Judgement and Wrath: The Biblical Explanation for Madness and Evil

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche predicted that the death of the Christian God would unleash madness that over time would eventually infiltrate every area of Western and American life.   That time is now.

 In 2013, AP award winning columnist Richard Larsen described American culture as warped and twisted with few core values and a perverted sense of propriety. (Our Culture Of Deranged Values, Larsen, Western Journalism, July 2, 2013 )

From an almost boundless menu of madness, Larsen selects a few:  

1. You can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally.

2. School children have to get parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion or take a morning after pill.

3. We have politicians who want to ban law-abiding citizens from owning guns but give fighter jets to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and want to give weapons to the resistance in Syria that beheads opponents and eats their hearts.

4.  A seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

5. You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself luxuries, while your neighbor buys iPhones, TV’s, and new cars; and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage.

6. School children are allowed to spew the most vulgar words and expressions, but face suspension if they talk openly about God or Jesus Christ.

Such madness evidencing the devolution of our culture could go on inexorably, said Larsen, but clearly, we are a ludicrous, nihilistic, upside-down society of skewed priorities and values, shaped by convoluted notions of what acceptable or politically correct behavior should be:

" Common sense, once common, is no more. It truly makes one wonder if there’s any hope for us. The prophet Isaiah said, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” It’s a morally dark day in America, and it’s getting darker." (ibid)

Once the citadels of Christianity, contemporary Western and American societies are now Godless, nihilistic, idolatrous, esoteric neo-pagan and mystical pantheist societies that dehumanize and disintegrate imago dei (the unique imprint God placed upon humanity), and openly promote vice (sin). 

For more than seventy years this disastrous and still unfolding state of affairs has convinced many perceptive thinkers to believe that Western civilization has shifted to decline, disintegration and atrophy.  For example, more than sixty years ago, German sociologist Karl Mannheim saw that Western civilization was in sharp decline and is even  now "collapsing before our eyes." (Man and Society: In an Age of Reconstruction, Mannheim, p. 15)

 Western and American society is now variously described in such terms as post-capitalist (Ralf Dahrendorf), post-bourgeois (George Lichtheim),post-modern (Amitai Etzioni),  post-literary (Marshall McLuhan), post-civilized (Kenneth Boulding), post-traditional (S.N. Eisenstadt), post-historic (Roderick Seidenberg), post-industrial (Daniel Bell), post-Puritan, post-Protestant and post-Christian (Sidney Ahlstrom).  (Faith and History: A Comparison of Christian and Modern Views of History, pp. 162f, from "Idols for Destruction, Herbert Schlossberg, p. 2)

This outpouring of pessimism and despair is what we ought to expect from mainly secular intellectuals. Their religiously pagan worldview within its' closed system (anti-supernatural universe) positing the evolutionary ascent of man from primordial matter to a more perfect state leaves them confounded as well as spiritually and morally impoverished.   But supernatural Christian theism along with its Hebraic antecedents and in particular its' doctrines of creation ex nihilo and  eschatology (Rev. 22:13) are explicit statements that history has both a definite beginning and end.  Events between these two boundary stones have meaning relevant to the 'death of God,' moral decay, idolatry, perversely sexualized nature worship and collapse of Western and American civilization.

In order that we may understand the spirit of madness sweeping through our decaying, 'death of God' society Herbert Schlossberg, author of Idols for Destruction, as well as a leading scholar on the relationship between Christianity and the societies in which it has existed, proposes that we use idolatry as a framework for comprehension.   The biblical explanation of madness and depravity in connection with the end of society resides in the concept of judgment upon an idolatrous people, who being evil and perilous to their own existence and that of others, have liberated themselves from  God's perfect law.  

According to Pastor R. Mark Musser, author of "Nazi Oaks: The Green Sacrifice of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust," the worship of the Holy God as the Creator and human ethics go hand in hand in the Mosaic Law.   The first four commandments demand love for the Holy God.  Commandment five demands love for parents, and commandments six through ten demand love for other people.  Man was thus commanded to worship and love God as His Maker,
 
"and the best way to fulfill this was to treat one's neighbor with love and respect precisely because he too was made in God's image."(p. 47)
 
As such, the entire Mosaic code was written with the reality of Genesis 1 (creation ex nihilo) in mind, "and once this truth was forgotten or compromised by idolatrous nature worship,"  love and respect for both God and man inevitably diminishes as the fundamental distinction between man and nature becomes increasingly blurred:

"Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to oneanother (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Vladimir Lenin, Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)

Scripture depicts a societies' people as either having submitted themselves to their Maker, the Triune God and His moral law, or else as ungodly idolaters who have rebelled against him. The judgment and wrath of God is a divine response to Godless idolaters.  This is how the Old Testament portrays Israel.  Israel had become an evil nation of idolaters fully deserving the judgment God brought against it.  Its' rebellion against God was accompanied by a turning to idols, and this self-serving Godlessness and unrighteousness brought the nation to its' end:

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth."  Romans 1:18

The Decalogue shows that the beginning of  idolatry is pride (preference for self over God and neighbor). The will of the idolater is not in submission to God but self, thus having made an idol out of himself he assumes he possesses honor and rights. This is why pride leads to contempt for and outright hatred of God the Father Almighty  and neighbor, unchanging truth, moral law, goodness, wisdom, norms, authority, standards, rules, and institutions in favor of  lust for power, perverse sexuality, and dehumanization of other people.  In the Soviet Union, Darwinism unleashed madness which resulted in psychological and physical slavery, population control schemes,  brutality, terror, mass-murder (genocide) and man-made famines:

"As many as 7 million Ukrainians were starved in Soviet Socialist dictator Joseph Stalin's artificial, forced famine in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. This is approximately the total population of Manitoba, Newfoundland, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island." (Inky Mark, M. P. Dauphin — Swan River House of Commons 2 June 1998, Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933)

"Moscow employed the famine as a political weapon against the Ukrainians in the years 1932-1933. The famine was in its entirety artificially induced and organized." (ibid, F. M. Pigido -an economist who lived and worked in Ukraine during the Famine of 1932-1933, Investigation of Communist Takeover and Occupation of the Non-Russian Nations of the U.S.S.R p. 35)

"... On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bodies often swollen from lack of food; on the other, soldiers, members of the GPU carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of the proletariat. They had gone over the country like a swarm of locusts and taken away everything edible; they had shot or exiled thousands of peasants, sometimes whole villages; they had reduced some of the most fertile land in the world to a melancholy desert." (ibid, Malcolm Muggeridge, British foreign correspondent, "War on the Peasants," Fortnightly Review, 1 May, 1933)

"Food is a weapon." (ibid, Maxim Litvinov — Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs)

According to the authors of "The Black Book of Communism," Communist regimes did not just commit criminal acts but were criminal enterprises in their very essence:

"...all ruled lawlessly and without regard for human life (and) one particular feature of many Communist regimes (was) their use of famine as a weapon. The Bolsheviks had decided to eliminate...any challenge or resistance, even if passive, to their absolute power. This strategy applied not only to groups with opposing political views, but also to such social groups as the nobility, the middle class, the intelligentsia...the clergy...military officers and the police." (pp. xvii, 8-9)

 Marxist Communists systematically stole the personal property of Russians, confiscated and sexually perverted their children, desecrated and blasphemed churches, crucified thousands of nuns and priests and in general, committed monstrous crimes against humanity which took the lives of sixty-million men, women, and children. For example:

"About 200,000 clergy, many crucified, scalped and otherwise tortured, were killed during the approximately 60 years of communist rule in the former Soviet Union, a Russian commission reported this week. In addition, another 500,000 religious figures were persecuted and 40,000 churches destroyed in the period from 1922 to 1980, the report said. Half the country's mosques and more than half the synagogues were also destroyed" Clergymen were crucified on churches' holy gates, shot, scalped [and] strangled," said Alexander Yakovlev, head of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Political Repression. The commission prepared the report for Russian President Boris Yeltsin. "I was especially shocked by accounts of priests turned into columns of ice in winter," Yakovlev said. "It was total cruelty."  (paulbogdanor.com)

How many died in all? Estimates vary from a low of 160,000,000 to a high of 300,000,000 men, women and children worked to death, burned in ovens, gassed, starved, shot, knifed, electrocuted, tortured to death, hung, crucified, and cruelly murdered in many other ways. 

For more than two centuries Western and American ‘death of God’ religious and culture leaders  have disregarded God even though the evil effects were mostly confined to their own circles.  But then they deliberately desecrated Western and American Christian tradition and lived in ways that would have spelled disaster if emulated by rank and file citizens said Os Guinness:

“But now in the early twenty-first century, their movement from disregard to desecration to decadence is going mainstream, and the United States is only the lead society among those close to the tipping point.... Soon, as the legalization and then normalization of polyamory, polygamy, pedophilia and incest follow the same logic as that of abortion and homosexuality, the socially destructive consequences of these trends will reverberate throughout society until social chaos is beyond recovery.” (Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, Os Guinness, p. 20)

The moment has indeed arrived for pedophile sex rings and sex slavery in our idolatrous, dehumanized post-Christian culture:

"In 2005, the world was introduced to reclusive billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, friend to princes and an American president, a power broker with the darkest of secrets: He was also a pedophile, accused of recruiting dozens of underage girls into a sex-slave network, buying their silence and moving along, although he has been convicted of only one count of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Visitors to his private Caribbean island, known as “Orgy Island,” have included Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Stephen Hawking.”  (The ‘Sex Slave’ Scandal That Exposed Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, Maureen Callahan, New York Post, Oct. 9,

In declaring the nonexistence of the supernatural dimension and the death of the Holy God Creator of heaven and earth and two thousand years of Christian witness, Western society is systematically replacing the living Holy God with "idolatrous self"and nature (Gaia);  the Word (John 1) with evolutionary energy or Christ consciousness; Holy Scripture with scientism as the only legitimate form of knowledge; man as Gods spiritual image-bearer with evolved ape-man as god; the Ten Commandments with relativism; and sin and free will with natural causation, a process commonly referred to as secularization.  

Whatever man places at the top of his idolatrous pyramid of self-gratifying, self-glorifying values is ultimately what he serves and this profoundly affects the way he lives and interacts with the people around him or her.  

When a society turns away from the Holy Triune God to deified self, it is an idolatrous society heading for destruction because at the root of the rejection of the living God is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, and not created in His spiritual image. He is not dependent upon the living God but is rather a man-god, the creator of God, and the master of time, being, and the world who through his own powers will save himself.

But as the days of (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:37

Scripture tells us that prior to the return of Jesus Christ at the end of history, the nations of the earth will have become evil swamps of idolatrous tyrants who have forgotten their own souls, believe that all that exists is the evolving universe of psychic energy, and prefer evil over good.  Earth and its idolatrous citizenry will have deteriorated to the Godless condition that it had been during Noah's day.    

Lest we mistakenly perceive idolaters as nice, misunderstood people, in "Journey to the Celestial City," Wayne Martindale sets straight this error with his unvarnished depiction of hell-bound idolaters as haters of good people. All that's left in them is self-centeredness, hate, envy, lies, and thoughts of theft and murder and sadistic pleasure received from hurting other people,, They are evil, violent idolaters who prefer evil thoughts, evil words, evil companions and evil acts. Thus when they encounter good people they,

"...condemn them, perverting their reason by rationalizing evil and finding ways to blame the good or God or religion for their problems and the problems of the world. They already hate goodness because it implicitly condemns the evil they have chosen. They wouldn't like heaven if they could have it. They are, in a sense, already in hell, preferring darkness to light." (Eternal Perspectives, Randy Alcorn, p 76)

Since idolatry leads to the conceptual murder of God and the rejection of His work on the cross, this means that by their own choices they assign themselves to hell by judging themselves unfit for Paradise.   In affirmation, C.S. Lewis says that Hell is of their choosing:

"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell chose it."

@Linda Kimball

Jeremiah 51:57---When the Wicked are Given Over to Madness

For over eighty-five years, America has been incrementally conquered by the same madness and murder inducing demon of hatred and violence that earlier took over Russia, China, Germany, and Italy.

This demon is embodied in "scientifically enlightened" rank and file evolutionary humanists,  America's ruling class, and their  masters---Western transnational planetary citizens.  The last two groups are deeply infected by many delusions.  One is that America's true source of evil is always on the Right. A second is 'scientific' naturalism, a form of magic thinking that imagines the universe made itself and man invented God.  Cosmic evolution is an invention of imagination, an invention more terrible and more destructive than has ever been presented in the ordinary course of nature. It imagines that life somehow emerged out of nonlife, that man is not created in the spiritual image of God the Father but is rather a soulless, mindless ex-ape of evolution. It imagines there is no sin, no hell, no Divine Judgement, thus Leftist Naturalists and their allies are free to be evil.

