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The Invasion of Secularism and the Loss of Shame in Society

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Apostasy, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Social-Issues, The Church, US, World

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In the escalating conflict between religion, biblical Christianity in particular, and the ever-evolving tides of Secularism, the distinction has never been more profound or more critical. Biblical Christianity, which is anchored in the sovereignty and lordship of Jesus Christ, commands us to surrender our lives to His will, promising peace and eternal salvation. Secularism, conversely, entices us into believing that this temporal world is our ultimate reality and that our desires and achievements within it are all that matter.

Secularism, in its essence, worships the temporal, the material, and the immediate. It venerates human achievements not as gifts from God but as the pinnacle of human effort, devoid of divine purpose. This worldview is not merely an alternative philosophy; it is a direct affront to the Christian doctrine, which teaches us to seek first the kingdom of God. Secularism’s obsession with the here and now, with elevating human reasoning and desires above divine command, leads down a path of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decay.

The roots of modern secular thought can be traced back to the Renaissance, a period marked by a resurgence in humanism. This era, while celebrated for its advancements, also planted the seeds of a worldview that places man at the center of the universe. Over time, this perspective has evolved, becoming more aggressive and antithetical to the Christian worldview. Secularism’s call to abandon God’s statutes as “outdated” for the sake of “progress” and “freedom” is a clear and present danger to the soul of humanity, a rejection of the divine order established by God Himself.

Secularism promotes a narrative of absolute freedom, but this freedom is a mirage that leads only to enslavement by sin. By advocating for causes that directly oppose God’s commands—such as the normalization of immorality under the guise of personal liberty—secularism reveals its true nature: rebellion against the Creator. This worldview does not stop at mere materialism—it seeks to dismantle the very fabric of Christian morality, replacing it with a relativism that denies absolute truth and mocks the sanctity of life created in God’s image.

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At the heart of secular ideology is the rejection of any notion of sin, guilt, or shame. By discarding these, society loses its moral compass, leading to an increase in crime, violence, debauchery, and the ultimate temporal judgment of God, sexual anarchy. The absence of shame signifies a culture that no longer recognizes the boundary between right and wrong as defined by Scripture.

Today, secularism manifests in such ways that were unthinkable throughout history. From parents handing their children over en masse to drag queens to millions of women marching in the streets to protect the right to kill their own children. Secularism is as unnatural as it is horrific. Even notorious critics of Christianity like Friedrich Nietzsche understood that without religion, morality as we know it would crumble. And sadly, much of this secular thought masquerades as part of the professing Church.

It’s why we have leftists like David French, Russell Moore, and David Platt leading the Church’s conversation on how Christians should think about social and political ideologies. It’s why Southern Baptist seminaries have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) departments re-branded as “Kingdom Diveristy.” It’s why we have women in the Southern Baptist Convention preaching to us that biblical complementarian theology is “abusive” to women—and the neutered male leadership is buying it. It’s why pro-homosexual “ministries” like Revoice and Living Out are teaching the church that it’s actually just fine and normal to live your life as an open homosexual, even developing life-long intimate marriage-like relationships with people of the same sex, so long as you stop short of bodily penetration. It’s the invasion of secularism and the loss of shame in a world that needs to see just how far gone it is.

Despite secularism’s relentless attacks, the truth of Christ remains unassailable. History has demonstrated the failure of ideologies that sought to usurp God’s place, from the flawed visions of Marxism to the debunked theories of Freud. Only Christ and His eternal kingdom endure, standing firm against the onslaught of secular thought.

The invasion of secularism represents not merely an evolution of thought among society, but an attack against the Creator Himself, a spiritual battleground. As followers of Christ, we are called to resist this tide, armed with the truth of the gospel and the assurance of our Savior’s sovereignty. In Him alone do we find the answer to the chaos of the world—a sure foundation of hope, truth, and salvation for all who would turn from the fleeting shadows of this age to the everlasting light of His kingdom.

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