Marxist Utopianism Invading the Last Bastions of Faithful (Orthodox) Christianity

Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea’s parents were the victims of communism. They were forced to wait 17 years to marry because communists jailed her father before their marriage could take place:

My mother waited all those years for my father, although she didn’t even know if he was still alive.”  (Romanian Doctor Warns Church About Cultural Marxism, Austin Ruse, Breitbart, Oct. 21, 2015)

The doctor, who is president of the Catholic doctors association of Romania, warned that the violent communism that took the lives of millions has been supplanted throughout the West and America by cultural Marxism created by Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt School, the progenitors of “gay rights and gender ideology:”  

"Classical Marxism attempted to remake society by the take-over of private property, cultural Marxism “goes deeper; it pretends to redefine family, sexual identity and human nature.”   This ideology which "calls itself progressive…is nothing else than the serpent’s offer for man to take control, to replace God, to arrange salvation, in this world.”

Dr. Cernea’s warning is timely and urgent as there’s a growing trend among conservative Evangelical, PCA, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic thinkers of adopting Marxist-type ideals for political and cultural interaction. One glaring example of this is the widespread,

 “….acceptance and use of the term, social justice.” (How Marxist Thinking is Creeping into the Church, 

Social justice vigilantism is a Balrog’s fiery whip sadistically applied to the minds and bodies of social conservatives by social media’s vicious, virtue-signaling progressive mob:

"Every time I would call someone racist or sexist, I would get a rush. That rush would then be reaffirmed and sustained by the stars, hearts, and thumbs-up that constitute the nickels and dimes of social media validation. The people giving me these stars, hearts, and thumbs-up were engaging in their own cynical game: A fear of being targeted by the mob induces us to signal publicly that we are part of it."  (Confessions of a Former Online Social Justice Warrior, Heidelblog, July 16, 2018)

Another example of Frankfurt School thinking in the church is the use of Critical Race Theory by Mr. Jemar Tisby, a Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Reformed Theological Seminary and Dr. Jarvis Williams, an Associate Professor of New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.   Both men are enamored of CRT and when they peer through its dark ideological  lens they see an evangelical church polluted by ingrained racism. 

Then they use this illusory ‘data’ to tell the evangelical churches what is required for "racial reconciliation.” (“Critical Race Theory, RTS and SBTS” by William H. Smith, Aquila Report, Mar. 30, 2017)

Rev. Sam Murrell is a black Anglican priest in the Anglican Church in North America who will no longer participate in racial reconciliation services.   As a teacher of worldview Rev. Murrell has identified the myths, lies, and anti-Christ presuppositions operating at the foundation of the concept of racial reconciliation services:

“Words Matter. As people of the Word, language is important and I believe it is time the Church gave up the common use of the word ‘race’ and all of its cognates. They only help to perpetuate an untruth about the nature of mankind. In the anthropology of Scripture, race is an alien concept. Scripture does not speak of ‘the races’ as subsets of humanity, but it does speak of ‘tongues (which can be translated as religions), tribes and nation’.  As long as the Church concedes to the terminology of a Darwinian worldview we will never get closer to modeling the oneness of the Body of Christ for the world that is spoken of in Scripture. The Church must not capitulate to the secular world on this matter and put words into our mouths, and in doing so perpetuate a false reality.” (Why I No Longer Participate in Racial Reconciliation Services, Rev Sam Murrell, Aquila Report, Jan. 25, 2018)

Rev. Murrell is correct.  Anti-Biblical, anti-Christ ideological conceptions have dire consequences. Critical race theory and the perceived need for racial reconciliation services is grounded in Marxist utopianism, mystical Eastern pantheist monism, Darwinism, scientific racism, a hierarchy of races, and sinister Frankfurt School constructs.   Underlying all of this is the perverse Marxist view of traditional American society and traditionalist Americans who support it as fascist, authoritarian, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, mentally ill, and in every way more evil than Hitler’s Germany:

"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study.  It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed.  Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness."  (‘Social and Emotional Learning”, Jan. 26, 2005)  

The Frankfurt School was a Marxist think-tank that invented poisonous psychological mind-control devices such as Political Correctness, Identity Politics, Cultural Determinism, and Critical Theory, the parent of Critical Race Theory.

Critical Theory is a malevolent psychological weapon used to induce confusion, disorientation, cognitive dissonance, loss of identity, and mind-control. For media, Hollywood, academia, and the DNC, Critical Theory is a license to unleash a relentless terroristic onslaught of hatred, contempt, ridicule, and destructive criticism to beat and batter Americans into submission.

Similar to its parent, the aim of Critical Race Theory is pressuring and shaming white conservative Christians into accepting a false burden of racism.

Marxist Utopianism

Marxism is an anti-Christ revolutionary utopian ideology from hell that echoes Scripture in many ways.  One way is that it secularizes eschatology, meaning it is millenarianism without God.

The revolutionary’s utopia represents a complete break with history by-passed by the spirit of evolution and is,

“...always modeled on some image of the lost Paradise, of a legendary Golden Age.”  Hence zealous religious devotion to  “pure Utopia, and revolt against a polluted society, are thus the two poles which provide the tension of all militant creeds.” (“The God that Failed,” Arthur Koestler, p. 16, 12)

Marxism links mankind’s worldly redemption to an oppressed class, combining the Old Testament concept of a chosen people with the New Testament prophecy that the meek shall inherit the earth.  (Heaven on Earth, Joshua Muravchik, p. 341)

Original Marxism’s ‘angels’ was the workers class oppressed by ‘demons’--- evil capitalist victimizers and the church.  In its modern form as Cultural Marxism (also multiculturalism), there are four oppressed classes or races —blacks, homosexuals, illegal aliens, and women.   These are the ‘angels.’

Supposedly, these ‘angels’ are victimized by a demonic host---the genetically racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic oppressor race— the socially conservative mainly white Christian population, particularly straight white men.

Though redemption is not possible for white people since their racism is genetic, it nevertheless begins for them with undiscerning, unthinking, submissive acceptance of their racism and need for confession during racial reconciliation services. Thus the premise of the worship said Rev. Murrell,

 "... is that Whites are guilty because they are White. This is evident in the fact that the white people present at such events are expected, even pressured, to confess the sin of racism even if they cannot recall any specific instances of racist action that they have perpetrated.

 The assumption is that because you are white then you must have knowingly, or unknowingly, caused offense towards Blacks (and maybe other ethnic minorities too). An example of this guilt-by-association is that, although you may be unable to find any instance of slave ownership in your genealogy, you are held accountable for the history of slavery in the United States of America.

 The black person stands as representative of the innocent victim of so-called racism and thus serves a priestly role for the white confessor who is guilty because of a lack of melanin in the epidermis.

 The white person’s pigmentation carries with it a privilege, and that is enough to require repentance."  

In Marxism, no human being is actually redeemable since all humans are depersonalized, soulless aspects of the collective unconscious.  Marxism’s scientifically engineered New Man is merely coalesced complex forms of matter-- a product of evolution and begotten by the Sovereign World State. 

The New Man has lost all sense of individuality and exists drone-like in collectivized (totalized) society as a natural resource, a part of the whole, made for the whole, and relatively worthless if not coalesced within the collective.

Marxism is but one of many modern scientistic ideologies that reduce the human being to a soulless aspect of nature. Like the other systems, Marxism begins its process of social engineering by teaching humans that they are the product of evolution working on matter, thereby allowing them to be deconstructed and depersonalized.  In this way the sense of their individual souls, intellect, free will, and conscience eventually fade to black since all four are shown by ‘science’ to be illusions.

Social engineering allows the New Man to imagine he is a bio-machine or hominid rather than the image bearer of the Triune Creator.  This allows the New Man to sink into passive slavery to instincts and passions.   In short, since the New Man has no real choice, whatever harm he does to others can never be his fault since ’ science’ has liberated the New Man from the burden of freedom.  In this way, the New Man can fully enjoy his earthly rewards as a slave within a deterministic system of cause and effect unless truth and reality invade his collective darkness. Far from redeeming the New Man, social engineering has but brought back the Old Man of 2 Tim. 3:3.

Scientific engineering is based on the proposition that since man has evolved over millions of years from a sub-human past then logically he will evolve over time into something better or “post human.”  

Furthermore, it is the Elect, the already highly evolved and purified post-human race of god-men—the avatars of divine history leading the world to utopia-- who possess the godlike power to scientifically engineer the New Man who worships his ‘creators.’  

Marxism and its contemporary form, Cultural Marxism, are forms of utopianism that posit the notion that science, evolution (the divine creative energy), and technology can fulfill the utopian dream of purging the world of evil on the day of revolution when the oppressed classes, acting as angelic redeemers, damn and destroy the oppressors, the demonic horde.  That day will usher in a heaven on earth. 

Why the Utopian Dream Will Not Die

In his masterful book, “Utopia: The Perennial Heresy,” Thomas Molnar (19210-2010), a Catholic philosopher, historian, and political theorist, writes that utopian systems are illusory patterns of thought with their own strange logic, expectations, and interpretive mechanisms. Thus reality and real data do not substantially influence the utopian thinker since he is able to fit the data, even the Word of God, onto the Procrustean bed of his desires and to find encouragement in the most evil events.  Thus he automatically dismisses realistic appraisals of his utopian schemes as from those who are against Progress, Evolution, Science, Peace, and Plenty.  

