We have to trust what men say and their opinions or what God says? We need to trust human doctrines and philosophies or God's Word?
Thus speaks the Eternal: ” Cursed the man who trusts in man”. (Geremia 17:5)
Every man, although firm on my feet, it is nothing but vanity. (Salmo 39:5)
Everyone has gone astray, all are corrupt, there is no one who does good, not even one. (Strait 14:3)
Many recent philosophers' writings on humanism and religion, show that man's tendency is to believe in himself. Believing in man is equivalent to believing that man is good, able to improve and reach a condition, if not of perfection, at least of a satisfactory level. It is to believe that peace on earth can be achieved with human efforts, and that society is indeed in progress. It is true that man can do good, but we must recognize that he is also capable of doing the most atrocious evil and of doing it with determination. From the era of the catapult to that of nuclear weapons, man hasn't changed much. His own story, ancient and recent, it is a story of wars. He is not even able to avoid evil in his private life!
For millennia, man has been trying to solve his problems with his own resources. Aspire to good, to love, to peace, to happiness, but he cannot get there by his own means. So many, seeing the gap between their ideals and reality, they get discouraged and depressed.
Yet there is a man, sent by God, who came to settle the real problem of humanity. This man, the only right and perfect, is Jesus Christ. He came to free men from sin, that is, the source of our evil that leads to perdition.
His, the son of God, he allowed himself to be punished in our place: he gave his life for our love. Now he is alive, and freely offers liberation to all who believe in him.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him does not perish, but have everlasting life. (Giovanni 3:16)
Thanks be given to God through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So then, I with my mind serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:25)