Why Are Americans Voting for a Mouthy, Junk-Yard Dog Like Trump?

In "Donald Trump is Shocking, Vulgar, and Right,"  Tucker Carlson asks his readers, "when was the last time you stopped yourself from saying something you believed to be true for fear of being punished or criticized for saying it?"  If you live in America, it probably hasn’t been long:

"That’s not just a talking point about political correctness. It’s the central problem with our national conversation, the main reason our debates are so stilted and useless. You can’t fix a problem if you don’t have the words to describe it. You can’t even think about it clearly."   ("Donald Trump is Shocking, Vulgar, and Right,“ politico.com)

After more than fifty years of having it pounded into our heads by those who love darkness, lies and evil that unchanging truth and evil do not exist, the gruesome Planned Parenthood videos leave many if not most Americans without the right words to express their shock and revulsion.  Evil however, is an appropriate descriptor.  

Planned Parenthood butchers either skillfully crush unborn living babies in order to behead and cannibalize them for their body parts or as we now learn, kill them upon birth for the same barbaric purposes.  This is evil rationalized and justified by wicked liars as "scientific research" a "woman's choice" and "family planning."    Similarly, much of what passes today for 'free speech' is lies, shameless bragging, ingratitude, hate, vulgarity, contempt, resentment, envy , malice and death-wishing rationalized and justified by morally unfettered barbarians as 'free speech.' 

According to Carlson, this depressing state of affairs made Trump’s political career, and, "my dear fellow Republicans, he's all your fault:"

" In a country where almost everyone in public life lies reflexively, it’s thrilling to hear someone say what he really thinks, even if you believe he’s wrong. It’s especially exciting when you suspect he’s right, " despite that Christians largely know that Trumps' brand of Christianity is "a ludicrous imitation of a faithful Christian, the least holy roller ever."

So why are decent, law-abiding Americans and faithful Christians overwhelmingly supporting a fiery, mouthy, junk-yard dog like Trump? Though there is no one-size-fits-all answer, for many supporters, particularly those who are informed, it is obvious that those who love the dark rather than the Light are parasitic destroyers fast-tracking America into hell, thus in desperation they see in Trump someone who might save our nation from some or all of the following pathologies:

1.Growing secularization (subjectivist paganism) proceeding hand in hand with the ‘evolutionising’ of the culture

2. A rise in militant—atheism and a growing intolerance of the Bible’s account of Creation, the two sexes, God ordained marriage, the Fall, the Flood, immutable truth, moral absolutes, Christian holidays, Ten Commandment monuments, cemetery crosses, private property, our right to defend ourselves from the evil intentioned, the founders and even the Constitution

3.  Widespread acceptance of sodomy, lesbianism, transgender

4. Culture wide embrace of a man-centered morality (subjectivism/political correctness) that is in opposition to Christianity and rationalizes the persecution, imprisonment, and impoverishment of Christians

5. With the disappearance of Biblical ethics like the sanctity of human life we witness the ongoing consequences relating to the dehumanization of humans and subsequent cheapening of human life in abortion, the sexualization and perversion of children, embryonic stem cell research and various forms of euthanasia.

All of this unfolding evil leads some evangelicals such as Phyllis Schlafly and mega-church pastor Robert Jeffress  to endorse Trump because they believe he is Americas' last best hope.  Others see in him a modern Cyrus, raised up by God to restore our nation.  In summation, Carlson believes they’re looking for,

 "a bodyguard, someone to shield them from mounting (and real) threats to their freedom of speech and worship. Trump fits that role nicely, better in fact than many church-going Republicans. For eight years, there was a born-again in the White House. How’d that work out for Christians, here and in Iraq?"

Though Obama claims to be Christian, his liberal (apostate) brand does not qualify as the real thing.   Moreover, liberal 'Christianity' and other such man-and-world centered permutations are symptoms of the much larger apostasy and spiritual disease afflicting and killing our society, and by extension, why America increasingly resembles the spiritual vacuum that is the now-dead Christendom.   Similar to that dead zone, America is a roiling sea of darkness dotted here and there by very small islands of Light.  No man--no not Trump either--- can make great an apostatizing, spiritually diseased and dying society in which a majority of its citizens are slaves to appetites.  Without a Ninevah-style repentance and turning back to the Lord, it seems more likely that Trump will prove to be another tin-pot dictator rather than a Cyrus.    Only time will tell.

@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

Political Correctness, Self-Absorbed Barbarians and ISIS

Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos writes that campus activists in America showed their true faces during an international tragedy last night: they are the selfish, spoiled children we always knew they were.  Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters responded to the murder of scores of people in Paris at the hands of Islamic extremists by complaining about losing the spotlight and saying their “struggles” were being “erased.” Their struggles, remember, consist of a poop swastika of unknown provenance and unsubstantiated claims of racially-charged remarks somewhere near Missouri’s campus:

"So debased has the language on American campuses become that these incidents, which many observers believe to be hoaxes, just like previous campus scandals celebrated by progressive media, are being referred to as “terrorism” and a “tragedy” by moronic 20-year-olds who have never been told, “No.”  (Breitbart, Nov. 14, 2015)

Post-Christian America is producing a generation of conscienceless narcissists---self-absorbed barbarians unfettered from morality and fueled by destructive impulses whose lack of empathy results in blindness to the humanity of both the French massacre victims and of those who are hated and envied. Dehumanization permits victims to be sacrificed without remorse on the altar of narcissism, for with the negation of humanity victims are no longer human beings but objects to be used, abused, tormented and discarded at will. This monstrous evil finds expression over and over in the writings of the sexual psychopath, the Marquis de Sade:

"The philosopher sates his appetites without inquiring to know what his enjoyments may cost others, and without remorse." (Libido Dominandi, E. Michael Jones, p. 26). 

We cannot understand the rising tide of tyrannical barbarism 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 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." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, George Nash, p. 53)

Man is not born good, as self-deluded Progressive Leftists and Liberals of both evolutionary  atheist and mystical pantheist persuasions claim. Nor is man 'evolving' to some higher, more godlike spiritual state. The ugly, unpalatable truth is that all men are born pleasure-seeking 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)

In 1926, Governor Theodore Christianson of Minnesota established the Minnesota Crime Commission to study crime and evaluate its causes. The commission eventually concluded that criminal tendencies were not the result of poverty, education, or environment. Instead, it offered the following brutal observation:

"Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it: his bottle, his mother's attention, his playmates toys...or whatever. Deny him these and he seethes with rage and aggressiveness which could be murderous were he not so helpless. He's dirty; he has no morals, no knowledge, no developed skills. This means that all children, not just certain children, but all children, are born delinquent. If permitted to continue in their self-centered world of infancy, given free rein to their impulsive actions to satisfy each want, every child would grow up a criminal, a thief, a killer, a rapist." (ibid, p. 21)

The architects of our nation were men who did not shy away from the ugly truth about man's fallen condition, 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)

More than forty years ago, repentant ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn called upon America and the West to turn back to the transcendent Holy God . He testified to the evils he had committed and repented of, and perceptively noted that Communism and the gulag are the logical end of modern history once God the Father, Original Sin, immutable truth and universal morality have been removed from men's lives. Evil cuts through the heart of every man, noted Solzhenitsyn, and atheism is the outworking of that evil — the madness — in man's nature while the unrestrained madness, murder, and Gulag are the logical expressions of this evil. In summation, Communism — modernity's Tower of Babel — is "... a concentration of world evil, of hatred for humanity..." (Communism: A Legacy of Terror, 1976)

A tsunami of concentrated evil swept over Orthodox Russia. Historian R.J. Rummel details some of its evils:

"...communism — Marxism-Leninism and its variants — meant in practice bloody terrorism, deadly purges, lethal gulags and forced labor, fatal deportations, man-made famines, extrajudicial executions and show trials, and genocide." With this understood, "the Soviet Union appears the greatest megamurderer of all...killing near 61,000,000." (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/POWER.ART.HTM)

The American experiment in national self-government is being buried under an avalanche of ignorance, narcissism, debauchery and tyrannical barbarism otherwise known as political correctness.  Post-Christian America has nearly lost its conscience and as it sinks under its own corrupt weight and ISIS sharpens its knives and sets up shop among us a season of bloodletting will surely occur.  This will be followed by totalitarianism unless there is instead a season of repentance and turning back to the Lord.

