Arrogant pride blinds its' bearer to reality, thus makes for stupidity and depravity, as is the case with both the stupid king with no clothes and his nihilist contemporaries--- progressives, liberals, leftists and fellow travelers who boastfully equate themselves with science, enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant un-evolved hominids, obscurantists, and “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This arrogant bias is false about both conservatives and progressives.
Most of what progressives think is science is, in fact, scientism: the application of the methods, techniques, and jargon of genuine science to the creative imaginations of men, issuing for example, in empiricism, evolutionary cosmogonies, evolutionary biology, and naturalism. Indeed, said Bruce Thornton, like Freudianism, eugenics, the 'science' of global warming, and the fad of identifying a gene as the determiner of behaviors such as racism,
"...leftism was born in scientism. Karl Marx believed that his ideas about the historical development, economics, and human nature comprised “scientific socialism,” as true as the laws of natural science. As Friedrich Engels said at Marx’s funeral, “Just as Darwin had discovered the law of development of organic nature, so did Marx discover the laws of human history.” Of course Marxism is no such thing. It is a reductive view of human nature and action, based on selective evidence, unexamined assumptions, and jargon modeled on real science." (The Party of Scientism, not Science: The Gruesome History of Left Wing Scientific Fakery, Front Page Magazine, May 19, 2016)
Throughout the contemporary West, so absolute is faith in scientism and evolution that to disbelieve in or dissent against it is to be treated like a blasphemer. Aldous Huxley foresaw this eventuality more than eighty years ago. In Brave New World (1932), he predicted that scientism and evolutionary thinking would become gods and questioning either one, such as the validity of evolution, or any decision or outcome would be tantamount to blasphemy.
In Romans I, Paul teaches that humans can either worship and serve the eternally unchanging Truth of God as Creator of heaven, earth, and life or worship and serve The Lie. In its modern forms The Lie is the god of man’s divine mind and will, scientism, relativism, and the evolving universe of matter and energy worshipped by Woody Allen and millions of other self-destructing fools and haters of God (Romans 1:22-32). Thus Rev. Robert Barron was chagrined, but not entirely surprised when he read Woody Allen's recent ruminations on ultimate things, such as where did everything come from, what is man, why is there evil, and is there an afterlife.
Woody’s ‘gods’ could not produce anything bleaker in regard to the ultimate things (Romans 1:25). According to his ‘gods,’
"... in a godless and purposeless world. The earth came into existence through mere chance and one day it, along with every work of art and cultural accomplishment, will be incinerated. The universe as a whole will expand and cool until there is nothing left but the void. Every hundred years or so a coterie of human beings will be "flushed away" and another will replace it until it is similarly eliminated.” So why does he bother making films – roughly one every year? Well, said Woody, “in order to distract us from the awful truth about the meaninglessness of everything, we need diversions, and this is the service that artists provide." (Woody Allen's Bleak Vision, nationalreview.com, Aug. 12, 2014)
Like millions of modern Westerners, Woody Allen is a nihilist (relativist) who by his own stubborn will chose eternal darkness (Jer. 21:8). The source of his nihilism is the belief based in scientism and evolution that our Heavenly Father is dead and there is no Absolute Truth, that all truth is relative.
In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality," Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist philosophers observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in transcendent Biblical morality and traditions. That scientism and evolution have all but supplanted Biblical beliefs pleases yet simultaneously frightens Sponville as he clearly sees that if Western civilization entirely ceases to be Christian it will fall into nihilism. And if we believe that nothing remains,
"...we might as well throw in the towel at once. We would have nothing left to oppose to either fanaticism from without or to nihilism from within – and, contrary to what many people seem to think, nihilism is the primary danger. We would belong to a dead civilization, or at least a dying one....” (pp. 28-29)
The common denominators of Allen's nihilism (relativism) and that of militant secularism and its' theological and New Age Eastern oriented counterparts are the denial of the supreme Revelation of God in Christ Jesus (John 15:22; John 5: 46-47), the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and by logical extension, the fall (original sin), man as person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons, absolute Moral Law, immutable Truth, Jesus Christ God incarnate, His death and Resurrection, heaven and hell.
Concerned Christian creationists have long pointed out that scientism and its spawn, evolutionary science are forms of nihilism operating at the very heart of the spiritual and moral crisis facing modern man. A booklet titled The Surrender to Secularism (Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, 1967) written by Most Rev. Cuthbert O'Gara, former bishop of Yuanling, China, provides a powerful testimony to this truth. Rev. O'Gara relates the following:
"When the Communist troops over-ran my diocese they were followed in short order by the propaganda corps – the civilian branch of the Red Forces – an organization...more fanatical, then the People's Army of Liberation itself. The entire population…was immediately organized into distinctive categories (and) forced to attend the seminar specified for his or her proper category and there (forced to submit) to the official Communist line. Now what...was the first lesson given to the indoctrinees? The first, the fundamental, lesson...was man's descent from the ape – Darwinism! Darwinism negates God, the human soul, the after-life. Into this vacuum Communism enters as the be-all and end-all of the intellectual slavery it has created. In the Red prison in which I was held, the slogan, 'Bring your mind over to us and all your troubles will end,' was hammered into the minds of the prisoners with brutal and numbing monotony. Nothing but a groveling holocaust of the human person can satiate the lust for dominance of Peking's Red Regime." (Article 12: The Quintessential Evolutionist, waragainstbeing.com)
All permutations of the evolutionary science dominating our modern society, from the Neo-Darwinism force-fed to our children to occult New Age evolutionary pantheism and their evolutionary theological counterparts, demand a holocaust of mankind’s inner person. Rev. O’Gara comments:
"It matters little whether we are dealing with Communism, Socialism, Nazism, abortion, the whole secular culture of perversity and death, the exclusion of God from public education, the crisis within the Church, or a whole host of other individual and social agendas – all are intimately related, and have as a powerful causative factor, belief in Darwinian Evolution." (ibid)
Nihilism is the satanically inverted philosophy of apostasy, violence, lies and license of America's president, his cabinet, and the amoral progressive ruling class of which they are members. It is also the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx and the Sophist Callicles in Plato's 'Georgias' who declares:
"The fact is this: luxury and licentiousness and liberty, if they have the support of force, are virtue and happiness and the rest of these embellishments – the unnatural covenants of mankind – are all mere stuff and nonsense." (Making Gay Okay, Reilly, pp. 31-32)
In other words, with a consensus of lies backed by power and the threat of violence, the Revelation of God, the Christian Church, virtue, true truth, marriage, gender, your children, your humanity, your wealth, your home, your business, and your Constitutional rights become whatever agents of violence and the mobs in back of them want them to be or not to be from one moment to the next.
What nihilism has already led to in England, said Nate Steuer of Jeremiah Cry Ministries, are buildings that once served as churches that are now museums, stores and even nightclubs, a strong belief in evolution and a strong homosexual-rights movement:
"They don't want to hear the gospel. The gospel is pressed down,' and the homosexual-rights movement is so rooted in England that Christians are afraid to go 'into the streets and preach,' fearing what the LBGT community will do." ("Fate of Christianity in UK not too far from U.S., warns evangelist," Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow.com, July 8, 2014)
Scientism has amply demonstrated itself as a demonically-energized, virulently anti-human, catastrophically destructive religion. In just the first eighty-seven years of the twentieth century, violent spirits who love evil and devouring words and breathe out slaughter and death brutally exterminated between 100-170 million un-evolved 'subhuman' men, women, and children in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
In the Soviet Union, the Triune God-and-human hating nihilist of violence, Vladimir Lenin, exulted that Darwin has put an end,
"…to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to one another (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)
In other words, the 'death' of the God of Revelation allows unfettered violence against millions of people because they are no longer the immutable image-bearers of the Triune God but rather expendable products of evolution on a par with slime, weeds, slugs and rocks. Empowered byscientism and Darwinism, Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, "the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species."
It was Lenin who "decided who should disappear by virtue of having been condemned to the dustbin of history." From the moment Lenin made the "scientific" decision that the bourgeoisie represented a stage of humanity that evolution had surpassed, "its liquidation as a class and the liquidation of the individuals who actually or supposedly belonged to it could be justified." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 752)
In Nazi Germany evolutionary scientism resulted in gas chambers, ovens, and the liquidation of eleven million "useless eaters" and other undesirables.
Alain Brossat, one of the authors of the Black Book of Communism draws the following conclusions about the two regimes of nihilism, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:
“The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought...In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other...was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of "sub humans" and "supermen"...but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered...was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice." (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)
As in England, here in America the gods of scientism and evolution have replaced the God of Revelation, thus with the animalization of Americans millions of unborn humans have already been aborted, growing numbers of unwanted adults euthanized, and late-term unborn babies cruelly dismembered and their body parts sold to the highest bidder.
If Darwin was right, man is nothing more than a soulless bag of chemicals or equally soulless hominid and there is no ultimate fixed meaning or higher purpose to life except what we choose said Carl Wieland:
" You are born, you suffer, you die — that's it. Perhaps, if you're lucky, you may get recycled as organic manure — but beyond that, you're just a number that happened to come up in the great casino of the universe." (Darwin, Spurgeon and the 'black dog,' Carl Wieland, Creation.com)
Wieland points out that even where evolutionary theists deny Darwin but millions of years of evolutionary process are claimed,
".... hopelessness finds foothold. Any 'god' who condoned millions of years of death, cruelty, disease and bloodshed, certainly cannot be the personal, biblical God of love. And if the Bible got it so obviously wrong about the timing of creation as to mislead hundreds of millions of Christians until the present day, how can we really trust it about our eternal future? (John 3:12)
Evolution as ‘scientific fact' has finally reached saturation point in government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, the public arena and increasingly within the whole body of the Church, which is why pathological lying, nihilism, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, mass murder, decadence, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.
All of this makes a devilish kind of sense if the true God does not exist and life has no higher, fixed meaning or purpose since nature magically created itself. If man is just a bag of chemicals destined to be recycled as fertilizer, with neither hope of an afterlife nor any accountability to his Maker for his actions here in this world then why not riot, rampage, plunder and murder? Why not sexually pervert children, toss unwanted babies into trash bins, and use the force of perverted, meaningless law to legalize the use of women’s restrooms by deviant males who claim to be females? Why not redefine sodomy, pedophilia, pederasty, bestiality and lesbianism as 'gay' and then marry 'gay' couples in Washington's National Cathedral? (Washington National Cathedral to Wed Same-Sex Couples, Ben Brumfield, CNN, Jan. 9, 2013)
When for millions of nihilists the God of Revelation does not exist they are no longer accountable to their Maker for their actions here in this world thus are free to be evil. They are free to "normalize" whatever wicked fantasies and schemes they desire, such as evolution as ‘scientific fact,’ global warming/cooling/change, redistributive justice, common core, 'gay' equality and Decadence Festivals:
"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....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." (Sex slaves, sexual anarchy and decadence festivals: ominous signs of something really rotten," L. Kimball, Renew America, Oct. 25, 2012)
In the impeccably documented book, "Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie," Bruce Walker said that because of a growing tyranny of nihilism the relations of people in American and Western society are growing coarser,
"...more dishonest...shallower...lonelier...more desperate for the narcotics of power, applause and fear as we perceive ourselves moving closer to the status of gods and goddesses. If we choose, as individuals, that idolatry, then we are doomed. All the dystopian nightmares of Orwell, Bradbury, Huxley and others will become real all too soon...we will (either) surrender to thugs governing enslaved nations or embittered terrorists." (p. 252)
Our so-called "scientifically enlightened" age is an age of scientific fakery and nihilism. Ecstatic with the voluptuous delight of destruction which rolls humans into satanic depths, nihilists keep pushing society to the brink of social chaos and suicide.
If Western and American nihilists continue to set the God of Revelation aside in favor of an anarchy of selfishness and what they really do know are lies and empty, shallow, meaningless evil, then a tyranny of evil will come upon us swiftly and terribly. But there is another path before us: the way of repentance, truth, decency and God's Divine Truth. Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth, and Light and only His eternally unchanging Truth will set us free. However, people will either embrace Truth and goodness or willfully deny that Truth and goodness exist, thereby self-destruct on the altar of The Lie. On that choice hangs the eternal destiny of all people. (Mat. 13:49)
A common thread running through evolutionary atheism and evolutionary theism is denial of the writings of Moses (i.e., Genesis account ex nihilo), hence rejection of the teaching of Jesus Christ.
The Genesis account is rejected in favor of an evolutionary cosmogony; sin is replaced by the goodness of man, God's Law is no longer ‘right from wrong’ but moral relativism, meaning whatever we decide. The following quote from atheist Richard Bozarth from the February 1978 issue of American Atheist makes clear the devastating consequences to the faith once given when the Genesis account is denied:.
"It becomes clear now that the whole justification of Jesus’ life and death is predicated on the existence of Adam and the forbidden fruit he and Eve ate. Without the original sin, who needs to be redeemed? Without Adam’s fall into a life of constant sin terminated by death, what purpose is there to Christianity? None. What all this means is that Christianity cannot lose the Genesis account of creation … Christianity is fighting for it’s very life."
The rejection of Moses writings by Christian theists is a continuation of Christendom's and America's apostasy that began during the 17th century when certain Christian ministers and leaders at the top of Church and society abandoned the triune God and Genesis account in favor of a wholly pagan understanding of God, the universe, man, morality, and society. By the Renaissance, the apostasy encompassed certain highly placed theologians and intellectuals who had discovered ancient occult science and Mystery Religion texts of the first centuries A.D. Through their power and influence these texts quickly acquired an unparalleled prestige as equals to the Revealed Word of God.
Apostates began calling themselves progressives and their apostasy into occult science and the Mysteries finally erupted into view during the 18th and 19th century’s, particularly their penchant for evolutionary philosophy, which was included in the instructions given to ancient Mystery Religion initiates,
"... of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (“Earths Earliest Ages,” G.H. Pember, pp. 243-244)
No longer veiled in mystery, the spirit of the world presented ancient occult texts as the fruit of scientific progress validated by Darwin's supposedly scientifically demonstrable idea that the universe was not created ex nihilo by the divine will of the Biblical God but by evolution, a divine energy Darwin called natural selection. Having produced human consciousness, today evolution is being brought directly under the control of its own product, mankind.
After so great an attack on the Word of God and bereft of assurances of eternal immortality, by the later 18th and early 19th centuries masses of hopeless Christians were begging for a scientifically demonstrable gospel.
Now in the 21st century, vast numbers of seculars and Christians follow after the false ‘science’ gospel which claims that evolutionary science has proven the earth and cosmos to be billions of years old, and every living thing, from seaweed to fish, tumble bugs, apes, and humans evolved from a single cell which itself is the result of chance combination of chemicals acted on over time by evolutionary processes. Most believe that primordial matter resulted from the Big Bang. Certain high profile Christian ministers like Pope Francis, Leonard Sweet, and Tim Keller teach that God is the energizing force behind the Big Bang and the director of evolutionary processes.
The Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Science: A Brief Timeline
With respect to modern evolutionary science, Darwin is not its' inventor. A century before Darwin, biological evolution was propagated by important evolutionists such as Charles De Secondat Montesquieu (1689-1755), Benoit de Maillet (1656-1738), Denis Diderot (1713-1784), George Louis Buffon (1707-1788), and Charles Darwin's pagan grandfather, Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802). Erasmus posited almost every important idea that has since appeared in evolutionary science, including natural selection, all of which he expounded upon at length in his book Zoonomia (1794). It was from his grandfather that Charles Darwin got many of the major portions of his biological evolution theory. (Evolutionary Naturalism: an ancient idea. Jerry Bergman, creation.com)
But where did these modern teachers of biological evolution get their theories? According to anthropologist Henry Fairfield Osborn, longtime director of the American Museum of Natural History, ancient pagans are the inventers of modern evolutionary science. In the introduction to his history of evolutionism Osborn wrote:
"When I began the search for anticipations of the evolutionary theory....I was led back to the Greek natural philosophers and I was astonished to find how many of the pronounced and basic features of the Darwinian theory were anticipated even as far back as the seventh century B.C." (Osborn, From the Greeks to Darwin, p. xi)
Long before Darwin, Greek nature philosophers (600 – 100BC) were teaching primitive evolutionary conceptions, abiogenesis (something from nothing), chance, determinism, natural selection, transmigration, reincarnation and vast ages together with many other modern assumptions.
The fragments of Anaximander's (c. 610–546 BC) evolutionary speculations show he taught that 'humans originally resembled another type of animal, namely fish' while Democritus (c.460 – 370BC) taught that primitive people began to speak with 'confused' and 'unintelligible' sounds but 'gradually they articulated words.' (Evolution: An Ancient Pagan Idea, Paul James Griffith, creation.com)
The Greek Atomist Epicurus (341 – 270BC), the father of the contemporary evolutionary materialism of Darwin, Freud, Karl Marx and many others, taught there was no need of a God or gods, for the Universe came about by a chance movement of atoms. (ibid)
With respect to old earth or vast ages, Plato and many other Greek philosophers taught that the present universe came about millions of years ago. (ibid)
After the Greeks, the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder (AD23 – 79) said we are so subject to chance,
"....that Chance herself takes the place of God; she proves that God is uncertain." (ibid)
Darwinism affirms the claims made by Plato, Epicurus and Pliny that by chance living beings made themselves over thousands of ages, while modern evolutionary biology affirms Anaximander's claim that humans evolved from lower order life-forms.
Greek and Roman philosophers received these ideas from ancient Sumerians (Babylonians), Egyptians and Hindus whose Mystery Religions, occult science, nature philosophies and evolutionary cosmogonies extended back centuries before Greek and Roman civilization.
For example, one Hindu belief was that Brahman (the Void or Divine Energy Field) spontaneously generated itself (abiogenesis) as something like a seed or singularity (Cosmic Egg or Big Bang) about 4.3 billion years ago and then evolved under its' own power by which it expanded and formed all that exists:
"These Hindus believed in an eternal Universe that had cycles of rebirth, destruction and dormancy, known as 'kalpas,' rather like oscillating big bang theories. We also read in the Hindu Bhagavad Gita that the god Krishna says, 'I am the source from which all creatures evolve." (ibid, Griffith)
In India the doctrines of evolution, reincarnation, and karma were thoroughly established from ancient times. They were expounded in the Upanishads (c. 1000 BC – AD 4), the philosophical-mystical texts held to be the essence of the Vedas.
In the West, the Mayan culture began about 600 BC, and its nature religion incorporated a ‘streamlined evolution’ that taught that the rain-god first made rivers, then fish, then serpents, and finally humans. The members of a totem clan believed:
“…themselves to be…descendants of a common ancestor. … Thus, the Turtle clan of the Iroquois are descended from a fat turtle, which, burdened by the weight of its shell in walking … gradually developed into a man. The Cray-Fish clan of the Choctaws were originally cray-fish and lived underground… "(ibid, Jerry Bergman)
The relationship of totemism to evolution is described in more detail in the following quote:
“The luck attributed to a rabbit’s foot stems from a belief rooted in ancient totemism, the claim, predating Darwinism by thousands of years, that humankind descended from animals. Differing from Darwinism, however, totemism held that every tribe of people evolved from a separate species of animal." (ibid, Bergman)
Standing for the triune God, miracle of creation ex nihilo and resurrection of the dead (Acts 17: 16-34) the Apostle Paul argued against the Greek Epicureans and pantheist Stoics, contenders for the World Soul (Gaia), Cosmic Eggs (Big Bang theory), vast ages, universal life force (evolution), void, animism, fate, determinism, and reabsorption after death." (Acts 17: 24-32)
When nature sages heard about the resurrection of the dead, many of them sneered due to their belief that the body is a rotting tomb within which their souls were trapped. Since they believed, as modern Hindus, Gnostics, and New Agers do, that the fall consisted of an inexplicable plunge from being as one with the impersonal One Substance (monism), then salvation was reabsorption of soul into the One Substance, therefore the idea of bodily resurrection was repulsive.
Babylon: Source and Model for All Evolutionary Cosmogonies and Occult Science
Speaking through His prophet Jeremiah, God said:
"Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad." (Jeremiah 51:7)
The original, post-flood evolutionary cosmogony and occult science that served as the source and model for all ancient and modern evolutionary cosmogonies, Mysteries, nature religions, occult science, and evolutionary philosophy around the world as well as for evolutionary Christianity’s false science gospel is the Babylonian Enuma Elish. Though it was found in Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrians, evidence indicates that it dates back to the Sumerians. It begins with an evolutionary account of beginnings. According to Thorkild Jacobsen,
“….Enuma Elish assumes that all things have evolved out of…watery chaos….Then, in the midst of this watery chaos, two gods came into existence…” (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, pp. 243-244)
The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of an occult pagan mystery religion based on the idea that the universe and then life evolved into existence under its’ own powers. Other important elements are advaitic monism, science of magic transformation, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, androgyny (transgender), sexual perversions, and other evils.
