|Materialism, The Cult That Is Based On Nothing Other Than A Bald-faced Lie|
MaterialismTrue Christianity Basics of Materialism
Materialism professes the following:
Dogmatic belief that there is no God other than humanity, no spirits, no angels, and no spiritual realm. The assumption is that only material things exist. Materialism is based on unsound logic known as a universal negative--declaring God to NOT exist would require that the person making the declaration be all-knowing. Another argument for Materialism is unsound logic known as argument from ignorance. "I don't know about it so it doesn't exist." Plus, they are just making stuff up! In other words, they are lying. Their lies aren't even well-hidden because the people who are swallowing their lies love to be lied to.
Materialism has no logical basis.
One of several related cults that work in concert: Agnosticism, Atheism, Evolutionism, Humanism, Intellectualism, Liberalism, Materialism, Modernism, Naturalism, Post Modernism, Rationalism, Relativism, and Secularism.
Under Materialism, each person becomes his or her own god, determining his or her own "moral" code.
Materialistic ethical and moral codes can only be based on rationalization, that is, speculation-in plain English, making it up.
Materialism is a dogma that is one of the primary pillars upon which Atheism and Evolutionism depend. In addition, Materialism becomes a religion that stands on its own-though it is usually associated with Evolutionism to try to explain how all of creation got here if the assumption of "no God" were to be valid. Circular reasoning is used in a way that each of these religions "prove" the other to be valid.
Materialism was one of the basics of Modernism, but Materialists are moving toward Post Modernism. Evolutionism, upon which Materialism depends for survival, has failed under the assumptions of Modernism and requires the Relativism, Chaos, and Compartmentalization of Post Modernism. For the same reason, and because of the hopelessness of Materialism, many Materialists are moving toward New Age Religion or Neo Paganism.
Materialism has crept into many Christian churches, causing them to reject miracles, spiritual gifts, etc.
All logic must be based on something. Even if the logic is correct, there must be a basis for the proof that is given. Christians have a basis. That basis is revelation and the basis for the revelation is God Himself. This is what it means to build on the Rock rather than sand. Materialism is built on assumption or the belief that the human mind can pull knowledge from the air without the benefit of revelation or observation. And then, materialists will claim that there is no such thing as revelation, which is circular in that it is simply a restatement of their original claim of materialism.
Ungodly people are forced to hold on tightly to some basic presuppositions. These presuppositions are just simple-minded assumptions. They are filters and a way to censor out any information that supports the existence of God. They set up a web of rules to filter out God. They will only accept those things that conform to Naturalism, materialism, and uniformitarianism. Naturalism claims that God does nothing. Materialism claims that there is no God or spiritual realm. Uniformitarianism claims that there was not creation and that there was no violent worldwide flood, as the Bible and numerous other historical accounts record. Whatever they observe that does not conform to this complex filter is censored. The way that it is censored can take several forms. The ungodly may boldly proclaim that, though the data appears to support God's version and refute the version of the ungodly, yet it still must be interpreted to mean just the opposite of what it does mean. A backup method that ungodly people use is to prophecy that in the future, science will be able to explain what they see as an anomaly. If that fails, they will hide the data, set it aside, or lie to keep the public from knowing the truth. The data clearly demolishes the story of the ungodly and clearly supports the reality of the Creator God, His Bible, and His abiding Presence in His people. When confronted with the obvious, a closed-minded ungodly person says, "I can't understand it." They are willingly ignorant because they refuse to hold God in their knowledge. The reality is that these people, for whatever reason, don't what to know the Creator. They don't want to truly know Jesus, their Creator.
This man suddenly realized that the Evolution and Atheism he had been teaching was intellectually bankrupt as an idea. The formulas he had been preaching at the university do not work. Evolution doesn't work. The primordial soup doesn't work. The big bang doesn't work. Abiogenesis doesn't work. His old-Earth ideas don't work. He has spent his life teaching lie after lie. What does he do? What does he do after he does the math?
In contrast to Materialism, followers of Christ receive Jesus Christ as the only Creator of the Universe, the God Who created them and their only Savior from bondage to sin. At the same time His love for those who have been deceived by Materialism compels God to speak to them daily through His creation and through other means; they will not listen to Him. You know that you were created for more than you are experiencing. If you continue to think like you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. Is it enough? Read more. Read even more.
