. 13:14, Sounds like the New Age Movement, Occult, Satanic Worship, Humanism, God and Goddess Worship all rolled into one.
"Thirteenth: This world community must renounce the resort to violence and force as a method of solving international disputes." I recommend that every Christian get a copy of both humanist manifestos and study them. Of course, if you have not diligently studied you Bible and sought God's wisdom and understanding, you will not be able to recognize its diabolical reasoning. Much of what they advocate sounds so good to the mind that wants to be passive in life. We have three great seducers: lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and pride of life. Lust: desire, pleasure, uncontrolled desire, eagerness to possess. These three work together to cause us to spend time hoping we won't have to fight for right and that we can just indulge and enjoy ourselves.
Lust of the flesh promotes love of soft, pampered and effeminate life. Effeminate: 1. having the qualities attributed to a woman (not necessarily homosexual but often leading to it), as weakness, gentleness, delicacy, unmanly. 2. characterized by such qualities: weak; soft, decadent, (decadent: a falling away, a decline in force or quality; a process or condition, or period of decline, as in morals); decay, (decay: to deteriorate, to become rotten), decline. Not wanting to suffer loss of children, our life or our possessions.
Lust of the eyes works in us with greed, covertness, envy, fervent desire. We want desperately to get, to get more and more, and by any and all means keep what we have no matter what we have to compromise to keep it all. We greatly desire the admiration of others about our accomplishments.
Pride of life works in us to cause us to compromise righteous values in order to keep things or situations as we want them. To enjoy the dominion over all that we can dominate. The Devil tempted Christ in these three ways also: 1. to gratify a bodily appetite, (lust of the flesh) 2. to court applause, (lust of the eyes) and 3. to purchase dominion (pride of life). In Spirit-Filled Christians these three are used to put down any Christian who is not doing as well as we are or who has problems or fails in any way. The Devil is the force behind lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life. How do we overcome? Rev. 12:11, And they overcame (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb (salvation of body soul and spirit), and by the utterance of their testimony (being unashamed of the works of God in your life), for they did not love their life and cling to life even when faced with death - holding their lives cheap till they had to die )for their witnessing.
"Fourteenth: Ecological damage, resource depletion,and excessive population growth must be checked by international concord." Gen. 1:28, And God blessed them,and said to them Be ye fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it (with all its vast resources). He said to subdue the earth not destroy it. So you see, God has given the directions for the use of the earth but we have not obeyed.
"Fifteenth: It is the moral obligation of the developed nations to provide - through an international authority that safeguards human rights - massive technical, agricultural, medical, and economic assistance, including birth control techniques, to the developing portions of the globe." We have done this. The banking system has lent billions to Third World Nations and has succeeding in almost bankrupting all of them. These countries can hardly pay the interest on their debts and this is almost bankrupting the U.S.A. It has turned respect and admiration for the U.S.A. into contempt and hate. There is a curse on willing deceivers, see Jos. 9:23; Jer. 48:10; Mal. 1:14; Gen. 27:12. The money of our aid has in most cases gone into leaders' pockets and not into improvements in the countries. This idea was a fluke; it has failed. We should help others but not try to lead them into a life-style they cannot understand and do not want.
"Hence extreme disproportions in wealth, income, and economic growth should reduced on a worldwide scale." The Bible tells us throughout its pages that He will provide the needs of those who follow Him. Most of the nations we have lent to worship false gods and have rejected knowledge of the true God. We are also taught to use wisdom in all we do; that includes our giving and imposing our life-style on others. America has been blessed because the majority of its citizens were Christians and abided by the Biblical precepts but that is no longer true. Our economics will go as our obedience to God goes.
"Sixteenth: Technology is a vital key to human progress and development." The fear (reverent fear) of God is the beginning of wisdom. In the old days when a discovery was made, the discoverer declared, "Look what God has wrought." "We are particularly disturbed when technology... is used to modify humans without their consent." If they really believe this, they would have to condemn abortion. Abortion certainly modifies a human being; it is total destruction.
"Seventeenth: The world must be open to diverse political, ideological, and moral viewpoints and evolve a worldwide system of television and radio for information and education." I have a friend who spent five years in Africa; in that country television was not allowed. The leaders felt it would corrupt the people's morals. T.V. does educate, but alas, it is a downward trend to a base, crude and evil level.
