America Under Judgment

A California attorney has proposed a controversial ballot initiative that calls for the execution of homosexuals. Matt McLaughlin's Sodomite Suppression Act also bans advocating for LGBT rights to minors, punishable by a $1 million fine, up to 10 years in prison, and expulsion from the state.  California Attorney General Kamala Harris will likely grant it a title and summary, according to Vox. If McLaughlin can secure at least 365,000 signatures, the initiative could appear on the ballot in November 2016.   (California lawyer proposes ballot initiative to execute gays, Christian Today Staff Writer, Mar. 24, 2015)
 
McLaughlin wrote in his proposal:
 
"Seeing that it is better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God's just wrath against us for the folly of tolerating wickedness in our midst, the People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method..."
 
Sen. Ricardo Lara and other politicians are already working to get McLaughlin disbarred because of his effort. According to Lara's upside-down pseudo-morality, attorneys must show "good moral character" to maintain their job,  meaning tolerance and affirmation of sodomy, sado-masochism, sodomizing children and so forth equals "good moral character." An investigation into McLaughlin's obviously "amoral" background is underway.
 
According to Matt, God is not going to leave America unpunished for not only allowing this sin (among so very many others) to flourish in our midst but also for allowing our children to be explicitly taught by LGBT organizations in our schools to engage in it as well. 

With respect to Matt's advocacy of the death penalty for sodomites, ought not a sin-sick society and its' people not repent of their own constant and grievous sins rather than putting just some sinners to the sword?   Moreover, ought not repentance begin in the Church?  As God does judge nations and people for not obeying his Word, His judgment begins with the weak, waffling, accommodating and apostatizing Church:

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"  1 Peter 4:17 King James
   
 With respect to His judgment, the pre-flood world and post-flood Sodom and Gomorrah should be the first to come to mind:
 
"Rabbi Huna said in the name of Rabbi Joseph, "The generation of the Flood was not wiped out until they wrote marriage documents for the union of a man to a male or to an animal."  Genesis Rabbah 26:4-5; Leviticus Rabbah 23:9
 
"Rabbi Hiyyah taught: The passage reads 'I am the Lord, your God' two times---I am the One Who punished the generation of the Flood, and the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Egypt; and in the future I will punish those who do as they did.  The generations of the Flood were kings, and were wiped off the earth when they were soaked in sexual sin."  Leviticus Rabbah 23:9
 
"And what did they do?  A man got married to a man, and a woman to a woman, a man married a woman and her daughter, and a woman married...two men.  Therefore it is said, 'And you shall not walk in their statutes."  Sifra Acharei Mot, Parashah 9:8 
 
God wiped them off the earth when they were soaked in sexual sin.  But idolatry preceded and actually paved the way for the rest:
 
"In this way, even by magic...they were supposed in the first and literal idolatry to become gods."  Tertullian Treatise on the soul 57
 
In the original pre-flood idolatry antediluvians believed the snake's lie that after the death of their bodies they would spiritually evolve into gods.  The way was open for them to spiritually evolve by actualizing the god-force within their own hearts.    After all, according to the snake the original Creator God no longer existed because He had emptied Himself into creation so that all that existed was a universal divine force.  (Ancient Paganism: The Sorcery of Fallen Angels, Ken Johnson, Th.D., p. 35)
 
God no longer existed, that is until they found out differently---when it was too late:
 
"And they called to Noah, saying, Open for us that we may come to thee in the ark---and wherefore should we die?  And Noah, with a loud voice, answered them from the ark, saying, Have you not all rebelled against the Lord, and said that he does not exist?"   Jasher 6:18-19
 
Ideas have consequences.  Like the pre-flood generations post-Christian America and W. Europe have replaced the Triune God of creation and life with anti-creation, mathematical, geometric evolutionary cosmologies stripped of the supernatural and miraculous.  Types of these neo-pagan cosmology's of worldview or network of plausibility structures are embraced by evolutionary theists, progressive creationists and global mystical pantheist alike and allow trans-humanists such as Jeremy Rifkin, an adviser to the European Union since 2002 and head of the largest global economic development team to brazenly declare:

“We no longer feel ourselves to be guests in someone else’s home and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of preexisting cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces…..We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible for nothing outside ourselves, for we are the kingdom.” (Paganism in Today’s Culture,” Dr. Peter Jones)

The predisposing foolishness, corruption, and idolatry resides in foundational ideations of these cosmologies. In the rejection of the supernatural Triune God of Revelation and the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo resides the inability to account for the origin of life, of man's spirit (Imago Dei), God's Law, immutable truth, moral absolutes, fixed meaning, and purpose (Psalm 115:4-8). And with the rejection of the literal and historic elements of the Book of Genesis comes the logical rejection of the necessity of the Gospel and the Incarnation (the historical Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity).  With rejection of the Incarnation and Gospel comes the loss of salvation and the inability to logically account for and defend the two sexes. Thus the fate of idolatrous evolutionary naturalists, be they faux Christian or otherwise, is to not only fall into moral relativism and superstition but to eventually give way to the demands of unrestrained libido – including the use of children for the sexual gratification of adults. And these are the crimes against nature said Augustine,

"(which are the) crimes of the men of Sodom (and if) all nations in the world committed them they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)
 
America's apostasy, idolatry, occult paganism, pan sexuality, rampant abortion and drug use and other sins are eerily similar to the pre-flood generation, Sodom and Gomorrah and Egypt, noted for its' occultism.  Will God judge America? 

"---I am the One Who punished the generation of the Flood, and the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Egypt; and in the future I will punish those who do as they did.."   Rabbi Hiyyah

According to Evangelical preacher John MacArthur, because America’s sins are already akin to that of Israel’s our nation is under divine judgment:

Materialism, drunkard pleasure seeking, arrogant conceit, defiant sinfulness, moral perversion, and corrupt leadership… Do you not see [them] in America?”  (John MacArthur Says America Is Under Divine Judgment, Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor, June 2011)

 MacArthur identified Israel’s six sins leading to six curses on that nation from Isaiah 5, saying those misdeeds were not isolated to Israel:

 “I look at America… people say what is wrong with this country. That is what’s wrong with this country. Right there. They have rejected the Word, the law of the Lord, the Holy One Himself.”

Talking about the sin of arrogant conceit, he said America was guilty, too. It is,

 “when a society does not want to hear from God, but wants to be its own authority where every man does that which is right in his own eyes and feels that he is the ultimate authority, he is the ultimate source of truth..."

MacArthur added that America has corrupt leaders, too. The Hebrew words for “heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,” as mentioned in Isaiah 5:22, refers to corrupt leaders:

 “What do we have here? We have here, folks, Anthony Weiner type people…corrupt leaders. Is there ever any end to this corruption…who literally prostitute their position and justify wicked people for a bribe and take away the rights of the innocent people…politicians and leaders who can be bought.

So what is divine punishment?  In answer, McArthur quoted Isaiah 5:5-7:

“Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed; I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled. I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it.”

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Envy: The Hideous Spirit Fueling Equality Mongering

In "Stop Equality-Mongering Before It Destroys Us," Matthew Cochran argues that as a concept, equality has been effective in curbing abuses of authority. For example, we no longer "divide our citizens into peasant and lord or master and slave, for example. Those with power and authority can be brought before a judge and answer to the same law as those they govern." Over time however, human-generated corruption crept in and today, by and large, invocations of equality are merely used to ward off good judgment by generating feelings of offended entitlement that cry either “I’m as good as you” or, perhaps just as common among the social-justice warriors who most regularly abuse the word, “He’s as good as you.” No excellence can be acknowledged,

"... lest others feel ashamed or left out. Some of our most poisonous philosophies have only managed to afflict America under the aegis of this kind of equality. No matter what our differences may be, we are told that these differences make no difference because we are all equal. Yet civilization hinges on the being able to recognize and judge certain differences. When we willfully fail to do so, the natural consequences are dire." (The Federalist, Mar. 23, 2015)

When excellence cannot be acknowledged the underlying sickness is envy: 

"When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad." (Publius Cornelius Tacitus)

"Nothing sharpens sight like envy." (Thomas Fuller, British clergyman and writer, 1608-1661)

"Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others." (Samuel Johnson, British poet, critic, writer, 1709-1784)

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." (Winston Churchill, British orator, author and Prime Minister during World War II, 1874-1965)

"When I say that Marxism is based on envy, I mean that the glorious revolution of the proletariat...was really a promise to put a final end to all the conditions that make for envy." (Joseph Epstein, author and former editor of The American Scholar, from Truths about Socialism, Coral Ridge Ministries, p. 66)

Marching under a banner of "elitism," (we are better than middle-class hominids), scientism, evolution, enlightenment, and faux reason, the spirit of evolutionary Gnostic pagan Progressivism is a deceiver, for in reality its politics are the destructive politics of fools and the twisted envy-bitten. Though it brags it is forward-thinking, this hideous spirit has in reality cast America and the West back into the darkness of paganism, moral relativism, polytheism, superstition, and unfettered envy that characterized the Roman Empire as it slowly died. Its' much-vaunted 'change' has resulted in the unmaking of the true spiritual progress of Jesus Christ and his many disciples, one of whom was St. Augustine.

It was as Rome was dying that St. Augustine both revolutionized and brought to a close antiquity's idea of freedom by connecting it with morals. "Thus," he wrote in the City of God, "a good man, though a slave (of Christ Jesus), is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices."  (Libido Dominandi, E. Michael Jones, p. 57)
 

Augustine revolutionized the concept of freedom by connecting it to morals, or as our Founders said, to Virtues. Man, said Augustine, is not a slave to nature (or nature's 'gods') or to nature's laws, as Aristotle claimed. His freedom was a function of both will and moral state. Thus man's will is free to turn to his Creator and seek Truth and liberty, or conversely, to turn away from his Creator into the consuming darkness of willful ignorance and amorality, thus enslaving itself to pride and other vices.

After the manner of St. Augustine, President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War, Lewis Cass, would much later write:

"....the fate of republican government is indissolubly bound up with the fate of the Christian religion, and a people who reject its' holy faith will find themselves the slaves of their own evil passions and of arbitrary power." (quoted from www.earstohear.net/)

First man is progressively enslaved by his evil passions, then he falls head-first into diabolicism. St. Augustine called this sin-sickness 'Libido Dominandi.' Thus it is Libido Dominandi — moral imbecility and diabolical moral imbecility — that possesses the souls and minds of both Progressive Left insiders (collectivists/statists)and their rabidly zealous 'liberal' camp followers (anarchists).

In a treatise titled, "Leftism as Psychopathy,' John Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) wrote, "...there (is) a core leftist type — seen at its clearest among Leftist academics and intellectuals. Although such people form only a small fraction of the total population, their influence and their grasp on the levers of power in the media...bureaucracy...universities, and, at times, in politics, makes what they think, say and do very important indeed." It is Ray's contention that this type of person falls within the category of psychopath and sub-clinical psychopath.

The most striking characteristic of the psychopath, notes Ray, is his "moral imbecility" — his breathtaking lack of feeling for other people and his disregard for the rules they live by. They are famous for their utter amorality, lack of remorse, willingness to lie, cheat, steal and kill.

In his analysis of the Progressive Left, Jamie Glazov author of United in Hate wrote,

" The Left habitually attempts to distance itself from its own history and to obfuscate any straightforward analysis of its political motives, goals, and allegiances. In doing so, the Left intentionally blurs its own complicity in the greatest crimes of the twentieth century."  (United in Hate, p.1)

In other words, the Progressive Left speaks with forked tongues and pretends not to know truth. They are double speakers; the evil men of Psalm 140 whose tongues are sharp and poison is under their lips....they set snares for the morally righteous and compass them about with deception. Snares, lies, and deceptions — these are the evil essence of Saul Alinskys' Rules for Radicals among whose students are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. 

Glazov observes that the Progressive Left dedicates "their lives to erasing individuality — including their own — and becoming part of a group from whose party line they cannot waiver..." In other words, they seek escape from their Creator through creation of what Eric Voegelin termed a 'second reality,' an illusion of annihilation of self through absorption into nature. Hence they are "motivated by the Marxist dream of destroying the world as it is and building a utopia on its ashes..." ( United in Hate, p. 2)

In short, with their greed, malice, hatred, and envy superheated by will-to-power, they seek not only the death of the Immortal, but the destruction of the Created Order so they can build an earthly New World Order. This is Libido Dominandi inflated to the critical stage of the demonic. The Gnostic pagans now tread the same highway to hell taken by Nimrod (Genesis 10-8) who rebelled against God, declared himself both god-man and messiah, and with his adherents — who likewise embraced 'self as god' — attempted to bring heaven to earth (a New World Order) in Babylon.

"The mystery religion of Babylon," notes Tal Brooke, "is the root of all mystery religions, the secret initiations, the exalted priesthoods, and....secret knowledge (gnosis). It has fermented over the centuries into a refined wine...." In short, modernity's Gnostic irreligion's are Christian heresy syncretized with all of the 'secret knowledge' of the world's religions — both past and present — and its' taproot is the 'refined wine' of ancient Babylon. (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, p. 11, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29: 3, 2005)

Envy, said St. Gregory of Nyssa is,

"The passion which causes evil, the father of death, the first entrance for sin, the root of wickedness, the birth of sorrow, the mother of misfortune, the basis of disobedience, the beginning of shame. Envy banishes us from paradise....Envy made Joseph a slave. Envy is the death-dealing sting, the hidden weapon, the sickness of nature, the bitter poison, the self-willed emaciation, the bitter dart, the nail of the soul, the fire in the heart, the flame burning on the inside..." (Life of Moses, quoted in Death by Envy, Fr. George RA Aquaro, p. 74)

"Scripture combines envy with jealousy, covetousness and stinginess, into a single concept that is a manifestation of idolatry (narcissism) of self and belief that there is a limited supply of good," wrote Fr. George R. A. Aquaro.

 When we move aside and dig beneath the rationalizations proffered by Gnostic pagan Progressive pan-sexuals, god-men and their slavish media-mouthpieces calling for hate crime laws, redistribution of wealth, universal healthcare, UNESCO's call for teaching grade-school kids to masturbate, and population control schemes outwardly manifested in abortion (choice), eugenics, and multiple sustainable-growth schemes, we'll find diabolical envy squatting there at bottom.

In the final analysis, malice and envy towards God compels man to destroy creation and to annihilate his God-given soul by imagining himself as 'one' with nature. This is the definition of damnation, said Fr. Aquaro. Hell is not a punishment meted out by a hateful God as some would think, but an absolute refusal of a pardon granted all mankind. It is impossible to receive good from a person one envies, and so it is that one cannot be saved if one resents the Holy Triune God. This is the message of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32 when the elder brother refused to enter the house upon his brother's return. It is also the underlying meaning of CS Lewis's pointed observation that the door to hell will be slammed and locked from inside:

"Come Satan...God is evil..." Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Philosophie de la Misere, pp.200, 201

"...I go sometimes go...To the oak of Wotan....To make a pact with dark forces..." Adolph Hitler, The Solution of the Riddle, Mullern-Schonhausen

"The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority...Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds..." Mikhail Bakunin, God and the State, p. 112

@Linda Kimball

Holiness: The One Thing Left Untried by America's Faltering, Humanized Church

To little or no avail has America's faltering, humanized Christian Church tried every contemporary innovation from accommodation to evolutionary science and ordination of practicing homosexuals to the latest and greatest church-growth schemes, "new" contemplative prayer, Enneagrams, rock 'n' roll worship, signs and wonders, self-gratifying programs, and cheap grace (church-lite: a mile wide and inch deep). 

The one thing it has not tried is holiness:

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matt 5:8)

"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear....And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.…" Isaiah 59:1-3, King James

"And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword" Ezekiel 39:23

"Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done." Micah 3:4 

“The biggest obstacle we have to understanding the Word of God is our sin.” Fr. Francis Martin 

 "If you say, “Show me your God,” I will say to you, “Show me what kind of person you are, and I will show you my God.” … God is seen by those who have the capacity to see him, provided that they keep the eyes of their mind open. All have eyes, but some have eyes that are shrouded in darkness, unable to see the light of the sun. Because the blind cannot see it, it does not follow that the sun does not shine. The blind must trace the cause back to themselves and their eyes. In the same way, you have eyes in your mind that are shrouded in darkness because of your sins and evil deeds. A person’s soul should be clean, like a mirror reflecting light. If there is rust on the mirror his face cannot be seen in it. In the same way, no one who has sin within him can see God. But if you will you can be healed. Hand yourself over to the doctor, and he will open the eyes of your mind and heart. Who is to be the doctor? It is God, who heals and gives life through his Word and wisdom … If you understand this, and live in purity and holiness and justice, you may see God. But, before all, faith and the fear of God must take the first place in your heart, and then you will understand all this. When you have laid aside mortality and been clothed in immortality, then you will see God according to your merits." (From the book addressed to Autolycus by Saint Theophilus of Antioch, bishop)

One of the greatest gospels is of the man born blind:

 "At a pivotal moment, Jesus smears the man’s eyelids with clay and sends him to wash in the pool of Siloam. The man returns able to see. When asked how he came to see, he replies, in effect, “I went, I washed, and now I see.” This is baptismal theology even if in seminal form. We cannot see until we are washed. In the end it is baptism, confession, and a holy life by God’s grace that give the greatest light." (Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington, 3-19-15)

One of the Fathers of the Church, St. Cyprian, experienced the holy vision that only baptism and holiness (I went, I washed, and now I see) bring:

"And I myself was bound fast, held by so many errors of my past life, from which I did not believe I could extricate myself. I was disposed therefore to yield to my clinging vices; and, despairing of better ways, I indulged my sins … But afterwards, when the stain of my past life had been washed away by means of the waters of rebirth, a light from above poured itself upon my chastened and now pure heart; afterwards, through the Spirit which is breathed from heaven, a second birth made of me a new man. And then in marvelous manner, doubts immediately clarified themselves, the closed opened … and what had been thought impossible was able to be done (Letter to Donatus, 4)

Individually and corporately, the Church with an unclean heart is one that our Lord not only withdraws his gracious presence from but neglects its prayers.  Only with a clean heart does He listen and bring His church into a more spiritually healthy and thriving condition with a further blessing of holy vision so that what has been in the darkness of ignorance and futility comes into the light of His wisdom.