The evil creed of Leftist Naturalists – identity politics –  rejects the idea of the one human race created by Elohim together with the fall, individual accountability and individual freedom, and establishes in their place group privileges based on the spurious idea of a genetically evolved racial/gender hierarchy  consisting of many distinct races and genders:

“These hierarchies are based on the malicious premise that whites, heterosexuals and males are oppressors and - in the words of the Democratic platform - America is a society governed by “systemic racism,” which needs to be fundamentally transformed.”  (The War Against Trump, David Horowitz, Frontpage Magazine, March 8, 2017)

The Mad-Hatter idea of a racial/gender hierarchy is fully incorporated within Sweden's intersectional feminist government. What is "intersectional" feminism?

"It is a species of feminism that, in accordance with the relatively new academic concept of "intersectionality," accepts a hierarchy whereby other "victim groups" -- such as "people of color" and Muslims -- are higher up on the grievance ladder than women, and whereby women who belong to those other groups enjoy an even more exalted status as victims than white female Christians or Jews." (Feminism, Swedish Style, Bruce Bawer, Gatestone Institute, Feb. 8, 2018)

Having rejected the Triune God and Biblically grounded religious heritage of our civilization, naturalists embrace instead an ancient order of pagan and pantheist beliefs of which Babylon, Communism, Socialism, and Luciferianism are logical expressions.  A Godless new world order is what they seek, but in order that it can emerge, the still remaining remnants of Western European and America's Christian-based culture and all who defend it must be completely destroyed.

And what is Communism?  Using the former Soviet Union as an example, early Conservative intellectual Frank Meyers describes it as the "state form taken by a materialist faith determined to rule the world."    Communism or neo-pagan scientific naturalism is "the final synthesis of all heretical tendencies that have pervaded Western civilization for many centuries."  It is pagan scientism, of which communism is the culminating "hubris of the Promethean man who reaches out for the world and means to remake creation.  It is scientism gone political." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, pp. 251-252)

"... since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done."  Romans 1:28 "I will make her princes and her wise men drunk, Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men, That they may sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up," Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.  (Jeremiah 51:57)

Those who are destitute of a love for truth and within whom apostasy and the mystery of lawlessness have commenced the Lord of Hosts rejects as godless, wicked, and worthless.  Thus He takes from them their power of discerning the true from the false so that with their  consciences depraved they fall into greater madness and wickedness.  In this way their wickedness is punished by wickedness. Upon such people the wrath of God rests (Romans 1:18). 

America's wicked 'elite' ruling class' and its global masters hate Jehovah God and are obviously mad (moral imbeciles), wicked, and debauched. 

Genesis 1: 1 "In the beginning God created... "   

"You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you." Nehemiah 9:6

"Man is said to be made in God's image," said St. Thomas Aquinas, "insofar as the image implies an intelligent being endowed with free-will and self-movement." (Fallen Images, Robert P. George, Touchstone, May 2003, p. 15)

The biblical view of man is that while made in God's spiritual image, in contrast to God, man is fallen. His intellect, will and passions are disordered by sin even though sin does not obliterate his God-like powers of free will and intellect. Thus humans can, by God's grace, understand what is good and choose to do what is good, or turn away from God and willfully choose to do what they know to be wrong.

Most research analysts of the new paganism and its destructive "isms" and "magic science" agree that it emerged out of the Renaissance and that these spiritual poisons were undergirded and fueled by a willful rebellion against God, the fallen human condition and mortality.

By the time of the Enlightenment, God-haters realized that their only avenue of escape was by way of a delusional integration with nature. Lester Crocker explains:

"There existed in the eighteenth century a widespread desire to equate the moral with the physical world..." What was desired above all was "total integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendence, even though it was admitted that (being God's image-bearer) gave him certain special abilities and ways of thinking. The important thing, as La Mettrie, d'Holbach and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to need — mechanically... like a tree or a machine. Man merely carries out natural forces — without any freedom whatsoever — in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it." (Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones, pp. 5, 7)

In other words, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment through to our own day, arrogant, defiant rebels have been saying to Jehovah, "you are not our Father."  Like a dog returns to its vomit they returned to the folly of pagan evolutionary idolatry, thus the 'best and brightest' say are "descended from a hairy quadruped, furnished with a tail and pointed ears," a species of monkey which in turn descended "through a long line of diversified forms" going back to something like the larvae of sea squirts (1) and some of us, the most superior, are evolving to the "omega point" of union with the divine monistic Void or perhaps Quantum Void.(2)

Early Church Father Athanasius explains both the human condition and the fatal consequences of rejecting our Creator in favor of idolatry (self-worship) and nature worship of matter, creative energy (evolution), water, fire, and air.

God has made man, and willed that he should abide in incorruption; but men, having despised and rejected the higher things and authority of God, devised and contrived evil for themselves, thereby receiving,

"... the condemnation of death with which they had been threatened; and from thenceforth no longer remained as they were made, but were being corrupted according to their devices; and death had the mastery over them as king." (On the Incarnation of the Word, Athanasius)

In willfully falling away from the knowledge of God and transgressing against His commandments, God gives them over to their wickedness and to madness.  This action  effectively turns them back to their natural state,

"....so that just as they have had their being out of nothing, so also, as might be expected, they might look for corruption into nothing in the course of time. For if, out of a former normal state of non-existence they were called into being by the Presence and loving-kindness of the Word, it followed naturally that when men were bereft of the knowledge of God and were turned back to what was not (for what is evil is not, but what is good is), they should, since they derive their being from God who IS, be everlastingly bereft even of being; in other words, that they should be disintegrated and abide in death and corruption. For man is by nature mortal, inasmuch as he is made out of what is not; but by reason of his likeness to Him that is (and if he still preserved this likeness by keeping Him in his knowledge) he would stay his natural corruption, and remain incorrupt; as Wisdom 6:18 says: “The taking heed to His laws is the assurance of immortality" but being incorrupt, he would live henceforth as God, to which I suppose the divine Scripture refers, when it says: “I have said you are gods, and you are all sons of the most Highest; but you die like men, and fall as one of the princes.”

The fool who has said in his heart, there is no God (Psalm 14:1), has effectively said to God, the Creator and sustainer of life and being, "you are not my Father." The rejection of Father God is for soul and its citadel, spirit (intellect, will) to disintegrate into the nothingness from which men have been called, thereby abiding increasingly in madness, death and corruption even though he or she still lives and is mainly blind to the effects of disintegration and madness.   In his Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien ingeniously makes 'visible' the invisible process of disintegration and resulting madness with Grimma Wormtongue, Gollum and other decayed and decaying characters.

Our Lord and Savior, the Living Word Who spoke all things into existence from nothing has said:

"..... 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 sick. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or outright denial, rejects His prescription, hence destroys him or herself.

Destruction however, does not mean annihilation of the soul as is commonly thought today. The soul though immortal, said St. Augustine, nevertheless suffers a kind of death when the living God forsakes it:

"...in that penal and everlasting punishment....the soul is...said to die because it does not live in connection with God (meaning that) though man does not cease to feel, yet because this feeling is neither sweet... nor wholesome (but) painfully penal, it is (called) death rather than life." (St. Augustine's City of God, Chapter 2, Of that Death Which Can Affect an Immortal Soul, and of that to Which the Body is Subject)

@Linda Kimball

1. Descent of Man, Charles Darwin, 1871, p. 389

2. Omega Point, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1881-1955

Man-Hating Feminism's Just Deserts

In "Political Correctness Trumps Feminism," Dr. Peter Jones observes that nowhere does politically-correct speech grate more on the nerves of people’s sensibilities than in the socially-volatile conflict over sexuality. Even the once sacrosanct politically-correct feminist opponents of the traditional family and anything patriarchal are becoming victims of the new PC speech police as is the case with feminist icon Germaine Greer.

Author and '60s radical feminist Germaine Greer has come under fire after telling the BBC that transgender "women," such as Bruce Jenner, are not women and that they don't "look like, sound like, or behave like women.”    Greer was responding to a petition that is being passed around by leftist activists demanding that Cardiff University cancel a lecture by Greer scheduled for November 18 because of her history of making statements questioning transgenderism. The petition against Greer states that she,

 "has demonstrated time and time again her misogynistic views towards trans women, including continually misgendering trans women and denying the existence of transphobia altogether.”(Feminist icon: Transgender ‘women’ like Bruce Jenner aren’t women. They’re delusional." Fr. John Hodges & John Jalsevac, Life Site News, Oct 27, 2015 )

When Greer's comments provoked a backlash, she responded in a strongly worded statement, saying that simply because a man gets his genitals removed and wears a dress doesn't make him a woman:

 "I’ve asked my doctor to give me long ears and liver spots and I’m going to wear a brown coat but that won’t turn me into a fu**ing cocker spaniel."

Greer says many women – including strong feminists – agree with her, but it is now politically correct to propagate the lie that transgenders are whatever sex they imagine themselves to be:

 "Nowadays we are all likely to meet people who think they are women, have women's names, and feminine clothes and lots of eyeshadow, who seem to us to be some kind of ghastly parody, though it isn't polite to say so.."

Feminism's Just Deserts

Feminists for the most part are shrill, self-absorbed, God-and-man-hating emotional tyrants who for too many years have been destroying the West's traditional family and Christian-based culture.  In their destructive rage they've been trying to feminize Jesus Christ, dumb-down and transform our universities into sex temples, and tyrannize and punish men and boys.  Oddly enough, though they are the chief force behind abortion they have nevertheless spawned something more evil than themselves--a politically correct, trans-sexual Frankenstein.   Now the raging, ghastly monster has turned upon them and being more evil than what spawned it has begun to ferociously tyrannize, terrorize and cannibalize its' own 'mother.'   And this is feminism's just deserts, which means to receive what one deserves.

@Linda Kimball

Psychopaths: Given Over by God to the Wrath of Abandonment

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, James Taranto describes the growing bloodlust of the psychopathic progressive left:

"America's liberal left is preoccupied with salacious fantasies of political violence. These take two forms: dreams of leftist insurrection, and nightmares of reactionary bloodshed."   (The Politics of Bloodlust, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27, 2011)

Taranto goes on to report that a sympathetic mainstream media suppresses and/or whitewashes the former type of fantasy while treating the latter as if it reflects reality. 

Psychopathy: What Is It?

John Ray, M.A., Ph.D, summarizes some of the central characteristics of psychopathy as follows:

"He is not obviously 'mad.' he is often highly intelligent; he is unmoved by brutality (except to enjoy perpetrating it); he has no moral or ethical standards; he is deeply (but discreetly) in love with himself (narcissism) so secretly despises others and thinks they are fit only to be dominated and exploited by him and those like him; he is a great manipulator who loves getting others to do his bidding by deception or otherwise; he is the master of the lie and the false pretense but sees no reason to be consistent from occasion to occasion; he will say anything to gain momentary praise or admiration; his only really strongly felt emotions seem to be hate and contempt and he is particularly enraged by those who have what he wants and will be totally unscrupulous in trying to seize what others have for himself.  But above all, the psychopath does not seem to be able to tell right from wrong and, as a result, does sometimes commit or connive at murders and other heinous crimes with what seems to be a clear conscience."   (jonjayray.tripod.com)

Psychopaths hold other people in contempt and freely manipulate and use them for purposes of self-gratification. Other common characteristics include:  moral relativism (no absolutes), an overwhelming sense of entitlement, parasitism, psychological and physical bullying, casual cruelty, pleasure at inflicting pain (sadism), insensitivity, dishonesty, pathological lying, aggression, impulsiveness, promiscuity, and irresponsibility .

Omnipotence, in the case of Western "scientific and evolutionary" empowered NWO psychopaths comes from having "scientifically enabled" power over the Holy Trinity and His Revealed Word so as to deprive the Lord of the power of His own spoken Word in order to give their own words the active force of the Triune Gods creative words. In this way, empowered god-men can unweave and refashion creation, reinvent human beings, paganize Scripture, and creatively destroy the family and society as needed.   They can decide who lives and who must die, what we may have or not have, what we are allowed to know and not know and who the Official State Enemies are. This is a psychopaths power trip.   

