The former General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, has beseeched Christians to jealously guard their minds against the maneuvering philosophies of secular humanism.
Apostle Dr. Koduah, who is the current Area Head of the Teshie-Nungua Area of the church, said this on Thursday, January 28, 2021, while delivering a paper at the 2021 Ministers and Wives’ Conference (MWC’21 – Greater Accra Region), at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh.
Speaking on the topic, “Secular Humanism,” Apostle Dr. Koduah revealed that “secular humanism is the most dangerous philosophy in the world today. It is the opposite of Christianity and fights against all Christian principles.”
He explained that secular humanism has been an age-long philosophy that has been growing gradually and winning the minds of many who fall prey to its enticing principles and standards. According to him, it published its first manifesto in 1933, and reviewed it in 1973 and 2003 respectively.
Expounding further, Apostle Dr. Koduah identified some basic principles and teachings of secular humanism and advised the church to be mindful of them and make conscious efforts to guard their minds against them.
“Secular humanistic values may seem innocuous and harmless to the Christian faith, however, if left to linger, it will find its way into the church and cause irreparable damage to our faith,” he cautioned.
He, therefore, advised that “values like disbelief in God or the afterlife and supernaturalism, disbelief in the Bible, disbelief in Jesus Christ, strong belief in evolution, the literal deification of human beings, rejection of absolute truth, rejection of religious-based laws, and downplaying the marriage system, are all secular humanistic principles that we should fight against with utmost seriousness.”
Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah revealed that secular humanism spreads through means like the school system and the media. He, therefore, implored all believers to jealously guard their minds and especially the minds of their children from such principles.
“If we want to possess the nations for Christ, we must wage war against secular humanism, win the minds of people and turn them back to the knowledge of Christ,” he stressed.