Materialism's Worldview of a Supreme Being
Materialism denies that God exists. It also denies the existence of angels, demons, heaven, hell, or anything of the spiritual realm.
The supreme being, to Materialists is humanity. Each person becomes his or her own god by default. There is a tendency, in Materialistic writings, to also deify things like Evolution, natural selection, nature, the universe, science, etc. Often, we find the odd combination of pantheism or Mother Nature beliefs among Materialists-which seems inconsistent, but the real reason for materialism is to say: "anything but Jesus."
In direct conflict with the teachings of Materialism, there is one triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in perfect unity yet distinct persons within that unity. God is creator of the universe and everything in it. He is all-present, all-knowing, all-powerful. All that is good comes from God. Jesus is God. The Father is God. The Holy Spirit is God. They are three persons and one God.
Walking with Jesus is based on the God of the Bible. Materialism is based on a simple assumption. The Bible speaks of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The full name of Jesus is Lord, Jesus, Christ. Lord refers to the Father. Jesus said, if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. Jesus means savior, because He came to save us from our sins. God Himself paid our price for us that His holy righteousness would be fulfilled and so that He could restore us to Himself. Christ is a synonym for Messiah or Anointed One. Christ will always be the only Anointed One. The Anointing Oil is a type of the Holy Spirit. The word, trinity, is not in the Bible, but the three persons of the trinity are very plain throughout the Bible. Christians have an ongoing experience with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is what it means to be a Christian. Whoever will may come.
Following Christ is based on knowing Jesus personally. Materialism is based on an assumption. Christians believe Jesus when He tells them that it is in Him alone that they can find life, peace, joy, fulfillment, love, righteousness, and every other good thing. They believe Jesus when He tells them that rejecting Him as their one and only God is the most serious sin that could be committed--the sin against the first commandment.
One more difference between the teachings of Materialism and following Jesus is that walking in this Way would make no sense at all if Jesus were not God.
A called-out person's life is all about a relationship with God. This relationship is very close and personal. It is a relationship of submission to the Holy Spirit. The human mind was never created to be operated without the Anointing of the Holy Spirit flowing through it with the human mind in complete submission. The same is true of the body. Spiritual death is defined as a condition where the human spirit, mind, or body is not in complete submission to the Holy Spirit.
No person can find purpose or meaning in life or be fulfilled outside of a relationship with God. God is love and wants a personal relationship with every person. Materialism's Worldview of Jesus
Materialists vary in their view of Jesus. None, however, recognize His divinity, incarnation, or power.
Some deny that Jesus ever existed.
Some openly hate Jesus and hate those who follow Jesus.
Some think Jesus was a moral teacher.
Materialism's Worldview of the Works of Jesus
Materialists vary in their view of the work of Jesus. None, of course, recognize His redemptive power or transforming power.
Materialists feel that Jesus is the problem rather than the Savior.
Materialism's Worldview of Authority
Materialists see several assumed "axioms" as being the chief cornerstones of authority in their faith. Each of these Axioms is a religion in its own right, but they are also doctrines in many cults.
First, they assume Rationalism, which becomes the foundation for making other rationalizations, establishing other axioms, and speculating on whatever Materialists desire to be the truth.
From this basis of Rationalism, they assume Materialism (there is no God and there is nothing spiritual including the spirit of man), Naturalism (there is no spiritual explanation for anything), and Uniformitarianism (all things continue from the beginning as they are now; there was no creation and no flood, and there will be no coming judgment).
Since Evolutionism collapsed under Modernism in the seventies, Materialists have increasingly been forced to embrace the dogmas of Post Modernism. Post Modernism allows Materialists to live with the fact that they cannot find a set of assumptions under which Evolution would be possible. With Post Modernism's primary concept (of Relativism there is no truth and there is nothing wrong with deception because there is no lie), Materialists can live with their "no God" dogma in spite of the obvious foolishness of this dogma. In addition, Post Modernism's compartmentalization-of-thought helps Materialists to deal with their own inconsistency of thought, an inconsistency that is required if one is to believe in Materialistic dogmas.
