Essay on The View Of Secular Humanism

716 Words May 3rd, 2016 3 Pages
Secular Humanism is the belief that all matter has existed infinitely and that life was allowed to form over time as combinations of building blocks formed more complex systems (Weider 2011). Humanists believe the universe formed itself over four billion years ago. They accept the belief that human creation came from some type of mixture of chemicals combined to make a single celled life form. The life from continued to develop over the billions of years into what we have come to know today on earth. Christians believe God existed before anything else. He created our world from nothing (Genesis 1:1). The matter that makes up all physical things did not exist before God began creation (Weider 2011). Life did not evolve over millions of years, but was spoken into existence in the span of six days (Genesis 1:31). Man was created by God on the sixth day after He had created the animals. The Christian Bible says mankind was made in God’s image, he was formed from the ground, and God breathed life into him (Genesis 2:7).
To the Secularist, we are nothing more than an advanced animal (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011), or a cluster of cells and atoms. They feel we came from a unique occurrence that just happens to make a life. In contrast to the Secularist belief that we are simple animals, the Bible tells us that we are a unique creation, created in God’s image. The animals were spoken into existence in groups, and Adam was made from dust into a living soul (Genesis 2:7). We were to be…

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