The New Religion

Since Constantine converted in c.313AD to ‘Christianity’ and made it the official religion of the Roman Empire, secular authorities have been trying to control the church. Constantine began a persecution of non-conformists. Some of these non-conformists were actually heretics, while others simply didn’t respect the authority of a secular ruler over the Kingdom of God. Since then, history has been repeating itself.

This phenomena can be described more carefully as secular authority trying to control the ideology that relates to religion. It may be by establishing a official ideology that all must adhere to, or simply by persecuting non-accepted ideology.

The separation of church and state was meant to deal with this. The idea was that by preventing the state from interfering with religion, the church would be able to express itself free of the kingdom of man.

Unfortunately, this doctrine has taken a secular twist that has allowed it to be used again for the purpose of secular control of the church.

No longer does the state wish to have an official church, but rather an ideology which replaces church with a new ‘secular’ religion.

Religion tends to be an ideological system that answers four basic questions:

(a) who are we?
(b) how did we get here?
(c) what should we so while we’re here?
(d) who is God?
Religion does not have to specifically believe in supernatural dimensions, because that would exclude many animist and pantheistic beliefs where spirituality is infused within nature as a subunit of the physical. It simply has to answer the four questions above.

This new state sponsored, media hyped, intellectually elite, politically correct religion answers all four of those questions with its basic doctrines.

(a) who are we? humanism;
(b) how did we get here? Darwinism
(c) what should we do here? Pursue happiness (humanism), be nice to each other with “equality” and “tolerance” (socialism), submit absolutely to the state (socialism/communism).
(d) who is God? because Darwinism teaches that we are the most evolved, secular humanism concludes we must be. More recently this has become so preposterous that many have suggested aliens. This doctrine has been called ‘atheism’.
As said above, this can be completely materialistic and is a form of pantheism.

The state sponsors it by promoting it’s answers to each of the four questions.

(a) the state is human centred and so individualism is the new icon of policy;
(b) huge science grants from the state to Darwinism and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
(c) increased big governance aimed at delivering ‘happiness’ for conformists and by persecuting “intolerant” non-conformists (think christian bakers and wedding cakes).
(d) promotion of atheist ideology through “separation of church and state” while shoving secular humanism down the throat of students (ie by defining secular authority as atheists).

In the name of secularism the state now has it’s own official religion. In the name of Separation of Church and State, secularism has become a religion imposed on all.

As the state begins to try to replace the church with itself, people can hear sermons by Professors in secular humanist seminaries (‘secular’ universities), seek the counsel of humanist psychologists who ‘pastor’ the happiness-seekers, and be evangelised in schools, colleges and the media.

Thankfully, Christ has bigger better plans.

The Kingdom of God

Jesus Christ the eternal and living Word of God says, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)

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6 thoughts on “The New Religion

  1. I guess you can fear and preach against what you call secularism, or . . .learn more about the gift that a secular constitution can be for your faith. . .or any faith. A government that can impose one religious belief on citizens is called a theocracy. Let’s all hope that never happens in this secular land with a strong wall between religion and state.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I respectfully think you have misunderstood the point of my article.

      I’m not claiming that a secular government with separation of church and state is bad. I make it very clear I want the state out of the affairs of the church. I believe that secular authority should keep out of religion.

      My point is that the government is no longer truly secular, but rather has developed it’s own believe system of “secular” humanism, which is secular in name only. It imposes this belief system and it’s various doctrines on society and the church.

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  2. You might take a look around and see how religion seeks to dominate all aspects of life in our secular nation. Are you aware of the fact that the vast majority of elected leaders in government are people of faith? Perhaps you long for a theocracy, but which deity would win? Personally, I thank Good for secularism and the inclusion of a diversity of faith perspectives.

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    1. You appear to think that I’m opposed to secular government staying out of religious affairs. I’ve tried to be a crystal clear as possible that I wish the secular government would stay out of the church’s affairs. It was predominantly Christians who wanted secular authority to stay out of religion.

      My point is that ‘secular humanism’ and secularism are not the same thing. Secular Humanism is a religion. Secular authority is not. Adherents of Secular Humanism have shrouded in secularism the basic tenants of humanism so they can force it on others.

      I want secular authority to remain our of our religious lives, but when Jesus Christ returns with his Kingdom, this world will be under Kingdom of God. Humans will not bring it, but the Lord himself. The Bible says that Jesus will descend to this earth to do this. He will be visible to everyone and those who rejected him will be so afraid of him they’ll run and hide but his wrath will find them. And you better repent or you will likewise perish.

      Mr Highland, you and I have one thing in common. We were born with the desire to sin and hate God’s good commands. And throughout our lives we both have sinned, as it is written “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Now, God gave us life and told us what we ought to do with it. We have not done with our God given lives what he told us to do with them so our lives have become an outstanding debt to God. This is why “the wages of sin is death but…” (Romans 6:23). We deserve death, and our life is a debt. Now God is just, so he demands payment of the debt. But God is also merciful, he desires to forgive your debt. So the Jesus (the eternal Son of God) became flesh and died, paying with his eternal life the debt of life we owed. This satisfied the justice of God and made his Mercy available to us. This is why Romans 6:23 goes on to say that “…but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. It’s a free gift to you, which means you cannot earn it, it’s paid for by Jesus. You simply have to receive the free gift by faith. So turn from the deceitful promises of sin which lead to death and instead trust in the faithful promises of God which lead to life through Jesus Christ the Lord. “All who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13). If you do, when you die you will not see death but Jesus, and you will be raised into eternal life.

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  3. Well, it seems this isn’t going anywhere but to your preaching at me by using bible verses as weapons, which is a typical response to an honest critique of fearful faith. Like many freethinkers, I am well-versed in the bible and it has no authority for me.

    Being secular, secular humanism and secularism are not out to destroy or control faith. That is an old and tired straw argument used by the fearful. In fact, many of us are fine sharing the world with people of faith and we are not anti-religious. Obviously you haven’t met any of us (or bothered to listen). When you say “they” want to force secularism on you, it is clear you get your information from narrow sources (FOX?). Many Christians seem to want to have special privilege and be treated as exceptional in our secular society. This will be challenged again and again until people wake up to realize there is no national religion and “religious freedom” means all faiths and no faiths are welcome.

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    1. This webpage has it’s single purpose in sharing the Gospel. Its title is “Romans Road” which is a collection of Scriptures about the Gospel. It seems odd that you’d interact with us within this webpage and expect us not to quote scriptures and share the Gospel with you. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16)

      The Bible has absolute authority over the Truth. The Word of God is truth (John 17:17). “they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2Th 2:10-12) “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”” (Psalm 14:1)

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