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Secular vs. Sacred

Secular vs. Sacred

We were created to be worshippers. That's the plain teaching of Scripture in Genesis. The dynamic that creates is that we are always worshipping something or more specifically someone. When we worship God we are functioning the way we were created to function. When we don't worship God we aren't secular we're pagans worshipping the gods of this world. Ultimately we create gods for the purpose of independence and control. The ultimate god behind false gods is SELF. This is the heart of Adam's and Eve's sin, to worship themselves as Satan did. The implications of Scripture's teaching are important. One implication is that there is nothing man can do that is free from the worship of some god. This should challenge our concept of "secular". Secularism is the belief that worshipping beings can do something or have something that is free of religion. This is theoretically impossible because at the root of all human activity is worship. So maybe we should stop using the word "secular" and use the biblical term "idolatrous." How does this affect the Christian worldview?

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