“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” – Colossians 2:8
Although Humanists lack belief in God, they aren’t ready to admit that he doesn’t exist. They just feel that a higher being has no influence on their daily lives. God(s) is inconsequential and does not set the standard for living. Rather, humans do. Humanists put their faith in other humans. Unfortunately, this worldview has dominated mankind for far too long and is responsible for its demise. It’s simply animosity towards God in sheep’s clothing.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” – Romans 1:20
While humanists don’t believe in God, they say they aren’t atheists. Instead, they refer to themselves as nontheists.
Non-theism comprises a range of both religious and nonreligious attitudes. It is characterized by the absence of an espoused belief in a god or gods. In other words, they are non-deists.
They don’t believe that God created the universe or was a “first cause” in the act of creation. Instead of putting their faith in a god or gods, humanists put their faith in human beings.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
A very good definition of humanism has been provided in the quote to follow, which is called a “minimum statement of humanism,” by the International Humanist and Ethical Union. It reads:
“Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives.
It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethics based on human and other natural values in a spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities.
It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.”
The Bible has a lot to say about following human wisdom, which it adamantly states is far below the wisdom of God, the creator.
Here are a few selected verses:
“Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” – Genesis 2:7
“Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.” – Proverbs 3:7
“But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” – Acts 5:29
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:5
“If anyone teaches another doctrine and disagrees with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and with godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing.
Instead, he has an unhealthy interest in controversies and semantics, out of which come envy, strife, abusive talk, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind who are devoid of the truth.
These men regard godliness as a means of gain.” – 1 Timothy 6:3-5
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” – Proverbs 1:7
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”. – Proverbs 27:1