In his book, The Abolition of Man (1947), C.S. Lewis observed that evolutionary occult pantheist humanism and its counterpart, evolutionary materialist humanism, appeared in Western history in the heart of Christendom during the Renaissance. The Renaissance reawakened a magic view of man and the world closely connected with ancient occult sciences and mystery religion traditions such as the Babylonian Mystery Religion, Babylonian Kabbalah, ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic, pagan Gnostic sectarianism, spiritism, and Eastern pantheism. Along with these magical nature systems came monistic conceptions of the divine One Substance known variously as the Void, Chaos, Abyss, Nu and Brahman together with biological and spiritual evolution of one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing, reincarnation, karma and for materialists there eventually came philosophically materialist Darwinism, natural selection (predestination) and determinism (fatalism).
Early on Lewis understood that these two types of humanism were merely two sides of the same revival of occult pagan monism. Thus he argued, pantheist and materialist humanism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies of one-dimensional naturalism united against the transcendent personal Holy Creator God, the Providential Author of time and history who exists outside of the time-space universe in the supernatural realm together with His Authoritative Revelation to mankind, Original Sin (the Fall), man as His spiritual image-bearer, His moral law, the Incarnation, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ God Incarnate, the Gospel, Christian theism, and Christian-based civilization.
During Lewis's lifetime, these two types of humanism, each of them undergirded and validated by esoteric evolutionary scientism and attendant ideologies, were growing in acceptance and popularity throughout academia, within seminaries, universities and among the masses.
Among common points of departure for both types of humanism are the following ideas:
1. Science and the ‘god’ Evolution absolutely trump the Authoritative Word of God (John 1:1) resulting in man as the conscious product of the ‘god’ Evolution:
"Evolution is no longer viewed as a mindless affair, quite the opposite. It is mind enlarging its domain up the chain of species." The god Evolution is the “universe...a mind that oversees, orchestrates, and gives order and structure to all things." (Algeny, Jeremy Rifkin, 1983, p. 188)
After more than eighty years of evolutionary evangelization in the schools, media, seminaries, academia and elsewhere, conscious products of the god Evolution no longer feel themselves to be guests,
”..... in someone's else's home and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces. We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves. for we are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever.” (ibid)
2. The a priori rejection of the six day Genesis account of creation ex nihilo together with reduction of the historical Adam and Eve to myth and fable in favor of so-called 'scientifically' factual evolutionary conceptions such as the widely-held Big Bang model.
The Big Bang is not the only game in town. Among other contenders there is the quasi-steady-state model of the big bang antagonist, the late Sir Fred Hoyle. Then there is the fanciful ekpyrotic model positing that our universe is a four-dimensional membrane embedded in a five-dimensional ‘bulk’ space. Its proponents admit:
“Our proposal is based on unproven ideas in string theory and is brand new.” ( ibid, Sarfati, p. 182)
Then there are multiverse models proposing that our universe is not the only one but that space is filled with an infinite number of parallel universes. Royal Astronomer Lord Martin Rees, who holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal champions multiverse conceptions in the hope that in at least one or more of them living beings created themselves who are far more advanced than our own life-forms. Rees believes that if this is the case, then super-intelligent aliens might be capable of simulating in their brains or in a super-computer the complex history of our universe, meaning the universe we inhabit is a simulation lacking real substance and existing only as a mental construction, a matrix, in the minds of highly evolved aliens who seeded our world with life and travel through time in order to control man's evolutionary progress. (Scientific Mythologies, James A. Herrick, p. 216)
3. A priori rejection of the Revelation of the supernatural Holy Trinity with special antipathy directed against Jesus Christ God incarnate in favor of no God, evolving divine matter, man invented sock-puppet deities that ‘create’ evolutively, pantheist conceptions of the One Substance such as Brahman, the Void, Omega, Quantum Void, or Baphomet (prima material) and Jesus Christ as either a mortal teacher such as Buddha or the husband of Mary Magdelene or perhaps the angelic brother of Lucifer, the Christ-consciousness, or even a highly evolved Transcended Master or spirit guide.