What drives psychopaths is a ravenous hunger for making other people suffer. Just as normal humans enjoy seeing other people happy and thriving, the psychopath enjoys the opposite.  As their lack of empathy results in blindness to the humanity of their victims this in turn permits victims to be sacrificed without remorse on the altar of narcissism, for with the negation of humanity intended victims are no longer human beings but objects to be used, abused, tormented and discarded at will. This monstrous evil finds expression over and over in the writings of the sexual psychopath, the Marquis de Sade:

"The philosopher sates his appetites without inquiring to know what his enjoyments may cost others, and without remorse." (Libido Dominandi, E. Michael Jones, p. 26)

Paul Hollander's book "Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society" recounts what depraved Leftist intellectuals and apostate priests did for many decades in the Soviet era. To quote one Amazon reviewer:

"Political Pilgrims is the amazing story of how Western intellectuals embraced Marxist tyrants at the very moment their colleagues were rotting in prison cells, and the common people everyone claimed to be concerned for, were starving. The book relates how cultural and religious leaders from the West, including familiar names, visited the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other communist countries, and told the most appalling lies." (ibid, Ray)

Among well-known psychopaths of the 20th century are  Pol Pot, Hitler, Beatrice Webb, Margaret Sanger, Lenin and Stalin.  Kaganovitch, Stalin's brother-in-law and closest collaborator described Stalin as no longer human:

"Even when he exhibited some emotions, they all did not seem to belong to him. They were as false as the scale on top of armor...He was not human at all..." (Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 53)

Milovan Djilas, Communist leader of Yugoslavia, perceptively described the mesmerizing satanic energy emanating from the 'no longer human' Stalin:

"Was it not so that the demonic power and energy of Stalin consisted in this, that he made the (Communist) movement and every person in it pass to a state of confusion and stupefaction, thus creating and ensuring his reign of fear..." (ibid, p. 54)

According to Ray, psychopaths of our own time include the average left-wing academic, George Galloway, Castro, John Kerry, Bill Clinton and  Barack Obama--- prominent members of America's Progressive Ruling Class who,   

"...prays 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" Angelo M. Codevilla p. xix)

For our generation of psychopaths there is no Holy Trinity, no Moral Law, no immutable Truth, no sin, and no fear of judgment and hell.   Thus they 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.

Another characteristic of psychopathy is sophistry.  In a penetrating analysis of sophistry, J. Budziszewski, professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, observes that the sophists' view of reality is paradoxical because it ultimately denies reality. Sophists are shock troopers of evil says Budziszewski, and according to their satanically-inverted view of reality:

"Man is the measure of all things, but man has no fixed nature. Man measures all things by his words, but words have no fixed meanings. Language is not an instrument for finding truth, but for changing it. Those who can master it, master all. It is a good creed for rogues, and commends itself to tyrants in every age." (What We Can't Not Know, Budziszewski, p. 167)

Sophistry is the devilish religion of the depraved Ruling Class. Sophistry says man evolved from star-dust, is a free-thinker, and the inventer of his own truth and morality even though sophistry denies the reality of truth, morality and reality.   Sophistry says depraved man can unmake and then remake himself,  thus he is free to divinize himself as in days of old. Moreover, males can be females, females can be males, or they can be androgynous (transgender).  

What Causes Psychopathy?

Within the West's dominant naturalistic evolutionary worldview grounded in the ignorant claim that life emerged from inert matter and after billions of years of evolution man evolved from apes, psychopathy is explained by fatalistic conceptions holding that anger, perversion, rage, jealousy, hatred, envy, and other destructive impulses are caused by chemical changes in the brain, genetic neurological predispositions and social factors in upbringing.    Any or all of these naturalistic explanations supposedly account for a psychopath's lack of conscience.

However, against the naturalistic worldview, the Genesis account records:

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB

For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America, followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God the Father Almighty then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul. It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....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)

In Biblical thought, the body is inert matter organized and vitalized by the soul. A human life is a soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a disorganized mass of cells that would quickly deconstruct.  ("Body, Mind, and Soul," Paster Louis Pernot, Nov. 28, 2010)

The noblest part of the soul is spirit (reason, will, conscience). Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from matter.  It is immortal and self-aware. It can will and think and is freely responsible for what it thinks, wills, and does.  As conscience is a component of spirit,  naturalistic explanations and possible solutions like talk-therapy, medications and other reform methods are neither able to explain or able to cleanse and reawaken conscience.

 The Revealed Word of God reveals the cause of psychopathy. It says that when God gives hardened, unrepentant sinners and God-haters who consistently and deliberately suppress the truth about His existence (no matter how strong the evidence proving He exists) over to the "wrath of abandonment" they can no longer think straight.   Though their intellect remains intact their conscience is seared (depraved), making their reasoning useless for pursuit of the good and true.  Additionally, their souls become materialized (dried out and turned inward), making them prisoners of their own cosmically-inflated egos, covetousness, gnawing envy, lusts, perversions, greed, gluttony, and hate as well as of afflictions of the mind — belief in silly, incredibly stupid things (i.e., evolutionary cosmogonies, abiogenesis, panspermia; multiverses; parallel universes); paranoia, fear of the void, anxiety dreams, compulsive thoughts of murder and other evil fantasies.  

 The wrath of abandonment means that the Lord has delivered them over to worthless, useless, hardened, loveless minds:

"And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong. They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, disputes, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful. Although they know full well God's just sentence - that those who practice such things deserve to die - they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them" (Ro. 1:28-32)

In "A Nation Abandoned By God" John MacArthur explains that a depraved mind is one that's been tested by our Lord and found useless, therefore disqualified for its intended purpose:

"The reasoning faculty has been corrupted by the influences that surround it....And when that happens and your entire sense of morality is warped, then your conscience is ill-informed and it doesn't function.  So you have unconscionable behavior....A depraved mind, reasoning faculty so corrupt that it must be rejected as non-functioning.  And as a result of that, what happens?  God gave them over, verse 28, to a depraved mind.  So as a result, they do the things that are not...what?...proper, fitting, sensible, reasonable." (A Nation Abandoned By God, John MacArthur)

If instead of "psychopath" the phrase "lawless natural man" is used since psychopathic characteristics are distributed to greater and lesser degrees in unregenerate natural men then we have a description of the evil-state of men in the last days:
 
"For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy." 2 Tim. 3:2, KJB

Lawless natural men have,

"... have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face…. (Ezekiel 14:3)  
 
When the son of perdition arises, lawless natural men will be irresistibly drawn to and captivated by the Lawless One, the Evil One's earthly representative.  The Lawless One is the psychopath par excellence described by Paul as the 'man of iniquity.' He is the son of the Evil One because he has espoused the spirit of the devil. The great philosophical and theological scholar Vladimir Soloviev describes him as a remarkable man,
 
"...many called him superhuman...He believed in God (as did Marx, Nietzsche and Teilhard de Chardin), but at the bottom of his heart (he) preferred himself to Him."  God the Father Almighty "knew that he would bow down before the powers of evil, as soon as it had corrupted him...by caressing his boundless pride." At the beginning, the superman, "had no hostility toward Jesus...but (like Mahomet) he saw in Him merely the greatest of his own predecessors." Since I have surpassed Him,  said the superman, "I am the perfect and final savior. The first Christ was my forerunner...(therefore, why should I) have to bow before Him like the most stupid of Christians...I, the bright genius, the superman! No, never!"  (Wrath of God, Livio Fanzaga, pp. 36-37, 40, emphasis added)
 
His unbounded pride, defiance, arrogant self-righteousness, self-conceit, moral relativism and contempt and hatred of brother and sister are characteristic of his perversity and the reason for his unbelief in the Holy Triune God. He in fact believes that he is God incarnate among men. He is a man of modern evolutionary scientism--- the powerful instruments of his will by which he worships himself, makes himself equal to God and holds the power of life and death in his hands.  He is a powerful seducer, so powerful in fact that even believers will be deceived if possible.
 
The Lawless One suffers the same envy of the Holy God that transformed Lucifer into a demon, the Evil One, the father of all psychopaths. The sin of Lucifer (and of Hegel, Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler) was that he could not abide the idea of the Triune God's existence since he wished to become God. The Lawless One's sin ( Nietzsches) consists in being unable to tolerate the idea that Jesus Christ, a greater man than himself exists.

Spiritual sin, beginning with pride, jealousy, covetousness and resentment quickly inflating to envy, are the common bonds linking the Evil One with increasing numbers of his earthly representatives, from the Lawless One to all who have been infected with the same venom of the serpent.

In contemporary America, those who have been abandoned by God-- the ones infected by the venom of the snake-- have a virtual choke-hold on the levers of power and influence within academia, over certain cities, states and corporations, the media, science, entertainment, arts, music, Hollywood, San Francisco, the Supreme Court, lower courts, Congress, and certain seminaries and pulpits.  Thus America is passing into "a state of confusion and stupefaction" as it implodes under the explosive effects of lawless, loveless natural men in places of power and influence together with widespread moral imbecility and moral relativism throughout the general population of post-Christian America.  

Given the morally and doctrinally corrupted condition of much of the Christian Church and Christians themselves, unless we repent of our sins and ask for Gods' forgiveness and mercy, then total control of America will at some time in the future be handed by the God of Judgment into the grasping hands of lawless natural men and the present psychological bullying as a means of coercion, power and domination will be dropped in favor of American Gulags, torture and murder.

Most of what contemporary Russia has to tell us about Gulags, torture and murder can be seen in ex-atheist Solzhenitsyn.  Speaking from the fiery crucible, Solzhenitsyn warns that once the God of Revelation has been removed from men’s lives, it means the logical end ofmodern Western and American history.  In other words, totalitarian neo-pagan Communism and Gulag were not merely Russian experimentsbut rather the end of all people who remove the God of Revelation from the center of life.

Atheism said Solzhenitsyn, is based on the evil in man’s nature, and moral relativism, violence, murder and Gulag are the natural expressions of this evil.   Gulag is an essential part of atheist society as it reveals the evil of man’s nature and the folly of the modern humanist dream of earthly happiness.   

Gulag though, is at the same time a starting place for man’s spiritual rebirth, as Solzhenitsyndescribes in Part II of The Gulag Archipelago:

It has granted me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath its load, this essential experience: how a human being becomes evil and how good.  In the intoxication of my youthful successes I had felt myself to be infallible, and I was therefore cruel.  In the surfeit of power I was a murderer, and an oppressor.  In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments.  And it was only wen I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first strivings of good.”

Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and then all human hearts… And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained.  And even in the best of all hearts there remains…..an uprooted small corner of evil.”

Slowly it was disclosed to Solzhenitsyn that suffering (Gulag/ the crucible) is the starting point of spiritual redemption:

“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life.  For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”   “Your soul, which formerly was dry, now ripens with suffering. And even if you haven’t come to love your neighbors in the Christian sense, you are at least learning to love those close to you.”    The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

Suffering is the reality of the fallen human condition and for those who do not hate the God of life and other people on account of it, suffering is the beginning of true spiritual life.   Jesus Christ suffered on the Cross, and the suffering in Russia enabled those who underwent it to see this as profoundly as Solzhenitsyn. 

@Linda Kimball

Satanism & the Massive Delusion of America's Ruling Class

Obama's progressive friend, Erdogan of Turkey, wants Islam to rule the world, by infiltration and sabotage if possible, and by massive decapitation and slave-taking if the infidels don't surrender:

"In Sweden and France, there’s a good chance they will surrender and obviate the necessity for mass slaughter, but who knows?"   "Having said all that, Erdogan’s mythopoeic claim is genuinely important today -- not because it’s true, but because it represents the delusional world of increasing numbers of Muslims. Obama directly encourages this mass delusion by claiming that “The United States has been Muslim from the founding.’ Whether Our President shares Erdogan’s delusion, or whether he knows he is lying is always up for grabs with Obama. Make your own guess. As the man has said, “You know, sometimes I believe my own bullshit.” (A Fantasy-driven Muslim World can Never Become Modern, James Lewis, American Thinker, Nov. 29, 2014)

Lewis wonders if Obama shares Erdogan's delusion. Perhaps in part, but according to Angelo Codevilla, author of "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It,"  Obama's delusion is of the mass delusion of the ruling class. 

Codevilla writes that while most Americans pray to the Holy Triune God Who created all men in His spiritual image, Americas' delusional Progressive god-men:

"...prays to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image..." (p. xix)

 Because the Ruling Class elevate science and evolution above the Revelation of God and reject creation ex nihilo in favor of Darwinism they are enabled to look down upon the hated "masses" and view them not as people but as apish, grunting hominids, so naturally they believe Americans are completely unfit to run their own lives.

Moreover, as morality and common sense are anathema to them, Codevilla notes that since any:

"....standard of right and wrong (is) beyond the Ruling Class'....self-conception, its greatest concern has been to denigrate the American people's devotion to God, because the Ruling Class accepts no standard it cannot control." (ibid, p. xx)

To preserve its' delusional self-conception as highly evolved god-men, the self-worshipping Ruling Class long ago and with great stealth replaced the Holy Triune God with themselves, creation ex nihilo with neo-pagan and mystical pantheist evolutionary cosmologies, the Bible with scientism; faithful, orthodox priests with pseudo- priests of science such as the babbling sophist Richard Dawkins, and the First Commandment with "Thou shall worship no other God but the Ruling Class."

