I am convinced through years of observation that as mankind gained increasing mastery over nature through science he gradually lost his sense of helplessness, and with it, his need to believe in the supernatural. He has become more and more conscience of the worldly and in the process arrived at the conclusion “This world is all that there is and it is enough.”
The evolving belief system takes on the form of many secular ideologies and thought patterns, including naturalism. Naturalism is a philosophical position, empirical in method, that regards everything that exists or occurs to be conditioned in its existence or occurrence by causal factors within one all-encompassing system of nature, however “spiritual” or purposeful or rational some of these things and events may in their functions and values prove to be.
This denial of the divine is one of the many challenges we face in our obligation to fulfill the Great Commission here at Crosspoint. It is to that end we seek biblical equipping and Spirit empowerment.