The Infernally Acute Dangers of Evolutionary Science

The dangers of evolutionary science are captured by GK Chesterton. The problem with modernity, said Chesterton, is the program and attitude of scientism, a "serpent...as slippery as an eel," a "demon...as elusive as an elf," an "evil and elusive creature." (The Restitution of Man, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 43)

Strong words, but entirely applicable given the growing attitude of intolerance and outright hostility toward creation ex nihilo that eventually overtakes the minds of many evolutionists. Consider the following:

1. In Kirktonholme primary school, East Kilbride, Scotland, Headteacher Alexandra MacKenzie and her deputy Elizabeth Mockus were redeployed to backroom duties while an investigation was to be carried out. A number of parents had complained about two books which had been handed out to their children during a school assembly. One answered the question ‘How you know God is real?’ and the other was titled ‘Exposing the myth of evolution.’ (The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues, Phil Robinson, creation.com)

2. A parent and also a Member of the Scottish Parliament have called for an investigation, after a physics teacher, Leonard Rogers, during a discussion on the big bang with his class at a school in Midlothian, informed them that evolution was not proven. Apparently, he also told the class that he was a Christian with strong creationist beliefs. (ibid)

3. As a result of the first two news stories, the Scottish Secular Society called for the ban of creationism in science classes in Scottish schools. While they acknowledged that they had no issue with pupils understanding that not everyone accepts evolution, they stated that the only place that creationism had in Scottish schools was “within a discussion context in religious and moral education classes”. (ibid)

4. Professor Alice Roberts, in an interview with the Times Education Supplement (London), has called for new laws in the UK to extend the ban of teaching creationism beyond state-run schools to all independent schools, which would include privately run Christian schools.10 (ibid)

5. During a radio interview in Australia famous physicist and atheist propagandist Lawrence Krauss said that while in the United States recently, I stated that "teaching creationism is child abuse and I think it is." (Prayer News, a publication of Creation Ministries, Apr. 2014)

The vicious name-calling and seething resentment toward and censorship of special creation and of all who profess and teach it should raise the eyebrows of any rational thinking person. If the evidence for evolution really is so overwhelming why the anger, name-calling, ridicule, scorn, shunning, resentment and intolerance? Why can no challenges be discussed?

What is Wrong with Evolutionists?

What is wrong with these people is tied to why they reject creation ex nihilo, a spiritual pathology foreseen by the great Russian thinker and theologian Vladimir Soloviev in his "Tale of the Antichrist" wherein he predicts and examines many of the signs of our times.  These signs pertain to stubbornly proud evolutionists and all other people who refuse to acknowledge their own sinful condition.   Soloviev collectively describes them as the Spirit of our age, a Spirit of apostasy that will find completion in the Antichrist.   One of the signs is a form of science by which proud, rebellious men magnify themselves above the Revealed Word, and either destroy God or make Him subject to laws of science so as to persuade the uniformed to accept non-Christian (pagan) traditions and inventions such as evolution:

"Evolution itself is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed to occur or....can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible."  (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg, p. 145)

The common tactic employed by evolutionists involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth.   There is nothing new about this tactic.  Long ago, the teachings of certain ancient Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted its' use, which they describe as a Gnostic pagan heresy.

In "Heresies 6.10" Hipolytus writes that Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis,  to support his Gnostic pagan teachings.   Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1)   (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1," Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1: 7  '"Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28

The Spirit of our age is the foolish human 'clay' that has usurped the throne of the Potter and is therefore an arrogant, depraved fool whose stubborn pride leads him to despise and reject the Revelations of God, particularly the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account of creation in favor of his own fallible reasoning and fallacious science-gnosis (billions of years of evolution from primordial matter to man).   The foolish Spirit rejects the Revelation of God, which he  contemptuously belittles as unscientific while ridiculing, resenting and persecuting all who hold fast to the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account.

Without Revelation from God however, the fool is unable to understand himself, to know who and what he is, what is wrong with himself and what needs to be done about it.  So deeply deluded is the fool that he believes he is safe when in fact he has made a covenant with death, and with hell he is agreement for he has made lies his refuge, and under falsehood has he hidden himself.   Isaiah 28:15

So what higher Truths from our Lord has the fool in his depravity denied to himself and to all who are persuaded by him?

Beginning with the literal and historic elements of Genesis:

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

Here God has revealed three points for our consideration.  First, God instructs that He formed the body of man from physical matter as the potter does the clay.   To this initial act Job refers when he says,

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

God teaches us that He formed Adam's body from physical matter and then breathed into it "the breath of life" producing a twofold life, sensual and spiritual.   Here God reveals to us that life is only with Him.  It does not magically evolve from lifeless matter or energy resulting from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang).   Life was not seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials nor did mankind incrementally evolve from lower life forms over billions of years.  Life is from the living God, thus His breath of life instantaneously became the spirit of man, the principle of life within him which as the Lord reveals to us, "is the spirit that quickens." (John 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6)

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

In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the spirit. Without spirit there is no person.

The key to individual liberty in the temporal sphere is man's spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically programmed animal-like orientation. Animals have souls but not spirits, which are linked to intelligence, imagination, conscience, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness. ("Body, Mind, and Soul," a sermon delivered by Pastor Louis Pernot at the Temple de l'Etoile in Paris, Nov. 28, 2010)

A person is uniquely free because his spirit can spiritually transcend the physical matter of his own body to access the supernatural dimension as Paul affirms:

"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Cor. 3:17)

It is vitally important that we not confuse our own spirit with the substance of the Spirit of God as pantheists do (i.e. evolutionary Christians, occult New Age, Eastern mysticism).  Scripture plainly distinguishes the substance of God from the spirit of man. (Ro. 8:16)

So far, we now know by what God has revealed  to us, that Adam was made up of two independent substances, the physical body and the spirit.   But when God placed the spirit within the body of Adam the combination of these instantaneously produced a third part, his soul, thus Adam became a living soul:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

A human life is a soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a mass of cells that would quickly disintegrate.

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

Early Church Father Tertullian describes the soul as the covering for spirit and the body that of the soul.

Adam therefore became a living soul in the sense that spirit and body were merged in the third part, the soul.  The soul as the uniting medium became the cause of Adam's individual personality.

God made Adam good, but not perfect, because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of free will.  Perfection must wait until men had passed the danger of abusing His gifts, thereby falling as the sinful angels had done before them.  Thus Adam was made good, and before he fell there was perfect harmony between his three natures, hence he knew nothing of the ceaseless strivings and disordered emotions (pride, impatience, anger, boredom, greed, lust, hate, covetousness) of spirit and body that have been the daily experience of fallen men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.

As we have seen, when God made Adam and Eve they consisted of three parts, spirit, soul, and body, and of these three, the soul has predominated in its power over the body since Adam's fall. (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)

However, in eternity (Paradise), the spirit of the redeemed will once again predominate. Perfect harmony will be restored, but this time with spirit once again elevated to the throne we shall become conscious of glorious powers which we can now neither apprehend nor imagine.  In place of the soul with its disordered passions and fallible, deceptive, inconsistent, illogical reasoning, our Lord's redeemed children shall be gifted with glorious powers, perfect peace and unerring perception of the Truth and  Righteousness  which is the prerogative of untainted spirits.

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

The Fall 

The disobedience of Adam resulted in spiritual separation from God.  Spirit (God-consciousness) was at first reduced to the state of an almost silent bystander, then as its light faded and disappeared it could no longer either preserve Adam and Eve's bodies from decay or clothe them in glory.   The threat of God was now an accomplished fact; the reign of death and suffering had begun.   With the death of spirit, the soul, manifested sometimes in error-prone, prideful intellectuality, faulty reasoning, hypocrisy, vain imaginings, and futile conceptions, sometimes in sensuality, and often both, would reign over spiritually dead man, who is now natural man.  Natural man is unable to hold intercourse with God save when momentarily roused by the Spirit of the Lord to a sense of responsibility.  This state of affairs is what Jude refers to when he speaks of the natural men who cause divisions, contentions and strife; the  men devoid of the Spirit. (Jude 1:19)

"....they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away." Psalm 64: 8

The soulish intellect of the natural man is not merely fallible but the most dangerous of all gifts from God unless guided by the Spirit of God.  It is a deceitful instrument at best, capable of calling evil good and good evil.  The blinding pride of natural man makes matters much worse, for when such a man sets his heart upon an idea, such as Karl Marx with his Dialectical Materialism and scientific socialism; Darwin with his evolutionary theory, Teilhard de Chardin with his evolution-based New Christianity, Hugh Ross with his Big Bang progressive creationism and Leonard Sweet with his Teilhardian quantum spirituality, the considerable powers of his soul are used for the single-minded purpose of dominating the will and reason of other souls, of altering their perception of reality by making foolish, vain inventions as persuasive and like reality as possible.  In this way, darkened souls can mesmerize and lead unsuspecting, spiritually-undiscerning souls astray.

The common denominator of all of these inventions is naturalism, and this goes for the progressive creationism of Hugh Ross and the evolutionary theism of John Polkinghorne.   In order for their inventions to work, they must make God subject to the laws of science, but especially to them, the clay that has usurped the throne of the Potter.   To do this God must be accessible, meaning He must be here, in the natural dimension, which implies that man shares the substance of God.

According to the inner logic of naturalism, all things, including human beings, are subject to the evolving, unfolding universe of energy.   With regard to soul (rational nature), man's soul differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like beasts, man is not a person created in the spiritual image of God but a creature of the earth.  Like them he has no spirit.

Making man's soul the same as the beasts and denying the existence of spirit (God-consciousness) is how naturalistic systems deal with the problem of human suffering and evil resulting from man's fallen condition.    Denial of reality is how the foolish natural man responds to his suffering and evil.

The men listed above had all of them known the living, personal, transcendent God but in their pride and rebellion chose to "do things their own way." But in turning away from the Triune God comes the reversal of conversion in which the partially regenerated spirit falls back into spiritual sleep or death.   Thus the soul ceases to live from the spirit (God consciousness) and begins to live once more with the senses of the body. The disordered passions thereby revive resulting in the reprobate of Romans 1:28. (St. Tikhon, Works II, as quoted in Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz, p. 120)

The Prescription

For those not yet given over it is not too late to be redeemed, for regeneration of spirit and moral character:

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

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician came to heal the spiritually dead. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or outright denial of the Revelation of God in favor of the corrupted wisdom of man and his arcane science, rejects His prescription, thus in his madness plays the part of a fool by destroying him or herself.

@Linda Kimball

The Spirit of Our Age & Antichrist

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome .....The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us....John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, 'This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me...." John 1: 1-17

From the beginning of His earthly ministry, there were those who received Him but many more who would not, and so it will be until the end.   The former are those who recognize and admit their sinful condition while the latter, being full of stubborn pride, will not.

Not even the mighty miracle of creation ex nihilo as described in John’s Gospel and Christ’s own bodily resurrection (Luke 16:31) can persuade those who choose not to believe.

This willful unbelief in Christ had been prophesied long before.  In support of this John cites  Isaiah 53:1-3

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”

In order to be received, one must be acceptable.  Christ is rejected by proud, rebellious men along with His offer of salvation because He is not acceptable.  Thus the world’s final word to Him is the cross.

At the root of the rejection of Jesus Christ God incarnate is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, thus he is not created in His spiritual image.  He is rather, a conscious product of evolution, thus not dependent upon the living God for he is a man-god who can choose to murder God or to create sock-puppet deities to do his bidding, for he is the master of science, matter, energy, time, being, and the world who through his own knowledge and powers will save himself.

Blaming the living God in three Persons for their suffering, much of it self-inflicted, rebels say to Him, "you are not my father:"

"I am I, I come out of myself, and in choice and action I make myself." (Daniel Bell, quoted by Herbert Schlossberg in "Idols for Destruction," p. 43)

The Spirit of our age is rebellious, defiant man who has lost his faith and joined the burgeoning ranks of natural men who hold that nothing exists but the natural dimension here below.  This spirit of defiance finds completion in the arrival of the Man of Sin, the Satan possessed Antichrist who as the spirit Lucifer is the god of Masonry:

"We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.  To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees---The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.....Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay (the Triune God), the God of Darkness and Evil." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 124)

The man who receives into himself the whole operation of Satan organizes the political, economic, scientific (mandated universal evolution), and religious cult of Satan, which will be military in character.  The nature of the militaristic cult will be absolute as its' purpose is total seizure of both the world's resources and the whole man---his will, mind, conscience and soul---by taking possession of his body through a Luciferian Initiation.

Discussed with great excitement among the world's powerful occult pantheist New Age Luciferian initiates and gurus, most of them under the influence of spirit guides, this much anticipated event will directly link the initiated masses with the Antichrist, the being described as "the angel of man's evolution" by New Age leader David Spangler.   (Reflections on the Christ,  p.37)

The world will adore and worship the Antichrist, for it is already of one mind with this man, a morally and intellectually perfected natural man, a god-man who will not confess that Christ is the Son of God.

The Man of Sin is acceptable to the world since he is a natural man who is a great biblical exegete, a charismatic politician and a great man of science and evolution who authoritatively affirms beyond doubt that the Genesis account of creation is indeed a book of myths.

Since he plans to tear the heart out of the church (Jesus Christ crucified and risen) and use the Christless church for his worldly enterprise, he also authoritatively affirms every non-Christian claim made by heretics and the apostatizing (i.e., billions of years of evolution,  god is within, prosperity gospel, social gospel, seeker-sensitive).

At these glad tidings, the majority of wavering bishops, cardinals, pastors, reverends, monks and intellectuals are instantly seduced into apostasy.  Like hapless moths to a flame they fly to  him for at long last they have found the man they can adore, a man who loves nobody but himself and whose relationship with Christ is defined,

".... as one of superiority (for he will never) bow before Him like the most stupid of Christians (nor) mutter senselessly....'Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me'....'I, the bright genius, the superman! No, never!... Devoured with envy of Jesus Christ he cries out "He rotted in the tomb, rotted like the lowest..."(Vladimir Soloviev cited in The Wrath of God: The Days of Antichrist, Livio Fanzaga, pp. 39-41)

 Soloviev, a brilliant Russian philosopher and theologian (1853-1900), masterfully portrays a striking contrast between the apostles of Christ and apostles of the Antichrist. The former receive the power of the living God and are full of wisdom, truth, humility, and courage of conviction while the latter receive the power of the devil and are full of  pride, covetousness, burning envy, persistent lies, arrogance, defiance, murderous hate, blasphemy, cursing, resentment, deception and perversion.

Additionally, Solovievs' predictions regarding events in our age (i.e., idolatry, confusion, revolutions, lawlessness, hatred between brethren, division among Christians, apostasy) are astonishing in their prescience, primarily because they not only offer an amazingly accurate glimpse into the mind of the idolatrous man-god who will become the Antichrist but because they also illustrate the real obstacle to salvation, the refusal by proud men to recognize, admit and repent of their sins.

Evolution, the 'One Ring to rule them all/One Ring to find them/One Ring to bring them all/and in the darkness bind them."  (The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien,1892-1973)

While Soloviev recorded his stunning vision in “A Short Tale of the Antichrist,” Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), an English Catholic priest, recorded his prescient vision in "Lord of the World."

Like the Ruling Ring endued with the serpent power of Sauron, the evolutionary thinking that mesmerizes and transfixes Western and American minds, becoming their own 'precious,' prepares people to not only embrace the occult pantheist religion sweeping over the dechristianized West and America but to worship, adore and become bound to Antichrist, for this fascinating human-god (Mr. Felsenburgh) is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary forces. Mr. Felsenburgh has arisen and he is,

"....the first perfect product of that new cosmopolitan creation to which the world has labored throughout its history..." (p 85)

He fascinates men and they excitedly declare they have seen,

"...the Son of Man,' the 'Savior of the world,' we knew Him in our hearts as soon as we saw Him, as soon as He stood there. It was like a glory around his head (and now we) understand it all... It was He for whom we have waited so long; and He has come, bringing Peace and Goodwill in His hands." (pp. 85, 89)

Christianity failed, it divided people. But now Jehovah is gone. He never existed at all except as a hideous nightmare. Now at long last man can forget Jesus for man’s natural Savior has arisen.  He will liberate them from Hell, merge all religions that all roads lead to the same place and by his Great Work, his Opus Magnum, magically merge all opposites so there will be neither truth or untruth, male or female, good or evil, sodomy or natural relations, for Antichrist has established peace by dealing with all conditions that lead to strife, lust, envy and covetousness.  This he has done by fulfilling the communist ideal in the grounding of all mankind in absolute sameness.  This absolute is an,

"....equality of universal satiety (of sin)" (ibid, p. 140)

At this, all of the world's unrepentant sinners pray to the Antichrist, the beast, and say,

"Who is there like unto the beast."  Rev. 13:7-8

At long last,

"The reign of God has really begun (and) we are all partakers of God" because God is in everything, including all men...."Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave." In His place is the evolved Son of Man, a god indeed and a man as well..."a god because human and a man because so divine." (ibid, pp. 93, 95)

Soloviev's and Benson’s predictions regarding events in our age are astonishing in their prescience, primarily because they not only offer an amazingly accurate glimpse into the mind of the proud man who will become the Antichrist but they also illustrate the real obstacle to salvation, the refusal by proud, willful men to recognize and admit their sinful condition; as described by both men, the Antichrist and his disciples suffer the same massively inflated pride and envy that transformed Lucifer into the devil.

@Linda Kimball
 

After Bundy, Who Will Beast-Men Come for Next?

Vastly inflated pride and haughtiness preceded primordial mans' fall into idolatry and paganism. A haughty spirit led them to accept the devil's lie that the living God no longer existed except in the form of a creative energy that enabled them to evolve into gods.  The truth as to this evil said Athanasius,

"....is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods," and thereby "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition," whereby "they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made; but having departed from herself, imagines and feigns what is not (and then) advancing further in evil, they came to celebrate as gods the elements and the principles of which bodies are composed...." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)
 
In Romans, the Apostle Paul teaches that there are only two sources for all of the religions everywhere around the world and over the course of history.   These two are naturalism, or worship of creation (i.e., time, matter, particles, energy), and worship of the living Creator Who created time, matter, particles, energy and everything else.   In accepting the devil's lie primordial people fell into naturalism, which is the belief that there is neither living God nor heavenly realm. There is only the creative energy operating within the natural or physical dimension.