SUMMARY - This document on humanism is not consistent. On the hand it says it respects human life and on the other hand it favors euthanasia, suicide and abortion. It advocates a total rejection of worship of God and insists that man worship himself. That above all else man must have things the way he thinks he wants them and to indulge all his base desires. It implies a love for mankind, but upon careful reading, you find little room for personal or religious freedom. Condemns violence but in truth creates violence.
For the results of being taught these ideas for fifty plus years, see American youth. It was not a good dream, it is a nightmare. Our only hope is a return to Biblical principles. The way back will not be through following the masses but following Jesus Christ. Is our nation too far gone? If we were to all repent and change our wicked ways today, God would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah, for shedding innocent blood. In Jer. 22 we find the punishment for shedding innocent blood and for injustice - the loss of the homeland and going into slavery.
As I see it, Humanism is anti-Christ, anti-Christian, anti-freedom and anti- people. Their Manifestos are full of contradictions and lies. After more than fifty years under their influence, we are not better off but worse off in every way. It's teachings help a person to become extremely self-centered. It fosters the idea that everything, even God, exists to serve man's wants. It's stand in favor of abortion, divorce, euthanasia and suicide confuses the person's ability to love. By encouraging these four things, people influenced by humanism will not understand the true meaning of love neither will he take up the responsibility that love carries.
Lust, greed, irresponsibility, laziness and hardness of heart come into people and take the place that love, generosity, responsibility, productive activity and caring should have. There is a tendency to want to stay dependent on others and not mature. Today most marriages are made in lust, most children are conceived in lust and most lives are spent in lust. Read Chapter 13 of I Cor. and examine yourself. I have been working on my life and attitudes to adapt this chapter into my heart and life for many years.
It causes people to seek to escape from all suffering, to escape all consequences of bad behavior, etc. It does us good to learn how to deal with our failures and hard times, to work hard, to suffer from persecutions, to handle discouragement and despair, etc.
PRAYERS - If you have see the work of humanism in your life and attitudes, and you desire to see and understand how it has worked its way into you life, pray with me this prayer and add those sins particular to your life.
Those who have tried to use inner healing and visualization to bring peace and success should repent and renounce all of these things as idolatry and rebellion. Then break soul ties with the person who instructed you in it and call out demons of rejection, bitterness, rebellion and idolatry. Call out the names of the religions that practice these things.
Father in Heaven, I thank you for exposing the true aims of humanism to me. I realize it is against you, your presence and your power. I have spent years under it's instruction. In many subtle ways its doctrine interferes with my believing, heeding and trusting you. Forgive me for not being diligent in searching out its true aims. I ask you Lord for wisdom, knowledge and discernment to know the place this religion holds in my mind and life and how it interferes in my relationship with you and others. I break its power and curse over me beginning this day in Jesus Christ's name. I will be diligent in reading, studying and applying your Word to my life. I will not try to excuse myself from obedience to the Bible but will begin to obey your precepts as I learn them. I thank you for helping me understand and discern the difference between your word and will, and humanism's will and aims. Thank you for working with me as I act on your word and cast out the demon intruders in my life. I break the bondage of humanism off my mind in Jesus Christ's name. I break the curses of idolatry, witchcraft, lies and domination off me and my descendants in Jesus name.
We break these Biblical curses that are the results of our being taught under Humanism: willing deceivers (Jos. 9:23, Jer. 48:10, Gen. 27:12, Mal. 1:14); an adulterous woman (Nu. 5:27); adulterers (Job 24:15-18); idolatry (Jer. 44:8, Deut. 29:19); those who keep or own cursed objects (Deut.7:25); house of the wicked (Pro. 3:33); thieves and those who swear falsely by the Lord's name (Zech. 5:4); those who rob God (Mal. 3:9); those who harken to their wives rather than to God (Gen. 3:17); those who make graven images (Deut. 5:8); willfully cheating people out of their property (Deut. 27:17); incest (Deut. 27:20-22); bestiality (Deut. 27:21); shedding innocent blood (Deut. 27:24); the proud (Ps. 119:21); trusting in man (Jer. 48:10); those who reward evil for good (Pro. 17:13); illegitimate children (Deut. 23:3); children of incest (Gen. 19:36-38); murders (Ex. 21:12); children who strike their parents (Ex. 21:15); cursing parents (Ex. 21:17); murdering the unborn (Ex. 21:22-23); not preventing death (Ex. 21:29); witchcraft (Ex. 22: 20); those who attempt to turn anyone away from God (Deut. 13:6-9); horoscope followers (Deut. 17:2-5); not disciplining children (I Sam. 2:8-9); those who teach rebellion against God (Jer. 28:16-17); those who sacrifice human beings (Lev. 20:2); homosexuals (Lev. 20:13); blaspheming the Lord's name (Lev. 15-16); the carnal minded (Rom. 8:6); and rebellious children (Deut. 21:18-21) in Jesus Christ's Name. Amen.