@Linda Kimball
 

The Good Reason for Putin's Straight Pride Flag

In response to the U.S. enforced global wide LGBT movement and its' rainbow flag, the United Russia Party unveiled a banner celebrating the traditional, nuclear Russian family. The flag depicts two parents - a woman and a man - holding hands with three children.  (Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party unveils 'straight flag' to rival gay pride symbol, Kiran Moodley, independent.co.uk, July 9, 2015)

Whether Putin is a Christian as some think, or a tin pot despot as others believe, he at least seeks the spiritual health and welfare of his society and people unlike Western and American "elites," God-hating progressive religious fanatics who in their madness, desire the death of the West at any cost. Thus they constantly promote as cultural "goods" socially, spiritually and physically destructive vehicles of death such as pornography as "rights," propaganda as daily "news," dumbed-down school curriculum together with perverse sex-education, debauchery as entertainment, tax-payer financed abortion, sterilization, so-called "gay" marriage, and the "gaying" of our military and all  other aspects of our society. And not just Western society, but in their madness, the global community as well:

"President Barack Obama...lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. 'When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen." Under Kenyan law, sexual activity between men is illegal and punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 14 years. Many Kenyan leaders had encouraged Obama not to discuss gay rights on his first trip to the country as President. But Obama equated legalized discrimination of gays to legalized racism in America." (Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights. Kristen Holmes, Eugene Scott, cnn.com, July 25, 2015) 

Ultimately, progressive religious fanaticism is the creature in rebellion against the Creator, His created order of being, immutable Truth, and His Moral Law. Hence it is rebellion against reality and everything normal, true, good, and right.  Former red diaper baby David Horowitz concurs:

"(For today's progressive/leftist) the enemy is no longer a ruling class, a hegemonic race or even a dominant gender. Instead it is the sexual order of nature itself. Oppression lies in the very idea of the "normal," the order that divides humanity into two sexes. Instead of a classless society as the redemptive future, queer theorists envisage a gender free world." (Horowitz cited in "Are Evangelical Churches Drifting Left?" Barbara Sowell)

 Fueled by satanic pride, Bakunin — one of Karl Marx's partners in the First International — described the emancipation of man from the Triune God through destruction of the old order in these words:

"The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority, revolt in which we see the fecund germ of all human emancipations, the revolution. 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 (he) emancipates (and) stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty...in urging (man) to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge. In this revolution we will have to awaken the Devil in the people, to stir up the basest passions. Our mission is to destroy, not to edify. The passion of destruction is a creative passion."

From the demonized Karl Marx, who declared that he would "walk triumphantly like a god" through the ruins of the old Christian-based order to Orwell's Big Brother and today's  'elite' transnational Progressive 'green' nature worshipping globalists--all have or are proclaiming their godhood, whether covertly or overtly like Barbara Marx Hubbard:

"We are immortal...We can create new life forms and new worlds. We are gods!" a revelation channeled from her spirit guide 'Christ' to Hubbard, influential transnational green Progressive, one of the directors of the World Future Society along with Robert McNamara and scholars from Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland. (False Dawn, Lee Penn, pp. 316, 326)

During his commencement address at Harvard in the 1970s, ex-atheist and survivor of the Communist Gulag system Alexander Solzhenitsyn, warned that America was already tilting towards evil. Americans — specifically the progressive ruling class and intelligentsia — have forgotten the Holy God said Solzhenitsyn, and have embraced instead .the politics of destruction. America is on the same highway to Sodom and hell taken previously by the Russians, said Solzhenitsyn.

Having traveled the broad highway to Sodom and hell before, Putin obviously seeks to prevent his society and people from being forced into its fires again:

"The first demands for normalization of lesbianism, pedophilia, pederasty, sodomy, transgender, same-sex marriage, sex reassignment surgery, and the right to cross-dress were not made in "scientifically enlightened" post-Christian America but in Communist controlled Russia, as revealed in the article, "1920s Soviet Union: Rights for Lesbians, Transgenders, Transsexuals." It was also reported that masculinized, cross-dressing lesbians were rewarded with influential positions of authority and influence throughout academia, the Red Army, and in the cultural arena ..."   (Dan. 5:25---The Writing is on the Wall of America's Sexual Dystopia)

Under the insidiously malevolent direction of our spiritually-dead, reprobate "ruling class" America is well advanced into the fiery crucible:

"Dan. 5:25--The Writing is on the Wall of the American Sexual Dystopia"

http://patriotsandliberty.com/lindas-latest/2015/7/6/dan-525-the-writing-is-on-the-wall-of-the-american-sexual-utopia

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

http://patriotsandliberty.com/lindas-latest/2015/1/29/solzhenitsyn-hatred-of-god-is-the-evil-in-mans-nature

"Climate Change: Why Genocide is the Answer"

http://patriotsandliberty.com/lindas-latest/2015/5/28/climate-change-why-genocide-is-the-answer

Thought Control in Sovietized-America

http://patriotsandliberty.com/lindas-latest/2013/5/7/thought-control-in-sovietized-america

@Linda Kimball

Little Johnny went to school, there to learn a brand new rule: No Longer Can Boys be Boys

"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, Herbert Schlossberg)

From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is god has seduced millions. Early Church Father John of Damascus connects the idea that man is god with barbarism:

"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)

In this light it can be seen that the paramount religion of mankind is idolatry and/or self-worship...of man as god, the sovereign truth and morals inventor (moral relativist), the god-man with power over life, being, and death who determines what man is or is not, who can live and who must die, as well as how much of anything another person may or may not have. Tal Brooke concurs, noting that historically there has always been a popular religion (an exoteric polytheism-pantheism) for the general masses and a Mystery Religion (high level esoteric "advaitic" monism) for aspiring god-men--- higher initiates, adepts, gurus, super apostles, god-men, and illuminati. For the latter group:

".... 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 Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of both an organized popular nature and mystery religion based on the primordial heresy and as the first utopian or heaven on earth project. Babylon embraced the Great Lie. Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM." They were earmarked by their "advaitic monism," science of evolutionary magic-transformism, exalted priesthood, androgyny, gnosis, secret initiations, sorcery, astrology, channeling, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, and hedonism. But the root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....the Evil One. 

Modern Barbarian God-Men

In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies are monism (all that exists is the evolving cosmos of matter and energy) and evolutionary conceptions. Man as god is at the root of these two themes, thus there is:

" defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate." (p. 227)

The first order of business in taking control so as to manipulate and shape mankind's fate is the murder of the Holy God Who spoke into existence ex nihilo all things seen and unseen and the reduction of His Revealed Word to prescientific myth.  Next, in order for god-men to create a new world and re-engineer a new man the present two-dimension (supernatural and natural) order of creation must be scientifically obliterated and reinterpreted as only one dimensional pagan monism under man's control. 

The engines of control are scientism, the instrument of man's will to power, and anti-supernatural, anti-creation evolutionary science, primarily Darwinism.   As the pillar of natural science, Darwinism is powerful magic wielded by a cult religion's sorcerers:

"(Darwinism is) nothing but a kind of cult, a cult religion....It has no scientific validity whatsoever. Darwin's so-called theory of evolution is based on absurdly irrational propositions, which did not come from scientific observations, but were artificially introduced from the outside, for political-ideological reasons." (Jonathan Tennenbaum, "Towards 'A New Science of Life,' Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 28, No. 34, Sept. 7, 2001)

  Darwinism is a 'universal acid'  from hell in which God the Father Almighty and His entire order of being are in process of conceptual dissolution, a diabolical conjuration allowing god-men to conceptually dismantle:

" human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness, and then to replace these with the collectivity (monism) and coalesced consciousness (i.e., Christ Consciousness)." (Molnar, 227, emphasis added)

God-men Remake Mankind as Grotesque Androgynous Bio-Machines

"Instead of Adam, our ancestry is traced to the most grotesque of creatures; thought is phosphorous; the soul complex nerves, and our moral sense a secretion of sugar." (Disraeli, quoted by John Passmore "A Hundred Years of Philosophy," p. 36)

With the triumph of natural science and Darwinism in the nineteenth century, the murder of the Holy Trinity and the obliteration of His order was cast as "fact" in the cement of "enlightened" magic-science.   Henceforth,   Westerners would be cut off from God the Father and their own souls, thereby disrupting:

"the bio-psycho-spiritual unity of human consciousness...." (Authenticating the Activities of Jesus, Bruce Chilton and Craig A. Evans, 1999)

The modern secular-pagan "scientistic" West has almost succeeded in obliterating the souls of its' citizens and now seeks obliteration of the two sexes:

"Little Johnny went to school; There to learn a brand new rule; No longer could the boys be boys or have their special trucks and toys; Only six, so young and tender, It's time for him to unlearn gender." (Here At School the Slant is Gay, cited in Our Gay Pride President, David A. Noebel)

When boys are no longer boys and girls are no longer girls,

"...only then will men and women be socially interchangeable and really equal.  And when that happens there will no longer be any need for gender at all."  (Judith Lorber cited by Dr. Peter Jones, Capturing the Pagan Mind, p.47)

Unlearning gender requires destruction of innocence via the brutal rape of mind, soul and eventually body.   Assisting in this evil are depraved barbarians completely lacking in moral or ethical standards and unmoved by the most obscene depravity except to enjoy perpetrating it:

"Parents in Florida were outraged upon seeing and hearing what their children were being taught in their 6th grade sexual education class.  Pornography being shoved down the throats of American 11 and 12 year olds. Check these pictures taken by one of the kids:  http://conservativepost.com/parents-outraged-check-what-happened-during-a-health-class-on-sex/

For our generation of lawless reprobate god-men (barbarians) there is no Moral Law, no immutable Truth, no sin, no created sexes, and no fear of judgment and hell.   Thus they are free to be evil, to rape the minds of children, to destroy their innocence, unmake their gender and commit other hideous acts of evil since there is only sovereign, willful, and utterly depraved 'self' who knows only personal selfishness, ambition, physical lust, contempt and hate.