After the Flood the devil's lie evolved into a much more comprehensive system.  In the post-Flood system all that exists is cosmos.   Cosmos is an energy field, some call it mind, others energy or light.  According to ancient occult lore of the Mystery initiates (Illuminists) going back to the time of Nimrod, the cosmic light or mind eventually gave birth to itself after creating a cosmic egg which upon exploding (Big Bang), fertilized the physical universe with potentialities: of life, reason, and godhood.

Though the cosmic mind was completely unconscious somehow it nevertheless operated by pure willpower.  Slowly but surely it evolved into a physical entity, the very first in the cosmos, which became the individual repository of the cosmic mind.   For Eastern mystical pantheists it is Brahman (the Void).  For ancient Gnostics this being was the impersonal god called Abraxas.   With the Kabbalists it is En sof while for Egyptians' it was the Sun-God Ra.  Ra evolved out of Nu — primordial matter (physical universe):

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

Modern evolutionary atheist humanists and their theological counterparts teach similar ideas with the difference that theologians couch theirs in Christian terminology.  With them, the unconscious cosmic mind is God. Under direction of its human shapers, this sock-puppet God creates and ignites a cosmic egg which fertilizes the universe with potential life, reason, and higher consciousness and then directs the evolution of life over billions of years from lowest things to highest.   Obviously, this man-controlled sock-puppet can only create evolutively and despite  extravagant claims otherwise, man is not the created image bearer of the living God, thus he is not a person but the bestial conscious product of the god of forces.

Beginning at the Renaissance certain theologians, mystics and intellectuals had betrayed their calling and turned back to the magic way of the initiates.  Their apostasy set off a chain reaction eventually resulting in the 'murder' of the living God and the attempted obliteration of man's soul/spirit. Eric Voegelin comments:

"....the order of being (was) obliterated (and reinterpreted) as essentially under man's control." Taking control "requires the decapitation of being — the murder of God." (Eric Voegelin, "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," p. xv)

The corollary to the murder of the living personal One God in Three Persons is the obliteration of personhood.

The term 'person' is uniquely Christian.   It originated in Christian theologies developmental struggle to comprehend the nature and experience of the transcendent, personal Triune God:

"The derivative concept of human personhood is a gift of the Christian faith to culture…” (Stephen P. Stratton, Chapter 14, p. 247, The Self, Paul Vitz & Susan M. Felch, Editors)
 
Building off of the concept of human personhood, St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent, personal Triune God then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul (personality, emotions) spirit (God-consciousness, will, reason, conscience) and body (physical matter).

 In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the soul/spirit. Animals have souls but not spirits, thus without spirit man is no longer a person but a beast qualitatively no different from a rat, pig, or ape.
 
It is on the historically unique Christian definition of person that America’s Constitutional Republic is grounded, making America’s founding documents great spiritual documents delineating the individual God-given spiritual property and temporal rights of “we the people.”
 
In affirmation,  more than eighty years ago President Calvin Coolidge said in a speech delivered on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926:

"Democracy is Christ's government in church and state... Here was the doctrine of equality, popular sovereignty, and the substance of the theory of inalienable rights....When we take all these circumstances into consideration, it is but natural that the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence should open with a reference to Nature's God and should close...with an appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world and an assertion of a firm reliance on Divine Providence...In its main feature the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man....They have their source and roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. " (Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates Religion, William J. Federer, pp. 270-271)
 
Whether the Founders were individually Christian or not, there was among them a strong Christian consensus that finds some of its greatest spiritual and moral expression in the scholarly works of  Samuel Rutherford in “Lex Rex” (1644) and in the writings of the 18th century jurist William Blackstone.
 
Rutherford reasoned that since all men are fallen (sinners), then no man---whether king, prime minister, jurist, or president for example---is superior to any other man as all men, none excluded, are sinners. This means that no man is above the law; all are subject to the law without exception, thus all men (i.e., evolutionary humanists and their theological counterparts, apostates, Obama, Holder, Supreme Court justices, ‘gay homofascists,’ lesbian goddesses, illegals, abortionists, perverse sex-educators, and elitist GOP insiders) must recognize that they are under the transcendent Law of God.
 
Blackstone greatly influenced early American understanding of the Triune God, the Bible, Law and nature. He taught that since the living, personal God is the omnipotent Creator who works and governs the affairs of men then all law should be consistent with His Revelation in the Bible. No law should be passed that is contrary to the higher law of God as is all too common today.
 
Furthermore, as all men are created spiritual equals in the eyes of God, then life, worth, dignity and other unalienable rights are conferred upon each human person at conception.   For example, freedom of religion and speech are the temporal manifestations of a person’s God-given spiritual property of conscience and reason.

In "Property," published in The National Gazette on March 29, 1792, James Madison clearly defines the meaning of a person’s God-given spiritual property, some of its’ temporal manifestations and the meaning and intent of just government as opposed to unjust government:

"He has a property....in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them."  "He has a property...in his opinions and the free communication of them."  "He has an equal property in the free use of his faculties and free choice of the objects on which to employ them." "He has property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person."

Property is,

"....a man's land, or merchandize, or money (and)  as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties or his possessions."

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort:

"This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own." (Samuel Rutherford, Lex Rex; lexrex.com)

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar affirms that the Christian gift  of personhood gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,

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

The Death of God, Personhood, and Our Constitutional Republic: Or the Fall all over again

"According to a recent Pew Research survey, 60 percent of all Americans believe that “humans and other living things have evolved over time”, while only 33 percent of respondents rejected this statement."  (100 Facts About The Moral Collapse Of America That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe, Michael Snyder, Apr. 9, 2014, thetruthwins.com)

Nihilism, the idea that man is no longer a person but a beast qualitatively no different from a rat, pig, or ape is the logical assumption if the transcendent One God in Three Persons has been decapitated whether by the brazen declaration of his death or by the subtle method of reducing the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to mere myth and allegory open to the endless rationalizing and arrogant assumptions of intellectually and morally corrupt men.

Nihilism is spiritual, moral, and intellectual suicide, yet for the last two hundred years, naturalistic Enlightenment philosophy, evolutionary biology, methodological naturalism, evolutionary Christianity and other derivatives of naturalism have been working their way virtually unopposed through our seminaries, pulpits, government, legal institutions, education institutions, military, and entertainment complex embedding themselves, often unconsciously, within our minds. This means that not only is the way we see ourselves and America colored by nihilism, but to the degree that our minds and conscience have been polluted are we immobilized by our own moral corruption and apathy, the spiritual emptiness that says in reaction to our peculiarly twisted, degraded culture of death, "Why bother?'   Why bother when the easiest thing is to accommodate ourselves and our children and churches to it?

The brutally twisted, sexually deviant, lawless atmosphere of our age is the "death of God" made tangible and it is Nietzsche who describes our meaningless, disordered, ugly, atonal, brutal, upside-down climate of nothingness where Cliven Bundy's ranch can be forcibly stolen by tyrannical, covetous  beast-men because in their eyes Bundy and his family are qualitatively no different from the cattle grazing his land:

"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)

Such is the theater of the cruel, lawless, and absurd in which there is neither up nor down, male nor female, right nor wrong, true nor false, normal nor abnormal because the living God is dead, and while America and the West drift aimlessly in "infinite nothingness" nihilism progressively dissolves the foundation of soul/spirit, personhood, worth, morality, family, individual liberty....and Cliven Bundy's God-given spiritual right to property.

The burning question each American should be pondering is: who is next?  Who will the beast-men holding the levers of power and influence at every level of our society come for next?

@Linda Kimball

The Beast Arising from America's Man-Made Hell on Earth

Among the consequences of the spiritual famine within the Christian Church is the external madness and paranoia-inducing climate of lies blinding and imprisoning Americans in an inferno of confusion, fear, cowardice, apathy and delusion.

Against this almost impenetrable darkness Alan Keyes shines as a valiant truth warrior, a watchman desperately sounding the alarm, trying with all his might to warn Americans that unless they wake-up it will be too late.  In “Fort Hood and the lies we cannot live with,” Keyes wonders if in the wake of the latest military base carnage perpetrated upon unarmed defenders of our society whether or not materialized, entertainment and sex-glutted Americans will finally wake-up and discern the fact that our nation is now on the brink?

One fact about the latest attack at Fort Hood should awaken us: "While it was happening, soldiers began jumping over fences to escape the attacker." All were told to "Close your windows! Seek shelter immediately." So thanks to the lie that guns kill, we lose the lives of people trained in using them to stop the real killers.”  (Renew America, Apr. 8, 2014)

Materialized, sensually-sated Americans are blind to the fact that our society is falling into the graveyard of socialism and enforced sexual deviance that Russia, the former Soviet Union, is still trying to climb out of.   Like the former Soviet Union, America has consigned the living God, His unchanging Truth and Moral Law to outer darkness.    Thus the Biggest Lie we have collectively accepted is the lie of evolution that was force-fed to Russians, especially their children.  Its inverted account of the beginning of everything means there is no living God, men and women are not His spiritual image-bearers and there was no fall, thus man is not a sinner in need of a Savior but rather a genderless conscious product of natural forces in process of change (evolution) over time.  In this madness-inducing way of reasoning there is neither unchanging truth and moral law nor two created sexes but rather moral relativism and continuously emerging orientations because all things are in continuous process of change.  Thus morally informed objections against tyranny, murder, betrayal, treason, theft, sodomy, lesbianism, pederasty, sadism, Satanism and Sharia are meaningless since these vices, appetites and twisted murderous beliefs are also the products of  America’s ‘new’ Baals: change and evolution.

Because the evolution Baal’s greatest appeal is to pride, covetousness, greed, envy and lust for power and control of others, the sickening stench of evil---narcissism, malignant narcissism, intolerance of truth, intellectual deviance, brazen lying, scapegoating, and lack of empathy---is casting this generation into a man-made hell painted red with the blood of millions of tiny, unborn humans, their spines cut, brains sucked out, and body parts tossed into waste receptacles like garbage.

"The beast has licked hot human blood.  The man-killing machine is brought into motion."  (Russian socialist Yuri Martov, head of the Menshaviks, 1918; source: The Black Book of Communism, Courtois, Werth, Panne, Paczkowski, Bartosek, Margolin, p. 736)

Out of a man-made crucible of fire a bent, crooked Beast has arisen just as it did in the Soviet Union.  Its vile, insane head lolls askew and its slobbering, leering lips drool in anticipation. It is a Beast of sadism, sodomy and lesbianism:

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

"Homofascism is the order of the day and Christian 'intolerance' simply will not be tolerated (and this is why) CEO and co-founder of Mozilla Brendan Eich is forced to resign because of his $1,000 donation to Prop 8 six years ago." Christians, buckle up, "Your whole world is about to change. The Rainbowshirts are emboldened and they’ve broken out the long knives."  They smell blood in the water, "I’ve often said that these folks want those who speak Biblical truth about human sexuality and legitimate marriage either 1) dead, 2) imprisoned or, if they can have neither of these, 3) marginalized to the point where they can’t even support their families." Freedom is hanging on by a thread, America, "and it is those who worship the sin of Sodom that are determined to finish it off once and for all." (Why Are They Called ‘Homofascists’? Here’s Why… " J. Matt Barber, April 5, 2014,  American Prophet)

The Beasts' conscience is depraved, and this is one of the most evil and destructive forces in any society.   In his Commentary on Psalm 33/2, 8, St. Augustine notes that a depraved conscience is the miserable condition of all whose pride makes them refuse to face their own conscience lest they be overwhelmed by the wickedness they find there. (Day by Day with Saint Augustine, Donald X. Burt, p. 107)

In this light the Beast is revealed as a self-righteous hypocrite, a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar who refuses to tolerate the knowledge of his or her own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness, thus is constantly engaged in sweeping the evidence of his own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of his own depraved conscience in order to preserve his carefully constructed public image.   While the Beast refuses to see his own wickedness he clearly sees and constantly remarks upon and salaciously gossips about the weaknesses and failings of other people, especially those whom he resents, in this case, straight males and females.

Ultimately, the Beasts' depraved conscience is the result of a strong will determined to have its’ own way, thus St. Augustine points to a wicked will as the cause of all evil and suffering. This is because the unholy companions of the wicked will are pride, covetousness, envy and lust for power over other people.

In contrast to the Beast, the more humble in spirit, some of whom may suffer from lesbian and homosexual attractions, are people who do not see themselves as righteousness, who question their own motives and who search their own conscience and repent of their sins. Unpleasant and even painful though it may be, their sense of personal sin is precisely that which keeps their sin from getting out of hand.  Hence it is a great blessing because it is a safeguard against the human proclivity for evil.

Over and against the humble in spirit, the willfulness of the wicked will is extraordinary and always accompanied by a lust for power, thus narcissists are more likely than most to gravitate to positions of power and influence.

When narcissism is so hardened that the capacity for empathy is lost, the narcissist has descended into malignant narcissism.  Malignant narcissism negates restraints that result from empathy with and for our fellow human beings.   This motivates malignant narcissists such as Lenin, Stalin and Hitler to not just dehumanize and scapegoat other people but to spiritually and physically crucify them….to murder them:

"Before exterminating his enemies, Stalin had them displayed in public in a show trial.  Lenin had introduced this strategy in 1922...Stalin merely improved on the formula and made it a permanent feature of his apparatus of repression..." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 746)

By transferring their own wickedness onto others through projection and scapegoating, malignant narcissists cause evil and suffering in our world.  For example, when they acquire domination over their own families they create miniature totalitarian societies characterized by confusion, deception, isolation, suspicion, deviancy, craziness, despair, cruelty, distrust, psychological manipulation, pathological lying, rage, paranoia, psychological bullying and physical abuse.

The Beast is now identified as a malignant narcissist whose wicked will seeks to impose itself upon the wills of straight males, females, and their children by overt or covert coercion in order to dominate, shame, terrorize, psychologically bully, and physically punish and crucify straight males and females and destroy the innocence and goodness of their children by making them over in the Beasts' own evil image.  This evil is the result of envy, the essence of which is sadism: unholy pleasure received from harming other people.

The Beast therefore receives pleasure from tormenting, perverting and avenging itself on straight society, its children and traditional life-sustaining social institutions.  Like its’ father the devil the Beast is intolerant of everything good, decent, true and innocent, hence it forces submission of straight society to its will while it sadistically destroys the traditional family and the innocence of the youth whose blood has not been spilled in our abortion mills as was also the case in the Soviet Union.

As it was in the Soviet Union, the Beast of sadism, sodomy and lesbianism will eventually be devoured by another, more hideous beast that waits in the wings of Hell for when the rebellious spirit and will of American narcissism has finally been cast down, utterly broken and crying out for one to save it.  Then like the demonized Stalin or Hitler it will come forth and the tyranny, terror and bloodletting will commence in full and drip from the hands of all who have not repented.   In this way they will condemn and destroy themselves.

"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9

As an atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn was cast into the Soviet Union's manmade hells on earth known as the Gulags.  He suffered the torments of hell for seven years, repented and arose from hell a new man, a Christian prophet.   He came to our country more than forty years ago to warn Americans to wake-up, to mend their ways and repent before a tyranny of evil casts American society into hell.   But America did not listen.

 Since Solzhenitsyn, other watchers have tried to warn us.  Alan Keyes is one.   Matt Barber another. Will we wake-up and listen this time?  Or must we be purged and brought to repentance in a man-made hell right here in America?

@Linda Kimball


 

 

 

The Revealed Word Disturbed Evolutionary Progress: Now the Clocks Must be set Back

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

The evolutionary thinking that has swept the post-Christian West and America, virtually displacing the Genesis account of creation is a strange doctrine positing an inverted exegesis.  It is in every way the antithesis of the Revealed Word of God hence the enemy of the Revealed Word, as even evolutionary atheist Richard Dawkins agrees:

I think the evangelical Christians have really sort of got it right in a way, in seeing evolution as the enemy. Whereas the more, what  shall we say, sophisticated theologians are quite happy to live with evolution,  I think they’re deluded. I think the evangelicals have got it right,  in that there really is a deep incompatibility between evolution and Christianity..." ("Homeschooling parents demand evolutionary textbooks," Lita Cosner, 13 June 2013, creation.com)

In fact, the ancient roots of modern evolutionary thinking  are traceable to Hermeticism. Like its modern counterparts, Hermeticism posits an inverted exegesis teaching biological and spiritual evolution from lower to higher states of existence:

Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from ‘creeping things’ to fish, mammels, birds and then people. Humans can-—through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability-—continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars.” (The Making of the New spirituality, James A. Herrick, p. 40)

In our own time the primary tactic employed by 'sophisticated theologians' eager to accommodate themselves, the Revealed Word and the Christian Church to science and evolutionary thinking is the argument that evolution is entirely compatible with the Bible when Genesis, especially the first three chapters, is understood in a non-literal, non-historical context. By way of this tactic they invalidate the Word of God (Matthew 15:6-9) so they may teach the science and evolutionary theories of men.

Dr. Peter Jones, director of truthXchange and adjunct professor of Westminster Seminary CA., takes aim at the 'sophisticated theologians' comprising the fellowship of the Jesus Seminar in his essay, The Paganization of Biblical Studies.    Jones connects the Jesus Seminar with resurgent pagan Gnosticism and argues that the first Gnostics were what is known today as Liberal Christians.   The essence and methodology of liberalized Christianity throughout its history is the,

"...importation into the church via the use of Christian terminology of the various historic expressions of pagan notions, in particular, the denial of God's transcendence.  In this sense, the first "liberals" were the Gnostics."

Thus the goal of Jesus Seminar founder Robert Funk is the liberation of Jesus, "from the scriptural and creedal experiential prisons in which we have incarcerated him."  Funk's new Christianity is pantheistic and his Jesus, rather than coming in the flesh from God (1 John 4:1-3; 5:19) is a mortal, a teacher who emphasizes forgiveness and endorses "protected recreational sex among consenting adults."   

Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong, another Jesus Seminar fellow, is a self-professed liberal who doesn’t believe in the authority of scripture and holds that Christians should simply be quiet and accept the tide of homosexuality that is sweeping society.  Spong credits the Presbyterian heretic Lloyd Geering, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University, for creating an audience for him in New Zealand and Australia.  Embraced and celebrated by the Jesus Seminar, Geering's books are promoted as programmatic templates for the future utopian pagan community from the point of view of Christian apostasy and socialism undergirded by evolutionary pantheist orthodoxy.