@Linda Kimball

Kundalini Shakti & the 'New' Contemplative/Centering Prayer

A fast-moving contemplative movement of Christian Centering Prayer is quietly,

"... (almost secretly) reviving religious life and faith in society. Here in the land of “the spiritual, but not religious,” and growing numbers of “Nones,” or non-church affiliated, a new form of evangelization is appearing. Centering Prayer is a practice of silent prayer that is a stripped-to-essentials form of Christian monastic contemplation." (Centering Prayer: Contemplative practice for the 21st century, Sidney Callahan, American Magazine,  Dec 3 2014 )  

In what appears to be a sweeping phenomenon, Christian leaders are embracing practices and a new spirituality that "borrows from Eastern mysticism and New Age philosophy."  The changes are taking place worldwide and involve "many of the most popular evangelical leaders including Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Richard Foster, Tony Campolo, and Eugene Peterson."  (Evangelical Leaders Promote New Age and Eastern Spiritual Practice, Lighthouse Trails) 

Ruth Haley Barton, formerly of Willow Creek and trained at the contemplative Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation teaches contemplative prayer through her Transforming Center:

"Barton co-authored with John Ortberg 'Ordinary Day with Jesus,' which clearly instructs readers in mystical prayer practices."  And as if that were not enough to show Ortberg's New Age Sympathies, "he will be speaking this year at the National Pastor's Convention where labyrinths, contemplative prayer...and yoga workshops will take place." (ibid) 

Moreover, Sue Monk Kidd, once a conservative Baptist,

"began practicing contemplative prayer and has now become a major promoter of the practice and of feminine spirituality." (ibid) 

While standing onstage with other keynote speakers at the Passion 2012 conference Beth Moore encouraged the audience to:

 "... pause and be still, and ask Jesus to speak His word to us."   Attended by over 42,000 college age youth, "Francis Chan, Louie Giglio and John Piper, along with thousands of youth (participated) in the mystical practice of contemplative or 'listening prayer' at Moore's behest, and this despite the fact that Scripture provides no instruction or any illustration for engaging in such a 'spiritual' activity."  (Be Still: Contemplative or Listening Prayer & Psalm 46:10, Herescope, Sept. 23, 2012) 

Energizing the enthusiastic endorsement of  "new" contemplative prayer is a spirit of naivety that simply endorses without discernment and unwisely propagates this practice.   

So just what is contemplative prayer?

Contemplative Prayer: Traditional & New Age Version

The contemplative tradition originated with some of the early desert Fathers.  Over the centuries it has been variously called Lectio Divina, the Prayer of Faith, Prayer of the Heart, Prayer of Simplicity, Prayer of Simple Regard, Active Recollection, Active Quiet and Acquired Contemplation.

St. Teresa defines Christian contemplative prayer as:

".....nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us.' Contemplative prayer seeks him 'whom my soul loves'. It is Jesus, and in him, the Father. We seek him, because to desire him is always the beginning of love, and we seek him in that pure faith which causes us to be born of him and to live in him. In this inner prayer we can still meditate, but our attention is fixed on the Lord himself. (The Catechism of the Catholic Church) 

The New Age contemplative or centering prayer is a hybrid drawn from prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage fused with Eastern mysticism.  The hybrid version, 

"...originated in St Joseph's Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts. During the twenty years (1961-1981) when Keating was abbot, St Joseph's held dialogues with Buddhist and Hindu representatives, and a Zen master gave a week-long retreat to the monks. A former Trappist monk who had become a Transcendental Meditation teacher also gave a session to the monks. ....Centering prayer is essentially a form of self-hypnosis. It makes use of a "mantra," a word repeated over and over to focus the mind while striving by one's will to go deep within oneself. The effects are a hypnotic-like state: concentration upon one thing, disengagement from other stimuli, a high degree of openness to suggestion, a psychological and physiological condition that externally resembles sleep but in which consciousness is interiorized and the mind subject to suggestion."   (The Danger of Centering Prayer, Rev. John D. Dreher, Catholic Education Resource Center)  

Cistercian priest Thomas Keating, who has inspired many Christian leaders including Brennan Manning and Quaker mystic Richard Foster who favorably quotes the heavily demonized Carl Jung in the second chapter of his book, "Celebration of Discipline,"  is known as a 'living Spiritual Teacher' or Master of the 'new' contemplative prayer. Terms like 'spiritual master' actually come straight out of Eastern mysticism and are tantamount to 'guru.'

In the foreword to Philip St. Romain's book, "Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality," Keating even acknowledges that kundalini energy (aka, Zoe, seething power of Lucifer, the Force, serpent power) is the focus of the "new" Christian contemplative prayer. He states:

"Since this energy [kundalini] is also at work today in numerous persons who are devoting themselves to contemplative prayer, this book is an important contribution to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition. It will be a great consolation to those who have experienced physical symptoms arising from the awakening of kundalini in the course of their spiritual journey ... Most spiritual disciplines world-wide insist on some kind of serious discipline before techniques of awakening kundalini are communicated. In Christian tradition ... the regular practice of the stages of Christian prayer ... contemplation are the essential disciplines.."  (Kundalini Energy (Serpent Power) Same as Contemplative Silence, lighthousetrailsresearch) 

What is Kundalini Shakti (Energy)? 

Kundalini is a concentrated,

".... field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343)

It is a serpent goddess,

"....who lies asleep at the base of the spine, coiled three and a half times around the first chakra."  (snakespirit.webs.com)

Kundalini is based on the occultic chakra system which teaches that a universal evolutionary energy (Kundalini Shakti, the Supreme Power; serpent power) coiled at the base of the spine flows through human beings and through all of creation, uniting everything above and everything below, thus acknowledging divinity in all things and all people. Through strenuous yoga and other occult techniques outlined in ancient and modern texts, Kundalini Shakti  uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body, thus Keating explains that spiritual directors are needed to help guide the Christian contemplative because of the powerful and dangerous nature of kundalini.  He adds that "spiritual directors" may need to consult with "Eastern teachers in order to get a fuller understanding" because the awakening of kundalini causes the following symptoms:

1.Burning hot or ice cold streams moving up the spine.
2.Pains in varying locations throughout the body.
3. Vibrations, unease, or cramps in legs and other parts of body.
4.Fast pulse and increased metabolism.
5.Disturbance in the breathing–and/or heart function.
6. Sensitivity to sound, light, smell, and proximity of other people.
7.Mystical/religious experiences.
9. Parapsychological abilities.
10. Persistent anxiety or anxiety attacks, confusion
11. Insomnia, manic high spirits or deep depression. Energy loss.
12. Impaired concentration and memory.
13. Total isolation due to inability to communicate inner experiences out.
14. Experiences of possession and poltergeist phenomena 

The Kundalini/Masonry connection is revealed by occultist Mason Manly Hall who says that when the Mason learns how to properly channel the power of the serpent he has learned the mystery of his Craft:

"The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 30)

With continued practice, surrender, and preparation, one day the kundalini current will reach full voltage and there will no longer be 'anybody home' but an unholy spirit residing in an empty shell of a body:

"The moment of power transfer had come....Muktananda (adept of Nityananda) was about to make the timeless journey....of the power yogi (the Siddha), but it required the catalytic power of the master guru, Nityananda...who was God to Muktananda, therefore worthy of worship as the supreme Deity.  The voyage of consciousness, prized by the ancients, would split Muktananda into fragments...Sometimes (his) body would writhe and twist like a snake's while a hissing sound would come from inside (him)."   Finally it happened---Explosion, the point of no return where Muktananda "as an individual would be obliterated.  Superconscious states would take control of him, and his consciousness would be kicked out to more and more remote levels."   "In place of the former person was the walking void, the Unself, the hollow shell filled with the soul of the universe..."   (Riders of the Cosmic Circuit, Tal Brooke, pp. 36-45) 

"You will be like God," Genesis 3:5

 In common with Carl Jung's transpersonal and depth psychology, occult New Age, Mind Science, New Thought, the Alpha Course, Silva Method, Word of Faith, Positive Imaging, Visualization/Dreaming, tantric and other forms of yoga and the multi-million dollar best-sellers "A Course in Miracles" and "The Secret,"  the new contemplative prayer shares the idea that god and psychic power are within:

"People go through their whole lives chasing everything in the material world, and they fail to discover the greatest treasure of all, which is within them. Shut your eyes to the outside world. Direct your thoughts and words inside of you. The Master within you is the key to all the treasures in the world." (Rhonda Byrne, "The Secret Daily Teachings")

As the 'Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" the christ-within states that there is an "irresistible Force" within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality. The 'Christ' tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation. There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of humanity. ("False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)

"Since the unconscious is God all along, we may further define the goal of spiritual growth to be the attainment of godhood by the conscious self." (A Different Drum, M. Scott Peck)

"....all is mind and...everything is governed by law (thus man) can create, or have created for him from his own thinking. He can create such a strong mental atmosphere of success that its power of attraction will be irresistible. He can send his thoughts throughout the world and have it bring back to him whatever he wants." (Creative Mind and Success, Ernest Holmes, New Thought practitioner)

"Your unconscious mind (has a) power that turns wishes into realities when the wishes are strong enough." ("Positive Imaging," Norman Vincent Peale, 1982, p. 77)

Word Faith teacher Kenneth Copeland tells people to visualize any image,

"...that you get down inside you that is so vivid when you close your eyes you see it, it'll come to pass. When God came at the Tower of Babel, He said, 'Anything they can imagine, they can do." (Inner Image of the Covenant, side 2, Copeland)

Yonggi Cho similarly teaches that through visualizing and dreaming you will,

"....incubate that which we want God to do for us....If you have not visualized clearly in your heart exactly what you hope for, it cannot become a reality to you..." (The Fourth Dimension, Vol. 1, Yonggi Cho, 1979, 9-35, vol. 2, 18-33). 

"But in his estate shall (Antichrist) honor the God of forces." Dan. 11:38

The god-force within who is the serpent power (horned god) worshipped by mankind from antiquity, Masonry's seething energies of Lucifer, the serpent power of Kundalini yoga, the Christ of the Course in Miracles, the Cosmic Spirit of the universe, Teilhard's Singularity and the Collective that represents self-generation and evolution through its own creative power poses a question to his enthralled worshippers,

"What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force, an 'Energy" in the universe, that IS the universe, and that is, in fact, All That Is. What if I am The Collective?" ("God" in Conversations with God: Book 3, p. 125, Neale Donald Walsh, ibid Warren B. Smith, p. 122

Eastern-oriented New Age contemplative/centering prayer is actually a dangerous occult psycho-spiritual technique that really does work:

"Using these techniques I have seen lights move in darkness, a bright yellow cross materialize out of thin air, and I've heard voices calling me from the darkness.  I'm not exaggerating.  I was not on drugs, medicated, drinking, or sleep deprived.  I definitely contacted something in the spirit realm.  But, it wasn't God."  (Centering Prayer, Matt Slick, CARM)

  Just as Slick had opened himself to contact with an evil spirit, so did a little girl:    

"A mother  wrote to ask me for advice: In the Catholic school in (name of town), Sister has been using this (centering prayer and use of the Jesus Prayer) in the religion classes. My ten-year-old daughter took to it right away. This was about two-and-a-half years ago. The things she shared with me that Jesus had told her didn't appear to me to be imagination.....About six weeks ago, Kristy started having difficulty going to sleep. She didn't want to stay in her own room and would lie there afraid to close her eyes, until I would let her go into her sister's room and sleep with her. Finally she confided in me that she would see something scary if she closed her eyes. A few days ago, she confided that it laughed. Kristy had used the centering prayer on her own at bedtime for sometime before this fear started."  (Dreher)

Rev. Dreher concluded:

"The laughter is very characteristic of evil spirits. It would have taken personal contact and prayerful discernment to know for sure. From the description, I would suspect an evil spirit is harassing her. I would doubt that it has any serious hold on her, unless there was immoral behavior or a special vulnerability in her psychological state. I suspect that her use of centering prayer opened her to evil spirits and such harassments."

 Marcia Montenegro of Christian Answers for the New Age warns Christians away from 'new' contemplative prayer and advises them to be wary of any instruction that calls for them to:

1.Breathe a certain way before or during prayer
2.Maintain a certain posture or bodily position
3.Repeat a word or phrase, even if it's from the Bible, or use a word or phrase to stay "focused"
4.Go beyond thinking or thought
5.To turn inward in order to find or be with God
6.Be in silence in order to truly pray
7.Believe that CP is true prayer

Christian prayer should be taught as it is modeled in the Bible, particularly in the New Testament, such as Matthew 6:9:

Having now rebuked and condemned such false and meaningless prayer, Christ goes on to prescribe a short, neat form of His own to show us how we are to pray, and what we are to pray for,” Luther.

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Communism, Socialism and Technocracy: Spiritual Diseases of Our Time

In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated (traditional) family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters." "Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral (atheism) and radical sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths." (Cultural Marxism, L. Kimball)

Today the "new" communism is Technocracy.  The world is being actively transformed by a totalitarian-minded global power elite and their minions according to a very narrow economical/political/social philosophy called Technocracy, and it is impacting every segment of society in every corner of the world:

"....Technocracy is being sponsored and orchestrated by a global elite led by David Rockefeller's and Zbigniew Brzezinski's Trilateral Commission....Originally started in the early 1930s, Technocracy is antithetical to every American institution that made us into the greatest nation on earth.  It eschews property rights, obsoletes capitalism, hates politicians and traditional political structures, and promises a lofty utopian dream made possible only if engineers, scientists, and technicians are allowed to run society. When Aldous Huxley penned Brave New World in 1932, he accurately foresaw this wrenching transformation of society and predicted that the end of it would be a scientific dictatorship unlike anything the world has ever seen." ( Preface, Technocracy Rising, Patrick Wood)

But what are Fascist Socialism, Marxist Communism and Technocracy and what spiritual sickness compels men to play at being God?

At the deepest, most important level of all, totalitarian ideologies are really about the human condition after the Fall and the causes of evil and suffering as defined by fallen mankind.

From the moment that Adam and Eve were ushered out of paradise, men began complaining:

"Why must we die? Why must there be decay? Why must we work? Why does he have (fill in the blanks) but I do not? That's unfair! Why can't we say, do and have whatever we desire? If it feels good (libidinous impulses) then why shouldn't we do it? Why must there be authority, rules, norms, absolutes, and consequences? Why does it have to be this way? Why can't it be the way we want it to be?"

And finally: Who or what is the cause of our suffering?

From Nimrod to Karl Marx and contemporary rebels and apostates, the answer is the transcendent Authority of the Holy Triune God together with the fallen condition of man and the world:

"Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God." He "changed the government into tyranny" in order to turn them away from God and make them dependent upon his own power. He also would be revenged upon God "if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach!" And he would "avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers." (Jewish historian Josephus cited in" Who was Nimrod?" Dr. David Livingston)

Self-absorbed narcissists like Nimrod are impious.  They treat God the Father, their own parents and the culture that nourishes them with contempt. They attempt to usurp the authority of God, moral law, truth, family, and society as a means to their own ends.  In short, they are contemptuous toward the very things that make the good life possible for themselves and others, thus they try to control them and use them for their own selfish, destructive ends. 

Karl Marx, for example, dreamt of ruining the world created by the Holy God and proclaiming himself 'god.' In his poem "Human Pride," he writes that after ruining the world:

"I will wander godlike and victorious /Through the ruins of the world/ And, giving my words an active force/ I will feel equal to the Creator." ((Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, pp. 30-31)

Marx's comrade in arms, Mikhail Bakunin, aligned himself with the Devil and declared:

"The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority....Socialists recognize each other by the words, "In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done....Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds." (Mikhail Bakunin, ibid, p. 27)

After confessing his 'cosmic authority' problem, New York University professor Thomas Nagel admits:

"I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God (but) that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that." (The Rage Against God, Peter Hitchens, p. 150)

It is when the terrible-willed self-absorbed narcissists and their followers — most generally pleasure-seeking hedonists — become possessive of the things of this world and resentful of the "way things are" that they rebel against God the Father and raise up new Towers of Babel — separate paradises — here on earth. With Nimrod it was Babylon. Marx's Tower was the materialist Communist worker's paradise while Hitler's Babel was his socialist Third Reich. For homosexuals it's the Tower of Sodom and Gomorrah and for today's occult Technocratic New Age it's the coming of the final Tower — a planetary Scientific Dictatorship that will be philosophically Luciferian.

In the preface to "The Silmarillion," the all-important Book of Beginnings (genesis account) that sets the stage for the subsequent Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien said of the terrible-willed:

".... (they) will rebel against the laws of the Creator — especially against mortality." Possessiveness toward the things of this world alone or together with hatred of death and decay "will lead to the desire for Power, for making the will more quickly effective — and so to the Machine (magic)." (p. xiii)

Tolkien defines magic as the abuse of God-given intellectual powers and talents fueled by the:

"corrupted motive of dominating: bull-dozing the real world, or coercing other wills" by way of ideologies designed for the unmaking of the world as it is.

In other words, when pride, wrath, lust and envy inflate to monstrous proportions it is then that the terrible-willed declare the death of God, usurp His powers, declare themselves gods and invent reality-denying ideologies such as socialism, scientism (magic science) and anti-creation evolutionism to confuse, deceive, transfix, seduce and coerce other wills:

"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma. " (Anton Pannekoek, Marxism And Darwinism, Translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)

And of course truth is absolutely forbidden lest it expose the corpus of lies, hate, hypocrisy, deceit and delusion underlying and fueling the 'Machine.'

On the subject of the Machine, Herbert Schlossberg perceptively observed:

"Exalting mankind to the status of deity...dates from the farthest reaches of antiquity, but its development into an ideology embracing the masses is a characteristic of modernity." (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg)

Ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn described terrible-willed god-men as the masters of the world who, bearing no evil within themselves, have declared that all the evils of the world are caused not by man's fallen human condition but by deterministic external or natural causes — unjust, unfair systems.

What are these "unjust systems?"  In his book, "Cry Havoc: The Great American Bring-Down and How it Happened," Ralph de Toledano identifies them:

"....the morality that derives from the Old and New Testaments, the traditional family, the respect for the past as a guide to the future, the restraint of man's baser instincts, and a socio-political organization which guaranteed freedom without license. Of these obstacles, the two greatest were God and the family." (p. 26)

Former atheist Peter Hitchens notes that throughout the West the God-hating Left's hostility to Christian theism is specific because orthodox Christianity:

"....is the religion of their own homes and homeland, the form in which they have encountered — and generally disliked and resented — the power of God in their own lives.....the Left sympathizes with Islam because (it is) the enemy of their (own enemy, the Christian culture)." (Hitchens, p. 131)

Hatred of the Holy Trinity issuing into hostility and intolerance of Christianity is not confined to just the Left but shared equally with GOP atheist insiders. Because of their hostility to God and Christianity they hold in utter contempt the middle-class, mainly Christian constituents they must rely upon to be re-elected.

Solzhenitsyn summarized the whole meaning of Fascism, Marxist Communism and Technocracy when he described their three main causes as rebellion against the Holy Trinity quickly followed by apostasy and denial of man's fallen condition, allowing rebels and apostates to comfortably "forget" that evil cuts right through the hearts of all men, themselves included.

Peter Hitchens writes that atheists and antitheists who have the good fortune to live in a society governed by religious belief:

".... feel free from absolute moral bonds, while those around them are not. This is a tremendous liberation for anyone who is even slightly selfish. And what clever person is not imaginatively and cunningly selfish?" (Peter Hitchens, p. 148)

Modern ideologies and the murderous utopian systems spawned by God-haters are spiritual diseases of fallen men. The only cure is spiritual regeneration through submission to the Holy Trinity.

© Linda Kimball

Originally published in 2011.

Who is a Moral Monster, Jehovah or Man?