@Linda Kimball

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  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 evolutionary cosmological models 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 Revelation of God and 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 and their theological counterparts 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, mainly its' merger with Eastern mystical pantheism 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. Sodomy
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)

Sodomy/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, but 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

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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Seething Resentment, not Racism, Sets Ferguson on Fire

KMOV-TV reports that the majority of stores that were damaged or completely destroyed during Monday night's violent riots in Ferguson, Missouri were minority owned. (Most Businesses Destroyed in Ferguson Minority Owned, beitbart.com, 11/25/2014)

On site news cameras showed looters, that is thieves, smashing windows and doors and carrying armfuls of stolen property out of stores, many of them run by people of their own skin color, prior to burning the stores down.

There's really no mystery why mobs of black barbarians looted and destroyed stores run by people of their own skin color.  The barbarians have chosen a life of amoral parasitism and harbor seething resentment toward civilized people who work, support themselves, pay their bills, and raise their children to the best of their ability. 

In looting and destroying the stores of hard working people, parasitic barbarians sent them a message burning with hate and resentment.  It says in effect,

"this is what you get for making something of yourselves when we have not.  For being successful when we are not.  For earning respect when we have none.  For being civilized when we are not and for not living as we do in the sewer we occupy by choice."

Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets:  http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_27007660/fires-burn-ferguson-gunshots-heard-streets

Most Businesses Destroyed in Ferguson Minority Owned:   http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/25/Most-Businesses-Destroyed-in-Ferguson-Minority-Owned

Ferguson Protests: Shooting, Burning Buildings, Looting:    http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/ferguson-protests-shooting-burning/2014/11/25/id/609402/

"A group of business owners in Ferguson saved their strip mall shops from being looted and burned by standing guard outside their shops armed with AR-15 semi-automatic rifles--the same sort of guns liberals falsely claim are "assault weapons."   http://patriotaction.net/profiles/blogs/businessmen-armed-with-ar-15-rifles-saved-ferguson-strip-mall-fro?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

The Meaning of Zombie Apocalypse

Our age is a time when the very idea transcendent truth is attacked and scorned, even within seminaries and the church where clergy who ought to revere truth most highly instead boast of thinking outside the box, of not being restricted by the Word of God, and in the spirit of postmodern contemporary church leader Brian McLaren of having,

“….captured, stuffed, and mounted truth on the wall.” (The Truth War, John MacArthur, p. x)

In 1973, secular psychologist Karl Menninger took aim at the attack on truth when he pointed out in a book entitled, Whatever Became of Sin? the fact that American churches were in the process of suppressing the reality of guilt in accord with the concept of a divine standard of right and wrong.

Menninger’s definition of sin was distinctly Biblical, thus entailed the idea of willful rebellion against and negation of the transcendent truth and moral laws of the Triune God of Revelation.  It was this unique concept of sin that was disappearing from the American consciousness and by extension, from public discourse.

More than forty years later, nearly half of all Christians are subjectivists who either wittingly or unwittingly elevate 'self,' science and evolution above the God of Revelation and likewise accept Robert Sculler’s postmodern arguments in “Self-Esteem: The New Reformation.” Today’s church said Schuller, can no longer afford to think in a God-centered fashion but must put humans and their needs first. It was appropriate for Calvin and Luther to think theocentrically but now,

the scales must tip the other way” towards a “human needs approach.” In fact, “classical theology has erred in its insistence that theology be ‘God-centered,’ not ‘man-centered.” In this context, the new definition of sin is, “any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem…And what is ‘hell’? It is the loss of pride that naturally follows separation from God—the ultimate and unfailing source of our soul’s sense of self-respect…A person is in hell when he has lost his self-esteem.” (Schuller, from “Christless Christianity, Michael Horton, p. 33)

 America’s postmodern 'scientifically enlightened' Church no longer defines itself as the church of the living God, the “pillar and support of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15) and subsequently views the Cross as sanctification of narcissism (self-esteem) while Paul’s admonition to Timothy, “But understand this…in the last days…people will be lovers of self…” is redefined as a statement of backwardness and hate that must not be preached lest it “hurt a lot of beautiful people,” said Schuller.

For over forty years both Christian and secular have been told how special and unique they are, that as they have a right not to be offended they should not submit to rules, authority, processes or other moral restrictions that make them feel bad, and above all else they should trust their feelings to guide them. Reliance upon absolute principles, moral law and immutable truth places unrealistic limitations on one’s authentic self, thus damages self-esteem. So esteem ‘self,’ have lots of fun, actualize dreams, impulses, compulsions, and emerging sexual orientations, realize that your ‘God’ is not the Biblical God of Love and Judgment but of only love who helps those who esteem and help themselves, therefore always revel in the moment.

In this light it comes as no surprise that for increasing millions of Americans, secular and Christian alike, God exists for instance, as a divine energy within the mind of man, a voice speaking secret revelations into the minds of the chosen, or perhaps a god that can only create evolutively, according to the Hindu-pantheist apostate Teilhard de Chardin and like-minded evolutionary theists.  What this means is that for subjectivists, our Heavenly Father is merely a mouthpiece through which both narcissistic clergy and Christian masses self-righteously affirm ‘self’ and the 'impressive' theories, ideas, that ‘self’ thinks.

Because increasing numbers of contemporary Christian's elevate science above the Word of God they reflexively bow before the 'god' Evolution in its' many guises such as the Master-god-or-christ energy inside their own minds:

"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")

"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)

All of this means that today’s subjectivist Church is not interested in the authoritative Word of God but in autonomous 'self,' self-gratification, and acceptance and validation by the world. George Barna agrees. Based on numerous studies Barna concludes,

“….if we even believe in a supernatural deity (he) exists for the pleasure of humankind. He resides in the heavenly realm solely for our utility and benefit. Although we are too clever to voice it, we live by the notion that true power is accessed not by looking upward but by turning inward.” (ibid, p. 31)

From 2001 to 2005 University of North Carolina sociologist Christian Smith investigated teen spirituality in contemporary America. From his extensive research he concluded that the dominant form of spirituality among teens is “moralistic, therapeutic desism” in which God is restricted to the inner sphere’s of one’s private world.

Smith defines moralistic, therapeutic deism in the following five points:

1. God created the world
2. God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other
3. The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself
4. God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when needed to resolve a problem
5. Good people go to heaven when they die
(ibid, Christless Christianity, pp. 40-41)

There are as yet a remnant of churches, pastors, evangelists, apologetics and discernment ministries and missionaries here in America and around the world faithfully affirming and teaching that God called creation into existence ex nihilo in six days, that He made man in His spiritual image, and that though fallen and unable to save himself, Christ was crucified for the sins of all men.   But despite efforts of the shrinking faithful Michael Horton sees that the much larger postmodern Church is well on its way to becoming what he calls Christless Christianity.

Already we have arrived at a point where the message of the contemporary Church has simply become trivial, irreverent, sentimental, self-affirming, and irrelevant.

We do not realize the extent of our schizophrenia said Horton. While we annually decry the commercialization of Christmas we enthusiastically embrace the consumer-product-sales-approach formulated by ‘church growth’ experts like Hybels, Warren, and other transformational gurus. While calling our capitulation to subjectivism and self-affirming narcissism “mission and relevance” we hypocritically charge secularists,

“..with emptying public discourse of beliefs and values that transcend our instant gratification.” And as we lament “the growing secularization of American society…we ensure that the generations currently under our care will know even less than their parents…” (pp. 22-23)

In agreement, Collin Garbarino, author of "Moral Relativists In The University: They Aren’t Who You Think They Are," observes that many conservatives are subjectivists who hypocritically blame left-leaning professors for the rise in subjectivism. While a liberal faculty certainly promotes the idea that “good” is a relative term defined by the individual and the only “bad” is to infringe on another person’s ability to express their own version of “good,” the battle for conservatism was lost long before students ever met their first college professor. In my experience, said Garbarino, freshmen arrive on campus as subjectivists.  (The Aquila Report, August 24, 2014)

After citing a series of reports, Barna concludes that the spirituality of America is Christian in name only:

We desire experience more than knowledge. We prefer choices to absolutes. We embrace preferences rather than truths….Faith must come on our terms or we reject it. We have enthroned ourselves as the final arbiters of righteousness, the ultimate rulers of our own experiences and destiny. We are the Pharisees of the new millennium.” (Horton, p. 31)

Over and across the entire denominational spectrum of America's man-centered, subjectivist church,

"...millions of Americans claim a divine right to their own spiritual cocoon and belief system." Americans, "now lay claim to their 'own personal Jesus.' This personal vision of Jesus Christ may well bear little or no resemblance to Jesus as He is revealed in the Bible." (The Disappearance of God, Dr. Albert Mohler, xiii)

Unless something changes said Barna,

It will be every man for himself, with no second thoughts or regrets about the personal or societal implications of this incredibly selfish, nihilistic, narcissistic way of life…” (ibid)

