The Occult Pagan Spirit Entering the Contemporary Church through the Front Door

"Every year thousands of people visit Damanhur to try out the social model, study the philosophy and to meditate in the Temples of Humankind, that great underground construction excavated by hand by the citizens of Damanhur and which many have called the ‘Eighth wonder of the world’.  (The Temples of Humankind, damanhur.org)

 Secretly under construction since 1978, the Temple of Humankind is 100 feet below ground inside a mountain near the northern Italian city of Vidracco.   The incredibly beautiful cathedral is dedicated to the divine nature of humanity.  It is not therefore a place of prayer to the living supernatural God but rather a place for inward contemplation of and meditation to the divine god-force or energy within self.  Its' builders describe the Temple as a great three dimensional book which recounts the history of Humankind through all the art forms, a path of re-awakening to the Divine inside and outside of ourselves.

The Temple of Humankind is merely the latest in a long line of 'high places' raised up at the direction of an internationalist occult spiritual elite, most of them apostate Christians.  These temples are where they gather to plan and plot a totalitarian world order, channel the divine within and chant in unison their eerie Great Invocation. 

In 1962 Edith Kermit Roosevelt attended a benefit dinner held to inaugurate the first American temple--- the Temple of Understanding built on 50 acres by the Potomac River, Washington, D. C.   The temple serves as a "Spiritual United Nations" designed to fulfill the rituals of a 'new' pagan spirituality encompassing forms of the feminine spirit which has unfolded over the centuries from Egypt, Babylonia, China and Europe.  (The Temple of Understanding, The New Hampshire Sunday Times News,  Edith Kermit Roosevelt, April 1, 1962)

Among the Temple's influential apostate backers were John D. Rockefeller IV, Socialist leader Norman Thomas, Rt.Rev. James A. Pike of San Francisco, Cary Grant, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, a founding member of the Fund for the Republic's Center for Democratic Institutions; militant pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winner Philip Noel Baker; Holland D. Roberts of the Academic Freedom Committee, a former head of the Communist party's  California Labor School who was identified as a "party member" at a  Jan. 22, 1956 hearing of the Subversive Activities Control Board; U. Alexis Johnson, depute undersecretary of state for political  affairs; Sen. Kenneth B. Keating (R-N.Y.), Prof. Pitirim A. Sorokin, director of Harvard University's Research Center for  Creative Altruism and Brooks Hays, special assistant to President Kennedy. (ibid, Roosevelt)

Among other endorsers were Jack Benny, Douglas MacArthur II, ambassador to Japan; Max Lerner of the New York Post, Prof. J. B. Rhine  of Duke University; Roland Gammon of the Laymen's Movement  and World Parliament of Religions; Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, president of Guatemala; Sir Roy Welensky, prime minister, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; Rev. Fred Jordan, president, International Spiritualists,  Norfolk, Va.; Philip S. Linnik, director Universal Brotherhood Center, Glen Cove, Long Island, N. Y.; James A. Linen, president Time-Life Inc., and S. A.  Mohamed, cultural attache of the United Arab Republic, Washington, D. C. ("The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye," Robert Keith Spenser, pp. 43-46)

In an essay entitled, "Is Crestone/Baca, Colorado 'the Vatican City of the New World Order?” Dr. Eric Karlstrom describes another of the occult elite's high places.  This one consists of 25 spiritual centers.   These include,

"... Dharma Ocean (Buddhist), Chamma Ling (Tibetan Bon religion), Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang (Tibetan Buddhist), Nur Ashki Jerrahi (Crestone Sufi Circle), Vajra Vidya Retreat Center (Tibetan Buddhist), I Am Harmony, Crestone Baptist Church, Yeshe Khorlo (Bhutanese Tibetan Buddhist), The Academy of On, Oniyan Wakan Tipi (Lakota Sacred Breath Lodge), Meditation Place of the Vast Expanse (Tibetan Buddhist), Shumei International Institute (Japanese), Dragon Mountain Zen Center, Nada Carmelite Hermitage (Catholic), The Way of Nature Fellowship, The Sri Auribindo Learning Center, Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Haidakhandi Universal Ashram (Hindu), Sacred Mountains Foundation Inc. (Navajo), Little Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, The Pundarika Foundation (Tibetan Buddhist) and The Desert Foundation (Catholic ecumenical).....  a Moslem Ziggurat, a Tibetan Peace Park, and a Crestone End of Life Cremation Project." (Karlstrom, January, 2012, naturalclimatechange.us)

