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1 WORLD VIEW STUDIES A CONDENSATION OF LECTURES BY THE TEACHERS AT SUMMIT MINISTRIES

2 TEACHERS AT SUMMIT MINISTRIES, MANITOU SPGS, CO. Dr. David Noebel, CEO and Founder Dr. Jeff Meyers Dr. Bob Linden Dr. Del Tacket Mr. Kevin Bywater Dr. Ron Nash Dr. Jobe Martin

3 1 CHRONICLES 12:32 “... the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were 200; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” KJV

4 COLOSSIANS 2:8 “BEWARE LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT, AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN, AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD, AND NOT AFTER CHRIST.” KJV

5 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5 “CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.” KJV

6 2 Timothy 2:25b-26 KJV “If God peradventure will give them re- pentence to the acknowledging of the truth and that they may recover them- selves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” KJV “And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.” NAS

7 GENESIS 18:19 GOD REFERS TO ABRAHAM: “FOR I KNOW HIM, THAT HE WILL COMMAND HIS CHILDREN AND HIS HOUSEHOLD AFTER HIM, AND THEY SHALL KEEP THE WAY OF THE LORD, TO DO JUSTICE AND JUDGMENT….” KJV

8 IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES IN THE BATTLE OF IDEAS WE: “REJOICE ALWAYS” “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 THESS 5:16-18

9 COLOSSIANS 4:2 “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.” KJV “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.” NAS “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.” KJV

10 CHRISTIANS PRAY: “Oh God, show me your will * so that I can consider it!”

11 LUKE 22:42 Jesus prays saying: “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”

12 BIBLICAL FAITH I obey God’s Word no matter what the cost, the circumstance, or the consequence!!!!! I do what God’s Word says!!

13 AS THE BATTLE OF IDEAS INTENSIFIES WE PRAY! “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” 1 Peter 4:7 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” Eph. 6:18

14 HABAKKUK 3:17ff “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. W HEN TIMES ARE DIFFICULT = REJOICE!

15 WHEN WORLDVIEWS CLASH REJOICE!!!!! My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:2-4 MY SITUATION IS BAD, BUT I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD JESUS!!!!

16 JOHN 16:22 “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” “...for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b

17 WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW? Your worldview is your basic belief system. Your worldview is the position you take regarding the answers to the major questions in life such as: Does God exist and is He Good? What can be known for sure? Who am I; why am I here; where am I going? What do I value; what is important to me? Is there purpose and direction to life?

18 WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW? Our worldview is the position we take on the basic building blocks of: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Law, Sociology, Politics, Economics, and History. Our Art, Music and Culture flow out of the above 10 categories. Each category has its own system of Math.

19 WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW? The position we take and what we believe about the 10 basic building blocks forms our worldview. Our worldview establishes our value system: what is important to us. Our worldview and value system are publicly displayed by our behavior. Behavior, then, is the outward display of our worldview.

20 IN THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS WORLDVIEWS CLASH: The Right clashes with the Left. Conservatives clash with Liberals. Theists clash with Atheists (now the “Brights”). Pro-Life clashes with Pro-Death (abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, suicide, etc..

21 WHEN WORLDVIEWS CLASH Concerning the senate democrats’ block of a vote for conservative, Hispanic judge Miguel Estrada, (He removed his name after 28 months of waiting for the vote), Judge Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia, said on Friday, Sept. 5, 2003: “A familiar stench is coming from the liberals in the Senate when it comes to Judicial confir- mation battles. A process that only a few years ago used any charge—true or un-

22 true—to take down an ideological opponent or nominee now needs no such proxy. Instead, U.S. senators, who happen to be democrats, audaciously mimic the rhetoric of far left groups by claiming that ‘ideology can be a disqualifier’ from public service. There is a strict orthodoxy that doesn’t tolerate dissent, especially from minorities. Law is rarely ideological. Con- cern for rule of law, victim’s rights, due process, privacy, freedom of religion or

23 even statutory construction is overruled by their orthodoxy….The U.S. Senate has a cadre of actors—some who act honorably and most who don’t really care. But some people, many who are nameless and faceless, care very much and want to use your nomination for their agenda, their power, and their interests. You’ve never met them and even if you did, they wouldn’t really care about your integrity or experience. They have their agenda….”

24 RELIGIOUS WORLDVIEWS ARE CLASHING IN U.S. SENATE If you are a brilliant Pro-life (against abortion), Catholic, Conservative Hispanic you are not fit to serve your country as a federal judge! WHY?? Because you do not hold to the liberal, socialist, religious worldview agenda of senators Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schummer, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, etc.

