With a title like this one it’s only fair to clarify what it means. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Secular as:
1 a: of or relating to the worldly or temporal secular concerns
b: not overtly or specifically religious secular music
c: not ecclesiastical or clerical secular courts secular landowners
2 not bound by monastic vows or rules
The dictionary definition of Affront is:
transitive verb
a: to insult especially to the face by behavior or language
b: to cause offense to

These definitions indicate that the title is announcing an extreme displeasure in the idea of anything even being considered secular. People need to realize that it’s absurd to think any thought or action can be truly hidden from God’s omniscient or omnipresent purview. Any time the word secular gets bantered about one can be assured the designation is inappropriate and just plain wrong.

This post has been through three adaptations the Secular vs. Religious, the Secular vs. Sacred, and the Secular vs. Spiritual. Each attempt tried to deal with the dichotomy between the Truth and the overambitious attempt to ignore God’s reality. However, using juxtaposition just didn’t effectively convey the message of how inadequate and inappropriate the term secular is. So I began thinking about what has happened historically and how the word secular has been invented to excuse man of his devilishness and absolute disrespect towards God.   

Boiling it down, the word secular is in effect the same as the word sacrilegious, but the word secular takes the hard edge off of man’s choice to disobey. Truthfully, most of mankind has succeeded in continuously rejecting God. No, the idea of secular is in truth an imaginary, minimalizing of man’s contempt toward God.

The upcoming list, while not being exhaustive, gets to the heart of the matter. Adam and Eve walked with God and then along comes original sin. Now, what was the first thing Adam and Eve did? They tried to hide from God, as impossible as that was to do. Man has been trying to hide his actions from God ever since. So right from the beginning we see mankind trying to invent a way to hide from God with the deceptive idea of ‘secular’ simply being the current attempt.

Next, one can go to the Genesis flood account that destroyed everyone except Noah and his family. The people back then had fallen away from God. A person might say their false sense of secular rose to a degree so evil God eventually had no choice but to eliminate them and start again.

Continuing this examination we see how mankind next went out and came up with a plan to build a tower in order to reach heaven and God by themselves. This time God merely confused their language, destroying that attempt. But here we again see man going off in his own direction, against the Creator’s wishes.

Soon thereafter, God called out to Abram, whom he later renamed Abraham. At one point he and his grandson, Lot, divided up the land God had provided them. Lot chose to settle in the “kakar” or “circular valley” of the Jordan River. It wasn’t long before that area, where the cities of Sodom an Gomorrah stood, was destroyed for the evils those inhabitants committed. It was an epic destruction but on a smaller scale than the worldwide flood.

Now God having made the choice to call out a people, the Jews, unto himself, and directed His people to be his representatives on earth. The plan didn’t go smoothly. These Jews, beginning with the twelve sons of Jacob, sold one of the brothers, Joseph into slavery. All of the brother’s families eventually ended up in slavery in Egypt. God eventually relented and they returned to the Promised Land. But it didn’t last and the Jews were yet again punished for their disobedience and led captive into a foreign land, Babylon. After they were allowed to return they again became stiff necked, not heeding God’s Truth and were then utterly destroyed by Rome. Please note; it doesn’t matter whether you’re Jew or gentile, God punishes evil acts and the disobedience one does.

However, during this vey insolent time, when the Roman Empire ruled over Israel, God sent His only begotten Son to die for man’s sin giving each of us an opportunity to come into a relationship with our Creator. The main point here deals with the phrase “each of us.” There is no room in that phrase for either a Jew or gentile to find a secular way out. Everyone has to make a choice either to reject God’s means for salvation or accept God’s grace and forgiveness through faith. In the Old Testament Isaiah wrote about God’s forgiveness and grace in (NASB) Isaiah 1: 18 he wrote, “’Come now, and let us reason together,’ Says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.’”

 There is no middle ground; one is either with or against God. Mark 9: 38-41 states, “John said to Him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.’ But Jesus said, ‘Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. For he who is not against us is for us. For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.’”

Therefore, whether in word or deed our God and Savior tells us everything matters to God and shows us how His awareness entails everything. Secularity is a non-starter; there is no fence sitting or hoping. When one becomes a believer, one inherits eternal life. We know this to be true because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is the one and only way to avoid the damnation one will receive by trying to opt out through using the irreverent term and idea of secular.