"My people have committed two primary evils, "...they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." (Jeremiah 2:13, King James)

In his commentary on this verse Matthew Henry writes that we are to be afraid of the wrath and curse which will fall upon those who throw themselves out of God's grace and favor. Grace in Christ is compared to cooling, refreshing  water from a fountain that cleanses and makes fruitful.   Grace in Christ is ever-flowing living water; it quickens spiritually dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life. To forsake this Fountain is the evil done when the proud, rebellious people of God reject or neglect his Word and ordinances in favor of 'self' and the vain philosophies, inventions and worthless evolutionary scientism of men, which the prophet Jeremiah likens to broken cisterns that hold no water:

Creation is, as it were, a book. Every creature is a sentence or a word in this book. The Author and Publisher is the Triune God. It is the task of human and angelic intelligence to read God’s thoughts from this book and co-operate with Him. The theme, the dominant idea that runs through each sentence—even each word—is the Word made Flesh, the Incarnate Word of God, Jesus Christ, because this Word says everything. This is why the Archangel says to Blessed Mary at the Incarnation, “No word will be impossible for God.” Evolution is not a word. It cannot be found in this book or in its theme. It is a fable (cf. 2Tim 4:4), a “strange doctrine” of which St. Paul warned us against so long ago."   (Christ the Exemplar Cause of Creation, Eliminates the Possibility of Evolution, Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation) 

A spirit of pride and rebellion flows throughout America’s contemporary Christian Church, from Roman Catholic to Protestant, which is why it is a broken cistern that holds no living water.  The sin of pride begets the vice known as hatred of truth.

In “Against the Heathen,” early Church Father Athanasius reveals that pride and a haughty spirit preceded the fall of pre-flood men into idolatry (love of self), superstition (hatred of truth) and violence. Violence always accompanies man’s fall into worship of self, selfish ambition, status, pleasures and acquisition of things.

Violence is the effect of a human will not in submission to the will of our Heavenly Father. It is the outworking of a will turned toward evil through the use of force, which may be psychological (i.e., shunning, ignoring, belittling, slandering), physical, or both in order to dominate, control, outrage and transgress the dignity, integrity and love of truth that characterizes the righteous man.

In his book, “The Truth War,” John MacArthur writes that one of the distinguishing qualities of every true believer is love for the truth:

“…a genuine love for the truth is built into saving faith…In Jesus’ words, they have known the truth, and the truth has set them free. John 8:32″ (p. xi)

The reverse is true of those who will not enter the kingdom of God. The beginning of subjectivism is pride (love of self), the perfect anti-God, anti-truth, anti-higher knowledge state of mind---the primary characteristic of those who perish (2 Thessalonians 2:10; Psm. 36: 1-4):

“…where there is true faith in the Gospel of Christ, and in Christ the substance of it, there is salvation; the reason therefore of these men’s perishing is not the decree of God, nor (for) want of the means of grace, (or) the revelation of the Gospel, but their rejection and contempt of it.” (Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible)

Whatever a man places at the top of his pyramid of values is ultimately the Baal he serves. The ultimacy of that service profoundly affects not only how he thinks, speaks and acts  but where he will spend eternity.  When the society around him also turns away from the living God to ‘self’ and Baals, as the subjectivist Church and post-Christian West and America have done, it is an evil, idolatrous society heading for judgment and destruction.

This is why in "The Poison of Subjectivism," C.S. Lewis warns that subjectivism "will certainly end our species and damn our souls."   Because Lewis was a Christian he did not disagree with the fundamental teachings of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ (John 1:1) and the Old Testament prophets  that salvation presupposes repentance, and repentance presupposes an objectively real moral law.  In this light we can see that subjectivism will surely damn our souls because just as it suppresses objective truth and reality, so it eliminates moral law, thereby trivializing repentance, imperiling salvation and ending the human race, not by flood as before, but by fire.

Lewis sees farther than most, thus he argues that our species will be ended because the entire human race is becoming increasingly Westernized, thereby relativized.  The tragic irony here is that America,  which at one time was a fortress of Christian theism, is now the primary source of subjectivism in the world today because America's collapsing Christian denominations no longer defend objective truth and moral law.

According to Christian philosopher Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., the most recent polls show that Catholics are as relativistic, both in behavior and in belief, as non-Catholics. Sixty-two percent of Evangelicals say they disbelieve in any absolute or unchanging truths, and American Jews are significantly more relativistic and more secular than Gentiles. (A Refutation of Moral Relativism, Peter Kreeft)

The proud, self-centered 'Christian' subjectivist, be he theologian or otherwise, holds truth in contempt and is therefore aligned with the will of Satan, the teacher of dehumanizing evolutionary worldviews; the father of lies, narcissism, nihilism, and violence (John 8:44). Thus it is to proud 'Christian' subjectivists that Jesus said,

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7:21

Zombie Apocalypse

Barbarism prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah (Matthew 24:37):

" 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)

Barbarism is the outworking of spiritually dead subjectivists, whether ministers of Satan or evolutionary atheists and pantheists, and the truth as to the evils of Noah's time said Athanasius, is that it originated and resided,

".... in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods," and thereby  "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition," whereby "they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made; but having departed from herself, imagines and feigns what is not (and then) advancing further in evil, they came to celebrate as gods the elements and the principles of which bodies are composed...." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

In other words, because man is a living soul embodied in flesh he cannot live by earthly bread alone.  His living soul/spirit requires the living waters, or heavenly manna that comes from our Heavenly Father. (Matthew 4:4)  Unless he repents and turns back to the Holy Trinity his soul will disintegrate, darken and materialize, meaning he will suffer a kind of death resulting in a reversal of conversion in which the soul ceases to live from the spirit and begins to live with the life of the body. The intellect becomes disordered and the disordered passions thereby revived absorb the life of the person who spiritually dies.  By the logic of spiritual death, he is a walking dead body, a zombie that nevertheless moves and speaks.  This is the natural man of 2 Tim. 3:3. (St. Tikhon, Works II, as quoted in Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz, p. 120)

Natural man is a citizen of the earthly City of Man, one of the two cities formed by two opposing kinds of love. According to St. Augustine the City of Man is formed by the love of self, even to the contempt of God. The other, though entangled at present with the City of Man is the City of God formed by the love of God, even to the contempt of self:  “The former, in a word, glories in itself, the latter in the Lord.”   (St. Augustine, The City of God, Book 14, Section 28)  

In the mythology created by J.R.R. Tolkien, specifically the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Silmarillion, it's all important Genesis account, Tolkien posited three cities: the City of God (represented by the Fellowship of the Ring); the City of Man (Orthanc under Saruman, a Maia, or second-order angel); and that of the devil (Barad-Dur under Sauron).  (St. Augustine and J.R.R. Tolkien, Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative)

Like all of Iluvatars' created creatures, Sauron started well.  “For nothing is evil in the beginning,” Elrond stated at his Council. But in his pride and lust for domination he fell, and in his evil he surpassed human tyrants.  Being  an immortal (angelic) spirit, Sauron followed the lead of the rebel Devil Morgoth and became the greatest of all evils, serving as Morgoth’s lieutenant.

The “citizens” of Orthanc, under the strict command of Saruman, are the Orcs. Meaning “demon” in Anglo-Saxon, Orcs are corrupted, spiritually dead, self-centered Elves, the rational creatures of Iluvatar, the Divine God who sang creation into existence.  Orcs are cruel, wicked, bad-hearted zombies:

They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones. They can tunnel and mine as well as any but the most skilled dwarves, when they take the trouble, though they are usually untidy and dirty. Hammers, axes, swords, daggers, pickaxes, tongs, and also instruments of torture, they make very well, or get other people to make to their design, prisoners and slaves that have to work till they die for want of air and light. It is not unlikely that they invented some of the machines that have since troubled the world, especially the ingenious devices for killing large numbers at once, for wheels and engines and explosions always delighted them." (Tolkien, The Hobbit, p. 60)

Today our truth-hating, narcissistic society's morbid fascination with Walking Dead, Vampires, ghouls, skulls, ugliness and the putrid and bizarre ensuing in growing unease and fear in some quarters of Zombie Apocalypse can be rolled into a strange celluloid representation of the enigmatic expression that appeared as an inscription written by a detached hand on the wall of the palace where Belshazzar, the Chaldean king, was giving a banquet (Dan 5:25).  In his interpretation of the inscription (Dan 5:25-28) Daniel said God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end. 

Whereas  apostasy, spiritual death, and barbarism  'prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah,' so they are coming to fullness throughout the West and America during our own time.   And when they finally prevail throughout the world, then the resulting Zombie Apocalypse under direction of the Devil Morgoth and his first lieutenant Sauron will be the end of the human race in this present world and in the twinkling of an eye, the first moment of everlasting darkness.

