Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Death of Christian Thought by Michael D. LeMay
Humanism, as described in LeMay's book, The Death of Christian Thought, is "An outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and good news of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems." Humanism is not only dangerous, it is deadly.
Mr. LeMay states, in the first paragraph of his book, "America is in a crisis. The greatest nation in the history of the world, founded upon the wisdom of Judeo-Christian principle, is on the verge of total economic and social collapse as our leaders and people have abandoned God and His Word." As I read these statements, I had to shake my head in agreement. Having lived on this Earth for nearly 60 years, I've seen evidence of secular humanism increase in our country year after year. LeMay says, "Ove the past one hundred years, an enemy has infiltrated the hearts and minds of American leaders and people, convincing us we know better than God how we should live in and govern our nation." He is right. Satan is a live and well on planet Earth.
When I first received this book to review, I didn't think I would enjoy reading it. I hadn't studied much about humanism and wasn't particularly looking forward to learning about it but the more I read, the more intrigued I became. I found, through Mr. LeMay's ability to give a prophetic outlook on the state of our nation, I was unable to put the book down. It was eye opening to read the ways Satan has infiltrated our government, our schools and most importantly our churches. I found myself saddened by the profound truth contained in The Death of Christian Thought. Mr. LeMay says, "...the enemy that is slowly infiltrating our nation and churches hopes we are so preoccupied with our daily activities that we have not noticed how he is dismantling our nation and the Christian church. Many are begin systematically conditioned to reject truth and embrace deception with grave eternal consequences." LeMay's book not only explains the dangers of humanism, it also presents a true picture of salvation - how to be secure in your faith and how to share it with others.
I enjoyed the writing style Mr. LeMay used in his book. It was easy to read and understand. Each chapter contained an objective which was clearly defined. Personal examples and biblical principles were also given in each chapter. At the end of each chapter, a summary was included. I also enjoyed Mr. LeMay's use of Greek and Hebrew word meanings. As he presented scripture to substantiate truths presented, he made sure to expound on these truths by providing Greek or Hebrew words that would help the reader truly understand the meaning of the scripture with a deeper insight.
It's scary to think the world we live in today is so easily deceived and humanism is so widely accepted but Mr. LeMay helps the reader see this is exactly what's happening. For those who love the Lord, Mr. LeMay's book, The Death of Christian Thought, will prick hearts and prompt them to pray for our country as never before.
I would like to thank Aneko Press for allowing me the chance to review this book in exchange for my honest review. I enjoyed reading it and feel like this is a must read for all believers.
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