In "Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster? An Interview with Dick Belcher," Michael J. Kruger observes that one of the most common objections to biblical authority is that the God of the Bible is guilty of committing immoral acts:
 
" God appears to advocate, endorse, and even commit acts that are normally seen as morally questionable. The classic example is the command to the Israelites to wipe out the Canaanites as they enter into the promised land....In fact, it is the question of whether God endorses genocide that features heavily in the objections of atheist Richard Dawkins in his book The God Delusion (Mariner Books, 2008). It is also a prominent theme in Peter Enns’ book, The Bible Tells Me So...."  (michaeljkruger.com, Mar. 9, 2015)
 
When the personal Triune God, the Creator of everything seen and unseen ex nihilo brings judgment upon the Canaanites through the actions of  the Israelis is He simply being cruel and sadistic?  And what of the Canaanites?  Were they good people undeserving of what befell them?  And just who were the Canaanites of the post-flood world?

Similar to 20th century God-hating Communists and National Socialists and the orgy of violence, destruction, theft, and wholesale murder they committed, Josephus relates that before the flood, even while Adam was alive,

"....it came to pass that the posterity of Cain became exceeding wicked, every one successively dying, one after the other, more wicked than the former.  They were intolerable in war, and vehement in robberies; and if any one were slow to murder people, yet was he bold in his profligate behavior, in acting impatiently, in acting unjustly, and doing injuries for gain."  (Josephus 1.2.2)

At this point the pre-flood world grew totally apostate.  Only Noah and his immediate family stood firm in their zeal for the Holy Creator God:

"...Noah was very uneasy at what they did; and being displeased at their conduct, persuaded them to change their dispositions and their acts for the better:  but seeing they did not yield to him, but were slaves to their wicked pleasures, he was afraid they would kill him, together with his wife and children, and those they had married; so he departed out of that land."  (Josephus 2.3.1)

The pre-flood wicked served other gods,

".... and they forgot the Lord who had created them....And every man made his god and they bowed down to them....and forsook the Lord all the days of Enosh and his children."  (Jasher 2:4-5)

Canaanites were not atheists but idolaters who believed the evil one's lie that the Holy Creator God was a creative force that through practice of magic allowed them to evolve into gods after the death of their bodies.  The primordial anti-creation model is very similar to modern anti-creation  evolutionary models such as the Quantum Vacuum, a recent addition to the West's line-up of secularized, mathematical anti-creation cosmogonies reaching back to 1300 in the heart of Christendom.  The secularized, mathematical model is,

"..entirely stripped of the supernatural (and grounded in a secular pagan understanding) of nature, science and philosophy that laid down the presuppositions on which Scripture scholarship came to rest...Little (can be) understood about the rise of modern biblical criticism if close attention is not paid to the great cosmological shift that occurs in the seventeenth century...The two occur as part of one revolution because the shift in the meaning of nature includes human nature as well." ( Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture, 1300-1700, Wiker & Hahn, p. 257

In “The Making of the New Spirituality: the Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition,” James Herrick writes that modern physicists claim to have irrefutable scientific proof for the 'other spirituality,' meaning evolutionary pantheism. (p. 160)

For example, in the “Quantum Society,” physics writers Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall advocate a new occult science of pantheism, psychology and sociology grounded in a breathtaking range of practical implications in the,

“…fundamental physics that underlies all else that is in the universe” lending itself to a holistic understanding that “the nature of the mind, the nature of society, and the nature of nature are all one and the same thing…linked by a common physics.” (ibid, p. 170-171)

Zohar and Marshal also find that when physicists probe the deep recesses of the universe they are confronted by a void, an indefinite and seemingly infinite field of energy that they call the ‘quantum vacuum,” a background without features that seems empty yet is where all physical objects originate:

All the waves and particles that we can see and measure, literally, as in the Greek, ex-ist or ‘stand out from’ an underlying sea of potential that physicists have named the vacuum….just as waves undulate on the sea.”  This ‘sea’ of proto-physicality is an “all pervasive, underlying field of potential…the vacuum.”   (ibid, p. 172)

The ‘quantum vacuum’ is strikingly similar to some Hindu and Buddhist anti-creation accounts of the origins of physical objects as emanations from the One and/or the Void.   Nor do Zohar and Marshall deny the similarity: 

The vacuum spoken of by quantum physicists, like the Buddhist concept of Sunyata, or the Void, to which it is so similar, is replete with potentiality.”   (ibid)

According to these pre-flood and post-flood conceptions there is no heaven or hell nor any need of repentance and salvation since by magic science and man's own abilities, all men will eventually evolve into godhood:

"In this way...by magic, which is indeed only a second idolatry, wherein they pretend after death they become demons, just as they were supposed in the first and literal idolatry to become gods."  Tertullian Treatise on the soul 57 

The evolution of man into superman has been the practice of Freemasonry for years. It was also the practice of Masonry’s religious and philosophical progenitors, the ancient pagan Mystery cults.   Masonic scholar W.L. Wilmshurst provides a summation of this core precept:

"This--the evolution of man into superman--was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries, and the real purpose of modern Masonry is, not the social and charitable purposes to which so much attention is paid, but the expediting of the spiritual evolution of those who aspire to perfect their own nature and transform it into a more god-like quality. And this is a definite science, a royal art, which it is possible for each of us to put into practice; whilst to join the Craft for any other purpose than to study and pursue this science is to misunderstand its meaning. "(Darwinism and the Rise of Gnosticism, Phillip D. Collins, June 2, 2005) 

Like their pre-flood and post-flood counterparts, Freemasonry rejects the belief in man’s creation by the personal Holy Trinity. This contention is clearly articulated in the constitution of the Great Council of Turkey, which was organized by 33rd Degree Masons:

"In a very early age and according to an inorganic process, organic life came to be. In order to produce cellular organisms cells came together in groups. Later, intelligence sprang forth and human beings were born. But from where? We keep asking ourselves this question. Was it from God's breathing over formless mud? We reject the explanation of an abnormal kind of creation; a kind of creation that excludes man. Since life and its genealogy exist, we must follow the philogenetic line and feel, understand and acknowledge that a wheel exists that explains this great deed, that is the act of "leap." We must believe that there was a phase of development in which there was a great rush of activity that caused life to pass at a particular moment from that phase to another." (ibid)

Post-Flood Canaanites

 In the post-flood world prior to Abraham, there existed in the land of Syria-Palestine a very high culture, dominated by the kingdom of Ebla:
 
"By the latter part of the Early Bronze Age Ebla (Tell Mardikh) in northwestern Syria had become a city-state of 260,000 people, with lesser "vassal" cities forming a far-reaching empire. It was the center of a vast commercial network, and records of its enterprises contain the earliest mention of such biblical cities as Salim, Megiddo, Gaza, Hazor, Lachish, and Joppa. An indication of the city's sophisticated planning is the audience court of the royal palace, which both architecturally and functionally mediates the space between the quarters with private residences and those with administrative offices."  (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised ed., Geoffrey W. Bromiley (ed), Eerdmans:1979, p.707; christianthinktank.com)
 
But then sudden and violent destruction occurred throughout much of the ancient world ca. 2300-2100 B.C:
 
"Palestinian civilization returned to the village level, with many E.B. sites abandoned and others left unfortified, a situation that continued through the early stages of the Middle Bronze period (until ca. 1950 B.C.). While many factors may have been involved, especially significant were Egyptian raids and mass population movements, at the center of which were the Amorites."  (ibid)
 
The Semitic Amorites were a violent, blood-thirsty war-culture.  In Mesopotamian sources they are the mar-tu (Sumerian) and amurru (Akkadian), both of which words mean "west," and they are referred to as desert people who "know not grain." In the third millennium B.C.,
 
"the conquests of Sargon of Akkad (2371-2316) extended to "the upper sea," meaning that he must have marched west to the Mediterranean. In the second millennium the Amorites established their First Dynasty in Babylon in which Hammurabi (1792-1750) was the most famous king; contemporary with that dynasty there were Amorite kings in Mari on the Middle Euphrates. At Jericho and other sites in Canaan cultural changes toward the end of the third millennium suggest the influx of new nomadic tribal people, probably Amorites. According to Ezekiel 16:3 Jerusalem was founded by a combination of Amorites and Hittites. Under Moses the Israelites found the Amorites in the hill country around Kadesh-barnea (Deut. 1:19-20), then conquered two Amorite kings, Sihon and Og, in Transjordan (Deut. 4:46-47). Joshua in turn overcame the Amorite kings of the five cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon (Josh. 10:5). In time Amorites and Canaanites were no doubt so mingled as to be indistinguishable, and the name Amorite was used as a general term for the inhabitants of the land, which could equally well be called the land of the Amorites (Josh. 24:15) or the land of the Canaanites." (Myth and Mystery: An Introduction to the Pagan Religions of the Biblical World by Jack Finegan, pp. 121-122)

The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of an occult pagan Mystery religion based on advaitic monism, science of magic transformism, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, androgyny, sexual perversions, and other evils.

Babylon embraced the Great Lie. Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM." The root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....Lucifer:

".... the Great Lie (is) the foundation stone of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, the Kabala, the Greek Hermetic, Eleusinian and Gnostic beliefs, Neo-Platonism, all the occult creeds from Theosophy and the Masonic orders to the Rosicrucian's (and) the New Age movement. The Great Lie is...the belief that man is God, that his true identity is the immortal self...that as God, he will never die (and) Sin and depravity are...illusions since this inner divinity is at man's core." (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005)

The occult science and pagan Mystery Religion of Babylon was embraced by apostate Jews during their captivity there and delivered to subsequent generations of Mystery Religion initiates by word of mouth. According to  Masonic writer Helena Blavatsky, one of the key architects of Luciferian New Age pantheism, these initiates of the occult tradition in the centuries before Christ were known as Tanaim:

 "The kabalist is a student of ‘secret science’, one who interprets the hidden meaning of the Scriptures with the help of the symbolical Kabala… The Tanaim were the first kabalists among the Jews; they appeared at Jerusalem about the beginning of the third century before the Christian era… This secret doctrine is identical with the Persian wisdom, or ‘magic’.” (Ibid. p.167)

"The Kabalah is the key to the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists.” (Occult Mason Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 626)

The anticreation cosmogony of Kabala teaches the gradual condensation or evolutionary progression of an eternally existing primal psychic substance into visible matter.  This is a fundamental, 
 
"... doctrine of the Cabala (and) is the ancient Semitic conception of the ‘primal ocean,’ known to the Babylonians as ‘Apsu’ and called by the Gnostics βύθος =  (Anz, ‘Die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Gnostizismus,’ p. 98).

According to Blavatsky, Kabalah derived,
 
“.... from the older secret doctrines concerning divine things and cosmogony, which were combined into a theology after the time of the captivity of the Jews in Babylon. All the works that fall under the esoteric category are termed Kabalistic.” (Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary, p. 168)

Blavatsky also taught that the Essenes were pagan priests of the Greek goddess, Diana of Ephesus, where the Tanaim had established a college for instruction in the Babylonian mystery religion:
 
Essenes... had many Buddhistic ideas and practices; and it is noteworthy that the priests of the Great Mother at Ephesus, Diana-Bhavani with many breasts, were also denominated... It was at Ephesus where was the great College of the Essenes and all the lore the Tanaim had brought from the Chaldees... Essenes, believed in reincarnation.” (Theosophical Glossary, pp. 113-14; The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, p. 111n)
 
Eventually Alexandria, Egypt became the epicenter of cosmological and pagan religious ideas as well as the intellectual meeting point between Greek Mystery Religion/Hermetic magic initiates and nature sages and guardians of Kabala.  After the fall of Jerusalem, Alexandria was the center from which occult pagan Jews would disguise their mystery tradition in Christian terminology and attempt to penetrate the fledgling Church with heresy. 

One of the primary tactics employed by Cabbalist pagan Jews for this purpose is the same one employed today by their modern evolutionary Christian counterparts.   It involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth, a ploy that eliminates the physical Adam from which all people descended and the sin that he transferred to the rest of the human race. This strikes directly at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam’ to provide for us an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam.  In this way, not only is the work of Christ on the cross rendered superfluous, meaning the heart of the faith is ripped out, but God is made responsible for sin and evil. (1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 John 2:22)
 
Long ago, the teachings of some of the early Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted the reappearance of this evil tactic. The fathers categorized it a Gnostic pagan heresy.
 
In "Heresies 6.10" Hippolytus writes that the Gnostic pagan Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis, to support his evolutionary Hermetic and Gnostic occult pantheist teachings.   Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1)   (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1," Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29)

Neither pre-flood nor post-flood Canaanites were  un-evolved pre-human hominids, as modern neo-pagan evolutionists falsely maintain.   In the pre-flood world they were kings and practitioners of Mystery Religion Atlantis.  In the post-flood world they were the practitioners of the post-flood mystery religion Babylon that with some revisions is practiced in our own time by Luciferian elites and other global occultists in a pyramid shaped meditation room situated within the U.N.

Part of the dedication of the U.N. Meditation Room statement by Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General (1953-1961) states the following:

“…the stone in the middle of the room has more to tell us. We may see it as an altar, empty not because there is no God, not because it is an altar to an unknown god, but because it is dedicated to the God whom man worships under many names and in many forms.”  (The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, Robert Keith Spenser, p. 9)

A large, well-lighted mural situated at the apex of the pyramid occupies the position of prominence.  An asymmetrical geometric magic box, it symbolizes the evolving universe of matter and psychic energy worshipped by mystery religion initiates and adepts under many names from the pre-flood world to our own. 

Canaanites: Pre-flood and Post-Flood

 Post-flood Canaanites were both brilliant engineers and  moral monsters who put their skills to use building war-culture cities from which they emerged to commit wholesale violence and devastation against surrounding societies.   Moreover, they debased the 'better' polytheism of the pre-Amorite-invasion Canaanites into the detestable practices done in the Canaan of Israelite times, the religious practices that YHWH seemed to be referring to in Isaiah 45: 18, Deut. 12, 18 and 23, Psalm 106, and Leviticus 18: 1-30:

"I am the LORD, and there is none else. "I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'  (i.e., creative energy, Quantum Vacuum); I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.…"    Isaiah 45:18 

I am the Lord your God.  You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.  You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the Lord your God.  Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the Lord.  (Leviticus 18: 1-23)
 
Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways (1-23), because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled,

"Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.  But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things,  for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled.  And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.  Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people.  Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the Lord your God.’”  (Leviticus 18: 24-30)
 
The LORD said to Moses, 

  "Say to the Israelites: `Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him. 3 I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. 4 If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, 5 I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech. (Lev 20.1ff)

 "You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshipping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods. (Deut 12.31)

 "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire," (Deut 18.10)

They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. (Ps 106.38)
 
 The list of detestable Canaanite mystery religion practices included:
 
1.Child sacrifice (blood sacrifice)
2. Incest
3. Bestiality
4. Homosexual practices
5. Cultic prostitution--both male and female.
 
Blood sacrifice in the pre-flood world:

"In the fourteenth generation one of the cursed progeny (Canaanites) first erected an altar to demons, for the purpose of magical arts, and offered there blood sacrifices."  Recognitions of Clement 1:30

Human sacrifice (blood sacrifice) in the post-flood world:
 
"Its origin (human sacrifice) must be sought, evidently, in Canaanite culture.... Punic and Neo-Punic inscriptions contain the expressions mlk 'mr (transcribed mokhomor in Latin) and mlk 'dm. Very probably, these phrases mean respectively 'offerings of lamb' and 'offering of man', and refer to the sacrifice of an infant, or of a lamb as substitute. This interpretation is supported by a find in the sanctuary of Tanit at Carthage, where archaeologists have discovered urns containing burnt bones of lambs and goats, and, more often, of children. There is, too, a famous text of Diodorus Siculus (Biblioth. Hist. XX 14): in 310 B.C., when a disaster was threatening Carthage, the inhabitants of the town decided it was due to the anger of Kronos, to whom they had formerly sacrificed their finest children: instead, they had begun to offer sickly children, or children they had bought. Thereupon, they sacrificed two hundred children from the noblest families. There was a bronze statue of Kronos with outstretched arms, and the child was placed on its hands and rolled into the furnace." 

"These inscriptions and texts are of late date, but the molk offering is mentioned in two steles from Malta belonging to the seventh or the sixth century B.C. The sacrificial term has not so far been found in inscriptions from Phoenicia proper, but child-sacrifice was practised there: a fragment of Philo of Byblos cited in Eusebius (Praep. Evang. I 10) says that the Phoenicians had an ancient custom--'they offered their dearest children in a way full of mystery' when danger threatened the nation. Porphyry (De abstin. II 56) says that the Phoenician History written by Sanchuniaton and translated by Philo of Byblos was full of stories about child-sacrifices offered to Kronos in times of calamity. These texts furnish the connecting-link with the story told by Diodorus Siculus, and we may mention also the reference to the king of Moab's offering his son as a holocaust when his capital was under siege (2 K 3 : 27).

 "The sacrifice of children, then, by burning them to death probably made its way into Israel from Phoenicia (note: the main transmitter of Canaanite culture) during a period of religious syncretism. The Bible mentions only two specific instances, and they are motivated by the same exceptional circumstances as the Phoenician sacrifices: Achaz 'made his son pass through the fire' (2 K I6: 3) during the Syro-Ephraimite War, and Manasseh did the same (2 K 2I: 6) when confronted with some Assyrian threat which is not mentioned in the Books of Kings but which may be alluded to in 2 Ch 33:11f. Yet the custom must have been fairly wide- spread to have deserved the condemnations uttered by Deuteronomy, Leviticus and the Prophets. Though Phoenician texts properly so called do not mention the word, it is possible (we say no more) that the sacrifice was called molk in Phoenicia, as in Carthage, and that it came into Israel under this name." (Ancient Israel. de Vaux, pp. 445-446).
 
In 1921 the largest cemetery of sacrificed infants in the ancient Near East was discovered at Carthage. Hundreds of burial urns filled with the cremated bones of infants, mostly newborns but even some children up to six years of age were uncovered at Carthage. All of the victims had been burned to death on the altars of self-serving idolatrous men and women.