Rejection, Escape,
Fear of Rejection, Drugs: Street and Prescription,
Demonic Subjection, Alcohol,
Self Rejection and Hatred, Over Sleeping,
Rejection of Others, Indifferent,
Rejection of God, Stoicism,
Bitterness, Lethargy,
Resentment, Depression,
Hatred, Despair,
Unforgiveness Toward Self, Despondency,
Unforgiveness Toward Others, Discouragement,
Unforgiveness Toward God, Defeat,
Temper, Hopelessness,
Violence, Morbid,
Rage, Gloom,
Anger, Disgust,
Retaliation, Heaviness,
Murder, Evil Spirit of Unbelief,
Abortion, Occult,
Suicide, ESP,
Rebellion, Hypnotism,
Self-will, Horoscope - Astrology,
Stubbornness, Levitations,
Disobedience, Fortune Telling,
Anti-Submission, Tarot Cards - Tea leaf Reading,
Strife in Family, Witchcraft - Black and White Magic,
Quarreling, Conjuration,
Fighting: Physical and Verbal, Soul Travel,
Demonic Domination, Charms, Fetishes, Talisman, Amulets,
Self-Idolatry, Self-Worship,
Humanism, Man is God,
Demonic Denomination, One-World Government,
Idol Worship, One-World Money,
Witchcraft, New Age Movement,
Deception, Irresponsibly,
Stupor, Evaluation,
Anti-God, Situational Ethics,
Anti-Salvation, Can't Comprehend,
Anti-Bible, Denial,
Anti-Christ, Denying God's Protection,
Anti-Salvation by Jesus, Denying God's Provision,
Lies and Lying, Denying God's Love,
Human Reasonings, Denying God's Presence,
Stupid Imaginations, Denying God Provided Man with a Spirit,
Vain Imaginations, Denying that God is Supernatural,
Anti-Godly Supernatural, Denying True Worship of God,
Worship of:, Denying Prayer and Power of Prayer,
Medicine, Denying God Will Answer Prayer,
Demons, Denying Religious Emotions,
Science, Denying Godly Hope,
Man's Reason, Unreasonableness,
Man's Intellect, False Religions,
Self, Buddhism,
Pride, Taoism,
Ego, Vanity, New Age,
Man's Ideas, Hinduism,
Aggression:, Islam,
Against God, Shintoism,
Against Others, Confucianism and Ancestor Worship,
Against God's Law, Masons,
Violence, Pantheism,
Hate, God and Goddess Worship,
Envy, Unnatural Affections,
Empty Headed Fool, Unreal Expectations,
Lust of the Eye, Wishful Thinking,
Greed, Hateful Thinking,
Covetousness, Demonic Domination,
Fervent and Uncontrollable Desire, Unreal Hopes,
Conquest for "Good Life", Socialism,
Envy, Pride of Life,
Pleasure, Self-Righteousness,
Grasping, Self- Realization,
Lust of the Flesh, Self-Fulfillment,
Over Indulgent Food, Things, Etc., Self-Worship,
Self Gratification, Self-Glorification,
Comfort, Compromise,
Self Seduction, Demonic Domination,
Effeminate Life:, Haughty,
Soft, Pampered, Weakness, Delicacy, Vain,
Unmanly, Decadent, Decline in Force, Pride,
Decline in Morals, Decay, Rot, Ego,
Adultery, Hard Hearted,
Fornication, Calloused,
Sodomy, Vain Imagination,
Demonic Sex, Shedding Innocent Blood,
Deviate Sex, Abortion,
Perverted, Murder,
Pornography, Euthanasia,
Homosexual, Infanticide,
Divorce, Infirm Demons,
1. Amplified Bible
2. Pigs in the Parlor
3. Humanist Manifesto I and II
4. Webster's Dictionary