25 1 KINGS 18:19ff CLASH!!! Elijah on Mount Carmel versus 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah (groves) = a major clash of two opposing worldviews! Elijah: “If the LORD be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people answered him not a word. But later: “The LORD, He is God!” (x2)

26 MATTHEW 16:13ff CLASH!! The Lord Jesus is at Caesarea Philippi, Mt Herman, and He asks His disciples “Whom say ye that I am?” (identification) Peter answers: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Mt. Herman was headquarters for Pan worship (Pantheism) and Caesar worship. Trinitarianism vs polytheism and monotheism

27 ACT 17:16ff CLASH!!! Paul on Mt. Mars (Mars Hill in Athens, the intellectual and spiritual capital of the world) confronts two of the major worldviews of the Greco-Roman world: Epicureans (Atheists, Humanists) and Stoics (Pantheists, New Age). Paul presents the Creator, Resurrected Lord and Judge at headquarters. CLASH

28 CLASH AT HEADQUARTERS Elijah, the Lord Jesus, and Paul went right to the headquarters of the opposing worldview and took on the enemies of the one true God and Savior. Mt Carmel = Baal Mt Herman = Pan and Caesar Mt Mars = Atheists and Pantheists

29 IN THE BATTLE OF IDEAS “PERSEVERE” “Persevere” in Chinese is a combination of two words: “knife” and “heart.” What is pictured is a knife in the heart, but you keep on going!!!! God’s people must be 98% pure, biblical backbone and the rest pure, biblical gristle, tempered with godly gentleness and reverence. 1 Peter 3:15

30 IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES Do not be taken captive by the erroneous ideas of unbiblical worldviews!!! Col. 2:8 We must identify the enemy….and the enemy is always attractively disguised!!!! “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an

31 angel of light.” (II Cor. 11:13,14) The world runs on ideas, and these ideas have godly or ungodly consequences. “In the end, the sword is always conquered by the mind.” Napolean Bonaparte

32 THE CYCLES WHEREIN CIVILIZATIONS RISE AND FALL “From bondage, comes spiritual faith. From spiritual faith, comes courage. From courage, comes liberty. From liberty, comes abundance. From abundance, comes complacency. From complacency, comes apathy. From apathy, comes dependency. From dependency, comes bondage.”

33 A CIVILIZATION IS ROOTED IN A WORLDVIEW A worldview is the sum total of the ideas (assumptions) which function as its base. The ideas (assumptions) which make up a worldview reach into every area of life: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Science, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics, History, Art and Music.

34 WORLDVIEW = A SYSTEM OF BELIEFS Your worldview is your system of beliefs. Your worldview (beliefs) establishes your values. Your values determine your behavior. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7a KJV

35 EXAMPLE: ETHICS OF HUMANISTS IS MORAL RELATIVISM “Moral Relativism” is the idea of the Humanists that there are NO ABSOLUTES If a professor teaches that there are no absolutes, a pertinent question is: “Are you sure there are no absolutes, Prof.?” Prof.: “Yes, there is no such thing as an absolute.”

36 Student: “Are you absolutely sure, Prof.?” Prof.: “Well aren’t you a clever student! I will admit that there is one absolute and that is that there are no absolutes.” Student: “Could there be two absolutes?” Prof.: “NO!” Student: “Are you sure?” Prof.: “Yes, of this I am sure!” Student: “Are you absolutely sure?”

37 MORAL RELATIVISM “Is it a moral absolute that it is wrong for a student to murder their professor?” “Is it a moral absolute that the mass killings of Hitler were wrong?” [911] “Is it a moral absolute that we should not torture babies for fun?” “Is it a moral absolute that the murder of young at T. Sq., in China was wrong?”

38 MORAL RELATIVISM: HOMOSEXUAL ITY IS AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE WHAT DOES THE GOD OF THE BIBLE SAY? Genesis 13:13, Homosexuality is sin and wickedness! Genesis 18:20, Homosexuality is grievous sin! Genesis 19:7, Homosexuality is wicked!

39 Leviticus 18:22, Homosexuality is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22, Homosexuality is an abomination. Deuteronomy 23:17-18, Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord of Hosts. 1 Kings 14:24, Homosexuality(sodomy) is an abomination. Romans 1:24, Homosexuality dishonors your own body. Romans1:26, Lesbianism is a “vile affection.