Furthermore, in all messianic utopian thinking, Christianity is an arch-enemy because the utopian message of salvation is utterly incompatible with basic Christian doctrine, that of original sin,

“…with its vision of history as the story of the Fall, and its denial of man’s power to attain salvation by his own exertions.  The dichotomies of soul and body, etc., stood condemned before the majesty of the oneness of Life and oneness of History…

For these reasons, Marxist utopians purified the human gene pool in Russia by murdering in excess of 100 million men, women and children of which approximately half were Christians.  According to Srdja Trifkovic, persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century Marxism, and mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Communist Bolshevism,

“….is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history….Attempts at “killing the soul” started only months after the Revolution of 1917.” Persecution and martyrdom was, “several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime.” (New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West, Srdja Trifkovic,

In the concluding chapter of the third volume of Main Currents of Marxism, the late Leszek Kolakowski, the great Polish philosopher who broke with Communism in the 1970s, substantially agrees with Dr. Molnar’s analysis.   Marxism is a religion of fantasy and irrationalism:

“There are no rational means of predicting the ‘future of humanity’ over a long period or foretelling the nature of ‘social formations’ in ages to come. The idea that we can make such forecasts ‘scientifically,’ and that without doing so we cannot understand the past, is inherent in the Marxist theory of ‘social formations;’ it is one reason why the theory is a fantasy, and also why it is politically effective.

The influence that Marxism has achieved, for from being the result or proof of its scientific character, is almost entirely due to its prophetic, fantastic, and irrational elements. Marxism is a doctrine of blind confidence that a paradise of universal satisfaction is awaiting us just around the corner.

Almost all the prophecies of Marx and his followers have already proved to be false, but this does not disturb the spiritual certainty of the faithful, any more than it did in the case of chiliastic sects: for it is certainty not based on any empirical premises or supposed ‘historical laws,’ but simply on the psychological need for certainty. In this sense Marxism performs the function of a religion, and its efficacy is of a religious character. But it is a caricature and a bogus form of religion, since it presents its temporal eschatology as a scientific system, which religious mythologies do not purport to be. . .”  (The Socialist Dream Will Never Die 2, Steven Hayward, Powerline, Aug. 31, 2015)

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’  Matthew 7:23

In our time, the last bastions of orthodox Christian faith are being invaded by the heretical conceptions of utopian Marxism, a perennial heresy that from Cain in the preflood world, has been man’s,

"…second oldest faith," man's "great alternative faith," Its promise is "Ye shall be as gods." Its vision is "the vision of man without God," of "man's mind displacing God as the creative intelligence of the world," of "man's liberated mind...redirecting man's destiny." Marxist utopianism proclaims an inescapable choice between two irreconcilable faiths: "God or Man, Soul or Mind, Freedom or Communism." (Whittaker Chambers, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 92)


@ Linda Kimball 2018

The Frankfurt School, Cultural Marxism and Racial Reconciliation Services: the Connections

Rev. Sam Murrell is a black Anglican priest in the Anglican Church in North America who will no longer participate in racial reconciliation services.   As a teacher of worldview Rev. Murrell has identified the myths, lies, and anti-Christ presuppositions operating at the foundation of the concept of racial reconciliation services:

“Words Matter. As people of the Word, language is important and I believe it is time the Church gave up the common use of the word ‘race’ and all of its cognates. They only help to perpetuate an untruth about the nature of mankind. In the anthropology of Scripture, race is an alien concept. Scripture does not speak of ‘the races’ as subsets of humanity, but it does speak of ‘tongues (which can be translated as religions), tribes and nation’. As long as the Church concedes to the terminology of a Darwinian worldview we will never get closer to modeling the oneness of the Body of Christ for the world that is spoken of in Scripture. The Church must not capitulate to the secular world on this matter and put words into our mouths, and in doing so perpetuate a false reality. God’s Word has this right; there is one ‘race’ and many scattered tongues, tribes and nations. Many anthropologists agree that the 19th-century idea of many ‘races’ is not a biological reality but rather a myth. My point here is not to argue the science but to emphasize worldview.” (Why I No Longer Participate in Racial Reconciliation Services, Rev Sam Murrell,, Jan. 20, 2018)

Rev. Murrell is absolutely correct.  Worldview and worldview presuppositions (foundations) absolutely matter! Racial reconciliation is a Darwinian and sociopolitical construct of socialistic Progressive Leftism and its religiously pagan counterpart, Liberal and/or Progressive Christianity and is therefore a lie from Hell..

At the level of presupposition, Progressive Leftism and Progressive Christianity otherwise known as Cultural Marxism, are revamped and revised forms of ancient pagan evolutionary pagan materialism (Acts 17: 18-19) syncretized with heretical Protestantism, making Progressive Christianity not Christian at all but rather neo-pagan and sociopolitical theology of  Godless humanism passing itself off as Christian.  It is in fact sexually perverse idolatrous nature worship grounded in an esoteric evolutionary cosmology.

 Neo-pagan materialism belongs to the family of Naturalism, which refers to the view that nature is the Ultimate Substance (i.e.,evolving energy field or star stuff according to Carl Sagan) out of which the universe and all life evolved, thus "all is one."   C. S. Lewis describes naturalism as a box with its top sealed tightly closed in order to keep out the Triune God and the supernatural realm.  The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Ionians, and Aztecs were, for example, naturalists.  In this view there is but one realm (the material or natural) as opposed to Christianity's creation model with its two interacting realms: natural (the seen) and supernatural (the unseen).

 Because “all is one,” or in “solidarity,” the linchpin of Progressive Christianity, as with Cultural Marxist Progressive Leftism, is cultural determinism, the parent of identity politics and group solidarity. In this way of thinking  non-socialist societies are composed largely of genetically racist, homophobic oppressors and their oppressed victims.  The alleged cause of this oppressor/oppressed social arrangement,

" the economic system of free-market capitalism, which is viewed by the left as the root of all manner of social ills and vices – racism, sexism, alienation, homophobia, imperialism. In the calculus of the left, capitalism is an agent of tyranny and exploitation that presses its boot upon the proverbial necks of a wide array of victim groups – blacks and other minorities, women, homosexuals, immigrants, and the poor, to name but a few. That is why according to the left, the United States (historically the standard-bearer of all capitalist economies) can only do wrong." (DiscoverTheNetwork)

In its turn, cultural determinism is birthed by the Darwinian idea that man is nothing but a product of creative evolutionary energies.  Thus man is a bio machine or soulless hominid whose  identity is genetically determined for example, by his skin color or his sexual and/or erotic preferences.  This proposition rejects the concepts of the human spirit/soul (imago Dei), personhood, individuality, free will, and morally informed conscience (paired with personal accountability and responsibility) because it emphatically denies the existence of the supernatural Triune God.  

The contemporary Progressive Left and its religiously pagan counterpart hold that non-socialist societies are composed largely of genetically racist, homophobic, bigoted, mentally ill oppressors and their oppressed victims:

 "The alleged cause of this social arrangement is the economic system of free-market capitalism, which is viewed by the left as the root of all manner of social ills and vices -- racism, sexism, alienation, homophobia, imperialism. In the calculus of the left, capitalism is an agent of tyranny and exploitation that presses its boot upon the proverbial necks of a wide array of victim groups -- blacks and other minorities, women, homosexuals, immigrants, and the poor, to name but a few. That is why according to the left, the United States (historically the standard-bearer of all capitalist economies) can only do wrong.”  (DiscovertheNetwork)

Progressive Christianity is a 'death of God' theology that rejects the supernatural Triune God, hates the Gospel, reduces Jesus Christ to mere mortal, and is more about being properly positioned and seen as against manufactured evils,

 “…how “moral” and “religious” they look to other like-minded people choosing ‘love’ over ‘hate’ – rather than genuine concern for the people/groups these “evils,” it’s claimed, negatively effect. It’s self-congratulatory virtue vanity, it’s empty, and it violates Jesus’ admonition against practicing one’s righteousness before men instead of calling those they claim to represent to a higher standard of living as disciples of Christ." (Progressive Christians to Take Back Their Faith After Election, Derryck  Green, The Aquila Report)

The Connections

The carefully concealed connections between Progressive Christianity, Progressive Leftism, Cultural Marxism, the Frankfurt School's Theodor Adorno and racial reconciliation services is hatred of the Triune God and His Christ and Western and American civilization because it is grounded in Christianity. 

Karl Marx makes very clear his burning hatred of the Christian God in his poem "The Pale Maiden" where he declares war upon  God and the world created by Him.   Marx also admits the existence of his soul, heaven and hell: 

"Thus heaven I've forfeited; I know it full well; My soul, once true to God; Is chosen for hell." (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 22)

"The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority....Socialists recognize each other by the words, "In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done....Satan (is) the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds." (Mikhail Bakunin, comrade of Marx, ibid, p. 27)

In anticipation of the revolutionary storm that would baptize the world in an inferno of red terror, wholesale destruction and rivers of blood leading to its rebirth as the promised land of social justice and proletarian equality-Frederich Engels wrote, (1)

"All the...large and small nationalities are destined to the revolutionary world storm... (A general war will) wipe out all...nations, down to their very names.  The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only reactionary classes...but...reactionary peoples."  ("The Magyar Struggle," Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Jan. 13, 1849)

But by the end of WWI, socialists realized that something was amiss, for the world's proletariat had not heeded Marx's call to rise up in bloody opposition to evil capitalism and embrace communism instead.  

