"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma." (Anton Pannekoek, "Marxism and Darwinism," translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)
As Pannekoek affirms, Darwin's miracle-producing life and change-making evolutionary energy has destroyed the foundation of Christian theism since for the most part it has supplanted the historic Genesis account of creation, and by extension, biblical infallibility, the Triune God’s unchanging moral law, the gospel claims of Jesus Christ, sexual ethics, and imago Dei, the source of man’s personhood and innate dignity.
Scripture is clear that the work of creation ‘is always applied…to the whole, entire, full, complete Godhead,’ (1) meaning all three Persons of the Trinity. The Genesis account of creation ex nihilo reveals that man is a person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons. Man is a person endowed with innate dignity because created directly by the Creator God of Gen. 1 identified by the Apostle John as the Son of God (John 1:1). Thus primordial man was created with a superhuman intelligence and original nature from which Adam, hence all of us, fell away and to which we are called back.
Darwin's materialist idea, which he received from his pagan grandfather, originated in the metaphysics of the ancient Ionians and Stoics during the sixth century BC while Telhard de Chardin's leapfrogs off of Darwin’s materialism into Vedanta monism. Both conceptions bristle with hostility toward and hatred of the living Holy God, creation ex nihilo, and faithful orthodox Christianity. In their rejection of the Genesis account ex nihilo they teach instead a dehumanizing inverted exegesis positing that man comes up from chemicals and lower creatures. This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of relativism (subjectivism) because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else – maybe a divine superman, god-man, or super robot – but nothing can be said about multiple human races, LGBTQ+ and the contemporary menu of 15 genders since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter that spontaneously generated itself from nothing. (1)
With regard to soul/spirit, if man evolved from non-living, genderless matter or energy and lower life forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts. Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth. Like them he has no spirit – free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience. He is a fleshy robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.
As a fortress of nihilism (meaninglessness), deconstruction and inversion, when applied to the Bible, Darwinism completely inverts the Genesis account thereby rendering meaningless the entirety of Scripture. In utter contempt of God’s creation, it teaches that man is neither created in the spiritual image of God nor the apex of creation but is rather a hominid of evolution thereby deceptively transforming the seed of God into the seed of Satan:
"Darwin pointed out that no supernatural designer was needed; since natural selection could account for any known form of life, there was no room for a supernatural agency in its evolution."(Issues in Evolution, Julian Huxley, p. 45)
"Evolution comprises all the stages of the development of the universe: the cosmic, biological, and human or cultural developments" (Changing Man, Theodosius Dobzhansky, 'Science, Vol. 155' Jan. 27, 1967, p. 409)
"Most enlightened persons now accept as a fact that everything in the cosmos — from heavenly bodies to human beings — has developed and continues to develop through evolutionary processes."(Humanistic Biology, Rene Dubos, American Scientist, Vol. 53, March, 1965, p. 6)
Darwinism and/or evolutionary thinking disguises its' hatred of the Holy God, creation ex nihilo (special creation) orthodox Christianity, immutable Truth and Moral Law by deceptively cloaking its’ true nature in the dress of empirical science. D. M. S. Watson, the Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College, London (1921 to 1951) tacitly concurs. He publicly confessed that evolution,
“. . . is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed to occur or . . . can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible.” (December 10, 2011 by Vishal Mangalwadi, revelationmovement.com)
Evolution: A Myth From Hell
Evolution is a myth from hell promulgated by contemporary Western heirs of a rebellion against our Heavenly Father that emerged out of the Renaissance. Today evolution is a full-fledged anti-God, anti-creation alternative to orthodox Christianity.
"...the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.... Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity." Michael Ruse
For many long years, thoughtful, concerned Christian researchers, apologists, and other such people have been pointing to the connections between Darwin's evolutionary theory and the spreading epidemic of narcissism, lying, power-grabbing and lawlessness. In its turn this epidemic of evil fuels the debauchery, sexual perversion, hatred, despair, paranoia, psychosis, apathy and other spiritual pathologies underlying the breakup of the family, the abortion of 60,000,000+ unborn and just born here in America, the malicious sexual perversion of our children, rampant hedonism, sodomy, and rising tide of psychiatric drug and porn use in the Godless 'evolutionized' West.
