In this episode of The Shining Light Podcast, Pastor Sam Jones and Patrick “No Compromise with Humanism” Wyett discuss the content in the Humanist Manifesto II and how it has succeeded in turning our once Christian culture into a humanist one. This episode will help you understand what is happening in our world and where some of these ideas come from. This episode also points out the sad realities that many churches have embraced humanism as they have surrendered the word of God in their pulpits.
… Humanist Manifesto II in 1973. Here’s a snippet from that specifically God-denying document:
“Many kinds of humanism exist in the contemporary world. The varieties and emphases of naturalistic humanism include “scientific,” “ethical,” “democratic,” “religious,” and “Marxist” humanism. Free thought, atheism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, rationalism, ethical culture, and liberal religion all claim to be heir to the humanist tradition.”
It’s telling that these leading humanists consider liberal religion as an ally in thought and cause. And what exactly are their beliefs? We’ll let the document do the talking:
“As in 1933 (referring to the original Humanist Manifesto), humanists still believe that traditional theism, especially faith in the prayer-hearing God, assumed to live and care for persons, to hear and understand their prayers, and to be able to do something about them, is an unproved and outmoded faith. Salvationism, based on mere affirmation, still appears as harmful, diverting people with false hopes of heaven hereafter. Reasonable minds look to other means for survival.”
“Too often traditional faiths encourage dependence rather than independence, obedience rather than affirmation, fear rather than courage. More recently they have generated concerned social action, with many signs of relevance appearing in the wake of the “God Is Dead” theologies. But we can discover no divine purpose or providence for the human species. While there is much that we do not know, humans are responsible for what we are or will become. No deity will save us; we must save ourselves.”
“We believe, however, that traditional dogmatic or authoritarian religions that place revelation, God, ritual, or creed above human needs and experience do a disservice to the human species. Any account of nature should pass the tests of scientific evidence; in our judgment, the dogmas and myths of traditional religions do not do so.”
“Some humanists believe we should reinterpret traditional religions and reinvest them with meanings appropriate to the current situation.”
“But we reject those features of traditional religious morality that deny humans a full appreciation of their own potentialities and responsibilities.”
“Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful. They distract humans from present concerns, from self-actualization, and from rectifying social injustices.”
“We affirm that moral values derive their source from human experience. Ethics is autonomous and situational needing no theological or ideological sanction.”
“We reject all religious, ideological, or moral codes that denigrate the individual, suppress freedom, dull intellect, dehumanize person- ality.”
“We urge that parochial loyalties and inflexible moral and religious ideologies be transcended.”
The whole goal of humanism is to solve the world’s problems solely through human effort, not realizing that the world’s problems –all of them– stem from human effort, man’s rebellion against God, and the rejection of His moral authority. Secular humanism is precisely the cause of human suffering. Secular liberalism and religious liberalism are different divisions of the same humanist ideas as put forth in the document. I urge you to read it in its entirety. Much of what you see in the world today is contained in the writing of these God-hating secular visionaries, come to pass. Liberals within the church are in fact humanist change agents.
Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next.
While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.
While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.
While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.
While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.
Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.
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