Relevance of God
Definition of Theism: Theism may be defined as belief in a god or gods. Some religions have many gods; some have only one. Some religions are theistic; others are not. Theism is the opposite of atheism, which is belief that there is no god. Biblical theism is belief in the Judeo-Christian God, i.e., the God presented in the Bible.
Biblical theism encompasses many subtopics. A study of the God of the Bible will necessarily focus attention on the Godhead, composed of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It relates to the nature and attributes of God, the pre-existence and deity of Christ, the person and operation of the Holy Spirit, and a host of other subcategories. For resource information about biblical theism, click on Resources About Biblical Theism. For short essays about God, click on Theism - Essays About God.
Cultural Rejection of Theism: Our secular and humanistic society now generally rejects biblical theism. Although a majority in our society may say they believe in the God of the Bible, they also say that their belief in God has little to do with the way they conduct their lives. Institutions of business, governments, commerce, industry, and education operate more by secular and humanistic principles than by principles of biblical theism. For information regarding humanistic philosophies opposed to biblical theism, click on Philosophical Faces of Humanism.
Purpose of This Website: The purpose of this website is to advance biblical theism. Biblical theism and secularism are locked in ideological conflicts. The files provided at this website are for your information about current ideological conflicts within our culture. These articles were previously printed in a journal, or they are chapters of books not yet published. Use this data freely in your preaching and teaching – of course, you’ll want to give credit where it is due. For more bibliographical sources, click on Resources About Humanism.
We’re In A Cultural War: It’s a spiritual war. It’s a philosophical war. And yet, it’s a very practical war. This is a spiritual war because it is a contest between good and evil, between righteousness and sin. This is a philosophical war because it is a contest between biblical theism and modern humanism, between God’s word and human judgment. This is a practical war because it is about human conduct in social and cultural practices. It’s about whether a society can abide if it tolerates such things as abortion, divorce, gambling, pornography, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, etc. For a quick review of the nature of this conflict, click on tables at Why Christianity is Superior To Humanism.
Do You Understand This Conflict? To win this war, theists must be informed about the philosophical foundations of both sides, about goals and objectives, about strategies and tactics, and about how to be actively involved in this conflict. For theists, the philosophical foundations of this war are set forth in scripture. For humanists, the philosophical foundations are from human reasoning as declared in humanistic books and documents. Because theists are generally not familiar with the writings of humanists, theists generally do not understand why we are in a cultural war and that humanists are currently winning this war. This war is being fought in many arenas – ethics, economics, education, law, politics, religion, etc. Activists are to be found on the streets, in public school classrooms, at workplaces, in churches, and in the halls of civil governments. For articles that give a thorough presentation of the nature of the conflict between modern humanism and biblical theism, click on Worldviews in Conflict.
Are You Involved? Theists are generally active in churches and homes, but the humanistic philosophy of secularism has now generally excluded theism from workplaces, educational classrooms, and the halls of civil governments. The only way for theists to stop this growing humanistic philosophy and its destructive immoral consequences is for informed theists to confront the philosophy of humanism with the philosophy of theism in every arena of life. If you are a theist and can engage the enemy in battle, but don’t, why should you expect theists to have freedom of religion? Get involved! Promote God and godliness in every sphere of life. “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus …” (Colossians 3:17). For short articles intended to motivate us to get involved in the conflict between modern humanism and biblical theism, click on Miscellaneous Articles.
Tell Others: If you agree that these matters are worthy of greater attention and that they need to be discussed more fully among Christians, then tell your friends about this website that they may also have this information? Give this website address to preachers, elders, deacons, youth and other church leaders, and everyone else in the congregation whom you think may be interested. Tell people in other congregations also, whether near or far away. Perhaps they’d be interested in using this resource data in their teaching efforts, or perhaps, to have a seminar in their congregation. Click on Christian Worldview Seminars. We can be more effective for God if we inform others and work together.