2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate (Genesis 3:1-6).
A person in the audience asked Ravi Zacharias during one of his outreach events about post-modernism. Startled, Zacharias said that postmodernism started in the Garden of Eve when Adam and Eve rebelled against God by eating the fruit. They were deceived and did what was right in their own eyes, defining their own meaning of right and wrong.
By even thinking that she could define her own meaning of right and wrong, Eve demanded her "right" to be independent of God. Adam followed her, also demanding his "right" to be independent of God (Genesis 3:6). The desire to be independent from God not only stems from rebellion. It is rebellion.
This desire to be independent from God leads to the belief in "rights", whether it be for oneself, or others whom one is concerned about. The belief in the "rights" for others is not agape love at all whatsoever, the love that God demands of us. No. It is respect for persons. The belief in "rights" for others is to justify the arrogance of others, so that one can justify one's arrogance and pride in even thinking one is entitled to anything at all. That even many Bible-believing Christians find this hard to accept simply just indicates how humanism has infiltrated the church.
The spirit behind humanism is the antichrist spirit who has made inroads into the hearts of many in the Church, that is, many members of the body of Christ. He seeks to make people rebel against God, in all kinds of ways. He is absolutely bent on seeking to snatch not only the seed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the hearts believers. He is seeking to destroy believers slowly by causing them to fall away from the faith.
2 Thessalonian 2:1-4 gives us a warning about the very very real possibility that a person who has known Jesus Christ and has walked with him falling away:
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ[a] had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[b] is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God[c] in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
This is a very frightening verse, if not the most frightening verse in the Bible. If it does not frighten you, it should. The falling away from the faith is what the antichrist lives to do. It is his raison detre. He seeks to prepare people for his coming, such that even many who were faithful to Jesus Christ will fall away (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4).
The spirit behind "rights" demands not only that is one entitled to do what one wills, "do what thou shalt" being the motto of satanism. To even think one is even entitled to what one wants, or what others is itself an abomination (See Isaiah 14:12-15). It is of the spirit of antichrist.
The doctrine of "rights" is a humanistic doctrine, of the spirit of antichrist. It is through this doctrine of the spirit of antichrist has made his inroads into the traditionally Christian western culture, and now, through the modern Church all around the world. It seeks to seduce people, including true followers of Christ into thinking that they can be independent of God in demanding their own ways, so that they will fall away.
The doctrine of "rights" is of the antichrist. How? It is totally diametrically opposed to Jesus Christ, the true Christ, the Lord of all Lords, King of all Kings. Jesus did not demand his rights, despite all things being created for Him and through Him (John 1:3; Romans 11:36; Colossians 1:16), nor equality with God, though being in the very nature of God (Philippians 2:6).
The doctrine of rights needs to be eradicated and burn in Hell forever and forever. It is a doctrine from the pits of Hell. The selfishness that comes from people believing in their so-called "rights" is evidence of its vile wickedness.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (1 John 4:1).