Evolutionary humanists, whether atheist, pantheist or theological, have a materialist philosophy that faithful Christians share. The principal doctrine of Christianity is that the living, personal Creator God became flesh (i.e., matter) in Jesus Christ. The Christian God is One God in three Persons and the ultimate aim of the Way of Christ is not just the salvation of immortal souls (the unseen inner person) but the resurrection of the material body (the seen) in incorruptibility.
Christian reality consists of two interacting halves, hence this earth (the seen/material dimension) is really a theater where men live out their lives on its stage being observedby other men (the seen) and by the living, personal God, holy angels, unholy angels and demons (the unseen).
Men cannot see God and very rarely do they see angels but they can see and hear us. God tests our hearts for good and evil, knows our secrets, motives, and thoughts (Psa. 17:3; 44:21; 139: 1-4) and both righteous angels and malevolent fallen angels and demon are all around us, watching, listening, helping if righteous, if not then tempting men to sin, corrupting minds, and speaking persuasive delusions into the minds of men.
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB
According to the Christian view of reality, the essence of the human is not the body (the flesh), but the soul/spirit:
“It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....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)
Building off of the Christian view of reality St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each human person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit and body (physical matter).
The noblest part of the soul is spirit (the heart). Spirit is immortal and self-aware. It can will and think and is freely responsible for what it thinks, wills, and does.
Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the material body in which it is fully embedded. In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural or ‘seen’ dimension in order to access the unseen or 3rd heaven, thereby allowing him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God. Through this relationship, the dead spirit of man’s mind, conscience and will is renewed 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 personal liberty in the natural dimension 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, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness.
A person is uniquely free because he can spiritually transcend his material brain to access the 3rd heaven as Paul affirms:
"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Cor. 3:17)
Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,
"...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)
The Christian view of reality does not stop at materialism as neo-pagan evolutionary naturalism in its various permutations does by positing only the existence of either divinized or un-divinized void and psychic matter in motion (natural processes):
"...one belief that all true original Darwinians held in common, and that was their rejection of creationism, their rejection of special creation. This was the flag around which they assembled and under which they marched.... The conviction that the diversity of the natural world was the result of natural processes and not the work of God was the idea that brought all the so-called Darwinians together in spite of their disagreements on other of Darwin's theories." (One Long Argument, 1991, p. 99, Ernst Mayr (d. 2005), Professor of Zoology at Harvard University)
Though evolutionary theists and progressive creationists claim to be Christian, due to their rejection of the Authoritative inerrant Revelation of God and Special Creation in favor of man-centered evolutionary narratives and sciencethey are Christian in name only. By their choices they demonstrate their alliance with evolutionary atheists and pantheists of every stripe:
"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." ("Billions and Billions of Demons," Richard Lewontin, PhD Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at Harvard University)
Both evolutionary humanism and Buddhism are nature religions positing a one-sided view of reality rather than Christianity’s total view of reality encompassing both physical matter and spirit.
Evolutionary humanism’s one-sided view holds that void, which may or may not be called god, and psychic matter in motion encompasses all of reality. Since this is reality then the physical world is Maya, or illusion.
What chiefly separates evolutionary atheism from its pantheist and theological counterparts is whether matter is physical or nonphysical. If physical, then the Triune God, heaven, hell, soul/spirit, angels, and demons do not exist. But if nonphysical, then for example, the Force, Omega, Quantum Void, spirits, ghosts, divine sparks, Transcended Masters, intra-cosmic deities, Orobouros, serpent power, astral planes, divine impersonal mind and Christ consciousness exist but the material world is an illusion.
Brooks Alexander, the founder of The Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP), an evangelical ministry and think-tank in Berkeley, California identifies both physical and nonphysical evolutionary conceptions as the two sides of pagan monism. Because they are from the same root they tend to cross-pollinate and mingle,
"…producing a brood of offspring that exhibits the genetic heritage of its parents in a confused and confusing array. Soon it becomes impossible to say whether a given movement, trend or school of thought is a secular impulse that has absorbed Eastern/occult values, or an Eastern/occult teaching that has dressed itself in secular language." (The Rise of Cosmic Humanism: What is Religion?" Brooks Alexander, SCP Journal, 1981-82, p. 2)
For many years evolutionary atheists (or secular humanists) have been quietly crossing over into spiritual or cosmic conceptions of matter and embracing for example, Zen Buddhism and Teilhards idea, which leapfrogs off of Darwin’s godless theory.
The apostate French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) taught that an impersonal god-force emerges from spontaneously generated matter. According to Teilhard, this evolution of a god-force results in evolution becoming “conscious of itself” and ultimately, in the transformation of all physical matter into nonphysical divine matter defined by Teilhard as “Christ consciousness” or “pure spirit.” Teilhard called this final stage of evolution the “Omega Point” and “the cosmic Christ.”
By the start of the 21st century the one-sided New Age pantheist worldview has finally found both support and 'scientific proof' from members of the scientific community.
