Authenticity is the New Catch-Word

I look at people, culture, and the world from a Biblical World View. Secular Humanism is the opposite. Its new catch-word is authenticity. It is the idea of being authentic to one’s inner self and feelings, to look deep inside yourself and become who you think you are.

Authenticity is being used as the rationale for all kinds of behavior that goes against biology, history, the Bible, and common sense. Authenticity is used to condone men who say their authentic self is a woman to help little girls change into their swimsuits at an athletic club. It praises a children’s hospital whose doctors are performing sex change surgeries on minors as young as fourteen years of age.

When we look deep into our inner authentic self, what we really find, is not a better self, but a soul corrupted by rebellion against our Creator. What we find is a sinner that needs saved and transformed because “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Rather than seeking this skewed authenticity, Scripture tells us to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior so we can be saved from our sinful self. Then what is the goal? It is to be conformed to the image of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who loved us and died for us (Romans 8:28-29). Real authenticity is to become what God originally intended for us to become, more like Jesus, not more like our inner sinner.

Jesus came as a Lamb, gentle and humble and loving. He died for us sinners so we could be saved from ourselves. Jesus is coming back again, not as a Lamb, but as a Lion. He will come suddenly as a streak of lightening and then he will judge each person.

God loves you. Today is a day of grace and forgiveness. Trust His Son now for salvation. Then you can begin the transformation of becoming more like Jesus and less like your inner sinner. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2 NLT).

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