Babylon embraced the Great Lie of Eden. Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM." The root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the spirit of this world, Satan:
".... 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)
In the essay, "The Paganization of Biblical Studies," Dr. Peter Jones writes that the books of Presbyterian heretic Lloyd Geering, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University are promoted by the most powerful element of the spirit of our age – the international occult New Age Luciferian elite-pagans. Geerings books, such as “Christianity without God” serve as programmatic templates for the future utopian pagan community from the point of view of Christian apostasy and socialism undergirded by evolutionary pantheist orthodoxy.
Among important elements of the New Spirituality are the following: elevation of the divine mind of man-gods above the Mind of God, science as the instrument of the will of man-gods, religious pluralism, apotheosis via psycho-spiritual techniques and spiritual evolution, and animism, which means that the cosmos is infused with an evolving divine energy.
According to Geering, the world's future culture will be post-Christian, global, religiously pagan and evolutionary 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 pluralistic, syncretistic, relativistic and poly-gendered because evolution integrates all scientific, cultural, religious, economic and human gender into one worldwide divine substance 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." (ibid, Jones)
In opposition to Geerings evolutionary account, the Christian lawyer and research historian Constance Cumbey exposes the delusions of Geering and other evolutionary theists in her thoroughly researched book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow." Cumbeys impeccable research reveals that many New Age historians claim their evolutionary religion originated in Atlantis and afterward was preserved in the ancient land of Babylon,
"...and surrounding Plains of Shinar and from there disseminated throughout the earth, including Taoist doctrines of China, Mayan-Aztec teachings of Mexico and Central/South America; Great Spirit teachings of the American Indians, Hindu/Buddhist teachings of Asia, etc." (pp. 250-251)
According to ancient Church Father Clement it was Noah's son Ham, who preserved and revived the Mystery Religion of Atlantis after the flood. (Recognitions of Clement 4.26-29)
In his well-researched book, "Ancient Post-Flood History," Ken Johnson, Th.D., affirms that it was Ham and his sons who persuaded the people to accept that the true God was merely a creative force within all of nature, making man the highest form of life/god. Through the power of persuasion, Ham and his sons revived the magical evolutionary transformation, pantheism and idolatry of the pre-flood generations. (pp. 47-48)
Dr. Jones reports that when Geering found out that evolutionary 'New Spirituality' actually originates in ancient nature religions he was shocked, leading Jones to say with great irony that in an odd turn of events,
"....contemporary spiritual evolution goes backwards!” It turns out that Biblical theism disturbed pre-flood evolutionary progress. Now clocks will “have to be put back” because Geerings version of events, which claim to be “spanking new, objective and scientific” turn out to be “as old as the hills,” hence in need rewriting.
Clocks will have to be turned all the way back to 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.
As Solomon said, there is nothing new under the sun. Thus the Babylonian ‘wine’ of madness has been revamped and revised for our own time by the spirit of the world and is now drunkenly celebrated as modern evolutionary science throughout the West by delusional scoffers and mockers of the triune God and faithful orthodox Christians. In this light, when Peter prophesied about the "scoffers" in "the last days" who claim that "everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation" (2 Peter 3:4) he is speaking of this generation of darkness loving, wine-imbibing God-haters, Satanists, occultists, trans-humanists, Wiccans, atheists, and evolutionary theologians, who being wise in their own wisdom, reject the Authority of God, the inerrancy of His Word and in particular the Genesis account in preference of ancient superstitions, heresies, idolatries and delusions revised and revamped for our own age. This is because the wise ones did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved, so God sends upon them a “deluding influence so that they will believe what is false…” (2 Thessalonians 2: 10-11)
So as the scientifically enlightened wise ones contemptuously sniff and sneer at the faithful remnant of ‘foolish, unscientific, anti-evolution religionists,’ in reality it is the entirely deluded wise ones who are on a collision course with a modern version of the pre-flood world catastrophe – and we know how badly that ended.
Donald J. Trump believes that transgender people should be allowed to use whatever "bathroom they feel most comfortable with — including at Trump Tower in New York." If Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use a bathroom, Trump said he would be "comfortable with her choosing any bathroom she wanted." Moreover, the problem with the "big move to create new bathrooms" is that it is discriminatory toward transgender people. It would also be "unbelievably expensive for businesses and for the country. Leave it the way it is.” (Donald Trump Says Transgender People Should Use the Bathroom They Want, Ashley Parker, New York Times, Apr. 21, 2016)
In company with nihilist technocratic globalists, America's left/right ruling class, and Planned Parenthood cannibalizers of baby parts, Trump is a relativist. His relativist 'slip' has been showing for some time, and now his pragmatic acceptance of transgender (androgyny) beings places him in the company of ancient Chaldeans and modern Satanists, Luciferians, and Baphomet worshippers. The horned, goat-headed Baphomet is the phallic god Pan, the ancient hermaphrodite god of nature, the divine substance (prima material) from which the universe and all life supposedly evolved.
In "The West Will Collapse Without Christian Revival,” Michael Savage explains the corrosive effects of nihilism (relativism):
"If God does not exist, everything is permitted." And this isn’t hard to understand: Without acceptance of the eternal, unchanging, divine author of right and wrong, all moral questions (and, in particular, answers) are met with the cynical “Says who?! Those are your values; don’t impose them on me!” (New American, Selwyn Duke, Apr. 15, 2016)
Relativism is an anarchy of selfishness in accord with the apostate German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy of nihilism concisely expressed as, "You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, it does not exist." (Nihilism, the Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, p. 7)
Relativism's animating spirit is "there is no fear of God before their eyes," (Rom. 3:18) and "they do not love the Truth." (2 Thes. 2:10)
Nietzsche exposed the satanic heart of this philosophy in the phrase, "God is dead, therefore man becomes god and everything is possible." (ibid, Rose)
Like Trump, relativists act the part of god. Their relativism however, is an unwitting pact with the Evil One, who always collects in the end and receives sadistic pleasure from breaking his human tools.
"Be not conformed to this world. But what is conformity to the world? The opposite of conformity to Jesus: for Jesus and the world stand directly opposed to each other. The world crucified Him. He and His disciples are not of the world. The spirit of this world cannot receive the Spirit of God, for it sees Him not and knows Him not. And what is the spirit of this world? The spirit of this world is the disposition that animates mankind in their natural condition, where the Spirit of God has not yet renewed them. The spirit of this world comes from the Evil One, who is the prince of this world, and has dominion over all that are not renewed by the Spirit of God." Andrew Murray
According to the foul spirit of the world animating the depraved,, foul-mouthed, obviously enraged Bill Maher, religion, and Christianity in particular is a,
“...sexist, homophobic, magic act that’s been used to justify everything from genital mutilation to genocide..." “You want to raise the tax on tobacco so kids don’t get cancer? Okay, but let’s put one on Sunday school so they don’t get stupid.” (Churches Should Pay Taxes for Making Children ‘Stupid’, zionica.com, April 19, 2016)
Mahrs amazingly ignorant comrade in arms, progressive activist and author Paul Kivel, believes that almost every dysfunction in society, from racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of 'Christian hegemony.' During the 17th annual White Privilege Conference recently held in Philadelphia Kivel claimed that this dysfunctional state of affairs exist in the United States because between 7,000 and 10,000 predominately white Christian men run the major institutions and 'colonize our mind' with Christianity's core ideas, which cause most of the world's problems. (Christianity Demonized as a Global Menace, David Limbaugh, newsmax.com , April 19, 2016)
Adding conservativism to the growing list of evils, two more progressive poll parrots screeched that those who consistently vote GOP because they believe in small government and low taxes are greatly outnumbered by those who do so because they’re racists. (Vox Writer: Without Racist Voters, Conservative Ideas Aren’t ‘Politically Viable,’ Tom Johnson, newsbusters.org, Aug. 2, 2016)
On a fundamental level, America's legions of depraved progressives like Maher and Kivel, are enraged religious zealots planning a redemption of the world and mankind. Like Christians they look upon the world as fallen and corrupted, not their own pathological lying, egotism, hypocrisy, covetousness, resentment, greed, envy and rage, but by white racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia and traditional social constructs that supposedly fuel a continuum of evils ranging from inequality and unfairness to oppression, poverty, private property ownership, gun ownership and the consumption of natural resources.
According to the Evil One speaking through his progressive mouth-pieces, the real source of these evils is the evil demiurge--the only true God---together with Biblical teachings on the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, dominion, sin and the need for moral virtues, self-control and other restraints on man's sin nature.
While faithful Christians and Jews understand that mankind is fallen, hence the real source of corruption, and that redemption is only possible through the work of the Spirit of God, the Evil One's progressive tools see themselves as godlike redeemers of the world and mankind, and this is why the devil's tools are dangerous fanatics who regard those who oppose them as wholly evil, thus worthy of death and eternal damnation. It is also why they hate the America of the founding generation and actively seek its destruction. It is also why they constantly transgress against their opponents (decent, law-abiding Americans, particularly Christians), shout them down, ridicule them, and pervert, sexualize and turn children against their own parents, the Christian faith and traditional culture.
Like their 20th century criminal counterparts--- Marxist Communists and German Socialists--- Progressives are on a satanically insane mission to create a utopian kingdom of heaven on earth. They believe they will achieve their goal by eliminating millions of people deemed genetically unfit or evil, redistributing income (mainly into their own pockets), taking control of all natural resources, and making miserable slaves of whoever they don't kill.
Progressive Socialists fully intend to strategically employ technology, science and the terroristic powers of a totalitarian police-state to enforce politically correct attitudes and practices in the lives of their slaves. They want to dominate and control what slaves think, do, and even what they eat. And all of this evil will be committed by the Evil One's tools in order to save our planet and for the common good---of course.
The public schools have eliminated all references to God and even Christian Clubs are not welcome on public school property. Nor, is any kind of Christian literature:
" Christmas Carols are now forbidden in the schools because they mention God and Jesus. However, Colorado public schools have just OK'd the distribution of Satanic books and pamphlets on school campuses. It is telling to note that it is the atheists who are working as Satan's servants who have been pressing this issue." (Satanic Books Now OK for Public Schools, Rev. Austin Miles, American Prophet, Apr. 5, 2016)
Over and across W. Europe, Australia, Canada and America, an unfolding stealth revolution of many years duration is being ruthlessly conducted for the purpose of abolishing and annihilating the Revealed Word and every Biblical teaching and Christian principle to make way for occult pantheism, spiritualism and vice of every kind. Wholesale changes are being forced upon us more quickly now than ever.
A confluence of events pointing to the devil's change-agents behind the apocalyptic atmosphere engulfing the Western civilized nations and the world are meticulously detailed by Ted Flynn in his book, "Hope of the Wicked: the Master Plan to Rule the World." With over 500 pages, 1,200 footnotes and several thousand quotes, it uses the words of prime ministers, secretaries of treasury, secretaries of state, philanthropists and global business leaders to expose their totalitarian NWO vision and their plans to bring it about as well as the convergence, on a global basis, of multinational corporations, foundations and the political and sociological instruments that would form a one-world government designed to bring about a New World Order.
The Apocalyptic Revolution
"A silent, unavoidable revolution is taking place in society, a revolution that cares as little about the human lives it destroys as an earthquake cares about the houses it ravages. Classes and races...too weak to dominate the new conditions of existence will be defeated." (Karl Marx, "Marx & Satan," Richard Wurmbrand, p. 42)
The Revolution is a movement of spirit having its taproot and energy in the devil, the spirit of hate, murder, atheism, apostasy, moral relativism, neo-pagan naturalism, evolution (the divine energy), materialism, pantheism, occultism and spiritualism. The Revolution is war against the supernatural Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which in the words of Marx's anarchist comrade Bakunin, are the "cursed and fatal principle of authority."
The sentiment of the Revolution 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 Revolution is the antithesis of 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 in Paradise (Eden restored), the Satanic counterfeit seethes with hatred, rebelliousness, burning envy, covetousness, ingratitude, mockery, doubts, lies, revulsion, blasphemy, thoughts of murder and eternal life in Hell.
Fueled by egotism, a will turned toward evil and dissatisfaction with self, the world, society, and God the Father Almighty, it devotes its' infernal energy toward "change," or as Karl Marx put it, toward the wholesale destruction of the Christian-based Old Order and the establishment of a religiously pagan, totalitarian world order because:
"The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed." (Karl Marx, Marx and Satan, p. 59)
The New Age World Spirituality
"(The UN is) a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism, Communism, socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism." (The New World Religion: Teaching God's Children to Worship 'Divine Nature.' William Jasper, 2002)
The Revolution, of which the U.N., Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Temple of Understanding and Baca Grande (Colorado based New Age Vatican City) are integral components, intends the complete overturning of Biblical moral and spiritual ethics enjoyed by Western and American civilization for over a thousand years. As part of this goal, the Bible must be reinterpreted in terms of evolutionary pantheism, man must be fundamentally remade by eradication of every vestige of Imago Dei from his inner being, and Christian leadership reduced to a non-factor. Flynn writes that this has largely been accomplished,
"...by placing their own leaders in place where they exert tremendous influence. Much of this program of revolution was confirmed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his book, 'Our Way' (which) summed up, the spiritual and immoral goals of world revolution (and how they) are being achieved, and nowhere more so than in the United States." (Flynn, p. 361)
Primary goals are:
a. Destruction of the Christian-based foundation of Western and American civilization;
b. Dissolution of legal government;
c. Destruction of sovereignty, private property and patriotism;
d. Demoralizing and bringing the people of the United States into penury via graduated income taxes, property taxes, inheritance taxes, sales taxes, a massive welfare state and now socialized healthcare and slavery via liberated sin nature and legalized pornography:
"A growing number of young men are convinced that their sexual responses have been sabotaged because their brains were virtually marinated in porn when they were adolescents. Their generation has consumed explicit content in quantities and varieties never before possible, on devices designed to deliver content swiftly and privately, all at an age when their brains were more plastic—more prone to permanent change—than in later life. These young men feel like unwitting guinea pigs in a largely unmonitored decade-long experiment in sexual conditioning....The average age that a young man first encounters pornography is 11-13 years old. That means that countless young men have spent the better part of the last decade with access to moving porn. For many of them, everything they have learned about sex has come from pornography. Their sexual preferences have been shaped by this content." (Baptist pastor Denny Burk, "The Porn Catastrophe," Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, Apr. 5, 2016)
e. The abolition of our God-given right to life via reproductive rights (choice) and euthanasia and of private property via onerous building codes, zoning regulations, land-use restrictions, re-wilding schemes and by taxing private property out of existence by targeting inheritance with bigger and bigger taxes;
f. Destruction of the traditional monogamous family unit via divorce, co-habitation, alternative lifestyles, abortion, pornography, hedonism, legalized sodomy, lesbianism, transgender and gender fluidity.
Before the top-down spiritually pantheist world order dominated by an occult 'elite' can come into existence, there must be a politically correct philosophy of 'new' thought and a philosophy of pantheist-based natural religion and natural science to usher in the coming political, social, legal and educational aspects of the new order since New Age Spirituality is an evolutionary pantheist, politically communist, ecologically 'sustainable,' sexually androgynous way of living.
In her two books on New Age evolutionary pantheism, 'The Hidden Rainbow,' and 'A Planned Deception,' Constance Cumbey writes that these goals have largely been accomplished:
"The New Age Movement is a religion complete with its own Bibles, prayers and mantras, Vatican City/Jerusalem equivalents, priests and gurus, born again experiences (they call it 'rebirthing'), spiritual laws and commandments, psychics and prophets and nearly every other indicia of a religion." (Flynn, p. 361)
According to Cumbey, the Plan for the new order includes the installation of a New Age messiah, implementation of a New Age totalitarian government and new world religion under Maitreya. As well, there are plans to implement a universal identification system, universal 'cashless' credit system, universal tax, universal draft, and a world food and water authority that will control all of the world's food and water supplies. To ensure that all people worship the New Age messiah, authentic Christianity and faithful Judaism will be completely stamped out along with all faithful Christians and Jews.
Toward this end, the evil spirit energizing and directing the Revolution intends to fully possess the Christian faith and refashion it completely. In furtherance of his goal, the 'divine serpent' has audaciously declared that the supernatural Holy God the Father Almighty has been isolated in His transcendence and is therefore dead, so though the notion of God is retained, the devil proposes a functionless God that perhaps serves to ignite the Big Bang and set evolution in motion.
According to the serpent, the Revolution is now moving with great force and speed across America nearly unopposed and will not stop until every vestige of faith in the supernatural God has been obliterated in every heart.
Every man, woman, and child will experience a counter-conversion – a Satanic Initiation in the words of New Age insider David Spangler – to a 'new' pantheist spiritualism dressed in Christian symbols and terminology, an anti-gospel preached by anti-saints from the void who will assure men of their salvation though they will find only the leering face of the devil.
© Linda Kimball
"...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9) And if "we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9) But if "we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us." Moreover, "if we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. " (1 John 1:8,10)
Today all who identify as Republican, Libertarian, Conservative, and Christian have as their choice for president two sinners: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz has publicly confessed with his mouth that Jesus is Lord, and while still a sinner yet being cleansed of all unrighteousness, is saved. Donald Trump however, is not saved, thus not being cleansed of all unrighteousness. Trump made this abundantly clear when he publicly confessed with his mouth that he has nothing to repent of, meaning that he has not sinned. With his public confession Trump has made a liar out of Jesus Christ and demonstrated that the truth is not in him. Trump then, is an unrighteous moral relativist. In further demonstration of this deadly state of affairs, every time Trump boasts that he is a deal-maker and that everything is negotiable, he is candidly admitting in advance that if elected his campaign-promises will have the longevity of a snow-ball in hell.
Despite Trump's public confessions, certain Evangelical ministers heartily endorse him, shower blessings upon him, permit him to receive Holy Communion, advise their flocks to vote for him and do not warn him that if he dies in his sin he will end up in hell.
What gives? Does Truth not matter to them anymore? Like Pontius Pilate, are they relativists?
“Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?’” (John 18: 38)
Today a sinister black wing covers America. In its deepening gloom the things that everyone really know to be true, good, decent, and right, are treated as unheard of, intolerant, judgmental, dogmatic, hateful, bigoted, anti-science, anti- evolution, anti-global change, backward, stupid, narrow-minded, moronic, alarmist, divisive, racist, xenophobic and homophobic because the prevailing climate is one of moral relativism. This darkness-inducing situation is true for a majority of both Christian and secular, especially when it comes to matters of personal and private vice.
Relativists deny that truth is an objective reality endowed to us by our Creator and affirm instead a sovereign right to their own worldly opinions, which always enslave, never set free as with truth. This darkness is even deeper in Europe where most people have a live-and-let-live attitude, and voice opinions like, “What is right for you may not be right for me, and what is right for me may not be right for you.” (1)
According to the highly respected Evangelical minister Erwin Lutzer, a majority of contemporary Americans prefer darkness to light:
"No nation has turned away from so much light in order to choose darkness. No nation has squandered as many opportunities as we have. We can only call on God for mercy, and if it pleases Him He will come to our aid....if we humble ourselves, weeping for this nation, God may yet intervene and restore decency to this crazed world. Most of all, we should pray that millions would be converted and belong to God forever. People change their minds only when God changes their hearts.” (Erwin W. Lutzer, Where Do We Go From Here?: Hope and Direction in our Present Crisis)
Collin Garbarino, author of "Moral Relativists In The University: They Aren’t Who You Think They Are," writes that young conservatives arriving on campus are as morally relative as liberals. 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 moral relativists. (The Aquila Report, August 24, 2014)
In other words, it's Christian and Jewish parents who impress their own moral relativism upon their children. Christian philosopher Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., reports that polls show that Catholics are as relativistic, both in behavior and in belief, as Protestants. More than half 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)
What is Truth?
Since the fall, all men and women---like dumb sheep---have obeyed the lusts of the flesh, worshipped the gods of intellectual arrogance and base appetites, and slavishly followed after the prince of the air. Allured by his "enlightened" lies packaged as gleaming nuggets of esoteric truth they have dutifully slouched toward hell.
Truth however, is neither the seductive lies of the devil nor the worldly opinions, fleeting feelings and perverted choices of fallen men and women but rather the Second Person of the Holy Trinity (John 16:6). Jesus is the embodiment of the wisdom of God; He is the eternally unchanging Word of God. John 1:10 tells us that everything seen and unseen was created ex nihilo by the spoken Word of the Son of God, which means that Jesus Christ was active and present long before His incarnation, therefore eternally co-existent with the Father. Jesus Christ is therefore God just as the Father and Holy Spirit are God, hence the Word of the Old Testament's creation account is Jesus Christ of the New Testament (John 1:1). Jesus Christ is the Word. His Word is Truth even as He Himself is Truth, the same today as yesterday and for always. Truth then is Jesus Christ Who teaches, "The truth will make you free."