All of these temples and high places are parts of an occult temple complex in New York City consisting of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Temple of Understanding, the UN (in particular its’ pyramid-shaped meditation room,) and Lucis Trust, originally named Lucifer Trust, repository for the “Ageless Wisdom Teaching” (revelations from spirits) whose taproot stretches back to the plain of Shinar.

 Replacing Marxist Communism's 'red' color is 'green,' the symbolic color of the temple complex.  Green is the color of the “new” occult pagan spirituality which describes itself in secular terms as the green eco-movement for sustainability and peace.  Its’ worldwide utopian project is green spiritual communism.  It hails Lucifer as the first free-thinker and liberator of mankind.  Its’ deity is Isis, the Goddess of a Thousand Names.  As Goddess Earth Mother, she is Gaia, the deity honored on what is considered “the largest secular holiday in the world”.....Earth Day:

Yet there is little secular about it. Rather, a variety of spiritual activities takes place; from Mother Earth rituals to multi-faith Sunrise services, from interfaith Earth gatherings to Spring meditations and “Earth Prayers” – such as the one suggested below,

“Mother, Father, God, Universal Power/Remind us daily of the sanctity of all life/Touch our hearts with the glorious oneness of all creation/As we strive to respect all the living beings on this planet/Penetrate our souls with the beauty of this earth,/As we attune ourselves to the rhythm and flow of the seasons./Awaken our minds with the knowledge to achieve a world in perfect harmony/And grant us the wisdom to realize that we can have heaven on earth.” (Jo Poore, Earth Prayer [to be used on Earth Day], cited by Carl Teichrib in "All For Gaia: Earth Day and Total Transformation for a Post-Christian World,April 19, 2011, forcingchange.wordpress.com)

 Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, has also been tracking the rise of occult pagan spirituality.  In a work entitled, "Teachers, Preachers and Greens: The Unholy Alliance to Transform America,"  DeWeese reveals the existence of a well-funded yet covert effort to paganize American society through an assault on schools and churches.  He reveals that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is the home of the enormously influential Gaia Institute as well as the  Temple of Understanding — a politically influential U.N. Non-Governmental Organization.   DeWeese describes a pagan "church service" at St. John the Divine:

"As the congregation sit in their church pews in the great Cathedral of St. John, the Divine in New York City, the priest stands at the alter, ready to receive a procession of animals for the annual Feast of Saint Francis blessing. Down the aisle comes a procession of elephants, camels, donkeys, monkeys and birds. These are followed by members of the congregation carrying bowls of compost and worms. Next, to the sounds of music, come acrobats and jugglers. In the pulpit, former Vice President Al Gore delivers a sermon, saying, "God is not separate from the Earth." (http://www.federalobserver.com/2010/11/14/teachers-preachers-and-greens-the-unholy-alliance-to-transform-america/)

In "The New Spirituality: Dismantling and Reconstructing Reality," Dr. Peter Jones writes that the 'new' spirituality is not new but is rather,

" ....the reappearance of the massive system of ancient world paganism and, as such, represents the greatest threat to the church since the Greco-Roman pagan empire. The situation is urgent."   (modernreformation.org)

Jones adds that our post-Christian culture is quickly reaching a tipping point of momentous implications where the,

"New Spirituality may well represent the next phase of the faith and practice of modern autonomous humanity, whose goal is nothing less than the construction of a new Sodom and Babel." (ibid)

Christianity as a dominant moral and social force is all but spent and its great opponent, secular humanism and/or scientific materialism, is in free-fall. Materialist scientism has always been utterly repugnant to more spiritually sensitive people.  With its' nihilism, mindless mechanistic universe, reductionism, moral anarchy and irrationalism, it has generated its own crisis of credibility. However,  as a universal alchemical-solvent that has broken down the West's Biblical-based worldview, it has served to throw wide the door to equally irrational but far more dangerous occult spiritual New Age  which as a spiritual force began to emerge in the United States around 1965.

