Humanism theorizes that man’s nature is good and he needs no deity to maximize his potential worth. Is this spray painted atheism or agnosticism? I focus on naturalistic theory, accompanied by anti-God evolution.
DEATH TEST: Offer even the possibility of an afterlife? Humanism has no answer for death, no hope beyond the grave. Men just die like dogs. It has nothing to look forward to, no hope, no better life, only despair. (John 3.16; 10.28; 1 Jn 2.25; Rom 6.23).
HISTORICAL TRACK RECORD TEST: Has it worked over centuries? Has man progressed? Has his supposed ‘goodness’ conquered the world? If man has been basically good, not evil, all these past centuries,we should approaching heaven on earth by now. Theft, killing, hatred, domestic violence, rape, internet crime, bombings, wars should be greatly diminished. Test humanism in real time; ask 5 people if they think that the world is getting better or worse? Where is all this goodness? Is it working? Let’s see facts, results!
LAB RESULTS, RATIONALITY TEST: humanism and atheistic evolution have yet to explain how hydrogen gas and non-personality can produce personality. This so called, science-based philosophy should have hard lab results. Why cannot this “scientific,’ ‘rational theory replicate and document lab results to prove its assumptions? (Psa 139.13-15).
RECOGNIZE-YOUR-PARENT TEST: The biblical view is that Creator God made us and God holds us accountable to recognize this. If the cosmos is God communicating with us is it rational to recognize that evidence? Some secular evolutionists are now accepting intelligent design.
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Rom 1.20 NAS).
GOOD-EVIL TEST: where does this ‘good’ originate from if there is no Lawgiver/Creator to establish good and evil? Humanism claims that man is good yet without a Creator-Lawgiver to set forth laws there can be no good nor evil. No law, no foul. No speed limit sign, no speeding. All speeds are legal. Each one is entitled to his own opinion but not his own truth. Fleeting, finite man cannot reach the gears of eternal,cosmic machinery to fix timeless standards. He cannot alter physical laws like gravity or spiritual laws on man’s conscience (Rom 2.12-16; Rom 3.10,23; Jer 17.9).
MEANING IN LIFE TEST: Does humanism offer people meaning in life? Humanistic evolution asserts that we are all just chance molecules bumping into other molecules by accident. There is no rhyme, purpose or meaning to our existence. Thus we can have no real self-worth or fulfillment. (John 10.10).
IMMATERIAL TEST: Can humanism scientifically demonstrate where immaterial things come from (angels, Holy Spirit, demons, man’s spirit, consciousness, conscience, guilt, peace, miracles)? (Psa 139.1-9; Rom 8.16).
CHANGED LIFE TEST: Has believing in humanism deeply improved one’s life? I know what I used to be. Trusting Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross to pay the penalty for all my sins totally changed my life at age 31! This is real, reality. I have meaning, joy, peace, forgiveness, not there before! Praise God. (Acts 9 & 26, Paul’s conversion experience).
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare it if thou hast understanding?” (Job 38.4).
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt,they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psa 14.1).
“Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psa 119.89).