Antithesis Significance

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ….” Martin Luther.

I was listening to a discussion of purpose and meaning. One party suggested that he found purpose in service to his fellowman. The other asked whether this purpose of serving others was founded in his religious beliefs. He paused before answering, “No, I think it could be, but anyone could as it is fundamental to human nature to find meaning in service to others.” (That reply set alarms off in my spirit). The other party redirected, replying that in his experience such service was tied to faith in God, but ignored the premise and its ultimate conclusion.

This conversation is an illustration of the Humanist lie, that has so successfully infiltrated our society and is now reeking havoc across numerous spheres of authority. Such a falsehood regarding foundational truth cannot be disregarded like a child’s denial of getting into the cookie jar. There is a creator or not, humans are inherently prone to evil or not, these are not relative issues, even though the physical evidence may be inconclusive to many. Therefore, to accept an assertion that humanity is inherently good, noble, and willing to serve others, above self, is merely a dream of those who came before like Karl Marx, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Margaret Sanger and others whom I will not list, but rather suggest a Google search wherein this idea will be overwhelmingly exalted, due to its designed bias for humanistic principles.

Secular Humanism is defined as, “a philosophy that embraces human reason, secular ethics, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, and superstition as the basis of morality and decision making. Secular humanism posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or belief in a deity. It does not, however, assume that humans are either inherently good or evil, nor does it present humans as being superior to nature.” This definition illustrates the significance of antithesis, which is, “if anything is true the opposite is false.” The humanists reject absolutes in favor of their own rule, definitions, and judgments. With complete power they expect to be proven righteous, but they exercise no limit of means to achieve their aims, including lying, fraud, collusion, deceit and crime.

Our apologetics can no longer overlook or ignore such a critical falsehood or premise through the misplaced notion and hope for mutual agreement in less contentious issues. Through this acquiescence Judeo-christian principles have become confined within the church and banned from the classroom, workplace, Courthouse, marketplace, sports arena, and internet forum/platform. Many who have maintained sound reason, faith in God, and traditional American principles, are bewildered by the stark lies and bias in TV/Internet Media. They are perplexed that the rule of law has seemingly vanished. They are baffled and mystified by a national election that pitted the most successful incumbent President in history with an admittedly corrupt, demented, repeated failure, who didn’t even campaign or win by popular vote in his own party primary. Malaise is on the horizon and it may be too late to mount a defense considering the state of societal decline. There will be no consolation or accountability from those who seek our destruction.

Yet, Truth lives and God is Sovereign over all. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:12-13). “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:1-2).