By Michael Gilbert
July 2, 2006
The task of rearing children is daunting. There are threats to our children’s safety and upbringing coming from all directions—drugs, premarital sex, depression, false teaching, peer pressure, tv shows, gangs, etc. This week and next, I would like to steer your attention toward two great threats to your children which are rarely exposed, the first being Humanism. Humanism, which flows through America’s public education system (preschool through College) like blood flows through our bodies, is a system of teaching with Atheism as its foundation. (Please understand that not every teacher or principal in public education subscribes to humanism, there are some fine Christian educators in our nation). Allow me to simply quote some of the basic principles of humanism as contained in Humanist Manifesto I (published in 1933). Here is the first quote: “First: Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created.” In the very first tenet of their doctrine Humanists have avowed Atheism as their religion. If the universe is not created, then God does not exist. If God does not exist, this opens the floodgates to societal chaos and worldwide anarchy because man has now become God. He is no longer subject to a power higher than himself. He is now free to do as he pleases. The second tenet of their damnable heresy (2 Peter 2:1) reads, “Second: Humanism believes that man is a part of nature and that he has emerged as the result of a continuous process”. In other words, man is here because he evolved from lower life forms. The fact is, evolution has not been proven true by science. In fact, true science suggests a very young earth – only a few thousand years old at the most. True science lends credence to the Bible account of Creation and the Genesis flood. The final quote that we will notice is, “Third: Holding an organic view of life, humanists find that the traditional dualism of body and mind must be rejected”. A total rejection of the Bible doctrine of body and soul! Humanists do not believe man has an immortal soul that will live somewhere in eternity after death. Can you see the danger of this system of teaching?
Someone might ask, “Why is this important to my family?”. If you have children or grandchildren in the public school system of America, they are being exposed to humanism on a daily basis. The “father of modern education”, John Dewey, signed the original Humanist Manifesto in 1933. Many of his humanistic beliefs are the very foundation of today’s education system. As a parent, you need to learn what your children are facing in school. Try to obtain a copy of Humanist Manifesto I, II, and III for the purpose of learning the doctrine of those who desire to corrupt your children. Humanism is taught in several organizations in America. Planned Parenthood, the American Ethical Union, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Organization for Women (NOW) are all humanistic. Be wise brethren, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”(Eph. 6:11).