The actual rite of child sacrifice at Carthage has been graphically described by Diodorus Siculus:

"There was in their city a bronze image of Cronus extending its hands, palms up and sloping toward the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire." (Abortion and the Ancient Practice of Child Sacrifice, Andrew White, MD, 1/5/2012, Associates for Biblical Research)

Plutarch, a first and second century A.D. Greek author, adds to the description:

"...the whole area before the statue was filled with a loud noise of flutes and drums so that the cries of wailing should not reach the ears of the people." (ibid)
 
Child sacrifice burial grounds are called tophet in the literature, and they occur throughout Palestine and the Phoenician empire:
 
"The archaeological excavations at Punic Pozo Moro in Spain show a monument with a ritual scene with a god (with an animal head) on a throne and a table in front of him. He holds with one hand a pig lying on its back and in the other hand he has a bowl with the head and the feet of a little child (?) sticking up. He holds this bowl in front of his mouth. To the right there is another bowl, and a god with an animal head (horse?) holding a knife in his right hand above the bowl ready to slaughter the child. The scene (in a neo-Hittite style) shows both animal and child sacrifices as food for the gods."  (The History of Ancient Palestine by G.W. Ahlstrom)

Modern paganized Westerners no longer burn their children in ovens or spill their blood to Kronos but rather kill them in utero.  According to American Life League, the total number of abortions in the U.S. from 1973 to 2011 is 54.5 million plus. But these statistics include only surgical and medical abortions because many contraceptive measures,

"....are abortifacients (drugs that induce or cause abortions), it is important not to overlook the number of children killed by chemical abortions. Since 1965, an average of 11 million women have used abortifacient methods of birth control in the United States at any given time. Using formulas based on the way the birth control pill works, pharmacy experts project that about 14 million chemical abortions occur in the United States each year, providing a projected total of well in excess of 610 million chemical abortions between 1965 and 2009." (Abortion, all.org)

 Church Father Tertullian condemns child sacrifice, saying that no matter how it is rationalized, it is still murder:

"....murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb, while yet the mother's blood is still being drawn on to form the human being, it is not lawful to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. It makes no difference whether one take away the life once born or destroy it as it comes to birth. He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed." (Tertullian, Apologeticus IX.- 6, 8)

Homosexuality in the pre-flood world:

"Rabbi Huna said in the name of Rabbi Joseph, 'The generation of the Flood was not wiped out until they wrote marriage documents for the union of a man to a male or to an animal." Genesis Rabbah 26: 4-5; Leviticus Rabbah 23:9

In contemporary paganized America, sixteen American states already allow homosexual marriage. (statesthatallowgaymarriage.com)    Moreover, on Dec. 1, 2011 the Senate voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals--or bestiality.  (Senate Approves Bill that Legalizes Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military, Pete Winn, cnsnews.com)

"Rabbi Hiyyah taught:  The passage reads 'I am the Lord, your God' two times---I am the One Who punished the generation of the Flood, and the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Egypt; and in the future I will punish those who do as they did.  The generations of the Flood were kings, and were wiped off the earth when they were soaked in sexual sin."  Leviticus Rabbah 23: 9

As torrential rains fell the wicked called to Noah, saying,

"Open for us that we may come to thee in the ark---and wherefore shall we die?  And Noah, with a loud voice, answered them from the ark, saying, Have you not all rebelled against the Lord, and said he does not exist?"  Jasher 6:18-19

As it was in the days of Noah redux

In 1982 Francis A. Schaeffer in his A Christian Manifesto warned the Church:

"Christians…have seen things in bits and pieces… permissiveness, pornography, the public schools, the breakdown of the family, and finally abortion… instead of totals…They have not seen this as a totality–a shift in the world view — that is,…a funda-mental change in the overall way people think and view the world and whole life as a whole.” (Schaeffer)

According to Dr. Peter Jones, adjunct professor of Westminster Seminary, this has become a secularized, mathematical cosmology of worldview or network of plausibility structures so radical it can take your breath away, as stated some years ago by the futurist thinker, Jeremy Rifkin, an adviser to the European Union since 2002 and head of the largest global economic development team in the world.  In 1983 at a point in the maturation of the 60’s cultural revolution, he declared in A New Word– A New World:

“We no longer feel ourselves to be guests in someone else’s home and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of preexisting cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces…..We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible for nothing outside ourselves, for we are the kingdom.” (Paganism in Today's Culture, Dr. Peter Jones, truthXchange.com)

According to Robert Muller (1923-2010), the UN's Assistant Secretary-General for 40 years, father of World Core Curriculum, and celebrated "Philosopher" of the UN, now that evolution is "mind" highly evolved men are free to spiritually evolve into higher and higher forms, to become one with the 'divine:'

"Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the 'divine,' its transcendence into ever higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity. Its full flowering will be the real, great new story of humanity as we are about to enter our cosmic age..." (New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Robert Muller, father of Core Curriculum, 1984, p. 84)

The rising New World Order will be post-Christian Technocratic Scientific Dictatorship because evolution proves that human beings, as they evolved out of primordial matter, created language, then symbols, then religious explanations and God Himself. Therefore tomorrow's culture will be trans-humanist, scientific, pluralistic, syncretistic, relativistic and poly-gendered because evolution integrates all scientific, cultural, religious, economic and human gender into one worldwide polyglot thus when the global society emerges from the evolutionary process,

"...it will require humanity to develop a new consciousness and a new form of spirituality" because "the new story which has become basic to the global world begins with a new word or idea...evolution." (The Paganization of Biblical Studies, Dr. Peter Jones)

The process of worldview transformation has for many years been aided and abetted by weak, accommodating, intellectually arrogant and apostate theologians such as the Hindu-pantheist evolutionary scientist Teilhard de Chardin. Teilhard encouraged Christians to submit to the process of evolution because the promise of this living force (evolution) is godhood through fusion with the substance of God:

Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is a magnificent means of feeling more at one with God. In (the old, traditional form of Christianity), the universal domination of Christ could…still be regarded as an extrinsic and superimposed power. In a spiritually converging world, this ‘Christic’ energy acquires an urgency and intensity of another order altogether.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Like its' mothers, Mystery Atlantis and Mystery Babylon, the scientifically-enlightened 'brand-spanking new' global religion of evolutionary  is occult pantheist advaita monism, which means that as an ancient impersonal god-force is within the cosmos, earth, human beings, rats, weeds, tumble bugs, cancer and everything else then all things are essentially 'one.' Since the god-force is within all things it is within the demonically 'illumined' consciousness of every spiritually evolved initiate and adept.

Clocks have to be turned back, all the way back to the days of Noah in the pre-flood world where evolution is closely connected to the devil's lie that man is a being who though presently limited in time and space is nevertheless capable of achieving a great leap of being and magically evolving into a much more powerful god-like being in the future.

But what things are reckoned new and scientific by deluded modern neo-pagan physicists, mystery religion practitioners in the U.N., and sophisticated theologians are not so; they were known and in use in ages past:

"That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done.  So there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new "? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us. There is no remembrance of earlier things..."  Ecclesiastes 1: 9-1
  
 There are two root problems underlying modern man's attacks upon Jehovah.  First, man (the rebellious, defiant clay) is trying to decide if he approves of his Creator, the Potter.  Second, man the moral monster also wants to define for himself what is good and what is evil. The clay in other words, wants to be as the Potter.  When over the course of time these root problems come to fullness then barbarism prevails, as it did in the pre-flood world and increasingly in our own. Early Church Father John of Damascus identifies barbarism as the primordial heresy, the idea that man is god:

"Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah. It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own will." (John of Damascus, "The Fount of Knowledge," cited in Political Apocalypse, Ellis Sandoz, p. 131)
 
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America's "New" Spiritually Pantheist Worldview

In his newest lecture, “Paganism in Today’s Culture,” Dr. Peter Jones, director of truthXchange and Adjunct professor of Westminster Seminary explains why social boundaries set by nature no longer exist for this generation:

“The Millennial Generation is the first generation of the modern era to receive a fully-developed neo-pagan cosmology masquerading as the correct, progressive view of history and demanding to be inscribed in public policy.

In 1982 Francis A. Schaeffer in his A Christian Manifesto warned the Church:

"Christians…have seen things in bits and pieces… permissiveness, pornography, the public schools, the breakdown of the family, and finally abortion… instead of totals…They have not seen this as a totality–a shift in the world view — that is,…a funda-mental change in the overall way people think and view the world and whole life as a whole.” (Schaeffer)

This has become a cosmology of worldview or network of plausibility structures,

"....so radical it can take your breath away, as stated some years ago by the futurist thinker, Jeremy Rifkin, an adviser to the European Union since 2002 and head of the largest global economic development team in the world. In 1983 at a point in the maturation of the 60’s cultural revolution, he declared in A New Word– A New World:

“We no longer feel ourselves to be guests in someone else’s home and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of preexisting cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces…..We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible for nothing outside ourselves, for we are the kingdom.” (Rifkin)

(Dr. Jones’ video here: https://truthxchange.com/media/2015/03/03/peter-jones-paganism-in-todays-culture/ )

America’s founding Christian-based worldview and moral system of Judeo-Christian ethics, having been consistently excluded from government, school, and law has been supplanted with a Humanistic neo-pagan cosmogony and spiritually occult pantheist religion based on occult New Age Transhumanism, anti-creation Evolution,  Relativism, and Scientism, the autocratic spawn of positivism.

 The father of Positivism was the certifiably insane Frenchman, Auguste Comte (1798-1857).   Comte is celebrated as the first philosopher of science because he elevated science above the Revealed Word with his arrogant, defiant claim that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge.  This naturally discarded all miracles, transcendent universals, immutable Truth and Moral and Natural Law created by the Word of God.  Comte's goal was to replace historical Christianity with a secular humanist nature religion where experts---scientists and engineers---constitute a new priesthood.  

Scientism takes Positivism to an even greater extreme by claiming that only science and its high priests of science and technology can produce authentic knowledge about man, what constitutes right and wrong, and the origins of the universe.   In pursuit of its goals, scientism deceptively stamps immaterial concepts such as evolution and climate change with the label: provable, therefore authentic science.

With respect to the West's neo-pagan, anti-creation evolutionary cosmogony, Benjamin Wiker describes  it as a secularized, mathematical formula,

"..entirely stripped of the supernatural (and grounded in a secular understanding) of nature, science and philosophy that laid down the presuppositions on which Scripture scholarship came to rest...Little (can be) understood about the rise of modern biblical criticism if close attention is not paid to the great cosmological shift that occurs in the seventeenth century...The two occur as part of one revolution because the shift in the meaning of nature includes human nature as well." ( Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture, 1300-1700, Wiker & Hahn, p. 257)

Scientism and anti-creation evolutionism reject the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo together with the Fall and teach instead an inverted exegesis positing billions of years of evolutionary ascent of life from inert matter, man from lower creatures and an eternally expanding cosmos.

This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter, and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are men going to become something else (i.e., supermen, god-men, super robots) but nothing can be said about transgender, sodomy, bestiality, man-boy-love, and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of either eternally existing or spontaneously generated matter which may or may not involve a deity shaped and controlled by scientists, gurus, or other illumined minds.

With regard to soul, if life arose from chemicals and then billions of years later man evolved from lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth.  Like them he has no spirit—will, intellect, and conscience.  He is an androgynous bio-machine or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.

The process of worldview transformation has for many years been aided and abetted by weak, accommodating and apostate theologians such as the Hindu-pantheist evolutionary scientist Teilhard de Chardin. Teilhard encouraged Christians to submit to the process of evolution because the promise of this living force (evolution) is godhood through fusion with the substance of God:

Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is a magnificent means of feeling more at one with God. In (the old, traditional form of Christianity), the universal domination of Christ could…still be regarded as an extrinsic and superimposed power. In a spiritually converging world, this ‘Christic’ energy acquires an urgency and intensity of another order altogether.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Teilhard is almost without question the spiritual father of the rising tide of spiritually pagan and political globalism now taking the West and America by storm. He formulated the dominant conceptual framework for a planetary occult pagan and pantheist cosmology, religion and spiritually totalitarian social order. Describing himself as a mystic and an evolutionary scientist, Teilhard taught that the spiritual, religious and political unification of the earth was the next great evolutionary leap to come and that this fusion was as necessary for the survival of mankind as the fusion of polar opposites (i.e., good with evil, light with dark, male with female, man with god) and the transformation and integration of the Hindu god Shiva (The Destroyer) by Christ:

It is not enough to refuse or ridicule Shiva: for he exists. What is necessary, is to Christify him. Christ would not be complete if he did not integrate Shiva (as a component), whilst transforming him.” (Towards a New Mysticism: Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions, Ursula King)

For Teilhard, Christ is the soul of the divine World (or Gaia). In ” The Future of Man” he taught that the maturing (evolutionary unfolding) of a collective consciousness accompanied by numerical expansions are two aspects inseparably linked to the historical unfolding of the Incarnation. Without the process of biological evolution, which produced the human brain, there would be no souls, and similarly, without the evolution of collective thought, through which human consciousness can be attained on earth, there can be no consummated Christ. In Teilhards’ way of thinking, evolution is man and God becoming conscious of himself and Christ, in this scheme of things, is incarnate within the entire universe.

In this “new,” yet ancient way of thinking, revamped and revised for our scientistic age, dissent against scientism and evolution are blasphemous.   Moreover, global cooling/warming/change are ominous excitations of the soul of the divine World and scientism the knowledge of what makes the divine World sick and angry, thus the hysteria of modern pagans in high places:

We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all over the earth.” Al Gore, Earth in the Balance
 
We have reached the critical moment of decision on climate change. Failure to act to now would be deeply and unforgivably irresponsible. We urgently require a global environmental revolution.” Tony Blair,former British PM
 
Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to ever face mankind.”Prince Charles
 
Climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.” – Barack Obama,US President

 “Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country. It’s ruining our world.” Harry Reid, U.S. Senate majority leader
 
By the end of this century climate change will reduce the human population to a few breeding pairs surviving near the Arctic.” – Sir James Lovelock, Revenge of Gaia 

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Ecclesiastes: Things Reckoned New & Scientific by Evolutionists & Sophisticated Theologians Are Not So

In a 2012 editorial, "The Genesis Problem," New Scientist editors admit that physicists have been fighting a rearguard action against the Big Bang theory for decades, largely because they believe it has theological overtones. After all, if you have an instant of creation, don't you need a creator?   Adding fuel to anti-Big Bang anxieties are sophisticated theologians eager to embrace and conform the Word of God to evolutionary science.  

Now however, if a "new" yet very ancient theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang after all and Big Bang sophisticates from Pope Francis to Tim Keller, Francis Collins, Leonard Sweet and many others will be faced with ruin and disgrace.

In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. In fact, the universe may have no beginning at all:

"Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite," said study co-author Saurya Das, a theoretical physicist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.  (Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning, Yahoo US, March 2, 2015)

The idea that the evolving universe of matter and psychic energy has always existed is a common thread running through ancient Chaldea to Egypt, Greece, and Rome in the West, mystical pantheist philosophies in the East and Mormonism in America.

 Joseph Smith taught that matter is eternal and the Mormon God Elohim had no power to create out of nothing. Elohim merely reorganized already present elements, which have no beginning or end and cannot be destroyed:

"Since Mormons believe that the elements are eternal, it follows that they deny the ex nihilo creation." (Encyclopedia of Mormonism 1:400).

Like a dog returning to its own vomit, modern evolutionary physicists are returning to the ancient Godless cosmogony espoused by Mystery Religion Kabalists, Gnostics, Essenes, Egyptians, and other occult traditions and sciences.

For example, with the Egyptians' self-created Sun-God Ra, the eternally existing divine abyss or One Substance out of which he evolved is Nu — or Joseph Smith's primordial matter:

"I came into being from primordial matter...I made all the forms under which I appeared by means of (or out of) the god-soul which I raised up out of Nu (i.e., the primeval abyss of water.) (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, p. 243)

The godless cosmogony of Kabala teaches the gradual condensation or evolutionary progression of an eternally existing primal psychic substance into visible matter.  This is a fundamental, 
 
"... doctrine of the Cabala (and) is the ancient Semitic conception of the ‘primal ocean,’ known to the Babylonians as ‘Apsu’ and called by the Gnostics βύθος =  (Anz, ‘Die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Gnostizismus,’ p. 98).
 
 Like its’ Egyptian Hermetic counterpart, Kabala implies a process of emergent evolutionary transformation of one kind into another kind (macroevolution) from out of eternally existing matter:
 
“...the older Enoch book (gives) a fuller insight into the "Merkabah" and "Bereshit" lore of the ancients than the "Hekalot," which present but fragments, while the central figure of the Cabala, Meṭaṭron-Enoch, is seen in ch. lxx.-lxxi. in a process of transformation.” (Cabala, Jewish Encyclopedia) 

The Kabalah is the key to the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists.” (Occult Mason Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 626)

According to Helena Blavatsky, one of the key architects of Luciferian New Age pantheism, Kabalah derived,
 
“.... from the older secret doctrines concerning divine things and cosmogony, which were combined into a theology after the time of the captivity of the Jews in Babylon. All the works that fall under the esoteric category are termed Kabalistic.” (Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary, p. 168)

The Chaldean occult science and pagan Mystery Religion was embraced by apostate Jews during their captivity in Babylon and delivered to subsequent generations of Mystery Religion initiates by word of mouth. According to Blavatsky, these initiates of the Chaldean tradition in the centuries before Christ were known as Tanaim:

 "The kabalist is a student of ‘secret science’, one who interprets the hidden meaning of the Scriptures with the help of the symbolical Kabala… The Tanaim were the first kabalists among the Jews; they appeared at Jerusalem about the beginning of the third century before the Christian era… This secret doctrine is identical with the Persian wisdom, or ‘magic’.” (Ibid. p.167)
 
The Essenes were also associated with the Kabala. The Jewish Encyclopedia describes the cabalistic practices of the Essenes, which were Judaized elements of Eastern mystical traditions:
 
So, too, were the Essenes familiar with the idea of the journey to heaven…and they were also masters of angelology. The practice of magic and incantation, the angelology and demonology, were borrowed from Babylonia, Persia, and Egypt; but these foreign elements were Judaized in the process, and took the form of the mystical adoration of the name of God and of speculations regarding the mysterious power of the Hebrew alphabet …, ‘the name of God creates and destroys worlds’, to become, finally, foundations of the philosophy of the ‘Sefer Yetzirah."  (Cabala, Jewish Encyclopedia)
 
According to Blavatsky the Essenes were pagan priests of the Greek goddess, Diana of Ephesus, where the Tanaim had established a college for instruction in the Chaldean mystery religion:
 
Essenes... had many Buddhistic ideas and practices; and it is noteworthy that the priests of the Great Mother at Ephesus, Diana-Bhavani with many breasts, were also denominated... It was at Ephesus where was the great College of the Essenes and all the lore the Tanaim had brought from the Chaldees... Essenes, believed in reincarnation.” (Theosophical Glossary, pp. 113-14; The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, p. 111n)
 
Eventually Alexandria, Egypt became the epicenter of cosmological and pagan religious ideas as well as the intellectual meeting point between Greek Mystery Religion/Hermetic magic initiates and nature sages and guardians of Kabala.  After the fall of Jerusalem, Alexandria was the center from which occult pagan Jews would disguise their mystery tradition in Christian terminology and attempt to penetrate the fledgling Church with heresy. 

 One of the primary tactics employed by Cabbalist pagan Jews for this purpose is the same one employed by their modern evolutionary theist counterparts.   It involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth, a ploy that eliminates the physical Adam from which all people descended and the sin that he transferred to the rest of the human race. This strikes directly at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam’ to provide for us an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam.  In this way, not only is the work of Christ on the cross rendered superfluous, meaning the heart of the faith is ripped out, but God is made responsible for sin and evil. (1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 John 2:22)
 
Long ago, the teachings of some of the early Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted the reappearance of this evil tactic. The fathers categorized it a Gnostic pagan heresy.
 
