Humanism and Embracing Death

There’s a guy in Christian ministry who I read some stuff by who has recently entered into full-time speaking all over the place. Unfortunately, much of his Christian content is going away and being replaced by self-help guruishness.

In fact, his focus is now on promoting a Christian humanism that keeps people being self-centered and yet convinced their selfishness is serving God.

He is speaking at a conference whose theme question is “What do you want to do when you are 100?”

His answer is: develop a life plan to guarantee you will accomplish all your goals. I find this tragic that a Christian speaker is helping people think that life here is the point.

My answer to “what do you want to do when you are 100” is: I want to have been dead and in heaven for at least 30 years by then. I want to have put off all fear of death and completely abandoned myself to Jesus Christ.

If that’s the kind of goal this guy is talking about, then more power to him. But I know what goals he’s talking about, the same ones he now talks about every day: furthering your career, making money, making contacts, being a better speaker, etc.

I just want to be dead before 100. I have no desire at all, whatsoever, in any way to stick around here another 60 years. None. Zero.

I believe Christ has set me free, and I mourn over the fact that Christians, instead of taking this as an opportunity to invite people to embrace death by dying early at the cross, it is taken to advance humanism and make a mockery of Scripture.

Christ died that “he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”

Wanting to live to 100 is living in bondage to death. It’s causing you to be self-centered and would never lead you to “die daily” as Paul says we would. Humanism is driven by the fear of death.

The truth sets free. Christ is the truth. Die and be free.

2 thoughts on “Humanism and Embracing Death”

  1. I love this post brother.
    Hey Jeff, I just want to say I love you, and that I appreciate your wisdom. You are a great gift to the body, I hope our differences in theology don’t cause a friction between us. I would be deeply sadden if you thought I was attacking you personally, and if that is how I have come across, I apologize.
    Be blessed this weekend.

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