Since the Sixties we have entered a new world, said Jones. The intellectual pride of secular humanism and  its religious sister, "Christian" liberalism, has been exploded by the radical critique of postmodern deconstruction. The objectivity of autonomous human reason as a means to truth is now seen as pure fiction, so the world must be reconstructed on other bases:

 "The irony is delicious," says theologian Don Carson. "The modernity which has arrogantly insisted that human reason is the final arbiter of truth has spawned a stepchild that has arisen to slay it." (ibid)

A triumphant form of ancient religious paganism, a  "new" oneness ideology dominates the campus, popular media, and even many pulpits.  Under its' influence the narcissistic 'me' generation has practically lost all sense of the antithesis (right or wrong, true or false, either/or, male or female), and are placing their faith in the pagan synthesis of "both/and" monism (oneness).

This is also true for Christian youth, for despite the billions of dollars spent by Evangelicals on youth ministers, Christian music, publishing, camping trips, pizza nights and media, a culture of young Christians have been produced,

"who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they feel about it. Our young people have deep beliefs about the culture war, but do not know why they should obey scripture, the essentials of theology, or the experience of spiritual discipline and community. Coming generations of Christians are going to be monumentally ignorant and unprepared for culture-wide pressures."  (The Coming Evangelical Collapse, Michael Spencer, Mar. 10, 2009, csmoniter.com)

Spencer writes that evangelicalism, especially the contemporary version, has used its educational system primarily to staff its own needs and talk to itself and in response to the death of evangelicalism will further compromise itself in a futile attempt at reaching postmodern paganized souls by becoming more culturally relevant, not less.  Thus it will,

"...  become more like the pragmatic, therapeutic, church-growth oriented megachurches that have defined success. Emphasis will shift from doctrine to relevance, motivation, and personal success – resulting in churches further compromised and weakened in their ability to pass on the faith." (ibid)

In her Washington Times article, "Beware: Hell Exists, There's No Christianity without Sin, Death, and the Resurrection," Janice Crouse addresses America's growing theological crisis, noting that the Evangelical Church has become divided against itself, with traditionalists on one side and culturally relevant church growth advocates on the other.   Citing "Evangelicals Divided," in the April edition of First Things, she writes:

"First Things warns, 'If evangelical theology...does not exercise the kind of intellectual humility required by Traditionalism, it will not survive...it will risk disintegrating into ever more subjectivist and individualistic sects, many of them neither evangelical nor orthodox."

Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary addresses this crisis in his book, "The Disappearance of God." There is a growing chasm notes Mohler. On one side are the traditionalists, on the other, the self-autonomous contemporary church which defines itself over and against Traditionalism, or authentic Christianity.   Whereas traditionalists reject the dangerous idea of  accommodating the church to culture, the contemporary church is willing to adopt the cultures practices to reach the culture:

" This means  whatever is influencing the culture can more easily come into the church because  we are adopting its ways. Previously what is spiritually harmful has been coming  through the backdoor instead of the front. Now it’s knocking on the front door,  and many are answering it by opening it and inviting it in. This is done because  of a lack of judgment on leader’s part. While everyone is making a fuss about the  Da Vinci code released to persuade the public on Christianity we have not  recognized what is taking place in our own living room – the church." (New Age Pathways in the church, letusreason.org)

On behalf of church growth ambitions and reaching the lost the contemporary church is jettisoning authentic Christianity, thereby doing the will of the occult pagan elites.   

