The Sovereignty of God in the Suffering of His People Part 15 – The False Humility of Humanism

by Mike Ratliff

Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains. (John 9:35-41)

Humanism is the corrupt root of the Evangelical Church in America. As in all of Satan’s counterfeits, it contains much that is right, but it is polluted with just enough falsity that it dishonors God and elevates Man. Most evangelicals would deny that Humanism has any part of their beliefs, doctrines, or how they “do church.” In fact, they are convinced that they are “the only ones” who are doing church correctly. There is an aura of pride in their self-concept even though they would flatly deny that that is the case. The problem is, of course, that all who are not Spirit-led are spiritually blind to some degree. On top of that, Satan is hard at work deceiving them that the opposite is true. Continue reading