Truth is fidelity to Jesus Christ, hence Truth is an objective reality meant to be shared by all mankind. But like their father the devil, relativists hate Truth and work to suppress it, and herein lies the psychological violence which is the evil fruit of moral relativism:
"The clue to the mentality of the liar, in his hatred of truth, is his hatred of God. And this hatred of God floods over into hatred of those whom God loves, the innumerable millions for whom his divine Son died." (The Roots of Violence, Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., p. 29)
In "The Poison of Subjectivism," C.S. Lewis warns that moral relativism will end the human race and "damn our souls." Because Lewis was a faithful orthodox Christian he agreed with the fundamental teachings of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ and the Old Testament prophets that salvation presupposes sin (soul sickness) and the need of repentance. The need of repentance logically presupposes an objectively real Moral Law and need of a Savior. It follows that Jesus Christ, our Savior, did not die for our sovereign opinions:
" He did not say that His blood was the blood of the new and everlasting covenant and that it would be shed for you and for all so that opinions may be forgiven; He did not say, "I am a way, a truth, and a life"; He did not say, "Let he who is without opinion cast the first stone"; He did not say to that dark tempter, "It is said, 'Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God,' but hey, Satan, whatever works for you." (2)
In this light we can see that moral relativism 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 in the days of pre-flood relativists, but by fire, reserved for the post-flood world and its "enlightened" relativists.
Lewis sees farther than most, thus he argues that human kind 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 light, is now the primary source of moral relativism (demonic darkness) in the world today. This is because America's collapsing Christian denominations no longer defend Biblical infallibility, objective truth and moral law. And this is why Christians are voting for an unrepentant relativist who has made a liar of Jesus Christ.
Os Guinness comments:
"....it is a point of fact that in many, if not most parts of the Western world, what was still left of the Christian foundations of the West have collapsed or are collapsing. The Christian church is on the defensive everywhere. The Christian faith is derided among the thought leaders of our societies, and now we are told it is being abandoned in droves---even if many of the defectors are not really atheists or even agnostic, but in limbo between the....halfway houses of 'believing without belonging' or still 'belonging without believing.'" (Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, Os Guinness, p. 18)
Guinness sums up the downward spiral of the West under the Judgment of God:
" Western cultural elites have disregarded God for more than two centuries, but for a while the effects were mostly confined to their own circles. At first, they disregarded God. Then they deliberately desecrated Western tradition and lived in ways that would have spelled disaster if they had been followed more closely. But now in the early twenty-first century, their movement from disregard to desecration to decadence is going mainstream, and the United States is only the lead society among those close to the tipping point.... Soon, as the legalization and then normalization of polyamory, polygamy, pedophilia and incest follow the same logic as that of abortion and homosexuality, the socially destructive consequences of these trends will reverberate throughout society until social chaos is beyond recovery. We can only pray there will be a return to God and sanity before the terrible sentence is pronounced: "God has given them over" to the consequences of their own settled choices." (p. 20)
What all of this means is that the rebellion, apostasy, idolatry and moral relativism that has characterized the modern age since its beginning is actually an ominous neon arrow pointing to the Judgment and end ofthe West and America. And when these evils finally prevail throughout the world, then as a thief in the night will come the Day of the Lord (2 Pet. 3:10) and the unrepentant soul-sick human race will meet its' allotted fate:
"Their destruction will overtake them while they dream of happiness, and please themselves with vain amusements. There will be no means to escape the terror or the punishment of that day." However, the Day of the Lord, "will be a happy day to the righteous. They are not in darkness; they are the children of the light. It is the happy condition of all true Christians." (Matthew Henry, commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:2)
The Day of the Lord----when?
As no man can see what lies beyond the horizon no one can say when the Day of the Lord will be. So in the light of all of this bad news what are faithful Christians to do? For one thing, said Guinness, we can recognize that the faithful and orthodox in each tradition, whether Eastern or Roman Catholic and Protestant are actually closer to Jesus and each other than to the liberal relativist revisionists in their own traditions. In other words, a remnant according to the election of grace is slowly but surely emerging from the wreckage. (Roman 11:5)
Though the final factor in the future is unknown it is sure because we can trust that our Lord will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Therefore, as faithful and orthodox believers we can and must repent of our sins, trust in God, stand on His Truth, edify and comfort the saints and proclaim His gospel. We are to be busy about the Father's business in making disciples and seeing the power of the gospel transform lives. We must trust in God and His gospel and challenge the darkness with the only hope there is---the hope brought into being through the presence of the promised Holy Spirit (Romans 8:2-25); the future hope of the resurrection of the dead (Acts 23:6); the redemption of the body and of the whole creation (Romans 8:23-25), the return of Christ (Titus 2:11-14) and eternal life and the inheritance of the saints (Titus 3:5-7).
(1) The Problems with Moral Relativism, Robin Schumacher, Christian Post, 9/23/12
(2) Moral Relativism, Ligonier.org
(3) American Christians and Moral Relativism, Selwyn Duke, American Thinker, Feb. 2010
“…so far as human wisdom and resources are concerned, the salvation of sinners is as impossible as raising the dead. Every conceivable method of expiation and purification has been tried without success.” Charles Hodge
In the hearts of all humans, bar none, is the possibility of evil, thus sin, said GK Chesterton, is as obvious as potatoes. This being the case it is completely irrational for the unrepentant to think they can purify themselves and others when it is their evil conscience and will turned toward wickedness---aspects of their souls--- that need cleansing. And it is because man is evil and depraved, that the 20th century’s purification movements-- Marxist Communism and Nazi Socialism---purified the human gene pool by murdering in excess of 160,000,000 men, women and children of which in Russia, approximately half were Christians. According to Srdja Trifkovic, persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism, and mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Communist Bolshevism,
“….is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history….Attempts at “killing the soul” started only months after the Revolution of 1917.” Persecution and martyrdom was, “several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime.” (New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West, Srdja Trifkovic, OrthodoxyToday.com)
In his analysis of Marxist Communism, early conservative intellectual Frank Meyer describes it as the state form taken by a materialist pagan,
"...faith determined to rule the world" Communism is the "final synthesis of all heretical tendencies that have pervaded Western civilization for many centuries." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, pp. 251-252)
Communism is a godless, philosophically pagan form of heretical Jewish elements and heretical Protestant liberalism's upside-down, anti-creation account grounded in a chiliastic-evolutionary, apocalyptic proclamation of a coming new order based in belief in the inevitability of evolutionary progress from molecule to sea-weed, reptile, ape, hominid, and finally god-man and in the perfectibility of this fallen world. (1)
Chiliasm in Greek means 'thousand years' and is primarily a godless version of the millennial belief expressed in some Christian denominations that there will be a paradise on earth where Christ will reign for a thousand years prior to the final judgment and future eternal state.
The contemporary chiliastic-evolutionary movement is Technocracy. The world is being actively transformed by an amoral power elite and their minions according to a very narrow economical/political/social philosophy called Technocracy, and it is impacting every segment of society in every corner of the world:
"Technocracy is being sponsored and orchestrated by a global elite led by David Rockefeller's and Zbigniew Brzezinski's Trilateral Commission...Originally started in the early 1930's, Technocracy is antithetical to every American institution that made us into the greatest nation on earth. It eschews property rights, obsoletes capitalism, hates politicians and traditional structures, and promises a lofty utopian dream made possible only if engineers, scientists, and technicians are allowed to run society. When Aldous Huxley penned Brave New World in 1932, he accurately foresaw this wrenching transformation of society and predicted that the end of it would be a scientific dictatorship unlike anything the world has ever seen." (Preface, Technocracy Rising, Patrick Wood)
Huxley concluded that Technocracy produces scientific dictatorship designed to scientifically engineer, manipulate, dominate and control the world's wealth and resources and micro-manage every human being in every detail of his life. Moreover, said Huxley, the scientific and evolutionary system itself would become a god that was worshipped and questioning any aspect of it, such as the validity of evolution as empirical science, or any decision or outcome would be tantamount to blasphemy.
Like its' 20th century counterparts, Technocracy is the evolutionary chiliastic expression of a coming Golden Age that is the culminating hubris of Promethean god-men who having 'murdered' the Christian God mean to purify and remake man and creation.
In "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," highly respected political philosopher Eric Voegelin (1901-85) identifies many modern Gnostic movements. They range from Comte's positivism, to progressivism, Hegelianism, Masonry, Marxist Communism, Nazi Socialism, Schleiermacher's doctrine of faith, Protestant liberalism, and Luciferian Theosophy.
In an upside-down exegesis typical of Gnosticism, Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, leading Masonic thinker, and important formulator of chiliastic evolution wrote in her book, "The Secret Doctrine" volume II,
"...it is but natural...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind..." (Theosophy University Press, 1888, p. 243, 513)
Chiliastic-evolutionary systems are modern forms of ancient and very "elitist" pre-Christian and Christian-era Gnosticism which assigns the Holy Triune God to hell and instead worships Lucifer. Furthermore, it teaches that salvation is attained through the 'elitist' knowledge of Gnostic teachers such as gurus, god-men, certain scientists and Oprah Winfrey, a contemporary spiritual guide possessed of the knowledge of the Gnostic cosmogony.
With Satan as the spiritual father of an army of unrepentant Gnostic pagans, it is no wonder that modern Gnostic systems have so far produced every dictatorial, genocidal utopian movement of the 20th century and underpin contemporary spiritually pagan, chiliastic New Age and Technocratic globalists hopes and visions. In his article, "Leftism a Radical Faith," Bruce Riggs notes that much of the political history of the extended 20th century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments:
"Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward,"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered." (2)
The authors of the Black Book of Communism point to the godless anti-creation Darwinian "biological and zoological" strain of thinking as the engine of evil that proved itself a most effective means of denying the humanity of millions of victims:
"This strain of thinking is why so many of the crimes of Communism were crimes against humanity, and how Marxist-Leninist ideology managed to justify these crimes to its followers." (The Black Book of Communism, Stephanie Courtois, p. 751)
The devilish Gnostic rebel Vladimir Lenin concurs. Anti-creation Darwinism put an end to the belief that human, animals, and vegetable kinds bear no relation to one another and,
"that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)
Twentieth century Gnostic pagan god-states systematically dehumanized and murdered millions of people in order to create an imagined earthly Eden purified of evil, and this is clearly insane. Yet this evil religion whose spiritual father is Satan continues today as a God-hating, globally elitist, evolutionary progressive, politico-centric faith entirely disdainful of orthodox Christian and faithful Jewish beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them.
In short, devilish Gnostic chiliastic evolution is a Satanic spiritually pagan religion with the look of a religious inquisition that represents the 20th century heretical version of orthodox Christianity. Unless we grasp this crucial point the nature of this devilishly evil religion will elude us. (3)
Rise of Satan's Chiliastic Technocratic Utopia
In "False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion," Lee Penn wans that the United Religions Initiative (URI) and the Gaia initiative represents the spiritually pagan religious facet of the coming Technocratic New World Order. The URI is a United Nations organization that to a significant extent is animated by Satanic Gnostic chiliastic evolution. In preparation for the coming new order, a 'new' pagan spirituality is under construction of which the Earth Charter is set to become its Holy Writ.
Crafted by a conclave of 'Wise Persons' headed by former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, its benign sounding verbiage,
"and symbolic nature camouflage its dangerous purpose. The Charter is intended to become a universally adopted creed that will psychologically prepare the world's children to accept the necessity of world government to save the environment. It is also an outrageous attempt to indoctrinate your children in the UN's New Age paganism." (The New World Religion, William F. Jasper, New American, 2002)
The URI has attracted a diverse group of activists and powerful supporters such as the Dalai Lama, progressive churchmen from the People's Republic of China, pro-gay Episcopalians, radical Muslims, feminist goddesses and witches, rich capitalist foundations, the Club of Rome, the Temple of Understanding, and the Lucis Trust, formerly called Lucifer Publishing. Prominent supporters include occultist Robert Muller (former UN assistant secretary general and father of Common Core), Neale Donald Walsh, George Soros, Mikhail Gorbachev, Maurice Strong, Ted Turner, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. (pp. 5, 7, 23-26)
Penn notes that evolution is absolutely central to the ambitions of Technocratic global elites. Thus after more than eighty years of nearly unopposed evolutionary evangelization in schools, seminaries, pulpits, media, academia and elsewhere global elite god-men like Jeremy Rifkin are finally free to declare that evolution is a living "Mind" enlarging its domain as it evolves up and through the "chain of species." Moreover, now that the evolution god "Mind" reigns supreme, global elitists no longer feel like guests in someone else's home and therefore obliged to make their behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules:
"It is our creation now. We make the rules (and) establish the parameters of reality. We create the world (and) no longer have to justify our behavior...We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves for we are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever." (Algeny, Rifkin, 1983, p. 188)
Here we see that in the completely delusional, entirely depraved (Jer. 51: 17-18), and ultimately demonically orchestrated global elite dream-scape it is not the personal Triune God who has created and sustains the world. No, it is each Gnostic man-god who creates and sustains his own world and meaning in every moment out of his own divine consciousness. In other words, since according to the devil the substance of the Holy Creator God is distributed throughout all of the cosmos, including the mind of man, then by occult magic rituals such as transcendental meditation and brain-altering drugs, man can tap into the god-force within, thereby becoming a little god who controls the cosmos because he controls "Mind." The physical world then, is an illusion because reality is inside the divine mind of the god-man.
Given the likelihood that an ancient evil intelligence has crawled inside Rifkin and other Technocratic god-men the fact that New Age spirituality relies heavily on spirit revelations channeled through mediums such as Blavatsky, Bailey, Benjamin Crème, Robert Muller, Neale Donald Walsh and Barbara Marx Hubbard, to name but a few, should come as no surprise. Penn observes that all together they form a comprehensive anti-Gospel setting forth a Gnostic progressive vision of apocalyptic spiritualized totalitarianism that includes:
1. Praise for Lucifer as the light-bearer and giver of wisdom
2. Highly evolved humans are gods.
3. Advocacy for extreme population control
4. Concentrated hate directed at faithful Judaism, orthodox evangelical Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism
5. Forecasting a pending, and for them, desirable selection of mankind in which the progressives enter the New Age millennium and reactionaries face extinction. For "New Age Apostles of 'progressive' Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution." (Penn, p. 7)
Speaking through Barbara Marx Hubbard, her spirit guide 'Christ' prophesied in 1995 that the Rider of the Pale Horse will use the 'sword' as one of his means to "kill those who choose to remain self-centered." (ibid, Penn, p. 322)
The meaning of 'self-centered' is briefly defined in the Global Biodiversity Assessment, a document mandated by the U.N. sponsored Convention on Biological Diversity. This document explicitly refers to Christianity as a faith that, rather than making God and humans one with nature, has instead set God and humans "apart from nature," a process in which nature has "lost its sacred qualities." The document states:
"Conversion to Christianity has....meant an abandonment of an affinity with the natural world." (Al Gore, The United Nations and the Cult of Gaia, Cliff Kincaid, americasurvival.org, 1999)
In other words, because orthodox Christianity teaches that there is an unbridgeable gulf between the Triune God and His creation that is only breached by Jesus Christ then idolaters like Jeremy Rifkin do not and cannot share the substance of the Triune God as pantheism teaches. According to Christianity man is radically different from the Lord and atonement, purification and mediation is achieved only through Jesus Christ, Who rose from the dead. This means that neither Rifkin nor any other Technocratic global elitist is god but rather an evil idolater speeding along the broad, smooth highway to hell.
All modern Gnostic pagan movements share the same chiliastic goal: a coming "new pantheist order" and "new pagan god-man" completely purified of all evil and existing in oneness with the evolutionary god force. This means extermination of all faithful Christians and Jews and other dissenters who refuse to become one with the god of forces.
Purification also extends to Biblical moral standards, sexual ethics, traditional marriage and traditions derived therefrom since they have been by-passed by the ongoing process of evolution. These will be changed just as all distinctions between nonlife forms, life forms and gender will be blurred in the idea of evolution from molecule to ape to man and woman to transgender to androgynous god-man. In the same way, all distinctions between good and evil, nations and religions will be merged in the chiliastic vision of worldly purification.
In conclusion, Gnostic chiliastic evolution is the anti-gospel of Satan, thus the antithesis of the glorious Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ. So powerful is the stranglehold of Satan's anti-gospel on millions of darkened Western minds that it has imaginatively inverted the order of creation and reversed the direction of Biblical theism, meaning that the millions of people whose minds are in bondage to Satan and his legions can no longer think right-side up. With creation ex nihilo virtually replaced by the evolution god it is now believed that men have not fallen from perfection but are instead gradually evolving upward from their ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection.
For all Westerners who are perhaps uncomfortable with, offended by, or outright hostile toward the personal Holy Triune God and His plan of salvation Satan's anti-gospel provides them a chiliastic plan of purification and a substitute deity---evolution---the animated god force of the cosmos which men believe they can control and direct. Through scientifically controlled and directed evolution they imagine they are destined to realize unimaginable spiritual advances.
1. Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose
2. Leftism a Radical Faith, Bruce Riggs, American Thinker, 2014
3. ibid, Klaus Fischer
According to the God-despising Progressive socialist, former Pres. Obama, it was the view of the God-despising Marxist Communist, now deceased President Castro, that making sure "everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security and old age" were basic human rights. And with Castro's personal view Obama naturally stands in agreement. (Obama Welcomes Castro's Criticism of America: 'I Personally Would Not Disagree,' Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard, Mar. 22, 2016)
In the hearts of all humans, bar none, is the possibility of evil, thus sin, said GK Chesterton, is as obvious as potatoes. This being the case it is not sensible to expect that hard-hearted egoists such as Fidel Castro, mainstream media, most of Hollywood, Obama, and America's pro-murder, pro-selling baby parts crowd actually care about the welfare and well-being of the humans they lord it over, lie to, trample upon, loot, kill and cannibalize. What is sensible to expect is that loveless egoists--- after worming their way into positions of great power and influence---will enrich themselves at the expense of the gullible hominids (i.e., deplorables and psychologically manipulated liberals) they hold in contempt (if not outright hate) as well as betray, terrorize, coerce, enslave, punish, abort, euthanize, and feed off of like bloated parasites. Moreover, we should expect them to toss crumbs to their slaves and claim that "everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security and old age" and that in their view these crumbs are "human rights." We should also expect other egoistic parasites to agree,"I personally would not disagree with him" and for lesser parasites situated within academia, media, and other citadels of progressivism to relentlessly condition their slaves to view slavery as "equality" "rights" and "freedom" and looting issuing in crumbs as "social justice."
"Whenever I stopped pushing on his chest in order to adjust the pacemaker, the heart would stop and Charlie's eyes would roll up. He again would sputter, turn blue and begin to convulse. I reached over and started him up again. But this time, he was screaming the words, "Don't stop! I'm in hell! I'm in hell!" (To Hell and Back, Maurice Rawlings, M.D.)
In his bestseller, "Life After Death: The Evidence," author Dinesh D'Souza presents a logically reasoned, scientifically based case that the evidence for life after death greatly outweighs atheistic claims to the contrary. D'Souza notes that throughout the world today Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are acknowledged to be a global phenomenon that provide strong support for life after death. Indeed said D'Souza,a 2005 survey of American doctors,
"...showed that 59 percent now believe in some form of afterlife, a much higher percentage than is found in other scientific professions. Possibly their encounter with patients who have had near death experiences is partly responsible for this. I doubt they learned it in medical school." (pp. 64-65)
It isn't just NDEs that have revived interest in unseen intelligences and the afterlife but increasing cases of demonic bondage, possession, and UFO encounters with beings calling themselves Space Brothers, Council of Nine, Transcended Masters (Jupiter, Morya, Koot Humi, Jesus, Rakoczi, Hilarion,, Serapis P, Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul), Semjase and the Ashtar Command.
The Ashtar Command is a title used to describe an intergalactic, multidimensional federation of benevolent extraterrestrials,
".... under the supreme jurisdiction of a being named 'Ashtar' or 'Ashtar Sheran,' said to be a higher dimensional ET ship commander. The phenomenon of physical and/or telepathic contact with Ashtar seems to have begun with the 1950s contactees, and continues globally to the present day." (Scott Mandelker, Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, p. 102)
Speaking through the apostate Evangelical Alice Bailey (1880-1949), an important architect of today's progressive New Spirituality, the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul spoke of the day when,
"Christianity will be in a state of chaotic division and upheavals. When this takes place . . ., the Master Jesus will take certain initial steps towards reassuming control of His Church... "("Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications," Robert Herrmann Ph.D., p. 573). (1)
Khul appears to be describing our post-Christian apocalyptic age where millions of narcissistic Westerners worship at the altars of godless (satanic) man-centered religions of nihilism that make no absolute moral or ethical demands. resulting in a theater of the absurd and lawless characterized by the inversion of evil over good, the abnormal over the normal, death over life, unenforceable laws, meaninglessness, collapsing foundations and a Christian Church fractured, divided against itself and increasingly in defiance of Jesus Christ.