Authentic Christianity is very narrowly defined.   All traditionalist Christians across a vast denominational range who hold fast to the fundamental doctrines are Authentic Christians said Dr. Mohler, while all who do not are not by definition Christian.  Fundamental doctrines are:

"The Trinity (including full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ); the authenticity of Scripture  (the Revealed Word of God); the Incarnation (death, burial, resurrection); justification by faith; sin (humanities willful revolt against God the Father); the traditional doctrine of Hell, and the absolute sovereignty of God the Father." (Psalm 1)

The contemporary church is strongly attracted to the postmodernist kind of Christianity proposed by the Emerging Church whose leaders include Bill Hybels, Brian McLaren, Rick Warren, and Rob Bell. As an anti-intellectual spirit of therapeutic deism and missional 'works righteousness' energizes the emerging churches, and as the contemporary church embraces its' pseudo-theology it is uncomfortable with apologetics, hymns, and fundamental doctrine.    Like the emergent church it prefers  mind-numbing rock-style noise to intellectually oriented hymns together with humanist church-growth formulas,  programs, novelty, entertainment, fun, inclusive open door policies,  and feelings, especially whatever "feels good."  It rejects higher authority, immutable truth, moral absolutes and discipline and supplants these with therapeutic feel-good messages rather than expository sermons and sound apologetics.  Like mega-church Temples of Humankind, its' deity is a spirit of  "all-inclusive love" so it never speaks of wrath and judgment, hence hell, ethical sin, and repentance are not just unwelcome, but are in fact "intolerable" to the self-autonomous contemporary mind, noted Mohler.

 The postmodern theology of the emergent church already has much in common with 'new' pagan spirituality and the hubristic contemporary church is quickly following suit, meaning that the Church Militant is becoming the postmodern Church Imitant,

"...adopting "a new Christian worldview" that, devoid of theological biblical clarity, apes the pagan culture and concludes that "the body of Christ is queer, is man, is woman, is straight  The "new Christian" employs spiritual techniques borrowed from pagan mysticism and imitates the self-justifying moralism of liberal social action." (ibid, Peter Jones)

In 1898, Abraham Kuyper pointed out that  supernatural Christian theism is the antithesis of the naturalist or pagan worldview:

"The fundamental contrast has always been, is still and will be until the end: Christianity and Paganism."

With regards to the future, a courageous though tactful announcement of the 'traditional' gospel in the light of the biblical worldview of the antithesis will be both politically incorrect, spirituality explosive, and hated with a vengeance. A courageous and clear witness to the pagan world said Dr. Jones,

" ....will involve suffering and persecution but, in the providence of God, may well lead, as at the beginning of the church's history, to a glorious ingathering of God's elect people, set free by the truth. Most of all, it will bring glory, in our paganized, polytheistic time, to the name of the only true God, transcendent Creator and gracious Redeemer." (ibid, The New Spirituality: Dismantling and Reconstructing Reality)

@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

Make Way for the Shape-Shifting Reptilians!

One of the devil's greatest achievements in our age of biological science and evolutionary thinking has been to convince natural science-worshipping Westerners to believe that all that exists is the evolving universe of matter and energy (naturalism). 

Naturalism is of the worldview of monism which is held in common by pantheism, materialism and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems   Naturalism means on one hand that the Tri-personal Holy God who spoke creation into existence ex nihilo, heaven, man as His spiritual image-bearer, the Fall, hell, and the devil and his evil minions either do not exist or are myths while on the other highly evolved deep space beings---themselves the emergent product of arcane evolutionary forces acting on matter--- almost certainly exist according to prominent scientist Stephen Hawking and many others.

Hawking warns against contact with deep space aliens because he believes that since they would be a very highly evolved life-form they would view human kind as a primitive life-form to be conquered and used as slaves or worse.

 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker  also believes in the existence of aliens.  The author of "The Color Purple" is a disciple of David Icke, thus like him she believes  the world is run by shape-shifting reptilian aliens who practice mind control from the moon.  