Wondering what had gone wrong two Marxist theorists-Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary-concluded that the Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a Godless communist new world order.  The West would have to be de-Christianized first.

Gramsci posited that because Christianity had been dominant in the West for over 2000 years, not only was it fused with Western civilization, but it had corrupted the workers class.  The West would have to be stealthily de-Christianized, undermined, demoralized and corrupted by Marxist operatives through a "long march through the culture."  Additionally, a new proletariat must be created.  In his "Prison Notebooks," he suggested that the new proletariat be comprised of criminals and bitter, resentful women and racial minorities.

The new battleground, reasoned Gramsci, would be the culture. Starting with the traditional family it would completely engulf and corrupt churches, seminaries, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and history.  All of these institutions must be radically transformed and the social and cultural order gradually turned upside-down with the new proletariat placed in power at the top.

In 1923, the Frankfurt School--a Marxist think-tank--was founded in Weimar Germany.  Among its founders were Georg Lukacs, Herbert Marcuse, and Theodor Adorno.  The school was a multidisciplinary effort which included sociologists, sexologists, and psychologists. 

The primary goal of the Frankfurt School was to translate Marxism from economic terms into cultural terms. It would provide the ideas on which to base a new political theory of revolution against traditional culture and on identifying and demonizing 'new' victimizers as well as the new 'oppressed' groups. Smashing religion, morals, the church, and family, it would also build a constituency among academics who could build careers studying and writing about the new 'victimizers,' (traditional Americans) and their oppressed victims. 

Toward this end, Marcuse-who favored polymorphous perversion-expanded the ranks of Gramsci's new proletariat by including homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals.  Into this was spliced Lukacs obscenely perverse sex education and cultural terrorism tactics.  Gramsci's ‘long march' was added to the mix, and then all of this was wedded to Freudian psychoanalysis and psychological conditioning techniques. The end product was Cultural Marxism, now known in the West as multiculturalism.

Additional intellectual firepower was required: a diabolical theory to pathologize who and what was to be destroyed. In 1950, the Frankfurt School augmented Cultural Marxism with Theodor Adorno's idea of the ‘authoritarian personality.'  This concept is premised on the notion that Christianity, morality, capitalism, and the traditional family create a character prone to racism and fascism.  Thus anyone---but especially white Christian conservatives-- who upholds America's traditional moral values and institutions is a priori guilty of both racism and fascism.  Children raised by traditional values parents, we are told to believe, will almost certainly become racists and fascists.  By extension, if fascism and racism are endemic to America's traditional culture upheld by white Christian conservatives and Americas middle class, then everyone raised in the traditions of the Christian God, family, Biblical morality, patriotism, gun ownership, private property, and free markets is in need of psychological help.

The pernicious influence of Adorno's ‘authoritarian personality' idea can be clearly seen in some of the research that gets public money.

"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study.  It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed.  Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness."  (Social and Emotional Learning," edwatch, Jan. 26, 2005)  

In the ever-evolving sophistry of malicious American Progressives, racism exists in the DNA of white traditionalists:

"Our pro-cross dressing President apparently doesn’t think people have DNA that makes them male or female. But he has just told an interviewer that white people and others have DNA that makes them racist and that American institutions are racist, too. These claims are described by our media as “bold” rather than bizarre racial slurs....It’s highly ironic that Obama would lecture others about racism, since he was admittedly “schooled” in anti-white racism by communist atheist Frank Marshall Davis. One Davis poem, “Christ is a Dixie Nigger,” dismissed Jesus Christ as “another New White Hope.”  (Obama Talks DNA Based Racism on Comedy Show, Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media, June 22, 2015)

Theodor Adorno crafted his authoritarian personality idea so as to pathologize America's traditionalists--the socially conservative, mainly white Christian population.  After years of terroristic psychological bullying to beat down and bring white people into submissive acceptance of their a priori guilt, the time was ripe to infiltrate the orthodox Christian church with a subset of Adorno's idea: racial reconciliation services where the premise,

"... of the worship service is that Whites are guilty because they are White. This is evident in the fact that the white people present at such events are expected, even pressured, to confess the sin of racism even if they cannot recall any specific instances of racist action that they have perpetrated. The assumption is that because you are white then you must have knowingly, or unknowingly, caused offense towards Blacks (and maybe other ethnic minorities too). An example of this guilt-by-association is that, although you may be unable to find any instance of slave ownership in your genealogy, you are held accountable for the history of slavery in the United States of America. The black person stands as representative of the innocent victim of so-called racism and thus serves a priestly role for the white confessor who is guilty because of a lack of melanin in the epidermis. The white person’s pigmentation carries with it a privilege, and that is enough to require repentance."  Rev. Sam Murrell

As Rev. Murrell noted, racial reconciliation services are from Satan and have no place in the orthodox Christian church.  Yet recently, the PCA {Presbyterian Church of America) demonstrated a woeful lack of discernment with the release of a fairly in-depth report on racial reconciliation:

As faithful orthodox Christians we must own our personal sins and confess them to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but stand against the stealthy snares set for us by sinister, spiteful God-haters.  Furthermore, we must not allow God-haters to abominate the Genesis account with their evolutionary theories or to persuade us accept a false-burden of guilt and the need to submit to racial reconciliation.  Do not listen to unrepentant Godless Pied Pipers on the fast track to Hell.

@Linda Kimball

1. Cultural Marxism, Linda Kimball, American Thinker, Feb. 15, 2007


Beginning of the Aeon of Horus, Reign of God-Men, and End of the Christian God

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites...We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end...The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”   O’Brien, in 1984, by George Orwell

The heart of the Party or Big Brother is the pagan magician, a demonized man-god who has acquired powerful psychic powers and gnosis through actualization of the cosmic Divine Energy or Force within his own brain. (Dan. 11:38) Thus he creates his own world and meaning in every living moment out of his own divine consciousness.   In other words, since the substance of God is distributed throughout all of the cosmos including the unconscious mind of man, then by means of self-induced trance states, brain-altering drugs, transcendental meditation and other Magic Ways, man can tap into the god-force within, thereby becoming a little god who controls matter because he controls mind. The physical world then, is an illusion because reality is inside the divine mind of the god-man.

This way of thinking is captured by Orwell in his book, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" in which negation of the physical world is an integral part of the social and political philosophy of Big Brother and his tyrannical Party.  At one stage in the book, Winston stumbles upon the shocking realization that in the end the Party would announce that two plus two made five and,

“.... you would have to believe it.  It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later; the logic of their position demanded it.  Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy." ("The New Spirituality and its Hallmarks, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 30:4-31:1, 2007, p. 19)

God-men are legion today. They have successfully initiated a devastating assault upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the whole body of the Christian church and by extension, upon Western and American society in ways that to previous generations would have seemed unthinkable.   The growing ranks of modern Western and Eastern god-men include notables such Auguste Comte, Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Hitler, sundry Indian god-men (i.e., Rajneesh), Teilhard de Chardin, L. Ron Hubbard and Aleister Crowley.  Each god-man either established a natural religion such as scientific positivism (Comte), an occult spiritual philosophy (Crowley), an anti-supernatural scientific and evolutionary "New Christianity" (Teilhard) or powerful cults that have drawn and continue to draw souls to their doom since demonized god-men are harvesters of souls for the kingdom of the Evil One.  

Aleister Crowley: Founder of Thelema

Thelema is an Eastern influenced occult spiritual philosophy of pantheist monism developed by Crowley, a 20th century British writer, ceremonial magician and Satanist.  Pantheist monism asserts the divine-human link:

 "All is ultimately One.  This doctrine is fundamental to mysticism, both eastern and western.  God, man, and the universe are fundamentally one.  The Creator-creature distinction, so crucial to orthodox Judaism and Christianity, is specifically denied.  The so-called 'spark of divinity' in each man supposedly leads all men back into oneness with God (the Universal Force).... The body, the mind, the soul are one within the physical forces...In each entity there is that portion which is a part of the Universal Force...God is impersonal; only man is truly personal.  This is (a) central theme of monist systems.  Man is the personal agent of the impersonal God."  (Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism, Gary North, p. 207)  
Within the system of pagan and pantheist monism, God is an evolutionary Force or Energy to be scientifically managed; a power to be tapped by initiates and enlightened god-men.  This impersonal Force that supposedly drives the universe's evolutionary destiny was referred to centuries ago in the European magical tradition as the divine Mens, or Mind.  It was cosmic in scope and through careful study and practice (occult or magic science) the magician could control and channel its' power.   The ultimate goal was to acquire powerful psychic powers and gnosis through recreation or actualization of the cosmic Mens within the human mind. (1)
In the main, Thelema is based upon a spiritual encounter that Crowley and his wife had in Egypt in 1904 with a spirit calling itself Aiwass.  According to Crowley, Aiwass contacted him and dictated a text known as The Book of the Law or Liber AL vel Legis, which outlined the principles of Thelema.
The Thelemic pantheon focuses primarily on a trinity of horned deities adapted from ancient Egyptian pantheist monism. The horned deities are the three speakers of The Book of the Law: Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. The three speakers predicted that the 20th century would mark the ending of the Christian God and Christian theism and the beginning of the Aeon of Horus, an age of apostasy into pantheist monism, creative destruction, force and fire wrought by demonized god-men and their masses of disciples--- a self-absorbed, destructive generation, the followers of a new ethical code, an anti-morality summed up as, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."  
In "Our Savage God: The Perverse Use of Eastern Thought," R.C. Zaehner, Spalding professor of comparative religion of Oxford, discusses the monistic (collectivist/oneness) goals of Hinduism and Buddhism and how the Satanist Aleister Crowley applied monistic philosophy to his own ends.  Crowley, said Zaehner, belonged to an age-old monistic tradition which saw the Eternal (Supreme Soul, Void, Abyss, Quantum Vacuum) as the ultimate unity in which all opposites were reconciled, including God with man, man with woman, woman with man, good with evil. (2)

