Unknowingly, Humanists embrace Bible values without even being aware of them.
Romans 2:15 They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them, and by their own thoughts they are being accused or even excused.
A statement of fundamental principles of modern Humanism
The Amsterdam Declaration 2002 and the Bible
Humanist value “ethical” – a duty of care to all humanity
Humanist value – insists that personal liberty must be combined with social responsibility
Bible Value – Galatians 5:14 For the entire Law has been fulfilled in one commandment, namely: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.”
Humanism is a response to the widespread demand for an alternative to dogmatic religion
Bible Value – Starting in the 1st Century, true Christianity spread throughout the known world at the time. This is a return to that Christianity known in the Bible as The Way. It is a way of life based on love for God and neighbor. The Bible stresses the need for accurate knowledge. There is nothing dogmatic about it.
Humanism values artistic creativity and imagination
Bible value – we value artistic creativity and imagination as a result of our being created. The feelings and appreciation a person has while observing a sunset are feelings Yehowah had while creating it. A sunset is something right from the imagination of God.
Genesis 1:27 And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.
Yehowah’s Witnesses value artistic creativity and imagination because they are qualities of God and we are his children. The love we have for God is magnified when we appreciate the way we were created.
Acts 17:28 28 For by him we have life and move and exist, even as some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his children.’
Humanism rejects dogma
Yehowah’s Witnesses also reject Dogma
The precepts of God are perfect and loving as opposed to those of the churches
which teach people that God is a three headed monster who burns people alive forever in a hellfire.
God is a loving Father. His purpose for the earth is to fill it with happy, healthy people. That is all.
These are some of the promises from God – no sickness and no death, in fact, human perfection
- “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:4
- “The lame will leap like the deer.”—Isaiah 35:6
- “The eyes of the blind will be opened.”—Isaiah 35:5
- “All those in the memorial tombs will . . . come out.”—John 5:28, 29
- “No resident will say: ‘I am sick.’”—Isaiah 33:24
- “There will be an abundance of grain on the earth.”—Psalm 72:16
- The precepts of God are a perfect balance of Love, Wisdom, Justice and Power.
False religion distorts these things completely.
The Only Difference Between Humanists and Yehowah’s Christian Witnesses belonging to “The Way”.
Humanist value “rational” – humanists believe that the solutions to the world’s problems lie in human thought and action rather than divine intervention
Bible Value – man was not intended to govern himself, he was intended to follow God’s precepts.
Jeremiah 10:23 I well know, O Yehowah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.
Additionally, humans have arrived at a unique point in history: They have the potential literally to ruin the earth by wiping out all human life on it. They have the weaponry in their hands. And the earth is being ruined in another way. The systems that support life on earth—the air we breathe, the animal and plant ecosystems, the oceans—are steadily being degraded because of human mismanagement.
All humans have a choice to make. Rulership by God, which is based on love and benefits all people, or independence from God, the disastrous results of which are clearly seen through the lense of history.
The end comes about as people , whether knowingly or not, put plans into effect that would cause all human and animal life on the planet to die. God is not the reason for the end. Father walks into the room and finds the children playing with matches. He must put a stop to it.
Matthew 24:22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.
God will save as many as possible. None who love him will be lost.
To people who are humanists.
I understand your position on religion completely. All Yehowah’s Witnesses do. False religions’ ideologies are so hateful and they misrepresent God so badly, it is no surprise people reject religion altogether. All I’m saying is that the truth about God is simple. A loving Father who only wants people to be happy and healthy. That is the truth about God.
Please consider it.