Before it's too late

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician came to heal the spiritually sick. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or outright denial, rejects His prescription, hence destroys him or herself:

"..... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life..." Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Destruction does not mean annihilation of the soul. The soul though immortal, said St. Augustine, nevertheless suffers a kind of death when the living God forsakes it:

"...in that penal and everlasting punishment....the soul is...said to die because it does not live in connection with God (meaning that) though man does not cease to feel, yet because this feeling is neither sweet... nor wholesome (but) painfully penal, it is (called) death rather than life." (St. Augustine's City of God, Chapter 2, Of that Death Which Can Affect an Immortal Soul, and of that to Which the Body is Subject) 

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America's Sauruman and Shadow-Bred Orcs

In reaction to the essay, "Occult Evolution: Antediluvian, Babylonian and Modern Expressions,"  certain highly offended correspondents of a quickly fading conservative and Christian orientation let me know that the essay is nothing more than unscientific foolishness, while others wrote that there is no attack upon Special Creation due to the fact that most scientifically enlightened people no longer believe what to them is a book of man-made myths.  In other words, rather than the attack being the program of spiritually darkened, disordered souls falling ever further away from their Heavenly Father, the so-called attack exists only within the minds of unscientific anti-evolutionists who cling to the idea that God really did speak to Moses and the Prophets.
  
Today much thought and time is spent by concerned Conservatives and Christians in trying to figure out why the church and society are decaying, why apostasy and a spirit of madness and destructive, intolerant speech and behavior works through the church and every level of our society.  It's obvious to these well-intentioned analysts that something is wrong, thus they offer various and sundry prescriptions ranging from the political to the theological. 
 
It is here that the hard-earned wisdom of ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn is particularly powerful and insightful because he speaks from within the hellish crucible of unspeakable torment known as the Gulag system of the former Soviet Union.   Prior to its' descent into the earthly hell brought upon it by occult Renaissance and secular Enlightenment philosophy predicated upon hatred of the Christian God, Russia, though far from perfect, had been a Christian civilization and the breadbasket of Eastern Europe.    
 
During his time in the man-created hell run by demonized humans Solzhenitsyn repented and returned to the Christian God (John 1:1), Jesus Christ God Incarnate, the quickening Spirit, "...the Living One" Who said, " I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades." Rev. 1:18
 
Speaking from a position of humility and abiding sorrow Solzhenitsyn said all of this devastating evil that has overwhelmed and crushed Russia, unleashing rivers of blood, has happened because we have turned away from the Christian God.  Then he set out a spiritual way forward for both the de-Christianized West and America.  He begins by pointing out that,

“…the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual heart, in (its) preference for specific good or evil…this (is) the most reliable key we have." (“Repentance and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations, 1974)

What Solzhenitsyn means is that man's being, his inner person (living soul and spirit, the seat of reason, conscience and will), are endowments or gifts from the living Word:

"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground; and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7

God formed the body of man from physical matter as the potter does the clay.   To this initial act Job refers when he says,

"Remember, I beseech Thee, that Thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt Thou bring me into dust again?" Job 10:9

God teaches us that He formed Adam's body from physical matter and then breathed into it "the breath of life" producing a twofold life, sensual and spiritual.   Here God reveals to us that Adam was a male, not a he-she, and that life is only with Him.  Life does not magically evolve from chemicals or energy resulting from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang) which may or may not have been ignited by a deity invented and controlled by evolutionary theologians.  Nor was life seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials.  In either scenario, mankind did not magically evolve from matter then lower kinds of life forms to higher kinds of life forms over billions of years.

Life is from the living God, thus His breath of life instantaneously became the spirit that quickened Adam, the principle of life within him which as the Lord reveals to us, "is the spirit that quickens." (John 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6)

We are taught in Proverbs 20:27 that the human spirit is "the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one's inmost being."    Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the physical matter of the body.   Spirit is immortal.  It is our God-consciousness and can will, self-reflect and think.    In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend his physical brain and the natural dimension in order to access the supernatural dimension, thereby allowing him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God. Through this relationship, man's spirit is cleansed and regenerated over time, thus enabling him to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.

After God placed the spirit within the body of Adam the combination of these instantaneously produced a third part, his soul, thus Adam became a living soul.  A human life is a living soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a mass of cells that would quickly disintegrate.

The soul is our self-conscious part, it is the seat of our emotions (which proceed from the senses of the body).  It is "who you are."  Soul allows communication between body (sense-part) and spirit (God-consciousness). (Luke 1: 46-47)  Early Church Father Tertullian describes the soul as the covering for spirit and the body that of the soul.

 God made Adam good, but not perfect, because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of will in the choice of good and evil.  Perfection must wait until men have passed the danger of abusing His gifts, 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, hence he knew nothing of the ceaseless strivings and disordered emotions (pride, impatience, anger, boredom, greed, lust, hate, covetousness) of spirit and body that have been the daily experience of fallen men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.

In eternity (Paradise), the spirit of the redeemed will once again predominate. Perfect harmony will be restored, but this time with spirit once again elevated to the throne we shall, by the grace of God, 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 untainted spirits.

 In the meantime, man can in no way rectify what is wrong with himself.  He cannot save himself by way of evolutionary transformism, transcendental meditation, or technology.   Only Jesus Christ, the Physician of our souls can cure us.  This is why, even in the case of those who have been born again, meaning their spirits are being cleansed and regenerated, the intellectual faculty is still so incompetent that though such people possess Truth in Divine Revelation they are nevertheless, as Paul tells us, able for the present to know and understand it only in part.

Speaking from his own experience, when Solzhenitsyn said the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual heart in its preference for specific good or evil he means that when men choose as he did, to fall away from the Revelation of the Word made flesh, a process of disintegration, of downward-spiraling decay sets in eventually resulting in moral imbecility and that situation described in Scripture as "God hands them over." At this point God gives man what he wants by departing from him entirely, an action that results in spiritual death, which in turn results in a depraved-conscience and disordered thought-processes  given to evil.   The one given over is no longer a spiritual being but a blood and soil man such as the Nazis and Communists were, a spiritually dead natural man whose life is only by the life of his soul and its disordered passions.

The soulish intellect of the natural man is not merely fallible but the most dangerous of all gifts from God unless guided by the Spirit of God.  It is a deceitful instrument at best, capable of calling evil good, good evil, male female, and 2+2=5 as Big Brother did.  The blinding pride and inflexible will of natural man makes matters much worse and often ends with him becoming  subject to and animated by the powers of darkness, as was the case with Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Stalin, Hitler and the legions of demonized Bolshevik, Communist and Nazi 'Orcs' who brutally murdered in excess of 160,000,000 men, women and children.  
 
Part of J.R.R. Tolkien's genius was his ability to portray the character and nature of evil in its' stomach-churning, decaying ugliness.  With respect to natural men given over to evil and subject to the devil, Tolkien paints them in brutish, shocking detail as the Orcs.   The Orcs are tortured, corrupted elves, the slaves of Sauron who are now the "walking dead" citizens of Orthanc under the strict command of Saruman:

The Shadow that bred them can only mock, it cannot make: not real new things of its own,” Frodo said to Sam. “I don’t think it gave life to the orcs, it only ruined and twisted them; and if they are to live at all, they have to live like other living creatures. Foul waters and foul meats they’ll take, if they can get no better, but not poison.” (Tolkien, The Return of the King, 190)
 
Orcs are animated by the evil spirit of Sauron, thus there is no good left in them, hence they are full of lies, lust, covetousness, greed, and envy.   This is why they most eagerly cannibalize each other in gratification of disordered passions as well as eat the man-flesh of the children of Iluvatar (Quenya for "the Father of All," more commonly referred to as Eru, the Creator of everything).  The spiritually virtuous children of the Father of All are the greatest objects of the hate and burning envy of the spiritually dead Orcs.  Indeed, Orcs despise all things of Iluvatar---His Word, His creation, His gift of life and intellect, as well as true Truth, beauty and virtue-- and instead glory in the worldview of demons: the godless universe of matter, psychic energy and animated powers. As Tolkien explained in The Hobbit:
 
"Now goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones. They can tunnel and mine as well as any but the most skilled dwarves, when they take the trouble, though they are usually untidy and dirty. Hammers, axes, swords, daggers, pickaxes, tongs, and also instruments of torture, they make very well, or get other people to make to their design, prisoners and slaves that have to work till they die for want of air and light. It is not unlikely that they invented some of the machines that have since troubled the world, especially the ingenious devices for killing large numbers at once, for wheels and engines and explosions always delighted them. (Tolkien, The Hobbit, 60)

 In this light then, who are Obama, Hillary Clinton, hostile dogmatic Darwinists/evolutionists, various liberal talking-heads,  "gay" leaders and communist agitators but types of Saruman, the servant of Sauron who weaves and spins lies, stirs up trouble, and enflames the disordered passions of Shadow-bred Orcs who are commanded to steal, destroy, pervert, dehumanize, and pollute?