40 Lesbianism “...is against nature.” Lesbianism “...is against nature.” Romans 1:27, Homosexuality is unseemly Romans 1:28, Homosexuality is the fruit of a “reprobate mind.” 1 Cor. 6:9, Effeminate (“male prostitutes” NIV) and abusers of them- selves with mankind (homosexuals NAS) “shall not inherit the kingdom of God”

41 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE! The authorial intent of this sentence is that it is an absolute statement. If everything is relative, then this sentence is part of everything and is itself relative. Then it negates itself.

42 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES! This sentence is intended to be an absolute statement. If there are no absolutes, then this sentence is not absolute and it negates itself and means nothing!

43 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG! The major assumption behind this sentence is that the person saying it is claiming he or she is right in saying that there is no right or wrong! Again, we have a statement that negates itself.

44 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! WHO’S TO SAY? This sentence intends to silence someone who is taking a position. In other words, “You have no right to say that!” This negates itself, if no one has a right to take a position, then no one has a right to say “Who’s to say?” because that is taking a position!

45 THE FOUR DEADLY QUESTIONS 1. What do you mean by that? 2. How do you know that is true? 3. Where do you get your information? 4. What happens if you are wrong & die? Example: “You say you do not believe in God? What do you mean by God? What do you mean by believe?

46 IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES AND ASSUMPTIONS DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS You interpret what you see based on what you already believe (assume). - - Age of moon rocks - - “BELIEVING IS SEEING” “I am an atheist and an evolutionist.” (since I believe, assume, God does not exist I also believe, assume, Evolution is true.)

47 ASSUMPTIONS DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS When talking with an atheist, don’t tell him/her how stupid they are for not acknowledging the existence of God, but ask him/her “Why do you believe in Atheism?” What evidence did you find that convinced you that God does not exist?

48 Is there any kind of evidence about the reality of God that I might share with you that you might consider? You do not claim to know everything about everything, so could God possibly exist in the sphere of things that you do not know? This same Atheist may tell you that language has no inherent meaning. This is called POSTMODERN DECONSTRUCTIONISM.

49 DECONSTRUCTIONISM Simple Def. = Language means what it means to you=no absolute meaning. Ask a Deconstructionist: “Well, if language has no inherent meaning then do your statements mean anything?” “Prof., if words have no inherent mean- ing, then why should I buy your textbook or listen to your lectures? Does a red stop sign have any meaning for you?”

50 DECONSTRUCTIONISM IS A PART OF POSTMODERNISM Postmodernism is a worldview. Postmodernists believe that truth is created by the life story of the individual. A Postmodernist might say, “I have my truth and you have your truth.” In other words in a certain sense you create your own reality. No absolute truth. Quite similar to New Age in this respect.

51 Humanists, Marxists, etc., say: “God is dead,” or “Man is God.” Postmodernists agree with Humanists and Marxists that God is “dead,” but go one step farther and say of any piece of literature, art or music “The author is dead!” If the author is a product of his/her time, culture, language, etc., and he/she is dead—then it is impossible for the reader of their text to get into their head and understand their intentions. There is then no authoritative interpretation of any text. The meaning is determined by the reader of the text!

52 Bill Honsberger, says: “What then replaces the author’s intent, unknowable to us all? Well what is left is different versions of what is called “reader” response theory. What this means is that the reader of the text brings to the text their community’s values, language games, experiences, ethical concerns or lack thereof….

53 Bill Honsberger, says: The question then for example is not “What was the Apostle Paul trying to say when he speaks about propitiation in Romans 3?”, but rather “What do I/we think Paul was saying based on our community’s values and concerns. So one might answer (and they have) that as a lesbian, feminist community our understanding of the Bible is based on our values and understanding and we say that Paul is a homophobic, sexist, patriarchal evil white man, who was seeking power over us with his claims to ‘truth’.”

54 Bill Honsberger, says: I think there is a direct connection between Nietzsche’s death of God and the Pomo writers death of the author. In both cases there is a denial of any authority (no truth giver) which or who sits above that of the autonomous human (the singular man in Existentialism and the community of humans in PostModern circles) and therefore all we are left with is the much tamer opinion or perspective. This is easily dis- missed since all have perspectives and no per- spective is any closer to an alleged “truth” than any other.

55 THE BIBLE IS OBJECTIVE, CERTAIN TRUE TRUTH! Postmodernists claim that there is no objective, certain, clear, authoritative truth. Notice that they must use words that are clearly understood and objective and authoritative to make their claim. Postmodernists disconnect from reality. The ultimate end of postmodern thought is that the Bible has no meaning of its own.