The Christian Church is undergoing a shocking evolutionary change process resulting in moral relativism, accommodation to the world system, heresy, and open apostasy into pagan monism. This evolution into apostasy process is backed by a vast and growing global elite network, the witting and unwitting foot-soldiers of the Brotherhood, espousing an evolutionary ethos, syncretic neo-Gnostic interfaith/inter-spirituality and kingdom of "God" on earth conceptions. (1 Tim. 4:1)
"Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons" 1 Tim. 4:1
Today a vanguard of anthropologists, scientific psychiatrists, professionals from the counseling and medical field and top thinkers in the field of UFO research take very seriously the fact that something frightening and unexplainable by Western science (evolutionary science) is going on here in America and throughout the West. In their search for answers they are jettisoning as useless the Darwinian claim of man as a soulless animal whose brain is a biochemical machine. A "new" consensus is emerging: men have souls, evil spirits exist and they can and do possess people. Felicitas Goodman comments:
"...we need to understand a number of different concepts in order to comprehend the worldwide phenomenon of possession and exorcism. On the psychological level, we have come to know the notion underlying all possession, namely, that the body is a shell, inhabited by a soul, and that this shell may on occasion be surrendered to an intrusive alien entity" (How about Demons? Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World, Felicitas Goodman,1988)
World-renowned UFOlogist and archaeologist Dr. Clifford Wilson is but one of many researchers who have pointed out how an entity calling itself Ashtar keeps popping up in UFO accounts. Along with Semjase (Samlazaz, Semjaza), who has been posing as a modern space-brother, Ashtar keeps appearing in modern UFO literature as well as in ancient texts. John Keel, one of the world's most published and highly respected UFOlogists also noted this. Highlighting the element of deception he wrote:
"Thousands of mediums, psychics, and UFO contactees have been receiving mountains of messages from "Ashtar" in recent years.... Ashtar is not a new arrival. Variations of this name, such as Astaroth, Ashar, Asharoth, etc. appear in demonological literature throughout history, both in the Orient and Occident. Mr. Ashtar had been around a very long time, posing as assorted gods and demons and now, in the modern phase, as another glorious spaceman." (Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, Gary Bates, p. 290)
In ancient Babylon, Astoreth (Inanna, Ashtar, Ishtar, Istar, Semiramis, Milcom, Cybele, Astarte, Isis, Demeter, Aphrodite; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13) was the androgynous consort of Anu, the supreme sky god.
According to Dr. Peter Jones, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and Executive Director of truthxchange, androgynous (transgender) priests were associated with the worship of the goddess Ishtar from the Sumerian age (1800 BC). Their condition was due to their devotion to Ishtar,
“...who herself had ‘transformed their masculinity into femininity. The androgynous Ishtar required androgynous priests to function as "her" temple priests (shaman) who engendered demonic abhorrence in others…the fearful respect they provoked is to be sought in their otherness, their position between myth and reality, and their divine-demonic ability to transgress boundaries.” (Androgyny: The Pagan Sexual Ideal, Dr. Jones, truthxchange)
The Baal-Astarte nature religions of ancient Canaan appear to maintain a similar view of spirituality and obscene sexuality. The goddess Anat (Astarte) preserves many of the characteristics of Ishtar. Like the Syrian goddess Cybele, Anat is headstrong and submits to no one. She/he is androgynous, being both young and nubile but also a bearded soldier:
"She thus symbolizes the mystical union, which was celebrated by her worshipers as a ritual enactment of the hieros gamos [sacred spiritual marriage]. The Old Testament gives some indication that Canaanite religion included homosexual androgyny, against which Israel was constantly put on guard." (Jones)
Who are Semjaza (Shemihazah) and Ashtar/Ishtar?
"Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father." (1 Kings 11:33)
"ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god which ye made to yourselves." (Amos 5:26-27) "ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them." ( Acts 7:42-43)
Chiun in Amos answers to Remphan in Acts; and this god in turn is but another phase of Moloch or Saturn, the "star god," A star was put on the head of the images of the idol representing Saturn; hence "images" answer to "star" in parallelism while Remphan and Chiun answer to the Phoenician goddess Astarte or Ashtoreth, as well as to Moloch, Cybele, Pan and Cernunnos. (Bible History On-Line)
In his/her return appearance Astoreth/Ishtar/Pan/Cernunnos is the androgynous horned god Baphomet here in America while in India, Parvati and Siva, the androgynous destroyer of worlds.
According to Ancient Near Eastern Scholar Dr. Michael Heiser, Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Liberty University, Semjaza, the androgynous Ashtar and all other pagan gods are fallen, wicked Watchers, serpentine Seraphim,
"There are "good" serpentine beings (seraphim) who guard God's throne (so Isaiah 6's seraphim), and there are fallen, wicked serpentine beings (seraphim) who rebelled against the Most High at various times, and who became the pagan gods of the other nations." (Michael Heiser, "Serpentine/Reptillian Divine Beings in the Hebrew Bible: A Preliminary Investigation," cited by Bryan Godawa, "Enoch Primordial," p. 363)
While Semjaza is one of the leaders of the rebellious seraphim, according to one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Azazel was the leader. (Gen. 6:1-4) The same description appears in the book of 1 Enoch (8:1; 9-6; 10:4-8; 13:1; 54:5-6; 55:4; 69:2) (The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser, p. 177)
Andrei A. Orlov is a specialist in Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism, Second Temple Judaism, and Old Testament pseudepigrapha. Within the field of Second Temple Jewish apocalyptic literature, Orlov is considered among the leading experts in the field of Slavonic texts related to Jewish mysticism and Enochic traditions. With respect to Azazel (Asa'el) Orlov argues that the fallen angel was not just a leader of the fallen angels but "the" leader. In this view it was Asae'l who instigated the rebellion of the Watchers against the Lord, revealed heavenly secrets and impregnated the daughters of men, thereby siring giants. According to a fragmentary text from the Book of Giants found at Qumran (4Q203) the punishment for all the sins of the fallen angels is placed on Azazel.
Dr. Gary Bates, ex-evolutionist turned young earth creationist, turned to the Book of Enoch for identification of the Watchers. Not only does the Book of Jude 14-15 refer to the book of Enoch but is an exact rendering of Enoch, chapter 1:9. Moreover, Enoch 6-7 identifies Semjaza as a ringleader of the 200 Watchers who descended Mount Hermon in the pre-flood world:
".And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon....And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz (Shemihazah)... Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael (Azazel), Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqlel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel." (Alien Intrusion, Bates, p. 398)
The Watchers taught men heresies and forbidden knowledge such as enchantments, sorcery, incantations, the occult science of magic transformism (shape-shifting and/or change or evolution of one kind into another kind), astrology, science of constellations, the smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb (abortion), that it may pass away. They also taught women the use of cosmetics and men how to make weapons of war.
America's Apocalyptic Atmosphere: Why the Spirit World is Moving Closer
"Sorry, but your soul just died." (naturalist Tom Wolfe, cited in The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)
Under the influence of evolutionary scientific materialism, millions of Americans have forsaken our Creator, the fountain of life, in favor of the god of evolutionary forces.. (Jer. 2:13) In effect, they have made themselves into walking dead bodies whose ‘new’ reality is non-self, meaning that by the logic of their choice there is no one home. Having fallen into a void, they are now entering a frightening demonic spiritual reality long known about by ancient pagans and early Christians.
With regard to the state of the soul upon the death of its' body, as well as its state during Near Death Experiences and out-of-body-experiences attained by way of certain drugs, transcendental meditation or other psycho-spiritual techniques early Church Father St. Augustine taught that when a soul separates itself from its' body,
"the man himself who is in such a state, though it be in spirit only, not in body, yet sees himself so like to his own body that he cannot discern any difference whatever." (City of God, Book XXI, 10)
In his treatise, "The Divination of Demons" Augustine explains why men, when "in body" are unable to perceive demons and angels:
"The nature of demons is such that, though the sense perception belonging to the aerial body, (spirits) readily surpass the perception possessed by earthly bodies, and in speed too, because of the superior mobility of the aerial body, they incomparably excel not only the movements of men and of beasts but even the flight of birds. Endowed with these two faculties (keenness of perception and speed of movement) they foretell and declare many things that they have recognized far in advance. At this, because of the sluggishness of earthly perception, men wonder." Because evil spirits have existed from the beginning they, "have gained a far greater experience in events than accrues to men because of the brief span of their lives." Thus, "demons not only foretell many things that will occur, but also perform many miraculous acts." (Chapter 3, Divination of Demons)
Though men cannot perceive evil spirits, they are there, said Church Father Cassian in his "Conferences." According to Cassian:
"Such a multitude of evil spirits fills this air which is spread out between heaven and earth and in which they fly in disturbance and not idly, that the Divine Providence for our benefit has hidden and removed them from the gaze of men; otherwise, from fear of their attack, or of the frightful spectacle of the faces into which they are transformed and changed by their own will...men would be struck with unbearable terror and ready for collapse..." (The Soul After Death, Fr. Seraphim Rose, pp. 29-30)
It is during "out of body experiences" that the soul of man can fully perceive aerial spirits. The most commonly reported encounters are with a wonderful being of light experienced as some kind of personal being filled with warmth and love to whom the out-of-body soul is drawn by a kind of magnetic attraction. Often the experience includes many other apparitions, including other people. Church Father Gregory the Great describes these encounters in his Dialogues:
"It frequently happens that a soul on the point of death recognizes those with whom it is to share the same eternal dwelling for equal blame or reward." To the righteous, "it often happens that the saints of heaven appear (and) with the vision of the heavenly company before their minds, they die without experiencing any fear or agony." (Dialogues, IV, 12)
In his book on the Holy Spirit, Church Father Basil the Great states the heavenly powers only appear,
"...to those who are worthy, in the form of their own bodies." (Works of St. Basil, cited in The Soul After Death, p. 23)
Jesus Christ Himself affirms that to the worthy appear the heavenly powers:
"And it came to pass that the begger died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham's bosom." Luke 16:22
There is nothing vague about the righteous heavenly powers. They do not appear as "beings of light" but rather have a human appearance. By contrast, the being of light frequently encountered during out-of-body-experiences and NDEs has no visible form and does not conduct the soul anywhere. The being of light merely engages the soul in dialogue and shows flashbacks of one's past life. But then Satan can in fact fashion himself into an angel of light. (II Cor. 11:14)
In his 1975 book, "Life After Death," Dr. Raymond Moody reported on 150 cases of people who experienced NDEs. What made these cases incredible was that most of these people had similar if not virtually identical experiences. With regard to the being of light Dr. Moody and other investigators wondered if it was an evil spirit but then dismissed the possibility because it was not in harmony with the wonderful results the apparition produces.
Ex-atheist Dr. Maurice Rawlings, a cardiologist, has resuscitated many persons who have been clinically dead. Now a Christian, he dismisses Moody's contention on the basis of his own terrifying experiences with some of his patients. These frightening experiences have taught him that contrary to the most-published accounts of NDE encounters with a being filled with warmth and love, some NDE's are absolutely terrifying. In these hellish encounters, the out-of-body soul meets with grotesque beings,
"....who may be lurking in the shadows or along a burning lake of fire. The horrors defy description..." Even some "regular church members" have been shocked to find themselves experiencing hellish, "manifestations of imps and grotesque giants, of a descent into blackness and a fiery heat, of a pit and an ocean of fire." (Beyond Death's Door, Rawlings, pp. 63-64, 103-110)
Rawlings records that German actor Curt Jürgen's experienced a horrifying feeling that life was ebbing away from him. After this he felt powerful sensations of dread as everything suddenly turned a glowing red. Then he saw twisted faces grimacing as they stared down at him. He tried to defend himself but,
"... could no longer shut out the frightful truth: beyond the faces dominating this fiery world were faces of the damned. I had a feeling of despair....the sensation of horror was so great it choked me. Obviously I was in Hell itself (and then suddenly) the black silhouette of a human figure began to draw near...a woman...with lipless mouth and in her eyes an expression that sent icy shudders down my back. She stretched out her arms...and pulled me by an irresistible force (into) a world filled with....sounds of lamentation....I asked the figure...who she was. A voice answered: "I am death." (German actor Curt Jürgen's, To Hell and Back, pp. 76-77)
Dr. Carl Raschke, an internationally known writer and academic who for the past decade has been researching and explaining the effects of postmodern Christianity and its global significance, notes with alarm America's downward spiral into the madness of demonic spirituality. He points out that the decadence, pornography, mass murders, criminality, the 'new religions,' and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus. In "Satanism and the Devolution of the 'New Religions,' Raschke notes that Satanism is so widespread today that there are even U.S. military personnel who are members of secretive Satanist groups.
Raschke concludes that the post-Christian West is experiencing an upsurge in satanic manifestations. The Satanist mindset, said Raschke, is a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and values and is the spiritual Frankenstein,
"....created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God." (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West, Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)
It is only within the context of Western apostasy into paganism and bondage to powers and principalities issuing in a phenomenal growth in worship of science and evolution, subjectivism, atheism, occultism, satanic spirituality and increasing demonic manifestations tied to the return of the wicked serpentine Watchers that todays' marked increase in 'other worldly' encounters can be understood. It is Church Father Gregory the Great who makes clear to us just what is going on and why. After describing various visions and after death experiences in his Dialogues, Gregory remarks,
"the spiritual world is moving closer to us, manifesting itself through visions and revelations...As the present world approaches its end, the world of eternity looms nearer..."
Gregory adds that through visions and revelations, which in our own time are much more common and widespread than they were in his, we see the truths of the future life imperfectly because the light is still "dim and pale, like the light of the sun in the early hours of the day just before dawn."
In other words, during Gregory's time mankind was being provided clear proof that there is another world, that heaven and hell exist and life does not end with the death of the body. Moreover, there really is a soul that survives the death of its' body and is in fact more conscious and alive after it is released from its' body.
At no time in the history of mankind has possession, UFO encounters, NDEs and other 'out-of-body-experiences' been a worldwide phenomenon such that secular and Christian investigators have taken notice. According to Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scripture Ministry, tens of millions of Westerners have rejected Christianity and replaced it with belief in ghosts,
"... spirit guides, psychic phenomenon, out-of-body experiences, and the like. Psychics are currently communicating messages from these spirit entities that blatantly contradict the teachings of the Bible." (p. 17)
According to Church Father Gregory, the spiritual realm is approaching. The marked increase of such phenomena in our own time is a sign of its extreme nearness and therefore signals the approaching end of post-Christian Western civilization followed in its own time by that of the world.
Revelation reports that at some point the whole world, under the influence of Azazel, Semjase, and other wicked seraphim, becomes drunk on the wine of Babylon, its' imbibers convinced of their own deity:
“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)
Toward this end, evil seraphim teach evolutionary cosmogonies and relativism issuing in a man-centered cosmos consisting of an evolving panentheist or pantheist divine spirit permeating and making sacred everything animate and inanimate. This sacred evolving god of forces or universal energy is the one monistic reality which comprises both the center and circumference of the universe symbolized by the circle, a snake biting its own tail.
The point of monism (oneness, collectivism) is that since everything is "one" there can be no "twos" such as man and woman and man and God but rather only one-integrated being. In other words, a transgender/androgynous god-man. In this view, "Caitlyn" Jenner is the androgynous ideal we should strive for individually and Sodom and Gomorrah collectively.
Toward this infernal end the Watchers have made great strides. Their success is very clearly seen in a fast-paced evolutionary change-process culminating in apostasy, heresy, relativism, apathy, massive moral corruption, debauchery, pornography, abortion, sodomy, androgyny, and the same pagan spirituality and obscene androgynous sexuality that has always characterized occult paganism. At the head of the change-process are apostate theologians, a legion of depraved intellectuals, corrupt politicians and law-makers, President Obama, the State Department and a broad spectrum of U.S. agencies enlisted in the global battle for LGBTQ rights:
"The Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Export Import Bank, the United States Trade Representative, and such other agencies as the President may designate." (U.S. State Department to Force Gay Agenda on Foreign Nations, MassResistance) (5)
In the diminishing presence of faithful orthodox Christians and Jews, America for the most part is eagerly abandoning our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in favor of worldly pleasure, pagan spirituality, occultism, and the pan-sexuality of the androgynous goddess of a thousand names: Azazel. (1 Kings 11:33) All of this leads Peter Jones to ask:
"Might we be on the verge of witnessing the construction of an eschatological Sodom and Gomorrah, as the title of a recent pro-gay book, Reclaiming Sodom, suggests?"
Already godless paganized America stands guilty before the Lord of committing the original pre-flood idolatry in which, according to early Church Father Tertullian, people believed that after death they would magically change (evolve) into gods (Tertullian Treatise on the soul 57).
Today the original idolatry has been revamped, revised, and dressed up as reincarnation, evolution, and science, thereby making it palatable to modern science and evolution worshipping Westerners. Yet more ominous, the United States also stands guilty before the Lord of committing the crime that equates to the last step in the downward spiral that caused the Lord’s judgment to fall upon the pre-flood world. According to ancient rabbis, this particular crime is what modern Americans call 'gay' marriage:
"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; Ancient Paganism: the Sorcery of the Fallen Angels, Ken Johnson, Th.D)
"And what did they do? A man...married...a man, and a woman a woman, a man married a woman and her daughter, and a woman was married to two (men). Therefore it is said, 'And you shall not walk in their statutes." (Sifra Acherei Mot, Parashah 9:8 (Commentary on Leviticus 18:3), ibid, Ken Johnson)
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Heb. 10:31). If He spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell unto torments (2 Pet. 2:4), then He shall say to the men and women of modern Sodom and Gomorrah and to all other workers of iniquity (Luke 13:27), depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. (Mat. 25:41)
But to the faithful the Lord says:
"Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28
1. Rise of the Global Church of Lucifer
For more than eighty years the America of the founding generation has been incrementally disappearing beneath a godless evolutionary neo-Gnostic pagan ideology that seeks the disintegration of Western man’s inner person (Imago Dei). It also seeks the blending of male and female, good and evil. In the foreword to the book ‘On Global Wizardry,’ John Frame describes it as an historical and worldwide movement of enormous, cultural power that for centuries has sought to dominate our world. (p. 10)
Darwin’s idea is taken by the movements pagan elitists as final proof that the universe is governed, not by the divine will of Jehovah Who created humans out of dust,
“…but by a virtually divine force Darwin called natural selection. Having produced human consciousness, evolution may now…be brought directly under the control of its own product, Humanity, the accomplishment of natural selection…” (James Herrick, p. 150)
This ‘new’ pagan ideology holds that laws come from the opinions, desires, needs, hates, prejudices and other feelings of naturally selected elitists who control the reins of the mystical god-state. Moreover, it posits that rights are really special privileges granted by the god-state and that human beings are a resource similar to other naturally occurring resources, therefore exist only to serve the god-state, which as the owner and manager of all resources should be as powerful as possible.
'New' Gnostic paganism is the antithesis of America’s founding worldview which it intends to completely destroy. America, the freest, most enlightened civilization in the history of mankind, was founded on a Biblically grounded worldview beginning with, "I am the Lord your God...I am the Truth..." and "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB and “I give you dominion over the earth and its creatures..."
For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America, had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men and women are the spiritual image-bearers of the One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each man is a person --a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body.
America was founded as a Constitutional Republic for the spiritual image-bearers of the Lord, not as a democracy populated by evolved hominids or bio machines as the pagan ideology contends.
America’s Constitutional Republic by definition has two principle elements.
First, it is controlled by Law which transcends mankind, hence neither man nor government control Law.
Second, it recognizes the private, sovereign nature of each man, which means that the transcendent Creator Who gave us Law, gave us life and liberty at the same time. Life and liberty are inseparable. All men and women, regardless of creed, color, and sex are human beings made in the spiritual image of the transcendent Creator, hence each person is endowed with an individual immortal soul and a mind endowed with reason, conscience, will, imagination, and memory. This means that all men and women, while not physical or mental equals or equal in gifts and talents, are however, spiritual equals in the eyes of their Creator, and since by their nature men and women are both free and individual thinkers and choosers, they are therefore endowed with the capacity to be self-governing when they mature both morally and intellectually.
The Constitution therefore, recognizes man's sovereignty, the divine nature of man's creation and man's divine right to life, liberty, and the means of acquiring and possessing property. Hence our Republic recognizes Law is unchangeable because the eternally unchanging Creator is the Lawgiver
Today however, the Gnostic-pagan ideology has displaced the Holy Triune God, our founding Biblical worldview, and by extension, has rendered our founding documents meaningless.