Dr. Jones writes that according to Geering, the world's future culture will be post-Christian, global and religiously pagan and evolutionary.  This agenda is remarkably similar to that of Teilhard de Chardin's disciple, the ex-Roman Catholic Thomas Berry in his book, "The Great Work" which is being implemented through texts of the UN's global programs.

According to Jesus Seminar pagans tomorrow's culture will be post-Christian because evolution proves that human beings, as they evolved out of 'creeping things' created language, then symbols, then religious explanations and God Himself.  Since men created God, sophisticated theologians are able to use Him to create and ignite a Cosmic Egg (the Big Bang) and afterward direct evolution according to the will of his creators.  Nevertheless, whether He is of use or not, Jesus Seminar pagans say the time,

"...for glorifying the Almighty (male) God who supposedly rules is now over."  The end of Christianity is so evident "that some future generation may well be moved to discard the Christian calendar entirely, and rename the year 2000 AD as 1 GE, the first year of the global era." (ibid, Jones)

Tomorrow's culture will be pluralistic and syncretistic because evolution integrates all scientific, cultural, religious and economic human activity into one worldwide matrix 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" which in its broadest sense refers to change and development from within.

Darron Aronofsky's 'new' Noah exemplifies the emerging spiritual consciousness.  Noah has been liberated from "the scriptural and creedal experiential prisons" of the Revealed Word and in his 'evolved' persona cinematically announces the triumphant arrival of the 'new' spirituality:

"The movie celebrates the occult, with Methuselah, Noah's father, worshiping a pagan god and giving him a brew to drink that gave him the 'vision.' The word God is not mentioned, but the substitute name, Creator, is mentioned 26 times. Frankly, this movie is anti-God and anti-Christian." (Noah's ark hijacked by atheist pirates, Rev. Austin Miles, Apr. 3, 2014)

The 'new' global religion is mystical pantheist monism, which means that an ancient impersonal god-force, the cosmos, earth, human beings and everything else are essentially 'one.'  As the god-force or energy is within all things it is within the 'illumined' consciousness of every highly evolved initiate as well.

This being the case, by means of trance states, brain-altering drugs, transcendental meditation, visualization, channeling, Zen Buddhism, Kundalini yoga, tantra, and other occult ways, the initiate can tap into the god-force within, thereby becoming a little god who controls matter because he controls mind. The physical world then, is an illusion because reality is inside the divine mind of the god-man.

This way of thinking is captured by Orwell in his book, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” in which negation of the physical world is an integral part of the social and political philosophy of Big Brother and his despotic Party.   At one stage in the book, Winston stumbles upon the shocking realization that,

“…in the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.  It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later; the logic of their position demanded it.  Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.” (Orwell, “The New Spirituality and its Hallmarks, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 30:4-31:1, 2007, p. 19)

When the Thought Police agent O’Brien tortures Winston for “wrong thought” he states,

We control matter because we control the mind.  Reality is inside the skull.  You will learn by degrees, Winston.  There is nothing that we could not do.  Invisibility, levitation---anything.  I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to….You must get rid of these nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature.  We make the laws of Nature.”

Big Brother is an occult Hermetic initiate in a long line of illumined adepts going back to Ham, the recipient of pre-flood occult science techniques, incantations and other secret gnosis from the Watchers on the plains of Shinar in the post-flood world as affirmed by Marilyn Ferguson.

In "The Aquarian Conspiracy," a book that has been called 'the New Age Bible,' Marilyn Ferguson (1938-2008) enthusiastically reports that a great, shuddering irrevocable shift is overtaking America,

"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 already enlisted 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)

As Ferguson admitted, the occult technologies being employed throughout America were once the private domain of ancient initiates.   In fact, as Constance Cumbey reveals in her thoroughly researched book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow," many New Age historians claim their occult techniques originated in Atlantis 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." (pp. 250-251)

Ham taught them to his progeny who in turn taught them to Nimrod and the Egyptian magus Hermes Trismegistus and so on into the East where Yogis, god-men, gurus, Zen masters, and tantric sages teach them, and on down through the ages to the early Christian-era Simon Magus and the Gnostic Valentinus on through to Renaissance occultists such as Swedenborg and Pico della Mirandola.  These two men, along with other occult practitioners are responsible for popularizing occult science, spiritual evolution, and other occult traditions of the ancient elites in Christendom.

In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals that during the Renaissance certain disgruntled Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or ancient Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures and spiritual evolution is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)

The occult or magic way of intellectual and moral transcendence (spiritual evolution leading to deification) was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  For example:

Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

 In this light we can see that Big Brother is an occult pagan initiate in the tradition of ancient elite initiates.  Like them, Big Brother holds to the oneness of existence.  What this means is that since the universe of energy is a self-creating, self-developing (evolving) living organism (i.e., Abyss, Void, Brahman, World Soul) consisting of interconnected parts (i.e., plants, animals, humans, land, cities, oceans) bound together by psychic energy then physical matter (human body, brain) and psychic energies are mutually transmutable.

This was announced as the Grand Principle of Hermes Trismegistus and found expression in the teaching that everything that is high,

"...is equal to what is low, and everything low is equal to what is high." (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 82)

None of this is new.  Nor is it scientific except in the sense of ancient occult science.   It is revamped and revised occult spiritual pantheism, and Geering admits with surprise that the New Story has "links with pre-monotheistic...nature religions."

Dr. Jones wryly observes that in an odd turn of events,

 "....contemporary spiritual' evolution goes backwards!  Biblical theism disturbed evolutionary progress.  The clocks have to be put back."

In his concluding remarks, Dr. Jones warns the faithful that they are in the,

".....presence of a powerful pagan/Gnostic theological agenda, claiming to be spanking new, objective and scientific, but as old as the hills.  It is my belief that this trend in biblical studies is part of the setting in place of a pagan reconstruction of human culture for the planetary era." 

 As It Was in the Pre-Flood Days of Noah

The Book of Revelation shows that during the last days the church becomes part of the Mystery Babylon system, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth. (Rev. 17:5)  Second Peter tells us it begins with the church rejecting the Genesis account, particularly its historical and literal elements together with Noah's Flood in favor of old age conceptions, uniformitarianism and evolution, a process set in motion during the Renaissance that, though it has successfully contaminated the entire denominational spectrum today, seeks fullness:

"....I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”  But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.  By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly."  2 Peter 3: 2-7

In his impeccably researched book, "Ancient Paganism: The Sorcery of the Fallen Angels," Ken Johnson Th.D. reveals that the belief that each person was evolving into a higher life form was an integral element of the pre-flood religion.

Pre-flood pagans believed that all that existed was an impersonal creator force within all of creation, thus spirit/life exists in everything (this is primordial evolutionary pantheism).  Hence there was no need of salvation because with the help of spirits, everyone could plug into the force and evolve into a god.

Speaking of both pre-flood evolutionary pantheism and its' post-flood occult science counterparts such as Hermeticism, which taught spiritual evolution into daemons before evolution into gods, church father Tertullian said:

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

Evolutionary Pantheism: Ancient Spiritual Mistake

At the center of the 'new' emerging spirituality is the "striving human will" seeking desperately to launch itself,

"...into minor godhood in an evolving cosmos through the mechanisms of directed spiritual evolution, spiritualized science and spirit contact." The 'new' spirituality now presents itself as the "rightful replacement for the Revealed Word (and) proclaims its spiritual liberation from the worldview that informs Christianity and its freedom from (the) personal and wholly other God.  But this new way of self-salvation (is) little more than the refurbishing of an ancient spiritual mistake."  (The Making of the New Spirituality: the Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 279)

Noting religious pantheism's perennial character and it's appearance in Nazi ideology, some fifty years ago C.S. Lewis wrote,

"...by a strange irony, each new relapse into this immemorial 'religion' is hailed as the last work in novelty and emancipation...so far from being the final refinement, pantheism is, in fact, the permanent natural bent of the human mind."

It is indeed strange that as scientifically endarkened Westerners and Americans contemptuously sniff and sneer at the remnant of backwards, unscientific, anti-evolution Christians and faithful Jews, in reality it is they who are on a fast-track to the past---to a modern version of the days of Noah in the pre-flood world----and we know how badly that ended.

@Linda Kimball

Ezekiel 9: How it Relates to Damnable Heresy, Idolatry, Apostasy & Judgment

The primary tactic employed by theologians eager to accommodate themselves, the Revealed Word and the Christian Church to modern science and evolutionary thinking is predictable. It is the argument that evolution is entirely compatible with the Bible when we see the Revealed Word and/or literal and historic aspects of Genesis, especially within the first three chapters, as allegory and myth.   This is the argument embraced and advanced by many compromising theologians and intellectuals today.   By way of this tactic they invalidate the Word of God so they may teach the science and evolutionary theories of man:

"You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophecy of you: 'This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me.  But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men." (Matthew 15:6-9) 

Of the many contemporary pastors and Christian intellectuals who resort to this tactic is mega-church pastor Timothy J. Keller. With a position paper Keller published with the theistic evolutionary organization Bio Logos he joined the ranks of apostatizing Protestant and Catholic priests and Christian intellectuals stretching back to the Renaissance.  (A response to Timothy Keller's 'Creation, Evolution and Christian Laypeople," Lita Cosner, Sept. 9, 2010, creation.com)

The slippery-slide of certain highly influential Renaissance Christians into apostasy began when they gave into the temptation to embrace a non-literal, non-historical view of Genesis on behalf of two ancient occult traditions: Hermetic magic and occult Kabbalah.

In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), writes that some disgruntled Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures  related to the quest for spiritual evolution (deification) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)

Occult traditions/sciences include, but are not limited to, spiritualism (contact with spirits), alchemy, astrology, divination, Hermeticism and Kabbalah.

Implied in Hermeticism is an inverted exegesis teaching biological and spiritual evolution of the adept from lower to higher states of existence:

Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from ‘creeping things’ to fish, mammels, birds and then people. Humans can-—through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability-—continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars.” (The Making of the New spirituality, James A. Herrick, p. 40)

Like Hermeticism, Kabbalah posits an inverted exegesis but with the difference that it requires the invalidation and subversion of the teachings of Moses. Thus Kabbalah not only invalidates and inverts the Genesis account of creation but the Revealed Word relationship of created man to His Creator by rendering human beings virtually divine.  As with Hermeticism, elite men can attain apotheosis since man is not created but rather the conscious product of unseen natural forces such as evolution.

Kabbalah suggests that elites may destroy the God of the Old Testament, the God “who created us, made us breathe, eat, reproduce...write books; who is responsible for our historical existence " as he is a “blind, arrogant, and merciless” God, a vile God who created space and time. (Herrick, pp. 41-42)

Since activation of the divine powers of the living God is the goal, elite practitioners of Kabbalism destroy the living God and replace Him with a god-force for this purpose. The limited god-force can only do such things as ignite cosmic eggs (Big Bang) and direct evolution as it is entirely dependent upon its shapers and handlers who control and manage divine powers and teach that human beings are not created but rather emanated (evolved) from nature or the god-force.

In this light we can see that the idea that man is not created but is rather the conscious product of unseen natural forces (i.e., natural selection, evolution) is not a recent discovery of modern science, nor is the invalidation of Scripture and the Genesis account in particular a heresy unique to modern times. The early Church Fathers dealt with this damnable heresy as well, counting it among the heretical tendencies of the Origenists.

Fourth-century Fathers such as John Chrysostom, Basil the Great and Ephraim the Syrian, all of whom wrote commentaries on Genesis, specifically warned against treating Genesis as an unhistorical myth or allegory. John Chrysostom strongly warned against paying heed to these heretics,

"...let us stop up our hearing against them, and let us believe the Divine Scripture, and following what is written in it, let us strive to preserve in our souls sound dogmas." (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 31)

As St. Cyril of Alexandria wrote, higher theological, spiritual meaning is founded upon humble, simple faith in the Revealed Word and/or literal and historic meaning of Genesis and one cannot apprehend rightly the Scriptures without believing in the historical reality of the events and people they describe. (ibid, Seraphim Rose, p. 40)

In the integral worldview teachings of the Fathers, neither the literal nor historical meaning of the Revelations of the pre-incarnate Jesus, the Angel who spoke to Moses, can be regarded as expendable. There are at least four critically important reasons why. First, to invalidate the Revelation of God is to contradict and usurp His authority, ultimately deny the deity of Jesus Christ; twist, distort, add to and subtract from the entire Bible and finally, to imperil the salvation of believers because salvation is only by faith through Jesus Christ, the only mediator between the living God and humankind (1 Tim. 2:5).  Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, the 'gate' that 'is small' and the way that is 'narrow that leads to life." (Matthew 7:14)
 
According to Peter (2 Peter 2:1) apostatizing priests will work among the faithful, teaching damnable heresies that deny the Lord, cause the fall of men into confusion and unbelief, and bring destruction upon themselves:

"The natural parents of modern unbelief turn out to have been the guardians of belief." Many thinking people came at last "to realize that it was religion, not science or social change that gave birth to unbelief. Having made God more and more like man – intellectually, morally, emotionally – the shapers of religion made it feasible to abandon God, to believe simply in man." (James Turner of the University of Michigan in "American Babylon," Richard John Neuhaus, p. 95)

In this light we can understand why a theologically-confused albeit scientifically-endarkened evolutionary 'Christian' would wonder aloud on a public discussion forum who or what the six men of Ezekiel 9 are.  Since he believes that Scripture's book of beginnings---the key to understanding the rest of Scripture--- is nothing but a collection of myths, it makes sense that he neither understands who and what the six men are but more importantly, the ominous portent of Ezekiel. 
 
So what is meaning of the foreboding message of Ezekiel, who are the six men and their purpose and how does this relate to our own age of damnable heresy, idolatry and deepening apostasy?

In Ezekiel 1, we learn that the voice of God has come to his prophet Ezekiel by the Holy Spirit.  According to Matthew Henry, Ezekiel's visions,

"....seem to have been sent to possess the prophet's mind with great and high thoughts of God. To strike terror upon sinners. To speak comfort to those that feared God, and humbled themselves. In ver. 4-14, is the first part of the vision, which represents God as attended and served by a vast company of angels, who are all his messengers, his ministers, doing his commandments. This vision would impress the mind with solemn awe and fear of the Divine displeasure..."  (Matthew Henry's Concise Commentaries, Ezekiel 1:1-14)

Ezekiel 9 is a continuation of visions bespeaking the coming judgment of Israel. In this vision Ezekiel sees angelic executioners as issuing from God to do the work of His judgment. Possibly there may be an allusive reference to the Chaldeans as the actual human instruments of judgment.
 
The Biblical explanation of the end of societies uses the concept of judgment rather than spatial explanations such as rise and fall.   According to the Revealed Word, either a society is collectively submitted to the Will and Authority of God or it is in rebellion against Him. The book of Ezekiel portrays Israel as having become a rebellious, idolatrous, therefore evil nation fully deserving the judgment about to be meted out by God.
 
Israel's rebellion against God was accompanied by a turning inward of the souls of men to ‘self’ and idols. Idolatry in its larger meaning is properly understood as any substitution of what is ‘created’ for the Creator. In this sense, idols can be anything from  worship of self to worship of nature and natural forces (i.e., natural selection, evolution) to wealth, power, status, pornography and sexual-gratification, sports, intellect (pride of mind), science, and the embrace of elitist occult sciences such as Hermeticism and esoteric Kabbalah in pursuit of self-perfection and apotheosis.

Today Christendom and America are spiritually darkened, storm-tossed oceans of idolatry punctuated here and there by tiny, flickering candles of light indicative of the faithful.  Over and across the entire denominational spectrum of America's man-centered, idolatrous church,

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

Large numbers of secular pagan Americans and Christian's so-called worship the occult pantheist god-or-Jesus-force inside themselves:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are witnessing the secularization, paganization and evaporation of orthodox Biblical theism and faithful Judaism to which must be added rebellion against every vestige of authority, the privatization of truth and an inversion of creation and history caused by occult science and evolutionary thinking:

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

In John 5, Jesus Christ addresses all people (i.e., evolutionary theologians and their flocks) who have elevated self, pride of mind and other idols (i.e., the force within, occult science and evolution) above the writings of Moses, thus are unable to believe him:

Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:45-47

Increasing numbers of Christians cannot believe Jesus because they have invalidated His Words with legions of idols, particularly the magic science and evolution Baals.   In their foolish defiance they have entered into a league with death.  They have made a pact with hell for they have placed their hope in vain inventions, idols and worthless teachings of men. (Isaiah 28:15)

"When also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers; and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which He had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord's anger...they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths." Judges 2:10-13
 
Whatever a man places at the top of his pyramid of values is ultimately the Baal he serves. The ultimacy of that service profoundly affects not only how he thinks, speaks and acts  but where he will spend eternity.  When the society around him also turns away from the living God to ‘self’ and Baals, as the post-Christian West and America have done, it is an evil, idolatrous society heading for judgment and destruction, hence the six executioners of Ezekiel’s vision sent by God to carry out His judgment against,

"rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the LORD's instruction"  (Isaiah 30:9) for the love of truth is not in them that they might be saved.  Thus the "wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." Romans 1:18

@Linda Kimball

Evolutionary Christians cannot believe Moses, so how will they believe Jesus?

 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" John 5:46-47
 
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. ”  Luke 24:27

It is the case today that increasing numbers of Western and American theologians and intellectuals are unable to believe Moses because on behalf of their science and evolution idols they have discarded belief in the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books.
 
Timothy Keller, Leonard Sweet, Hugh Ross and many others fall into this category.    And having fallen, they deride, ridicule, and criticize all Christians who refuse to fall away as well.