In his book, 'Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More'  Icke describes how the human mind is controlled from the moon which he claims is actually a “gigantic spacecraft” which sends us a “fake reality broadcast... in much the same way as portrayed in the Matrix movie trilogy."  ("Prize-winning author Alice Walker gives support to David Icke on Desert Island Discs," Liam O'Brien, independent.uk, Sunday 19 May 2013)

Depending on which camp UFO believers fall into, they either view aliens with great fear and horror or as the saviors of mankind who will rescue the earth in the process.   The Vatican's  astronomer Dr. Guy Consolmagno, an avowed evolutionist  and self-confessed science fiction fan said he would even be happy to baptize an alien.   (I’d love to baptise ET, says Vatican’s stargazer,  dailymail.co.uk,  25 January, 2011)

Other Christian UFO believers have rapture-type events predicted for the future while many others are tormented by waking-visions and nightmares by what one man describes as demons,

"(and) the feeling of paralysis and being incapable of  speaking. All I could do in such a situation was mentally pray in Jesus name for deliverance. I would then feel the ‘presence’ leave and I’d wake  up." ("Aliens, evolution and the occult," Gary Bates, creation.com, 24 February 2007)

Bates notes that he has heard many such testimonies and today many people are having very similar experiences—with some  ‘visitors’ masquerading as aliens.

The Myth of Highly Evolved Extraterrestrials

In his book, "Scientific Mythologies," James A. Herrick traces the highly evolved 'aliens from outer-space' idea back to certain Renaissance astrologers, occultists, and mystics such as Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) who claimed to not only receive telepathic secrets from spirits but to have visited populated planets during out-of-body experiences.

Swedenborg's influence is far-reaching. His disciples run the gamut from Kant to the occult theosophist Madame Blavatsky to psychologist J.B. Rhine, a vast array of science fiction writers (i.e., Clarke, H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Steven Spielberg), contemporary spiritists and numerous evolutionary scientists.

Over time, Swedenborg's astral plane travels gave birth to what Herrick dubs "The Myth of the Extraterrestrial." As far back as the seventeenth century enthusiastic science fiction writers were imagining "the intelligent extraterrestrial visitor" and preparing the public to accept their existence. And accept them they have, for the twentieth century has witnessed a veritable population explosion in the alien domain, said Herrick. (p. 43)

Indeed, many UFO messages have been received and channeled by contactees  who claim to be receiving special revelation from our ‘space brothers.’   Some of these 'revelations' have even become the basis of block-buster movies featuring reptilian, grey, and humanoid Nordic extraterrestrials.

Tragically, because science fiction has become our national myth and evolution (the universal life force) is widely accepted throughout the West and taught in Western schools and many seminary's as science, secularized high-school children actually believe there must be some kind of evolutionary Star Wars-like ‘force’  behind the universe.   Along with many deluded atheist scientists, Hollywood liberals, and like-minded progressives, some students even believe that highly evolved and technologically advanced  aliens seeded life on earth.  

Panspermia is the idea that life on earth was accidentally seeded by meteorites containing the essential building blocks of life or perhaps by highly evolved extraterrestrials who for billions of years have been guiding the evolution of man. The extraterrestrial idea was favored by Arthur C. Clarke in his book, "Childhood's End" and a variation on this theme has  been advanced by SETI researcher Paul Davies, Francis Crick (co-discoverer of the DNA molecule) and Ralph Pudritz of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Davies has written seriously about the possibility of "alien bioengineering" that could be detected in the DNA of life on earth and suggests that citizen scientists and school students be enlisted to help search for evidence. (An Alien Code Close to Home: Seeking ET Beyond the Radio Silence, Astrobiology Magazine, Jeremy Hsu, 10/27/2011)

Pudritz theorizes that humans and aliens may share the same DNA which itself could be part of a universal structure "of the first genetic codes anywhere...." (Why Aliens Might Look Like You, Eddie Wren, dailymail.co.uk/ June 11, 2012)

Crick proposes a theory called "directed panspermia," the idea that,

"...life on earth may have begun when aliens from another planet sent a rocket ship containing spores to seed the earth."