 Though the Ruling Class view themselves as morally pure and faultless, in reality their conscience is depraved, and a depraved conscience is the most destructive force in political, social, economic, and cultural life. This is because though the intellect remains intact, reason is warped and inverted, thus useless for pursuit of the good, the just and the true. In short, guided by a depraved conscience, reason is used to attain whatever is coveted, to punish and destroy whoever stands in the way,  and to preserve carefully constructed glass houses (delusional self-images) at any cost. This is sophistry.

In a penetrating analysis of sophistry, J. Budziszewski observes that the sophists' view of reality is paradoxical because it ultimately denies reality. Sophists are shock troopers of evil says Budziszewski, and according to their satanically-inverted view of reality:

"Man is the measure of all things, but man has no fixed nature. Man measures all things by his words, but words have no fixed meanings. Language is not an instrument for finding truth, but for changing it. Those who can master it, master all. It is a good creed for rogues, and commends itself to tyrants in every age." (What We Can't Not Know, Budziszewski, p. 167)

Sophistry as Religion of Evil

Sophistry is the evil religion of the depraved Ruling Class. Sophistry says autonomous man is a free-thinker, thus the maker of his own truth and morality even though sophistry denies the reality of truth, morality and man's inner person, that is, his soul/spirit.  It says that because man is the uncreated product of evolutionary forces he can unmake and then remake himself. Thus man is free to divinize himself as in days of old.  Moreover, males can be females and females can be males, or they can be androgynous, that is, transgender.

Sophistry's' favorite Scripture is "judge not." The only judgment is the judgment against moral judgment, creation ex nihilo and true conservative principles. The only sin is the idea that sin exists. The only truth is the idea that truth does not exist. Evil is the idea that evil exists. The greatest evil of all however, is to dissent against the Ruling Class.

Sophists are narcissist braggarts who love to boast of their reason, yet reason is actually escape from reason. By way of unreason, arrogant sophists claim that God is dead and evolutionary theory is absolutely true, but sophistry says words have no fixed meaning, thus there is neither true truth nor fixed meaning in sophistry. Therefore, the Triune God is not dead but rather evolutionary theory is, for as it must begin with either the spontaneous generation of something from nothing or something from magically self-created eternally existing matter, then evolutionary cosmologies and progressives are also nothing.

Sophistry is all the rage in contemporary America, even though it prefers longer, more intellectual sounding names to dupe the gullible. Thus for example, it calls itself postmodernism, epistemological relativism, antifoundationalism, pragmatism, situational ethics, sensitivity training, pluralism, secularism, multiculturalism, interfaith, evolutionary humanism, transhumanism, positivism, rationalism, and progressivism.  Peter Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan calls it Satanism:

"Satanism is an atheist philosophy using Satan as a symbol of pride, liberty, and individualism, as did many before us who would not accept the status quo....Since the universe is indifferent to us, we Satanists choose to establish our own subjective hierarchy of values with ourselves as highest among them. Thus atheism moves to what I call I­theism, where we are each our own "gods." We accept the full range of human emotions as healthy, from love to hate, noting both of those are uncommon extremes."  (Lessons from the Church of Satan, Alissa Wilkinson, Christianity Today, Nov. 10, 2014)

@Linda Kimball

America's Brave New Society: an Unreality of Non-self and Madness

For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that all men are three part (mind, body, soul) image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God (Gen. 1:27). This historically unique view of man is the foundation of our Constitutional rights and was affirmed by the brilliant French economist, statesman, and author Frederic Bastiat.  Man as God's spiritual image-bearer is the precious gift from God, which includes the physical, intellectual, and moral life:

"He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. Life, faculties, production – in other words, individuality, liberty, property – this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place." (Bastiat, "How Evil Works," David Kupelian, p. 8)

Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar, writes that this unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer (Imago Dei) 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)

The Demise of Imago Dei

For more than eighty years uninformed, unsuspecting Americans have allowed evolutionary atheists and their theological counterparts to define the personal Triune God out of existence and usurp the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo with evolution, thus the uniquely Biblical definition of man on which our Constitutional rights are grounded has been lost.    According to evolutionary cosmology man is not created but rather a dehumanized aspect of the evolving universe of matter and energy.  In this way of thinking, man is either a bio-machine or a human animal evolved from hominids. 

 If man is not God's spiritual image-bearer then he is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Jesus Christ God Incarnate walked this earth:

"Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist, then the human self cannot exist either...Therefore, he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul. When one starts peeling the onion skin of one's psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of one's being." Thus your sense of self becomes illusion, "Reality is nonself...You don't exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence." (The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 6)

Jesus Christ to Buddha,

"...you took God away (and) your espousal of an absence of self is the most unique and fearsome claim you made." (The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, pp. 59, 67)

Life and conscious being (self) are only with the living God of Revelation (John 1), the creator and upholder of the life and being (soul/spirit) of men. But if He does not exist, it logically follows that there is no ultimate source for life, conscious being (self), meaning and purpose; or for the sanctity of human life, worth, dignity, individual liberty and personal property. Without the God of Revelation unalienable (God given) human rights are as meaningless as America's founding documents and the two sexes He created.

In this light we can see that evolutionary thinking is not of the Holy Triune God but is rather the worldly wisdom of arrogant, defiant, foolish men. It is earthly, depraved, stupid, unspiritual and demonic.  It is hell-derived wisdom that leaves in its wake chaos, brokenness, madness, division, strife, death, and destruction. 

So welcome to America's Brave New Society, the unreality of non-self and madness where everything---no matter how stupid and depraved---is now possible.

@Linda Kimball

The Wicked Nanny: Symptom of America's Dying Soul

Diane Stretton is a live-in nanny hired by the Bracamonte family of Upland, Calif. She was hired in March to help Marcella Bracamonte care for three children ages 11, 4, and 1. In exchange for her work, Stretton was provided room and board.  A few months ago she stopped working and after finally being fired refused to leave the family's home. Not only has she imposed her own demands and requirements on the household but is threatening to sue the Bracamonte's.  (Jun 26, 2014, abcnews.go.com, By SARAH FIGALORA)

In desperation, the Bracamonte's called the police, but they'll do nothing on the grounds that nanny's refusal to leave is a civil matter,

"....generally, once somebody has established residency, you have to go through a formal eviction process."

Had Stretton made it known from the start that she had intentions of establishing residency in the Bracamonte's home they would never have hired her, let alone have allowed her to darken their doorway.   Stretton is obviously a conniving, mean-spirited, vindictive soul, and say the Bracamonte's, she has made our home a living hell.

According to St. Augustine, like all human beings, Stratton is 'cracked.'   Consider the love of human beings for all the vain,

"....and poisonous things that cause so many heartaches, troubles and fears, our joy in conflict, strife and war, and so many plots of enemies and sycophants.   Consider such things as fraud and theft and robbery; the pride we take in depravity, our envy and ambition. cruelty...murder, lawlessness and lust.  Think of all the shameless passions of the impure: fornication...adultery, incest...unnatural sins, rape and countless other filthy acts.  Consider the evil we do to each other: calumnies...cheating, lies...false witness, violence against persons and property.   Indeed, if anyone were to left to live as he pleased and to do what he desired, he would go through practically the whole gamut of sins listed above...those which I wrote down and others I forgot to mention."  (City of God, 22.22)

In our morally debauched society, the wicked nanny is but one of millions of morally disordered, rootless Americans produced by decades of evolutionary humanist (socialist/progressive) indoctrination in our schools, media, and culture.

In his essay, “The New Man,” Dr. Pedro Blas Gonzalez, Professor of Philosophy at Barry University, Miami, Florida, describes America’s rootless man as the product of nihilists. Nihilists have successfully depersonalized Westerners and Americans. They have destroyed the dignity, personhood and capacity for self-knowledge of vast numbers of Americans. Today this new man,

“…is a finely tuned twenty-first century automaton. What greater efficacy than to devoid man of his sense of dignity in order to rule over him? The new man is a hollow entity whose entrails have been removed by guilt and self-doubt. Yet the new man does not notice this, for he has no internal reservoir from where to draw any moral or spiritual strength.” (OrthodoxyToday.org, 2009)
 
The New Man is a mutation, said Seraphim Rose. He is a rootless entity,

“…discontinuous with a past that Nihilism has destroyed, the raw material of every demagogue’s dream; the “free-thinker” and skeptic, closed only to the truth but “open” to each new intellectual fashion because he himself has no intellectual foundation; the “seeker” after some “new revelation,” ready to believe anything new because true faith has been annihilated in him; the planner and experimenter, worshipping “fact” because he has abandoned truth, seeing the world as a vast laboratory in which he is free to determine what is “possible”; the autonomous man, pretending to the humility of only asking his “rights,” yet full of the pride that expects everything to be given him in a world where nothing is authoritatively forbidden; the man of the moment, without conscience or values and thus at the mercy of the strongest “stimulus”; the “rebel,” hating all restraint and authority because he himself is his own and only god; the “mass man,” this new barbarian, thoroughly “reduced and “simplified” and capable of only the most elementary ideas, yet scornful of anyone who presumes to point out the higher things or the real complexity of life.” (Seraphim Rose, Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age)

Dr. Gonzalez concurs,

The wisdom contained in history is ruled out by the new man” who has been taught that “he is the stuff of the future. Thus, the past must be obliterated to make room for the designs of social-engineers..”(ibid)

This rootless entity actually believes that he is evolving forward toward greater and greater spiritual perfection. But all of this is a great lie, a massive deception, said Rose:
 
It is of course no secret to contemporary philosophers and psychologists that man himself is changing in our violent century, under the influence, of course, not only of war and revolution, but also of practically everything else that lays claim to being “modern” and “progressive.” We have already cited the most striking forms of Nihilist Vitalism, whose cumulative effect has been to uproot, disintegrate, and “mobilize” the individual, to substitute for his normal stability and rootedness a senseless quest for power and movement, and to replace normal human feeling by a nervous excitability. The work of Nihilist Realism, in practice as in theory, has been parallel and complementary to that of Vitalism: a work of standardization, specialization, simplification, mechanization, dehumanization; its effect has been to “reduce” the individual to the most “Primitive” and basic level, to make him in fact the slave of his environment, the perfect workman in Lenin’s worldwide “factory.” (Seraphim Rose, Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age)

In this light, Lloyd Marcus, the Tea Party Movement's most prominent African American, has reason to lament:

"Today, far too many Americans see no shame in living on government assistance or scamming the system....Even wIorse, the Administration portrays getting on welfare as the honorable thing to do. Dear Lord, what kind of nation are we becoming?  An unprecedented 47 million Americans are on food stamps which is riddled with fraud. The Obama Administration has added over 10,000 new oppressive job-killing regulations. Consequently, 90 million are unemployed and on unemployment which is also riddled with fraud. Here's another first for America, over 11 million are receiving disability benefits; riddled with fraud. Clearly, many believe working is for suckers when the government is handing out freebies.....In his War on Achievers, Obama used his bully pulpit to deflate business owners by saying, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Obama and his operatives use compassionate sounding terms such as "social justice" and "income inequality" to justify the government confiscating the earnings of achievers and redistributing it to non-achievers to win their votes. Despicable."  (A heartbreaking unspoken consequence of Obama, Lloyd Marcus, Renew America,June 27, 2014)

Under the pretense of compassion, fairness, equality, 'rights,' universal healthcare, fighting poverty and global change, protecting 'gay rights' (sodomy), and allowing unborn babies to be brutally dismembered on behalf of 'choice'  America's 'broken' law gives the power of death to the self-serving, morally corrupt few over the lives of the inconvenient and unwanted.   It forcibly takes property from one person and gives it to another.  In taking the wealth and property of the many and giving it to a favored few, broken law gives conniving, mean-spirited darkened souls like Diane Stretton the idea that she can move into and take over the Bracamonte's property, to impose herself on them, to terrorize and make shameless demands of them while she lives a parasitic life of ease at their expense. 

Fundamentally, broken law is legalized murder and plunder and  is common to socialists, communists and other nihilists of the totalitarian bent of mind who see crimes against humanity together with forcing everyone to be miserable as a way of putting an end to all conditions that make for covetousness and envy, their own first of all.

The Scourge of Covetousness and Envy

Whether the Founders were individually Christian or not they fully recognized that in light of man's sin nature, covetousness/envy could easily become a driving force in politics, so they designed the Constitution to protect our God-given rights of life, liberty and property from the grasping hand of a tyrannical government.  They never intended for law to assume the role of Big Brother granting man-invented 'rights' 'privileges' and 'entitlements' to certain favored groups or individuals:

"The Constitution is a chart of negative liberties, (it) says what the states can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government must do on your behalf." (Who Poses the Greater Threat? Walter Williams, Townhall.com, Mar. 3, 2010)

They also affirmed that as all men are created spiritual equals in the eyes of the One God in three Persons, then life, worth, dignity and other unalienable property rights are conferred upon each human person at conception.  