Zaehner also discusses Crowley's attainment of Buddhist "enlightenment," the results of which were "revised" by his spirit guide "Aiwass."   Having assisted Crowley to go beyond good and evil, Aiwass now taught him indulgence.   Aiwass, Crowley's "Holy Guardian Angel," taught "him that absolute bliss could only be attained by enjoying the good things of this world to the full---riches, power, and above all sex, the earthly counterpart of the transcendent union of the opposite." (ibid)
As a result, Crowley partook of tantric kundalini sex-magic rites ostensibly for "spiritual" ends.  His "Ordo Templi Orientalis" (Order of the Oriental Temple or O.T.O.) became a branch of Western Tantra.  Indeed, Crowley seems to have been the principal agent responsible for introducing the perversion of Eastern sex magic to the West.  In a text entitled "Yoga: Immortality and Freedom," the yoga authority and University of Chicago professor Mircea Eliade discusses the amoral orientation of Tantra:
"The tantric texts frequently repeat the saying, "By the same acts that cause some men to burn in hell...the yogin gains his eternal salvation." the foundation stone of the Yoga expounded by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita (XVIII, 17).  "He who has no feeling of egoism, and whose mind is not tainted, even though he kills (all) these people, kills not, is not fettered (by the action)."  "And the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (V,14, 8) had already said: "One who knows this, although he commits very much evil, consumes it all and becomes clean and pure, ageless and immortal."  (ibid) 
 In addition to his spirit-guide Aiwass, another important mentor of Crowley's was Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher who declared the death of the Christian God and called himself the Anti-Christ:
"The greatest recent event – that 'God is dead,' that the belief in the Christian God has ceased to be believable – is even now beginning to cast its first shadows over Europe; however, few really understood " what has really happened here, "and what must collapse now that this belief has been undermined – all that was built upon it, leaned on it, grew into it; for example, our whole European morality." (False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 433) 
Nietzsche argued for the nonexistence of the Christian God as follows:
"I will now disprove the existence of all gods. If there were gods, how could I bear not to be a god? Consequently, there are no gods." (3)
Each major book of Nietzsche's is an attack on the Christian God and Christian faith. The central axis of Nietzsche's philosophy is always the same---he is as centered on Jesus Christ as Augustine was, only he centered on Christ as his enemy. 
With "Ecce Homo" Nietzsche willingly embraces lies and dark fantasy while in "The Genealogy of Morals" he claims that Biblical morality was invented by the "weak," meaning the Jews and then the Christians, to weaken the strong. Thus sheep convinced wolves to act like sheep, and this is unnatural, argued the Anti-Christ who embraced delusions such as "‘Whoever must be a creator always annihilates’ (4)
Creation and destruction are as inseparable to Aiwass as to Nietzsche's spirit guide Zarathustra: the creator must always destroy. Thus it follows that a new world order is always preceded by the destruction of the old, hated order:

"The man who breaks… tables of values, the breaker, the lawbreaker; …he is the creator."(Nietzsche)
One of the central ideas taught by Zarathustra is that since ‘self’ is self-evolved then the disciple must take responsibility for who or what he is andfor creating himself and his own laws. The implication of this idea is that the old ‘self’ must be destroyed in order to make way for the new ‘self’:

You must wish to consume yourself in your own flame: how could you wish to become new unless you had first become ashes!’ (Nietzsche)
The aftermath of the destruction of ‘self’ is insanity followed by possession. This is experienced by power yogis when kundalini current finally reaches full voltage with the result that the so-called Soul of the Universe supposedly occupies the body but is in fact an ancient evil spirit possessing the body of the 'god-man:'

"The moment of power transfer had come....Muktananda (adept of Nityananda) was about to make the timeless journey.... of the power yogi (the Siddha), but it required the catalytic power of the master guru, Nityananda...who was God to Muktananda, therefore worthy of worship as the supreme Deity.  The voyage of consciousness, prized by the ancients, would split Muktananda into fragments...Sometimes (his) body would writhe and twist like a snake's while a hissing sound would come from inside (him)."   Finally it happened---Explosion, the point of no return where Muktananda "as an individual would be obliterated.  Superconscious states would take control of him, and his consciousness would be kicked out to more and more remote levels."   "In place of the former person was the walking void, the Unself, the hollow shell filled with the soul of the universe..."   (Riders of the Cosmic Circuit, Tal Brooke, pp. 36-45) 
In "Beyond Good and Evil" the Anti-Christ presents his "Master morality," the anti-morality summarized by Crowley as "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." What this means is that since demonized God-hating liars have conceptually "murdered" the Holy Triune God and sealed up heaven, Masters have a natural right to do whatever they please, for everything is permissible. Whatever a Master commands becomes good from the mere fact that the Master wills it:

"Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.”   ('Paedophilia is natural and normal for males,' Andrew Gilligan,, Jul 2014)

"The Twilight of the Idols" explores the consequences of the murder of the Christian God. With His death is liberation from the supernatural Mind, Authority and Will that has transcended the mind and will of man who is now god and decrees the death of eternally existing Truth, Moral Absolutes, sin and agape love. With the murder of the Triune God, there will no longer be a heaven for the sheep since all of these "idols" will die now that loveless god-men have murdered the Holy Triune God. (Rev. 4)
Who will replace the murdered Triune God? The Superman, the new Master of the Universe. Nietzsche's masterpiece, "Thus Spake Zarathustra," celebrates this new god. Nietzsche called Zarathustra the new anti-Gospel and told the world to "throw away all other books; you have my Zarathustra."

The Anti-Christ
Among contemporary intelligentsia and global 'god-men' (trans-humanists and other practitioners of the Magic Way) intent upon ushering in a worldwide Scientific Dictatorship---a sustainable green pagan heaven (hell) on earth created by Masters for Masters--one of the most widely-read and acclaimed thinkers today is Friedrich Nietzsche, the Anti-Christ. Many twentieth century totalitarians were disciples of Nietzsche, including America's Progressive Left and Hitler.
In "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," William Shirer recounts Hitler's frequent sojourns to the Nietzsche museum in Weimar. Commenting on Hitler's veneration for Nietzsche, Shirer writes:
"There was some ground for this appropriation of Nietzsche as one of the originators of the Nazi Weltanschauung. Had not the philosopher thundered against democracy and parliaments, preached the will to power, praised war and proclaimed the coming of the master race and the superman--and in the most telling aphorisms? (Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1959)
Though Nietzsche harshly criticized socialism, his evolutionary thinking and monist (collectivist) political and social thoughts also harmonized well with Marxism.
In "Nietzsche: A Precursor to Hitler?" researcher Phillip D. Collins writes that in addition to the continuity of pagan political and social thought that pervaded totalitarian socialism, Nietzsche also provided a religious component. The infamous declaration, "God is dead," is but a segue for the introduction of the horned goat-deity Baphomet---a new Babylonian god merged with mystical Eastern pantheism. This god of evolutionary forces has had, and continues to have, numerous manifestations, as is evidenced by the following delineation by W. Warren Wagar:
"Nineteenth-and early twentieth-century thought teems with time-bound emergent deities. Scores of thinkers preached some sort of faith in what is potential in time, in place of the traditional Christian and mystical faith in a power outside of time. Hegel's Weltgeist, Comte's Humanite, Spencer's organismic humanity inevitably improving itself by the laws of evolution, Nietzsche's doctrine of superhumanity, the conception of a finite God given currency by J.S. Mill, Hastings Rashdall, and William James, the vitalism of Bergson and Shaw, the emergent evolutionism of Samuel Alexander and Lloyd Morgan, the theories of divine immanence in the liberal movement in Protestant theology, and du Nouy's telefinalism--all are exhibits in evidence of the influence chiefly of evolutionary thinking, both before and after Darwin, in Western intellectual history. The faith of progress itself--especially the idea of progress as built into the evolutionary scheme of things--is in every way the psychological equivalent of religion. (Wagar, 106 -07)"
Nietzsche's self-evolved Superman was but one more link in an ideational chain connecting revolutionaries such as Hegel, Comte, Marx, Stalin, Hitler, Crowley, and contemporary New World Order Masters of the Universe. The central theme is a pagan and pantheist religious faith in humanity's evolutionary ascent towards godhood. Collins writes that this is by no means new:
"This doctrine of transformism dates back nearly 6,000 years, finding its crucible in Mesopotamia. It was the religious doctrine promulgated by the ancient Babylonian and Egyptian Mystery cults."