Science fiction has become our myth and natural science and evolution our religion, observed UFO commentator and author Ronald Story.  And due mainly to media influences,

“... and a hideously complicated world, most  people are finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish fantasy from reality." (Ronald Story from "Prepare ye the way—the aliens are coming!" Gary Bates, creation.com, 10 February 2011)

In a big picture sense, the whole realm of UFO beliefs is truly a religious idea built upon evolution, yet another religious idea said Bates:

The common denominator of both camps is the belief that evolution has occurred  for countless eons on the earth and all over the universe. This point cannot be  emphasized strongly enough—it is the basis for virtually all belief in alien life, whatever form one thinks that life may take.”  (ibid)

Standing in the shadows behind the fantastic religion of science built upon evolution is a horrifying truth: evolutionary science is unable to account for the origin of life, and Crick likewise admits that his theory only pushes this unresolvable problem out into deep space:

"This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designer [aliens] — how did life originally originate?" (Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, 1981)

In other words, all who reject the "unscientific" Revealed Word in favor of the fantastic myth of evolution have "hewed themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13

"....blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." Luke 11:28

 Millions of deluded seculars and professing Christians reject the Revealed Word of God, particularly the Genesis account of creation, and embrace instead the myth of evolution in one form or another while for many others, belief in a mystical evolutionary force and in extraterrestrial life has effectively become a new religion that supplants the Revealed Word of God:

"...the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."  2 Cor. 4:4

Over eighteen hundred years ago the Apostle Paul foretold all of this,

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will  abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”  (I Timothy 4:1)

@Linda Kimball

The Confederacy: Enlightened Priests together with Secular and Mystical Pantheist Evolutionists

In "MSNBC's Harris-Perry: America's 'Kids Belong to Their Communities," Ken Shepherd reports that Perry not only believes the unborn child is a "thing" which takes a lot of money to "turn into a human" but that once a "thing" is actually born it belongs to the state rather than its' parents:

"Narrating a new MSNBC "Lean Forward" spot, the  Tulane professor laments that we in America  "haven't had a  very collective notion that these are our children (and we) have to  break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids  belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their  communities..."  (Shepherd, NewsBusters.org, April 4, 2013)

The concept "collective notion" is an expression of mystical pantheist monism which posits the existence of  a Universal Mind or Universal Memory, a Collective Unconsciousness, or perhaps Teilhard's Omega.  These and all other variations of this same theme are  related to the ancient pagan idea that there is one solitary substance (pre-existing matter) comprising the basic fabric of the universe.   

Whereas the ancient Babylonians, Sumerians, Egyptians and Joseph Smith held that matter is eternal and all things, including the gods, evolved out of this divine substance, mystical pantheists like Dr. Roger D. Blomquist, who currently works as the Head of  Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, Utah,  teach the idea that a Universal Mind began by an evolutionary process from a singularity (pre-existing matter) approximately 13 billion years ago and "quickly began manifesting the properties of matter-energy, space-time, and intelligence-consciousness."    (Blomquist, supraconsciousnessnetwork.org)

Brahman, the One Consciousness or Universal Self is the Eastern mystical pantheist counterpart of Melissa Harris-Perry's Collective and Blomquist's Universal Mind which,

"... permeates the entire cosmos (and) is manifested as intelligence-consciousness interacting with matter-energy in space-time....This universal mind (Creative Force) was present at the moment of the Big Bang and has been continuously directing the evolutionary process ever since.....The conscious human mind that we each experience on a daily basis is not an epiphenomenon as some would have us believe but rather an extension of a universal wide consciousness which has been continuously present from the moment of the Big Bang. Natural selection has also been shaping this evolutionary process but more in the role of an editor.....Every aspect of our existence can be defined by this elementary substance (conceived as ) the holographic distribution of information throughout all of space (universe)." (Blomquist)

Four themes that stand out in Perry's and Blomquist's pantheist conceptions are pre-existing matter, monism and/or naturalism, and evolutionary process.  The fourth theme results from the third and is inversion of the order of creation.

In the "Pagan Temptation," Christian scholar Thomas Molnar reports that the idea that matter is eternal is a pattern of thought stretching back to the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks in the West and in the East to the Upanishads. (p. 26)    In this way of thinking, everything somehow emerged out of non life-bearing primordial matter. 

