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Huffington Post Humanist Urges The Church To Stop Using the Bible As A Moral Code

"It’s one thing when a humanist attacks the Bible. That’s expected. It’s another thing when a humanist attacks a Christian denomination for using the Bible as a moral guide. But that’s exactly what humanist author Clay Farris Naff did on the Huffington Post on April 29th".

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Mr. Naff's humanistic approach to Scriptural inspiration as well as biblical history proves the Bible is not only THEmoral code for the human race, but accurate in "message".  His obvious disdain for the Bible's moral code is nothing new - most unbelievers do not accept the Bible as the standard measure of right and wrong. In addition, it is none of his business what a Christian denomination does in regard to Church polity - in this case a United Methodist Church denied the consecration of a female bishop because she was married to another woman. 

The root problem here is somewhat to which Mr. Naff calls hypocrisy. Women pastors are not authorized or allowed by the Bible, which the Greek language of I Timothy 3:1 makes clear. The Greek language says a bishop or pastor must be a "male" of the human race. The usual Greek word for the human race is anthropos (male and female), but in the Timothy passage the word for man is andra meaning a male individual of the human race. In our modern world of political correctness, and humanistic feminism as well as rejection of holy writ as our moral compass, the Bible has no place in that mentality. So what I am saying is Mr. Naff has a point about Church hypocrisy even though his overall criticism of biblical morality is deeply flawed. 

The Methodist Church takes great liberty with biblical interpretation to include the ordination of female bishops or pastors. They also are not opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, but seem to draw a line at same-sex marriage for the clergy. That gives Mr. Naff and others like him ammunition to use against the Church. To portend the Methodist Church is a true New Testament Church that follows the New Testament teachings to the letter is stretching the truth -  they do not.

Here is proof of the Bible's accuracy to describe Mr. Naff's and those like him who reject biblical doctrine on any topic including morality:

I Corinthians 2:6-16 NIV

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,

“Who has known the mind of the Lord
    so as to instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.

This is perhaps the clearest bible passage that refutes humanism as a false wisdom that cannot possibly understand the things of God for they are discerned only by the Holy Spirit to a Spirit-born child of God.  Mr. Naff cannot understand and does not accept the Bible's teaching on "amorality" because it does not suit his mental comprehension. The human mind was adversely impacted by the fall of man in the Garden of Eden - his capacity to understand spiritual things and to possess godly wisdom without a spiritual rebirth became impossible.  Scientists that study the human brain say that modern man is able to use only about 10-15% of his total brain power, even the geniuses of the world do not fare much better. 

The Holy Spirit (the true author of the Bible - see 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21) speaking through the writings of the Apostle Paul makes a striking contrast between human wisdom of this world system and the true wisdom that comes from God in heaven down to man in the biblical text. Ungodly men like Mr. Naff twists the meaning of the Scriptures for their own selfish motives and may I say so do some professing Christian denominations like the Methodist Church that rejects the bible's prohibition against the role of female bishops yet forbids the same to have a same-sex partner. That is religious hypocrisy even thought same-sex marriage is also forbidden by Sola Scriptura. 

We are told in 2 Timothy 4:2-4 that in the latter days the human race in general will turn away from biblical doctrine and accept only what they want to hear, which is in essence human wisdom replacing divine revelation: 

2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (NKJV). 

It is interesting the word fables has as its Greek root meaning to be that of an initiate into a secret society. The mother of all secret societies is the religion of Freemasonry, which is Jewish Kabbalism.  

2 Timothy 4:2-4 appears to indicate that in the last days, a majority of the human race will seek extra-biblical doctrine as their moral compass and they do so to their own peril.  We are in this time frame now!  

The violent protests in American against President Trump and his political positions are not solely the angst of the liberal democratic left, but a rejection of a growing majority against biblical and Christian values, which are traditional values of the Old World Order. What is taking place in America and around the globe is a rejection of the Old World Order of Christian (Church) leadership for a new New World Order of secular humanism.  The father of this religion and it is a religion is Satan - the Devil!  

If you do not believe people are literally worshiping the devil and that it will increase then read this passage:

Revelation 13:1-8 NIV

1 The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. 4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

We know from Revelation 12:9 the dragon is Satan and notice in the above passage the whole world will worship both Satan and the beast - the Antichrist, that is, except Bible believing born-again Christians:

9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

The truth is we have a bunch of people in the United States worshiping the devil even though they don't realize it, but one day in the not so distant future they will openly admit it. This is the same as accepting the Mark of the Beast and all who do will be eternally damned in the Lake of Fire.