Over and across the entire denominational spectrum, it is the faithful, the ones who stand firm against evolution who are harshly criticized, laughed-at, and condemned by the likes of Douthat, et al, for their simplistic theology, narrow-mindedness, fundamentalism, cultural isolationism, and anti-intellectualism which the scientifically enlightened call,
 
“....the rejection of science,” and then refer to this as “textbook evidence of an unyielding ignorance on the part of the religious.” (Total Capitulation: The Evangelical Surrender of Truth, Dr. Mohler,October 25, 2011) 
 
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary stands strong against evolutionary compromise:
 
At the very least, the acceptance of evolutionary theory requires that the first two chapters of Genesis be read merely as a literary rendering that offers no historical data. But, of course, the injury does not end there. If evolution is true, then the entire narrative of the Bible has to be revised and reinterpreted. The evolutionary account is not only incompatible with any historical affirmation of Genesis, but it is also incompatible with the claim that all humanity is descended from Adam and the claim that in Adam all humanity fell into sin and guilt. The Bible’s account of the Fall and its consequences is utterly incompatible with evolutionary theory. The third chapter of Genesis is as problematic for evolutionary theory as the first two.” (Creation vs. Evolution — The New Shape of the Debate, Dr. Mohler, February 1, 2011)
 
Paul warned of the days we are living in when people would not tolerate sound doctrine, but would surround themselves with teachers who would tickle their ears. (2 Tim 4:1-3) 
 
Those days are here.
 
They opened with Renaissance science magic and occult traditions such as evolutionary Hermeticism and evolutionary Kabbalah which paved the way for the rationalism of the European Enlightenment.   Rationalism glorified the easily corrupted mind of man rather than the Word of God.   These seeds of corruption blossomed into a huge upsurge of anti-Christian endeavor resulting in the subordination of the Word of God to the findings of science and evolutionary thinking which opened the door for yet more corruption in the 19th century: theological liberalism (evolutionary pantheism) and 'higher criticism.'
 
Theological liberalism first developed in Germany.  Its first real manifestation was at the University of Tubingen where Ferdinand Baur (1792-1860) had formed a school of theology for the purpose of raising doubts about the Bible.  This tactic was designed to undermine the Revealed Word as the exclusive fount of truth.  Among areas which came under suspicion were the Genesis account, the person of Christ, the fall and human sin, the authority of Scripture, the transcendence of God, the Way of spiritual salvation, and the doctrine of the Christian Church.  (From Old Gnosticism to New Age, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 32-33)
 
The theological liberalism inaugurated at Tubingen 'Christianized' the evolutionary pantheism sweeping over our nation in many guises today: Teilhard's New Religion, Leonard Sweets quantum spirituality, the Quantum Void posited by modern physics, and occult New Age as just four examples. 
 
Theological liberalism owed much to the occult Hermetic pantheist philosophy of George Hegel (1770-1811).   Hegel was an important member of the occult brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance; he was a philosophical heir of ancient occult traditions.  His early writings were very much influenced by Christoph Oetinger (1702-1782), the gnostic occult Kabbalist and disciple of Renaissance Hermetic-Kabbalists such as Emanuel Swedenborg and Jakob Boehme (1575-1624). Hegels dialectic, or pantheist theory of historical evolution, dovetailed neatly with liberal theology’s evolutionary pantheism and its’ outrageous claim that Christianity was a hybrid religion of the Near East. (ibid)

Somewhat later, Karl Marx secularized Hegel’s dialectic for his own evolutionary conception, dialectical materialism. 
 
This period also saw the appearance of 'higher criticism,' the evil-twin of theological liberalism.   Higher criticism cast suspicion upon the authorship and dating of the books of the Bible in an attempt to undermine the truth-claims of Scripture.  Such unsanctified exploration led to an enquiry into the identity of the historical Jesus, typified in the anti-supernaturalistic book, "The Life of Jesus," written in 1835 by Baur's pupil, D.F. Strauss (1808-1874). (ibid)
 
When Darwin published his theory, theological liberals (progressives) eagerly embraced it, not because they actually believed it, but because behind its’ ‘science’ façade they could openly embrace the occult evolutionary conceptions posited by ancient Egyptian Hermeticism and esoteric Kabbalah.
 
With these developments, the seal was set on a critical, rationalistic, and skeptical approach to the Word of God that elevates the mind of man, science, and evolution above the Word of God.   This development results in theologians, intellectuals and their flocks of misled sheep who are unable to believe Moses (John 5:45-47)  because they reject as unscientific belief in the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account.   Since they cannot believe Moses, how will they believe the Word, God-Incarnate, our savior Jesus Christ?
 
@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

Evolution: A Many Headed Hydra

In "The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues," Phil Robinson writes that in the post-Christian U.K. attacks against special creation (Genesis account) are relentless and display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from the self-proclaimed ‘voices of reason.’  Some schools have already banned the teaching of special creation in favor of evolutionary 'science.'   (creation.com, Mar. 9, 2014)

Throughout the West and here in America the war against the Genesis account of creation is justified by the erroneous idea that evolution is science, thus intolerance of creation is often presented as a ‘science versus religion’ or ‘faith versus reason’ debate.

But what is evolutionary science?

In the impeccably researched "Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications,"  Robert A. Hermann Ph.D. traces modern evolutionary 'science' – which has infiltrated the whole body of the Church – back to 1750 and the Spanish-French occultist the Martine's de Pasqually (1715?-1779) whose biological conception predates Darwin's theory and held that an adept spiritually evolves into higher and higher forms on various evolutionary levels. (raherrmann.com)

Occultism is the 'scientific' search for and study of an unseen reality. It is arcane knowledge of the hidden and its' powers. This arcane knowledge is meant only for adepts, initiates and fellow practitioners of the magic way.

Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits). Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, esoteric evolutionary biology and occult pagan systems such as Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

Modern Science: What is it?

In the impeccably researched, "The Making of the New Spirituality," James A. Herrick observes that the scientific tradition in Renaissance Europe developed around three basic approaches: the organic, the mechanical and the magical.   It was magical and/or occult science, though the least rational of the three, that provided the greatest impetus for scientific exploration,

"judged by its contribution to the Scientific Revolution, we may see it as the most important."  (p. 45)

In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals that rebellion against the Christian God is why occult science provided the greatest impetus. During the Renaissance said Molnar, certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures (spiritual evolution) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)

Pico and like-minded humanists sought not proof of Christ's divinity but rather proof of their own by way of magic science.

Occult science and manipulation by the magician of arcane symbols, numerals, formulas, and knowledge pertaining to the hidden dimension of true reality are inseparably linked in esoteric doctrines.  Therefore, in order for the modern magician to attain deification of self he must manipulate into irrelevance the supernatural dimension, the Authority and Revealed Word of God beginning with the literal and historic meaning of the Genesis account of creation in order that 'matter' either pre-exist or has come into being from a Cosmic Egg (Big Bang) under direction of the magician.  Whereas ancient magicians resorted to secret formulas and manipulation of temporal objects, modern magic takes place in the mind of the magician. In either scenario the action of the magician results in,

....an absolute although hidden concordance between the lower and the higher worlds, the key of which lends to the magus incalculable powers.” (Salvation through Technology: Creating A Posthuman New Breed, Dr. Martin Erdmann, herescopeblogspot.com, April 23, 2011)

One of the primary goals of the Hermetic magician said Molnar, is separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, the spiritualization of all matter.     Darwin’s formula supposedly attains the first goal:

“….the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim….Thus…evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb….it is a scientistic myth (that) implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable.”  ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

The magic way of intellectual and moral transcendence (deification) was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this  highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  Some of these inventers are,

Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

Modern Magic Science

Humanist rationalism (magic thinking), Hermetic magic, esoteric Cabala, alchemy, Buddhism, reincarnation and karma, naturalism, evolutionary thinking  and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism and mystical pantheism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern natural science and evolutionary biology. Thus, as C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against the supernatural living, personal God, His Authority and Revealed Word, faithful Christianity and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”

“You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”

Modern magic science is undergirded by occult Hermetic Kabbalah, a syncretic system that draws on Gnosticism, Western astrology, alchemy, ancient Egyptian hermeticism, Greco-Roman nature religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, reincarnation/karma, spiritual and alchemically-based biological evolutionary sciences, neoplatonism, the Enochian system of angelic magic of John Dee and Edward Kelley, Rosicrucianism, tantra, and tarot cards, which are seen as keys to the occult Tree of Life, or Ouroboros (the body of the cosmic serpent).

English theologian G.H. Pember (1837-1910) affirms the well-researched conclusions of Dr. Molnar, Robert A. Hermann and C.S. Lewis in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages."  Pember thoroughly examines the role of satanic forces during the time of Noah and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits) and occult science and similar traditions sweeping across Christendom.

Pember notes that occult systems are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the rising occult brotherhood as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

"...to the 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." (Pember, pp.243-244)

The evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949), is a major architect of the brotherhood's rapidly spreading  occult New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut that effects 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, the 'Plan' for the coming New Age 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 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."   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."  (ibid, pp. 224-225)

Free Masonry, the secular twin of occult New Age, is also grounded in occult Hermetic Kabbalah.  According to occultist Mason Manly Hall, evolution is the seething energy of Lucifer that when properly channeled enables the initiate to spiritually evolve.  Thus, when the initiate has learned the mystery of his Craft:

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

In Hinduism, an important element of Hermetic Kabbalah, evolution is serpent power, the creative impulse within the Ouroboros or Cosmic Serpent,

"As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)

Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent power (evolution) lies at the base of the etheric human spine,

"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)

Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. Serpent power is considered,

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

Whereas esoteric evolutionary biology outwardly denies anything nonphysical and supposedly confines itself to physical laws when in fact it is Hermetic and alchemical occult science positing an alchemical transmutation of chemicals resulting in the emergence of life,  New Age occult science openly deals with spiritual laws and living forces believed to govern the physical. Thus for instance, progressive creationists claim that a God under their control created the Big Bang and directs evolution while Teilhard de Chardin  built off of Darwin's materialist theory of evolution to teach that after millions of years of evolution a cosmic christ has emerged from evolving matter.

The 'New" Spirituality

Prior to the turn of the century, the Christian God was already dead in the hearts of America's 'elite' evolutionary progressives, and upon the arrival of Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 they eagerly embraced him:

"He was immediately lionized by high society in Boston and New York. Philosophers at Harvard were mightily impressed. Many wealthy high society types and intellectuals reverted to the Buddhist idea that self is an illusion. They constituted a '... hard core of disciples who supported him and his grandiose dream: the evangelizing of the Western world by....Vedantic (monistic) Hinduism." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 21)

Vedanta Societies were established in America and Europe for the purpose of injecting Vedantic ideas into the bloodstream of the West and America. Among those who helped disseminate Vedanta monism were Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Somerset Maugham, and Teilhard de Chardin.

The Sixties witnessed a whole series of Indian gurus make their mark on the student generation. Popular culture was introduced to any number of  evolutionary nature systems, from Vedanta monism, Zen Buddhism, pantheism, panentheism, reincarnation and karma to belief in a vague immanent 'force,' World Soul, Gaia (Mother Earth) and Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point:

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

The exciting new evolutionary spirituality discouraged belief in the Biblical God and Genesis account and promised followers that by dedication to the path of enlightenment they would attain godhood by way of the spiritual evolution of their souls that would merge them with the cosmic universe. Through guided imagery, Tantric sex, kundalini yoga, hypnosis, possibility-thinking, dream-work, past-life regression, mind-altering drugs, rhythmic music, channeling  and a host of other spiritistic practices initiates could be raised to new levels of consciousness, develop psychic powers, release their souls from their bodies through astral projection and merge their consciousness with the void.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modern magicians conjured evolution.  So what is it?

Evolution is a many headed hydra. One head represents the spirit of apostasy that grew out of the embrace of occult science during the Renaissance.  Its' twin is the head of idolatry, for men seeking deification of self have lifted their occult science and evolution to the supreme place of the Christ, the Word, Truth incarnate.  It is to Him and His name that we must bow, not to men and their occult science and evolution.

The other heads signify the serpent power/universal life force worshipped by mankind from antiquity in its' many contemporary and ancient guises: Free Masonry's seething energies of Lucifer, the serpent power of Kundalini yoga, Teilhard's Cosmic Liturgy, the Cosmic Spirit of the universe, the New Age Luciferian angel of evolution, and the ''Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" whose god of forces speaks of an "irresistible Force" within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality.

The 'Christ'  tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation. There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of humanity. ("False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)

Evolution is a living, malevolent intelligence; the multi-headed hydra that collectively represents the god of Forces who poses a question to his mesmerized worshippers,

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

@Linda Kimball

Salvation: Today's 3 Choices---Evolution, Evolution, or John 1:1 (Special Creation)

In 1907 Pope Pius X declared Modernism and its' principle doctrine evolution as heresies in his Encyclical, Pascendi Dominici Gregis. The Pope observed that according to the law of evolution everything is subject to change,

“…. and must in fact be changed (for to) the laws of evolution everything is subject ….”  Modernists claim that, “… dogma, Church, worship, the Books we revere as sacred, even faith itself affirmed that our most holy religion, in the man Christ as in us, emanated from nature spontaneously and of itself. Nothing assuredly could be more utterly destructive of the whole supernatural order.

Even our Lord Jesus Christ God incarnate, must be subject to the laws of evolution:

“…..then Christ, according to what they call His real history, was not God and never did anything divine, and that as man He did and said only what they, judging from the time in which He lived, consider that He ought to have said or done.” (Pascendi Dominici Gregis on the Doctrine of the Modernists, Encyclical of Pope Pius X, September 8, 1907)

The arcane idea that  everything "emanated from nature spontaneously and of itself" and is therefore subject to the law of evolution is common to many ancient and modern nature philosophies and religious systems but in particular to all ancient and modern occult worldviews.

For example, the esoteric kabbalah (also spelled cabala, kabbala and kabala) is a collection of Jewish mystical writings built around the Hebrew numerical system and alphabet, especially as found in the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation) and the Zohar (Brightness).    Though their dating and authorship is contested, one stream of thought believes they reflect an oral tradition dating back to the Babylonian exile.   Another has it that these mystical teachings were derived from ancient Jewish sages who had traveled to India.   A third holds that kabbalah was delivered from heaven by angels in order to teach Adam,

"...after his fall, how to recover his primal nobility and bliss."   (The Making of the New Spirituality," James A. Herrick, pp. 40-41)

The fourth view, said Herrick, is the more common one.  This view teaches that Moses received these secret teachings on Mount Sinai along with the law and passed them on to an elite group of seventy elders, revealing that kabbalah is an occult science intended for personal spiritual evolution (perfection) through appropriation of secret knowledge:

"In order to be initiated into this mysterious and sacred science it was necessary to be distinguished not only by intelligence and eminent position, but also by advanced age, as well."    Kabbalah has long been viewed by many within Judaism as "a doctrine of superior profundity and purity reserved solely for a small number of the elect." (ibid)

Like all ancient and modern evolutionary cosmogonies, including but not limited to Teilhard's evolutionary New Religion, Leonard Sweet's quantum spirituality and the progressive creationism popularized by Hugh Ross,  kabbalah teaches an inverted exegesis rendering human beings virtually divine.   Indeed, the 'elect,' the gnostics who "know" control and even create God rather than the other way around.  Just as with the three examples, the goal of Kabbalah is the,

"...activation of God by human beings...that is, the use of divine force for human purposes." (ibid)

As kabbalah's Ein-sof (God) is an impersonal mind that is an energy or light field much like Brahman it cannot speak, move, or create, thus everything that exists is said to emanate off of this energy field like waves form and move across the ocean.   In this way of thinking, evolution is an all-pervading living force or creative energy held to be the logos or impersonal mind called Ein-sof, Brahman, the Gnostic Basilides, and the Egyptian Nu, for example.  It is the substance variously described as Serpent Power, Shakti, Kundalini, Zoe, and evolution of which everything consists and is identical with.

Today our current public debate about evolution rages around three positions, each one offering a type of salvation.

The first one is the evolutionary atheist argument positing an inverted exegesis.  It holds that there is no God, no Fall so no sin, no Heaven, hell, soul/spirit, angels and demons, making evolution a mindless process beginning with the birth of chemicals from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang).   Life supposedly arose out of dead things (chemicals) by way of an alchemical process billions of years ago.

The second position posits another inverted exegesis ascribed to by modernist theologians and their followers who generally fall into two primary categories: evolutionary theists and progressive creationists. These two positions hold in common that evolution is a process of development from lowest to highest under the direction of God when what they really mean but do not say out loud is that God is being controlled by men in order that they may use divine power for their own purposes.

What purposes?   Many who ascribe to evolutionary theism or progressive creation do so because they are deceived, thus it cannot be said they have a purpose.   But for others the story is different.  Some ascribe by default out of indifference and intellectual laziness.  For some others, fear of being disliked, of persecution, has them standing with the evolution crowd.   Still others, led by inflated pride, covet entrée to the seductive inner circle occupied by the so-called best and brightest.   But for the insiders, the self-anointed elite gnostics who really do 'know,' the answer is the perfection of 'self' through the healing of an imperfect, terribly flawed cosmos, the sloppy work of a vile, limited god-force.   Their goal is the ages-old alchemical quest of gnostic magicians: the Great Work.  Alchemy is above all the ancient royal occult science of secret initiates going back to Nimrod who sought esoteric knowledge in their quest to perform the great work.  Mircea Eliade explains:

The aim of the opus magnum (great work) was at once the freeing of the human soul and the healing of the cosmos….In the eyes of the alchemists, observes Jung, Christianity saved man but not nature.  It is the alchemist’s dream to heal the world in its totality; the Philosopher’s Stone is conceived as the Filius Macrcosmoi who heals the world…The ultimate goal of the opus is Cosmic Salvation; for this reason, the Lapis Philosophorum is identified with Christ.” (The Forge and the Crucible: The Origin and Structure of Alchemy, 1956, p. 225)

The contemptuous god-force posited by insiders is entirely dependent on man-gods like themselves for his own redemption.  In fact, the man-gods salvation comes about with the successful mending of the cosmos and the divine-force.

Kabbalah even suggests that god-men may "destroy god, or create a new god" a project that has been underway since the Renaissance and exploded into the public consciousness with Nietzsche's ecstatic utterance:  God is dead and we have killed him!   His death is desirable because He is the God of the Old Testament, the God Who,

"...created us, made us breathe, eat, reproduce, and write books; who is responsible for our historical existence," is "blind, arrogant, and merciless."   Space and time "were created by a vile God" who needed both to fulfill his selfish plans.   It was only "because of Gods needs" that "creation and man were created." (ibid, pp. 41-42)

Through secret knowledge (i.e., God is dead), magic science and evolutionary hypotheses man-gods have cleverly destroyed belief in the God of the Old Testament and successfully relegated the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account to the trash bin of history.  With elites in control of the divine force of God they control everything, so now they can openly declare that human beings are emanated (evolved) rather than created by the personal God.  Humans are no longer His creatures but his co-creators, his active partners.   Such a partnership is not possible with the "perfect God" Who spoke and instantaneously created everything in six acts of creation as presented by the Revealed Word, thus psychological manipulation of believers, deceptions, Big Lies and outright frauds, limitations and imperfections are actually necessary in order for man to assume his rightful place as the manager and healer of the god-force.

