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Belief System of the Modern Man

James Engel summarized the belief system and the presuppositions that commonly prevail among what he calls modern man:

  • God, if He exists at all, is just an impersonal moral force.
  • Man basically has the capacity within himself to improve morally and make the right choices.
  • Happiness consists of unlimited material acquisition.
  • There really is no objective basis for right and wrong.
  • The supernatural is just a figment of someone’s imagination.
  • If a person lives a “good life,” the eternal destiny is assured.
  • The Bible is nothing other than a book written by man.

Living Proof by Jim Peterson, NavPress, 1989, p. 198

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