This brings us back to Solzhenitsyn.  Once more speaking from his personal experience, Solzhenitsyn explains that the Western and American cure begins quite simply with,

“…..repentance and the search for our own errors and sin. We must stop blaming everyone else (and) always claiming that we alone are in the right. Repentance is the first bit of firm ground underfoot, the only one from which we can go forward not to fresh hatreds but to concord. Repentance is the only starting ground for spiritual growth. For each and every individual. And every trend of social thought.” (ibid)

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The Fall of Western and American Society

“Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18

"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)

In "Against the Heathen," early Church Father Athanasius briefly outlines the predictable pattern of man’s fall from the time of Adam to our own.  Because man is naturally self-centered and pleasure-seeking, his fall begins with pride and haughtiness resulting in idolatry (preference for self rather than God and brethren), rebellion against authority and the casting off of moral restraints and sexual ethics eventuating in barbarism and nature and/or state worship.

It was a haughty, rebellious, willful spirit that led the people of Noah’s day to make light of the unchanging higher things of God, to criticize, ridicule and scoff God and everything true, good, natural and real away. Deliberately disregarding what they knew to be true they began seeking in preference things in the worldly or natural dimension. Thus they fell into worship of self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher things.

 The pattern outlined by Athanasius is similar to the one delineated by Benjamin Wiker in his book,“Worshipping the State: How Liberalism became Our State Worship.”  Wiker writes that as far back as the Renaissance the strong impulse to throw off the restraints of God and Christianity was already at work in certain Churchmen and intellectuals, hence their eventual embrace of materialism (naturalism):

The desire to be liberated from the constraints of Christianity was the original reason for modern liberalism’s embrace of a world defined entirely by materialism—the view that there are no immaterial entities like God of the soul, but only physical entities. This embrace of materialism began as far back as the Renaissance. And the same impulse was behind the nineteenth-century enthusiasm for scientific materialism, and it remains a staple of liberalism today."  ("Worshipping the State: How Liberalism became Our State Religion," Benjamin Wiker)

 Wiker painstakingly traces the development of what he defines as contemporary secular liberalism (also science-magic and evolution or neo-pantheist Modernism and its primary doctrine evolution) to its roots, thereby revealing that the liberals in ascendancy in America today are,

"....the intellectual heirs of a way of thinking that from the beginning has been characterized by a desire to be free from the burden of Christianity...As a rebellion against Christianity, its negative goal defined its positive form: the desire to remove the church and replace it with the state gave liberalism its structure, beliefs, and goals." (ibid)

So from the start, the desire to be liberated from God and Christianity has been a war against God as Karl Marx, father of the Communist Manifesto makes clear in his poem, "The Pale Maiden" when he admits that he has willfully opted for Hell:

"Thus heaven I've forfeited; I know it full well; My soul, once true to God; Is chosen for hell." (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 22)

Our rebellion is a satanic revolt against God, said Marx’s anarchist comrade Bakunin:

"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, comrade of Marx, ibid, p. 27)

"We do not fight against believers (or) even clergymen....We fight against God to snatch believers from Him." (Vetchernaia Moskva, a Communist newspaper, ibid, p.77)

The Satanic revolt, like authentic Christian faith, is a movement of spirit having its taproot and energy in Satan, the father of lies, heresy and envy, the author of blasphemy and rebellion, and the revelator of secrets.

Satanic revolt is war against the Holy Trinity which in Bakunin's words is the "cursed and fatal principle of authority." Thus it proclaims the reign of nothingness (nihilist materialism) though nothingness nevertheless pregnant with the expectation of fulfillment in the revelation, and finally the actual presence, of evil personified....the dark Lord of this world.

The sentiment of the revolt is Satanic pride:

" …which spurns subjection to any master whatever, whether of divine or human origin." (Bakunin, Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 63)

The nature of the Satanic revolt is the antithesis of the authentic Christian faith. Whereas Christian faith is joy, patience, love, truth, humbleness, perseverance, submission in all things to the Will of God and blessed eternal life, the Satanic counterfeit is full of skepticism, scoffing, cruel criticism and ridicule, lies, sophistry, revulsion, burning envy, impatience, seething hatred, jealousy, rebelliousness, blasphemy, and eternal life in Hell.

 Just as it was a haughty, rebellious, willful spirit that led the antediluvians of Noah’s day to make light of the unchanging higher things of God, to criticize, ridicule and scoff God and everything true, good, natural and real away, so it is the case with modern rebels against God.  Where antediluvians deliberately disregarded what they knew to be true and began seeking in preference things in the worldly or natural dimension, so too have moderns. Thus they, antediluvians and moderns, fell into worship of self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher things.

Writing at the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire, St. Augustine writes in the “City of God” that the good man (i.e., authentic Christians and good, decent Westerners and Americans), even if he has become a slave to wicked men is actually the free man, but the wicked man, though a king, is the slave. For he serves not one man alone, but what is worse, as many masters as he has vices. 

The Spirit of the Lord has departed from rebels and turned them over to other spirits as He did with the wicked people of Noah’s day.  Thus wicked men are not only the slaves of their unfettered libidos and madness but the demons who influence their moral imbecility and inflame their passions, as was the case with King Saul.  

As a society is comprised of men and women, it is when a majority have fallen into idolatry, libido dominandi, madness and demonic subjection that a tyranny of evil prevails. Common features of evil  societies include but are not limited to the following:  

1. Warped, distorted, freakish characters; narcissism, hard egoism, uncongenial dark natures, scoffing, mocking, cruel criticism, contempt and ridicule

2. Extreme, uncontrollable passions resulting in abnormal, compulsive sexuality, sodomy, bestiality, pederasty, androgyny (transgender); meanness, spite, hate, violence, wrath, explosive rage, belligerence, theft, rape, murder, killing of babies, beatings, terrorism

3. Compulsive dark thoughts of suicide and murder; hideous nightmares, the sensation of standing atop an abyss, anxiety states, persecution complexes

4. Sexualization of culture: sexualized women, teens, boys, girls, babies and animals; love of nudity and titillation, addiction to pornography and drugs

5. Automatic rebellion against any vestige of authority

6. Moral relativism: the depraved insistence that there is no essential difference between good and evil, natural and unnatural, truth and lie.  All ‘truth’ and ‘values’ are subject to each whining, demanding narcissist’s personal likes (whatever is coveted) and dislikes (whoever is hated and envied) since each narcissist is independent “and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own will…”

5. Naturalism: all that exists is nature or cosmos (matter), hence there can be no relevance in anything beyond our senses; there is nothing above us and no hell below

6. Madness or moral imbecility: all sense suddenly seems like nonsense, nothing is ever right, natural, good and true

7. Demonic subjection: confusion, psychosis, psychopathy, blasphemous thoughts, words and acts against Jesus Christ and Christian symbols, Holy Days, and prayer

Even though rebels against God deny their own personal responsibility for the wicked choices they make, the truth as to evil said Athanasius,

"....is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods, " and thereby "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition, "whereby"they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made; but having departed from herself, imagines and feigns what is not (and then) advancing further in evil, they came to celebrate as gods the elements and the principles of which bodies are composed...." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

Believing themselves free and intellectually enlightened, rebels against God are in reality the spiritually blind slaves of their unfettered libidos and the demons who influence their moral imbecility and inflame their passions, causing them to publicly shame themselves with their outrageous words and actions, scar and mutilate their bodies, prostitute themselves to dictators, publicly confess their own hypocrisy and stupidity, torment them with frightening nightmares and fantasies, and compel them to dwell on thoughts of suicide and murder.

If you will not submit your will to our Lord who does not want any of His sheep to be lost, then you must say hello to the demons. You will submit to them.

@Linda Kimball

Life in a Madhouse Enforced by Tyranny: What is it like?

For many years now MassResistance has been trying to warn Americans that the homosexual movement, backed by Obama and other narcissists with a lust for power for the sake of power, is fighting  hard for "transgender rights"  and "gender identity non-discrimination" laws because these laws are the entré  to fundamentally transforming society. 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)

All of this madness and more became the 'norm' in the former Soviet Union where even 'thought' was a crime:

"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

To get an idea of what that 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 distinguishing between the colors yellow (for bananas) and purple (for plums).  Special politically correct 'color' police armed with the force of 'depraved' law patrol farmers markets, personal gardens, grocery stores and restaurants, scrutinizing faces for signs of politically incorrect 'thought'  in order to make sure that no one selects yellow bananas or purple plums which indicate that they are discriminating between yellow and purple.  Of course the color police are not color-blind themselves but because they too are pathologically twisted they receive enormous pleasure from psychologically bullying, terrorizing and dominating other people.   

Natan Sharansky, a dissident in the former Soviet Union describes existence there 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."

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 or disagreements about the official ideology but are afraid to express them publicly."

In conclusion said Sharansky, the level,

"....of dissidence is always a function of how tough the regime is." (The Power of Freedom, published in The  American Enterprise, Apr/May 2005, pp. 38-39)

Measured by Sharanskys' town-square test we can see that America  and the West are quickly descending into a fear-based madhouse where dissent 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 lose your job.  In America it can even bring the terroristic force of the IRS against you. 

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)

But a morally depraved, willfully ignorant people will not listen.  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.  

But when people are universally ignorant and debauched said founding father Samuel Adams:

"....they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."  