In practice this means that in place of the Revealed Word perspective elite gnostics teach Big Bang and other evolutionary explanations together with old earth views.  Though they make up new things almost every day, in general they agree that though the earth is billions of years old the conditions were too harsh for life until about 3.8 billion years ago. But then almost immediately, prokaryotes, the simplest cells popped up.  Not much else happened for another billion and a half years, then suddenly cells with a nucleus capable of providing the foundation for complex life appeared.  After another billion years or so the simplest multicellular life appeared.  But it was another half billion years when nearly all of life's biological phyla quite suddenly showed up setting the stage for evolution's absolutely stunning, biologically complex diversity of life culminating in evolution's highest creature: man.

With elite gnostics in control, original sin, man's need for a savior, heaven and hell are no longer concerns.  Now man-gods are at liberty to teach annihilation to the masses and cosmic or spiritual evolution to the higher initiates.

No First Adam, No Need for Last Adam

Among the many errors of both evolutionary atheism and its theistic counterparts is the heresy of Pelagianism.    Pelaginism asserted that Adam’s sin had no effect on the human race, that humans have not inherited a sin nature from Adam, thus all humans are born with the ability to live a sin-free life.   Both evolutionary atheism and its theistic counterparts eliminate the historical, physical Adam from whom all people descended and inherited his sin nature.  This strikes at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam,’ Who by His work on the cross paid the penalty for our sin, thereby providing us with an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam. (2 Cor. 5:21)   In this way the error of both evolutionary atheism and its theistic counterparts are identical to Pelagianism.

This brings us to the third position, a right-side up exegesis which holds that the faith of the Christian Church and of the average Christian has had its foundation as much in the literal and historic meaning of Genesis as in that of the person and deity of Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, the Creator of everything Who revealed Himself to man through the Incarnate Christ. When He created the first Adam it was as a human person in His own spiritual image, not as some soulless hominid in process of evolution from lower order life-forms.  In this position, belief in a six day creation period about 6,000 years ago has been the authoritative teaching of the Church for most of its history and is essential for consistency in doctrine and apologetics.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God…” “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."  John 1: 1-2, 14

"Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"  "And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began." John 8:58 & 17:5

Today we have three choices.   We can choose the denial of reality (escapism) of mindless evolution, the magic-way of occult elites---evolution directed by a God who is really controlled and directed by men---or the anti-evolution, anti-elitist, anti-science-magic position, the Revealed Word perspective bespeaking the all-powerful, personal loving God Who called everything into existence in six literal days and as the Last Adam came into this world of darkness and suffering to shed His precious, holy blood on the cross for the remission of all sins.  The first two positions are hailed, worshipped and celebrated by modernist forward-thinkers as the scientific perspective.   But neither one can save you; only show you the way to hell.  Only the third, the hated, ridiculed, censored. and scoffed at Revealed Word choice truly offers salvation.  Choose the third: eternal life in Paradise.

@Linda Kimball

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teilhard's Opus Magnum: The Cosmic Liturgy

On July 24, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI delivered a homily in northern Italy’s Cathedral of Aosta before Vespers.  Toward the end of his homily he praised the French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as a model for priests, attributing to him the idea of a cosmic liturgy, which he said was something they should aim to achieve:

So our address to God becomes an address to ourselves:  God invites us to join with him, to leave behind the ocean of evil,  hatred, violence and selfishness and to make ourselves known, to enter into the river of his love….”Let Your Church offer herself to You as a living and holy sacrifice.  This request, addressed to God, is made also to ourselves. It is a reference to two passages from the Letter to the Romans. We ourselves, with our whole being, must be adoration and sacrifice and, by transforming our world, give it back to God.” (Benedict XVI Praises Cosmic Liturgy of Teilhard de Chardin; traditioninaction.org)

Teilhard (1881-1955) was a heretic, an evolutionary scientist, New Age Hindu-style occult pantheist and a Hermetic and alchemical magician who sought fusion of opposites, for example, of Jesus Christ with Lapis Philosophorum (enlightenment, elixir of life, the Omega Point), and man with Omega point, the very substance of God.

Western esotericism, or occultism, is the search for and study of an unseen reality.  It is secret knowledge of the hidden.   This hidden or arcane knowledge is meant only for certain people such as Teilhard de Chardin and like-minded esotericists.

Occult practices include but are not limited to Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits).  Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, occult sciences (evolutionary biology) and occult systems such as  ancient Egyptian Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

A general definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

"Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD." (The Occult Roots of Nazism, Good-Rick-Clarke, p. 17)

 Under cover of 'science,' evolutionary biology is actually hidden knowledge (gnosis) based in a philosophy of naturalism and programmatic alchemy.  When asked why the layman should be interested  ”in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology,” one of the leading evolutionists of our day, Professor S.J. Gould responded:

“Because it tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all.”   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

 The genesis account of evolutionary biology is actually an alchemical vision holding that billions of years ago chemicals magically birthed from nothing by a Big Bang combined and transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thereby allowing the miraculous transmutation of chemicals into life.   Once life miraculously emerged, hidden natural processes were set in motion that after passage of vast ages supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes…The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?”   (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Teilhard’s quest was not the mere control of hidden processes but the ages-old alchemist’s dream of perfecting the material world or cosmos thereby transmuting (deifying) himself  by way of his own fusion with the Divine Energy variously known throughout the ancient and modern world as divine Mens, Omega, Brahman, Watery Abyss, Void, and Quantum Void,

“…the fixed center from which all material energies emanate.” (The Meaning of the Magicians, Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, p. 118)

Pauwels and Bergier’s book heralded a new dawning of an age of alchemy.  Like Carl Jung and Teilhard they understood the religious impulse of alchemy,

For the alchemist, it must never be forgotten that power over matter and energy is only a secondary reality.  The real aim of the alchemist’s activities, which are perhaps the remains of a very old science belonging to a civilization long extinct, is the transformation of the alchemist himself, his accession to a higher state of consciousness…Everything is oriented towards the transmutation of man…his deification, his fusion with the divine energy…(and) as Teilhard put it: ‘The real aim of physics should be to integrate Man as a totality in a coherent representation of the world.” (ibid)

Alchemy is above all the ancient occult science of the secret initiates, the gnostic magicians who sought  esoteric knowledge (the Philosopher’s Stone) in their quest to perform the great work. Mircea Eliade explains:

The aim of the opus magnum (great work) was at once the freeing of the human soul and the healing of the cosmos….In the eyes of the alchemists, observes Jung, Christianity saved man but not nature.  It is the alchemist’s dream to heal the world in its totality; the Philosopher’s Stone is conceived as the Filius Macrcosmoi who heals the world…The ultimate goal of the opus is Cosmic Salvation; for this reason, the Lapis Philosophorum is identified with Christ.” (The Forge and the Crucible: The Origin and Structure of Alchemy, 1956, p. 225)

In pursuit of his Great Work, Teilhard invented a New Religion:

As you already know, what dominates my interest and my preoccupations is the effort to establish in myself and to spread around a new religion (you may call it a better Christianity) in which the personal God ceases to be the great Neolithic proprietor of former times, in order to become the soul of the world; our religious and cultural stage calls for this.” (Lettres a Leontine Zanta, quoted by von Hildebrand in Trojan Horse in the City of God, 1967, p. 239)

Teilhard  consciously abandoned the ‘old’ form of Christian theism with its’ six day creation account, fall of Adam and Eve, Jesus Christ’s work on the cross, His  bodily resurrection and ascension, and hope of eternal life in Paradise in favor of modern scientific ones.  He had nothing but contempt for,

“…all those goody-goody romances about the saints and the martyrs! Whatever normal child would want to spend eternity in such boring company?”  (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 584)

We need a ‘new definition of holiness,’ said Teilhard, one that is predicated upon evolutionary change. Henceforth, all theories, hypotheses, systems and Christianity itself must bow before evolution if they are to be thinkable and true:

The modern world is a world in evolution; hence the static concepts of the spiritual life must be rethought and the classical teachings of Christ must be reinterpreted.” (ibid)

Toward his goal of Cosmic Salvation Teilhard subsumed God into His own creation and secularized and pantheitized Christian theism to become the prophet of alchemy who has discovered that through fusion of universal evolutionism and the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo the cosmos becomes divine.   In this way the magician promises to fulfill the ancient quest: the aim of the opus magnum.  With this sorcerer's power, said Teilhard:

“…I can increase the density of the divine atmosphere…that atmosphere in which it is always my one desire to be immersed….” (ibid)

Now that the cosmos is God, and the cosmos is evolving, then God too is in process of evolving, therefore,

“…the World…endomorphizes God, and that God….transforms himself as He incorporates us…All around us and within our own selves, God is in the process of changing….”   (The Heart of the Matter, de Chardin, pp. 52-53)

Rejecting the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, ‘the earlier conception that God could create instantaneously,’ the magician teaches instead that God is both the Evolver and the object of evolution and,

“…cannot create except evolutively.” (Christianity and Evolution, de Chardin, p. 179)

In opposition to the traditional Christian belief in an omnipotent, omniscient, living, personal God Who called everything into existence in six days, Teilhard defines God as an impersonal ”it” and writes:

“…God’s power has not so free a field for its action as we assume; on the contrary…it labors to produce…it is always obliged, in the course of its creative effort, to pass through a whole series of intermediaries and to overcome a whole succession of inevitable risks…” (ibid, p.31)

Toward the evolution of deified human consciousness, the impersonal “it’ has evolved through three stages:

1.   Cosmogenesis (Big Bang): the explosive birth of energy-then-matter from nothingness

2.  Biogenesis: alchemical transmutation of life from chemicals eventually followed by living forms

3.  Noogenesis: the evolution of human consciousness which heralds the emergence of  ”cosmogenesis-God,” the impersonal “it” that replaces,

“…the Father-God of two thousand years ago..” (ibid, p. 202)

Christians should not fear the process of evolution said Teilhard, because it fuses them with the substance of God:

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

Teilhard saw in communism the germ of  a totalist (fused) world order:

Teilhard….admired any form of totalitarianism simply because it seemed to prove his theory of convergence, whether it was Hitler or Stalin or the early Mao Tse-Tung did not seem to worry him very much.” (Zen, Drugs, and Mysticism, R.C. Zaehner, p. 181)

As a son of the Roman Catholic church, Teilhard describes the fusion or convergence of God with both cosmos and man as “transubstantiation” of the earth,

As our humanity assimilates the material world, as the Host (i.e., Roman Catholic eucharist) assimilates our humanity, the eucharistic transformation goes beyond and completes the transubstantiation of the bread on the altar.  Step by step it irresistibly invades the universe…The sacramental Species are formed by the totality of the world, and the duration of the creation is the time needed for its consecration.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 587)

According to Teilhard, transubstantiation of the earth is the great event which we are awaiting, the act of adoration in which we are allied and mutually exalted in the passionate desire to conquer the World (God) and fuse ourselves with Him, the vital act,

“…corresponding to a new age of Earth.” (ibid, p. 590)

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

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

Whether it is called Transubstantiation of the earth, Cosmic Liturgy or the Planetary Mass, the  fusion of God with the cosmos and man is being celebrated here in America at New York City’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral.  In his book, “One World,” Tal Brooke, President of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project  writes,

“..the high priestly celebrant and innovator of the Planetary Mass was Matthew Fox, the renegade New Age Catholic priest….Now it was time for main line Protestantism, open-minded and liberal, to welcome the heretical Catholic priest into its ranks…” (p. 185)

These two Cathedrals are preparing the way for the Cosmic Millennium (Cosmic Liturgy).   They are the gateways through which all of the world’s religions, philosophies, secular and paganized 'Christian' religions converge into a new Mystery Babylon, the Western gesture,

“…towards syncretism—spiritual disarmament—involving abandonment of history, tradition, and religious sovereignty.” (p. 187)

The mystery religion of Babylon is the root of all mystery religions promising the keys to immortality and divinity.   Babylon embraced the Great Lie.  Like all who eagerly await  the Cosmic Millennial, Babylon's idolaters claimed the title of "I AM" and identified self with God. (Isaiah 45, 47)

Revelation reports that at some point the whole world becomes drunk on the Cosmic Liturgy of modern Mystery Babylon.  All self-worshippers are invited to partake of the Cosmic Liturgy except for backwards, unscientific, anti-evolution 'fundamentalists,' the thoroughly despised faithful Christians and Jews who refuse to converge with cosmogenesis-god.   These despicable ones are incapable of fusion and are being sorted out even now because only the good evolve:

“.....'good’ meaning that which is capable of aligning with the whole emerging systems…A Quantum transformation is the time of selection of what evolves from what devolves….We are now in a sorting-out phase.  Those who elect to transform are now being magnetized by their attraction to the next phase.  Those who do not elect to transform are being turned off by their repulsion to the next phase.  By attraction and repulsion the selection is being made.”   (New Age globalist Barbara Marx Hubbard, ibid, p. 197)

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The Self-Destructive Wisdom of Fools

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1: 7

In our postmodern age the fool is most often the spiritually dead but scientifically enlightened theologian whose vastly inflated pride leads him to despise and reject the Revelations of God, particularly the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account of creation.  To him the higher things of God are foolishness because he has elevated his own fallible reasoning and fallacious science-gnosis, meaning billions of years of evolution, above the Revelation of God, which he  rejects as unscientific while ridiculing and persecuting all who hold fast to the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account.

Without Revelation from God however, such a man plays the part of a fool because he is unable to understand himself, to know who and what he is, what is wrong with himself and what needs to be done about it.

So what higher knowledge has the fool in his pride denied to himself and to all who are persuaded by him?

Beginning with the literal and historic elements of Genesis:

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

Here God has revealed three points for our consideration.  First. God instructs that He formed the body of man from physical matter as the potter does the clay.   To this initial act Job refers when he says,

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

God teaches us that He formed Adam's body from physical matter and then breathed into it "the breath of life" producing a twofold life, sensual and spiritual.   Here God reveals to us that life is only with Him.  It does not alchemically evolve from chemicals or energy resulting from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang).   Life was not seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials nor did mankind incrementally evolve from lower life forms over billions of years.  Life is from the living God, thus His breath of life instantaneously became the spirit of man, the principle of life within him which as the Lord reveals to us, "is the spirit that quickens." (John 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6)

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

In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the spirit. Without spirit there is no person.

The key to individual liberty in the temporal sphere is man's spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically programmed animal-like orientation. Animals have souls but not spirits, which are linked to intelligence, imagination, conscience, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness. ("Body, Mind, and Soul," a sermon delivered by Pastor Louis Pernot at the Temple de l'Etoile in Paris, Nov. 28, 2010)

A person is uniquely free because his spirit can spiritually transcend the physical matter of his own body to access the supernatural dimension as Paul affirms:

"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Cor. 3:17)

It is important that we not confuse our own spirit with the substance of the Spirit of God as pantheists do (i.e. liberal Christians, New Age, Eastern mysticism).  Scripture plainly distinguishes the substance of God from the spirit of man. (Ro. 8:16)

So far, we now know by what God has revealed  to us, that Adam was made up of two independent substances, the physical body and the spirit.   But when God placed the spirit within the body of Adam the combination of these instantaneously produced a third part, his soul, thus Adam became a living soul:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

A human life is a soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a mass of cells that would quickly disintegrate.

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

Adam therefore became a living soul in the sense that spirit and body were merged in the third part, the soul.  The soul as the uniting medium became the cause of Adam's individual personality. 

 God made Adam good, but not perfect, because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of free will.  Perfection must wait until men had passed the danger of abusing His gifts, thereby falling as the sinful angels had done before them.  Thus Adam was made good, and before he fell there was perfect harmony between his three natures, hence he knew nothing of the ceaseless strivings and disordered emotions (pride, impatience, anger, boredom, greed, lust, hate, covetousness) of spirit and body that have been the daily experience of fallen men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.

As we have seen, when God made Adam and Eve they consisted of three parts, spirit, soul, and body, and of these three, the soul has predominated in its power over the body since Adam's fall. (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)  However, in eternity (Paradise), the spirit of the redeemed will once again predominate. Perfect harmony will be restored, but this time with spirit once again elevated to the throne we shall become conscious of glorious powers which we can now neither apprehend nor imagine.  In place of the soul with its disordered passions and fallible, deceptive, inconsistent, illogical reasoning, our Lord's redeemed children shall be gifted with glorious powers, perfect peace and unerring perception of the Truth and  Righteousness  which is the prerogative of untainted spirits.

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

 The Fall 

The disobedience of Adam resulted in spiritual separation from God.  Spirit (God-consciousness) was at first reduced to the state of an almost silent bystander, then as its light faded and disappeared it could no longer either preserve Adam and Eve's bodies from decay or clothe them in glory.   The threat of God was now an accomplished fact; the reign of death and suffering had begun.   With the death of spirit, the soul, manifested sometimes in error-prone, prideful intellectuality, faulty reasoning, hypocrisy, vain imaginings, and futile conceptions, sometimes in sensuality, and often both, would reign over spiritually dead man, who is now natural man.  Natural man is unable to hold intercourse with God save when momentarily roused by the Spirit of the Lord to a sense of responsibility.  This state of affairs is what Jude refers to when he speaks of the natural men who cause divisions, contentions and strife; the  men devoid of the Spirit. (Jude 1:19)

"....they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away." Psalm 64: 8

The soulish intellect of the natural man is not merely fallible but the most dangerous of all gifts from God unless guided by the Spirit of God.  It is a deceitful instrument at best, capable of calling evil good and good evil.  The blinding pride of natural man makes matters much worse, for when such a man sets his heart upon an idea, such as Karl Marx with his evolutionary system, Dialectical Materialism, and scientific socialism; Darwin with his evolutionary theory and de Chardin with his evolution-based New Christianity, Hugh Ross with his Big Bang progressive creationism and Leonard Sweet with his Teilhardian quantum spirituality, the considerable powers of his soul are used for the single-minded purpose of dominating the will and reason of other souls, of altering their perception of reality by making his fanciful, vain invention as persuasive and like reality as possible.  In this way, darkened souls can mesmerize and lead unsuspecting, spiritually-undiscerning souls astray.

