Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby.
Today, we’re talking about worldviews. “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism” is the pervasive religious ideology of today’s youth. It’s a feel-good belief where God is only called on when needed, and the only requirement is to “be nice” to others. Scriptural teachings about sin, repentance, and God’s judgement are considered outdated.
Although this worldview appeals to young people in our post-modern culture, it’s dangerous because it deceives them into following the philosophies of this present age and not the truth of the Gospel. In Romans 12:2, the apostle Paul warns believers, “Do not be conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” The reality is that a holy God created us, and we are accountable to acknowledge and accept the truth of His Word.
Similar to Moral Therapeutic Deism is the New Age movement. But we’ll discuss that another time. For more information, go to www.hopetools.net. Stay bold!