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."

Property is,

"....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)

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 of "we the people" (and everyone else) is the Lawgiver:

"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)

How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?

"A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law." (Martin Luther King, Excerpts from his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, Apr. 16, 1963)

In keeping with Christian thought, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin connect personhood, virtue, self-control and property rights with morally-ordered freedom:

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin, quoted in Born Liberal Raised Right, p. 15)

Conversely, they connect corruption, anarchy, and barbarism with man's sin nature:

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If "Thou shalt not covet" and "Thou shalt not steal" were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free." (John Adams, A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787, patriotpost.us)

Today the uniquely Christian view of man as a person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons together with the Biblical moral convictions underlying the cultural order have been undermined to the point of near collapse. 

Darwinism in particular and evolutionary science in general have destroyed the foundations of the Christian view of man, thereby reducing “we the people” to conscious products of evolution and by extension making our Constitution a worthless piece of trash.

There are two fundamentally different conceptions of science----one that is scientific and one that is not:

"In the first, science properly deals with reality, mostly in its physical manifestations.  It tries to understand the things that are---what they are, how they work and why..."  The other notion of science---the unscientific one---is an endeavor to....gain power...."   "Man becomes the ultimate master through the exercise of his will by the instrument of science; he makes all things according to his desires (and) assigns to them his purposes, and they have purposes only insofar as he assigns them.  They are nothing in themselves......This is science as ideology, as the construction of a false reality."    (Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything, Robert R. Reilly, p. 117)

Evolutionary science, whether secular atheist, occult New Age, or 'Christian,' is the science of ideology, the will of fallen man exercised by the instrument of science.   By 1870 Christopher Langdell, dean of Harvard School of Law was exercising his will through the instrument of science by teaching that the nihilistic principles of evolution must be applied to the written opinion of judges. The conclusion was inescapable:

Law was not what the Constitution said it was but what judges said it was. In other words, there was no longer an objective base; the absolutes dissolved along with the supposed demise of the Creator.” (Erwin Lutzer)

Evolutionary scientism rejects miraculous Special Creation and the Fall and teaches instead an inverted exegesis positing billions of years of evolutionary ascent of life from primordial matter, man from lower creatures and an eternally expanding cosmos.

This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism (no right way, no wrong way) because if men were once something else, star dust or a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are men going to become something else but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ pederasty, pedophilia, and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter generated by a Big Bang which may or may not involve a god-word shaped and controlled by the will of the theologians who are its' inventers.

As evolutionary scientism is naturalistic it ultimately lacks a source for life, consciousness, and soul, thus whether atheist, New Age or 'Christian' all permutations are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman.

This serves as a license for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, the hated, envied, despised and inconvenient.  Between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, evolutionary naturalism led to the brutal murder of in excess of 160,000,000 "unevolved" men, women, and children.

Today, naturalism and evolutionary thinking are taken for granted throughout the college curriculum, just as it is in all aspects of modern thought and experience, especially within the progressive liberal community. Evolution not only undergirds biological and earth sciences, but also Freudian and Jungian psychology, anthropology, law, sociology, politics, economics, the media, arts, medicine, and all other academic disciplines as well as occult New Age spirituality and all permutations of liberal theology and its primary doctrine evolution.

Progressive liberal theology has stripped the Bible of its miraculous, historical and literal elements, thereby allowing it to be considered as one book of myths among many. No longer is it generally believed that the Bible, especially the Genesis account is the objective revelation of the Triune God, thus man is not a sinner, neither is he a person because he is a conscious product of evolution. In the end, theological liberalism is nothing more than nihilistic humanism in theological dress.

Throughout America nihilist evolutionary conceptions trumpeted by the will of man as 'scientific fact' have finally reached saturation point in our government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, and increasingly within the whole body of the Church. This is 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.

America's Dying Soul

"No one needs to see films such as The Wolf of Wall Street or American Hustle to know that America is amputating its soul. Those who remember post-Christian Nazi Germany are grieving. They look at America’s demoralized church and ask: Can these bones live?  Ezekiel 37."    (Vishal Mangalwadi, founder-president of BOMI/Revelation Movement, an Indian philosopher and social reformer and author of The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization)

The soul of America is being amputated under the onslaught of Darwinism and theological liberalism with the following consequences:

1.The abandonment of the transcendent Triune God means abandonment of His eternally unchanging Law together with the unique Christian definition of person and everything built upon it---spiritual property, unalienable rights, and morality---making our founding documents fit for the trash bin of history.

2. Abandonment of  immutable truth and absolute morality means that narcissistic self-centered men and women like Obama and his minions and the wicked nanny are the measure of all things. This is why no one is safe, nor is their property, for our so-called political leadership, opinion and culture shapers, jurists, academics, bureaucracy and increasing numbers of theologians are self-righteous hypocrites, liars, crazies, and psychopaths. Some of them believe they are evolving into supermen, transcended masters and gods.

3. Abandonment of our exclusive Christian worldview has allowed our nation to disintegrate into moral and religious pluralism. Historically, pluralism has been a sign that tectonic change is on the horizon. In this case, it presages America's devastating transformation from its' Christian heritage to Sharia, superstitious paganism and irrational occult pantheist New Age, known politically as Agenda 21 but really spiritualized communism in a green dress.

4.  Powerful, influential occult New Agers, many of them under the influence of spirit guides (demons) are honeycombed within the UN, non-governmental agencies, and at every level of our government, academia, entertainment, media, and elsewhere and have been working towards this sea-change for a very long time now. In their eyes, the disintegration of America not only heralds the death of the hated Old Order (Christian based civilization) but the long-awaited quantum leap in evolution, the catastrophic chaos that utterly destroys the old order and ushers in the utopian 'golden age' of Aquarius.

The Way Forward

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who repented and returned to the Christian faith and his personhood (spiritual being) in the Gulag, sets out a spiritual way forward:

“…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. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to realize that they are beset by numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless unless we direct our consciousness, in repentance to the Creator of all. Without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain….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)

In other words, evolutionary humanism in its every permutation is a cornucopia of devilish lies from which we must repent.  The Christian God is very much alive and though we are His spiritual image-bearers we are sinners.   In the words of Solzhenitsyn, evil cuts through the heart of every man and woman, bar none.

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.” (ibid)

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The Ultimate Madness

Just recently, two homosexuals filed a complaint against Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who runs Masterpiece bakery, for refusing to provide them with a 'wedding' cake.  To rectify this great sin, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ordered Phillips employees to attend abominable sensitivity training:

The government … seek[s] to impose a new belief system upon Jack [Phillips], one that is fundamentally at odds with his conscience and his liberty,” explained a legal filing from attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom representing Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakes in Lakewood." (Judge has 'epiphany' in ruling against Christians, Bob Unruh, WND, 6/2014)
 
The substance of this new belief system is the rising universal madness foretold by the German philosopher Nietzsche.  Speaking through the writings of Nietzsche, who declared the death of the Christian God, the spirit Zarathustra said that because apostate Christians had murdered the Christian God in the 19th century there would follow two terrible consequences beginning in the 20th century. (Romans 1:18)

First, the 20th century would become one of the most evil century's in history, and second, a universal madness (Romans 1:21, 22) would break out and turn the once glorious W. Europe and America upside-down.

Universal Madness

The death of the Christian God ends in madness for His death logically means there is no source for life, consciousness, soul, reason and will, or for human dignity, worth, liberty, and property. Without God the Father unalienable (God-given) rights are meaningless. If man is not God's spiritual image-bearer, then he is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Jesus Christ walked this earth:

"Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist, then the human self cannot exist either......Therefore, he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul. When one starts peeling the onion skin of one's psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of one's being. Your sense of self is an illusion. Reality is nonself (anatman). You don't exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence." (The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 6)

Non-belief in one's own soul (nihilism) is the logical assumption if the transcendent One God in three Persons does not exist. Nihilism is spiritual, moral, and intellectual suicide, yet for the last two hundred years, Enlightenment evolutionary humanists — secular, occult pantheist and their theological counterparts--- have been moving the West and America closer and closer to Buddha's denial of the soul.

Beginning with Kant, soul was separated from body. Man was a machine. Soul hovered somewhere in the vicinity. This did not go far enough for Enlightenment nature philosophers however. Lester Crocker explains:

"There existed in the eighteenth century a widespread desire to equate the moral with the physical world..." What was desired above all was "total integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendence, even though it was admitted that (being God's image-bearer) gave him certain special abilities and ways of thinking. The important thing, as La Mettrie, d'Holbach and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to need — mechanically... like a tree or a machine. Man merely carries out natural forces — without any freedom whatsoever — in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it." (Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones, pp. 5, 7)

In no Western thinker has Buddha's nihilist doctrine been more clearly expressed than in Nietzsche's ecstatic utterance, "God is dead."  The Christian God is dead in the hearts of modern Westerners:

"...and it is as true of the atheists and Satanists who rejoice in the fact, as it is of the unsophisticated multitudes....Man has lost faith in God and in the Divine Truth that once sustained him; the apostasy to worldliness that has characterized the modern age since its beginning becomes, in Nietzsche, conscious of itself and finds words to express itself. God is dead..." (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, p. 60)

Prior to the turn of the century, the Christian God was already dead in the hearts of America's 'elite' progressive ruling class and upon the arrival of Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 spiritually darkened 'elites' eagerly embraced him:

"He was immediately lionized by high society in Boston and New York. Philosophers at Harvard were mightily impressed. Many wealthy high society types and intellectuals reverted to the Buddhist idea that self is an illusion. They constituted a '... hard core of disciples who supported him and his grandiose dream: the evangelizing of the Western world by....Vedantic (monistic) Hinduism." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 21)

Vedanta Societies were established in America and Europe for the purpose of injecting Vedantic ideas into the bloodstream of the West and America. Among those who helped disseminate Vedanta monism were Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Somerset Maugham, and Teilhard de Chardin.

The Sixties witnessed a whole series of Indian gurus make their mark on the student generation. Popular culture was introduced to any number of nature-beliefs, from Vedanta monism, Zen Buddhism, pantheism, panentheism, reincarnation and karma to belief in a vague immanent 'force,' World Soul, Gaia (Mother Earth) and Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point:

".....de Chardin believed that humanity could achieve a form of Godhood or a high level of spirituality called the Omega Point. This was an evolutionary process that everyone could attain through discipline and dedication to the path of enlightenment." (Reflections of the Omega Point, Frank Tipler, omegapoint.org)

The exciting new spirituality discouraged belief in the Triune God and promised followers that by dedication to the occult path of enlightenment they would attain godhood through the merging of their souls with the evolving universe of matter and energy. Through guided imagery, Tantric sex, kundalini yoga, hypnosis, possibility-thinking, dream-work, past-life regression, mind-altering drugs, rhythmic music, channeling and other spiritistic practices  initiates could be raised to new levels of consciousness, develop psychic powers, release their souls from their bodies through astral projection and merge their consciousness with the void.

In his article, "Confronting Neo-Paganism in the Culture and the Church" Dr. Peter Jones reports that many of the architects of the new spirituality,

".... such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, and Huston Smith were converts of Vedanta ..... Contemporary architects... call themselves 'Cultural Creative's,' 'Progressives,' 'Evolutionaries,' 'Integral Spiritualists,' 'Interspiritualists' or 'Transtraditional Spiritualists.' It is doubtless true to say that the key New Age leaders and their present disciples all claim some form of Vedantic enlightenment." (truthexchange, Apr. 12, 2011)

For example, spiritual evolutionist and Vedanta prophet Ken Wilber, a Mahayana Buddhist from a Christian background, teaches "integral spirituality." A popular author whose teachings have been avidly studied by world leaders and America's 'elite' ruling class, Wilber combines evolution with the world's nature religions, morals, and Eastern and Western philosophy so as to establish a universal spirituality.

A panentheist, Wilber imagines that the entire universe is God evolving from matter through billions of years toward de Chardin's 'Omega Point.' Having evolved from primordial soup beast-man now evolves toward total god-consciousness, and in this way, the imaginary god is in process of becoming while evolution becomes conscious of itself.

A form of Christianized-Vedanta monism is already here, said Dr. Peter Jones:

"Evolutionary Christianity" is producing the longed-for and much-prophesied synthesis, namely, the union of science and spirituality.... Evolutionary Christianity is a variant of Wilber's 'Theory of Everything,' a worldview of (Vedanta monism) that claims to explain everything through the notion of human evolution into a non-dual divine. Michael Dowd, the ex-Evangelical now evangelist for evolution (agrees) with Bishop's Spong's post-theistic Christianity (and) declares supernatural other-worldly religion will die out for a post-metaphysical natural religion."