The common denominator of all of these inventions is naturalism. According to the inner logic of naturalism, all things, including human beings, are aspects of the evolving, unfolding universe of energy.   With regard to soul (rational nature), man's soul differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like beasts, man is not a person created in the spiritual image of God but a creature of the earth.  Like them he has no spirit.

Making man's soul the same as the beasts and denying the existence of spirit (God-consciousness) is how naturalistic systems deal with the problem of human suffering and evil resulting from man's fallen condition.    This is how the foolish natural man responds to his suffering and evil.

The six men listed above had all of them known the living, personal God but in their pride and rebellion chose to "do things their own way." But in turning away from the Triune God comes the reversal of conversion in which the partially regenerated spirit falls back into spiritual sleep or death.   Thus the soul ceases to live from the spirit and begins to live once more with the senses of the body. The disordered passions thereby revive resulting in the natural man of 2 Tim. 3:3. (St. Tikhon, Works II, as quoted in Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz, p. 120)

The Prescription

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

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician came to heal the spiritually dead. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or outright denial of the Revelation of God in favor of the corrupted wisdom of man and his arcane science, rejects His prescription, thus plays the part of a fool by destroying him or herself.

 @Linda Kimball

 

What Kind of God Do You Believe In?

Large numbers of people today believe that modern secular science has proven the earth and cosmos to be billions of years old, and that every living thing, from fish to dogs, apes and humans, evolved from a single cell which itself is the result of chance combination of chemicals. Most believe that primordial matter resulted from the Big Bang. Certain high profile Christians like Hugh Ross and the influential Evangelical theologians and scholars who support him, teach that God is both the energizing force behind the Big Bang and the director of evolutionary process.

Against this way of thinking, the Word of God authoritatively teaches a six day historical creation, which today is vastly unpopular with and downright offensive to scientifically enlightened theologians and their followers.

The rejection of the literal six day creation is an aberration of modernism, meaning liberal (pantheist) Protestantism and its' openly hostile 'secular' antitheist and atheist counterparts such as Marxist Communism and Secular Humanism. 

 Of the many early Church Fathers who wrote on Genesis, all but Augustine, who erred by teaching instantaneous creation, affirmed a literal, historic six day account of creation.

For instance, St. Cyril of Alexandria argued that higher theological, spiritual meaning is founded upon humble, simple faith in the literal and historic meaning of Genesis and one cannot apprehend rightly the Scriptures without believing in the historical reality of the events and people they describe. (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 40)

In the integral worldview teachings of the Fathers, neither the literal nor historical meaning of the Revelations of the pre-incarnate Jesus, the Angel who spoke to Moses, can be regarded as expendable. There are at least four critically important reasons why. First, to wrest and distort Genesis so as to conform it to Big Bang and other secular scientific assumptions is to contradict and usurp the authority of God, ultimately deny the deity of Jesus Christ; twist, distort, add to and subtract from the entire Bible and finally, to imperil the salvation of believers.

It's important that we understand that the Church Fathers weren't primitive, unscientific goat-herders as dishonest modernists have made them out to be, but rather highly intelligent, well-educated men.  Many came from backgrounds of evolutionary pantheism, occultism and pagan animism thus were intimately familiar with much of what passes for contemporary secular science such as Big Bang and Steady State theories (evolutionary cosmogonies), inflationary models, vast ages, chance, the universal life force (serpent power, Zoë, evolution) and much more, even though by other designations.

Long before Darwin, Greek nature philosophers (600–100BC) were teaching primitive evolutionary conceptions, abiogenesis, 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 contemporary materialism and many of its’ secular scientific assumptions, taught there was no need of a God or gods, for the Universe came about by a chance movement of atoms. (ibid)

Darwinism affirms the claim made by Epicurus that living beings created themselves, while modern evolutionary biology affirms Anaximander's claim that humans evolved from lower order life-forms.

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. Writing in the fourth century AD, Lactantius said:

"Plato and many others of the philosophers, since they were ignorant of the origin of all things, and of that primal period at which the world was made, said that many thousands of ages had passed since this beautiful arrangement of the world was completed … .“ (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)

Greek and Roman philosophers received these ideas from ancient Sumerians (Babylonians), Egyptians and Hindus whose Mysteries, nature philosophies and evolutionary cosmogonies extended back centuries before Greek and Roman civilization. For example, one Hindu belief was that Brahman (the Void or Universe) spontaneously generated itself (the modern theory of 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/karma were thoroughly established from ancient times. They were expounded first in the Upanishads (c. 1000 BC - AD 4), the philosophical-mystical texts held to be the essence of the Vedas.

Representing the young earth view and resurrection of the dead (Acts 17: 16-34) the Apostle Paul contended against the Greek Epicureans (materialists) and Stoics (pantheists), representatives of Cosmic Egg theories (Big Bang), vast ages (old earth view), universal life force (evolution), void, atoms, animism (i.e. Karl Marx's animated 'divine thinking' matter), fate, determinism, and reabsorption after death. 

 Speaking to the nature sages, Paul said “this is what I'm going to proclaim to you,”

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth... he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.' Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

When Greek 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 that the fall consisted of an inexplicable plunge from being as one with the impersonal One Substance, then salvation was reabsorption of soul into the One Substance, therefore the idea of bodily resurrection was repulsive. In “Adversus nationes” (2:37) Arnobius complains,

If souls were of the Lord’s race…They would never come to these terrestrial places (and) inhabit opaque bodies and (be) mixed with humors and blood, in receptacles of excrement, in vases of urine.” (The Pagan Temptation, Thomas Molnar, p. 27)

The framework behind the way of thinking which Paul contended against is naturalism, the ancient idea that living beings make themselves. Naturalism is like a leopard, meaning its' spots cannot be changed even by defiant Scriptural retrofitters like Teilhard de Chardin, Leonard Sweet, Hugh Ross and other natural science and evolution compromisers.

As Solomon said, there is nothing new under the sun.   What once was will be again.  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 God-haters and theological compromisers, who being wise in their own wisdom, willingly reject the Authority of God and six day special creation in preference of ancient ways of thinking revised and revamped for our own age.

The real issue behind objections to literal six day special creation is what kind of God progressive creationists and evolutionary theists believe in and peddle to unsuspecting believers.  This is a question that needs to be addressed because by espousing Big Bang and old earth views theological compromisers have elevated naturalism in the guise of secular science and evolution above the Word and Authority of God resulting in an upside-down exegesis consisting  of abundant mind-boggling inconsistencies.

Their inverted creation account is in the claim of a six day creation that occurred at the end of billions of years of evolutionary process.  Logically, this means that billions of creatures lived and died long before man arrived on the scene, making the Word (John 1:1), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the cause of death and suffering rather than the fall of Adam.  By making the fossil record the measure of a sequence of long ages, God becomes the cause of death and suffering because the history of life appears to be a record of ineptitude, extinctions and constant brutality for billions of years.  In the words of the atheist astronomer and evolution promoter Carl Sagan (1934-1996), if God,

"....is omnipotent and omniscient, why didn't he start the universe out in the first place so it would come out the way he wants?  Why is he constantly repairing and complaining?  No, there's one thing the Bible makes clear:  The biblical God is a sloppy manufacturer.   He's not good at design, he's not good at execution.  He'd be out of business if there was any competition."  (Refuting Compromise, Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D., F.M., p. 220)

The Big Bang, old earth view also leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe divine supermen, god-men, super robots or cosmic beings—but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter generated by the inexplicable explosion of a Cosmic Egg which may or may not involve a stumbling God shaped and molded by theologians who require Him to ignite the Big Bang.

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

Dr. Sarfati argues that denial of the literal and historic meaning of Genesis (young earth view) is foundationally the result of 'imposing outside ideas upon the Bible.' Thus, it has 'baneful consequences which don't just stop with Genesis,' but adversely affect many areas.  The atheist Frank Zindler enthusiastically agrees:

"The most devastating thing that biology did to Christianity was the discovery of biological evolution. Now that we know that Adam and Eve never were real people the central myth of Christianity is destroyed. If there never was an Adam and Eve, there never was an original sin. If there never was an original sin there is no need of salvation. If there is no need of salvation there is no need of a savior. And I submit that puts Jesus...into the ranks of the unemployed. I think evolution absolutely is the death knell of Christianity." ("Atheism vs. Christianity," 1996, Lita Cosner, creation.com, June 13, 2013)

The faith of the Christian Church and of the average Christian has had its foundation as much in the literal and historic meaning of Genesis as in that of the person and deity of Jesus Christ. Belief in a six day creation period about 6,000 years ago has been the authoritative teaching of the Church for most of its history and is essential for consistency in doctrine and apologetics.  Only with a firm, unshakable foundation in Genesis are Christians able to stand strong in their faith.  

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God…” “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."  John 1: 1-2, 14

 "Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"  "And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began." John 8:58 & 17:5

If God is really Who He said He is, if He is the God Who revealed Himself to man through Jesus Christ (Messiah), then He can call everything into existence in six literal days (Gen. 1), bring about a virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), be both God and man (Gen. 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Zechariah 12:10 & 13:7; 1 Chron. 17:1014), remove the curse due to Adam’s fall (Gen 5:21-29), resurrect Himself from the dead and ascend unto Heaven (1 Pet. 1:3; Romans 1:4; Matthew 27:53) because for the Word Who became flesh, all of these things are very simple matters.

So what kind of God do you believe in?  The limited, bumbling God of death and suffering, the incompetent 'sloppy manufacturer' peddled by evolutionary theists and progressive creationists or the all-powerful personal loving God Who called everything into existence in six literal days?   The first one is an untrustworthy deity that cannot save you.  The second one is the God of eternal life.  Only He can resurrect the faithful unto eternal physical life in a physical paradise.

What will paradise be like? C.S. Lewis describes paradise as a place of matter, of weight and mass, and the blessed inhabitants in their resurrected bodies are the beautiful "bright solid people." N.T. Wright explains,

"...there will be a new mode of physicality, which stands in relation to our present body as our present body does to a ghost....a Christian in the present life is a mere shadow of his or her future self, the self that person will be when the body that God has waiting in his heavenly storeroom is brought out...and put on...over the self that will still exist after bodily death." (Eternal Perspectives, Randy Alcorn, p. 154-155)

 

2014 @ Linda Kimball

The 'Gay' Juggernaut and Evolutionary Thinking: The Connections

Under the Obama administration America has become the world's perverse-sex cop intervening in the workings of other nations where sodomy, lesbianism and worse are  not promoted and tolerated. America's tax-payer financed State Department and other federal agencies have not only strengthened the work already done in pursuit of this evil but have initiated additional efforts to crush dissent in defense and promotion  of all things unnatural.(Obama offers plan for U.S. to be global LGBT sex cop, Bob Unruh, WND, 12/7, 2011)

The gay-juggernaut, moral relativism, unfettered killing defined as 'choice,' pornography as a Constitutional right, apostasy, and other social evils have been unleashed within America and onto the world because in post-Christian America, natural science and evolutionary thinking in many permutations, both secular and theological, have supplanted God's Infallible Word.   This terrible evil has resulted in another: the Authority of Jehovah has been usurped by fallen, easily corrupted men. 

Natural science and evolutionary thinking based in Darwinism are taken for granted throughout the college curriculum, just as it is in all aspects of modern thought and experience, especially within the progressive liberal community. Evolution not only undergirds biological and earth sciences, but also Freudian and Jungian psychology, anthropology, law, sociology, politics, economics, the media, arts, medicine, and all other academic disciplines as well as occult New Age spirituality and 'Christian' theological permutations such as evolutionary theism, Teilhard de Chardin's Hindu-pantheist New Religion, Michael Dowd's evolutionary Christianity and the progressive creationism popularized by astronomer Hugh Ross.

Darwin's philosophically materialist conception rejects the six-day Genesis account ex nihilo together with the Fall and teaches instead an inverted exegesis positing billions of years of evolutionary process eventuating in life 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 then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe divine supermen, god-men, super robots or cosmic beings—-but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter generated by a Big Bang which may or may not involve an impotent God shaped and limited by the theologians who are His creators so as to serve as Big Bang starter.

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

Worse, all naturalist conceptions, whether secular atheist or theological, ultimately lack a source for life, consciousness, soul, and personhood as all are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman.   This serves as a license for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, the hated, envied, despised and inconvenient.  For example, in paganized America tens of millions of unborn humans have already been liquidated, our youth and now our military sexually perverted and atheitized, and our Constitutional rights trashed while during the 20th century in excess of 160,000,000 human weeds, useless eaters, and unevolved dinosaurs were brutally murdered in one way or another by two evolutionary naturalist regimes: the Sodom and Gomorrah, the satanic regime of death and terror known as the Soviet Union under Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin and the occult pagan National Socialist Germany under Hitler.

Natural science and evolutionary thinking are poisoning and destroying America's traditional foundations, including "He made them man and woman" and when the foundations have finally been destroyed, all that is built upon them will be destroyed as well.

@Linda Kimball

Occult Evolutionary Biology: the Magic Way of Becoming God

When asked why the layman should be interested  ”in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology,” one of the leading evolutionists of our day, Professor S.J. Gould responded:

“Because it tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all.”   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

Gould candidly admits that evolutionary biology is an esoteric story of man while the prominent defender of Darwinism, the evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) spoke of God as creating through evolution, which he describes evolution as a light,

“…. which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.”  (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Western esotericism, or occultism, is the search for and study of an unseen reality.  It is secret knowledge of the hidden.   This hidden or arcane knowledge is meant only for certain people such as Gould, Dobzhansky and like-minded evolutionary esotericists.

Occult practices include but are not limited to Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism, or contact with spirits.  Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in philosophies, occult sciences (evolutionary biology) and nature religions such as  ancient Egyptian Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

A general definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

"Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD." (The Occult Roots of Nazism, Good-Rick-Clarke, p. 17)

In this light, evolutionary biology is hidden knowledge (gnosis) based in a philosophy of naturalism..  Its genesis account holds that billions of years ago chemicals generated by a Big Bang which a God may or may not have generated, combined and transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thereby allowing the miraculous transmutation of chemicals into life.   Once life miraculously emerged, natural processes, which God may or may not play a role in,  were set in motion that after passage of vast ages supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes…The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?”   (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Like its' Mystery Religion counterpart, evolutionary biology has both an exoteric or outer meaning for mass consumption and a hidden, or occult meaning for higher initiates.

Lurking beneath the idea that life will eventually arise from the mixing of lifeless chemicals (matter) is a vision arising from the age-old technology of alchemy while behind Dobzhansky’s phrase, the “light of evolution,” lies its magical meaning: "As above, so below" the Hermetic principle bespeaking an unseen universal life force emanating or evolving in waves from the hidden dimension of true reality above (i.e., Brahman, Quantum Void, Dobzhansky's God) with which everything in the universe and the physical dimension here below are in continuity.

Within the Egyptian Mysteries, this hidden life force was known as serpent power.  Serpent power was associated with the elemental forces (spirits) in play before creation of the universe, thus Herme's world famous magic formula is represented by the hidden great chain of being symbolized by the Oroboros.  As a powerful occult symbol, the Ouroboros means the seething power, universal life force, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

Hermes formula demonstrates the monistic oneness of the god-man's divine intellect with the  hidden reality above.  In teaching the meaning of the formula to his son Tat he said:

The intellect, O Tat, is drawn from the very substance of God.  In men, this intellect is God, and so some men are gods and their humanity is near to divinity…If man makes right use of (God’s gifts), he differs in no way from the immortals.”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 78)

The serpent powered chain of being with its' multiple dimensions and life-giving energy systems is a hidden reality that not only powers the universe but reaches into and miraculously bestows life upon lifeless chemicals.  Then after billions of years of evolutionary process it reaches into the psyche, stirring imagination, bringing intellectual and moral perfection (deification) and psychic powers and even awakening pre-human memories of when scientifically enlightened modern man, evolution's most advanced product, was a soulless hominid.

Dr. Molnar writes that illustrations of Hermetic science abound all around the world.  For example, the “Asclepius,” a famous Gnostic text of indefinite origin states,

Man is a magnum miraculum…as though himself God….familiar with the race of demons, of the same origin as he; he despises that part of his nature which is only human, for he has put his hope in the divinity of the other part.” (ibid, p. 78)

It was Renaissance scholars, theologians, and mystics who rediscovered and intensely studied ancient esoteric texts, and then like Pico della Mirandola, argued that occult Cabala and hermetic science is the best proof of the divinity of Christ.    In other words, said Molnar,

“..by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church.  In Pico’s estimation, ‘nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala’ (there is no science that would prove for us Christ’s divinity better than magic and the Cabala.”  (ibid, pp. 78-79)

Occult science and manipulation by the magician of arcane symbols, numerals, formulas, and knowledge pertaining to the hidden dimension of true reality are inseparably linked in esoteric doctrines.  Therefore, in order for divinity to be proven by way of occult science, the modern Hermetic magician, whether secular or Christian, must manipulate into irrelevance the supernatural dimension and the literal and historic meaning of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo since 'matter' must either pre-exist or have come into being from a Cosmic Egg (Big Bang).  In either scenario the action of the magician results in,

....an absolute although hidden concordance between the lower and the higher worlds, the key of which lends to the magus incalculable powers.” (Salvation through Technology: Creating A Posthuman New Breed, Dr. Martin Erdmann, herescopeblogspot.com, April 23, 2011)

One of the primary goals of the Hermetic magician said Molnar, is separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, the spiritualization of all matter.     Darwin’s formula supposedly attains the first goal:

“….the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim….Thus…evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb….it is a scientistic myth (that) implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable.”  ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

The magic way of intellectual and moral transcendence (deification) was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this second highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  Some of these inventers are,

Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

With Teilhard’s mystical pantheist idea, after billions of years of evolution, matter finally transcended itself resulting in its' transmutation into Christ consciousness.   Now that matter is spiritualized and divine,

The great affair for modern mankind is to break its way out by forcing some threshold of greater consciousness.” Christians should not fear the natural processes of evolution because it brings them inexorably to God and self-deification, “Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is…a magnificent means of (being) at one with God…”    (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Occult Worldview Essentials

The basic foundations of occult worldviews consistently teach the following elements:

1. Monism and evolution: Though there are different forms of monism the common denominator of them all is the idea that the universe and everything in it consists of or is reducible to one substance in process of evolution. (The Coming Darkness, John Ankerberg & John Weldon)

Mystical forms of monism characteristically accept some form of pantheism, as exemplified by for example, Teilhard de Chardin's Hindu pantheist New Religion and Leonard Sweet's Quantum Spirituality based in Teilhard's conceptions. Advaita Hinduism teaches the one ultimate reality is Nirguna Brahman (an impersonal God-force or Void) while Teilhard's system reduces everything to Omega---his version of Brahman.