In "Heresies 6.10" Hippolytus writes that the Gnostic pagan Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis, to support his evolutionary Hermetic and Gnostic occult pantheist teachings.   Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1)   (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1," Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29)

Delusion

What things are reckoned new and scientific by deluded modern physicists and sophisticated theologians are not so; they were known and in use in ages past:

"That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new "? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us. There is no remembrance of earlier things..."  Ecclesiastes 1: 9-11

@Linda Kimball

Pope Francis: First it was Anti-Creation Evolution. Now it's Phony Climate Change Science

In "Pope Francis: Climate Change is Real and Humans are Causing It," Mother Jones writer Jeremy Schulman reported with approval  that Pope Francis relies upon science to inform his opinions about climate change. (Mother Jones, Jan. 15, 2015)

Global change science, just what is it and why do collectivists (globally socialist green pagans, Technocrats, Gaia-worshippers, Luciferians, et al) promote it?

Answer:
 
The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society, which is nature’s proper steward and society’s only hope.” David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth
 
Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”- Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Program

Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.” UN Agenda 21
 
“I envisage the principles of the Earth Charter to be a new form of the ten commandments. They lay the foundation for a sustainable global earth community.” – Mikhail Gorbachev, co-author of The Earth Charter
 
We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all over the earth.” Al Gore, Earth in the Balance
 
We have reached the critical moment of decision on climate change. Failure to act to now would be deeply and unforgivably irresponsible. We urgently require a global environmental revolution.” Tony Blair,former British PM
 
Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to ever face mankind.”Prince Charles
 
Climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.” – Barack Obama,US President
 
Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country. It’s ruining our world.” Harry Reid, U.S. Senate majority leader
 
By the end of this century climate change will reduce the human population to a few breeding pairs surviving near the Arctic.” – Sir James Lovelock, Revenge of Gaia
 
The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.” Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank, consultants to the United Nations
 
We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”- Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation
 
No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”- Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment
 
The world is being actively transformed by a spiritually pantheist Gnostic power elite and their minions according to a very narrow economical/political/social philosophy called Technocracy, and it is impacting every segment of society in every corner of the world:
 
“….Technocracy is being sponsored and orchestrated by a global elite led by David Rockefeller’s and Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Trilateral Commission….Originally started in the early 1930s, Technocracy is antithetical to every American institution that made us into the greatest nation on earth. It eschews property rights, obsoletes capitalism, hates politicians and traditional political structures, and promises a lofty utopian dream made possible only if engineers, scientists, and technicians are allowed to run society. When Aldous Huxley penned Brave New World in 1932, he accurately foresaw this wrenching transformation of society and predicted that the end of it would be a scientific dictatorship unlike anything the world has ever seen.” (ibid, Preface, Technocracy Rising, Patrick Wood)
 
According to Patrick Wood, our existing price-based economic system is being reinvented with new and untested ‘green’ economics theories such as carbon footprints. Carbon footprints supposedly equal the amount of carbon dioxide allegedly produced by driving your car, running your refrigerator and small appliances, and cutting your grass, for example. If you use too much, and your carbon footprint is too big, green Technocrats either want the government to punish you or ration the amount of energy you are allowed to receive. The ultimate goal is that the personal energy consumption of every human being should be closely monitored and controlled.
 
Steve Milloy, author of the book "Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life" opens with a brief summary of what the “Green Movement” is really all about:
 
Green ideologues are bursting with an impatient zeal to begin dictating, through force of law, your mobility, diet, home energy use, the size of your house, how far you can travel, and even … how many children you can have … this is how the greens themselves describe their intentions … Living green is really about some else micro-regulating you ­– downsizing your dreams and plugging each one of us into a brand new social order for which we never bargained. It’s about you living under the green thumb and having the boundaries of your life drawn by others.” (Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them, Steve Milloy p. 3)
 
There is a time for everything, including the weather, which changes seasonally and sometimes daily. The people most in touch with the vagaries of weather are those such as farmers, who live closest to nature. Their knowledge (scientia) is sensible and poses no threat to our flourishing as opposed to the phony science of global change/climate science, which if accepted without question means forceful imposition of a spiritually pantheist, communalistic totalitarian social order which was known as Marxist Communism during the 20th century. While 20th century Communists and Socialists annihilated in excess of one-hundred million men, women and children on behalf of their agenda today’s totalitarians speak in terms of billions. In order for spiritually pantheist totalitarians to “save the planet” billions of men, women, and children must die around the globe while America’s population must be reduced by millions.   

Just recently Pope Francis joined the growing ranks of anti-creation evolution-embracing theologians when he publically embraced  evolution and chastised the faithful for holding fast to the Genesis account of creation.   Ideas have consequences, thus theologians who embrace anti-creation evolution are at a minimum serving as gatekeepers for the spiritually pantheist worldview, meaning they are not serving the Lord but the evil one in back of anti-creation evolution.  Once evolution is embraced it's just a few more downward steps to the embrace of phony climate change science and the hideous idea that humans are guilty of causing climate change for which genocide is the answer.    Yes indeed, ideas have consequences.

@Linda Kimball

Gnostic Chiliastic-Evolution: Lucifer's Plan of Salvation

Using the former Soviet Union as an example, early conservative intellectual Frank Meyers describes Communism as,

"The state form taken by a materialist faith determined to rule the world."    Communism is "the final synthesis of all heretical tendencies that have pervaded Western civilization for many centuries." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, pp. 251-252)

Communism is a secular, philosophically materialist form of heretical Protestant (pantheist) liberalism's inverted exegesis grounded in a chiliastic-evolutionary proclamation of a coming new order grounded in belief in the inevitability of evolutionary progress (from molecule to sea-weed, reptile, ape, hominid, man and then finally god-man) and in the perfectibility of this fallen world.

Chiliasm in Greek means "thousand years" and is primarily a God-less version of the millennial belief expressed in some Christian denominations, and literature, that there will be a Golden Age or Paradise on Earth where "Christ will reign" prior to the final judgment and future eternal state, primarily derived from the book of Revelation 20:1-6. 

Communism, like its' contemporary Technocratic and occult New Age counterpart, is the evolutionary chiliastic expression of a coming Golden Age and is,

"...the culminating hubris of Promethean man who reaches out for the world and means to remake creation.  It is scientism gone political." (ibid)

In "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," highly-respected political philosopher Eric Voegelin (1901-85) identifies modern Gnostic movements running the gamut from Comte's positivism, progressivism, Hegelianism, Masonry, Marxist Communism and Nazi Socialism to Schleiermacher's doctrine of faith, modernism (Protestant liberalism), and Luciferian theosophy.     

Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, leading Masonic thinker and important formulator of chiliastic evolution, wrote in her book, "The Secret Doctrine, " volume II,

"....it is but natural...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind.  For it is he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...and (was) the first to whisper: "in the day ye eat thereof ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil"---can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour..." (Theosophical University Press, 1888, p. 243, 513)  

"And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the "Lord of Phosphorus," and Lucifer, or "Light Bearer," is in us: It is our Mind---our tempter and redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior from pure animalism.  Without this principle...we would be surely no better than animals."  

Many other humanist speculators have formulated chiliastic versions of evolutionism that like Blavatsky's posit an inverted exegesis.  They include philosophers and  lapsed Christian thinkers such as Henri Bergson, Jean Gebser, Alfred North Whitehead and Teilhard de Chardin as well as esotericists and occultists  Max Theon, Rudolph Steiner, C.W. Leadbeater, Luciferian theosophist Alice Baily;  Hindu teachers Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo and integral theorists Edward Haskell, Arthur Young and Ken Wilber. (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 34)

Chiliastic-evolutionary systems are modern forms of ancient and very "elitist" pre-Christian and Christian-era Gnosticism in which salvation is attained through the 'elitist' knowledge of Gnostic teachers (i.e., contemporary  spiritual guides, gurus, certain 'scientists') possessed of the knowledge of the Gnostic cosmogony, or evolutionary anti-creation account and worldview.

Benjamin Wiker observes that the modern Gnostic 'scientific' cosmogony is a secularized, mathematical formula,

"..entirely stripped of the supernatural (and grounded in a secular understanding) of nature, science and philosophy that laid down the presuppositions on which Scripture scholarship came to rest...Little (can be) understood about the rise of modern biblical criticism if close attention is not paid to the great cosmological shift that occurs in the seventeenth century...The two occur as part of one revolution because the shift in the meaning of nature includes human nature as well." ( Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture, 1300-1700, Wiker & Hahn, p. 257)

Systematized chiliastic-evolutionary speculations  have so far produced every bloody utopian politico-religious movement of the 20th century and underpin contemporary occult-pantheist New Age and Technocratic globalist hopes and visions of today.

In his article, "Leftism a Radical Faith," Bruce Riggs notes that much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments:   
 
"Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered."  (American Thinker, Jan. 1, 2014)

The Black Book's authors point to the Darwinian "biological and zoological strain of thinking" as the engine of evil that proved itself to be a most effective means of denying the humanity of Communisms millions of victims. 

"This strain of thinking," explained Stephane Courtois, "is why so many of the crimes of Communism were crimes against humanity, and how Marxist-Leninist ideology managed to justify these crimes to its followers." (The Black Book of Communism; p. 751)

Mass-murderer Vladimir Lenin concurs: 
 
"Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to oneanother (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Vladimir Lenin, Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)

These reprobate Gnostic-pagan god-State governments systematically dehumanized and murdered millions of men, women, and children in order to create an imagined earthly Eden purified of evil, said Riggs, and this is clearly irrational.  In this sense, leftist ideology is an atheist religion with the look of a religious inquisition. 

 Klaus Fischer puts it this way:   "Totalitarianism represents the twentieth-century version of traditional religiosity; it is in many ways the secular equivalent of the religious life.  Unless this crucial point is captured, the quintessential nature of totalitarianism will elude us." (ibid)    

 This "totalitarian religiosity" is grounded in a dehumanizing evolutionary cosmogony that reduces mankind to aspects of the evolving universe on a par with slugs, weeds, and apes.  This evil religion continues today as a "scientific" secular, politico-centric faith,  

 "....disdainful of theistic beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them.  It is a faith that, in its historical manifestations, has birthed the murderous tyrannies of the extended twentieth-century----tyrannies that have marched under left-wing banners of Marxism, Communism, and National Socialism, or, more generally and descriptively, Coercive Collectivism." (ibid, Riggs) 

The Coming of Lucifer's New Age Collectivism 

Lee Penn calls our attention to the United Religions Initiative that with the Gaia initiative represents the religious facet of the coming Technocratic New World Order.  The URI is a UN organization that to a significant extent is animated by New Age Luciferian-spirituality. Penn notes that evolution is absolutely central to New Age theology which is a syncretistic stew of Liberal Christianity, Theosophy, Spiritism, the Ancient Mysteries, Eastern mysticism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and adulation of Lucifer.

The URI has attracted a disparate group of activists and powerful supporters. For example, the Dalai Lama, progressive churchmen from the People's Republic of China, pro-gay Episcopalians, radical Muslims, feminist witches, rich capitalist foundations, the Club of Rome, the Temple of Understanding and the Lucis Trust, formerly called Lucifer Publishing. Prominent supporters of the URI and globalism include occultist Robert Muller (former UN assistant secretary general), Neale Donald Walsh, George Soros, Mikhail Gorbachev, Maurice Strong, Ted Turner, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. (pp.5,7, 23-26)

New Age spirituality relies heavily on the spirit revelations channeled through Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Muller, Marx Hubbard, and Neale Donald Walsh. Penn notes that all together they form a comprehensive anti-Gospel setting forth a progressive vision of spiritualized totalitarianism that includes:

1. Praise for Lucifer as the light-bearer and giver of wisdom.

2. Proclaiming that we humans are gods and that death is not real

3. Advocacy for extreme population control, including eugenics and euthanasia

4. Utter contempt for traditional religions — with concentrated scorn directed at Judaism, evangelical Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism

5. Forecasting a pending (and for them, desirable) "selection" of mankind, in which the progressives enter the New Age and the reactionaries face extinction. For the New Age Apostles of "progressive" Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution."
(ibid, p. 7)

Speaking through Hubbard, her spirit guide "Christ" prophesied in 1995 that the Rider of the Pale Horse will use the "sword" as one of his means to "kill those who choose to remain self-centered." (ibid, p. 322)

The meaning of "self-centered" is briefly defined in a document mandated by the U.N.-sponsored Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Biodiversity Assessment.  This document explicitly refers to Christianity as a faith that, rather than making God and humans one with nature, has instead set God and humans "apart from nature," a process in which nature has "lost its sacred qualities."  The document states: 

 "Conversion to Christianity has...meant an abandonment of an affinity with the natural world..."  (Al Gore, The United Nations and the Cult of Gaia, Cliff Kincaid, americasurvival.org., 1999)

In other words, because Christianity holds that there is an unbridgeable gulf between God and man and nature that is only breached by Jesus Christ then man does not share the substance of God as pantheism holds, thus god is not within man but apart from man. According to Christianity man is radically different from God and atonement or mediation is achieved only through Christ, who rose from the dead. 

By contrast, Luciferian philosophy and the philosophy of Gaia hold that the evolving universe of matter and psychic energy is God, and that by experiencing or even worshipping nature, humans can attain oneness with God.  Some followers of Gaia believe that humans, after death, are reincarnated into non-human forms. Cliff Kincaid comments:

 "U.S. taxpayers are being forced to subsidize a new form of state religion which holds that natural resources have to be protected for the sake of Gaia, a so-called Earth spirit.  This religious movement, which has cult-like qualities, is being promoted by leading figures and organizations such as Vice President Albert Gore, broadcaster Ted Turner, and the United Nations....Those promoting the Gaia concept have no qualms about using the full force of government, even the international resources of the United Nations, to impose their beliefs on the rest of us.  If they are successful in their drive for "sustainable development" to protect Gaia, they could stifle economic growth and promote a drastic decline in the American standard of living."   (ibid)

All modern Gnostic movements share the same chiliastic goal:  a coming "new order" purified of all evil, that is, all faithful Christians and Jews who refuse to become one-with the evolving universe of matter and energy.   Purification extends as well to all previous moral standards, sexual ethics and traditions---seen as relative to a particular stage in the ongoing process of evolution.  These will be forever changed just as all distinctions between life forms and gender will be blurred in the idea of evolution from molecule to man and woman to androgynous he-she ('gay") and god-man.  In the same way, all distinctions between nations and religions will be blurred in the chiliastic vision of this-worldly perfection.

Together with chiliasm, evolution is a,

"...deep-seated primordial force, which seems to capture people quite apart from their conscious attitudes and reasoning (because) it's been drilled into everyone from the cradle, and therefore is very hard to bring out and look at rationally." (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p. 35)

Frank Baumer concurs and observes that evolution has,

"....persuaded people to think of everything in nature as the fruit of a gradual growth rather than an original creation." The sweeping acceptance of evolutionary thinking means that it is "now difficult if not impossible for an educated man to conceive of a primitive revelation such as traditional Christianity taught, or even of an original natural religion from which men had declined." This difficulty arises because "in an evolving world, perfection obviously lay, not in the past, but in the future." (Religion and Rise of Skepticism, p. 147)

Evolution is the anti-creation gospel of an unholy spirit, thus is the antithesis of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo. So powerful is its' hold on millions of modern Western minds that it has successfully inverted the order of creation and reversed the direction of Biblical theism. With creation ex nihilo virtually replaced by evolution, it is now believed that men have not fallen from perfection but instead are gradually evolving upward from their ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection.

For all Westerners who are perhaps uncomfortable with, offended by, or are outright hostile toward the personal Holy Triune God and His plan of salvation the devil's gospel provides them a chiliastic plan of salvation and a substitute deity---evolution---the  animated  force of nature which men believe they can control and direct.  Through scientifically controlled and directed  evolution, they imagine they are destined to realize unimaginable spiritual advances. 


@Linda Kimball

The Viciousness in Back of Politically Correct Deceptions

In "Scott Walker’s insidious agnosticism," Dana Milbank  fires back at Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential hopeful, who when asked by The Post’s Dan Balz and Robert Costa on Saturday whether President Obama is a Christian said, "I don't know." (The Washington Post, Milbank, Feb. 23, 2013)

According to Millbank, the correct answer is yes: Obama is Christian, and he frequently speaks about it in public. Balz and Costa presented Walker with this information to give him a second chance to answer but he declined.

This is insidious, fumed Milbank, and goes beyond last week’s questioning of Obama’s patriotism, because it allows Walker to wink and nod,

" ...at the far-right fringe where people really believe that Obama is a Muslim from Kenya who hates America. The governor is flirting with a significant segment of the Republican primary electorate: those who have peddled the notion (accepted by 17 percent of Americans at the end of Obama’s first term) that Obama is a Muslim."

Is Obama a Christian and just what or who is the "far-right fringe"?     For two decades Obama attended Rev. Jeremiah "God Damn America!" Wright's temple of hate and iniquity.  Does this make Obama a "Christian"?   Only if the evil one, the father of hate and lies is a "Christian."    Moreover, in his recent defense of the ISIS butchers who beheaded Christians, crucified them and cut their children in half Obama made his monstrous contempt for faithful Christians as obvious as Milbank's hatred of "far-right fringe" Americans.  So who are the terroristic "far-right fringe," the "enemies of the State"?   According to Obama, all Americans who love Jesus Christ, hold tight to their bibles and their guns.    Good, decent, God-fearing, hard-working Americans in other words.  Pamela Geller comments:

"Obama’s war on “countering violent extremism” turns inward – on Americans. CNN reported Thursday that “a new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.”   

"The DHS report unveils the Obama doctrine – ignoring the jihad and targeting the right – in a deliberate demonization of an increasing number of Americans who understand that our rights are being usurped and that the U.S. government has been hijacked by a collective of destroyers and anti-American operatives. This is not new. Obama made these same vicious accusations in a similar DHS report in early 2009. It is a strategy."

“Some federal and local law enforcement groups,” CNN says, “view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to – and in some cases greater than – the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.”  (Obama Stormtroopers Ignore Jihad, Target Right, Geller, barbwire.com, 24 February, 2015)

What do Obama and his diabolical storm troopers, Karl Marx, Darwin, Lenin, Freud, Nietzsche, Sartre, Alfred Kinsey, Margaret Sanger, Herbert Marcuse, Dewey, "death of God theologians," and Jeremiah Wright have in common?   Burning hatred of virtue, goodness, decency, righteousness, life and  above all, of the God of Revelation. 

 The living God of Revelation said Peter Hitchens,  

 “….. is the leftists’ chief rival..."  Christian belief, by subjecting all men to divine authority and by asserting in the words ‘My kingdom is not of this world,’ that the ideal society does not exist in this life, is the most coherent and potent obstacle to secular utopianism.” (The Rage Against God, Hitchens, p.134)

 And what is diabolical purpose of "politically correct" sophistry, whether that of Obama, Wright, Milbank , Richard Dawkins or any of the vast legion of malicious sophists who dominate and pollute our minds and society with their damnable lies?   It is not to testify to the truth but to dominate, cause confusion, fear, humiliation and a false sense of guilt, thus the less their lies correspond to reality the better. When the victims of liars are held up to shame by the liars themselves and forced to remain silent and even better—accept a burden of false guilt— they not only lose their courage and sense of integrity but in accepting the guilt open themselves to further demonization and terroristic crucifixion.  Moreover, to remain silent in the face of obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, thereby compromising and polluting our own conscience.  As the black heart of haters is the worship of lies in pursuit of power at any price, the more compromised and polluted our conscience the easier it becomes for the evil to dominate, control and manipulate us. 