56 POSTMODERNISM PENETRATES CHRISTIANITY VIA: THE “EMERGING CHURCH.” The “Emerging Church” movement claims to be exiting “Modernism.” Modernism is seen as a synonym for the Enlightenment thought of 17 th -19 th century Europe. Enlightenment, now called “Modernism” has been an “obstacle to church growth,” so says the “evangelists” of the Emerging church

57 The Emerging Church claims that Modernism (European Enlightenment Thought) was concerned with: –Truth –Certainty –Individualism –Colonialism –Objectivity –Ethical absolutes –And a host of other “evils.” Postmodernism rejects all of the above!

58 The cure for the problems in The Church (of historical Christianity), according to prominent “Emerging Church” writers, is to adapt to and accept the worldview and values of the predominant postmodern culture. In other words, to minister to the postmodern culture we Christians must, to a great extent, live out the postmodern value system ourselves. We must become “…all things to all people.”

59 HANG ON A MINUTE…. 1 Corinthians 9:22 “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” Is the Apostle Paul saying in this verse that he would live out the Postmodern lifestyle to win postmodernists to the Gospel? Is the Apostle Paul saying in this verse that he would live out the Postmodern lifestyle to win postmodernists to the Gospel?

60 I am made all things to all men, Is Paul saying, “I will become an alcoholic to minister to alcoholics?” “I will become a drug addict to minister to drug addicts.” “I will become a fornicator to minister to fornicators.” “I will become a heretic to minister to heretics.” “I will deny the absolute Truth of the Bible to minister to Postmodernists.”

61 It is unfortunate that the phrase “all things to all men” (1 Cor. 9:22) has been used and abused by the world and made to mean what Paul did not intend for it to mean. Paul was not a chameleon who changed his message and methods with each new situation. Nor was Paul a compromiser who adjusted his message to please his audience. He was an ambassador, not a politician! Wiersbe, W. W. 1996, c1989. The Bible Exposition Commentary. "An exposition of the New Testament comprising the entire 'BE' series"--Jkt. Victor Books: Wheaton, Ill.

62 1 Corinthians 8:8-13 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

63 The primary purpose of Paul’s not taking full advantage of his Christian liberty was that [he] might win the more. He deeply believed that “he who is wise wins souls” (Prov. 11:30) and was willing to do anything and to sacrifice anything to win people to Jesus Christ. As far as his rights were concerned he was free from all men, but because of his love for all men he would gladly limit those rights for their sakes. He had, figuratively, become a slave to all. He would modify his habits, his preferences, his entire life–style if any of those things caused someone to stumble, to be offended, or to be hindered from faith in the Lord. MacArthur, J. 1996, c Corinthians. Includes indexes. Moody Press: Chicago

64 “I am made all things to all men,” What Paul means by this statement is that he will voluntarily restrain himself from certain freedoms he has in Christ so as to not offend a weaker brother! He is not saying that he would become a Postmodernist in order to witness to a Postmodernist! Paul would not support the Emerging Church.

65 POSTMODERNISTS CLAIM: There are no “truths” which apply to all of us. There are no absolute moral standards. There are no absolute ethical concerns. There is no God. There are personal opinions. There are personal perspectives. See the writings of Nietzsche, Derrida, Lyotard, Ricouer, Foucault, Rorty, Baudrillard, etc. Most Postmodernist thinkers are/were disillusioned Marxists.

66 Disillusioned Marxists became PostModernists and now gain strength through Multiculturalism and its stepchild, Political Correctness, which is rightly labeled, “Cultural Marxism”. Marx and Lenin taught that, given the chance, European workers would overthrow capitalist governments and replace them with communism. But after the Russian revolution of 1917 the Western European workers did not support the Communist revolution or ideas. Why not?

67 Christianity and its moral and ethical absolutes was the roadblock to the expansion of Marxism. This roadblock was noticed by two Marxist theorists in 1919: Italian, Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian, Georg Lukacs. These two men decided that the spread of Communism could only be accomplished if Western Christian culture was destroyed. So Lukacs introduced sex education into the public schools of Hungary,1919, believing that if children knew more about sex their lust for it would overpower their Christian morals!

68 So Gramsci and Lukacs laid the groundwork to change communism from economic terms (ownership of private property is evil) into cultural terms. (tolerance, sex ed, drug ed, etc.) Then in 1923 at Frankfurt University in Germany the Institute for Social Research was established=The Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School moved to New York City in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Theorists like Wilhelm Reich, Eric Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, etc.