But for the most part, their warnings have been ignored, derided, and mercilessly ridiculed by ignorant, hedonistic masses of Americans and haters of Jesus Christ. Increasingly, this is also the case within the whole body of the church. From the Roman Catholic to Eastern Orthodox and Protestant/Evangelical and Reformed church, evolutionary thinking is supplanting the absolute Authority and inerrant Word of God:
"....which he refers to as “beings of the universe” - has evolved in ways that is consistent with the plans of “God the creator.” He explained how the Catholic Church views the Big Bang and evolution as scientific processes underpinned by “the plan of the creator.” Pope Francis has officially moved the Catholic Church away from the idea of “God the creator..." (Pope endorses evolution of alien life & UFO activity as part of God's plan, Michael Salla, The Examiner, Oct. 28, 2014)
“…Christians who are seeking to correlate Scripture and science must be a ‘bigger tent’ than either the anti-scientific religionists or the anti-religious scientists. Even though in this paper I argue for the importance of belief in a literal Adam and Eve, I have shown here that there are several ways to hold that and still believe in God using EBP (evolutionary biological processes)” (Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Tim Keller, The Biologos Foundation)
So completely has the evolutionary transformation been that moral duty has turned upside down because "lying is accepted instead of condemned," . (What We Can't Not Know, J. Budziszewski, p. 197)
America’s Plunge Into an Abyss of Depravity
The moment lying is accepted (political correctness) it has to be required because it is the means to an end, the way to win, to have what we want, to preserve our inflated conception of 'self,' to dominate and control others, and to shift personal guilt away from 'self' and onto 'other'. Thus refusal to lie for the cause (i.e., evolution as 'brute facts' cause, LGBTQ+ cause, illegal alien cause, open borders cause, redistribution of wealth cause, global change cause, the latest humanistic church-growth scheme cause) makes you guilty of betrayal, of being a spoil-sport, of being unscientific, breaking unity, finger-pointing, being hurtful, backward, insane, and hateful.
For our generation of liars there is no Triune God 'above' and no hell below, thus no Moral Law, no immutable Truth, no sin, and no fear of judgment. Thus liars are free to be evil: to think evil, speak evil, and commit acts of evil since there is only sovereign willful 'self' who knows only personal selfishness, ambition, physical lust and hate. Being immeasurably proud (narcissistic), 'self' detests moral absolutes, authority, obedience, accountability, direction, rules, restraints, and truth since 'self' already knows everything worth knowing.
A nation of liars. This is where we are and what we are rapidly becoming:
"Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.” (Donald Trump’s Media Summit was a 'F***ing Firing Squad,' Emily Smith and David Halper, Nov. 21, 2016, New York Post)
The problem is not just in Obama, the Clintons, Progressive Leftists, 'gays', transgenders, abortionists, and militant Satanists but in our churches and in ourselves.
The source and taproot of all lying in whatever form is pride (preference for 'self' over the Holy Trinity and other people). Pride is the beginning of all sin and the beginning,
".... of the pride of man is to fall away from God." ("On Nature and Grace", St. Augustine, from Ancient Christian Devotional, Thomas Oden, p. 73)
As confession and repentance is good for the soul, Budziszewski wonders if we might finally repent of our lies. Will we at last,
"...yield ourselves to Truth, to be scraped, scoured and made honest until we can give back His light?"
If not, then the Church and our nation, individually and corporately, will continue its downward plunge into an abyss of depravity where it reaps the evil consequences of the lies we have been sowing.
Thomas Oden, ‘Finding Jesus in the Old Testament,’ David Limbaugh, p. 140
2. Gen. 1-11: The Creation Model Versus Modern Pagan and Pantheist Evolutionary Models