In reaction to the essay, "Occult Evolution: Antediluvian, Babylonian and Modern Expressions," certain highly offended correspondents of a quickly fading conservative and Christian orientation let me know that the essay is nothing more than unscientific foolishness, while others wrote that there is no attack upon Special Creation due to the fact that most scientifically enlightened people no longer believe what to them is a book of man-made myths. In other words, rather than the attack being the program of spiritually darkened, disordered souls falling ever further away from their Heavenly Father, the so-called attack exists only within the minds of unscientific anti-evolutionists who cling to the idea that God really did speak to Moses and the Prophets.
Today much thought and time is spent by concerned Conservatives and Christians in trying to figure out why the church and society are decaying, why apostasy and a spirit of madness and destructive, intolerant speech and behavior works through the church and every level of our society. It's obvious to these well-intentioned analysts that something is wrong, thus they offer various and sundry prescriptions ranging from the political to the theological.
It is here that the hard-earned wisdom of ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn is particularly powerful and insightful because he speaks from within the hellish crucible of unspeakable torment known as the Gulag system of the former Soviet Union. Prior to its' descent into the earthly hell brought upon it by occult Renaissance and secular Enlightenment philosophy predicated upon hatred of the Christian God, Russia, though far from perfect, had been a Christian civilization and the breadbasket of Eastern Europe.
During his time in the man-created hell run by demonized humans Solzhenitsyn repented and returned to the Christian God (John 1:1), Jesus Christ God Incarnate, the quickening Spirit, "...the Living One" Who said, " I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades." Rev. 1:18
Speaking from a position of humility and abiding sorrow Solzhenitsyn said all of this devastating evil that has overwhelmed and crushed Russia, unleashing rivers of blood, has happened because we have turned away from the Christian God. Then he set out a spiritual way forward for both the de-Christianized West and America. He begins by pointing out that,
“…the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual heart, in (its) preference for specific good or evil…this (is) the most reliable key we have." (“Repentance and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations, 1974)
What Solzhenitsyn means is that man's being, his inner person (living soul and spirit, the seat of reason, conscience and will), are endowments or gifts from the living Word:
"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
God 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 Adam was a male, not a he-she, and that life is only with Him. Life does not magically evolve from chemicals or energy resulting from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang) which may or may not have been ignited by a deity invented and controlled by evolutionary theologians. Nor was life seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials. In either scenario, mankind did not magically evolve from matter then lower kinds of life forms to higher kinds of life forms over billions of years.
Life is from the living God, thus His breath of life instantaneously became the spirit that quickened Adam, 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 is our God-consciousness and can will, self-reflect and think. In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend his physical brain and 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 spirit is cleansed and regenerated over time, thus enabling him to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.
After 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. A human life is a living 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.
God made Adam good, but not perfect, because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of will in the choice of good and evil. Perfection must wait until men have 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.
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, by the grace of God, 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, man can in no way rectify what is wrong with himself. He cannot save himself by way of evolutionary transformism, transcendental meditation, or technology. Only Jesus Christ, the Physician of our souls can cure us. This is why, 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.
Speaking from his own experience, when Solzhenitsyn said the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual heart in its preference for specific good or evil he means that when men choose as he did, to fall away from the Revelation of the Word made flesh, a process of disintegration, of downward-spiraling decay sets in eventually resulting in moral imbecility and that situation described in Scripture as "God hands them over." At this point God gives man what he wants by departing from him entirely, an action that results in spiritual death, which in turn results in a depraved-conscience and disordered thought-processes given to evil. The one given over is no longer a spiritual being but a blood and soil man such as the Nazis and Communists were, a spiritually dead natural man whose life is only by the life of his soul and its disordered passions.
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, good evil, male female, and 2+2=5 as Big Brother did. The blinding pride and inflexible will of natural man makes matters much worse and often ends with him becoming subject to and animated by the powers of darkness, as was the case with Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Stalin, Hitler and the legions of demonized Bolshevik, Communist and Nazi 'Orcs' who brutally murdered in excess of 160,000,000 men, women and children.
Part of J.R.R. Tolkien's genius was his ability to portray the character and nature of evil in its' stomach-churning, decaying ugliness. With respect to natural men given over to evil and subject to the devil, Tolkien paints them in brutish, shocking detail as the Orcs. The Orcs are tortured, corrupted elves, the slaves of Sauron who are now the "walking dead" citizens of Orthanc under the strict command of Saruman:
“The Shadow that bred them can only mock, it cannot make: not real new things of its own,” Frodo said to Sam. “I don’t think it gave life to the orcs, it only ruined and twisted them; and if they are to live at all, they have to live like other living creatures. Foul waters and foul meats they’ll take, if they can get no better, but not poison.” (Tolkien, The Return of the King, 190)
Orcs are animated by the evil spirit of Sauron, thus there is no good left in them, hence they are full of lies, lust, covetousness, greed, and envy. This is why they most eagerly cannibalize each other in gratification of disordered passions as well as eat the man-flesh of the children of Iluvatar (Quenya for "the Father of All," more commonly referred to as Eru, the Creator of everything). The spiritually virtuous children of the Father of All are the greatest objects of the hate and burning envy of the spiritually dead Orcs. Indeed, Orcs despise all things of Iluvatar---His Word, His creation, His gift of life and intellect, as well as true Truth, beauty and virtue-- and instead glory in the worldview of demons: the godless universe of matter, psychic energy and animated powers. As Tolkien explained in The Hobbit:
"Now goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones. They can tunnel and mine as well as any but the most skilled dwarves, when they take the trouble, though they are usually untidy and dirty. Hammers, axes, swords, daggers, pickaxes, tongs, and also instruments of torture, they make very well, or get other people to make to their design, prisoners and slaves that have to work till they die for want of air and light. It is not unlikely that they invented some of the machines that have since troubled the world, especially the ingenious devices for killing large numbers at once, for wheels and engines and explosions always delighted them. (Tolkien, The Hobbit, 60)
In this light then, who are Obama, Hillary Clinton, hostile dogmatic Darwinists/evolutionists, various liberal talking-heads, "gay" leaders and communist agitators but types of Saruman, the servant of Sauron who weaves and spins lies, stirs up trouble, and enflames the disordered passions of Shadow-bred Orcs who are commanded to steal, destroy, pervert, dehumanize, and pollute?
This brings us back to Solzhenitsyn. Once more speaking from his personal experience, Solzhenitsyn explains that the Western and American cure begins quite simply with,
“…..repentance and the search for our own errors and sin. We must stop blaming everyone else (and) always claiming that we alone are in the right. Repentance is the first bit of firm ground underfoot, the only one from which we can go forward not to fresh hatreds but to concord. Repentance is the only starting ground for spiritual growth. For each and every individual. And every trend of social thought.” (ibid)
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