@Linda Kimball

The Lawless One: Psychopath Par Excellence

Roy Hazelwood was one of the original profilers when the Behavioral Science Unit was first developed at Quantico. He served with the FBI for twenty-two years, taught courses at the Academy, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, the U. S. Military Police CID, the Southern Police Institute and is also a board certified forensic examiner and a commentator for The Forensic Echo.  Hazelwood is now Affiliate Professor of Administrative Justice at George Mason University and has appeared as an expert on criminal investigations on numerous radio and television shows.

In his book, "Dark Dreams" Hazelwood discusses an infinite number of deviant sexual behaviors, different combinations of sexual behaviors and dark fantasies that can be merged into a single crime. In the chapter titled, "The Infinity of Darkness" he examines the role that fantasy plays in sexual crimes and how offenders act out those fantasies using wives, girlfriends, and other human prey as well as inanimate objects. Other chapters deal with bringing the fantasy to reality in various criminal activities such as sexual sadism, serial murder, serial rape and, of course, profiling of possible prey.

One of his favorite chapters is titled "Am I God?"  It deals with the role of narcissism in sexual crimes and with one particular criminal who wrote a lengthy manuscript in which he described four murders in detail, and because of his power over life and death, questioned whether or not he was God. (Roy Hazelwood: Profiler of Sexual Crimes trutv.com)

Hazelwood observes that most successful sexual sadists are narcissists who believe they are superior to society in general and law enforcement in particular. They come to believe they can't get caught, so they engage in greater and greater risk taking. This serves two purposes: to prove they are superior and to maintain the "high" they get from committing crimes.

As a Christian, Hazelwoods' profound insight into the mind of sexual sadists is grounded in St. Augustine's view of man as the three-part spiritual image-bearer of the Holy Triune God as well as his teaching on sin, which Augustine says is not caused by the flesh (bodily/soulish senses) but by the spirit (intellect, will). Thus all sin is of a spiritual nature said Augustine.

Hazelwood studied St. Augustine's writings where he spoke of the five steps that men and women take to act in a sinful way. Sin originates in the intellect (spirit), and then moves to the senses for approval. The consequences are considered, the will makes a decision to act, and the mind rationalizes the behavior. Hazelwood realized that if he replaced the word 'sin' with the word 'crime' he could apply it to his work and lectures:

"The sexual criminal fantasizes about a criminal act, and if the idea is pleasing to his senses, touch, sight, etc. he considers the consequences of what might happen and then decides to act. Finally, he rationalizes his behavior for having committed the crime...I wouldn't have done it if..."

Hazelwood adds that:

"....sexual fantasy is nothing more than the mental imagery of a desired event. You conjure up in your mind something you want to do. Fortunately for society, most of us do not act on those fantasies. Yet some do, with horrendous results."

Sexual sadism is a spiritual problem, therefore Hazelwood discounts current criminal reform treatment programs.  These programs are grounded in the erroneous Darwinian idea that man is an evolved ape together with Freuds' fatalistic explanation that anger, perversion, rage, jealousy, hatred, envy, and other destructive impulses are caused by chemical changes in the brain, genetic neurological predispositions and social factors in upbringing.    

The truth about sexual sadism is that it is freely chosen "immediate gratification" said Hazelwood, adding that he once asked a serial rapist,

"If the death penalty was the punishment for your crime, would you still have committed the offense?' He told me that he would have."

Sexual sadism, said Hazelwood, is a rationalized willful choice that,

 "...goes back to the idea that there are no absolutes, the infinity of darkness." 

Sexual sadism belongs to the category known today as psychopathy. Psychopaths are sometimes described as conscienceless, meaning their conscience is so filthy and polluted it is in effect dead. As conscience is a component of spirit,  talk-therapy, medications and other reform methods are unable to cleanse and reawaken conscience.

Psychopaths are manipulative, meaning that because they hold other people in contempt, they freely use them for purposes of self-gratification. Other common characteristics include: narcissism, moral relativism (no absolutes), sense of entitlement, parasitism, bullying, casual cruelty, pleasure at inflicting pain, insensitivity, dishonesty, pathological lying, aggression, impulsiveness, and irresponsibility .

The Scientific American reports with alarm that psychpaths are,

"....overrepresented in prisons (and) research also suggests that a sizable number of psychopaths may be walking among us in everyday life. Some investigators have even speculated that "successful psychopath” (meaning) those who attain prominent positions in society may be overrepresented in certain occupations, such as politics, business and entertainment." (What "Psychopath" Means)

And let us not overlook the authors of the article, 'After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?" Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Dr Francesca Minerva, who with a total lack of conscience, empathy, and remorse, cold-bloodedly advised that:

"Parents should be allowed to have newborn babies killed as it is no different from abortion (because they) are not 'actual persons' and do not have a 'moral right to life..." ("Killing of newborn babies is acceptable, say doctors," independent.ie)

 If instead of "psychopath" the phrase "lawless natural man" is used, then we have a description of the evil-state of spiritually dead men in the last days:
 
"For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy." 2 Tim. 3:2, KJB

Lawless natural men have,

"... have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face…. (Ezekiel 14:3)  
 
Lawless natural man will be irresistibly drawn to and captivated by the Lawless One, Satan's earthly representative.  The Lawless One is the psychopath par excellence described by Paul as the 'man of iniquity, son of perdition.' He is the son of the Evil One because he has espoused the spirit of the devil. The great philosophical and theological scholar Vladimir Soloviev describes him as,
 
"...a remarkable man---many called him superhuman...He believed in God (as did Marx, Nietzsche and Teilhard de Chardin), but at the bottom of his heart (he) preferred himself to Him. (Yahwah) knew that he would bow down before the powers of evil, as soon as it had corrupted him...by caressing his boundless pride." At the beginning, the Antichrist "had no hostility toward Jesus...but (like Mahomet) he saw in Him merely the greatest of his own predecessors." Since I have superceded Him, "I am the perfect and final savior. The first Christ was my forerunner...(therefore, why should I) have to bow before Him like the most stupid of Christians...I, the bright genius, the superman! No, never!"  (Wrath of God, Livio Fanzaga, pp. 36-37, 40, emphasis added)
 
His unbounded pride, defiance, arrogant conceit, contempt and moral relativism are characteristic of his perversity and the reason for his unbelief in the Holy Triune God. He in fact believes that he is God incarnate among men. He is a man of modern evolutionary scientism--- the powerful instruments of his will by which he worships himself, makes himself equal to God and holds the power of life and death in his hands.  He is a powerful seducer, so powerful in fact that even believers will be deceived if possible.
 
The Lawless One suffers the same envy of God that transformed Lucifer into a demon, the Evil One, the father of all psychopaths. The sin of Lucifer (and of Hegel, Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler) was that he could not abide the idea of God's existence since he wished to become God. The Lawless One's sin ( Nietzsches) consists in being unable to tolerate the idea that Jesus Christ, a greater man than himself exists.

Spiritual sin, beginning with pride, jealousy and covetousness quickly inflating to envy, are the common bonds linking Satan, with increasing numbers of his earthly representatives, from the Lawless One to all who have been infected with the same venom of the serpent.
 
@Linda Kimball
            

Americans: Depersonalized Mental Robots

Though Susan Mazur is an evolutionist, she nevertheless acknowledges the unresolvable problems surrounding evolution and natural selection in her book, “The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry.”  Mazur writes that though a new wave of scientists are questioning the role of genes and natural selection the fact that the Darwin industry is "in bed with government" causes them to say nothing in public.  Mazur comments:
 
The commercial media is both ignorant of and blocks coverage of stories about non-centrality of the gene because its science advertising dollars come from the gene-centered Darwin industry. At the same time, the Darwin industry is also in bed with government, even as political leaders remain clueless about evolution. Thus, the public is unaware that its dollars are being squandered on funding of mediocre, middlebrow science or that its children are being intellectually starved as a result of outdated texts and unenlightened teachers.” (“Desperate attempts to discover ‘the elusive process of evolution,’ reviewed by Walter J. ReMine, Creation Ministries International, pp. ix, 20)
 
Lower level evolutionary humanists and powerful Technocratic global socialists have made a faith out of evolution for three overriding reasons.  First, because they do not want the supernatural Creator, Original Sin together with free will, immutable truth, moral absolutes, heaven, and hell to exist:
 
"The leading principle of Utopian religion is the repudiation of the doctrine of Original Sin."  H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, 1905
 
Thus they seek to replace super-naturalism with naturalism (paganism) which leads to the replacement of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo with naturalistic evolutionary cosmogonies; power from Above with power from below (the void); He made them male and female with androgyny (the pagan ideal); Resurrection with reincarnation; immutable truth and moral absolutes with moral relativism; Biblical sexual ethics with pornography, sodomy, rape, incest, pedophilia, pederasty, zoophilia; the traditional family with alternative families; private property with communalism; and God-given individual rights with group privileges granted by the Technocratic Masters of the Universe.

Darwinism has done all of this and more.  First, it has replaced the Genesis account with a geometricized, mathematical closed system (cosmogony) shaped and controlled by men, destroyed the foundations of supernatural Christianity, inverted the order of creation and depersonalized human beings: 
 
“Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin’s theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma.” (Anton Pannekoek, “Marxism and Darwinism,” translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)

Second, in seeking a naturalistic mechanism for biological evolution Darwin destroyed the possibility of nature as a source of law when he enthroned randomness as the operational basis of nature.   In this way he revived the ancient pagan idea of chaos as regenerative.   Also known as a Cosmic Egg and today as the Big Bang, according to China's Pangu Legend

"In darkness and chaos, a cosmic egg is formed. Two forces — yin and yang — act on the egg, which cracks and gives birth to Pangu, a being who over thousands of years separates the sky and the Earth, and eventually becomes one with the universe (his head is the mountains, his breath the wind, his sweat the rain)."   (The Big Bang, and other explanations of universe, AP, online source yahoo.com, March 21, 2013 )
 
Then there is what may be described as an "elitist" tendency.   Like Darwin,  Western transnational socialists are fueled by a strong desire to see themselves as 'better,' more 'highly evolved' than other people, thus Darwin's idea that if man came from apes then he can be treated like an ape is immensely gratifying to super inflated 'elite' egos whose depraved conscience justifies the depersonalization and abuse of others as the exercise of freedom in the furtherance of science.  Thus human apes can be experimented on, vivisected, tortured, sterilized involuntarily and made subject to infanticide, euthanasia, and other population control schemes as well as to the highly gratifying mind control techniques used by Communists on human guinea pigs.
 
It was close to fifty years ago that Rev. Richard Wurmbrand presented his testimony regarding Communist exploitation of Christianity, mind control experiments and physical torture before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C. Also present were Senator Thomas J. Dodd presiding, Jay G. Sourwine, chief counsel; Benjamin Mandel, director of research; Frank W. Schroeder, chief investigator; and Robert C. McManus, investigations analyst.
 
Christians were psychologically and physically tortured in ways that mocked their faith said Wurmbrand.  In the first of two horrifically evil examples, Wurmbrand describes how a young Christian was tied to a cross:
 
"Twice a day the cross was put on the floor and 100 other cell inmates by beating, by tortures, were obliged to fulfill their necessities upon his face and upon his body. Then the cross was erected again and the Communists swearing and mocking "Look your Christ, look your Christ, how beautiful he is, adore him, kneel before him, how fine he smells, your Christ." (Communist Exploitation of Religion, Congressional Testimony of Rev. Richard Wurmbrand)
 
In the second example Wurmbrand testified that after being beaten a Catholic priest was given a plate of excrement and one of urine and forced to say,
 
"...the holy mass upon these elements, and he did it. And I asked him afterward, 'Father, but how could you make this?'  He was half mad. He answered to me: 'Brother, I have suffered more than Christ. Don't reproach to me what I have done.' And the other prisoners beaten to take holy communion in this form, and the Communists around, 'Look, your sacraments, look, your church, what a holy church you have, what fine is your church, what holy ordinance God has given you." (ibid)
 
But these tortures were as nothing in comparison with brainwashing, said Wurmbrand.  They put psychotropic drugs "in our food" to completely break the "power of will" in order to produce "delirium of self-accusation" and to brainwash Christians.  In this drug-induced state suggestions were implanted within Christian minds:
 
"...communism is good," but "Christianity is dead, Christianity is dead, Christianity is dead. Nobody more believes in Christ, nobody more believes in Christ, you are the only fools....Your children hate you. You have nobody to love in the world. You are the only fools. Give up faith. Nobody is more Christians. Christianity is dead." (ibid)
 
From the start of the progressive satanic rebellion against the supernatural Triune God, 'elite' socialists have been in hot pursuit of mind, speech and behavior control techniques.    By 1928 they already formed an invisible controlling power. In his book, "Propaganda," (1928) Edward Bernays reveals their existence:
 
"Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country....The technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented." (The Psychological Conditioning of Americans, Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D., NewsWithViews.com, October 29, 2012)
 
Psychological manipulation was redefined as mental health and promoted by biological (naturalistic) psychiatry and the World Federation for Mental Health. But what is mental health, or more precisely, what is mental illness and what 'evil' force causes it?  Answer: Biblical morality and belief in right and wrong, said psychiatrist G. Brock Chisholm.  The Biblical concept of right and wrong produces perversions said Chisholm:
 
"We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents...Sunday and day school teachers, our politicians, our priests, our newspapers...The results...are frustration, inferiority, neurosis and inability to enjoy living...If the race is to be freed from its crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility." (The Underground History of American Education, John Taylor Gatto, p 282)
 
In 1951, British philosopher Bertrand Russell, an 'elite' atheist with strong leanings toward Epicurean materialism wrote that the science of manipulating the minds of the masses would be diligently studied.  In his book, "The Impact of Science On Society" (1951) he wrote:
 
"Although this science of mass psychology will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions are generated." (ibid, Cuddy)
 
In the early 50's, conservative intellectual Anthony Harrigan lashed out at our amoral ruling elite for maliciously demoralizing and degrading Americans in preparation for the acceptance of Communist slavery.  Toward this end they were forcing the acceptance of meaningless, ugly 'art,' abnormalcy (i.e., sodomy), and pornography intentionally mislabeled as,
 
"....medical science, filth as artistic realism, and abnormality as a mere difference of opinion...Americans are in the hands of a cultural ruling class which...is conducting us to ruin." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 39-40)
 
The results of mass psychology soon became obvious. In "Mental Robots" (1957) Dr. Lewis A. Alesen, former president of the California Medical Association declared:
 
"Americans today are being deluged with...propaganda...under the disarmingly innocent title of 'The Mental Health Program.'...Its (robotry) objectives...the ultimate destruction of the human individual as a person; the eradication of all the traditions, ideals and moral concepts which he has learned from home, church, and school...and taught to deny and reject responsibility for himself, and to transfer that responsibility to the group, that is the state. The master plan...has been the result of...thousands of individuals...who have not had the time...or the ability to gain a perspective of the ultimate aims of the plan which they have actively aided in bringing to fruition. Summer sessions in group dynamics...under the direction of... a subdivision of the National Education Association, with...the fundamental objective to prepare those so trained in the subtle art of propagandizing without seeming to do so. Here among academic surroundings a carefully arranged schedule of indoctrination has been prepared by the National Education Association." (Cuddy)
 
By the late 1950s, the National Mental Health Institute began a program to have public schools administer Ritalin to children classified as "dull" or "emotionally disturbed."
 
In 1970 'elite' Technocratic globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski approved the increasing availability of psychotropic drugs as a means of mind control in his "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Techtronic Era."  Biochemical drugs make human beings, "increasingly manipulable and malleable."
 

Today said Dr. Bruce Shortt, prescribing behavior modifying substances is probably the largest,
 
“…uncontrolled drug experiment in the history of the world….drugs are being given to children…especially little boys.”
 
Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other psychotropic drugs are,

 “…being used to drug school children at rates that are difficult to comprehend…The Drug Enforcement Administration has estimated that 8 million children and adults were on Ritalin in 2000. Prescriptions for Ritalin increased by 700 percent from 1990 to 2001.” (“Drugging Them Up,” Ch. 2, IndoctriNation, pp. 41-42)
 
By 1966, Dr. James McConnell, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, was boasting of his ability to psychologically control and manipulate unsuspecting Americans:
 
"I teach a course called The Psychology of Influence, and I begin it by stating categorically that the time has come when, if you give me any normal human being and a couple of weeks,...I can change his behavior from what it is not to whatever you want it to be, if it's physically possible....I can turn him from a Christian into a communist and vice versa....Look, we can do these things. We can control behavior." (ibid)
 
Just five years later Milton Rokeach wrote in "Persuasion That Persists:"
 
"It now seems to be within man's power to alter experimentally another person's basic values, and to control the direction of the change." (Psychology Today, Sept. 1971)
 
In 1978 Martin Gross, author of "The Psychological Society" informed his readers that:
 
"Our schools are taking on the aura of a psychiatric clinic, without taxpayer consent....The school child is immersed in a psychological environment in which he is cajoled, invited, seduced, even bludgeoned into seeking counseling....Almost all the (school psychology) personnel are actually laymen. The entire practice of school psychology may be seen as an intrusion of bureaucracy into the family structure....By labeling it as 'counseling' instead of 'psychotherapy,' they may have invented a semantic subterfuge to circumvent the law....There is no real evidence that the anxieties, neuroses, or eventual psychosis rate of children is in any way reduced by school intervention. There is the equal possibility that the effort is actually a NEUROTIC STIMULUS. With our taxes, we are helping poorly trained specialists to tamper with the psyches of an already over psychologized generation." (ibid, Cuddy)
 
Many years later psychiatrist William Sargent identified some of the principle techniques underlying mind control in his book, "Battle for the Mind: The Mechanics of Indoctrination, Brainwashing, and Thought Control."  In addition to unlimited sex and drugs, Sargent indicates that if certain,
 
"underlying psychological principles are once understood, it should be possible to get at the person, converting and maintaining him in his new belief by a whole variety of imposed stresses that end by altering his brain function."
 
He further explained that the human brain,
 
"...is particularly sensitive to rhythmic stimulation by percussion and bright lights....Belief can be implanted in people after brain function has been sufficiently disturbed by...induced fear, anger or excitement. Of the results caused by such disturbances, the most common one is temporarily impaired judgment and heightened suggestibility." (ibid, Cuddy)
 
In other words, loud, rhythmic drumming and screaming electric guitars accompanied by flashing lights produces a trance-like state that impairs judgment and opens the mind to suggestions.
 
For more than seventy years Americans have been psychologically manipulated and drugged with the ultimate goal  of causing a massive counter-conversion of souls from Jesus Christ to the satanic values espoused by our spiritually empty ruling class.

If Darwinism is true, then man is a soulless bag of chemicals or beast man equivalent to a rat, pig, or ape.   But if man has no inner person (soul/spirit) as our evil-minded ruling class want you to believe, then the idea of mind control would be absurd.
 