4. Humanity as deity.
5. Subjectivism: No right way, no wrong way, no hell, and no male and female, as all genders are equal and all directions lead to the same 'heaven.'
6. Rejection of physical eternal life in either Paradise (renewed earth) or hell in favor of annihilation, spiritualized existence somewhere in the astral plane, or absorption into the Divine Void.
America's Ruling Class: Worshippers of the 'god' Evolution
In “The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It,” Angelo M. Codevilla, emeritus professor of international relations at Boston University, argues that America’s real divide is between Americans who still worship God and the self-designated Ruling Class.
The Ruling Class consists of a class of people who dominate both political parties, academe, media, and increasingly seminaries and apostatizing denominations such as the Episcopal church. They run big business, our economy and the country's major institutions and imagine themselves entitled to reshape an America that they regard as composed of social and intellectual inferiors, homophobes, and backwards anti-evolution Christians . (10 Questions with the Ruling Class Author Angelo M. Codevilla, DailyCaller.com, 9/12/2010)
The Ruling Class believe evolutionary scientism trumps the Authoritative Word of God, and that they themselves, as the ultimate products of the dark ‘god’ Evolution are science’s authoritative enlightened priests. They are spiritually-evolved god-men who pray,
"... to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image," (The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It, p. xix)
Today, the 'god' Evolution reigns supreme in American government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, and increasingly within the whole body of the Christian Church. This is why the Constitution and our property rights are regarded by the Ruling Class as useless trash. It's also why apostasy, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, pornography, drug use, mass murder, decadence, sodomy, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1: 7
In our modern age the fool is the spiritually endarkened but scientifically enlightened Ruling Class and all who are of one mind with it. To them the Revelation of God is foolishness because they have elevated their own inflated pride, fallible reasoning, envy and fallacious science-gnosis above the Revelation of God, which they defiantly reject as unscientific and superstitious.
Without Revelation from God however, they play the part of fools because they are unable to understand themselves, to know who and what they are, what is wrong with themselves and what needs to be done about it before they meet their Maker. By forsaking their Creator, fools not only forfeit this Revealed knowledge but by the logic of their position have made themselves into walking, talking zombies; broken cisterns that hold no living waters. (Jeremiah 2:13)
So what Reveled knowledge have fools in their pride, negation and rebellion denied to themselves and to all who are persuaded by them?
Beginning with the ‘despised and rejected’ literal and historic elements of Genesis:
"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
Here God reveals three key points for our consideration. First, that He formed the body of man from physical matter. 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
Second, after forming Adam's body God breathed into it "the breath of life" producing a twofold life: soul/spirit. Your soul is who you are. It is your self-conscious part, the seat of your emotions which proceed from the senses of your body:
"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul....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)
Third, life is only with God, thus His breath of life instantaneously became the spirit of 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) and “the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.” (Proverbs 20:27)
Spirit is the citadel of your soul, the unique property that distinguishes soul from the physical matter of the body. Spirit is immortal. It 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, the humble man's spirit is cleansed and regenerated over time (John 3: 3-13), thus enabling him to think more clearly, experience greater inner peace, and to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.
Thus, right from the start, Adam's immutable nature was fully person, fully man---a living soul/spirit embodied within physical matter. He was not the conscious product of evolutionary transformism moving from chemicals, star-stuff or blobs of matter through lower life forms over billions of years, nor was the life within him either an emergent product of chemicals or other such nonsense, nor was it seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials supposedly existing somewhere in the vast reaches of the multiverse.
In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the spirit. Without spirit there is no person.
