Materialistic Evolutionists Are Missing Out On Mighty Self-Improvement Methods

Materialistic evolutionists are missing out on some of the most effective self-improvement methods in existence.  Why?  Because they have chosen to categorically eliminate the entire area of spirituality from their life and from their consideration.

Materialistic evolutionists are people who have chosen to believe that the Universe, the stars and planets, and all the life forms on Earth, came into being by an unaided process of evolution — that nothing exists but physical reality.

By choosing this belief system, they cut themselves off from the amazing wealth of spiritual knowledge and experience that the human race has accumulated.

For example, materialistic evolutionists can’t experience the hope of prayer, because they believe that there is no one to pray to.   They can’t experience the inner peace that comes from God’s “still, small voice,” because in their faith-system, there is no God to speak.

Materialistic evolutionists are unable to receive the powerful, personal transformation that comes through surrender to the Higher Power, that Alcoholics Anonymous has used to help millions of people get free from various habits and addictions.

They can’t experience the ecstasy of spiritual experience that has been enjoyed by untold millions of people around the globe.  And they can’t experience the wonderful cleansing and freedom from guilt that comes from God’s forgiveness.

I’ve often wondered why anyone would voluntary want to forgo the spiritual methodologies that have lifted humanity to the highest heights.  I think many people confuse spiritual reality with religious manipulation and throw them both out together.  Sad.

Spiritual reality operates independently of organized religion.  The truth is:  both religion and materialistic evolution shut down genuine spirituality.

Is your belief system shutting you off from the life-transforming power of God?  If so, are you okay with missing out on life’s most glorious reality?

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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6 Responses to Materialistic Evolutionists Are Missing Out On Mighty Self-Improvement Methods

  1. Tafacory says:

    Greetings Steve!

    I ran across your post and I just wanted to make a point regarding your statement:

    “They can’t experience the inner peace that comes from God’s “still, small voice,” because in their faith-system, there is no God to speak.”

    You seem to assume that without God or at least the belief in God, people cannot find or enjoy inner peace. But that is blatantly false. Think about Buddhism and its practice of yoga. That involves quiet, solitude, and deep personal reflection. Though yoga is a religiously derived action, it does not have to be completed in such a manner. Thus, there are secular and non-theistic alternatives to that which comes from God. Furthermore, it seems as if you assume that only people who are Theists have that still, small voice often referred to as “conscience.” But that’s not true. I would confidently assert that many non-Theists have experienced this before. It does not require God’s existence or a belief in God.

    Just a thought.

    • Steve Simms says:

      Thank you for your thought provoking comment, Tafacory. I was referring directly to “God’s ‘still, small voice,'” not to conscience or to the subconscious. Other “still, small voices” can give inner peace; I don’t dispute that. However, as a theist who has experienced both God’s voice and those other inner voices (I’m into all kinds of self-help and psychological self-improvement techniques.) nothing can compare with the inner peace that comes from God’s “still, small voice.”

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