As they sink under the weight of their own ignorance and depravity, freedom of speech will be taken away from them, and when that occurs,

"...then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." George Washington

@Linda Kimball

"We won't grow up!" America's New Class of Peter Pans

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, comrade of Karl Marx from Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 27)

But I f you will not have God (and he is a jealous God), wrote T.S. Eliot,

"...you should pay your respects to Hitler and Stalin." (T.S. Eliot and the "Idea of a Christian Society," Stephen Beale, from "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" Patrick J. Buchanan, p. 78)

Whittaker Chambers, the American Communist who spied for the Soviet Union and then recanted and converted to Christianity explained in his 1952 book "Witness," that Marxist Communism's appeal is the appeal of man's great alternative faith,  its promise,

".... whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: "Ye shall be as god.' Like all great faiths, its force derives from a simple vision...The Communist Vision is the vision of Man without God." (ibid, p. 79)

Chambers captured the spiritual roots of what was made manifest in one form as communism, in others as modernism, secular liberalism, progressivism, the counter-tradition and anti-establishment revolution and today as post-modernism. 

If Communism is one expression of  the war between Christianity and atheism, between the true God of Revelation and sovereign man, then another form of the enemy is secular liberalism, affirmed Eric Voegelin in 1952:

“…if liberalism is understood as the immanent salvation of man and society, communism is certainly its most radical expression.”  (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 93)

The sentiment of the war is Satanic pride:

" .....which spurns subjection to any master whatever, whether of divine or human origin."  (Bakunin, Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 63)

Satanic pride came first to capture the souls in which the God of Revelation had died.  As Western Europe lost its faith, new atheist faiths arose: nationalism (the secular religion of patriotism in Britain and America), Communism and Nazism.   Buchanan observes that these are the false Gods that failed,

"...an apostate Europe when she lost the faith that had given her birth, and it was when we learned the truth of Psalm 96: 'All the gods of the Gentiles were devils."

In 1965 Lionel Trilling coined the phrase "adversary culture" to describe the existence of a hostile counter-establishment, counter-tradition, counterculture  avant-garde, an  American elite class born of modernism.   Primarily through higher education, media, and seminaries they were demoralizing and initiating other Americans into the 'alternative faith,' thereby creating a "mass elite," something new under the sun. (The Death of the Grown-Up, Diana West, p. 8) 

In 1997, American Demographics noted that there has been,

"...a comprehensive shift in values, including 'environmentalism, feminism, global issues, and spiritual searching."  (How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcy, p. 25)

This New Class, or what the article called the 'Cultural Creatives' embrace a new  morally relative "trans-modernist" set of values in place of the traditional moral absolutes and unchanging truth they no longer accept.  The 'new values' include "change," social justice, evolutionary thinking, tolerance, accommodation, inclusion, feminism, pop and hard rock music, and New Age spirituality. 

Thoroughly postmodern, the New Class is skeptical, if not outright resentful of America's traditional Judeo-Christian culture.     They tend to be anti-establishment, anti-adult, anti-rules, anti-authority, and anti-tradition, both inside  and outside of the Church.   This "new" attitude finds expression in irreverence, disrespect, rudeness, aggression, unconventional edgy clothing, a 'new' way of doing church, and the requisite  attitude of the revolutionary: hip not square and always unconventional.

Diana West writes that America's cultural dive became most vividly noticeable about the same time that television settled into its rut of portraying America's traditional adults as "square," and youth and teenagers as "hip:"

"For something like fifty years, media culture, from Hollywood to journalism to music to Madison Avenue, has increasingly idealized youth even as it has increasingly lampooned adulthood, particularly fatherhood." (The Death of the Grown-Up, p. 6)

Prior to 1941, when the avant garde introduced the concept of 'teenager,' Westerners and Americans thought in terms of children and adults.   Children aspired to adulthood not to adolescence, and mature adults did not aspire to remain teenagers.    But this has changed, said West.  Today more adolescents in adult bodies watch the Cartoon Network than watch the news and,

"Readers as old as twenty-five are buying 'young adult' fiction written expressly for teens.  The average video gamester was eighteen in 1990: now he's going on thirty.." (p. 1)

Today the Peter Pan mindset of the perpetual adolescent is the norm:

"...there is something jarring in the everyday, ordinary sight of adults, full-grown men and women both, outfitted in crop tops and flip-flops, spandex and fanny packs, T-shirts, hip-huggers, sweatpants...running shoes...baseball caps (even worn) backwards (and) artless five or six-year olds taught to orgasm-writhe (a la poppette du jour), belly bare and buttocks wrapped like sausages.  At one time, so sexually charged a display by a child would have appalled the adults around her; now, Baby Britneys...delight their elders, winning from them praise, Halloween candy, even Girl Scout music badges." " (pp. 2-3)

These days, the baggy pants, jeans, hoodies, hanging shirttails, baseball caps, and emblazoned trappings are worn by both sons and fathers, pastors, congressmen, and presidential candidates, and reveal,

"..a state of mind, a reflection of a personality that hasn't fully developed, and doesn't want to---or worse, doesn't know how..." (p.3)

To the perpetual adolescent, it is the mature look and bearing of mature male adults that is off-putting for it smacks of 'tradition' 'rules' and 'authority.'  Dodging maturity is the 'virtue' of today's perpetual adolescents, and this attests to our upside-down civilization's worship of eternal youth tied to the sneering contempt it pours out on traditional adults, whether in church or out.  

With barely concealed contempt, a Scottish pastor lampoons middle class traditionalists in a so-called satire entitled,  ‘A Working Class Manual On How To Reach The Middle Classes With The Gospel Of Jesus:’

 "Ministering to the middle class is fraught with many pitfalls and dangers and is something not to be entered into lightly....As a people group they are difficult to penetrate without a prior appointment...In formal settings, particularly Sunday Services, try to keep the conversation on superficial things for as long as possible....The work in this area can be difficult and depressing but it can also be immensely rewarding. Be assured that nothing is impossible with God. God has a plan for the middle classes and you can be a part of it as you serve him in these difficult strongholds." (20Schemes: Gospel Churches for Scotland's Poorest)

The pastor's contempt for the traditional middle class has its spiritual taproot in envy and Modernism with its earthly goal of a utopian classless society (communism). 

To be a pillar of tradition in most churches today, especially where the pastor has been imbibing the cup of emergent and/or seeker friendly  theology is to be something on the order of a leper.   Paul Smith, author of "New Evangelicalism: The New World Order" notes that behind the anti-adult mindset and anti-traditionalism of modern pastors are humanist seminaries that train men and women to take a traditional church, 

"...and mold it into a postmodern accommodating mindset that will reach a postmodern culture."  (p. 128)

As postmodernism is a continuation of the war against the God of Revelation, it not only rejects heaven, hell, truth, moral absolutes and tradition but insists that everything about our culture and church must be shaped around and controlled by consensus of  felt-needs, appetites and emotions unfettered by morality. 

Dr. Carl Trueman, a Reformed minister and professor at Philadelphia’s Westminster Theological Seminary, shares his thoughts about postmodern church services:

"I heard recently of a church service involving dressing up in costume and music taken from a Tom Cruise movie.  Now, if I go for my annual prostate examination, and the doctor comes into the consulting room dressed as Coco the Clown, with `Take my breath away’ from Top Gun playing in the background, guess what?  I’m going to take the doctor out with a left hook, flee the surgery, and probably file a complaint with the appropriate professional body.   This is serious business; and if he looks like a twit and acts like a twit, then I can only conclude that he is a twit."

"You can tell a lot about someone’s theology from what they do in church.  Involve [pop] music in your worship service, and I can tell not only that you have no taste in music but also that you have nothing to offer theologically to those who come through the church doors; indeed, what you do have can probably be found better elsewhere … More seriously, however, why certain orthodox churches strive to look like them, worries me intensely. Look, it’s rubbish.  So let’s just call it rubbish, shall we?" ("Once More with Feeling---are Church Services too Feminine?" Churchmouse Campanologist, April 21, 2013)

On the decline in church attendance, particularly where more mature males are concerned,  Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California, said of the youth-worshiping, anti-tradition pop-culture modern church:

"…Ironically... in its quest to become acceptable to modernity (it) becomes more like the surrounding culture (hence) becomes more irrelevant. The mainline has been bleeding itself to death for decades.  The evangelicals are following suit. The consequences may not be entirely evident yet but the signs are there …"

"I think there is a connection between the drop in attendance to Sunday morning worship and rise in female pastors. The latter is a symbol of the capitulation of the church to cultural pressure and the former is one of its consequences." (ibid, Churchmouse Campanologist)

In the profoundly insightful article, "Oh God, Poor God---The State of Contemporary Theology," William J. Abraham argues that the contemporary or modern theology issuing within the whole body of the church from Roman and Eastern Orthodox to Protestant/Evangelical,

"...begins with the rejection of the classical Christian tradition as this is generally known in Western culture." A modern theologian is "one informed by the canons of rationality developed in the European Enlightenment." (from Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, Christopher A. Hall, p. 19)

Enlightenment rationality is the elevation of man's mind over the mind of God, it is the promise  whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: "Ye shall be as god.' It is the vision of man without God.  The result is that the contemporary theologian is no longer shaped,

"...in any profound way by the institutions of Christianity but...cut loose and alone in a sea of individualism and autonomy."   (ibid, p. 20)

In effect, contemporary theologians have endorsed atheist values,

"...as more Christian than those of the traditional believer and...seek to join the secular person in his or her quest for authenticity, community, peace, and justice."   (ibid)

Eric Hoffer warned that if a society is to preserve its stability and a degree of continuity,

"...it must know how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, attitudes, values, and fantasies on everyday life."   (Reflections on the Human Condition, 1973, p. 29 from Death of the Grown-Up) 

Though a sizable remnant of traditionalists still resist the pressures exerted by the New Class of Peter Pans, in the main America's burgeoning adolescents of every age are winning, within the Church and without.  The anti-adult, anti-tradition adversary culture has become our 'new' norm.   In a Church and nation where mature adults are resented, marginalized and becoming extinct, narcissistic eternal adolescents who can't say no to themselves,  don't know right from wrong, and resent those who do, are fostering a paralyzing, deeply destructive cultural relativism that undermines everything from the Church to traditional marriage and the War on Terror.   The result is the end of Western civilization as we have known it.

