In his hard-hitting piece, "Away with You Spineless Christians" Bill Muehlenberg observes that interfaith fools do not have a clue that they are allowing pagan gods access to their own Christian houses of worship, in this case, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C which previously celebrated a "gay" marriage in proud demonstration of tolerance, diversity and open-mindedness. In the latest episode of madness they thought it would be a neat idea to have Muslims come in and hold an Islamic prayer service there. The folks in charge there are simply duped dhimmis, and haven’t a clue what this signifies:
"Do they not know anything about Islam? Do they know nothing about the Shahada, one of the pillars of Islam? It is a prayer that professes there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is his messenger. This is a direct, unilateral assault on the very heart and soul of the Christian faith: that Jesus Christ is God’s son, and the only way to the Father." (Away With You Spineless Christian Men, Muehlenberg, barbwire.com, Nov. 17, 2014)
The celebration of science, evolution, sodomy, lesbianism, reimagining conferences and pagan gods by Christian theologians who really aren't Christians demonstrates that the fall (apostasy) of the Christian Church that began at least two-hundred years ago continues toward fullness into our own time.
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. " (Genesis 6:5–8)
In his superb treatise, "Against the Heathens" early Church Father Athanasius outlines the incremental fall of antediluvians that provides continuity with and application to our own time. He notes that the fall of antediluvians into paganism and idolatry began with pride and haughtiness. A haughty spirit led them to make light of the higher things of the Trinity, 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 self, sexual pleasures and other appetites, and acquisition of status and things to the living, personal Trinity and His higher knowledge.
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 they had neither souls nor free will and further that all that exists is the natural dimension — a divine One Substance, watery abyss, void, primordial matter, animated natural powers, forces, and deterministic laws, all of which they celebrated and attributed miraculous powers to. So for example, with the Egyptians' self-created Sun-God Ra, the divine abyss or One Substance out of which he evolved is Nu — primordial matter:
"I came into being from primordial matter...I made all the forms under which I appeared by means of (or out of) the god-soul which I raised up out of Nu (i.e., the primeval abyss of water.) (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, p. 243)
This is naturalism, which is the belief that all that exists is the natural dimension, thus evolutionary naturalist 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)
The atheistic (pagan) formula for evolution boils down to:
Evolution (unseen life-making energy) working on matter over billions of years of time caused life by chance (unseen power) to emerge from chemicals after which natural selection (unseen choice-making power) was set in motion.
In the theistic evolutionary view (paganism dressed up in Christian language and motifs) brought into seminaries around the turn of the century, the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo is rejected in order that God can be integrated into naturalistic philosophy, not as omnipotent Lord of all things, but as an impotent enabler of evolution.
The deluded theistic evolutionist generally believes in an old Earth, billions of years old plus wholly natural processes being responsible for life once initial matter was created (Big Bang/Cosmic Egg) by an impotent God controlled and shaped by evolutionary theologians who reinterpret the Word of God wherever it contradicts their naturalistic evolutionary worldview. According to evolutionary theologians, as the Word of God contains no relevant ideas applicable to origins science then science and evolutionary speculations have priority over the Bible. In this way, arrogant, defiant evolutionary theologians (haughty spirits) are paganizing the Christian Church as Michael Dowd, who describes himself as an evolutionary "Christian" confesses:
"I’m not creating a new religion I’m trying to secularize or naturalize the existing ones.I’m not trying to get religous people to accept evolution so much as I’m trying to get them to give up supernaturalism and wholeheartedly and passionately embrace big history." ("Evolutionary Christianity," whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com, 2011)
No, having descended into superstition, paganism and idolatry the deluded Dowd and like-minded theologians are not creating a new religion but rather paganizing the Way, the Truth, and the Life thereby leading unwitting sheep to perdition.