Jones adds that Evolutionary Christianity is an online gathering place for:

"....evangelical theistic evolutionists, 'progressive' Emergent Christian leaders, radical post-theistic Christian liberals, Christian non-dual mystics, pro-homosexual ministers, radical religious feminists, and recognized evolutionary scientists. Some are deeply influenced by Pierre Teillard de Chardin, and pagan "geologians" such as Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme."

Emergent Church Pastor Rob Bell for example, enthusiastically endorses Ken Wilber and claims to be reinventing Christianity as an Eastern religion while evangelical leader Leonard Sweet uses quantum physics to 'scientifically' prove that God is 'in' everything. Not surprisingly, Sweet cites Teilhard de Chardin as "20th century Christianity's major voice." (Normalizing Necromancy: Tempting the Church to Talk with the Dead, Worldview Weekend, 1/23/12)

Nihilism underlies all permutations of the 'new' spirituality, whether Evolutionary Christianity in its various 'scientific Big Bang" permutations, Hinduism, Gnosticism, Mythology, Jungian Depth Psychology, the Perennial Philosophy, Interfaith, Trans-humanism, Wicca, Scientology, Goddess worship, or the spiritual 'gay' agenda, for there is no form of the new spirituality that is not naturalistic. All are equally God-less; none have an ultimate source for life, consciousness, and soul, hence all are merely different expressions of nihilism.

"The LORD shall strike you with madness, and blindness, and confusion of mind."   Deut. 28:28

Wherever the rebellious, the God-haters and apostates go, the curse of God follows. The Lord smites them with madness--- with blindness of mind, hardness of heart and agony of meaninglessness.

It is already the case that for increasing numbers of Westerners and Americans the death of the Christian God has made it impossible for them to affirm the existence of the human self thus in their madness they actively seek the annihilation of their souls through drugs, Tantric sex, yoga, and meditation. As with Buddha and contemporary Hindu gurus some initiates are trying to merge their individual consciousness with the void.

Original Sin

From the pre-flood world to our own, Original sin is why the very worst of our kind inevitably rise to the top of society and drive it into ruination as is the case in the Western civilized world and here in America.  Wrote C.S. Lewis:

"The key is history. Terrific energy expended — civilizations are built up — excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin.

Though power-hungry, selfish and cruel God-hating nihilists profess themselves the best and brightest, they are mad.  Their cognitive thought processes are darkened (vain) and with their conscience dead to sin they are also fools, meaning they uncritically accept and publicly profess incredibly stupid, demeaning conceptions of themselves such as man is an evolved poly-gender being, an ape, machine, transcended master or trans-human evolving into god.

"And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them." Isaiah 3:4 Douay Rheims Bible

Reason is a gift of God to His creatures, thus in turning away from the Spirit of God and the Truth He has given, God allows the rebellious to fall into madness and stupidity.  Thus  'wise' males become effeminate and females mannish. They are adolescent emotional-tyrants in adult-size bodies: sinister, double-minded, vengeance-seeking, greedy, spiteful, vindictive, treacherous, promiscuous, back-stabbing self-righteous hypocrites driving America over the edge of the abyss into Pandemonium where in their perversity they court Satanists, pimps, prostitutes, terrorists and mass-murderers and actively seek the way of Luciferian initiation. Like demons they  flee from the cross of Jesus but exalt the evolving universe of matter and energy and the devil as the first free thinker, the genetic creator of man, the seething energy and angel of evolution. In the American Pandemonium, truth is lies, evil is good, the crooked is straight, hatred is love, unfaithfulness is faith and the maddened preach and blaspheme from pulpits, abuse political power, enact broken legislation, and wield broken law to plunder, punish, ruin and seek vengeance against 'hated' other.

Vengeance

Whether it is forcing decent Christian bakers to provide cakes for practitioners of sodomy, plundering the wealth and property of others, demanding that all males and females be reduced to non-gender specific entities, unleashing predators upon ranchers and farmers in the name of wildlife-preservation, dismembering babies in the name of 'reproductive choice,'  deprivation of gas, oil, and energy in the name of global change, or psychologically ridiculing, marginalizing and diminishing faithful Christian creationists, pro-lifers and defenders of traditional marriage, all are acts of spite, malice, and vengeance, the principle manifestations of pride (or self-esteem) which together with selfishness, ingratitude, covetousness, envy, and hate (collectively speaking: resentment) demonstrates preference for one's self instead of the Triune God and ‘other,’ and just as no violation of the Law can occur without one first being an idolater, covetousness, envy, hate and murder are its' final results, for where 'self' is primary then 'self' deserves everything it can get, no matter the cost to other people.
 
Resentment is the 'wisdom' of madness that,

"....does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where envying and contention is, there is inconstancy, and every evil work. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." James 3: 15-17
 
Resentment does much to explain the GOP’s vengeful war against the Tea Party, the use of the IRS against conservatives and Christian organizations, Obama’s unworkable universal healthcare; progressive taxation, and other redistribution of personal wealth schemes together with mandated sexual perversion of our youth by perverse sex educators, multiculturalism (erasure of all differences), reproductive choice (hatred of human life), animal rights (hatred and degradation of humanity), naturalism (nature as lord of the universe), evolutionism (idolaters to God: you are not my Father), population control schemes (possessiveness and hatred of and death-wishing toward 'others'), 'legalized' illegal immigration (hatred of traditional Americans), Agenda 21 (more of the same evils), depriving Americans of their right of self-defense, and much of what mainstream media write off as senseless crime. 

In his "Journey to the Celestial City," Wayne Martindale describes maddened God-haters as haters of good people. Self-centeredness, hate, and envy twist their hearts, thus they prefer evil thoughts, evil words, evil companions and evil acts, though it makes them wretched and miserable. Thus when they encounter good people they,

"...condemn them, perverting their reason by rationalizing evil and finding ways to blame the good or God or religion for their problems and the problems of the world. They already hate goodness because it implicitly condemns the evil they have chosen. They wouldn't like heaven if they could have it. They are, in a sense, already in hell, preferring darkness to light." (Eternal Perspectives, Randy Alcorn, p 76)

America is being driven through the Looking Glass into Pandemonium by selfish, cruel Mad Hatters who blame God for their own weaknesses, failures and willfully chosen sins, which they deny responsibility for and transfer upon  hated 'others' who are then scapegoated and crucified for sins not their own.   

Original sin means a fixed nature rather than a nature in process of evolutionary change.  This is really why Mad Hatter evolutionists hate the Genesis account of miraculous six day creation ex nihilo and Jesus Christ God incarnate.   For if Jesus is God in the flesh then He is the God of the Old Testament Who made them "male and female in the beginning."  Hence man really is the fallen spiritual image bearer of the Triune God because Adam and Eve are historical people, which in turn logically points to the reality of Original Sin, Judgment and eternity in either Paradise or Hell. 

In willfully rejecting Original Sin evolutionists, whether secular or theological, logically reject salvation, which is why they must reject enough else that the Gospel of Jesus ceases to be recognizable. 

Ultimate Madness

 C.S. Lewis sees the importance of free moral agency, for the living Triune God ultimately honors our choices, whether for good or evil, as demonstrated by the unwise choices of evolutionary humanists, apostatizing Christians and others of that persuasion.

Choosing pride, self-centeredness and cruelty maddened nihilists are unwisely rejecting the God of Revelation and His offer of eternal life in Paradise. Thus their envy and self-idolatry lead to the conceptual murder of the Christian God and the rejection of His work on the cross, which means that by their own choice--their own madness---they shut themselves out of paradise. So Lewis makes this point, saying that Hell is of their choosing.... the ultimate madness:

"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell chose it."
 
 2014@ Linda Kimball
 
 

The Infernally Acute Dangers of Occult Evolutionary Science

The problem with modernity, said G.K. Chesterton, is the program and attitude of scientism, a serpent,

"...as slippery as an eel," a "demon...as elusive as an elf," an "evil and elusive creature." (The Restitution of Man, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 43)

Strong words, but entirely applicable given the inevitable darkeness in the form of intolerance and hostility toward and condemnation of creation ex nihilo and the faithful who affirm it that eventually overtakes the minds of evolutionary humanists, both atheist and theological. Consider the following:

1. In Kirktonholme primary school, East Kilbride, Scotland, Headteacher Alexandra MacKenzie and her deputy Elizabeth Mockus were redeployed to backroom duties while an investigation was to be carried out. A number of parents had complained about two books which had been handed out to their children during a school assembly. One answered the question ‘How you know God is real?’ and the other was titled ‘Exposing the myth of evolution.’ (The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues, Phil Robinson, creation.com)

2. A parent and also a Member of the Scottish Parliament have called for an investigation, after a physics teacher, Leonard Rogers, during a discussion on the big bang with his class at a school in Midlothian, informed them that evolution was not proven. Apparently, he also told the class that he was a Christian with strong creationist beliefs. (ibid)

3. As a result of the first two news stories, the Scottish Secular Society called for the ban of creationism in science classes in Scottish schools. While they acknowledged that they had no issue with pupils understanding that not everyone accepts evolution, they stated that the only place that creationism had in Scottish schools was “within a discussion context in religious and moral education classes”. (ibid)

4. Professor Alice Roberts, in an interview with the Times Education Supplement (London), has called for new laws in the UK to extend the ban of teaching creationism beyond state-run schools to all independent schools, which would include privately run Christian schools.10 (ibid)

5. During a radio interview in Australia famous physicist and atheist propagandist Lawrence Krauss said that while in the United States recently, I stated that "teaching creationism is child abuse and I think it is." (Prayer News, a publication of Creation Ministries, Apr. 2014)

The vicious name-calling, seething resentment toward and censorship of six day creation ex nihilo and of all who profess and teach it should raise the eyebrows of any rational thinking person. If the evidence for evolution really is so overwhelming why the anger, name-calling, ridicule, scorn, shunning, resentment and intolerance? Why can no challenges be discussed?

What is Wrong with Evolutionary Humanists?

What is wrong with them is connected to why they reject creation ex nihilo, a spiritual pathology analyzed by the great Russian thinker and theologian Vladimir Soloviev (1853-1900) in his "Tale of the Antichrist."   In his book Soloviev predicts and examines many of the signs of our times, especially the sign pertaining to all people, especially apostatizing theologians, who refuse to acknowledge their own sinful condition.   According to Soloviev, the advancing dechristianization of the whole body of the church is due to the betrayal of the Way of Christ by faithless theologians and like-minded intellectuals who choose to stay within the church and work their transformative evil.   Soloviev characterizes this particular sign as the Spirit of our age, the Spirit of apostasy that will find completion in the Antichrist.

Another important sign is a "form of science" by which proud, rebellious theologians, intellectuals and the virulent antitheists and atheists they have produced magnify themselves above the Revealed Word, and either conceptually 'murder' God or make Him subject to laws of science so as to magnify themselves while persuading the uninformed, easily intimidated, fearful and carnal 'inner circle' seekers to accept non-Christian (pagan) traditions and inventions such as evolution:

"Evolution itself 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."  (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg, p. 145)

The common tactic employed by evolutionary theologians and intellectuals involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth, a ploy that eliminates the physical Adam from which all people descended and the sin that he transferred to the rest of the human race. This strikes directly at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam’ to provide for us an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam.   In this way, not only is the work of Christ on the cross rendered superfluous, meaning the heart of the faith is ripped out, but God is made responsible for sin and evil.

There is nothing new about this tactic.  Long ago, the teachings of certain ancient Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted the reappearance of this ploy. The fathers categorized it a Gnostic pagan heresy.

In "Heresies 6.10" Hipolytus writes that Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis, to support his evolutionary Hermetic and Gnostic occult pantheist teachings.   Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1)   (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1," Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29)

In this light the identity of the second sign (the form of science) is revealed as occult and/or magic science.   According to the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921-2010) occult science and its' constant companion, evolution, emerged in the heart of Christendom when certain theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered ancient occult Hermetic magic and Jewish Kabbalah texts which they translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that this occult 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)

Occultism is the ‘science’ and worldview of fallen angels, hence it is arcane knowledge of the hidden dimension, its' animated powers and possibilities. This occult gnosis is meant for adepts, initiates and fellow practitioners of the magic way that originated in Babylon.

Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits). Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, and occult nature systems such as Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema, Theosophy, international Luciferian Masonry and esoteric evolutionary science.