It is the hidden monistic premise of esoteric evolutionary biology and mystical occult monism that makes them fundamentally anti-Christian and anti-person since man is not created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons but is rather an impersonal aspect of the one substance.

In Dr. Gary North's excellent evaluation of monism, "Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism," he writes that the Word of God teaches a permanent,

"....unbridgeable gap between the ultimate being of God and the derivative being of creatures. There is a Creator-creature distinction (meaning that) men do not partake of God's being...they are not of the same substance as God. There is no more fundamental doctrine than this one. Significantly, in every form of occultism this principle is denied....Satan's old temptation to man hinges on his denial and man's denial of the Creator-creature distinction."  (ibid, pp. 59-61)

2. God is an impersonal hidden reality, an energy field, abyss or void as opposed to God as personal and loving. (John 3:16)

3. Man's true identity is God since he is one with (shares) God's being as opposed to man created in God's image but not sharing the being of God. (Gen. 1:27)

4. Since there is only one impersonal substance, then evil is in harmony with the amoral god-substance or force. In contrast, Scripture teaches that evil operates in opposition to God's holy nature. (1 Peter 1:14, 15; 3:12)

5. Illumination or enlightenment (salvation) is achieved through self-realization (awareness of personal divinity) by various occult spiritist practices such as séances, spells, automatic writing, meditation, hypnosis, Ouija boards, shamanic drumming, Kundalini yoga, channeling, visualization, and mind-altering drugs. Occult salvation is the antithesis of salvation based on the atonement (Christ's suffering and death for sin) and received as a free gift by grace through faith in God and Christ. (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:47; 17:3)

6. Psychic or spiritual powers result from initiation into occult practices (see above) that open the mind to contact with and even possession by spirits.

In contrast, Scripture teaches that spiritual gifts are distinct from and work in opposition to occult psychic powers. They are given by God to His people for service to others. ( 1 Cor. 12:4-11; 14:3)

7. Eternal cyclic incarnation into different bodies over thousands or millions of years or reabsorption (annihilation and/or personal extinction) into the impersonal substance. In opposition, Scripture teaches personal physical resurrection and immortality in either heaven or hell. (Matthew 25:46)

8. A Pelagian view of humanity. Human nature is not fallen but good, thus the possibility for perfection is always present.  Given this outlook, the self-transcendence of humanity becomes a sociological imperative:

At the stage we have reached in scientific research our minds and intelligence will have to surpass themselves and rise to transcendent heights; the human, all-too human, will no longer suffice.” (Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy,  Dr. Erdmann)

In monism, whether esoteric evolutionary biology or mystical occult pantheist permutations, the traditional Western Christian ways of thinking and perceiving are rejected because "all is one."  This means there is no ultimate distinction between man and God, Jesus Christ and Satan, male and female, human and nonhuman, true and false, good and evil, moral and immoral, holy and unholy, or right and wrong because "true reality" is beyond the illusory categories associated with the natural (physical) world. Therefore, murder, genocide, rape, sodomy, pederasty, pedophilia, lying, cheating and theft cannot be considered evil if evil itself is in harmony with the hidden true reality.

Equally, while nothing can really be considered evil, so nothing can really be considered good. This means that honesty, integrity, courage, fidelity, and commitment cannot be considered good and worthy for the same reason evil cannot be considered evil.

Finally, there is no such thing as personhood (genuine personality) because true reality (the one substance) is not personal.  In other words, because the One God in three Persons who made all men in His spiritual image, thereby endowing all men with genuine personality(personhood) is not true reality, then ideas of personhood and unalienable rights are delusional.  In fact, since personality is supposedly a hindrance to occult spiritual enlightenment, it must be destroyed.

Humanist rationalism, Hermetic magic, esoteric Cabala, alchemy, Buddhism, reincarnation and karma, naturalism  and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism and mystical pantheism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern natural science and evolutionary biology. Thus, as C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against the supernatural God in three Persons, Christianity and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”

“You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”

In conclusion, evolutionary biology symbolizes the deep religious desires of certain men for autonomous self-creation, transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

“ …of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor “to become like God” – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal.” (Dr. Erdmann)

@Linda Kimball

Boston's 'Gay' Panti-Day Parade

If we needed more evidence of our nation's free-fall into the upside-down sewer on the other side of the Looking Glass, the mayor of New York City has announced that he will be joining something called "St. Pat's for All" parade in Queens rather than the traditional St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.   Boston's 'gay' panti-parade will feature 'gay' marchers, including the star performer, the Irish drag queen Pandora Panti Bliss. Does Blasio plan to 'dress-down' for the occasion?   Will he don sequined panties and matching dog collar? (De Blasio joins Drag Queen Gay St. Pat's Parade, Penny Starr, CNSNews.com)

For those interested in the bizarre panti-bliss, CNS provides a video link here:  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/de-blasio-join-drag-queen-gay-st-pat-s-parade

In reaction to the explosive Ukraine situation and Russia's muscular military intervention there, Obama and his cabinet of 'gay' friendly girly-boys are in a frenzy of kicking things--- walls, desks, and each other as they work themselves into a threatening posture. Does this mean they'll ask Ambassador Panti Bliss to sweet-talk Putin into negotiating terms of America's capitulation after his showcase performance in the Boston Panti Day parade?

Just asking.

 

@Linda Kimball

Creation Ex Nihilo vs Evolutionary Naturalism: The Single Most Critical Conflict Today

In June 2005 the prestigious World Summit on Evolution was held on the remote island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.  The location was chosen because it was the spot where Charles Darwin docked in 1835 to probe the ultimate question—the origin and nature of life.

The Galapagos summit was hailed as the Woodstock of Evolution, and attending scientists celebrated as a literal “Who’s Who of evolutionary theory.”

A key figure at the conference was the world famous philosopher of mind, Daniel Dennett.  Dennett is the favorite of all trans-humanists who believe that computers can not only simulate human mental processes but will eventually evolve conscious awareness.   Strangely, for a philosopher of mind Dennett seeks to convince the world that there really isn’t any such thing as a mind in the traditional Biblical sense.

As a neo-pagan materialist, Dennett enthusiastically embraces Darwin’s evolutionary theory because it supposedly provides an explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby negating the necessity of the living, supernatural God.   Hence Dennett’s insistence that there is no soul/spirit (mind, will) associated with the human brain or any supernatural God or life after death.   Thus the central concern of Dennett’s career has been to explain how,

“….meaning, function and purpose can come to exist in a world that is intrinsically meaningless and functionless.” (The Spiritual Brain, Beauregard & O’Leary, p. 2)

Dennett’s pagan materialist assumptions are in keeping with Darwin’s conceptions.  In thoroughly researching Darwin’s notebooks atheist evolutionists Stephen Jay Gould and Ernst Mayer have shown that Darwin identified himself as a philosophical materialist several months before he developed the idea of natural selection.

Contemporary materialism is a revamped version of the Atomism taught by ancient Greek nature philosophers such as Epicurus.  Epicurus held that all that exists are atoms (matter) bumping together in a void.  There is no God or gods; no origin for life and conscious life, thus no soul/spirit, and there is no life after death.  Just atoms, the void and annihilation.   This means that man is less than nothing.

Neo-pagan materialism (naturalism) began ascending to its’ current dominant philosophical and scientific position as far back as the 17th century.   The conflict between the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and the naturalistic account is an ancient and vastly important conflict, one fought with asperity in the 17th century between such men as Donne and Milton on one side and Bacon and the Royal Society on the other.   In the 18th century men such as Swift, Pope and Johnson opposed the neo-pagan naturalism of Hume, Bentham and French philosophers.  By the 19th century it was being fought over the whole of Western culture with creation ministries and men such as Richard John Neuhaus, Seraphim Rose, Peter Jones,  Albert Mohler, Creation Ministries International and a host of other supernatural creationists staunchly opposing all neo-pagan naturalism (materialist and pantheist) as represented by, for example,  Darwin, Dennett, Edward O. Wilson, Steven Pinker, Tom Wolfe, Teilhard de Chardin, Michael Dowd, and Rob Bell.

Why is this conflict so important?  Among crucial issues is the answer to the question, ‘what is man?’   The answers provided by naturalism are entirely opposed to the answer provided by the Genesis account.

The Genesis account of creation ex nihilo reveals that man is a person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons.  Man was created directly by God with a superhuman intelligence and original nature from which Adam, hence all of us,  fell away and to which we are called back.

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

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

In affirmation, the brilliant French economist, statesman and author Frederic Bastiat said man is God's spiritual image-bearer, and this is the gift from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:

"He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place." (How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 8)

John 1:3 identifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , the second Person of the Holy Trinity as the Creator:

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” “He was in the world, and the world was made by him” (v. 10). “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (v. 14).

Jesus Christ is the Creator.  Foremost of His miracles is creation out of nothing—six instantaneous acts or days of creation rather than the billions of years of evolutionary process as the wisdom of fallen man holds.

On the miraculous creation of the first man Church Father John Chrysostom writes:

“And God formed man of dust from the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul….the inbreathing communicated to the one created out of earth the power of life, and thus the nature of the soul was formed.  What does a living soul mean?  An active soul, which has the members of the body as the implements of its activities, submissive to its will.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p.215)

Gregory of Nyssa adds:

The body and the soul were formed at the same time—not one before and the other afterwards…” (ibid, p. 218

Early Church Fathers make the point that the whole of creation---angels, time, matter, fire, wind, water, herbs, trees, all life and conscious life---was brought into existence from non-existence (ex nihilo), not from anything already in existence or from the Essence or Nature of God.  Therefore creation does not have the same essence as God and is not a part of God as most ancient and modern pagans believe.

Lest we be led away into the false opinion that the soul itself is Divine, or a part of God’s essence as pantheists and Gnostic’s teach, Chrysostom writes:

“Certain senseless ones, being drawn away by their own conceptions, without thinking of anything in a God-befitting manner…dare to say that the soul has proceeded from the Essence of God. O frenzy! O folly! How many paths of perdition has the devil opened up for those who will serve him!” (ibid, Rose,  p. 216)

Neo-pagan naturalist inventions like Darwin's materialist idea and Telhard de Chardin's Vedanta monist conception reject the Genesis account ex nihilo together with Original Sin and the fall and teach instead an inverted exegesis positing that man comes up from lower creatures.  This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism (subjectivism) because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe a divine superman, god-man, or super robot—-but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter that spontaneously generated itself from nothing.

With regard to soul/spirit, if man evolved from non-living, genderless matter or energy and lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth.  Like them he has no spirit—free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience.  He is a fleshy robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.

Worse, as all naturalist conceptions are equally God-less, none have an ultimate source for life, consciousness, soul, and personhood, hence all are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman, thereby allowing for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, hated, envied, despised and inconvenient.  Here in paganized America tens of millions of unborn humans have been liquidated while  during the 20th century in excess of 160,000,000 unevolved human weeds, useless eaters, and dinosaurs were brutally murdered in one way or another by two naturalist regimes: Marxist Communists and National Socialists.

Today, in the name of preventing climate change, ominous anti-human agendas are making astonishing inroads over and across America.

In "War On Humans," Wesley J. Smith reports that the "nature rights" movement seeks to grant flora and fauna,

"...the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles"—essentially a right to life that explicitly erases the moral distinction between humans and all other life forms. "  (tothesource, Feb. 27, 2014)

The putative rights of nature may also extend to inanimate matter:

"The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature announces that the rights of nature are "inalienable . . . without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic and inorganic beings, origin, use to human beings, or any other state." 

Nature has already been granted "rights" by Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as in some thirty U.S. municipalities,

"...including Santa Monica, California. Ban ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations has thrown his support behind the movement, and nature rights has been proposed for inclusion in an eventual UN treaty to fight climate change."
 

Though pagan naturalists prefer to keep it secret, they say in so many words that the depersonalized collective human organism will eventually evolve into some sort of cosmic Super Organism.  Underlying this idea is a quasi-Buddhist concept expressed in the idea that a universal human organism is reaching a magnificently evolved state of exaltation.

This view leads directly to religious ideas like those of Teilhard de Chardin who said that for Communism to succeed science must become spiritualized and the democrat, communist and fascist must unite.   These three currents must merge in order to promote the spiritual future of the World:

“The function of man is to build and direct the whole of the Earth…We shall end by perceiving that the great object unconsciously pursued by science is nothing else than the discovery of God.” (ibid, Rose, 591)

Chardin theorized that after millions of years of evolution a Christ consciousness was finally emerging out of matter causing the whole world and everything in it to become spiritualized and divinized.  Everything is becoming Christ, said Teilhard.

Seraphim Rose observes that Teilhard’s pantheism is a frightful heresy:

People will think they are gods while actually having this animalistic philosophy (which) is exactly what Antichrist needs in order to come to reign.” (ibid, p. 282)

In the final analysis, the conflict between supernatural creation ex nihilo and anti-human neo-pagan naturalism boils down to the answers to these questions: what or who are you and where will you spend eternity?

@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

Atheism: From the Pre-Flood Generations to Our Own

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

In "Against the Heathen," early Church Father Athanasius reveals that pride and haughtiness preceded pre-flood man's fall into idolatry and paganism. A haughty spirit led them to make light of the higher, unchanging things of the personal Creator, and deliberately disregarding what they knew to be true they began to seek in preference things in the lower or natural dimension. Thus they fell into worship of energies, elements, autonomous self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher things.

The truth as to evil said Athanasius,

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

Having descended into delusion and superstition they imagined that "all that exists" is the natural dimension — a divine One Substance, watery abyss, chaos, or void, primordial matter, serpent powers, forces, and deterministic laws, all of which they celebrated and attributed miraculous powers to.   

 This is naturalism which is the belief that there is neither living, personal God nor heavenly realm outside of the space-time natural dimension.

Most nature worshippers resented Christianity.  Thus the advent of Christian theism brought not only accusations of atheism but persecution and sadistic torture.   Followers of the Way, as Christians were first known, were atheists with respect to their committed disbelief in and rejection of naturalism and its’ nature philosophies, Mysteries, natural and occult sciences, evolutionary cosmogonies and nature deities comprising the Greek and Roman pantheons.

Eventually, Western civilization and America rose to heights of unprecedented individual freedom, prosperity, and glory on the wings of Christianity.   But from the Renaissance to our own age a still unfolding and spreading rebellion against the God of the Bible eventuating in the declaration of His death during the Enlightenment has killed the soul of Western and American civilization and reversed the meaning of atheism. 

Today the term atheism once again denotes commitment to a concept of the universe (nature) that is open to anything but the God of the Bible.   Just like the pre-flood generations, modern atheists are naturalists. Therefore, whatever oddities nature brings before us, for example, meaning, laws, dreams, demons, voices speaking into minds, mind itself and extraterrestrials, it must always be nature alone that has somehow produced them.

Only the natural dimension is allowed, thus evolutionary materialist Dr. Scott Todd wrote in the science journal 'Nature:'

"Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." (Naturalism in the Light of Reality, Robert Gurney, creation.com, June 14, 2012)

Todd is not a voice of reason.  He is not a seeker of truth but one who conceals truth.   Todd is a prevaricator, an agent of falsehood fueled by will-to-power.

Early conservative intellectual Richard Weaver foresaw this eventuality. In his book, "Ideas Have Consequences," (1945) Weaver writes that 14th century Western man had made an "evil decision" to abandon his belief in the transcendent God and universals and thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of  man..." The consequences of the rejection of "higher things" were catastrophic:

"The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 32-33)

The brilliant visionary, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), an English Catholic priest saw through the scientific pretensions of one-dimensional natural science and its' primary doctrine, evolutionary theory. Benson predicted that naturalism and evolutionary thinking would prepare Westerners and Americans not only to embrace but to worship and adore Antichrist, for this human-god (Mr. Felsenburgh) is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary forces. Mr. Felsenburgh has arisen and he is,

"....the first perfect product of that new cosmopolitan creation to which the world has labored throughout its history..." (p 85)

He transfixes men, and they excitedly declare they have seen,

"...the Son of Man,' the 'Savior of the world,' we knew Him in our hearts as soon as we saw Him, as soon as He stood there. It was like a glory around his head (and now we) understand it all... It was He for whom we have waited so long; and He has come, bringing Peace and Goodwill in His hands." (pp. 85, 89)

Christianity failed. 

It divided people. It made men feel guilty. But now Jehovah is finally gone. Liberated men are now free to declare that He never existed at all except as a hideous nightmare. Now at long last man's natural Savior has arisen:

"The reign of God has really begun (and) we are all partakers of God" because God is in everything, including all men...."Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave." In His place is the evolved Son of Man, a god indeed and a man as well..."a god because human and a man because so divine." (ibid, pp. 93, 95)

The moral of the story is threefold.   First, just because men have declared the death of God does not make it so.  The pre-flood generations learned these lessons the hard way. And finally, the man who refuses to submit to his Creator and willingly rejects His offer of salvation by grace will submit to the devil.

@Linda Kimball

Kundalini (Serpent Power) & Satan's Servants of Error in Modern America

"We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us.  Hereby know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." (1 John 4:6)

In this verse the emphasis is on the believer's ability to discern between a spirit of truth and a spirit of error, heresy, apostasy, lies and cleverly disguised deceptions such as modern evolutionary thinking and methodological naturalism.

The spirit of truth is relatively easy to discern as such people come willingly to the light of truth (John 3:21).  Having a heart for truth, they really and truly want to know and embrace Truth.  On the other hand, the spirit of error is more difficult to discern because the taproot and energy of this spirit is in Satan, the father of lies, of false gods, cleverness, sophistry, false science and evolution, heresy, apostasy, rebellion, murder, and envy.

Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9).  He uses his servants of deception to manipulate, confuse, and mislead (Ephesians 4:14).   Today his most powerfully influential servants are the world's occult 'elites' but are also found throughout the secular, Christian, cult and occult New Age arenas. (2 Cor. 11:14-15)

One of Satan's important servants, the evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949), is a major architect of today's rapidly spreading serpent-powered occult New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut that effects 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, the 'Plan' for the coming New Age 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 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."   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."  (ibid, pp. 224-225)

From the time of the Apostles to our own day, an unbroken chain of Satan's servants have disguised themselves as super apostles and ministers of righteousness who as always are,

"...the inventors of impure heresies (the) profaners and apostates (who open) their mouths wide against the divine glory". ...Church Father Cyril of Alexandria

These spirits hate Truth and most generally elevate themselves among God's family so as to lead believers into compromise and conformity with the paganized world system.  On behalf of what Satan's contemporary ministers term 'rational' and 'scientific' they sweep away the essentials of the faith necessary both for salvation and the recognition of evil. (2 Peter 2:18) And without the grace and spiritual discernment that is born of true faith, Satan ceases to exist in the eyes of the spiritually blind, whether secular or Christian.  
 
Commenting on the incredible blindness of our scientifically enlightened, theologically compromised and apostate modern society, the cultural theorist Denis de Rougemont (1906-1985), author of "The Devil's Share, An Essay on the Diabolic in Modern Society" observed:
 
"What appears to me incredible is not the Devil, not the Angels, but rather the candor and the credulity of the skeptic, and the unpardonable sophism of which they show themselves to be the victims (they say) 'The Devil is a gent with red horns and a long tail; now I cannot believe in a gent with red horns and a long tail; therefore I don't believe in the Devil.'  And so the Devil has them precisely where he wants them." (The Coming Darkness, John Ankerberg and John Weldon, p. 61)

When believers find spiritual truth trivialized and diminished, marginalized and ridiculed in the church, some will go in search of a faithful church, some will fall away entirely, and others will turn to cults and the occult.

Tragically, since Satan's ministers ridicule and reject the authority of God's Word, the second and third groups have no guidelines for evaluating and testing the occult/Eastern spiritual experiences and devices they encounter such as the enneagram, Jungian psychology, the MBTI, kundalini yoga, and meditation techniques already popular in our culture, apostatizing churches and steadily creeping into compromised churches.  Thus they can easily stumble into the spirit world and if not already fallen away, then onto the broad smooth way of apostasy:

".....acceptance of the enneagram, if not already a sign of apostasy, must lead to a loss of faith since it distorts the Gospel and contradicts Catholic doctrine, depriving the individual of a genuine Catholic language and setting in its place what has been most aptly termed as psychobabbling. What is most puzzling, however, is the continued silence of the Church's official teachers who know that this absurdity is being promoted and spread among our Catholic school teachers and priests."  (NCCB Preparing Cautionary Note on Use of Enneagram, Paul Likoudis, Catholic Culture.org)

For an eye-opening look at the demon-haunted Carl Jung and a penetrating analysis of his occult, alchemical, Gnostic, and demon-informed psychology and connections to the wildly popular Enneagram and MBTI, read "Carl Jung, Neo-Gnosticism, & the MBTI," by Rev. Ed Hird, past National Chair of Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada:  http://www3.telus.net/st_simons/arm03.htm

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1

In his best-selling book, "Strange Fire," pastor John MacArthur masterfully chronicles the unsavory history underpinning the modern Charismatic/Apostolic Movement (NAR) and its false prophets.  The New Apostolic Reformation is both a breeding ground for scandal, bad doctrine, and spiritual chicanery and the fastest growing "Christian" movement in the world.  MacArthur lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets and for exposing their errors to the cleansing light of Truth.

In his penetrating analysis of the Charismatic/Apostolic movement, Fr. Seraphim Rose notes that the spiritist manifestations (i.e., impartation, holy laughter, drunk in the spirit, roaring, barking, hissing, slain in the spirit) experienced in Charismatic churches are found in the occult New Age movement.   The spirit that invaded the Charismatic movement during the 'Toronto Blessing' is not the Holy Spirit, said Rose, but the kundalini spirit (serpent power), the same spirit that ancient Egyptians, Hindus, yoga practitioners, and New Agers are familiar with.

From the time of the ancients serpent power has been important to religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, serpent power was associated with,

..."the elemental forces that were in play before the creation of the world." (Carl Teichrib, Gods of Ancient Egypt, p. 182)

In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:

"Any observant traveler who moves from the snow-tipped Himalayas in the North to the sun-soaked sands of Cape Comorin at India's southern tip, will encounter – particularly in the rural areas and at sacred centres of pilgrimage wherever Siva, God of both Divine Wisdom and regeneration, is the presiding Deity – the serpent motif sculptured within shrines, impressed on myriads of stone implants in the ground and depicted in art." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)

Balfour elaborates on this belief:

"In Hinduism, the Cosmic Serpent – Ananta Sesha – symbolic of timeless eternity, carries the world on his 1000-fold [Cobra] hood...As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (ibid, Teichrib)

Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent energy lies at the base of the etheric human spine,

"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)

Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. Serpent power is considered,

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

"Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field..." – Genesis 3:1

Serpent power is imparted by laying on of hands, or Shakti-pat.  The demon-possessed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh, called the "divine drunkard" by his disciples and thousands of worshippers in India and America, encouraged his devotees to come and drink from him, meaning, receive his touch:

"His spiritual 'wine' was often passed on with a single touch to the head (Shakti-pat), at which his followers would collapse in ecstatic laughter. Another famous guru, Swami Muktananda, would hold meetings at which thousands of his followers from around the world came to receive his touch.  They experienced uncontrollable laughing, roaring, barking, hissing, crying, shaking, as well as falling unconscious." (Rose, p. 217)

These demon-possessed gurus were imparting to their worshippers experiences they had undergone during initiation rituals and which they attributed to spirit-possession.

Veteran researcher Brooks Alexander observes of Rajineesh, Muktananda and other gurus:

"All of these gurus espouse a similar philosophy, and they all turn it into practice in a similar way.  It is a pattern that we find not only in tantra (Indo-Tibetan occultism), but in European Satanism, antinomian Gnosticism, and ancient pagan sorcery as well." (Book Review: Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," in SCP Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1987, p. 39)

According to Alexander, Satan's servants have successfully assimilated occult Eastern teachings and techniques into our church and our culture.  With remarkable speed and ease, Eastern and occult ideas and spiritist techniques for contacting spirits such as trance music, brain-altering drugs, meditation and yoga are being propagated to undiscerning Westerners and Americans, within and without the church, on a mass scale,

"...they are filtered through the pervasive secularism of our culture.  In this way they are demystified without changing their essential content.  The basic components of an Eastern/occult world view are recast in forms of expression that are naturalistic, scientific, and humanistic...Occult philosophy is being secularized and psychologized with increasing refinement....Their underlying themes run through contemporary science, economics, politics, art, psychology, and religion."  (The Coming Darkness, p. 55)

"Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1  Peter 5:8

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 armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil."  Ephesians 6:11

And though all may seem dark, hopeless and lost, fear not, for the faithful believer, the one who seeks and perseveres in Truth, is of God:

"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)

@Linda Kimball

A Wicked Will: The Cause of Evil and Suffering in Our World

A depraved conscience is the most destructive force in any society.  It is only within this context that we can understand why our once Christian-grounded culture of life and moral order is today a paganized culture of death darkly stained by an unseen spirit of evil manifest in self-love, abuse of power, parasitic lifestyles, legalized plundering (thieving) and killing of the unborn, secularism (practical atheism), occult spirituality, sexual anarchy, false teachings and many other manifest evils.  

The depraved conscience is an unexamined conscience. 

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

The proud man or woman is a self-righteous hypocrite, a narcissist who refuses to tolerate the knowledge of his or her own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness, thus is constantly engaged in sweeping the evidence of their own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of their own consciousness in order to preserve their carefully constructed public facades.   While the hypocrite refuses to see his own wickedness he clearly sees and constantly remarks upon and gossips about the weaknesses and failings of other people, especially those whom he resents.

The self-righteous constantly fret about preservation of self-image thus are hyper-sensitive to what others might think of them.   For this reason they unceasingly engage in the effort to maintain an outward appearance of moral purity and superiority.  Because of this they hate the light–---the light of truth and goodness that not only exposes them but penetrates their deceptions.

Since the depraved conscience refuses to acknowledge its’ own wickedness, hypocrites are known for hurling punishing, flaming darts at others and for transferring their personal wickedness onto scapegoats who are made to carry an unbearably heavy cross of false guilt. Scapegoats are thus sacrificed on the altar of “preservation of self-image” by idolatrous narcissists.

A wicked will causes evil and suffering

Ultimately, a depraved conscience is the result of a strong will determined to have its’ own way, thus St. Augustine points to a wicked will as the cause of all evil and suffering. This is because the unholy companions of the wicked will are covetousness, envy and lust for power. Hence the wicked will seeks to impose itself upon others by overt or covert coercion in order to destroy the genuine spiritual growth of others.  This evil is the result of envy.

Because the willfulness of the wicked will is so extraordinary and always accompanied by a lust for power idolatrous narcissists are more likely than most to gravitate to positions of power and influence.

When narcissism is so total that the capacity for empathy is lost, the idolater has descended into malignant narcissism.  Malignant narcissism negates restraints that result from empathy.   This motivates them to not just dehumanize and scapegoat others but to spiritually and physically crucify them….to murder them.

By transferring their own wickedness onto others through projection and scapegoating, narcissists and malignant narcissists cause evil and suffering in our world.  For example, when they acquire domination over their own families they create miniature totalitarian societies characterized by confusion, deception, isolation, suspicion, craziness, distrust, manipulation, pathological lying, rage, paranoia, psychological bullying and physical abuse.

The more humble in spirit, though sinners, do not commit evil because they are people who feel uncertain about their righteousness, who question their own motives and who search their own conscience and repent of their sins. Unpleasant and even painful though it may be, their sense of personal sin is precisely that which keeps their sin from getting out of hand.  Hence it is a great blessing because it is a safeguard against our own proclivity for evil.

The crucial distinction between evil and ordinary sin is the refusal to acknowledge it. Thus the evil in this world is committed by the wicked will of the self-righteous narcissist and malignant narcissist whose depraved conscience and disordered reasoning persuades him (or her) to believe he is without sin.

 

@Linda Kimball

Hobbit Truth-Warriors in Sauron's American Mirkwood

"In this postmodern age many think that no one can know Truth. It is true that we cannot know truth if there is no revelation from God."  – Vishal Mangalwadi

Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi (1949---), founder-president of BOMI/Revelation Movement, is an Indian philosopher and social reformer.   He has lectured in over 40 countries and published seventeen books including "The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization!"  Mangalwadi's Revelation Movement exists to re-establish the cultural authority of VERITAS (Truth) because God has revealed Truth in scripture and God has given man the mind and clues to help us discover what He has concealed. Proverbs 25:2.  (RevelationMovement.com)

In a recent e-mail message entitled "The Kingdom of Darkness Encircles North America," Vishal writes that his third visit to North America opened his eyes to the magnitude and the power of a massive force of darkness facing the faithful.  Because darkness has deeply penetrated much of the body of the church it is hard to estimate how much essential theology and how many churches in North America have been lost.  

Nevertheless, there are truth-warriors determinedly digging in their heels against the darkness that is rapidly encompassing both the church and North America.  Vishal compared these truth-warriors to Jedi knights and the Hobbits of middle earth who carried the day against Sauron:
 

"When Luke Skywalker joined the Star Wars saga, he had no idea that he was a Jedi. Nor did the tiny, motley crew that teamed up with him know what they were up against. To mix metaphors, they were little Hobbits, unaware of the importance of their mission."

The Return of Sauron’s Kingdom of Darkness

 During the “Fading Years,” many things of “beauty and wonder remained on earth…” but also many things of “evil and dread.” Then all things began to change.  A living darkness crept slowly through Greenwood the Great, and fear walked there in shadowy glades.  Then the name of the forest was changed to Mirkwood, for the “nightshade lay deep there,” and few dared pass through.  Whence the evil came few could tell,

"...and it was long ere even the Wise could discover it.  It was the shadow of Sauron and the sign of his return...and all folk feared the Sorcerer of Dol Guldur, and yet they knew not at first how great was their peril."   (The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien, p. 299)  

Sauron’s Kingdom of Darkness is evident in both the devastating loss of God's revealed Truth, moral law and norms in our culturally desolate secular-atheist society as well as in the failure of Americans, within and without the whole body of the Christian Church, to restrain their own corrupt passions. (James 1:14-15)  

Devilish depravity in the guise of special rights and privileges such as free phones, free gas, free housing, and free condoms together with the myth of evolution as scientific fact, perverse sex-education for tots and teens, same-sex and kundalini-Holy Spirit equality, the lie of global warming, paganized Christianity and a long list of destructive freedoms such as unfettered killing as 'choice,' and ‘gay’ marriage and pornography and sodomy as Constitutionally guaranteed rights have become dictatorial both outside of the Church, where Sauron's 'secular' servants of sin demand all others give up their God-given rights in gratification of depraved desires, and within, where Sauron’s 'Christian' servants of sin sweep away the essentials of the faith to make room for mindless, self-centered values resulting in lawless churches:

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:4-10)

Lawless churches are nothing more than Sauron's social clubs for his servants of sin where they,

“…exercise no discernment, enforce no standards, and teach more pop psychology than timeless truth. Naturally, lawless churches are populated with lawless Christians, the greatest absurdity of them all. “What fellowship have righteousness and lawlessness?” 1 Corinthians 6:14 (How can I walk North and South at the same time?" Lawless Christians, Dan Popp, Renew America, Mar. 10, 2012)

Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987), a noted German theologian who counseled and delivered thousands of people suffering from demonic bondage in its various forms throughout the world argues that sin cuts a person off from God. Sin opens the door to Sauron, meaning to demonic oppression and possession seen in relation to psychological distortions having the following predominant characteristics: narcissism, hard egoism, uncongenial dark nature, violent temper, belligerence, meanness, abnormal sexuality, blasphemous thoughts and rebellious, bigoted attitudes toward Christ and God, conscious atheism, and destructive, murderous rages. (Occult ABC, Koch, pp. 266-282)

Cutting Edge Ministries David Bay identifies the ‘values’ of the lawless as Satanic, and adds that lawless Americans at every level of society, both in and out of the church, have embraced Satanic values with no conscious awareness that they have done so.  When a people believe in nothing higher than 'self', they make personal selfishness, intellectual arrogance, irrational feelings, lying, covetousness, physical lust, hate and envy their gods.  The elevation of these Satanic values produces in them other strong desires: for power over others, for the amassing of material possessions and the acquisition of privilege, status, star-power, and wealth as well as powerful sexual urges that must be satisfied at any cost, no matter who or what might be harmed.  (Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan, Bay, Cutting Edge Ministries)

The Christian church is the only element in society with the moral authority and the availing remedy to counteract such manifest evil, but much of America's Christian church has been compromised, thereby rendered impotent.   Having compromised and conformed itself in one way or another to our paganized culture and dictates of the scientism/evolution crowd it is no longer salt and light, thus on the fast track to being spewed out.

Malachi Martin, author of "Hostage to the Devil: the Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans," briefly outlines the spiritually desolate condition and resulting consequences of the compromising church:

"Among the general population of Catholics and Christians of other denominations, large numbers of people no longer learn even so basic a prayer as the Our Father.   In churches and parochial schools alike, the subject of Hell is avoided, as one Midwestern priest put it, in order not to put people on a 'guilt trip.'  The idea of sin is likewise avoided, according to the same source, in order not to do 'irreparable damage to what has been taught for the past fifteen years." (P. xvi)

Fearing rejection by our paganized culture and scientistic/evolutionary establishment, compromising churches refuse to contaminate what is termed the 'rational' and ‘scientific’ with the essentials of the faith necessary both for salvation and for the recognition of evil.  And without the grace that is born of true faith,

 "....Satan does what he does best---he ceases to exist in the eyes of those who do not see." (ibid)

Consequently, a favorable climate exists for the occurrence of demonic oppression and possession among the general population:

"Possession among the general population is so clear that it is attested to daily by competent social and psychological experts, who for the most part, appear to have no 'religious bias.'  Our cultural desolation---a kind of agony of aimlessness coupled with a dominant self-interest---is documented for us in the disintegration of our families.  In the break-up of our educational system.  In the disappearance of publicly accepted norms of decency in language, dress and behavior.  In the lives of our youth, everywhere deformed by stunning violence and sudden death, by teenage pregnancy; by drug and alcohol addiction; by disease; by suicide; by fear." And whether spoken or acted out without explanation, the dominant question of the deformed generation is, "What can you do for me?  What can my parents, my friends, my acquaintances, my enemies, my government, my country, do for me?" (pp. xiii-xiv)

Overshadowing secular-atheist America is a malevolent, living darkness sweeping virtually unseen in and through our society and compromising churches. 

Dr. Carl Raschke, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, concurs.  His chilling book “Painted Black” takes you through the minds of the deviant and murderous and then explores the growing evil sweeping through our hometowns.  He concludes that the decadence, pornography, heavy metal music, drug culture, fantasy role-playing games, cruelty, mass murders, criminality, the ‘new religions’ and upsurge in overt Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar dark spiritual genus enabled by mystification of the most corrupt passions and secular values:

Satanism is but 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)

America's spiritual Frankenstein bears a striking similarity to the pre-flood Frankenstein of Noah's time:

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

Sauron’s Kingdom of Darkness has slowly crept into and changed all things in the West and America.  Within its' living shadow barbarians situated within our government, media, entertainment, military, law enforcement, academia, and compromised church work their destructive magic while fell beasts and shapes of dread openly hunt the spiritually blind in the shadowy glades of the American Mirkwood.  

Please pray that our Lord will cleanse, revive and fortify His church and build up a force for spiritual and cultural resistance and renewal.   America desperately needs an army of courageous, selfless Hobbits: faithful male and female truth-warriors who will stand and fight the forces of darkness for both the soul of America and individual souls who, though their eyes are open, they cannot see the infernal darkness closing in on them.
 

@Linda Kimball