Masonic scholar W.L. Wilmshurst verifies this contention:
"This--the evolution of man into superman--was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries" (The Meaning of Masonry. New York: Gramercy, 1980)
Nietzsche's Superman represents a pinnacle of biological and spiritual evolution.  At the apex of anti-creation, anti-human evolutionary process, Superman would "overcome" his own fleshly humanity---his mortality, his conscience, human weaknesses and limitations. Just as this post-human condition represented godhood for ancient Mystery Religion initiates, so it represents godhood for Nietzsche, Hitler, Crowley, inner circle Masons, contemporary Transhumanists, Spiritual Transhumanists, occult New Agers and their apostate New Christian counterparts who are even now rewriting the Bible so it will reflect evolutionary and pagan thinking.
Inherent in this ancient evolutionary creed are Western pagan, Eastern pantheist, and neo-Gnostic teachings that the fall of soul into the material realm was either inexplicable or explained as punishment. At any rate it was a plunge from being as one with or an aspect of the Divine Substance into the material realm of distinctions, or binary. The fall then is not into sin as a result of disobedience but rather into matter. Salvation means either reabsorption into the Divine Substance or attainment of godhood by way of an evolutionary process controlled by illumined adepts.

Nietzsche’s Transvaluation of Values

Nietzsche's version of gnosis resulting from his mystical encounter with Zarathustra, as with Crowley, is the demonic "transvaluation of values" and the enthronement of divinized-self as the final anti-Christ, anti-moral, anti-tradition, authority while earth becomes the divine kingdom of the totalitarian demonized Masters of the Universe.
In a larger context, this means that the absolute freedom (license) increasingly exercised by contemporary Western and American god-men and their masses of followers in the name of scientism, evolution, moral relativism, absolute equality, open-minded tolerance and man-made rights (i.e., "gay" marriage, pedophilia) is actually the destructive license which perverts the true meaning and purpose of morally-principled freedom. Absolute freedom enslaves god-men and their followers to their dark side, or sin nature, thus leading them into the anarchy of concupiscence and self-gratification issuing in hate, envy, paranoia, violence, and murder.
The 19th century apocalyptic prophet Fyodor Dostoevsky foresaw the devastating consequences of absolute freedom that would usher in planetary spiritual socialism during the age of demonized god-men.
Out of the surfeit of arrogant conceit, destructive license, and violence exacerbated by blasphemy and unbelief said Dostoevsky, will emerge a new man, a miserable man anxious to be saved from himself and the madness of others, hence ready to surrender his absolute freedom for safety, earthly bread, peace, a soothed conscience and a modicum of comfort derived from sin sanctified by his Masters. (Political Apocalypse, Ellis Sandoz, p. 179)
In this way demonized god-men and their followers will progress from the tyranny of sin and evil spirits to the tyranny of the Man of Lawlessness, the Anti-Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:3), the psychopath par excellence, for out of the shattered,
"... spiritual and social order emerges the new ethic of absolute submission to absolute power." (ibid)
So will end the Aeon of Horus with its reign of demonized god-men. 

@ Linda Kimball 2017

1. The Making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 258

2. The Coming Darkness, John Ankerberg and John Weldon, p.113

3. Peter Kreeft, Pillars of Unbelief---Nietzsche,

4.Creative Destruction in Economics: Nietzsche, Sombart, Schumpeter," Hugo Reinert, Cambridge University and Erik S. Reinert

America's Enemies of Christ

MassResistance reports that in Tuesday’s elections in Massachusetts, liberal GOP Governor Charlie Baker and his political team are conducting an unprecedented large-scale, state-wide campaign to purge all social conservatives from having any significant voice in the State Party:

"...all the targeted people are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. Baker is pro-choice and pro-“gay” marriage. He strongly believes that is the future of the Republican Party, and has surrounded himself with like-minded people. He finds the presence and activity of conservatives embarrassing and counter-productive to the Party’s direction. Social conservatives are fine as activists, but they must be removed from the Party’s decision-making and policy positions." (In “Super Tuesday” elections: Mass. Governor & GOP establishment purging party of pro-family conservatives. The “Republican establishment” at work, MassResistance)

Pro-choice (pro-death), pro-gay (pro-sodomy, lesbianism, pederasty, transgender) Republicans like Baker are of a mind with deep-pocket godless Republican donors and equally godless progressives like Obama, Hillary and their funders.   According to Ted Cruz, this is why billionaires who write the giant checks that fund President Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Democrats don't despise the radical gay rights movement or the radical environmentalist movement or all of the people that knock on doors and get Democrats elected because they are of one mind.   On the other hand, because much of the Republican base is faithful Christian conservatives whose worldview is in direct opposition to the godless worldview espoused by Republican donors, they are actively despised: 

"I can tell you when you sit down and talk with a New York billionaire Republican donor — and I have talked with quite a few New York billionaire Republican donors, California Republican donors, their questions start out as follows," Cruz said. "First of all, you've got to come out for gay marriage, you need to be pro-choice, and you need to support amnesty. That's where the Republican donors are. You wonder why Republicans won't fight on any of these issues? Because the people writing the checks agree with the Democrats."  (Ted Cruz: Republican Donors Actively Despise Our Base," Daniel Strauss, Politico, 9/29/15)

Here's how retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North describes contemporary America, where according to our godless U.S. government North is an extremist because:

"I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study Gods word.  My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of life, oppose abortion and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and woman.  I am a veteran with skills and knowledge from military training and combat.  I own several firearms, frequently shoot them, buy ammunition and consider efforts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights to be wrong and unconstitutional. I frequently support the sovereignty of the United States, am deeply concerned about our economy, increasingly higher taxes, illegal immigration, soaring unemployment and actions by our government that will bury my children beneath a mountain of debt.  Apparently, all this makes me a 'right-wing extremist.'  At least that's what it says in the April 7, 2009 'assessment' issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security."  (ibid, pp. 14-15)

Liberal Republicans and their deep-pocket donors have allowed enmity for the cross of Christ to grow in their hearts, thus they are ashamed of and have contempt for faithful Christian conservatives because like their evolutionary progressive counterparts, they are modern heirs of the satanic rebellion against our Lord that has its roots primarily in Renaissance times.  This makes political designations such as Liberal, Progressive, and Socialist merely labels affixed upon the breasts of such people, all of them given over by God into spiritual bondage (hence the worldview of fallen angels) and depraved minds.  In this light it can be seen why such people view faithful orthodox Christian conservatives as extremists, domestic terrorists, and backward anti-science and evolution idiots.

The English theologian GH Pember (1837-1910) wrote extensively on the rebellion against the Triune God during his lifetime in books such as  "The Antichrist Babylon and the Coming Kingdom" (1888) and "Earth's Earliest Ages,"  (1889) a classic work in which Pember defends the Revealed Word of God against an onslaught of science-worship, evolution, and rationalism and examines their underpinnings in the worldview of fallen angels, primarily spiritualism, Luciferian Theosophy, and mystical Buddhist thought.  Pember's purpose is to show that the role demonic forces played in the pre-flood world led to its destruction under God's judgment, thus with the return of demonic forces in connection with modern man's rebellion the "Days of Noah were reappearing in Christendom, and therefore...the Days of the Son of Man could not be far distant." 

In "The Antichrist Kingdom," Pember notes that communication with demons (Spiritism) is now common throughout Christendom and Russia.  In France it is the national pastime.  Moreover, the apostles of the powers of darkness are everywhere proclaiming their scientific and evolutionary theories demonstrating that the world created itself and had no need of a Creator while the miseries which have resulted from sin,

"...are blasphemously charged upon the Almighty, Who so loved the world as to give His son for it (but is now) impiously forbidden to curb and discipline the rebels who owe their existence to the breath of His mouth.  And when we see such men as John Stuart Mill (and) John Morley, the late Chief Secretary for Ireland...guiding their fellows to defiant insubordination, we can scarcely wonder that Bradlaugh...said, 'This world might have been happy, had not the shadow of God fallen upon it."  (pp. 25-36, 60)

Since the Renaissance, Christendom's apostatizing religious, cultural, and political leaders have been orchestrating the West's apostasy into paganism. With respect to the USA, former Protestant America is rapidly transitioning from post-Christian to actively hostile toward its' founding religion.  America's apostasy, subjectivism, idolatry, occultisms, pan sexuality, rampant abortion, drug use, sodomy, homosexual marriage, and other evils have much in common with  the days of Noah, post-flood Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah and Egypt. 

The Wrath of God on a Godless Nation

Following the 2015 Obergefell v. Wade decision, Dr. Peter Jones said the Supreme Court's ruling represents a historic mile marker for the United States in its apostasy.   In "The Body Politic is Queer," Jones argued that the Declaration of Independence declares that unalienable rights and laws endowed by our Creator have been rendered meaningless by the Supreme Court’s fake redefining of marriage.  With this ruling, the USA is clearly a godless nation controlled and shaped by the godless.  (truthxchange, Jun 26, 2015)

In a 2007 sermon entitled “A Nation Abandoned by God,” the highly respected pastor John MacArthur said, “I’m convinced beyond doubt that God has abandoned America,” meaning the Lord has removed America’s hedge of protection. After the Obergefell v. Wade decision MacArthur said this exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already know that the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe (2 Cor. 4:4). June 26th, 2015 stands as a significant milestone in the American demonstration of this ancient reality and it is Romans 1 that clearly identifies the evidence for the wrath of God on a godless nation:

"….sexual immorality followed by homosexual immorality culminating in a reprobate mind. This most recent step reminds us that God’s wrath has come in full. We now see reprobate minds at every level of leadership – in the Supreme Court, the presidency, cabinet, legislature, press and culture." (An Open Letter to TMS Alumni, John MacArthur, June 27, 2015)

In his book, "The Unseen Realm," Dr. Michael Heiser writes that Deuteronomy 32:8-9 is the Old Testament equivalent of Romans 1:18-25, a passage wherein the Lord gave men over to their rebellion (Psalm 50:16-22) and into spiritual bondage (Acts 7:42; Matthew 12:43).  Thus the Old Testament passage describes how Yahweh's judgment upon Babel resulted not just in the dispersal of the nations but in the disinheriting or abandoning of those nations by God and in His giving them over in spiritual bondage to evil spirits. 