In “The Making of the New Spirituality: the Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition,” James Herrick writes that physicists,
“….claim to have irrefutable scientific proof for the foundational pantheism of the Other Spirituality.” (p. 169)
For example, in the “Quantum Society,” physics writers Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall advocate a new mystical science of pantheism, psychology and sociology grounded in a breathtaking range of practical implications in the,
“…fundamental physics that underlies all else that is in the universe” lending itself to a holistic understanding that “the nature of the mind, the nature of society, and the nature of nature are all one and the same thing…linked by a common physics.” (ibid, p. 170-171)
According to Zohar and Marshall, the physics underlying all else in the universe consist of two sorts of particles, bosons and fermions. Fermions “are particles that make up things” including “protons, neutrons, and electrons, the basic constituents of the atom.” In other words, “all of the matter of the universe is made of fermions.” (ibid)
Thus there are only two kinds of matter in the universe, and fermions are what we call physical matter. The other kind of matter is the active principle: spiritual and mental boson particles. Bosons are the fundamental spiritual/mental forces that “bind the universe together---the electromagnetic, the gravitational, the strong and weak nuclear…” Since bosons appear to “like clustering together,” consciousness and social qualities are most likely boson phenomena. (ibid)
Both physicists contend that the active spiritual boson is implicated in basic evolutionary processes, thus there is a “whole new ‘metaphysic” of the human in the history of the boson:
“If the tendency of two bosons to bunch together at the most basic level of early physical processes can be traced in unbroken sequence to the principles underlying the physical basis for conscious mind,” then “we have traced the origins of the human mind back to primordial physical reality.” (ibid)
This means that in the social tendencies of ‘thinking’ bosons physicists believe they have discovered the evolutionary origins of the human soul (self) since the boson is the critical link between the soul and the evolutionary emanation or emergence from out of the void of both biological and spiritual life on earth.
Zohar and Marshal conclude that there is no longer any basis in the quantum worldview for any “ontological distinction between the human and the natural.” Their conclusion represents “a radical shift away from the whole earlier Western worldview,” with its’ total view of reality and this is applauded and greatly appreciated by New World Order occult pantheist globalists.
Zohar and Marshal also find that when physicists probe the deep recesses of the universe they are confronted by a void, an indefinite and seemingly infinite field of energy that they call the ‘quantum vacuum,” a background without features that seems empty yet is where all physical objects originate:
“All the waves and particles that we can see and measure, literally, as in the Greek, ex-ist or ‘stand out from’ an underlying sea of potential that physicists have named the vacuum….just as waves undulate on the sea.” This ‘sea’ of proto-physicality is an “all pervasive, underlying field of potential…the vacuum.” (ibid, p. 172)
The ‘quantum vacuum’ is strikingly similar to some Hindu and Buddhist accounts of the origins of physical objects as emanations from the One and/or the Void. Nor do Zohar and Marshall deny the similarity:
“The vacuum spoken of by quantum physicists, like the Buddhist concept of Sunyata, or the Void, to which it is so similar, is replete with potentiality.” (ibid)
The ultimate discovery of the New Physics is scientific proof of the basic correctness of Benedict Spinoza’s and Hinduism’s pantheistic theology---nature is god and as god is in all things, including man, then man is god too.
You can be as God?
The perennially persuasive Big Lie underlies both physical and nonphysical conceptions. This thought is expressed openly in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Dr. Beverly Galyean, leading exponent of occult Luciferian New Age confluent education:
"The Buddhists and the Jains do not depend on God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion: to evolve a God out of man." (Inspired Talks, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center, 1958, p. 218)
"Once we begin to see that we are all God, that we have the attributes of God, then, I think the whole purpose of human life is to reown the Godlikeness within us...So my whole view is very much based on that idea." (Galyean quoted by Francis Adeney, Educators Look East, Radix 12, No. 3, Nov-Dec. 1980, p. 21)
This same idea expressed in secular terms such as self-realization and self-actualization (a term coined by Abraham Maslow) underlies many contemporary psychotherapies.
Man is God? No, "You are of Nothing" Isaiah 41:24
“Behold, you are of nothing, and your work of that which hath no being: he that hath chosen you is an abomination.”
If all that exists are void, matter and energies working on and through matter then it logically follows that there is no source for life, conscious life (soul, spirit and will), the two sexes, human dignity and worth, or for unalienable Constitutional rights beginning with the right to life, liberty, and property.
Without the transcendent Triune God meaning drains into meaninglessness and man is reduced to less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Marxist Communists attempted to scientifically re-engineer human beings after the fashion of Buddha’s metaphysical nihilism.
Following in Buddha’s footsteps, Western and American evolutionary materialists took our Creator away and replaced Him with Darwinian materialism. Then they conceptually reduced His spiritual image-bearers to less than nothing, taught monstrous lies as scientific fact, morally corrupted Westerners and Americans, and brutally ridiculed and demonized anyone who dared speak truth to their lies. By these means they set Western and American civilization on the edge of an abyss.
Nihilism (you are of nothing) is spiritual, moral, intellectual and cultural suicide. It is the devil’s inferno here on earth, the void of everything and nothing in which 2+2=5, death is life, evil is good, lie is truth, up is down, male is female, female is male, rolling in filth is good clean fun, bad is good but evil better.
The unreality of “self” is a waking nightmare fueled by horrors of conscience, obsession with death and hellish terrors of mind that makes suicide, drugs, hedonism, sodomy, pederasty and pedophilia, violence, murder, abortion, euthanasia, and genocide into virtues.
"..... 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
"Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit." Psalm 30:3
The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Living Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician, came to heal the spiritually sick and dying, to save immortal souls and resurrect material bodies in incorruptibility.
Just as we are on the verge of going down into the pit, ready to depart to the unseen world, if we will repent and turn back to Him then by His providence and grace our Lord will revive our souls and deliver us from those accursed horrors of conscience and ghastly terrors of mind which by reason of our sin are as hell searing itself into and possessing our very minds. (Psalm 116:3)
But whoever rejects the Physician, the Divine Source of life and soul, rejects His prescription, thereby destroys him or herself. So we ought to turn back to Him right now, before it is too late.