secular should we all live like it?
- imacatholic2Lv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
It depends on what you mean by secular.
Secularism is religious indifference. It is not Atheism. Historically, it is the view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education. This usually includes a legal separation of church and state.
The U.S. constitutional precept of separation of church and state only goes in one direction, from the state to the church. For example, the U.S. Government cannot and does not actively endorse any one particular religion.
There is no precept that the members of a church can work for the state, vote in elections, run for office, or (legally) influence our elected leaders. If one were to enforce a separation of church and state from the church to the state then over 90% of Americans would be excluded from most of the rights of citizenship.
Recently, however a new aggressive forms of secularism has surfaced that are blatantly anti-religion. Pope Benedict XVI discussed this new secularism during his visit to the UK:
Today, the United Kingdom strives to be a modern and multicultural society. In this challenging enterprise, may it always maintain its respect for those traditional values and cultural expressions that more aggressive forms of secularism no longer value or even tolerate.
-- Pope Benedict XVI, audience with Queen Elizabeth II, 16 Sep 2010 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/spe...
With love in Christ.
- ChristineLv 65 years ago
All of us live with a certain level of 'secularism' when it comes to providing for our families, shopping, culture, etc. However, from a Christian perspective, a life solely focused on secular things is not the life of a true Christian.
First of all in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus also told his listeners what they should do to show their desire to serve Jehovah with a complete heart. He said: “Keep on, then, seeking first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) We show what we are desiring, thinking, and planning in our heart by what we put first in our life. So one way to know if we are serving God with a complete heart is to think carefully about what is most important in our life. Do we place priority on spiritual things, contentment, giving to other and the doing of God's will or in endless secular pursuits?
Further, when Paul wrote Timothy about those who were “rich in the present system of things,” undoubtedly he was not referring to the Jewish system of things, or epoch, for in his ministry Timothy dealt not only with Jewish Christians but also with many Gentile Christians, and the wealth of any of these Gentile Christians would not likely be bound up with the Jewish system of things. (1Ti 6:17) Similarly, when referring to Demas as one who had forsaken him “because he loved the present system of things,” Paul evidently did not mean that Demas had loved the Jewish system of things but, rather, that he loved the prevailing state of affairs in the world in general and the worldly way of life.—2Ti 4:10; compare Mt 13:22.
The worldly ai·onʹ, or system of things, had been in existence even before the introducing of the Law covenant. It continued contemporaneously with the ai·onʹ of that covenant, and it endured beyond the end of the ai·onʹ, or state of affairs, that the Law covenant had introduced. The worldly ai·onʹ evidently began sometime after the Flood, when an unrighteous way of life developed, one characterized by sin and rebellion against God and his will. Hence, Paul could also speak of “the god of this system of things” as blinding the minds of unbelievers, an evident reference to Satan the Devil. (2Co 4:4; compare Joh 12:31.) Primarily, Satan’s dominion and influence have molded the worldly ai·onʹ and given it its distinctive features and spirit. (Compare Eph 2:1, 2.) Commenting on Romans 12:2, The Expositor’s Greek Testament (Vol. II, p. 688) says: “Even apparent or superficial conformity to a system controlled by such a spirit, much more an actual accommodation to its ways, would be fatal to the Christian life.” Such worldly ai·onʹ was to continue long after the apostle’s day.
Hope that helps!Source(s): jw.org
- Anonymous5 years ago
It's very dangerous!
It might lead to not knowing what's best for everyone else!
- Anonymous5 years ago
Secular should we all live like it? Fake Patriarch Kirill and other fake church leaders signed a document in 2006 where it says that all religions worship the same supreme being; anathema. Last Orthodox Patriarch is Patriarch Irenaios of Jerusalem. Major heresy of the last century was that the name of the Creator doesn't have anything to
do with the Creator.
American pronunciation of the word "God/god" is "gaad" which means Satan in Ruski.
Ruski words for "English" and "angelic" are very similar; Satan was an angel.
Read only Bible that is translated by theologians. John the Baptist ate only carobs and honey. Eating bugs like locusts leads to demon possession and three stands of DNA. 666ed people eat GMO food (which is food with bug DNA).
Ecumenism has 263 heresies; each heresy leads to hell.
Roman Catholic icons are drawn from naked people.
Orthodox icons are inspired by the Holy Spirit.
When you look directly into the eyes of the figure depicted on an Orthodox icon, energy is coming your way, that is, you get healed.
If you look at Buddhist-Roman Catholic-Satanic icons, you get the passions from the person depicted.
There has been a study done by Ruski scientists. When an Orthodox Christian crosses regular water, it becomes better. When an Orthodox Christian priest crosses regular water, it becomes even better than if regular Orthodox Christian crosses the water. This is the usual.
Now, we are in the end days. In some churches (that have been infiltrated by the antichrist's minions), antichrist's blood is served. Also, scanners put 666 on foreheads at the entrance. Theotokos Virgin Mary pushed down the altars at these churches (invisible to humans). Icons in these churches are changed to Satanic-Buddhist-Roman Catholic type instead of normal. Water (instead of becoming better) becomes worse when "blessed" in these "churches".
