A COMPARISON OF THE TRADITIONAL BELIEF SYSTEM OF THE BIBLE AND THE COMPREHENSIVE BELIEF SYSTEM OF HUMANISM

(rearranged by topic)
Source: Dr. Ed Rowe, NEW AGE GLOBALISM 84-88 (1985).

ABSOLUTES:

God-Centered View: Certain absolute moral values.

Man-Centered View: Uncertain, amoral values.

CERTAINTY AND CHANGE:

God-Centered View: God does not change (there is certainty) therefore this system includes law which defines certainty.

Man-Centered View: There is no certainty because there is constant change (evolution); therefore law must be continually changed.

DEVIL (EXISTENCE OF)

God-Centered View: There is a devil (Satan).

Man-Centered View: There is no devil.

DRUGS:

God-Centered View: Use of drugs is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Use of drugs is OK.

EUTHANASIA:

God-Centered View: Killing of old people and sick persons (euthanasia) is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Killing of old people and sick persons (euthanasia) is OK.

FAITH:

God-Centered View: Man is able to freely receive the benefits of God's grace by faith.

Man-Centered View: Man's faith is in himself and he must create his own benefits.

FAMILY:

God-Centered View: The family is the basic unit of society. The family is responsible to fulfill physical necessities.

Man-Centered View: The individual is the basic unit of society. Society is responsible to fulfill physical necessities.

FELLOWSHIP:

God-Centered View: God has made man in His image-spirit, soul and body-to be in fellowship with Him.

Man-Centered View: Man is an animal (soul and body) and needs only to be in fellowship with himself.

FORGIVENESS:

God-Centered View: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (Forgiveness is required here).

Man-Centered View: Humanism teaches love is never having to say "I'm sorry" (No need for forgiveness).

HOMOSEXUALITY:

God-Centered View: Homosexuality (sodomy) is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Homosexuality (sodomy) is OK.

JUDGEMENT:

God-Centered View: We have to answer directly to God for our actions ultimately.

Man-Centered View: Humanism teaches the individual need answer only to himself.

LAW AND AUTHORITY:

God-Centered View: The law is the authority that establishes the boundary of conduct.

Man-Centered View: No man need recognize any authority beyond himself.

LESBIANISM:

God-Centered View: Lesbianism is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Lesbianism is OK.

LIFE AFTER DEATH:

God-Centered View: Life after Death.

Man-Centered View: No life after death.

LOVE:

God-Centered View: God is love.

Man-Centered View: Sex is love.

LYING:

God-Centered View: Lying is wrong, regardless what the liar thinks.

Man-Centered View: Lying doesn't exist if the liar thinks its O.K.

MAN (NATURE OF):

God-Centered View: Man is basically evil, separated from God and God has to determine a set of values for him.

Man-Centered View: Humanism teaches Man is basically good and therefore is able to determine his own values by himself.

MEN AND WOMEN:

God-Centered View: Men and women are different.

Man-Centered View: Men and women are the same.

OVERVIEW:

God-Centered View: God, creation, morality, the fallen state of man, redemption through Christ and the free-enterprise capitalist system.

Man-Centered View: Rejection of God and substitution of evolution, amorality, basic goodness of man, and one-world socialist system.

PORNOGRAPHY:

God-Centered View: Pornography is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Pornography is OK.

PROFANITY:

God-Centered View: God's name should not be profaned, because God should be respected above all.

Man-Centered View: Humanism allows the profaning of God's name since God does not exist.

PROSTITUTION AND ABORTION:

God-Centered View: Prostitution, incest and abortion-on-demand are wrong.

Man-Centered View: Prostitution, incest and abortion-on-demand are OK.

PUBLIC NUDITY:

God-Centered View: Public nudity is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Public nudity is OK.

REPRODUCTION:

God-Centered View: Sex is for procreation and we are to multiply and inhabit the land.

Man-Centered View: We are over-populated (a lie) and must stop having babies.

RIGHT AND WRONG:

God-Centered View: There are absolute rights and wrongs.

Man-Centered View: There are no absolute rights and wrongs.

SEX AND MARRIAGE:

God-Centered View: Sex is a beautiful relationship between husband and wife who have become one flesh.

Man-Centered View: Sex is a physical animal need that must be gratified in any way that the person craves.

SEX AND THE PUBLIC:

God-Centered View: Sensuality and sexual activities should be in private.

Man-Centered View: Sensuality and sexual activities in public are acceptable conduct.

SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE:

God-Centered View: Sex outside marriage (fornication, adultery, etc.) is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Sex outside marriage (fornication, adultery, etc.) is OK.

SIN (EXISTENCE OF):

God-Centered View: Guilt and shame result when a person does something wrong (sin) according to that which is written (the law of God).

Man-Centered View: No guilt and shame exist because no one can do any wrong (sin). Wrong (sin) does not exist, therefore guilt and shame do not exist.

SIN (RECONCILIATION):

God-Centered View: God has freely given, (by grace) Jesus Christ (so that man can be reconciled to God).

Man-Centered View: Humanism teaches there is no sin and man needs to be reconciled only to himself.

SOVEREIGNTY OF NATIONS:

God-Centered View: The sovereignty of each nation to govern itself.

Man-Centered View: One-world system ruled by an intellectual elite.

SUICIDE:

God-Centered View: Suicide is wrong.

Man-Centered View: Suicide is OK.

SUPREME BEING:

God-Centered View: God is Supreme Being, therefore faith and trust are in Him.

Man-Centered View: Man is Supreme Being, therefore faith and trust is in man.

God-Centered View: God is a supernatural being, omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (knowledge of everything).

Man-Centered View: Humanism teaches psychic phenomena to give man (supreme being) the sense (feeling) of being supernatural. Psycho trip.

VALUES (SOURCE OF):

God-Centered View: God has written His values (the Bible) and if man obeys he will be prosperous and have life (love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, dependability, goodness and self-control).

Man-Centered View: Man must follow his own changing values and society must be responsible for the consequences of his actions (abortion, illegitimate births, lesbianism, homosexuality, murder, hatred, strife). human2.htm

ALSO READ:The Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Making of a Deception Socialist Humanism?
Global Ideology, Humanistic Studies and the Aspen Institute Star Trek Beams Down Humanism


http://www.biblebelievers.biz/