By Dr. Steven Lambert
Humanism is the religion of Narcissism (self-love), which in essence is self-worship and self-deification. It is the ultimate anti-God, self-centered religion originated by the master-religionist, Satan, when Lucifer (his original name) suddenly decided upon original sedition against God in Heaven, for which he was instantaneously banned from God’s presence and summarily evicted from His Domain, Heaven.
In a prophetic taunt against the “King of Babylon,” Isaiah delineated the specific ego-centric ruminations of the original apostate, wherein he five times invoked the two-word credo of narcissism — “I will” — and the inane, insane, and utterly impossible goal of supplanting and surpassing Almighty God:
“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! “But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ (Isa. 14:12-14)
Satan is the archenemy of God and the master-religionist. The realm he operates in is the “domain of darkness” (Col. 1:13; Jude 1:6), and the religion he originated and propagates is the ultimate antithesis of bona fide spirituality—narcissism. In his final, end-time coup de gras against God, he himself will enter into the antichrist and possess him, resulting in this person being the human embodiment of the devil himself!
We live now in The Age of Humanism in which the religion of narcissism and its destructive effects are ubiquitous. The insidious spirit of humanism is a strange and almost counterintuitive dichotomy of personal self-centered narcissism and cultural collectivism that together form a powerful force of unification. It is not new, but rather has existed and been a highly effective tool in the arsenal of Satan going all the way back to the beginnings of the first world-super-power, Babylon, led by the first world-dictator and antichrist, Nimrod.
The spirit of narcissism entered into the mainstream of America during the hedonistic 1960s and now has metastasized to every segment of American society. A popular New Age astrology-steeped song of the ’60s dubbed that period in American history, “The Age of Aquarius.” Indeed, antibiblical, humanistic theosophies and philosophies are now pandemic around the globe and have been infused into the very foundations, fabric, and functions of every nation in the world.
Symptomatically, mankind gropes and longs, almost pathetically now, for an ever‑elusive, idyllic, universal, imaginary, utopian “peace” and utter tranquility, in which evil and all semblance of conflict is non‑existent. “Peace, m-a-a-a-n, peace!” has become the de facto universal mantra.
The culturally-beatified drug‑toking, Marxism-indoctrinated, lyrical bard and musical “pied piper” of the hedonistic ’60s, John Lennon, whose mega‑famous group, the Beatles, publicly and blasphemously claimed at the pinnacle of their success to have eclipsed the popularity of Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of people around the world, transfixed millions of naïve, sophomoric, disillusioned, deluded, anarchistic, and iconoclastic listeners with the prospect of an imaginary, idealistic, utopian, hedonistic, socialistic, one‑world, Eastern‑religion‑based world, in which there were…
…“no countries” (one world, with no national sovereignty);
…not “anything to fight for” (no protectionism-necessitated international conflicts);
…and the world was “as one” (one‑world government and religion);
…“no possessions” (communism, where all property is communal, state‑owned, and private ownership eliminated);
…“no religion”(except false New Age humanism and false Eastern-religions; he really means no Christ, no Christianity; but rather a hedonism‑approving antichrist);
…“no heaven” (heaven, the Domain of God does not exist, thus there is no Almighty God);
…“no hell” (no right, no wrong, only self-determined morality or amorality, no Divine accountability, eternal judgment, and retribution);
…and everyone “living for today” (no day of Divine reckoning, no sin, no retribution for sin).
“Imagine” such a utopia, Lennon cajoled listeners in the song so titled, which is precisely what one would have to do because such a place is strictly a figment of a Marxist-indoctrinated imagination and drug‑induced hallucinations that does not now and never will exist in this world.
Humanism, powered by the fundamental and far-reaching effects of narcissism, is the primary underlying cause of the pervasive spiritual, societal, political, and economic decimation and decline we are experiencing in America and the nations of the world.
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be LOVERS OF SELF, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also###.
Dr. Steven Lambert was ordained in 1977 and holds several earned graduate/post-graduate degrees. Over more than four decades in ministry, he has served as a pastor, radio/TV host, adjunct-professor, Board Certified Doctoral Diplomate Christian Therapist/Counselor, and a speaker/commentator on a range of social, political, and theological issues, particularly as a recognized authority on the matter of ecclesiastical authoritarian abuse. He is the founder/Overseer of Ephesians Four Network (ephesiansfour.net) and its subsidiary, Ephesians Four Network of Deliverance Counselors (efndc.ephesiansfour.net). Dr. Lambert authored several books (catalog at realtruthpublications.com), many published articles, and is the founder/editor of Spirit Life Magazine (spiritlifemag.com). His bio, extensive blog, and scheduling information are available on his ministry website at: http://www.slm.org. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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