Who chose to take the very first path of secularism and which path, religious or secularism, will lead to greater personal or political joy, or vexation in life?
In My Previous Post
I stated I would l explore the very first folly of secularism, and how it repeated over time to result in being a major killjoy in life.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to present an argument to compare the beliefs in religion vs. secularism paths in life and how they relate to wisdom and joy in life.
King Solomon, Ecclesiastes
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. (2:26)
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: (6:1)
This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.” (7”29)
Who is like a wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, And the sternness of his face is changed. (8:1)
What’s My Point?
The above verses are meaningless to secularism because they do not totally believe in sin, which is an offence against God.
Therefore, they will never achieve spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and joy described in the above verse no matter how they try or believe.
Both religious and secularist philosophies contain beliefs in human morality. However, because religious wisdom contains both practical and spiritual beliefs, the concept of sin and spiritual wisdom differ in regards to philosophy and morality.
In other words, whatever secular philosophers “scheme up” on their own will is vanity of belief they are capable of obtaining Gods knowledge and wisdom. Over time all their efforts will only vex their spirits when their philosophy never results in false expectations of an utopia they envision.
According to the above King Solomon verse, without the knowledge of spiritual wisdom, there can be no spiritual joy to remove the “sternness in their faces”
Sternness, or seriousness looks on a person’s face are usually not indications of joy.
In My Opinion
A personal choice of secularism is a killjoy path in life when it does not include Gods wisdom which knowledge of the Bible will lead to a path of wisdom and joy.
As for political secularism, in the USA, there are numerous history quotes about God and the Bible. For example:
Our Constitution was made only for a moral
and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
– John Adams
The Christian religion is, above all the
religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the
religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.
– John Adams
“Of all the dispositions and habits which
lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable.”
– George Washington
The First Secularists were Adam and Eve’s original sin when led by the devil to believe that if they disobeyed God, they would obtain God’s wisdom and knowledge. Christians identify this the original sin of disobedience to God and a folly to believe they were capable to understand what only God can know.
A recent scientific DNA study claims a link to a first humans in time.
In 541 AD a monk named Pelagius taught human will, as created with its abilities by God, was sufficient to live a sinless life, although he believed God’s grace assisted every good work. Pelagianism has come to be identified with the view (whether taught by Pelagius or not) human beings can earn salvation by their own efforts.
His secular teachings were later ruled to be heresy.
Read the Source Links below which include a link to the book title, Joys of Secularism
Which book will you choose to lead you to a more joyful path in life?
Is the belief in separation of God from Country wise or foolish?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Joy in Religion
Joy in Secularism
Quotes on God and Bible in US History
DNA Adam and Eve
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Inspiration for this Post
Reverend Joshua Miller –
Pastor St. Charles Borromeo
September 15, 2019 – About Seriousness