@Linda Kimball

 

 

Sex slaves, sexual anarchy and decadence festivals: ominous signs of something really rotten

Christian News writer Heather Clark reports that a group of nine men who attended the Southern Decadence Festival in New Orleans were arrested and jailed for violating a new city ordinance that prohibits religious and other free speech after sundown on the city's famed Bourbon Street. The ordinance, which was passed in October 2011, is called "Aggressive Solicitation." Subsection four states,

"It shall be prohibited for any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise." (Nine Men Arrested at New Orleans 'Decadence' Festival for Religious Speech After Sundown, Heather Clark, Christian News, Sept.2, 2012)

Dissenters hold that the statute is a blatant violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution but "enlightened" progressive supporters hold that decadence is a First Amendment right.

The Southern Decadence Festival is one of our nation's most notorious celebrations of sodomy, public sex acts, prostitution, drunkenness, and worse, but is by no means the only such festival. According to this year's Autumn Gay Pride Calendar, decadence festivals are held over and across post-Christian America and Western Europe as well as in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Belarus, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, China, S. Africa, India and Taipei. (source: http://gaytravel.about.com/od/gaypridecalendars/qt/September_Pride.htm )

The decent, God-fearing, family loving America poignantly captured on canvas by Norman Rockwell is dead, or nearly so. In its place is ancient Carthage, a brash, devil-worshipping, pleasure-seeking, drunken, obscenely libidinous freak-show:

"I came to Carthage, and all around me in my ears were the sizzling and frying of unholy loves..." (St. Augustine, 354 AD, The Confessions of St Augustine)

Ancient Carthage was a porn-fueled, sexually obsessed, almost anything goes society characterized by rampant sexually transmitted diseases, jealousy, suspicion, paranoia, hate, mental illness, sexual sadism, murder and crime in general.

Foolish, proud, willfully ignorant modern Western progressives believe they are enlightened, forward-looking and scientific but they aren't. In reality they haven't progressed one inch higher than the ancients.

Contrary to what moderns believe, the first sexual revolution was not in the 60's and 70's. No, the first revolution ever was brought about first by Judaism and then by Christianity, and as Dennis Prager noted, it radically changed the world.

Writing in "Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism And Then Christianity Rejected Homosexuality," Prager said,

'.....Human sexuality, especially male sexuality.....is utterly wild. Men have had sex with women.....men....little girls and young boys....a single partner...large groups....immediate family members...animals....inanimate objects....by dressing in women's garments.....through urinating and defecating on each other....by watching other humans be tortured.....by fondling children....by looking at pictures of bodies or parts of bodies. Not all have been condoned.....but many have, and all illustrate what the unchannelled sex drive can lead to."

Human sexuality needs to be properly channeled. Proper channeling leads to civility, safety, trust, and true social progress. But when the sex genie is unleashed, as is the situation throughout America and the West, things begin to go terribly wrong, as evidenced by the growing plague of public sex acts, serial killers, rapists, sado-masochists (leather people), pederasts, pedophiles and other predators preying upon Americans and their children. America has sunk so low that even young children sexually prey on other children. In fact, sex crimes are more frequent and more evil than ever.

In a 2003 book, "Sex Related Homicide And Death Investigation," Vernon Geberth, (ret. NYPD lieutenant commander Bronx Homicide) observed that,

"....sex related cases I am encountering today (as a consultant) are more frequent, vicious, and despicable than I ever experienced as a homicide cop.....There are more serial killers today....."

Geberth provides an example of a typical sexual sadist. In his own words the sadist recounts his arrival in Denver:

"When I got to Denver there were a lot of sex shops....I found bondage magazines and videos....of women and young girls tied, bound, and gagged in just about every way possible. I was in heaven. I bought lots of magazines and videos. After a year or so......I wanted the real thing......I didn't want a willing partner (though).....I began to walk the streets.......looking for the right woman or girl....." (pp. 44-45)

And then there's this:

"......the suspect......was a fetish burglar......(he) acted out his most perverse fantasies with her body.....(the) suspect made....1-900 sex-line phone calls....day and night from the victim's residence........he brought porn magazines into the scene.........he engaged in sadistic sexual activities with the victim's body." (pp. 16-17)

Geberth recounts case after brutally horrible case wherein the most unspeakable evils are perpetrated upon women, boys, and girls before their lives are snuffed out as if of no further importance.

In an address, "Pornography, Depicted Violence, And Crime," given by Richard M. Reade, Prosecutor, State of Victoria (Aus.) on Mar. 16, 1991, Reade said,

"In my opinion...... the serious problem our community faces (is) a result of porn.....made freely available..." (The Link Between Pornography and Violent Crimes, Robert Peters, Free Republic, Mar. 2004)

Reade describes in graphic, horrifying details, a sadistically brutal attack upon a 31 year old woman. On being arrested the sadist said,

"I have been reading books on bondage and I felt a strong urge to act out what was in the books......I knew it was wrong but couldn't help myself......It's those bondage books......those rotten books!" (ibid)

Geberth had this to say about sexual fantasies, and how they can become aberrant,

"....development of bizarre sexual images involving grotesque unnatural distortions of sexual imagery....is reinforced through repetition, illustrated by the use of sadistic porn and fantasy stories.....(of) sexual sadism." He added, "Sadistic fantasies.....may involve activities that indicate...dominance...over the victim......This case involved Cameron Hooker......(his) fantasy was to dominate and torture nude women......his fantasies were fueled by an extensive collection of hard-core porn..." (pp. 23 and 741)

Watch Right Internet Crimes Against Children is an extensive collection of law enforcement agencies, weblogs, and informational sites dedicated to tracking and apprehending sex criminals in the hope of preventing sex crimes against children. Scores of crimes are listed on their website and updated daily. Here is one example:

"39 arrested in NJ for child porn distribution. Those arrested range in age from 14-61 and include a high-school coach, hockey coach, a lawyer, and a pediatric surgeon."

If bondage, sado-masochism, sodomy, prostitution, and decadence in general are constitutionally protected rights in our morally insane culture, then why not sex slavery and other forms of bondage?

"The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency estimates that 50,000 people are trafficked into or transited through the U.S.A. annually as sex slaves, domestics, garment, and agricultural slaves." (Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

http://www.gvnet.com/humantrafficking/USA.htm

Morally-insane progressive liberal corrupters and the awe-struck liberalized groupies — Christian and non-Christian — who adore them feel that as long as there is 'love' then virtually anything is permissible if it makes you happy. Lost in a cloud of feel-good ignorance and hyper-hubris they feel that at long last humankind has been emancipated from the slavery of Biblical sexual ethics. Liberated libidos have finally emerged into the bright sunshine and warm fuzzy-feelings of anything goes if it feels good and makes you happy.

Sexual emancipation is as new as modern (neo-pagan) evolutionary naturalism. It is part of our so-called scientifically enlightened "modern" age. Or is it? Pitirim Sorokin vehemently disagrees. In his book, "The American Sex Revolution," Sorokin said:

"Sexual anarchy assumed extreme forms and spread through a large part of the population. Side by side with an increase of sexual perversions, a shameless sexual promiscuity also greatly increased. They seduced members of the same family. Relations between father and daughter.....son and mother.......Adultery, rape......prostitution greatly increased.........homosexual love entered the mores of the population......all the aberrations of morbid eroticism........unnatural relations, flagellations, and sodomy." (p. 93)

Sorokin was contrasting sexually emancipated America with the morally depraved, sexually decadent social conditions in the Old Kingdom of Egypt 4,500 years ago just prior to its collapse. In this light, sexual anarchy, slavery and Decadence Festivals are not signs of something good but of something really, really sick, twisted and rotten. Post-Christian America and the West are not going forward but quickly backsliding to an earlier and vastly lower level of intelligence and wickedness.

Slavery, sexual anarchy and Decadence Festivals are ominous signs of the evil sweeping over and around our planet, and evil is nothing,

".....but a privation of good, which can continue to the point where a thing ceases to exist altogether." St. Augustine

© Linda Kimball