From the Babylonians to our own time, primordial matter has gone by many names, for example: divine One Substance, watery abyss, Chaos, Nu, void, Prakriti stuff, Universal Mind and Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point:

".....de Chardin believed that humanity could achieve a form of Godhood or a high level of spirituality called the Omega Point. This was an evolutionary process that everyone could attain through discipline and dedication to the path of enlightenment." (Reflections of the Omega Point, Frank Tipler, omegapoint.org)

The Egyptian Sun-God Ra emerged (created himself) from out of Nu – the divine One Substance (primordial matter) and then  became God by an evolutionary process, or as Joseph Smith recounts in "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith" (345-47), "by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one." 

The Sun-God recounts his own evolutionary process:

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

In all pagan systems such as Blomquist's, Teilhard's and Eastern mystical conceptions,  pre-existent matter is described as impersonal "spirit" or perhaps "world soul" and is neither male nor female.  It does not live, think or speak; it merely is. The human soul therefore is not created in the spiritual image of the living God Who exists outside of the time-space dimension Who Spoke and revealed Himself to man, thus it follows that humans are neither male nor female and the conscious human mind is an extension of the impersonal, non life-bearing Collective, Universal Mind, Omega or Universal Self.

 This is naturalism (paganism) which is the belief that there is neither living supernatural God nor heavenly realm outside of the space-time dimension. There is only the natural dimension consisting of the One Substance, and this is monism.

Monism erases the Creator-creature distinction and like evolution is common to all occult systems,

"...from the magical sects of the East to the gnostics of the early church period, and from there unto today's preachers of cosmic evolution and irresistible karma." (Monism teaches) "...we are all gods in the making.  Out of One has proceeded the many, and back into One are the many traveling.  Eastern mystics, philosophical Hegelians, and followers of Teilhard de Chardin are all agreed on the reality of ultimate monism."  (Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism, Gary North, p. 60)

Monism not only erases the Creator-creature distinction but also denies any eternal separation of saved and lost, thus all paths lead to the same place.  It also denies any ultimate distinction between man and Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ and Lucifer, heaven and hell, truth and lie, good and evil, past and present, male and female, structure and change. 

Frank Baumer  observes that the sweeping acceptance of evolution throughout the post-Christian West and America has,

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

If perfection is somewhere in the future, then unborn human beings are not yet human as they are still in process of evolution, thus they are expendable "things" that take a lot of money to "turn into a human" so why bother with all of that expense when it is much cheaper and more convenient to abort them?

In the Genesis account the living, supernatural Triune God created all things ex-nihilo, or out of nothing. He is self-existent, eternal, immutable, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He is the sovereign Lord of the universe. He is the God of all creation. He is the God who stands outside of the space-time dimension, thus creation actually began before time and matter came to be as God spoke life, soul/spirit, matter and all else out of nothing. The living, supernatural God is the First Cause of all things. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 33:6; John 1:3; Romans 4:17; Hebrews 11:3):

"For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Col. 1:16, 17

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,

"...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)

Early Church Fathers are the living connection between Jesus Christ and His apostles, the Old Testament prophets and today's Church and what they have to say about the Genesis account is crucial.

The Fathers regarded Genesis, especially the first three chapters, as Divinely inspired text that tells of actual, historical events and people.  St. Cyril of Alexandria, for example, wrote that Genesis is Divinely inspired and cannot be apprehended rightly without respect for its’ historical meaning:

Those who reject the historical meaning in the God-inspired Scriptures as something obsolete are avoiding the ability to apprehend rightly, according to the proper manner, the things written in them…whenever some historical events are presented to us by the Holy Scriptures (a) useful search into the historical meaning is appropriate, in order that the God-inspired Scripture be revealed as salvific and beneficial to us in every way.” (St. Cyril, “Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah 1,4, PG 70, 192AB)

But ever since evolutionary thinking appeared in the West and later on in America, "evolutionarily enlightened" theologians have been reducing the Divinely inspired Genesis account to allegory, fanciful poetic language or myth.  The consequences of this act, whether witting or unwitting are devastating, for conceptually the door has been shut on the living God who stands outside of the space-time dimension  and opened to admit Christianized monism.  Like falling dominos, "enlightened priests" have rejected His revelation, rejected the fall of Lucifer and Adam and Eve, rejected the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer, reduced sin and evil to symbols, and negated man's need of a savior.

