"While relatively little is known of Moloch, much more is known of the concept of divine kingship, the king as god, and the god as king, as the divine-human link between heaven and earth. The god-king represented man on a higher scale, man ascended, and the worship of such a god, i.e., of such a Baal, was the assertion of the continuity of heaven and earth. It was the belief that all being was one being and the god therefore was an ascended man on that scale of being. The power manifested in the political order was thus a manifestation or apprehension and seizure of divine power..." (Rousas Rushdoony cited in "The Antichrist," by Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., pp. 246, 247
In Romans 1:25, the Apostle Paul describes the only two options available in response to questions concerning the ultimate origin of the cosmos and life. These two are worship of the living Creator or worship of His creation. At the foundation of the Moloch state is the latter: naturalism and/or monism, which refers to the view that nature (or matter) is the Ultimate Substance of which the universe and all life are made, thus “all is one.” The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Aztecs in the West and in the east, Hindus were and are, for example, naturalists. In this view there is but one realm (the material or natural) as opposed to Judeo-Christianity’s creation ex nihilo model with its two interacting realms: natural and supernatural.
There are two basic kinds of nature worship: materialism and mystical pantheism. The two kinds differ chiefly about whether the One Substance is nonliving, non-intelligence bearing matter and energy or an unknowing, unknowable, amoral mind or cosmic soul. However, both kinds are united by their rejection of the transcendent, personal living God of Revelation, creation ex nihilo, man created as God's spiritual image-bearers, the fall, heaven and hell, immutable truth, moral absolutes, and the Incarnation, as well as by their acceptance of some form of evolution.
In the exoteric form proffered for mass consumption and taught as science in our schools it serves as an impersonal, mechanical process of natural development that conceptually separates man from his soul, thereby reducing him to an aggregate of matter and energy in motion, leaving him with nothing---no self, no personhood, no heaven above, no hell below and no light at the end of the tunnel. All that is left to him is the loneliness of existence in its most desolate form, making life unbearable. The inner darkness that seizes and stupefies his spirit spreads outward, finding expression in angry, confused, incoherent utterances such as the one I received recently from a "scientifically enlightened" aggregate of matter and energy, a walking dead body that nevertheless speaks and endorses its own soullessness:
"Science is a research program....man is a biological machine... the more evidence we dig up, the more fantastic, implausible, and most powerfully, IRRELEVANT the “god hypothesis” becomes as an explanation for minds, or any other phenomenon."
In its esoteric or mystical meaning evolution symbolizes the Hermetic principle of the divine-human link between heaven and earth, “As above, so below” symbolized by the Great Chain of Being, Scala Naturae and with Darwin, the tree of life.
According to this esoteric concept, all life forms can be arranged in a continuous linear scale with the god-king (man on a higher scale, man ascended) at the top as the divine-human link between the One Substance and earth and then in descending order, lower-order humans, sub-human masses, animals, birds, reptiles, fish, stones, metals, earth, water, air and ether. Above the god-king are unseen higher dimensions, daemons, angels and finally, the Divine One Substance.
In "The Long War Against God: The History and Impact of the Creation/Evolution Debate," Dr. Henry Morris writes that according to the concept as it was understood in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, the idea of a continuum of systems easily lent itself to the concept of evolution, and once it was set in motion, time values were imparted to the motion. (pp. 185-186)
Loren Eiseley (Sept. 3, 1907 – July 9, 1977), an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer elaborates:
"All that the Great Chain of Being actually needed to become a full-fledged evolutionary theory was the introduction into it of the conception of time in vast quantities added to mutability of form. It demanded, in other words, a universe not made but being made continuously....It was France, whose social system was dissolving. that produced the first modern evolutionists. As we look back upon the long reign of the Scale of Being, whose effects...persisted well into the nineteenth century, we may observe that the seed of evolution lay buried in this traditional metaphysic which indeed prepared the Western mind for its acceptance." (Eiseley, "Darwin's Century," p. 39, in "The Long War Against God, pp. 185-186)
As Eiseley makes clear, the Great Chain of Being is not only a traditional metaphysic but also an ancient doctrine whose source and taproot are the esoteric texts of Hermes Trismegistus in the first centuries A.D. Hermes world-famous magic formula demonstrates the consubstantiality (oneness) of Herme's divine intellect with the Divine One Substance 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)
What this means is that the 'modern' evolutionary science that has taken the West and America by storm and thanks to the intellectual pride and weakness of modern theologians is increasingly supplanting the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo is Hermes magic formula later expressed as the Great Chain of Being revised and revamped for modern consumption.
It was during the Renaissance that humanist scholars and mystics discovered these esoteric texts and like Pico della Mirandola, argued that hermetic science---the divine technology of reaching divine status and powers through magic manipulation----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)
The Hermetic practitioner said Molnar, strives first for separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, for the spiritualization of all matter.
Teilhard's mystical pantheist evolutionary conception makes possible the second goal while Darwin's formula allows for the first:
"....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.... And the myth is Gnostic, because it 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)
Rushdoony notes that the Moloch state simply represents the supreme effort of Godless men to command the future, to predestine the world, and to be as God. Commanding the future involves divination, spirit-questing, magic and witchcraft. All are equally anathema to God and represent efforts to have the future on other than God's terms, to have a future apart from and in defiance of God. They are assertions that the world is not of God but of nature, and that man can somehow master nature and the future by going directly to the raw materials thereof. (Rousas Rushdoony cited in "The Antichrist," by Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., pp. 246, 247)
The Moloch state freely took the lives of its children — and sub-human adults for that matter — as sacrifices to the god of the state. In this light, Gosnell's house of horrors is nothing more than revamped child-sacrifice to the god-kings of our liberal Moloch-state: http://www.phila.gov/districtattorney/pdfs/grandjurywomensmedical.pdf
The Soviet Union was a secularized-Moloch state. Its so-called "scientific socialism" was grounded in evolutionary materialist-monism. In pursuit of its' "heaven on earth," the Soviet God-State murdered over 60,000,000 subhuman men, women, and children.
Demonstrating that there is "nothing new under the sun, what once was will be again," the "death of the living God" impulse together with the return to ancient esoteric traditions that arose during the Renaissance put moderns on a fast-track to the past. In the name of enlightenment, rationalism, naturalism, free-thought, progress, scientism, and evolution, modern men have not moved forward to something new and better, rather they have regressed to revamped versions of Hermetic magic, the Moloch state and the nature-based religions of the pre-Christian past. As a result, vast numbers of Westerners have been dehumanized and stupefied through the teaching of evolution and the situation of the remnant of faithful Christians and Jews will increasingly resemble that of the early Christians of the first century. In his novel, "The Final Conclave" Malachi Martin captures a moment in the cruel history of the Roman persecution of Christians:
"Simon Peter at last sees it all as Jesus saw it all from the beginning. Even then, Simon sees it from a topsy-turvy angle. He and some two thousand other Christians have been tied to crosses stuck upside down on the grassy embankment around the Imperial Gardens on Vatican Hill. They have been daubed with pitch. Tonight they are to be living, screaming, dying torches. Emperor Nero, his lovely concubine Poppaea, and their guests will have light to eat by and sights to joke about. Each Christian will die in the classic sign of Satan — the upside-down cross." (cited in "Capturing the Pagan Mind, Peter Jones, p. ix)