Claiming to be 'progressive, evolutionary, scientific and enlightened,' it declares that the Biblical God is scientifically-passé and that now every man is god in the making, thus his own morals-and gender maker. This delusional way of thinking is grounded in an upside-down, anti-creation evolutionary account positing continuous change over billions of years of evolutionary ascent eventuating in life magically arising from chemicals, man from lower creatures and an eternally expanding cosmos.
This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter, and still later, lizards, and later still, some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are humans going to become something else--maybe divine supermen or super robots---but nothing can be said about homosexuality, transgender, and lesbianism since all life forms arose from a genderless blob of matter generated by a Big Bang.
With the triumph of evolutionary science and the satanically-energized will of Gnostic pagans over the Revealed Word of God, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni brazenly demands that church leaders be forced to take "homosexuality off the sin list." (Christians 'Must Be Made' to Bow, Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, Apr. 4, 2015)
At the imperious demand of arrogant, sin hardened idolators, the body of Christ (Eph. 2: 19-22) must be made to reject the Revelation of God, His created order, the two created sexes, the Fall, immutable Truth, and Moral Law, all of which the Apostles of Christ, the Fathers of the Church, and virtually every faithful Christian has affirmed as true.
The declaration of war against the body of Christ is about far more than just love, fairness, equality, and marriage rights. It is really about the disintegration of man’s inner person, his soul, the source of his dignity as the spiritual image bearer of the Holy Triune God. This insidious process was begun during the Enlightenment when Deists and fellow free-thinkers elevated ‘reason,’ (the mind of man), science, evolution, and mechanistic laws of nature above the One God in three Persons, thereby effectively taking the Holy Trinity away, and depersonalizing and reducing man to an emergent product of the evolving universe of matter and energy. Lester Crocker explains their agenda:
"There existed in the eighteenth century a widespread desire to equate the moral with the physical world..." What was desired above all was "total integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendence, even though it was admitted that (being God's image-bearer) gave him certain special abilities and ways of thinking. The important thing, as La Mettrie, d'Holbach and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to need — mechanically... like a tree or a machine. Man merely carries out natural forces — without any freedom whatsoever — in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it." (Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones, pp. 5, 7)
From the 18th century till our own, God-hating Gnostic pagans have been working toward the goal of scientifically deconstructing the souls of Westerners. Thus today, as cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett claims, there is no you. Soul, spirit and will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain. Naturalist Tom Wolfe agrees:
"Sorry, but your soul just died." (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)
Mankind has traveled this highway to hell before. Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if all that exists is matter and energy then the human self (soul/spirit) cannot exist either. In his book, "The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha," Ravi Zacharias explains that Buddha took God away and his espousal of an absence of self was the most unique and fearsome claim he made. (pp. 59, 67)
Vishal Mangalwadi, the internationally respected Indian philosopher and Christian scholar agrees. In his bestseller, The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Mangalwadi notes that Buddha deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul so that reality for Hindus became non-self since one's sense of self is an illusion. In other words, you don't exist. The Buddha taught that liberation is in the realization of the unreality of your existence. (p. 6)
What does all of this insanity mean? Speaking through His prophet Jeremiah, the Lord said: "my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2: 13
In other words, by forsaking our Creator, the fountain of life, in favor of non-life-bearing matter and energy, men destroy themselves. In effect they make themselves into walking dead bodies whose ‘new’ reality is non-self, meaning that by the logic of their choice there is no one home.
In short, if all that exists is matter and energy then it logically follows that there is no source for life, mind, conscience and will, the two sexes, human dignity and worth, or for that matter the much bragged about "reason of scientifically enlightened progressives." Without the Holy Trinity, meaning drains into meaninglessness and man is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before the stupidity and depravity of Enlightenment Deists and fellow travelers paved the way for the West and then America to plunge into the void where man is no longer a person. Nor is he or she either male or female but rather a soulless, sexless aggregate of matter or psychic energy in motion while the powers and abilities of his mind are nothing more than energies and chemicals acting on grey matter. In short, within the closed-system of "new" paganism, man is nothing but an evolved hominid or bio-machine, a conscious product of energy acting on matter over millions of years, a process called evolution.
The disintegration of man’s dignity as a creature of the Holy God of creation is not the result of science, as Western evolution worshippers falsely claim, but rather the product of a depraved mind, evil conscience, and will turned toward evil that justifies the depersonalization and abuse of others as the exercise of sovereign freedom. It is hostility toward and outright hatred of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit and His image-bearers disguised behind magic science and linguistic sophistry.
Androgyny: the Pagan Ideal
Following hard on the heels of the disintegration of man's inner person is the rapid loss of male and female distinctions, which quickly drain away into androgyny. This in its' turn necessitates the radical recasting of marriage, family, Scripture, and orthodox Christianity and the use of toddlers, older children and even babies for the sexual satisfaction of depraved pan-sexual and omni-gendered bio-machines. This hideous evil will not only be tolerated but declared a sign of enlightened progress because with the Holy Triune God dead in their hearts, then so too is the entire structure of Biblically grounded presuppositions, norms, standards, principles, moral law, sexual ethics, social institutions and society built thereon. In the resulting void, everything—no matter how evil– is now possible (Psalm 36: 1-4).
In an article entitled, "Hundred Years of Pedophilia," Olavo de Carvalho (born 29 April 1947), a Brazilian essayist and historian warns of evils just over our horizon:
"In Greece and in the Roman Empire, the use of minors for the sexual satisfaction of adults was a tolerated and even prized costume. (sic) In China, castrating young boys to sell them to rich pederasts was legitimate commerce during millennia. In the Islamic world, the rigid morals that ordain the relationships between men and women was not rarely compensated by the tolerance with homosexual pedophilia. In some countries this lasted at least until the beginning of the 20th century, making Algeria, for example, a garden of delights for depraved travelers (read the memoirs of André Gide, "Si le grain ne meurt"). ....In all the places where the practice of pedophilia receded, it was the influence of Christianism — practically alone — that freed the children from this awful rule. .....But this had a price. It is as if an undercurrent of hate and resentment had gone through two millennia of history, waiting for the moment of revenge. This moment has arrived." (olavodecarvalho.org)
In conclusion, from pre-flood times to our own, just as idolatrous men have been rebelling against God there has also always been homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, and zoophilia, and both evils have always been classified as sins before God.
In the post-flood world, the Canaanites practiced homosexual rituals in the worship of their gods and goddesses while Sodom and Gomorrah were synonymous with sodomy and other depravities that led to their destruction:
"Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah---from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities---and also the vegetation in the land." Gen. 19: 24-25
And if the whole world committed these crimes against nature,
"…they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)
Despite the hideous depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah the practice of homosexual marriage was unknown there. Not since the pre-flood time of Noah has there been a nation that sanctioned homosexual marriage, that is, not until the United States of America, which under the leadership of ‘rainbow’ Obama, has been trying to force homosexuality on the rest of the world.
Thus today, godless paganized America stands guilty before the Lord of committing the crime that equates to the last step in the downward spiral that caused God’s judgment to fall upon the pre-flood world. Preceding the last step however, was the original pre-flood idolatry wherein, according to early Church Father Tertullian, people believed that after death they would magically change (evolve) into gods (Tertullian Treatise on the soul 57). Today the original idolatry has been recast and made palatable to modern Westerners by being dressed up as reincarnation, evolution, and science. With respect to the last step, according to ancient rabbis,
“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
“And what did they do? A man…married…a man, and a woman a woman, a man married a woman and her daughter, and a woman was married to two (men). Therefore it is said, “And you shall not walk in their statutes.” Sifra Acharei Mot, Parashah 9:8 (Commentary on Leviticus 18:3)
By the logic of their choice, idolatrous Gnostics have destroyed themselves, and in the end, their choice inevitably lands them in Hell.
MassResistance reports that in Tuesday’s elections in Massachusetts, liberal GOP Governor Charlie Baker and his political team are conducting an unprecedented large-scale, state-wide campaign to purge all social conservatives from having any significant voice in the State Party:
"...all the targeted people are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. Baker is pro-choice and pro-“gay” marriage. He strongly believes that is the future of the Republican Party, and has surrounded himself with like-minded people. He finds the presence and activity of conservatives embarrassing and counter-productive to the Party’s direction. Social conservatives are fine as activists, but they must be removed from the Party’s decision-making and policy positions." (In “Super Tuesday” elections: Mass. Governor & GOP establishment purging party of pro-family conservatives. The “Republican establishment” at work, MassResistance)
Pro-choice (pro-death), pro-gay (pro-sodomy, lesbianism, pederasty, transgender) Republicans like Baker are of a mind with deep-pocket godless Republican donors and equally godless progressives like Obama, Hillary and their funders. According to Ted Cruz, this is why billionaires who write the giant checks that fund President Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Democrats don't despise the radical gay rights movement or the radical environmentalist movement or all of the people that knock on doors and get Democrats elected because they are of one mind. On the other hand, because much of the Republican base is faithful Christian conservatives whose worldview is in direct opposition to the godless worldview espoused by Republican donors, they are actively despised:
"I can tell you when you sit down and talk with a New York billionaire Republican donor — and I have talked with quite a few New York billionaire Republican donors, California Republican donors, their questions start out as follows," Cruz said. "First of all, you've got to come out for gay marriage, you need to be pro-choice, and you need to support amnesty. That's where the Republican donors are. You wonder why Republicans won't fight on any of these issues? Because the people writing the checks agree with the Democrats." (Ted Cruz: Republican Donors Actively Despise Our Base," Daniel Strauss, Politico, 9/29/15)
Here's how retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North describes contemporary America, where according to our godless U.S. government North is an extremist because:
"I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study Gods word. My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of life, oppose abortion and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and woman. I am a veteran with skills and knowledge from military training and combat. I own several firearms, frequently shoot them, buy ammunition and consider efforts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights to be wrong and unconstitutional. I frequently support the sovereignty of the United States, am deeply concerned about our economy, increasingly higher taxes, illegal immigration, soaring unemployment and actions by our government that will bury my children beneath a mountain of debt. Apparently, all this makes me a 'right-wing extremist.' At least that's what it says in the April 7, 2009 'assessment' issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security." (ibid, pp. 14-15)
Liberal Republicans and their deep-pocket donors have allowed enmity for the cross of Christ to grow in their hearts, thus they are ashamed of and have contempt for faithful Christian conservatives because like their evolutionary progressive counterparts, they are modern heirs of the satanic rebellion against our Lord that has its roots primarily in Renaissance times. This makes political designations such as Liberal, Progressive, and Socialist merely labels affixed upon the breasts of such people, all of them given over by God into spiritual bondage (hence the worldview of fallen angels) and depraved minds. In this light it can be seen why such people view faithful orthodox Christian conservatives as extremists, domestic terrorists, and backward anti-science and evolution idiots.
The English theologian GH Pember (1837-1910) wrote extensively on the rebellion against the Triune God during his lifetime in books such as "The Antichrist Babylon and the Coming Kingdom" (1888) and "Earth's Earliest Ages," (1889) a classic work in which Pember defends the Revealed Word of God against an onslaught of science-worship, evolution, and rationalism and examines their underpinnings in the worldview of fallen angels, primarily spiritualism, Luciferian Theosophy, and mystical Buddhist thought. Pember's purpose is to show that the role demonic forces played in the pre-flood world led to its destruction under God's judgment, thus with the return of demonic forces in connection with modern man's rebellion the "Days of Noah were reappearing in Christendom, and therefore...the Days of the Son of Man could not be far distant."
In "The Antichrist Kingdom," Pember notes that communication with demons (Spiritism) is now common throughout Christendom and Russia. In France it is the national pastime. Moreover, the apostles of the powers of darkness are everywhere proclaiming their scientific and evolutionary theories demonstrating that the world created itself and had no need of a Creator while the miseries which have resulted from sin,
"...are blasphemously charged upon the Almighty, Who so loved the world as to give His son for it (but is now) impiously forbidden to curb and discipline the rebels who owe their existence to the breath of His mouth. And when we see such men as John Stuart Mill (and) John Morley, the late Chief Secretary for Ireland...guiding their fellows to defiant insubordination, we can scarcely wonder that Bradlaugh...said, 'This world might have been happy, had not the shadow of God fallen upon it." (pp. 25-36, 60)
Since the Renaissance, Christendom's apostatizing religious, cultural, and political leaders have been orchestrating the West's apostasy into paganism. With respect to the USA, former Protestant America is rapidly transitioning from post-Christian to actively hostile toward its' founding religion. America's apostasy, subjectivism, idolatry, occultisms, pan sexuality, rampant abortion, drug use, sodomy, homosexual marriage, and other evils have much in common with the days of Noah, post-flood Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah and Egypt.
The Wrath of God on a Godless Nation
Following the 2015 Obergefell v. Wade decision, Dr. Peter Jones said the Supreme Court's ruling represents a historic mile marker for the United States in its apostasy. In "The Body Politic is Queer," Jones argued that the Declaration of Independence declares that unalienable rights and laws endowed by our Creator have been rendered meaningless by the Supreme Court’s fake redefining of marriage. With this ruling, the USA is clearly a godless nation controlled and shaped by the godless. (truthxchange, Jun 26, 2015)
In a 2007 sermon entitled “A Nation Abandoned by God,” the highly respected pastor John MacArthur said, “I’m convinced beyond doubt that God has abandoned America,” meaning the Lord has removed America’s hedge of protection. After the Obergefell v. Wade decision MacArthur said this exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already know that the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe (2 Cor. 4:4). June 26th, 2015 stands as a significant milestone in the American demonstration of this ancient reality and it is Romans 1 that clearly identifies the evidence for the wrath of God on a godless nation:
"….sexual immorality followed by homosexual immorality culminating in a reprobate mind. This most recent step reminds us that God’s wrath has come in full. We now see reprobate minds at every level of leadership – in the Supreme Court, the presidency, cabinet, legislature, press and culture." (An Open Letter to TMS Alumni, John MacArthur, June 27, 2015)
In his book, "The Unseen Realm," Dr. Michael Heiser writes that Deuteronomy 32:8-9 is the Old Testament equivalent of Romans 1:18-25, a passage wherein the Lord gave men over to their rebellion (Psalm 50:16-22) and into spiritual bondage (Acts 7:42; Matthew 12:43). Thus the Old Testament passage describes how Yahweh's judgment upon Babel resulted not just in the dispersal of the nations but in the disinheriting or abandoning of those nations by God and in His giving them over in spiritual bondage to evil spirits.
"But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him." 1 Samuel 16:14
William Hendrickson concurs. Having rebelled against Yahweh and lost his position in heaven (Luke 10:18) the prince of darkness receives power to open the abyss (hell before the final judgment; Rev. 20:1, 3) and let the demons out. As soon as the abyss is opened it belch’s forth the smoke of deceptions, delusion, sin, sorrow, moral darkness, and degradation:
“…by God’s permissive decree (the devil) is not prevented from carrying out his wicked designs in the hearts the children of men, a wickedness for which he—not God---is responsible….God uses even the work of the devil as a punishment and as a warning for the wicked, a warning in order that they may repent.” (More than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation, p. 120)
Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987), a highly respected German Protestant minister who pastored, counseled and delivered more than twenty thousand people suffering from spiritual subjection in its various forms and manifestations throughout the world, speaks of occult or demonic bondage rather than spiritual bondage and says the first things to become subject to demonic influence are a person’s thoughts and feelings:
“This often results in a complete attitude of indifference to any spiritual influence, and to an open rejection of any belief in God. The Word of God loses its power to speak, and God’s promises become meaningless. The person finds he can only entertain evil thoughts in his mind and ideas which are opposed to God. He is gripped with a passion for lying and impure thoughts. Indeed, the desire to lie so fills him that he does so unconsciously. In spite of feeling no remorse for his sins, he will be plagued with a continuous feeling of restlessness, with a lack of peace, and depressive moods.” (Occult Bondage, p. 140)
MacArthur puts it this way: The reasoning faculty has been corrupted by the corrupt influences around it. And when that happens, the entire sense of morality is warped and the conscience, being ill-informed, doesn't function. So then we see unconscionable behavior and people laughing at aberrations on television and elsewhere rather than falling on their faces and weeping because they have been given over to a depraved mind. They're filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, envy, murder, deceit, malice, slander and hatred of God.
In the following examples, Dr. Koch elaborates on conditions of thought and emotions denoting the demonic subjection that with every day becomes increasingly descriptive of liberal theologians, liberal Republican elitists and their donors, their progressive counterparts, and segments of American culture. By these signs you will discern the hand of God’s judgment:
1.Warped, distorted character resulting in malignant narcissism, hard egoism, uncongenial dark nature: "...narcissistic personality traits have become so pervasive in American culture that they threaten to transform us into a nation of egomaniacs, research psychologists Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell say in their new book The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement." (Narcissism Epidemic: Why There Are So Many Narcissists Now, Lindsay Lyon, US News and World Report, Apr. 2009)
2. Extreme passions resulting in violent temper, fits of rage, belligerence, addiction, meanness and abnormal sexuality such as homosexuality, sodomy, pederasty, sadomasochism, and lesbianism, the crimes against nature said Augustine,
"(which are the) crimes of the men of Sodom (and if) all nations in the world committed them they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)
3. Compulsive thoughts of suicide and murder; persecution complexes; paranoia, psychosis
4. Demonic possession signified by moral imbecility, narcissism, delusion; destructive, murderous urges; fits of mania, tendency to violence, hearing voices, conscious atheism, simulated piety, blasphemous thoughts, words and acts and bigoted, intolerant attitude against Christ, God, crosses, prayer, Ten Commandments monuments, faithful Christians and faithful Jews. (Occult ABC, Koch, pp. 266-282)
Moral imbecility means sense suddenly seems like nonsense; nothing is ever right; everything is upside-down, inside-out. For example, in "Your Soul for--A Pronoun?" Dr. Peter Jones, Executive Director of truthxchange reports the following:
a. In Toronto, a 6'2", 46-year-old father has convinced himself that he is a 6-year-old girl, with the blessing of the Metropolitan Christian Church
b. At a 2016 United Methodist forum for their VBS programs, the Reconciling Ministries Network demanded workers to "drop the gender binary" by avoiding such offensive language as "boys and girls"
c. In the UK the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England for school-children between 13 and 18 asked students to complete a questionnaire choosing from 22 "gender types," included "gender non-conforming," "tri-gender" and "gender fluid."
In clinical terms, psychopathy describes people suffering from one or more of the preceding spiritual conditions. In "Leftism as Psychopathy," John Ray, M.A., Ph.D., argues that moral imbecility is a primary characteristic of psychopathy before briefly outlining some of its other defining features:
"(the psychopath) is unmoved by brutality (except to enjoy perpetrating it); he has no moral or ethical anchors or standards; he is deeply (but discreetly) in love with himself so secretly despises others and thinks they are fit only to be dominated and exploited by him and those like him; he is a great manipulator who loves getting others to do his bidding by deception or otherwise; he is the master of the lie and the false pretense but sees no reason to be consistent from occasion to occasion; he will say anything to gain momentary praise or admiration; his only really strongly felt emotions seem to be hate and contempt and he is particularly enraged by those who have what he wants and will be totally unscrupulous in trying to seize what others have for himself. But above all, the psychopath does not seem to be able to tell right from wrong and, as a result, does sometimes commit or connive at murders and other heinous crimes with what seems to be a clear conscience."
Ray identifies Stalin, Lenin, leftist intellectuals situated throughout academia, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Obama, among others, as psychopaths.
John MacArthur summarizes psychopathy thusly: “…they are without reason, without conscience. This is what it means when God abandons a society.”
In this brief overview we have seen certain signs of the Lord’s judgment as well as what happens within a godless society when the Lord turns the rebellious over to spiritual bondage and depraved minds. The depraved, whether liberal theologians, Hollywood liberals, or liberal Republicans and their deep-pocket donors think they're scientifically enlightened; that they're brilliant forward-thinkers while faithful orthodox Christians are stupid, backwards prescientific fundamentalists. But it is the godless who are imbeciles. Their minds are depraved, consciences are evil, and wills turned to wickedness. They compulsively lie and invent bizarre religions, ideologies, boogiemen such as extraterrestrials, and worship the animated god-force called evolution, the principle miracle-producing power of the cosmos. Whether by way of abiogenesis or by accidental or directed panspermia, imbeciles believe they are evolution's conscious products and can now achieve ever-higher levels of consciousness by directing their own evolution. They also like to talk about being spiritual as though it’s entirely reasonable for imbeciles to invent and worship their own spirituality when in reality this is man all the way at the bottom. It's enmity against and rejection of the cross of Christ. And as they fall ever deeper into darkness, they not only fall further away from repentance, but they actually glory in their shame. Of this Paul says,
"Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." (Rom. 1:32).
