When I say out loud that the secular world’s philosophical desire is to convince people that they are a god, I generally get mocked. Then I ask the following questions:
According to the secular world, who is the arbiter of right and wrong? People.
According to the secular world, who decides what is true or untrue? People.
According to the secular world, who decides who lives and dies (abortion; capital punishment; euthanasia etc.)? People.
According to the environmentalist paradigm (widely accepted as gospel), who is destroying the planet? People.
According to the environmentalist paradigm (widely accepted as gospel), who is the only one who can save the planet? People.
So…traditionally, throughout history…what moniker have humans given a being who: decides right and wrong; decides truth from untruth; decides who lives and dies; is the only one who can destroy the earth; and is the only one who can save the earth? Aren’t these qualities normally attributed to God? Yet the secular culture says they apply to you. Congratulations…you are a god. Is that really a job you want? (Exodus 20:3)
Dr. Purvis started Growth Project with Robert Houghton after spending 20 years on active duty as a Chaplain in the United States Navy. After many moves and multiple deployments, he settled in Winter Haven, Florida to do God’s will. A glutton for educational punishment Danny has a BA in English from Carson-Newman College, an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He has been married to his wife Kimberly (whom he met when they were 6 years old) for nearly 30 years and they have four wonderful children.