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Pantheism: Nature is the Bible, No Need for Scriptures or a Mediator
(Pantheism Part V)
Bible study on Pantheism.

Thus far in this series we've seen that Pantheism is the sinful worship of nature and the universe.

Although Pantheists don't believe in supernatural beings such as Jehovah, they believe nature reveals all man can know about the human race. In other words, nature is the Pantheist's Bible.

Pantheism: The Universe is the Totality of Being
Pantheists worship the universe as the totality of being, believing it compels the deepest human reverence and wonder.

  • "We revere and celebrate the Universe as the totality of being, past, present and future. It is self-organizing, ever-evolving and inexhaustibly diverse. Its overwhelming power, beauty and fundamental mystery compel the deepest human reverence and wonder" (Belief Statement #1 by the World Pantheism Movement,

Pantheists worship the universe because they believe it's divine -- totality of being, inexhaustible (eternal), compels reverence and wonder.

In truth, though, the wonder of nature was created by Jehovah to prompt our worship of Him, not nature (Deut. 4:15-19; Acts 14:15-17). When we observe nature, it should cause us to grope for Jehovah until we find Him, so we can obey and worship Him (Acts 17:24-31).

Jehovah testifies to this truth through the miracles performed by Jesus and the people who spoke His word. They prove that Jesus has power over nature, and should be worshiped by man (Heb. 2:3-4; Jn. 2:7-11; Matt. 21:18-22; Jn. 11:17-44).

Pantheism: Nature is Their Bible
Pantheists base religious feelings on their perceptions of the universe.

  • "We honor reality, and keep our minds open to the evidence of the senses and of science's unending quest for deeper understanding. These are our best means of coming to know the Universe, and on them we base our aesthetic and religious feelings about reality" (Belief Statement #7 by the World Pantheism Movement,

Pantheists believe nature is divine, and reveals all spiritual knowledge. Hence, in a manner of speaking, nature and the universe are their Bible.

In truth, though, Jehovah has revealed all spiritual knowledge through His word, which is truth, whereby we become partakers of His divine nature.

  • "'Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth'" (Jn. 17:17).
  • "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust" (2 Pet. 1:2-4).

Therefore, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ, who is the Word, and thus the Truth.

  • "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men" (Jn. 1:1-4).
  • "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me'" (Jn. 14:6).
  • ". . . Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:2-3).

It's a sin to base spiritual feelings and thoughts upon human perceptions of the universe (Deut. 4:15-19). We must base them on the word of Christ, whereby we may know God and worship Him.

Pantheism: No Need for Scriptures or a Mediator
Pantheists believe everyone has direct access to ultimate reality, which is the universe and nature (i.e., god). They don't believe they need any help to have a relationship with their god, though some use science.

Therefore, they don't believe in the Scriptures, or Jesus as their mediator and priest.

  • "Every individual has direct access through perception, emotion and meditation to ultimate reality, which is the Universe and Nature. There is no need for mediation by priests, gurus or revealed scriptures" (Belief Statement #8 by the World Pantheism Movement,

In truth, we can only have a relationship with Jehovah through Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:1, 14; 14:6; 17:17; Eph. 1:3f).

We must obey Him to be saved, because we'll be judged by His word (Heb. 5:9; Jn. 12:48).

And we need Him to mediate between us and God to redeem us from sin, and serve as our high priest (1 Tim. 2:5-6; Heb. 3:1).

Like Humanists, I'm sure Pantheists feel empowered to think they're capable of having a relationship with their god without any help from an outside source.

But, it's a very hollow existence, not having a relationship with the supernatural Being who created the universe and rules over heaven.

True fulfillment is worshiping Jehovah, the one who created the universe, not worshiping the universe itself.

When we worship Jehovah in truth, we worship in spirit because God is Spirit (Jn. 4:24). But if we worship nature, our worship is physical because the universe is physical.

Only by worshiping Jehovah can we have spiritual fulfillment. All other worship merely satisfies temporal, worldly lusts, which are passing away (1 Jn. 2:15-17).