69 The Frankfurt School invented “Critical Theory” which had the goal of demonizing all traditional institutions such as family, fatherhood, patriotism, Bible-believing churches, etc. The Frankfurt School published “Studies in Prejudice” which taught that anyone who believes in traditional Western Christian culture is prejudiced, a “racist” or “sexist” or “fascist” or is mentally unstable. Mixing Freud with Marx, they perfected the technique of psychological conditioning—thus, for example, TV shows Homosexuals=normal. TV=Christians are crazy, intolerant fools

70 For example see: The Humanist magazine, Nov/Dec 1987 Featured cover article: “Christianity and Mental Health: A Psychotherapist looks at how Christianity may harm mental health,” by Dr. Wendell Watters. The picture on the cover is of a church with a person on the psychiatrist’s couch and an all- wise-looking psychiatrist doing the counselling.

71 Herbert Marcuse, working with Hollywood friends, became a leading “evangelist” of Cultural Marxism (Political Correctness) especially on the university campuses of USA. “In his book Eros and Civilization, he argued that by freeing sex from any restraints, we could elevate the pleasure principle over the reality principle and create a society with no work, only play (Marcuse coined the phrase, “Make love, not war”). Marcuse also argued for what he called “liberating tolerance,” which he defined as tolerance for all ideas coming from the Left and intolerance for any ideas coming from the

72 Right. In the late 1960’s Marcuse became the chief “guru” of the New Left, and he injected the cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School into the baby boom generation, to the point where it is now America’s state ideology. The next conservatism should unmask multicul- turalism and Political Correctness and tell the American people what they really are: cultural Marxism. Its goal remains that Lukacs and Gramsci set in 1919: destroying Western culture and the Christian religion. [see: Wm. Lind, “Cultural Marxism” The Schwarz Report, vol. 46, No. 4, p 4.

73 PSALM 19:7-9 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

74 HOW DID WE GET TO NOW? Acts 17 to 1636 read Faith and Freedom by Ben Hart and Understanding the Times, by Dr. David Noebel 1636: John Harvard and Thomas Sheppherd founded Harvard University as an Evangelical Christian College 1691: John Locke, Essay on Human Understanding (Root of French Revolution)

75 1805: Harvard goes Unitarian (Jesus is not God = denial of the Trinity) 1805: Harvard goes Unitarian (Jesus is not God = denial of the Trinity) 1839: Horace Mann (a Unitarian) establishes government-sponsored education (Public Education) in Mass. 1848: Karl Marx publishes the Political Economy. Main idea is Socialism and Private Property is Evil. 1859: Charles Darwin, Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races

76 in the Struggle for Life = (EVOLUTION = 1859!) in the Struggle for Life = (EVOLUTION = 1859!) 1859: Marx and Engels, Das Capitol = ( Socialism and abolition of private property) 1859: Richard Wagner, Tristan and Isolde = (Immorality and Materialism) : Nietzche, (God is Dead, Nihilism: no meaning to life) IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

77 1929: First Humanist Church of N. Y. City Established by Charles Francis Potter1929: First Humanist Church of N. Y. City Established by Charles Francis Potter 1930: John Dewey = Atheist, Humanist, Pres. of The League for Industrial Demo., Public Education = Secular Humanism 1933: Humanist Manifesto I 1934: A Common Faith, John Dewey, Pub. by Yale U. Press = Humanism is a RELIGIOUS FAITH

78 THE 1960’S Mad Magazine and Johnny Carson: There is nothing sacred!!!! Frank Sinatra: “I did it my way.” Debbie Boone: “How can it be wrong when it feels so right?” Invictus: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

79 1961: (Torcaso vs Watkins) Humanism a religion protected by 1st amendment ( 501c 3 ) 1962: (Engel vs Vitale) Prayer banned 1963: (Abington vs Schempp) Bible read- ing forbidden in schools. 1968: (Epperson vs Arkansas) Laws against teaching Evolution now unconstitutional 1973: Humanist Manifesto 2 +Roe v Wade 1980: (Stone vs Graham) 10 commandments out of schools

80 1982: (McLean vs Arkansas) Law mandating creation and evolution banned 1987: (Aguillard vs Edwards) God is out of USA! 2003:TX law against sodomy overturned Homosexuality is in!! 2005:Euthanasia is in (Florida-Terri Schiavo).

81 FAMILIES OF AMERICA: WE MUST REPENT OF OUR SINFUL AND REBELLIOUS WAYS (ABORTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY TO NAME TWO) or our country will be destroyed by the Holy and Righteous Lord Jesus Christ who gave up His life to cleanse us of all sin.

82 ROMANS 5:8 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

83 ROMANS 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”


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