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  • Nov 10 / 2015
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A Christian Manifesto Today, Podcast

The Abolition of Truth and Morality, Part 4 (A Christian Manifesto Today #5)

[audio:Our Christian Manifesto Today passage from the Word of God today is 2 Timothy 1:7 which reads: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Our Christian Manifesto Today quote today is from Elisabeth Elliot. She said: “The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.”

In this podcast, we are using as our text: “A Christian Manifesto” by Francis A. Schaeffer.

Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer writes on “The Abolition of Truth and Morality” (Part 4):

Along with this, we must keep distinct the “humanist world view” of which we have been speaking and such a thing as the “Humanist Society,” which produced the Humanist Manifestos I and II (1993 and 1973). The Humanist Society is made up of a relatively small group of people (some of whom, however, have been influential – John Dewey, Sir Julian Huxley, Jacques Monod, B.F. Skinner, etc.). By way of contrast, the humanist world view includes many thousands of adherents and today controls the consensus in society, much of the media, much of what is taught in our schools, and much of the arbitrary law being produced by the various departments of government.

The term humanism used in this wider, more prevalent way means Man beginning from himself, with no knowledge except what he himself can discover and no standards outside of himself. In this view Man is the measure of all things, as the Enlightenment expressed it.

Nowhere have the divergent results of the two total concepts of reality, the Judeo-Christian and the humanist world view, been more open to observation than in government and law.

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