Orthodox icons must have correct hand signals.
Correct blessing hand means Alpha and Omega
Iesus Christous (Jesus Christ in Greek and Church Slavonic).
Incorrect hand signals are signifying the antichrist.
Also, do you see the scrolls on the Orthodox icons?
They will be opened when antichrist will be coming to town.
These scrolls will reveal everything about the antichrist.
Note also, calendar must be Orthodox, not Roman Catholic.
During the 8th "wolf" Council, antichrist will kill those priests who
disagree with him. Other priests will worship him when a bird dies at
Pelageya of Ryazan said that there will only be seven churches left in the end days.
Vaccines, IVs, tooth fillings/implants, cosmetics, medicaments, certain foods and drinks, etc. contain nanochips and/or cells of aborted fetuses; intake of which leads to demon possession.
Give back your documents to the gov't and live in Ural Mountains or Alaska.
Heresy leads to loss of love. Rapture is a heresy. You have to hide with Orthodox Christians to escape 666. Reject globalism, UFOs, documents, vaccines, ecumenism, cities, technology, etc.
The only true Christians are people who rejected mark of the beast documents and drink blood of Jesus.
Note, some churches serve antichrist's blood. So, choose wisely.
Read the Book of Revelation.
It's all clear now anyway if you have wisdom to
understand that 2 elongated lines on a barcode is a 6.
Each barcode has 3 double elongated lines.
Hence, it spells 666.
Barcode on documents leads to temporary hell.
Barcode on one's body by isotope rays leads to permanent hell.
According to Vyacheslav Krasheninnikov, 666ed people will
first hide the green 666 with durags and long sleeves, but then openly will walk
with shiny green 666 on their foreheads or wrists.
The Most Holy Trinity gives you a name during baptism.
Devil gives you an anti-name during anti-baptism.
Barcode is Druid black magic curse and a form of mark of the beast just like Social Security.
People who took any number (which is an anti-name given during anti-baptism by the beast) on documents or in computer go to temporary hell;
but those who receive green 666 (given with World Passport with no name on it) on forehead or wrist go to permanent hell.
How not to go to hell?
Give back all these anti-name anti-baptism documents back to the beast
by writing to appropriate authorities.
If authorities refuse to cancel these anti-names, then write again (up to three times).
If you wrote to the gov't three times about it, but gov't refused, then The Most Holy Trinity
will not send you to hell.
Don't take the microchip. If you already took it, get rid of it because microchipped people will be influenced by computers to take the World Passport (grey plastic card with no name on it).
Don't go into a UFO to be healed by demons. Those who reject 666 will go to heaven. Also, their direct ancestors will be saved from hell.
All who call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ or sign themselves with sign of the cross during WW3 will be saved. War in Ukraine will last two years (2014 - 2016). Then WW3 will start. Then Tsar (revealed by resurrected Seraphim of Sarov) will come to power in Russia to protect people from the antichrist. Antichrist will allow all sin. Don't sin. The Most Holy Trinity is merciful but 666 is not forgivable. 666 is given with grey plastic card.
Food stores, prisoners, and police will 666 people too. Don't get new documents. Don't get any surgeries. Don't eat meat. Don't eat fast food. Don't eat junk food. Pray the Jesus prayer.
Don't go into UFO to be healed by evil demons. Feed the pigeons. Give to charity in the name of Archangel Michael. Reject vaccines. Hide with Orthodox Christians to escape mark of the beast; leave all electronics behind so that you can't be tracked.
Antichrist's next target is the Statue of Liberty.
One big shake, one giant step forward, one giant collapse.
You use your spirit to talk to The Most Holy Trinity.
Demons attack soul and body.
Demons live inside clones. Jesus died for all sins committed by all.
Jesus said that you have to drink His blood.
All people have soul, body, and spirit.
In animals, blood substitutes soul.
That's why you're forbidden to drink animal blood.
Animals don't have spirit.
You're forbidden to drink human blood (like during blood transfusion) because sins transfer.
You're told to drink blood of Jesus (because He's sinless) so that your sins are forgiven.
Dogs are not allowed in your home and your church because the Holy Spirit will leave.
One can receive mark of the beast because of cats; so, stay away from cats.
Give to charity in the name of Archangel Michael; he rescues people from hell twice a year (or brings them up a level, that is, to a level with less punishment; eventually, people are freed). Feed the pigeons; when pigeons bow down, people are saved from hell. Birds participate in time creation. It's a sin to kill birds. Dinosaurs live under our level. They will get out through sinkholes and lakes. To kill them, go for their nerves. Save the birds; but kill the dinosaurs. First dinosaur will come out of Volga River in Russia. Since antichrist (born to a 12th generation prostitute, flying, big-nailed, gloved, pale-faced, red-eyed, Satan-possessed since he's 12 years old, homosexual man from the tribe of Dan, who wears blue robe over left shoulder while red/pink robe is underneath just like Jesus, and is surrounded by demons but people see angels of light) is around, there is no need for disputes. Forgive me.