Materialists look to other Materialists as authoritative: Horace Mann, John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, Joseph Fletcher, Margaret Sanger, Charles Darwin, Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Stephen Jay Gould.
Materialists try to lump divine revelation in with their own sad state of having no basis for their beliefs. There is no comparison between that which is based on God's own voice and that which is based in human superstition and the ramblings of the human mind.
Materialism's Worldview of a Humanity
Materialists tend to be dogmatic in their belief in evolution, even when scientific observation refutes evolution. That is to say that Materialists are forced to believe that people came from rocks and that hydrogen, over time, turns into people. If there is not God, how else did all this organization and complexity of information and function get here. There would have to be an uncheckable, non-observable force--let's call it Evolution.
Materialists believe that humanity is basically without purpose, other than some rationalized purpose. They believe that random processes somehow created the complex mechanisms of life and then breathed life into that mechanism, even though such a belief is in direct conflict with what can be easily observed regarding the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
The Evolutionists will tell you a half truth about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Evolutionists will tell the half truth: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics only applies to isolated systems, so it's not relevant to evolution, because the Earth is an open system." This is a clever lie. Here is the part of the truth that they are withholding: the Second Law of Thermodynamics was derived using theoretical isolated systems, but it applies to all systems, and can only be overcome locally and temporarily in open systems when stringent conditions are met. Not only that, but we are not talking about the Earth. The Earth is just a subsystem of a much larger system called the Universe. The Universe is an isolated system. Evolutionists claim that Evolution took place in this isolated system, but the Second Law of Thermodynamics tells us that their story is a myth.
In addition, they believe that humanity is evolving; they believe that random processes are adding to the information in the DNA. They believe this, even though no instance of information being added to anything by a random process has ever been observed and recorded by any scientist. To none of the scientific papers and journals can we go to see where one experiment successfully proved that information was added to anything by random chance.
Materialism's Worldview of the Human Problem
The biggest problem faced by Materialists is trying to rationalize a purpose to their lives... other than striving to find as much pleasure as they possibly can get. Such emptiness and lack of purpose.
Materialists believe that many of humanity's problems are caused by ignorance (unbelief in Materialism), lack of education (not being indoctrinated in Materialism),, and what they term "outdated beliefs in the supernatural."
Materialism's Worldview of the Solution to the Human Problem
Materialists look to humanity to solve the problems of the world and they believe that the human condition can be improved by using their strange definition of science and its unscientific methods of criticism to understand the universe.
Materialists generally define science to be their own religion, Materialism. Then, they consider science to be the solution. In other words, they see their own religion, Materialism, as the solution. Materialism's Worldview of Ethics, Values, and Morals
Materialism, as with all false religions, is a religion of self-righteousness.
One of the chief goals of Materialism is the suppression of Christianity. For instance, Materialists have a strong mandate to make sure that children are taught Materialistic principles in public schools in preference to Christian principles--even Christian children. They consider themselves to be engaged in a culture war to enforce the teaching of their own dogmas as an absolute ethical mandate.
Materialism embraces Nietzsche's "values" and rejects God's moral laws. Values are based on each person's preference. God's laws are unchanging. Since Materialists don't believe in God (at least they claim not to believe) they don't want God to impose His laws on them. More to the point, since their deeds were evil, they rejected Jesus--Who could deliver them from sin. They loved sinful pleasure more than God so they became willingly ignorant of God and His will.
All Materialistic ethical systems are based on rationalism. That is to say that these systems are all merely fabrications or presuppositions created in the mind of human beings unlike the revelation that is given in the Bible.
Materialists tend to spend much effort and angst in attacking Christian ethics and morality and attacking the fact that there are moral absolutes. Materialists arrogantly state that, without the existence of God (their primary teaching), God cannot dictate morality or deliver from depravity.
Materialists tend to have great animosity toward the laws of the Bible and the Christian's ongoing relationship with Christ.
All human ethical systems, those not based on the revelation given by God have the following three characteristics: They are speculative, that is, rationalistic. They are self-centered and self-righteous. They are rebellion against God.
Materialism's Worldview of Judgment
Last updated: Dec, 2013
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