- Greg Epstein will become the head of representatives of the religious community at the Ivy League School
- Epstein, who has served as Harvard’s ‘humanist chaplain’ since 2005, is a devout atheist and caters to atheists, agnostics and humanists
- His elevation to the position is meant to be inclusive of larger and larger numbers of Americans who identify as spiritual but not religious
“As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one” Romans 3:10
- ‘There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition but still experience a real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,’ he said
- A survey of the school’s class of 2019 showed 21% of the class as agnostic and 17% were atheists; two thirds identified as ‘somewhat or very liberal’
- The position of chaplain is not necessarily tied to one particular religion, although it has origins in the Christian tradition Read More …
In 1811, the first graduate program for ministerial candidates was organized; and in 1816, Harvard Divinity School itself was established to ensure that “every encouragement be given to the serious, impartial, and unbiased investigation of Christian truth.” The Divinity School, the first nonsectarian theological school.
I’m pretty sure this is what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he prophesied to the Thessalonians that a the falling away will come before the Day of the Lord – tribulation.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”
In this verse Paul is consoling the early church because they thought they were already in the Day of the Lord and had missed the rapture that Paul had taught them in 1 Thess. 1:10, 5:9.
And to Timothy …
“The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
Secular Humanism is gaining steam. Same-sex marriage, open homosexuality and transgenderism have split denominations, while gay clergy are being accepted in growing numbers.