If this weren't bad enough, as their hostility to the cross of Christ deepens they glorify their rejection as something of which to be proud and use it as justification for not only purging conservative Christians but allowing them to be persecuted and financially ruined by 'gays':
"Their glory in their shame is a twisted and deformed version of tolerance; anyone who does not join in their celebration is guilty of one of the few sins left in their worldview: intolerance. Traditional biblical morality now becomes a form of hate, of intolerant bigotry." (What Does it Mean to be an Enemy of the Cross? Msgr. Pope, Archdiocese of Washington, 2/22/16)
They are antichrists--the enemies of Christ---given over by God into spiritual bondage whose end is destruction:
"For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things" (Phil 3:18-19).
2016 @Linda Kimball
Since the Sexual Liberation movement of the '60s, America has been experiencing an explosion of neo-Gnostic pagan movements in concert with a relentless assault on unchanging truth, reality, first principles, universal moral law, and the created order of being---the two sexes (male and female) for example. These movements interface with mystical, quasi-Buddhist, occult Gnostic, and other ‘blood and soil’ notions: New Age cults, Satanism, transcendental meditation, Wicca, goddess worship, ‘gay’ shamanism, reincarnation, Luciferian Theosophy, the Great Apes Project and all other animal rights agendas, Gaia worship, deep ecology, channeling and other such notions. All are types of pantheism, which stress in one way or another that mankind is ‘one with’ nature ( the evolving universe of psychic energy and matter) and should therefore make obeisance to it as Sovereign.
In his penetrating analysis of the Gnostic Progressive Left, M. Stanton Evans author of "The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition," observes that it is only against the background of neo-paganism that the bizarre ‘isms’ of Leftist politics come into focus. The common feature of all these movements---naturalism, materialism, sexism, multiculturalism, feminism, determinism, economic determinism, racism, heteronormativism, and patriarchalism for instance, is that they view irrational nature itself as ultimate and sovereign. In other words, they make a god of irrational nature, which is precisely why Al Gore is synonymous with Gaia, global warming, and carbon footprints, and the Left in general is so very ‘green.’ Evans comments:
“Much of it, indeed, is pantheism or other nature-worship, dressed up as secularism or science.” Darwinian evolution is the “most influential case in point (as it) explicitly replaces (or identifies) God with physical nature, and in some versions even attributes to nature, or some agency within it, ineffable designs.” (The Theme is Freedom, p. 122)
For almost one-hundred years, the Gnostic Left has been busily engaged in stealthily undermining and gutting our founding documents and America’s religious, social, political, legal, and cultural infrastructures. Toward this end, they’ve managed to infiltrate alien meaning into the Word of God, seminaries and pulpits and marginalize and deconstruct the Declaration of Independence—the charter document—and to cleverly infiltrate new and alien meaning into our Constitution. Whereas originally, the individual’s right to liberty was viewed as God-given---thus fixed and unchanging---the Holy Trinity has been declared dead and subsequently replaced by a divine energy identified as 'natural selection,' and a mystical god-State, while group privileges are increasingly sweeping away individual rights. And where each and every human life possesses an ‘inalienable right to life’ was held as an immutable truth and a universal moral good, the ‘scientifically enlightened’ politically correct view holds that truth and morality are irrelevant and human life without value, dignity, or purpose. Taking the place of our inalienable right to life is politically correct choice. In reality, choice is an elitist eugenics mentality in disguise, hence it views procreation of undesirables---such as Conservative Christians---as bad, therefore all population control schemes such as euthanasia, abortion, and the abomination called partial birth abortion---which is tantamount to infanticide---are ‘good.’
However, despite these and the Gnostic Left’s many other successful changes toward the transvaluation or total inversion of America’s traditional cultural, social, political, and legal order, our Second Amendment rights remain a primary concern to the totalitarian ambitions of Leftists. They want our guns because a weaponless people are a helpless people.
Various Leftists and their ilk predicted long ago that they and an interconnected network of accomplices throughout academia, the entertainment world, government, the church and elsewhere, would bring about the fall of the West by way of a ‘long walk through the culture.’ A diabolically conceived ‘walk’ that would incrementally condition our minds, demoralize us, and slowly invert our traditional order by disarming, dumbing-down, and putting Westerners ‘to sleep’ (enslaving them) through immorality: ‘’sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.” The unwary sleepers, it was confidently foretold, would never dream that they would one day awaken to the nightmare world of slavery unfolding all around us.
Over the course of many years those predictions have come true. For today, millions of Americans are an immoral, narcissistic people addicted to instant gratification. They are an infantilized people whose ongoing mind-conditioning comes by way of warped, pornographic, propaganda-spewing media and entertainment. And while Americans have been sleeping, our universities and schools have become transmission belts for the proselytizing of Darwinism, socialism, political correctness, open-borders, New Age pantheism, sexual confusion and androgyny, one world universalism, and hate: hate-whitey, hate-Conservatives, hate-America, hate truth, hate history, hate free markets, hate straight males, hate-tradition, hate-morality, and hate the Biblical God.
As truth, common sense, morality, and knowledge of our founding Christian-based worldview die, the American mind shuts down in tandem, thereby allowing the icecap of a new ‘green’ totalitarianism to relentlessly advance across our nation, snuffing out the light of Christ, liberty and all things good. Under its oppressive weight, America is crushed downward into a dark abyss of godless pagan superstition, where at the urging of the Left’s demonic mendacity, 2+2 becomes 5, males are females, females are males, being bad is cool, but doing evil is much more gratifying.
Our founders long ago warned Americans that only a God-fearing, informed, and virtuous people can remain a free people, for these practices lend themselves to impulse control issuing in self-determination and the cultivation of higher reason and logic, hence to individual liberty and our form of self-government. In the words of Patrick Henry---Christian patriot, governor of Virginia, revolutionary general, “The Voice of Liberty,’ and signer of the U.S. Constitution:
“The great pillars of all government and of social life (are) virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.”
Ignorance, narcissism, and lack of self-control on the other hand, leads to lack of impulse-control (determinism) and the downward spiraling consequences of dependency, lying, cheating, crime, chaos, anarchy, and eventually slavery. Tragically, and of great consequence to the continuance of individual liberty, all too many Americans today are apathetic, drug-using, infantilized, violence-prone, obscenity-spewing, sex-obsessed people, and the name Jesus Christ is for many of these---and particularly for the Left’s ‘self-anointed’---- the obscenity of choice. In 1909, Reverend Francis Grimke warned of the perils of moral corruption. He said:
“If the time ever comes when we shall go to pieces, it will…be…from inward corruption----from the disregard of right principles…” (Equality of Right for all Citizens, Black and White Alike)
As we watch and wait in trepidation, wondering if our fellow Americans will be so foolish as to elect yet another seductive, charismatic Messiah similar to Obama—the most destructive Leftist ever—-we need to realize that our greatest enemy is often ourselves. For when we allow ourselves to fall down the slippery slope of moral corruption, ignorance, dependency, and apathy we fall right into slavery, both spiritual and physical. Our own freely chosen follies and conceits---in concert with a willingness to transgress---will be the downfall of our individual liberties, self-government, and a free America.
“We are at the dawn of a new consciousness, a radically fresh approach to our life…Perhaps the best name for this new segment of historical experience is the Interspiritual Age.” Wayne Teasdale, “The Mystic Heart”
“At the outbreak of the modern era, the (gnostic) system of inverse biblical exegesis was once again activated.” Ioan Couliano, “The Tree of Gnosis”
The Gnostic system of inverse exegesis begins with evolution, which has persuaded people,
“...to think of everything in nature as the fruit of a gradual growth rather than an original creation.” Such inverse thinking means it is now impossible for educated Westerners to conceive of Biblical revelation because “in an evolving world, perfection obviously lay, not in the past, but in the future.” (Franklin Baumer, “The Making of the New Spirituality, James Herrick, p. 150)
Western and American culture has been hijacked by an evolutionary spiritual ideology that Dr. Peter Jones, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and Executive Director of truthxchange, calls neo-Gnostic Paganism. In the foreword to the book ‘On Global Wizardry,’ John Frame describes it as an historical and worldwide movement of enormous, cultural power that for centuries has sought to dominate our world. (p. 10)
Darwin’s idea is taken by modern Gnostics as final proof that the universe is governed, not by the divine will of Jehovah Who created humans out of dust,
“…but by a virtually divine force Darwin called natural selection. Having produced human consciousness, evolution may now…be brought directly under the control of its own product, Humanity, the accomplishment of natural selection…” (James Herrick, p. 150)
Grounded in an inverse evolutionary cosmogony Progressive Spirituality is vehemently anti-Revealed Word of God, the Genesis creation account ex nihilo which speaks of a fall by man from a good creation, and Jesus Christ God Incarnate, the Way, the Truth, and the Life who, in the minds of hostile progressive Gnostics, intolerantly declared that “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Progressive Spirituality holds that each world religion of nature shares a single universal truth---that the divine energy (i.e., the Force, evolution, prana, chi) or consciousness (i.e., Solar Logos, Mind of the Universe) has manifested itself through many deities in different places and at different times. Thus no one deity can express the totality of the divine energy or consciousness. This is polytheism.
Progressive Spirituality has eleven other essential beliefs:
1. The divine energy or consciousness is present everywhere within nature and man and is therefore the divine essence or spark in the minds of humans. This means that every person is a potential god because they are aspects of the evolving divine consciousness. This is idolatry.
2. The divine energy is represented by both female and male energies. These two major aspects of the divine are the goddess and god, although the divine, being beyond limitations of gender, is androgynous (transgender).
3. Animism: nature is infused with evolving divine spirit, consciousness, or life force and is thus alive with divine energy or soul, meaning Gaia (earth) is alive.
4. Magic and/or occult science: the principle instrument of initiates, adepts, and god-men employed to acquire hidden knowledge (gnosis).
5. Spiritual evolution: evolutionary progress over time resulting in apotheosis.
6. Subjectivism: there is no objective truth and reality; whatever one wishes to be true and real is subjectively true and real for that person. (1)
7. History as a record of events in space and time has no particular significance.
8. Religious pluralism rooted in mystical experience. This means that the only universal religious experience is the mystical experience.
9. Forecasting a pending, and for them a highly desirable natural selection of mankind in which progressive practitioners of Gnostic Spirituality enter the New Age millennium and the reactionaries face extinction. For the Apostles of progressive Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution. (False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion, Lee Penn, p. 7)
10: Socialism as the new evangelism.
11. Praise for Lucifer as the light-bearer, angel of evolution, and giver of wisdom (gnosis)
Progressive Spirituality is a syncretic stew consisting of elements of Mystery Religion Babylon, occult Kabbalah, Egyptian Hermetic magic, pre-Christian and Christian era Gnostic paganism, Shamanism, Astrology, African pagan spirituality, Chinese spirituality, the spirituality of Quantum Mechanics, Deep Ecology and global change, Hinduism, Buddhism, Luciferian Theosophy, Wicca, evolutionary Christianity and new contemplative (meditation) techniques and other occult ways of contacting the spirit realm. (2) Uniting all of these movements is a determined commitment to evolution, magic science, subjectivism and tolerance that paves the way for a one world religion. John Frame comments:
"These movements are parallel to one another, even congruent. So they form a single movement in effect. They work together, drawing on one another for support and inspiration, affirming one another, while they unite in opposing biblical Christianity. The resulting movement is, then, a work of Satan, seeking to confront Christianity head-on.” (p. 10)
In "The Aquarian Conspiracy," a book that has been called the New Age or Progressive Spirituality Bible, Marilyn Ferguson (1938-2008) concurs and enthusiastically reports that a great, shuddering irrevocable shift in consciousness is overtaking Westerners,
"It is a new mind, a turnabout in consciousness in critical numbers of individuals, a network powerful enough to bring about radical change in our culture. This network....has alreadyenlisted the minds, hearts and resources of some of our most advanced thinkers, including Nobel laureate scientists, philosophers, statesmen, celebrities....who are working to create a different kind of society...The technologies for expanding and transforming personal consciousness, once the secret of an elite, are now generating massive change in every cultural institution---medicine, politics, business, education, religion and the family." (America: The Sorcerer's New Apprentice, Hunt & McMahon, p. 34)
Ferguson lists a number of consciousness altering techniques:
".....Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, Focusing, Centering, Guided Imagery, Visualization, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Biofeedback, Dianetics, Silva Mind Control..." (America: Sorcerer's New Apprentice, Dave Hunt, Thomas McMahon, p. 43)
The altered state of consciousness in which a man supposedly enters into communion with the "Mind of the Universe" with the help of spirit guides is called "opening of the senses" in Scripture:
"Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand." (Numbers 22:31, also see 2 Kings 6:17; Luke 24:16-31)
Hypnotic trance-states are linked to ancient pagan religious practices and eastern mystical experiences that are essential to such practices as out-of-body experiences, astral projection, and Yoga. Historically, hypnosis has been an integral part of world pagan religious practices and pantheist systems stretching back to the mother of all such systems: Babylon.
In ’Recognitions’ church father Clement records an evil deed committed by the Gnostic pagan magician Simon (Acts 8: 9-24) that bears a striking resemblance to the effects of modern altered state of consciousness techniques resulting in out-of-body-experiences. Clement reports that Simon committed murder by inducing a child to experience an out of body situation. By way of mesmerizing, abominable incantations,
"...he separated the soul of a child from its own body that it might become his assistant for the production of whatever apparition he might require. And he drew a likeness of the boy, and keeps it set up in the inner chamber where he sleeps, affirming that he...formed him of air by transformations such as the gods cause..." (Earth's Earliest Ages, G.H. Pember, p. 181)
In other words, by way of a consciousness altering technique, Simon drew out the spirit of the boy,
"...and then omitted to recall it, so that the spirit had finally separated from the body; and that he had done this for the purpose of procuring a (spirit) familiar....Simon....denied the murder of the boy by asserting that he had merely resolved a spirit-form which he had himself produced." (Earth's Earliest Ages, p. 182)
During trance states demons can interfere with and even possess the passive or empty mind, making occult meditation techniques open doorways into the realm of evil spirits and dangerous demonic deceptions.
Similarly, hallucinogenic drugs also assist users to experience an altered state of consciousness. There are as well certain types of music, such as electronic trance and heavy metal that enhance and in many cases produce in the mind and spirit of the listener an altered state, hence spiritual transformation. In secularized Westerners and unwary Christians alike, altered states eventually end in an altered world view.
As it was in the days of Noah
As Ferguson admits, many of the hypnotic-technologies being taught over and across our culture were once the private domain of ancient magicians and sorcerers. In fact, as Constance Cumbey reveals in her thoroughly researched book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow," many Progressive Spirituality historians claim their traditions originated in pre-flood Atlantis (during the time of Noah) and afterward were preserved in the ancient land of Babylon and surrounding plains of Shinar,
"...and from there disseminated throughout the earth, including Taoist doctrines of China, Mayan-Aztec teachings of Mexico and Central/South America; Great Spirit teachings of the American Indians, Hindu/Buddhist teachings of Asia, etc." (ibid, pp. 250-251)
Church Father Clement concurs. In the antediluvian world, fallen angels taught men the use of magical incantations that would force demons to obey man:
“After the flood Ham the son of Noah unhappily discovered this and taught it to his sons. This became ingrained into the Egyptians, Persians, and Babylonians. Ham died shortly after the fall of the Tower of Babel. Nimrod, called Ninus by the Greeks, was handed this knowledge and by it caused men to go away from the worship of God and go into diverse and erratic superstitions and they began to be governed by the signs in the stars and motions of the planets." (Recognitions of Clement 4.26-29)
The Tower of Babel was Babylon's founding edifice and spiritual center, said Brooks Alexander, research director for Spiritual Counterfeits Project. Brooks describes the Tower as an astral temple or gate-way into the dimension of spirits and the Divine Energy. It therefore represented the structure of the evolving universe of energy and matter:
"As the 'cosmic mountain' it tied heaven and earth together. It was the all-inclusive image of the totality of the universe." (The Big Lie, SCP Journal 29:2-29:3, 2005, Tal Brooke, p. 11)
The magical meaning of the Tower is the ancient Egyptian Hermetic principle of the universe or macrocosm's correlation with the microcosm, "as above, so below" symbolized by the Ouroboros – the serpent-powered cosmic tree of life represented by a snake biting its tail. "Below" corresponds to earth, initiate (aspiring god man), and Tower, and 'above' to a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the void--- the locale of gods and demons,
" the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts....With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can 'rise on the planes,' and experience these regions in full awareness." ("Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral Planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8)
From the time of Nimrod to our own, the serpent-energized Ouroboros with its astral planes and sub-planes has been well-known around the world in its' many esoteric (occult secret) traditions.
Brooks adds that in the ritual act of ascending the astral altar,
"…. the priests acted out the stages of god-realization and the inner meaning of mankind's oneness with the cosmos. The Babylonian monarch was the focus of the occult power channeled through the activities of the priesthood. He was regarded as a divine being, a god-man." (ibid, The Big Lie, p. 10)
With the help of spirit guides (fallen angels and demons), psycho-technologies and other occult rituals, initiates believed they could spiritually progress or evolve up the astral planes to visit the realm of the gods and become the mouth-pieces for the gods and goddesses.
According to occult lore, at the final level of initiation spirit entities (demons) fully possess the body of the monarch to replace his spirit. This means that the spirit of the monarch is no longer in residence as another spirit totally possesses and animates the monarch's body. This is why the monarch thereafter was regarded as a divine being, a god-man.
Upon possession of the monarch's body, the spirit exudes a powerful mesmerizing influence that draws much of the community into its sphere of influence and domination resulting in communal possession. Possession takes two forms, communal and individual. Communal or collective possession is,
"...strongly institutionalized, and ritualistically induced, but peripheral possession is more normally individual and spontaneous." (Demonic Possession: A Medical, Historical, Anthropological, and Theological Symposium, John Warwick Montgomery (ed.), Bethany, 1976)
Possession and Other Dangers of Mind-Altering Techniques
According to a 1987 New York Times article, psychologists who studied mind-altering techniques said that while participants are in this altered state group-leaders are able to implant new ideas and alter thinking processes, raising fears of mind control. (America: Sorcerer's New Apprentice, Hunt, McMahon)
This charge is so grave and frightening that former University of Wisconsin psychology faculty member Edwin Morse warns that graduates of new Spirituality (New Age) courses being required for employees of many businesses are often "psychologically scarred." Now in private practice and specializing in helping such people, Dr. Morse declares:
"These (mind-altering) groups are using hypnotic procedures and people are not being told about it." (ibid, America: the Sorcerers New Apprentice, p. 42)
Even school children are being taught the ancient art of centering, a psycho-technique that opens up their minds to the influence of demons. In his book, "America's Schools: The Battleground for Freedom," Allen Quist warns:
"New Age religion is now aggressively being taught in our nation's public schools." A model curriculum has been developed that "is clearly centered on pantheism." "Much of what passes for environmental education and multiculturalism is really indoctrination in pantheistic/New Age theology. The ACLU and other similar organizations have no objections to (pantheistic indoctrination). It is only Christianity that these organizations object to." (p. 51)
Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, has also been following the explosive growth of Gnostic Progressive 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 alter the consciousness of American society through an aggressive assault on schools and churches. He reveals that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is one of the initiating centers of the assault and the home to the enormously influential occult spiritual Gaia Institute and Temple of Understanding — a politically influential U.N. Non-Governmental Organization. (federalobserver.com)
So-called 'extraterrestrials' are also at work. In "Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection," Gary Bates reports that the abduction phenomenon is occurring all over the world, including Third World countries. After considerable research, Bates connects psycho-techniques utilized by ‘ETs” to hypnosis. So-called 'aliens' use hypnotic methods to enter into the subconscious mind to plant subliminal messages and alter thought processes to embrace the concept of naturalistic evolution which negates the Genesis account. (Bates, p. 262)
World-renowned UFOlogist and archaeologist Dr. Clifford Wilson is but one of many researchers who have pointed out how an entity calling itself "Ashtar" keeps popping up in UFO accounts. Along with Semjase (Samlazaz, Semjaza), who has been posing as a modern space-brother, Ashtar keeps appearing in UFO literature as well as ancient texts. John Keel, one of the world's most published and highly respected UFOlogists also noted this. Highlighting the element of deception he wrote:
"Thousands of mediums, psychics, and UFO contactees have been receiving mountains of messages from "Ashtar" in recent years.... Ashtar is not a new arrival. Variations of this name, such as Astaroth, Asher, Asharoth, etc. appear in demonological literature throughout history, both in the Orient and Occident. Mr. Ashtar had been around a very long time, posing as assorted gods and demons and now, in the modern phase, as another glorious spaceman." (Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, Gary Bates, p. 290)
In ancient Babylon, Ashtoreth (Inanna, Ashtar, Ishtar of the Acadians, Istar, Semiramis, Milcom, Cybele, Astarte, Isis, Demeter, Aphrodite; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13) was the androgynous consort of Anu, the supreme sky god.