In the impeccably researched "Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications,"  Robert A. Hermann Ph.D. traces modern evolutionary science – which has infiltrated and corrupted much of the whole body of the Christian Church – back to 1750 and the Spanish-French occultist the Martine's de Pasqually (1715?-1779) whose biological conception predates Darwin's theory and held that an adept spiritually evolves into higher and higher forms on various evolutionary levels. (raherrmann.com)

The occult way of intellectual and moral transcendence was made possible by the devil’s agents who invented 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)

Renaissance occultists paved the way for the rationalism of the European Enlightenment.   Rationalism glorified the mind of sinful man rather than the Word of God.   These seeds of corruption erupted into a huge outpouring of anti-God, anti-Christian endeavor resulting in the subordination of the Word of God to the findings of occult science and evolutionary thinking which in turn opened the door for yet more corruption in the 19th century: theological liberalism (evolutionary pantheism) and 'higher criticism.'
 
Theological liberalism and its' primary doctrine evolution, developed in Germany.  Its first real manifestation was at the University of Tubingen where Ferdinand Baur (1792-1860) had formed a school of faux theology for the purpose of raising doubts about the Bible.  This evil scheme was designed to undermine the Revealed Word as the exclusive fount of truth.  Among areas which came under suspicion were the Genesis account, the person of Christ, the fall and human sin, the authority of Scripture, the transcendence of God, the Way of salvation, and the doctrine of the Christian Church.  (From Old Gnosticism to New Age, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 32-33)

 Theological liberalism owed much to the occult Hermetic pantheist philosophy of George Hegel (1770-1811).   Hegel was an important member of the occult 'theological' brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance.  His early writings were very much influenced by Christoph Oetinger (1702-1782), the gnostic occult Kabbalist and disciple of Renaissance Hermetic-Kabbalists such as Emanuel Swedenborg and Jakob Boehme (1575-1624). Hegels’ dialectic, or pantheist theory of historical evolution, dovetailed neatly with liberal theology’s evolutionary pantheism and its’ outrageous claim that Christianity was a hybrid religion of the Near East. (ibid)
 
This period also saw the appearance of 'higher criticism,' the evil-twin of theological liberalism.   Higher criticism cast suspicion upon the authorship and dating of the books of the Bible in a further attempt to undermine the truth-claims of Scripture.  Such devilish exploration cast suspicion upon the identity of the historical Jesus, typified in the anti-supernaturalistic book, "The Life of Jesus," written in 1835 by Baur's pupil, D.F. Strauss (1808-1874). (ibid)
 
When Darwin published his theory, the devil’s servants of sin eagerly embraced it, as with this development the Spirit of our age set its’ dictatorial seal of 'science' on a critical, rationalistic, and skeptical approach to the Word of God that elevates the mind of sinful man, occult science, and evolution above the Word of God.

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1: 7  '"Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28

The Spirit of our age is man who has lost his faith, led into unbelief by foolish theological 'clay' that has usurped the throne of the Potter because the clay covets control of His divine powers.  The fool is thus a defiant, covetous thief whose stubborn pride leads him to despise and reject the Revelation of God, particularly the literal and historic elements of the Genesis account of creation in favor of his own fallible reasoning, spurious theories, and fallacious occult science-gnosis (i.e., billions of years of evolution from primordial matter to man).   Digging himself in yet deeper, the foolish Spirit transfers his own sins, failings and weaknesses onto the faithful in order that he can crucify them for holding fast to the Word and Authority of the Lord.

Without Revelation from God however, the fool is unable to understand himself, to know who and what he is, what is wrong with himself and what needs to be done about it.  So deeply deluded is the fool that he cannot see that by the logic of his position he has made himself into a broken cistern that cannot hold water. (Jeremiah 2:3)  Furthermore, he believes in vain that he is safe when in fact he has made a covenant with death, and with hell he is agreement for he has made lies his refuge, and under falsehood does he hide himself.   (Isaiah 28:15)

So what higher Truths from our Lord has the fool in his depravity denied to himself and to all who are persuaded by him?

Beginning with the 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 points for our consideration.  First, God instructs us that He 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 life is only with Him.  It does not magically evolve from lifeless matter or energy resulting from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang).   Life was not seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials nor did mankind incrementally evolve from lower life forms over billions of years.  Life is from the living God, thus His breath of life instantaneously, in the twinkling of an eye, became the spirit of man, 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 can will, self-reflect and think.    In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend 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 conscience is cleansed over time and his spirit regenerated, thus enabling him to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.

In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the spirit. Without spirit there is no person.

The key to individual liberty in the temporal sphere is man's spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically programmed animal-like orientation. Animals have souls but not spirits, which are linked to intelligence, imagination, conscience, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness. ("Body, Mind, and Soul," a sermon delivered by Pastor Louis Pernot at the Temple de l'Etoile in Paris, Nov. 28, 2010)

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)

It is vitally important that we not confuse our own spirit with the substance of the Spirit of God as do Eastern pantheists and their apostate Western counterparts: liberal pantheist Christianity, evolutionary Christianity, the New Physics, and occult New Age.  Scripture plainly distinguishes the substance of God from the spirit of man. (Ro. 8:16)

So far, we now know by what God has revealed  to us, that Adam was made up of two independent substances, the physical body and the spirit.   But when 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:

"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)

A human life is a 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.  Adam therefore was a living soul in the sense that spirit and body were merged in the third part, the soul.  The soul as the uniting medium became the cause of Adam's individual personality.

God made Adam good, but not perfect, because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of free will.  Perfection must wait until men had 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.

As we have seen, when God made Adam and Eve they consisted of three parts, spirit, soul, and body, and of these three, the soul has predominated in its power over the body since Adam's fall. (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)

However, in eternity (physical 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 untainted spirits.

In the meantime, 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. 

The Fall 

The disobedience of Adam resulted in spiritual separation from God.  Spirit (God-consciousness) was at first reduced to the state of an almost silent bystander, then as its light faded and disappeared it could no longer either preserve Adam and Eve's bodies from decay or clothe them in glory.   The threat of God was now an accomplished fact; the reign of death and suffering had begun.   With the death of spirit, the soul, manifested sometimes in error-prone, prideful intellectuality, faulty reasoning, hypocrisy, vain imaginings, and futile conceptions, sometimes in sensuality, and often both, would reign over spiritually dead 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 (Earth's Earliest Ages, G.H. Pember)

"....they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away." Psalm 64: 8

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 and good evil.  The blinding pride of natural man makes matters much worse, for when such a man sets his heart upon an idea, such as Renaissance theolgians with their Hermetic-Kabbalah,  liberal theologians with their evolutionary 'Christianity,' Darwin with his evolutionary theory, and Teilhard de Chardin with his evolution-based New Religion, the considerable powers of sinful man's 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 foolish, vain inventions and illusions as persuasive and like reality as possible.  In this way, spiritually-darkened souls can mesmerize and lead unsuspecting, spiritually-undiscerning souls astray.

The common denominator of all of these devilish inventions is naturalism, and this goes for progressive creationism and evolutionary theism.  In order for any of these inventions to work, God must either be "murdered" or be made subject to the laws of science, but especially to the clay that covets control and management of Divine Power.  Toward this goal, God must be accessible, meaning He must be here, in the natural dimension, and this implies that idolatrous man shares the substance of God.

According to the inner logic of naturalism, all things, including human beings, are subject to the evolving, unfolding universe of energy.   With regard to man's soul (rational nature), it differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts.  Like the beasts, man is not a person created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons but rather a creature of nature.  Like them he has no spirit.

Making man's soul the same as the beasts and denying the existence of spirit (God-consciousness) is how naturalistic systems deal with the problem of sin and evil resulting from man's fallen condition.    In other words, denial of his own sins, failings and weaknesses coupled to their transference onto outside sources is how the proud natural man responds to his suffering.

The men listed above had all known the personal, transcendent God but in their pride, resentment and rebellion chose to "do things their own way." But in turning away from the Triune God comes the reversal of conversion in which the partially generated spirit falls back into spiritual sleep or death.   Thus the soul ceases to live from the spirit (God consciousness) and begins to live once more with the senses of the body. The disordered passions thereby revive eventually resulting in the reprobate of Romans 1:28. (St. Tikhon, Works II, as quoted in Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz, p. 120)

The Prescription

For those not yet given over by God it is not too late for regeneration of spirit and moral character:

"..... 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 sick. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or denial of the Revelation of God in favor of the corrupted wisdom of man and his arcane science, rejects His prescription, thus in his madness plays the part of a fool by destroying him or herself.

@Linda Kimball

Boston's 'Gay' Panti-Day Parade

If we needed more evidence of our nation's free-fall into the upside-down sewer on the other side of the Looking Glass, the mayor of New York City has announced that he will be joining something called "St. Pat's for All" parade in Queens rather than the traditional St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.   Boston's 'gay' panti-parade will feature 'gay' marchers, including the star performer, the Irish drag queen Pandora Panti Bliss. Does Blasio plan to 'dress-down' for the occasion?   Will he don sequined panties and matching dog collar? (De Blasio joins Drag Queen Gay St. Pat's Parade, Penny Starr, CNSNews.com)

For those interested in the bizarre panti-bliss, CNS provides a video link here:  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/de-blasio-join-drag-queen-gay-st-pat-s-parade

In reaction to the explosive Ukraine situation and Russia's muscular military intervention there, Obama and his cabinet of 'gay' friendly girly-boys are in a frenzy of kicking things--- walls, desks, and each other as they work themselves into a threatening posture. Does this mean they'll ask Ambassador Panti Bliss to sweet-talk Putin into negotiating terms of America's capitulation after his showcase performance in the Boston Panti Day parade?

Just asking.

 

@Linda Kimball

America's New Masters & their Co-Dependents: the Cult of Unrestrained Libido

That America has fallen through the Looking Glass is now more evident by the fact that jealous, power-hungry GOP insiders are making war against their own base--true Conservatives (Tea Partiers)---and America's cult of unrestrained libido has elected one of Bill Clinton's gangster-government lieutenants as governor of Virginia.   A thoroughly disgusted Free Republic Conservative spoke for Constitutionally principled Conservatives this morning when he said,

"This “Wednesday after elections” feeling is not fun. Tired of seeing Fraud re-elected."

Treacherous, power-hungry frauds are re-elected due to the confusion and blindness caused by thinking in terms of a left-right dichotomy rather than in terms of the fallen condition or sin nature of mankind.  Communism and Socialism are on the left we are told to believe and Fascism comes from the right, while people and parties are called either "leftist" or "rightist."  

Adding to the confusion, Liberals (cult of unrestrained libido) believe absolutely that even though transcendent truth and moral absolutes do not exist, evil nevertheless absolutely comes from the Right, especially Tea Party Conservatives, as the evil Right  is the party of  evil capitalism and evil white fundamentalists clinging to their guns and bibles. 

Furthermore,  Progressive atheist educrats condition the minds of America's gullible youth with  this insanity writes Dennis Prager in his article, "Black Murders Eight Whites; Media Blames Whites,"

"After 50 years of being inundated with stories of white racism, and being taught in college that in this white-dominated society, only a white can be a racist, the American public has been properly brainwashed into accepting the otherwise incredible: A black man murdered eight white people at his place of work because they were white, and the media story is about the murderer's alleged experiences of racism."

 Our Constitutional Republic is all but dead, and due in large part to the fallacious left-right dichotomy, the underlying infection (sin) and its' carriers cannot be clearly identified.  Consequently, we  fight against symptoms rather than the cause of infection, which is an exercise in futility.  To clear the air, we ought to think in terms of the sinful human condition as it relates to the Founder's rather ingenious political spectrum, a yardstick for measuring political power in any system of government.   In other words, the yardstick is not about political parties or grassroots movements such as today's Tea Party  but about abusive political and legal power in the hands of fallen men unrestrained by transcendent truth and ethics.

Government is a system of ruling or controlling.  In the American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828,  Noah Webster defines government as:

"The exercise of authority; direction and restraint exercised over the actions of men in communities, societies or states; the administration of public affairs, according to established constitution, laws and usages, or by arbitrary edicts."

On the Founder's yardstick, the two extreme forms of abusive governance are Anarchy and Tyranny, or in today's vernacular, Progressive Socialism and its' co-dependent, the 'self-entitled' self-pitying immoral narcissistic masses.  These two extremes are placed at either end of the spectrum.  

 Progressive Socialists, whether  described as  oligarchs, totalitarians, or despots for example,  are on the far left while Anarchists (cult of unrestrained libido)  are on the far right.  Included within the definition of the unrestrained libido are all who demand an end to ethical and sexual restraints, which means for instance that certain GOP insiders, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, militant atheists, Liberal clergy and Christians, and Democrats are anarchists as measured by the Founders yardstick.   At the one extreme there is  neither moral law nor cultural restraint.  At the other extreme there is Caesar----oppressive control, too much government, brutality, coercion, legalized plunder.   Both extremes are united by moral relativism, unrestrained passions, will to power, and arbitrary edicts,  which are merely politicized and legalized covetousness, unrestrained appetite, hatred, whim, envy, vengeance-seeking, thoughts of murder, lust, and resentment.