The term 'person' originated in Christian theologies developmental struggle to comprehend the nature and experience of the supernatural Triune God:
"The derivative concept of human personhood is a gift of the Christian faith to culture…” (Stephen P. Stratton, Chapter 14, p. 247, The Self, Paul Vitz & Susan M. Felch, Editors)
Building off of this historically unique concept, St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the supernatural One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul/spirit and body.
Whether the Founders were individually Christian or not, there was among them a strong Christian consensus that as all men are persons created as spiritual equals in the eyes of God, then life, property, worth, dignity and other unalienable rights are conferred upon each person at conception. For example, freedom of religion and speech are the temporal manifestations of a person’s God-given spiritual property of conscience and reason while a person is uniquely free because his spirit can spiritually transcend the physical matter of his own body to access the supernatural dimension as Paul affirms:
"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Cor. 3:17)
The Constitution therefore, recognizes the divine nature of man's creation, that man is a person endowed by his personal Creator with spiritual property, a divine right to life and liberty, and the means of acquiring and possessing property. Hence our Republic recognizes Law is unchangeable because the Creator (John 1:1) of "we the people" is the unchanging Lawgiver Who is the same today as yesterday and for all eternity:
"It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated." (James Madison, Speech at the Virginia Convention, December 2, 1829)
In "Property," published in The National Gazette on March 29, 1792, James Madison clearly defines the meaning of a person’s God-given spiritual property, some of its’ temporal manifestations and the meaning and intent of just government as opposed to unjust government:
"He has a property....in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them." "He has a property...in his opinions and the free communication of them." "He has an equal property in the free use of his faculties and free choice of the objects on which to employ them." "He has property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person."
"....a man's land, or merchandize, or money (and) as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties or his possessions."
Government is instituted to protect property of every sort:
"This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own." (Samuel Rutherford, Lex Rex; lexrex.com)
Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar affirms that the Christian gift of personhood 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)
God made Adam good, not perfect
God did not make Adam 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 polluted, degraded conscience, inflexible will turned to evil, and disordered intellect and emotions that have been the daily experience of fallen men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.
Since Adam’s disobedience the soul has predominated in its power over the body. (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23) However, 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 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 fully regenerated, untainted spirits.
In the meantime, even in the case of those who have been born again, meaning their spirits are being regenerated, the intellectual faculty is still so incompetent that though such people possess Truth in Divine Revelation they are only able, as Paul tells us, to know and understand it only in part for the present
The disobedience of Adam resulted in spiritual separation from God. Spirit was at first reduced to the state of an almost silent bystander, then as its light faded and disappeared it could no longer preserve Adam and Eve's bodies from decay and death. The threat of God was now an accomplished fact; the reign of decay, disorder, death and suffering had begun.
With death of spirit, the soul, manifested in prideful intellectuality, faulty reasoning, hypocrisy, envy, vain imaginings, futile conceptions and sensuality would reign over spiritually darkened man, who is now natural man. Natural man is unable to hold intercourse with God save when momentarily roused by the Spirit of the Lord to a sense of responsibility. This state of affairs is what Jude refers to when he speaks of the natural men who cause divisions, contentions and strife; the men devoid of the Spirit. (Jude 1:19)
The soulish intellect of 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 and good evil. The blinding pride of natural man (i.e., evolutionary Ruling Class) makes matters much worse, for when such a man sets his heart upon negation, rebellion, and deceit, the considerable powers of his soul are used for the single-minded purpose of dominating the will and reason of other souls, of altering their perception of reality by making the 'death' of the Triune God and fanciful, vain inventions such as evolution and global change as persuasive and like reality as possible. In this way, darkened souls in rebellion against the supernatural Triune God can mesmerize and lead unsuspecting, spiritually-undiscerning souls to their own destruction:
"The greatest recent event — that 'God is dead,' that the belief in the Christian God has ceased to be believable — is even now beginning to cast its first shadows over Europe; however, few really understood " what has really happened here, "and what must collapse now that this belief has been undermined — all that was built upon it, leaned on it, grew into it; for example, our whole European morality." (Friedrich Nietzsche, False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 433)
Everything must collapse, the Christian God must die and the spiritual and temporal property of 'we the people' abolished. Toward this end, esoteric evolutionary biology, phony global change science, and evolutionary cosmologies deceptively disguised as observational science must replace the hated Genesis account.