According to Dr. Peter Jones, androgynous (transgender/bi-sexual) priests were associated with the worship of the goddess Istar from the Sumerian age (1800 BC). Their condition was due to their devotion to Istar,
“... who herself had ‘transformed their masculinity into femininity.'” (Androgyny: The Pagan Sexual Ideal, Dr. Jones, truthxchange)
Who are Semjaza and Astar/Ishtar?
According to ANE Scholar Dr. Michael Heiser, Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Liberty University, Semjaza, the androgynous Ashtar and all other pagan gods are fallen, wicked Watchers, serpentine Seraphim,
"There are "good" serpentine beings (seraphim) who guard God's throne (so Isaiah 6's seraphim), and there are fallen, wicked serpentine beings (seraphim) who rebelled against the Most High at various times, and who became the pagan gods of the other nations." (Michael Heiser, Serpentine/Reptilian Divine Beings in the Hebrew Bible: A Preliminary Investigation," cited by Bryan Godawa, "Enoch Primordial," p. 363)
Globalized Gnostic Progressive Spirituality
The Book of Genesis informs us that before the great flood the antediluvian world was in a frenzy of wickedness, no doubt aided and abetted by the Watchers. God's wrath fell upon that world while a remnant was preserved in the ark. But scarcely had the waters receded when Ham rediscovered and resurrected the teachings of the Watchers from the antediluvian world. Utilizing these teachings, Nimrod turned the people away from the worship of God and revived the necessary elements of Mystery Religion Atlantis to establish his own post-flood version.
While Mystery Religion Babylon is the post-flood root of all mystery religions, in its' final version, communal and individual possession will become a global phenomenon as untold millions of people ritualistically act out the stages of god-realization and the inner meaning of mankind's oneness with the cosmos:
".....I can be saved only by becoming one with the universe. Thereby, too, my deepest 'pantheist' aspirations. It was especially the image of God which Teilhard saw in need of urgent redefinition. Modern man has not yet found the God he can adore, A God commensurate to the newly discovered dimensions of the universe." (Towards a New Mysticism, Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions, Ursula King, p. 172
“Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the ‘divine,’ it’s 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, 1923-2010, U.N. Assistant Secretary General known as the philosopher of the U.N. and father of Core Curriculum, 1984, p. 84)
The Dark God of Progressive Spirituality
Progressive spirituality relies heavily on spirit revelations channeled through mediums such as Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Robert Muller, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Neale Donald Walsh. Of these it is Blavatsky who reveals the identity of the dark god.
Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society to promote occult doctrine, religious philosophy and wisdom tradition. Theosophy holds that all nature religions are attempts by the Occult Brotherhood (fallen angels) to help humanity in evolving to greater perfection, and that eachnature religion therefore has a portion of the truth. These teachings, which Blavatsky called ‘The Ageless Wisdom,’ had previously only been available to Secret Societies from the time of Babylon and Atlantis, but she obtained them from the Brotherhood during her travels to Egypt and India.
In her book, ‘The Secret Doctrine,’ Blavatsky reveals the name of the dark god:
"Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct Saviours and Creators of divine man . . . It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe, this ever-living symbol of self-sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity.”
In volume II of “The Secret Doctrine” she said:
"….it is but natural…to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the “Harbinger of Light” bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; and he who was the first to whisper: “in the day ye eat thereof, ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil” – can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour….”
“And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the “Lord of Phosphorus” (brimstone was a theological improvement), and Lucifer, or “Light Bearer,” is in us: It is our Mind – our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior from pure animalism. Without this principle… we would be surely no better than animals” (Theosophical University Press, 1888, p. 243)
In this light it becomes clear why leading Gnostic initiates and adepts speak of the necessity of the Luciferian initiation for all who wish to enter the coming utopian millennium.
Revelation reports that at some point the whole world will become drunk on the wine of Babylon, its' deluded celebrants convinced of their own deity when in reality they've received the mark of Satan.
The clearest answer to the apocalyptic atmosphere of our time is found in the Bible. We are living in the Last Days. History is winding down and Satan is mobilizing his forces for a final all-out assault--- which we are already experiencing (1 Tim. 4:1 and 2; Tim. 3:1-4) The demonic realm is brazenly interacting with our own realm, and it is in this light that we can understand the growing epidemic of occultism, imbecility, pathological lying, violence, hatred, death-wishing, and other evils overtaking our society.
We are living in the days of a demonic nature, said Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987). For over fifty years Dr. Koch's name has been synonymous with authoritative and biblical insights and help for all who desire to understand or escape from the mesmerizing influence of the occult and demonic world. According to Koch, civilization is marching toward its own destruction and if we fail therefore to take our stand at the foot of the cross,
"... fail to build our house upon the Rock, (we will) be swept away by the turmoil of the End-times." (Demonology Past and Present, Koch, p. 37)
1. Subjectivism: why it will end the human race and damn the souls of men
2. Demonic Darkness: America’s Invisible Wave of Evil
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.
G.K. Chesterton once said that Westerners are living in increasingly abnormal times. What is abnormal about our age, you might ask?
Abnormal is gangs of brutal Muslim men evilly groping and raping Western European females while stupefied European leaders either pretend not to notice or blame European women. Abnormal is the perverse hatred, loathing, and death-wishing of Western Progressives for the civilization that nurtures, enriches, and protects them. Abnormal is the elevation of sodomy, pederasty, bestiality, euthanasia, and abortion to the highest pinnacle of social good. Abnormal is the chastising of the faithful by Pope Francis for not embracing anti-Biblical, anti-creation evolution. It's also pastor Rob Bell claiming to be reinventing Christianity as a neo-pagan Eastern spirituality. Abnormal are thousands of Catholic nuns and some male priests who have become witches and 'gay' druids and shaman. Abnormal is evangelical leader Leonard Sweet using quantum physics to 'scientifically' prove that Jehovah is 'in' everything (pantheism). And finally, it is President Obama using our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Alpha and Omega, God Himself to justify the pagan ideal, androgyny and/or gender-neutrality:
"[W]hen we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is not only Christ sacrificing Himself on our behalf, but it's also the golden rule -- treat others the way you'd want to be treated." (Using Christian faith to justify 'LGBT Pride Month', Charlie Butts, OneNews Now)
These few examples of our increasingly abnormal times exemplify the plunge of the post-Christian West and America into the abyss because vast numbers of Westerners and American subjectivists (nihilists) and increasing numbers of Christians who are practical atheists no longer see the True Light. Their eyes no longer look up toward the true God but down, to egocentric 'self' and the lower things of this world. They have lost their reason, and said early Church Father Athanasius, they have,
" plunged into the lusts and imaginations of carnal things because they have forgotten the knowledge and glory" of the transcendent God.
The vice occluded conscience of all who have either outright denied or forgotten the transcendent God has caused them to fall into varying degrees of moral imbecility and irrationality, and with pride inflated, they have wittingly or unwittingly made gods of themselves and of evolution, science, technology, concepts, theories, ideologies, lust, and other disordered passions. Thus today, everything and everyone--even Jesus Christ and Christianity-- exist to gratify desires, caprices, whims and needs of individuals who have made gods of themselves.
All sin begins with pride (self-love) said Augustine. Pride is perverse. It has no regard for the Higher Things of Jehovah--life, unchanging truth, moral absolutes, order, direction, respect, justice, goodness, gratitude, righteousness, and normalcy. Its' perversity can be seen in what it constantly chooses---death, lies, pretense, contempt, scorn, ridicule, deception, rebellion, anarchy, misdirection, angry outbursts, disorder, disrespect, injustice, ingratitude, self-righteousness, and everything abnormal.
The eighteenth-century apocalyptic prophet Fyodor Dostoevsky described the perverse will of man as the most nihilistic of all spiritual forces, for like the mind, the will is of man's spirit. Hence the nihilistic will originates and resides in the darkened soul rather than the soul filled with the Light of Truth and Goodness.
The most infamous prophet of nihilism is the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Calling himself the antichrist, Nietzsche announced the death of the supernatural Triune God, immutable truth, moral law and Christendom. He added that even now, during his lifetime that is, this poisonous darkness is spreading over and across Christian-based European civilization and will eventually engulf all of the West.
Only in this light can we understand and make sense of the West's growing darkness. Its abnormal, strangely twisted, increasingly perverse atmosphere is the "death of God" made tangible, and it is Nietzsche who describes our Godless, meaningless, purposeless, disordered, ugly, atonal, brutal, upside-down climate of nothingness:
"We have killed him (God), you and I! ...But how have we done it? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the whole horizon? What did we do when we loosened this earth from its sun? Whither does it now move? Whither do we move? ...Do we not dash on unceasingly? Backwards, sideways, forwards, in all directions? Is there still an above and below? Do we not stray...through infinite nothingness? Does not empty space breathe upon us? ...Does not night come on continually, darker and darker?" (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, p. 108)
In other words, demonically destructive spiritual energy working through the perverse wills of egocentric Westerners and Americans has perversely wiped away reality issuing in theaters of the abnormal and absurd.
Nihilism also underlies all permutations of the emerging 'new' pagan spirituality, whether Evolutionary Christianity, Westernized Hinduism, Gnosticism, Mythology, New Age, Theosophy, Scientology, Jungian Depth Psychology, Interfaith, Trans-humanism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and the spiritual 'gay' agenda, for there is no form of the new spirituality that is not a form of pagan naturalism. All are equally without the true supernatural God, therefore not one of them has a source for life, consciousness, and soul, hence all are merely different expressions of nothingness. This too is abnormal, wholly perverse, and utterly suicidal.
In our theater of the absurd there is no up or down, male or female, right or wrong, true or false, normal or abnormal because the supernatural living God is dead in the hearts of vast numbers of Westerners and Americans. Thus from W. Europe to America, our once-Christian civilization drifts aimlessly in infinite nothingness spilling into the abyss as the depraved wills of egocentric men and women perversely dissolve everything good, true, right, normal and just.
It is no exaggeration to say that the highly respected psychologist, Dr. Carl Jung, is the Father of Neo-Gnosticism and the New Age movement, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Satinover comments that,
"One of the most powerful modern forms of Gnosticism is without question Jungian psychology, both within or without the Church". (Satinover, The Empty Self, p. 27)
This being the case and because of his great influence in propagating gnostic philosophy and morals in churches and synagogues,
"...Jung deserves a closer look. The moral relativism that released upon us the sexual revolution is rooted in an outlook of which (Jung) is the most brilliant contemporary expositor." Jung "blended psychological reductionism with gnostic spirituality to produce a modern variant of mystical, pagan polytheism in which the multiple ‘images of the instincts’ (his ‘archetypes’) are worshipped as gods." (Satinover, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, p. 238)
Though many Christians mistakenly embrace Carl Jung the truth is that he rejected Jesus Christ in favor of the gnostic god Abraxas. Like all Gnostic magicians ancient and modern, Jung sought to combine good with evil and male with female, thus for Jung it was regrettable that Christ in his goodness and maleness lacked a shadowy feminized side, and God the Father, who is the Light, lacked darkness.
In his 1916 book, "The Seven Sermons to the Dead," the heavily demonized Jung, whose familiar spirit Philemon appeared to him as an old man with the horns of a bull and the wings of a fisher, called Abraxas a god higher than the Christian God that combines all opposites into one Being. He said that Abraxas is a polymorphous world spirit, a coiled knot of winged serpents which permeates the very fabric of existence.
Two primary characteristics of ancient and modern pagan Gnostic ideology revolve around two ideas. The first is that this world is a horrible mistake. The world and our bodies are places of suffering and evil that should never have existed. The second is that the Creator God of Scripture is the malevolent being responsible for both this evil world and our evil bodies while the winged serpent Satan is the enlightener and liberator of man.
Abraxas comes from ancient Egypt and Greece and is associated with the earliest beginnings of Gnosticism, which according to the Jewish Encyclopedia originated in ancient Chaldea with the Jews during their Babylonian exile. It was then that certain Jews invented the mystical Babylonian Kabbalah which they modeled on the Babylonian Mystery Religion, the mother of all mystery religions throughout the history of the world. According to modern occult Mason Albert Pike,
"The Kabbalah is the key to the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists." (Morals and Dogma, p. 626)
The Gnostic Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit teaches that Abraxas is an Aeon dwelling with other Aeons of the Pleroma. Pleroma generally refers to the totality of divine powers contained within and emanating (evolving) as energies from the Realm of Light (Ein Sof of the Kabbalah).
In "The Dictionary of Mind and Spirit" (1991), we learn that for the second-century Alexandrian Gnostic Basilides, Abraxas was the Supreme Being or Realm of Light from which emanated the following energies: Mind, Understanding, Wisdom, Power and a whole succession of powers, principalities and Aeons. Basilides believed there were 365 Aeons, all of them personifications of the energies emanating from the Supreme Being. The first of these Aeons was Christ, or Nous.
According to ancient Gnostic texts, Abraxas is the astral serpent (Satan) on the tree who gives the illumination of both good and evil to Adam and Eve whose eyes were then opened. The powerful occult symbol, the Oroboros (snake biting its' tail), signifies Abraxas, the king worm who rules this world. Abraxas is the maker of good and evil rolled into one persona described by the Gnostic Basilides as "the greatest God" (De vir. ill. 21), "the highest God" (Dial. adv. Lucif. 23), "the Almighty God" (Comm. in Amos iii. 9), and "the Lord the Creator" (Comm. in Nah. i. 11).
In modern Gnostic accounts such as the popular movie "The Matrix," Abraxas is the Cosmic Mind, a mysterious Divine One Substance, an "immeasurable light which is pure, holy and immaculate." (Apocryphon of John) On the other hand, the Holy Trinity is represented by the evil Machine Overlords. (Wake up! Gnosticism and Buddhism in The Matrix, Frances Flannery-Daily and Rachel Wagner, Journal of Religion and Film)
Gnostic accounts generally demote the Holy Trinity to one of the lesser Aeons and portray Him as an evil, malformed, ignorant deity sometimes called Yaldabaoth who mistakenly believes he is the only god. Although traditions vary, Yaldabaoth is said to have breathed the divine spark of his mother Sophia (another Aeon) into the human being (Apoc. of John) resulting in the human dilemma: man is not fallen and in need of a Savior but rather a divine spark trapped by Yaldabaoth in an evil material body in a false world of matter. The astral Pleroma is his true home but he is in exile.
Rather than Yaldabaoth, modern Gnostic Transhumanists such as Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom, one of the founders of the World Transhumanist Association together with like-minded physicists suggest that the Holy Trinity is an evil alien supercomputer. In this account, the world we live in is a computer simulation in the minds of Robotic Overlords who are using humanity as playthings. This is the "scientific" theory put forward by Bostrom and a number of physicists whose Gnostic account of the evil alien supercomputer is reminiscent of entities depicted in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey:
"It is perhaps a ripe coincidence, that the Coptic word for simulation found in Gnostic texts is hal, recalling HAL the rebellious computer in Kubrick's 2001." (3)
In Bostroms account, the Holy Trinity is the expression of an ego-driven consciousness, the evil Lord Archon – a counterfeit spirit (Apoc. John III, 36:17) who has entrapped humanity through deceit and parasitism in a simulated world of matter to prevent human beings from remembering that they are divine spirits whose real home is the Gnostic Pleroma.
Celebrated by the Satanic Temple as well as by Masons and Wiccans, the devilish goat-headed Baphomet, known as the phallic god Pan, the ancient hermaphrodite god of nature, is another representation of the Gnostic Abraxas. As Pan, the goat-headed deity is the first principle or essence of nature while in astrology,
"...Pan...is also equated with Satan and life...in its base aspects." (J.E. Cirlot, A Dictionary of Symbols, 1971)
In a Presentation at Norwood Lodge No. 90 in 1991, Master Mason Eugene Plawiuk revealed the Chaldean pedigree of Baphomet and its close connection to astrology's elemental spirits in 'Liber Capricornus: the Symbolism of the Goat.' Plawiuk explains that the goat is known to all of us through,
"....the ancient science of Astrology first developed by the Chaldeans, or as they are commonly known; Babylonians. The Goat symbolizes male fertility (and is represented by) the astrological sign of Capricorn...In fact the...Babylonians who gave us this symbol of Capricorn and the science of Astrology were the first Temple Builders, and the goat for them symbolized the essence of the Temple or Lodge...According to a research monograph on the Dionysian Artificers and Early Masonry edited by Manly P. Hall, the symbolism of the goat relates to the prechristian God Pan, Dionysius. The Goat-God was accepted by the later Greek Mystery Schools as the symbol of the Temple Builders." (Presentation at Norwood Lodge No. 90, A.F. &A.M.G.R.A., Sept. 3, 1991, Masonic World)
Today's New Age or what Dr. Peter Jones describes as neo-Gnostic pagan spirituality relies heavily on spirit revelations channeled through Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Neale Donald Walsh, and many other contemporary mediums (including Carl Jung) some of them occupyingpositions at the UN. The Lord however, strongly condemns all forms of Spiritism:
"anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord." Deuteronomy 18: 10-12
Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9). He uses his servants of deception to manipulate, confuse, and mislead (Ephesians 4:14), and one of his most important servants, the evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949) is a major architect of today's rapidly spreading, morally relative, transgender embracing serpent-powered neo-Gnostic New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut effecting a counter-conversion of consciousness that closes the soul to Jesus Christ while opening it to powers of darkness.
According to Bailey's contemporary apostles, a master 'Plan' telepathically revealed to Bailey for the coming New Age millennium can be traced back to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Bailey's demon-master, the Tibetan, described the revolt of the angels against the Holy God as part of the "divine plan of evolution," by which angels,
"descended from their sinless and free state of existence in order to develop full divine awareness on earth." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 224)
In this total reversal and inversion of the Revealed Word of God, the Fall of man was really an evolutionary ascent to liberating knowledge by which man's eyes were opened to good (Satan) and evil (the Holy God). Thus Helena Blavatsky, another important servant of Satan and architect of New Age spirituality concluded that it is but natural to view Satan, the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe,
"... the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it was he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...Indeed, (mankind) was taught wisdom and the hidden knowledge by the 'Fallen Angel." (ibid, pp. 224-225)
As man's benefactor, Lucifer continues to assist man's evolution. In the words of the apostate evangelical, now New Age theologian David Spangler, a disciple of both Blavatsky and Bailey, Lucifer is 'the angel of man's evolution' and all who seek entry to the NWO must submit to the Luciferian initiation.
Satan's servants are out in the open today. They have successfully initiated a devastating assault upon the whole body of the Christian church and by extension, upon Western and American society in ways that to previous generations would have seemed unthinkable.
Therefore, "Put you on the armor of God that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil." Ephesians 6:11 and remember that ""Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4)
Though Conservatives and Christian Conservatives in particular are demonized as enemies of progress, the real source of the cancer that's been eating away our Constitutional Republic for over sixty years are modern communists camouflaged as progressives dedicated to the destruction of this country. In “The Threat We Face: what is the nature of the adversary we are up against?” David Horowitz argues that the president, his chief operative Valerie Jarrett and his chief political strategist David Axelrod all came out of the same Communist left and the same radical new left as he did,
“….and all have remained heart and soul a part of it. As someone who turned his back on that destructive movement, I can say with confidence that they have not. If a person belongs to an organization or is the supporter of an idea that they come to see as destructive or evil, the first thing they will want to do when they leave is to warn others against it, to warn them of the dangers it represents. If a person does not do this – that tells me that he or she hasn’t left the destructive movement or abandoned the pernicious idea but has just put another face on them. Instead of calling themselves communists or socialists they call themselves liberals and progressives. This camouflage is very old. I never once heard my parents and their party friends refer to themselves as Communists. They were progressives – and registered Democrats.” (frontpagemag.com, October 9, 2013
Horowitz outlines four defining features of the left:
1. Alienation from country:
“If you ask progressives about their patriotic feeling, they will tell you that they don’t think of themselves first as Americans but as “citizens of the world.”
2. Corruption: the key to understanding the left is its instinctive, practiced, and indispensable dishonesty.
3. Contempt for and rejection of the past is the third feature that defines progressive politics. Progressives contemptuously disregard the past, which is real, and focus exclusively on an imaginary evolutionary ascension or future:
“To understand why this is important, think of progressives as a species of religious fundamentalists planning a redemption. Like fundamentalists they look at the world as fallen – a place corrupted by racism, sexism and class division. But the truly religious understand that we are the source of corruption and that redemption is only possible through the work of a Divinity. In contrast, progressives see themselves as the redeemers, which is why they are so dangerous. Because they regard those who oppose them as the eternally damned. Progressives are on a mission to create the kingdom of heaven on earth by redistributing income and using the state to enforce politically correct attitudes and practices in everyone’s life. They want to control what you do, and who you are, and even what you eat. For your own good, of course.”