Occupying the middle area of the spectrum are both yesterday's Founding generation and today's principled Constitutional Conservatives of every skin color and  both sexes from every walk of life.   Like the Founders, they believe the rights of all people are unalienable (from the supernatural Creator) and cannot be violated without risking the wrath of Divine Justice.   And whether believers or not, they hold that Christianity is one of the West's central foundational pillars:

"The Christian religion is the religion of our country.  From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe.  On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions." (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey's Readers; earstohear.net)

Constitutionalists also believe that individual liberty lives or dies according to whether citizens are self-controlled and virtuous or lacking self-control and thereby depraved:

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."  (Samuel Adams, Founding Father; earstohear.net)

Why are only virtuous people capable of individual freedom?  In simple terms, all men are compound mixtures of strengths and weaknesses, good and evil.  In short, all men are both kindly Dr. Jekyll and evil Mr. Hyde.  Virtuous people are those who, over time and with great self-sacrifice, personal suffering, and perseverance, have learned — however imperfectly — to restrain their Mr. Hyde appetites. In attainment of self-control, virtuous people are by consequence capable of rational thinking and self-governance.    This means that they are able to live and work within an atmosphere of   limited government, or just enough government to protect liberty, rights, and property but not too little that anarchy ensues.

 Without virtue, liberty degenerates into the madness that now characterizes America and the West:

"What is liberty without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils...madness without restraint. Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites."  (Edmund Burke, 1791 at the National Assembly, http://www.earstohear.net/Separation/warnings.html)

Totalitarians and their Co-Dependents 

"What distinguishes Communism from the fanatical authoritarian religions with which it has so many points in common is... its rigid, dogmatic and uncompromising exclusion of any element in life lying outside the confines of the present material world....Truth and objectivity are of minor importance.  The main purpose is to defame and denounce in every way."  ("Communism is "the faith without God,"William Henry Chamberlin, Russia's Iron Age, p. 311)

On the Founder's spectrum, Communism, Fascism, radical Islamism, and Progressive Socialism would be on the left since they are the totalitarian belief systems contrived by immoral people.   Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Fidel,  George Soros,  "elite" green environmentalists, Obama's Czars and Obama for example, would likewise be located on the far left as they are adherents of totalitarian systems.

On the right are the masses of unrestrained narcissists.  Among their number today are even some otherwise orthodox Christians who vote for gangster politicians because of propaganda, demoralization, mind-conditioning, and  dumbing-down.    However, after fifty years of systematic demoralization, a diabolical agenda  stealthily carried out by  Progressive mind-conditioners of cognitive dissonance and moral depravity, today's  unrestrained majority are self-centered adolescents in adult size bodies.  They are whining, nasty narcissists full of the pride and unrestrained appetites that brazenly define  obscenity, pornography, blasphemy, covetousness, thoughts of murder, hedonism, sodomy, sadomasochism, laziness, and envy as "Constitutional rights."  These are the depraved individuals who not only believe that anyone who hurts their feelings should be charged with a hate crime but that  money and rights grow on trees.

The cult of the unrestrained, or Liberalism, is the default position of  self-centered children, notes Reb Bradley, author of "Born Liberal Raised Right."  Bradley notes:

Sexually, today's America is "a nation ruled by its passions."  "Heinous acts of casual disregard for life, unheard of fifty years ago, have become a familiar item on the evening news; students killing classmates, children murdering their playmates....these gruesome crimes are merely symptomatic of a breakdown of moral fiber..."  (ibid, pp. 2-3)

That far right and far left factions are united in a twisted co-dependent relationship makes sense really, for as virtuous people are those who are most capable of self-governance, they represent true adulthood, strength, authority, truth, reality, courage, and order, which things the other two factions deeply resent and are in rebellion against.   Peter Hitchens, brother of the now-deceased militant atheist Christopher, and author of "The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith," says of this sick relationship:

There is an "...alliance between political utopianism (totalitarianism) and the new cult of the unrestrained self, unleashed into the Western world by Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, by Alfred Kinsey and Herbert Marcuse, promoted by the self-pitying anthems of rock music, and encouraged by the enormous power of "progressive" education in which so many cultural revolutionaries work."  (p. 135)

America's Plague of Madness

Sanity is the ability to recognize right from wrong  independently of personal feelings, fears, impulses, desires, and compulsions.  Rational thinking then, is reasoning disciplined to resist the corrupting influence of personal feelings, thus allowing for the acceptance of truths that contradict emotions, appetites, desires, and fancies.   In short, rational thinking is morally-informed reasoning.   It is dispassionate, rightly-ordered  and logical, and is the fruit of impulse-control and unswerving commitment to enduring truths, moral law, and principle.  Irrational reasoning  is the opposite.  Irrationality is the inability to recognize right from wrong independent of personal feelings,  impulses, and compulsions.   By the degree to which the moral sense is corrupt, so too is reason.   The greater the degree of corruption, the more depraved is reason.

This being the case, the most frightening aspect of the utterly sick, co-dependent relationship between totalitarians and the cult of unrestrained libido is that through the White House, legislatures, governor's mansions, school boards, certain seminaries and pulpits, media, Hollywood and courts they have the power to lead our country farther down the path to moral decline and from there into the abyss.  

An astute commentator to the Prager Zeitung incisively cut through the confusion caused by the left-right dichotomy to reveal the dreadful reality:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.  It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."   "The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince...The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool"  "It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."  (Prager Zeitung, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2559666/posts )

America's Godless totalitarians and their co-dependents consistently choose lies over truth, evil over good, and the truth as to evil said Athanasius,

"....is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods," and thereby  "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition," whereby "they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made..." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

@Linda Kimball

Cain: The Penalty He Took into Himself

"The one principle of hell is---"I am my own!" George MacDonald

As a result of the fall each man and woman has within him or herself the seeds of Cain (evil) and Abel (good).  The seeds of Abel are characterized by selfless love, humility, love of truth, goodness, charity, gratitude and compassion while the seeds of Cain, who is like his father the devil, characterize the reverse.    According to which of these seeds we choose to ‘water’ on a daily basis do we ultimately become more like Abel or more like Cain.

Unlike his brother Abel, Cain was a rebellious, self-centered man.  Proud, ambitious, covetous, self-centered, unforgiving, ungrateful, full of contempt, resentful, malicious and envious, he nevertheless perceived himself as morally perfect and sovereign and expected God and everyone else, particularly his brother Abel, to accept and tolerate him just as he was, and further, to accede to him the rights and privileges he had granted himself despite that nothing was ever good enough for Cain.  He was ungrateful for the things God had given him and resented having to share the spotlight even a little bit with his brother.  

Cain resented and hated God and blamed Him for causing him to suffer by not accepting him just as he was; for not jumping through hoops for him, for not seeing things his way .   But as Cain was unable to punish God and make Him suffer he transferred his resentment, hate and murderous thoughts onto Abel and pleased himself by tormenting, demeaning, blaming and psychologically terrorizing and punishing his brother.   

On the day he murdered his brother his appetite had been satisfied by mutton generously provided by Abel. Moreover, he was wearing a garment made from sheep’s wool given him by his brother.   As he tilled and ploughed his ground Abel’s flock of sheep passed by and Cain, immediately resenting him, hypocritically accused Abel of trespassing with his flock upon his ground.   Perceiving Cain's ill will issuing in double-minded reasoning, Abel turned his brother's hypocritical ‘logic’ against him and demanded that he pay for the mutton and give back the garment.  When you have done these things, said Abel, I will move my flock elsewhere, where your burning eye of envy will not see either your brother or his flock.

With his words, Abel caused to be revealed to the light of day the malice hidden in his brother’s heart.  Thus exposed, Cain’s wrath exploded in murderous rage and he bludgeoned his innocent brother to death.  

Today our once great nation is rotting and dying from within as a result of the evil thoughts, words and deeds of rebellious, self-centered, covetous, ungrateful, malicious, vindictive, parasitic Cain’s of both sexes and every skin color at every level of society, especially within academia, Hollywood, the judiciary, State Department, Congress and White House.  Like the wicked antediluvian Cain they clearly see their brother’s ‘sins,’ but not their own.  They hypocritically perceive themselves as innocent, morally pure victims of modern Abel's of both sexes and every skin color, thus they receive self-justifying, unholy pleasure from tormenting, psychologically manipulating, ridiculing, scorning, and persecuting him with senseless charges of hate, homophobia, Islamophobia, and racism while also perverting and subverting his children.   

Believing themselves morally perfect and sovereign, God-hating Cain's demand that everyone else, particularly the ‘Abels’ they love to hate and torment, unconditionally accept and tolerate them, no matter how obscene, cruel and vindictive their language, gluttonous and perverse their demands and behaviors and criminal their actions.   

The hell-fires burning within Cain’s blackened, shriveled heart erupt from between his twisted lips in curling flames of resentment and wrath that burn everyone he hates and not only befouls the airways of our once decent society but issues in acts of self-destructive madness, indecency and violence as well. America's burgeoning legions of Cain-drones are at the center of a fiery hurricane from hell engulfing, battering, pounding and burning our nation down, thus where Cain’s numbers are greatest  there can be seen the greatest concentration of hell-born destruction. 

These are days that try the souls of righteous Abel's and will no doubt become much worse before all is said and done.   It’s my fervent hope and prayer that all Abel’s will strongly resist the temptation to hate modern Cain’s.   Hate his lies, his mean-spiritedness, his vindictiveness, lewd behaviors, greed and evil acts but do not hate Cain himself.  Why?  Because Cain is receiving the penalty into himself, meaning that his hatred for brother and sister is burning his soul out.  Cain is destroying himself from inside out and if he could see his soul as the Lord does, he would see a horrifying vision of the zombie he is becoming for all eternity:  a living terror imprisoned for all eternity in the ghastly miseries of his own consciousness:

"I think I have seen from afar something of the final prison of all, the innermost cell of the debtor of the universe...It is the vast outside; the ghastly dark beyond the gates of the city of which God is the light---where the evil dogs go ranging, silent as the dark, for there is no sound any more than sight.  The time of signs is over.  Every sense has (had) its signs, and they were all misused:  there is no sense, no sign more---nothing now by means of which to believe.  The man wakes from the final struggle of death, in absolute loneliness as in the most miserable moment of deserted childhood he never knew.  Not a hint, not a shadow of anything outside his consciousness reaches him....Soon misery will beget on his imagination a thousand shapes of woe, which he will not be able to rule, direct, or even distinguish from real presences."("The Prison," George MacDonald, an Anthology--365 Readings, p. 61

According to St. Augustine, this is what happens to all who harbor and act on hatred for brother and sister.   Hatred for brother or sister will finally burn out the seeds of love and goodness which our Holy Father planted within each man and woman.   It’s these seeds that we want to ‘water,’ not the other seeds as modern Cain's do.  We want to be more like Abel, a type of Christ, and less like Cain, a type of devil, so no matter how powerful the temptation to hate Cain we must not give in lest we take the penalty into ourselves.

@Linda Kimball

Evidence of America's Madness

The recently published essay, "Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution" has elicited numerous outraged reactions from 'deeply offended' evolutionary theists.

One deeply offended writer sought to assure me that basic evolution is a "simple scientific theory built on two confirmed facts: 1) descent with modifications and 2) natural selection."  And this, said the aggrieved writer, is "natural-philosophy (aka "science") which begins with inputs from our senses."

The offended writer is an ideologue who along with America's ruling class hold the reins of power and influence within every branch of government, Hollywood, the propaganda shills aka media, the scientific establishment , education establishment, and increasingly within seminaries and churches.   All of them are ideologues. 

An ideologue is a person who swallows-whole twisted, distorted ideas and systems-thinking that are inherently illogical and self-refuting.   Consider the following: ideas, theories, philosophy, concepts, presuppositions, assumptions and opinions are not of the sensory realm but of the unseen or spirit realm; they cannot be seen, touched, weighed or heard because they are of spirit (mind).  But according to the writer, "natural philosophy aka science begins with inputs from our senses."

The agitated writer contradicted himself by using his mind (spirit) to posit an entirely insane notion that denies “mind.” 

Ideologues always suffer from cognitive dissonance, which means they are double-minded individuals who hold in their minds two distinctly antithetical ideas, one true, one false. In this case, the true idea says, “you have a mind,” while the false one denies “mind” in service to pride and madness.

It has long been said that the eyes (senses) are the door to the soul/spirit (mind). Any truly great artist will tell you that eyes (senses) and inspiration (mind) work instantaneously as a harmonious unit, not one thing first (senses) followed finally by the other, mind. There is never an instant where eyes (senses) work alone and it is madness to say they do.  Yet because America's double-minded ideologues hold most every position of power, madness has become America's new 'norm.' 

@Linda Kimball