George Francis Rayner Ellis, a high-profile evolutionary cosmologist, lets the cat out of the bag with his candid confession regarding the important role of metaphysical inventions with respect to evolutionary models of the universe. Ellis argues,
"...I can construct...a spherically symmetrical universe with earth at its center, and you cannot disprove it based on observations." "You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds. In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that." (Refuting Compromise: A Biblical and Scientific Refutation of 'Progressive Creationism' as Popularized by Astronomer Hugh Ross, Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D., F.M.,p. 146)
In other words, the Christian God, six day Special Creation, the divine nature of man and everything built thereon are rejected a priori not on the grounds of observational science but on the metaphysical sophistry of arrogant, deceitful, covetous speculators whose evolutionary models are metaphysical projects--abominations of desolation--pretending to be observational science.
The common denominator of all evolutionary science and attendant cosmologies, both secular and theological, is naturalism. According to the inner logic of naturalism, all things, including human beings, are aspects of the evolving, unfolding universe of energy. With regard to soul, man's soul differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts. Like beasts, man is not a person created in the spiritual image of God but a creature of the earth. Like the beasts he has no spirit. Behind the abolition of Imago Dei is the malevolent grimace of Nacash, the serpent, the essence of pride, covetousness, and envy, the murderous leveler that reduces envied "other" to beast, human weed, homophobe, right-wing-nut, and mentally-ill anti-science and evolution creationist.
This is why evolutionary humanism has amply demonstrated itself to be an irreparable spiritual, mental, and cultural catastrophe that was in full view on the stages of both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. In just the first eighty-seven years of the twentieth century, evolutionary humanism led to the brutal extermination of between 100-170 million un-evolved 'subhuman' men, women, and children.
Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:
"The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought…In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other…was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of "subhumans" and "supermen"…but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered…was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice." (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)
In his 1974 essay, “Repentance and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations,” Alexander Solzhenitsyn sets out a spiritual way forward. His witness is particularly powerful as he speaks from the crucible of hellish fires within which Russia burned for eighty years. To all whose wills are opposed to our Lord, who elevate 'self' above Him in any way, Solzhenitsyn reminds them that the primary key to being (regenerated spirit) or non-being (spiritual death) resides in each individual heart in its preference for good or evil. The cure begins quite simply with repentance and a search for our own sins. Repentance is the first bit of firm ground underfoot from which we can go forward:
"We must…recognize the horror perpetrated not by some outside force, not by class or national enemies, but within each of us individually, and within every society. This is especially true of a free and highly developed society, for here in particular we have surely brought everything upon ourselves, of our own free will. We ourselves, in our daily unthinking selfishness, are pulling tight the noose (and) we can propose only a determined quest for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently spurned...Only in this way can our eyes be opened to the errors of this unfortunate twentieth century and our hands be directed to setting them right.” (Life Under the Lidless Eye, pp. 38-39, Lee Penn, SCP Journal, Vol. 37:1-37:2, 2013)
The tragedy of the fall is that man has lost his introspection. Judas had no hope of looking within himself and seeing his own pride, envy and inflexible will turned toward the evil which inevitably destroyed him. Therefore the Ruling Class and all who are of like-mind with them, indeed all men and woman are obliged to search themselves for pride, envy and covetousness and their root cause, idolatrous self-centeredness and repent of them.
"..... 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
The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician came to heal the spiritually dead. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or outright denial of the Revelation of God in favor of the corrupted wisdom of man and his arcane science and metaphysical sophistry rejects His prescription, thus plays the part of a fool by destroying him or herself.
Sent from Windows Mail