As spirit (mind, will, conscience) is the citadel of your soul, then mind control is really about possession of your soul.  It is the control of the soul, mind, will, and conscience of one person by an evil soul who desires to manipulate and possess his/her control subject to do its' bidding.
 
Mind control is like hypnosis. The words, thoughts and desires of the psychological manipulator  program the mind, will, and conscience of the person who has been seduced, mesmerized, or entranced.   We may call this mental programming or brainwashing but it is really spiritual warfare with the goal of possession.
 
@Linda Kimball 

The Real Horror of Evolutionary Naturalism

It is now common for men and women who support traditional marriage to be accused of and punished for harboring an animus or hatred of  homosexuals---sexually disordered males and females who perceive themselves as two-in-ones (androgynes).

This issue is about far more than just love, happiness and marriage rights.  It is really about the disintegration of man’s dignity as the spiritual image bearer of the Holy Triune God, an insidious process that began during the Enlightenment when Deists and fellow thinkers elevated ‘reason’ and mechanistic laws of nature (universe of evolving energy and matter) above the Holy Triune Creator of everything seen (matter) and unseen (energy, laws, spirit, mind) thereby reducing man to a soulless product of nature.

Created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons, the human person is individually unique, rational, the subject of moral agency, and within the context of his humanity, a type of co-creator, meaning man creates from what God has provided. Accordingly, the human person possesses innate value and dignity that in turn implies certain unalienable (God given) rights and moral duties both for himself and other persons. These evident truths about the dignity of the human person are known through Revelation, but are also discernible through intellect and conscience.

With the supernatural Holy Trinity displaced by nature, man is no longer a living soul created in the spiritual image of God, meaning he is no longer a person nor either  male or female, but rather a dehumanized sexless aggregate of matter in motion while the powers and abilities of his mind (spirit) are nothing more than energies acting on grey matter, that is, chemical interactions and the firing of synapses. In short, man is nothing but an evolved hominid or bio-machine, a conscious product of energy acting on matter over millions of years, a process called evolution.

The disintegration of man’s dignity as a creature of God is not the result of science, as evolutionary naturalists falsely claim, but rather the product of a depraved conscience that justifies the depersonalization and abuse of others as the exercise of freedom. It is hostility and outright hatred of God and His image-bearers disguised behind linguistic sophistry, the Orwellian-speak of rebellious, God-haters.

With God out of the picture, then so too are the fall, sin, immutable truth, universal moral absolutes, the two created sexes (male and female) and the entire structure of morally grounded presuppositions, norms, standards, principles, law, sexual ethics, social institutions and society built thereon.    In the resulting void, everything—no matter how depraved– is now possible:

"Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil." Psalm 36: 1-4 ESV

Long before Nietzsche announced that with the death of God an inversion of the West’s biblically-based moral foundations would be the result, the thoroughly evil Marquis de Sade, a murderer whose name is synonymous with sadism, had already arrived at that conclusion.   Thus he brazenly defended his bestiality, sodomy, sadism, and murder as moral, and redefined both God and Biblical morality as truly evil.

Building off of this foundation, he denied any need for limitations on the appetites of beast-men. Whatever they saw and desired was absolutely permissible. Consistent with his logic was the repudiation of the idea of crime, which de Sade regarded as an imposition on beast-man’s freedom.   According to de Sade, the criminal—the murderer, rapist, sodomite, pedophile, thief, terrorist, ISIS, etc.— is the truly free man.

In short, within the worldview of evolutionary naturalism, all appetites, no matter how sick, twisted and murderous, are normative and ideal, but when the Bible declares these to be fallen and depraved, it is abnormal and evil.  Hence evil is good, and entirely permissible, while dissent against evil is itself evil:

"The Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century," an extremely depraved and disgusting "how-to" booklet "was distributed to hundreds of kids (middle school age and up) at Brookline High School, Brookline, MA, on April 30, 2005. It was written by the Boston-based AIDS Action Committee, with help  from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission. The event that day was designed for children and their teachers across Massachusetts, organized by the "Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network" (GLSEN).  This is the group that runs "Gay-Straight Alliance" clubs in public schools across the country. You must ask yourself: What kind of person would write this? What kind of person would give it to kids?"  (massresistance.org) 

"The US State Department under Hillary has already been funding homosexual groups in foreign countries with US tax dollars.....Hillary has also used American tax dollars to fund homosexual groups and events in Slovakia, Russia, China, Honduras, Uganda, Malawi, Turkey, Pakistan, and others.  In Pakistan, the US State Department held a homosexual pride rally at the US embassy in Islamabad.  The event prompted anti-US riots....Quietly, Obama and Hillary have been granting homosexuals "refugee status" to come to the United States.  This includes homosexuals with HIV/AIDS.  All of this has been done quietly, with very little media coverage.  However, Obama has now declared it official policy."  (Obama orders US State Department to Fund Homosexual Groups Overseas, Kyle Rogers, examiner.com, Dec. 6, 2011)

De Sade was a thoroughly reprobate man who absolutely refused to consider his perverse ideas and evil actions as in any way wrong. He was an intellectually and morally evil man who maliciously whipped up moral outrage against God and His Law and relished his self-appointed role as His accuser.

According to de Sade’s twisted reasoning, all evil---abortion, pornography, incest, pedophilia, sodomy, bestiality, rape, lying, thievery, thuggery, vandalism, violence, murder, genocide, and the subversion and perversion of children---is entirely justified by evolutionary naturalism, which has freed man from God and His Law.

The real horror of this worldview is its positive declaration of a “new” inverted-morality which we commonly think of as political correctness with its two overriding absolutes – “tolerance” and “inclusion.” Thus today the brazenly, shamelessly perverse claim of  the “politically correct”  wicked to the amoral high ground where they point accusing fingers at Biblical ethics and faithful Christians who hold fast to them.

De Sade was the forerunner of all contemporary evolutionary naturalists who today demand total freedom for everything except Christian theism, decency, truth and virtue, a policy now well-entrenched in the American psyche, and as a consequence, in schools, universities, unions, courts, legislators, city halls, statehouses, Hollywood, the music industry, and even seminaries and pulpits.

In the burned out areas known today as the post-Christian West and America, self-worshipping conscious products of evolution hold the pseudo- moral ‘high’ ground from whence they demonize decent, law-abiding  men and women as haters, heterosexists, homophobes, racists, fascists, bigots and mentally-insane anti-science fundamentalists. (Isaiah 59:15)

Predictably, the day will arrive— and perhaps more quickly than we realize—when being a faithful orthodox Christian or Jew  is to be a criminal, as is the case in Iraq:

"We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians. In other words, we are hated because we persist in demanding a basic human right.....During the past year, more than 125,000 Christians have been forced to flee from their villages only because they chose to remain Christians and refused the conditions ISIS imposed on them. They had to leave at night, under the cover of darkness. Many of them trod their own path of Golgotha for long hours, having left everything behind, other than their bare clothes....Too many families have lost confidence in their homeland. This should not surprise anyone. The homeland of Christians has rejected them and thrown them up."    (Iraqi bishop: 'We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians,' Archbishop Bashar Warda, churchinneed.org, February 17, 2015) 

This will become our ‘new’ reality because contemporary naturalists are just now arriving at the more consistent worldview of de Sade and proactively imprinting it upon our culture, with special emphasis upon our children. De Sade’s evil worldview is coming to fullness within Western and American culture. It is a part of our educational system, our laws, politics, courts, the arts, and entertainment.

We cannot stop the evolutionary naturalistic worldview merely by opposing it. The worldview that justifies evil and demands the right to debase, pollute, depersonalize, kill and enslave must be opposed by its sole antithesis, the supernatural Biblical worldview.

The modern faith in man-as-god and the supremacy of his base urges must be countered with God Almighty as the Sovereign dispenser of law and grace. The naturalistic worldview is consistently meaningless, evil and suicidal and pulls its followers down into the void. The gospel of Jesus Christ however, opens up a supernatural worldview that offers ultimate meaning, hope, and purpose.

Fundamentally, there are only two choices before all men: hope or despair, the Kingdom of God or the kingdom of bestial man, eternal life in Paradise or an eternity in outer darkness.

@Linda Kimball  

Technocracy: The Worldview in Back of the "Gay" Juggernaut

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex weddings to start in Alabama,

"...letting the number of gay-marriage states climb in advance of a constitutional showdown that may mean legalization nationwide."   (Gay Marriage Cleared by U.S. High Court to Start in Alabama, Greg Stohr, Bloomberg Politics, Feb. 9, 2015)

For more than 80 years America has been undergoing a dramatic worldview change from its' founding Christian-based worldview to a naturalistic worldview undergirded by Technocracy, Transhumanism, Scientism, Evolution, moral relativism and androgyny, the pagan ideal.  Thus the re-definition of marriage follows the re-definition of man as uncreated emergent androgynous product of evolutionary energies acting on matter over millions of years.  This is why, at the behest of global Technocrats, the Obama administration America has become the world's perverse-sex cop intervening in the workings of other nations where sodomy, lesbianism and worse are not promoted and tolerated. America's tax-payer financed State Department and other federal agencies have not only strengthened the work already done in pursuit of this evil but have initiated additional efforts to crush dissent in defense and promotion  of all things unnatural.(Obama offers plan for U.S. to be global LGBT sex cop, Bob Unruh, WND, 12/7, 2011)

The gay (androgynous) juggernaut, moral relativism, unfettered killing defined as 'choice,' pornography as a Constitutional right, apostasy, and other social evils have been unleashed within America and onto the world because in post-Christian America, scientism (spawn of positivism) and anti-creation evolutionary thinking have supplanted God's Infallible Word.

Anti-creation evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. It is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion,

"...a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.… Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity."  Michael Ruse

Michael Ruse was professor of philosophy and zoology at the University of Guelph, Canada. He was the leading anti-creationist philosopher whose flawed arguments  convinced a biased judge to rule against the Arkansas ‘balanced treatment’ of creation and evolution in schools bill proposed in 1981. At the trial, he and other anti-creationists loftily dismissed the claim that evolution was an anti-god religion.  (creation.com)
 
The Technocratic worldview--scientism, evolutionary biology and evolutionary cosmogonies such as the Big Bang, a fraudulent metaphysical project---is taken for granted throughout the college curriculum, just as it is in all aspects of modern thought and experience, especially within the progressive liberal community. Anti-creation evolution not only undergirds biological and earth sciences, but also Freudian and Jungian psychology, anthropology, law, sociology, politics, economics, the media, arts, medicine, and all other academic disciplines as well as occult New Age pantheist spirituality and 'Christian' theological permutations such as Teilhard de Chardin's Hindu-pantheist New Religion, Michael Dowd's God-less evolutionary 'Christian' paganism, and the progressive creationism popularized by astronomer Hugh Ross.

Scientism and anti-creation evolutionism reject the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo together with the Fall and teach instead an inverted exegesis positing billions of years of evolutionary ascent of life from chemicals, man from lower creatures and an eternally expanding cosmos.

This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter, and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are men going to become something else (i.e., supermen, god-men, super robots) but nothing can be said about transgender, sodomy, bestiality, man-boy-love, and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter generated by a Cosmic Egg which may or may not involve a man-shaped-and-controlled deity.

With regard to soul, if life arose from chemicals and then billions of years later man evolved from lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth.  Like them he has no spirit—will, intellect, and conscience.  He is an androgynous bio-machine or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.

The worldview change overtaking America is an anti-creation religion of modern man, who like Nimrod, is in rebellion against the Holy Trinity and cannot be fixed by politics.

@Linda Kimball

Bruce Jenner's Futile Attempt to Escape His Suffering

Moved by compassion, Matt Barber tries to warn Bruce Jenner of a major pitfall:

"Though it eludes your vision, it looms all the same but a few short steps ahead of you. While at the time of this writing you have yet to confirm or deny reports, multiple media outlets are abuzz with rumors that you intend to “transition from male to female.”  (An Appeal to Bruce Jenner, Matt Barber, barbwire.com, 7 February, 2015) 

As you ultimately know in your heart-of-hearts, this extreme path you appear to have chosen to take at this late stage in your life,

"....is not the answer to the question, “Who is Bruce Jenner?” You must certainly be aware, if only deep down, that to “transition from male to female” is a hopeless and hapless impossibility, biologically, emotionally, spiritually and in every other way imaginable. If you have been convinced otherwise, you labor under grave deception."

There is a reason that after “sex reassignment” surgery,

"...so-called “transgender” people commit suicide at a rate 20 times higher than normal and, despite rationalizations to the contrary, imaginary “transphobia” is not that reason. If you follow through with this, Bruce, you will be making, second only to denying Christ, the biggest mistake of your life."

Who is Bruce Jenner?

Contrary to the modern "scientific" and "evolutionary" definition of man as soulless bio-machine, an emergent product of evolutionary energies acting on matter over millions of years, man is actually a soul/spirit (mind) embedded within flesh (matter).  Thus the real person and his or her gender is not the body but rather his or her inner person, making gender innate.  In this light what drives some males and females to reject their inner person in favor of homosexuality, lesbianism, androgynous trans-sexuality or a non-gender specific designation?  

Answer: the question of evil and suffering and a compelling desire to escape their gnawing teeth.

Whether it is environmental evil resulting from hurricanes, floods, fires, tsunamis or earthquakes; physical suffering resulting from loss of limbs, cancer, or some other debilitating condition; or moral evil (sin), not one of us escapes it, meaning all people--not just some--suffer, and today with the Christian God Who created everything seen and unseen ex nihilo mainly dead in the hearts of modern Westerners and Americans and with little or no restraints upon the sin nature of men, not since the 20th century has the existence of human evil been as apparent as in our largely humanized hence morally relative century where evolution, scientism, the disordered intellect and libido are worshipped rather than our Father in heaven.  Hence the dilemma expressed by the ancient Greek nature philosopher Epicurus is repeated by millions of Westerners and Americans today:

Omnipotence could, Benevolence would have prevented evil.”

From the moment that Adam and Eve were ushered out of paradise, men began complaining:

"Why must we die? Why must there be decay? Why must we work? Why does he have (fill in the blanks) but I do not? That's unfair! Why can't we say, do and have whatever we desire? If it feels good (libidinous impulses) then why shouldn't we do it? If my body is my own why must it accommodate another life growing within it? Why must there be authority, rules, norms, absolutes, and consequences? Why does it have to be this way? Why can't it be the way we want it to be?"

And finally: Who or what is the cause of our suffering?

From Nimrod to Karl Marx and contemporary "God is dead" rebels and apostates, the answer is the transcendent Authority of God the Father Almighty together with the fallen condition of man and the world.

"Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death." James 1:15 ESV

The psalmist compares the disordered thoughts of the intellect and will turned toward evil to a conception, and when they go out in word and act, they "bring forth" death.  This was the case during the course of the 20th century when God-hating Gnostic-pagan socialist and communist regimes brutally murdered somewhere between 160,000,000-350,000,000 men, women, and children in their insane attempts at scientifically engineering the ideal society and New Man free from evil/suffering, especially the evils 'caused' by the Christian God, Original Sin, Moral Law, immutable Truth, monogamous marriage, the two created sexes, ethical restraints, cultural taboos and all conditions that make for envy:

"When I say that Marxism is based on envy, I mean that the glorious revolution of the proletariat...was really a promise to put a final end to all the conditions that make for envy." (Joseph Epstein, author and former editor of The American Scholar, from Truths about Socialism, Coral Ridge Ministries, p. 66) 

Nature sages such as Epicurus and his Western and American contemporaries seek the same end but  start from the opposite extreme.  For them, desire of unfettered libido, immortality and its’ corollary, fear of death, is anesthetized through self-indulgence: immersion in drugs, alcohol, sex, freedom from one's innate gender, parties, plastic surgery, entertainment, technology, body-building, accumulation of things and status, and other temporal pleasures.  Self-indulgence is the supreme good. If it feels good, then do it for tomorrow we die.

With Nietzsche we see another form of escape: defiance, revolt, and negation (scoffing, mocking, harsh criticism, doubting) of God the Father, His Revealed Word, immutable Truths, Moral Law and virtues.  Nietzsche declared the Christian God dead and Christianity a slave morality that cultivates cringing virtues such as self-sacrifice, self-restraint, charity, humility and compassion.  To counter this great ‘evil’ men must cultivate an amoral ‘master morality,’ and produce a ‘race of supermen,’ monstrous psychopaths such as Lenin and Stalin who will send the despised and weak to the wall.  Autonomous super-men must crush whatever and whoever causes them to suffer without the least concern for other people.  Super-men will destroy the "enemy" with defiance, scoffing, mocking, doubting, terror, brute force and murder.

This was the philosophy of Berlin and Moscow which regarded nations and people who were not scientifically re-engineered New Men as worthy only to be sterilized, lobotomized, tormented, used for human experimentation, worked to death as slaves and sent to the wall, meaning liquidated in some fashion.  Together Berlin and Moscow murdered in excess of one-hundred million men, women, and children.

The three-fold attitude in common with all of these natural systems is that suffering, not sin, is the supreme evil thus the only means of dealing with suffering is escape of any kind and complete as possible making peace the absence of suffering. 

In every age, the natural mind unaided by Divine Revelation has tried in vain to solve the problem of evil/suffering. But because the human condition (sin) is responsible for moral evils, the natural man never finds peace though he looks for it everywhere and in its pursuit even rejects his or her inner person in favor of godhood and androgyny:

 "For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the spirit is life and peace."  Roman 8:6 ESV

Divine Revelation tells us that sin, the willful rejection of the Holy God, an attempt by the envious to annihilate Him if possible, is the origin of all three types of evil.  Sin began with Lucifer and then spread to Adam and Eve through abuse of intellect and will resulting in the loss of the supernatural gift of grace (spiritual death).  

Our Heavenly Father did not make Adam perfect because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of will and intellect in the choice of good and evil.  Perfection must wait until men have passed the danger of abusing His gifts of intellect and will, thereby falling as the sinful angels had done before them.  Thus Adam was made good, and before he fell there was perfect harmony between his three natures ---mind (intellect and will), soul, and body (matter)---hence he knew nothing of the polluted, degraded conscience, inflexible will turned to evil, and disordered intellect and emotions that have been the daily experience of spiritually dead men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.

The supernatural gift of grace was something men were meant to have and would have allowed them to live in perfect control of their emotions and without suffering the loss of their reason.   But since the fall, Adam’s descendants are conceived and born, not in a state of grace as men were originally meant to be, but in a state of sin, a defective state of being deprived of supernatural grace (spiritual death) wherein the disordered soul has predominated in its power over the body. (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)  However, in eternity (Paradise), the supernatural gift of grace will be restored (perfect regeneration of spirit) and perfect harmony will ensue. With regenerated spirit once again elevated to the throne we shall become conscious of glorious powers which we can now neither apprehend nor imagine.  In place of the soul with its disordered passions and fallible, deceptive, inconsistent, illogical reasoning, our Lord's redeemed children shall be gifted with glorious powers, perfect peace and unerring perception of the Truth and Righteousness  which is the prerogative of fully regenerated, untainted spirits.

In the meantime, even in the case of those who have been born again, meaning their spirits are being regenerated, the intellectual faculty is still so incompetent that though such people possess Truth in Divine Revelation they are only able, as Paul tells us, to know and understand it only in part for the present.

