Christianity and secularism

Christianity is an optimistic worldview that faces the reality of human wickedness by addressing individual responsibility and accountability to God through Jesus Christ.

Secularism is a worldview that denies the existence of God and acts as if mankind has enough collective goodness and goodwill to lift each other up and improve the lives of most people.

Beside these worldviews are a host of religious and philosophical worldviews that have the common principle that if we try hard enough we will obtain God’s favour and reach heaven if there is one.

The difficulty is that ‘hard enough’ is not ‘good enough’ and cannot make up for our failures Jam 2:10 and Rom 3:23. The good news is that help is on hand Hos 13:9.

We need more than self-help and collective help, important and useful as these are. We need divine help through the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

The apostle Paul described the privileged condition of the godly:

‘Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father’

Epistle to the Galatians 4:6.

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