About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Free Isn't Free
If the present provincial
government of Quebec,
This value free
philosophy has crept into much of our western culture.
It can be seen in a value free education system that has been
implemented in many school districts in North America and in
This type of instruction
isn't new. Creationism isn't
taught in schools because it's considered to be religious.
Evolution is taught because it's considered to be science.
It's interesting to note that in some scientific circles certain
Biblical facts once considered fables are now deemed to be factual.
Besides this, evolution can be considered a matter of religion
because it's based on the religious mindset of Atheism.
Value free is a new name
for an old Secular Humanistic concept that rejects all things religious,
and in the west, rejects all things Christian.
It's seen every summer in the city of
A value free philosophy
has one huge problem. It's a
myth. It's illogical to
think that society can be value free when value free in its own right is
a value system. So what's
really going on here is that we're simply exchanging one set of values
for another. Value free is
not value neutral.
Value free is a product
of a Secular Humanism that espouses man's ability to create his own set
of values apart from any religious influence.
Secular Humanists believe that man is inherently good.
Even though history suggests otherwise, Secular Humanism believes
man has the ability to be morally and socially good without the
assistance of a god, especially the Biblical God who is deemed to be
oppressive. I suggest that
much of our western style freedom that we're presently losing is a
result of the Judeo Christian value system that once influenced our
culture, something Secular Humanists either don't understand or can't
bring themselves to admit.
All this reminds me of
the Genesis account where I believe God's original intention for man was
a blissful life free from knowing anything about good and evil.
I see this expressed in Genesis 2:16 – 17 where the NIV text
reads, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden but
…" Adam was created
free in all respects; so free that he was given the choice between bliss
and bondage. We all know the
rest of the story. Adam's
choice introduced good and evil into humanity, thus nullifying the
concept of a value free society. Value
free is unattainable because we have two opposing and competing value
systems in good and evil vying for preeminence.
It's either one value system or the other.
There is no middle ground of neutrality.
What's taking place in Quebec
and elsewhere isn't value free. It's
replacing values once considered good with values once considered evil.
It's calling good evil and evil good, something Isaiah 5:20
states has severe social consequences.
Secular Humanism is
attempting to undo the consequences of Adam's free choice.
The Genesis account shows us that the first noticeable
consequence of the introduction of good and evil into humanity is Adam
and Eve's nakedness. Adam
and Eve were created naked. I
believe their naked bodies were meant to be a source of enjoyment for
each other, but in one brief second enjoyment dissipated into depression. What was once
good suddenly became evil. Secular
Humanism is undoing the embarrassment and shame of nakedness apart from
God by making it commonplace in the media, on the internet, in pride
parades, and in the minds of many throughout our culture.
Jesus introduced the word
"free" into this conversation when He said, "you will
know the truth and the truth shall make you free". (John 8:32) His
words have been misused, abused, and misinterpreted, from the moment
they left His lips. Jesus
wasn't speaking of sexual freedom or any kind of cultural freedom.
He was speaking of freedom from sin, evil, and the consequences
of Adam's free choice. Jesus
tells us that freedom from knowing good and evil will be realized in the
next life by those who embrace His truth in this life.
It's this truth that flies in the face of Secular Humanism and
its value free fable.
Let it be known that
value free is not value neutral, and it's far from free.
It comes with a price. When
the state mandates values, the individual looses his freedom to express