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Humanists have nothing to live for and nothing to die for through their rejection of God and his word

 

I notice Laura Lacole and Eunan O'Kane have been granted permission to go ahead with their 'humanist marriage' in Northern Ireland (News, June 20).

One cannot but have profound pity and feel deep sorrow, not only for this couple, but also all humanists. They have nothing to live for and nothing to die for.

They tragically reject all and everything that relates to God. They delude themselves into thinking that everything ends at death. What madness, what folly, what blindness, what delusion.

Sadly, both Mr and Ms Humanist fail to grasp that there are no atheists in hell: they now all believe.

Nobel prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who witnessed horrifying atrocities in Stalin's labour camps, reminds us that humanism offers no solution at all to mankind's desperate condition.

He said: "If humanism were right in declaring man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth must be of a more spiritual nature."

Yes, our greatest need is a spiritual one, which God can graciously and mercifully meet in the person of Jesus Christ. This need is forever fully met when we "repent of our sins and believe the Gospel". Humanism is then exchanged, by God's grace and mercy, for eternal salvation.

History records that Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, detested everything that Christianity represented. The world knows him, after the title of a book he wrote called God is Dead.

Days after he died in Austria, words on a wall, in graffiti, said: "God is dead - Nietzsche." Someone else wrote under it: "Nietzsche is dead - God." Yes, it is man that dies, not God.

Our sincere prayer for Laura and Eunan is that God, in His grace and mercy, will redeem them from the spell of humanism and that they are joined together in marriage with Jesus Christ.

DONALD J MORRISON

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