"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.
Darwinism has also destroyed the foundations of our Constitutional Republic, and by extension, America’s traditional culture, so as the Psalmist asks,
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)
Most Americans in the early years of our Republic truly regarded the Constitution as a miracle, declaring that the formation and adoption of our new system of federal government represented a political achievement unprecedented in human history.
The Founders believed the Constitution was destined to bless all mankind, and that it was incumbent on their successors to preserve and defend our national charter.
In The 5000 Year Leap, author Cleon Skousen details the 28 great ideas utilized by the Founders in the formulation of our Republic. While some were derived from the Romans and others from the Anglo-Saxons, the greatest and most important ideas are Biblical, and of these the unique Biblical view of mankind is absolutely vital, for it’s precisely from this - the most radical view of man ever known in human history - that our liberties and rights derive.
In this view, man is an animal only in the sense that his body is of the natural realm. Spiritually, he transcends or rises above the natural realm because he is an embodied soul/spirit, and it is this part of him, his being, that is made in the spiritual image of his transcendent Creator.
Man thinks, reasons, and loves because his personal Tri-Personal Creator thinks, reasons, and loves. Unique to man is free will. He can choose to lie or tell the truth; to give into bad impulses or not give into them; to seek truth, beauty and goodness, or conversely, to seek lies, ugliness, and evil.
Divinely endowed, mankind - unlike all other creatures - is capable of self-government so long as his ability to reason is morally informed at all times. There are only two created sexes, male and female, and there is only one human race. As all men are the creatures of the living Creator, not only do they comprise a spiritual brotherhood, but they are obviously meant to be free.
All of these truths were known by the Founders to be immutable, that is, good everywhere, in all times and not subject to change. All together, these immutable principles were encapsulated by the Founders like this:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence
The Founders vigorously affirm throughout their writings, said Skousen,
..."that the foundation of all reality is the existence of the Creator, who is the designer of all things in nature and the promulgator of all the laws which govern nature. ” (A Miracle that Changed the World: The 5000 Year Leap, Principles of Freedom, p. 101)
The Triune Creator God is uncreated, eternally existing Reality. All else is created reality. 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. As a person man is 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.
But when the wicked have declared the death of the Foundation of all reality, thus undermining and bringing down everything built upon that Foundation, “…what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)
Darwinism: Revitalized Pagan Myth
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 spiritualized conception leapfrogs off of Darwin’s materialism into Vedanta monism. Both conceptions bristle with hostility toward and hatred of the living Holy Triune God, creation ex nihilo, and faithful orthodox Christianity. In their rejection of the Genesis account they teach instead a poisonous dehumanizing inverted exegesis positing that man comes up from chemicals and lower creatures.
This upside-down view leads to two more toxins: a philosophy of relativism (hatred of truth), identity politics and intersectionality 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 humans going to become something else – maybe a divine superman, god-man, or super robot – but nothing can be said about multiple human races, the pedophile project, LGBTQ+ and the contemporary menu of 15-56 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 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.
The disintegration of man’s dignity as a creature of God is not the result of science, as evolutionary naturalists falsely claim, but rather the product of a depraved conscience that justifies the depersonalization and abuse of others as the exercise of freedom. It is hostility and outright hatred of the Holy God and His image-bearers disguised behind linguistic sophistry, the Orwellian-speak of rebellious, God-haters.
In the resulting void, everything—no matter how depraved– is now possible:
"Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil." Psalm 36: 1-4 ESV
As a fortress of nihilism (meaninglessness), deconstruction and inversion, Darwinism completely inverts the Genesis account thereby rendering meaningless the entirety of Scripture. In this way it conceptually transforms the seed of God into the seed of Satan within churches that embrace evolutionary theism:
"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 Triune God and His image bearers by deceptively cloaking its’ true nature in the ‘kings new clothes’ 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 watchmen have been pointing to the connections between Darwin's evolutionary theory and a spreading epidemic of narcissism, psychopathy, 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, crime, 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, Southern Baptist, and Reformed church, evolutionary thinking is supplanting the absolute Authority and inerrant Word of God:
"....which (Pope Francis) 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)
The Logical End of America
Most of what contemporary Russia has to tell us about the violent, murderous evil in man’s nature and his hatred of the Creator God and Truth, can be seen in Solzhenitsyn who warns that once the God of Revelation has been removed from men’s lives, it means the logical end of modern Western and American history. In other words, totalitarian Communism and Gulag were not merely Russian experiments but rather the end of all people who remove the God of Revelation from the center of life as is increasingly the case here in America.
As evolutionary humanism, it's theological counterparts and hatred of truth cast their nets over America, Christian conviction in the Revelation of our Heavenly Father, creational norms, sin, moral absolutes, and the Gospel of Christ are fading to black.
What happened in Russia under Marxist Communism has already killed the soul of Western Europe and is even now in the last stages of poisoning the soul of America. Thus America and the West are also facing Russia's hatred of the Triune God, orthodox Christian, and faithful Jew phenomenon of state atheism and its politically correct Gulag. This is the message Solzhenitsyn presented in his American addresses. In his Harvard commencement in 1978 he castigated America for its loss of will, loss of truth, and loss of morality as well as its’ love of lies, pleasure, hedonism and materialism together with its satisfaction with legalism in human relations.
As godlessness in tandem with Darwinism advances over the West and America, destructive and irresponsible freedom is granted boundless space, and even defined as Constitutional rights. Thus Western and American society said Solzhenitsyn, has little defense against the abyss of human decadence:
“Communism has infected the whole world with the belief in the relativity of good and evil… Among enlightened people it is considered rather awkward to use seriously such words as ‘good’ and ‘evil.’ But if we are to be deprived of the concepts of good and evil, what will be left? Nothing but the manipulation of one another. We will decline to the status of animals.”
Solzhenitsyn warned America to wake up and learn from those who have suffered. Return to the Holy Creator God and America’s orthodox Christian and moral roots and stand firmly in the spiritual war of good against evil.
Repentance: the Beginning of the Cure
In his 1974 essay “Repentance and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations,” Solzhenitsyn explains that the 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.” (Life Under the Lidless Eye, pp. 38-39, Lee Penn, SCP Journal, Vol. 37:1-37:2, 2013)
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