James Engel summarized the belief system and the presuppositions that commonly prevail
among what he calls modern man:
God, if He exists at all, is just an impersonal moral force. Man basically has the capacity within himself to improve morally and make the right
choices. Happiness consists of unlimited material acquisition. There really is no objective basis for right and wrong.
The supernatural is just a figment of someone's imagination. If a person lives a "good life", the eternal destiny is assured.
The Bible is nothing other than a book written by man.
Jim Peterson, Living Proof, NavPress, 1989 p. 198.
A.W. Tozer once remarked, "The man who comes to a right belief about God is
relieved of ten thousand temporal problems for he sees at once that these have to do with
matters which at the most cannot concern him very long."
Tim Hansel, Eating Problems for Breakfast,
Word Publishing, 1988, p. 33.