The other day I had a fresh look at Romans 2:14-16 where Paul the Apostle describes how God has placed into humanity's hearts a program designed to assist us to know right from wrong. What happens when we choose to break the circuit? “Even Gentiles, who do not have God's written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it.15 They demonstrate that God's law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right. " In Verse 16 there is also evidence of the exclusivity of Jesus. In the end God will judge every human heart—even our secrets through Jesus Christ alone. 16 "And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone's secret life." God has placed in the brain of every human being, what I like to call the God-chip (Natural Revelation). Everyone that has ever lived or will ever live on the earth has this chip designed for humanity in heaven itself. We were made in the image of God, thus all humanity has a desire to worship, and this natural desire was intended to motivate mankind to search for their creator. And yet, as human worship and theology wanders farther away from the true character, attributes and nature of the Biblical view of God, the more humanity's innate desire to worship (the God chip) will be warped or short-circuited. Our desire to worship will still be present but our attention will be drawn to ourselves and to the things that God has made, instead of to the One who made us. Humanity’s increased desire to worship ourselves, includes man-made works and appeasement/salvic structures in all false beliefs, which is naturally appealing to all humanity. The end result of all religious and works based salvation is the worship of self. This self-based worship is called secular humanism, which is basically our desire to worship ourselves, and our modern society is full of this disease. Humanists demand a freedom from religion—that is for any faith to stay out of the “public life” and especially politics. Yet, I find it rather ironic that the religion of secular humanism has become its very own faith based “church” and they bow down at the altar of self. Theologian Peter Marin has said, “Something has gone radically wrong with secularism. The problem has more than its share of irony, for secularism, in the end, has converted itself into a kind of religion. “… Now the transition is complete: the state has become the church” (Peter Marin, “Secularism’s Blind Faith,” Harper’s Magazine, Sept. 1995, 20).
Now we must understand that a major problem arises when humanity rejects the “God Chip” and tries to replace it with a chip of their own creation. This false, man-made chip damages the real chip, which when allowed to function naturally, will guide us to find the truth of our Creator. The further we turn from the narrow law of God who is “truth,” the greater our natural worship chip begins to warp and twist as we become more and more self-centered. Thus, as all religions (searching for their lost chip) move away from the narrow truth of the Triune Creator, the more warped and twisted all areas of human worship and life become. Why? All human worship apart from the Triune Creator is man-made and will not satisfy their hunger for truth (God). Again in the book of Romans God is showing what happens to humanity when they say no to the truth written on their hearts (God Chip) Romans 1:18-23 “But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.*19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. 21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.”
All man-made religions become easier to spot the further they have wandered from the truth. They become more human centered and less God centered, which always leads to a self-work based salvation rather than a God centered, sacrificial love/grace based salvation. Human centered religion de-values human life and crushes its God given spirit. (ie. All man-made appeasement of rules and laws) by believing they can appease god by their works. By the way, all these man made religions greatly benefit their false creator-the Devil. This allows humanity to be in control of their own salvation and revert back to their own fleshly nature. They essentially become what they believe they are: one of many species in an uncreated macro-evolved world. And since they believe they are only animals, they begin acting as such in every aspect of their lives. As the humanoid species wanders further away from their true creator, the respect and mutual submission of male and female will also become warped and instinctive. This has resulted in their unique roles being warped as either patriarchal (Muslim faith) or female dominated (ie. Ancient goddess worship). For the most part males will always dominate in most false religions and false interpretation of the truth because without the activation of the God-chip, humanity looses it’s code of moral conscience. All human made religion is centred on power and control where the strongest are in control (might is right) and where to weakest are subservient. This self-made faith usually sets in place rules which benefit themselves creating an animal like pecking order over the weak which they will have on earth and in the after life. This usually means women and children suffer the greatest. The Devil has always had a hatred for the seed of Eve because it would eventually lead the Holy Spirit to plant the seed of the incarnation of God through Jesus Christ to save humanity from the warped God Chip (the sin of unbelief) and the resulting worship of self. Somehow, those who call themselves friends of Jesus must assist humanity to recognize the existence of that imbedded God-chip. They must ask the Holy Spirit to open the blinded eyes of humanity to this truth of natural revelation or they will be judged by their own sin of unbelief—by choosing to turn off the God-chip!