Sincere Christians and humanists should not view one another as two enemies in conflict but two lovers of humanity in conflict over whose solution will help make the world a better place. Read on to understand.
I believe we must explain the fundamental problem of people biblically. For example, George Floyd and Derek Chauvin both struggled to do what was right for the same reasons you and I struggle. We are spiritually separated from God, whom we need for the right direction and motivation in life. If we don’t focus on this fundamental problem in dealing with humanity’s problems, we will never get to the right solutions in Christ.
Many humanitarian humanists are warring to make society better by explaining our fundamental problem as systemic ethnic inequity. They want the world to be more caring, hoping in the end that the world will be more equal in possessions. Critical Race Theory, Reparations, Intersectionality, and the Woke Movement are sincere but misguided attempts by some (not all) to make the world a better place by solving what they believe is the fundamental problem of ethnic inequity of possessions. These explanations make Christ and the Bible’s solution irrelevant – merely a footnote in solutions, at best.
For example, in the Bible, we are commanded to cultivate possession contentment – “if we have food and clothing, let us be content.” Many humanists in our day teach the equal distribution of possessions as the solution. Many biblical thinkers teach not to covet others’ possessions and practice possession contentment as the solution. Which is right?
These two solutions are mutually exclusive. Sincere Christians and humanists should not view one another as two enemies in conflict but two lovers of humanity in conflict over whose solution will help make the world a better place. This will empower debate to lead to solutions when possible.
Yet, the solutions of the humanitarian humanist focus those with less on the possessions of those with more. This cultivates covetousness and discontentment. This is unbiblical. I know many people who are far more privileged than I, and I know many people that are not.
So……who determines how much I deserve from those with more than I? Furthermore, who decides how much those with less than I deserve from me? Thus, if you promote Critical Race Theory, Reparations, Intersectionality, and the Woke Movement, you encourage covetousness and discontentment in your community that can never be satisfied and quieted. If this is you, please consider what I say and join me in developing sanctified solutions for society in Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom for all we need.
Oh Christ-follower, don’t be deceived and let the humanitarian humanist solutions use you as propaganda to promote unChristlike behaviors and motivations like covetousness and discontentment. These move us further from Christ’s answers. Rebuild people upon Christ, not rootless social constructs. We have the answers in Him and His Word. Let’s do this together.
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