n his article, "Confronting Neo-Paganism in the Culture and the Church" Dr. Peter Jones reports that many of the architects of the new spirituality, Christianized-Vedanta monism,

".... such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, and Huston Smith were converts of Vedanta ..... Contemporary architects... call themselves 'Cultural Creative's,' 'Progressives,' 'Evolutionaries,' 'Integral Spiritualists,' 'Interspiritualists' or 'Transtraditional Spiritualists.'      It is doubtless true to say that the key New Age leaders and their present disciples all claim some form of Vedantic enlightenment." (truthexchange, Apr. 12, 2011)

Spiritual evolutionist and Vedanta prophet Ken Wilber, a Mahayana Buddhist from a Christian background, teaches "integral spirituality." A popular author whose teachings have been avidly studied by world leaders, politicians (i.e. Bill Clinton and Al Gore), theologians, scholars, writers, artists, musicians, spiritual teachers and pop culture icons, Wilber combines evolution with the world's nature religions, morals, and Eastern and Western philosophy so as to establish a universal spirituality.

 

A panentheist, Wilber imagines that the entire universe is God evolving from matter through billions of years toward de Chardin's 'Omega Point.' Having evolved from primordial soup beast-man now evolves toward total god-consciousness, and in this way, the imaginary god is in process of becoming while evolution becomes conscious of itself.

A form of Christianized-Vedanta monism is already here, said Dr. Peter Jones:

 

"Evolutionary Christianity" is producing the longed-for and much-prophesied synthesis, namely, the union of science and spirituality.... Evolutionary Christianity is a variant of Wilber's 'Theory of Everything,' a worldview of (Vedanta monism) that claims to explain everything through the notion of human evolution into a non-dual divine. Michael Dowd, the ex-Evangelical now evangelist for evolution (agrees) with Bishop's Spong's post-theistic Christianity (and) declares supernatural other-worldly religion will die out for a post-metaphysical natural religion."

Jones adds that Evolutionary Christianity is an online gathering place for:

"....evangelical theistic evolutionists, 'progressive' Emergent Christian leaders, radical post-theistic Christian liberals, Christian non-dual mystics, pro-homosexual ministers, radical religious feminists, and recognized evolutionary scientists. Some are deeply influenced by Pierre Teillard de Chardin, and pagan "geologians" such as Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme."

Emergent Church Pastor Rob Bell for example, enthusiastically endorses Ken Wilber and claims to be reinventing Christianity as an Eastern religion while evangelical leader Leonard Sweet uses quantum physics to 'scientifically' prove that God is 'in' everything. Not surprisingly, Sweet cites Teilhard de Chardin as "20th century Christianity's major voice." (Normalizing Necromancy: Tempting the Church to Talk with the Dead, Worldview Weekend, 1/23/12)

o completely has the evolutionary transformation been that it has successfully inverted the order of creation and reversed the direction of Biblical theism.  With creation ex nihilo virtually replaced by evolution, it is now believed that men have not fallen from perfection but instead are gradually evolving upward from their ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection.  Self-perfecting men and women like Teilhard, Melissa Perry and Blomquist no longer need the living, supernatural God as the idea of "conscious evolution" means that man can save himself, and perhaps even attain god-hood upon mystical fusion with the divine one substance.

 

Secular materialist and mystical pantheist evolutionists in unison with "enlightened priests"  have not only exchanged the truth about God for a lie (Romans 1:25-27)  but together stand in opposition to all Christians who stand for the literal truth of the Genesis account of creation. Across the entire denominational spectrum of the Church, we see that "enlightened priests" have joined ranks with ungodly neo-pagans in opposing those who defend the Divine revelation of God.  (Isaiah 8:12-13)

 Such a confederacy seems almost too strong to resist and strikes fear and terror into the hearts of many Christians.   But as Peter reminds us, it is the living God we must fear rather than godless men and women and weak, compromising, intellectually proud priests:

"Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer (apologetic) to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:14-15).

@Linda Kimball