Secularism is a false religion preaching many false doctrines.
Not least among them, and one of its foundational false doctrines, is the natural goodness of man.
This false doctrine of man’s natural goodness is contradicted by every news report in the mass media. Daily the world’s news tells us about man’s inhumanity to man, the corruption and abuse in every area of life.
Nevertheless this false doctrine of man’s natural goodness is believed and promoted by secularists, ploughing on regardless, confident in their own beliefs.
Secularism and secular institutions are supported by well-meaning people who have no idea that they are being fed a tissue of lies. The national churches of Scotland and England have failed the nations by failing to expose this false religion.
This is why Jesus said: ‘Marvel not that I said, You must be born again’ John 3:7.
Human beings need a new heart, and experience testifies to it. However, people are afraid to believe this truth, because it means that they must change and they are quite content with themselves the way that they are. They want everything else to change rather than themselves.
The victims of abuse cry out for justice, but many of them will never see it in this world. The world needs to learn that God has appointed the day of judgment, but in the meanwhile it needs to lay to heart that people need a new and better heart than the one with which they were born – they need to be born again.
The good news is that God’s Holy Spirit is more than ‘up to the task’.