"But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him." 1 Samuel 16:14

William Hendrickson concurs.  Having rebelled against Yahweh and lost his position in heaven (Luke 10:18) the prince of darkness receives power to open the abyss (hell before the final judgment; Rev. 20:1, 3) and let the demons out.  As soon as the abyss is opened it belch’s forth the smoke of deceptions, delusion, sin, sorrow, moral darkness, and degradation:

“…by God’s permissive decree (the devil) is not prevented from carrying out his wicked designs in the hearts the children of men, a wickedness for which he—not God---is responsible….God uses even the work of the devil as a punishment and as a warning for the wicked, a warning in order that they may repent.” (More than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation, p. 120)

Demonic Bondage

Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987), a highly respected German Protestant minister who pastored, counseled and delivered more than twenty thousand people suffering from spiritual subjection in its various forms and manifestations throughout the world, speaks of occult or demonic bondage rather than spiritual bondage and says the first things to become subject to demonic influence are a person’s thoughts and feelings:

This often results in a complete attitude of indifference to any spiritual influence, and to an open rejection of any belief in God.  The Word of God loses its power to speak, and God’s promises become meaningless.  The person finds he can only entertain evil thoughts in his mind and ideas which are opposed to God.  He is gripped with a passion for lying and impure thoughts.  Indeed, the desire to lie so fills him that he does so unconsciously. In spite of feeling no remorse for his sins, he will be plagued with a continuous feeling of restlessness, with a lack of peace, and depressive moods.”  (Occult Bondage, p. 140)

MacArthur puts it this way: The reasoning faculty has been corrupted by the corrupt influences around it. And when that happens, the entire sense of morality is warped and the conscience, being ill-informed, doesn't function.  So then we see unconscionable behavior and people laughing at aberrations on television and elsewhere rather than falling on their faces and weeping because they have been given over to a depraved mind. They're filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, envy, murder, deceit, malice, slander and hatred of God.

In the following examples, Dr. Koch elaborates on conditions of thought and emotions denoting the demonic subjection that with every day becomes increasingly descriptive of liberal theologians, liberal Republican elitists and their donors, their progressive counterparts, and segments of American culture.   By these signs you will discern the hand of God’s judgment:

1.Warped, distorted character resulting in malignant narcissism, hard egoism, uncongenial dark nature:  "...narcissistic personality traits have become so pervasive in American culture that they threaten to transform us into a nation of egomaniacs, research psychologists Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell say in their new book The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement."  (Narcissism Epidemic: Why There Are So Many Narcissists Now, Lindsay Lyon, US News and World Report, Apr. 2009)

2. Extreme passions resulting in violent temper, fits of rage, belligerence, addiction, meanness and abnormal sexuality such as homosexuality, sodomy, pederasty, sadomasochism, and lesbianism, the crimes against nature said Augustine,

"(which are the) crimes of the men of Sodom (and if) all nations in the world committed them they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)

3. Compulsive thoughts of suicide and murder; persecution complexes; paranoia, psychosis

4. Demonic possession signified by moral imbecility, narcissism, delusion; destructive, murderous urges; fits of mania, tendency to violence, hearing voices, conscious atheism, simulated piety, blasphemous thoughts, words and acts and bigoted, intolerant attitude against Christ, God, crosses, prayer, Ten Commandments monuments, faithful Christians and faithful Jews. (Occult ABC, Koch, pp. 266-282)

 Moral imbecility means sense suddenly seems like nonsense; nothing is ever right; everything is upside-down, inside-out.  For example, in "Your Soul for--A Pronoun?"  Dr. Peter Jones, Executive Director of truthxchange reports the following:

a. In Toronto, a 6'2", 46-year-old father has convinced himself that he is a 6-year-old girl, with the blessing of the Metropolitan Christian Church

 b. At a 2016 United Methodist forum for their VBS programs, the Reconciling Ministries Network demanded workers to "drop the gender binary" by avoiding such offensive language as "boys and girls"

 c. In the UK the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England for school-children between 13 and 18 asked students to complete a questionnaire choosing from 22 "gender types," included "gender non-conforming," "tri-gender" and "gender fluid."

 In clinical terms, psychopathy describes people suffering from one or more of the preceding spiritual conditions. In "Leftism as Psychopathy," John Ray, M.A., Ph.D., argues that moral imbecility is a primary characteristic of psychopathy before briefly outlining some of its other defining features

"(the psychopath) is unmoved by brutality (except to enjoy perpetrating it); he has no moral or ethical anchors or standards; he is deeply (but discreetly) in love with himself 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."  

Ray identifies Stalin, Lenin, leftist intellectuals situated throughout academia, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Obama, among others, as psychopaths. 

John MacArthur summarizes psychopathy thusly:  “…they are without reason, without conscience.  This is what it means when God abandons a society.”

In this brief overview we have seen certain signs of the Lord’s judgment as well as what happens within a godless society when the Lord turns the rebellious over to spiritual bondage and depraved minds. The depraved, whether liberal theologians, Hollywood liberals, or liberal Republicans and their deep-pocket donors think they're scientifically enlightened; that they're brilliant forward-thinkers while faithful orthodox Christians are stupid, backwards prescientific fundamentalists.  But it is the godless who are imbeciles.  Their minds are depraved, consciences are evil, and wills turned to wickedness.  They compulsively lie and invent bizarre religions, ideologies, boogiemen such as extraterrestrials, and worship the animated god-force called evolution, the principle miracle-producing power of the cosmos. Whether by way of abiogenesis or by accidental or directed panspermia, imbeciles believe they are evolution's conscious products and can now achieve ever-higher levels of consciousness by directing their own evolution. They also like to talk about being spiritual as though it’s entirely reasonable for imbeciles to invent and worship their own spirituality when in reality this is man all the way at the bottom.  It's enmity against and rejection of the cross of Christ.   And as they fall ever deeper into darkness, they not only fall further away from repentance, but they actually glory in their shame. Of this Paul says,

"Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." (Rom. 1:32).

If this weren't bad enough, as their hostility to the cross of Christ deepens they glorify their rejection as something of which to be proud and use it as justification for not only purging conservative Christians but allowing them to be persecuted and financially ruined by 'gays':

"Their glory in their shame is a twisted and deformed version of tolerance; anyone who does not join in their celebration is guilty of one of the few sins left in their worldview: intolerance. Traditional biblical morality now becomes a form of hate, of intolerant bigotry."  (What Does it Mean to be an Enemy of the Cross? Msgr. Pope, Archdiocese of Washington, 2/22/16)

They are antichrists--the enemies of Christ---given over by God into spiritual bondage whose end is destruction:

 "For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things" (Phil 3:18-19).

2016 @Linda Kimball

The Lawless One: Psychopath Par Excellence

Roy Hazelwood was one of the original profilers when the Behavioral Science Unit was first developed at Quantico. He served with the FBI for twenty-two years, taught courses at the Academy, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, the U. S. Military Police CID, the Southern Police Institute and is also a board certified forensic examiner and a commentator for The Forensic Echo.  Hazelwood is now Affiliate Professor of Administrative Justice at George Mason University and has appeared as an expert on criminal investigations on numerous radio and television shows.

In his book, "Dark Dreams" Hazelwood discusses an infinite number of deviant sexual behaviors, different combinations of sexual behaviors and dark fantasies that can be merged into a single crime. In the chapter titled, "The Infinity of Darkness" he examines the role that fantasy plays in sexual crimes and how offenders act out those fantasies using wives, girlfriends, and other human prey as well as inanimate objects. Other chapters deal with bringing the fantasy to reality in various criminal activities such as sexual sadism, serial murder, serial rape and, of course, profiling of possible prey.

One of his favorite chapters is titled "Am I God?"  It deals with the role of narcissism in sexual crimes and with one particular criminal who wrote a lengthy manuscript in which he described four murders in detail, and because of his power over life and death, questioned whether or not he was God. (Roy Hazelwood: Profiler of Sexual Crimes

Hazelwood observes that most successful sexual sadists are narcissists who believe they are superior to society in general and law enforcement in particular. They come to believe they can't get caught, so they engage in greater and greater risk taking. This serves two purposes: to prove they are superior and to maintain the "high" they get from committing crimes.

As a Christian, Hazelwoods' profound insight into the mind of sexual sadists is grounded in St. Augustine's view of man as the three-part spiritual image-bearer of the Holy Triune God as well as his teaching on sin, which Augustine says is not caused by the flesh (bodily/soulish senses) but by the spirit (intellect, will). Thus all sin is of a spiritual nature said Augustine.