Birds do not fly because their bodies have wings but because their inner bird flies.  Flying is for the inner bird as innate as the innate maleness or femaleness of fallen human beings.  This is why Bruce Jenner cannot escape his suffering through rejection of his innate maleness:  

"That emptiness inside, that void you seek to fill cannot be filled by hacking away at yourself. You have a “God-shaped hole” in your heart. You need heart surgery, Bruce, not cosmetic surgery. To attempt change from the outside in is merely superficial. It will lead only to further seeking, heartache and, ultimately, to spiritual death. That longing you feel, that change you seek, can only come from the inside out." (Barber)

@Linda Kimball

 

Madness Enforced by Tyranny in America's Emerging New World Order

On January 29, students attending Acalanes Union High School in Lafayette, Calif., reported that members of the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) were allowed to take over all freshmen English classes in order to grill students about their personal beliefs and their parents’ personal beliefs on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues:

"...freshmen students were reportedly singled out---with tacit support of teachers---and humiliated if they didn't subscribe to politically correct views on gay and lesbian issues." (Report: Bay Area High School Let 'Queer Straight Alliance' Bully Students, Chriss Street, breitbart.com, Feb. 5, 2015)

For many years now MassResistance has been trying to warn Americans that the "gay" movement, backed by Obama and other treacherous power-hungry narcissists, is fighting  hard for “transgender rights” and “gender identity non-discrimination” laws because these laws are the entré  to fundamentally transforming society into a God-less, androgynous collective. Once these laws are in place,  we will no longer be allowed to distinguish between male and female, nor will parents be allowed to protect their children against ‘otherly-gendered’ sexual predators or even themselves from aggressive sexual advances.  (Lawsuit forces Boston Police Dept. to implement outrageous  transgender policy regarding arrests & searches, Massresistance.org)

Perversion induced madness enforced by tyranny results when some individuals try to force their disorders (compulsions, appetites, paranoia, greed, resentment, hate, envy) onto other people.  In the former Soviet Union where resentment-fueled perversion became the "new" norm, sodomy, pederasty, pedophilia, transgender and lesbianism were forced upon Eastern-Orthodox Russia by depraved Soviet sexologists:

 “Soviet sexologists in the 1920s participated in the international movement for sexual reform…a pamphlet titled 'The Sexual Revolution in Russia'…stated: Soviet legislation bases itself on the following principle: it declares the absolute non-interference of the State and society into sexual matters as long as nobody is injured, and no one’s interests are encroached upon. Concerning homosexuality, sodomy, and various other forms of sexual gratification, which are set down in European legislation as offenses against public morality---Soviet legislation treats these the same as so-called “natural” intercourse.” (Soviet Union in the 1920s: Scientific, not Utopian, pride series, workers.org)

"The Bolshevik Party did not merely scrap anti-homosexual tsarist laws. Sexologist Wilhelm Reich, in "The Sexual Revolution," described the intent of the Bolsheviks' political position. They felt it was necessary to tear down the walls that divided homosexuals--also known in Russia as "people of the moonlight--from the rest of society." (People of the Moonlight in the Dawn of Revolution, Leslie Feinberg, lesbian, gay, bi and trans pride series workers.org)

"The revolutionaries tried to examine sexuality and gender as they did all social and economic relations--through a scientific lens...." "Soviet Russia was by far the most significant power since the French Revolution to decriminalize male same-sex relations, while Britain and Weimar Germany continued to prosecute homosexuals. Soviet health authorities courted the left-leaning sex reform movement headed by Berlin sexologist and homosexual rights campaigner Magnus Hirschfeld."  (ibid)

"In a 1929 discussion about 'transvestites' and the 'intermediate sex' conducted by the Expert Medical Council of the  Commissariat of Health, women of the 'masculinized type' (cross-dressing army commanders, for example) were considered with fascination and indulgence." ("1920s Soviet Union: Rights for Lesbians, Transgenders, Transsexuals, Leslie Feinberg, Workers World News Service, Aug. 18, 2004)

The Soviet Union, heralded as a scientifically engineered 'worker's paradise' and by Western and American Progressive Socialists as 'the mother country' was nothing more than a modern day reprisal of Sodom and Gomorrah where the genitally obsessed were seduced by promises of 'free love.' What was 'free love'? In his well-researched expose of Communism, The Naked Communist, author W. Cleon Skousen reveals that 'free love' was made possible when young wives, sisters, daughters, and nieces  were declared the property of the pagan god-state. Anarchists were given control of the sex-slaves and they  issued 'usage' licenses to privileged 'workers.' In other words, females were forcibly dominated and violated and this was called 'free love.' Skousen quotes a Communist official who says:

"There is no such thing as a woman being violated by a man; he who says that a violation is wrong denies the October Communist Revolution. To defend a violated woman is to reveal oneself as a bourgeois and a partisan of private property." (The Naked Communist, Skousen, p. 73)

In the preceding statements, we can clearly see the depraved basis for today’s politically correct notions of hate crime, speech codes, equality, tolerance, inclusion, sensitivity training, emerging genders, alternative lifestyles, prostitute and pedo-chic clothing for females and young girls, and the "politically correct" forced-feeding of polymorphous perversion to American school children enforced by thought and speech control commissars:

“Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever.  You might dodge successfully for awhile…but sooner or later they were bound to get you.”  George Orwell, 1984

Natan Sharansky, a dissident in the former Soviet Union describes existence in the former Soviet Union as madness enforced by tyranny where,

“…there were no dissidents (because) they were simply killed immediately.” Under the terrorist-tactics of hate crime laws, speech codes, and other thought-control tactics, everyone became double thinkers. To outside observers notes Sharansky, double thinkers appear as true believers: “everybody says the same thing, everybody votes the same way, everybody speaks with passion.” But this is an illusion caused by fear of speaking the truth, of discriminating between good and evil, truth and lie, normal and abnormal. These people, he noted, “live with self-censorship throughout their lives. Since the regime  demands loyalty right from childhood, many don’t even notice. They just automatically control how they express themselves.” But when a “fear society disappears or becomes  weak, people suddenly start saying what they feel,” Sharansky commented, and “It’s such a big relief.”  (The Power of Freedom, The  American Enterprise, Apr/May 2005, pp. 38-39)

To determine if a society is fear-based, Sharansky applies what he defines as the “town square test.” In this test, if you,

“…can go to the center of town and publicly express your views without being punished, you have a free society” even though that society may not be just. However, if you are “punished for your views you live in a fear society….In such societies there are always three types of population: True believers, who accept the ideology…dissidents, who take risks to speak publicly; and double thinkers, who have doubts.."

To get an inkling of what that strait-jacket of madness was like let us imagine that pathologically twisted color-blind people have managed to seize absolute control of our country and have forbidden Americans from judging between the colors yellow and purple.  Terroristic bully-boys or enforcers of "correct color" armed with the force of broken law patrol farmers markets, personal gardens, grocery stores, restaurants and clothing stores enforcing strict adherence to correct color codes while scrutinizing faces for possible signs of politically incorrect ‘thought’  indicative of discrimination or judgment between yellow and purple.  Of course the bully-boys are not color-blind themselves but because they too are pathologically twisted they receive sadistic pleasure from psychologically bullying, terrorizing, physically abusing and dominating other people.

Measured by Sharanskys’ town-square test we can see that America and Western Europe are rapidly descending into a fear-based madhouse where dissent (incorrect thought) against abortion, evolution, any or all of the ‘gay’ agenda, decadence festivals, illegal immigration, the sexualization of our children, the imposition of shariah, and socialistic ‘healthcare’ brings immediate demonization.  You may be heavily fined, declared insane, lose your job, your business, your home and even your children.

"Life has no rules." EST's Werner Erhard

In an address to the 10th Annual Freedom 21 Conference (10/16/09) Tom DeWeese tried to warn Americans that,

“….we are witnessing an all-out drive to impose thought control that seeks to ban the ability — the right — to think or speak for one’s self.  Thinking is becoming a crime.”    (Globally Acceptable Truth and the Crime of Thinking, Tom DeWeese)

A growing danger that a morally depraved, willfully ignorant, entertainment-glutted people will not heed.  Caught up as they are in gratification of ‘self’ they do not care to hear things that disturb them, that make them feel ‘bad’ or guilty:

"None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license, which never hath more scope than under tyrants." John Milton (1608-1674) English Poet, Scholar, Writer, Patriot

We cannot understand the rapid disintegration of America's humanized Christian Church together with the seething hatred of Jesus Christ, the treachery of our narcissistic power-grabbing ruling class and the pathological lying, obscenity, perversity, blasphemy, lawlessness, the subversion and perversion of youth and other evils so obviously endemic here in America and throughout the West unless we return to the Biblical view of man:

"....the basic insights of the Christian faith provide the best insight we have into the nature of man and of the crisis we find ourselves in..." observed Conservative John Hallowell. (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, George Nash, p. 53)

No concept gives "deeper insight into the enigma that is man" than original sin. Evil is not just a "bad dream," warned Richard Weaver, author of "Ideas Have Consequences." Evil is not "an accident of history," or the "creation of a few antisocial men." It is a "subtle, protean force," and original sin is a "parabolical expression" of this "immemorial tendency of man to do the wrong thing when he knows the right thing," (ibid)   

Man is not born good.  Nor is he or she 'evolving' to some higher, more godlike spiritual state. The ugly truth is that all men are born terrible-willed hedonists, says Dr. Terry G. Shaw:

"To understand...principles of human behavior...we must first begin by accepting (that) all humans are born hedonists (aka narcissists) and have an intrinsic need to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and engage in those activities that best accomplish both with the least amount of effort." (Born Liberal Raised Right, Reb Bradley, p.19)

The architects of our nation were men who did not shy away from the ugly truth about man's Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde nature, which meant that if the American experiment in national self-government was to succeed, then as the Founders strongly advised, all children would need to be trained against their natural self-centered inclinations from birth:

"Since private and public Vices, are in Reality...connected (it is necessary) that the Utmost Pains be taken by the Public, to have the Principle of Virtue early inculcated on the minds of...children, and the moral Sense kept alive...For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued when knowledge is diffused and Virtue preserved. On the contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched...they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign invaders." (Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, p. 26)

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin, quoted in Born Liberal Raised Right, p. 15)

"The government...can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people." George Washington (ibid)

But when people are universally ignorant, corrupt and vicious:

“….they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”   Samuel Adams

And then:

“… dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington

@Linda Kimball 

Solzhenitsyn: Hatred of God is the Evil in Man's Nature

Though some GOP 'elites' may be heard speaking of God or Christ and even be seen holding a Bible, at bottom they share a common heritage with progressive liberal socialists.  Both are the intellectual heirs of a rebellion against the God of Revelation and Christian theism that began as far back as the Renaissance.  This is why  GOP candidates are allowed occasionally to express pro-morality views, but only as throwaway lines, at least during the primary season.   What infuriates the GOP elite is when someone like Rick Santorum says them with conviction.

For many long years God and pro-moral views were just part of the now happily-defunct winning formula.   But now it’s time to jump onto the decadence band-wagon and throw support in that direction since lying, disorder, death, debauchery, perversion, illegals, global change, 'gay' marriage, open borders, tolerance and abortion are the keys to power, dominance, wealth, status, and position.

It is here that ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn has much to tell us about the horrendous consequences reaped by a people who rebel against God.  Like America’s progressive liberal and GOP ‘elites,’ Solzhenitsyn initially embraced the revolution against God:

It was Dostoevsky, once again, who drew from the French Revolution and its seeming hatred of the Church the lesson that “revolution must necessarily begin with atheism.” That is absolutely true. But the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.”  Solzhenitsyn

Most of what contemporary Russia has to tell us about that demonic reality can be seen in Solzhenitsyn who warns that once the God of Revelation has been removed from men’s lives, it means the logical end of  modern Western and American history.  In other words, totalitarian Communism and Gulag were not merely Russian experiments  but rather the end of all people who remove the God of Revelation from the center of life.

Atheism said Solzhenitsyn, is based on the evil in man’s nature, and moral relativism, violence, murder and Gulag are the natural expressions of this evil.   Gulag is an essential part of atheist society as it reveals the evil of man’s nature and the folly of the modern humanist dream of earthly happiness.   

Gulag though, is at the same time a starting place for man’s spiritual rebirth, as Solzhenitsyn  describes in Part II of The Gulag Archipelago:

It has granted me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath its load, this essential experience: how a human being becomes evil and how good.  In the intoxication of my youthful successes I had felt myself to be infallible, and I was therefore cruel.  In the surfeit of power I was a murderer, and an oppressor.  In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments.  And it was only wen I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first strivings of good.”

Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and then all human hearts… And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained.  And even in the best of all hearts there remains…..an uprooted small corner of evil.”

Slowly it was disclosed to Solzhenitsyn that suffering (Gulag/ the crucible) is the starting point of spiritual redemption:

“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life.  For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”   “Your soul, which formerly was dry, now ripens with suffering. And even if you haven’t come to love your neighbors in the Christian sense, you are at least learning to love those close to you.”    The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

Suffering is the reality of the fallen human condition and for those who do not hate the God of life and other people on account of it, suffering is the beginning of true spiritual life.   Jesus Christ suffered on the Cross, and the suffering in Russia enabled those who underwent it to see this as profoundly as Solzhenitsyn. 

But what of the West and particularly America?  Though there is a vibrant attempt underway to reform the Protestant church there is no strong, national Christian revival but rather the reverse, as Solzhenitsyn perceptively noted many years ago.  As evolutionary humanism  and moral relativism cast their nets over the West and America,  Christian conviction in unchanging Truth and moral absolutes faded and the Western world lost its’ civil courage,

“….both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party and of course in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society…..Should one point out that from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?”

What happened in Russia has already killed the soul of Western Europe and is even now in the last stages of poisoning the soul of America. Thus America and the West are also facing this universal anti-God and Christian phenomenon of state atheism and its politically correct Gulag.  This is the message Solzhenitsyn presented in his American addresses.  In his Harvard commencement in 1978 he castigated  America for its loss of will, loss of truth, and loss of morality as well as its’ love of lies, pleasure, hedonism and materialism together with its satisfaction with legalism in human relations:

Is it possible or impossible to transmit the experience of those who have suffered to those who have yet to suffer?  Can one part of humanity learn from the bitter experience of another or can it not?  Is it possible or impossible to warn someone of danger?…  The proud skyscrapers stand on, point to the sky and say: it will never happen here.  This will never come to us.  It’s not possible here…  Humanity acts in such a way is if it didn’t understand what Communism is, and doesn’t want to understand, is not capable of understanding… The essence of Communism is quite beyond the limits of human understanding.  Its hard to believe that people could actually plan such things and carry them out…

Communism has infected the whole world with the belief in the relativity of good and evil…  Among enlightened people it is considered rather awkward to use seriously such words as ‘good’ and ‘evil.’  Communism has managed to instill in all of us that these concepts are old-fashioned concepts and laughable.  But if we are to be deprived of the
concepts of good and evil, what will be left?  Nothing but the manipulation of one another.  We will decline to the status of animals.”

As godlessness advances over the West and America, destructive and irresponsible freedom is granted boundless space, and even defined as Constitutional rights.  Thus Western and American society said Solzhenitsyn,

“…. appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.”

Throughout Western society and especially here in America suffering is anathema.   It is to be escaped at all costs.  Avenues of escape are legion:  parties, drugs, orgies, abortion, euthanasia, easy divorce, shacking up, decadence festivals, trance festivals, electronic gadgets, role-playing, ‘gay’ marriage,  games and vast entertainment parks:

We are the products of Disneyland and a society of fakery and plastic everything—including plastic Christianity and plastic Orthodoxy.  Let us be humble enough to recognize it.  (I am not saying, by the way, that one should be forbidden to go to Disneyland or should be constantly scowling—I am only saying that we should be aware of our crippled state and the depth of the true Christianity of suffering.)”    (The Orthodox Revival in Russia, Fr. Seraphim Rose, Sept. 1, 1980)

Solzhenitsyn warned America to wake up and learn from those who have suffered.  Return to America’s Christian and moral roots and stand firmly in the spiritual war of good against evil.   And do not pursue what is illusory:

“….property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life – don’t be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn’t last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. ”  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

@Linda Kimball 

Why Pride Goes Before a Fall

A concerned reader asked if whether the pride of the hell-bound can be humbled enough for them to see their lies and thereby recant?

Why Inflexible Pride Goes Before a Fall

In his Commentary on Psalm 33/2, 8, St. Augustine notes that a dirty house (depraved conscience) is the miserable condition of all whose inflexible pride makes them refuse to face their own conscience lest they be overwhelmed by the wickedness they find there. (Day by Day with Saint Augustine, Donald X. Burt, p. 107)

The narcissistic man or woman is a self-righteous hypocrite, a narcissist of inflexible pride who refuses to tolerate the knowledge of his or her own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness, thus is constantly engaged in sweeping the evidence of their own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of their conscience in order to preserve their carefully constructed public facades. This is why as the saying goes, "pride goes before a fall" because mans' sin nature blinds him (or her) to reality.  Thus it can be said that as narcissists of inflexible pride foolishly dance on the edge of the abyss they are willfully blind to their danger of falling in because they have willfully chosen ignorance.

So the short answer to the readers' question is "no."  No man is able to overcome the 'will' of  another man except through deceptive persuasion, lies, brain-altering drugs, psychological manipulation, propaganda of the lie, terror and brutality, sinister tactics associated with America's progressives/leftists, ISIS, and both Marxist Communists and National Socialists. 

In service to our Lord and in compassion for the lost the heaven-bound can take the "water of truth" to them but cannot make them drink it.   In "The Word of Flux" reformed theologian Rousas John Rushdoony tells us that the reason for man's willful choice of ignorance rather than true Truth is sin:

"The epistemological problem has roots in a false metaphysics, but both alike stem from a moral choice, man's sinful desire to be his own god....In reality, sin is man's rebellion against the law of God and man's attempt to be his own god, to replace God's Word with man's word."   (The Word of Flux, p. 51) 

In the "Last Battle," the conclusion to C.S. Lewis'  "Narnian Chronicles" Lewis illustrates Rusdoonys  conclusion as well as one made previously: that God honors our choices.  The Last Battle brings to a close the worldly Narnia which has already been renewed (Paradise) as well as separating the heaven-bound from the hell-bound.   Among the hell-bound are some dwarfs (citizens of the temporal Narnia).  They have died  and passed through the door into eternity where they sit together, huddled in a tight circle, completely blinded by the darkness around them.  But though they sit in darkness the heaven-bound Narnians  (talking beasts, righteous dwarves) and Kings and Queens of Narnia, past and present, are standing in beautiful light and can clearly see the dwarves.   In their concern for the dwarves the heaven-bound have repeatedly tried to reach out to them but to no avail.  When Aslan (Jesus Christ) arrives the heaven-bound ask if there is anything he can do.  Aslan responds,

"You see....They will not let us help them.  They have chosen cunning instead of belief.  Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that that they cannot be taken out."   (p. 183)

@Linda Kimball