"And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,.... But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:... For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.... And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Eph 1:22, 4:15, 5:23, Col 1:18). These verses make clear that Jesus Christ is the head – the leader- of the church. The body is worthless and dead without the head. So it is with the church. We must acknowledge our complete dependance on Jesus Christ, and cheerfully submit ourselves to His authority. We must have a Christian worldview – for that's what our Head demands. A Christian worldview is based on The Holy Bible, The Word of God; and Jesus is one with His Word (Jn 1:1).
We have so far contrasted the worldview of Christianity with those of Secular Humanists and Marxists on the issues of Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, and Psychology. Today we will cover Sociology, or the study of society and social institutions. Before we get started, I would like to remind Christian readers of this: If you call yourself a Christian, yet you consistently find yourself thinking like a Humanist/Marxist – you are a walking contradiction. You are terribly confused, and you need to: 1. Get born again (for real) 2. Get to reading your Bible 3. Study real history (not revisionism) 4. Learn who Humanist and Marxist are and what they stand for – and quit listening to them. They openly deny the existence of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ. Why would you, Christian, agree with what they have to say? Think about that.
As we learned in Humanist Psychology, they believe man is inherently good, and that society is to blame for mans evil deeds. In their opinion, our society is broken and needs to be changed, so that man can continue to evolve upward, and reach his full potential. So, they must become social reformers. The old capitalist, Christian, traditional family, constitutional, conservative ways of thinking must be done away with. It is hindering mankind's potential to reach a non-traditional world state ethical society. Or, in more simple terms, a man made utopia. Do you wonder why there seems to be a constant attack on traditional marriage, free market enterprise, the Constitution, and Christianity? Wonder no more.
Marxist go a step further. Because they believe in societal evolution, they seek to ultimately abolish the home, the church – and yes – even the state. They claim a new world order of communism is inevitable, and once it is fully established, it will be the golden age of humanity. Man will act responsibly at all times. There won't even have to be a government anymore. Greed, selfishness, theft, envy, etc. will disappear once private property is abolished. Traditional morality will be done away with. The church will be consigned to the dung hill of history. The community will raise the children, so the traditional family won't be necessary. Does all of this sound scary to you? Well it should. Every time it's been attempted, it has miserably failed and cost millions of people their lives.
One particular thing that Marxist and Humanist have in common is their high regard for the classroom. For them, the schoolhouse is their sanctuary, the classroom their pulpit, and the teacher their minister. They strongly support separation of church and state, because it allows Secular Humanist and Marxist ideology in – and keeps Christianity out. Humanist Paul Blanshard once said that government education is the most important factor in creating a secular society. He also said, even if Johnny can't read when he graduates, at least much “religious superstition” will have been eliminated.
What does the Bible say? Man's heart is desperately wicked. He is not good by nature, therefore a man made utopia is a hopeless – yes impossible – dream. As individuals get right with God, they make better citizens; and therefore make a better society. God created Home (Marriage & Family), Church, and State – He did not call to abolish them. They are good and Godly when carried out under God's direction. God gave directions for marriage and child-raising in His Word (Gen. 2:22-24, Mt 19:4-6, Rom 7:2, Eph 6:1-4, Prov 22:6, Deut. 11:18-21). These are just a few Scriptures, but they're enough to get you started. God gave directions for government in His Word, as well (Rom 13:1-7, 1Pt 2:13-16, 1Tim 1:8-10, Act 5:29). Government is ordained by God – but obedience to God comes first. And all good government is submitted to God. God also ordained the Church. Jesus builds it, is the head of it, and nourishes it (Mt 16:18, Eph 1:22, 5:29). It is a place for the saved to be fed, prayed for, to sing praises to God, to bring offerings to God, to receive communion, and to settle differences (Act 2:47, 20:28, Jam 5:14, Heb 2:12, 1Cor 16:1-2, 11:22, & 6:4). The church is to be run as a family, and is to be the pillar of truth in this world (1Tim 3:5, 15). Jesus said the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church. No matter how hard Secular Humanist and Marxist try, they will never abolish the Church. Why? Because Jesus is the Head of it, and you'll never get rid of Jesus!
When does a society function best? When it knows The Word of God, and every citizen seeks to live it out. Can you imagine a society where every person was a practicing Christian, who sought to love Jesus and live by His precepts everyday? There is your heaven on earth. There is your utopia. You see folks, the problem is not the Bible. The problem is not the family, church, or state. The problem is ungodly mankind wanting to bypass God, and make their own way to “Happiness”. Ultimately, Humanists and Marxists want heaven – they just don't want to have to deal with Jesus to get it. Unfortunately for them, Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Until next time – rejoice in The Lord!