Hazelwood studied St. Augustine's writings where he spoke of the five steps that men and women take to act in a sinful way. Sin originates in the intellect (spirit), and then moves to the senses for approval. The consequences are considered, the will makes a decision to act, and the mind rationalizes the behavior. Hazelwood realized that if he replaced the word 'sin' with the word 'crime' he could apply it to his work and lectures:

"The sexual criminal fantasizes about a criminal act, and if the idea is pleasing to his senses, touch, sight, etc. he considers the consequences of what might happen and then decides to act. Finally, he rationalizes his behavior for having committed the crime...I wouldn't have done it if..."

Hazelwood adds that:

"....sexual fantasy is nothing more than the mental imagery of a desired event. You conjure up in your mind something you want to do. Fortunately for society, most of us do not act on those fantasies. Yet some do, with horrendous results."

Sexual sadism is a spiritual problem, therefore Hazelwood discounts current criminal reform treatment programs.  These programs are grounded in the erroneous Darwinian idea that man is an evolved ape together with Freuds' fatalistic explanation 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.    

The truth about sexual sadism is that it is freely chosen "immediate gratification" said Hazelwood, adding that he once asked a serial rapist,

"If the death penalty was the punishment for your crime, would you still have committed the offense?' He told me that he would have."

Sexual sadism, said Hazelwood, is a rationalized willful choice that,

 "...goes back to the idea that there are no absolutes, the infinity of darkness." 

Sexual sadism belongs to the category known today as psychopathy. Psychopaths are sometimes described as conscienceless, meaning their conscience is so filthy and polluted it is in effect dead. As conscience is a component of spirit,  talk-therapy, medications and other reform methods are unable to cleanse and reawaken conscience.

Psychopaths are manipulative, meaning that because they hold other people in contempt, they freely use them for purposes of self-gratification. Other common characteristics include: narcissism, moral relativism (no absolutes), sense of entitlement, parasitism, bullying, casual cruelty, pleasure at inflicting pain, insensitivity, dishonesty, pathological lying, aggression, impulsiveness, and irresponsibility .

The Scientific American reports with alarm that psychpaths are,

"....overrepresented in prisons (and) research also suggests that a sizable number of psychopaths may be walking among us in everyday life. Some investigators have even speculated that "successful psychopath” (meaning) those who attain prominent positions in society may be overrepresented in certain occupations, such as politics, business and entertainment." (What "Psychopath" Means)

And let us not overlook the authors of the article, 'After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?" Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Dr Francesca Minerva, who with a total lack of conscience, empathy, and remorse, cold-bloodedly advised that:

"Parents should be allowed to have newborn babies killed as it is no different from abortion (because they) are not 'actual persons' and do not have a 'moral right to life..." ("Killing of newborn babies is acceptable, say doctors,"

 If instead of "psychopath" the phrase "lawless natural man" is used, then we have a description of the evil-state of spiritually dead 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)  
Lawless natural man will be irresistibly drawn to and captivated by the Lawless One, Satan's earthly representative.  The Lawless One is the psychopath par excellence described by Paul as the 'man of iniquity, son of perdition.' 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. (Yahwah) knew that he would bow down before the powers of evil, as soon as it had corrupted caressing his boundless pride." At the beginning, the Antichrist "had no hostility toward Jesus...but (like Mahomet) he saw in Him merely the greatest of his own predecessors." Since I have superceded Him, "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 conceit, contempt and moral relativism 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 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 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 and covetousness quickly inflating to envy, are the common bonds linking Satan, with increasing numbers of his earthly representatives, from the Lawless One to all who have been infected with the same venom of the serpent.
@Linda Kimball

The Antichrist's Two-Fold Prophecy of Judgment Upon the West

In "Remembering the God Man Forgot" Jeremy Kee describes ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn as a prophet "very much in the line of the Hebrew prophets of old." In the minds of many a great intellectual Conservative of the 20th Century, Solzhenitsyn was held in equal esteem with the likes of men such as Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II in terms of their contributions to humanity during their time on Earth. (Kee, The Imaginative Conservative)

In an age that hates Divine Truth and Moral Law as much as it hates their author, the God of Revelation, Solzhenitsyn's no-holds barred honesty was abhorred by godless pagan and pantheist Western and American 'elite' progressives, the heirs of a rebellion against the Christian God that stretches back to the Renaissance and views bloody communism and socialism as desirable systems of social order.  

But communism, said Solzhenitsyn, is atheism, and this is the evil in the man in rebellion against God who seeks to seize control of the world and of man's very inner person and remake both to suit the desires of the haters of the Holy Trinity and His faithful image-bearers.  This is why the imposition of totalizing, dehumanizing systems unleashed catastrophic destruction and human suffering and death on a global scale never before seen in this world, leading Solzhenitsyn to conclude in his Templeton lecture,

"The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century…”   

The thrust of Mr. Solzhenitsyn’s address, said Lee, focuses on what he sees as the catalyst of society’s decay and decline into spiritual, political, and social anarchy: that man has forgotten God. When man outright rejects and/or forgets the Triune God, whether by choice or indifference, he drifts away from fellowship and community with the Almighty and as he falls ever deeper into the darkness of his own fallen heart he soon forgets that he is the spiritual image-bearer of the Holy Trinity.  His fall results in an inner blinding that spreads outward with the result that the quality of the world around him suffers and decays.

Solzhenitsyn points out how medieval and superstitious this sounds to our scientifically enlightened progressives, noting that today’s world has reached a stage where if it had been described to preceding centuries, would have called forth the cry, 'This is the Apocalypse!'   Yet, said Solzhenitsyn,

  “ .....we have grown used to this kind of world; we even feel at home in it.”

Indeed. We are living in a spiritual, intellectual and moral void, an apocalyptic atmosphere resulting from the "murder" of the Triune God of Revelation by Christian apostates during the 19th century.

After two mystical encounters with a spirit calling itself Zarathustra, the German philosopher Nietzsche, now calling himself the Antichrist,  delivered a two-fold prophecy of judgment upon the murderers of God and legions of like-minded rebels.  

Because Christians killed the God of Revelation during the 19th century there would follow two calamities during the 20th century.

First, said Zarathustra speaking through Nietzsche, the 20th century would be a time of catastrophic destruction and death unlike anything ever before experienced. Second, madness resulting from wickedness and rebellion would overtake the minds of rebellious Westerners. The deepening and broadening of madness throughout subsequent generations would finally result---as it has done in our own age--- in the inversion of evil over good, lie over truth, apostate over faithful, bent over crooked, unnatural over natural, and death over life. 

In the 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster defines wicked as,

"evil in principle or practice; deviating from the divine law; addicted to vice; sinful; immoral.  This is a word of comprehensive signification extending to everything that is contrary to the moral law."

According to Webster, a person abandoned to sin is reprobate, meaning such a person is abandoned "to wickedness and eternal destruction."

"The President of these United States is wicked, rebellious, fails to kiss the Son. He is also the President & should be referred to as such."    R.C. Sproul, Jr. Jul. 14, 2015

According to Michael Savage, President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Merkel and other Western leaders are doing what Adolf Hitler did in reverse: Instead of invading other countries, they are letting foreigners invade their countries:

"Hitler was a psychopath," who "invaded other countries to impose his nation's... distorted values and race on other countries." "What is Obama doing?" Savage asked. "He's invading his own country with people of other races and other cultures and other languages to wipe away the predominant language, the predominant culture of his own nation. He is equally mad."  (Michael Savage: 'We've lost the battle,' WND, 2015/10)

The first part of Zarathustra's prophecy has been fulfilled. The second is still coming to fullness in our time and for those with eyes to see, its' shockingly evil, destructive effects are everywhere apparent throughout America's materialistic, hedonistic, morally relative culture of death as exemplified in part by the following reports:

"Hannibal Lecter ain't got nothing on the profit-maximizing abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad.  In newly released undercover footage from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, seasoned abortionist Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who serves as national senior director of "medical services" at Planned Parenthood, chitter-chattered eagerly about fulfilling the bloodthirsty demand for "intact hearts," "lower extremities" and lungs."  (The Wine-Sipping Butchers of Planned Parenthood, Michelle Malkin,, July 15, 2015)

"The US State Department under Hillary has...been funding homosexual groups in foreign countries with US tax dollars. In Italy, American tax dollars were used to fund a Lady Gaga concert in Rome. The concert was part of a homosexual pride festival. US funding for the event caused outrage in Italy, but was ignored by the American press. Hillary has also used American tax dollars to fund homosexual groups and events in Slovakia, Russia, China, Honduras, Uganda, Malawi, Turkey, Pakistan, and others. In Pakistan, the US State Department held a homosexual pride rally at the US embassy in Islamabad. The event prompted anti-US riots. Once again, the American press hid this from the public. Quietly, Obama and Hillary have been granting homosexuals "refugee status" to come to the United States. This includes homosexuals with HIV/AIDS.All of this has been done quietly, with very little media coverage. However, Obama has now declared it official policy. Obama issued a memorandum today declaring that it is an official duty of the US State Department to fund homosexual rights in foreign nations."   (Obama Orders US State Department to Fund Homosexual Groups Overseas, Kyle Rogers,

"The end of gender is near. Menswear designers are on a mission to eradicate it. Some are going full bore, wielding lace shirts and floppy, grandma blouses like cultural grenades. Others are taking a stealth approach, quietly chiseling away the boundaries between masculinity and femininity through non-traditional retail, models and silhouettes."  (Spring 2016 is all about lacy shirts, floral prints, silky fabrics — for men. Why not?, Robin Givhan,, July 9, 2015)

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is spending nearly $1 million on a study that seeks to change gender norms to prevent sexual assault, teaching young men to resist "rigid masculinity."  (Federal Study Seeks 'Gender Norms Change,' GOPUSA Staff, Oct. 26, 2015)

Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality argues that in a way, Bruce (“Caitlyn”) Jenner’s pitiable attempt to become a “woman” is symbolic of the precipitous moral and spiritual decline of our nation:

"The America of just a few decades past–when Jenner won the Olympic Decathlon (1976)–did not honor gender confusion and sexual deviance. But the new America, Obama’s and the Democrats’ America, not only celebrates both perversions here in the U.S. but uses American foreign aid dollars to push them on unwilling nations abroad. (Kenya’s political leaders are warning President Obama not to lecture them on homosexual “rights” and “gay marriage” in his upcoming visit to their country.)" 

