What is Humanism? Man is King. What is the Kingdom of Heaven? Jesus is King.

As we begin our study of the Book of Judges – Father Macias introduces the theme of Judges as returning to the Lord as King and explains why James B Jordan describes this Book of the Bible as “God’s War Against Humanism.”

“Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.” (Judges 1:1-2)


I. Holy War in the Bible
a. Besieged Town (illustration)
b. Jesus has defeated sin and all enemies.
c. We are “God’s Army”

2. What is Humanism?
a. Humanism: “Man is King, not God.”

3. True Spirituality
a. Francis Schaeffer: Jesus is “Savior” and “Lord.”
b. Lord = King
c. Jesus is Lord/King of everything. (St. Matthew 11:12)

4. Judges 1:1-2
a. Scripture: Judges 1:1-2
b. Written by Samuel, following the death of Joshua.
c. Conquest of Canaan