4. Since Progressives see themselves as saving the world – or “saving the planet” as they would prefer — they regard politics as a religious war:
“This explains why they are so rude and nasty when you disagree with them or resist their panaceas (and of course if they had the power, the punishments would be more severe); that is why the politics of personal destruction is their favorite variety, why they are verbal assassins and go directly for the jugular, and why they think nothing of destroying the reputations of their opponents and burying them permanently. And that is why they can perform their character assassinations without regrets – or did I miss Obama’s apology to Romney for accusing him of killing a woman with cancer during the campaign? Why apologize when you did it for the good of a world transforming cause?”
Paul Hollander's book "Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society" recounts what depraved Leftist progressive intellectuals and apostate priests did for many decades on behalf of saving the planet during the Soviet era. To quote one Amazon reviewer:
"Political Pilgrims is the amazing story of how Western intellectuals embraced Marxist tyrants at the very moment their colleagues were rotting in prison cells, and the common people everyone claimed to be concerned for, were starving. The book relates how cultural and religious leaders from the West, including familiar names, visited the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other communist countries, and told the most appalling lies."
The blood of millions of men, women, and children stains the hands of progressive leaders from the West who covered up the most monstrous evils with appalling lies, revised history, mind-control techniques and propaganda:
"As many as 7 million Ukrainians were starved in Soviet Socialist dictator Joseph Stalin's artificial, forced famine in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. This is approximately the total population of Manitoba, Newfoundland, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island." (Inky Mark, M. P. Dauphin — Swan River House of Commons 2 June 1998, Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933)
"Moscow employed the famine as a political weapon against the Ukrainians in the years 1932-1933. The famine was in its entirety artificially induced and organized." (ibid, F. M. Pigido -an economist who lived and worked in Ukraine during the Famine of 1932-1933, Investigation of Communist Takeover and Occupation of the Non-Russian Nations of the U.S.S.R p. 35)
"... On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bodies often swollen from lack of food; on the other, soldiers, members of the GPU carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of the proletariat. They had gone over the country like a swarm of locusts and taken away everything edible; they had shot or exiled thousands of peasants, sometimes whole villages; they had reduced some of the most fertile land in the world to a melancholy desert." (ibid, Malcolm Muggeridge, British foreign correspondent, "War on the Peasants," Fortnightly Review, 1 May, 1933)
In “The Snapping of the American Mind: Healing a Nation Broken by a Lawless Government and Godless Culture,” David Kupelian chronicles the decline and fall of America and shows that it was deliberately orchestrated by God-hating progressives. Compared with the decent, morally ordered, child and family-friendly nation it once was, today’s progressive dominated America is a different country altogether. It is deeply and angrily,
“.... divided, unable to deal with crises foreign or domestic, the world’s greatest debtor nation with 50 million people on food stamps, rampant divorce and family breakdown, unprecedented sexual anarchy with 110 million with STDs, almost 60 million abusing alcohol, and over 70 million taking mood-altering drugs. On so many levels, America is becoming ever more “bizarre”—diametrically opposed to logic and common sense. Although America’s bizarro transformation has been in progress for decades, it burst into full bloom in the age of Obama. ” (p. 10)
Here’s how retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North describes bizarro America, where according to the U.S. government North is an extremist (state enemy) because:
” I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study Gods word. My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of life, oppose abortion and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and woman. I am a veteran with skills and knowledge from military training and combat. I own several firearms, frequently shoot them, buy ammunition and consider efforts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights to be wrong and unconstitutional. I frequently support the sovereignty of the United States, am deeply concerned about our economy, increasingly higher taxes, illegal immigration, soaring unemployment and actions by our government that will bury my children beneath a mountain of debt. Apparently, all this makes me a ‘right-wing extremist.’ At least that’s what it says in the April 7, 2009 ‘assessment’ issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.” (ibid, pp. 14-15)
In upside-down progressive dominated and debauched America, many key Biblical, political, and cultural concepts actually amount to their opposite. For example, the Genesis account ex nihilo is backward, anti-science superstition; the two-sexes, male and female and traditional marriage are slavery; the words 'discernment, discrimination, and judgment' conjure up clouds of negativity and foreboding; sin is not sin but self-actualization; tolerance means mandatory celebration of vice; charity is entitlement; envy is righteousness; theft is economic justice; abortion is choice; faith is ignorance; Lucifer is mans’ genetic creator, and the world we live in is a computer simulation in the minds of Robotic Overlords who are using humanity as playthings. This is the “scientific” theory put forward by a number of progressive physicists and Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom, one of the founders of the World Transhumanist Association.
While thoroughly corrupt progressives see the signs of addiction to pornography and other vices, lawlessness and insanity over-spreading our nation as signs of progress cheered on by large numbers of morally-debauched liberals, some Americans choose to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to what is going on while still others foresee only disaster. Ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn however, holds out hope, our only hope, to a weary, spiritually disconsolate people. In his 1983 Templeton Prize address, “Men Have Forgotten God,” he stated,
“All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless unless we redirect our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all; without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain.”
As the rotting corpse of Christendom is increasingly overrun with satanically energized Islamist terrorists, former Protestant America rapidly segues from post-Christian to actively hostile toward its' founding religion. America's apostasy, idolatry, occult paganism, pan sexuality, rampant abortion, drug use, sodomy, homosexual marriage, and other sins are eerily similar to the pre-flood generation, Sodom and Gomorrah and Egypt, noted for its' occultism. Now in "The Rise of the ‘Done With Church’ Population," Thom Schultz details yet more corruption---the rise of the de-churched or "dones" generation.
Many of the 'dones' said Schultz, are among the most dedicated and active people in their congregations, the people on whom a church relies for lay leadership, service and financial support. But they say they are done with church, done with being told what to do and are leaving. Among other reasons: fatigue with the Sunday routine of "plop, pray and pay." After sitting through countless sermons and Bible studies, "they feel they’ve heard it all." (churchleaders.com)
And the problem is compounded by the fact that younger people in the next generation, the Millennials,
"....are not lining up to refill the emptying pews."
America Under Judgment
According to Evangelical preacher John MacArthur, because America’s sins are already akin to that of Israel’s our nation is already under divine judgment:
“Materialism, drunkard pleasure seeking, arrogant conceit, defiant sinfulness, moral perversion, and corrupt leadership… Do you not see [them] in America?” (John MacArthur Says America Is Under Divine Judgment, Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor, June 2011)
MacArthur identified Israel’s six sins leading to six curses on that nation from Isaiah 5, saying those misdeeds were not isolated to Israel:
“I look at America… people say what is wrong with this country. That is what’s wrong with this country. Right there. They have rejected the Word, the law of the Lord, the Holy One Himself.”
Talking about the sin of arrogant conceit issuing in relativism, he said America was guilty of this too. It is when a society no longer wants to hear from God,
“.... but wants to be its own authority where every man does that which is right in his own eyes and feels that he is the ultimate authority, he is the ultimate source of truth..."
MacArthur added that America has corrupt leaders, too. The Hebrew words for “heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,” as mentioned in Isaiah 5:22, refers to corrupt leaders:
“What do we have here? We have here, folks, Anthony Weiner type people…corrupt leaders. Is there ever any end to this corruption…who literally prostitute their position and justify wicked people for a bribe and take away the rights of the innocent people…politicians and leaders who can be bought.”
So what is divine punishment? In answer, McArthur quotes Isaiah 5:5-7:
“Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed; I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled. I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it.”
Three Angels of Rev. 14: 6-13
According to William Hendricksen, author of "More Than Conquerors," Revelation 14, verses 6-13 have one purpose--to warn apostates, God-haters, mockers, scoffers, and de-churched "dones" of the coming judgment in order that men may repent and turn to the Lord in true faith.
The first angel is sent to men who 'sit on the earth,' meaning they are indifferent, unconcerned, bored, and careless. To these indifferent people an angel appears, flying in mid-heaven so as to be heard by all, saying, "Fear God, and give Him glory, for the hour of His judgment is come."
This angel warns everyone who continues in unbelief that they will not escape the wrath of God.
The second angel follows, saying:
"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, who from the wine of the passion of her whoring has been giving all the nations to drink."
Babylon symbolizes the world as the source of seduction, fornication, rebellion, and apostasy. Babylon's spirit captivates and enslaves 'men who sit on the earth' and seduces "dones" to fall away from their first love. Babylon's future fall is spoken of here as if it had already occurred so as to serve as a warning to the wicked of what will surely come, thus the third angel declares in a loud voice,
"If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
According to the third angel, all people who are attached to this world are going to perish with the world. If your choice is the world (and Satan) you must expect to suffer the consequences. You cannot live in sin and get away with it, meaning the wrath of God inevitably falls upon all who worship the beast out of the sea, the beast out of the earth and Babylon.
"A little over a year ago, I said yoga was demonic.... By demonic I mean it's a spiritual act to a being other than the God of the Bible. And, for those unfamiliar with me, I'm no raging Christian fundamentalist. My most vocal critics tend to be from the fundamentalist tribe as I do drink alcohol, have been known to use strong language, and talk very frankly about the joys of married sex. I'm no prude, but I am a pastor." (Christian Yoga? It's a Stretch, Pastor Mark Driscoll)
Father Gabriel Amorth, Chief Exorcist at the Vatican agrees. After having performed more than 70,000 exorcisms, Amorth certainly knows whereof he speaks:
"Practising yoga brings evil as does reading Harry Potter. They may both seem innocuous but they both deal with magic and that leads to evil." "Yoga is the Devil's work. You think you are doing it for stretching your mind and body but it leads to Hinduism. All these oriental religions are based on the false belief of reincarnation....Satan is always hidden and the thing he desires more than anything is for people to believe he does not exist. He studies each and everyone of us and our tendencies towards good and evil and then he tempts us." (Yoga is the Work of the Devil, Nick Pisa, dailymail.co, 11-25-2011)
Today millions of Westerners are risking everything to seek the occult world and its' alluring power:
"Millions of Americans practice forms of Eastern meditation and yoga to be released from the bondage of opposites and to succeed in joining the dark and light sides of existence." Dr. Peter Jones, Star Wars and the Ancient Religion
In "One or Two?" Dr. Jones, Director of truthXchange and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California writes that a wide variety of occult spirituality is now available. There is something for everyone:
"A Course in Miracles, Alchemy, American Indian Quest, Ancient Mythology, Arkashic Record, Aryuvedic Medicine, Astrology, Bahai'i Unity, Buddhism, Buddhist/Christian Dialogue, Chakras, Channeling, Christian Monastic Mysticism, Crystals, Divination, Dream work, Druidism, Eastern Meditation, Eckankar (soul travel), Ecofeminism, Enneagram, EST, Feng Shui, Gnosticism (ancient and modern), Goddess worship, Hare Krishna, Hermeticism, Higher Self, Hinduism, Holism, Human Potential Movement, Hypnosis, I Ching, Iridology, Jungian Transpersonal Psychology, Kabbalah, Karma, Mandalas, Mantras, Mind-altering drugs, Parapsychology, Past Life Regressions, Reiki, Re-incarnation, Religious syncretism, Rolfing, Sacred Technologies, Santeria, Scientology, Shamanism, Sufism, T'ai Chi, Tantrism, Tarot Cards, Teilhardism, Therapeutic Touch, Tikkun, Transcendental Meditation, Ufology, Urantia Book, Visualization, Wicca, Yoga, Zen." (pp. 40-41)
It is well documented that perversions, murder, possession and other evils, including human sacrifice, occur in Western witchcraft, Satanism and Eastern mysticism (e.g., tantric yoga) as well as pagan and pantheist occult religion in general. In his "Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions," the noted cultural anthropologist Mircea Eliade of the University of Chicago refers to the interconnections between European witchcraft and Hindu Tantric yoga. He argues that "even a rapid perusal of the Hindu and Tibetan documents" reveals the connection:
"As a matter of fact, all the features associated with European witches are – with the exception of Satan and the Sabbath – claimed also by Indo-Tibetan yogis and magicians. They too are supposed to fly through the air, render themselves invisible, kill at a distance, master demons and ghosts, and so on. Moreover, some of (them) boast that they break all the religious taboos and social rules; that they practice human sacrifice, cannibalism, and all manner of orgies, including incestuous intercourse, and that they eat excrement, nauseating animals, and devour human corpses. In other words, they proudly claim all the crimes and horrible ceremonies cited ad nauseum in the western European witch trials." (Psychic Forces, Chapter 22, "The Occult History of Parapsychology," Clifford Wilson and John Weldon, pp. 341-49)
The very popular Tantra Kundalini yoga is based on the occultic chakra system which teaches that a universal evolutionary energy (Kundalini Shakti, the Supreme Power; serpent power) coiled at the base of the spine flows through human beings and through all of creation, uniting everything above and everything below, thus acknowledging divinity in all things and all people. Through strenuous yoga and other occult techniques outlined in ancient and modern texts, Kundalini Shakti uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. During so-called kundalini arousal, which may last for months or even years, protracted insanity and/or demonization must be endured. In the words of power yogi Muktananda:
"I was assailed by all sorts of perverse and defiling emotions....my breathing (became) disturbed...my abdomen would swell with air...my mind was sick with fear (my) thoughts became confused, meaningless. My limbs and body got hotter and hotter....Then I felt a searing pain...I wanted to run away, but my legs were locked tight in the lotus posture.....Then...a moonlike sphere...came floating in (it) struck against my eyes and...passed inside me...I was terrified (but) still locked in the lotus posture (with) my head forced down and glued to the ground....I started to make a sound like a camel, which alternated with the roaring of a tiger (I went) completely insane (and jumped and hopped) like a frog (while) my limbs (shook) violently. (Later) I learned that this was a Hatha Yoga process effected by the Goddess Kundalini in order for Her to move up through the spinal column into the sahasrana (upper psychic center.)" (Play of Consciousness, Swami Muktananda, pp. 75-81, 84-85, 88-89)
With continued practice, surrender, and preparation, one day the kundalini current (possessing spirit) will reach full voltage and there will no longer be anyone home but an unholy spirit residing in an empty shell of a body:
"The moment of power transfer had come....Muktananda (adept of Nityananda) was about to make the timeless journey....of the power yogi (the Siddha), but it required the catalytic power of the master guru, Nityananda...who was God to Muktananda, therefore worthy of worship as the supreme Deity. The voyage of consciousness, prized by the ancients, would split Muktananda into fragments...Sometimes (his) body would writhe and twist like a snake's while a hissing sound would come from inside (him)." Finally it happened – explosion, the point of no return where Muktananda "as an individual would be obliterated. Superconscious states would take control of him, and his consciousness would be kicked out to more and more remote levels." "In place of the former person was the walking void, the Unself, the hollow shell filled with the soul of the universe..." (Riders of the Cosmic Circuit, Tal Brooke, pp. 36-45)
Yoga is an occult or mystical technique that originated in the Orient. Eastern mysticism, Wicca, contemporary Luciferian Theosophy, and occult spiritual New Age have spiritistic or animistic backgrounds resulting in the development of psychic powers and contact with demons, or familiar spirits.
Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987) was a noted German theologian, minister and evangelist who pastored, counseled, and delivered thousands of people suffering from the occult, including the demonically oppressed. In his book, "Occult ABC: Exposing Occult Practices and Ideologies," he wrote:
" Missionaries and Christian researchers who have lived in Asia for many years claim that between 95 and 98 percent of the nonChristian population have psychic powers (which) vary considerably in strength, depending on the extent to which the person has been involved with the occult practices of Asiatic religions." (p. 9)
Behind magic, mysticism and the occult, the yoga system of initiation is present. The first stage of yoga has the aim of helping the student to "gain control of his consciousness and his body," said Koch, who goes on to enumerate the mental and physical exercises:
"meditation, autogenic training, concentration, and "koan," a litany involving the continuous repetion of a mantra (secret word). The physical exercises include breathing exercises and various bodily postures like the lotus position, the cobra position, and the headstand."
The first stage of yoga is psychosomatic, meaning it produces unity of body and mind. The second stage builds off of the first in order to produce control of the unconscious mind:
"When a person has mastered the second stage, he can control and guide, for instance, his visceral nerves. I have met masters of the second stage who can perform astonishing feats." (p. 258)
The third stage of initiation is concerned with the mastery of natural powers:
"It is the specialty of Tibetan yogis to combine magic and yoga. (A) master of this art, the adept (apprentice) has to be able to produce energy in the form of heat in a natural object, such as melting ice by means of mental concentration." (Koch, p. 259)
At the fourth stage of initiation, the yogi gains mastery of the dark arts and new powers including telepathy, presentiments, second sight and all the powers of a supernatural order which are indispensable for occult activities. (Koch, p. 260)
Former guru Rabindranath R. Maharaj, now a committed follower of Jesus Christ, describes his former occult rituals and their terrifying consequences:
"Nothing was more important than our daily transcendental meditation, the heart of Yoga..... But it could also be dangerous. Frightening psychic experiences awaited the...meditator, similar to a bad trip on drugs. Demons described in the Vedas had been known to take possession of some Yogis. Kundalini power, said to be coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, could produce ecstatic experiences when released in deep meditation or...it could do great mental and bodily harm. The line between ecstasy and horror was very fine...During daily meditation I began to have visions of psychedelic colors, to hear unearthly music, and to visit exotic planets where the gods conversed with me, encouraging me to attain even higher states of consciousness. Sometimes in my trance I encountered the same horrible demonic creatures...depicted by the images in Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, and other religious temples. It was a frightful experience, but the Brahmacharya explained that it was normal and urged me to pursue the quest for Self Realization. At times I experienced a sense of mystical unity with the universe. I was the universe, Lord of all, omnipotent, omnipresent. My instructors were excited at this. I was obviously a chosen vessel, destined for early success in the search for union with Brahman. The Forces that had guided my father were now guiding me." (Death of a Guru, Rabindranath R. Maharaj, pp. 56-57)
Dr. Koch strongly advises Christians to steer clear of yoga:
"There are many Christians who believe that it is possible to participate in (the) first stage of yoga without harm. It is merely a matter of relaxation exercises (they say). If only this were true! Counseling experience tells otherwise. This technique of relaxation and these "emptying exercises" (of the mind) lead to the inflowing of another spirit---other spirits. The students of yoga do not notice it." (pp. 257-258)
Yoga does not liberate, it enslaves, it binds. It does not enlighten but rather causes confusion. It does not prepare the way for Jesus Christ but rather makes people immune to redemption through Christ, for it does not open the door for the Holy Spirit but for unholy spirits.
In post-Christian America, occult spirituality is all the rage, thus it comes as no surprise that yoga courses are being conducted in churches and schools all over southern California, New York, and elsewhere. Course descriptions read:
"Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, chanting, meditation, and relaxation techniques offer a child-friendly relationship to the physical and philosophical traditions of yoga." (The Emperor's New Yoga Pants, Mary Eady, truthexchange, Dec. 1, 2011)
The almost 2000 year old Book of Revelation summarized and distilled over 1500 years of biblical prophecy in its far-reaching vision of the final world order, a planetary empire involving religious, economic, political, and military forces under an occult spiritual regime of absolute oppression and delusion known as Mystery Babylon.
Under the guise of science, evolution, and technology, the already emerging world order offers itself to us as Hermetic wisdom teachings whose origins are ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and according to New Age historians, pre-flood Atlantis. As it was in the days of Noah, the Babylonians and Egyptians were earmarked by their embrace of the Great Lie and by their sorcery, initiations (i.e., four stages of yoga), secret words (mantras), psychic powers, hedonism and androgyny.
God the Father Almighty does not deny the reality of psychic powers but we learn that the true source of occult powers is the Great Red Dragon, Satan. Yahweh abhorred these practices and warned His people against them in Isaiah 8:19, Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and Leviticus 19:31.
Respected English archeologist and historian Alexander Hislop traced Babylon's Mystery Religion, first to Egypt and then to India. He said:
"The Babylonians...worshipped a goddess mother and son (Semiramis and Tammuz). From Babylon, this worship...spread to the ends of the earth. In Egypt, the mother and child were worshipped (as) Isis and Osiris. In India, even to this day, as Isi (or Parvati) and Ishwara....(Thus the) Hindu mythology is admitted to be essentially Babylonian." (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal 29:2-29:3, p. 11)
The mystery religion of Babylon is the mother of all post-flood mystery religions (i.e., Eastern mysticism, Theosophy, esoteric Free Masonry), initiations (stages of yoga) and occult evolutionary science. It promises the keys to psychic powers, immortality, and divinity. Over the centuries it has fermented "into a refined wine---the Chateau vin du Rothschild of mystical wines," said Tal Brooke. Revelation predicts that at some point the whole world becomes drunk on the wine of Babylon, its psychically-empowered celebrants convinced of their own divinity (Rev. 16:17-21; Rev. 17: 1-6).
@ Linda Kimball