The spread of infernal chaos, wickedness and madness is why the highly respected pastor John MacArthur believes that segments of American society have been abandoned by God to the effects of its sinful choices.

This isn’t the first nation that this has happened to, said MacArthur, this is the story of history. In Acts 14:16 the Apostle Paul said, “In the generations gone by, He…God…permitted all the nations to go their own way.” This is the story of history:

" All the nations of history go their own way. So like the nations of old, like the nations past, we follow the same cycle of having the truth, rejecting the truth and being abandoned by God."

According to MacArthur, no Scripture more directly addresses abandonment and its consequences than Romans 1 does.  Here is the "most graphic and the most comprehensive discussion of what it means to be abandoned by God" and is the best passage to explain the infernal fires of wickedness and rebellion burning throughout America as foretold long ago by Zarathustra:

" God’s wrath is already at work in our culture. We’re not waiting for it, we are currently experiencing it."  MacArthur

And this is why,

"....crazy is the new normal.  America has lost its mind.  We've snapped.  Anyone with eyes to see, ears to hear and a brain think knows it."  (Snapping of the American Mind: Good Medicine, J. Matt Barber, Oct. 26, 2015, American Prophet)

@Linda Kimball

The Spirit of Our Age & Antichrist

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome .....The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us....John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, 'This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me...." John 1: 1-17

From the beginning of His earthly ministry, there were those who received Him but many more who would not, and so it will be until the end.   The former are those who recognize and admit their sinful condition while the latter, being full of stubborn pride, will not.

Not even the mighty miracle of creation ex nihilo as described in John’s Gospel and Christ’s own bodily resurrection (Luke 16:31) can persuade those who choose not to believe.

This willful unbelief in Christ had been prophesied long before.  In support of this John cites  Isaiah 53:1-3

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”

In order to be received, one must be acceptable.  Christ is rejected by proud, rebellious men along with His offer of salvation because He is not acceptable.  Thus the world’s final word to Him is the cross.

At the root of the rejection of Jesus Christ God incarnate is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, thus he is not created in His spiritual image.  He is rather, a conscious product of evolution, thus not dependent upon the living God for he is a man-god who can choose to murder God or to create sock-puppet deities to do his bidding, for he is the master of science, matter, energy, time, being, and the world who through his own knowledge and powers will save himself.

Blaming the living God in three Persons for their suffering, much of it self-inflicted, rebels say to Him, "you are not my father:"

"I am I, I come out of myself, and in choice and action I make myself." (Daniel Bell, quoted by Herbert Schlossberg in "Idols for Destruction," p. 43)

The Spirit of our age is rebellious, defiant man who has lost his faith and joined the burgeoning ranks of natural men who hold that nothing exists but the natural dimension here below.  This spirit of defiance finds completion in the arrival of the Man of Sin, the Satan possessed Antichrist who as the spirit Lucifer is the god of Masonry:

"We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.  To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees---The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.....Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay (the Triune God), the God of Darkness and Evil." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 124)

The man who receives into himself the whole operation of Satan organizes the political, economic, scientific (mandated universal evolution), and religious cult of Satan, which will be military in character.  The nature of the militaristic cult will be absolute as its' purpose is total seizure of both the world's resources and the whole man---his will, mind, conscience and soul---by taking possession of his body through a Luciferian Initiation.

Discussed with great excitement among the world's powerful occult pantheist New Age Luciferian initiates and gurus, most of them under the influence of spirit guides, this much anticipated event will directly link the initiated masses with the Antichrist, the being described as "the angel of man's evolution" by New Age leader David Spangler.   (Reflections on the Christ,  p.37)

The world will adore and worship the Antichrist, for it is already of one mind with this man, a morally and intellectually perfected natural man, a god-man who will not confess that Christ is the Son of God.

The Man of Sin is acceptable to the world since he is a natural man who is a great biblical exegete, a charismatic politician and a great man of science and evolution who authoritatively affirms beyond doubt that the Genesis account of creation is indeed a book of myths.

Since he plans to tear the heart out of the church (Jesus Christ crucified and risen) and use the Christless church for his worldly enterprise, he also authoritatively affirms every non-Christian claim made by heretics and the apostatizing (i.e., billions of years of evolution,  god is within, prosperity gospel, social gospel, seeker-sensitive).

At these glad tidings, the majority of wavering bishops, cardinals, pastors, reverends, monks and intellectuals are instantly seduced into apostasy.  Like hapless moths to a flame they fly to  him for at long last they have found the man they can adore, a man who loves nobody but himself and whose relationship with Christ is defined,

".... as one of superiority (for he will never) bow before Him like the most stupid of Christians (nor) mutter senselessly....'Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me'....'I, the bright genius, the superman! No, never!... Devoured with envy of Jesus Christ he cries out "He rotted in the tomb, rotted like the lowest..."(Vladimir Soloviev cited in The Wrath of God: The Days of Antichrist, Livio Fanzaga, pp. 39-41)

 Soloviev, a brilliant Russian philosopher and theologian (1853-1900), masterfully portrays a striking contrast between the apostles of Christ and apostles of the Antichrist. The former receive the power of the living God and are full of wisdom, truth, humility, and courage of conviction while the latter receive the power of the devil and are full of  pride, covetousness, burning envy, persistent lies, arrogance, defiance, murderous hate, blasphemy, cursing, resentment, deception and perversion.

Additionally, Solovievs' predictions regarding events in our age (i.e., idolatry, confusion, revolutions, lawlessness, hatred between brethren, division among Christians, apostasy) are astonishing in their prescience, primarily because they not only offer an amazingly accurate glimpse into the mind of the idolatrous man-god who will become the Antichrist but because they also illustrate the real obstacle to salvation, the refusal by proud men to recognize, admit and repent of their sins.

Evolution, the 'One Ring to rule them all/One Ring to find them/One Ring to bring them all/and in the darkness bind them."  (The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien,1892-1973)

While Soloviev recorded his stunning vision in “A Short Tale of the Antichrist,” Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), an English Catholic priest, recorded his prescient vision in "Lord of the World."

Like the Ruling Ring endued with the serpent power of Sauron, the evolutionary thinking that mesmerizes and transfixes Western and American minds, becoming their own 'precious,' prepares people to not only embrace the occult pantheist religion sweeping over the dechristianized West and America but to worship, adore and become bound to Antichrist, for this fascinating human-god (Mr. Felsenburgh) is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary forces. Mr. Felsenburgh has arisen and he is,

"....the first perfect product of that new cosmopolitan creation to which the world has labored throughout its history..." (p 85)

He fascinates men and they excitedly declare they have seen,

"...the Son of Man,' the 'Savior of the world,' we knew Him in our hearts as soon as we saw Him, as soon as He stood there. It was like a glory around his head (and now we) understand it all... It was He for whom we have waited so long; and He has come, bringing Peace and Goodwill in His hands." (pp. 85, 89)

Christianity failed, it divided people. But now Jehovah is gone. He never existed at all except as a hideous nightmare. Now at long last man can forget Jesus for man’s natural Savior has arisen.  He will liberate them from Hell, merge all religions that all roads lead to the same place and by his Great Work, his Opus Magnum, magically merge all opposites so there will be neither truth or untruth, male or female, good or evil, sodomy or natural relations, for Antichrist has established peace by dealing with all conditions that lead to strife, lust, envy and covetousness.  This he has done by fulfilling the communist ideal in the grounding of all mankind in absolute sameness.  This absolute is an,

"....equality of universal satiety (of sin)" (ibid, p. 140)

At this, all of the world's unrepentant sinners pray to the Antichrist, the beast, and say,

"Who is there like unto the beast."  Rev. 13:7-8

At long last,

"The reign of God has really begun (and) we are all partakers of God" because God is in everything, including all men...."Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave." In His place is the evolved Son of Man, a god indeed and a man as well..."a god because human and a man because so divine." (ibid, pp. 93, 95)

Soloviev's and Benson’s predictions regarding events in our age are astonishing in their prescience, primarily because they not only offer an amazingly accurate glimpse into the mind of the proud man who will become the Antichrist but they also illustrate the real obstacle to salvation, the refusal by proud, willful men to recognize and admit their sinful condition; as described by both men, the Antichrist and his disciples suffer the same massively inflated pride and envy that transformed Lucifer into the devil.

@Linda Kimball