Dear Revive,

The two denials of materialism are highlighted by Dr. Alexi George in his writing in last month’s revive. First, it denies the reality of a soul in a human being.Since the soul is non-matter, it would simply be considered invalid since it does not fit into the thought patterns and categories of materialism. Thus humans are simply physical beings devoid of any deeper meaning to existence. This has further implications on the value of human life.Another important denial is the rejection of the existence of God. When the Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth, the obvious implication is that God is above matter since He is the Creator. When materialistic philosophy says that matter is the ultimate reality, that is in direct opposition to the claims of the Bible regarding the creative Word. Therefore, let us withstand materialism with prayer and sound knowledge of the Word of God.

Moncy John, Mumbai