“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.