God Versus DOM (Deification of Man)

As one digs through the slop of atheist/humanist {deification of
man} arguments, the need is to flush out the brain either with a
little prayer with God or a little mental adjustment from the Bible,
the Word of God.  You have been there when  as a witness to
truth,  you feel the urge to do foot dusting as Jesus told His
original disciples when their message was rejected by such a city
that deified man; when becomes apparent that such a person or
city has gone beyond the point of no return in unbelief by
blasphemy against the Holy Spirit; when it is no longer feasible,
also as Jesus taught to cast your pearls before the feet of swine.  
Such is the case of wading through the sloppy mud of Atheism
and Humanism like in the book “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart” by
Bayer and Figdor with so much sadness of loneliness without a
God, purpose, and meaning to the Universe, so much doubt and
confusion that is neither healthy and happy for the human spirit,
but primarily because it dishonors God by:  (1) Denying His
existence, like in one of the 10 major beliefs of F&G, it is stated
“There is no God”, just the repeat of it makes a person of faith
shudder at the consequences of the ultimate fate in this life and
the next for such youth; and (2) Making an idol-god out of Man,
herein to be called DOM for Deification of Man, which is really a
short form of what you find in Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart.  The
Bible states it this way in Romans 1:23-25:  (1) seeking to show
wisdom, one might say “ever learning and never able to come to
the knowledge of the truth”, instead with the ultimate conclusion of
humanistic researches they become fools in the eyes of God; (2)
they change the image of God into an image of corruptible man,
sort of what might call de-evolution rather than evolution; (3) God
gives up on any such society--Persian, Greek, Roman, and now
American--to the uncleanness of immorality; (4) they make a
mental and heart-felt exchange of the truth of God for a lie of
Satan and the “lust of the human heart that covets to envy”; (5)
they make a choice in favor of the Religion of Atheism, which
worships and serves the Creature more than the Creator.  
It is a religion that says, “My, my, what Man at his best can do”;
and further, “Just look at what societies of Men are going to do in
global evolution like the Arab Spring led by the internet”, another
lie which ignores the fact that ISIS is winning, and will win until the
time soon in history when they make the mistake of an attack on
Jerusalem.  Pretty strong language, perhaps you would like to
read it for yourself in the original words from God in Romans
through the Apostle Paul:

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And
changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made
like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to
uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour
their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of
God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than
the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even
their women did change the natural use into that which is against
nature:  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the
woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men
working that which is unseemly, and receiving in  themselves that
recompense of their error which was meet.”  (Romans 1:23-25)

3-1:  Out of the Valley of Mud of Romans 1-3 up to the
Mountain Top of the Love of God in Romans 8:30. {Zingers of
light and good news from the Word of God of the rest of
Romans after the Mud of chapter 1.}

NOTE:  You know that Romans 1-3 also drags us through the
mud sort of like reading or hearing the beliefs of DOMers like
F&G, and we know of many more such communities on Google
Plus.  The big difference is that F&G are almost all doubt and
confusion, you have a similar mud in Romans 1-3 but without
doubt and confusion.  Let me illustrate below by rapidly going all
the way to the top of Romans 8:30, although the steps of logical
reasoning might after the introduction of Romans 1 tend to the
statement:  Lack of respect for God as the Creator leads to lack
of self-respect for Man made in the image of God. A few minutes
and paragraphs of delay on Respect while we pass quickly
upward through way points on the way to the mountain top of the
love of God.  You pilots will know more about navigation way
points than most, where your goal is a flight plan to go from A to
D but for several reasons you need way points like at VORs to
go from A to B to C and then to D.  It takes a little longer but it
prevents being lost.
1.  Navigation Way point A, Romans 1:25 where truth has been
overcome by the lie in any society of history, past or present, as
the battle wages between the Creature and the Creator.  {With a
quick look with a quote at our standard for life navigation like the
FAA rule book is a standard for flying in the United States.}  What
does our Bible standard say on Way point A on the way to the
love of God in Christ?

“...who {obviously the DOMers} exchanged the truth of God for
the lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the
Creator, who is blessed forever.  Amen.”  (Romans 1:25)

NOTE:  See how Paul himself, the writer of Romans from the
human side, that solid lawyer of Hebrew religious and civil
law, needed a little positive relief on the way to the mountain
top of love with a pause to worship and praise the real God
that made it all in the first and Who Paul knows has provided
through Christ and His death a way out of the sin problem,
ending that verse with “...the Creator, who is blessed
forever.  Amen.”

2.  Way point B, Romans 2:6-10 with an along the way navigation
point which is a reminder of the democratic immortality for God
Who is without discrimination between the religious Jew and the
DOM Gentiles.

NOTE:  Don’t forget in our navigation from our origin in A at
Romans 1 to the mountain top at D, we must also climb in
altitude.  The way we will climb out of this mess is with a few
Bible facts along the way about God Himself, His character, will,
and what He has done and will do as He self-disclosed.  When
believers of faith say, “Because God said so like in the promise
to forgive sins when confessed, that is not simply a matter of
what God said but also of what God is, the very nature of His
character is to forgive sins when they are confessed with the right
attitude.

“...Who {God the Creator, that’s Who, about whom’s character
you are about to learn the something that there is no partiality or
discrimination with God} will render to every man according to his
deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for
glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:  But unto them that
are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey
unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish,
upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also
of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that
worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there
is no respect of persons with God...”  (Romans 2:6-11)

NOTE:  Did you get that DOMers, God as a “no respecter”
between the religious and the non-religious is willing to overlook
your philosophy of humanism if it will allow you “who by paint
continuance in well doing seek for glory, honour and immortality,
eternal life”; however you can not, even as Paul and the religious
Jews could not without some internal help.  The spirit of man is
willing but weak.  F&G, if your goals of happiness and the two
way street of feeling good as other feel good to match could
match the B way point your DOMhood would work; however you
would have to meet the two requirements which you can not, nor
any Christian can not by themselves:   (1) the patience
continuance in well-doing with every will of decision resulting in a
good; (2) the laws of the Boy Scout must exceeded with the laws
of God which seek glory, honor, immortality, and eternal life.

3.  Hey, let’s get to the Mountain Top of the love of God in Christ
Jesus more quickly, passing more rapidly with shorter Bible
quotes from Way point C to D to get to Romans 8.  Oops, what
we will find like in a cross-country flight where the pilot runs into
bad weather, then checking on his GPS for more way points then
flies from C1 to C2 in order to get to D.  Our C1 is Romans 5:1
{justification by faith} and our C2 is Romans 6:4 {new
reconstructed creatures with newness of life}, C3 of Romans 6:
23 {the gift from God of eternal life} with our destination of D
wrapping up our flight through Romans flying around the airport at
D, quickly hopping from D1 at the local VOR, to D2 which is lining
up with the runway and D3 completes D, a taxi into the hangar of
“...nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from
the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).

NOTE:  Even you of the DOMhood should see this as a welcome
relief for humanity in the security, protection, blessing of the love
of God.

3-2:  A speedy trip from C1 to D3 in the hangar of security.

1.  C1 at Romans 5:1, Justification by Faith.
2.  C2 at Romans 6:4, a walking, or lifestyle of newness of life
which comes from a newness of Mind and Heart.
3.  C3 at Romans 6:23, with a contrast between the wages of sin
which is death and the gift of God which is eternal life.

Continue with the Navigation Way Point of Part 2.